Espinheira Santa
Use for cancer (melanoma, carcinoma, adenocarcinoma, lymphoma, leukemia)For stomach disorders (ulcers, acid reflux, gastritis, dyspepsia, indigestion, and to tone, balance, and strengthen the gastric tract). As a menstrual stimulant and for estrogen hormonal balancing during menopause. For adrenal exhaustion and to support adrenal function. For detoxification (skin, blood, kidney, stomach, adrenals) Espinheira santa is a source for a group of well known chemicals (found in the leaf, bark and roots of the tree) called maytansinoids. These chemicals represent a class of substances which have been studied since the early 1970's for their antitumorous and anticancerous activities and are today, being developed into chemotherapy drugs. A different class of chemicals found in espinheira santa - triterpene chemicals called cangorins - have also evidenced significant antitumorous, antileukemic, and anticancerous properties.


Camomile
Chamomile is used for its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antispasmodic and sedative properties. It is also used internally to treat spasms and inflammation of the digestive tract. In ancient Anglo-Saxon days, the chamomile flowers were chewed to relieve toothaches, which coincides with today’s use as a mouth rinse for sore gums and inflammations of the oral cavity.
Chamomile is often used to treat nervous disorders such as insomnia, anxiety and nervous tension. A salve or compress made from chamomile can be used to help treat wounds, cold sores, canker sores and other skin irritations, due to its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Chamomiles antispasmodic effects make it useful in treating spasms and cramping, including menstrual cramps. Chamomile is used to make soothing teas and as an additive to bath water for a relaxing soak.
It is often added to cosmetics as an anti-allergen. The anti-inflammatory properties of this medicinal herb makes it a good choice for sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis or other painful swelling disorders.



Bitter Melon
Bitter Melon helps support healthy blood sugar levels with compounds called charantin and momordicin.  
Bitter Melon helps achieve positive sugar regulating effect by suppressing the neural response to sweet taste stimuli. Compounds present in Bitter Melon, such as vicine, peptides, and polypeptide-p (plant insulin), work together to give Bitter Melon its potency.Bitter Melon helps maintain a normal level of triglycerides and cholesterol in the liver and blood.


Bitter Melon
Bitter Melon helps support healthy blood sugar levels with compounds called charantin and momordicin.  
Bitter Melon helps achieve positive sugar regulating effect by suppressing the neural response to sweet taste stimuli. Compounds present in Bitter Melon, such as vicine, peptides, and polypeptide-p (plant insulin), work together to give Bitter Melon its potency.Bitter Melon helps maintain a normal level of triglycerides and cholesterol in the liver and blood.


Bitter Melon
Bitter Melon helps support healthy blood sugar levels with compounds called charantin and momordicin.  
Bitter Melon helps achieve positive sugar regulating effect by suppressing the neural response to sweet taste stimuli. Compounds present in Bitter Melon, such as vicine, peptides, and polypeptide-p (plant insulin), work together to give Bitter Melon its potency.Bitter Melon helps maintain a normal level of triglycerides and cholesterol in the liver and blood.


Bitter Melon
Bitter Melon helps support healthy blood sugar levels with compounds called charantin and momordicin.  
Bitter Melon helps achieve positive sugar regulating effect by suppressing the neural response to sweet taste stimuli. Compounds present in Bitter Melon, such as vicine, peptides, and polypeptide-p (plant insulin), work together to give Bitter Melon its potency.Bitter Melon helps maintain a normal level of triglycerides and cholesterol in the liver and blood.


Kava Kava

Kava is a popular herb to treat anxiety, stress and depression. The relaxing, euphoric state brought on by this herb make it useful in treating these conditions. This herb is often used in religious ceremonies to obtain an enlightened state.Some research has shown promise for the use of kava kava in ovarian cancer and leukemia treatment. Traditionally, Pacific Islanders have used kava to treat rheumatism, menstrual problems, venereal disease, tuberculosis, and leprosy. Kava may be used in place of aspirin, acetaminophen, or ibuprofen as a herbal pain reliever. This herb also acts as a diuretic and anti-inflammatory agent, thereby making it useful in treating gout, bronchial congestions, cystitis, and prostatis. Kava kava is often used as a herbal sleep aid as well.


Hops

Antispasmodic/Soporific/Sedative. Hops are primarily used to reduce tension and aid in sleep. As a sleep aid, hops can be used in a sachet inside of a pillow. The aromatic properties of the herb will help one to fall asleep. Tension: Hops can be taken to help relax the muscles and soothe anxiety. Hops can help to relax spasms of the digestive system and aid in digestion.



Hibiscus Flower

Hypotensive, antispasmodic, anthelmintic, antibacterial, diuretic. As a natural febrifuge, contains citric acid which is a natural coolant. Pakistanis and Nepalese use used it relieve fever in adults and children. A strong decoction can be introduced into a bath or used for steam inhalation to treat coughs. Hibiscus is often combined with other herbs to make a cough syrup. Hibiscus is used to treat respiratory illnesses. Contains hypotensive compounds lowering to blood pressure. The plant’s ascorbic and glycolic acid increase urination. Hibiscus is a natural emollient, used for softening or healing the skin. Used as a dietary addition to reduce LDL cholesterol. It made into a beautiful red wine which is sometimes mixed with tea leaves. The plant is being studied for its abilities to effectively treat ascariasis and tuberculosis.


Graviola
Research has shown graviola to have anti-tumorous, anti-parasitic, insecticidal, and anti-microbial activities. The primary active compounds have been identified as Annonaceous acetogenins. Supports healthy cell function. Has antiparasitic, insecticidal and anti-microbial properties. May help treat bacterial and fungal infections. Helps support good blood pressure levels. May provide support for emotional health.


Evening Primrose

Evening primrose has served as both food and medicine throughout history. The Native Americans boiled and ate the root while using a poultice, made from the leaves, for bruises and as a herbal remedy for hemorrhoids. The European settlers took it back to the continent as a food. Today, evening primrose is still used for food, with the leaves and flowers being added to salads and the root being eaten as a vegetable. The oil from the leaves and seeds is used in creams and salves used to relieve the itching and redness of skin conditions, such as eczema. It is also used to help with wound and burn healing. The oil, extracted from the seeds, contains the essential fatty acids (EFA) gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) and linoleic acid, which are omega-6 fatty acids. These EFAs have been found to improve cardiovascular health, improve utilization of insulin and regulating of moods. This herb is also helpful for premenstrual syndrome (PMS), menopausal symptoms, and breast pain associated with the hormonal changes of the menstrual cycle. Evening primrose may be a useful herb for weight loss, especially for those with a family history of obesity. Coupled with its cardiovascular system support, this can be a very positive benefit.
Evening primrose has also been effective in reducing peripheral neuropathy and other symptoms associated with diabetes. Currently under scientific study are the possibilities of the evening primrose oil (EPO) as an herbal remdey for heart disease, breast cancer, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, hay fever, stomach ulcers and inflammatory bowel disease.


Echinacea
Echinacea is probably the most commonly used herb in the Western World. This herb is used to prevent and treat colds, infections and as an herbal remedy for flu. The three active constituents are alkamides, chicoric acid and polysaccharides; however, the action of these ingredients is still being understood. What useful evidence there is indicates that echinacea mainly stimulates phagocytosis, i.e it acts mainly to stimulate the immune response. Echinacea has been used to treat prophylaxis and treatment of infectious illness such as influenza, colds and related symtoms like coughs, high fever and sore throat. It is also usde for bacterial infections, above all those of a chronic or recurrent nature. Echinacea is though to be of help for allergies, mild septicaemia, and skin disorders such as psoriasis. It has been used as an herbal remedy to strengthen the immune system and to treat conditions of damaged or suppressed immunity such as post-viral syndromes. Echinacea has been used traditionally for the natrual treatment of bronchitis and whooping cough. As an additional point, a recent study on the value of echinacea in the treatment of colds noted that this herb had no value in treating the common cold. Unfortunately the dosage used in this study was 900mg per day and this is considerably below the therapeutic dose used by herbalists. Also, it should be noted that the cold virus was introduced artificially to young healthy subjects; in real life situations, Echinacea is an immune booster for those with compromised immunity from a range of issues including stress, overwork, exhaustion who are exposed to a wide range of constantly evolving viruses.


Dandelion
Dandelion root can beused to improve the health of the liver. The leaves have large amounts of numerous vitamins, including A, C, D, and B-complexes, as well as minerals like iron, magnesium, zinc potassium, manganese, copper, choline, calcium, boron, and silicon.  Dandelion is a botanical rich in beta-carotene and potassium. Today, many herbal doctors use dandelion to purify the liver and gallbladder of toxins. Research indicates that dandelions can treat pneumonia, bronchitis, and other respiratory disorders. Dandelion can improve general health, and is beneficial to the kidneys, pancreas, spleen, stomach, and other organs. Dandelion is also recommended for the treatment of tinnitus, tonsillitis, osteoporosis, abscesses, anemia, boils, mammary tumors, cirrhosis, water retention, hepatitis, jaundice, rheumatism, and warts. Dandelion Benefits also include: It is a gentle diuretic, it can purify the bloodstream and liver, and it can stimulate the manufacture of bile, it can decrease the amounts of serum cholesterol and uric acid, it can maximize the performance of the kidneys, pancreas, spleen, and stomach, it is very beneficial to menopausal women.


Damiana

This herb has traditionally been used as an aphrodisiac. Modern research supports this use as well. It has been shown to increase sperm count in males and the strength of eggs in females, help with erectile dysfunction and anorgasmia. It has also been shown to help increase blood flow and stimulation in sexual organs. Damiana has anti-depressant properties and helps to boost the overall mood and bring about a general feeling of well-being. This medicinal herb has hormonal balancing properties. It has been shown to help with the hormonal imbalances common with menopause in women.
Damiana is also used for treating mood disorders. It helps level hormonal responses and boost mood. This herb has been used as a central nervous system depressant to help with CNS disorders and modify and control the nervous response. It has been shown to help boost energy and reduce the effects of exhaustion. Constipation is another condition that has been treated with this herb.



Chaparral

Chaparral greatest ability is to move the lymphatic system, this helps to draw toxic chemicals and harmful drugs out of the cells. Chaparal is a classic and traditional blood and lymph cleansing tonic. The chaparral herb is said to have analgesic, expectorant, as well as strong anti-inflammatory properties.Also said to have high antioxidant content, which can protect one against the cell damage which leads to cancer. Chaparral contains Nordihydroguaiaretic acid, this chemical is an anti-oxidant, and its therapeutic category is an “anti-neoplastic”. Broadly, an anti-neoplastic is defined as “an agent that prevents the development, growth and proliferation of malignant cells”.




Bitter Melon





Bladderwrack

Diuretic and Anti-hypothyroid, Anti-hypothyroid – thought to regulate the thyroid function and improve associated symptoms of under active thyroid such as obesity. Bladderwrack's diuretic properties most likely assist in weight loss as well. Bladderwrack is known to help relieve rheumatoid arthritis and can be used both internally and externally to soothe inflamed joints.  Bladderwrack can be used as an antigoiter treatment.



Black Cohosh
Traditionally used by North American Indians for a variety of aches and pains as well as menopausal symptoms
Modern day use of black cohosh is most commonly for menopausal symptoms but also pre menstrual syndrome (PMS) and irregular periods. Clinical trials have shown black cohosh to be useful in reducing hot flushes and night sweats associated with the menopause. Some studies have shown it to be as effective as conventional hormone treatments. Research has suggested that black cohosh in combination with St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum) is useful for both hot flushes and mood swings caused by the menopause.  Black cohosh is often found in combination with other herbs thought to be of benefit for women’s health e.g. menstrual cycle and menopause. Contrary to traditional thinking, modern extracts of black cohosh do not contain natural hormones (oestrogens) and clinical studies have shown black cohosh to have no detrimental effect on the womb or breast tissue.


Herbal Ingredients

Bitter Melon
Bitter Melon helps support healthy blood sugar levels with compounds called charantin and momordicin.  
Bitter Melon helps achieve positive sugar regulating effect by suppressing the neural response to sweet taste stimuli. Compounds present in Bitter Melon, such as vicine, peptides, and polypeptide-p (plant insulin), work together to give Bitter Melon its potency.Bitter Melon helps maintain a normal level of triglycerides and cholesterol in the liver and blood.


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Bitter Melon
Bitter Melon helps support healthy blood sugar levels with compounds called charantin and momordicin.  
Bitter Melon helps achieve positive sugar regulating effect by suppressing the neural response to sweet taste stimuli. Compounds present in Bitter Melon, such as vicine, peptides, and polypeptide-p (plant insulin), work together to give Bitter Melon its potency.Bitter Melon helps maintain a normal level of triglycerides and cholesterol in the liver and blood.


Bitter Melon
Bitter Melon helps support healthy blood sugar levels with compounds called charantin and momordicin.  
Bitter Melon helps achieve positive sugar regulating effect by suppressing the neural response to sweet taste stimuli. Compounds present in Bitter Melon, such as vicine, peptides, and polypeptide-p (plant insulin), work together to give Bitter Melon its potency.Bitter Melon helps maintain a normal level of triglycerides and cholesterol in the liver and blood.


Bitter Melon
Bitter Melon helps support healthy blood sugar levels with compounds called charantin and momordicin.  
Bitter Melon helps achieve positive sugar regulating effect by suppressing the neural response to sweet taste stimuli. Compounds present in Bitter Melon, such as vicine, peptides, and polypeptide-p (plant insulin), work together to give Bitter Melon its potency.Bitter Melon helps maintain a normal level of triglycerides and cholesterol in the liver and blood.


Bitter Melon
Bitter Melon helps support healthy blood sugar levels with compounds called charantin and momordicin.  
Bitter Melon helps achieve positive sugar regulating effect by suppressing the neural response to sweet taste stimuli. Compounds present in Bitter Melon, such as vicine, peptides, and polypeptide-p (plant insulin), work together to give Bitter Melon its potency.Bitter Melon helps maintain a normal level of triglycerides and cholesterol in the liver and blood.


Bitter Melon
Bitter Melon helps support healthy blood sugar levels with compounds called charantin and momordicin.  
Bitter Melon helps achieve positive sugar regulating effect by suppressing the neural response to sweet taste stimuli. Compounds present in Bitter Melon, such as vicine, peptides, and polypeptide-p (plant insulin), work together to give Bitter Melon its potency.Bitter Melon helps maintain a normal level of triglycerides and cholesterol in the liver and blood.


Bitter Melon
Bitter Melon helps support healthy blood sugar levels with compounds called charantin and momordicin.  
Bitter Melon helps achieve positive sugar regulating effect by suppressing the neural response to sweet taste stimuli. Compounds present in Bitter Melon, such as vicine, peptides, and polypeptide-p (plant insulin), work together to give Bitter Melon its potency.Bitter Melon helps maintain a normal level of triglycerides and cholesterol in the liver and blood.


Lady Mantle
The wound healing abilities of the lady's mantle have always been highly prized in the herbal tradition. The herb also possessed potent astringent effects and this staunches blood  flow and allows the first stage of healing to begin without hindrance. Women who suffer from problems of heavy menstrual bleeding also greatly benefit from doses of the herb, and the herb is also useful in bringing relief from menstrual cramps, it also aids in overcoming the symptoms of menopause  and can lead to a great improvement in the regularity of the menstrual cycle in the body of the woman. The herbal remedy made from the lady’s mantle is also often prescribed for the treatment of conditions like fibroids and endometriosis  in women. The herbal extract is also often used as a douche to wash off excess vaginal discharge and bring rapid healing. Decoctions made from the lady's mantle can be used as vaginal douches or as a lotion - it can be mixed with rose water as well. These decoctions can help reduce vaginal discharges, minimize irritation and infection in the vaginal cavity.The herbal remedy made from the lady's mantle is believed to act as a liver decongestant and it is said to facilitate the birth of a child. The treatment of diarrhea and gastroenteritis is hastened by the astringent properties of the herb. Menstrual pains as well as the regulation of periods can be achieved by the use of the lady' mantle by affected women. This herb was in fact traditionally used as a remedy to induce sleepiness in patients. Disorders such as diarrhea and gastroenteritis are easily dealt with by the strong astringent action of the herb, the herb is also rich in salicylic acid and this induces a rapid reduction in the inflammation affecting the digestive system as well as the reproductive system of patients.
The herbal lady’s mantle decoction can also function as an excellent skin lotion for the treatment of rashes in diseases such as eczema, it can be used to heal cuts and wounds, as well as external sores and insect bites of all kinds. The herbal decoction can also be used as a mouthwash and gargle in cases of bleeding gums, to treat mouth ulcers and to minimize the symptoms of sore throats in patients.