Marshmallow

Overview: Marshmallow is found naturally in the marshes of Europe. The marshmallow plant has been used for hundreds of years for medicinal purposes because of its natural compounds such as amino acids, selenium and vitamins (Hughes). Benefits: Marshmallow is a soothing herb that is often used to treat gastrointestinal ailments as well as irritations in the bronchi and urinary tract tissues because of its anti-inflammatory properties. Its anti-inflammatory properties can also help to allevia...
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Cranberry

Overview: The use of cranberries (scientifically referred to as Vaccinium macrocarpon) dates all the way back to the Native Americans. Their uses ranged from everyday consumption to medicinal purposes. Due to the high amounts of antioxidants that these berries contain, the Native Americans were successful in treating different types of bladder infections. (UMMC, 2011) Benefits: Cranberries are very rich in antioxidants. These antioxidants play a vital role in keeping the body protected from...
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Cornsilk

Overview: Cornsilk has been used for hundreds of years by the Native Americans as a natural remedy for a wide variety of ailments. Cornsilk contains high amounts of vitamin k and in combination with different herbs can be an effective treatment mechanism. Benefits: The most common medicinal use of cornsilk is for the treatment of urinary tract infections. Cornsilk is a very promising alternative to the antibiotic treatment of cornsilk because excessive use of antibiotics causes resistance a...
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