Artemisia Vulgaris (Damong Maria): Mugwort

Artemisia vulgari (Damong Maria), famous as mugwort, belongs to family Compositae. And, is native to Europe, Asia, and northern Africa. Mugwort’s generic name is from that of the Greek moon goddess Artemis, a patron of women. The common name may be from the old English word moughte meaning “moth.” Also, mucgwyrt, meaning “midgewort,” referring to

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Phyllanthus Niruri: The Stone-breaker

Did you know that Phyllanthus Niruri is famous as Sampa-sampalukan in the Philippines? Phyllanthus niruri (Sampa-sampalukan) or “Stone-breaker” originated in India. Furthermore, Phyllanthus niruri is a small herb distribute throughout the tropical and subtropical regions of both hemispheres. Its wide variety of phytochemicals and their pharmacological properties. Usually occurring as a winter weed throughout the

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Turmeric: The Aromatic Plant

Wondering where the famous Turmeric came from? Turmeric is an aromatic medicinal plant that is from Indians since ancient times. Records say, turmeric was grown in the forest regions of Java, Indonesia as early as 5th century AD. There are Sanskrit texts belong to 5 and 6th centuries AD describe the uses of turmeric. Turmeric

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Euphorbia hirta (Tawa-tawa): Asthma Plant

Euphorbia hirta or tawa-tawa is native to Central America. It is a very common weed of the tropics and subtropics. Also, it occurs throughout tropical Africa and also in South Africa. Euphorbia hirta (Tawa-tawa) has an infusion use as a cure for asthma and bronchitis. Therefore, it is famous as “Asthma Plant”. Euphorbia comprises about

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Uses/Effectiveness of Turmeric

Hay fever. Taking curcumin, a chemical found in turmeric. It seems to reduce hayfever symptoms such as sneezing, itching, runny nose, and congestion. Depression. Most available research shows that taking curcumin. A chemical found in turmeric. It reduces depression symptoms in people. High levels of cholesterol or other fats (lipids) in the blood (hyperlipidemia). Turmeric seems to lower

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What are the benefits of Turmeric?

Turmeric a bright yellow aromatic powder. It is obtained from the rhizome of a plant. Thus, a ginger family. Therefore, it has major benefits for your body and brain. These are the benefits of Turmeric: Turmeric Contains Bioactive Compounds. Turmeric is a spice that gives curry its yellow color. It has been used in India

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What are the benefits of Gotu kola?

What is Gotu kola? Pegged as the “herb of longevity,” is a staple in traditional Chinese. Practitioners claim the medicinal plant has the power to boost brainpower. It also heals skin issues, and promote liver. Because of its health benefits. These are the benefits of Gotu kola: It may help treat Alzheimer’s disease. How to

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What are the benefits of Tawa-Tawa?

Tawa-tawa a local name in the Philippines, english name Snake Weed. It is consider as one of the folkloric treatment for dengue. The plant was able to promote cell production. It prevents platelet destruction. The milky sap or latex of plant is highly toxic. In addition, it is an irritant to the skin. The leaves and stems are most commonly used

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