Chanca piedra is used as a “stone breaker” in both human and veterinary herbal medicine. It is a favourite natural treatment for kidney problems in guinea pigs and hamsters. Scientists are investigating several compounds in the herb as antiviral treatments for hepatitis B and HIV.
Rehmannia tonifies the blood and helps with deficiencies, working as a blood tonic. It helps strengthen the bones and tissue and can enhance fertility. Chinese doctors have used it with licorice for the treatment of hepatitis, and in reducing the effects of rheumatoid arthritis.
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.
Milk thistle is extraordinarily useful in the treatment of liver diseases such as alcoholic hepatitis, cirrhosis, liver poisoning, and viral hepatitis. Milk thistle is one of the few herbs that have no real pharmaceutical equivalent. It reduces inflammation and is an antioxidant. Traditionally used for functional disorders of the liver and gallbladder such as jaundice, it … Continue reading Milk Thistle Benefits: Snapshot
In Chinese medicine, Baical Skullcap is prescribed for hot and thirsty conditions such as high fevers, coughs with thick yellow phlegm, and gastrointestinal infections that cause diarrhoea, such as dysentery. It is now used for allergic conditions such as asthma, hay fever, eczema, and nettle rash, although its anti-inflammatory action is most useful for digestive … Continue reading Baical Skullcap Benefits: Snapshot