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Herbs

Lotus Leaf

What is lotus leaf? What is it used for? Lotus node comes from the lotus, a perennial aquatic plant related to the water lily. It grows throughout the tropical regions of Asia and the Middle East, with light green leaves and vibrant white flowers. The leaves can grow extremely large at times, reaching more than […]

Cinnamomum camphora

Cinnamomum camphora (commonly known as Camphor tree, Camphorwood or camphor laurel) is a large evergreen tree that grows up to 20–30 metres tall. The leaves have a glossy, waxy appearance and smell of camphor when crushed. In spring it produces bright green foliage with masses of small white flowers. It produces clusters of black berry-like […]

Glucose

D-glucose or dextrose or grape sugar is the dextro-isomer of glucose (C6H12O6). The molecule is the mirror-image of L-glucose. D-glucose is a simple sugar (monosaccharide) and an important carbohydrate in biology. Cells use it as a source of energy and a metabolic intermediate. Glucose is one of the main products of photosynthesis and starts cellular […]

Essential oil

Essential oil of myrtle is obtained by steam distillation from the leaves of myrtle, which is a large shrub or low tree. Myrtle is mentioned in the Bible and in legends of the Mediterranean and it receives substantial attention in a variety of herbal-healing sources. The ancient Egyptians crushed the leaves and added them to […]

Ginkgo leaves

Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba), also spelled gingko and known as the Maidenhair Tree, is a unique species of tree with no close living relatives. The tree is widely cultivated and introduced, since an early period in human history, and has various uses as a food and traditional medicine. Description Ginkgos are very large trees, normally reaching […]

Breast plasters: Plant sources of the herbal components

  Calamus (Calamus draco) The wood extract from calamus (Calamus draco) is widely used to prevent the appearance of tumors and for promoting good health in the United States, Peru, Brazil and Ecuador. Calamus (Calamus draco) is obtained from the bark and resin. In the Brazilian traditional medicine, "Blood of the Dragon" is used for […]

Angelica

Angelica is a genus of about 60 species of tall biennial and perennial herbs in the family Apiaceae, native to temperate and subarctic regions of the Northern Hemisphere, reaching as far North as Iceland and Pacific Ocean coast of Russia. They grow to 1-3 m tall, with large bipinnate leaves and large compound umbels of […]

Syringa

Syringa (Lilac) is a genus of about 20–25 species of flowering woody plants in the olive family (Oleaceae), native to woodland and scrub from southeastern Europe to eastern Asia. They are deciduous shrubs or small trees, ranging in size from 2–10 m tall, with stems up to 20–30 cm diameter. The leaves are opposite (occasionally […]

Astragalus

Astragalus contains the main active substances triterpene (saponins) and flavonoid glycosides. In particular, in the grass Astragalus is found glycyrrhizin, flavonoids kvertitsina, kaempferol and their glycosides. Astragalus is a source of multiple macro-and micronutrients. Astragalas contains up to 1.5% of selenium – one of the most important trace elements, providing antioxidant protection of each cell […]

Chinese Radish, (Daikon)

Daikon (from Japanese, literally “large root”), Raphanus sativus var. longipinnatus, also called Oriental radish, Chinese radish and Mooli (from Hindi Muulii), is a mild-flavored, very large, white East Asian radish. Despite being known most commonly by its Japanese name, it did not originate in Japan, but rather in continental Asia. Although there are many varieties […]

Ladan

Boswellia sacra (frankincense source), especially when mixed with myrtle oil has the property of deep penetration into the body and a strong cleansing effect. It has been used to heal hard-to-heal wounds, reduces cough, and when in combination with rose oil is used to treat headaches, ear diseases, and to dissolve tumors. Essential oil of […]

Valeriána officinális

Valeriána is an herb. Medicine is made from the root. Valerian is most commonly used for sleep disorders, especially the inability to sleep (insomnia). It is frequently combined with hops, lemon balm, or other herbs that also cause drowsiness. Some people who are trying to withdraw from the use of “sleeping pills” use valerian to […]