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Yellowing of skin and white of the eyes cause by accumulation of bile pigment in the blood.
Abuta, Allamanda cathartica, Annato, Bitter melon, Calabaza, Curcuma xanthorriza, Eclipta, Guava, Kalanchoe, Lantana camara, Mango, Phyllanthus amarus, Phyllanthus urinaria, Pumpkin, Puyang, Sweet broom, Wild tomato.

Joint pains:
Point where two or more bones meet. A joint may be immovable, as those of the skull; slightly movable, as those connecting the vertebrae or freely movable, as those of the elbow and knee.
Noni, Ruellia tuberosa.


Kidney Disorders/Diseases:
Any disorder or disease that affects functioning of the kidneys.
Abuta, Annato, Banaba, Bitter Melon, Calabana, Cat's Claw, Curcuma Xanthorriza, Jatoba, Kapok Tree, Kumis kucing, Microtea debilis, Phyllanthus Amarus, Phyllanthus urinaria, Sarsaparilla, Sesame seed, Shiny bush, Soursop, Sweet Broom, Trumpet tree, Wild Tomato

Kidney Stones:
aka renal calculi, nephrolithiasis or urolithiasis. Hard deposits made of minerals and salts.
Stone formed in any part of the urinary system. Some are small enough to pass in the urine, with - or without pain, others must be removed surgically.
Abuta, Banaba, Bitter Melon, Calabana, Kumis kucing, Phyllanthus Amarus, Phyllanthus urinaria, Pride of Barbados, Sweet orange peel.

Kumis Kucing.


Lactogenic (herbal galactogogues):
Hormone produced in and secreted by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates growth and development of mammary glands in females and the production of milk after parturition.
Curcumin forte, Euphorbia hirta, Garlic, Ginger, Hog plum, Moringa.

Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the larynx and swelling of the vocal cords.
It causes hoarseness or voice loss.
Ginger, Jatoba.

Lavage (irrigation):
Process of washing out an organ, especially the stomach, bladder or paranasal sinuses.

Increases or stimulates the evacuation of the bowels.
Hard stick, Hibuscus sabdariffa, Mauriti palm, Tamarindus indica, Abuta, Billy Goat Weed, Allamanda Cathartica, Bitter Melon, Candlestick Senna, Pride of Barbados, Copaiba, Guava, Hard Stick, Jatoba, Mango, Papaya, Pau d'Arco, Malay gooseberry, Phyllanthus urinaria, Phyllanthus Amarus, Quassia.

Leishmaniasis (cutaneous):
Skin infection caused by a single-celled parasite; is transmitted by sandfly bites.
This disease is endemic in the tropics and neotropics. Disease prevention and control are difficult.
Copaiba, Curcumin, Epazote, Graviola, Kalanchoe, Mullaca, Pao pereira.

Leishmaniasis (mucosal):
Garlic vine, Holy basil.

Chronic, communicable disease, caused by Mycobacterium leprae. Also called Hansen's disease.
Ageratum, Andiroba, Bitter Melon, Candlestick Senna, Cashew apple, Curcumin, Eclipta, Giant bloodflower, Gotu kola, Grains of paradise, Holy basil, Neem, Picao preto, Sarsaparilla, Tropical almond, Vassourinha, Wild sage.

Rapid and uncontrolled proliferation of abnormal numbers and forms of leukocytes.
Abuta, Anamu, Bitter Melon, Cat's Claw, Fingerroot, Garlic, Indian jujube, Mango, Moringa, Pao pereira, Pau d'Arco, Picão preto, Puyang, Quassia, Simaruba, Wild Tomato.

Whitish discharge from the vagina.
Piper aduncum, Abuta, Hard Stick, Mango, Sarsaparilla.

See Pediculicide.

Excess fat accumulating in the lower part of the body.

Liver cirrhosis:
When scar tissue replaces normal, healthy tissue in the liver (after healthy cells are damaged over a long period of time).
Curcumin forte, Puyang, Quassia, Tropical almond.

Liver Disorders/Diseases:
Any disorder or disease causing the liver to function improperly or cease functioning.
Abuta, Acerola, Allamanda Cathartica, Annato, Bitter Melon, Cacao leaves, Cat's Claw, Curcuma xanthorriza, Eclipta alba, Euphorbia, Fedegoso, Ginger, Hibiscus (Roselle), indian jujube, Malay Gooseberry, Mango, Neem, Papaya, Pau d'Arco, Phyllanthus Amarus, Phyllanthus urinaria, Quassia, Sarsaparilla, Sesame seed, Solanum (Bull Nettle), Tropical almond, Vassourinha, Verbena, Wild Tomato.

Low Platelet count (see Thrombocytopenia)

Lower Respiratory Tract Infection (LRTI):
Include Bronchitis, Pneumonia, and Tuberculosis.
CCG, Cayenne, Curcumin forte, Garlic, Ginger, Holy basil, Kalanchoe, Portulaca.

Pain in muscles and joints of the lower back.
Cayenne forte, Curcumin forte, Mimosa.

Lung cancer:
Metastitis. Cigarette smoking is the principal risk factor for developing of this disease.
There are two types of lung cancer, which grow and spread differently.
Awara, Bromelain, Curcumin, Fingerroot, Graviola, Pao pereira, Puyang.

Lung Disorders / Diseases:
Any disorder or disease that is characterized by impaired lung function.
Curcumin forte, Hard Stick, Jamun, Jatoba, Trumpet Tree

Lupus Vulgaris; rare form of Tuberculosis. Lupus Erythematosus; chronic inflammatory disease of unknown cause.
Cat's Claw, Curcumin forte, Ginger, Holy basil, Pau d'Arco, Portulaca, Puyang.

Lyme disease:
A bacterial illness caused by a bacterium called Spirochete, (called Borrelia burgdorferii in the USA). In Europe, another bacterium, Borrelia afzelii, also causes Lyme disease.
It is spread by certain ticks that has the bacterium in their stomachs.
Cat's Claw, Curcumin forte, Garlic, Mimosa, Quassia.

Lymph Disorders:
Lymph = thin fluid that bathes the tissues of the body, through lymph vessels, filtered in lymph nodes, and enters the blood system.
Cayenne, Curcumin, Garlic.

Lymphedema (interstitial fluid):
Swelling caused by excess fluid (lymph), collected in the soft tissue of the body.
Bromelain, Cayenne, Garlic, Ginger.

Cancer, starting in the infection-fighting cells (lymphocytes) of the immune system. These cells change and grow out of control.
Acerola, Curcumin forte, Garlic, Moringa.


Macular degeneration:
Deterioration of the macula (central area of the retina of the eye).
Acerola , Astrocaryum vulgare (Awara), Portulaca.

Serious infectious illness characterized by recurrent episodes of chills, fever, headache, anemia, muscle ache and enlarged spleen. Caused by the sting of the mosquito Anopheles.
Abuta, Andiroba, Bitter Melon, Bixa, Cedrela, Cordia sebestena, Curcuma Xanthorriza, Gervao, Mahogany, Mango, Papaya, Mulaca, Neem, Pao pereira, Pau d'Arco, Phyllanthus Amarus, Phyllanthus urinaria, Pride of Barbados, Puyang, Quassia, Simaruba, Soursop, Spanish Cedar, Spigelia, Vassourinha.

Inflammation of breast tissue; sometimes involves an infection.
Acerola, Garlic, Portulaca.

Highly contagious infectious disease caused by the measles virus.
Awara, Eclipta, Mullaca.

Rare form of skin cancer; can spread to other parts of the body..
indian jujube (anti-melanoma).

Cessation of menstruation, usually ocurring naturally between the ages of 45 and 55.
Abuta, Cat's Claw, Passionflower, Sarsaparilla, Vinca (Periwinkle), Simaruba.

Abnormal heavy or prolonged menstrual periods.
Abuta, Cat's Claw, Mango, Mimosa pudica, Periwinkle (Vinca), Plantain leaf, Vassourinha.

Menstrual Cramps:
Excersive pain during menstruation lasting 1 or more days into the period and the subsides.
It maybe mild to server; encryl to lymit notmal activities.
Abuta, Garlic, Ginger, Guava, Hard Stick, Passionflower, Trumpet Tree, Noni, Verbena

Menstrual Disorders:
Any disorders that effects the normal menstrual period.
Abuta, Cat's Claw, Curcumin forte (Curcumin), Gotu kola, Guava, Gossypium barbadense, Kapok Tree, Lion's ear, Periwinkle (Vinca), Phyllanthus Amarus, Phyllanthus urinaria, Sarsaparilla, Trumpet Tree, Turnera diffusa.

Rare type of cancer developing from the thin layer of tissue that covers many of the internal organs. Most common affected area is the lining of the lungs and chest wall.
Cayenne pepper, Curcumin forte, Ginger, Graviola forte, Moringa, Pao Pereira, Puyang.

Metastatic disease:
Spread of cancer from one part of the body to another.
Stops lung cancer metastasis.
Bromelain, Curcumin forte, Graviola forte, Pao Pereira, Periwinkle (Vinca), Puyang.

Headache disorder, recurrent headaches; varies from moderate to severe.
Cayenne pepper, Ginger, Peppermint.

Acute infection, caused by the Epstein-Barr herper virus and most common among young people; not highly contagious.
Cat's Claw, Curcumin forte, Portulaca.

Morning sickness:
Nausea & vomiting during pregnancy.

Motion sickness:
Common disturbance of the inner ear; caused by repeated motion from a vehicle or other movements disturbing the inner ear.
Ginger, Spearmint.

Mouth inflammation:
Eclipta alba, Bull Nettle.

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, a type of staph infection, resistant to methicillin and antibiotics in the same class, including penicillin, amoxicillin and oxacillin.
Alligator pepper, Curcumin forte, Peppermint, Picao preto.

Slimy substance, secreted by mucous membranes.

Multiple myeloma:
Cancer of plasma cells (type of white blood cells which normally produces antibodies).
Curcumin forte, Papaya, puyang.

Multiple sclerosis (MS):
Disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system).
Acerola, Awara, Curcumin forte, Ginger, Gotu kola, Portulaca.

Muscle Aches:
Pain or discomfort involving muscles.
Most frequently related to over use or muscle injury due to excercise or physically demanding work.
Abuta, Andiroba, Cat's Claw, Hard stick, Kalanchoe, Mimosa pudica, Noni, Passionflower, Simaruba.

Muscle Spasms:
Sudden, involuntary muscle contraction.
Hard stick, Abuta, Andiroba, Cat's Claw, Guava, Hard Stick, Jatoba, Passionflower, Periwinkle, Sarsaparilla, Soursop, Sweet Broom.

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St.Petersburg, Florida 33743 - 8164. USA.
Phone: (727) 344 - 7608.