Mint relaxes the peripheral blood vessels, calms smooth muscle spasms, dries dampness, expels phlegm, and clears the head. It is regarded as an excellent remedy for stomach cramps due to its ability to reduce hypercontractability of the intestinal muscles. It is often added to formulas using laxative herbs, such as cascara sagrada, to prevent intestinal gripe. Peppermint is considered the strongest mint medicinally, though the other mints have medicinal benefit as well. Peppermint has activity against a wide range of pathogens including streptococcus, staphylococcus, and candida.
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
Skullcap calms and strengthens the nerves, relaxes spasms, relieves pain, and promotes rest. It can help rebuild nerve sheaths. One of its constituents, scutellarin, is transformed in the body into scutellarein, which helps stimulate the brain to produce more endorphins.
Cinnamon has been traditionally taken as a warming herb for "cold" conditions, often in combination with ginger. The herb stimulates the circulation, especially to the fingers and toes. Cinnamon is also a traditional remedy for digestive problems, such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhoea, as well as for aching muscles and other symptoms of viral conditions such as colds.
Ginger is even more effective than Dramamine in curbing motion sickness, without causing drowsiness. As a digestive aid, it warms the digestive organs, stimulates digestive secretions, increases the amylase concentration in saliva, and facilitates the digestion of starches and fatty foods. It also strengthens the tissues of the heart, activates the immune system, prevents blood … Continue reading Ginger Benefits: Snapshot
In small quantities, feverfew is now used as a preventive for migraine. It has to be taken regularly and at the first signs of an attack. It is useful for migraines associated with menstruation and for headaches.
Damiana has been used as a tea to help overcome the shyness and self-consciousness. A strong nerve and sexual tonic, it's primary use is to help adults overcome sexual "performance anxiety, libido and anorgasmia. Very effective herb and mostly overlooked for other market hyped products.
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.
Often called “the female ginseng.” Though Dong Quai has no specific hormonal action, it exerts a regulating and normalising influence on hormonal production through its positive effect on the liver and endocrine system. It has a sweet and unusually thick, pungent taste and is warming and moistening to the body. Chinese Angelica is taken in … Continue reading Dong Quai Benefits: Snapshot
Rosemary tonifies the nervous system, improves peripheral circulation, promotes warmth, invigorates the lungs, curbs infection, promotes immunity, and uplifts the spirits.