April 9, 2018

Urinary System / Diuretic / Liver

The urinary system includes the kidneys, bladder, ureters, and urethra.  The liver, while not a direct part of the urinary system, rids the body of excess nitrogen via urine. Diuretic herbs promote urination, helping to stimulate the kidneys, remove waste, and reduce urinary irritation.  More human studies are necessary.  Juniper berry and […]
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 5, 2018

Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum) Research

Latin Name: Elettaria cardamomum Greater Cardamom: Amomum subulatum Family: Zingeberaceae Cardamom, in the same family as ginger, is a revered Indian herb used to improve digestive issues, respiratory complaints, and freshen the breathe.  In research, it has shown beneficial antimicrobial and analgesic actions. RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation […]