Allium is the genus of plants whose role in health is indisputable. Allium represents the family of onions. There are more than a thousand species of allium, which makes it one of the largest genera of plants in the world. Garlic is medicinally the most important of the allium species. Other members include onions, shallots, leeks and chives. Strong odors are characteristic of all allium species. Allium sativum or…
The heart and soul of this program are the wonderful plants that grow and adapt to a constantly changing world. Plants come in many varieties with some used as food, others as fabrics, and a select group for for their medicinal activity. Plants are nutritious, tasty and produce alcohol during fermentation.   The ability for these natural compounds and those synthetically altered, bind to the brains binding domains. This makes them…
Barberry or berberi, contains a library of compounds, some with strong medicinal activity. The active ingredients are thought to be the isoquinolone alkaloids, especially berberine. Berberis vulgaris (barberry) cotains berberine, an alkaloid present in other plants beside barberry. These plants include Berberis aristata (tree turmeric), Berberis aquifolium (Oregon grape), Hydrastis canadensis (goldenseal), and Coptis chinensis (goldthread). Although most well-known for its antimicrobial activity, it is claimed that this plant extract also provides benefits in blood-sugar management, lipid profile,…