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Rose Tea ☸ Herbal distillates ☸ Medicine / Health

The many health benefits of rose tea include its ability to ease menstrual pains, prevent chronic disease, boost the immune system, speed healing, improve digestion, detoxify the body, relieve respiratory infections, stimulate mood and regulate your sleep cycle.

Drinking teas made from rose hip and rose petals are known to improve digestion and keep your digestive system in peak working order. Rose tea can stimulate the body’s production of bile which in turn helps our stomachs to digest food effectively.

Rose petals are a natural source of vitamin C, according to a review published in the "Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences." Vitamin C is a natural antioxidant which can block some of the damage that can result from exposure to toxins and free radicals. Such damage can lead to increased rates of aging. Vitamin C also provides support for your immune system, and it aids in the production of collagen, a protein essential for healthy skin and hair.

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Basil Leaf (Ocimum Basilicum) ☸ Plants ☸ Base / General

Basil Leaf (Ocimum Basilicum)BASE / GENERAL
Basil or Sweet Basil is a popular culinary herb botanically known as Ocimum Basilicum of the family Lamiaceae (Mint). Basil is an annual plant, which is originally from Asia before spreading to other parts of the world. Basil is a Greek word Basileus, which literally means King.

Basil is a common aromatic herb in the mint family, the same plant family as other nutrient-dense, beneficial herbs, including Mint, Oregano and Rosemary

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Basil Leaf (Ocimum Basilicum) ☸ Plants ☸ Medicine / Health

Basil Leaf (Ocimum Basilicum)MEDICINE / HEALTH
Researchers reveal that Basil contains varieties of essential oils that are rich in polyphenolic and phenolic compounds such as flavonoids and anthocyanins.

One of the key benefits of Basil is the ability to help fight free radical damage while protecting DNA structure and cells. Basil contains two important water-soluble flavonoid antioxidants, known as orientin and viceninare, which help protect white blood cells responsible for immune function, as well as cellular structures where DNA is stored.

Antioxidants found in Basil keep chromosomes from becoming altered and resulting in cell mutations and cancerous cell growth.

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Dill (Anethum Graveolens) ☸ Plants ☸ Base / General

Dill (Anethum Graveolens)BASE / GENERAL
Dill, scientifically known as Anethum Graveolens, has been used for culinary and medicinal purposes for hundreds of years. Both its seeds and the leaves can be used. Apart from giving a strong, tangy, appetizing flavor and taste, it has many medicinal properties, which mainly come from certain compounds called monoterpenes, as well as flavonoids, minerals and certain amino acids.

Depends on where it lives, Dill, has so many names. The Dill has tangy and strong flavor, which is hence makes it very familiar in culinary. The tree of Dill can be perennial or annual herb which needs lots of direct sun lights, humid and warm temperature to grow normally. 

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Dill (Anethum Graveolens) ☸ Plants ☸ Food / Cooking

Dill (Anethum Graveolens)FOOD / COOKING
Due to the strong aroma of its leaves, Dill is used to flavor a number of dishes such as soup, pickles, and fish dishes. The dried leaves are used as herb and the seeds of the plant are used as spice and to extract essential oil.

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Dill (Anethum Graveolens) ☸ Plants ☸ Medicine / Health

Dill (Anethum Graveolens)MEDICINE / HEALTH
The health benefits of Dill include its ability to boost digestion, as well as provide relief from insomnia, hiccups, diarrhea, dysentery, menstrual disorders, respiratory disorders, and various types of cancers.

It is also good for oral care and can be a powerful boost for your immune system. It can also protect you from bone degradation. It is also an anti-inflammatory substance, which means that it can protect you against arthritis.

The health benefits of Dill are derived from its organic compounds, Vitamins, and minerals. These include powerful monoterpenes like limonene, carvone, and anethofuran, as well as flavonoids like vicenin and kaempferol.

As for vitamins and minerals, it has a significant amount of Vitamin A and C, as well as trace amounts of folate, iron, and manganese.

Both the leaves and the flowers of Dill are filled with nutrients and vital medicinal compounds. Fresh leaves of anethum graveolens contain Vitamins such as Vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B9, B12 and Vitamin C.

In addition to this, it is also a good resource of fiber, calcium, potassium, iron, sodium, manganese, and copper.

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Dried Sea-Buckthorn Berries (Hippophae Rhamnoides) ☸ Plants ☸ Base / General

Dried Sea-Buckthorn Berries (Hippophae Rhamnoides)BASE / GENERAL
Hippophae is a genus of Sea-Buckthorns, deciduous shrubs in the family Elaeagnaceae. The name Sea-Buckthorn may be hyphenated to avoid confusion with the Buckthorns (Rhamnus, family Rhamnaceae). It is also referred to as Sandthorn, Sallowthorn, or Seaberry.

Hippophae Rhamnoides, the common Sea-Buckthorn, is by far the most widespread of the species in the genus, with the ranges of its eight subspecies extending from the Atlantic coasts of Europe across to northwestern Mongolia and northwestern China.

First of all, the Sea-Buckthorn berries are sweesed in juices and whan berries flash is dried in an oven until they become crunchy.

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Dried Sea-Buckthorn Berries (Hippophae Rhamnoides) ☸ Plants ☸ Medicine / Health

Dried Sea-Buckthorn Berries (Hippophae Rhamnoides)MEDICINE / HEALTH
Organic Sea-Buckthorn berries offer powerful antioxidant support for wide range of health conditions including cell mutation, skin disorders, weak immune system, burns and wounds, and degenerative diseases. Sea-Buckthorn Berries are rich in some of the most rare antioxidants in the world.

The antioxidant strength of our Organic Sea-Buckthorn Berries is in part due to the berry’s high levels of Vitamin C, carotenoids, and phenolic compounds, which assist the body in preventing harmful toxins from invading and destroying healthy cells. Sea-Buckthorn berries can protect the skin from premature aging and reduce the effects of environmental pollution.

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Sea-Buckthorn Juice (Hippophae Rhamnoides) ☸ Ingredients ☸ Base / General

Sea-Buckthorn Juice (Hippophae Rhamnoides)BASE / GENERAL
Sea-Buckthorn Juice (Hippophae Rhamnoides), the common Sea Buckthorn, is by far the most widespread of the species in the genus, with the ranges of its eight subspecies extending from the Atlantic coasts of Europe across to northwestern Mongolia and northwestern China.

Sea-Buckthorn  branches are stiff and thorny, while the leaves are of a long, thin, silver color. The berries of Sea-Buckthorn, however, are small, orange, and only found on female plants.

When the berries are pressed, the resulting Sea-Buckthorn Juice separates into three layers: on top is a thick, orange cream, in the middle, a layer containing Sea-Buckthorn's characteristic high content of saturated and polyunsaturated fats, and the bottom layer is sediment and juice. Containing fat sources applicable for cosmetic purposes, the upper two layers can be processed for skin creams and liniments, whereas the bottom layer can be used for edible products such as syrup.

In ancient times, leaves and young branches from sea buckthorn were supposedly fed as a remedy to horses to support weight gain and appearance of the coat, thus leading to the name of the genus, Hippophae derived from Hippo (Horse), and Phaos (Shining).

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Sea-Buckthorn Juice (Hippophae Rhamnoides) ☸ Ingredients ☸ Medicine / Health

Sea-Buckthorn Juice (Hippophae Rhamnoides)MEDICINE / HEALTH
The Juice from Buckthorn berries has been found to be extremely valuable in the reduction of cancer, or slowing down its spread. The organic components of Buckthorn berry have a high antioxidant content, which helps to neutralize free radicals, the dangerous byproducts of cellular metabolism. However, in the case of Sea-Buckthorn berry Juice, the anti-cancer abilities cause cell-cycle arrest, so cancer cannot progress, however, it doesn’t induce apoptosis, like many other antioxidant substances.

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Avocado Oil (Persea Gratissima) ☸ Base oils ☸ Medicine / Health

Avocado Oil (Persea Gratissima)MEDICINE / HEALTH
Almost 70% of Avocado oil consists of heart-healthy oleic acid, a monounsaturated omega-9 fatty acid. This fatty acid is also the main component of Olive oil, and believed to be partly responsible for its health benefits.

Additionally, around 12% of avocado oil is saturated fat and about 13% is polyunsaturated fat. While Avocado oil has a high omega-6 to omega-3 ratio (13:1), this shouldn't be of concern as the total amount of omega-6 is relatively low.

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Dry Rose Petals (Rosa Damascena) ☸ Ingredients ☸ Medicine / Health

Dry Rose Petals (Rosa Damascena)MEDICINE / HEALTH
As well as its high Vitamin C content, Rose Petals contains a large amount of polyphenols along with several other antioxidants like quercetin and ellagic acid.

Polyphenols are natural antioxidants which are well known for their ability to repair cellular damage and protect the body against serious illnesses including heart disease, bone weakness and cancer (To be used as tea).

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Coconut shavings (Cocos Nucifera) ☸ Ingredients ☸ Base / General

Coconut shavings (Cocos Nucifera)BASE / GENERAL
There isn't any real nutritional difference between shredded Coconut and Flaked Coconut - they're both made by the same process, but Flaked Coconut comes as larger pieces.

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Black Tea (Camellia Sinensis) ☸ Plants ☸ Base / General

Black Tea (Camellia Sinensis)BASE / GENERAL
Black Tea and Green Tea is removed from the same tree.  Camellia Sinensis Assamica is a larger-leafed varietal of the tea plant that is typically used to produce black Tea. Originating in the Assam district of India, it grows in warm, moist climates and is prolific in sub-tropical forests.

Camellia Sinensis Sinensis is a smaller-leafed variety native to China that is typically used to make green and White Teas. It evolved as a shrub growing in sunny regions with drier, cooler climates. It thrives in mountainous regions because it has a high tolerance for cold.

What makes Black Tea different from Green Tea is that during the production process, the Tea leaves are allowed to fully oxidize before they are heat-processed and dried.

During oxidation, oxygen interacts with the Tea plant’s cell walls to turn the leaves the rich dark brown to black color that black tea leaves are famous for. Oxidation alters the flavor profile of a Black Tea as well, helping add malty, fruity or even smoky notes, depending on the Tea.

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Cosmetic Pads ☸ Tools ☸ Base / General

Cosmetic PadsBASE / GENERAL
Cotton pads are pads made of cotton which are used for medical or cosmetic purposes.

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Cotton balls on sticks ☸ Tools ☸ Base / General

Cotton balls on sticksBASE / GENERAL
Cotton balls on sticks made of cotton which are used for medical or cosmetic purposes. Intended to clean very small areas.

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Castor Oil (Ricinus Communis) ☸ Base oils ☸ Medicine / Health

Castor Oil (Ricinus Communis)MEDICINE / HEALTH
Using it internally, it can heal some stomach diseases, including vomiting, and nausea. Along with the function the oil of Castor’s seed as laxative, it can overcome constipation and expedite your bowel movements.

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Castor Oil (Ricinus Communis) ☸ Base oils ☸ Beauty / Cosmetics

Castor Oil (Ricinus Communis)BEAUTY / COSMETICS
While using Castos oil externally on the skin, it will make the skin looks healthier and more radiant. Not to mention it will protect the skin from infections on open wounded skin, and strengthen immune system.

While using it on the hair, it will give the hair looks more natural, thickness, and healthier. Furthermore, it promotes the hair growth, and strong hair roots.

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Oregano Essential Oil (Origanum Compactum) ☸ Essential oils ☸ Medicine / Health

Oregano Essential Oil (Origanum Compactum)MEDICINE / HEALTH
Essential oil of Origanum compactum was analysed and its chemical composition was identified by gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (GC-MS). Among thirty two assayed constituents, carvacrol (30.53%), thymol (27.50%) and its precursor g-terpinene (18.20%) were found to be the major components.

The oil was investigated for its in vitro antibacterial activity against a panel of standard reference strains using well diffusion and broth dilution methods. In solid medium, the oil was found to be remarkably active against all tested strains except Pseudomonas which showed resistance.

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Oregano Essential Oil (Origanum Compactum) ☸ Essential oils ☸ Base / General

Oregano Essential Oil (Origanum Compactum)BASE / GENERAL
Oregano essential oil is a member of the Lamiaceae family. This essential oil and leaf are both strong herbal antibacterial agents due to the high thymol content, and has a powerful, spicy, camphor-like aroma.

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Sea-Buckthorn Oil (Hippophae Rhamnoides) ☸ Base oils ☸ Medicine / Health

Sea-Buckthorn Oil (Hippophae Rhamnoides)MEDICINE / HEALTH
Sea buckthorn oil may a great way to help reduce possible cancers that may develop in the liver thanks to its liver-cleansing effects.

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Cocoa Butter (Theobroma Cacao) ☸ Base oils ☸ Medicine / Health

Cocoa Butter (Theobroma Cacao)MEDICINE / HEALTH
Cocoa beans are a high-antioxidant food, since they contains a significant amount of polyphenol and flavanoid antioxidants. In fact, Cocoa beans themselves have been shown to be one of the greatest suppliers of polyphenols in our diets. Some of these antioxidants remain in Cocoa Butter even after it’s separated from the beans solids, which means it’s beneficial for improving immunity, lowering inflammation and improving heart health - all despite the fact it is a once-feared saturated fat.

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Lavandin Grosso Essential Oil (Lavandula x Hybrida var. Grosso) ☸ Essential oils ☸ Base / General

Lavandin Grosso Essential Oil (Lavandula x Hybrida var. Grosso)BASE / GENERAL
Lavandin Grosso is a Lavender hybrid between True lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia) and Lavender Spike (Lavandula Latifolia).  High quality organic Lavandin Grosso essential oil is grown in France and possesses a wonderful aromatic balance between herbal, floral, and camphoraceous notes.

“True” Lavender
(Lavandula Angustifolia) grows at high altitudes, while Spike Lavender (Lavandula Spica) thrives at lower altitudes on the same sunny hills in the south of France.

When these two plants flower simultaneously and cross-pollinate to create the hybrid Lavandula x  Intermedia, there are several cultivars of this hybrid that appear - namely Levandula x intermedia "Abrialis", "Grosso" , "Reydovan" and "Super". Two important advantages of these hybrids/cultivars: they are more easily grown, and they have a significantly higher yield of essential oils than True Lavenders, thus they can be considerably less costly.

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Hawthorn Blossom (Crataegus Laevigata) ☸ Plants ☸ Base / General

Hawthorn Blossom (Crataegus Laevigata)BASE / GENERAL
Botanical Name: Crataegus Laevigata;

Botanical Origin: Northern Hemisphere in Europe, Asia and North America;

Part Typically Used: Flowers, leaves, fruits;

Common name:
Thornapple, May-tree, Whitethorn, Hawberry;

Crataegus from the Greek Kratos "strength" and Akis "Sharp", referring to the thorns of some species.

Crataegus species are shrubs or small trees, mostly growing to 5 - 15 m tall, with small pome fruit and  thorny branches. The thorns are small sharp-tipped branches that arise either from other branches or from the trunk, and are typically 1- 3 cm in one case.

The leaves grow spirally arranged on long shoots, and in clusters on spur shoots on the branches or twigs. The leaves of most species have lobed or serrated margins and are somewhat variable in shape.

The fruit, sometimes known as a "Haw", is berry-like but structurally a pome containing from one to five pyrenes that resemble the "Stones" of plums, peaches, which are drupaceous fruit in the same subfamily.

The flowers has five blossoms. Hawthorn Flowers has unpleasant smell because they had chemical component trimethylamine.

Most hawthorns bloom in late May - June. When the tree blooms, it most produces a chemical element in trisethylamine. But this is a matter of smell, others like this breathtaking smell.

Hawthorn inflorescences are used in medicine as a tea or as syrup.

Believed to uplift and strengthen both the physical and emotional heart, Hawthorn, as it supports healthy cardiovascular function, was also revered for ceremonial and spiritual purposes.

Collect the flowering branches in the spring as all parts (leaves, twigs, spines, flowers) may be used for fresh tincturing. Or if drying, discard stems and spines.

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Hawthorn Blossom (Crataegus Laevigata) ☸ Plants ☸ Medicine / Health

Hawthorn Blossom (Crataegus Laevigata)MEDICINE / HEALTH
Therapeutic Properties:

Contraindications: Possibly safe for most adults when used at recommended doses short-term (up to 16 weeks);

Chemical structure: Hawthorn contains around 1 - 2% flavonoids, oligomeric proanthocyanidins (1 - 3%), saponins, phenolic acids (chlorogenic acid, caffeic acid), 2 - (2-Phenylethyl)chromone derivatives (in the flowers, leaves and buds), amine (phenethylamine, metoksyfenetylamin, dopamine, acetylcholine and tyramine) and triterpenes based on ursolic acid and oleanolic acid;

is found in the fruit peel and the fruit contains essential oil, pectin, Vitamin C and other substances.

The flowers contain the highest levels of flavonoids, while the leaves contain most of the oligomeric proanthocyanidins;

Pregnancy / Lactation: Because it is heart tonic you can be use in small portions for breastfeeding and in pregnancy period;

Children: Can use in a small portions;

The blossoms were used as a heart tonic and a diuretic. Hawthorn is used for diseases of the heart and blood vessels such as congestive heart failure (CHF), chest pain, and irregular heartbeat. It is also used to treat both low blood pressure and high blood pressure, “hardening of the arteries” (atherosclerosis), and high cholesterol.

Hawthorn can help improve the amount of blood pumped out of the heart during contractions, widen the blood vessels, and increase the transmission of nerve signals.

Hawthorn also seems to have blood pressure-lowering activity, according to early research. It seems to cause relaxing of the blood vessels farther from the heart. It seems that this effect is due to a component in hawthorn called proanthocyanidin.

Some people use hawthorn for digestive system complaints such as indigestion, diarrhea, and stomach pain. It is also used to reduce anxiety, as a sedative, to increase urine output, and for menstrual problems.

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Small-Leaved Linden Blossoms (Tilia Cordata) ☸ Plants ☸ Medicine / Health

Small-Leaved Linden Blossoms (Tilia Cordata)MEDICINE / HEALTH
Therapeutic Properties:


Contraindications: Linden might be safe when taken by mouth. When used on the skin, linden might cause itching.

Pregnancy / Lactation: Not enough is known about the use of linden during pregnancy and breast-feeding. No research done.

But Herbalists say that linden blossoms are characterized by their innovative qualities. Linden tea vapor and tea are extremely useful to women throughout their lifetimes. For mothers who nourish the baby very well eat fresh linden blossoms. It improves breast milk structure.

Linden is one of the few plants containing phytohormones, which is a material close to the female sex hormones.

Children: Small doses can be used for all the diseases described here.

Guidelines: Linden tea is not recommended for drinking during the summer, because it removes moisture from joints, in thet case you can  feel joint burns in the winter. In winter you can drink tea of linden flowers, becouse  the body works slightly differently in that period and you will not feel sade effects.

The most interesting health benefits of Linden include its ability to improve the immune system, prevent certain forms of cancer, calm and detoxify the body, eliminate anxiety, lower inflammation, and lower blood pressure.

One of the most frequent uses for Linden tea is an anxiety aid, as its soothing properties have been known to reduce mental stress and anxiety.

Linden has numerous medicinal constituents. Active ingredients in linden flowers include quercitin, rutin, kaempferol, volatile oils, mucilage and other flavonoids.The flavonoids and p -coumaric acidappear to be responsible for the diaphoretic (sweat-inducing) and antispasmodic properties of the plant. Other constituents include caffeic and chlorogenic acids, as well as the amino acids alanine, cysteine, cystine and phenylalanine.

More than 24 additional minor components have been identified in the wood, flowers, and fruits of Linden. The fragrant components of the flowers degrade rapidly under conditions of high moisture.

If you suffer from mood swings or unexplained chronic stress, a cup of linden tea can be a very wise addition to your health regimen.

It has a minor effect on your hormone levels, inducing a state of relaxation for the body and mind.

Linden can also reduce nasal congestion and relieve throat irritation and cough.

Antioxidant compounds like quercetin and kaempferol both act as free radical scavengers, eliminating these harmful byproducts of cellular respiration from your system and improving your overall health by preventing chronic diseases.

These are particularly effective for protecting the skin against signs of aging.

acid is another very beneficial organic compound found in Linden that can be accessed in Linden tea. This is known as a diaphoretic, which means that it induces sweating, which is a very effective way of releasing toxins from the body, along with excess salts, fat, water, and foreign substances. This quality also makes Linden valuable for people suffering from fevers, as inducing sweating can help lower a fever faster and prevent permanent damage to organ systems.

It is also used for rapid heartbeat, high blood pressure, excessive bleeding (hemorrhage), trouble sleeping (insomnia), problems with bladder control (incontinence), and muscle spasms. Linden leaf is also used to cause sweating and increase urine production.

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Beeswax and Honey Mixture ☸ Ingredients ☸ Base / General

Beeswax and Honey MixtureBASE / GENERAL
This kind of Honey and Wax has been eaten in ancient times. The body gains both Honey and Beeswax good qualities through the use of this potion.

is a sweet, viscous food substance produced by bees and some related insects. Bees produce Honey from the sugary secretions of plants (floral nectar) or other insects (aphid honeydew) through regurgitation, enzymatic activity, and water evaporation, and store it in Wax structures called honeycombs.

Honeycombs with Honey is removed from the beehive and mechanically mixed all together.

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Beeswax and Honey Mixture ☸ Ingredients ☸ Medicine / Health

Beeswax and Honey MixtureMEDICINE / HEALTH
When chewing Honey, the vitamin is absorbed through the mouth of the mucous membranes. A fraction of a piece of Wax suppresses the harmful gastrointestinal tract.

And most importantly - chewing Wax with Honey is prophylactically affecting the respiratory system.

We recommend chewing  honey that contains Wax and Pollen. It strengthens the teeth brain, cleans teeth pockets from food residues, helps fight paradantosis.

Our ancestors ate Honey with Beewax and Bee Bread. Salts dissolve active Wax materials that favor teeth.

You do not have to be afraid to inject a piece of Wax, which, together with the pitch ingot, gets into the digestive tract, will improve the intestinal function. In addition, the Wax is chewed in the mouth, improves the release of saliva and gastric juice, thereby improving appetite and digestion.

Beekeepers say that the best Honey is in the Wax and Hony Mixture - it preserves all the healing properties. In addition, in Wax, Vitamin A (Carotene) is even more thcarotene) is even more than carrots.

Recent research by A. Sinyakov has shown that Wax contains a significant amount of Vitamin A, which is essential for the regeneration of the skin epithelium. Recently, anti-inflammatory action of Wax has been proven (antibiotics-like substances have been found in it). Because of this, Wax can be used to treat skin lesions and mucosal lesions.

According to A. Sinyakov, this is due to the fact that none of the natural products contain as much carotene and carotenoids as Wax. To date, carotene (Provitamin A) has been thought to be predominantly carrot. However, it turned out that 100 g carrot carotenes has 2 to 9 mg, and 100 g of Wax contains 8 to 12 mg of carotene.

In recent years, Wax has been shown to be used orally (oral) for the treatment of spastic colitis and obliterative endarteritis. Treatment with Wax can be combined with other medications.

When using Honey, it is usually advisable to dilute it, as it makes it easier for its ingredients to enter the tissues of the body. However, Honey, as with any medication or food, can not be abused - it is recommended to eat about one spoonful of this natural product per day.

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St Johns Wort Flowers (Hypericum Perforatum) ☸ Plants ☸ Base / General

St Johns Wort Flowers (Hypericum Perforatum)BASE / GENERAL
Botanical Name: Hypericum Perforatum

Botanical Origin: Europe and Asia

Part Typically Used: Flowers, stems, leaves

Common name: Saint John's wort, St John's wort, perforate St John's wort, Goatweed.

Hypericum Perforatum
is a flowering plant in the family Hypericaceae. The common name "St John's Wort" may be used to refer to any species of the genus Hypericum.

Hypericum Perforatum
is native to parts of Europe and Asia but has spread to temperate regions worldwide as a cosmopolitan invasive weed.

The common name "St John's Wort" comes from its traditional flowering and harvesting on St John's Day, 24 June. The genus name Hypericum is derived from the Greek words Hyper (Above) and Eikon (Picture), in reference to the tradition of hanging plants over religious icons in the home during St John's Day, to ward off evil.

St John’s Wort is distinguished by its almost woody base, opposite leaves, bright yellow flowers, and leaves with transparent dots. This plant can grow to 1 metre high. St John’s wort blooms from June to August.

St John’s wort flowers are bright yellow. Numerous flower clusters are at ends of branches with each flower measuring about 2 cm across. It has five yellow petals with several, small, black dots along the margins; it also has many stamens in 3 clusters and a single pistil in the centre.

The flowers and herb are picked during the summer months traditionally the week following 24th June. They can then be dried at a medium temperature in the shade. An infusion can be made from adding the dried herb to boiling water.

Traditionally used as a tea, sometimes available in tea bags. Also used to make a red St John's oil for use in liniments and lotions, but only from fresh material. May also be administered as a capsule or extract for convenience.

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St Johns Wort Flowers (Hypericum Perforatum) ☸ Plants ☸ Medicine / Health

St Johns Wort Flowers (Hypericum Perforatum)MEDICINE / HEALTH
Therapeutic Properties:


Contraindications: Not to be used during phototherapy. Fair-skinned persons should avoid excessive exposure to sunlight during use. May decrease the blood levels of certain orally administered drugs.

St John's Wort is associated with aggravating psychosis in people who have schizophrenia.

Should not be taken by women on contraceptive pills as it upregulates the CYP3A4 cytochrome of the P450 system in the liver. Combining estrogen containing oral contraceptives with St John's wort can lead to decreased efficacy of the contraceptive and eventually unplanned pregnancies.

St. John's Wort has been known to decrease the blood concentrations of immunosuppressants (cyclosporine & tacrolimus), sedatives (midazolam & alprazolam), anticoagulants (phenprocoumon), chemotherapy drugs (irinotecan) and other medications.

It is also known to decrease the efficacy of HIV medications, cholesterol medications, as well as transplant medications.

Pregnancy / Lactation: Recommend to consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

It has been used in children to control bed-wetting, mild depression, as a topical agent for the relief of pain from skin infections such as dermatitis, and in drops for ear pain associated with an ear infection.

Guidelines: No matter how much this herb has blocked the action of drugs in the body, St. John's Wort is a very beloved in herbalist world. It is a very effective herbal remedy.

Common St. John's-Wort has long been used in herbalism. It was known to have medical properties in Classical Antiquity and was a standard component of theriacs.

Hepericum Perforatum
is one of many species known commonly as St John's Wort, and is the species most commonly associated with herbal medicine.

It is a medicinal herbwith antidepressant activity and potent anti-inflammatory properties. St John's Wort helps promotes a healthy mood and emotional balance.

A major constituent chemical in herb, hyperforin, may be useful for treatment of alcoholism, although dosage, safety and efficacy have not been studied. Hyperforin has also displayed antibacterial properties against Gram-positive bacteria, although dosage, safety and efficacy has not been studied.

In ancient times, St John’s Wort was used as a sedative and to treat malaria. It was also used as a balm for wounds, burns and insect bites.

Submitted by OperaDreamhouse (2017-11-06)