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Maidenhair

  • Scientific Name : Adiantum capillus-veneris
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  • Benefits/Characteristics : Helps alleviate alopecia.
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Marshmallow

  • Scientific Name : Althaea officinalis
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  • Benefits/Characteristics : Has anti-inflammation properties.
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Manjishtra root

  • Scientific Name : Rubia cordifolia
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  • Benefits/Characteristics : Known for healing properties in ayurveda.
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Marigold

  • Scientific Name : Calendula officinalis
  • History : Used as a medicinal botanical
  • Component : Active compounds include faradiol which is a terpene alcohol from Marigold. Polysaccharides like arabinogalactans (15%) of extract by weight. Triterpene saponin glycosides comprise (2-10%). Other active compounds include flavonoids such as quercetin glycoside, hydroxycoumarins including scopoletin, volatile oils (cadinol), carotinoids (lutein and zeaxanthine).
  • Benefits/Characteristics : Has anti-inflammation, antimictobial and anti-aging properties. Helps alleviate dermatitis, eczema.
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  • Common Applications : Ointments,shampoos, facial oils, gels. 
Mezereon
  • Scientific Name : Daphne mezerum
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  • Benefits/Characteristics : Helps alleviate dermatitis. Has anti-inflammation properties.
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Milk Thistle

  • Scientific Name : Silybum marianum
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  • Component : Active compounds include silybin (75%), silydianin, silychristine. Silymarin has antioxidant, antiphlogistic, antiangiogenic and antitumor activities. Fatty oil which includes 20-30% flavonoids (apigenin), quercetine, steroids (betasitosterol, fumaric acid and polyynes. 
  • Benefits/Characteristics : Has antioxidant, antiphlogistic properties. Known to reduce UVB exposure.
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Mountain Grape
  • Scientific Name : Mahonia aquifolium
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  • Benefits/Characteristics : Helps alleviate dermatitis, psoriasis, dry skin.
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Moneywart
  • Scientific Name : Lysimachia nummularia
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  • Benefits/Characteristics : Has anti-inflammation properties.
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Monkshood

  • Scientific Name : Aconitum napellus
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  • Benefits/Characteristics : Has anti-inflammation properties.
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Mountain Laurel

  • Scientific Name : Kalmia katifolia
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  • Benefits/Characteristics : Has antifungal properties. Helps alleviate psoriasis.
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Mullein

  • Scientific Name : Verbascum densiflorum
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  • Benefits/Characteristics : Has anti-inflammation properties.
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Myrtle

  • Scientific Name : Myrtus communis
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  • Component : Active compounds include monoterpenes, sesquiterpenes like cineol and pinene. Tannis, acylphloruglucinols and volatile oils. 
  • Benefits/Characteristics : Soothes and calms skin. Has antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic properties.
  • Reported Precautions : Not recommended for children, pregnancy and lactation. 
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Nastutium

  • Scientific Name : Tropaeolum majus
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  • Benefits/Characteristics : Helps alleviate alopecia.
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Neem

  • Scientific Name : Azadirachta indica
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  • Component : Active compounds include triterpenes, tannins and volatile oils. 
  • Benefits/Characteristics : Can be used as a natural preservative, especially in ayurveda, Has anti-inflammatory, antihelminthic, antipyretic, and antiphlogistic properties.
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Noni

  • Scientific Name : Morinda citrifolia
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  • Component : Active compounds include iridoids including asperulosid, retinol, ascorbic acid, ursolic and linoleic acids.
  • Benefits/Characteristics : Is an emollient used to decrease signs of skin aging.
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