Benefits of Mullein

Mullein was known as the torch flower in the days of the Romans because the soldiers dipped the plant into tallow to make torches. Mullein is common throughout the U.S. It is a naturalized...

Benefits of Pokeweed

Poke or pokeweed is a native of the U.S. and grows abundantly throughout the states. The young shoots and leaves are much used as food early in the spring boiled like spinach. The leaves, berries...

Sedative Herbs

Drugs which calm the nerves, relax the body and quieten the spirit are called "sedatives." They are of two types: one type is derived from heavy minerals and shellfish and is used in cases...

Health Benefits of White Oak

The white oak is one of the most magnificent and noble hardwood trees growing in most of the U.S. It is the oak most highly valued for its timber with the exception of the...

Yin Tonics

Yin tonics are applied in "yin-empty" ailments. They nourish kidney-yin, lung-yin, stomach-yin, and liver-yin and are used against ailments of deficiency ("empty") in those organs. Major symptoms of such ailments are as follows: Lung-yin...

Chinese Tonics – Legend of Horny Goat Weed

Once there was a goat-herd in ancient China who noticed that several of his billy-goats were especially randy, often mounting their mates many times in a brief span of time. Curious about, and perhaps...

Hangover Remedies

In the movies, hangover symptoms — headache, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, no appetite, raging thirst, sweating, poor vision, depression, giddiness — often seem amusing. But in real life, they are the unfunny and painful result of...

Health Benefits of Sumach

Variously called smooth sumach, Pennsylvania sumach, and upland sumach, this shrub is found in almost all parts of the U.S. The bark and the leaves are astringent, but the official parts are the BARK and...

Health Benefits of Myrrh

According to an ancient legend, the gum resin of myrrh is the bitter tears of Myrrha whom the Gods turned into the myrrh shrub to protect her from her drunken father. He was Theias,...

Treatment of Acne with Benzoyl Peroxide at Home

Someday, waking up to find a pimple on your face won't merit more than a momentary shrug. You'll just take a pill or rub in a dab of cream, and—poof—the pimple will be gone....