A common problem that is a potentially disfiguring skin disease. Unfortunately it often affects those in an emotionally vulnerable stage of life--adolescence. It involves the sebaceous glands in the skin which secrete lubrication (sebum)for the hair...
With its focus on preventive medicine, holistic approaches to health can
be most helpful in many of the common problems of childhood. If conditions
are brought under control during childhood they can often be avoided entirely in adult life.
Habitat: Widely distributed throughout Europe including Britain, naturalized in
Part Used: Inner bark.
Constituents: Mucilage, composed of galactose, 3-methyl
Superficial inflammation of the skin, characterized by vesicles (when
acute), redness, edema, oozing, crusting, scaling and usuall
Habitat : Eastern and Central North America, growing
Names: Lappa, Beggar's Buttons.
Habitat: Grows in hedges and ditches in
Part Used : Rhizome and root.
Active constituents largely unk
Habitat: Widely distributed throughout most of the world as a "troublesome weed.
Names: Black Elder, European Elder.
Habitat: Europe and the British