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    Herb: Acerola
    Part(s) used: fruit
    Scientific name: Malpighia glabre
    Action: Has antioxidant, antifungal, and astringent properties. Helps to support the liver and hydrate the skin. Useful for diarrhea or fever.

    Herb: Alfalfa
    Part(s) used: Flowers, leaves, petals, sprouted seeds.
    Scientific name: Medicagosativia
    Action: Alkalizes and detoxifies the body. Acts as a diuretic, anti-inflammatory, and antifungal. Lowers cholesterol, balances blood sugar level and hormones, and promotes pituitary gland function. Good for anemia, arthritis, ulcers, bleeding related disorders, and disorders of the bone and joints, digestive system and skin.

    Herb: Aloe
    Part(s) used: Pulp from inside the succulent leaves.
    Scientific name: Aloe vera
    Action: Acts as an astringent, emollient, antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral. Applied topically, heals mouth sores and stimulates cell regeneration. Ingested, helps to lower cholesterol, reduces inflammation resulting from radiation therapy, increases blood vessel generation in lower extremities of people with poor blood circulation, soothes stomach irritation, aids healing, and acts as a laxative. May be good for patients with AIDS and for skin. It supports a healthy digestive system probably by increasing short-chain fatty acid production from the friendly bacteria in the colon.

    Herb: Anise
    Part(s) used: Seeds, seed oil.
    Scientific name: Pimpinella anisum
    Action: Aids digestion, clears mucus from the air passage, combats infection, and promotes milk production in nursing mother. Good for indigestion and for respiratory infections such as sinusitis. Also helpful for menopausal symptoms.

    Herb: Annatto
    Part(s) used: Leaves, roots, seeds.
    Scientific name: Bixa orellana
    Action: Has diuretic, antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and expectorant properties. Helps to protect the liver and kidneys. May reduce blood sugar levels. Useful for indigestion, fever, coughs, burns, skin problems, and weight loss.

    Herb: Ashwagandha
    Part(s) used: roots.
    Scientific name: Withania somnifera
    Action: Rejuvenates and energizes the nervous system. Helps prevent stress related disorders and stress related depletion of vitamin C and cortisol. Increases physical endurance and improves sexual function. Has anti-inflammatory and anti-aging effects. In laboratory studies, has modulated and stimulated immune function.

    Herb: Astragalus
    Part(s) used: roots.
    Scientific name: Astragalus membranaceus
    Action: Acts as a tonic to protect the immune system. Aids adrenal gland function and digestion. Increases metabolism, produces spontaneous sweating, promotes healing, and aids energy to combat fatigue and prolonged stress. Increases stamina. Good for colds, flu, and immune deficiency related problems, including AIDS, cancer, and tumours. Effective for chronic lung weakness.

    Herb: Barberry
    Part(s) used: bark, berries, roots.
    Scientific name: Berberis vulgaris
    Actions: Decreases heart rate, slows breathing, reduces bronchial constriction. Kills bacteria on the skin and stimulates intestinal movement.

    Herb: Bilberry
    Part(s) used: Entire plant.
    Scientific name: Vaccinium myrtillus
    Action: Acts as an antioxidant, diuretic, and urinary tract antiseptic. Keeps blood vessels flexible, allowing increase blood flow. Helps control insulin levels and strengthen connective tissue. Supports and strengthens collagen structures, inhibits growth of bacteria, and has anti-aging and anticarcinogenic effects. Useful for hypoglycaemia, inflammation, stress, anxiety, night blindness, and cataracts. May help halt or prevent macular degeneration.

    Herb: Birch
    Part(s) used: bark, leaves, sap.
    Scientific name: betula alba
    Action: Acts as a diuretic, anti-inflammatory, and pain reliever. Good for joint pain and urinary tract infections. Applied topically, good for boils and sores.

    Herb: Black cohosh
    Part(s) used: Rhizomes, roots.
    Scientific name: Cimicifuga racemosa
    Action: Lowers blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Reduces mucus production. Helps cardiovascular and circulatory disorders. Induces labor and aids in childbirth. Relieves menopausal symptoms, menstrual cramps with back pain, morning sickness, and pain. Helpful for poisonous snake bites. Good for arthritis.

    Herb: Black walnut
    Part(s) used: Husks, inner bark, leaves, nuts.
    Scientific name: Juglans nigra
    Action: Aids digestion and acts as a laxative. Helps heal mouth and throat sores. Cleanses the body of some types of parasites. Good for bruising, fungal infection, herpes, poison ivy, and warts. May help lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

    Herb: Blessed thistle
    Part(s) used: Flowers, leaves, stems.
    Scientific name: Cnicus benedictus
    Action: Stimulates appetite and stomach secretions. Heals the liver. Lessens inflammation, improves circulation, cleanses the blood, and strengthens the heart. May act as brain food. Good for female disorders and increases milk production in nursing mothers.

    Herb: Boldo
    Part(s) used: Leaves.
    Scientific name: Peumus boldus
    Action: Acts as a diuretic, laxative, antibiotic, liver tonic, and anti-inflammatory. Aids in the excretion if uric acid and stimulates digestion.

    Herb: Boneset
    Part(s) used: Flowers, Petals, leaves.
    Scientific name: Eupatorium perfoliatum
    Action: Acts as a decongestant, laxative, anti-inflammatory, and diuretic. Loosens phlegm, reduces fever, increases perspiration, and calms the body. Useful for colds, flu, bronchitis, and fever induced aches and pains.

    Herb: Borage
    Part(s) used: leaves, seeds.
    Scientific name: Borago officinalis
    Action: Acts as an adrenal tonic and gland balancer. Contains valuable minerals and essential fatty acids needed for proper cardiovascular function and healthy skin and nails.

    Herb: Boswellia
    Part(s) used: Gum resin.
    Scientific name: Boswellia serrata
    Action: Acts as an anti-inflammatory, Antiarthitic, antifungal, and anti bacterial. Used topically for pain relief. Lowers cholesterol, protects the liver, Useful for arthritis, gout, low back pain, myositis, and fibromyalgia. Helps repair blood vessels damaged by inflammation. Traditionally used as a remedy for obesity, diarrhea, dysentery, pulmonary diseases, ringworm, and boils.

    Herb: Buchu
    Part(s) used: leaves.
    Scientific name: Barosma betulina
    Action: Lessens inflammation of the colon, gums, mucous membranes, prostate, sinuses, and vagina. Acts as a diuretic. Helps control bladder and kidney problems, diabetes, digestive disorders, fluid retention, and prostate disorders.

    Herb: Burdock
    Part(s) used: plant, roots, seeds.
    Scientific name: Arctium lappa
    Action: Acts as an antioxidant. May help to protect against cancer by helping control cell mutation. Aids eliminating of excess fluid, uric acid, and toxins. Has antibacterial and antifungal properties. Purifies the blood, restores liver and gallbladder function, and stimulates the digestive and immune systems. Helps skin disorders such as boils and carbuncles, and relieves gout and menopausal symptoms. Burock root used as hair rinse promotes scalp and hair health.

    Herb: Butchers broom
    Part(s) used: Plant, roots, seeds.
    Scientific name: Ruscus aculeatus
    Action: Reduces inflammation. Useful for carpal tunnel syndrome, circulatory disorders, edema, Meniere’s disease, obesity, Raynaud’s phenomenon, thrombophlebitis, varicose veins, and vertigo. Also good for the bladder and kidneys.

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    Herb: Calendula
    Part(s) used: Flower petals.
    Scientific name: Calendula officinalis
    Action: Reduces inflammation and is soothing to the skin. Helps regulate the menstrual cycle and lower fever. Useful for skin disorders, such as rashes and sunburn, as well as for neuritis and toothache. Good for diaper rash and other skin problems in small children.

    Herb: Cascara sagrada
    Part(s) used: Bark.
    Scientific name: Fragula purshiana
    Action: Acts as a colon cleanser and laxative. Effective for colon disorders, constipation, and parasitic infestation.

    Herb: Catnip
    Part(s) used:
    Scientific name: nepeta cataria
    Action: Lowers fever. Dispels gas and aids digestion and sleep. Relieves stress, stimulates appetite, good for anxiety, colds and flu, inflammation, and pain.

    Herb: Cat’s claw
    Part(s) used: Inner bark, roots.
    Scientific name: Uncaria tomentosa
    Action: Acts as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. It may help with the management of arthritis. Stimulates the immune system. Cleanses the intestinal tract and enhances the action of white blood cells. Good for intestinal problems and viral infections. May help people with aids symptoms, arthritis, cancer, tumours, or ulcers.

    Herb: Cayenne
    Part(s) used: berries.
    Scientific name: Capsicum frutescens or C. Annum
    Action: Aids digestion, improves circulation, weight loss, and stops bleeding from ulcers. Acts as a catalyst for other herbs. Good for the heart, kidneys, lungs, pancreas, spleen, and stomach. Useful for arthritis and rheumatism. Helps to ward off colds, sinus infections, and sore throats. Good for pain when applied topically. Used with lobelia for nerves.

    Herb: Cedar
    Part(s) used: Leaves, tops.
    Scientific name: Cedrus libani
    Action: Acts as an antiviral, antifungal, expectorant, lymphatic cleanser, and urinary antiseptic. Stimulates the immune system. Increases venous blood flow. Can be used externally for warts.

    Herb: Celery
    Part(s)Used: Plant, roots, seeds.
    Scientific name: Apium graveolens
    Action: Reduces blood pressure, relieves muscle spasms, and improves appetite. Good for arthritis, gout, and kidney problems. Acts as a diuretic, antioxidant, and sedative.

    Herb: Chamomile
    Part(s) used: Flowers, plant.
    Scientific name: Matricaria recutita or M. Chamonmilla
    Action: Reduces inflammation, stimulates the appetite, and aids in digestion and sleep. Acts as a diuretic and nerve tonic. Helpful for colitis, diverticulosis, fever, headaches, and pain. Good for menstrual cramps. A traditional remedy for stress and anxiety, indigestion, and insomnia. Useful as a mouthwash for minor mouth and gum infections.

    Herb: Chanca piedra
    Part(s) used: entire plant.
    Scientific name: Phyllanthus niruri
    Action: Fights inflammation, Bacterial, and viral infections. Acts as a diuretic. Useful for kidney stones, gallstones, colds, flu, digestion, asthma, bronchitis, diarrhea, pain relief, fever, sexually transmitted diseases, and muscle spasms.

    Herb: Chaste tree
    Part(s) used: Fruit, leaf.
    Scientific name: Vitex agnuscastus
    Action: Has a calming and soothing effect. Relieves muscle cramps. Regulates and normalizes hormones levels and menstrual cycle. Good for symptoms or PMS and menopause.

    Herb: Chickweed
    Part(s) used: Leaves, stem.
    Scientific name: Stellaria media
    Action: Relieves nasal congestion. May lower blood lipids. Useful for bronchitis, circulatory problems, colds, coughs, skin diseases, and warts. A good source of vitamin C and other nutrients.

    Herb: Chuchuhuasi
    Part(s) used: Bark, root, leaves.
    Scientific name: Maytenus krukoviti
    Action: Fights inflammation and stimulates the immune system. Supports the adrenal system and balances and regulates menstrual cycles. Good for arthritis, rheumatism, back pain, muscle spasms, fever, skin tumours, bronchitis, and diarrhea

    Herb: Cinnamon
    Part(s) used: Bark, plant.
    Scientific name: Cinnamomum verum
    Action: Relieves diarrhea and nausea. Warms the body and enhances digestion, especially the metabolism of fats. Also fights fungal infections. Useful for diabetes, weight loss, ***** infection, and uterine hemorrhaging.

    Herb: Clove
    Part(s) used: Flower, buds, essential oil.
    Scientific name: syzygium aromaticum
    Action: Has antiseptic and antiparasitic properties, and acts as a digestive aid. Essential oil is applied topically for relief of toothache and mouth pain.

    Herb: Corn silk
    Part(s) used: Stigmas.
    Scientific name: Zea mays
    Actions: Acts as a diuretic. Aids the bladder, kidney, and small intestines. Good for carpal tunnel syndrome, edema, obesity, premenstrual syndrome, and prostate disorders. Used in combination with other kidney herbs opens the urinary tract and removes mucus from the urine.

    Herb: Cramp bark
    Part(s) used: Bark, root.
    Scientific name: Viburnum opulus
    Action: Relieves muscle spasms and pain. Good for menstrual cramps. Useful for lower back and leg spasms.

    Herb: Cranberry
    Part(s) used: Fruit.
    Scientific name: Vaccinium macrocarpon
    Action: Acidifies the urine and prevents bacteria from adhering to the bladder cells. Good for kidneys, bladder, and skin. Has anticancer properties. Helpful for infections of the urinary tract. Shown to improve memory in the elderly.

    Herb: Damiana
    Part(s) used: leaves
    Scientific name: Turnera diffusa
    Actions: Stimulates muscle contractions of the intestinal tract and delivery of oxygen to the genital area. Used as an energy tonic and aphrodisiac, and to remedy sexual and hormonal problems.

    Herb: Dandelion
    Part(s) used: Flower, leaves, roots, tops.
    Scientific name: Taraxacum officinale
    Action: Acts as a diuretic. Cleanses the blood and liver, and increases bile production. Reduces serum cholesterol and uric acid levels. Improves functioning of the kidneys, pancreas, spleen, and stomach. Relieves menopausal symptoms. Useful for abscesses, anemia, boils, breast tumours, cirrhosis of the liver, constipation, fluid retention, hepatitis, jaundice, and rheumatism. Believed to help prevent age spots and breast cancer.

    Herb: Devil’s claw
    Part(s) used: Rhizome.
    Scientific name: Harpagophytum procumbens
    Action: relieves pain and reduces inflammation. Acts as a diuretic, sedative, and digestive stimulant. Good for back pain, arthritis, rheumatism, diabetes, allergies, liver, gallbladder, and kidney disorders, arteriosclerosis, lumbago, gout, and menopause symptoms. For backache, taking devil’s claw allowed for a reduction in the use of rescue medications.

    Herb: Dong quai
    Part(s) used: Roots.
    Scientific name: Angelica sinensis
    Action: Acts as a mild sedative, laxative, diuretic, antispasmodic, and pain reliever. Improves the blood. Strengthens the reproductive system. Assists the body in using hormones. Used to treat female problems such as hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms, premenstrual syndrome, and ******* dryness.

    Herb: Echinacea
    Pat(s) used: Leaves, roots.
    Scientific name: Echinacea species
    Action: Fights inflammation and bacterial and viral diseases. Stimulates certain white blood cells. Good for the immune system and the lymphatic system. Useful for allergies, colic, colds, flu, and other infectious illnesses.

    Herb: Elder
    Part(s) used: Flowers, fruit, inner bark, leaves, roots.
    Scientific name: Sambucus nigra
    Action: Combats free radicals from inflammation. Relieves coughs and congestion. Builds the blood, cleanses the system, and eases constipation. Enhances immune system function, increases perspiration, lowers fever, soothes the respiratory tract, and stimulates circulation. Flowers are used to soothe skin irritations.

    Herb: Eucalyptus
    Part(s) used: Bark, essential oil, leaves.
    Scientific name: Eucalyptus globulus
    Action: Acts as a decongestant and mild antiseptic. Reduces swelling by helping to increase blood flow. Relaxes tired and sore muscles. Good for colds, coughs, and other respiratory disorders. Inhaling vapour from a few drops of oil helps to break up mucus.

    Herb: Eyebright
    Part(s) used: Entire plant, except root.
    Scientific name: Euphrasia officinalis
    Action: Prevents secretion of fluids and relieves discomfort from eyestrain or minor irritation. Used as an eyewash. Good for allergies, itchy and/or watery eyes, and runny nose. Combats hay fever.

    Herb: Flase unicorn
    Part(s) used: Roots.
    Scientific name: Chamaelirium
    Action: Balances sex hormones. Helps treat infertility, menstrual irregularities and pain, premenstrual syndrome, and prostate disorders. May help prevent miscarriage.

    Herb: Fennel
    Part(s) used: Fruits, roots, leaves, stems.
    Scientific name: Foeniculum vulgare
    Action: Used as an appetite suppressant and as an eyewash. Promotes the functioning of the kidneys, liver, spleen, and also clears the lungs. Relieves abdominal pain, colon disorders, gas, and gastrointestinal tract spasms. Useful for acid stomach. Good after chemotherapy and/or radiation treatments for cancer.

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    Herb: Fenugreek
    Part(s) used: Seeds.
    Scientific name: Trigonella foenumgraecum
    Action: Acts as a laxative, lubricates the intestines, and reduces fever. Helps lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels. Helps asthma and sinus problems by reducing mucus. Good for the eyes and for inflammation and lung disorders.

    Herb: Feverfew
    Part(s) used: Bark, dried flowers, leaves.
    Scientific name: Chrysanthemum parthenium
    Action: Combats inflammation and muscle spasms. Increases fluidity of the lung and bronchial tube mucus, promotes menses, stimulates the appetite, and stimulates uterine contractions. Relieves nausea and vomiting. Good for arthritis, colitis, fever, headaches, mild and transient migraines, menstrual problems, muscles tension and pain.

    Herb: Flax
    Part(s) used: Seeds, seed oil.
    Scientific name: Linum usitatissimum
    Action: Promotes strong bones, nails, teeth, as well as healthy skin. Useful for colon problems, female disorders, and inflammatory.

    Herb: Garlic
    Part(s) used: Bulb
    Scientific name: Allium sativa
    Action: Detoxifies the body and protects against infection by enhancing the immune function. Lowers blood pressure and improves circulation. Lowers blood lipid levels. Helps stabilize blood sugar levels. Aids in the treatment of arteriosclerosis, arthritis, asthma, cancer, circulatory problems, colds and flu, digestive problems, heart disorders, insomnia, liver disease, sinusitis, ulcers, and ***** infections. May prevent ulcers-causing bacterium. Virtually good for any disease or infection.

    Herb: Gentian
    Part(s) used: Leaves, roots.
    Scientific name: Gentiana lutea
    Action: Aids digestion, stimulates appetite, and boosts circulation. Kills plasmodia and worms. Good for circulatory problems and pancreatitis.

    Herb: Ginger
    Part(s) used: Rhizomes, roots.
    Scientific name: Zingiber officinale
    Action: Fights inflammation, cleanses the colon, reduces spasms and cramps, and stimulates circulation. A strong antioxidant and effective antimicrobial agent for sores and wounds. Protects the liver and stomach. Useful for bowel disorders, circulatory problems, arthritis, fever, headache, hot flashes, indigestion, morning sickness, motion sickness, muscle pain, nausea and vomiting.

    Herb: Ginko
    Part(s) used: Leaves, seeds.
    Scientific name: Improves brain function by increasing cerebral and peripheral circulation and tissue oxygenation. Has antioxidant properties. May slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, and may relieve leg cramps by improving circulation. Beneficial for asthma, dementia, depression, eczema, headaches, heart and kidney disorders, memory loss, and tinnitus. Shows promise as a treatment for vascular- related impotence.

    Herb: Ginseng
    Part(s) used: Roots
    Scientific name: Panax quinquefolius [American], P. Ginseng [Chinese]
    Action: Strengthens the adrenal and reproductive glands. Enhances the immune function, promotes lung functioning, and stimulates appetite. Useful for bronchitis, circulatory problems, diabetes, infertility, lack of energy, and stress. Used by athletes for overall body strengthening, may improve induced liver disfunction.

    Herb: Goldenseal
    Part(s) used: Rhizomes, roots.
    Scientific name: Hydrastis canadensis
    Action: Fights infection and inflammation. Cleanses the body. Increases the effectiveness of insulin and strengthens the immune system, colon, liver, pancreas, spleen, and lymphatic and respiratory systems. Improves digestion, regulates menses, decreases uterine bleeding, and stimulates the central nervous system. Good for allergies, ulcers, and disorders affecting the bladder, prostate, stomach, and vagina.

    Herb: Gotu kola
    Part(s) used: Nuts, roots, seeds.
    Scientific name: Centella asiatica
    Action: Helps eliminate excess fluids, decreases fatigue and depression, increases sex drive, shrinks tissue, and stimulates the central nervous system. May neutralize blood acids and lower body temperature. Promotes wound healing, and is good for various veins for heart and liver function. Useful for cardiovascular and circulatory disorders, fatigue, connective tissue disorders, kidney stones, poor appetite, and sleep disorders.

    Herb: Gravel root
    Part(s) used: Flowers, root.
    Scientific name: Eupatorium purpureum
    Action: Acts as a diuretic and urinary tract tonic. Combats prostate disorders, kidney stones, and problems related to fluid retention.

    Herb: Green tea
    Part(s) used: Leaves.
    Scientific name: Camellia sinensis
    Action: Acts as an antioxidant and helps to protect against cancer. Lowers cholesterol levels, reduces the clotting tendency of the blood, stimulates the immune system, fights tooth decay, helps regulate blood sugar and insulin levels, combats mental fatigue, and may delay the onset of atherosclerosis. Good for asthma. Studies show high promise as a weight loss aid.

    Herb: Guarana
    Part(s) used: Seeds.
    Scientific name: Paullinia cupana
    Action: Acts as a general tonic, stimulant and intestinal cleanser. Increases mental alertness as well as speed and accuracy when reading. Improves stamina and endurance. Reduces fatigue. Useful for headaches, urinary tract irritation, diarrhea. Also shown to improve mood.

    Herb: Hawthorn
    Part(s) used: Flowers, fruit, leaves.
    Scientific name: Crataegus laevigata
    Action: Dilates the coronary blood vessels, lowers blood pressure, and cholesterol levels, and restores heart muscle. Decreases fat deposit levels. Increases intracellular vitamin C levels. Useful for anemia, cardiovascular and circulatory disorders, high cholesterol, and lowered immunity.

    Herb: Hops
    Part(s) used: Flowers, fruit, leaves.
    Scientific name: Humulus lupulas
    Action: Relieves anxiety. Stimulates the appetite. Useful for cardiovascular disorders, hyperactivity, insomnia, nervousness, pain, restlessness, shock, stress, toothaches and ulcers.

    Herb: Horehound
    Part(s) used: Flowers, leaves.
    Scientific name: Marrubium vulgare
    Action: Decreases thickness and increases fluidity of mucus in the bronchial tubes and lungs. Boosts the immune system. Useful for indigestion, loss of appetite, bloating, hay fever, and sinusitis.

    Herb: Horse Chestnut
    Part(s) used: Bark, oil, leaves, seeds.
    Scientific name: Aesculus hippocastananum
    Action: Protects against vascular damage, makes capillary walls less porus, shields against UV radiation damage. Good for varicose veins, reducing excess tissue fluids, and easing nightime muscle spasms in the legs. Applied topically reduces pain and swelling, and prevents bruising.

    Herb: Hydrangea
    Part(s) used: Rhizomes, roots.
    Scientific name: Hydrangea arborescens.
    Action: Stimulates the kidneys and acts as a diuretic. Good for bladder infection, kidney disease, obesity, and prostate disorders. Combined with gravel root, good for kidney stones.

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    Herb: Passionflower
    Part(s) used: Flowers, leaves, shoots, stems.
    Scientific name: Passiflora incarnata
    Action: Has a gentle sedative effect and helps lower blood pressure. Helpful for anxiety, hyperactivity, insomnia, and stress related disorders.

    Herb: Pau d’arco
    Part(s) used: Inner bark.
    Scientific name: Tabebuia heptaphylla
    Action: Fights bacterial and viral infection. Cleanses the blood. Good for candidiasis, smoker’s cough, warts, and all types of infection. Helpful for AIDS symptoms, allergies, cancer, cardiovascular problems, inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatism, tumours, and ulcers.

    Herb: Peppermint
    Part(s) used: Flowering tops, oil, leaves.
    Scientific name: Mentha piprita
    Action: Increases stomach acidity, aiding digestion. Slightly anethetizes mucous membranes and the gastrointestinal tract. Useful for chills, colic, diarrhea, headache, heart trouble, indigestion, poor appetite, rheumatism and spasms.

    Herb: Plaintain
    Part(s) used: Leaves.
    Scientific name: Plantago Major
    Action: Acts as a diuretic and is soothing to the lungs and urinary tract. May slow the growth of tuberculosis bacteria. Has a healing, antibiotic, and styptic effect when used topically on sores and wounds.

    Herb: Pleurisy root
    Part(s) used: Rhizomes.
    Scientific name: Asclepias tuberosa
    Action: Reduces inflammation of the pleural membranes of the lungs, enhances secretion of healthy lung fluids, and stimulates the lymphatic system. Has antispasmodic properties. Induces sweating and aids expectoration.

    Herb: Primrose
    Part(s) used: Seed oil.
    Scientific name: Oenothera
    Action: Promotes cardiovascular health. Aids in weight loss and reduces high blood pressure. Acts as a natural estrogen promoter. Helpful in treating alcoholism, arthritis, hot flashes, menstrual problems, multiple sclerosis and skin disorders.

    Herb: Pumpkin
    Part(s) used: Flesh, seed.
    Scientific name: Cucurnita pepo
    Action: Improves Useful for prostate disorders and irritable bladder.

    Herb: Puncture vine
    Part(s) used: Flowers, fruit, leaves, stem.
    Scientific name: Tribulus terrestris
    Action: Improves sex drive. Eases menopausal symptoms. Stimulates production of and balances male and female hormones. Enhances the immune system. Helps build muscles and increases stamina and endurance. Has antifungal, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory actions. Useful as a general tonic and revitalizer for the liver, kidneys, and urinary tract.

    Herb: Pygeum
    Part(s) used: Bark.
    Scientific name: Pygeum africanum
    Action: Reduces inflammation and congestion. Lowers levels of inflammatory compounds in the prostate. Effective in reducing prostate enlargement and symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia such as urinary hesitancy, weak urine flow, night time urination and recurrent urinary infections.

    Herb: Red clover
    Part(s) used: Flowers.
    Scientific name: Trifolium pratense
    Action: Fights infection, suppresses appetite, and purifies the blood. Has expectorant, antispasmodic, and relaxing effects. Relieves menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes. Good for bacterial infections, coughs, bronchitis, inflamed lungs, inflammatory bowel disorders, kidney problems, liver disease, skin disorders, and weakened immune system.

    Herb: Red raspberry
    Part(s) used: Bark, leaves, roots.
    Scientific name: Rubus idaeus
    Action: Reduces menstrual bleeding, relaxes uterine and intestinal spasms, and strengthens uterine walls. Promotes healthy nails, bones, skin, and teeth. Good for diarrhea.

    Herb: Rhubarb
    Part(s) used: Roots, stalks.
    Scientific name: Rheum rhabarbarum
    Action: Fights infection and eliminates worms. Enhances gallbladder function and promotes healing of duodenal ulcers. Good for constipation, malabsortion, and disorders of the colon, spleen and liver.

    Herb: Rose
    Part(s) used: Fruit (hips).
    Scientific name: Rosa canina
    Action: Good for bladder problems and all infections. A good source of Vitamin C when used fresh. Rose hip tea is good for diarrhea.

    Herb: Rosemary
    Part(s) used: Leaves
    Scientific name: Rosmarinus officinalis
    Action: Fights free radical, inflammation, bacteria, and fungi. Relaxes the stomach, stimulates circulation and digestion, and acts as an astringent and decongestant. Improves circulation to the brain. Also helps detoxify the liver, and has anticancer properties. Good for headaches, high and low blood pressure, circulatory problems and menstrual cramps.

    Herb: Saga
    Part(s) used: Leaves.
    Scientific name: Salvia officinalis
    Action: stimulates the central nervous system and digestive tract, and has estrogenic effects on the body. Reduces sweating and salivation. Good for hot flashes and other symptoms of estrogen deficiency. Beneficial for disorders affecting the mouth and throat, such as tonsillitis. In tea form, can be used as a hair rinse to promote hair growth.

    Herb: St. John’s wort
    Part(s) used: Flowers, leaves, stems, oil.
    Scientific name: Hypericum perforatum
    Action: Good for depression and nerve pain. Helps control stress. Protects bone marrow and intestinal mucosa. Applied topically, the oil aids wound healing.

    Herb: Sangre de grado
    Part(s) used: Bark, resin.
    Scientific name: Croton lechleri
    Action: Fights free radicals, inflammation, and bacterial, viral, and fungal infections. Helps heal wounds and stops bleeding. Good for respiratory and skin disorders, sore throat, herpes, candida colds, and flu.

    Herb: Sarsaparilla
    Part(s) used: Roots, rhizomes.
    Scientific name: Smilax species
    Action: Promotes excretion of fluids, increases energy, protects against harm from exposure, and regulates hormones. Useful for female sexual disfunction, hives, impotence, infertility, nervous system disorders, premenstrual syndrome, and disorders caused by blood inpurities.

    Herb: Saw palmetto
    Part(s) used: Berries, seeds.
    Scientific name: Serenoa repens
    Action: Acts as a diuretic, urinary antiseptic, and appetite stimulant. Inhibits production of dihydrotestosterone. May also enhance sexual functioning and sexual desire.

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    Scientific name: Serenoa repens
    Action: Acts as a diuretic, urinary antiseptic, and appetite stimulant. Inhibits production of dihydrotestosterone. May also enhance sexual functioning and sexual desire.

    Herb: Scullcap
    Part(s) used: Leaves, shoots.
    Scientific name: Scultellaria laterfolia
    Action: Aids sleep, improves circulation, and strengthens the heart muscle. Relieves muscle cramps, pain, spasms, and stress. Good for anxiety, fatigue,

    Herb: Slippery elm
    Part(s) used: Inner bark.
    Scientific name: Ulmus rubra
    Action: Soothes inflamed mucous membranes of the bowels, stomach, and urinary tract. Good for diarrhea and ulcers and for treatment of colds, flu, and sore throat. Beneficial for Crohn’s disease, ulceraticulitis, diverticulosis, diverticulitis, and gastritis.

    Herb: Squawvine
    Part(s) used: Leaves, stems.
    Scientific name: Mitchella repens
    Action: Relieves pelvic congestion and soothes the nervous system.

    Herb: Stone root
    Part(s) used: Whole plant, fresh roots.
    Scientific name: Collinsonia canadensis
    Action: Acts as a diuretic, sedative, antispasmodic, astringent, and tonic. Good for the urinary tract. Breaks up mucus. Helpful for bronchitis, headaches, cramps, indigestion and hemorrhoids.

    Herb: Suma
    Part(s) used: Bark, berries, leaves, roots.
    Scientific name: Pfaffia paniculata
    Action: Fights inflammation, boosts the immune system, and combats anemia, fatigue, and stress. Good for, arthritis, cancer, liver disease, high blood pressure, Epstein-Barr virus, and weakened immune system.

    Herb: Tea tree
    Part(s) used: Essential oil.
    Scientific name: Melaleuca alternifolia
    Action: Used topically, disinfects wounds and heals virtually all skin conditions including acne, athletes foot, boils, cuts, scrapes, earache, fungal infections, hair and scalp problems, herpes, outbreaks, insect and spider bites, scabies, and warts.

    Herb: Thyme
    Part(s) used: Berries, flowers, leaves.
    Scientific name: Thymus vulgaris
    Action: Eliminates gas and reduces fever, headache, and mucus. Good for asthma, bronchitis, croup and other respiratory problems. Eliminates scalp itching and flaking.

    Herb: Tumeric
    Part(s) used: Rhizomes
    Scientific name: Curcuma longa
    Action: Fights free radicals, protects the liver against toxins, inhibits platelet aggregation, aids circulation, lowers cholesterol levels, and improves blood vessel health. Has antibiotic, anticancer, and anti inflammatory properties.

    Herb: Uva ursi
    Part(s) used: Leaves.
    Scientific name: Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
    Action: Promotes excretion of fluids, fights bacteria, and strengthens heart muscle, good for disorders of the spleen, liver, pancreas, and small intestine. Useful for bladder and kidney infections, diabetes, and prostate disorders.

    Herb: Valerian
    Part(s) used: Rhizomes, roots.
    Scientific name: Valeriana officinalis
    Action: Acts as a sedative improves circulation, and reduces mucus from colds. Good for anxiety, fatigue, high blood pressure, insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome, muscle cramps, nervousness, pain, spasms, stress, and ulcers. Shown to promote better sleep quality and longer sleeping periods, and reduce the number of times people get up during the night.

    Herb: Vervain
    Part(s) used: Flowers, leaves, shoots, stems.
    Scientific name: Verbena officinalis
    Action: Strengthens the nervous system. Promotes liver and gallbladder health. Reduces tension, stress and Induces sweating. Useful for mild depression, insomnia, headache, toothache, wounds, colds and fever.

    Herb: White oak
    Part(s) used: Bark
    Scientific name: Quercus alba
    Action: Acts as an antiseptic. Good for skin wounds, bee stings, burns, diarrhea, fever and cold, bronchitis, nosebleed, poison ivy, and varicose veins.

    Herb: White willow
    Part(s) used: Bark
    Scientific name: Salix alba
    Action: Relieves pain. Good for allergies, headache, backache, nerve pain, joint pain, inflammation, toothache, and injuries.

    Herb: Wild cherry
    Part(s) used: Inner bark, root bark.
    Scientific name: Prunus serotina
    Action: Acts as an expectorant and mild sedative. Good for coughs, colds, bronchitis, asthma, digestive disorders and diarrhea.

    Herb: Wild oregano
    Part(s) used: Leaves, shoots, stems.
    Scientific name: Origanum vulgare
    Action: Fights free radicals, inflammation, and bacterial, viral, and fungal infections. Boost the immune system. Useful for acne, allergies, animal bites, arthritis, asthma, athlete’s foot, bee stings, chronic infections, cold, cough, diarrhea, digestive problems, earache, eczema, fatigue, gum disease, headache, muscle pain, parasitic infections, psoriasis, sinusitis, skin infections, urinary tract disorders and wounds.

    Herb: Wild yam
    Part(s) used: Rhizomes, roots.
    Scientific name: Discorea villosa
    Action: Relaxes muscle spasms, reduces inflammation, and promotes perspiration. Contains compounds similar to the hormone progesterone. Good for colic, gallbladder disorders, hypoglycaemia, irritable bowel syndrome, kidney stones, neuralgia, and rheumatism.

    Herb: Wintergreen
    Part(s) used: Leaves roots, stems.
    Scientific name: Gaultheria procumbens
    Action: Relieves pain and reduces inflammation. Stimulates circulation. Good for arthritis, headache, toothache, muscle pain, and rheumatic complaints.

    Herb: Witch hazel
    Part(s) used: Bark, leaves, twigs.
    Scientific name: Hamamelis virginiana
    Action: Applied topically, has astringent healing properties, and relieves itching. Good for hemorrhoids, mouth and skin inflammation, and phlebitis. Very useful in skin care.

    Herb: Wood betony
    Part(s) used: Leaves.
    Scientific name: Stachys officinalis
    Action: Stimulates the heart and relaxes muscles. Improves digestion and appreciation of food. Good for cardiovascular disorders, hyperactively, nerve pain, headaches and anxiety attacks.

    Herb: Wormwood
    Part(s) used: Leaves, tops.
    Scientific name: Artemisia absinthium
    Action: Acts as a mild sedative eliminates worms, increases stomach acidity, and lowers fever. Useful for loss of appetite and for liver, gallbladder, gastric, and vascular disorders, including migraines. Applied topically, well for healing wounds, skin ulcers and blemishes, and insect bites.

    Herb: Yellow dock
    Part(s) used: Roots
    Scientific name: Rumex crispus
    Action: Acts as a blood purifier and cleanser, and as a general tonic. Improves colon and liver function. Good for inflammation of the nasal passages and respiratory tract, anemia, liver disease, and skin disorders such as eczema, hives, psoriasis, and rashes.

    Herb: Yerba mate’
    Part(s) used: Leaves.
    Scientific name: Llex paraguariensis
    Action: Fights free radicals, cleanses the blood, and suppresses appetite. Fights aging, stimulates the mind, stimulates the production of cortisone, and tones the nervous system.

    Herb: Yohimbe
    Part(s) used: Bark.
    Scientific name: Pausinystalia yohimbe
    Action: Increases libido and blood flow to erectile tissue. May increase testosterone levels.

    Herb: Yucca
    Part(s) used: Roots.
    Scientific name: Yucca baccata
    Action: Purifies the blood. Beneficial in treating arthritis, osteoporosis, and inflammatory disorders.

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