I've believed in the healing power of nature sense I was a young kid. On this page i'd like to share with you my personal experiences with my favorite alternative
healing tools of choice. They have helped me tremendously along the way in my journey of life. Welcome my friends, to a whole new kind of botany, called ethnobotany.
This species is closely related to that of the standard Wormwood. It
has an extensive history of use as a medicine, spiritual catalyst for stimulating dreams, the minds eye, and is a main ingredient in the historic brew known as
Absinthe. Wormwood has a long history of use for ridding the body of parasitic worms.
This herb is loaded with vitamins, antioxidants and even essential
amino acids. It's particularly high in vitamins D, K, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, and others. Alfalfa has also been commonly used as a fodder crop, and to
stimulate the fertility of soil.
Aloe Vera is prized among herbalist for cuts and burns. Some even
consume it for treating ulcers. Although it has a long history of use as medicine dating back to even the ancient Egyptians, it has not been evaluated or approved by
the FDA. The plant is easily cloned by pulling up one stalk by the root and transplanting it.
Anise is typically used in the form of a tea to help relieve
congestion caused from allergies, colds, and flues. It's also used as in the original recipes for Absinthe in combination with Wormwood and Fennel. Pharmacologically, Anise contains
anethole which is a very mild stimulant. The plant contains many other compounds as well.
Arnica is typically used in the form of an external tincture. It's applied on sprains, bruises, and wounds. This is one of many plants that is not used
repeatedly. It's also not suggested for internal use because it often has irritating effects on the stomach.
The scientific name of the species is Withania somnifera, while the
Opium Poppy has the scientific name of Papaver somniferum. Both are associated with sleep. The plant has a vast history of use in Ayurvedic medicine. It is supposed to
have anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, anti-stress, antioxidant, mind-boosting, immune-enhancing, and rejuvenating properties.