The leaves of passion flower have been shown to make a nonaddictive sedative that relaxes the nervous system. Passion flower seems especially helpful when physical or mental strain results in insomnia or stress.
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
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
Mistletoe reduces the heart rate and at the same time strengthens the capillary walls, improves circulation, and relaxes the muscles. Numerous clinical trials have found that injections of mistletoe extract are beneficial for treating cancer of various organs. No evidence giving mistletoe orally would benefit those with cancer. Combinations: (1) with Skullcap and Valerian for … Continue reading Mistletoe Benefits: Snapshot
Hawthorn is used mainly for heart and circulatory disorders, in particular for angina. Western herbalists consider it literally to be a "food for the heart," increasing blood flow to the heart muscles and restoring normal heartbeat. Recent research has confirmed the validity of these uses.