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Garlic

  • Scientific Name : Allium sativa
  • History : Used in homeopathy
  • Component : Active compounds include thiosulfinates such as alkylcysteine sulfoxides, oligusulfides and ajoene. Fructosans and saponins are also included. Major source of vitamins A, B1, C. 
  • Benefits/Characteristics : Has antifungal, antimicrobial, antiyeast and antibiotic properties.
  • Reported Precautions : Topical garlic contact can cause irritation, allergic reaction and halitosis. Avoid whilst breastfeeding. Can increase bleeding during surgery. 
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German Chamomile

  • Scientific Name : Matricaria recutita
  • History : 
  • Component : Primary actives include anti-inflammatory: alpha bisabolol (promotes granulation tissue), chamazulene, levomenol (antiinflammatory hydrating agent that reduces photo damage and pruritis) and matricine. Others include: bisaboloxides, farnesenes, choline, glycosides, flavonois (apigenin-inhibits adhesion molecules.), rutin, tannins, hyroxycoumarins (umbelliferone), mucilages, saccharides, fatty acids and salicylates.
  • Benefits/Characteristics : Antiallergic, antimicrobial, anti-inflammation, antioxidant analgesic approved by Commission E for wounds and burn therapy. Helps alleviates acne. Has anti- inflammation properties.
  • Reported Precautions : Can sensitize skin.
  • Common Applications : Topical chamomile cream is superiore to hydrocortisone in treating dermatitis and sunburn. Statistically decreased wound area and healing time.

Ginger

  • Scientific Name : Zingiber officinale
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  • Benefits/Characteristics : Has anti-inflammation properties.
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Gingko

  • Scientific Name : Ginko biloba
  • History : 
  • Component : Active compounds include proanthocyanidins (8-12%), biflavonoids like ginkgetin, flavonoids like kaempferol, trilactonic diterpenses like ginkolide and sisequiterpene bilabolids.
  • Benefits/Characteristics : Has antioxidant properties.
  • Reported Precautions : Skin allergic reactions.
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Ginseng
  • Scientific Name : Eleuthorococcous senticosus, Panax ginseng, Panax quinquifolius
  • History : 
  • Component : Active compounds include: Eleutherococcous senticosus: steroid glycosides, hydroxycoumarins, phenylacrylic acids, lignans. Active ingredients of panax ginseng: triterpene and steroid saponins known as ginsenosides, polysaccharides, aglycones, and polyynes.
  • Benefits/Characteristics : Eleutherococcous senticosus: Siberian and most potent. Panax ginseng: From Asia. Panax quinquifolius: America (newest and untested). All actives contribute to antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti platelet, antitumor and antiviral effects. Protein synthesis is enhanced as well.
  • Reported Precautions : Can cause skin irritation. Not recommended for pregnancy, lactation, diabetes. 
  • Common Applications : Creams

Goldenseal

  • Scientific Name : Hydrastis canadensis
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Grape Seed
  • Scientific Name : Vitis vinifera
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  • Component : Proanthocyanidins is the main potent ingredient. Also known for polyphenolic bioflavonoids, procyanidins, procyandiol oligomers, leukoanthocyanidins, condensed tannis, oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPC). OPCs are made of dimers of catechins, oligomers of epicatechin and catechin and gallic acid esters. Scavengers of both reactive oxygen and nitrogen species. Also have therapeutic compounds like flavonoids (kaempferol), quercetin gucosides, stilbenes (resveratrol), viniferins fruit acids tocopherols and essential fatty acids and phenylacrylic acids (caffeoyl) and ferloylsuccinic acid. Reveratol is a strong antioxidant that inhibits angiogenesis and carcinogensis, it is antiviral against herpes and has phytoestrogen activity.
  • Benefits/Characteristics : Improves skin's photoprotection to UVB, improves photoaged skin and protects against further damage.
    Helps to heal wounds. Protects DNA against oxidation . Stabilizes collagen and elastin by inhibiting MMPs. Stilben resveratrol inhibits lipid peroxidation induced by UVB and decreases UBV-induced skin thickness and edema. Quercetin maintains and protects the activities after UV radiation.
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  • Common Applications : Anti aging creams, alopecia areata (study shows that grape seed stimulates hair growth).
Green Tea
  • Scientific Name : Camellia sinensis
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  • Component : Contains 4 flavonoids: epicatechin, epicatechin gallate, epigallocatechin and epigallocatechin-3-gallate. 
  • Benefits/Characteristics : Can scavenge ROS. UVB inhibits hydrogen peroxide both in the dermis and epidermis.
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Goa Powder

  • Scientific Name : Andira araroba
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  • Benefits/Characteristics : Helps alleviate psoriasis. Has antibacterial properties.
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Ground Ivy
  • Scientific Name : Glechoma hederacea
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  • Benefits/Characteristics : Has antibacterial properties.
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    Guduchi 

    • Scientific Name : Tinosporacordifolia
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    • Benefits/Characteristics : Known for healing properties in ayurveda.
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    Guggul

    • Scientific Name : Balsamodendron mukul
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    • Benefits/Characteristics :  Known for healing properties in ayurveda
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