Orchidea ~ Today, the meanings of orchids are generally regarded as a symbolic of rare and delicate beauty. Their charm and mystique delight those who receive them, for few other flowers have the ability to impress their recipient in the same way that the orchid can. Among the many different types of flowers available, the orchid holds a special place as one of the most alluring and captivating, making them a special choice for the treasured people in your life.
Uncaria tomentosa (Cat's Claw)~Rubiaceae~Traditional: Peru for asthma/cancer/cirrhosis/fever/gastritis/diabetes/rheumatism/dysentery/reproductive~Phytochem: alkaloids(pentacyclic/tetracyclic)/triterpenes~Activity/MOA: anticancer/anti-inflammatory/antiviral/immunostimulant/antimutagenic/contraception~Clinical: RA/adjunct cancer/antimutagenic~Contraindication: only pentacyclic=therapeutic/interacts with protease inhibitors/pregnant/immunodeficient~Current Use: CAM tonic/cancer adjunct
Diospyros virginiana~Ebenaceae~Traditional: food/medicine of Native Americans for GI bleeding/thrush/antiseptic/ulcers/hemorrhaging/diarrhea/dysentery/dropsy/diptheria/syphilis~Phytochem: catechins/betulinic acid/vitamins/minerals/carotenodis/papain/bromelain/carotenoids/napthoqiunones/tannins~Activity/MOA: anti-mosquito~Clinical: none~Contraindication: risky for hypotension/diabetes~Current Use: CAM
Coffee (Coffea arabica): Produces fruits with beans that are then de-husked and roasted, the de-husked roasted beans are then ground down to a relatively fine powder which are then used to brew the coffee beverage.