St John’s Wort – Genus Hypericum

St John’s wort is a shrub-like perennial herb with bright yellow flowers that is native to Europe, western Asia, and northern Africa. Common St John’s wort is a flowering plant species of the genus Hypericum. It is a medicinal herb with antidepressant properties and potential antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, it… Read More St John’s Wort – Genus Hypericum

Evening Primrose Oil

Evening Primrose Oil is a natural herbal supplement derived from the seed of the evening primrose plant (there are about 145 different species in the genus Oenothera). Oenothera plants contain fatty acids that are metabolized to prostaglandins which have anti-inflammatory and pain relieving effects..  In foods, evening primrose oil is used as a dietary source of… Read More Evening Primrose Oil

Witch Hazel

What is Witch Hazel? Witch hazel is a deciduous bush or small tree reaching about 6 m in height found in damp woods throughout most of North America. It is a topical astringent derived from the bark and leaves of Hamamelis virginiana, the common or North American witch-hazel shrub. The leaf, bark, and twigs are… Read More Witch Hazel

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils from plants for healing. The natural oils extracted from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots or other parts of a plant to enhance psychological and physical well-being. From term Aromatherapy, it sound as if these oils are inhaled only, in Aromatherapy, these oils can also be massaged into the… Read More Aromatherapy