Saturday, October 31, 2009

Pterocarpus macrocarpus Kurz.(Pra Duu Paa)

Medicinal Plants in Thailand.

Pterocarpus macrocarpus Kurz

FABACEAE

Thai name : Pra Duu Paa


Tree, 15-25 m high. Leaves imparipinnate, alternate; leaflets ovate or ovate-oblong, 3-5 cm wide, 3-9 cm long. Inflorescence in axillary, racemose panicle; flowers pea-shaped, light yel­low, fragrant. Fruit samara.

Wood: blood tonic; for patients with anemia, along with pale, muscular pain and weight loss.


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Kama Rani Formula for Female Arousal!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Qinghao.(Ching Hao)

Medicinal Plants in Thailand.


Artemisia annua Linn.

ASTERACEAE

Qinghao

Thai name: Ching Hao


Branched annual herb, 0.2-1.5 m high. Leaf in outline oblong, bipinnatifid, with pectinately dentate segments or teeth, 10-15 cm wide, 30-50 cm long. Inflorescence in large, terminal panicle with subglobose heads; flowers yellow. Fruit glabrous obovoid achene, nearly 1 mm long.

Well-known Chinese herb. Aerial part: contains artemisinin and its derivatives; new trend for antimalarial; clinical trials show good results against both Plasmodium vivax and P. falciparum. Commercial forms available in China as tablet and injection.


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AyurCold for Cold & Flu Relief

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Wild Nutmeg.(Han)

Medicinal Plants in Thailand.

Knema globularia Warb.
MYRISTICACEAE
Wild Nutmeg
Thai name : Han

Tree, up to 30 m high. Leaf simple, alternate, pale beneath with a brown indument, elliptic or oblong-elliptic, 3-4 cm wide, 10-16 cm long. Inflorescence in dense short fascicle, unisexual, dioecious; flowers brown­ish yellow outside, reddish purple inside. Fruit fleshy with red aril.

Fixed oil expressed from seed: treatment of scabies and other skin diseases.

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AyurGold for Healthy Blood

Saturday, October 24, 2009

MAGNOLIACEAE.(Champaa)

Medicinal Plants in Thailand.


Michelia champaca Linn.

MAGNOLIACEAE

Thai name : Champaa


Tree, 15-25 m high; stipules firstly enclosing the terminal bud, afterwards splitting into two parts, early caducous, leaving circular scar on twig and petiole. Leaf simple, alternate, ovate, lanceolate or oblong-elliptic, 5-10 cm wide, 12-20 cm long, thinly appressed or patently pubescent beneath. Flower solitary, axillary, orange-yellow, fragrant. Fruit follicetum, dehiscent along the dorsal suture; seeds protuding from fruit hanging at elastic funicles.

Dried flower: ingredient in Ya-Hom; cardiac tonic, nerve tonic, blood tonic, antinauseant, antipyretic, diuretic. Leaf: treatment of neural disorders. Stem bark: antipy­retic.


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Ayurtox for Body Detoxification

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Anatto Tree .(Kham Thai)

Medicinal Plants in Thailand.

Bixa orellana Linn.
BIXACEAE
Anatto Tree
Thai name : Kham Thai

Shrub or tree, up to 8 m high. Leaf simple, alternate, ovate, 8-12 cm wide, 11-18 cm long, subcordate or truncate at base. Inflorescence in terminal corymb or panicle; flowers light pink. Fruit compressed capsule, with long, stiffish, but not sharp, red bristles, loculicidally 2-valved; seed numerous, exalate, with fleshy, red testa.

Flower: decoction; blood tonic and antidysenteric. Seed: coloring agent for food, silk and cotton. Prepara­tion: macerate seed with water, filter, wait a moment, fine orange-red colored compound "bixin" precipitate.

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Volume 1

Cardiofy Heart Care Supplement


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Stanley's Water-tub.( Buk Khaangkhok)

Medicinal Plants in Thailand.

Amorphophallus campanulatus (Roxb.) Bl. ex Decne
ARACEAE

Stanley's Water-tub
Thai name
: Buk Khaangkhok

Perennial herb with subterranean, naked tuber, 90-100 cm high. Leaf simple, rosette, about 6.5 cm wide, up to 1 m long, leaf-blade tripartite, each segment multifid with decurrent side-lobes, exstipulate. Inflorescence a spadix on subterranean tuber, many-flowered; spathe purple or partly yellow-green, with numerous, red papillae inside. Fruit berry, 1-3-seeded, red or orange. Many varieties in Thailand.
Tuber: contains glucomannan; reduces blood cho­lesterol level and blood sugar level in animal studies; suitable for diabetic diet.

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ClariMind Memory & Concentration Supplement


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Lime.(Manaao)

Medicinal Plants in Thailand.

Citrus aurantifolia (Christm. et Panz.) Swing.
RUTACEAE
Lime
Thai name : Manaao

Erect shrub, 2-4 m high; branchlet conspicuously thorny. Leaf 1 -foliolate, alternate; leaflet ovate, elliptic or ovate-oblong, 3-5 cm wide, 4-8 cm long, coriaceous, glabrous, glandular dotted; petioles winged. Flower(s) solitary or up to 7 in short raceme, axillary and terminal, white, fragrant, deciduous. Fruit hesperidium, globose, yellow; pulp consisting of crowded vesicles filled with very sour sap.

Fresh fruit juice: expectorant, cough remedy, antiscurvy due to high vitamin C content; used as solvent for other cough formulae; dried preserved fruit can also be used.

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Immunice for Immune Support


Monday, October 19, 2009

Combretum quadrangulare Kurz.(Sakae Naa)

Medicinal Plants in Thailand.

Combretum quadrangulare Kurz
COMBRETACEAE
Thai name : Sakae Naa

Tree, 5-10 m high; young branchlets acutely quad¬rangular or very narrowly quadrialate. Leaves simple, opposite, elliptic or obovate, 3-8 cm wide, 6-15 cm long; petiole acutely ridged. Inflorescence in terminal and axillary spike; flower small, yellowish white. Fruit dry, thinly quadrialate; seed brownish red, ellipsoid, 4-angled.
Seed: anthelmintic for roundworm, threadworm in children. Preparation: grind 3 g of seeds, mix with egg, fry, take once when the stomach is empty. Root: treat¬ment of venereal diseases; anthelmintic. Leaf: relieves muscular pain.

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Joint Mender for Joint Care

Sunday, October 18, 2009

CUCURBITACEAE.(Tamlueng)

Medicinal Plants in Thailand.

Coccinia grandis (Linn.) Voigt.
CUCURBITACEAE
Thai name : Tamlueng


Woody climbing perennial herb. Leaf simple, alternate, ovate with deeply cordate base, 3-5 angular to deeply 5-partite, 5-8 cm wide and long; tendrils simple. Flower(s) solitary or fascicled, axillary, dioecious, white, campanulate. Fruit berry, oblong, bright red.

Leaf: antipyretic; grind fresh leaf to relieve itching and inflammation from poisonous plants. Root: antipyretic. Fruit: antidiabetic. Alcohol extract of creeping stem, water extract of unripe fruit and powder of dried leaf can decrease blood sugar level in animals. Needs more research.


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Radiancio - Radiate Beauty from the Inside Out

Friday, October 16, 2009

RUBIACEAE.( Ulok)

Medicinal Plants in Thailand.

Hymenodictyon excelsum (Roxb.) Wall.
RUBIACEAE
Thai name :Ulok

Deciduous tree, 9-12 m high. Leaves simple, opposite, ovate or orbicular, entire, 8-12 cm wide, 12-25 cm long; stipules interpetiolar. Inflorescence in terminal or axillary dense cymose panicle; flowers small, yellowish green, fragrant. Fruit capsule, loculicidally 2-valved.

Root, wood and stem bark: antipyretic, relieve thirst.

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Volume 1

Rudraksha Healing for Tranquility & Good Health!


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Henna Tree.(Thian King)

Medicinal Plants in Thailand.

Lawsonia inermis Linn.
LYTHRACEAE
Henna Tree
Thai name : Thian King

Small tree, 3-5 m high, much-branched, spinous or not. Leaves simple, opposite, elliptic, oblong or subobovate, 1-2 cm wide, 3-4 cm long. Inflorescence in terminal or axillary panicle; flowers small, light yellow or red. Fruit loculicidal capsule.

Fresh leaf: mix with turmeric and small amount of salt to relieve inflammation of infected nails; chemical constituents in leaf inhibit growth of ringworm fungi and bacteria which causes pus; dried powdered leaf used as hair dye (red-brown or red-orange color), hair protection after exposure to sunlight; active ingredient lawsone shows no mutagenicity or carcinogenicity.

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Yogic Slim Formula for Weight Loss!


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Bridelia ovata Decne. (Makaa)

Medicinal Plants in Thailand.

Bridelia ovata Decne.
EUPHORBIACEAE
Thai name : Makaa

Small tree, 5-10 m high. Leaf simple, alternate distichous, elliptic or obovate, 3-8 cm wide, 8-12 cm long, shining above. Flowers in axillary clusters, unisexual in same cluster, greenish yellow. Fruit globose-ellipsoid drupe, 1-seeded.

Fresh or dried leaves: common ingredient in most traditional formulae as mild laxative; must be roasted first to reduce side effects such as nausea, stomach irritation and discomfort. Clinical trials with patients suffering from constipation, using 1.5-2 g, infusion, drink at bedtime, show good results.

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Body Cleanse Advanced Kit

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Ardisia Httoralis Andr.( Raamyai)

Medicinal Plants in Thailand.

Ardisia Httoralis Andr.
MYRSINACEAE
Thai name : Raamyai

Shrub, 1.5-3 m high. Leaf simple, alternate, elliptic or elliptic-oblong, 3-5 cm wide, 7-15 cm long, coriaceous, glabrous. Inflorescence in terminal, pendu­lous, short panicle; flowers pinkish white. Fruit drupe, subglobose, 1-seeded, at first red, afterwards black.

Leaf: treatment of liver diseases. Fruit: antipy­retic, antidiarrheal. Stem: antileprotic. Root: treatment of gonorrheal diseases. Extract of fresh ripe fruit inhibits the growth of Salmonella spp. and Shigella spp. which cause diarrhea; extract of stem bark also inhibits growth of Staphylococcus spp., pus causing bacteria, in vitro. Orange pigment from stem bark, called rapanone, inhibits growth of leprotic bacteria in infected rats, testing period 6 months to 1 year.

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Volume 1


Health Begins In The Colon


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