For centuries, lavender has been used as a general tonic, sedative, antispasmodic, diuretic, digestive aid, and gas remedy. Lavender tea and essential oil are prescribed to treat common minor ailments such as insomnia, nervousness, fatigue, headaches, nausea, and gas. Its aroma helps to stimulate mental processes to help patients with dementia and alleviate mild to moderate depression.
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.
Arjuna is among the most frequently prescribed herbs for cardiovascular health and specifically for congestive heart failure and low blood flow. It has been shown to lower blood pressure in animals.
Black cohosh is a popular women's herb. It is known to help restore healthy menses and to soothe irritation and congestion of the cervix, uterus, and vagina. It also improves circulation in general and lowers blood pressure by temporarily dilating blood vessels.
Valerian useful for disorders such as restlessness, nervousness, insomnia, hysteria, menstrual problems, headaches, and nervous stomach. The German Commission E has approved valerian for restlessness and sleeping disorders based on nervous conditions.
Dan shen is commonly known as a heart tonic. It has been used to strengthen and tone the heart and helps it to beat in a steady, regular rhythm. It may also help the liver and stimulates the production of bile.
Garlic shows activity against many infectious bacterial, viral and fungal diseases, including staphylococcus, streptococcus, and salmonella bacteria. It also helps prevent blood platelet aggregation, which makes it of use in addressing problems of the circulatory system. It is employed in the treatment of arteriosclerosis, asthma, candida, catarrh, diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension, obesity, tuberculosis, whooping cough, … Continue reading Garlic 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
Boswellia is anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic. This makes it potentially useful in chronic inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, and psoriasis. Other conditions that may benefit include gout, asthma, hay fever, and nettle rash.
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