FENUGREEK (Trigonella foenum-graecum)

Softens and dissolves hardened accumulated mucus. Helps the lymphatic system cleanse. Antiseptic. Contains lecithin. Lowers cholesterol. Inhibits intestinal absorption of cholesterol. Contains lipotropic (fat dissolving) substances. Helps prevent water retention. Used in treatment of diabetes. Stimulates pancreatic secretions. Contains considerable quantities of diosgenin and tigogenin (substances from which sex hormones are made). Stimulates lactation. The seeds are spermicidal. Contains large amounts of amino acids: lysine, tryptophan, leucine, histidine and arginine. Contains mucilaginous fiber with high viscosity.

Key Uses: Bronchial catarrh, lowers cholesterol, lung infections, mucus, stomach irritations. Useful for weight loss, sinus congestion, appetite suppressant.

FEVERFEW (Tanacetum parthenium)

Used as a natural remedy for pain. Useful for migraine headaches. Reduces inflammation. Useful for rheumatoid arthritis. Inhibition of inflammation at the initial stage of synthesis is more like that of cortisone than NSAIDs. Inhibits platelet aggregation. Enhances secretion of inflammatory and allergic mediators such as histamine and serotonin. Exerts an effect on vascular smooth muscle. Should not be used during pregnancy because of the stimulant action on the womb. The fresh leaves may cause mouth ulcers in sensitive people.

Key Uses: migraine headaches, fever, inflammation, pain. Should be purchased from refrigeration and kept in the refrigerator at home.

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