It is well-known that paprika is one of the essential ingredients in Sichuan food and Hunan Cuisine.However,it is not familiar to the ordinary people that paprika can be used to extract paprika oleoresin used as a good colorant.The edible pepper is different from the paprika for extraction.The former just has scoville rating but no corlor value.The later requires both scoville rating and corlor value.
Paprika powder lends a beautiful, rich orange color to soaps and other formulations. Add paprika powder directly to your formulations or make an oil infusion and use the strained oil.
Botanical Name:Urtica dioica L
About Nettle:Nettle, or stinging nettle, is a perennial plant growing in temperate and tropical wasteland areas around the world. The nettle has been naturalized in Brazil and other parts of South America. It grows 2 to 4 meters high and produces pointed leaves and white to yellowish flowers. Nettle has a well-known reputation for giving a savage sting when the skin touches the hairs and bristles on the leaves and stems. The genus name Urtica comes from the Latin verb urere, meaning 'to burn,' because of these stinging hairs. The species name dioica means 'two houses' because the plant usually contains either male or female flowers.
1. Whole plant may be used as medicine, cold, Sim, Wen Xing, small drugs.
2. There will be a Qufeng scared, bleeding pain, Xiaosi purgation and detoxification effect. Fresh Miao Daozhituca may rule sufferers. Xiancaodaozhi topical medications may rule heat, poisonous bites.
3. Shuijianfu used throughout 1986, may rule stomach belly pain, post-natal ventilation, children seem; An Jiantang scouring can cure arthritis and pain. Roots and the root of what washed jute can cure sores on the head remedy efficacy better; Adequate leach liquor few days, one can cure arthritis and pain. Ingredients Containing antiscorbutic acid, acetyl choline, nettle Network, Beta Gu steroid nucleus alcohol.
Botanical Name:Scutellaria Baicalensis Georgi.L
1)The flavonoid baicalin inhibits superantigen-induced inflammatory cytokines and chemokines.
2)It has antioxidant activity so it has anti-inflammatory effects, anti-HIV activity, apoptosis induction and inibition of colon aberrant crypts
3)It also has functions on inhibition of cancer cell proliferation; Protecting bone marrow, promoting hemopoiesis, and protecting the intestines from adverse chemotherapy effects
Commonly known as Flame vine, orange trumpet vine or Golden showers Pyrostegia venusta is a vibrant showy flowering climber from late winter till mid spring. It grows well in temperate regions if given a sunny position protected from all but light frosts.
Large heads of orange yellow trumpets lie against a background of dark green leaves. The mature flowers are 60mm long and curl back at the ends. Pyrostegia is a tendril climber and grows sideways or upwards, rarely outwards so is perfect if space is a problem. Grow on fences and pergolas. I like to see it grown on low structures as the flowers drape beautifully and are well appreciated at eye level. Prune annually in spring when frosts have finished .Cut back old flowering shoots to the main stems.Plant this climber in late spring to establish a good framework of stems before next winter.
Uses:Leaves used for tanning and colouring of rattan.
Ecology:In undisturbed to slightly disturbed mixed dipterocarp, keranga, peat-swamp, beach, mangrove and sub-montane forests up to 1700 m altitude. Often on alluvial sites, but also common on hillsides and ridges. On sandy to clay soils, also on ultrabasic. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree
Medicinal parts: whole plant
Medical Function:clear the liver, remove toxic substance
Medical Indications:It is mainly used for hemoptysis, hematemesis, hematuria, hepatitis with jaundice, nephritis, enteritis, dysentery, leukorrhea, apocatastasis, detoxicate.
It was mentioned in Sanskrit writings as being present in northern, western and southern India. In the Nighantus it was described as
cold, sweet and astringent.
Morphology Description (Habit)
The stem is slender, grooved and ribbed. The leaves are variable in shape, broadly elliptic or lanceolate, membranous or rather coriaceous. The flowers are pinkish and purple,in minute
heads in rounded or flat-topped corymbs. The achenes are oblong, terete, & slightly narrowed at the base.
The juice of the plant is given to children with urinary incontinence. The leaves are eaten as a potherb. A decoction of it is also given in diarrhea, stomachache and for cough and colic.
Source:The branches and leaves of the Desmodium,dicotyledon leguminousplant
Product Description:Diuresis connects drenched,clearing heat and promoting diuresis. Use to disperse bruised blood, for temporary relief of sprains and pains.