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Haronga

  • Scientific Name : Haronga madagascariensis
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  • Benefits/Characteristics : Has anti-inflammation properties.
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Heartsease

  • Scientific Name : Viola tricolor
  • History : Used in homeopathy
  • Component : Active compounds are mucilages 10% by weight. Tannins, salicylic acid and other phenolics, flavonoids including rutin, saponins vitexin, hydorxycoumarins like umbelliferone.
  • Benefits/Characteristics : An anti-inflammatory emollient
    Helps to alleviate acne, dermatitis. Has antibacterial and anti-inflammation properties.
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  • Common Applications : Hair ointments and shampoo.

Herb Robert

  • Scientific Name : Geranium robertianum
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  • Benefits/Characteristics : Has anti-inflammation properties.
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Henna

  • Scientific Name : Lawsonia inermis
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  • Benefits/Characteristics : Helps alleviate dermatitis. Has antifungal and anti-inflammation properties.
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Hibiscus
  • Scientific Name : Hibiscus Sabdariffa
  • History : Asian medicine.
  • Component : Active compounds include fruit acids (15-30%), anthocyanin flavanoids, and organic acids including citric, malic, tartaric, hibiscus and ascorbic acids.
  • Benefits/Characteristics : Helps alleviate burns, irritations
    Has anti-infection and anti-inflammation properties
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Hogweed

  • Scientific Name : Heracleum sphondylium
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  • Benefits/Characteristics : Helps alleviate psoriasis
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Horse Chestnut
  • Scientific Name : Aesculus hippocrstanum
  • History : Used in homeopathy
  • Component : Active compounds include 50% polysaccharides and oligosaccharides, triterpenes saponins, fatty oils, strols and flavonoids includeing quercetin and OPCs.
  • Benefits/Characteristics : Has anti-inflammation properties.
  • Reported Precautions : hepatotoxicity, renal toxicity, urticaria, anaphylaxis, mucocutaneous irritant and skin irritation. 
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Houseleek
  • Scientific Name : Sempervivum tectorum
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  • Benefits/Characteristics : Has anti-inflammation properties.
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Horsetail

  • Scientific Name : Equisetum arvense
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  • Component : Active compounds include astringent silicic acid (5.0-7.7% of weight), flavonoids like apigenin glucoside, caffeic acids like chlorogenic acid, and pyridine alkaloids like nicotine. 
  • Benefits/Characteristics : Has an astringent effect. Helps alleviate alopecia, wounds and burns.
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Indian Nettle
  • Scientific Name : Acalypha indica
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  • Benefits/Characteristics : Has anti-inflammation properties.
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