Lobelia is found in eastern and central America and some parts of Canada. It grows in open, sunny places along the roads. It is an annual herbaceous plant 40–90 cm tall, with a fine-leafed root system. The flowers are bisexual, small (5-6 mm long) light blue or bluish-purple in color.
It is good to use Beetroot in cardiovascular diseases: betaine in beets, improves blood vessels and helps to reduce the level of homocysteine. Vitamin P, which is also included in the chemical composition of the plant, makes the vessels more elastic and strong.
Chaga is a parasitic fungus, which is a hard large gnarl on birch trunks. This mushroom is of oval or round shape and can have the size of 40–50 cm in diameter and can weigh from 1 to 6 kg. The fungus hyphae penetrate into the wood of the tree, feed on birch juice, cause the destruction of the wood and the decay of the whole tree.
Medications with Ginseng are characterized by a significant breadth of therapeutic action. Since they are non-toxic, they can be used for a long time. It is said that Ginseng can produce adaptogenic, antiaging, antidepressant, memory enhancer, detoxicant, antioxidant and trophorestorative effects on our body.
The genus Scrophularia of the family Scrophulariaceae consists of about 300 species of herbaceous flowering plants known as figwort. All the Species of Scrophularia share square stems, opposite leaves and open two-lipped flowers forming clusters at the end of their stems.
Withania somnifera (known as ashwagandha) is a perennial bush that belongs to the Solanaceae family. It’s a popular healing plant in Ayurvedic medicine. The name ‘ashwagandha’ derives from the Sanskrit language and signifies "the smell of a horse", probably because the roots of the herb have a horse-like scent. Ashwagandha originates from North Africa and India.
Spirulina is a variety of cyanobacteria in the Oscillatoraceae family. It is often referred to as a blue-green algae, though it is actually a living organism. It can be found both in ocean waters and in lakes. Spirulina is considered one of the most nutrient-rich foods on the planet. Aztecs were the first people to use spirulina.
Feverfew is a herbaceous flowering plant that belongs to the Asteraceae family. It originates from the Caucasus, Anatolia and the Balkan Peninsula. The plant can grow up to 70 cm in height. The light green pinnatisected leaves have a pungent aroma. The flowers are similar to daisies in appearance and are produced in corymbs. They are usually about 20 mm in diameter.
Mistletoe, or Viscum album, is a hemiparasitic, evergreen, circular-shaped shrub in the Santalaceae family. It can reach up to 50 cm in height. The plant originates from southern and western Asia and Europe. It usually grows on the branches of trees: its roots penetrate into the bark and spread in the wood.
Trichosanthis (Trichosanthes Kirilowii) is a perennial flowering vine that belongs to the Cucurbitaceae family and is native to China. This herb is included into the list of the 50 fundamental herbs utilized in traditional Chinese medicine. Trichosanthes Kirilowii can grow up to 6 m in height.