Garlic and Ginger Inhibit Drug Resistant Bacteria

gingergarlicRecent research has confirmed and quantified that whole extracts of Garlic and Ginger have the ability to stop several species of multi-drug resistant bacteria.

The newest research comes from Italy’s University of Pisa. The researchers tested garlic against the infective bacteria Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Escherichia coli. The research found that all three bacteria species were inhibited by the Garlic extract, which was taken from fresh Garlic bulbs.

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More about the Herbal Chinese Heavyweight Part 2

Here, we have part two of our look at da huang (a.k.a. rhubarb), one of the pre-eminent herbal secrets in Chinese medicine. Here, we find out some of its amazing powers and the reasons for it-mostly, clearing heat and toxins away.

In part one, we looked at the first and second uses. Let’s move on to the rest of them: Continue reading

Health Benefits of Mullein Essential Oil

The health benefits of Mullein Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties like analgesic, anti inflammatory, anti septic, disinfectant, diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge, relaxant and tranquilizing.

Common Mullein or Verbascum Thapsus and Wavy Leaf Mullein or Verbascum Sinuatum, as they are botanically known, both used to extract the essential oil. The former one is more preferred for extracting oil. The Essential Oil is extracted by steam distillation of its leaves and flowers. The Mullein is distributed all over Europe, South and Central America and temperate zones of Asia. The essential oil contains coumarin, rotenone, and tannin, triterpene saponins like verbascosaponin, mucilage, aucubin, catalpol, flavonoids and phenolic acids. From very old time, Mullein was famous as Candlewick as it as actually used to make candlewicks.

Later on, its medicinal uses took over its other uses. Let us see what those medicinal uses are.

* Analgesic: The analgesic property  Continue reading