Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Herbal Database continued...

Garlic -Allium sativum L.
Lowers blood pressure and cholesterol levels, anti-bacterial properties helps to relieve cold and flu faster.
Ginger - Zingiber Officinale
Helps colds and flu, promotes perspiration and soothes the throat.
Ginseng -Panax quinquefolium L.
(Siberian) regulates hormones, relieves hot flashes, vaginal dryness, reduces sweats and anxiety in menopausal women, reduces blood sugar levels.
Ginkgo -Ginkgo Biloba L.
Improves blood flow to the brain, may help prevent blood clots and mood swings, may also help relieve asthma, phlebitis and vertigo.
Goats Rue - Galega Officinalis
Increases milk production in nursing mothers.
Golden Seal -Hydrastis canadensis L.
Boosts immune system and fights microbes, useful for the treatment of diarrhea. (Do not give to children under 2 years of age)
Jasmine - Jasminum grandiflorum, Jasminum officinale
Calms the nerves, settles the stomach.
Lemon Balm -Melissa officinalis L.
Calms nerves, protects from bacterial infections, can use to treat cold sores caused by herpes simplex virus.
Licorice - Glycyrrhiza glabra L.
Soothes mucous membranes, helps ulcers.
(Pregnant or nursing women as well as people who have glaucoma, diabetes, high blood pressure, strokes or heart disease should not use licorice)

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