Formerly: Vitamin B10. Liquid for external use against sunburns, also available as sunblock. Can be administered as capsules with similar effect, but with capsules it can be difficult to achieve the correct dose. Used for balancing the intestinal flora.
Herbal mixture of Tibetan origin. Has antioxidant effect. Used especially for claudication (muscle pain following exercise of the leg muscles). Also effective against angina pectoris, spasms, restlessness, and aggregation of blood platelets.
A.k.a. Johnny Jump Up. Herb for eczema, impetigo, pimples, whooping cough, and acute bronchitis, cystitis, and painful urination. Bruises, veinal dammage, and gout. Good for respiratory conditions or skin problems, especially in children.
Relieves restlessness and tensions, is anti-spasmodic, relieves anxiety, and induces natural sleep. Also used for stress, irritability, muscle tensions, tensions of the internal organs, tachycardia, and neural pains.
Pectin is an indigestible jelly-like substance which is primarily found in roots and unripe fruits. The molecule soaks much water without bursting. Pectin is a good intestinal fibre and is anti-diarrhoetic. Good pectin sources are figs, hips, and carrots.
Herb used for indigestion, intestinal gas, colic, nausea, and headaches. It stimulates uterine contraction and induces menstruation. Can be applied externally for skin problems such as jaundice, eczema, rheumatism, and wounds.
This herb is good for conditions of the skin, mucous membranes, connective tissue, in the treatment of wounds, cicatricial tissue, varicose veins, eczema, inflammation, rheumatism, tiredness, depression, and mental disturbances.
Herbal mixture used in the treatment of women's menopausal problems: hot flashes, dryness of mucous membranes, despondency, a tendency to burst into tears, restlessness, or other problems caused by a decreasing production of oestrogen.
Herb generally used for problems of the mucous membranes, certain types of headache, liver- and gall trouble, indigestion, nausea, colic, intestinal gas, bacterial- and fungal infections, pain, hot flashes, tensions, and insomnia.
The root are administered in the treatment of liver deficiency. Has a protective and regenerative effect on the function of the liver. There is also beneficial effects on allergy and auto-immune diseases.
Herb used particularly for asthma and bronchitis. Euphorbia hirta has an expectorant and relaxing effect on the bronchi. Use for coughing and infection of the respiratory passages. Has a calming effect.
Extract from the bark of pine trees. Belongs to the large group of bioflavonoids. Contains large amounts of proanthocyanides. A strong antioxidant. Administered against illnesses caused by the action of free radicals, sport injuries, and inflammations.
Herb used for infections of the respiratory system and decreased respiratory function, especially in acute bronchitis, influenza, and coughing. Maintains the integrity of the mucous membranes, is anti-spasmodic, and stimulates intestinal function..
A seed rich fruit from the Middle East which is an old medicine used against intestinal worms, diarrhoea, and flatulence. Recent research indicates that the fruit and bark is active against heart and circulatory disorders and certain forms of cancer.
An important mineral and electrolyte. Assists in the maintainance of the fluid balance. Activates enzymes and increases the reactivity of both heart- and sceletal muscles. Regulates the acid-base equilibrium.
A prebiotic is a special kind of carbohydrate in food and dietary supplements. These carbohydrates are not absorbed in the intestines and have the purpose of stimulating beneficial micro-organisms in the digestive tract.
Leaves from the true Prickly Pear Cactus can bind fat and certain sugars in the stomach and prevent them from being absorbed by the body. This quality is used to lower the cholesterol level and for losing weight. It is also used against hangovers.
Belong to the group of bioflavonoids. The proanthocyanides have antioxidant effects. They are beneficial to the connective tissue, muscles, and blood vessels. The substance is found in several plants; red grapes and fir bark especially.
A natural part of the intestines, skin and mucous membranes. They control harmful micro-organisms. Diarrhoea, antibiotics, stress, and some diseases may disrupt the beneficial bacterial flora; it can be re-established with lactic acid bacteria.
A non-essential amino acid. Used together with vitamin C in the treatment of cartilage degeneration and collagen decomposition. Applied in the treatment of arthritis and diseases of the connective tissues.
Resinous substance used for bacterial, viral, and fungal infections. Immune stimulating and local anti-inflammatory. Effective against herpes, common cold, bronchitis, diseases of the urinary system, mouth ulcers, and rheumatism.
Vital nutrient which is used to repair and build our body. Consists of long chains of amino acids. A former term for proteins was albumen. Protein is decomposed in our alimentary canal into amino acids.