Goat's rue is chiefly used as an antidiabetic herb, having the ability to reduce blood sugar levels. The herb has the effect of increasing breast-milk production. It is also a useful diuretic.
Tulsi (Holy Basil) comes from India, where it is revered as the herb sacred to the goddess Lakshmi, wife of Vishnu, the god who preserves life. Tulsi means "matchless," and the herb has very important medicinal properties - notably its ability to reduce blood sugar levels. In Indian herbal medicine, holy basil has a wide … Continue reading Tulsi Benefits: Snapshot
Uva-ursi clears heat and toxins, reduces inflammation, stimulates kidney activity, and curbs infec- tion. In the urinary tract arbutin, one of this herb's constituents, is converted to hydroquinine, which helps to alkalinize the urine, thereby inhibiting urinary tract infection. Uva-ursi also soothes and promotes the healing of urinary tissue.
Marshmallow root is an ingredient in many lung preparations and cough syrups, as well as preparations for urinary tract problems, stomach ailments, and wound healing.
Probably the safest and best herbal remedy for most people with bowel irregularity is the ancient Ayurvedic formula "Triphala". This is a mild-acting, internal cleansing combination of three nutritive fruits called "myrobalans", including "amla" fruit, the highest known source of vitamin C.
Botanical Name Vitis vinifera Part Used Seeds, fruit, leaves. Common Names Asma, Auzum, Domestic Grape, European Grape, Grape Vine, I'Nab, P'U T'Ao, P'U T'Ao Chiu, Raisin, Roseinekaerne, Tray, Vid, Vigne, Vine Vite Brief History Grape leaves, especially the red leaves, are astringent and anti-inflammatory. They are taken as an infusion to treat diarrhea, heavy menstrual … Continue reading Grape Seed Benefits: Snapshot