Tag Archives: Tumors

5 Endangered North American Plants With Significant Medicinal Benefits

Picture of Wild Yam plant

Plants have been used medicinally for thousands of years in practically all human cultures, from the traditional medicine of ancient China to Ayurvedic remedies in India to Native American healing salves. Plant-based medicine has been a staple of healing in the ancient world, but there is a huge place for it even today. Still flourishing in a marketplace flooded by chemicals and pharmaceuticals, medicinal plants have irreplaceable roots in all human medicine. In fact, 80% of the….. Read more

Posted in Articles | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

Cat’s Claw

Picture Of Cats Claw

Cat’s Claw Benefits Cat’s Claw is a woody vine that grows in the rain forests of Peru and is often called “Miracle Herb of the Rain Forest” by the Peruvian natives. This herb has undergone quite a bit of medical research since the 1970′s. This research has shown that Cat’s claw may be helpful in treating a variety of conditions, such as bursitis, arthritis, lupus, Lyme disease, diabetes, cancer and various stomach problems. This herb is well known for it’s ability to….. Read more

Posted in Western Herbs | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

Cat’s Claw – Miracle Healing Herb from the Amazon

Picture of Cats Claw Plant

Many people are calling Cat’s claw, the new biochemical nutrient from Peru, “the miracle herb from the Peruvian rain forest”. Cats claw is a high climbing woody type vine that grows in the upper Amazon areas of South America, such as Columbia, Ecuador and Peru. The vine climbs by using its curved thorns, hence the name cat’s claw. Cats claw’s botanical name is Uncaria. this comes from the Latin word which means hook. Among the natural healthcare proponents, this herb has been been….. Read more

Posted in Articles | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

Fo-Ti

Fo-Ti Plant

Fo-Ti Benefits Fo-Ti or He Shou Wu is considered a powerful longevity herb in the system of Chinese Medicine. It has been used for thousands of years to promote long life, nourish blood, strengthen bones, tendons and muscles as well as many other purposes. Fo-Ti is widely used to strengthen the lower back and knees. This is especially helpful to older people. It is probably best known for it’s ability to turn grey hair dark again. Fo-Ti is believed to also help reverse hair….. Read more

Posted in Chinese Herbs | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

Burdock

Picture of Burdock Plant

Burdock Benefits The Burdock plant is related to the Dandelion and Echinacea family. The seeds, greens and roots were used by the ancient Greeks as a medicine to heal many common ailments. The root is mainly used in today’s Burdock health supplements. This herb is mainly used for digestive and liver problems but also has some other health benefits, such as a skin cleanser to treat acne, treatment of urinary tract infections, to boost energy and stamina, treat ulcers, cleanse the….. Read more

Posted in Western Herbs | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

Suma Root

Picture of Suma Plant

Suma Root Benefits Suma root has been used for hundreds of years for it’s medicinal properties. It is considered an adaptogen, a substance that strengthens and protects the body and mind against stress. The natives of South America would consume it daily to increase their physical strength, energy and stamina. It promotes balance of the hormones and strengthens the adrenal glands. It is a powerful immune system booster. Many people use suma to treat illnesses like skin….. Read more

Posted in Western Herbs | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

Eucalyptus – A Powerful Decongestant

Picture of Eucalyptus Tree

Eucalyptus is said to be one of the most useful trees on the planet. It’s name means “well covered” as it’s cap covers it’s flower before it buds. It is a tall tree that loves water. It’s very fast growing and can grow up to 400 feet tall. It can usually be found in damp areas and moist valleys of rich soil. For centuries, Eucalyptus has been used as a powerful expectorant and decongestant. For example, Vick’s is made from Eucalyptus oil. It is rubbed on the chest and back to….. Read more

Posted in Articles | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

Maitake

Maitake Mushroom

Maitake Mushroom Benefits Maitake is considered a medicinal mushroom and is classified as an adaptogen. An adaptogen helps the body resist all forms of stress, either mental or physical and has a normalizing function on the body. Unlike common mushrooms, Maitake is packed with healthy nutrients, such as powerful antioxidants, Vitamins B, C and niacin, minerals like iron, zinc, potassium, selenium, protein, amino acids, and fiber. Many medicinal herbs don’t taste good and have….. Read more

Posted in Mushrooms | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha Plant

Ashwagandha Benefits In India, Ashwagandha is considered a powerful adaptogen. This means that is has a beneficial normalizing effect on the entire body. Ashwagandha is often used as a rejuvenator. It can also be used as a sedative, anti inflammatory, diuretic and to increase physical energy and endurance. It’s beneficial for colds and coughs, diabetes, ulcers, insomnia and Parkinson’s disease. It also protects the nervous system in a beneficial way. Ashwaganda is rich in….. Read more

Posted in Ayurvedic Herbs | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

Shiitake

Shiitake Mushroom growing on tree branch

Shiitake Mushroom Benefits Shiitake is used as an anti-cancer drug in Japan and sanctioned for this purpose by their FDA. It has many health benefits, such as it’s ability to lower blood pressure and reduce cholesterol. It possesses powerful antioxidant properties that help the body fight the damage of free radicals. It is also known to reduce inflammation. It also has many beneficial vitamins and minerals. This mushroom contains Lentinan. Lentinan is used by some to treat….. Read more

Posted in Mushrooms | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

American Ginseng

American Ginseng

American Ginseng Benefits American ginseng is considered to be a stress reducer, energizer and a normalizer. The name panax comes from the Greek word panacea meaning, “all healing”. It has been traditionally used to negate the effects of fatigue and stress. It’s often used as a general health tonic to enhance a person’s mental and physical performance. It’s a powerful “adaptogen”. An adaptogen is a substance that reduces the effects of any kind of stress, be it physical or….. Read more

Posted in Western Herbs | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed