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.
Resveratrol has been studied extensively in cancer cells of leukemia, oral squamous carcinoma cells, neuroblastoma cells, and skin, breast, and prostate cancer cells. Because resveratrol is an anti-inflammatory compound, it may be useful for preventing cancer in the three stages of cancer development. It has been shown to slow the progress of atherosclerotic plaques and … Continue reading Japanese Knotweed Benefits: Snapshot
Sage is an excellent remedy for sore throats, poor digestion, and irregular menstruation, and it is also taken as a gently stimulating tonic. It has a slightly warm but noticeably bitter and astringent taste.
Burdock improves the elimination of metabolic wastes through the liver, lymph, large intestines, lungs, kidneys, and skin.
A classically bitter and tonic herb, Andrographis exerts a wide range of protective effects on the body - mostly through its ability to stimulate the immune system, especially macrophages, and to protect the liver from damage, whether by infection or poisoning.