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Wild Lettuce

Lactuca virosa Compositae Names: Lettuce Opium Habitat: Indigenous to Central and Southern Europe and Northern Asia, cultivated elsewhere. Collection: The leaves should be gathered in June and July. Part Used: Dried leaves. Constituents: Lactucin, a...

Passiflora incarnata

Passion Flower

Passiflora incarnata Part Used: Leaves and whole plant. Constituents: Alkaloids; harmine, harman, harmol, harmaline, harmalol, and passaflorine. Flavonoids; apigenin and various glycosides, homoorientin, isovitexin,kaempferol, luteolin, orientin...

Piscidia erythrina

Jamaican Dogwood

Piscidia erythrina Leguminosae Names: Fish Poison Tree. Habitat: W. Indies and S. America. Collection: The bark is collected in vertical strips from trees growing in the Caribbean, Mexica and Texas. Part Used: Stem bark. Constituents: Isoflavones;...

Hops

Humulus lupulus Part Used: Flower inflorescence. Constituents: Volatile oil, composed mainly of humulene (= x-caryophyllene), with b-caryophyllene, myrcene, farnesene, 2-methylbut -3-ene-2-ol, 3-methylbut-2-ene-l-al, 2, 3, 5-trithiahexane and...

Matricaria recutita

Chamomile

Matricaria recutita Part used: Flowering tops Constituents: There is a wealth of information about the whole range of components. However, this does not tell us much about the value and benefits of the herb as used in healing. The activity of the...

Woman suffering from her partner's Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a condition in which you repeatedly stop breathing during the night. There are two main types of apnea. One type is obstructive. In this condition, the pipe that carries air into the lungs gets blocked intermittently. The other type...

From Worry Wart to Worry Warrior

Americans are worried. Approximately 20–40 million Americans have some form of diagnosable anxiety disorder, another 40 million have trouble with alcohol or drugs, mostly taken to reduce anxiety, and 47 million smoke. The “worried well” represent a...

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