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...
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
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
* Sponging with ice water or alcohol is said to help alleviate fever. * Eucalyptus leaf has been used as a cure for fever since the early 19th century. Eucalyptus oil as a steam inhalation helps asthma, colds and flu, and whooping cough (J...
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,