A – Z of Herbal Remedies
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Rooibos is a broom-like member of the Fabaceae family of plants growing in South Africa. The generic name comes from the plant Calicotome villosa, aspalathos in Greek, which has very similar growth and flowers to the rooibos plant. Redbush or rooibos only grows in the Western Cape Province of South Africa
Rooibos - Herbal remedy for Colic: Mix a small amount of Rooibos (South African tea) with breast or formula milk for the colicky baby. This remedy has been used for many years in South Africa to ease colic and is recommended by local medical doctors.
Health Warning: Avoid during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding.
Maca (Lepidum meyenii, Brassicaceae), a root vegetable grown in the Andean region of Peru, is widely used for its nutritional and therapeutic properties. Maca is said to improve male and female reproductive activity in diverse ways, from increasing arousal and reducing symptoms of menopause to boosting sperm quality,VIEW MORE
The Food & Pandemics Report, produced by plant-based advocacy group ProVeg International, identifies the eating and farming of animals as “the single most risky human behaviour in relation to pandemics”, and calls for urgent changes to the global food system in order to prevent future outbreaks. The report has drawn support from inside the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).VIEW MORE
An international team of researchers from Brazil, the United States and Sweden has found that polyphenols found in berries of the açaí palm (Euterpe oleracea)VIEW MORE