Flower of a European water plantain (Alisma plantago-aquatica)

Alisma Rhizome

October 15, 2018 smitsa 0

The rhizome of the European Water Plantain or more scientifically, Alisma orientale (Sam.) Juzep (also known as A. plantago-aquatica var. orientale) has been used traditionally in […]

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Euphorbia semen

September 12, 2018 smitsa 0

Euphorbia semen L. is widely cultivated as a traditional medicine. The dried, ripe seeds are used in concoctions as a diuretic, retention of phlegm, as […]

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Shakuyakukanzoto

March 12, 2018 smitsa 0

Shakuyakukanzoto (SKT) is a traditional Japanese kampo medicine, which consists of two herbal medicines, namely Paeoniae radix and Glycyrrhizae radix. SKT has been used to […]

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Butea monosperma

March 12, 2018 smitsa 0

  Butea monosperma (syn. Butea frondosa, Butea braamania and Plaso monopserma) is one of the most beautiful flowering tress anywhere in the world. It is […]

Flowering witch hazel (hamamelis) and wooden spoon with dried leaves for homemade skin care cosmetics and bath additive on a white background, closeup with selected focus, narrow depth of field

Witch Hazel Uses And Benefits

January 13, 2018 smitsa 0

Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana L.) is a valuable natural  skin care product for treating a wide range of conditions and ailments. The extracts are obtained from […]

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Canadian Willowherb

December 14, 2017 smitsa 0

The tribes of the Canadian forests have been applying Canadian Willowherb (Epilobium angustifolium) for millennia. Why ? To act as a skin cleanser, removing dirt […]

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The Silk-Cotton Tree

December 1, 2017 smitsa 0

Kapok fibre is the main product from this the silk-cotton tree. It is a downy material that surrounds the seeds. kapok is eight times lighter […]

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Justicia adhatoda

December 1, 2017 smitsa 0

Justicia adhatoda is a herb in the Acanthaceae family which has had long importance in India for the treatment of bronchial diseases and for inducing […]

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Psoralea corylifolia

December 1, 2017 smitsa 0

Psoralea corylifolia is known as Malay tea, babchi or scurf pea. It belongs to a large group of perennials and sub-shrubs in this genus which […]