Calendula officinalis Compositae Names: Marigold, Marybud, Gold-bloom, Caltha officinalis. Habitat : A common garden plant. Collection : Either the whole flower tops or just the petals are collected between June and September. They should be dried...
The oil is costly and almost never available commercially, so we plant the colorful flowers in our gardens and infuse them into an herbal oil to use as a base for essential oils. Since two different flowers are called marigold, calendula is often...
My father is in his mid-60s and suffers from hearing loss. He has to wear hearing aids in both ears and, inevitably, he suffers from infections and painful ears. He went to his doctor to ask for drops
Doctors sometimes use a combination of herbs to soothe inflammation in the digestive tract. Aloe vera juice is often recommended, though it is not well studied in inflammatory bowel disease.
Newspapers have recently been full of reports about MRSA [methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus], the so-called ‘superbug’, which is affecting more and more people in our hospitals.
I am searching for an answer to prevent or cure urticaria (hives). Thanks in advance. - R.R., via e-mail
I know of several alternative treatments that would help against MRSA [methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus] infection, the so-called ‘superbugs’. But no matter how many articles appear in the press,
Aloe vera and honey are the better known alternative remedies for burns. Aloe vera’s moisturising, anti-inflammatory and mildly antiseptic effects are well recognised (J Med Assoc Thai, 2000; 83: 417-25; Adv Drug React Toxicol Rev, 2001; 20: 89-103)...