skin and wound health

April 30, 2018

Ginger (Zingiber officinale) Research

Latin Name: Zingiber officinale Family: Zingeberaceae Ginger has been used throughout Asia for thousands of years to treat digestive ailments.  Ginger is also a rubefacient herb, helping to increase blood flow.  It is also known for its anti-inflammatory properties.  Rhizomes (underground stems) are used in cooking, to make tea, and as herbal […]
May 1, 2018

Agrimony (Agrimonia eupatoria) Research

Latin Name: Agrimonia eupatoria Family Name: Rosaceae Agrimony is an herb historically used to treat wounds for its topical anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial activities.  It is also ingested as a diuretic, for digestive issues, and for sore throat.  In one human study, agrimony showed potential liver protective activities.  In another human […]
May 2, 2018

Aloe (Aloe barbadensis) Research

Latin Name: Aloe barbadensis Family: Lillaceae The leaves of an aloe plant contain a mucilaginous gel used topically to soothe burns and wounds, and can be taken internally to alleviate various digestive complaints such as constipation and irritable bowels.  Aloe is a laxative related to its aloin constituent.  It may also […]
May 2, 2018

Apple Cider Vinegar (Malus sylvestris) Research

Latin Name: Malus sylvestris Family: Rosaceae People have used apple cider vinegar as a topical astringent to help with acne, insect bites, and infections.  Internally, it at has also been taken to help with detoxification, sore throats, hypertension, and high blood sugar. RESEARCH The listings of research below represents a […]
May 2, 2018

Arnica (Arnica montana) Research

Latin Name: Arnica montana Family:  Asteraceae Arnica is found in many immune system  strengthening preparations and also has anti-inflammatory action and may reduce bruising.  The plant is considered poisonous. RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, with a very brief overview […]
May 2, 2018

Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus) Research

Latin Name: Astragalus membranaceus Family: Fabaceae Astragalus is a traditional Chinese herb used to reduce inflammation, respiratory infections, and help with issues of the kidneys.  It’s Chinese name: huang qi, means yellow leader. RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, with […]
May 3, 2018

Avocado (Persea americana) Research

Latin Name: Persea americana Family: Lauraceae Avocados are high in monounsaturated fat, and good for cholesterol levels.  Avocado oil is super nourishing for skin, especially dry skin and psoriasis. RESEARCH SKIN HEALING In a randomized study of 49 patients, avocado oil combined with vitamin b12 was effective against atopic dermatitis. […]
May 3, 2018

Basil (Ocimum Basillicum) Research

Latin Name: Ocimum basillicum Family: Lamiaceae Basil has many chemo-varieties.  It is used across the world as both an herb and spice.  Much research has been done on this aromatic herb.  As a folk remedy, basil species, known as Tulsi in India, have been used in Ayurvedic and Siddha medicine for centuries. […]
May 3, 2018

Bay (Laurus Nobilis) Research

Latin Name: Laurus nobilis Family: Lauracae Bay leaf, or laurel, has been used since ancient times as an analgesic, for stomach complaints, and to treat certain skin infections.  Its strong aroma can help as an insect repellent and to improve mental concentration. RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of […]
May 4, 2018

Bayberry (Myrica cenifera) Research

Latin Name: Myrica cenifera Family: Myricaceae Bayberry, not to be confused with barberry, is a small aromatic evergreen tree that has been used in folk medicine for the common cold, congestion, and sore throat, fever and to treat wounds. RESEARCH GENERAL ACHS. (2017). Course Material: Herb502: Bayberry Monograph.  Retrieved from Natural […]
May 4, 2018

Benzoin Resinoid (Styrax paralleloneurum) Research

Latin Name: Sumatran: Styrax paralleloneurum; Siamese: Styrax tonkinensis Family: Styracaceae Benzoin resin is obtained from the bark of certain Styrax trees, and has bee used in perfumery and for medicinal purposes.  Its antiseptic properties may be useful in wound cleansing. RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles […]