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Herbal Remedies and Medicinal Plants, the Encyclopedia by Chevallier

Discover over 900 herbs and plants with detailed information on the most healing one hundred plants, each with a full-page spread outlining their habitat and cultivation, related species, key constituents and actions, research, traditional and current uses, parts used, key preparations, and self-help uses.
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Clover (Trifolium) or trefoil

Clover is a wild plant that is a primary food source for grazing cattle and other animals. It has also been used medicinally to treat a number of conditions and is high in vitamins and minerals. Traditionally, these have included cancer, whooping cough, respiratory problems, and skin inflammations, such as psoriasis and eczema. Red clover, particularly its flower, is commonly used medicinally. It was thought to "purify" the blood by acting as a diuretic (helping the body get rid of excess fluid) and expectorant (helping clear lungs of mucous), improving circulation, help cleanse the liver, menopausal symptoms, and to treat skin conditions. It can be a mild laxative. Read more to learn more about nutrition and medicinal uses of clover and watch our selected video.
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Burdock – Arctium lappa

Burdock is most famous for its blood cleansing abilities. It is widely used to treat skin conditions caused by an overload of toxins, like eczema, psoriasis, acne, and dermatitis. As a powerful detoxifier with mild bitter properties, it is useful to maintain liver and digestive health as well. The burdock root is the most commonly used part in formulations targeting cell cleansing of waste and toxic products.
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Cayenne

The spicy flavor of cayenne pepper is familiar to all, and it is easy to imagine that a food with so much kick has powerful medicinal benefits. The nutritional value of any dish is increased by adding hot pepper like cayenne. Cayenne is used to relieve pain and to stimulate circulation in the body. It is added to lotions and salves to draw nutrition to and waste away from the tissue it contacts. Cayenne is an excellent source for vitamins A and C, as well as antioxidant carotenoids such as beta-carotene. Cayenne pepper is used in cooking to add intense flavor to cuisine all over the world, and its medicinal benefits are recognized by herbalists everywhere.
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