Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) is a member of the Coffee tree family. This plant contains many of the same alkaloids found in Chocolate and a series of alkaloids that effect the human opioid receptors.
03-28-2016 Frankincense (Boswellia carteri)
Frankincense is prized for its essential oils which are believed to be medicinal and energetic. Oils are also used in the production of cosmetics and perfumes. Clinical aromatherapy uses it for skin diseases, respiratory and urinary tract infections, rheumatism, and even syphilis.
Medicinal uses and properties: anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, inflammation,
bleeding, to sooth irritated tissue, dermatitis and pain, abdominal cramps, constipation
(yikes!), spasmolytic and spamogenic, immunomodulatory, anti-tumor, digestive system,
detox, liver, gall bladder, feminine ailments, skin conditions, anti-hemorrhagic and anti-
Many people think of Calendula ( Marigold ) as nothing more than an ornamental
plant. Like many other ornamental plants though, it has an arsenal of medicinal properties
and thorough scientific studies to back up its healing potential. On this page well discuss
all of its medicinal qualities, the science behind it, and the ancient applications it has
in holistic health practices.
"Calendula oils are prized for their anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor properties. A
tincture is used topically for acne, to reduce inflammation, control bleeding, and sooth
irritated tissue. Topically it also helps prevent dermatitis and pain. It also has
applications for abdominal cramps and constipation(yikes!). It demonstrates both
spasmolytic and spamogenic effects and immunomodulatory properties as well as anti-tumor
activity in mice. In rare cases, it induces allergic reactions."
When people mindlessly rant about how these remedies have no science to back up
their potential medical value, they are wrong. People who don't believe in this sorta thing
are naturally bias against the therapeutic use of plants. Instead of taking the time to do
the research the just believe that there hasn't been any. Fortunately for us, there is an
entire branch of chemistry dedicated to the study of medicinal plants. It's called
phytochemistry, and it studies the pharmacological alkaloids that these herbs create. Each
remedy produces many medicinally active chemicals, and Calendula is no
Flowers contain flavonol glycosides, triterpene oligoglycosides, oleanane-type
triterpene glycosides, saponins, and a sesquiterpene glucoside. Each one of these
complex alkaloids is created by the plant using a schematic programmed into the DNA ( Deoxyribonucleic Acid ).
They all have their own unique medicinal qualities. Essentially, each alkaloid is a
medicine in itself. Sapponins are found in other herbs which are thought to be oneirogenic
( dream inducing ).
For anyone who's done a lot of research on these natural remedies this should come
as no surprise. Today new plant species are being discovered all across the globe.
Unfortunately the destruction of the rain-forest and other parts of nature are endangering
hundreds of thousands of plant species that could very well be cures and powerful medicines
for human kind. The next time you see a "weed" and feel the urge to destroy it, remember
these facts. Nature is the planets largest and most active pharmacy.
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