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Juglans Regia (Walnut, Persian Walnut, European Walnut, Akhrot)

Juglans Regia (Walnut, Persian Walnut, European Walnut, Akhrot) — Family Name: Juglandaceae Botanical Name: Juglans Regia Common Name: Walnut, Persian Walnut, European Walnut, Akhrot Part Used: Leaves, Barks, Fruits Habitat: Cultivated in Himalayas and the Khasia hills. Uses: Leaves are Astringent, Tonic and Anthelmintic. They are useful in herpes, eczema, scrofula and syphilis. Fruits are sweet and emollient, thermogenic, and …

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Hyocyamus Niger (Henbane, Niger Seed, Bird Feed, Black Henbane, Common Henbane)

Hyocyamus Niger (Henbane, Niger Seed, Bird Feed, Black Henbane, Common Henbane) — Family Name: Solanaceae Botanical Name: Hyocyamus Niger Common Name: Henbane, Niger Seed, Bird Feed, Black Henbane, and Common Henbane Part Used: Seeds Uses: It is widely used as a nutritious Bird feed. Gastric, or intestinal cramps, diarrhea, neuralgia, cough hysteria, manis, skin inflammation and boils. Niger seeds has …

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Herbs for Menopause

Herbs for Menopause — Menopause is something through which everyone woman goes. Menopause marks the end of reproductive ability of a woman. Menopausal symptoms include hot flushes, mood swings, depression, anxiety and sleep problems. Hormone replacement therapy is one of the ways to relieve menopausal symptoms. But women are increasingly seeking natural alternatives to hormone replacement therapy. Following herbs have …

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Herbs for High Blood Pressure

Herbs for High Blood Pressure — High blood pressure is usually a lifestyle disease. Risk factors for high blood pressure include smoking, alcohol abuse, obesity, high salt intake, lack of exercise and stress. High blood pressure is also genetic. Family history of hypertension and stroke may lead to high blood pressure. If left untreated high blood pressure may lead to …

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Herbs for Hair Loss

Herbs for Hair Loss — Hair loss or baldness is a common problem these days. There are many herbs which are useful in hair loss treatment. Herbs such as aloe, nettles, stinging nettle, birch leaves are excellent blood and skin cleaners and stimulate hair growth. Horsetail is a good source of silica and helps keep hair strong and shiny. Herbs …

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Herbs for Diabetes

Herbs for Diabetes — Diabetes is a medical disorder characterized by persistent variable high blood sugar levels resulting either from inadequate secretion of the hormone insulin, an inadequate response by the body’s cells to insulin, or a combination of these factors. The most common forms of diabetes are type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes. Since insulin is the principal …

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Herbs for Depression

Herbs for Depression — Depression is a state of sadness or despair that has advanced to the point of being disruptive to an individual’s social functioning and daily activities. It is caused by an imbalance of brain chemicals, along with other factors. Symptoms of depression include feelings of overwhelming sadness, a decrease in the amount of interest or pleasure in …

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Herbs for Arthritis

Herbs for Arthritis — Arthritis means joint inflammation. Any part of body can become inflamed or painful from arthritis. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease resulting from the wear and tear of life. Osteoarthritis leads to pain, tenderness, swelling, and decreased function of joints. The joints most often …

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Herbs for Anxiety

Herbs for Anxiety — People are increasingly taking the help of herbs to tackle anxiety and stress. Herb Kava kava is used for treating anxiety and promoting sleep. Some herbs such as Valerian are helpful in preventing panic attacks at night. Other herbs such as Ashwagandha, Bugleweed, and California Poppy are useful in soothing nerves. Some of the important anti-anxiety herbs …

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