Jamaican Dogwood

The Health Benefits of Jamaican Dogwood

Jamaican Dogwood

Jamaica is considered to be one of the most beautiful countries in the world, with some of the most medicinal herbs, Jamaica has deep roots in bush medicine and herbal healing. One revered herb that comes to us from the Jamaican bush doctor is Piscidia erythrina commonly known as More >

Goldenseal Herb

The Health Benefits of Goldenseal Herb

Goldenseal Herb

Goldenseal is an herb and is one of the most popular herbs on the market today. The dried root is used to make medicine. Goldenseal is so valued because it improves health in many ways: It is a strong antimicrobial, a mild anti-inflammatory, and a digestive tonic! Its astringent More >

Ginkgo Herb

The Health Benefits of Ginkgo Herb

Ginkgo Herb

Ginkgo is an herb and is one of the oldest living tree species. The extract of ginkgo leaves is used medicinally in North America. Ginkgo was a favourite plant of Chinese monks, who cultivated the tree for food and herbal remedies. Ginkgo leaf has been the subject of extensive More >

Ephedra Herb

The Use of Ephedra Herb

Ephedra Herb

Ephedra is an evergreen shrub-like plant native to Central Asia and Mongolia. The principal active ingredient, ephedrine, is a compound that can powerfully stimulate the nervous system and heart. More recently, ephedra was used as an ingredient in dietary supplements for weight loss, increased energy, and enhanced athletic performance.

 

Ephedra (Ephedra More >

Cinchona herb

The Health Benefits of Cinchona Herb

Cinchona herb

Cinchona, or quinine bark, is one of the rainforest’s most famous plants and most important discoveries. Legend has it that the name cinchona came from the countess of Chinchon, the wife of a Peruvian viceroy, who was cured of a malarial type of fever by using the bark of More >

Chasteberry Herb

The Health Benefits of Chasteberry Herb

Chasteberry Herb

Vitex, also known as Chasteberry or Monk’s Pepper, has an ancient reputation as an aphrodisiac for men. It is a wonderful tonic to enhance the chances of conception through its ability to regulate ovulation and if taken through the first trimester, vitex will reduce the chances of a miscarriage. More >

Chaparral Herb

The Health Benefits of Chaparral Herb

Chaparral Herb

Chaparral is a popular herb. The term “chaparral” refers to a group of plants dominated by evergreen shrubs that have small, stiff leaves. The leaf is used to make medicine, but there are a number of serious safety concerns. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration have advised consumers against More >

Bobea Herb

The Health Benefits of Bobea Herb

Bobea Herb

Bobea is a small, deciduous shrub with a round, slender, reddish stem and bear alternate, ovate or oblong-ovate, finely serrate leaves which are dull green on top, 2 inches long with 3 prominent parallel veins and finely hairy beneath. Native Americans used a tea made from the whole plant More >

Helichrysum Oil

The Health Benefits of Helichrysum Oil

Helichrysum oil is extracted from the fresh or dried flowering-head clusters by steam distillation from Helichrysum angustifolium of the Asteraceae (Compositae) family.

This evergreen aromatic herb grows up to 60 cm (24 in) and is also called Italian Everlastings or Immortelle.

It has a branched stem; silver-green scented leaves and More >

Rapini Vegetable

The Health Benefits of Rapini Vegetable

Rapini Vegetable

Rapini means “little turnip” in Italian. This name is also used to refer to broccoli raab (Brassica ruvo) shoots, which are harvested before flowering and have a more pungent broccoli taste. The health benefits of rapini are huge. Rapini is good for your bones due to a high content More >

Ravensara Oil

The Health Benefits of Ravensara Oil

Ravensara is a tall, evergreen tree that is cultivated on the island of Reunion. The leaves of this tree are used for respiratory and digestive problems and are also made into a healing ointment.

Although all parts of the tree are aromatic, it is the fruits that are used as a More >