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.
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.
Turmeric helps stabilize the body's microflora, thus inhibiting yeast overgrowth. It also sensitizes the body's cortisol receptor sites and thus is an excellent anti-inflammatory agent. It helps regulate the menses, can prevent blood clots from forming, and is restorative after childbirth.
Dandelion root is one of the most effective detoxifying herbs. Working principally on the liver and gallbladder to help remove waste products, it also stimulates the kidneys to eliminate toxins in the urine. A well-balanced remedy, it encourages steady elimination of toxins due to infection or pollution. It is beneficial for many conditions, including constipation, … Continue reading Dandelion Benefits: Snapshot
Burdock improves the elimination of metabolic wastes through the liver, lymph, large intestines, lungs, kidneys, and skin.
One of the most essential detoxicants in Ayurvedic medicine and is a potent febrifuge, long used to treat intermittent fevers and recently shown to contain active anti-malarial compounds. Every part of the neem tree may be used medicinally (3). Botanical Name Azadirachta indica Part Used Leaf Common Names nim, margosa, bead tree, holy tree, Indian … Continue reading Neem Leaf Benefits: Snapshot
Research has shown that in common with ginseng, schizandra has adaptogenic properties, helping the body to adapt to stress. Schisandra is a superior tonic herb and acts throughout the body, strengthening and toning many different organs. Probably best known as a sexual tonic for both men and women, schizandra reputedly increases the secretion of sexual fluids and, in men, it also improves sexual stamina.