Plant Medicinal

Here we provide a list of some medical herbs and their uses:

  • Abscess is applied to decrease fever, inflammation, and cough.
  • Asafoetida might be useful for IBS, high cholesterol, and breathing problems.
  • Belladonna, although toxic, was used historically Italy by women to enlarge their pupils, as well as a sedative, among other uses. The name itself means "beautiful woman" in Italian.
  • Burdock has been used traditionally as a diuretic and to reduce blood sugar.
  • Cat’s claw has a long history of use in South America to prevent and treat disease.
  • Celery seed is used only occasionally in tradition medicine. Modern usage is primarily as a diuretic.
  • Digitalis , or foxglove, came into use in treating cardiac disease in late 18th century England in spite of its high toxicity. Its use has been almost entirely replaced by the pharmaceutical derivative Digoxin, which has a shorter half-life in the body, and whose toxicity is, therefore, more easily managed.
  • European mistletoe has been used to treat seizures, headaches, and other conditions.
  • Flaxseed is most commonly used as a laxative. Flaxseed oil is applied for different conditions, including arthritis.
  • Gum Arabic might be useful for dental plaque and weight loss.Henna shows potential antibacterial activity. The alcoholic extract of the root has antibacterial activity due to the presence of flavonoid and alkaloids. Henna is also thought to show anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, and analgesic effects in experimental animals.
  • Khat is a mild stimulant used for thousands of years in Yemen and is banned today in many countries.
  • Kanna African treatment for depression. Suggested to be a SSRI or have similar effects, but the unknown mechanism of activity.
  • Lotus Sacred lotus has been the subject of a number of in-vitro and animal studies, exploring its pharmacologic effects, including antioxidant, hepatoprotective, immunomodulatory, anti-infective, hyperlipidemic, and psychopharmacologic activity.