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 10, 2018

Dong Quai (Angelica sinensis) Research

Latin Name: Angelica sinensis Family: Apiaceae Also called female ginseng, dong quai is an herb that has been used as a female health tonic: for menstrual complaints and menopausal symptoms. RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, with a very brief […]
June 3, 2018

Oats (Avena sativa) Research

Latin Name: Avena sativa Family: Poaceae GENERAL Natural Medicines (2015).  Oats Monograph.  Retrieved in July, 2016.  Retrieved from www.naturalmedicines.com Petersen, D. (2016).  Course Material.  HERB503, Advanced Herbal Materia Medica II.  American College of Healthcare Sciences.  www.achs.edu. Chatuevedi, N., Yadav, S., & Shukla, K. (2011). Diversified therapeutic potential of Avena sativa: […]