anti-parasite

May 4, 2018

Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium) Research

Latin Name: Tanacetum parthenium Family: Asteraceae Feverfew is a daisy like flower, useful in reducing migraine headaches by easing smooth muscle spasms and the constriction of blood vessels in the brain.  The parthenolide constituent has shown in research to reduce muscle spasms and constrict blood vessels in the brain to […]
May 7, 2018

Chamomile Roman (Chamaemelum nobile) Research

Latin Name: Chamaemelum nobile or Anthemis nobilis Family: Asteraceae Roman chamomile has been used for indigestion, respiratory congestion, and mental fatigue.  It has also been used topically as an antiseptic, and to help reduce inflammation. RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, with […]
May 7, 2018

Clove (Syzgium aromaticum) Research

Latin Name: Syzgium aromaticum Family: Myrtaceae Clove has been used in dentistry as an analgesic and antibacterial.  It also has insecticidal, antioxidant, anti-diabetic, and  anti-inflammatory activities.  Of all essential oils, clove shows one of the highest amounts of antibacterial activity against multiple microbe species. RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a […]
May 10, 2018

Dill (Anethum graveolens) Research

Latin Name: Anethum graveolens Family: Apiaceae The dill plant is a diuretic that has shown to offer relief of menstrual pains. Studies have also demonstrated it may have a hypolipidemic and hypoglycemic effect.  It has also been used as a folk remedy for digestive issues and oral inflammation. RESEARCH The listings of […]
May 13, 2018

Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) Research

Latin Name: Foeniculum vulgare Family: Apiaceae Fennel seeds can be made into a tea to reduce digestive upset and coughing.  The herb also has an estrogenic effect that may help with painful menstruation and menopausal symptoms.  Further, fennel has shown insecticidal, anti-parasite, and repelling potential.  In vitro research has found the […]
May 14, 2018

Garlic (Allium sativum) Research

Latin Name: Allium sativum Family: Alliaceae Garlic is a stinky herb revered in cooking and also used as an antifungal, insecticidal, and immunity boosting herb.  While research has shown it is good for your blood, potentially reducing fat and sugar levels, there is no scientific evidence to prove it can […]
May 14, 2018

Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) Research

Latin Name: Pelargonium graveolens Family: Geraniaceae The geranium plant has long been used for its insect repelling activities.  Flowers can be planted in the yard, and the essential oil is often seen as an ingredient in at home bug spray recipes. RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific […]
May 15, 2018

Juniper (Berry) (Juniperus communis) Research

Latin Name: Juniperus communis Family: Cupressaceae Topically, juniper has been used to help with joint and muscle pains, inflammation, for wounds, and even to treat snake bites.  Internally, juniper has been taken for digestive, respiratory, and urinary tract complaints. RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific […]
May 15, 2018

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) Research

Latin Name: Lavandula angustifolia Family: Lamiaceae Lavender has been well researched for its calming action and ability to reduce insomnia.  It can also be applied topically to help with pain, inflammation, and itching, and has antimicrobial and insect repelling action. RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of […]
May 15, 2018

Great Plantain (Plantago major) Research

Latin Name: Plantago major Family: Plantaginaceae Great plantain is a common weed with many health benefits.  All parts of the plant are used both topically and internally. RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, with a very brief overview description of […]
May 29, 2018

Savory (Satureja hortensis) Research

Latin Name: Satureja hortensis Family: Lamiaceae The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, with a very brief overview description of each article/study. Research found is catalogued by therapeutic action. This categorized compilation of research articles does not necessarily imply that there are […]