Archive for April, 2014

What is Acerola?

Posted: April 30, 2014 in Herb Extracts

Acerola (Malpighia emarginata) is a cogent antecedent of vitamin C in the accustomed anatomy of ascorbic acid, absolute as abundant as 1000 to 4500 milligrams per 100 grams of comestible fruit. Vitamin C is an capital comestible nutrient, arena a role in allowed arrangement health. It is aswell important in the amalgam of collagen, a structural basic of bone, derma and claret argosy as able-bodied as the amalgam of academician chemicals complex in affection regulation. Vitamin C agreeable is accomplished in the beneath developed bake-apple and afterwards autumn the percent of vitamin C can be preserved by freezing the plant.

Vitamin A is addition important comestible begin in the acerola, acquiescent as abundant as a array of full-sized carrots, or about 3400 to 12,500 all-embracing units per 100 grams of fruit. Vitamin A plays a role in beheld health, accustomed advance and advancing development, red claret corpuscle assembly and it protects the allowed system.

Additional micronutrients begin to a bottom amount in the bake-apple cover several B-vitamins, calcium, iron, potassium and magnesium. Each of which is all-important in a accustomed diet. Protein, cilia and blubbery acids, important macronutrients of the diet, are aswell in the fruit.

Acerola is aswell accepted as: Barbados cherry, West Indian blooming and Cereza. It has its origins in the Yucatan and is broadly broadcast throughout the hotter southern climates of the United States like Florida and Texas, as able-bodied as the Central and the arctic allotment of South America. The bulb is aswell able throughout the Caribbean and sub-tropical regions. As of current, Brazil is the better accumulation cultivar of the plant.


What is Elecampane?

Posted: April 25, 2014 in Herb Extracts

Elecampane is accepted primarily as a respiratory tonic, and is acclimated to affluence breath in cases of asthma and bronchitis. The basis is the allotment acclimated medicinally, and it’s actinic capacity helenalin, helenin, and inulin accept been apparent to accept expectorant and antibacterial backdrop that abutment its acceptable uses. Inula aswell contains a airy compound, alantolactone, in the oil that has antibacterial and antifungal properties.

Elecampane is aswell a absinthian analeptic that tones the digestive arrangement Pliny appropriate that we should “Let no day canyon after bistro some of the roots to advice digestion, and to belch melancholy””.

Preparation Methods & Dosage :Decoctions or tinctures of the root. Elecampane is generally acclimated in ahem syrups, and lozenges to amusement coughs.

Butterbur Background

Posted: April 10, 2014 in Herbal Extract

Butterbur is a abiding shrub, begin throughout Europe as able-bodied as locations of Asia and North America. It is usually begin in wet, littoral ground, in clammy forests, and adjoining to rivers or streams. The leaves of the bulb are amenable for its botanical and accepted names. The accepted name is attributed to the ample leaves getting acclimated to blanket adulate during balmy weather.

Butterbur has been commonly acclimated as an antispasmodic and analgesic (pain reliever), accurately for altitude afflicting the stomach, acerbity ducts, and duodenum (part of baby intestine). Butterbur is believed to advice strengthen assimilation and advance blocked acerbity flow. Butterbur has aswell been accustomed for deepening of the urinary amplitude and cramps. There is acute antecedent affirmation from animal trials to advance allowances in blockage of cephalalgia headache. Affirmation in abutment of use for allergic rhinitis blockage is aswell promising. Allowances accept not been approved scientifically for any added condition.

What is Comfrey?

Posted: April 1, 2014 in Herb Extracts

Comfrey is a plant. Even admitting this bulb contains poisonous chemicals alleged pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs), the leaf, root, and root-like axis (rhizome) are acclimated to accomplish medicine. The bulk of PAs begin in comfrey changes according to the time of agriculture and the age of the plant. The roots accept 10 times college amounts of PAs than the leaves. Some articles labeled “common comfrey” or Symphytum officinale in fact accommodate the added poisonous “prickly comfrey” (Symphytum asperum) or “Russian comfrey” (Symphytum x uplandicum) species.

Comfrey is acclimated as a tea for agitated stomach, ulcers, abundant menstrual periods, diarrhea, blood-soaked urine, assiduous cough, aching breath (pleuritis), bronchitis, cancer, and chest affliction (angina). It is aswell acclimated as a irrigate for gum ache and abscessed throat.

Comfrey is activated to the derma for ulcers, wounds, collective inflammation, bruises, rheumatoid arthritis, bloated veins (phlebitis), gout, and fractures.