Salvia – the Versatile Medicinal Mint

Salvia officinalis aurea, a member of the mint family, is more commonly known as sage or common sage. The term ‘Salvia’ was coined from the Latin word ‘Salvere’ which means ‘to cure’. Dried sage leaves, and the oils extracted from them, are …
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Herbal Analysis: Oregon Grape Root

Native to North America, the Oregon Grape Root is widely distributed in the Pacific Northwest and is used for its medicinal properties. This flowering perennial is closely related to the medical characteristics of goldenseal. But due to the near-extinction status of goldenseals, …

The Bitter Sweet Notoginseng

Panaz notoginseng, or notoginseng as it is most commonly referred to, is a root crop that belongs to the family of ginseng plants. The Chinese refer to it as the “three-seven root” as it has three branches with exactly seven leaves in …

Mullein: Sweeping Diseases Away

Widely distributed all over Europe, Asia and North America, Mullein has been used for its medicinal properties for centuries. This is a woolly-leafed biennial, which is used for treating various diseases. A large bunch of leaves initially grows at the base of …

The bitter taste and the sweet benefits of Momordica

Originating from the Indian subcontinent, Momordica chanrantia or known as bitter melon is a vine which is widely distributed and grown in Carribean, Africa and Asia. This tropical/subtropical vine is commonly used medicinally wherein Momordica’s different parts are processed into brews and …

Love your Liver, Love Milk Thistle

Native to Russia, Asia, Europe, North America and South America, the Milk thistle is an herb that has been used medicinally for more than 2 centuries. It generally aides in cleansing the liver and restoring its vital functions. It also has different …

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