Archive for June, 2013

Cat’s Claw (Uncaria Tomentosa)

Cat's ClawCat’s claw is a popular medicinal plant, with two most commonly used species, Uncaria guianensis and Uncaria tomentosa. At that, Uncaria guianensis grows throughout Europe and is being used there for herbal preparations of various types, and Uncaria tomentosa specie is common for the North America. In the United States, Cat’s claw is considered one of the ten most popular medicinal plants used for local alternative medicine, along with chamomile, peppermint, dandelion, and others. Cat’s claw is a shrub which grows throughout South and Central America, in woody forests and opened areas. This medicinal plant has centuries of history of being used for preventing and treating a multitude of diseases, including infectious and viral ones. It is possible to use Cat’s claw extracts, infusions, or capsules, and such parts of the plant as inner bark and roots. (more…)

Feverfew (Tanacetum Parthenium)

FeverfewFeverfew (Tanacetum Parthenium) is a very well known natural remedy and medicinal herb. It has been used for may centuries around the world to treat a great variety of conditions and prevent many diseases. As a rule, leaves and flowers of this medicinal herb are used for preparing herbal infusions and other natural remedies. Feverfew is also known as Matricaria, Grande Chamomile, Santa Maria, Bachelor’s Buttons, Featherfew, Featerfoiul, Flirtwort Midsummer Daisy, Altamisa, and so on. It is a small perennial herb with beautiful flowers looking a lot like chamomiles. It is very easy to cultivate feverfew, and this wonderful plant is known and loved by many nations. In some cultures, it plays an important ornamental and decorative role. Its medicinal properties and values have been known since the times of Ancient Greece and the Roman Empire. (more…)