A-Z of O2B Herbal Ingredients

Herbal Medicine or plant based medicine is firmly rooted in human history and pre-history. Since the ancients, plants have been used as powerful tools for healing. With tried and tested knowledge and empirical observation, the healing power of plants has thousands of years of application and proving. Today, modern scientific analysis and research supports this knowledge and highlights that plants are synergistic in how each herb alleviates ill-health and disease. Containing multiple and in some cases hundreds of biologically active components and nutrients, herbs work very differently to modern day synthetic pharmaceuticals, to treat the whole body or body system not just the symptoms of illness.

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Aniseed Oil
Native to the eastern Mediterranean and southwest Asia, the seeds of the Anise (Pimpinella anisum) contains potent volatile and aromatic oils (anethole and other terpenes) that are valued in herbal medicine and aromatherapy. Aniseed Oil is vastly nutritive and is an excellent source of proteins, sterols, flavonoids, minerals like iron, magnesium, calcium, manganese zinc, potassium and copper and the B-complex vitamins. Possessing powerful antispasmodic, antibacterial, antiviral and expectorant properties it is traditionally prescribed for its soothing effects on mucosal membranes including the gastrointestinal tract and bronchial tissue. A useful tool for persistent coughing, asthma and bronchitis. Also beneficial for nausea, digestive disturbances, sleeplessness and anxiety. Therapeutic uses of Aniseed Oil should not be taken in pregnancy.