Wild Lettuce benefits

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Wild Lettuce is a woodland member of the family of Sunflower. It is commonly known by some local names like Bitter Lettuce, Lettuce Opium, Green Endive, Poison Lettuce, German Lactucarium, Lechuga Silvestre and others. It is not a vegetable. Its sap or dried latex was once used as an opium substitute. Wild lettuce sedative effect is attributed to lactucin and lactucopicrin. It also contains mannit... read more

African Cherry (Prunus Africana)

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African Cherry (Prunus Africana) is widely distributed in the regions of Africa. It is found 3000 to 10000 ft. above the sea level. It is a secondary forest, light demanding species which require moist climate to grow. The plant has extrafloral nectaries which in turn for protection to the foliage, provides a nutrient source to the anti-herbivore insects. The fruit is very bitter and does not i... read more

Allspice (Pimenta Dioica) Tincture

Allspice (Pimenta Dioica) Tincture />
Allspice, also known as Jamaica pimenta, Turkish yenibahar, Pimenta, Myrtle Pepper is the unripe and dried fruit of a midcanopy tree which is native to Southern Mexico, Central America and the Greater Antilles. The tree is now cultivated in several warm regions of the world. Allspice was coined as a name by the English in 1621 as he thought that this fruit is the combination of nutmeg, cloves and ... read more

Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis)

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Lemon balm is also called Melissa, balm or Melissa officinalis. It is a mint with a unique lemon scent. The botanical name of this herb is taken from ‘bee’, the Greek word which indicates the plant’s alluring power for useful insects like bees. The German Commission E has advocated lemon balm as a supporter of healthy and calm sleep. It is also approved in aiding the gastrointestinal tract. ... read more