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Herbs

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Drynaria

Biological Description Drynaria is a genus of large ferns most commonly spread in the tropical forests. The numerous species of the fern mostly vary by types of the frond: from the large, long, spore-bearing fronds, to short, sometimes rounded fronds, which collect leaf litter and debris. Drynaria species are called “basket ferns” due to their […]

Tuckahoe (Fu Ling)

Tuckahoe ( Fu Ling ) Chinese Herbs Articles, also known as yun ling, bai fu ling, fang ling kuai, chuan ling, huo shen, huo shem mu, chi huo ling, huo ling pi, zhu fu ling. It belong to the “Polyporaceae” family. Tuckahoe ( Fu Ling ) has a sweet, bland and neutral properties. It is […]

Achyránthes bidentáta Blume

Achyranthes bidentata Blume is a species of Achyranthes that grows in India, Nepal, China, and Japan. It is the source of Huái niú x?, a Chinese herbal medicine with anti-inflammatory activities. In Nepal its root juice is used for toothache. Its seeds have been used as a substitute for cereal grains in famine years. Incoming […]

Plantago asiatica

Description: It is in flower from July to August. The flowers are hermaphrodite and are pollinated by Wind. The plant is self-fertile. The plant prefers sandy loamy and clay soils and requires well-drained soil. The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It requires moist […]

Gynura

Gynura aurantiaca, DC. Velvet Tree. Stout and branchy, 2-3 ft., with almost succulent sts. densely clothed with violet or purple hairs: lvs. large and soft, ovate, jagged- toothed, hairy, short-petioled or the upper ones clasping, overlaid with iridescent purple: heads in a terminal cluster, yellow or orange. Java.—A handsome foliage plant. In winter it may […]

Coptis chinensis

Rhizome of Coptis Chinensis is also called Huang Lian in Chinese. Typically the root part of Coptis Chinensis is what is used. This evergreen perennial grows in damp marshes and swamp like areas of heavily wooded regions. Coptis Chinensis grows low to the ground and creeps along the soft and wet locations. Scientific research shows […]