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,...

Benefits of Barberry

This shrub is found throughout most of the U.S. The BERRIES are a pleasant acidulous fruit, cooling and refreshing as a drink in acute diseases. They are also used in making pies and jams. The BARK...

Health Benefits of Black Pepper

Black pepper vines grow in the East Indies, Java, and Sumatra. We are told that the best pepper grows in Malabar but that the U.S. derives their chief supply from Sumatra and Java. They...

Benefits of Cinchona – Peruvian Bark

It has been written that genuine cinchona trees grow wild in So. America, principally in the region of Bogota, Peru, but some are now cultivated in Europe. Many varieties have been found, even one...

Benefits of Balmony

Balmony, a native of North America, grows in the damp soils all over the U.S. Its virtues are imparted to water or alcohol. Where a torpid liver is involved, babnony is one of our finest tonics....

Benefits of Wood Sanicle (European)

An old Italian proverb says: "He who hath self-heal and sanicle needs no other physician." Wood sanicle is a native of England. The taste is bitter, astringent, and subsequently acrid with no odor. It is an...

Benefits of Santonica

Originating in Russia, santonica is called "Levant wormseed" in Europe. The seeds or unexpanded flower buds are used. It has a very strong aromatic odor and a very bitter, disagreeable taste. It contains a volatile...

Balm of Gilead Benefits

This tree is also known as the Carolina poplar and is used as a shade tree. The BUDS are gathered in the spring before they expand. They are balsamic, somewhat sticky, and exude a...

Benefits of Jamacian Sarsaparilla

The native American sarsaparilla is called Smilax Sarsaparilla, It is claimed it does not possess the same properties as the imported. The name "sarsaparilla" is expressive of the character of the plant, being derived from...

Benefits of Senna

Senna grows wild in great abundance on the Mediterranean coast of Africa, in the vicinity of Tripoli. It is known commercially as "Tripoli senna," receiving the name Tripoli from the place of export. Senna was...