Yarrow

 

 

 

Achillea Millefolium

This is for educational and informational purposes and should not be taken as medical advice. If in doubt don’t. If you do not know a plant well do not use it.

I do not like the taste of Yarrow but I do know eating it has had noticeable effects. I noticed I had increased energy levels. There are sites that claim it lowers blood pressure but my friends who had hypertension experienced a rise in their blood pressure when they used Yarrow. Has has been used for many illnesses even hemorrhoids. There are claims that when applied to wounds it stops bleeding. There are many species of Achillea but I am fimiliar with A. Millefolium. The others  chemical makeup is very similar.

https://www.ediblewildfood.com/common-yarrow.aspx

https://wellnessmama.com/7106/yarrow-herb-profile/

It’s effects on cancer.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29883784

Speeds up healing.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29731432

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4610620/

Contains Achillolide A which prevents amyloid plaque build up and would help with Alzheimer. Achillolide A has many benefits.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5960475/

Achillolide A reduces reactive oxygen species.

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/296602862_Achillolide_A_Protects_Astrocytes_against_Oxidative_Stress_by_Reducing_Intracellular_Reactive_Oxygen_Species_and_Interfering_with_Cell_Signaling

Yarrow helps with diabetes by increasing insulin sensitivity.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29031783

Reduces anxiety

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874111008567?via%3Dihub

They claim it reduces blood pressure through it’s diuretic properties but I have seen it increase peoples blood pressure. One thing I did notice the ones it increased blood pressure in did not drink adequate amount of water.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23791807

Improves cognitive abilities, prevents strokes, reduces oxidative stress, reduces symptoms of MS, and helps with neurodegenerative disorders.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5569446/

Phytochemicals

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15688780

http://www.actabp.pl/pdf/2_2011/203.pdf

has antimicrobial properties.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5590066/

Only way to describe this is it enhances the immune system.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27083352

Reduces pain

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26238568

Appears to kill pain without no toxicity.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5686861/

Can cause problems in those with high glutathione levels. This study is viewed as negative but it appears by their results it reduce quinone and would help with interstitial cystitis. If I had time I would get into more detail and explain why.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25870009

Helps with diabetes by protecting pancreatic cells.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4293613/

Reduces oxalates so would help with high oxalate levels and stone formation.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4290053/

It is effective against the New Castle Disease Virus and other infections.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4138681/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12860311

Is neuroprotective, protects the brain.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4071708/

Has antispasmodic effects.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3847392/

Inhibits histamine H1 receptors and muscarinic receptor.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3831720/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3608287/

This is what I notice in the other study and why I said it would help with interstitial cystitis. It has NO scavenging abilities. The also would help with kidney disease were people have excessive bleeding.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22976260

How it helps with acid reflux or gastric irritation.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22151891

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20420892

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19093480

How it helps with asthma and hypertension

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20857434

Is a calcium channel blocker. This would help with things like high blood pressure, and other circulatory disorders.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16619341

Yarrow stimulates bile production so would help with constipation and gall bladder issues.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16303291

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Purslane a super food.

 

 

Portulaca Oleracea

Purslane is a super food it has almost all the nutrients the body needs including fats needed by the body. It is slightly tangy in the morning but after the sun has hit it the tangyness goes away and it has a nutty flavor when cooked. I love it raw in salads and it is great in stir fries. It is very high in mucilage so can be used to thicken soups. It is an unusual plant because when broken off the detach branch can form seeds. It is one of my favorites and I grow it in big quantities because of the many uses it has.

http://www.ediblewildfood.com/purslane.aspx

https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/vegetable/purslane.html

It has many health benefits, it is anti ulcerative, fights cancer, reduces oxidative stress, helps with diabetes, fights cancer, and reduces inflammation.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4321094/

It stimulates insulin secretion.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5974063/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29514130

It enhances glucose uptake.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29341802

Fights inflammation.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29685654

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27396870

Is hepaprotective.

http://www.eurekaselect.com/160877/article

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5749558/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4399094/

Helps with colitis.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29579933

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4891426/

Enhances cognitive function.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28363525

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19879120

Reduces lung inflammation.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5641415/

Contains Alpha Linolenic Acid and Omega 3 fatty acids.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28732439

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3934766/

Fights cancer.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28714363

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27911090

Helps with asthma.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5316266/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4376287/

Is neuroprotective.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5126344/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27731637

http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0001-37652016005010109&lng=en&nrm=iso&tlng=en

Hmmm same thing that is used in vaccines is used to damage the brains of rats. Well Purslane helps with that also.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26563420

Reduces blood pressure.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26854844

antimicrobial.

http://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/20/9/16375

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26904730

Inhibits hepatitis.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25871297

Helps with osteoporosis.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4501198/

https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/bpb/38/1/38_b14-00567/_article

Reduces oxLDL

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25442258

Fights fatigue.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25296504

The list of benefits goes on and on. It is one amazing plant.

Knotgrass

Polygonum Aviculare

This is not medical advice it is for information and educational purposes. If in doubt don’t, please make sure you know your plants before using them.

Also known as knotgrass. Usually used to make tea. In Japan it is used in soups and crushed and used in many other dishes. It has oxy radical scavenging abilities.

http://www.ediblewildfood.com/knotgrass.aspx

https://medievaldigger.wordpress.com/2015/03/02/spring-is-coming-and-so-is-the-knotgrass-an-herbal-wound-cleanser/

It can scavenge peroxynitrate which cause a lot of damage in the body especially to the bladder and blood brain barrier. It reduces oxidative stress.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24270289

https://scielo.conicyt.cl/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0716-97602006000200010&lng=en&nrm=iso&tlng=en

Prevents artherosclerosis.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24370878

Slows aging because it is high in Juglanin

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24638927

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24519811

Helps with asthma and COPD.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5814568/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5881803/

High in Juglanin which inhibits cancer.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5706842/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27899257

Is neuroprotective.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29136779

Juglanin is hepaprotective.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27261609

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21783944

Promotes healing.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26929003

Has antimicrobial properties.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3730555/

Reduces fibrosis

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10706393