Monthly Archives: May 13, 2017

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HIV

The first week of May 2017 has been an historical one in the science community and more specifically in the closely followed HIV curing research. A study that has been ongoing for a while now was able in its latest stage to ensure the complete stoppage of replication and propagation of the virus by targeting… Read more

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Vervain Verbena officinalis

Vervain is a tall, scruffy perennial herb to around 1m tall. It has opposite lobed leaves and terminal spikes of lavender flowers over a long period in summer and autumn. The leaves are not aromatic and the flowers are not perfumed. It has a bitter taste. See a picture COMMON NAMES Herb-of-the-cross, Wild Hyssop, Simpler’s… Read more

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Valerian

valerian: A perennial plant native to Europe and Asia and naturalized in North America.Valerian is a member of the Valerianaceae family.It has a distinctive odor that many find unpleasant. Scientific classification Kingdom: PlantaeOrder: DipsacalesFamily: ValerianaceaeGenus: ValerianaSpecies: V. officinalis Botanical Name: Valeriana officinalis Othernames: setwall (English), Valerianae radix (Latin), Baldrianwurzel (German), phu (Greek).,Asaroun. (arabic), Biochemical composition:… Read more

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Vanilla – Vanilla planifolia

VANILLA The Worldsflavourite Orchid Vanilla is an orchid yes it is true. There are about 60 species scattered around the globe, but most are not suitable for the production of Vanilla beans, that culinary delight which is found in delicatessens with a black, shrivelled bean in a plastic tube and carrying a very expensive price… Read more

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Uva Ursi

Name : Uva Ursi Other Names : Arberry, Bears grape, Kinnikinnick, Mealberry, Mountain box, Mountain cranberry, Red bearberry, Sagackhomi, Sandberry, Upland cranberry, Uva Ursi Parts Used : Leaves Habitat : Found in dry, sterile, sandy or gravely soil, exposed rock.Arctic to northern United States. Also found in Europe and Mexico.Found in 3,000-9,000 foot altitudes. Description… Read more

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Unicorn Root

Name : Unicorn Root, True Botanical : Aletris farinosa Other Names :Colic-root. Stargrass. Starwort. Star-root. Blazing Star. Ague-root. Aloeroot. Ague Grass. Black-root. Bitter Grass. Crow Corn. Bettie Grass. Devils Bit. Family : Haemodoraceae Parts Used : Root, dried rhizome. Habitat : North America. Found at edges of swampy or wet sandy woods, from Florida northward,… Read more

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Uma

Myths : Only mankind eats the starch from the seed and throws away the materialsnecessary for the metabolism of that starch. The mucilage of the flaxseed, obtained by boiling in water or winewas once used to give body to red wines. Cotton and flax were among the earliest substances used for clothfabric, having been found… Read more

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Therapeutic properties of essential oils

Followings are some therapeutic properties of essential oils listed by category. anesthetic cinnamon, cloves, peppermint anti-allergic chamomile, melissa anti-asthmatic cedarwood, chamomile (Roman), cypress, eucalyptus, frankincense, lavender antibiotic garlic, tea tree anti-coagulant geranium antidepressant benzoin, bergamot, carnation, clary sage, lavender, lemongrass, neroli, orange anti-dontalgic cajuput, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, peppermint, pimento anti-microbial myrrh, tagetes, thyme anti-neuralgic bay,… Read more

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Tribulus Terrestris A herb used in Indian and Chinese medicines for centuries

What is Tribulus (Tribulus Terrestris)? Tribulus terrestris is a ground-hugging plant with spiny fruit, which grows in tropical and sub-tropical climates. Tribulus terrestris has a long history of use in folk medicine. Traditionally, it has been used for a variety of reproductive conditions, such as infertility and impotence, as well as for muscle strength and… Read more

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Terminalla Arjuna

Terminalla Arjuna is a large hard wooded tree up to 25 meter high; bark grey, smooth; leaves sub-opposite, 5–14 × 2–4.5 cm., oblong or elliptic oblong, glabrous, often inequilateral, margin often crenulate, apex obtuse or sub-acute, base rounded or sometimes cordate; petioles 0.5–1.2cm; glands usually two. Flowers small, white. Fruit 2.3–3.5 cm long, fibrous woody,… Read more