Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) sits on pharmacy shelves along with with other OTC (over the counter) topical liquids. It is so common in drug stores that most people forget that is herbal medicine. It's uninterrupted use in medical and home…
The term adaptogen is a holistic term that refers to an herb that helps the body recover from stress by supporting metabolic functions. Tulsi/holy basil has this covered.
Verbascum species like mullein have a multitude of chemical compounds that work together to defeat invading microbes like bacteria and yeasts.
Mucilage is slime. The mucilage in mullein works in a variety of ways. It coats and soothes dry, chronic coughs.
The rosmarinic acid in sage serves as an antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant agent.
Galangin has proven its worth as a stout defense as a broad spectrum antibiotic.