Medical Herbs

The plants used in the preperation of the artificial nrctar to feed the honeybees in the beehive to produce the products. According to the professional literature and the results of clinical trials, the plants are known in folk and modern medicine in their properties and their effectiveness in the treatment and prevention of various health problems

Avena sativa

Avena sativa - Avena sativa

In which honey products is the herb used?
RELAXMEL VirMel BronchoMel CalciMel LifeMel

Place of growth:

Originally in England, France, Poland, Germany and Russia. Currently it is being grown all over the world.

Herb’s therapeutic uses:

Hypocholesterolaemic, antispasmodic, anti-cancerous, has connection to the heart, diuretic, soothes the skin, has enhancing affect on the nervous system, has high nutritional value, invigorating and can be used as external  dressing.

Indications:

Hypocholesterolaemic, hypolipidaemic, hypoglycemic, balances insulin levels, preventive treatment for heart diseases, therapeutic for the skin, sedative, supporting and tonic in respect of the nervous system, in folk medicine it is used as anti-cancerous treatment, mild anti-depression influence, antispasmodic, enhancing urinary tubular system, helps in conditions of fatigue resulting from multiple sclerosis, insomnia and chronic neurologic pains.

Active ingredients in the herb are located:

Parts of the plant that grow over the ground, ripe and dried fruits, leaves and stems.

Comments:

The herb is a rich source for minerals and vitamins vital for our body.

Aralia racemosa

Aralia racemosa - Aralia racemosa


Place of growth:

North America – from central Canada to the west and up to Virginia.

Herb’s therapeutic uses:

Purgative, anti-rheumatic, diaphoretic, expectorant, for external treatment, dermal, stimulant.

Indications:

Rheumatism, eczemas, pulmonary diseases, removal of mucous, general stimulation and detoxication, also as first aid dressing for pains, burns, itching skin, ulcers and swelling. Preparing a drink from the mashed root of the plant treats cough.

Active ingredients in the herb are located:

Rhizome and root may be used both dry and fresh.

Angelica atropurpurea

Angelica atropurpurea - Angelica atropurpurea

In which honey products is the herb used?
EnergyMel PotentMel GastoMel

Place of growth:

Mountain in China, Korea and Japan in cold and moist conditions.

Herb’s therapeutic uses:

Carminative, diaphoretic, emmenagogue, sedative, digestive, enhancing and tonic.

Indications:

Treatment of the female hormonal system (also in early menopause and improving of sexual drive), anti atherosclerosis (prevents thrombosis of blood vessels), anti congelation, fat dissolving effect, mild vasodilator, mild effect on cold, treats spasmodic pains in the digestive tracts, carminative, general stomachic, general sedative, uses for gurgling to treat sore throat and oral pains, externally used for dressing treats swelling and provides first aid for broken bones.

Active ingredients in the herb are located:

Roots, leaves and stems.

Camellia sinensis

Camellia sinensis - Camellia sinensis

In which honey products is the herb used?
VirMel

Place of growth:

The plant was cultivated in China. It does not grow wild in this form. It is used as tea and currently grows in China, Sri Lanka, Japan, Indonesia, Kenya, Turkey, Pakistan and Argentina.

Herb’s therapeutic uses:

Astringent, enhances cardiac activity, urinary, stimulant.

Indications:

Modern research found that drinking green tea is extremely beneficial, including the plant’s property to protect against certain heart conditions. In addition, it was found that drinking the tea protects the teeth from decay due to the natural fluoride in the plant. The leaves are good for the heart, urinary, expectorant, stimulant and astringent. It was also found that the tea affects the nervous system and induces a sense of uplifting, joy and ease. In large doses, there is a sense of alertness. Internal use of the plant is made as treatment in diarrhea, dysentery, hepatitis and enteritis. The tea was found to be affective in clinical treatments of amebic dysentery, bacterial dysentery, enteritis and hepatitis. It was also reported to be affective as anti-atherosclerosis and as providing Vitamin P.

Externally used for dressing. Found to be efficient in treating cuts, burns, bruises, bug bites, swelling and inflammation of the eye. Only young leaves and their base are to be used. They can be cut throughout their growth season from plants of over 3 years old and then dried for later use. Tea bags can be placed on tired eyes and bags under the eyes. Compresses can be prepared for headaches or used for washing sun burns.

Active ingredients in the herb are located:

Young leaves.

Comments

Overdosing might cause dizziness, constipation, digestion problems, accelerated heart beats in times of rest and insomnia.

Calendula officinalis

Calendula officinalis - Calendula officinalis

In which honey products is the herb used?
LifeMel LadyMel LaryngoMel

Place of growth:

Center and Southern Europe, West Asia and the U.S.

Herb’s therapeutic uses:

Anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, laxative, choleretic, diaphoretic, emmenagogue, homeopathic use, wide influence on the skin, stimulant, haemostatic and treats warts.

Indications:

The plant treats bug stings and bites, wounds, eye aches, varicosity and sprains. The plant has clearing and detoxicating properties and can be taken orally as treatment against fever and chronic infections. All parts of the plant but the flowers and leaves in particular are considered anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, laxative, astringent, choleretic, diaphoretic, emmenagogue, treats dermatological problems, stimulant and haemostatic. Using the homeopathic formula of the plant is for quick healing of wounds.

Active ingredients in the herb are located:

Leaves and flowers.

Comments

This is one of the most well known plants possessing the widest properties in current western herbal medicine. In addition, it is extremely common as a home plant. First and foremost it treats various dermatological problems and to that end it is used externally.

Beta vulgaris cicla

Beta vulgaris cicla - Beta vulgaris cicla

In which honey products is the herb used?
DefenseMel FlorMel LaryngoMel BronchoMel VirMel LifeMel

Place of growth:

In mountainside of Europe, North Africa, Asia, Turkey and India.

Herb’s therapeutic uses:

Protects the liver against various toxins and accumulation of fat.

Indications:

A decoction of the plant is used as laxative to alleviate hemorrhoids (in South Africa). The leaves and roots are used as emmenagogue. The plant is efficient in treating ascariasis (a parasite transferred by cats which sits in the intestines). In the past water from the plant was used to treat anemia and hepatitis and when the water was administered through the nostrils it would clear the head and treat tinnitus and toothache. In folk medicine it was used to treat cancerous tumors in the intestine, blood (leukemia), breasts, esophagus, lymph nodes, head, lips, lungs, prostate, rectum, spleen, stomach and womb. Juice produced from the plant was used to treat ulcers. A combination of beet juice and vinegar is believed to prevent dandruff and hair loss. In addition, the plant is popularly recommended to treat headaches, vertigo and brain infection.

Active ingredients in the herb are located:

Mainly roots.

Comments

Use of this plant in modern herbal medicine is minor.

Citrus sinensis

Citrus sinensis - Citrus sinensis

In which honey products is the herb used?
VirMel

Place of growth:

The plant originates in Asia and it was cultivated in the Middle East and other subtropical areas in the world.

Herb’s therapeutic uses:

Induces appetite, alterative, carminative, dermal and general tonic.

Indications:

The Citrus sinensis is rich in Vitamin C, flavnoids (plant’s pigments with wide-spectrum healing properties), acids and etheric components. In addition, the plant contains coumarins (such as bergapten) which are naturally produced in our skin as a result of exposure to the sun. Bergapten is frequently added to tanning preparations due to its pigmentation inducing properties. Recently it was found to be an affective antioxidant and a component in chemical peeling in cosmetic treatments. The plant thirst-quenches in people with high temperature and runny nose. Juice prepared from the fruits is effective in treating pains and diarrhea relating to gall bladder juices. The fruit skin is used as carminative and general tonic. Rubbing fresh skin on the facial skin treats acne. Dried skins are effective in treating anorexia (due to inducing appetite), cold, various types of cough and more…

Active ingredients in the herb are located:

Dried or fresh fruit skin as well as oil produced from the skin.

Comments

In spite of its tanning properties, it might cause dermatitis or allergic reactions in some people.

Chicorium intybus

Chicorium intybus - Chicorium intybus

In which honey products is the herb used?
LifeMel

Place of growth:

Widespread in Europe, the Middle East up to Iran, North and South Africa, the entire USA, Australia and New Zealand.

Herb’s therapeutic uses:

Choleretic, reduces heart beats, reduces heart muscle contraction, hypocholesterolaemic, hepatoprotective, improves digestion system disorders.

Indications:

The plant is effective in treating digestion system problems and disorders and in addition has appetite inducing properties.

In traditional medicine all the parts of the plant were used to cure anemia, loss of appetite, urinary system infections and hyperglycemia. The plant is considered the best herb for curing liver diseases.

In addition, it is used as mild laxative in young children, and according to Indian medicine it treated headaches, dermatologic allergies, vomiting and diarrhea.

Active ingredients in the herb are located:

Dried leaves and roots which should be harvested in the autumn and dried for future use.

Comments

The plant is bitter.

The seeds are black and elongated (they can be roasted and used for preparing chicory which used as coffee substitute or additive).

Ceratonia siliqua

Ceratonia siliqua - Ceratonia siliqua

In which honey products is the herb used?
FlorMel BronchoMel

Place of growth:

Typically grows in South-East Europe and West Asia; in other places the plant is cultivated.

Herb’s therapeutic uses:

Astringent, anodyne, soothes the skin, laxative.

Indications:

The fleshy involucres inside the seed pod are highly nourishing; thanks to a high level of sugars and sweet flavor, they are a mild laxative. In addition, the fleshy layer inside the seed pod has astringent properties. Using the pod as decoction treats diarrhea and helps reducing stomach irritations. It also uses for gentle cleansing of the stomach.

 

The seed pods use also to treat cough. Fluoride which is produced from mature seed pods has soothing and relaxing properties for the skin while being externally used. The seed skin is astringent and laxative. The stem skin is extremely astringent and decoction produced of it treats diarrhea.

 

Active ingredients in the herb are located:

Fruit and stem skin.

Eleutherococcus senticosus

Eleutherococcus senticosus - Eleutherococcus senticosus

In which honey products is the herb used?
DefenseMel FlorMel LadyMel LifeMel PotentMel EnergyMel

Place of growth:

Siberia, North China, Korea and Japan,

Herb’s therapeutic uses:

Adaptogen, anti-inflammation, tonic, vasodilators, hyperglycemic. The Eleutherococcus senticosus is a powerful tonic with a wide spectrum therapeutic range. Contrary to many herbal plants with medicinal properties, it is more effective in maintaining users’ health than in treating damaged health.

Indications:

Research has proven that the plant has anti-stress properties and therefore it is commonly used as tonic in times of stress and pressure.

 

In Russia and China the plant is used mainly by simple people as a substitute for ordinary Ginseng. Its flavor is hot – bitter-sweet.

 

It is considered as having heating properties which sometimes exceed those of the Korean Ginseng.

 

Regular consumption rejuvenates energy reserves, improves memory and also promotes longevity.

 

The root and skin are adaptogen, anti-inflammatory, hyperglycemic, tonic and vasodilators.

 

Internal consumption of these parts of the plant helps in periods of healing and recuperation. It also treats menopausal symptoms and geriatric-related weakness. During periods of physical and mental stress, the plant’s effect is reflected in improving the natural resilience of the body and immune system.

 

The plant is used in treating diseases induced by exposure to radiation and dangerous chemicals.

 

Active ingredients in the herb are located:

Grinded plant roots; alcoholic extraction of the grinded root.

Comments

The plant is not recommended for children and is not to be used for more than 3 weeks each time.

Caffeine should not be consumed when using the plant.

The roots should be harvested in the autumn and dried for future use.

Echinacea purpurea

Echinacea purpurea - Echinacea purpurea

In which honey products is the herb used?
DefenseMel FlorMel LifeMel

Place of growth:

Central and East USA; the plant was cultivated and currently grows in Europe too.

Herb’s therapeutic uses:

Adaptogen, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, digestive, purgative, encourages salivation. Echinacea is considered as the most effective plant for detoxication in Western herbal medicine. The plant influences the blood circulatory, lymphatic and respiratory systems.

Indications:

The plant has a general stimulating impact on the immune system and is commonly used in modern herbal medicine.

In Germany over 200 pharmaceutical preparations are produced from Echinacea.

In the past there was doubt as to the body’s ability to orally absorb the active components. It was assumed that the best way to administer the active ingredients into the body was venous.

Recent research has proven substantial absorption of the active ingredients via controlled consumption of an oral formula.

The root and rest of the plant’s parts are considered as highly efficient in treating warts, wounds and burns as well as having cortisone-like and anti-bacterial effect.

The Echinacea’s root is adaptogen, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, purgative, diaphoretic, digestive and induces salivation.

 

Active ingredients in the herb are located:

Roots, leaves and the entire plant.

Comments

The plant should be harvested in the autumn and dried for future use.

In Indian medicine the plant was commonly used to treat bug stings and bites. Administering the plant into the body (through parboiling or infusion) was used as a way to deal with snake bites.

Daucus carota

Daucus carota - Daucus carota

In which honey products is the herb used?
CalciMel

Place of growth:

The plant is to be found in its cultivated form all over the world.

Herb’s therapeutic uses:

Parasiticidal, carminative, used as a form of birth control, opens blocked passageways of liquids and bodily excretions, urinary, emmenagogue, induces milk flow in nursing women, supports the eyes, stimulant.

Indications:

The plant is an aromatic plant used as diuretic, soothing the digestion system and stimulating womb activity. It is considered as an excellent cleansing medicine. It is hepatoprotective and stimulates urinary flow and waste removal through the kidneys.

The plant is generally parasiticidal, carminative, opens blocked passageways of bodily excretions, diuretic, induces milk flow in nursing women, supports the eyes and stimulates.

 

Internal consumption of the plant leaves is anti-mastitis, counters formation of kidney stones and assists in removing already formed kidney stones.

 

The plant leaves contain a substantial amount of porphyrin, which stimulates the activity of the hypophysis which increases the release of sex hormones.

 

Internal consumption of the flowers treats diabetes. A freshly grinded root of the plant’s cultivated specie has been found to be effective as treatment for various types of parasites. It also stimulates delayed menstruation.

 

Preparing tea from the root is diuretic and used to treat urolithiasis.

 

The seeds are diuretic, carminative, emmenagogue and parasiticidal.

 

Internal use of the plant is also used to treat edema, flatulence, digestion disorders and menstrual problems.

 

The seeds are used as a form of birth control in the “morning after” and while some findings support this theory, further research should be carried out.

 

Active ingredients in the herb are located:

Root

Comments

Wild-specie root might induce contractions in the urinary system and is not recommended for pregnant women. The seeds might induce miscarriage and are not recommended for pregnant women.

Foeniculum vulgare

Foeniculum vulgare - Foeniculum vulgare

In which honey products is the herb used?
LaryngoMel

Place of growth:

Originally the plant is from the Middle East but it has spread over to England, Germany, West Austria and Argentina. Today it is also to be found in Iran, India and China.

Herb’s therapeutic uses:

Anodyne, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, aromatherapeutic, carminative, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, induces milk flow in nursing women, hallucinatory, stimulant, general tonic.

Indications:

The plant is anodyne, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, aromatherapeutic, carminative, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, induces milk flow in nursing women, hallucinatory, laxative, stimulant and stomachic.

 

Internal consumption of the plant treats digestive disorders, stomach bloating, stomachaches and more.

 

The plant is also effective in treating kidney stones in conjunction with Arctostaphylos uva-ursi. In addition, the plant is effective in treating mastitis.

 

The pant may be gurgled to treat sore throat and can be used as mouth wash and for sore eyes and conjunctivitis.

 

The plant is usually added to laxative medicines in order to alleviate and relieve stomachaches induced by the medicine and also to enhance the flavor of the medicine.

 

Internal consumption of the seeds is safe and effective in treating flatulence in babies.

 

Internal consumption of the roots treats urinary system disorders.

 

Active ingredients in the herb are located:

Oil produced from the mature fruits, seeds and dried fruits.

Comments

Essential oil produced from the seeds is used in aromatherapy and its key function is normalization. The essential oil is bactericide, carminative and stimulant.

 

Overdose of the oil must be avoided as it might be poisonous.

Ficus carica

Ficus carica - Ficus carica

In which honey products is the herb used?
LifeMel GastoMel

Place of growth:

Originally the plant is from small parts of Asia, Syria and Iran. Today the cultivated specie is also grown in many subtropical countries.

Herb’s therapeutic uses:

Anti-cancerous, anodyne, digestive, soothes the skin, induces milk flow in nursing women, laxative, enhances and supports in treating respiratory diseases, general tonic, treat bites and warts.

Indications:

Extraction of the boiled leaves has digestive effect. The leaves may be added to a steam bath to treat hemorrhoids pain.

 

Rubber-like material formed as a result of steam baths is used to treat warts, hemorrhoids and bug bites thanks to its anesthetist properties.

 

The fruit is a mild laxative, pain reliever, digestive and treats respiratory airway problems.

 

The unripe (green) fruit, which is usually cooked with other foods, has milk flow inducing properties in nursing women as well as general enhancing effect.

 

The roasted fruits are used as an external ointment for treating gum abscess, dental abscess and more.

 

The plant is an aperient and is suitable also for extremely young and old population. Extraction of the boiled young branches is excellent treatment for the chest area.

 

Active ingredients in the herb are located:

Fruits and tree sap resin.

Eucalyptus globules

Eucalyptus globules - Eucalyptus globules

In which honey products is the herb used?
BronchoMel FlorMel

Place of growth:

Today it is cultivated and may be found also in subtropical countries such as South Europe, Africa, Asia and America.

Herb’s therapeutic uses:

Anti-bacterial, emmenagogue, antiseptic, antispasmodic, contains aromatic components, used as deodorant, expectorant, hyperglycemic, stimulant and febrifuge.

Indications:

The mature leaves without the base of the branch connecting them to the tree are antiseptic, aromatic, used as deodorant, expectorant, febrifuge and stimulating.

 

Extract of the leaves is anti-bacterial.

 

The essential oil found in the leaves is a very powerful antiseptic which is widely used all over the world for alleviating cough and cold, sore throat and other pollutants.

 

The plant has considerable antiseptic properties against transmitters and microorganisms.

 

The oil may be used externally for cuts, skin diseases etc.; it may also be inhaled to alleviate air flow in the nose.

 

It can be gurgled as treatment for sore throat or taken internally to treat a wide spectrum of problems.

 

A yellow-amber viscous liquid located in the tree skin (is extracted when cutting the trunk skin) contains a large amount of tannins (a powerful astringent). This liquid can be internally used to treat diarrhea and urinary tubular system inflammations. It is highly recommended for treating cuts.

 

Active ingredients in the herb are located:

Oil produced from fresh leaves and branches as well as dried leaves.

Comments

The main use of the essential oil in aromatherapy is for the respiratory system.

Hydrangea arborescens

Hydrangea arborescens - Hydrangea arborescens

In which honey products is the herb used?
GastoMel

Place of growth:

Originally from the South of the USA up to north Florida.

Herb’s therapeutic uses:

Parasiticidal, anthelmintic, diaphoretic, diuretic, encourages salivation and a general tonic.

Indications:

The plant was used by the North American Indians as a medication for kidney and bladder stones.

 

It is still used for the same purpose in contemporary herbal medicine.

 

It is considered as remover and dissolver of stones, which have not been removed naturally.

 

The plant’s roots are parasiticidal, anthelmintic, diaphoretic, diuretic, vomiting inducing and a general tonic.

 

The plant is used to treat kidney stones, irritation of the mucous layers of the bladder, inflammation of the bladder and kidney, benign enlargement of the prostate and bacterial pains.

 

The scraped trunk skin is used for dressing and treating wounds, burns, muscle aches, sprains and more.

 

Chewing the trunk skin is used to treat stomach problems and heart diseases.

 

The leaves have good cardiac effect and are diuretic, generally invigorating and encouraging salivation.

 

Active ingredients in the herb are located:

The roots and a liquid extract of various parts of the plant.

Comments

Too high dosage might cause dizziness and bronchial problems.

The roots can be harvested in the autumn are best cut into small pieces prior to drying them.

Humulus lupulus

Humulus lupulus - Humulus lupulus

In which honey products is the herb used?
LadyMel RELAXMEL

Place of growth:

Originally the plant is from Europe. It was cultivated in Asia and the USA and currently can be found in all parts of the world.

Herb’s therapeutic uses:

Sedative, anodyne, anti-bacterial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, diuretic, febrifuge, induces milk flow in nursing women, hypnotic, nervine, digestive, general enhancing and balancing effect on the body.

Indications:

There is a rich history of using the plant, mostly as a sedative, hypnotic and general tonic for the body and mind.

 

The plant’s bitter flavor enhances and invigorates the activity of the digestion system, including increased excretion by gastrointestinal organs.

 

Female fruits have sedative properties, are antiseptic, antispasmodic, diuretic, febrifuge, hypnotic, nervine, digestive and general tonic.

 

The Humulus lupulus was widely used in traditional medicine as a medication for treating a wide variety of problems, including furunkel, bruises, kidney stones, cancer, muscle cramps, cough, inflammation of the bladder, weakness, hallucinations, diarrhea, digestion disorders, fever, mood changes, hysteria fits, inflammations, insomnia, hepatitis, stress, nerve pains, rheumatism and parasites.

 

The small hairs on the fruit contain lupulin – a sedative and hypnotic substance.

 

When given to nursing women, the lupulin increases breast milk flow. Other research indicates that this substance imitates the activity of a hormone which produces milk (Prolactin).

 

Consuming an extract of the flowers as decoction is used as a medication to treat swelling and hardening of the womb.

 

The flowers may be used to fill pillows while the weight of the head uses as a catalyst for the release of healing aromatic oils.

 

The fruits can be used as external dressing for treating ulcers, hemorrhoids and painful swelling.

 

An alcoholic extract in various dosages is used in successful clinical treatments in China for various types of leprosy, tuberculosis and dysentery acute bacterial infection.

 

The body of the female fruits contains two substances: humulone and lupulone which have bacteriostatic effect, anti Gram-positive bacteria effect and bacteria flourishing in the presence of a quickly formed acid.

 

Active ingredients in the herb are located:

Female fruits, the cone-like parts which must be collected before the seeds mature, female inflorescences.

Hordeum hexastichon

Hordeum hexastichon - Hordeum hexastichon

In which honey products is the herb used?
VirMel

Place of growth:

The plant is cultivated and grows nearly everywhere around the world.

Herb’s therapeutic uses:

Induces appetite, induces milk flow in nursing women, digestive, mild diuretic.

Indications:

The Hordeum hexastichon is very nourishing and is also efficient as treatment for sore throat and stomach problems.

When cooked with milk, the Hordeum hexastichon encourages milk flow in nursing women.

Hordeum hexastichon powder/flour mixed with some milk immediately becomes cooling plaster for treating infected skin, pains and external ulcers.

Barley flour and barley bran mixed with vinegar and butter and quickly boiled turn into a home medication (plaster) for sprains and general muscle weakness, rheumatism and skin infections.

Even barley-based beer has healing properties: it induces appetite, encourages excretion of digestive juices, thus making high-fat foods easy-to-digest. It also soothes heartburn.

Warm beer is diuretic and anodyne, which can be very effective in cases of urinary tubular system problems.

Active ingredients in the herb are located:

Skinless polished seed.

 

Laurus nobilis

Laurus nobilis - Laurus nobilis

In which honey products is the herb used?
BronchoMel LaryngoMel GastoMel

Place of growth:

The Middle East

Herb’s therapeutic uses:

Miscarriage inducing, antiseptic, induces appetite, aromatic, astringent, anti-cancerous, carminative, diaphoretic, induces vomiting, emmenagogue, narcotic, parasiticide, stimulant and digestive.

Indications:

The plant is very popular in traditional herbal medicine and is mainly used to treat cold, bronchitis and various digestion problems.

It is considered as successful treatment of various types of cancer.

The fruits and leaves are usually not used internally, but rather as invigorating agent in veterinary treatments.

There is documentation as to using the plant for treating hysteria, amenorrhea, flatulence, spastic pains and more.

Other reports claim that the leaves are good for treating upper respiratory system problems and arthritic pains.

The plant has a sedative and stomachic effect; it stimulates appetite and encourages excretion of digestive juices.

The leaves are antiseptic, aromatic, astringent, carminative, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic and when used in high dosage induce vomiting. They are also emmenagogue, narcotic, parasiticide and stimulant.

The fruits are aromatic, antiseptic, digestive, narcotic and stimulant.

Internal use of the plant is made to induce appetite and stimulate menstruation.

The fruits are traditionally used as a natural carminative and in the past they were used to induce miscarriages.

An extract of oil from the fruit is externally used   to treat sprains, bruises and more.

The oil is sometimes used as ear drops for pain relief.

The aromatic oil produced from the leaves has narcotic, antibacterial and antifungal properties.

Active ingredients in the herb are located:

 

Leaves, fruits and oil produced from the plant.

Juglans regia

Juglans regia - Juglans regia

In which honey products is the herb used?
BronchoMel CalciMel

Place of growth:

Originally from the Middle East and Iran; today it is cultivated and can be found in all parts of the world.

Herb’s therapeutic uses:

Alterative (purifies blood and drains), anodyne, anti-inflammatory, astringent, anti-cancerous, general purgative, detoxicant, diuretic, laxative, dissolves kidney stones, enhances and helps in curing respiratory system diseases, dermal, stimulant and parasiticide.

Indications:

The leaves are alterative (purify blood and drain), parasiticide, anti-inflammatory, astringent and febrifuge.

Internal use of the leaves is effective for treating constipation, chronic cough, asthma, diarrhea, digestive problems and more.

The leaves are used to treat dermatological diseases and to purge the blood.

The leaves are specifically considered as beneficial in treating goiter-associated wounds (thyroid gland disease).

The plant skin has an anodyne and astringent effect (treats diarrhea and anemia); the leaves have anti-stones, diuretic and stimulant effect.

Internal use of the leaves treats lower back pains, frequent, excessive urinating, weakness in both legs, chronic cough, asthma and constipation (as a result of dryness induced by anemia and urinary tubular system stones).

The leaves are externally used to prepare an ointment which is applied and dressed to treat dermatitis and eczema.

Oil produced from the seeds is used to expel intestinal worms and is astringent and purgative.

Active ingredients in the herb are located:

 

The green skin of the fruits and leaflets with feathery down and supposedly no backbone.

 Comments

The plant is used as a formula in Bach flower remedies.

Inula helenium

Inula helenium - Inula helenium

In which honey products is the herb used?
RELAXMEL PotentMel EnergyMel LifeMel

Place of growth:

Originally from Europe and parts of Asia, USA and China.

Herb’s therapeutic uses:

Alterative (purifies and drains blood), parasiticide, purgative, anti-cough, astringent, bitter, choleretic, anodyne, diaphoretic, diuretic, expectorant, stimulant, digestive, supports and balances the body.

Indications:

The plant has supportive, enhancing and mild warming properties. It has been found very effective in treating cough, constipation, bronchitis and a variety of problems in the chest and respiratory system and in the digestion system.

The use of this plant is highly safe, also in young and elderly population, especially when the patent is recovering from an exhausting disease.

The plant detoxicates, stimulates the immune and digestion systems and treats bacterial and fungal infections.

The roots are alterative (purify blood and drain), parasiticide, purgative, astringent, bitter, choleretic, anodyne, diaphoretic, diuretic, partially expectorant, digestive and general tonic.

An extract of the plant is very powerful against various organisms, in particular the organism inducing tuberculosis.

The roots contain alatoakton, a very powerful parasiticide.

This active ingredient has strong anti-inflammatory properties. It reduces excretion of mucosae and stimulates the immune system.

The plant is also recommended for external use, washes of infected skin and varices developed into ulcers.

Active ingredients in the herb are located:

 

Fresh or dried rhizome

 Comments

The best season to harvest the plant is autumn when the plant is 2-3 years old.

The plant is not recommended for pregnant women.

Note that external treatment with the plant has been known to induce allergic reaction.

Malus domestica

Malus domestica - Malus domestica

In which honey products is the herb used?
VirMel

Place of growth:

It is mainly cultivated and widely grows in the northern hemisphere; it rarely grows wild in nature.

Herb’s therapeutic uses:

Anti-bacterial, astringent, laxative, digestive and relieves toothache.

Indications:

The plant is astringent and laxative. The trunk skin and in particular the root skin are anthelmintic, aromatic and hypnotic.

Using the plant internally treats Iintermittent (due to improper blood flow to the legs) and liver-related fever. The leaves contain 2.4% anti-bacterial substance named floratine which inhibits the growth of the gram positive and negative bacteria down to a concentration of 30 ppm.

Apple juice reduces the level of acidity in the stomach; apples are also a great way of maintaining teeth and gum health. The mechanical grinding process taking place in the mouth releases ingredients from the apple that help maintaining oral hygiene, and the pectin fibers (fibers contained in the apple) that massage the gums keep them healthy.

Active ingredients in the herb are located:

Meet of the ripe fruits, dried skins, flowers and leaves with budding flowers.

Comments

A ripe, fresh apple per day is the lightest food the stomach can cope with. The entire digestion process of an apple, from start to end, takes 85 minutes.

Lepidium meyenii

Lepidium meyenii - Lepidium meyenii

In which honey products is the herb used?
PotentMel

Place of growth:

It has originally grown in the area of the Andes at 4000 meter above sea level.

Herb’s therapeutic uses:

Adaptogen (helps the body to better adjust to changes), aphrodisiac, good for non-hormonal cancer, improves fertility, nourishing, supports and balances the body.

Indications:

The plant is a powerful stimulant and contributes to physical and mental equilibrium. A source for energy and strength it naturally contains vitamins, minerals and essential amino acids. It contributes to hormonal balance in women and men. It enhances concentration, cognitive skills, alertness and memory. It improves fertility in both men and women. It also assists in physical and sport activity. It alleviates aging processes and improves life quality at an older age.

In traditional medicine the plant was commonly used to treat anemia, tuberculosis, menstruation disorders, menopause, stomach cancer, bareness and other sexual disorders.

In 1981 the plant was clinically analyzed and found to contain methoxybenzyl isothiocyanate – a powerful aphrodisiac; fertility was affected due to the glucosinolates.

Active ingredients in the herb are located:

Leaves and roots.

Comments

The Maca (Lepidium meyenii), also known as Peruvian Ginseng, is in fact a yellowish-purple bulb edible vegetable similar to carrot. It is sweet and used by the Indians living in the upper Andes.

Lavandula angustifplia

Lavandula angustifplia - Lavandula angustifplia

In which honey products is the herb used?
RELAXMEL

Place of growth:

Originally from the Middle East it is also widespread in South Europe. It is cultivated all around the globe.

Herb’s therapeutic uses:

Refreshes the mouth and respiratory airways, antiseptic, anti-spasmodic, aromatic, carminative, choleretic, diuretic, sedative, nervine, stimulant, digestive and enhances and balances the body.

Indications:

The plant has significant properties in soothing the nervous system.

The thorns can be dried and used as a tincture for internal consumption.

The lavender aromatic oil is safe for use in contrary to many other oils which should be used carefully. It can also be safely applied directly to the skin.

External application of the aromatic oil supports healing of wounds, cuts and burns.

Essential oil produced from the lavender is a very powerful antiseptic. It refreshes the mouth and respiratory airways, anti-spasmodic, carminative, choleretic, diuretic, supports the central nervous system, stimulant, digestive and balancing.

A common internal use is for treating flatulence and supporting the nervous system.

Widespread external uses are for meaningful strengthening and support, for instance, when applied and rubbed into the temples it can treat neural stress-related headaches.

Its powerful antiseptic properties can destroy a wide selection of bacteria, such as Pneumococcus, Streptococcus and Diphtheria.

It is also considered as a vaccine against some snakes’ venom.

The lavender is highly effective in treating burns, over-tanning, stings, bites, vaginal secretion, fissures and more.

The lavender has dermal rehabilitation properties and it can also prevent the formation of scars following injuries.

The lavender is commonly used in aromatherapy its major advantage being enhancing the immune system.

 

Active ingredients in the herb are located:

Essential oil produced from fresh flowers, fresh or dried flowers.

Melissa officinalis

Melissa officinalis - Melissa officinalis

In which honey products is the herb used?
LifeMel LaryngoMel

Place of growth:

Originally from the eastern parts of the Middle East and West Asia. The plant was cultivated in central Europe and its wild species are also common in nature.

Herb’s therapeutic uses:

Anti-bacterial, antispasmodic, anti-viral, aromatherapeutic, carminative, diaphoretic, stomachic, emmenagogue, febrifuge, sedative, general tonic.

Indications:

Traditionally this plant is considered uplifting.

Modern research has proven that the plant can be used as extremely efficient treatment for cold sores (resulting from herpes simplex virus type 1).

The young leaves and stems are anti-bacterial, anti-spasmodic, anti-viral, carminative, diaphoretic, stomachic, emmenagogue, febrifuge, sedative, general tonic.

The plant is also used as follow up regarding the thyroid gland (in cases of Hyperthyroidism).

Internal use of the leaves treats fever, cold, digestion disorders resulting from stress, over-disposition  and digestion problems in children, depression, Hyperthyroidism (over activity of the thyroid gland), partial insomnia, headaches and more.

External use the plant treats herpes, wounds, Gout, and bug bites; it is also useful as bug repellent.

Essential oil produced from the plant contains Citral and Citronela, substances which sedate the central nervous system and have extremely powerful antiseptic properties.

The plant contains polyphenols which are very effective, especially in treating herpes simplex virus which causes cold sores on the lips.

Active ingredients in the herb are located:

Distillation of the oil from the plant, dry/fresh leaves and the entire plant.

 Comments

 

The aromatic oil is used in aromatherapy. Its key activity in this field is “the female aspect”. The plant is used to sooth and rejuvenate, especially in cases of depression and stress.

Medicago sativa

Medicago sativa - Medicago sativa

In which honey products is the herb used?
CalciMel BronchoMel LadyMel FlorMel LadyMel GastoMel

Place of growth:

Originally from the Middle East. Today the plant is cultivated and can be found in most countries.

Herb’s therapeutic uses:

Anodyne, anti-bacterial, anti-scurvy, induces appetite, diuretic, induces vomiting, febrifuge, antihaemorrhagic, nutritive, induces birth, general tonic.

Indications:

The leaves, both dry and fresh, have been traditionally used to nourish and strengthen the body as well as to induce appetite (and thus gain weight).

The plant has estrogenic affect (female hormone) and it was found to be effective in problems relating to menstruation and menopause.

People with autoimmune diseases (conditions whereby the body attacks itself) are not allowed to use the plant, for instance, Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Juice produced from the plant induces vomiting and is considered to be anodyne in cases of kidney stones.

Internal consumption of the plant enables recovery from weakness deriving from anemia, bleeding, menopause symptoms, PMS, certain tumors and more.

Dressing from heated leaves (dry or fresh) treats earaches.

The leaves are rich in Vitamin K which medically stimulates congelation, which is vital for treating hepatitis.

The plant is currently grown commercially. It is a source for chlorophyll and carotene, which have been proven to have many medicinal advantages.

The leaves contain an antioxidant named Tricin. The roots are febrifuge and were recorded in cases of urine with dominant color.

Dry extracts of the plant are anti-bacterial.

Active ingredients in the herb are located:

All parts of the plant and flowers as well as sprout seeds.

Matricaria recutita

Matricaria recutita - Matricaria recutita

In which honey products is the herb used?
BronchoMel LadyMel LadyMel

Place of growth:

Europe, North-West Asia, North America and currently everywhere.

Herb’s therapeutic uses:

Anti inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative choleretic, diaphoretic, homeopathic, nervine, digestive, general tonic, vasodilator and anodyne.

Indications:

The plant is very widespread and useful in the west. In particular it is good for treating digestion problems, neural stress, unease and various dermatological problems.

Internal consumption of the plant is anodyne, anti inflammatory, antiseptic, anti spasmodic, carminative, choleretic, diaphoretic, emmenagogue, sedative, digestive and vasodilator.

Internal consumption of the plant is highly effective, in particular in children, in assisting digestion problems, stress and for soothing.  When babies start teething, the plant has been found to have excellent effect. It is used in treating disorders such as: irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, peptic ulcers and hernia.

The flowers are also used for external treatment for curing wounds, burns, over-tanning, hemorrhoids, mastitis and ulcers in the legs. The flowers contain essential oils such as proazulenes.

When the flowers are steam-extracted, a proazulenes extract is created which turns into chamazulene. This is a very powerful anti-allergic substance and it is highly effective in treating asthma.

Active ingredients in the herb are located:

All parts of the plant and flowers.

Comments

 

In large or frequent dosage, the tea might induce vomiting and the very side effects the plant is supposed to remove (as previously indicated). The plants are harvested when the flower is wide open and are dried for future use.

Opuntia ficus indica

Opuntia ficus indica - Opuntia ficus indica

In which honey products is the herb used?
GastoMel

Place of growth:

It originates in America but is also widespread in other continents.

Herb’s therapeutic uses:

Antispasmodic, diuretic, soothes the skin.

Indications:

The flowers and stems are antispasmodic, diuretic and sooth the skin when externally used.

The split trunk can be wrapped around injured limbs as first aid.

The flowers are astringent and are used to reduce bleeding and as treatment to stomach and intestinal problems, in particular diarrhea, colic pains (spasmodic pains of the intestines) and irritable bowel syndrome.

The flowers are used to treat benign enlargement of the prostate.

Active ingredients in the herb are located:

Flowers, petals, fruits and seeds.

Morus alba

Morus alba - Morus alba

In which honey products is the herb used?
LifeMel

Place of growth:

Today the plant is cultivated everywhere.

Herb’s therapeutic uses:

Anodyne, parasiticidal, anti-asthmatic, anti-bacterial, anti-rheumatic, antitussive, astringent, disphoretic, diuretic, soothes the skin, expectorant, hypoglycemic, hypotensive, relieves toothaches, supports the eyes, supports the respiratory system and chest, laxative and purgative, sedative, general tonic.

Indications:

The leaves anti-bacterial, astringent, disphoretic, hypoglycemic, hypotensive, relieve toothaches and flu.

Internal consumption of the plant treats cold, infections and bleeding nose.

Injecting an extract of the leaves into the vein may treat elephantitis and suppurating fistulas.

The stems are anti-rheumatic, antispasmodic, diuretic, hypotensive, support and treat the respiratory system and chest.

They are used to treat rheumatic pains and spasms, especially in the upper body, as well as hypertension.

A tincture of the trunk skin is used to relieve toothaches.

The fruits have an enhancing influence on the kidneys’ energy.

The branches are used to treat urinary continence, dizziness, tinnitus, anemia-derived insomnia, neurasthenia, hypertension, diabetes, canities and constipation in elderly population.

The root skin is anti-asthmatic, antitussive, diuretic, expectorant, hypotensive and sedative.

Internal use of this part of the plant treats asthma, edema, hypertension and diabetes.

The root is harvested in winter and dried for future use.

The trunk skin is anthelmintic, laxative and purgative. It is used to expel tapeworm.

A dry extract of the plant has anti-bacterial and antifungal properties.

Active ingredients in the herb are located:

Root skins and ripe fruits.

Comments

 

The plant is commonly used in Chinese herbal medicine and nearly all the parts are usable. Recent research has demonstrated improvement in elephantitis. The leaves are firstly collected after the first autumn frost and then can be used fresh or dried.

The branches are harvested late spring or beginning of summer and are dried for later use.

Mentha X piperita officinalis

Mentha X piperita officinalis - Mentha X piperita officinalis

In which honey products is the herb used?
LadyMel

Place of growth:

Widespread is Europe and USA. Today the plant is cultivated in all parts of the world.

Herb’s therapeutic uses:

Anodyne, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aromatherapeutic, carminative, choleretic, diaphoretic, refreshing, digestive, vasodilator and a general tonic.

Indications:

The essential oil in the leaves is antiseptic, powerful anti-bacterial and it is poisonous in large doses.

When diluted, the essential oil can be used for inhalation and applied on the chest to treat infections in the upper respiratory tracts.

The essential oil is used in aromatherapy and its main advantage is cooling.

Tea made of leaves was traditionally used for treating fever, headaches, digestive disorders (especially flatulence) and minor pains.

The plant induces miscarriage, is good for dressing, antiseptic, anti-spasmodic, carminative, choleretic, diaphoretic, has cooling and vasodilator properties and provides digestive support.

Internal consumption of the plant treats irritable bowel syndrome, digestive problems, spastic colon and more.

Externally used as an emulsion the plant relieves pain and reduces dermal sensitivity.

Active ingredients in the herb are located:

Oil extract from hexagon-like parts of the plant and flower, dried leaves, ends of branches, fresh flowers and the entire plant.

Comments

 

The leaves and stems can be used both dry and fresh. They are usually harvested in August when the flowers start to open. The branches are harvested in late spring or beginning of summer and are dried for later use.

Passiflora incarnate

Passiflora incarnate - Passiflora incarnate

In which honey products is the herb used?
RELAXMEL

Place of growth:

Originally from South USA., Argentina and Brazil. It is cultivated in Europe as a garden plant.

Herb’s therapeutic uses:

Antispasmodic, astringent, diaphoretic, homeopathic use, hypnotic, highly sedative, vasodilator, helps in complaints relating to the female system.

Indications:

The plant is commonly used to treat insomnia, epilepsy, hysteria and more.

The leaves and stems are antispasmodic, astringent, diaphoretic, hypnotic, highly sedative and vasodilator.

The plant also treats nervous system tension, unease, nervous pains, irritable bowel syndrome, PMS and improper vaginal secretions.

Dry extract of the plant inhibits the spinal cord motor nerve. It is also a minor sedative and contributes to minor hypotension and increased respiratory rate.

The plant contains alkaloids and flavonoids which have sedative, non-addictive and non-hypnotic affect.

It is possible to use a compress made from the roots to alleviate and treat warts, cuts, earaches, inflammations and more.

Active ingredients in the herb are located:

The entire dried plant.

Comments

 

The plant has vital sedative and hypnotic properties, with a long history of use in North America. It is harvested after some of the fruit seeds have ripened and is dried for later use. The dried plant is exported from America to Europe for medical uses.

Panax ginseng

Panax ginseng - Panax ginseng

In which honey products is the herb used?
PotentMel EnergyMel

Place of growth:

Originally from China. Today it is cultivated in Korea, Japan and Russia.

Herb’s therapeutic uses:

Adaptogen – allows the body to better cope with changes and pressures, hypocholesterolaemic, induces vomiting, expectorant, hypoglycemic, nervine, general tonic.

Indications:

The roots are adaptogen, blood purgative, carminative, anodyne, induces vomiting, expectorant, stimulant, general tonic.

The plant has stimulating and sedative properties in respect of the nervous system, stimulates secretion of hormones, improves body resilience, hypoglycemic, hypocholesterolaemic, improves the body’s resiliency against diseases.

Internally taken, the plant treats old age diseases weakness, lack of appetite, insomnia, stress, shock and chronic diseases.

The plants is not recommended for pregnant women, patients under 40 years old or those suffering from depression, acute anxiety or acute inflammatory diseases.

Active ingredients in the herb are located:

Dried roots.

Comments

 

The documentation regarding this plant goes 5000 years back. It is one of the most popular plants in the oriental herbal medicine where it has reached an almost magical status due to its ability to support health, improve general vitality and promote longevity.

Overdose of this plant might induce headaches, restlessness, hypertension and other side effects, especially if the plant is consumed together with caffeine or alcohol, turnip or bitter/spicy foods.

The roots are harvested in the autumn, usually from 6-7 year old plants and are used when dry or fresh.

Origanum majorana

Origanum majorana - Origanum majorana

In which honey products is the herb used?
LaryngoMel

Place of growth:

Widespread in Asia, Europe and North America.

Herb’s therapeutic uses:

Antiseptic, antispasmodic, aromatherapeutic, carminative, choleretic, diaphoretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, stimulant, general tonic.

Indications:

The plant is mostly used in the kitchen but one cannot ignore its medical benefits, its stimulating nature and its antispasmodic properties which render it a good general tonic.

The plant treats various digestion and respiratory disorders.

The plant affects the nervous system and is an aphrodisiac.

Due to its emmenagogue properties it is not recommended for pregnant women although small doses under medical supervision may be used.

The plant is antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, choleretic, diaphoretic, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, stimulant, digestive, minor tonic.

Internal consumption of the plant treats complaints related to the bronchial tubes, stress, headaches, insomnia, anxiety, minor changes in the digestion system and menstruation pains.

External use of the plant treats muscle pains, bronchial problems, arthritis, sprains and anchylosis.

The essential oil is used to treat sprains, bruises etc.

It is widely used in aromatherapy and its main function is muscle relaxant.

Active ingredients in the herb are located:

Oil produced from the dry leaves by way of steam and distillation, stems, flowers and leaves.

 Comments

 

The plant is harvested exactly when its flowers start blooming. It can be used both dry and fresh. It is also used as an essential oil: 400 grams of essential oil are produced from 70 kg of fresh plant.

Pinus sylvestris

Pinus sylvestris - Pinus sylvestris

In which honey products is the herb used?
CalciMel

Place of growth:

Europe, Siberia, parts of Ukraine, Caucas and Iran.

Herb’s therapeutic uses:

Anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, aromatherapeutic, is used in Bach flower remedies, very fragrant, diuretic, expectorant.

Indications:

Approved as a powerful antiseptic and as beneficial to the respiratory system, this plant has an extremely wide spectrum of activity.

People who suffer from dermal allergies are forbidden to use it. In addition, consumption of the essential oil is not allowed without the supervisions of a skilled professional.

The fatty liquid produced from the resin is anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, aromatherapeutic, diuretic, expectorant, parasiticidal and rubefacient upon external application.

The plant has been found to be extremely efficient in treating kidney pains, the urine bladder, rheumatism and diseases involving mucous membranes, namely the respiratory system.

The plant is efficient in external use as plaster, ointment and in inhalers.

The young leaves and stems are antiseptic, diuretic and expectorant.

The oil produced from the plant may be added to a tub bath in order to relieve fatigue, nervous exhaustion, exhaustion due to shortage of sleep and skin irritations.

The aromatic oil produced from the leaves treats asthma, bronchitis and other infections in the upper respiratory tracts and was found to be effective in treating digestion disorders such as flatulence.

Essential oil produced from the seeds is diuretic and stimulates the respiratory system.

The seeds are used in conditions of bronchitis, tuberculosis and urine bladder infections.

A decocted extract of the seeds uses as external treatment in improper vaginal secretions.

The plant is also used as a Bach flower remedy and the key words describing it in this connection are self accusing, conscience and depression.

The aromatic oil is used to treat rheumatism and arthritis and diseases related to the respiratory tracts and chest.

Active ingredients in the herb are located:

Branches, roots, tar-like substance produced from the trunk, oil produced from the needle leaves, ends of branches and twigs.

Phaseolus vulgaris

Phaseolus vulgaris - Phaseolus vulgaris

In which honey products is the herb used?
BronchoMel

Place of growth:

Originally this plant comes from America and today it is cultivated all over the globe.

Herb’s therapeutic uses:

Anti-cancerous, diuretic, homeopathic, hypoglycemic, hypotensive, sedative properties.

Indications:

The green pods are mild diuretics and contain hypoglycemic substances.

Mature dried pods are used to treat diabetes; the seeds are diuretic, hypoglycemic and hypotensive.

When the seeds are grinded into powder they use to externally treat ulcers. The seeds are also used as treatment to blood cancer (leukemia).

When the seeds are split and boiled with garlic, they cure persistent cough.

The roots were found to be dangerously narcotic.

A homeopathic preparation treats rheumatism and arthritis as well as urinary tubular system disorders.

Active ingredients in the herb are located:

Mature dried pods and beans.

Petoselium crispum

Petoselium crispum - Petoselium crispum

In which honey products is the herb used?
BronchoMel

Place of growth:

Originally this plant comes from the Middle East and today it is cultivated all over the globe.

Herb’s therapeutic uses:

Anti-dandruffs, antispasmodic, induces appetite, supports birth, anti-cancerous, carminative, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, inhibits milk flow in nursing women, supports the kidneys, relieves toothaches, supports the eyes, good for external dressing, dermal stimulant, digestive, general tonic.

Indications:

The fresh leaves have high nutritional value and are considered as a rich additive of vitamins and minerals.

The plant is mainly used as a diuretic and it is highly effective in removing stones, treating hepatitis, edema, mastitis etc.

The plant is a very efficient waste remover; it helps the body to remove various toxins, especially trough the urinary system, thus also treating a wide selection of diseases such as rheumatism.

The seeds are considered safe to use in reasonable doses, but overdose might make them poisonous.

The plant is anti-dandruffs, antispasmodic, induces appetite, carminative, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, inhibits and stops milk flow in nursing women, supports kidneys activity, digestive and general tonic.

Internal consumption of the roots or seeds immediately after birth induces milk flow and constricts the womb back to its normal size.

Active ingredients in the herb are located:

Oil extract from the fruits, dried roots, leaves and young branches. In addition, use of the entire plant.

Comments

All the parts of the plant may be used to achieve healing results. The most common use is of the roots although the seeds have a stronger effect.

Portulaca oleracea

Portulaca oleracea - Portulaca oleracea

In which honey products is the herb used?
CalciMel

Place of growth:

Golan, Hermon, Galilee, Mediterranean, Upper Jordan Valley, the valleys, Gilboa, Karmel, Shomron Mountains, Shomron Dessert, Judean Mountains, Judean Dessert and the Dead Sea Rift Valley.

Herb’s therapeutic uses:

Anti-scurvy, purgative properties for the body and blood, diuretic, febrifuge, dermal support, general tonic, anthelmintic.

Indications:

The plant is anti-bacterial, anti-scurvy, diuretic, febrifuge and purges the body and blood.

The leaves are a rich source of the fat acid Omega 3 which is a vital component in preventing heart attacks and in enhancing the immune system (the seeds are an even richer source of this fatty acid, for instance: nuts).

Fresh juice from the plant treats urinary difficulties, cough, pains and other symptoms.

Leaves’ dressing effectively treats burns, skin diseases and bug bites (combined with the juice produced form the plant).

Preparing tea from the leaves is used to treat stomachaches and headaches. Local dripping of leaves juice  treats earaches and relieves pains induced by larva bites.

The leaves may be harvested at any given time before the flowers bloom and they may be used both dry and fresh.

The seeds are general tonics and are effective anthelmintic.

The seeds are recommended for people with digestion disorders and walleye.

Active ingredients in the herb are located:

Leaves and seeds

Polygonum aviculare

Polygonum aviculare - Polygonum aviculare

In which honey products is the herb used?
BronchoMel CalciMel FlorMel

Place of growth:

In mild weather areas.

Herb’s therapeutic uses:

Anthelmintic, anti-inflammatory, astringent, supports and enhances cardiac activity, choleretic, diuretic, induces vomiting, expectorant, febrifuge, soothing dermal influence, haemostatic, dissolves stones, laxative, vasoconstrictor and tissues splicing.

Indications:

The plant is safe for use and very effective as astringent and laxative. Its main use is treating dysentery and hemorrhoids.

The plant is also consumed for treating pulmonary problems, thanks to the presence of a salicylic acid (silicone based) in the plant which enhances splicing of healthy tissues.

The entire plant is anthelmintic, astringent, supports and enhances cardiac activity, choleretic, diuretic, febrifuge, haemostatic, dissolves stones and splices tissues

The most common use of the plant is internal and external for treating wounds, hemorrhage, hemorrhoids and diarrhea.

Its diuretic properties make the plant extremely efficient in removing stones. A preparation based on the plant’s alcohol showed impressive results in treating initial varicosity.

The plant is harvested in the summer and at the beginning of autumn and is dried for later use.

The leaves are parasiticidal, diuretic and dissolve stones. The entire plant is anthelmintic, anti-inflammatory and diuretic.

The juice is a mild diuretic, expectorant and vasoconstrictor.

External use of the juice provides a quick solution for stopping bleeding from the nose and for treating injuries.

The seeds induce vomiting and are laxative.

Active ingredients in the herb are located:

Parts of the plant, sometimes also with the root.

Plantago major

Plantago major - Plantago major

In which honey products is the herb used?
EnergyMel CalciMel BronchoMel

Place of growth:

India, Afghanistan, Iran, Israel, North Africa, the Canaries. It was cultivated in India and can be found also in Arizona (USA) and South Brazil.

Herb’s therapeutic uses:

Kind of vaccine, astringent, anodyne, promotes flow of liquids and secretions in the body, diuretic, expectorant, antihaemorrhagic, laxative, supports and strengthens the eyes, refrigerant, can be used as external dressing, parasiticidal.

Indications:

The plant provides a natural, safe and effective way to treat hemorrhage, thanks to its ability to reduce blood flow to the injured area and to encourage faster tissue recovery.

The leaves are astringent, anodyne, promote flow of liquids and secretions in the body, purge the body and blood, diuretic, treat gastritis, peptic ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, hemorrhage, hemorrhoids, mastitis, bronchitis,  rheum, sinusitis, asthma and hay fever.

External use of the plant’s parts treats dermatitis, bleeding, ulcers, cuts, bites and more.

The heated leaves are used as wet dressings for wounds, swelling etc.

The seeds are used to treat tapeworms.

The seeds contain 30% mucilage, a gel-like substance which absorbs liquids and grows mainly in the stomach, which makes it effective against diarrhea and soothing stimulated tissues (membranes) in the digestive tracts.

Distilling the water from the plant is used as an excellent eye solution.

Active ingredients in the herb are located:

Ripe and dried seeds and the fresh plant.

Comments

The roots counter rattlesnake’s bite when used in equal quantities with Marrubium.

Rosa canina

Rosa canina - Rosa canina

In which honey products is the herb used?
CalciMel VirMel

Place of growth:

Europe and North Africa; today is cultivated in many other countries.

Herb’s therapeutic uses:

Astringent, anti-cancerous, carminative, diuretic, laxative, treats the eyes, general tonic, parasiticidal.

Indications:

The petals are astringent, carminative, diuretic, laxative, treat the eyes and are general tonic.

Internal consumption of the bulbs treats cold, flu, minor infections, scurvy, diarrhea and gastritis.

Syrup produced from the bulb is added to anti-cough preparations due to its sweet, tasty flavor.

Distilled water produced from the plant is mild astringent and is usually used as a solution for gentle, sensitive skin.

The seeds are used as parasiticidal.

The fruits of this specific plant and of other plants of the same family are highly rich in vitamins and minerals, especially Vitamin E, C, A, flavnoids and other bioactive components.

The plant is also a good source of essential amino acids, a property which is not typical of this kind of plant.

The plant has been investigated as type of food that can reduce the scope of cancer in the body; some cases have showed recession and even regression of cancerous tumors.

Active ingredients in the herb are located:

Petals, seeds and flowers

Comments

The plant is also as a Bach flower remedy the key words to describe it being regeneration and apathy.

Ribes nigrum

Ribes nigrum - Ribes nigrum

In which honey products is the herb used?
LifeMel VirMel CalciMel

Place of growth:

European forests nearby the Himalaya, Canada, Australia; cultivated in other countries as well.

Herb’s therapeutic uses:

Diaphoretic, diuretic, febrifuge, astringent.

Indications:

The fruits are a good source for minerals and vitamins, in particular Vitamin C.

The fruits have a diaphoretic and diuretic effect which improves the body’s resilience against infections, and they have been found as an excellent natural medicine to treat and prevent cold and flu.

Fresh juice from the fruits can stop diarrhea and calm the digestive system.

The leaves clean and purge the body, are diaphoretic and diuretic. Stimulating loss of liquids is very helpful in blood volume reduction which leads to hypotension.

Internal use of the plant was found effective in treating edema, rheumatic pains and pertussis and it encourages faster splicing of wounds and bruises that do not normally heal well.

The plant can be gurgled to treat sore throat and buccal cavity ulcers.

Internal use of the leaves is believed to stimulate the adrenal gland to secret cortisol. This secretion stimulates the activity of the sympathetic nervous system and may be effective in treating stress-related diseases.

Internal use of the young seeds has been found to be effective in treating sudden fever.

Extract of decocted trunk skin has been found effective in treating kidney stones, edema, cancerous tumors and hemorrhoids.

The seeds are a source for gammalinolenic acid, an unsaturated fatty acid assisting in production of hormone-like substances. This process is usually blocked in the body, which causes muscle disorders in the womb as well as nervous system and metabolism disorders.

Active ingredients in the herb are located:

Dried leaves and fruits collected with the stem.

Punica granatum

Punica granatum - Punica granatum

In which honey products is the herb used?
CalciMel

Place of growth:

Asia, Austria, South Africa, South Asia, China, Australia, USA and South America.

Herb’s therapeutic uses:

Anti-bacterial, anti viral, astringent, cardiorestorative, anodyne, emmenagogue, digestive, refrigerant and anthelmintic.

Indications:

All parts of the plant contain special alkaloid famous for their ability to paralyze tapeworms, which enables the body to easily expel them by using laxatives.

The plant is rich in tannins, which makes it an efficient astringent.

The plant can be used externally for treating improper vaginal secretions, oral pains and pharyngitis.

The entire plant and in particular the trunk skin are anti-bacterial, anti-viral and astringent.

The fruits are used to treat dysentery, stomachaches and cough. A mixture of the leaves and seeds is efficient against tapeworms.

The seeds are anodyne and stomachic. The fruits are a mild astringent and refrigerant in certain fever diseases. They are cardiorestorative and stomachic.

The dry skin of the fruit uses to treat amebic dysentery, diarrhea and more.

The trunk skin is emmenagogue.

When cooked with other plants, the dried fruit skin treats colic pains (spastic pains in the intestines), dysentery, leukorrhea and more.

Active ingredients in the herb are located:

Seed, trunk skin, fruits, fruit skin and flowers.

In which honey products is the herb used?

CalciMel

Sambucus nigra

Sambucus nigra - Sambucus nigra

In which honey products is the herb used?
FlorMel LaryngoMel CalciMel BronchoMel

Place of growth:

All over Europe

Herb’s therapeutic uses:

Improves the function of the immune system, astringent, diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge, treats colds.

Indications:

Using the plant as tea or juice treats cold. The plant also contains tannins which are known for their astringent properties.

The Indians use the internal part of the trunk skin to prepare tea which is diuretic, laxative and prevents vomiting.  An external dressing of the plant treats various injuries.

Modern herbalists tend to only use the flowers and fruits for similar uses.

The flowers are used as tea to relieve fever by encouraging perspiration, relieve headaches, and treat flu, edema, rheumatism, tuberculosis, urinary tract infection and many other symptoms.

Active ingredients in the herb are located:

Dried flowers, internal part of the stem skin, fresh or dried leaves, fresh or dried fruits

Salvia officinalis

Salvia officinalis - Salvia officinalis

In which honey products is the herb used?
FlorMel BronchoMel GastoMel

Place of growth:

The Middle East, all over Europe. Cultivated in North America.

Herb’s therapeutic uses:

Antiseptic, antispasmodic, aromatherapeutic, astringent, cardiorestorative, carminative, choleretic, diaphoretic, emmenagogue, nervine, supports the eyes, stimulant, stomachic, general tonic.

Indications:

Spirial, Antiseptic, antispasmodic, aromatherapeutic, astringent, carminative, choleretic, reduces milk flow in nursing women, stimulant, general tonic, vasodilator.

Being a strong antiseptic plant makes it very effective as mouth wash and gurgle, which help treating buccal cavity and throat ulcers and pains.

When placed on an aching tooth, the leaves usually relieve the pain.

The entire plant is spirial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, choleretic, stops milk flow in nursing women, stimulant, general tonic and vasodilator.

Internally used the Salvia officinalis treats conditions of over milk flow in nursing women, night sweat, ancieties, depression, women hygiene and menopausal problems.

Many herbalists believe that the plant’s purple leaves have more powerful medical properties.

Externally used, the plant treats bug bites, dermal problems, through and oral problems, gingivitis as well as improper vaginal secretions.

If used in a small dosage, the essential oil produced from the plant is capable of removing large quantities of mucous secretions from the respiration system organs. When added to a simple ointment, the oil relieves rheumatism pains.

Active ingredients in the herb are located:

Fresh leaves, flowers and oil produced from the flowers and stems.

Rosmarinus officinalis

Rosmarinus officinalis - Rosmarinus officinalis

In which honey products is the herb used?
BronchoMel

Place of growth:

The Mediterranean, Central Asia, India, South Africa, Australia and USA.

Herb’s therapeutic uses:

Antiseptic, antispasmodic, aromatherapeutic, astringent, cardiorestorative, carminative, choleretic, diaphoretic, emmenagogue, nervine, supports the eyes, stimulant, stomachic, general tonic.

Indications:

A common garden herb which is used as uplifting medicine in times of depression, mental fatigue and stress.

Research has shown that the plant is rich in essential oils, flavnoids and phenolic acids which have strong anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. Rosmarinic acid has therapeutic potential in cases of toxic shock syndrome (penetration and proliferation of bacteria in the blood cycle). Flavnoids appear to be more efficient than Rutin in treating capillary fragility.

Rosmarol, an extract from the leaves, has shown remarkably high antioxidant properties.

The entire plant is antiseptic, antispasmodic, aromatherapeutic, astringent, cardiorestorative, carminative, choleretic, diaphoretic, emmenagogue, nervine, stimulant, stomachic, general tonic

Infusion of the flowering stems in a closed container (to prevent the steam from escaping) creates an extract which is effective in treating headaches, colic pains, colds and nervous diseases.

Distilled water from the flowers is used as eyewash.

Aromatic oil produced from the leaves and stems encourages local blood flow, and when applied and rubbed into the temples it treats headaches.

Internally used, the oil is stomachic and nervine.

The oil is very commonly used in aromatherapy its main function being a stimulant.

Active ingredients in the herb are located:

Oil produced from the leaves and leaves stems, dried twigs, fresh leaves and branches.

 Comments

The leaves can be harvested in the spring or summer and can be used fresh or dried.

Taraxacum officinale

Taraxacum officinale - Taraxacum officinale

In which honey products is the herb used?
LifeMel

Place of growth:

Europe and Asia

Herb’s therapeutic uses:

Aperient, choleretic, purgative, hepatoprotective, stomachic, general tonic, treats warts.

Indications:

This plant is commonly used. It is highly effective as a diuretic due to large concentration of potassium salts which can replace the potassium that is usually lost while using diuretic medications.

All the plant’s parts, in particular the roots, are aperient, choleretic, purgative, powerful diuretic, hepatoprotective, stomachic, general tonic.

In an experiment conducted on the roots it was found that they are choleratic, hypoglycemic and have partial antibiotic effect on yeast infections.

Dried roots are less effective than the fresh ones.

While internally used, the plant treats the gall bladder, urinary tract disorders, gall bladder stones, hepatitis, cirrhosis, digestive problems and constipation, edema associated with hypertension and cardiac weakness, joints and dermal chronic problems, Gout, eczemas and acne.

The plant is also believed to remove liver stones.

Preparing tea from the leaves is used as an aperient.

Active ingredients in the herb are located:

Dried leaves, dried roots, and the entire fresh plant

Comments

The root should be harvested in the autumn when the plant is 2 years at least. The leaves should be harvested in the spring when the plant blossoms and can be dried for later use. Tea can be prepared from the leaves and more commonly from the roots.

Serenoa repens

Serenoa repens - Serenoa repens

In which honey products is the herb used?
PotentMel

Place of growth:

South USA, South Carolina, Florida and California

Herb’s therapeutic uses:

Antiseptic, aphrodisiac, diuretic, expectorant, sedative, tonic and supports the womb.

Indications:

These seeds are considered as tonic and supporting, effective in treating weakness, urinary tract problems and reducing enlarged prostate.

Partly ripen dried fruits are considered as aphrodisiac, urinary tract antiseptic, diuretic, expectorant, sedative and general tonic.

When internally used, the plant treats impotency problems, weakness in older men, benign prostatic hyperplasia and inflammations, complaints about upper respiratory tract problems which are related to coldness or cold and other damaging diseases.

The plant is one of the western herbs which is considered anabolic (enhances and builds tissues in the body, encourages weight gaining).

The “meat” of the fruit or a tincture are given to people who suffer from damaging diseases, general weakness and difficulties in recovering.

The fruits have an additional therapeutic advantage relating to the urinary tract by reducing enlarged prostates and strengthening the bladder neck.

It appears that the fruits have estrogenic properties; such activity is described in treatments of impotency, in conditions of low sexual drive or lack thereof, abnormal enlargement of the testicles and in encouraging breast augmentation in women.

The fruits are used to treat cough, stimulated mucous membranes, asthma and more.

Using vaginal suppository which contains the fruits’ powder strengthens and supports the womb and vagina.

Active ingredients in the herb are located:

Dried ripen fruits, fresh fruits.

Schisandra chinensis

Schisandra chinensis - Schisandra chinensis

In which honey products is the herb used?
PotentMel EnergyMel

Place of growth:

North East China and Korea.

Herb’s therapeutic uses:

Anti-rheumatic, antitussive, aphrodisiac, astringent, anti-cancerous, cardiorestorative choleretic, expectorant, hepatoprotective, laxative (stool softener), nervine, upper respiratory tract tonic, sedative, stimulant, general tonic

Indications:

The plant is excellent for strengthening and rehabilitation in conditions of stress and it also promotes joy and joie de vivre.

The plant is a substitute for ginseng and used as tonic to both male and female reproductive system.

The fruits are antitussive, aphrodisiac, hepatoprotective, astringent, cardiorestorative, choleretic, expectorant, hypotensive, sedative, nervine, upper respiratory tract tonic, general stimulants and tonic.

Small doses of the fruits stimulate the central nervous system; large doses inhibit it.

The fruits help in regulating the cardiovascular system.

Internally used, the plant treats dry cough, asthma, night sweat, urinary disorders, uncontrolled ejaculation, chronic diarrhea, palpitations during rest, insomnia, memory problems, hyperacidity, hepatitis and diabetes.

External use is meant to treat allergies and skin irritations.

The fruits contain ligans which are known as very powerful hepatoprotectives.

A clinical experiment reports a 76% success among hepatitis patients while no side effects have been recorded during the experiment.

The seeds are used as anti-cancerous. The plant itself is anti-rheumatic.

Concoction of the branches produces a gel-like substance which treats cough, dysentery and gonorrhea (sexual disease).

Active ingredients in the herb are located:

Fruits.

Comments

The fruits are harvested after the first seasonal frost and are dried for future use.

Uncaria tomentosa

Uncaria tomentosa - Uncaria tomentosa

In which honey products is the herb used?
LifeMel FlorMel CalciMel DefenseMel

Place of growth:

Rain forests in South America

Herb’s therapeutic uses:

The plant is part of a Nootropic medicine combination (medicines containing nutritious substances and vitamins), which improve brain functions. The plant also uses in treating cancer and HIV.

The plant contains alkaloids (nitrogen compounds), phytochemicals and tannins, which are responsible for the plant’s broad medical properties.

Indications:

There are 2 dominant substances in the plant: 1. Improves the immune system’s function; 2. Reduces and rate and intensity of palpitations and sedative (in large doses might lead to anoxia (shortage of oxygen supply to the tissues).

Other components in the plant induce anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-cancerous activity.

In herbal medicine the plant is commonly used to treat digestive system pains (Crohn’s disease), ulcers and tumors, parasites, colitis, gastritis, diverticulitis and leaky gut syndrome.

Manufactures claim that it is possible to use the plant to treat HIV together with azidothymidine, a powerful anti-viral medication which is used to treat HIV patients.

The plant can be used to treat rheumatism, diabetes, PMS, arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, prostate problems, lupus and Lyme Disease (a severe deer tick-borne bacterial disease) and to improve the immune system function.

Professional literature review from 2005 showed facts supporting the plant’s properties of treating cancer, inflammations, viral infections and vascular problems. At the same time the plant continues to function as stimulant to the immune system, antioxidant, anti-bacterial and to support the central nervous system.

The plant is highly effective in inhibiting the enzyme mao-B which enables treating Parkinson’s disease.

Active ingredients in the herb are located:

Root and skin.

 

Comments

There are some other species known as Uncaria tomentosa in Mexico and Latin America; however, they are completely different than this plant.

Trifolium pretense

Trifolium pretense - Trifolium pretense

In which honey products is the herb used?
LadyMel LadyMel LifeMel

Place of growth:

Europe, Central Asia, North Africa; today it is cultivated all over the globe.

Herb’s therapeutic uses:

Alterative (purifies and cleans the blood), antispasmodic, induces appetite, treats cancer, general purgative, diuretic, expectorant, stimulant, sedative, dermal tonic, general tonic.

Indications:

The plant is a traditional medicine for treating breast cancer. A concentrated extract of the plant was usually placed on the infected place in order to encourage the tumors to grow outwards, thus enabling to clear them from the body.

Flavnoids which are contained in the flowers and leaves have estrogenic properties and can be effective in treating menopausal problems.

The upper part of the flowers is blood purgative, anti-mumps, antispasmodic, induce appetite, general purgative, diuretic, expectorant, sedative, general tonic.

The plant showed anti-cancerous properties; external dressing of the plant was locally used on tumors.

When internally used the plant treats problems such as: eczemas, psoriasis, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, the lymphatic system, chronic degenerative diseases, Gout, chronic ‘throat-clearing’ type cough and dry cough.

A disease existing in the plant, which shows presence of alkaloid named slaframine is studied by scientists for purposes of treating diabetes and HIV-anti activity.

Active ingredients in the herb are located:

Dried/fresh upper flower

Comments

The plant is normally harvested before the flowers bloom; some believe that the main part used is the flowers.

Tribulus terrestris

Tribulus terrestris - Tribulus terrestris

In which honey products is the herb used?
PotentMel

Place of growth:

Golan, Hermon, Galilee, Upper Jordan Valley, the valleys, Shomron Mountains, Shomron Desert, Judean Mountains, Judean Dessert, the Dead Sea Rift Valley, Ein Gedi, Sharon plain.

Herb’s therapeutic uses:

Alterative, parasiticidal, carminative, anodyne, diuretic, induces milk flow in nursing women, treats infertility, supports and treats respiratory tract problems.

Indications:

The seeds drain and purge the blood, are anthelmintic, aphrodisiac, astringent, carminative, anodyne, diuretic, emmenagogue, induce milk flow in nursing women, support and treat respiratory tract problems.

The plant stimulates the blood cycle. A decocted extract is used to treat male impotency, night ejaculation, gonorrhea and urinary continence.

The plant was proven to be effective in treating painful urinating, Gout, and kidney diseases.

The plant showed anti-cancerous properties.

The flowers were used to treat leprosy.

The stems are used to treat skin diseases such as scabies and psoriasis.

The dry fruits are more concentrated and treat digestive problems, flatulence, headaches, liver problems, gastritis and eye infections.

Active ingredients in the herb are located:

Fruits and leaves.

Verbena officinalis

Verbena officinalis - Verbena officinalis

In which honey products is the herb used?
LadyMel

Place of growth:

The Middle East. The plant was cultivated and today can be found everywhere but mainly in East Europe.

Herb’s therapeutic uses:

Anesthetic, anti-bacterial, anticoagulant, antispasmodic, anti- cancerous, astringent, first aid in birth, diaphoretic, purgative, diuretic, emmenagogue, induces milk production in nursing women, stimulant, tonic, splices tissues.

Indications:

Internally used, the plant was found to be effective in treating headaches, nervous exhaustion, depression, gall bladder problems, poor milk production in nursing women and more.

The plant is not to be consumed by pregnant women since it might induce labor; however, it is recommended to consume it when just prior to birth (induce birth).

Externally used, the plant is used as a gentle treatment of injuries, eczemas, pains, nervous pains and gingival problems.

The leaves and stems are anesthetic, anti-bacterial, anticoagulant, antispasmodic, astringent, diaphoretic, mild diuretic, induce milk production in nursing women, stimulant, tonic, splice tissues.

The plant is harvested when blossom starts in the summer and is dried for later use.

Unusual results have been achieved when the plant was used to treat certain types of tumors, but further research is required.

The root is astringent and is used to treat dysentery.

In a survey conducted in China this plant was rated 12 out of 250 other plants as an anti-fertility plant.

Active ingredients in the herb are located:

Entire fresh plant and parts of it following bloom.

Vaccinium myrtillus

Vaccinium myrtillus - Vaccinium myrtillus

In which honey products is the herb used?
LifeMel

Place of growth:

Central and North America, Asia and South America.

Herb’s therapeutic uses:

Antiseptic, astringent, diuretic, supports the kidneys, supports the eyes, general tonic.

Indications:

Preparing tea from the dried leaves is a very powerful astringent, diuretic, tonic and urinary tract purgative.

The plant treats diabetes if taken for a long period of time, under supervision.

The leaves can help in a pre-diabetic condition, but they are not a substitute for conventional treatment.

The leaves contain glucoquinones which is hypoglycemic.

A decocted extract of the leaves or trunk skin locally treats ulcers and ulceration of the mouth and throat.

Distilled water which contains the leaves extracts have been found effective as eye wash as the water relaxes painful inflamed eyes.

The fresh fruits are aperient while the dried fruits are astringent and help in cases of diarrhea.

A decocted extract of the fruits is effective against diarrhea in children.

The fruit skin contains anthocyanins which treat hemeralopia (day blindness).

The fruits also contain anthocyanosides which are vasodilative; this property makes the plant effective in treating varices and capillary fragility (veins).

Active ingredients in the herb are located:

Dried leaves; ripe dried fruits and fresh ripe fruits

Urtica dioica

Urtica dioica - Urtica dioica

In which honey products is the herb used?
CalciMel LifeMel

Place of growth:

In mild-temperature areas.

Herb’s therapeutic uses:

Anti-asthmatic, anti-dandruff, astringent, diuretic, promotes flow of milk in nursing women, antihaemorrhagic, hyperglycemic, stimulant (the thorns), tonic.

Indications:

The Urtica has a long history as a domestic medicinal herb and as adding Vitamin K to nutrition.

Tea made of the Urtica leaves used as an ancient treatment to cleansing and purging the body and blood.

The plant is often used to treat hay fever, arthritis and anemia.

The entire plant is anti-asthmatic, anti-dandruff, astringent, purgative, diuretic, promotes flow of milk in nursing women, antihaemorrhagic, hyperglycemic, stimulant and tonic.

Infusion of the plant is vital for stopping and preventing internal bleeding.

The plant also treats anemia, heavy periods, hemorrhoids, arthritis, rheumatism and various skin defects, in particular eczemas.

External use of the plant treats arthritic pains, Gout, ischium, nervous pains, hemorrhoids and various hair problems.

How does this treatment work?

  1. Using the pedicels inhibits local irritation and induces increased blood flow to the area in order to assist in removing the “toxic” substances causing rheumatism.
  2. The formic acid contained in the leaves is believed to have a healing effect on rheumatic elbows.

Other research showed that the plant can help in cases of kidney and urinary tract pains and problems.

Juice from the leaves can use as antibody against the sting of the Urtica leaves themselves. Infusion of the juice heals and soothes burns.

The roots are effective against benign enlargement of the prostate in men.

Homeopathic extract prepared from the leaves is used to treat rheumatic Gout, rash due to Urtica leaves, chicken pox and in particular bruises.

Active ingredients in the herb are located:

Dry or fresh roots, dry or fresh flowers

Harpagophytum procumbens

Harpagophytum procumbens - Harpagophytum procumbens

In which honey products is the herb used?
VirMel

Place of growth:

South Africa and Namibia. It addition, the plant grows in all the African savannas up to the Kalahari Desert.

Herb’s therapeutic uses:

The bulb-like root is medically used as anodyne, febrifuge and stomachic.

Indications:

One of the active ingredients in the plant is Beta-Sitosterol, which is believed to have strong anti-inflammatory properties.

The British Herbal Pharmacopoeia confirms that this plant is anodyne, sedative and diuretic.

Most research conducted in respect of the Harpagophytum procumbens showed that chronic use of this plant is more effective than short term acute treatment against pain.

It is also claimed that it treats liver, kidneys, gall bladder and urinary bladder problems as well as arthritis and rheumatism.

The Harpagophytum is extremely helpful in relieving and improving joint function. It also induces appetite and assists in proper digestion, for example in conditions of hyperlipidemia and hypercholesterolemia.

The Harpagophytum is recommended as treatment for diabetes, in cases of aggravated arthritis, lumbago, heartburn and Gout.

In several studies Doloteffin – a concentrated version of Harpagophytum – was used.

A series of short studies conducted in Germany unequivocally showed that the plant substantially helps people with chronic lower back pains and chronic arthritis which induced chronic knee and thigh pains.

Other studies conducted in connection with the Harpagophytum’s ability to relieve pains proved that a dose of 500 mg standard essence of the plant is a natural, effective substitute for synthetic medicines.

Externally used, the plant effectively treats ulcers, warts, blisters, wounds and a wide variety of skin problems.

 

Active ingredients in the herb are located:

Dried roots

Vitis vinifera

Vitis vinifera - Vitis vinifera

In which honey products is the herb used?
PotentMel

Place of growth:

South Europe, West Asia. Today it is cultivated and can be found in mild weather countries.

Herb’s therapeutic uses:

Anesthetic, anti-inflammatory, astringent, diuretic, hepatoprotective, laxative, dissolves stones, dermal support, stomachic.

Indications:

The plant is very nutritious and is considered an aperient. The fruits support the body during various diseases, in particular digestive tract and liver diseases.

Due to the resemblance of the substance composition in the fruits to components contained in the blood plasma, the plant is excellent for aggressive detoxication while combined with fasts.

The fresh fruits are anti kidney stones, refrigerant, diuretic and tonic.

A specific-period diet based on the fruits may substantially improve liver functions in people with a poorly functioning liver.

The fruits are highly effective as treatment for varices, hemorrhoids and capillary fragility.

The dried fruits are used as anodyne, refrigerant and partial expectorant, laxative and stomachic. The fruits can partially relieve cough.

The red leaves in particular are anti-inflammatory and astringent. Using a decocted extract of these leaves may assist in cases of potential abortion, internal or external bleeding, cholera, edema, diarrhea and nausea.

They can also be used as a mouthwash for ulcers as well as for showers in cases of improper vaginal secretions.

Red grapevine leaves are also effective for treating varices, hemorrhoids and capillary fragility.

The leaves are harvested at the beginning of the summer and are used when fresh or dried.

The seeds are anti-inflammatory and astringent. Juice produced from the young branches is diuretic and is used as medicine for various dermal problems and as eyewash.

The tendrils are astringent. A decocted extract treats diarrhea.

 

Active ingredients in the herb are located:

Leaves, fruits, and juice.

 

Comments

The plant is used as a Bach flower remedy and its main contribution is in dominant, non-flexible and ambitious people.

Vitex agnus-castus

Vitex agnus-castus - Vitex agnus-castus

In which honey products is the herb used?
LadyMel EnergyMel LadyMel RELAXMEL PotentMel

Place of growth:

The Middle East until West Asia

Herb’s therapeutic uses:

Aphrodisiac, diaphoretic, diuretic, febrifuge, promotes milk flow in nursing women, treats infertility, balancing, sedative, digestive, treats the entire female hormonal system.

Active ingredients in the herb are located:

Ripe and dried fruits, and dried leaves

Propolis

Propolis - Propolis


Propolis, its qualities and uses

Propolis is a natural beehive product. The source of propolis is the resin the bees collect from various trees and flowers. The honey bee collects the resin and processes it using an enzyme secreted from a gland in its body.

Propolis protects the bees against diseases (induced by infections, viruses and bacteria) which might be spread in the apiary. Propolis is used by the bees for the following uses: lining the internal walls of the beehive and of brood comb, filling narrow spaces, sealing alternate entrances, mummifying bugs and small animals that die in the hive, sterilizing the beehive, coating the external surrounding of the beehive.

Propolis is a unique substance which cannot be artificially imitated.

Propolis is widely affective, among other things in:

  • Destroying bacteria and a wide variety of microorganisms.
  • Inhibition of bacterial growth.
  • Using propolis together with ordinary antibiotics enhances the antibiotics activity.
  • Not only does propolis affect microorganisms but it also promotes antibodies activity.
  • Enhances the immune system.
  • Antitoxic – for use in toxication cases as well as in conditions of lack of balance in enterobacteriaceae.
  • Natural pain reliever and local anesthetic.
  • Splices tissues in post-surgery scars, acne, furuncles, burns, frostbites etc.
  • Enhances capillary walls.
  • Enhances skin respiration, increases various medical substances absorption and strengthens their influence.
  • Cures suppurative abscess (a blister containing pus which is encircled by inflamed tissue), combined with local anesthesia.
  • Inhibits psoriatic itch (severe psoriasis) and other dermal damages, bug bites, post-burn pains and feet fungal diseases.

Antioxidant.

Thymus vulgaris

Thymus vulgaris - Thymus vulgaris

In which honey products is the herb used?
VirMel

Place of growth:

Middle East, North Africa, parts of Asia. Today it is cultivated and can be found in many areas of the globe.

Herb’s therapeutic uses:

Parasiticidal, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aromatherpeutic, carminative, natural deodorant, diaphoretic, purgative, expectorant, sedative and general tonic.

Indications:

The Thymus has a long history of traditional use for a variety of problems.

The plant is very rich in aromatic oils, which contain most of the active ingredients giving the plant its therapeutic properties.

Major properties of the plant are its being powerful antiseptic and effective antioxidant. In addition, the plant is also a general tonic and is widely used in anything related to respiratory system problems.

The flowers are parasiticidal, powerful antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, natural deodorant, diaphoretic, excellent purgative, expectorant, sedative and general tonic.

Internal use of this plant treats dry cough, laryngitis, bronchitis, rheum, cold, asthma, pharyngitis, improper digestion, gastritis, diarrhea and nocturnal enuresis in children.

Externally used, this plant is effective in treating tonsillitis, gingival diseases, rheumatism, arthritis and fungal infections.

The Thymus is an antioxidant; therefore, a long term use of this plant improves health and extends the function of the cells, hence the patient’s life.

The entire plant was found to be effective in treating digestive disorders, sore throat, fever and more.

The main use of the essential oil produced from the plant is in cases of exhaustion, depression, upper respiratory tract infections, scales and dandruff.

Active ingredients in the herb are located:

Leaves and flowers.

 Comments

Not recommended for pregnant women.

The essential oil might induce allergies and skin and mucosa irritation.

It is possible to use fresh plant throughout the year or harvest it before it blossoms and dry for later use. In addition, it is possible to extract essential oil from the flowers.