Wood Spider; Uses/ Indications, Dosage, Side Effects

Wood Spider

Wood Spider/Harpagophytum also called wood spider and most commonly devil’s claw is a genus of plants in the sesame family, native to southern Africa. Plants of the genus owe their common name “devil’s claw” to the peculiar appearance of their hooked fruit. Several species of North American plants in genus Proboscidea and certain species of Pisonia are however also known by this name. Devil’s claw’s tuberous roots are used in folk medicine to reduce pain. Devil’s Claw, is a Read More …

Harpagophytum, Uses/ Indications, Dosage, Side Effect

Harpagophytum

Harpagophytum also called wood spider and most commonly devil’s claw is a genus of plants in the sesame family, native to southern Africa. Plants of the genus owe their common name “devil’s claw” to the peculiar appearance of their hooked fruit. Several species of North American plants in genus Proboscidea and certain species of Pisonia are however also known by this name. Devil’s claw’s tuberous roots are used in folk medicine to reduce pain. Devil’s Claw, is a genus Read More …

Devil’s Claw; Uses, Dosage, Side Effects, Interactions

Devil's claw

Devil’s claw/Harpagophytum also called grapple plant, wood spider and most commonly devil’s claw is a genus of plants in the sesame family, native to southern Africa. Plants of the genus owe their common name “devil’s claw” to the peculiar appearance of their hooked fruit. Several species of North American plants in genus Proboscidea and certain species of Pisonia are however also known by this name. Devil’s claw’s tuberous roots are used in folk medicine to reduce pain. Devil’s Claw, is a Read More …

Angoor Health Benefits, Uses, Recipes

Angoor Health Benefits

Angoor Health Benefits/Angoor is a fruit botanically a berry of the deciduous woody vines of the flowering plant genus Vitis. Grapes are known as ‘The Queen of Fruits’, and are categorized into three variants based on their color – red, green, and black/blue. This wonderful and flavorful fruit not only adds vibrancy and appeal to your food but is also very beneficial. Grapes contain immunity-boosting vitamin C, simple sugars that Read More …

Datura Stramonium; Uses/ Indications, Dosage, Side Effects

Datura stramonium

Datura stramonium (D. stramonium) is one of the widely well-known folklore medicinal herbs. The troublesome weed, D. stramonium is a plant with both poisonous and medicinal properties and has been proven to have great pharmacological potential with a great utility and usage in folklore medicine. D. stromonium has been scientifically proven to contain alkaloids, tannins, carbohydrates, and proteins. This plant has contributed various pharmacological actions Read More …

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 in many species which are poisonous to mammals if not cooked properly. However, the berries are eaten by birds, which are not affected Read More …

Fairy Candle Root; Uses/ Indications, Dosage, Side Effects

Fairy Candle Root

Fairy Candle Root/ Black snakeroot (Actaea racemosa or Cimicifuga racemosa) a member of the buttercup family, is a perennial plant which native to North America. Historical names for this plant include snakeroot, black bugbane, rattleweed, macrotys, and rheumatism weed. Black cohosh has a long history of use. Native Americans used it for its purported benefits in treating musculoskeletal pain, fever, cough, pneumonia, Read More …

Black Snakeroot; Uses/ Indications, Dosage, Side Effects

Black snakeroot

Black snakeroot (Actaea racemosa or Cimicifuga racemosa), a member of the buttercup family, is a perennial plant which native to North America. Historical names for this plant include snakeroot, black bugbane, rattleweed, macrotys, and rheumatism weed. Black cohosh has a long history of use. Native Americans used it for its purported benefits in treating musculoskeletal pain, fever, cough, pneumonia, sluggish labor, and Read More …

Black Cohosh; Uses/ Indications, Dosage, Side Effects

Black cohosh uses

Black cohosh (Actaea racemosa or Cimicifuga racemosa), a member of the buttercup family, is a perennial plant which native to North America. Historical names for this plant include snakeroot, black bugbane, rattleweed, macrotys, and rheumatism weed. Black cohosh has a long history of use. Native Americans used it for its purported benefits in treating musculoskeletal pain, fever, cough, pneumonia, sluggish labor, and Read More …

Mushroom; Nutritional Value, Uses/ Indications, Dosage

Mushroom

Mushroom/ Agaricus Muscarius is commonly known as Toad Stool, Bug Agaric, Fly agaric etc. It is a poisonous fungus growing all over the Northern Hemisphere in dry places and in summer. It looks very attractive with bright red cap flecked with pale to dark orange marks. This fungus contains several toxic compounds, the well-known is Muscarin. It acts as an intoxicant to the brain, producing more vertigo and delirium than Read More …

Capsicum; Uses/ Indications, Dosage, Side Effects

Capsicum

Capsicum annuum is a species of the plant genus Capsicum (peppers) native to southern North America and northern South America.[rx][rx] This species is the most common and extensively cultivated of the five domesticated capsicums. The species encompasses a wide variety of shapes and sizes of peppers, both mild and hot, such as bell peppers, jalapeños, New Mexico chile, and cayenne peppers. Cultivars descended from the wild American bird pepper are still 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 stems from its base. The bark is light brown, smooth, scaly, inner bark reddish purple. The branchlets are pubescent at first, later smooth, light orange-brown, marked 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 a strong aroma.[rx]It is found in the wood of the camphor laurel and also of the unrelated Kapur tree, a tall timber tree Read More …

Red Puccoon; Uses/ Indications, Dosage, Side Effects

Red Puccoon

Red Puccoon/ Bloodroot is a plant where the stem is often used to make medications. It is believed to help with many ailments, including tooth pain, headaches, skin problems, muscle, and joint pain, breathing problems, fevers, and even cancer. This is because it contains chemicals that may help with fighting bacteria and inflammation. Sanguinaria canadensis is also known as Canada puccoon,[rx] bloodwort redroot, red puccoon and Read More …

Red Root; Uses/ Indications, Dosage, Side Effects

Red Root

Red Root/ Bloodroot is a plant where the stem is often used to make medications. It is believed to help with many ailments, including tooth pain, headaches, skin problems, muscle, and joint pain, breathing problems, fevers, and even cancer. This is because it contains chemicals that may help with fighting bacteria and inflammation. Sanguinaria canadensis is also known as Canada puccoon,[rx] bloodwort redroot, red puccoon and Read More …