Category Archive: Medical Herb Database

Medical Herb & Supplement Database

5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan)

5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan)

5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan) is a type of chemical and naturally amino acid that is a by-product of L-tryptophan. 5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan) is sometimes used as a natural medicine, home remedy, homeopathic dietary supplement, naturopathic medicine, and alternative medicine due to its potential health benefits. Other names for 5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan) include: 5HTP, L-5 Hydroxytryptophane, and Oxitriptan.   Health …

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Acai

acai

Acai (pronounced ah-sigh-EE) also known as Euterpe oleracea or Amazonian palm berry is a fruit produced from the acai palm tree, which is native to Central & S. America. The Acai herb is a used in a number of home remedies. The palm tree in which they are cultivated is from the genus Eterpe. These …

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Alfalfa

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Alfalfa is a medical herb; people tend to use the sprout, seed, and leaf portions of the plant to produce medicine, natural cures, and home remedies. It is a generally used to improve one’s health and general well-being. Alfalfa is known to be a kind of flowering plant of the Fabacae pea family. The plant …

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Aloe

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Aloe Vera medicinal value and medical practice can be traced back for thousands of years. It is of course used as a home remedy, natural cure, and alternative medicine to this day. Over 5000 years ago the herb was used in Egypt, evidence of which can be found in various carvings throughout the region. In …

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Aloe Vera

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Aloe Vera medicinal value and medical practice can be traced back for thousands of years. It is of course used as a home remedy, natural cure, and alternative medicine to this day. Over 5000 years ago the herb was used in Egypt, evidence of which can be found in various carvings throughout the region. In …

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American Ginseng

American Ginseng

American ginseng is a type of herb and perennial plant within the ivy family. American ginseng is a common herbal medicine in China. It is native to China and eastern parts of N. America. American ginseng is a fairly common herbal dietary supplement, holistic homeopathic medicine, alternative medicine, natural remedy, and home remedy due to …

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Aristolochic Acid

Aristolochic Acids

What is Aristolochic Acid? Well, Aristolochic Acids are of course in the acid family, and they can be found in the natural world in the Aristolochia and Asarum plants. These are native plants in North America and other places around the globe. Aristolochic acids are in the carcinogenic, nephrotoxic, and mutagenic family. These types of …

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Asian Ginseng

Asian ginseng

Asian Ginseng is a native herb in eastern countries such as Korea and China. Common names of the herb include: Chinese ginseng, Asiatic ginseng, and Korean ginseng. It has been used as a home remedy in alternative medicine for ages and ages. Its medicinal use has been recorded for hundreds and hundreds of years for …

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Astragalus

Astragalus

Astragalus is a medical herb that is native to China. It has been used as a home remedy for hundreds of years in traditional medicine in China. Astragalus is a natural remedy that is also known as bei qi, hwanggi, ogi, milkvetch, and huang qi. It is in a large genus that includes approximately three …

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Bacillus coagulans

Bacillus coagulans

Unlike the most of this data base, Bacillus coagulans is actually a type of bacteria. Contrary to common belief, not all bacteria are bad. Bacillus coagulans is a type of probiotic. Probiotics are considered a beneficial type of bacteria. This lactic acid-forming bacterial species is often used as a home remedy. It is considered to …

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Belladonna

Belladonna

Belladonna is a type of plant in which its home remedies, alternative medicine, and herbal cures are produced by its leaves & roots. Other names for Belladonna include: Atropa belladonna, Devil’s Berries, Deadly Nightshade, and Death Cherries. The herb is within the Solanaceae family. It is native to North Africa, West Asia, and Europe. As …

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Beta-carotene

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Beta-carotene is a kind of carotenoids that is of the orange, red, and yellow pigments. Beta-carotene is an organic compound it can be classified chemically as a type of hydrocarbon (terpenoid). Often used as in home remedies, herbal medicines, and alternative cures. Efficiency absorption rate of beta-carotene is approximately 15 percent. Beta-carotene is a common …

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Bifidobacteria

Bifidobacteria

Bifidobacteria can be used as a type of probiotic. It is a type of bacteria that is beneficial, but resides in the intestines gastrointestinal tract, vagina, and mouth of many mammals. They are often grown in laboratories and produced as supplements and home remedies. Bifidobacteria is of the genus Grampositive, non-motile, anaerobic bacteria. Bifidobacteria is …

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Bilberry

Bilberry

Bilberry is a type of fruit that is sometimes used in various types of home remedies, alternative medicines, herb supplements, vitamin mixes, organic products, and herbal cures. It is also known as the European blueberry, huckleberry, myrtle blueberry, windberry, wimberry, winberry, hurts, whinberry, blueberry, fraughan, black-hearts and whortleberry. Its name in Latin is Vaccinium myrtillus …

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Biotin (Vitamin H & Coenzyme R)

Biotin

Biotin a.k.a. Vitamin H & Coenzyme R is a type of vitamin that can be common in a myriad number of foods. It is known to be a type of B-complex vitamin (B7). In the production of fatty acids and the growth of cells, Biotin is a necessary component. Biotin is often used as a …

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Bitter Orange

Bitter orange

Bitter orange is a type a fruit that is native to the East African and tropic Asiatic countries. The Latin name of this potential home remedy is Citrus aurantium. It is grown and harvested throughout the world, including the United States. The tree from which this orange is grown has leaves in which its oil …

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Black Cohosh

Black Cohosh

Black Cohosh is a herb native to the United States. It is sometimes used as a home remedy, herbal cure, alternative medicine or dietary supplement. Other common names include: black snakeroot, bugwort, rattleweed, macrotys, bugbane, black bugbane, and fairy candle. Latin names for Black Cohosh include: Actaea racemosa and Cimicifuga racemosa. Black Cohosh is in …

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Black psyllium

Black psyllium

Black psyllium is a type of herb that is prevalent throughout the globe. People often use the seed of this weed to produce a variety of herb supplements, natural medicines, alternative medicinal treatements, home remedies, and dietary supplements to cure a multitude of different maladies. Black psyllim is in the genus Plantago and other common …

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Black tea

Black tea

Black tea is a product made from a type of herb or plant. Black tea is particularly popular as a means of losing weight and in sometimes added to products that are marketed as weight loss products. The plant in which black tea is produced is called the Camellia sinesis plant. People often use the …

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Bladderwrack

Bladderwrack

Bladderwrack, as known as, Fucus vesiculosus, is a type of seasweed that is common to the coastal regions of the North and West Baltic Seas; plus the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. People often use bladderwrack to produce home remedies, health products, vitamin, dietary, and herbal supplements, natural cures for various things, and alternative medicines. Other …

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Blessed Thistle

Blessed thistle

Blessed thistle is a type of herb or plant that was once the sole species of the genus Cnicus, but is now classified as Centaurea benedicta. Blessed thistle has been used as a dietary / herbal supplement, home remedy, alternative medicine, and natural cure for a number of different diseases. Historically, Blessed thistle was used …

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Blond psyllium

Blond psyllium

Blond psyllium is a type of herb; its seeds and husk are often times used in home remedies, herbal cures, and in natural & alternative medicines. It is a kind of medicinal plant that is native the western and southern regions of Asia. This species of herb was also introduced to the United States and …

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Blue-green algae

Blue-green algae

Blue-green algae (also known as Cyanobacteria) are a group of plant organisms commonly found in salt water and in some of the larger fresh water lakes as well. Blue-green algae are in the phylum of bacteria that tends to get its energy via photosynthesis. Blue-green algae is sometimes used as a natural cure, home remedy, …

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Blueberry

Blueberry

Blueberry is a type of flowering plant that is in the genus Vaccinium (other plants that are in this genus include the bilberry and cranberry). People sometimes used the fruit and leaf portions of this plant to produce various alternative medicines, herbal cures, home remedies, and herbal & vitamin supplements. The taste of the blueberry …

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Boron

Boron

Boron is a chemical, mineral element, and type of metalloid. Boron can commonly be found in a variety of foods and in the general environment. People sometimes take boron as a natural cure, herbal & vitamin supplement, home remedy, health product and alternative medicine for a whole host of different ailments. Other names for boron …

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Bovine and Shark Cartilage

Bovine and Shark Cartilage

Bovine and Shark Cartilage is a tough and flexible connective tissue. There have been a number of studies done on the legitimacy of bovine and shark cartilage as a home remedy, alternative medicine, holistic medicine, and naturopathic cure for cancer and other diseases. These studies date back to over three decades. Some have claimed that …

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Bromelain

Bromelain

Bromelain is an enzyme that is extracted from the stem component of pineapples. It has historically been used as a folk remedy, but has been used in modern times as an alternative medicine, home remedy, herbal supplement and cure for various ailments, and natural treatment as well. Two different enzyme extracts can be referred to as …

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Calcium

Calcium

Calcium is a chemical element and mineral it is an essential component of bones. Calcium can be found in a multitude of different foods. It is essential for maintaining strong bones and for the body to function to its peak level. Calcium is a vital component of nerves, heart, and blood systems. For living organisms, …

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Calendula

Calendula

Calendula is a type of plant in the family Asteracae (daisy family). Calendula is said to have some medicinal value and thus has been used to produce home remedies, homeopathic health products, herbal cures, and alternative medicines. Calendula is native to the eastern regions of Macaronesia to the Mediterranean area. The flower is used for …

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Cancell / Cantron / Protecel

Cancell Cantron Protocel

Cancell is a liquid mixture that purportedly is an effective alternative medical treatment for people suffering from cancer and other maladies. Cancell / Cantron / Protecel have been promoted to be an effective home remedy type herbal cure and alternative therapy for combating cancer. According to the FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration), the ingredients …

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Cassia cinnamon

Cassia cinnamon

Cassia cinnamon is a type of plant in which people make home remedies, alternative medicines, herbal cures, and homeopathic treatments with from its bark and flower. Cassia cinnamon is an evergreen tree that is native to the Southern regions of China, Uganda, Bangladesh, India, and Vietnam. It is primarily used as an aromatic. In North …

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Cat’s claw

Cat's Claw

Cat’s claw is a kind of herb that grows wildly in many parts of the globe including South and Central America. It is most prevalent in the Amazon rainforest. It is a vine that has been used in alternative medicine, herbal cures, holistic therapy, naturopathic medicine, natural medicine, home remedies, herbal supplements, and dietary supplements. …

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Chamomile (camomile)

Chamomile

Chamomile or camomile is a type of plant or herb that is in the family Asteraceae. Chamomile is sometimes used to produce health products, particularly in alternative medicine, herbal cures, homeopathic remedies, naturopathic products, natural remedies, home remedies, and other vitamin or herbal based supplements.  Other names for Chamomile include: German chamomile, Matricaria recutita, and …

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Chondroitin sulfate

Chondroitin sulfate

Chondroitin sulfate is a type of chemical that is a sulfated glycosaminoglycan (GAG). Chondroitin sulfate is a vital part of the cartilage and is able to allow cartilage to resist compression. It is the cartilage that can be found in the joint area. For osteoarthritis, aside from glucosamine, chondroitin sulfate has become a very popular …

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Chromium

Chromium

Chromium is a type of mineral, metal, and chemical element that was traditionally used by the ancient Chinese to coat weapons, but in modern times it is used as a kind of home remedy, naturopathic medicine, natural remedy, dietary vitamin supplement, and homeopathic cure for a variety of different ailments. Other names for chromium include: …

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Clove (Oil of Clove)

Clove

Clove is type of flower bud found on trees within the Myrtaceae family. These herbs that are native to the Maluku islands (Indonesia) are sometimes used to produce home remedies, natural medicines, holistic products, and homeopathic dietary supplements. They are also used to spice up various foods, particularly Indonesian, Pakistani, Indian, and Sri Lankan cuisines. …

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Coenzyme Q-10 (CoQ-10)

Coenzyme Q-10

Coenzyme Q-10 (CoQ-10) is a 1, 4-benzoquinone vitamin-like oil soluble substance and compound that forms naturally in the human body. Coenzyme Q-10 has been said to be used to help cells grow and protect them from the kind of damage that can lead to cancer. Coenzyme Q-10 is used by many as a home remedy, …

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Colloidal Silver Products

Colloidal Silver Products

Colloidal Silver Products are basically microscopic particles in a liquid solution. This home remedy, naturopathic medicine, homeopathic supplement, and health product is often times promoted as being an effective dietary supplement for treating a whole host of different illnesses. Silver is fairly well known and common element that is used to make all kinds of different …

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Cranberry

Cranberry

Cranberry is a small cluster of evergreen shrubs in the subgenus Oxycoccus in the genus Vaccinium. They grow naturally throughout N. America. They are often found in the acid bogs in other areas of the northern hemisphere as well. Cranberries are a huge commercial crop in North America and most are processed into juice, sauce, …

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Creatine

Creatine

Creatine is a type of chemical called nitrogenous organic acid that is a natural component of the human vertebrae. It is a kind of energy supply for the cells, in particular, those found in the muscles. The body produces creatine naturally, but it can also be found in a variety of different foods (such as …

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Dandelion

Dandelion

Dandelion is a type of herb. Its greens are rich in vitamin A. They have been used traditionally to make home remedies and natural cures by the Native Americans as well as the Arabians. Dandelion is also known as Taraxacum. It is in the genus of flowering plants within the Asteraceae family. They grow natively …

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Devil’s Claw

Devil's Claw

Devil’s Claw (also known as Harpagophytum procumbens) is a type of herb in the sesame family. It is native to the South African region. People make all sorts of home remedies, natural cures, alternative medicines, and homeopathic treatments with devil’s claw. The large tuberous root parts of the plant are often used in naturopathic medicine …

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DHEA (5-Dehydroepiandrosterone)

DHEA

DHEA (also known as 5-Dehydroepiandrosterone) is a naturally produced hormone in the human body. The adrenal glands produce DHEA as a vital secretory steroidal product. The human brain and the gonads are also able to produce DHEA. It has been made in labs from the chemicals in soy and wild yam to produce various home …

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Dong quai

Dong quai

Dong quai is a kind of plant or herb in the Apiaceae family. Dong quai is native to China. It is widely used in traditional Chinese medicine as a home remedy to cure ailments such as: fatigue, gynecological problems, high blood pressure, and mild anemia. Other names for Dong quai include: Angelica China, Ligustilides, Ferulic …

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Echinacea

Echinacea

Echinacea is a type of herb or flowering plant in the herbaceous genus and Asteraceae family. Often, people use Echinacea to produce various natural health products, home remedies, homeopathic cures, alternative medicines, herbal vitamin supplements, and naturopathic remedies. The most well-known and traditional use of is as a preventative home remedy against the common cold. …

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Elderberry

Elderberry

Elderberry (European Elderberry) is a type of tree native to Asia, Africa, Europe, and other temperate and sub-tropic regions around the world. Elderberry is in the There are many types of Elderberry, however, the European elder is the one that is most commonly used to produce natural medicines, home remedies, homeopathic cures, herbal dietary supplements, …

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Essiac and Flor Essence

Essiac Flor-Essence

Essiac and Flor Essence are herbal tea mixtures that are marketed as a treatment for those suffering with some form of cancer. Essiac and Flor Essence are often times considered a home remedy, naturopathic cure for cancer, homeopathic medicine, natural medicine, or herbal supplement that may be said to boost immunity and have some kind …

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Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus is a type of flowering tree in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae. Many species of the Eucalyptus plant is native to Australia, but a few are also native to New Guinea, the Philippines and Indonesia. Eucalyptus has gained some attention as being a good source of wood, cleaning oil, and insecticide due to its quick …

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European Mistletoe

European Mistletoe

European mistletoe (Viscum album L.) is a type of semi-parasitic plant in the order Santalales that is native to the more temperate parts of the world (Great Britain and other parts of Europe). European mistletoe tends to grow most abundantly on the branches of a tree where it absorbs nutritional energy from the host shrub …

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Evening Primrose Oil

Evening Primrose Oil

Evening Primrose Oil is a type of oil that is produced from evening primrose plant seeds. Evening primrose is a type of plant that is native to northern parts of the Unites States, but it grows elsewhere all over the globe. Even primrose oil is often times used to produce various natural medicines, alternative medicines, …

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Fenugreek

Fenugreek

Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) is a type of herb or plant found in the Fabaceae family. It is also known as methi in Hindi. Fenugreek herb is sometimes used as a natural remedy, herbal dietary supplement, home remedy, homeopathic cure, natural medicine, and alternative medicine. Of the large number of countries that produce fenugreek, India is …

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Feverfew

Feverfew

Feverfew is a type of plant or medicinal herb that is native to Eurasia. Feverfew is often times used as a natural remedy, alternative medicine, home remedy, homeopathic health product, naturopathic medicine, and herbal dietary supplement to treat a variety of different medical conditions. Other names for feverfew include: bachelor’s buttons, featherfew, Tanacetum parthenium, and …

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Fish Oil

Fish oil

Fish oil (omega-3 fatty acids) is a type of oil that can only be found from certain types of fish and it can only be obtained by the consumption of such a fish or by consuming a supplement that contains fish oil. Fish oil is a popular supplement because they are high in omega-3 fatty …

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Flaxseed and Flaxseed Oil

Flax seed and flax seed oil

Flaxseed and flaxseed oil are often times used to make a wide range of alternative medicines, natural cures, home remedies, holistic & homeopathic treatments, naturopathic medicines, and herbal dietary supplements. Flaxseed is derived from a plant called Linum usitatissimum in the genus Linum; family Linaceae. Flaxseed is native to India, some parts of the Mediterranean, …

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Folic acid (folate)

Folic acid (folate)

Folic acid (folate) is a form of water-soluble B vitamin (B9) that can be found naturally in foods (folate) or can be synthesized in a laboratory (folic acid). Folic acid (folate) is often times used as a home remedy, holistic medicine, vitamin dietary supplement, and natural medicine to treat a wide range of medical conditions. …

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Garlic (Allium sativum)

Garlic

Garlic (Allium sativum) is an herb that is a species of plant within the onion genus, Allium. Garlic is a native herb to central Asia and is best known as a culinary flavoring agent. Garlic is also said to have multitude of health benefits as a home remedy, herbal cure, homeopathic medicine, alternative medicine, nutritional …

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Ginger

Ginger

Ginger is an herb and tropical plant that is the rhizome of Zingibar officinale in the genus Zingiberaceae and family Zingiberaceae. Ginger is native to East Africa, South Asia, the Caribbean, and other parts of the world. Ginger is said to be a type of Asian medicine that may have a multitude of health benefits …

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Ginkgo (Gingko Biloba)

Ginkgo (Gingko Biloba)

Ginkgo (Gingko Biloba) is a type of herb that can be found on a really old type of tree in known as the Maidenhair Tree. Ginkgo biloba is said to have a wide range of health benefits. The extract of ginkgo biloba is often times used to produce homeopathic medicines, herbal dietary supplements, naturopathic medications, …

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Glucosamine hydrochloride

Glucosamine hydrochloride

Glucosamine hydrochloride is an amino sugar most commonly made from seashells or in a lab. Glucosamine hydrochloride is commonly known for treating osteoarthritis. Glucosamine hydrochloride is often used a natural medicine, alternative medicine, organic health product, holistic homeopathic medicine, home remedy, and naturopathic medicine. Glucosamine hydrochloride is one of the most popular dietary supplements in …

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Glucosamine sulfate

Glucosamine sulfate

Glucosamine sulfate is a chemical that forms naturally in the human body. Glucosamine sulfate is a component in the fluid that can be found in the joints of the body. Glucosamine sulfate is often times used as a natural medicine, home remedy, homeopathic treatment, and naturopathic medicine. Glucosamine sulfate can also be found elsewhere naturally …

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Goldenseal

Goldenseal

Goldenseal is an orangeroot perennial herb in the Ranunculaceae buttercup family that is native to North America. It has become an endangered species of plant in the United States to due being overharvested. Goldenseal has been said to have a wide range of health benefits and is often taken as a natural medicine, homeopathic holistic …

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Grape Seed Extract

Grape Seed Extract

Grape Seed Extract (Vitis vinifera) is an extract taken from grape seeds. The medicinal uses of grape seed extract as a home remedy, homeopathic holistic medicine, herbal health product, naturopathic medicine, and natural alternative medicine dates back to the ancient Greeks. Grape Seed Extract health benefits stems from its high concentrations of linoleic acid, vitamin …

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Green Tea

Green Tea

Green Tea, like most teas, is produced from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. Fresh lives from the plant are steamed to produce green tea. The Chinese were the first to produce Green tea and has subsequently been made more popular in the western world. Green tea is often times used as a home …

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Hawthorn

Hawthorn

Hawthorn is an herb, shrub, or small tree found in the Rosaceae family. Hawthorn is native to Europe, N. America, Asia, and other temperate regions in the Northern Hemisphere. Hawthorn’s other names include: English hawthorn harthorne, and Crataegus laevigata, and Crataegus monogyna. Hawthorn is a herb that people often use to make homeopathic holistic medicines, …

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Hoodia

Hoodia

Hoodia is an herb and cactus-like plant in the genus of flowering plants in the family Apocynaceae; subfamily Asclepiadoideae. Hoodia is sometimes taken as a home remedy, herbal dietary supplement, holistic homeopathic medicine, alternative medicine, and natural remedy. Hoodia also goes by the name of Kalahari cactus and Xhoba.   Health Benefits of Hoodia   …

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Horse Chestnut

Horse Chestnut

Horse Chestnut is a plant; its tree is a deciduous tree that is native to the Balkan Mountains in the southeastern regions of Europe as well as Albania, Greece, Serbia, Bulgaria, and the Republic of Macedonia. People often use its seed, flower, leaves, and bark, to produce a wide range of holistic homeopathic medicines, herbal …

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Horsetail

Horsetail

Horsetail is a plant or herb in the genus of vascular plants in the family Equisetaceae. Horsetail has often been used to produce a wide range of holistic homeopathic medicines, herbal health products, alternative medicines, naturopathic cures, home remedies, and natural medicines. It is considered a living fossil due to the fact that it appears …

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Hydrazine sulfate

Hydrazine sulfate

Hydrazine sulfate is a chemical compound that is a salt of hydrazine and sulfuric acid. It also goes by the name of Sehydrin. Hydrazine sulfate has some health benefits and is most well-known for being used as an alternative medicine, homeopathic treatment, natural remedy, naturopathic medicine, and home remedy to treat anorexia and cachexia. It …

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Iron (supplements)

Iron (vitamin dietary supplement)

Iron is a mineral and what of the most common metals found on Earth. It is a vital part of most life and the enzymes and proteins necessary for humans to maintain their health. Iron as a dietary supplement has a wide range of health benefits and is therefore often used as a home remedy, …

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Kava (kavalactones)

Kava (kavalactones)

Kava (kavalactones) is an herb and plant that is found in the western Pacific and is in the pepper family. The root of the herb is used to make a variety of different home remedies, herbal dietary supplements, natural medicines, homeopathic holistic health products, and home remedies. Kava has been banned in many countries such …

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L-arginine

L-arginine

L-arginine is an amino acid that is necessary for protein building in the human body. L-arginine is found in various kinds of food in the human diet such as meat, fish, and dairy. L-arginine has also been synthesized in labs to produce various home remedies, natural medicines, herbal dietary supplements, naturopathic heath products, homeopathic medicines, …

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Lactobacillus

Lactobacillus

Lactobacillus is a type of bacteria called Doderlein’s bacillus. It is in the genus microaerophilic and is found in the gastrointestinal tract and vagina in the human body. Though Lactobacillus is a bacterium it is what is known as friendly bacteria. Lactobacillus is often used as a home remedy, herbal dietary supplement, naturopathic medicine, natural …

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Laetrile Amygdalin

Laetrile Amygdalin

Laetrile/Amygdalin is a compound or possesses a compound called glycoside that has been isolated from a seed that comes from a tree called Prunus dulcis (bitter almonds). Laetrile/Amygdalin has been used as a home remedy, herbal dietary supplement, holistic homeopathic health product, natural remedy, and alternative medicine for its supposed health benefits. Amygdalin is found …

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Lavender

Lavender

Lavender is a type of plant or herb found in the genus of flowering plants in the Lamiaceae family (mint). Lavender is native to the Mediterranean. Lavender has health benefits and has been used as a home remedy, homeopathic medicine, alternative medicine, natural remedy, and herbal dietary supplement for a variety of health purposes as …

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Licorice (Liquorice)

Licorice Liquorice (Root)

Licorice (Liquorice) is the root of Glycyyrhiza glabra most commonly found in Turkey, Greece, and all around Asia. Licorice is a legume and an herbaceous perennial plant. Licorice root contains a compound called glycyrrhizic acid and it is used to treat a number of different health conditions. People often times use Licorice (Liquorice) as an …

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Lycium (wolfberry, goji berry, and boxthorn)

Lycium (Goji berry, Boxthorn, Wolfberry)

Lycium (also known as wolfberry, goji berry, and boxthorn) is a plant and herb that is native to China. Lycium (goji berry) is in the genus that is in the Solanaceae nightshade family. Gogi is the more common name used in America popularized by juices and dried berries manufactured in the United States. Lycium (goji …

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Lycopene

Lycopene

Lycopene is a natural chemical and carotene pigment that is commonly found in fruits and vegetables that are red. Lycopene can be found in tomatoes, apricots, watermelons, pink grapefruits, and other red fruits and vegetables. Its strong red color are said to be useful as a food coloring. Lycopene’s red color also gives it antioxidant …

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Magnesium

Magnesium

Magnesium is a chemical element and mineral that is one of the most commonly found in the human body. Magnesium, due to its health benefits, is sometimes used as a health remedy, natural medicine, alternative medicine, homeopathic remedy, and naturopathic medicine. Magnesium has been noted as tasting sour and is a common additive to fertilizers. …

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Manganese

Manganese

Manganese is a type of chemical element and mineral that can be found in a variety of different food such as seeds, nuts, legumes, whole grain, vegetables, and tea. Manganese is often times used as a home remedy, natural medicine, homeopathic holistic remedy, vitamin dietary supplement, and naturopathic medicine for its health benefits. Manganese is …

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Melatonin

Melatonin

Melatonin is a type of chemical compound and hormone that is naturally found in human beings and other animals, microbes, and plants. Melatonin can be synthesized in labs and used in various kinds of home remedies, natural medicines, homeopathic holistic health products, and alternative medicines due to their health benefits. Other names for melatonin include: …

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Milk Thistle

Milk Thistle

Milk thistle is an herb and plant that is in the Silybum Adans genus in the family Asteraceae. Its seeds have potential health benefits are commonly used to make home remedies, homeopathic medicines, herbal dietary supplements, naturopathic medicines, alternative medicines, and natural remedies for a variety of health reason, but for liver conditions in particular. …

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Mistletoes (mistletoe extract)

Mistletoe Extracts

Mistletoes (mistletoe extract) are an obligate hemi-parasitic plant in the order Santalales. They are known to attach themselves to a host plant and with a haustorium and absorb nutrients from it. Mistletoe extract has been used for ages as a home remedy, alternative medicine, holistic homeopathic medicine, herbal dietary supplement, and natural medicine for its …

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Niacin & niacinamide (Vitamin B3)

Niacin and niacinamide (Vitamin B3)

Niacin and niacinamide are organic compounds that are forms of Vitamin B3. Many different types of foods naturally contain Vitamin B3 such as fish, meat, yeast, and grains. It has been used for decades as natural medicine, home remedy, homeopathic medicine, naturopathic remedy, and alternative medicine to increase HDL levels in the blood. Raising HDL …

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Noni

Noni

Noni is a small evergreen tree in the coffee family, Rubiaceae that is native to India, Australia and Southeast Asia. Traditionally, noni was used as a clothing dye in Polynesia. Noni was also used as a natural medicine, home remedy, alternative medicine, naturopathic homeopathic medicine, and herbal dietary supplement. Historically, noni was prepared topically as …

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Oral probiotics

Oral Probiotics

Oral probiotics are bacteria that are considered beneficial and roughly equivalent to the type of friendly bacteria found in the human body. Bifidobacteria and lactic acid bacteria are the types of microbes most commonly found in probiotics. Other types of “friendly bacteria” that may be found in oral probiotics are bacilli and yeast. Some foods …

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Panax ginseng

Panax ginseng

Panax ginseng is a slow growing perennial plant in the genus Panax; family Araliaceae. Panax ginseng is said to have a number of health benefits as a home remedy, herbal medicine, holistic health product, naturopathic medicine, alternative medicine, and natural medicine. Panax ginseng is native to some countries in the Northern Hemisphere such as Korea, …

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Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5)

Pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5)

Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) is a water-soluble vitamin. Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) is a vital nutrient that many animals need to metabolize carbs, fats, coenzyme-A and proteins. Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) is often used to produce various home remedies, natural medicines, naturopathic homeopathic health products, and alternative medicine for their health benefits. Pantothenic acid (vitamin …

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Passionflower (passiflora)

Passionflower (passiflora)

Passionflower (passiflora) is a type of plant and passion flower in the genus of flowering plants of family Passilforaceae. Due to its potential health benefits, people use passionflower to produce various kinds of home remedies, natural medicines, herbal dietary supplements, alterhnative medicines, and homeopathic naturopathic health products. It has also been used recreationally for smoking …

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PC-SPES

PC-SPES

PC-SPES is a combination of eight different herbs that is marketed as an herbal dietary supplement to treat a variety of health problems associated with the prostate. The herbs contained within the natural medicine called PC-SPECS include: Licorice, Isatis, Chrysanthemum flowers, Saw palmetto, Baikal skullcap, Reishi mushroom, Ginseng, and Rabdosia rubescens. Due to its possible …

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Pennyroyal

pennyroyal

Pennyroyal refers to plants in the Lamiaceae family of mint plants. A spearmint-like flagrance can be produced when pennyroyal is crushed. Historically, pennyroyal has been used as a source of oil. It was also used by the ancient Romans and Greeks to flavor wine and as an herb to flavor various dishes. Pennyroyal has been …

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Peppermint (peppermint oil)

Peppermint (peppermint oil)

Peppermint (peppermint oil) is a type of hybrid mint plant similar to spearmint and watermint. Peppermint is native to Europe but has spread throughout the world. Peppermint is often used as a home remedy, herbal dietary supplement, natural medicine, and homeopathic medicine due to its health benefits. Other names for peppermint include: Bo He, Chinese …

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Phosphate salt

Phosphate salts

Phosphate salt is an inorganic chemical that is a combination of salts & minerals and phosphate. Phosphate salts are typically mined and obtained to use for various purposes in industry and agriculture. Phosphate salts are sometimes used to produce various home remedies, natural medicines, naturopathic holistic health products, and homeopathic alternative medicines. A wide range …

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Pomegranate

Pomegranate

Pomegranate is a shrub, herb, or small tree that is native to Iran. Due to its potential health benefits, pomegranate is often used to produce various natural medicines, home remedies, herbal dietary supplements, homeopathic medicine, naturopathic remedies, and alternative medicines. Pomegranates are often used in culinary to make various dishes like a Persian soup called …

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Propolis

Propolis

Propolis is a resin-like mixture that can be found from buds the honey bees often collect. Bees often use propolis as a sealing agent to cover open gaps in the hive. Due to its potential health benefits, propolis is often times used as a home remedy, natural medicine, alternative medicine, and homeopathic naturopathic medicine. Other …

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Pycnogenol

Pycnogenol

Pycnogenol (proanthocyanidins) is a product that has ingredients that originate from the pine bark of the Pinus pinaster tree, as well as peanut skins, witch hazel bark, pine needle and grape seeds. Their chemical compositions are a subgroup of the flavonoid class of polyphenols. Pycnogenol is thought to have health benefits and is thus used …

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Pyridoxine (vitamin B6)

Pyridoxine

Pyridoxine (vitamin B6) is a type of vitamin that can be found in a variety of different foods such as eggs, beans, meat, and cereals. Pyridoxine (vitamin B6) has health benefits and is often used as a home remedy, natural medicine, homeopathic medicine, alternative medicine, naturopathic medicine, and vitamin dietary supplement as a result. Pyridoxine …

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Red clover

Red Clover

Red clover is a species of flower and herb in the legumes family of plants that is native to West Asia, Europe, and northwest Africa. Due to their potential health benefits red clover is often times used as a natural medicine, home remedy, naturopathic medicine, homeopathic remedy, and herbal dietary supplement. Other names for red …

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Red yeast rice

Red Yeast Rice

Red yeast rice is a type of rice that has been fermented with a mold called Monacus purpureus yeast to yield reddish colored rice. Red yeast rice has sometimes been used as a home remedy, natural medicine, naturopathic homeopathic health product, alternative medicine, and herbal dietary supplement due to their possible health benefits. Other names …

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Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)

Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)

Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) is a type of nutrient and vitamin that plays a vital role in the maintenance of proper functions in humans and other animals that is required by all flavoproteins. Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) is a critical nutrient for metabolism. Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) is often used as a home remedy, natural medicine, homeopathic medicine, …

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Roman chamomile

Roman chamomile

Roman chamomile is a kind of low perennial plant that is native to North America, Europe, and Argentina. People sometimes use Roman chamomile to produce home remedies, natural medicines, herbal dietary supplements, naturopathic medicines, homeopathic medicines, and alternative medicines. People sometimes use Roman chamomile to flavor foods as well as to produce various perfumes, tisanes, …

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Saccharomyces boulardii

Saccharomyces boulardii

Saccharomyces boulardii is a type of yeast and fungus that is of a tropical strain related to the Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Saccharomyces boulardii is sometimes used as a natural medicine, herbal dietary supplement, naturopathic medicine, homeopathic remedy, holistic medicine, home remedy, and alternative medicine of its potential health benefits. Saccharomyces boulardii is native to Southeast asia …

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Sage (Salvia officinalis)

Sage (Salvia officinalis)

Sage is a type of herb or small perennial plant in the Lamiaceae family native to the Mediterranean. Sage is sometimes used to produce various types of home remedies, natural medicines, naturopathic remedies, homeopathic holistic medicines, herbal dietary supplements, and alternative medicines. Other names for sage include: black sages, common sages, broad-leafed sage, Salvia lavandulifolia, …

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SAMe (SAM-e)

SAMe (SAM-e)

SAMe (SAM-e) is a kind of cosubstrate chemical that occurs naturally in foods and the body. SAMe is often synthecized in labs to produce various home remedies, natural medicines, naturopathic homeopathic medicines, alternative medicines, and holistic medicines. Other names for SAMe include: Ademetionine, Sammy, SAM, and S-Adenosylmethionine Tosylate, S-adenosyl Methionine.   Health Benefits of SAMe …

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Saw palmetto

Saw Palmetto (extract)

Saw palmetto is a kind of herb and plant that is native to the eastern parts of the United States. Saw palmetto extract is sometimes used as a natural medicine, home remedy, naturopathic medicine, homeopathic medicine, herbal dietary supplement, and alternative medicine for its potential health benefits most commonly for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Other …

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Selected Vegetables and Sun’s Soup

Selected Vegetables & Sun's Soup

Selected Vegetables and Sun’s Soup is a product that combines certain vegetables and herbs and marketed as a herbal remedy, homeopathic dietary supplement, home remedy, natural medicine, naturopathic medicine, and alternative medicine towards those suffering from various types of cancers and other medical problems. The herbs in the mixture include mung beans, shiitake mushrooms, barbat …

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Selenium

Selenium

Selenium is a chemical element and mineral that is required in very small amounts in the body to maintain good health. Due to its potential health benefits, selenium is sometimes used as a natural medicine, herbal remedy, homeopathic dietary supplement, home remedy, alternative medicine, and naturopathic medicine. There are many commercial uses for selenium such …

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Senna

Senna

Senna is an herb and plant of the flowering plant genus of family Fabaceae. Senna is native mostly to tropical regions but a few can be found in temperate regions as well. Senna is sometimes used to produce various home remedies, herbal dietary supplements, naturopathic medicines, homeopathic remedies, alternative medicines, and holistic medicines due to …

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Shark cartilage

Shark cartilage

Shark cartilage refers to a dietary supplement that is produced from cartilage of a shark that has been powdered and dried. It is most well-known as a home remedy, natural medicine, naturopathic remedy, homeopathic medicine, and alternative medicine for cancer. It has also been purported as having health benefits for other diseases as well. Shark …

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Siberian ginseng

Siberian ginseng

Siberian ginseng is a type of herb and plant that is a species of small shrub found in the Araliaceae family. Siberian ginseng as the name would suggest is native to Siberia and other areas in Northeastern Asia. Historically it has been used as a traditional medicine in China and where it is known as …

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Soy (soybean)

Soy (Soybean)

Soy (soybean) is a plant in the legume species that is native to eastern parts of Asia and is considered a one of the staple foods of that region. Soybeans are high in protein, essential amino acids, and contain isoflavones which is a compound that may have some positive health effects for women’s health problems. …

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St John’s Wort

St. John's Wort

St John’s wort is a type of yellow flowered plant and herb in the species Hypericum perforatum that is native to the subtropic and temperate regions of the world including North America, Brazil, Europe, India, Russia, and Turkey. St John’s wort is sometimes used to produce various herbal dietary supplements, natural medicines, home remedies, alternative …

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Tea Tree Oil

Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is an essential oil that is derived from the leaves of the tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia). Tea trees are native to northeast regions of Australia and have been used historically by the aboriginals of Australia for hundreds of years. Due to its potential health benefits, Tea tree oil has been used as …

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Thiamine (vitamin B1)

Thiamine (vitamin B1)

Thiamine (vitamin B1) is a type of B-complex vitamin that is water-soluble. Thiamine (vitamin B1) is found in the diet. Foods such as yeast, beans, meat, cereal grains, and nuts naturally contain thiamine (vitamin B1). thiamine (vitamin B1) is often used as a natural medicine, home remedy, naturopathic medicine, homeopathic medicine, alternative medicine, and vitamin …

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Thunder god vine (Tripterygium wilfordii)

Thunder god vine

Thunder god vine (Tripterygium wilfordii) is a kind of herb and perennial vine that is native to Japan, China, and Korea. Historically, thunder god vine has been used for hundreds of years as a natural medicine, home remedy, naturopathic medicine, homeopathic remedy, herbal cure, and holistic medicine for treating chills, carbuncle, edema, and fever all …

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Turmeric

Turmeric

Turmeric is a kind of perennial plant and herb that is in rhizomatous herbaceous ginger family, Zingiberaceae. Turmeric is native to some parts of tropical South Asia, India, and Africa. Turmeric is sometimes used as a coloring agent for fabrics and most famously known to be a key ingredient in curry, butters, cheeses, and mustards. …

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Wild yam

Wild Yam

Wild yam is a plant and herb that is a species of a twining tuberous vine Dioscorea villosa. Wild yams are native to North America and are most commonly known for having a chemical called diosgenin. Diosgenin is used to make various forms of steroids in labs such as dehyroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and estrogen. Due to …

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Yohimbe (yohimbine)

Yohimbe (yohimbine)

Yohimbe (yohimbine) is an herb and plant native to the parts of western Africa such as Cameroon, Gabon, and Zaire. A bark off the yohimbe evergreen tree contains a chemical compound that may have aphrodisiac and stimulant properties called yohimbine. Yohimbine (yohimbe) is often used as a herbal dietary supplement, natural medicine, naturopathic remedy, homeopathic …

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Zinc

Zinc

Zinc is a chemical element, essential trace element, and nutrient that human beings require in very small amounts to maintain good health. Zinc can be found in the cells of human bodies and in zinc ore that is minable in places like Asia, Australia, and the U.S. Zinc is often times used as a natural …

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