Papaya

Papaya is a native of the Caribbean and Central America.  It grows throughout America, Hawaii, and many other tropical climates throughout the world.  The green fruit, stems, and leaves are a rich source of a gummy, milky, white latex that contains the powerful enzyme Papain.  This protein-dissolving substance has not only been widely used for stomach and digestive disorders, but is included in commercial preparations as a meat tenderizer.  Papain will also attack and digest parasites in the intestine without causing injury to the intestinal...

FeverFew

Feverfew, also known as the Chrysanthemum Plant, originated in southeastern Europe and is now found all over Europe, Australia, and North America. The plant is a strongly aromatic perennial.  The medicine parts are the herb of the plant.  The actions of Feverfew’s components has shown promising benefits as an extract against migraines, inflammation, and as a fever reducer.  It can also be used externally as an antiseptic and insecticide.  Use precaution for sensitivity of the...

Hawthorn

Hawthorn is considered specifically nourishing to the cardiovascular system.  Rich bioflavonoids are present in hawthorn and may help offset the lack of bioflavonoids in typical American foods.  These bioflavonoids promote connective and cardiovascular tissue integrity.  Hawthorn flowers and leaves possess similar properties and chemistry to the Hawthorn berry.  While berries are higher in certain constituents, such as the potent antioxidants known as olioproanthocyanidins (OPC),  the flower and leaf are higher in others, such as vitexin, quercitin, and hyperoside.  Along with being used as a cardiac tonic, reported uses also include a digestive tonic. Dr. Denard, N.D., CPT   Disclaimer:  This information is for educational purposes only and are not used to treat, diagnose, and cure and diseases....

Horopito-The Ancient Herb

Horopito only grows in New Zealand.  This ancient shrub is a member of the primitive “Winteraceae” family, common to the Southern Pacific.  Horopito has a long history of medical use by the New Zealand’s indigenous Maori population.  The leaves were bruised, steeped in water and used for skin diseases, tooth aches, and venereal diseases. Horopito has strong anti-fungal activity against the yeast Candida albicans.  The activity of polygodial from the extract was compared to that of “Amphotericin B” and found to be strong and faster acting against Candida.  Today, this red coloration and pungent taste has been put into a tasteless gel-capsuled form to be easily consumed. Dr. Denard, N.D., CPT   Disclaimer:  This information is for educational purposes only and is not used to treat, diagnose, and cure any diseases....

Milk Thistle

Milk Thistle, also known as Silymarins, is a reddish-purple tubular flower that is native to the Mediterranean region.  Since ancient times, Milk Thistle was used extensively for supporting the liver.  The English herbalist, Nicholas Culpeper (1650), claimed it was effective for supporting repair and strengthening of the liver.  Today, clinical studies have demonstrated that this herb provides powerful antioxidant protection from free radicals and other toxins that normally enter into the liver, and also helps to support healthy cholesterol synthesis by the liver.  In addition, limited research also suggest that it may maintain normal kidney and immune function.  Milk Thistle extract can be taken sub-lingually or with water. Before using this herb, talk with your healthcare professional. Dr. Denard, N.D., CPT     Disclaimer:  This information is for educational purposes only and is not used to treat, diagnose, and cure any...

Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus    Also known as Blue Gum Tree. Botanical Name:  Eucalyptus globulus. Effects and reported uses: The leaves of this tree and oil distilled from the leaves have several beneficial medical effects. First, there is the antiseptic value. Although extremely potent as an antiseptic, its use is generally safe. It may be inhaled freely for sore throat and other bacterial infections of the bronchial tubes of lungs. It has also been found valuable for relief of asthma, when this is due to spasm of the bronchial tubes or swelling or inflammation of the mucous membranes of the throat or pulmonary passages. A second use for this herb is a local application for ulcers and cancerous growths. Usually ulcers are healed by preparing an application of one ounce of the powered leaves to a pint of lukewarm water, applied directly to the parts in need of treatment. When oil is extracted from the leaves, the oil may be used both internally and externally. For internal use, a dosage of from three to ten drops is sufficient for good results. A third use for the oil is in cases of fevers and in conditions of muscular spasms. A unique feature of this herb is that it causes offensive odors to cease almost immediately. This is valuable in cases of sores or other open wounds. A forth use of this herb is in cases of spasmodic throat troubles and there may be both internal and external uses of the oil or fluid extract. Great care must be taken not to excessive amounts of the oil internally as large doses may produce indigestion, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, muscular...