skin and wound health

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

Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica) Research

Centella asiatica Family: Apiaceae Gotu kola is the go-to herb to help elderly adults improve memory, and multiple human studies have shown increased cognitive measure.  It may also be effective in improving blood flow associated with varicose veins and edema. 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 16, 2018

Green Tea (Camellia sinensis) Research

Latin Name: Camellia sinensis Family: Theaceae Green tea contains powerful antioxidants that can help fight cancer and aging.  It has also been shown that the catechins in green tea improve signaling systems in the central nervous system and the hippocampus, improving memory and mental performance.  It has also shown to be skin […]
May 18, 2018

Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) Research

Latin Name: Glycyrrhiza glabra Family: Fabaceae RESEARCH 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 […]
May 21, 2018

Rosemary (Salvia rosmarinus) Research

Latin Name: Salvia rosmarinus or Rosmarinus officinalis (old botanical name) Family: Lamiaceae Rosemary has been a revered herb since ancient times.  It is a strong antiseptic, aids in cardiac health, boosts cognitive function, and more. RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the […]
May 24, 2018

Rosemary for Skin Irritations

Rosemary has been used for centuries as a folkloric remedy to treat skin irritations. Several in vitro and in vivo studies have shown the skin healing and skin protective actions of rosemary extracts. Further, it has shown antimicrobial and antioxidant activities and maybe a helpful skin antiseptic.  More research is […]
May 25, 2018

Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) Research

Melaleuca alternifolia Family: Myrtaceae Tea Tree oil has long been used as a topical remedy for issues such as athlete’s foot, dandruff, cuts, acne, and insect bites. It may also be helpful against lice, more research is warranted.  Studies have shown it to be active against other insects and microbes […]
May 29, 2018

Pine (Pinus sylvestris) Research

Latin Name: Pinus sylvestris Family: Pinaceae Pine extracts have been used for centuries to treat a wide variety of respiratory complaints including viral infections, cough, congestion, hoarseness, and fever.  It has also been used topically to reduce inflammation, wounds, and pain. RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation […]