herbs

  Amla is a small to medium size tree reaching 8 - 10 m in height. The trunk is crooked with spreading branches. Leaves are oval shaped and short, the flowers are greenish yellow. The fruits are almost perfect spheres of about 1 - 1 1/2 in diameter. Amla fruits taste bitter and sour and have [...]

  Latin name: Agrimonia eupatoria Other names: Common Agrimony, Church Steeples, Cockeburr, Sticklewort, Philanthropos, hemp agrimony, common Dutch agrimony, water agrimony, bastard hemp, Ackerkraut, Agrimonia, funffing, funffingerkraut, herbe d'aigremoine, herbe de saint-guillaume, liverwort, longyacao, odermenning, potentilla, roadside rosaceae, sticklewort, woodland groovebur. Overview T his plant was originally known as Agrimonia now commonly known as agrimony. A perennial herbaceous flowering [...]

  Overview C hili peppers: Latin name Capsicum annuum, common names are chilli pepper, bell pepper, paprika, cayenne, jalapenos, chitlepin, and Christmas pepper. It is a native plant of Central and South America. They belongs to the nightshade family, Solanaceae. Capsaicin (methyl vanillyl nonenamide) is the active component in capsicum which we'll talk about later. Capsicum has been cultivated for thousands of [...]

  Ginseng is one of the oldest medicinal plants known to man. There are two varieties mostly used for medicinal purposes: the American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) and Asian or Korean ginseng (Panax ginseng), both have similar compounds called ginsenosides which are believed to be responsible for its anti diabetic properties. American ginseng is considered less potent by some [...]

  T he burden of diabetes is increasing rapidly in the world and Latinos seem to have a disproportionate share of it. Access to healthcare is difficult to navigate to most Americans but it is even more difficult for Latinos. This spells bad news to Latinos with diabetes. Diabetes requires one on one attention, frequent [...]

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