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  • Hawthorn - A Scientific Overview

    Hawthorn is a popular herb that has been used by various cultures and regions of the world for many centuries. It has been enjoyed as food, utilized for its medicinal properties and even considered sacred, as some believe that the thorny crown worn by Jesus Christ was made from Hawthorn.

    It has documented use as a cardiovascular tonic in Europe and North America for symptoms including arrhythmias, angina, congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, hypertension, inflammation and even hemorrhoids.1,6,7 Studies suggest that the cardiovascular benefits are the “result of positive inotropic activity, its ability to increase the integrity of the blood vessel wall, improve coronary blood flow and provide positive effects on oxygen utilization”.8

  • Tulsi (Holy basil) - a scientific overview

    General Information Botanical Name: Ocimum sanctum, Ocimum tenuiflorum (synonym) Common Name: Holy basil, sacred basil, surasa (Sanskrit), tulsi or...
  • Euphrasia officinalis: New Old Friend

    New uses for an old friend: Euphrasia officinalis Research has shown that changes in global warming are leading to more severe seasonal allergies. ...