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List of Herbs

Go through the following Herbs and find out how these natural herbs can help you. Find out the names of these medicinal plants and their uses for health and wellness.
Agar Agar
An algae from seaweed, it is a gelatinous natural thickener and is a natural laxative.

A valuable remedy for the digestive system it stimulates the digestive and liver secretions. It is also the herb of choice for appendicitis. Also treats incontinence, sore throats and laryngitis. As a salve it will aid in healing wounds and bruises.

Alder Tree
Use leaves for swelling. Especially helpful in easing pain of swollen breast or burning and aching feet. Should be avoided if pregnant.

A highly nutritive herb, good for the pituitary gland, it alkalizes the body rapidly and detoxifies the liver. Essential in rebuilding decayed teeth and helps with arthritic and rheumatic pain.

Such as Aloe Vera, are good for burns. While this is a well known
treatments, what you may not know is that aloes are also helpful in treating cancer and stomach ailments.

Use both the root and seed. Roots and leaves are used medicinally, the stems and seeds are used in confectionery. This herb is a useful
expectorant for coughs, bronchitis and pleurisy, especially when they are accompanied by fever, colds or influenza.

Use the dried fruit. The strong oil in Aniseed provides the basis for its internal use to ease griping, intestinal colic and flatulence. It also has an expectorant and anti-spasmodic action and may be used in bronchitis, in tracheitis where there is persistent irritable coughing, and in whooping cough. The oil itself can be the base for an ointment to help control lice and the oil can be used directly in the control of lice.

Apple Tree
Use the bark to create a tonic that will treat gravel in the bladder and also aid in reducing fever.

Not to be taken internally, this is an excellent treatment for bruises and sprains. Will also help relieve rheumatic pain as well as pain and inflammation of phlebitis.

Use as a demulcent and nutritive food for urinary and bowel affections in infants and invalids in convalescence.

Widely used in Chinese Medicine, it boosts the immune system. Use for anything from the common cold to cancer.

Also known as Lemon Balm, Sweet Balm or Melissa. Using the green leaves and flowers, balm is a natural deterrent to perspiration, will also bring boils to a head, is useful for stings and toothache as well as flatulence and digestion.

Balm of Gilead
Also known as Poplar buds and Balsam Poplar. Bark and leaves are
used to alleviate discomfort of cough colds, lung trouble and kidneys.
Secondary, the buds can be used as a tea for gargling making it an
excellent remedy for sore throats, coughs and laryngitis.

Also known as Bitter Herb, Snake Head, Turtle Head or Turtle Broom.
Good for the liver, stomach and used in the treatment of eczema. Also used in treatment of gall stones, inflammation of the gall-bladder and in jaundice. It stimulates the appetite, eases colic, dyspepsia and biliousness and is helpful in debility.

Use to correct liver function and promote the flow of bile. Also effective for the inflammation of the gall bladder due to gall stones.

Yes this is the same basil that you use in cooking. Create a tea from the dried herb to treat nausea.

Create a tonic from the leaves for strength. Also aids in digestion and cramps.

Also known as Candleberry, Waxberry and Wax Myrtle. Use bark, leaves and flowers. For treatment of sore throat, piles, bleeding of the stomach, lungs, bowels and very effective as a douche.

Bee Pollen
Good for allergies. Excellent as an energy food. Aids in radiation sickness, the kind people get when they undergo radiation therapy for cancer.

Beet Root (Red)
A liver and spleen cleanser. It reactivates a sluggish liver. Should be taken in small amounts.

Useful for soothing the stomach and flatulence.

Useful as a blood purifier, also effective for epilepsy, jaundice and colic.

Leaves are an effective treatment for cystitis and other urinary infections.
Also good for gout, arthritic pain and rheumatism.

Bitter Root
Use the root for fever, liver problems, bowels, gallstones diabetes and ailments involving mucous membranes.

Bitter Sweet
Use root and twig for purifying blood, treating ailments of the liver,
pancreas, spleen, glandular organs, piles, jaundice, burns skin and fever.

Use the bark of the root and rhizome. A safe, gentle remedy that can be used for diarrhea, dysentery and externally for skin eruptions and burns.

Black Catechu
Effective treatment for diarrhea, dysentery and as a local application for sore mouths and gums.

Black Cohosh
Also known as Black Snakeroot, Bugbane, Rattleroot, Rattleweed,
Squawroot. The dried root is the part used. This is a powerful relaxant as well as being extremely effective with easing painful menstrual cramps.
Ovarian cramps will be relieved as well as bringing on a delayed menstrual cycle. It is also effective in the treatment of arthritis, osteo-arthritis, rheumatic pain and neurological pan. In small doses, appetite and digestion are greatly improved and is very beneficial for the nervous system in general.

Black Haw
Used the dried root. A powerful relaxant for the uterus, is used to assist in threatened miscarriage as well as false labor pains. Also good for reducing blood pressure

Black Root
Relieves liver congestion, jaundice and for an inflamed gall-bladder.

Black Walnut Hulls
Expels parasites and tape worms. Rich in manganese which is important for nerves, brain and cartilage. Also used for many kind so skin diseases.

Blessed Thistle
Excellent for hormone balance. Helps in all types of female disorders.
Good for migraine headaches by improving on taking oxygen to the brain.

Blood Root
Also known as Red Root, Red Indian Paint and Tetterwort. The part of the plant that is used is the dried rhizome (root). It is effective for the treatment of bronchitis easing the bronchial muscles. Also proven effective for the treatment of asthma, croup and laryngitis.

Blue Cohosh
Also known as Papoose Root or Squawroot. Use the root and rhizome.
Interesting that the secondary names pertain to women and children. This is an excellent tonic for the uterus and may be used wherever there may be a weakness. Because it has a anti-spasmodic action, it will ease false labor pains. When labor does ensue, using Blue Cohosh shortly before birth will help in an easy delivery.

Blue Flag
The part of this plant to use is the root. It is active for cancer, rheumatism, blood impurities, skin, liver and a good laxative.

Useful for treatment of rheumatism, osteo-arthritis and rheumatoid
arthritis. Also has a stimulating effect on the walls of the colon and
digestive juices.

Boneset is one of the best remedies for the relief of symptoms that come with the flue. It will quickly relieve the aches and pains as well as help to reduce fever.

Effective treatment for kidneys, ringworm, mouth sores and the blood. It is highly recommended after any treatment with cortisone or steroids as it will revive and renew the adrenal glands over time.

Use the leaves to treat urinary ailments as well as kidney, bladder,
perspiration and prostate illness.

Bugleweed is specific for over-active thyroid glands where there is
tightness of breath, palpitations and shaking. Good for the central nervous system.

Buckthorn Bark
Acts as a mild, yet reliable and effective laxative. It also works again gout and dropsy.

Also known as Lappa and Beggars Buttons. The part of the plant that is used is the rhizome. This is a bitter herb, but very effective for the treatment of skin diseases such as dry and scaly skin and when used over a long period of time can be helpful in the treatment of psoriasis.

Also known as Butternut, White Walnut, Lemon Walnut, Oilnut. It
influences, with great energy, the liver, small intestines, colon and rectum, causing and increased manufacture and elimination of bile, as well as increased activity of the glands of the intestinal tract.

Use the root to treat fever, stomach ailments, sores, burns, ulcers. Also known to destroy a taste for tobacco!

You probably know this as Marigold. Use the whole flower tops or just the petals. One of the best herbs for treating local skin problems and may be used wherever there is an inflammation on the skin.

California Poppy
Use dried aerial parts. A non-addictive alternative to the Opium Poppy.
Used as a sedative for children where there is over-excitability and

The part of this to use is the seeds. A calming herb that will help to ease flatulence. This use is particularly helpful in children. It also stimulates the appetite and because it is also an astringent it will help laryngitis, bronchitis and bronchial asthma.

Cascara Sagrada
Also known as Sacred Bark, Chittem Bark, and Cascara. The part to use is the bark after aging. Best use is for chronic constipation.

Also known as Catmint and Catnep. This is a traditional cold and flu treatment. Can also use it to drive your cat crazy!

Also known as Capsicum, Chili or Chili Pepper, Hot Pepper and Tabasco Pepper. This is an effective treatment for pleurisy, kidney problems, skin and colds.

Celery Seeds
Use dried ripe fruits to use as an anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic,
diuretic or anti-spasmodic. Great for treating rheumatism, arthritis and gout.

The total list of benefit and treatments for Camomile is huge. Just a few come to mind, insomnia, anxiety, menopausal depression, loss of appetite, dyspepsia, diarrhoea, colic, aches and pains of 'flu, migraine, neuralgia, teething, vertigo, motion sickness, conjunctivitis, inflamed skin.
This may seem too good to be true, but it reflects the wide range of actions in the body.

Very useful in cases of acne, arthritis, chronic backache, skin conditions of warts and blotches. Also one of the best cancer herbs.

Use the bark to treat phlegm in the throat, tuberculosis, coughs,
bronchitis, heart and blood pressure.

Use inner bark and leaves to treat colds and liver ailments.

Makes a great antiseptic and use to treat colds.

Also known as Coughwort, Horsehoof and Foals Foot. Use the dried flowers and leaves. There are useful levels of zinc in the leaves of this herb, which has been known to have anti-inflammatory results. Use for coughs, bronchitis, whooping cough and asthma.

Also known as Knitbone. Comfrey has high levels of allantoin which is a healing chemical that stimulates cell growth. This makes it wonderful for internal and external use. Works well for gastric ailments including duodenal ulcers and colitis. Is also beneficial for bronchitis.

Excellent for stomach trouble, prostrate and any urinary ailments.

Corn Silk
Use the stigmas from the female flowers to use as a diuretic, anti-inflammatory or tonic. Corn Silk will help in any irritation of the urinary system.

Excellent strengthening energy to nerves and limbs, Damiana has a
reputation as a great sexual rejuvenator, particularly in lethargy of the sexual organs. Whether that old wives tale is true or not, it does have a definite positive effect on the central nervous system and the hormonal system as well as a being useful as an anti-depressant.

User either the root or leaf. Useful as a powerful diuretic, it is a good source for potassium. Help in fighting anemia, also used for fever, liver, skin and urinary ailments.

Devils Claw
Very effective in arthritis as well as liver and kidney problems.

It is the seeds that are used for treatments. An excellent remedy for
flatulence and colic, it also helps to sooth the nerves.

Also known as Purple Coneflower, this is probably one of the most widely recognized herbal treatments available today. While most people know it's usefulness for fighting colds flue and infections, it is an excellent blood cleanser. It also clears up carbuncles, boils and blood poisoning.

Treatment for coughs, asthma, bronchitis, tuberculosis, mucous, kidney and bladder stones.

Also known as Blue Gum. The leaves and bark are used. Excellent
treatment for fever, bronchitis and asthma.

This is the main herb for protecting and maintaining the health of the eye.
Acts as an internal medicine for the constitutional tendency to eye
weakness. Will also remove cysts that have been caused by chronic

Use the seeds. Excellent for obesity because it helps take away the
appetite. Aids indigestion when uric acid is the problem. Is also good for gas acid stomach, gout and colic in infants.

Use the seed. Excellent treatment for swellings, fever, blood poison
prevention and as a tea for sore throat.

Use the leaves to treat migraine headaches, arthritis, dizziness and

For treatment of sore throat and mucous membranes.

Excellent for mental depression. Has been used to help memory.

Garlic is one of the few herbs that have universal recognition and uses. It stimulates the activity of the digestive organs. It is used to emulsify the cholesterol and loosen it from the arterial walls. Proven useful in asthma and whooping cough, it is also valuable in intestinal infections and effective in reducing high blood pressure.

Gentian Root
An excellent tonic and blood purifier. Treats the liver, worms, fever and colds. It is also very effective for snake bites due to it's equality with quinine.

Useful in all painful spasms of the bowels and stomach. Taken hot, it is excellent for suppressed menstruation. A catalyst from the pelvic area down.

The root is used. Excellent for low blood pressure. Increases the capillary circulation of the brain and also helps with nervous exhaustion. Useful for chest troubles, colds stomach and lungs.

Golden Seal
Use the root. A powerful agent used in treating ulcers, diphtheria,
tonsillitis and spinal meningitis. It is one of the best substitutes for quinine.
It acts as an insulin.

Gotu Kola
Contains remarkable rejuvenating properties. Is known as “The Secret of Perpetual Youth.” It strengthens the heart, memory and brain.

Known as the heart herb. It is used to dilate the coronary blood vessels in a mild way and restore the heart muscle wall.

Use the leaves and root. Effective treatment for the liver and skin

Has a remarkable relaxing effect on the central nervous system. It is also effective for anemia and restoring the appetite.

A stimulant, use to treat colds coughs and sore throat.

Contains a great deal of silica, which helps keep the elasticity in the skin.
Also an effective diuretic and helps with kidney stones.

Use dried roots, rhizomes. The greatest use for Hydrangea is for treating enlarged prostate glands. It is also effective for urinary infections like cystitis, including stones.

A body cleanser it is also effective for nervousness and recovering from colds.

Juniper Berries
Excellent for kidney and bladder problems relating to pancreas and
adrenal glands. Works well for dropsy and leucorrhea.

As we mentioned earlier, we will include descriptions that are not
necessarily herbs. This is one of them. Kelp is excellent for the thyroid gland and goiters. Has a remedial and normalizing action on the sensory nerves. Good for nails and hair and cleanses radiation from the body.

Effective treatment for internal bleeding and swollen glands.

Use the flowers. This is a beautiful herb and is widely used. Many do not realize that it is an effective treatment for headaches related to stress.
Also good for depression.

Natural cortisone. Used for hypoglycemia, adrenal glands and stress.
Also for coughs and chest complaints, gastric ulcers and throat conditions.

The most powerful relaxant. Reduces palpitations of the heart.
Strengthens muscle action. Fine treatment for fevers, pneumonia,
meningitis, pleurisy, hepatitis and peritonitis.

Excellent to bathe sore and inflamed eyes. Also good for lung trouble, hoarseness, catarrh, diarrhea and dysentery and all kidney diseases.
Also good for a vaginal douche.

Can be used to increase the secretion of bile from the liver and gallbladder.
Use as a liver tonic and useful for gallstones, stomach and urine.

Use the flowers. Good for the skin, and the heart.

Effective for the treatment of nervous disorders. Also good for the

Effective treatment for the stomach and for gout.

Very effective use for respiratory conditions like hard coughing, bronchitis and hay fever.

Myrrh Gum
Valuable for bronchial and lung diseases. Excellent for pyorrhea.
Removes halitosis or bad breath when taken internally. Excellent remedy for ulcers, piles and hemorrhoids.

The Nettle is another one of those “universal” plants. They are found all over the world and they strengthen the entire body. Rheumatism, arthritis, eczema, nosebleeds, arteries, lessen blood pressure are just a few applications. Nettles contain calcium, chlorine, iron, potassium, silicon, sodium and sulphur.

Oregon Grape
Use the root and rhizome. Similar to both Golden Seal and Barberry.
Main use is in the treatment of chronic, scaly skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. Also effective for the liver, gall bladder and as a laxative for chronic constipation.

Pansies contain Vitamins A, B and C, niacin, chlorine, iron, magnesium, potassium, silicon, and trace minerals. Effective for treatment of the bladder and kidneys.

Aids digestion. Effective in relieving allergies by its ability to denaturize proteins.

Known to be rich in Vitamin B and potassium, and tumerous cells cannot multiply in potassium. An excellent diuretic and one of the most excellent herbs for gallbladder as it expels gallstones.

Passion Flower
Used as a sedative. Gives a calming effect helping headaches, neuralgia, hysteria and high blood pressure caused by mental attitude.

This is a valuable remedy for women during menopause. It should not be used by pregnant women because it will bring on suppressed
menstruation. Also good for fevers, colds and phlegm in chest and lungs.

Combats flatulence, it is used to relieve colic, nausea and the desire to vomit. Also good for travel sickness.

Will stop bleeding from wounds, treats eczema and burns. Also good for coughs and mild bronchitis.

Pleurisy Root
Effective against respiratory infections where it assists expectoration.
Use to treat pleurisy, pneumonia and influenza (flu).

Excellent colon cleanser, cleans out compacted pockets on the colon.
Creates bulk and relieves auto-intoxication.

As a tea, it is excellent for morning sickness in pregnancy. An aid to
preventing miscarriage, it strengthens the uterine walls prior to giving birth.

Red Clover
A good blood purifier. It is an antidote to cancer, containing lime, silica and other earthy salts. Relaxing to nerves and entire system.

Rhubarb Root
Very good to increase the muscular action of the bowels. Also will relieve headaches.

Rose Hips
Contains a great deal of vitamin C, ranging from 10 to 100 times greater than any other known food. Therefore, it is used as an infection fighter.
Also helps with physical stresses and pollution. Also contains Vitamins, A, B1, B2, E, K, P, niacin, calcium, iron, phosphorous.

Rosemary is a circulatory and nerve stimulant. Has a calming effect on the digestion as well as headache or depression.

Effective treatment for nervousness, hysteria, worms, convulsions, joints and gout.

St. Johns Wort
Taken internally, has a sedative and pain reducing effect. Use in treatment of neuralgia, anxiety, tension and similar problems. Good for menopausal irritations.

A natural hydrochloric acid (utilizes sugar of fruits and oils), thus helping arthritics get rid of the uric acid which holds the calcium deposited in the joints. Also reduces lactic acid build up. Good for measles, skin, scarlet fever and perspiration.

Sage tea makes an excellent gargle for ulcerated throat or mouth. Stops bleeding of wounds and clean old ulcers and sores. Will expel worms.
Good for spermatorrhea (involuntary sexual emissions.) Also for liver and kidney troubles.

Sarsaparilla Root
Eliminates poisons from the blood and purifies the system from infections.
Is dependably useful in rheumatism, gout, skin eruptions, ringworm,
scrofula, internal inflammation, colds and catarrh.

Sassafras Bark
Often called a spring medicine to purify the blood and cleanse the entire system. Valuable in colic and all skin diseases and eruptions.

Saw Palmetto
Useful for the treatment of asthma, bronchitis, colds and is also a sedative.
Also great for reproductive organs.

Most effective as a strong laxative.

Is more effective than quinine and is not as harmful as quinine is. Good in neuralgia, aches and pains. It is also one of the best nerve tonics.
Reduces high blood pressure, heart conditions and disorders of the
central nervous systems such as St. Vitus dance, shaking palsy,
hydrophobia and epilepsy.

Slippery Elm Bark
Use the inner portion of the bark. Vary valuable for mucus inflammation of the lungs, bowels, stomach, kidneys and bladder. Will sustain ulcerated and cancerous stomach when nothing else will.

Squaw Vine
Excellent to take during pregnancy. Used for uterine problems, urinary troubles and other female complaints.

Can be useful for treatment of nervous disorders, worms and jaundice.

Has a high content of oil. Good for internal use for coughs, throat and asthma as well as external use for infected wounds.

Uva Ursi
Very useful in diabetes and all kinds of kidney troubles. Excellent remedy for piles, hemorrhoids, spleen, liver, pancreas and gonorrhea. Also good where there are mucus discharges from the bladder with pus and blood.

A nerve tonic. Used for epileptic fits and St. Vitus dance, nervous
derangement or irritations. Excellent for children with measles and scarlet
fever. Promotes sleep.

Also known as Wild Hyssop. Will strengthen the nervous system while easing depression and melancholia. Good for fever and best for colds.

A primary liver herb, it acts to remove congestion from the liver allowing free flow of bile thereby helping the digestive process. Also used in the treatment of jaundice and bladder problems. Will also relive constipation.

White Oak Bark
Good for varicose veins. Used in douches and enemas for internal tumors and swellings. One of the best remedies for piles and hemorrhoids, hemorrhages or any trouble of the rectum. It normalized the liver, kidneys and spleen.

Wild Carrot
Also known as Queen Annes Lace, Wild Carrot is a diuretic, that acts as a urinary antiseptic which is why it is a treatment for cystitis, kidney stones, prostatitis. Also effective for gout and rheumatism.

Witch Hazel
Use bark and leaves. A good tonic, it aids in treating menstruation, lungs, uterus, piles, circulation, tumors eyes and is effective as a douche.

Wood Betony
Excellent healing herb for bronchitis, coughs and colds. Also good for kidney and bladder. This herb helps to correct a bed-wetting problem.

A good tonic for treating liver, fever, and digestion.

A tonic for run-down conditions and indigestion. If taken freely at the beginning of a cold, it will break it up in 24 hours. Has soothing and healing action on mucus membranes.

Yellow Dock
Mineral rich plant, especially rich in iron. Excellent as a blood purifier and tones up the entire system.

Hope for arthritics. The extract from the plant has been used with
surprising success on arthritis and rheumatism sufferers.

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