Nasal Polyps are benign tumors in the lining of the nose or sinus.
Cayenne Pepper also known as Capsicum annuum is a hot chili pepper in the Solanaceae or nightshade family of flowering plants. Native to South America, Cayenne was introduced to Europe in the 15th century by Christopher Columbus. The active component responsible for the pepper’s spicy heat, Capsaicin, is an antioxidant used medicinally as a digestive aid and topical analgesic.
Tea Tree Oil is created from steam distilled Melaleuca alternifolia leaves, an evergreen shrub belonging to the myrtle family. Native to Australia’s swampy coast, it has been used as an antiseptic for centuries by the Aboriginal people. Due to germ fighting properties, Tea Tree Oil treats bacterial and fungal infections including acne, athlete’s foot, nail fungus and insect bites.
Chamomile is an herb composed of dried, daisy-like flowers of the Asteraceae family. Used by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans as a medicinal herb, it is known for its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and mild astringent properties. Largely consumed as a tea, Chamomile is used to treat sleeplessness, anxiety, and gastro-intestinal conditions, as well as, topically to reduce inflammation.
Butterbur or Petasites hybridus is a perennial, flowering, wetland plant in the Aster or Asteraceae family. Native to Europe, it was named for its large leaves once used to wrap butter in warm summer months. In the Middle Ages, Butterbur was prescribed to plague victims, while in the 17th century, it was administered to ease cough and asthma. Leaves, roots and rhizomes have anti-inflammatory properties and are used in the treatment of migraines, allergic rhinitis, stomach issues and urinary tract infections.
Turmeric is made from the dried rhizomes of the Curcuma longa plant, belonging to the ginger family. Native to South Asia, Turmeric has a long history in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine. The key component is the organic polyphenol, curcumin, which is responsible for giving the plant its yellow color. Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects have been used in the treatment of arthritis, digestive disorders, respiratory and metabolic issues.
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin found in foods including fish (salmon, trout, sardines) and mushrooms (morel, chanterelle, oyster, shiitake), but more substantially from sun exposure, as the sun’s ultraviolet rays trigger synthesis.
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