Archive for January, 2013

Jamaica Dogwood (Piscidia Erythrina)

jamaica dogwoodJamaica dogwood (Piscidia erythrina) is a medicinal plant known also in some localities as Fishfuddle or Florida fishpoison tree. It is a middle-size tropical tree which growth in its natural habitat in southern areas of the United States (Florida, Texas, California, etc.), as well as in Mexico, Panama, Cuba and other countries of the Carribean region. It si well known, first of all, due to excellent sedative effects, and ancient ingenious tribes in North America used to apply Jamaica dogwood extracts in order to sedate fish in the rivers so it would be caught easily. The first scientists from the West started studying the properties of Jamaica dogwood only in the 19th century, and it became known as an excellent natural nervine and headache relief. In modern times, this medicinal plan is used for a variety of health benefits and therapeutic properties, mist of which is described in the list below. (more…)

Flaxseed (Linum Usitatissimum)

Flaxseed Oil BenefitsFlaxseed, or seed of flax plant (Linum Usitatissimum) known also as lineseed or common flax, are considered very valuable natural remedy and natural nutrient sourcs which has been know for many centuries. It originates from the Mediterranean region and the Middle East, but nowadays flaxseed products are used by people around the globe since this plant is being extensively cultivated everywhere. Flaxseed benefits and therapeutic properties were very well known since the times of ancient civilization including Ancient Egypt, Byzantine and ancient Ethiopia. Flax is very extensively used as fiber crop for producing a natural strong fabric mainly used for linen and light clothes. It is also known as an ornamental plant, but certainly, flaxseed and flaxseed products are primarily valued for their being rich in natural nutrients, including fiber, minerals like manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, and others, vitamins B complex, and especially omega 3 fatty acids which are absolutely essential for our good health. (more…)