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HEALING HERBS  A-Z

 

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  Agrinomy - Used for all digestive disorders. Strengthens stomach, intestines, liver, gallbladder and kidneys. Alfalfa - Good source of carotene. Useful in reducing fevers.
  Alfalfa - Beneficial to the blood, acting as a blood purifier. Contains natural fluoride, helps prevent tooth decay and rebuild decayed teeth. Aids in the assimilation of protein, fats and carbohydrates. Helps relieve arthritic and rheumatic pain. High vitamin and mineral content.
  Allspice, Wild (Benzoin) - Bark used to treat coughs, cold symptoms and dysentery, also said to be effective in expelling worms. Used by Native Indians as a tonic, stimulant and to induce perspiration for fevers. In Colonial times the dried and powdered fruit used as a substitute for allspice. Young leaves, twigs and bark used as a tea substitute during the Civil War.
  Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) - Inner gel of plant Said to be useful in treating certain intestinal disorders including stomach ulcers. Helps improve absorption of nutrients. Gentle laxative. Works well on burns and sores. Excellent for piles and hemorrhoids.
  Amaranth (Amaranthus) - High in iron and vitamin C content. Used to treat mouth and throat inflammations, sores, quelling dysentery and diarrhea. Flowers, roots and leaves have astringent qualities and used for external wounds, sores and ulcers. Plant produced a soapy lather and was used for washing clothes. Tea used to treat stomachaches. Strong decoctions used to expel worms.
  American Coffee Bean (Gymnocladus) - Used as a coffee substitute. Beans also roasted and eaten like chestnuts. Roots used in an enema for constipation, hemorrhoids and diarrhea. Powder causes uncontrollable sneezing.
  American Ginseng (Panax Quinquefolium) - Tea used as a tonic and stimulant and to stop vomiting and convulsions. Roots boiled and used to treat colic and croup.
  Angelica (Angelica) - Root, Effective remedy to strengthen the heart. Excellent in diseases of the lungs and heart. Regular users develop a distaste for alcoholic beverages. Also a good remedy for stomach troubles, heartburn and gas.
  Anise Seed - Can prevent fermentation and gas in the stomach and bowels.
  Arrowhead (Sagittaria) - Corms considered a valuable and easily digestible food for invalids and convalescents.
  Astragalus - An excellent energizer. Has been used by athletes for energy reserves, especially the arms and legs. Also useful in cold climates for keeping the body warm. Used with ginseng, it works as a total body energizer.

B

  Barberry Bark - Acts on the liver, promoting the secretion of bile. It has been used as an aid for: bad breath, digestion, kidneys, liver, rheumatism, skin and sore throat.
  Barley Grass - Leaves. Excellent source of chlorophyll. Used to treat rheumatic and arthritic symptoms. Barley water gives relief in fevers, diarrhea and stomach irritations. Demulcent and nutritive.
  Basil Leaf - Splendid spice. Used as a tea, it is an excellent remedy to stop vomiting.
  Bayberry Bark - Improves circulation and tones all the tissues it contacts. Can be used as a gargle for sore throats. A fomentation applied externally at night will relieve and prevent varicose veins.
  Bay (Myrica) - Bark is astringent. Tea used in cases of jaundice. Powder used to treat boils and sores.
  Bay Leaf - A pleasant tonic which gives tone and strength to digestive organs. Good for cramps.
  Bearberry (Arctostaphylos Uvaursi) - Berries used as food. Leaves used to treat bladder or kidney inflammations as well as gravel and kidney stones.
  Beech (Fagus) - Liquid from dried and boiled leaves used for burns and frostbite. Nuts edible and believed to ease kidney pain. Liquid from boiled bark used for rashes of poison ivy, oak and to dry up the eruptions.
  Bee Pollen - Contains more nutrients than any other food. Has many healing, rejuvenating and disease fighting properties. Aging, digestive upsets, prostate diseases, sore throats, acne, fatigue, sexual problems, allergies and many other conditions have been successfully treated with Bee Pollen.
  Bergamot Herb - Calming, very soothing to the system.
  Beet Powder - Roots. Good source of iron. Good for toning and rebuilding the liver and gall bladder infections.
  Bilberry Leaf - Strengthens the capillaries that feed eye muscles and nerves reducing and even reversing the damage caused by blood vessel deterioration. Increases night vision and reduces eye fatigue.
  Birch Bark (Betula) - Leaves used as a tea for urinary problems and to expel intestinal worms. Has been used for rheumatism. Sap from black birch used to heal sores, boils and carbuncles.
  Bitter Root (Lewisia Rediviva) - Finely ground dried roots chewed to relieve sore throats. Seeds roasted and used as a sedative coffee. Tea from roots said to be emetic or purgative depending on the strength. Mashed roots used as a poultice for open wounds and sores.
  Blackberry Leaf (Rubus) - Great for treating diarrhea and healing wounds. Makes an excellent tea.
  Black Cohosh (Cimicifuga Racemosa) -Roots has been used as a relaxant, antispasmodic and sedative. Also used in cases of rheumatism, neuralgia and painful menstruation. Has the same effect on the female system as synthetic estrogen without the side effect. Contains no cancer causing agents like synthetic estrogen.
  Black Walnut - Bark, Husks, Leaves, Rind and Green Nuts. Expels parasites and tapeworms. Also works on ringworms. Helps in treatment of tuberculosis, diarrhea and promotes the healing of sores in the mouth and throat. Good source of manganese. Manganese is important for nerves, brain, and cartilage and helps relieve many kinds of skin problems.
  Bladderwrack - Leaves and roots. Eliminates parasites, improves goiter and kidney functions, increases thyroid activity and absorbs water in the intestines.
  Blessed Thistle (Holy Thistle) - Excellent stimulant tonic for the stomach and heart. It aids circulation and helps to resolve liver problems. Takes oxygen to the brain and strengthens memory.
  Blueberry Leaf (Vaccinium) - Berries boiled down to a syrup is used for diarrhea. Tea considered a blood purifier. Bark of roots boiled and used to treat sore throats and abnormal frequency of intestinal discharges.
  Blue Cohosh - Used to regulate menstrual flow and for suppressed menstruation. Used as a poultice as an emergency remedy foe allergic reactions to be stings.
  Blue Flag - Herb is very relaxing and stimulating. Has been useful in: cancer, skin diseases, rheumatism, impurity of blood, constipation, and liver troubles.
  Blue Violet - Relieves sever headaches and congestion in the head. Cleans out mucus in the system. Very effective in healing and giving prompt relief of internal ulcers.
  Boldo Leaf - Stimulates digestion and the secretion of bile. Very useful for treating gallstones. Recommended for liver problems.
  Bonneset - This herb is one of the best for colds and flu. When taken for a cold, the infusion has a tonic and mild laxative effect.
  Borage Leaf - Does a wonderful job in reducing high fevers. Good for irritation of skin and mucus membranes. As a tea, it is good for lung problems.
  Bracken Fern (Pteridium Aquilinum) - Poisonous in large amounts. Roots/rhizomes were boiled and the strong tea used for worms and the relief of digestive gas. Also used to increase the flow of urine.
  Bromelain - Fat melting enzyme works wonders. Bromelain flushes the fat from your body by naturally stimulating your metabolism and ridding your body of excess fluids.
  Buchu Leaf - One of the best diuretics known. Excellent when there is pain while urinating. Most helpful for acute and chronic bladder and kidney disorders.
  Buckthorn Bark - Keeps the bowels regular, but is not habit forming. Does not irritate the bowels. Effective remedy for appendicitis. Expels worms. Removes warts.
  Bulrush (Typha) - Soft down from the cobs was dried and used over burned and chafed portions of the body. Cut, sliced and chopped stems were spread upon wound, burns and sores. Taken internally to quell diarrhea, kill and expel worms, and for gonorrhea.
  Burdock Leaf and Root - Extremely good for removing toxins from the body. Strong blood purifier and cleanser. One of the best herbs for sever skin problems. Good for advanced cases of arthritis.
  Butcher's Broom - Seeds and Tops. Builds vein structure. Used for hemorrhoids and varicose veins. Improves poor circulation and relieves inflammation of the kidneys and bladder.
  Butternut Bark - Strengthens intestines. Works well for constipation, sluggish liver, fevers and colds.

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  Calamus (Acorus) - Bases of the leaves are candied by being thinly sliced, briefly boiled in several changes of water, then placed in a bubbling syrup of 4 cups of sugar to 2 cups of water. Stirred and cooked until the majority of the sweetening has been assimilated. Next, they are drained laid out covered with sugar, dried, then put in sealed jars. Believed to help digestion, relieve hoarseness and serve as a tonic and body strengthener, giving quick energy. Root chewed to for stomach gas and throat phlegm. Freshly cut spicy leaves used as an insecticide.
  Calendula Flower - Promotes mending and healing of cuts or wounds when applied as a poultice.
  Canadian Snake Root - Roots. Accelerates childbirth by stimulating the involuntary muscles of the uterus. Relieves gas from stomach and intestines. Promotes perspiration and increases urine volume.
  Caribou Moss (Cetraria) - Naturally growing anti-biotic. It is bitter and regarded as an agent to restore, invigorate and stimulate the human system. Should be soaked in water at least overnight to rid the plant of rock dissolving acids, which will cause severe digestive upset.
  Caraway Seed - Strengthens and gives tone to the stomach, prevents fermentation in the stomach and aids in digestion.
  Cascara Sagrada Bark - One of the best remedies for chronic constipation. Will stimulate the secretions of the entire digestive system. Excellent remedy for gallstones. It is very valuable when there are hemorrhoids associated with poor bowel movement.
  Caseweed (Capsella) - Has astringent properties. Regarded as a cure for diarrhea.
  Catnip - Quiets nervous system. Good for stomach gas or cramps and aids in digestion. Helps clean out mucus in the body.
  Cat's Claw (Uncaria Tomentosa) - Inner bark Used for centuries by Peruvian Indians. The inner bark contains active nutritive constituents to help support the body's natural defenses.
  Cayenne (Capsicum Annum) - Seeds Can be used as a gargle to treat sore throat and hoarseness. Reduces nausea from seasickness and relieves symptoms of rheumatism and inflammatory ailments. Normalizes blood pressure and improves the entire circulatory system. Used to treat shock. Stops bleeding on contact. Good stimulant and allows the body to heal and cleanse itself.
  Celery Leaf and Seed - Effective for incontinence of urine. Good in rheumatism and also nervousness.
  Centaury - Stimulates the activity of the salivary gland, stomach and intestinal gland, thereby relieving constipation, gas and promoting proper digestion.
  Chamomile (Anthemis Nobilis) - Flowers known to be an effective remedy for menstrual discomfort and associated symptoms. Gentle Sedative, helpful in treating insomnia.
  Chapparal (Larria Mexicana) - Crushed Fresh Leaves Used by the Indians as a topical application to help heal wounds, sores and bites.
  Checkerberry (Gaultheria Procumbens) - Wintergreen flavor, oil poisonous when concentrated. Leaves have a salicin content and considered to be a remedy for fevers, arthritis, sore muscles and joints.
  Chervil - Good stimulant, mild diuretic, lowers blood pressure and is a wonderful cooking spice.
  Chickweed (Stellaria Media) - Relief for symptoms of bronchitis, coughs, colds and inflammation. Also used as a laxative. Rich in Vitamin C, Calcium, Magnesium and Potassium. Helps remove toxins from the body. Good blood purifier and dissolves plaque in blood vessels.
  Chicory Root - Valuable for many ailments. Effective in disorders of the kidney, liver, urinary canal, stomach and spleen. Helps to expel the morbid matter and tones up the system in general. Adds zest to coffee or alone as a coffee substitute.
  Chickory Lettuce - Used as a diuretic, emollient and antispasmotic. Milky sap extremely irritating to the eyes.
  Chlorella - Fresh spear leaves (barley or wheat). High source of chlorophyll. Stimulates the immune system. Effective in detoxifying the liver, blood and cleansing the bowel. Helps clear heavy metals and harmful chemicals from the body.
  Choke Cherry (Prunus) - Inner bark used as a flavoring in cooking. Teas made from the bark, roots and leaves used for lung difficulties and cold symptoms. Dried and pulverized bark used on open sores. Edible fruit.
  Cinnamon Bark - One of the world's oldest healers. Used to prevent infection and indigestion. A little sprinkled on cuts and scrapes takes the sting away. Helps break down fat during digestion.
  Cinquefoil (Potentilla) - Entire top of plant used to control fever, as a mouth wash for sore throat, piles and as a general lotion.
  Cleavers - One of the best remedies for kidney and bladder troubles. Useful in obstructions of the urinary organ such as stones or gravel. Makes an excellent wash for the face to clear complexion.
  Cloves - Spice Codonopsis - Roots. Similar qualities to ginseng.
  Colombo Root - One of the best and purest tonics to strengthen the entire system. Can be used for colon trouble.
  Coltsfoot Herb and Flower - Very soothing to mucus membranes. Improves lung troubles. Excellent in relieving the chest of phlegm. Useful for asthma, bronchitis and spasmodic coughs.
  Comfrey (Symphytum Officinale) - Roots Relieves chest congestion. External application useful in healing skin injuries.
  Compass Plant (Silphium Laciniatum) - The whole plant has been used as a diuretic to increase the flow of urine, as a quieting anti-spasmatic and as a smoothing agent to the skin and mucous membranes. As an emollient, it was thought to be beneficial to sore and chapped skin. Roots are edible and when boiled used as a mild laxative, general tonic, stimulant and as a mild remedy for arthritis and swollen glands.
  Coriander Seed - Very strengthening to the heart. Wonderful stomach tonic.
  Cornsilk (Stigmata Maydis) - Dried Corn Silk Used as a diuretic, cardiac stimulant. Remedy for kidney and bladder troubles.
  Crab Apple (Malus) (Pyrus) - Fruit is an excellent food source. Tea made from bark used to break fevers, bring on menstruation, treat stomach trouble, dysentery, bladder gravel, kidney, liver, digestive and spleen difficulties, nausea, tooth ache and as a wash for insect bites.
  Cranberry - Keeps kidneys clean. Taken at the first sign of bladder or kidney infection (painful urination, back pain), cranberry can often provide relief overnight.
  Cubeb Berry - Excellent in chronic bladder troubles. Will increase flow of urine.

 D

  Damiana Leaf - Excellent herb for helping with sexual impotency and infertility for both male and female. Strengthens reproductive organs. Helps with menopause hot flashes.
  Dandelion (Taraxacum Officinole) - Roots has been used to fight anemia because it contains iron, calcium and trace minerals. An ideal laxative. It is also helpful in treating poor circulation, bowel inflammation and stomach disorders. Beneficial in lowering blood pressure.
  Devil's Claw (Harpagophytum Procumbens) - Tubers Relief from symptoms of arthritis, rheumatism. Anti-inflammatory effect.
  Dock (Rumex) - More Vitamin C than oranges and more Vitamin A than carrots. Roots contain chrysophanic acid and an alkaloid called rumicin, which are helpful in treating liver disorders. Roots can be soaked in vinegar and the wash used to treat ringworm. Leaves made into a poultice for treating hives, rashes and itches and also used on animals to treat mange and saddle sores on pack animals.
  Dogberry (Sorbus) - Berries high in vitamin C and used to treat scurvy and to kill and expel worms.. Bark can be steeped in water and drunk to treat nausea and biliousness.
  Dong Quai - Roots Popular Chinese herb used to improve mental acuity and to help relieve symptoms of daily stress and mental fatigue. Especially soothing for women's PMS ailments. Helps maintain a proper balance of female hormones. Calms nerves and overcomes Vitamin E deficiency symptoms.

E

  Echinacea - Roots Herbs stimulate glandular organs such as the kidneys to function more efficiently. Has been used by herbalists to fight infection, detoxify and stimulate healing. Also used to relieve symptoms of hay fever and other allergies. Used to treat strep throat, lymph glands.
  Elder - The biggest use is in the first stages of colds or flu.
  Elecampane Root - Stimulant, relaxant and tonic to the mucus membranes. Useful in coughs, asthma and bronchitis.
  Eucalyptus Leaf - Evening Primrose Oil - Bark, leaves and seeds. Good source of essential fatty acids. Good for skin disorders and female disorders such as cramps, hot flashes and heavy bleeding. Especially effective against atopic diseases such as eczema, PMS and hyperactivity.
  Evening Primrose - Mild astringent properties. Soaked and used as a poultice. Used to treat coughs from colds. As an antiscorbutic and febrifuge it was used to help asthma and scrofula.
  Eyebright (Euphrasia Officinalis) - Herb Used to treat jaundice, loss of memory and vertigo. Topically, has been used to relieve conjunctivitis (pink eye). Has a cooling and detoxifying property making it excellent for inflammations.

F

  Fennel (Foeniculm Vulgare) - Seeds Helps decrease the appetite for weight loss. Also used for acid stomach, intestinal gas, gastric troubles, gout cramps and spasms. Good eyewash and liver cleanser.
  Fenugreek Seed - Has been used in the following with excellent results: allergies, coughs, digestion, emphysema, headaches, migraines, intestinal inflammation, ulcers, lungs, mucus membranes and sore throat.
  Feverfew Herb - Works wonders in fighting migraine headaches. Reduces inflammation in arthritic joints and has been used to restore liver to normal function.
  Fever Root (Triosteum) - Roots simmered and used to treat fever, arthritis, quiet nerves and cleanse the system. Roots pounded into a paste to treat sores. Seeds dried and roasted to make a coffee like beverage.
  Fo-Ti (Polygonum Multiflorum) - Roots Acts as an effective diuretic. Excellent nourishment for the blood. Also has been used to help improve memory and treat mental depression.

G

  Garlic - Natural antibiotic. Relieves problems associated with poor digestion. Useful for asthma and whooping cough. Good for intestinal infections and reducing high blood pressure. Used to lower cholesterol.
  Gentian - Useful in fevers and colds. Beneficial to the female organs. Used to strengthen the digestive organs and increase circulation. Gentian root is most helpful for liver complaints.
  Geranium, Wild (Geranium Maculatum) - A strong astringent, the green solution made from the powdered roots and water was used to treat dysentery and internal hemorrhaging. Poultice made from roots used for such ailments as piles, arthritis, joint pain and sore feet. Infusions of the dried leaves were used as a mouthwash, for sore throats, canker, ulcerated gums and pyorrhea.
  Ginger (Zingiber Officinale) - Rootstock Eases the effect of a cold and soothes sore throat. Said to be very effective in preventing symptoms of motion sickness.
  Ginkgo Biloba - Leaf Extract Extensively used in Europe to treat short term memory loss, mild depression and vertigo. Helps increase blood circulation to the brain and has a positive effect on mental performance.
  Ginseng (Panax Quinque Folius) - Roots A demulcent, it is helpful for coughs, colds and chest congestion. Reduces symptoms of feverish and inflammatory illness and can help relieve nausea and vomiting.
  Goatsbeard (Tragopogon) - Young leaves eaten raw as an antiscorbutic. Extracted white juice when coagulated was chewed to keep the mouth moist. Young roots can be scrapped, cut and used in salads, young roots were said to be good for the stomach, for convalescents, and for giving strength to the thin and the consumptive.
  Golden Seal (Hydrastis Canadenis) - Roots Helps decrease nausea. Excellent remedy for colds, stomach and liver troubles. Also has been used as a laxative. May be used externally as a soothing eyewash and to treat pyorrhea.
  Gooseberry (Ribes) - Fruit used for stomachaches. Emetic if eaten raw in large quantities. Promotes the flow of urine and helps to dissipate a fever. Young leaves steeped and used as a mouthwash and to help cure canker sores. Gooseberry tea used for uterine difficulties.
  Goto-Kola (Cantella Asiatica) - Herb Accelerates healing of bruises and abscesses. Acts as a sedative and diuretic. Also claimed to energize brain cells and relieve Tension.
  Grape,Wild (Vitis) - Mineral and alkaline rich fruit aid the body in clearing toxins and benefit the kidneys by neutralizing uric acid in the urine. Rich in tartaric acid and said to assist in ridding the urinary system of stones, gravel and calculous concentrations in the kidneys and bladder.
  Gravel Root (Queen of the Meadow) - Excellent remedy for gravel and stones in the kidneys and bladder.
  Great Willow Herb (Chamaenerion Epilobium) - Rich in Vitamin C and used as an antiscorbutic. A strong decoction made by boiling the roots was used as an emetic. Being astringent, 2 tablespoons of the root and herb were boiled in a cup of water and allowed to steep for 25 minutes. Two cupfuls sipped cold in a 24-hour period was used to alleviate diarrhea.
  Green Barley - Extremely nutritious and an excellent antioxidant. Twice the fiber and 12 times more chlorophyll than oat bran.
  Guar Gum - Leaves and seeds. Used as a diet aid. Reduces cholesterol and has a laxative effect.

H

  Hawthorn (Crataegus Oxyacantha) - Berries Provides nutritive support to the heart and circulatory system. Stimulates increased enzyme metabolism in the heart muscle. Improves oxygen utilization.
  Henna - EXTERNAL USE ONLY. Avoid contact with eyes and open wounds.
  Hibiscus Flower - Makes a deep red tea. Useful as a stimulant for the intestines and kidneys.
  Hops Flower - Valuable for insomnia. Used to decrease the desire for alcohol. Will tone liver.
  Horehound - Very useful for acute or chronic sore throat and coughs.
  Horseradish, Wild (Armoraia) - Rich in Vitamin C. Used as a stimulant, diuretic, expectorant, vermicide, rubefacient and diaphoretic.
  Horsetail (Shavegrass) - Rich in minerals, especially silica. Good for fingernails, hair and split ends. Fractured bones heal faster when horsetail is taken. Good for eyes, ear, nose, throat and glandular disorders.
  Ho Shou Wu - Excellent rejuvenator. Strengthens liver and kidneys.
  Huckleberry - Entire plant. Used to lower blood sugar levels and to ease inflammation. Good for diabetes, kidney, bladder, sinusitis and ulcers.
  Hydrangea Root - Excellent for backaches caused by kidney trouble. Valuable in bladder troubles. Works wonderfully for people with sever rheumatism.
  Hyssop - Valuable for asthma. Excellent blood regulator. Has a splendid effect on the mucus lining of the stomach and bowels. Good remedy for any eye trouble.

I

  Indian Ginger (Asarum) - Dried rhizomes and roots used in potent decoctions to induce sweating and break fevers.
  Indian Lettuce (Montia Perfoliate) - Eaten raw when tender or briefly simmered, was used to cure scurvy.
  Indian Rice (Zizania) - Also called wild rice, it was eaten and used for stomach trouble, high blood pressure and heart difficulties.
  Irish Moss - Entire plant. Used to soften and promote skin elasticity. Effective for thyroid, colon and obesity problems.
   

J

Jack in the Pulpit (Arisaema Triphllum) - Raw corm mixed with lard as a salve to treat ring worm. Powder used as an insecticide.

  Jerusalem Artichoke (Helianthus Tuberosus) - Tincture of the blossoms used for the treatment of bronchitis. Tubers used as a nutritious and easily digestible food. Also dried, pounded and chewed to relieve sore throats.
  Juniper (Juniperus Communis) - Berries Excellent for kidney and bladder difficulties. Also effective in relieving flatulence and gastric afflictions.

K

  Kava Kava Root - Will induce sleep and help calm nervousness.
  Kelp - High content of natural iodine, for proper function of the thyroid. Iodine is also needed to fight infection. Has a high level of calcium, potassium and magnesium. Excellent for nails and hair.
  Knotweed (Polygonum) - Root tea used as a mouthwash for cankers and sores. Used as a substitute for quinine when boiled and blended with oak bark.

L

  Labrador Tea (Ledum Groenlandicum) - Pleasant antiscorbutic drink when brewed like tea. Used for chest troubles and chills. Large quantities believed to be cathartic.
  Lady Slipper - Roots. Good for the nervous system, improving circulation and nutrition of the nerve centers. Calms nerves and spasms of voluntary muscles.
  Lavender Flower - Relaxes the body. Excellent when combined with herbs that have a strong taste.
  Licorice (Glyeyrrhiza Glabra) - Roots Acts as a soothing remedy for aggravation in the upper respiratory tract. Also used to heal ulcers, inhibit the growth of harmful viruses and has the ability to stimulate the adrenal glands.
  Lobelia - Leaves, flowers, seeds and stem. Powerful relaxant used by people to stop smoking and drinking. Aids in hormone production. Good for fevers, pneumonia, meningitis, pleurisy, hepatitis and peritonitis. Reduces heart palpitations, strengthens muscle, syphilis and expelling intestinal worms.

M

  Ma Huang - Clears the respiratory system and eyes.
  Malva Flower - Helps soothe inflammation in the mouth and throat. Helpful for earaches.
  Marjoram - Wonderful for general aches and pains. Splendid effect in combination with chamomile and gentian. Beneficial for a sour stomach or loss of appetite.
  Marshmallow Leaf - Helps heal and soothe inflamed areas of the body. Works well for poor kidneys and bladder. Useful for urinary problems.
  Milk Thistle Herb - Excellent liver detoxifier. Active ingredient is silymaria a natural chemical that helps your liver function properly. Guards against alcohol induced fatty liver disorders as well as hardening of the liver.
  Milkweed - Roots. Used for inflammatory rheumatism, dyspepsia and scrofulous conditions of the blood. Good for bowel, kidney and stomach problems, female complaints, asthma, arthritis and bronchitis. Remedy for gall stones and dropsy. Increases urine flow.
  MotherWort - One of the best remedies for suppressed menstruation and other female troubles. Good for chest colds and nervousness.
  Mugwort - Traditionally used for rheumatism and gout. Helps kidneys and bladder. Splendid for female trouble, especially suppressed menstruation.)
  Mullein Leaf - High in iron, magnesium and potassium. Splendid for the entire respiratory system. Helps pulmonary ailments. Strengthens sinuses. Allows for free breathing. Very effective in relieving swollen joints.
  Myrrh Gum - Has been used for thousands of years. Cleans the colon and brings order to the digestive system. Removes bad breath. Improves sinus problems.

 N

  Nettle Leaf - Excellent remedy for kidney trouble. When used in combination with seawrack will bring splendid results in weight loss. Nettle tea is good for colds and fevers. Excellent remedy for dandruff and will bring back natural hair color.
  Nutmeg - Seasoning, prevents gas and fermentation in the stomach.

O

  Oat Bran - Seeds. High in soluble and insoluble fiber and lowers cholesterol. Helps maintain a healthy colon.
  Oregon Grape Root - Draws toxins from the blood. Useful in helping rheumatism. Good for all uterine diseases and chronic skin diseases. Useful to both liver and kidney troubles.
  Oregano Leaf - Seasoning, used as a warm, aromatic, spicy infusion to help settle the stomach after meals or to help treat a cold.

P

  Papaya Leaf - Digestive stimulant, contains the important enzyme papain. Relieves sour stomach.
  Paprika (Sweet) - Stimulates the appetite and gastric secretions.
  Parsley (Petroselinum Satirum) - Leaves, Roots, Seeds An excellent diuretic. Valuable in treating gall bladder problems. High iron content makes it valuable in preventing anemia. Also has been used to treat menstrual problems, asthma, coughs and indigestion.
  Passion Flower - Pure and natural mild sedative. Used to calm nerves and blood pressure. A deterrent for alcoholism.
  Patchourly Leaf -Makes an excellent seasoning and refreshing tea.
  Pau D'Arco - Inner Bark Popular herb from South America used primarily to fight infection and to strengthen the immune system.
  Pawpaw (Asimina Triloba) - The fruit is rich in vitamins and minerals. Seeds used to induce vomiting, dried and powdered seeds rubbed on scalp to eradicate head lice. Juice of the fruit used to eliminate worms.
  Pennyroyal - Used to relieve high fevers. Brings on perspiration allowing for good circulation. Excellent remedy for toothaches and for gout. Useful for skin diseases. Chest and lungs also benefit from pennyroyal.
  Peppermint (Mentha Piperita) - Leaf Extract. The best known herbal remedy for stomach problems. Used for treating indigestion, intestinal gas and to inhibit diarrhea.
  Plaintain Leaf - One of the best remedies for cuts, skin infections and chronic skin problems. Because of its soothing properties, plantain works well in a score of ailments. Useful for infections of all kinds, including hemorrhoids and inflammations.
  Pleurisy Root - One of the best herbs to break up a cold. Helps bronchial complaints.
  Poplar Tree (Popularis Candicens) - Leaf buds used to make an antiseptic salve for burns, scratches, inflamed skin and wounds.
  Poppy Seed Blue - Used in the making of breads and desserts.
  Prickly Ash Bark - Has been traditionally used to increase circulation in the entire body. Splendid results when used for rheumatism and arthritis. Good for weak digestion. Good blood purifier.
  Prickly Pear (Opuntia Ficus Indica) - Sticky juice placed on wounds to promote healing. Poultices applied to suppurating sores on both man and animals. Fruit used to make candy.
  Prince's Pine - Well noted for producing diuretic action without irritant side effects. Prolonged use is said to dissolve bladder stones. Recommended for rheumatism and chronic kidney problems.
  Propolis - Natural antibiotic used by bees to prevent disease.
  Psyllium Seed - One of the best colon cleansers. Lubricant to the intestinal tract. Removes putrefactive toxins from the intestines.
  Pumpkin - Seeds and husk. Used for worms, stomach problems, morning sickness, nausea and toning the prostate gland.
   

Q

Queen of the Meadow - Roots. Used for kidney and bladder infections. Good for diarrhea.

 

R

  Red Clover (Trifolium Pratense) - Blossoms Excellent for bronchial congestion. Relaxing to nerves and entire system. Externally, red clover is valuable in treating skin conditions such as psoriasis, shingles and acne.
  Red Raspberry Leaf - Very high in minerals and a source of vitamins. Very helpful for all female organs and problems. It will decrease menstrual flow without stopping it altogether. Eases menstrual cramping.
  Reshi Mushroom - Tops. Good for allergies and immune diseases. Reported to have an anti tumor effect. Aids the liver and helpful for digestion. Has an antibacterial and antiviral property. Used for bronchitis, coronary disease, senility and general debility. Also used to treat aids.
  Rhubarb Root - Powerful laxative. Use in small amounts. Effective treatment for the cessation of diarrhea.
  Rose Hips - Very high vitamin C content. An infection fighter, good for stress.

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  Safflower - Helps prevent and eliminate the buildup of uric and lactic acid in the body, the leading causes of gout.
  Saffron - A pure and natural digestive aid. Soothes the entire digestive tract. Can relieve gout and arthritis by eliminating uric acid which holds the calcium deposited in joints. Promotes perspiration, therefore very helpful in colds and cold symptoms. Reduces lactic acid build up.
  Sanicle - Both roots and leaves used. Powerful cleansing herb. Very effective internally and externally. Expels mucus and poisonous waste matter from the body.
  Sarsaparilla (Smilax Officinalis) - Roots Used extensively in China for a variety of conditions. Has been recommended to relieve symptoms of rheumatism, gout and arthritis. Also known to be useful as a diuretic and to enhance digestive functioning. Excellent in balancing both male and female hormones. Has the same effect on the body as the male hormone testosterone, an important hair-growing hormone.
  Sassafras Leaf and Root - Has a very useful effect on the blood system. Purifies the blood, excellent for skin disorders especially acne. Stimulates the action of the liver to clear toxins from the body.
  Saw Palmetto Berry - Relief for mucus in the head and nose. Diseases of both male and female reproductive organs can be helped with this herb. Used for prostate problems.
  Schizandra Fruit - Roots. Used to enhance the immune system. Has a positive effect on the lungs and used for insomnia and forgetfulness.
  Scullcap - Nerve sedative, calms entire nervous system. Used as a hangover remedy and helps in digestion.
  Seawrack (Bladderwrack) - One of the best herbs to combat obesity. Has splendid effect on glandular afflictions.
  Senna Leaf - Splendid laxative, but sometimes causes bowel cramps which can be overcome by using it with an aromatic herb.
  Shepherd's Purse - Very valuable remedy for diarrhea. Controls hemorrhaging of stomach, lungs, uterus, kidneys, after childbirth and excessive menstruation. Also useful for dysentery, vulnerary, rheumatism, catarrh, dropsy and chronic menorrhagia.
  Sheep Sorrel - Exceptionally good for kidney trouble. Also expels gravel from the kidneys. When the kidneys are functioning properly, the entire body will feel better and the skin will look much clearer.
  Shitaki Mushroom - Tops. Used to enhance the immune system. Has an anti tumor effect, lowers cholesterol and may help depression.
  Slippery Elm (Ulmus Fulva) - Inner Bark Soothing and healing to the mucus membranes of the lungs and gastro intestinal tract. Also useful in treating inflamed membranes in the stomach, bowels, kidney and urinary tract.
  Solomon's Seal Root - Mainly used for external problems. Makes a good poultice for bruises. Used as a wash for skin problems and blemishes.
  Spearmint Leaf - Will relieve suppressed, painful or scalding urine. Helpful for gas in the stomach. Very quieting and soothing to the nerves. NEVER BOIL SPEARMINT.
  Speedwell - Excellent for respiratory ailments. Has also been used for stomach ailments and migraine headaches. Used as a gargle for mouth and throat sores.
  Spikenard - Excellent for skin ailments such as acne, pimples, blackheads, rash and general skin problems. Very useful in coughs, colds and all chest afflictions.
  Squaw Vine - Extremely useful for the treatment of water retention. When used as a wash, gives splendid relief to sore eyes.
  Star Anise - Promotes appetite and relieves flatulence. When added to other herbal teas, it helps improve their taste while not disturbing their medicinal value.
  St. John's Wort - Powerful as a blood purifier. Very good in cases of tumors and boils. Very good in chronic uterine problems. Will correct irregular menstruation. Now being used to treat depression.
  Strawberry Leaf - Tones up the system, cleanses the stomach and is very useful in preventing diarrhea.
  Strawberry Tomato (Physalis Pruinosa) - Rich in Vitamins A and C, Sodium, Phosphorus, Calcium, Iron, Potassium, Thiamin, Riboflavin and Niacin. A tea made from roots was used for stomach trouble and in stronger potions to treat and heal open wounds.
  Strawberry, Wild (Fragaria) - Rich in Vitamin C and minerals. Thought to be effective against gout, bladder gravel, kidney difficulties and intestinal worms.
  Sugarberry (Celtis Laevigata) - Effective in urinary difficulties, especially inflammation of the mucous membranes that might lead to concentrations of mineral salts resulting in kidney stones. Boiled bark used as a wash to arrest growth of microorganisms in wounds and sores.
  Sumac Berry and Bark - Tea is very cleansing to the system. Good for sores and cankers in the mouth. Works well for all bowel complaints.
  Summer Savory Leaf - Cooking spice. Useful in treating diarrhea, upset stomach and sore throat.

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  Tansy (Tanacetum Vulgare) - Tanacetin oil, distilled from the tansy is used as an insect repellent. Taken internally to induce abortion, can be fatal.
  Tea Tree - Leaves. Effective as a germicide and fungicide. More antiseptic than carbolic acid. Good for athletes foot, cold sores, cystitis, dermatitis, wounds and yeast infections.
  Thyme Leaf - Removes mucus from the head, lungs and respiratory passages. Fights infection and brings pain relief to migraine headaches.
  Twinberry (Mitchella Repens) - Regarded as a tonic, astringent and diuretic.

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  Uva-Ursi Leaf - Most reliable remedy for bladder and kidney infections. Will cleanse and strengthen the spleen. Digestive stimulant.

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  Valerian (Valeriana Officinalis) - Roots Used as a herbal sedative and mild tranquilizer. Helpful in calming nervous tension and treating insomnia.
  Vervain - Good remedy for fevers. Will often clear a cold overnight. Good for expelling phlegm from throat and chest. Will expel worms when everything else fails. Excellent for shortness of breath and wheezing.
  Violet - Leaves and flowers. Useful for pain in cancerous growths. Soothing and healing effect on inflamed mucal surfaces. Good for colds,, hoarseness, inflammation of the lungs and whooping cough.

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  WaterCress - Flower, leaves and roots. Helps the body use oxygen and stimulates the metabolic rate. Increases endurance, stamina and improves heart response. Used for bladder, kidney and liver problems and to dissolve kidney stones.
  White Oak Bark - Very strong astringent. One of the best herbs for piles and hemorrhoids. Increases the flow of urine. Removes kidney and gallstones. Reduces fevers. Excellent for varicose veins. May be used in a douche for vaginal infections.
  White Willow (Salix Alba) - Bark Pain Reliever, fever reducer. Used as an antacid in stomach troubles (heartburn, gas, and indigestion). Has a major constituent known as salicin, which is closely related to aspirin and produces similar effects as a pain reliever.
  Wild Alspice (Benzoin) - Mainly decoctions of the bark are used, also fruit and leaves. Bark used to treat coughs, dysentery and colds.
  Wild Alum Root - Powerful astringent for the body. Very useful in cholera, diarrhea and dysentery. Excellent used as a rinse for sores in the mouth and bleeding gums. Powder sprinkled on a cut or wound will help stop the bleeding immediately. Excellent to rid mucus and pus from the bladder and intestines.
  Wild Cherry - Tones up the system. Loosens phlegm in the throat and chest. Asthma can improve with this herb.
  Wild Yam Root - Very relaxing and soothing to the nerves. Expels gas from the stomach and bowels.
  Wintergreen Leak - Old time remedy. Taken in small frequent doses, it will stimulate the stomach, heart and respiration. Helpful in obstructions in the bowels. Valuable in colic and gas in the bowels.
  Witch Hazel Bark and Leaf - Will restore circulation. Good for stiff joints.
  Wood Betony - Great value for pain in the face and head. Opens obstructions of the liver and spleen. Cleans impurities from the blood. For indigestion, heartburn and cramps in the stomach.
  Wooddruff - Beneficial for gravel and bladder stones. Used as a calmative for nervous conditions such as restlessness, insomnia and hysteria. Tea is good for relieving stomach pains. Very potent, use in small doses.
  Wormwood - Traditionally used for expelling worms. Compresses soaked in tea aid bruises and sprains.
   

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Yarrow Root - Unsurpassed for flu and fevers. When used at the beginning, a cold usually breaks up within 24 hours. Healing and soothing effect on the mucus membranes.

  Yellow Dock Root - Wonderful blood purifier, good in all skin problems. Excellent cleansing herb for the lymphatic system. Endurance builder. Helps tone entire system.
  Yerbamate - Whole plant. Stimulates the mind and nervous system, retards aging and stimulates the production of cortisone. Good for allergies, hay fever, arthritis, fluid retention and constipation. Enhances the effects of other herbs.
  Yerba Santa - Excellent for bronchial congestion, as well as all chest conditions. Effective when there is much discharge from the nose. Good for rheumatism.
  Yohimbe - Acts as a natural aphrodisiac for both men and women.
  Yucca Root - Has been used successfully for relief of arthritis and rheumatism symptoms.

 

 

 

 

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