HERBS

Used in my health products and teas.


Alfalfa Seed
Alfalfa (Medicago Sativa) is a nutritive herb rich in minerals and vitamins especially Iron and Vitamin K considered an estrogen precursor, also may be used for allergies, anemia, arthritis, asthma, blood disorders, fatigue, digestion, high cholesterol and diabetes etc. Early physicians in China and India used Alfalfa leaves and flowering tops in the treatment of digestive disorders. Through the ages, Alfalfa has been used to treat a wide variety of conditions. The plant has been used to stimulate lactation in nursing mothers, also as a treatment for dyspepsia, anemia, loss of appetite, and as a poultice for boils and insect bites. Alfalfa is used as a tonic to address conditions relative to the kidneys and the reproductive system. It has also done service as a musculoskeletal and glandular tonic. Alfalfa has a proven cholesterol lowering effect, possesses antibacterial action against gram negative bacteria such as Salmonella typhi, and it contains at least one protein with known anti-tumor activity. Alfalfa alkalizes and detoxifies the body, especially the liver. It is good for colon disorders, hemorrhaging, and promotes pituitary gland function. Although yet to be confirmed in human trials, alfalfa is popular in the treatment of menopause symptoms.

Anise Seed
Native to the Mediterranean, Anise is now grown in all over the world. Having several uses over the past two or so thousand years, aiding in digestion as liquor has been its primary use. It is closely related to caraway, dill and fennel.

Artichoke Leaves
Artichoke is a vegetable appreciated for its flavorful leaves and flower bases. Artichokes have numerous healthful properties. One of these healthful properties can be found in the artichoke leaves. The leaves contain a compound called cynarin which has demonstrated liver tonic properties similar to milk thistle.

Astragalus Root
An energizer which combats fatigue by nourishing exhausted adrenal glands and by reducing toxins in the liver. It is also a strong immune-enhancing herb and tonic.

Bee Pollen
This herb contains natural hormonal substances that stimulate and nourish the reproductive system. It helps increase sexual stamina, boost healing power and provides body with energy. Helps to boost immunity by protecting the body against allergens. Bee pollen contains proteins, B complex vitamins, A, C, D and E. Bee pollen relieves respiratory problems such as bronchitis, sinusitis, colds and asthma.

Beet Root
Contains Betaine, which helps maintain liver function. The nucleic acids in beets nourish cells and supports cell respiration in the body. Supports cardiovascular health. Blood-supporting & building. Supports the blood with beneficial minerals and natural sugars. The body assimilates iron from the beet root more easily than any other known food - unlike other sources of iron. Assists in maintaining cellular health. Helps maintain whole body health. Helps provide an easy assimilation of a wide spectrum of nutrients. Digestive stimulator, kidney purifier. Beets contain an abundance of Potassium, Niacin, Folic Acid, Zinc, Manganese, Magnesium, Chlorine, Phosphorus, Calcium, Sulfur, Iodine, Iron and Copper, as well as traces of the rare metals Rubidium and Cesium. Beets contain Carbohydrates, some Protein and Fat, as well as Vitamins A, B1, B2, Niacin, B6, B12, and C. Beet Root (Beta Vulgaris) is naturally rich in iron, potassium, magnesium, soluble and insoluble fiber and may be beneficial for blood fat inhibiting, liver cell regeneration, sugar stabilizing, liver and spleen function. The dark red beet root is generally regarded as a nutrient-rich table vegetable. This European Beet Root powder is in a convenient capsule form which may be of benefit to those who strive to obtain balanced nutrition from natural sources but might, because they find the taste of beets and similar vegetables unpleasant, be interested in this natural addition to a sound nutritional program. The strong natural color of Beet Root also lets it function as an indicator of bowel transit time.

Bilberries
The leaves can be used in the same way as those of UvaUrsi. The fruits are astringent, and are especially valuable in diahrea and dysentery, in the form of syrup. The ancients used them largely, and Dioscorides spoke highly of them. They are also used for discharges, and as antigalactagogues. A decoction of the leaves or bark of the root may be used as a local application to ulcers, and in ulceration of the mouth and throat. The fruit is helpful in scurvy and urinary complaints, and when bruised with the roots and steeped in gin has diuretic properties valuable in dropsy and gravel. A tea made of the leaves is also a remedy for diabetes if taken for a prolonged period.

Birch Leaves
The bark, when taken as an infusion, is good for kidney stones. The leaf tea made by infusion is said to eliminate gravel and dissolve kidney stones when taken daily for a time. It can also be used as a wash or bath additive for skin problems.

Black Currant Leaves
Diuretic, diaphoretic, febrifuge. The infusion of the leaves is cleansing and diuretic. The raw juice is diuretic and diaphoretic, and is an excellent beverage in febrile diseases. A decoction of the bark has been found of value in calculus, dropsy, and hemorrhoid tumors.

Black Walnut Leaves
Known as the fungus terminator, black walnut is a potent treatment for a variety of ills. The inner bark and the root are the medicinal portions. Walnut root was formerly recommended in the U.S. Pharmacopoeia. The bark has been valued as one of the mildest and most certain laxatives given us by nature. A remedy for ringworm, athlete’s foot, yeast infections; canker sores, cold sores, eczema, gum disease, herpes intestinal parasites, tapeworm, tuberculosis.

Blueberry Leaves
Blueberry (Vaccinium arctostaphylos L) plant inhabiting the elevations of 3,000-5,000 feet high in the Perinea Peninsula has a legendary reputation as aid to diabetics. The Europeans have used the leaves blueberry for diabetes successfully for many decades. In the East European countries tea of blueberry leaves known as "Chai Cherniki" used in tinctures for gastric colitis and diabetes and other digestive problems.

Blue Centaury Flowers
Astringent, reduces inflammation, stimulant, tonic, emmenagogue, diuretic, bitter, expectorant, liver and gallbladder stimulant; used for cordials. Action is similar to Blessed Thistle. Used externally for corneal ulcers, conjunctivitis, minor wounds, and mouth ulcers. Used for fevers, menstrual disorders, vaginal yeast infections.

Borage Leaf
Stimulates the adrenal glands helping to increase energy and ease depression. Borage is restorative to the Adrenal Cortex.

Broomrape Stems
It is an aphrodisiac, tonic, and nutritive. Used for impotence, infertility, and anemia.

Buckthorn Bark
Softens the stool, and thus, Buckthorn is used by people with anal fissures and hemorrhoids, and those who've recently undergone rectal surgery. It's also used as a cleansing agent prior to diagnostic exams. In folk medicine, it's used as a diuretic to flush excess water from the body. Buckthorn works by stimulating the colon. This action tends to reduce liquid absorption by moving food more quickly through the intestines.

Burdock Root
It is a blood purifier, carminative, tonic, alterative. Burdock is used for colds, allergies, sore throat, tonsilitis and coughs. It helps neutralize poisons in the body, relieving both the kidney and the lymphatic system.

Caraway Seeds
Both fruit and oil possess aromatic, stimulant and carminative properties. Caraway was widely employed at one time as a carminative cordial, and was recommended in dyspepsia and symptoms attending hysteria and other disorders. It possesses some tonic property and forms a pleasant stomachic.

Carrot Seed
Imparts a spicy-earthy aroma to exotic and natural-type perfumes. In skin care, carrot seed oil is used for its ability to tone the skin and impart suppleness (dilute one part carrot seed to ten parts carrier oil). Aromatherapy: Replenishing, nourishing, restoring.

Cayenne Pepper
Gives the system a little cardiovascular lift by exciting the heart, effectively increasing circulation. Helps increase the power of all the other herbs. Very useful herb when you want to quickly improve conditions caused by the flu or a cold. It metabolizes nutrients, excretes toxins and boosts adrenal glands.

Celandine
Alterative, diuretic, purgative. It is used in jaundice, eczema, scrofulous diseases, etc., the infusion of 1 OZ. of the dried herb to a pint of boiling water being taken in wineglassful doses. The infusion is a cordial and greatly promotes perspiration. The addition of a few aniseeds in making a decoction of the herb in wine has been held to increase its efficacy in removing obstructions of the liver and gall.

Celery Root
Today, celery is a popular herb and vegetable in Europe; the leaves are sometimes chopped and used as a garnish similar to parsley, but more frequently cooked in soups or sauces to improve the taste. For the latter purpose, the root (often in combination with bay or boldo leaves, parsley root and lovage leaves) is also suitable. Additionally, the cooked root can be eaten as a vegetable.

Centaury
Is for people who find it difficult to say 'no' to other people. They are kind, gentle souls and like to be of help to others. But sometimes other more ruthless people will take advantage of this, and instead of willing service the Centaury ends up the slave of another's wishes. The Centaury remedy does not harden the Centaury personality. Instead it supports the development of courage and self-determination so that Centaury people are better able to draw the line and make space where they can be themselves free of the desires and commands of others. Indicated for Weak willed individuals who tend to neglect own needs, feels exploited or imposed upon.

Chamomile Flowers
Chamomile is one of the oldest favorites amongst garden herbs and its reputation as a medicinal plant shows little signs of abatement. The Egyptians reverenced it for its virtues, and from their belief in its power to cure ague, dedicated it to their gods. No plant was better known to the country folk of old, it having been grown for centuries in English gardens for its use as a common domestic medicine to such an extent that the old herbals agree that 'it is but lost time and labor to describe it.

Chaparral Leaf
It is a strong antioxidant, painkiller and antiseptic, antibiotic, antiviral. Chaparral tones the lymphatic system and liver, has vasodepressant properties, helps to increase ascorbic acid levels and boost the adrenals.

Chicory Root
Chicory has properties similar to those of Dandelion, its action being tonic, laxative and diuretic.

Club Moss (Hiuperzia Serrata)
This herb contains Huperizin, which helps to improve memory by raising acetylcholine levels in the brain.

Coltsfoot Leaves
Chicory has properties similar to those of Dandelion, its action being tonic, laxative and diuretic.

Comfrey Leaves
Demulcent, mildly astringent and expectorant. As the plant abounds in mucilage, it is frequently given whenever a mucilaginous medicine is required and has been used like Marshmallow for intestinal troubles. It forms a gentle remedy in cases of diarrhoea and dysentery. For its demulcent action it has long been employed domestically in lung troubles and also for quinsy and whooping-cough. The root is more effectual than the leaves and is the part usually used in cases of coughs. It is highly esteemed for all pulmonary complaints, consumption and bleeding of the lungs. A strong decoction, or tea, is recommended in cases of internal haemorrhage, whether from the lungs, stomach, bowels or from bleeding piles -to be taken every two hours till the haemorrhage ceases, in severe cases, a teaspoonful of Witch Hazel extract being added to the Comfrey root tea. Comfrey leaves are of much value as an external remedy, both in the form of fomentations, for sprains, swellings and bruises, and as a poultice, to severe cuts, to promote suppuration of boils and abscesses, and gangrenous and ill-conditioned ulcers. The whole plant, beaten to a cataplasm and applied hot as a poultice, has always been deemed excellent for soothing pain in any tender, inflamed or suppurating part. It was formerly applied to raw, indolent ulcers as a glutinous astringent. It is useful in any kind of inflammatory swelling.

Coriander
Stimulant, aromatic and carminative. The powdered fruit, fluid extract and oil are chiefly used medicinally as flavouring to disguise the taste of active purgatives and correct their griping tendencies. It is an ingredient of the following compound preparations of the Pharmacopceia: confection, syrup and tincture of senna, and tincture and syrup of Rhubarb, and enters also into compounds with angelica gentian, jalap, quassia and lavender. As a corrigent to senna, it is considered superior to other aromatics. If used too freely the seeds become narcotic. Coriander water was formerly much esteemed as a carminative for windy colic.

Corn Silk
A mild stimulant, diuretic and demulcent, useful in acute and chronic cystitis and in the bladder irritation of uric acid and phosphatic gravel; has also been employed in gonorrhoea. In action like Holy Thistle.

Cynomorium Stems
Cynomorium stems is an aphrodisiac, nutritive, and a tonic. It strengthens kidneys, male gonads, and moisturizes dryness. In China, this herb is used for impotence and infertility.

Dandelion Leaves
Diuretic, tonic and slightly aperient. It is a general stimulant to the system, but especially to the urinary organs, and is chiefly used in kidney and liver disorders. Dandelion is not only official but is used in many patent medicines. Not being poisonous, quite big doses of its preparations may be taken. Its beneficial action is best obtained when combined with other agents. Dandelion is used as a bitter tonic in atonic dyspepsia, and as a mild laxative in habitual constipation. When the stomach is irritated and where active treatment would be injurious, the decoction or extract of Dandelion administered three or four times a day, will often prove a valuable remedy. It has a good effect in increasing the appetite and promoting digestion.

Damania Leaf
Acts as a tonic on the central nervous and hormonal systems. It is used in treating depression and stress. Damiana leaf is an aphrodisiac, tonic, a great sexual rejuvenator, and a sexual stimulant. It helps to restore the natural sexual capacities and functions, balance the hormones in women and men, increase sperm count in male, and increase sexual prowess in those who suffer from sexual weakness.

Dear Antler
Known for superb energy producing quality. It is said to tonify the kidney, liver, heart and brain, and increase the blood circulation. In China, dear antlers are used as an aphrodisiac and anti-aging substance.

Elderberries
English Elder Berries, as we have seen, are extensively used for the preparation of Elder Wine. They were held by our forefathers to be efficacious in rheumatism and erysipelas. They have aperient, diuretic and emetic properties, and the inspissated juice of the berries has been used as an alterative in rheumatism and syphilis in doses of from one to two drachms, also as a laxative in doses of half an ounce or more. It promotes all fluid secretions and natural evacuations. For colic and diarrhoea, a tea made of the dried berries is said to be a good remedy. Elderberry Wine has a curative power of established repute as a remedy, taken hot, at night, for promoting perspiration in the early stages of severe catarrh, accompanied by shivering, sore throat, etc. Like Elderflower Tea, it is one of the best preventives known against the advance of influenza and the ill effects of a chill. A little cinnamon may be added. It has also a reputation as an excellent remedy for asthma.

Elderberry Blossoms
Elder Flowers are chiefly used in pharmacy in the fresh state for the distillation of Elder Flower Water. Elder Flower Water is employed in mixing medicines and chiefly as a vehicle for eye and skin lotions. It is mildly astringent and a gentle stimulant. Elderflower Water in our great-grandmothers' days was a household word for clearing the complexion of freckles and sunburn, and keeping it in a good condition. Every lady's toilet table possessed a bottle of the liquid, and she relied on this to keep her skin fair and white and free from blemishes, and it has not lost its reputation. Its use after sea-bathing has been recommended, and if any eruption should appear on the face as the effect of salt water. The flowers were used by our forefathers in bronchial and pulmonary affections, and in scarlet fever, measles and other eruptive diseases. An infusion of the dried flowers, Elder Flower Tea, is said to promote expectoration in pleurisy; it is gently laxative and aperient and is considered excellent for inducing free perspiration. It is a good oldfashioned remedy for colds and throat trouble, taken hot on going to bed. An almost infallible cure for an attack of influenza in its first stage is a strong infusion of dried Elder Blossoms and Peppermint. Elder Flower Tea, cold, was also considered almost as good for inflammation of the eyes as the distilled Elder Flower Water. Tea made from Elder Flowers has also been recommended as a splendid spring medicine, to be taken every morning before breakfast for some weeks, being considered an excellent blood purifier. Externally, Elder Flowers are used in fomentations, to ease pain and abate inflammation.

Elder Flower
Used for colds and flu, inflammation of the upper respiratory tract, such as hay fever and sinusitis. Scientists discovered that it contains viburnic acid, helpful for asthma an bronchitis. Elder Flowers are known as a blood purifier and cell cleanser.

Elecampane
Diuretic, tonic, diaphoretic, expectorant, alterative, antiseptic, astringent and gently stimulant. It was employed by the ancients in certain diseases of women, also in phthisis, in dropsy and in skin affections. In herbal medicine it is chiefly used for coughs, consumption and other pulmonary complaints, being a favorite domestic remedy for bronchitis. It has been employed for many years with good results in chest affections, for which it is a valuable medicine as it is in all chronic diseases of the lungs asthma and bronchitis. It gives relief to the respiratory difficulties and assists expectoration. Its principal employment as a separate remedy is in acute catarrhal affections, and in dyspepsia attended with relaxation and debility, given in small, warm and frequently repeated doses. In the United States, it has also been highly recommended, both for external use and internal administration in diseases of the skin, an old use of the root that has maintained its reputation for efficacy. Externally applied, it is somewhat rubefacient, and has been employed as an embrocation in the treatment of sciatica, facial and other neuralgia. Of late years, modern scientific research has proved that the claims of Elecampane to be a valuable remedy in pulmonary diseases has a solid basis.

Epimedium Leaf
It is an aphrodisiac used for symptoms such as impotence, numbness in the extremities, frequent urination, dizziness, and menstrual irregularity from deficient liver and kidneys. It stimulates the production of androgen hormones and tonifies the liver. It is beneficial in the treatment prostate.

Eucalyptus Leaves
Stimulant, antiseptic, aromatic. The medicinal Eucalyptus Oil is probably the most powerful antiseptic of its class, especially when it is old, as ozone is formed in it on exposure to the air. It has decided disinfectant action, destroying the lower forms of life. Internally, it has the typical actions of a volatile oil in a marked degree. Eucalyptus Oil is used as a stimulant and antiseptic gargle. Locally applied, it impairs sensibility. It increases cardiac action. Its antiseptic properties confer some antimalarial action, though it cannot take the place of Cinchona. An emulsion made by shaking up equal parts of the oil and powdered gum-arabic with water has been used as a urethral injection, and has also been given internally in drachm doses in pulmonary tuberculosis and other microbic diseases of the lungs and bronchitis. In croup and spasmodic throat troubles, the oil may be freely applied externally. The oil is an ingredient of 'catheder oil,' used for sterilizing and lubricating urethral catheters. In large doses, it acts as an irritant to the kidneys, by which it is largely excreted, and as a marked nervous depressant ultimately arresting respiration by its action on the medullary centre. For some years Eucalyptus-chloroform was employed as one of the remedies in the tropics for hookworm, but it has now been almost universally abandoned as an inefficient anthelmintic, Chenopodium Oil having become the recognized remedy.

Eyebright Herb
For centuries, Eyebright has been used for various problems relating to mucous membranes. Eyebright works as a vaso-constrictor ans astringent to the nasal and conjunctiva mucous. It brings relief in frequent sneezing bouts and rejuvenating to eyes that feel exhausted. Eyebright is known to be a stimulant to the liver and to clean the blood. Recommended for allergies with watery eyes, sneezing, runny nose, frontal headache, and stuffy sinuses.

Fennel Seed
On account of its aromatic and carminative properties, Fennel fruit is chiefly used medicinally with purgatives to allay their tendency to griping and for this purpose forms one of the ingredients of the well-known compound Liquorice Powder. Fennel water has properties similar to those of anise and dill water: mixed with sodium bicarbonate and syrup, these waters constitute the domestic 'Gripe Water,' used to correct the flatulence of infants. Volatile oil of Fennel has these properties in concentration. Fennel tea, formerly also employed as a carminative. Syrup prepared from Fennel juice was formerly given for chronic coughs.

Fenugreek Seed
Expectorant, carminative, stimulant, emollient and mucilant. Very rich in minerals. Fenugreek helps to dissolve mucus and phlegm accumulated in the bronchial tubes and soothes mucous membranes in the lungs. Helps the lymphatic system to expel toxic waste.

Garlic (Allium Sativum)
Garlic is high in potassium, zinc, selenium, sulfur, calcium manganese, copper, vitamins A, C, B. Researchers conclude that garlic is useful for treating physiological aging and age-related memory deficits. "Garlic lowers cholesterol in the bloodstream".

Ginger
Is a warm vascular stimulant and body cleansing herb and is used in respiratory and lung/chest cleansing combinations. Ginger contains a lot of minerals and vitamins to boost adrenal glands.

Ginko Leaf (Ginko Biloba)
Ginko, a "gift for the aging",improves mental clarity and inhibits free radicals. Ginko helps with symptoms such as memory loss, confusion, fatigue, depression and ringing in the ears.

Goat's Rue Herb
This herb contains galegin, which has been reported to lower blood sugar. In vitro galegin has been proven to inhibit the glucose transport of human epithelium cells. Though not proven by any testing Goat's Rue has been used by alternative medicine in supportive therapy for diabetes. Goat's Rue has also been used for it's aggregation inhibiting properties and lactagogic and diuretic effects.

Goldenseal Root
The American aborigines valued the root highly as a tonic, stomachic and application for sore eyes and general ulceration, as well as a yellow dye for their clothing and weapons. The action is tonic, laxative, alterative and detergent. It is a valuable remedy in the disordered conditions of the digestion and has a special action on the mucous membrane, making it of value as a local remedyin various forms of catarrh. In chronic inflammation of the colon and rectum, injections of Hydrastine are often of great service, and it has been used in hemorrhoids with excellent results, the alkaloid Hydrastine having an astringent action. The powder has proved useful as a snuff for nasal catarrh. It is employed in dyspepsia, gastric catarrh, loss of appetite and liver troubles. As a tonic, it is of extreme value in cases of habitual constipation, given as a powder, combined with any aromatic. It is an efficient remedy for sickness and vomiting.

Gotu Cola (Hydrocotyle Asiatica)
This herb helps to combat stress and improve memory and circulation. It is high in calcium, magnesium, sodium, iron, selenium, vitamins A and B. It is an adrenal enhancer and blood purifier.

Gotu Kola Leaf
A central nervous system tonic which improves mental stamina, physical fatigue, and energy stores. Anxiety can be reduced because of this herb's calming effect. It helps depression and stabilizes blood sugar levels.

Grape Seed
Contains bioflavonoids and tartaric acid, vitamin C. Very powerful antioxidant, helps reduce inflammation and free the body from radical-scavengers.

Hawthorn Berries
Primary chemical constituents of this herb include Vitamin C, flavonoids (quercetin, quercetrin), glycosides, proanthocyanidins, anthocynaidins, saponins, tannins, and cratetegin (most prevalent in the flowers, then leaves, then berries). Hawthorne Berries appear to work best when taken as a preventative herb, possibly helping reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. With its high content of bioflavonoids, Hawthorne Berries best support the heart. Hawthorne increases the body's ability to utilize oxygen, and the heart's ability to utilize calcium. This herb can actually help regulate both high and low blood pressure, in addition to slowly breaking down cholesterol and fat deposits in the body. The bioflavonoids help strengthen the contractive force of the heart, and gently dilate & relax the coronary blood vessels, improving overall circulation. For this reason, Hawthorne Berries have been used to lower high blood pressure & high cholesterol, as well as increase low blood pressure.

Heather
Some people find heather useful for insomnia, and it has also been recommended for gouty and rheumatic pains, stomach-ache, coughs, and facial skin problems. Heather contains compounds that act to constrict the blood vessels, strengthen the heart, and moderately raise blood pressure. They also stimulate the flow of bile and of urine. Antiseptic, cholagogue, diaphoretic, diuretic, expectorant, vasoconstrictor.

Horseradish
Clears the nasal passages and clears the system of infection. This is a natural antihistamine. This herb is rich in vitamin C, potassium and sulfur to protect the immune system. Horseradish is a natural antibiotic.

Horsetail Grass
One of nature's richest sources of organic silica. A great source of mineral nourishment to enhance the natural beauty of your hair, skin and nails. Get natural-source mineral nutrition for healthy hair, skin and nails with horsetail. Long valued as a nutritional beauty aid, horsetail grass is naturally rich in silica, an important mineral for tissue maintenance.

Irish Moss
Demulcent, emollient, nutritive. A popular remedy made into a jelly for pulmonary complaints and kidney and bladder affections.

Junniper Berries
Oil of Juniper is given as a diuretic, stomachic, and carminative in indigestion, flatulence, and diseases of the kidney and bladder. The chief use of Juniper is as an adjuvant to diuretics in dropsy depending on heart, liver or kidney disease. In France the berries have been used in chest complaints and in leucorrhoea, blenorrhoea, scrofula, etc. The oil is a local stimulant.

Kelp
Provides organic iodine that promotes a healthy thyroid function, which may protect from developing depression, irritability, and anxiety. Kelp provides nutritional support to the nevous system and normalize brain function. It helps to balance the effects of stress.

Lemon Balm Herb
A relaxant that is widely used to treat depression and stress.

Licorice Root (Glycyrriza Glaba)
Helps improve adrenal function, stabilizes the blood sugar level, stimulates the production of cortisone, cleanses lungs, which is good for respiratory congestion. Decreases muscle or skeletal spasms.

Linden Flowers
This herb has been used for centuries as a home remedy for colds, headaches, coughs, sore throat and bronchitis. It contains flavonoid hesperidin, mucilage, tannins and phenolic acid.

Lobelia Herb (Lobelia Inflata)
It is a powerful respiratory stimulant, which contains an alkaloid - lobeline, helpful in stopping smoking, reducing the craving for nicotine, and is a powerful relaxant. It reduces palpitation of the heart and strengthens muscle action.

Marigold
Marigold is chiefly used as a local remedy. Its action is stimulant and diaphoretic. Given internally, it assists local action and prevents suppuration. Was considered formerly to have much value as an aperient and detergent in visceral obstructions and jaundice. It has been asserted that a Marigold flower, rubbed on the affected part, is an admirable remedy for the pain and swelling caused by the sting of a wasp or bee. A lotion made from the flowers is most useful for sprains and wounds, and a water distilled from them is good for inflamed and sore eyes. An infusion of the freshly-gathered flowers is employed in fevers, as it gently promotes perspiration and throws out any eruption - a decoction of the flowers is much in use in country districts to bring out smallpox and measles, in the same manner as Saffron. Marigold flowers are in demand for children's ailments.

Marshmallow Root
Marshmallow Root is a mucilage herb which helps remove the hardened phlegm in the intestinal tract as well as the lungs and other parts of the body. A great healing herb. Because of its high mucilage content, this plant is soothing and healing to inflamed mucous membranes.

Mimosa Tree Bark
Calming; it helps to improve mood. In China and Russia, Mimosa Tree Bark is used to treat anxiety, insomnia, irritability, anger, excessive worry, depression and chronic emotional upsets.

Mountain Ash Berries
In herbal medicine, a decoction of the bark is given for diarrhoea and used as a vaginal injection in leucorrhoea, etc. The ripe berries furnish an acidulous and astringent gargle for sore throats and inflamed tonsils. For their anti-scorbutic properties, they have been used in scurvy. The astringent infusion is used as a remedy in haemorrhoids and strangury.

Mountain Mint
Mints contain complex compounds that produce the familiar odors. These are called terpenes. Several plants in the genus Mentha have a significant percentage of menthol molecules. These are the peppermints. Others have carvone molecules, as found in spearmint, including apple mint.

Mugwort Herb
Mildly relaxing, it is useful in treating depression and tension. It is also a digestive aid.

Muria Puama Bark
Muria Puama is an aphrodisiac and a stimulant. Used for impotence, it is a light sexual tonic for men and women. It is one of the best herbs used for treating erective dysfunction or lack of libido. It is a powerful aphrodisiac and nerve stimulant. It works on enhancing both the psychological and physical aspects of sexual function.

Myrrh Gum (Commiphora Molmol)
Works as natural antibiotic, soothes mucous membrane irritation, and is an immune system stimulant.

Nettle Leaf
Nutritive herb with antihistamine properties. Rich in iron, silica and potassium. Can alleviate allergic symptoms such as runny nose and itching, teary eyes.

Oatstraw Herb (Avuna Sativa)
Helps restore energy, brake addictions,decrease the irritability associated with nicotine withdrawal, helps with depression, insomnia and irritation.

Oatstraw Stems
This herb helps to increase libido in both men and women, raises the level of testosterone in man. It does not only stimulate interest in sex, but also enables more and better orgasms.

Oregon Grape Root
The bitter-tasting compounds as well as the alkaloids in Oregon grape root are thought to stimulate digestive function.

Oregon Grape Leaves
Alkaloids, including berberine, berbamine, canadine, and hydrastine, may account for the activity of Oregon grape. Isolated berberine has been shown to effectively treat diarrhea in patients infected with E. coli. One of the ways berberine may ease diarrhea is by slowing the transit time in the intestine. Berberine inhibits the ability of bacteria to attach to human cells, which helps prevent infections, particularly in the throat, intestines, and urinary tract. These actions, coupled with berberine’s ability to enhance immune cell function, make Oregon grape possibly useful for mild infections although clinical trials are lacking on the whole root.

Osha Root (Linqusticum Porterii)
Has immune stimulating properties, aids bronchial irritation, congestion and cough.

Passion Flower Herb
A natural tranquilizer that relaxes the body and mind. It combats stress, nervous tension, anxiety, irritability, and restlessness. Sedative, antispasmodic, helps with anxiety or depression, induces restful sleep, soothes nervous system and tense muscles. One of the best herbal tranquilizers.

Peppermint Leaves
Peppermint oil is the most extensively used of all the volatile oils, both medicinally and commercially. The characteristic anti-spasmodic action of the volatile oil is more marked in this than in any other oil, and greatly adds to its power of relieving pains arising in the alimentary canal. From its stimulating, stomachic and carminative properties, it is valuable in certain forms of dyspepsia, being mostly used for flatulence and colic. It may also be employed for other sudden pains and for cramp in the abdomen; wide use is made of Peppermint in cholera and diarrhoea. It is generally combined with other medicines when its stomachic effects are required, being also employed with purgatives to prevent griping. Oil of Peppermint allays sickness and nausea, and is much used to disguise the taste of unpalatable drugs, as it imparts its aromatic characteristics to whatever prescription it enters into. It is used as an infants' cordial. Peppermint tea is used also for palpitation of the heart.

Plantain
Refrigerant, diuretic, deobstruent and somewhat astringent. Has been used in inflammation of the skin, malignant ulcers, intermittent fever, etc., and as a vulnerary, and externally as a stimulant application to sores. Applied to a bleeding surface, the leaves are of some value in arresting haemorrhage, but they are useless in internal haemorrhage, although they were formerly used for bleeding of the lungs and stomach, consumption and dysentery. The fresh leaves are applied whole or bruised in the form of a poultice. Rubbed on parts of the body stung by insects, nettles, etc., or as an application to burns and scalds, the leaves will afford relief and will stay the bleeding of minor wounds.

Plantain Leaf (Plantago Major)
Aucuban, an active substance in Plantain leaf, is known to neutralize tobacco poisons. Plantain leaf is useful in treating chronic lung problems, and is rich in calcium, potassium, sulfur, trace minerals and vitamins C, K and B. One of the most common plants used for coughing, wheezing, irritation. Contains iridoids, acubain, flavonoids, mucilage, tannins. Herb soothes inflamed and sore membranes, making it ideal for coughs and bronchitis.

Queen of the Meadow
Aromatic, astringent, diuretic, and sub-tonic. It is a valuable medicine in diarrhoea, imparting to the bowels some degree of nourishment, as well as of astringency. It is also considered of some service as a corrector of the stomach, and not without some power as an alterative, and is frequently used in affections of the blood. It is a good remedy in strangury, dropsy, etc., and almost a specific in children's diarrhoea. An infusion of the fresh tops produces perspiration, and a decoction of the root, in white wine, was formerly considered a specific in fevers.

Raspberry Leaves
Astringent and stimulant. Raspberry Leaf Tea, made by the infusion of 1 OZ. of the dried leaves in a pint of boiling water, is employed as a gargle for sore mouths, canker of the throat, and as a wash for wounds and ulcers. The leaves, combined with the powdered bark of Slippery Elm, make a good poultice for cleansing wounds, burns and scalds, removing proud flesh and promoting healing. An infusion of Raspberry leaves, taken cold, is a reliable remedy for extreme laxity of the bowels. The infusion alone, or as a component part of injections, never fails to give immediate relief. It is useful in stomach complaints of children. Raspberry Leaf Tea is valuable during parturition.

Red Clover
The fluid extract of Trifolium is used as an alterative and antispasmodic. An infusion made by 1 OZ. to 1 pint of boiling water may with advantage be used in cases of bronchial and whooping-cough. Fomentations and poultices of the herb have been used as localapplications to cancerous growths.

Rose Hips
Anti-microbial, anti-spasmodic. Rich in vitamins C and bioflavonoids and helps clean toxins from the body. The bioflavonoids are vital for building and strengthening body tissues. Rose hips help boost the adrenal glands.

Rosehip Berries
The Natural Rosehip Oil is very rich in non-saturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids, particularly oleic, linoleic and linolenic acids. These acids are noble substances, indispensable for areas with a high index of proliferation of new cells, such as those of the face. In addition to its effect on the outer layers of the skin, Native’s Natural Rosehip Oil also vitalizes the cells from the inner layers, revigorating the fibroblasts, the cells which produce collagen and elastin, responsible for the firmness and elasticity of the skin.

Rosemary leaf (Rosmarinus Officinalis)
High in calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, sodium, zinc and vitamins A and C. It strengthens the nervous and circulatory systems. Rosemary is an antioxidant herb and a strong brain and memory stimulant.

Rhubarb Root
Astringent, tonic, stomachic, aperient. In large doses, Rhubarb powder acts as a simple and safe purgative, being regarded as one of the most valuable remedies we possess, effecting a brisk, healthy purge, without clogging the bowels and producing constipation, too often consequent upon the use of the more active purgatives. It is especially useful in cases of diarrhoea, caused by an irritating body in the intestines: the cause of irritation is removed and the after-astringent action checks the diarrhoea. Rhubarb in small doses exhibits stomachic and tonic properties, and is employed in atonic dyspepsia, assisting digestion and creating a healthy action of the digestive organs, when in a condition of torpor and debility. Rhubarb when chewed increases the flow of saliva.

Safflowers
Are valued for the unsaturated oils that come from their seeds. Having been used for generations to treat a variety of ailments, safflowers are commonly used today as a nutritional aid for treating digestive problems. As a blood purifier, Safflowers are helpful with removing toxins and waste, like lactic acid, from the system, cleaning the tissues and joints throughout the entire body. Other benefits of safflowers have been to lower cholesterol, relieve arthritis, treat skin rashes and promote healthy liver functions. Safflowers may also be used to stimulate perspiration, helping reduce fevers brought on by colds and flus.

Sage Leaf (Salvia Officinalis)
A powerful antioxidant, it contains calcium, potassium, sulfur, silicon, phosphorus, sodium and vitamins A, C and B. It is beneficial for for symptoms of mental exhaustion and enhances the ability to concentrate. It improves the memory.

Savory Leaves
Savory has aromatic and carminative properties, and though chiefly used as a culinary herb, it may be added to medicines for its aromatic and warming qualities. It was formerly deemed a sovereign remedy for the colic and a cure for flatulence, on this account, and was also considered a good expectorant.

Schizandra Fruit
Increases the energy supply of cells in the brain, muscles, and nerves. This herb is known as a relaxant and stress tonic.

Senna Leaves
Purgative. Its action being chiefly on the lower bowel, it is especially suitable in habitual costiveness. It increases the peristaltic movements of the colon by its local action upon the intestinal wall. Its active principle must pass out of the system in the secretions unaltered, for when Senna is taken by nurses, the suckling infant becomes purged. It acts neither as a sedative nor as a refrigerant, but has a slight, stimulating influence. In addition to the nauseating taste, it is apt to cause sickness, and griping pains, so that few can take it alone; but these characteristics can be overcome or removed, when it is well adapted for children, elderly persons, and delicate women. The colouring matter is absorbable, and twenty or thirty minutes after the ingestion of the drug it appears in the urine, and may be recognized by a red colour on the addition of ammonia.

Sesame Seeds
They have a high magnesium content to help steady nerves and are used in laxatives as an emolient. One-half cup of sesame seeds contains over three times the calcium of a comparable measure of whole milk. Some studies show that sesamin, a lignan found only in sesame seeds, has remarkable antioxidant effect which can inhibit the absorption of cholesterol and the production of cholesterol in the liver. The seeds are also rich in Vitamin A, E and protein. An old folk remedy recommends thoroughly chewing and swallowing one tablespoon of sesame seeds per day to regulate the menses.

Siberian Ginseng (Eleutherococcus Senticosus)
It contains choline, selenium, and it is rich in vitamin B complex.Ginseng has the ability to improve mental alertness, and the body's resistance to the effects of stress. It combats physical and mental fatigue and slows down the aging process.

Siberian Ginseng Root
This herb is an adaptogen and helps to balance glandular system. Ginseng stimulates the adrenal and pituitary glands, and it may also lead to an enhanced sexual desire and performance.

Shephards Purse
Shepherd's Purse is one of the most important drugplants of the family Cruciferae. When dried and infused, it yields a tea which is still considered by herbalists one of the best specifics for stopping haemorrhages of all kinds - of the stomach, the lungs, or the uterus, and more especially bleeding from the kidneys. Its haemostyptic properties have long been known and are said to equal those of ergot and hydrastis. It has been used in English domestic practice from early times as an astringent in diarrhoea; it was much used in decoction with milk to check active purgings in calves. It has been employed in fresh decoction in haematuria, haemorrhoids, chronic diarrhcea and dysentery, and locally as a vulnerary in nose-bleeding, which is checked by inserting the juice on cotton-wool. It is also used as an application in rheumatic affections, and has been found curative in various uterine haemorrhages, especially those with which uterine cramp and colic are associated, and also in various passive haemorrhages from mucous surfaces. It is a remedy of the first importance in catarrhal conditions of the bladder and ureters, also in ulcerated conditions and abscess of the bladder. It increases the flow of urine. Its use is specially indicated when there is white mucous matter voided with the urine; relief in these cases following at once. Its antiscorbutic, stimulant and diuretic action causes it to be much used in kidney complaints and dropsy.

Skullcap
Scullcap has strong tonic, nervine and antispasmodic action, and is slightly astringent. In hysteria, convulsions, hydrophobia, St. Vitus's dance and rickets, its action is invaluable. In nervous headaches, neuralgia and in headache arising from incessant coughing and pain, it offers one of the most suitable and reliable remedies. Many cases of hydrophobia have been cured by this remedy alone. It may be prescribed in all disorders of the nervous system, and has been suggested as a remedy for epilepsy.

Speedwell
Its leaves possess astringency and bitterness. Among the Welsh peasantry, great virtues are attributed to the Speedwell. The plant has diaphoretic, alterative, diuretic, expectorant and tonic properties, and was formerly employed in pectoral and nephritic complaints, haemorrhages, diseases of the skin and in the treatment of wounds. Modern herbalists still consider that an infusion of the dried plant is useful in coughs, catarrh, etc., and is a simple and effective remedy in skin diseases.

Strawberry Leaves
Laxative, diuretic, astringent. Both the leaves and the fruit were in early pharmacopoeias, though the leaves were mostly used. The fruit contains malic and citric acids, a volatile matter, sugar, mucilage, pectin, woody fibre and water. It is easily digested and is not subject to acetous fermentation in the stomach. In feverish conditions the fruit is invaluable, and is also recommended for stone. Strawberry vitamins are of value in sprue. Culpepper declares the plant to be 'singularly good for the healing of many ills,' but Linnaeus was the first to discover and prove the efficacy of the berries as a cure for rheumatic gout. The root is astringent and used in diarrhoea. The leaves have the same property, and a tea made from them checks dysentery.

Sundew Herb
Has antispasmodic and bronchodilator effects. Used for respiratory ailments and chest problems, including coughs, asthma whooping cough and bronchitis. The plant contains an antibiotic substance and flavons (droseron, plumibogin), tannins, and acids (ascorbic, apple, lemon, benzoic).

St. John's Wort Herb
One of the best Herbs for treating mild to moderate depressions, fear, and other nervous disturbances. It is a natural mood elevator. St. John's Wort also lowers the level of Cortisol and enhances the activity of GABA, a natural occuring tranquilizer in the brain.

Thyme
Antiseptic, antispasmodic, tonic and carminative. The pounded herb, if given fresh, from 1 to 6 OZ. daily, mixed with syrup, has been employed with success as a safe cure for whooping cough. In herbal medicine, Thyme is generally used in combination with other remedies. Oil of Thyme is employed as a rubefacient and counter-irritant in rheumatism, etc. Thyme enters into the formula for Herb Tobacco, and employed in this form is good for digestion, headache and drowsiness. In Perfumery, Essence of Thyme is used for cosmetics and rice powder. It is also used for embalming corpses. The dried flowers have been often used in the same way as lavender, to preserve linen from insects. All the different species of Thyme and Marjoram yield fragrant oils extensively used by manufacturing perfumers for scenting soaps. When dried and ground, they enter into the composition of sachet powders.

Uva Ursi
In consequence of the powerful astringency of theleaves, Uva-Ursi has a place not only in all the old herbals, but also in the modern Pharmacopoeias. The usual form of administration is in the form of an infusion, which has a soothing as well as an astringent effect and marked diuretic action. Of great value in diseases of the bladder and kidneys, strengthening and imparting tone to the urinary passages. The diuretic action is due to the glucoside Arbutin, which is largely absorbed unchanged and is excreted by the kidneys. During its excretion, Arbutin exercises an antiseptic effect on the urinary mucous membrane: Bearberry leaves are, therefore, used in inflammatory diseases of the urinary tract, urethritis, cystisis, etc.

Violet Flowers
The Violet is still found in the Pharmacopoeias. Violet flowers possess slightly laxative properties. The best form of administration is the Syrup of Violets. Syrup of Violets is also employed as a laxative, and as a colouring agent and flavouring in other neutral or acid medicines. The older writers had great faith in Syrup of Violets: ague, epilepsy, inflammation of the eyes, sleeplessness, pleurisy, jaundice and quinsy are only a few of the ailments for which it was held potent. The fresh flowers have also been used as an addition to salads; they have a laxative effect.

Violet Herb
Has antiseptic and expectorant properties to treat respiratory disorders. For the dryness of the upper respiratory tracts, chronic coughs, and asthma. Contains saponins, phenolic glycosides, mucilage.

Watercress Leaves
Watercress is particularly valuable for its antiscorbutic qualities and has been used as such from the earliest times. As a salad it promotes appetite. Culpepper says that the leaves bruised or the juice will free the face from blotches, spots and blemishes, when applied as a lotion.

White Pine Bark
Is a warming, circulatory stimulant, used in Europe for treating chest congestion, colds and coughs. White Pine Bark is an excellent expectorant which reduces mucus secretions and helps its elimination. A very powerful antioxidant.

Yarrow
Diaphoretic, astringent, tonic, stimulant and mild aromatic. Yarrow Tea is a good remedy for severe colds, being most useful in the commencement of fevers, and in cases of obstructed perspiration. The infusion is made with 1 OZ. of dried herb to 1 pint of boiling water, drunk warm, in wineglassful doses. It may be sweetened with sugar, honey or treacle, adding a little Cayenne Pepper, and to each dose a teaspoonful of Composition Essence. It opens the pores freely and purifies the blood, and is recommended in the early stages of children's colds, and in measles and other eruptive diseases. A decoction of the whole plant is employed for bleeding piles, and is good for kidney disorders. It has the reputation also of being a preventative of baldness, if the head be washed with it.

Home