|Pau d’Arco (Tabebuia impetiginosa) – Was used extensively by |
the Incas to treat many diseases, including degenerative disor-
ders. Other traditional uses include dysentery, fever, sore throat,
wounds, intestinal infammation, infamed joints, circulatory dis-
orders, eczema, psoriasis and fungal infection.
Cat’s Claw (Uncaria tomentosa) – Traditionally used for degen-
erative processes; to enhance immunity; for infammatory condi-
tions, gastric ulcers, diabetes, asthma, convalescence, debility
and as an antioxidant. Cat’s Claw is also considered, in traditional
Peruvian medicine, for its tonic and restorative effect.
Conefower (Echinacea angustifolia) – Traditional therapeutic
uses have been for weakened bodily states where there is sup-
pressed or imbalanced immunity as in allergies and autoimmune
disorders; microbial infections of the digestive, respiratory and
urinary tracts; infammatory and purulent conditions including
acne and abscess.
Propolis – A brown resinous substance collected by bees from
poplar and conifer buds to seal their hives. Because of its antimi-
crobial properties, it helps to keep bee hives free of germs. Many
medicinal properties have been found in Propolis, attributing to
its ability to fght bacteria, viruses, protozoa and fungal infections
in traditional practices. Other research suggests that Propolis
may also have immunomodulatory, anticarcinogenic and anti-
Wild Indigo (Baptista tinctoria) – Traditionally used for infections
of the upper respiratory tract like tonsillitis, acute catarrhal infec-
tion, lymphadenitis, pneumonia, enfeebled circulation, mouth
ulcers, stomatitis and fevers to assist the body to resist acute or
Chaparral/Creosote Bush (Larrea tridentate) – Recognized
by herbalists to have strong antioxidant and anti-infammatory
properties. Other traditional uses include rebuilding tissue and
cleansing of the urethral tract, blood, liver and lymphatic system.
Condurango (Gonolobus condurango) – Indigenous to the Ama-
zon Rainforest, Condurango has been used by native healers as
a bitter, treating a variety of stomach and digestive disorders.
Other traditional uses include stimulating appetite, settling
indigestion associated with nervous tension and assisting with
Maidenhair Tree (Ginkgo biloba) – Used traditionally to increase
vascular function resulting in increased memory and concen-
tration. It can also be used for clearing imbalances such as
intermittent claudication, vertigo, and tinnitus. Ginkgo contains
favonoids which have been shown to scavenge free radicals and
prevent lipid peroxidation.
Poke Root (Phytolacca decandra) – Considered by herbalists to
be one of the most powerful botanical alteratives, particularly
benefcial where glands (especially the thyroid and spleen) are
hard, swollen or enlarged. It is also said to be useful for skin
conditions, hardened liver, scanty bile fow, infamed kidneys
and enlarged lymphatic glands.
Cayenne Pepper (Capsicum annuum) – The name “Capsicum”
comes from the Greek word meaning “to bite”; it is described as
the plant that bites back. Known for its stimulating properties,
Cayenne has been used extensively by herbalists as a catalyst
in many herbal formulas. Cayenne’s traditional uses range from
stimulating the fow of digestive secretions and peristalsis to
work in healing an ulcerated stomach, stimulating circulation in
all areas of the body and perhaps thinning mucus, allowing the
body to expel toxins more easily.
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