Historically, calendula was used as an antiseptic, to reduce inflammation, and to treat wounds and a variety of skin diseases.
Internally, the soothing effects of Calendula have been used for stomach ulcers and inflammation.
In the Middle Ages is was used to treat varicose veins and bedsores which were a more common problem.
St John’s Wort has been used since the middle ages as a valuable relaxing herb. It also has long-lasting tonic effects on the whole Nervous System.
Its main properties are for mild depression and for menopause. Most people have heard of it with regard to depression. There are some well-proven benefits for this.
This is what most people know St John’s Wort for – it has become the product of choice for mild to moderate depression. We examine this in the article.
In the last few decades, much research has been carried out in Europe on milk thistle . In some parts – Germany, for example, milk thistle has become one of the most used herbs.
Barberry has been used in European and American herbalism to treat many conditions, especially infections and stomach problems. It has also been used to treat skin conditions.
Dandelion has been used for centuries by herbalists for general detox. These herbalists particularly used dandelion for the liver Folk names for dandelion include lion’s tooth, bitterwort, wild endive, priest’s crown, doonheadclock, piss-a-bed, irish daisy, blow ball, yellow gowan, puffball, clock flower, swine snout, pu gong ying, fortune-teller, and cankerwort.
Stress needs no introduction – everyone has felt it and knows how it feels. If you cannot handle it, and the symptoms that result, it could pay you to treat your liver better.
Xandria Williams has written a whole book about liver cleanse, using her Liver Detox Plan. Here is an extract from her book detailing her approach to that type of cleanse. In this extract she talks about some of the important functions of the liver and touches on her liver cleanse approach.
Herbs to detox the liver have become very popular, especially since the widespread use of milk thistle over the past twenty years. I remember in the early 1980’s when milk thistle was really little known – and it certainly was not generally found in shops in the UK.
The evidence in favour of mammograms is largely unclear and inconclusive. And, in fact, some of the evidence against having them is startling.
Cancer is the most common form of breast problem in the West. So you should know that there is another factor involved in this life-threatening disease which is often overlooked – the bra.