Properties: "Angelica is pungent, sweet, heating, and moisturizing. It is stimulant, expectorant, tonic, emmenagogue, carminative and diaphoretic. Angelica has antibacterial properties, and has been used to induce menstruation and abortion." 1
"A tall, stately plant, popular in large gardens. The root should be dug up in the fall of the plants first year, dried quickly, and stored in an airtight container. It will retain its medicinal properties for several years." 3
Caution: "Contraindicated in Diabetes, as it increases the sugar level in the blood. Avoid large doses in pregnancy, except as advised by a qualified herbalist. Some people's skins are sensitive to handling the fresh plant" 4
Borage is one of very favorite low-calorie culinary herb, found its usage especially in the Mediterranean countries. 100 g of fresh leaves carry just 21 calories. The herb contains many important phytonutrients, minerals, and vitamins that are essential for optimum health and wellness.
The herb contains essential fatty acid γ -linolenic acid (GLA), typically in concentrations of 17-20%. Linolenic acid is omega-6 fatty acid that plays a vital role in the restoration of joint health, immunity, and healthy skin and mucosa.
Fresh borage herb has high levels of vitamin C (ascorbic acid); provide 35 mg or 60% of RDA per 100 g. Vitamin C is one of the powerful natural anti-oxidant help remove harmful free radicals from the body. Together with other anti-oxidants, it has an immune booster, wound healing and anti-viral effects.
Starflower herb is one of the rich sources of vitamin A (140% of RDA) and carotenes. Both these compounds are powerful flavonoid anti-oxidants. Together, they act as protective scavengers against oxygen-derived free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS) that play a vital role in aging and various disease processes.
Vitamin-A is also known to have antioxidant properties and is essential for vision. It also required for maintaining healthy mucosa and skin. Consumption of natural foods rich in vitamin-A and carotenes are known to help the human body protect from lung and oral cavity cancers.
The herb holds a good amount of minerals like iron (41% of RDA), calcium, potassium, manganese, copper, zinc, and magnesium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids, which helps control heart rate and blood pressure. The body uses manganese as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase. Iron is an essential co-factor for cytochrome oxidase which is a crucial enzyme in the cellular metabolism. Further, being a component of hemoglobin inside the red blood cells, iron determines the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood.
Further, the herb is one of the moderate sources of B-complex vitamins, particularly rich in niacin (vitamin B-3). Niacin helps lower LDL cholesterol levels in the body. Also, it has riboflavin, thiamin, pyridoxine, and folates in average levels. These vitamins function as co-factors in the enzymatic metabolism inside the body.
Comfrey is an incredible cell proliferator. It stimulates cells growth and helps with skin regeneration. Comfrey is high in phytochemicals - especially Allantoin. Allantoin helps with the formation of new skin cells; affecting and promoting wound healing of the skin. Use only on clean cuts because rapid healing can trap dirt.
Promotes wound healing and minimizes the creation of scar tissue.
Soothing, regenerating and rejuvenating qualities.
Skin moisturizer which allows skin tissue to regain its elasticity.
Helps to reduce swellings, inflammations and sores.
An anti-inflammatory agent for bruises, pulled muscles, inflamed bunions, fractures and sprains.
Rosmarinic acid, which can be found in roots and leaves of the comfrey plant, helps to reduce inflammation.
Helps to treat stiff and aching joints.
WARNING: DO NOT TAKE INTERNALLY!Ingesting the extract would cause serious liver damage. Do not take externally while pregnant or breast feeding.
Arnica is an effective first-aid treatment for sprains, strains, and bruising. Internally, it can help control bleeding and stimulates the healing of damaged tissue. It is also useful for shock, after either an injury or emotional trauma. It can be used for long-term joint and muscle complaints such as osteoarthritis. Internal treatment can aid external conditions such as eczema and boils. The whole fresh plant is used when in flower, externally as a cream for sprains and bruises and internally for shock often after the patient has suffered an injury. Caution - Do not use arnica cream on broken skin.
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1 SHEALY, C. NORMAN,"THE ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF HEALING REMEDIES",(London:HarperCollinsPublishers LTD,2002),28 2 Ibid.,28 3 Ibid.,115 4 Ibid., 115
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