Archive for September, 2013

Cat’s Claw (Uncaria Tomentosa)

Cat's ClawCat’s Claw is a very interesting and not very well known natural remedies. It originates from Peruvian planes and is actually a vine with very strong hook-shaped claws for which it has got its memorable name. There are two most common species of this plant. One is Uncaria guianensis, the type of cat’s claw cultivated and known in Europe, and Uncaria tomentosa, the type used in both American continents. This plant has been used for centuries in national medical traditions of South American countries where Cat’s Claw is called Una de Gato. For the last decades, Cat’s Claw products have got a great popularity in the United States of America, and this natural remedy is sometimes mentioned in the list of 10 most sold herbs and herbal products. (more…)

Garlic (Allium Sativum)

GarlicSince very early epochs, the benefits of garlic are known and very highly valued. This natural remedy plays an important role in national medical traditions of hundreds of nations around the world. Garlic root is known since the times of Ancient Egypt as a natural remedy for stomach disorders, and in the Middle Ages it has been a very famous remedy to scare vampires. During the World War II, garlic was extensively used by the soldiers of Russian army to treat wounds and keep various infections at bay. In modern times, garlic has got a fame as an amazing natural remedy to prevent some common types of cancer, as well as a unique remedy for cold and other respiratory system problems. (more…)