In the Indian indigenous system of medicine (Ayurveda), the leaves of Moringa oleifera are described to remove all kinds of excessive pain, useful in eye diseases, cure hallucinations, and as an aphrodisiac, anthelmintic, dry tumours, hiccough, asthma etc. Botanical Name Moringa oleifera Part Used Leaf Common Names horseradish tree, Benjamin, Sigru, Shigru (Sanskrit); Sahajan, sahijan … Continue reading Moringa Leaf Benefits: Snapshot
Jiaogulan directly nourishes the visceral functions by increasing blood supply to various internal organs, through enhanced cardiac output. Jiaogulan also affects the neuroendocrine regulation to normalize the visceral functions that are adversely affected by various stressors.
Native Americans used this herb externally for burns, swelling of the lymph nodes, and insect bites. Internally, it was used for pain associated with headaches and stomachaches, measles, coughs, and gonorrhea. It was also used for rattlesnake bites. Today, the herb is used for prophylaxis and treatment of flu, sepsis, and mild to moderate cold infections.
Reishi is probably the most widely available medicinal mushroom in the world. It is available not only as a foodstuff, but also in teas, syrups, tablets, and tinctures. Do not use raw pulverised reishi. It is best to boil the mushrooms to kill any bacteria that may have been growing on them while they were being cultivated.
Ashwagandha is used in Ayurveda in much the same way that ginseng is used in Chinese medicine: to improve vitality and to aid recovery after chronic illness.
Eleuthero (Siberian ginseng) improves the body's resistance to environmental stressors and enhances physical and mental performance.
Green tea's strong antioxidant activity is due to polyphenols, which give the leaf potential as a cancer preventive. The high intake of green tea in China and Japan is thought to be partly responsible for the low incidence of cancer in these countries.
Extracts of Graviola are effective against some viruses, bacteria, and parasites in test tubes. Laboratory studies have also shown Graviola to be effective against some types of cancer cells. It contains chemicals called acetogenins, which are thought to be the active ingredient. However, there are no human trials testing Graviola against cancer. Botanical Name Annona … Continue reading Graviola Benefits: Snapshot
TCM’s leading herb for the treatment of alcoholism, diabetes, neck pain, and the common cold. Kudzu has application in the treatment of cancer and is helpful in treating the early stages of deafness and various neurological conditions.
Ginkgo is the world’s most-used treatment for memory loss and degenerative diseases of the brain and central nervous system. It also aids treatment of a variety of conditions ranging from erectile dysfunction (ED) to ringing in the ears. Ginkgo operates in the brain to lessen the progression of dementia probably by reducing white blood cell … Continue reading Ginkgo Benefits: Snapshot