Scientific name: Matricaria chamomilla. Chamomile has been around since the
beginning of mankind. Chamomile is a member of the Asteraceae
family. It is available in two varieties, German Chamomile, and
Chamomile contains many medicinal properties, including terpenoids and
Chamomile is used for many herbal remedies
including: inflammation, muscle spasms,
menstrual disorders, hay fever, ulcers, insommnia,
wounds, gastrointestinal disorders, and rheumatic pain.
Many of the oils in Chamomile are used in
cosmetics. Chamomile tea is consumed by the
world population every day.
Ginko, also called Ginko Biloba, is
a tree native to China. It grows in environments which are
well drained and can reach a height of 160 ft, and some
specimens are more than 2,500 years old. It is the only
living species of the division ginkophyta, with all others being
It has various medicinal uses and
has been given to members of the royal court for ailments such
as selinity (calmness), asthma, bronchitis, and kidney
disorders. Ginko is
manufactured into many different forms, including: capsules,
tablets, extracts, tea, and is used in cosmetics.
Other ailments Ginko can be used
for are: tinnitus, dementia, eye problems, and intermittent
claudication (leg pain caused by narrowing of arteries in the
There are ten species of Echinacea, all of
which are called Coneflowers. Some common names of Echinacea
are: Coneflower, Purple Coneflower, and American Coneflower.
The Great Plains Indians used Echinacea as
a traditional medicine. Echinacea is used to fight the common
cold. The roots and the above ground parts are used to create
tea, tablets, capsules, extracts, and
to make herbal supplements.
Echinacea has been used to make skin medicine to treat wounds and
Echinacea grows mostly in Eastern and
North America and can be found in moist to dry prairies.
Echinacea is from the daisy family. Echinacea produces few
side effects in most people.
No drug interactions exist between herbs
Gotu Kola, and it's scientific name:
Cantella Asiatica is wild herb native to China, India, Japan,
Indonesia, Sri Lanka, South Africa, and the South Pacific.
It is used to treat Stomach Ulcers, Syhpillis, Mental Fatigue,
Fever, Epilepsy, Diarrhea, Hepatitis, and Asthma.
Do not confuse Gotu Kola, with
Kola Nut. Gotu Kola does not contain caffeine, which
Kola Nut does.
intelligence and memory. It strengthens the adrenal glands
while cleansing the blood to treat skin impurities. It is said
to combat stress and depression, energize flagging mental
powers, increase libido, ward off a nervous breakdown and
improve reflexes. It energizes the central nervous system and
rebuilds energy reserves. Botanical Name: Cantella Asiatica
Sipping tea helps you slow down and relax, Reardon says. A natural
chemical called theanine found in green tea can provide a calming
effect. Add lemon. Vitamin C makes the catechins a easier to absorb.
Green tea has also been shown to help block the formation of plaques
that are linked to Alzheimer's disease. Green tea seems to help keep
blood sugar stable in people with diabetes. Don't add green tea
to boiling water. It's bad for catechins, those healthy chemicals, in
the tea. Better: 160-170 degree water. Add lemon. Vitamin C makes the
catechins a easier to absorb. Daily consumption of green tea has
been associated with a lower risk of death from cardiovascular
disease. Green tea has been the focus of exciting new studies
indicating its effectiveness in raising metabolism for weight loss and
preventing and fighting cancer as well as other disease with its super
antioxidants. It has a long list of potential health benefits and is
used to regulate blood sugar and blood pressure, boost the immune
system, prevent ulcers, control inflammation, viral colds and flu,
prevents gum disease, cavities, and bad breath. It also been indicated
for lowering cholesterol, preventing heart disease, osteoporosis and
Botanical Name: Camellia Sinensis
Guarana (/ɡwəˈrɑːnə/ from the Portuguese guaraná [ɡwaɾɐˈna]),
Paullinia cupana, syn. P. crysan, P. sorbilis) is a climbing plant in
the maple family, Sapindaceae, native to the Amazon basin and
especially common in Brazil. As a dietary supplement, guarana is
an effective stimulant: its seeds contain about twice the
concentration of caffeine found in coffee seeds (about 2–4.5% caffeine
in guarana seeds compared to 1–2% for coffee seeds). Guarana is
used in sweetened or carbonated soft drinks and energy shots, an
ingredient of herbal teas or contained in dietary supplement capsules.
Generally, South America obtains most of its caffeine from guarana. Botanical Name: Paullinia
Hops are the flowers (also called seed cones or strobiles) of the hop
plant Humulus lupulus. They are used primarily as a flavoring
and stability agent in beer, to which they impart bitter, zesty, or
citric flavours; though they are also used for various purposes in
other beverages and herbal medicine. Hops is used for anxiety,
inability to sleep (insomnia) and other sleep disorders, restlessness,
tension, excitability, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder
(ADHD), nervousness, and irritability. It is also used to improve
appetite, increase urine flow, start the flow of breast milk, as a
bitter tonic, and for indigestion. Other uses include prostate cancer,
breast cancer, ovarian cancer, high cholesterol, tuberculosis, bladder
infections, intestinal cramps, an intestinal disorder called mucous
colitis, nerve pain, and prolonged painful erection of the penis (priapism).
Hops is sometimes applied to the skin for leg ulcers and as an
antibacterial agent. In foods and beverages, the extracts and
oil are used as flavor components. Hops are also used in brewing beer.
In manufacturing, the extract is used in skin creams and lotions. Hops
may make depression worse. Avoid use. Botanical Name: Humulus Lupulus
Epimedium, also known as barrenwort, bishop's hat, fairy wings, horny
goat weed, or yin yang huo, is a genus of flowering plants in the
family Berberidaceae. The majority of the species are endemic to
China, with smaller numbers elsewhere in Asia, and a few in the
Epimedium species are deciduous or evergreen hardy perennials.
Horny Goat Weed aids in erectile dysfunction. Legend in China
claims that this weed was ingested by some goats. The herder observed
the behavior of the animals after consuming the plant and decided that
this plant must contain certain properties associated with
aphrodisiacs. Horny Goat Weed is often used to treat
osteoporosis and various sexual dysfunctions.
Botanical Name: Epimedium Grandiflorum
Kava is a beverage or extract that is made from Piper methysticum, a
plant native to the western Pacific islands. The name "kava" comes
from the Polynesian word "awa," which means bitter. In the South
Pacific, kava is a popular social drink, similar to alcohol in Western
societies. Some people take kava by mouth to calm anxiety,
stress, and restlessness, and to treat sleeping problems (insomnia).
It is also used for attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD),
withdrawal from benzodiazepine drugs, epilepsy, psychosis, depression,
migraines and other headaches, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), common
cold and other respiratory tract infections, tuberculosis, muscle
pain, and cancer prevention.
Some people also take kava by mouth for urinary tract infections (UTIs),
pain and swelling of the uterus, venereal disease, menstrual
discomfort, and to increase sexual desire.
Kava is applied to the skin for skin diseases including leprosy, to
promote wound healing, and as a painkiller. It is also used as a
mouthwash for canker sores and toothaches.
Kava is also consumed as a beverage in ceremonies to promote
relaxation. Kava or kava-kava (Piper methysticum: Latin "pepper"
+ Latinized Greek "intoxicating") is a crop of the western Pacific.
The name kava(-kava) is from Tongan and Marquesan; The roots of the
plant are used to produce a drink with sedative, anesthetic,
euphoriant, and entheogenic properties. Kava is consumed throughout
the Pacific Ocean cultures of Polynesia, including Hawaii, Vanuatu,
Melanesia and some parts of Micronesia for its sedating effects.
Botanical Name: Piper Methysticum
contains volatile oil, flavonoids, a sesquiterpene lactone, coumarin
derivatives and triterpenes. Mugwort is most commonly used to
treat disorders of the digestive tract and aid in all digestive
functions and is said to have properties that are anti-fungal,
antibacterial, expectorative and antiasthmatic.
It’s considered a good herb for gastric disorder, stomach pain and
bowel complaints. It’s used for poor appetite, indigestion, travel
sickness and stomach acidity. Mugwort is thought to be effective
in treating a wide range of parasitic infections, such as tapeworm,
roundworm and thread-worm. It is also considered effective against
parasites like ring worms that infect the skin. Botanical Name: