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  1. Barberry History, Facts and Nutritional Information Barberry History, Facts and Nutritional Information
    The root, stem and bark of the barberry plant are used in a variety of herbal and medicinal preparations. A closely related species, Oregon grape (Berberis aquifolium), is native to North America. Barberry's medicinal value has not been officially recognized. It is considered obsolete as a drug, and...
  2. Bearberry and Bearberry Extract Bearberry and Bearberry Extract
    Uva ursi (Arctostaphylos uva ursi), also known as bearberry (or beargrape), is frequently used as an astringent (which causes skin tissue to tighten), a mild diuretic (which promotes urination), and as a remedy for urinary tract infection. The plant has a long history of medicinal use as a remedy fo...
  3. Beargrape Alternative Health Care Benefits Beargrape Alternative Health Care Benefits
    Individuals have used Beargrape as a remedy for inflammations of the urinary tract, especially cystitis. Native Americans used Beargrape (uva ursi) to treat uterine dropsy and urinary diseases. Many more uses for Beargrape, as an astringent and healing remedy, are yet to be discovered but scientists...
  4. Bee Pollen Benefits, Information and Supplements Bee Pollen Benefits, Information and Supplements
    Bee pollen consists of plant pollens collected by worker bees combined with plant nectar and bee saliva. Bee Pollen is gathered from pollen laden bees by a special device placed at the entrance of the hive. The device is designed to brush the material from the bees' legs.Bee Pollen has been called n...
  5. Beta Sitosterol Information and Facts Beta Sitosterol Information and Facts
    As one of several phytosterols, plant compounds with chemical structures similar to that of cholesterol, beta-sitosterol is commonly found in foods such as wheat germ, soybeans, and corn oil. Over the past few years, concentrated extracts of this particular phytosterol have been tested for lowering ...
  6. Billberry Extract Benefits and Information Billberry Extract Benefits and Information
    The use of Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) as an herbal remedy stems back almost one thousand years to Europe, where it was mainly used to relieve diarrhea. Bilberry is a 16-inch tall shrub with pointed, oval leaves and small white and pink flowers which bloom between April and June. Its dark purple ...
  7. Bitter Melon Extract Benefits and Information Bitter Melon Extract Benefits and Information
    Most commonly found growing in tropical parts fo the world, including Africa, Asia and South America, the bitter melon plant is used for nutritional as well as it medicinal value. While all parts of the plant are used, the fruit of the Bitter Melon is most often used for creating medicinal remedies....
  8. Bitter Orange Extract Bitter Orange Extract
    Bitter Orange, also known as Bigarade Orange or Neroli, has served many ancient cultures for its medicine effects in treating a large variety of health disorders. Today bitter orange teas, tinctures, and extracts are still used in connection with gastrointestinal disorders, insomnia, head aches, and...
  9. Black Cohosh Root Information and Side Effects Black Cohosh Root Information and Side Effects
    Black Cohosh, a North American forest plant traditionally used to treat snake bites, is also known as Black Snakeroot. It is reported to be a highly effective herb for treating menopausal hot flashes. Black Cohosh stimulates estrogen-like activity in the body, and should be taken in fairly high dose...
  10. Black Currant Oil and Herb Black Currant Oil and Herb
    The black currant is often found growing in damp woods as far north as the middle of Scotland, but is considered to be a true native only in Yorkshire and in the Lake District. When black currant is found growing wild in other parts of the country, it is usually a result of birds eating its berry a...