Sarsaparilla Benefits and Uses

Sarsaparilla

Sarsaparilla root (Smilax regelli) is a perennial plant that is native to the rainforests of South America, Caribbean and the Jamaica. The herb belongs to the lily family. Root is the most common part of the sarsaparilla vine that is used for therapeutic purposes. This root has a pleasant fragrance and spicy sweet taste. One […]

Lecithin Benefits and Side Effects

Lecithin

Lecithin is a phospholipid or fat that’s needed in small levels by all cells in body.  Was first isolated in 1846 by the French chemist Theodore Gobley. Lecithin is an important component of every cell. However the highest concentration is found in the vital organs like your brain, heart, liver and kidneys. Almost 30 percent […]

Burdock Benefits and Side Effects

Burdock Root

The burdock (Arctium lappa) is a herb found in the continents of Asia and Europe. Extract is derived from the root or seeds of the plant. Constituents; are fixed and volatile oils, starch, mucilage, a bitter principle, inulin  resin, tannic acid, silicon, copper, cobalt, manganese, zinc, iron, chromium, vitamin B, vitamin C, and vitamin E. […]

Motherwort Benefits and Side Effects

Leonurus cardiaca

Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca), belongs to the mint family of plants. Leon-lion, ouros-tail and cardiaca refers to the heart. Has a quite bitter taste. It is usually found in the wild, near areas of water-like streams or rivers. Includes the alkaloid leonurine, which is a mild vasodilator and has a relaxing activity on smooth muscles. Motherwort […]

Fenugreek Benefits and Side Effects

Trigonella foenum

Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum graecum L.) is an annual plant in the family Fabaceae. Seeds contain alkaloids  and protein high in tryptophan and lysine. Its steroidal saponins and mucilaginous fiber are thought to account for many of the useful effects of fenugreek. The seed of the fenugreek has pharmacological effects, and because of this, is cultivated […]