Health Benefits of Quillaia

Quillaia, scientifically called as Quillaja saponaria Molina belonging to family Rosaceae, is an desert plant specially native to arid areas of Chile and Peru and also found  in southern Californian region  consisting of thick shiny and leathery leaves along with thick branches.  It is an evergreen plant which has been used as traditional medicines in treatment of cough and bronchitis. It is having acrid and astringent taste.

Quillaia is also famous as Soapbark extract and Murrilla bark extract. Other names include bios-de-pamana and pamana bark extract and Quillaia bark extract.

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Digitalis and its Health Benefits

Digitalis has been associated with medecine for more than 200 years.  A number of species of Digitalis genus are available, of which D.purpurea (purple foxglove) and D.lanata (Grecian foxglove) are the most common and abundant. Others include-D.thapsi (Spanish foxglove), D.lutea (straw foxglove).This biennial herb of Scrophulariaceae plant family was introduced into British medicine for treatment of dropsy by Botanist William Withering. It is commonly known as foxglove-deriving it name from the flowers which resemble the fingers (digits)of a glove. Other common names like Witch’s glove, Dead Man’s Bells etc signify its toxic nature.  You can find this plant in Europe and North America while Holland and Eastern Europe are its commercial producers.

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What is Senna and its Health Benefits

Senna was introduced as a medicine in 9th century by the Arabian Physicians.  Senna consists of dried leaves and pods of Cassia.senna (Cassia.acutifolia) known as Alexandrian Senna. You can see this plant in middle and upper Nile territories, in tropical Africa but it is commercially grown in Egypt and Sudan. Other source of Senna is Cassia.angustifolia naturally growing herb in South-Indian peninsula regions namely Tinnevelly, Madurai, Andhrapradesh etc.So it is commonly known as Indian Senna or Tinnevelly Senna.

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