Calendula (Calendula officinalis)

Calendula, also known as Marigold is a plant, it produces beautiful golden orange flowers that bloom monthly throughout the Summer. The flowers are used to make medicine. Most widely known as a wound healer, calendula prevents and controls the spread of pus and inflammation. It is known for its ability to brighten and protect skin from blemishes, and to increase circulation to the skin. Continue reading Calendula (Calendula officinalis)

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Alfalfa (Medicago sativa)

Alfalfa is an herb. People use the leaves, sprouts, and seeds to make medicine.

Alfalfa is used for kidney conditions, bladder and prostate conditions, and to increase urine flow. Alfalfa is also a natural source of vitamins A, C, E, and K4; and minerals calcium, potassium, phosphorous, and iron. Continue reading Alfalfa (Medicago sativa)

Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra)

Licorice is a plant, the root is used to make medicine. Licorice has been shown to have a range of health benefits including blood glucose control and fat modulation, improved iron absorption, improved female hormone balance and decreased gut inflammation. Licorice is also used in combination with Ginseng to improve the function of the adrenal glands. Continue reading Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra)

Oatstraw (Avena sativa)

Oatstraw is the green oat grass and tops in the “milky” stage before the mature oat grains form. It is the part of the oat plant left after harvesting the grain. It has been used to support brain health for hundreds of years, and its proponents say it can reduce the risk of heart disease, increase energy, reduce anxiety and improve physical and sexual performance. Continue reading Oatstraw (Avena sativa)

Butcher’s Broom (Ruscus Aculeatus)

Butcher’s broom is a plant. The root is used to make medicine. Butcher’s broom may improve blood circulation in the legs by preventing blood from pooling in the veins. Butcher’s broom is used for treating hemorrhoids, gallstones, atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), poor blood circulation, leg pain and heaviness, swelling, varicose veins and itching. Butcher’s broom is also used as a laxative, as a diuretic to increase urine output, to reduce swelling, and to speed the healing of fractures. Continue reading Butcher’s Broom (Ruscus Aculeatus)