HENBANE IS POISONOUS TO PEOPLE AND ANIMALS.
It is the essential oil, known as helichrysum, that is most commonly used especially in formulas for skin as this herb is noted for its ability to stimulate new skin growth. It has pain relieving properties and is anti-inflammatory. It’s a wonderful annual garden flower producing brilliantly colored flowers that “live on” long after the […]
Galangal root is antibacterial and is used in Southeast Asian cooking, such as Thailand, which is useful since the hot climate and limited refrigeration mean bacteria will be present in food. The root, combined with the hot chilies typically eaten make a potent antibacterial defense. It helps with loss of appetite.
Hoodia Gordonii works by mimicking the effect that glucose has on the nerve cells in the brain. These cells transmit the feeling of fullness to the brain, diminishing appetite. An appetite suppressant is an effective tool in any weight loss program, especially when combined with other dietary changes. You eat less, consume fewer calories, lose […]
Horse chestnut is valued in herbal medicine for it’s support of the circulatory system. The herb is anti-inflammatory which decreases swelling and astringent which reduces bleeding and adds tone to connective tissue. Much of the medicinal value of horse chestnut is a stabilizing action on veins and capillaries. This strengthening of veins improves circulation to […]
I call lovage my 6 foot celery plant with a flavor that is a cross between celery and pepper. That’s not all it does. It is a diuretic but does not cause electrolyte loss. It loosens phlegm in the lungs so the phlegm can be expelled. It is soothing internally including helping with colitis. Lovage […]
Graviola, or Soursop, is antiparasitic and helps to regulate blood pressure. However, modern studies have shown it’s a powerful cancer fighter. Using leaves and stems from the tree it was found that among the graviola benefits include its ability to eliminate cancer cells. Read the testimonials on the product page to see how many people […]
Yacon is a food crop cultivated in the Andes. The edible tubers contain a type of carbohydrate called FOSs which is a soluble fiber fermented in the colon by beneficial bacteria. Yacon root and yacon root syrup show great promise as a sweetener for those who need to lower blood sugar and to lose weight. […]
This geranium is not grown for its flowers but for its distinctive leaves which have a wonderful rose scent. This rose scent has anti-depressant qualities and is a great insect repellent, especially for mosquitoes. I’ve grown this plant for years and can testify that it does keep mosquitoes off. Simply take a leaf and rub […]
Goat’s Rue is noted today for its ability to increase Mother’s milk, dramatically. The traditional use of Goats rue was to treat diabetes and has been a staple since the middle ages. Goats rue contains an alkaloid, galegine, that was found in clinical trials to decrease blood sugar and insulin resistance. This lead to the […]