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Plants' list

Plants' list in order alphabetical

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A

NAME SUMMARY INFORMATION Scientific name
Acerola
 A natural vitamin C's resource There is 100 times more vitamine C in acerola than an orange Malpighia punicifolia
Aloe
 Laxative, looks after wounds, stimulates digestive's secretions  Aloe vera


B

NAME SUMMARY INFORMATION Scientific name
Bamboo
 A natural silica's ressource. Silica gives a better bones' solidity and a better calcium's assimilation Bambusa arundinacea
Bearberry
 One of the best natural urinary antiseptic  Arctosphylos uva-ursi
Blue-green algae
 Natural proteins for sportsmen and vegetarians. The perfect food complement in proteins Spirulina maxima
Buckthorn
 A powerful laxative Fight constipation Rhamnus frangula
Burdock
 One of the most popular depurative's plant Relieve most of problems and skin diseases Arctium lappa
Burrage
 Revitalize the skin  Borago officinalis


C

NAME SUMMARY INFORMATION Scientific name
Calamus
 Tonic and stimulating for brain, nervous system and digestive system. Relaxing for muscles In Asia people use it as aphrodisiac; Cree Indians did a lot of usage of this plant. Acorus Calamus
Camomile (German)
 Relieves abdominal and intestinal pains and other confusions. Relaxing Often prescribed to the children for its sweet action. Matricaria Recutita
Carqueja
 Purifying and effective plant who fight hepatic confusions This plant relieves after a food excess  Baccharis Trimera
Catnip
 Beneficial action on digestive and respiratory system Useful against fever, colds and flu Nepeta cateria
Cat's claw
 Powerful immunizing stimulant with a lot of virtues. Used against viral infections, cancers (parallel treatment), tumors, side effects of chemotherapy Uncaria tomentosa
Cola (nut)
 Stimulate nervous system and body. Muscular tonic, fights lethargy. Burn fats.
 Aphrodisiac, digestive and tonic properties. Cola nitida
Coneflower (purple)
 Purple coneflower is one of the most important medicinal plant. Immune's stimulant, anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, detoxification, antiallergic Echinacea purpurea


D

NAME SUMMARY INFORMATION Scientific name
Damiana
 Tonic and regenerative ( for the nervous system.) genital organs' stimulant, aphrodisiac and urinary antiseptic.
 This plant acts directly on genitalia. Turnera Diffusa
Devil's claw
 A natural and powerful anti-inflammatory; relieves articular pains Anti-inflammatory, analgesic, bitter tonic, antispasmodic, biliary stimulant. Harpagophytum procumbes


E

NAME SUMMARY INFORMATION Scientific name
Ephedra
 Used as a powerful tonic, for the loss of weight, to increase muscular mass; relieves allergies and treat renal incapacities. Plante used in Chinese medicine for 5 000 years. Monks Zen used it for meditations. Ephedra Sinica
Eucalyptus
 Remedy all over the world because of its antiseptic virutes Treat lung infections, colds, flu and breast's troubles Eucalyptus globulus
Evening Primrose
 Evening Primrose is very effective against all menstrual confusions. Relieves skin's problems Oenothera biennis


F

NAME SUMMARY INFORMATION Scientific name
Fenugreek
 Beneficial action againstdiabetes and cholestero;. favors weighty resumption, regulates insulin's rate Relieves gastritis and after stomach ulcers Trigonella foenum graecum


G

NAME SUMMARY INFORMATION Scientific name
Galanga (small)
 Tonic digestive, warm body and vital organs, stimulating, antibacterian, favor gases' eviction, stop vomits, fungicidal, anti-inflammatory Effective against seasickness Alpinia officinarum
Garcinia
 A powerful slimming Decreases sugar and food's consumption Garcinia Cambogia
Gingko
 Indicated for memory, intellectual traffic, respiratory difficulties and incontinence A lot of old persons uses it for its virtues Gingko Biloba
Ginseng
 Ginseng is famous for its tonic and antistress properties Ginseng is also a good aphrodisiac for men Panax ginseng 
Goat's rue
 Mainly used for its antiandiabetic properties. Effective complement in diabetes' treatment. Prevention for old persons. Galega officinalis
Gomphrena
 Fight against the stress and tiredness. stimulates memory , nervous system, favors sleep. Relax muscles by increasing their force. Plant used more particularly during stress periods. Gomphrena globosa
Gotu Kola
 Medicinal ayurvedic and tonic plant(circulation, intellectual...) and depurative Anti-inflammatory, blood circulation, anti-rheumatism, tonic, aphrodisiac. Centella asiatica 
Grapevine
 Treat varicose veins, haemorrhoids and circulatory confusions Tonic venous and capillary Vitis vinifera
Greenbrier
 Depurative, diuretic, tonic sexual, aphrodisiac. The powerful women's aphrodisiac Smilax spp.
Guarana
 Powerful stimulant like coffee, but without its exciting effects Anti-tiredness, stimulates physical and intellectual activities, acts as fine and aphrodisiac, anti-stress. Paullinia Cupana


H

NAME SUMMARY INFORMATION Scientific name
Hawthorn
 Used particularly for circulatory and cardiac confusions as pectoris' angina  Crataegus oxyacantha 
Hemp
 Panacea relieves a lot of problems Plant as well used as medicinal and psychotropic properties Cannabis sativa
Horse chestnut-tree
 Tonic venous, vasoconstrictor, fluidifying blood, astringent.  Aesculus hippocastanum

I

NAME SUMMARY INFORMATION Scientific name
Iboga
 Fight against drugs addiction as heroin or cocain The Bwiti's cult in Africa use it to communicate with their ancestors and become reconciled with death Tabernanthe iboga

K

NAME SUMMARY INFORMATION Scientific name
Kava Kava
 Sleeping drug, antistress, narcotic, relaxing, calming, antipain Relieves gums' troubles and increases dreamlike activity Piper Methysticum
Konjax
 Suppress big appetite, slimming Traditional Japan food during IX-th century. Konjax is totally harmless Amorphophallus konjax
Kudzu
 Fight against drug's dependence (tobacco, alcohol and the other drugs) Antidepressive effect Pueraria lobata


L

NAME SUMMARY INFORMATION Scientific name
Lapacho
 Antibiotic, powerful anti-inflammatory, stimulating immunizing, antiseptic, antitumoral. Being known under the name of Ipe-Roxo Tecoma curialis
Lithothamnium
 A powerful remineralizant  Lithothamnium calcaeum
Lobelia
 Tobacco's substitute with antispasmodic properties. Indian tobacco, to stop smoking. Lobelia inflata


M

NAME SUMMARY INFORMATION Scientific name
Maca
 Allows and looks after impotence and after infertility. Gives a better libido It increases erection's capacities
 Lepidium meyenii
Mandrake
 Narcotic, antispasmodic, moderating reflex. A popular "witches' plant" Mandragora officinarum
Marapuama
 Sexual and muscular tonic  Ptychopetalum olacoides
Mate
 A tea substitute , but also a nutritional complement for persons eating few fruits and vegetables.  Ilex paraguariensis
Milk Thistle
 Effective against depressions and hepatic confusions. Help to restabilize the body after a poisoning. Maybe being taken during a hangover or having taken a toxic matter Carduus marianus
Mistletoe
 The druidic panacea Stimulate defence immunizing, hypnotic Viscum album


O

NAME SUMMARY INFORMATION Scientific name
Ortosifone
 Eliminate impurities, slimming.  Orthosiphon aristata 


P

NAME SUMMARY INFORMATION Scientific name
Passiflora
 Painkiller, soothing, relaxing, sleeping drug  Passiflora incarnata 
Poppy
 Famous anti-pain  Papaver sominferum


S

NAME SUMMARY INFORMATION Scientific name
Saint-John's-wort
 St.-John's-wort is a powerful antidepressant and is a very good substitute in the prozac.  Hypericum perforatum
Sage
 Antiseptic, anti-asthmatic, favor eviction of gases, regulate perspiration and menstrual, tonic cycle. Salvia comes from Latin, salvare which means being cured.  Salvia officinalis
Sassafras
 Ideal to stop smoking. General tonic.  Sassafras officinal albidum
Scullcap
 Effective against most of nervous confusions To women : stimulates menstrual cycle and relieves pains in the breast Scutellaria lateriflora
Shitake mushroom
 Stimulates immune system by increasing vitality  Lentinus elodes
Siberian Ginseng
 Stimulant, fights stress and tiredness; tonic effect on the body. Sportmen having absorbed siberian ginseng saw their capacities growing of 9 % This plant was distributed to Soviet population after the Tchernobyl disaster Eleutherococcus senticosus
Stevia
 A sugar substitute decreasing the rate of glucose  Stevia rebaudiana bertoni


U

NAME SUMMARY INFORMATION Scientific name
Urucu
 For a natural bronzing  Bixa orellana


V

NAME SUMMARY INFORMATION Scientific name
Valerian
 Prosperity and sleep  Valeriana officinalis


W

NAME SUMMARY INFORMATION Scientific name
Wild lettuce
 Action similar to poppy, without toxicity, and dependence. Effective for sleep. Painkiller, stimulates the dreamlike activity, sweet sleeping drug Lactuca Virosa
Witch Hazel
 Favors blood circulation (varicose veins...) Astringent and anti-inflammatory Hamamelis virginiana 
Wormwood
 Hoop and digestive system's stimulant Wormwood served to obtain an alcoholic drink in Europe. Artimisia absinthum
Wrack
 Beneficial action on metabolism Slimming absorbing fat, eliminate waste Fucus vesiculosus

Y

NAME SUMMARY INFORMATION Scientific name
Yam
 Relieves menopause and periods problems. yam does not contain DHEA Dioscorea villosa


Prepare an infusion:


About 2-3g (1 teaspoon) of dried plant for 1 cup of water.

One can prepare in a teapot with 20g of dried plant for 500ml of water.

- boil some water.
- pour the quivering water into a bowl (as a teapot) containing the plant, and put a lid by above.
- let infuse during 10 minutes.
- leak out with a sieve and overturn into a bowl
- Yu can add some sugar or some honey before drinking.

Posology: Drink 3 to 4 cups a day (about 500ml).


Prepare a decoction:


About 20g of dried plant for 750ml of cold water which will be reduced in 500ml.

- put the plant in a pan with some water.
- carry in boiling and let shiver during 20-30mn up to reduction of a third
- filter the decoction with a sieve.
- overturn into a bowl and put in the cool.


Posology: Drink 3 to 4 cups a day (about 500ml).


It is necessary about 20g of dried plant for 500ml of water.

- put the plant in a bowl with some cold water and cover.
- let soak a whole night.
- leak out

Note: A maceration is made in quant cold the active principles of a plant can be destroyed by the warmth. Nevertheless, one can doit with the water and the already infused plant or décoctionnée.


Posology: Drink 3 to 4 cups a day (about 500ml).


Prepare an alcoholic tincture:


It is necessary 200g of dried plant for 1 liter of alcohol for more than 45 ° (Vodka, Rum)

- put the plant in a glass bowl and cover it with alcohol

- close, shake 1-2mn and store in a fresh and dark place (10 in 14 days).
- shake every 2 days.
- pour the preparation into a juicer for wine or possibly into a sieve to filter the plant.
- pour the tincture into a bowl


Posology: Drink 2,5ml of tincture diluted in a glass of water 2 - 3 times a day.


Prepare some wine for base of plant:

Between 25 and 100 grams of dried plant for 1 liter of white or red wine.

- put the plant in a big jar, pay(pour) enough wine to cover it completely.
- close the bowl with care, shake and let it during 2 weeks.
- filter the plant and keep at cool in a closed bowl.


The drink keeps 4 months maximum.

Drink 1 half glass of wine a day.


Prepare a medicinal oil:

250g of dried plant for 750ml of vegetable quality oil (olive, sunflower).

- mix the oil and the plant in a salad bowl warmed in the bath marries.

- cover and let shiver during 2-3h.

- let cool, then pour the mixture into a passoir or a juicer and be well urgent to extract from it all the liquid.

The medicinal oil keeps about 1 year in a coloured glass flask.

NB: You can do also oil for cold: It is necessary to compress the plant in a jar, to pour the oil and to make rest 2 in 6 weeks, get back then the liquid.


Prepare a bath for base of plant:

- overturn 500ml of an infusion (or the other drink) filtered by plant in the water of your bath. One can also put 5 in 10 drops of essential oil

According to what one wants one soaks completely or seluement the reached part of the body.


Prepare an ointment or a cream:

About 60g of dried plant and according to: ointment: 500g of petroleum jelly or soft paraffin wax; cream: 300g of émulsifiante wax, 140g of glycerin and 160ml of water.

- to melt the mixture cream or ointment in a glass bowl in the bath marries.
- add the plant finely cut and let shiver 15mn for the ointment and 3 hours for the cream while moving.
- pour the mixture into a stamen(muslin) fixed with the thread at the edge of a jar and leak out.
- thread rubber gloves and press the mixture to extract most possible liquid of the stamen(muslin).
- overturn without waiting for the liquid ointment or for the cream in jars. Close jars and cooled time, screw profoundly lids.
Posology: Apply a small quantity 2 - 3 times a day.

 


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