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Lemon grass (Cymbopogon citratus)

ment of women problems. This herb can be used for: hot flushes, profuse sweating, sleeping disorders, nervous irritability, premenstrual syndrome, dysmenorrheal, coughs, dyspepsia, epilepsy, intercostals myalgia, rheumatoid, arthritis, sciatica, snake bites, tinnitus and whooping cough.

The essential oils of lemon grass are important in the perfume industry. The plant also shows insecticidal properties and is used as a mosquito repellant. The essential oils triterpennoids and flavonoid glycosides possess antibacterial activity thus can be used to fight bacterial infections. Alone or mixed with other herbs lemongrass and the rhizome are used in decoctions taken for colds, fevers, malaria and pneumonia. Medicinal properties: Antipyretic, antiseptic, aromatic, calmative, carminative, disinfectant, refrigerant, relaxant, sudorific.

Medicinal properties: Astringent, alterative, antispasmodic, diaphoretic, emmenagogue and expectorant.

Broccoli (Brassica oleracea) Broccoli, common name for a garden plant, a variety of the cabbage species, closely related to the cauliflower. Broccoli is a branching plant about 60 cm (24 in) high with edible green heads and thick stems. Broccoli has helped in the treatment of graves disease. Broccoli contains naturally occurring substances called isothiocyanates, which help restrain the thyroid from producing too much hor-

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