Hydrastis canadensis Cherokee Indians introduced goldenseal to settlers. It was commonly used topically for eye and skin irritation and orally for infections.
In modern times, it has been popular because of the belief that it can mask illicit… Continue reading
Curcuma longa Turmeric is part of the ginger family and is native to Southeast Asia, mainly India. It has been used in Ayurveda and other forms of traditional medicine for centuries. It is also a popular ingredient in cooking… Continue reading
Hyssopus officinalis Hyssop is a beautiful flowering herb that attracts pollinators. It has medicinal and culinary properties, but the oil of the plant should not be used.
Hyssop contains pinocamphones and isopinocampheol which can be toxic… Continue reading
Ginkgo biloba Ginkgo biloba is one of the oldest surviving species of trees. It has been grown in China for more than 200 million years. For thousands of years, it has been used in Chinese traditional medicine to treat… Continue reading
Allium sativum Garlic is a member of the Liliaceae family. It is eaten as part of a Mediterranean diet.
The active ingredient is thought to be allicin which has been shown to lower cholesterol and blood pressure, have… Continue reading
Aloe Vera Aloe Vera is a succulent plant that grows well in arid desert climates. It’s been used for thousands of years in traditional medicine as a medicinal plant. It can be used as a cream, gel, ointment,… Continue reading