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.