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Cayenne for Constipation (L.) Capsicum frutescens

Although erroneously called a type of pepper, cayenne is actual an herb/spice from the Nightshade family, which includes tomatoes, eggplants, and potatoes. Actually, Cayenne is from the Capsicum genus consisting of paprika, bell peppers, and chilies. The significance of Cayenne lies in  mineral content. Aside from being high in Vitamin C, Cayenne other active ingredients …

Astragalus for Long-Term Immune Support (L.) A. propinquus / A. membranaceus / A. mongholicus / Phaca membranacea

PHYLOGENETIC INFORMATION: Phylum: Angiosperm Class: Eudicot Family: Fabaceae Genus: Astragalus L. Species: A. propinquus  (syn. A. membranaceus), A. mongholicus (syn. Phaca membranacea) Common Names: Astragalus [root], Radix Astragali/Astragali Radix, milk vetch, membranous milk vetch, Chinese milk vetch, Mongolian milk vetch, Bok kay Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM): Huang qi Astragalus membranaceous is a flowering plant within …

Black Pepper for Digestion & More… (L.) Piper nigrum

In this herbs and spices spotlight, we’ll explore the popular “king of spices” – black pepper also known as black peppercorn, pepper, and piper. Derived from an Indian name, its “genus name comes from the Latin name from the Greek word peperi”  (missouribotanicalgarden.org). Furthermore, “the word pepper comes from the Sanskrit pippali, meaning “berry” (Franklin, 2o19). Per the Healing …

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