Saturday, May 24, 2008

all herbals List of Natural Herbs

ALFALFA: Very high in protein. Its benefits to the body affect muscle
tone, fatigue, poor posture, and development of hair, skin, and nails.
Alfalfa has been used to treat anemia, arthritis, cramps, diabetes,
nausea, ulcers and pituitary problems.

ALOE VERA: Much has been written recently on the powers of this
plant. It is a powerful astringent and vulnerary for open wounds. Has
been applied in raw gel form to burns and is a part of treatment for burn
patients at the Houston Burn Center. It is also acclaimed as a
beauty aid because of its astringent powers. Taken internally, the
herb has a purgative effect.

BARBERRY BARK: High in Vitamin C, can be ingested to reduce fever,
stomach distress and dysentery.

BLACK COHOSH: This herb contains estrogen so it is especially useful
for menopause and menstrual discomfort. It has also been used for
epilepsy, rheumatism, arthritis, asthma and high blood pressure.

BLACK WALNUT: Good for tuberculosis, skin rash, internal parasites
and ringworm. It can also be used as a poultice alone or in a

BLESSED THISTLE: This herb has been used in the treatment of liver
ailments, cellular degeneration and inflammation of the respiratory

BLUE COHOSH: Nervine, antispasmodic and emmenagogue. This
herb is used most effectively in the treatment of menstrual
difficulties. It will regulate menstrual flow and help suppress the
nervous effects of menstruation. It is also used for easier delivery in

BRIGHAM TEA: Primarily a blood purifier, a tea or infusion made from
the herb is useful in alleviating sinus conditions and nose bleeds. Has
also been used to treat kidney problems, menstruation, skin disorders
and asthma.

BUCKTHORN BARK: Used to remedy appendicitis, constipation, liver
disorders, and as a bowel regulator. It is also effective for gout and
rheumatism and will produce flowing perspiration when taken hot.

BURDOCK ROOT: This herb is of prime value in the treatment of boils
and carbuncles. It will clean and eliminate impurities from the blood very rapidly. Excellent in the treatment of gout, rheumatism and
extreme cases of arthritis.

CASCARA SAGRADA: A good tonic for the treatment of recurring
constipation. It is also effective in helping the body rid itself of
gallstones. In addition, it is used to cure insomnia.

CATNIP: Helpful in the treatment of convulsions and as a pain killer.
Excellent as a calmative to relieve stress and tension.

CAYENNE: Proclaimed as one of the most useful remedies in the
history of herbal medicine. This herb dates beyond biblical records
and has been used in every major civilization. It is one of the
strongest stimulants known but can be used internally as a relaxant
and a healer of ulcerous conditions in the digestive system. Because
of its high mineral content of sulphur, phosphorus, magnesium, iron
and calcium, it is also used for: diabetes, gas, heart, pancreas, throat
disorders, arthritis, bleeding, coughs, etc.

CHAMOMILE: This is helpful in the treatment of upset stomach,
indigestion and headaches.

CHAPARRAL: Excellent as a blood purifier and liver cleanser. It will
relieve leg cramps, boils, arthritis, acne and kidney problems.

CHICKWEED: Because of its high Vitamin C content, this herb is used
most often to treat scurvy. Also used in the treatment of
constipation, hemorrhoids, rheumatism and some respiratory

CLOVES: Used mainly for its aromatic quality, it is also a carminative
and a mild stimulant.

COMFREY: Best used as an overall tonic, it is a great healer and
blood cleanser. Taken internally in a tea or applied as an external
poultice, it is good for wounds and swelling, sprains, cramps and
muscle fatigue. Also used for coughs, colds, anemia, mental fatigue
and infections.

DAMIANA: Praised as an aphrodisiac, this herb is helpful as a cure for
female trouble usually due to female hormone imbalance. It is most
effective during menopause as a deterrent of "hot flashes."
DANDELION ROOT: The leaves and root of this herb are useful as a
blood purifier. High in essential vitamins and minerals, it has been
used for liver and kidney trouble as a blood builder. Also effective for
fatigue, skin disorders including age spots, cramps, constipation,
diabetes and hypoglycemia.

DEVIL'S CLAW: Stimulates the mechanisms of the body that cleanse
and detoxify. Known for its relief to arthritic and rheumatoid victims.
Possesses properties similar to chaparral, another desert herb famous
for its healing benefits.

DONG QUAI: A Chinese herb that provides female estrogen.

ECHINACEA: This herb is a basic blood builder and has been used in
all blood-related diseases such as external infections, boils, lymph
gland infection and gangrene.

EYEBRIGHT: Derived its name from its healing affects on all kinds of
eye ailments.

FALSE UNICORN: This herb is most acclaimed for its use in female
problems associated with pregnancy. It has been used for: diabetes,
hemorrhage, miscarriage, vaginal problems, menstruation and

FENNEL SEED: Used as a food seasoning; also good for gas, gout,
cramps, colic and spasm control.

FENUGREEK: Most recommended for lung problems such as
bronchitis. Also good in the treatment of throat inflammation and as
a poultice for external wounds.

FO-TI: Contains properties that appear to have a marvelous
rejuvenating effect on the brain cells and endocrine glands.

GARLIC: This herb is nature's antibiotic. It contains the bio-salts
flourine, iodine, phosphorus and sulphur. The most famous
condiment around the world, garlic is also used for high blood
pressure, cramps, liver ailments, sinus trouble, etc. It will also cause
the skin to secrete a natural insect repellent.

GINGER: Used widely in Mexican and Oriental cooking. It is a popular
herb in reducing plans because it aids in the removal of excess waste
from the system. Naturally, it helps prevent griping and diarrhea, and
it is also good to alleviate cold symptoms centered in the lungs.

GINSENG: Widely recommended for the stimulation of mental and
physical vigor and as an overall tonic. Used extensively in Russia and
the Orient, it has been proven to increase human performance levels
in stress situations. Several varieties of ginseng grow naturally in China, Korea, Siberia and the Great Lakes Region of the United
States and Canada.

GOLDEN SEAL ROOT: Recognized as a long standing cure-all, it ranks
with cayenne and lobelia as one of herbal medicine's most important
remedies. Useful in control of secretions: mucous, hemorrhages,
catarrhal conditions, etc. Also a treatment for difficult and painful

GOTU-KOLA: Used as a tonic, it is a good remedy for high blood
pressure, mental fatigue and senility.

HAWTHORN: Taken in small, infrequent dosage, this powerful herb is
a recommended heart tonic.

HOPS: Useful as a nervine and anodyne, it is used to treat
nervousness, sleeplessness, fever, toothache and earache. Taken
twice a day, morning and evening, it will increase urine flow and tone
the liver and gall bladder.

HORSETAIL GRASS: This herb contains large amounts of silica and is
recommended for the treatment of kidney stones. Also used for
glandular disorders and for a general eye, ear, nose and throat

JUNIPER BERRIES: Used singularly or in combination, this herb has
good disease preventive powers. As a tea, it is good for kidney and
bladder trouble centered in the pancreas and other urinary tract
glands. Also used for the treatment of baldness, hypoglycemia,
diabetes, lumbago and itching. Because of the activity of this herb,
dosage should be kept small.

KELP: This herb is a good promoter of glandular health, especially
the thyroid, pituitary and adrenal glands. Kelp is also high in trace

LICORICE ROOT: Another of the aphrodisiacs, this herb is excellent
for impotency, female problems, endurance, coughing and as a tonic
for sex stimulation.
LOBELIA: One of the most powerful and important herbs known to
man. Chiefly used as a relaxant, it is helpful in the treatment of all
fever and pneumonia. It helps clear the body of mucous congestion
in all of the body systems when taken as a tea made from the
powder. It is also used to induce vomiting when taken in large doses.

MARSHMALLOW: This herb's benefits are different for its leaves and
root. The leaves are used as an external poultice for swelling, ulcers,
and boils. The root (most often used in combination) is used as a
remedy for chest trouble. The root is also well-known as a remedy
for the kidneys.

MISTLETOE: Recommended mainly as a dietary supplement to supply
calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium.

MULLEIN LEAVES: A recommended herb for asthma relief when
taken as a tea. Its chief minerals are iron, magnesium, potassium
and sulphur. It has also been used for pulmonary disease and
hemorrhage of the bowels.

MYRRH GUM: This is an antiseptic, stimulant, tonic; used as a gargle
for sore throats and other oral infections such as pyorrhea, cankers
and halitosis.

PAPAYA LEAVES: Basically recommended because of it's high Vitamin
A content. The fruit of the plant is an aid to digestion. It supplies the
raw enzyme papain useful in the digestion of proteins.

PARSLEY: This herb has been used and acclaimed as an effective
measure in treating various types of cell degeneration, but it is also
an excellent diuretic. Added to food whenever possible, it will
increase the iron content of one's blood and increase resistance to all
types of infectious diseases. This herb is also very high in Vitamin A.

PASSION FLOWER: Used extensively as a relaxant for nervous
tension and the rigors associated with high blood pressure. Also used
to treat eye tension and strain.

PEACH BARK: Recommended to cleanse the body of toxins. It has
also been used for: nerves, water retention, as a laxative and as a
sleep aid.

PENNY ROYAL: Useful in the relief of menstruation, colds, fever,
colic, and spasms. This herb is a gentle reliever of gas and general
stomach pain. It is recommended that this herb not be taken during
the first 7 1/2 months of pregnancy.

PEPPERMINT: Useful as a mild stimulant, diaphoretic, antispasmodic.
It has been used for fevers, nausea and spasms.

PSYLLIUM SEED: Chiefly an aid to constipation and other disorders
due to colon blockage.

QUEEN OF THE MEADOW: This herb is used in various kidney
ailments. Diuretic, stimulant, astringent, relaxant, also excellent for

RED CLOVER: This herb is a good dietary supplement to supply
needed Vitamin A. It also has value in the relief of nervous tension
and as a cleanser of body toxins.

RED RASPBERRY: The leaves and fruit will remove canker sores from
the mouth. It is very soothing and is used at the end of pregnancy to
prepare for childbirth by supplying the nutrients necessary to
strengthen the walls of the uterus. The herb is also an excellent
diuretic and is recommended as a natural means of relief for the
problem of water retention often associated with pregnancy.

RHUBARB ROOT: Most effective as a cathartic and astringent. Used
to cleanse the ailmentary canal and diminish diarrhea. Its gentle
action makes it desirable for persons bothered by hemorrhoids.

ROSEHIPS: A good source of organic assimilable Vitamin C.

ROSEMARY LEAVES: A good remedy for nervous headache;
carminative and diaphoretic.

SAFFLOWER: A natural laxative and diaphoretic.

SAGE: Good for stomach problems, hair growth, as a poultice for
tumors and as a tonic for nerves.

SARSAPARILLA: This herb is a good blood tonic. Effective for male
impotency, heartburn, fever and hormone balance.

SASSAFRAS: Once considered a cure-all, this herb now has limited
use in treating rheumatism, stomach ache and colic.

SAW PALMETTO: Reported to have a beneficial effect on the function
of male and female sex glands and a marked effect on glandular
tissue in general.

SKULLCAP: This herb is used in nearly all herbal combinations that
prevent nervous disorders. It has a soothing and relaxing effect that
induces sleep.

SENNA: A vermifuge; and aid in removing parasitic worms from the

SLIPPERY ELM: This excellent diarrhea remedy also helps reduce
irritation of the colon and small intestines. Other uses include: fever
treatment and respiratory infection.

SPEARMINT: Contains the important trace elements magnesium and
potassium. It is most effective for subduing nausea.

SQUAW VINE: A remedy popularized by Mexican peasants to aid in
childbirth and menstruation. Also Used to treat varicose veins.

ST. JOHN'SWORT: Mainly used as an astringent and sedative. Found
to be good for lung problems and in the treatment of hysteria. Used
by women as an over all tonic for uterine disorder, afterbirth pain,
and menstruation irregularity.

THYME: An antiseptic herb used in the treatment of coughs, colic,
heartburn, fever, diarrhea, cramps, etc.

UVA-URSI: Called the "plant for women" because of its use in female
problems; it is also useful in digestive stimulation and control of

VALERIAN ROOT: One of the best nerve tonics. Two tablespoons two
to three times daily is excellent for children with measles, scarlet
fever, or just plain restlessness. This herb is good for convulsion
control, colic, all fevers, and for breaking up mucous blockage due to

WHITE OAK BARK: Because of the astringent powers of this material,
it is recommended for douches and enemas and as an aid for many
ailments from loosened teeth to varicose veins.

WOOD BETONY: Used to treat hysteria, head pain and neuralgia
because of its power as a nervine. This herb also has alternative
benefits in treating heartburn, indigestion and stomach cramps.

YARROW: High in potassium, this herb is used to treat the symptoms
of flu and the common cold. It is said that yarrow is better than
quinine for fevers.

YELLOW DOCK ROOT: Used as a blood purifier and as an effective
cardiac by most good herbalists. Very high in elemental iron.