Here I was, plugging away on reading the day's lessons and I forgot I had not made my post yet! We had a very good friend over for dinner last night. I don't know what to think. 2 days in a row I had visits with people who live outside my house! I did quite enjoy it even if I was scatter-brained. I had my essay still to write - I lost points because I didn't have enough references and I forgot the title page. I also got out of here later than I wanted to go get groceries so I was hurried after I got home to get the food all put away and then get dinner cooked (in this case, the veggies and fries for the kids since they don't eat steak). When he's home, I have to buy a couple of weeks worth of food because there is no check that first week back out. I'll need more freezer bags with his next check but we have food for the short term. My daughter and I went out and got more berries this morning. He loves helping me pick them because she gets to stand there and eat. LOL The flying bugs are getting bad back there because it's overgrown but that's okay. It will keep producing berries for a while. I do need to make sure I have some pecto for jam. I got some blueberries in the freezer a well since they were on sale yesterday.
On to the constituents of buchu!
Hesperidin: raises HDL cholesterol and lowers LDL cholesterol and triglycerides. It is also anti-inflammatory and analgesic. (Hoffman, 2003, p. 14)
Quercetin: reduces allergy-induced inflammation, inhibits the growth of head and neck cancres, inhibits reverse transcriptase. (Hoffman, 2003, p. 14)
Limonene: This is the main constituent in oils from citrus fruits. It has expectorant and sedative activities. It has the potential to prevent pancreatic and breast cancer. it can be used to dissolve gallstones. There is potential for this to irritate the skin if sensitives are present. (Hoffman, 2003, p. 63-4)
Rutin: is an anti-inflammatory and loves to scavenge free-radicals. It helps strengthen blood vessels - specifically capillaries and veins. It is also antiviral and antibacterial. (Hoffman, 2003, p. 105)
This is all for today. I have a child needing a nap and 3 lessons that need to be read, 2 of which have video lectures I need to watch. Much to do and the day isn't getting any longer! Have a great day!
Active Constituents: diosmin. The essential oil contains diosphenol as well flavonoids. Hoffman (2003) says Volatile oil (menthone, pulegone); flavonoids (diosmetin)
I am currently a student at American College of Healthcare Sciences earning my Masters of Science degree in Herbal Medicine. This blog is my journey of juggling mom-life with student life. My husband is a truck driver so I'm essentially a single mom all but 3 days a month. It's a challenge but we will get through this. I complete this degree on 18 December 2019 and will take one additional semester and then be done for a while. My children need more attention from their mommy but I can't wait on getting this education done. I will do what I must for now.