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Garlic
Category: plant / herb
Scientific name: Allium sativum
Garlic is one of the oldest and most popular herb used in traditional herbal medicine throughout the world.

Garlic’s health benefits include: antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral properties. Garlic is also hypotensive (ie. lowers high blood pressure), and is able to lower cholesterol and fat in the bloodstream.

Other uses of garlic include preventive measure for colds and flu.


German Measles

Category: Ailment
>> Refer Rubella


Ginger
Category: plant / herb
Scientific name: Zingiber officinale
Ginger is another herb hat has been used for thousand of years. Ginger has anti-nausea properties and is used for the prevention of motion or travel sickness and vomiting.


>> more info on Ginger


Ginkgo
Category: plant / herb
Scientific name:



Ginseng, American
Category: plant / herb
Scientific name: Panax quinquefolius
American ginseng grows in shady forests in northern and central United States, and parts of Canada. The medicinal part of the herb is the root. The ginseng root is harvested only after 4 to 6 years when the ginsenoside content (the main active ingredient) is at its peak.

American Ginseng contains a higher percentage of ginsenoside than the Asian Ginseng, and is considered more “cooling” (yin) than Asian Ginseng.

Health benefits of American Ginseng include immune stimulating and antioxidant properties. Stress protection, clears heat, energy booster, aids in diabetes treatment, sexual stimulant, and helps maintain cardiovascular health.

Contraindication: Ginseng is not recommended for pregnant or lactating women.

Ginseng, Asian
Category: plant / herb
Scientific name: Panax ginseng

Ginseng, Siberian
Category: plant / herb
Scientific name: Eleutherococcus senticosus
Siberian Ginseng is a distant relative of true ginseng. Siberian Ginseng does not contain ginsenoside (the active ingredient in Asian and American Ginseng).