Pokeberry; Uses/ Indications, Dosage, Side Effects

Pokeberry

Pokeberry/ Phytolacca is a genus of perennial plants native to North America, South America, and East Asia. Some members of the genus are known as pokeweeds or similar names such as pokebush, pokeberry, pokeroot or poke sallet.[rx][rx] Other names for species of Phytolacca include inkberry and ombú. The generic name is derived from the Greek word φυτόν (phyton), meaning “plant,” and the Latin word lacca, a red dye.[rx]Phytolaccatoxin and phytolaccigenin are present Read More …

Witch Hazel Uses; Indications, Dosage, Side Effects

Witch Hazel Uses

Witch Hazel Uses/ Hamamelis virginiana known as common or American witch-hazel, is a species of witch-hazel native to eastern North America, from Nova Scotia west to Minnesota, and south to central Florida to eastern Texas.[rx]  It is a small, deciduous tree growing up to 6 m (rarely to 10 m) tall, often with a dense cluster of Read More …

Camphor Oil; Uses/ Indications, Dosage, Side Effects

Camphor oil is the oil extracted from the wood of the Camphor tree Cinnamomum Camphora. Camphor oil[rx] has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties and is used for its aromatic properties, as an insect repellant, in embalming fluids, and in various topical skin preparations. Camphor is a waxy, flammable, transparent solid with Read More …