Brief Introduction: Labrador tea is made from the dried leaves of Ledum species, aromatic evergreen shrubs found in Greenland and throughout North America, including Labrador. They have bright green, dull-tipped leaves and bear seed-filled fruit capsules, and white, bell-shaped flowers. The plant threatens to become endangered in parts of the United States.
Brief Introduction: Lady's mantle is a light-green perennial bears rosettes of fan-shaped leaves that close into a funnel shape at night, efficiently collecting droplets of rainwater or dew by early morning. Although it is a member of the rose family, the plant's tiny yellow-green flowers grow in tight clusters and are nondescript. Lady's mantle grows in North America, Asia, and Europe. The flowering stems and basal leaves, and occasionally the entire above ground part of the plant, are used medicinally.
Brief Introduction: This aromatic, evergreen half-shrub features spikes of small white, blue, or purple flowers. The flowers are collected and specially treated to extract a fragrant essential oil. Both the flowers and the oil are used medicinally. Lavender is indigenous to the Mediterranean region.
Brief Introduction: Lecithin is a natural compound found in all living organisms. It is a lipid manufactured by the liver and also present in the brain and other tissues, as well as in many foods, such as egg yolks, soybean, and whole grains. It is the common name for a group of compounds called phosphatidylcholine(PPCs) and is the major source of the chemical nutrient choline. A distinction must be made between natural and commercially produced lecithin. Lecithin which is manufactured commercially, usually from soybeans or egg yolks, and that is now being sold as a dietary supplement, contains variable amounts of PPCs combined with other substances. It is unlikely that choline in PPCs or in any other form can be classified as a vitamin, as some proponents have claimed, given that the body can make choline on its own.
Brief Introduction: The yellowish-white flowers of the shade-giving Tilia species are picked in late spring and quickly dried to retain their honeylike scent and medicinal properties. The tree, which can grow close to an imposing one hundred feet high and boasts numerous drooping clusters of these flowers, is native to Europe and now grows in North America. The flowers make excellent honey; an aromatic, pleasant-tasting drinking tea, and a medicinal tea.
Brief Introduction: Lotus leaf is the dried leaf of Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn, it is cultivated in China, North America, Central Asia, and West Asia, in China lotus has been cultivated for more than 3,000 years. The dried lotus leaf is used as herbal medicine, it functions by clearing heat and relieving summer heat, sending up the lucid yang, eliminating stasis to activate blood circulation, and stanch bleeding, lotus leaf is also enjoyed as a herbal tea for weight loss.
Brief Introduction: The underground parts of the highly fragrant perennial are used in medicinal teas. The plant is native to West Asia and the Mediterranean region, long cultivated in North America, and bears yellow-brown fruits and clusters of small yellow flowers.
Brief Introduction: Lysine is an amino acid that your body cannot make by itself; You have to get it from food, which makes it an essential amino acid. Food rich in protein is the best source of lysine, but some protein sources, such as red meat, poultry, and some kinds of fish, contain more lysine than other foods. The studies suggest that you can get 51 mg of lysine for every gram of protein, so look for foods with a high ratio of lysine to protein.