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Herbs and Natural Remedies

Hebes and Natural Remedies

ALFALFA
Alfalfa has protein and vitamin A, B1, B6, C, E and K in it.
 
ALOE
This plant is used topically on wounds and burns to help them heal more rapidly.
 
AGRIMONY
Aids in recovery from winter colds and flu's.
 
ANGELICA
A warming and soothing herb.
 
ARNICA
Soothes sore muscles and reduces pain and inflammation.
 
ASHWAGANDAHA
Uses in traditional Indian and Ayurvedic medicine are extensive.  It belongs to the pepper family and is found in India and Africa.  This herb works with the immune function, osteoarthritis and stress.
 
ASPARAGUS ROOT
Small doses taken regularly are believed to enhance feeling of love and compassion.  Also used as a diuretic, urinary tract soother and tonic, helps with kidney stones as well, helps with symptoms of chronic fatigue, exhaustion, tuberculosis and even AIDS.
 
BEE BALM
Antiseptic and rich in antioxidants.
 
BILBERRY
A circulatory enhancer and diabetic aid.
 
BLACK COHOSH
This is a natural menopausal relief.  Studies revealed estrogen and Black Cohosh both resulted equally in eliminating symptoms in 4 week.  Black Cohosh may be as good as estrogen treatment.  It aslo helps in lowering cholesterol and strengthening of bones.
 
BORAGE
Diuretic and blood purifier/cleanser used in cases of artheritis and infections of respiratory tract.
 
BOSWELLIA
Anti inflammatory action.
 
BURDOCK
This has anti-bacterial and anti-viral powers and it reduces blood sugar, which helps prevent diabetes.
 
CALENDULA
This is a wound healer for both internal and external.  It is a soothing healer for burns as well. 
Avoid use during pregnancy
 
CASCARA SAGRADA
A safe, mild and effective natural laxative, especially for chronic constipation.
 
CAYENNE
A spice so hot yet has soothing medicinal properties.  Many uses with this one.  Go to www.herbsandnaturalremedies.com to check this one out.
 
CHAMOMILE
Need help sleeping?  Try a cup of this before bedtime.  Relaxing, calming and soothing, making it easier to fall asleep.
 
CHASTEBERRY
This herb can definitely handle your PMA
 
CHICK WEED
Used to help in weight loss by curbing your appetite.  Contains relatively high amounts of vitamins and flavonoids, which may explain some of its activity.  This plant grows across the United States and makes a wonderful addition to spring salads.  This can also be found in a cream to heal rashes and inflammatory skin conditions.
 
CLEAVERS
A powerful restoration for the lymphatic system.  Internally and externally, it's effective is treating inflammations including relieving skin conditions, rashes and burns.  Also can be used as blood purifier and has diuretic qualities.  Also used for UTI's, kidney stones, cystitis and can ease pain of reproductive organs.

COFFEE
Yes, coffee is an herb.  Gombats drowsiness, boost athletic performance, eases congestion due to colds and flu, helps prevent asthma attacks and enhances the pain relieving effect of aspirin.  It also can cause problems like insomnia and jitters, but poses no real threat if taken in moderation.
 
COMFREY
Promotes rapid repair of broken bones.
 
CRANBERRY
Useful in preventing UTI's.  Eating the actual cranberry and taken in pill form is better than drinking juice in effectiveness.
 
DAMIANA
Hailed as an aphrodisiac since ancient times.
 
DANDELION
Treats liver, gallbladder, kidney and joint problems.
 
DONG QUAI
The female ginseng, helps with abnormal menstruation, suppressed menstrual flow, painful menstruation and uterine bleeding.  Also can be used for hot flashes.
 
ECHINACEA
Enhances the immune system. 
 
ELDERBERRY
Elderberry Tea is used to "break" a fever by bringing on sweating.  The tea is drunk hot.  Can be gargled when cool for sore throat and also has mild diuretic action.  Elderberry is a wonderful bloos purifier.
 
EPHELDRA
Used for nasal congestion.
 
EVENING PRIMROSE
Supplies many essential fatty acids.
 
EYEBRIGHT
Used to soothe itching eyes.  Promotes general eye health.
 
FENNEL
Tastes like licorice or anise.  Restores normal stomach function.
 
FENUGREEK
Helps with high cholesterol.
 
FEVERFEW
Helps reduce frequency and severity of migraines.
 
FO-TI
 May help prevent premature aging and slow the aging process
 
GARLIC
A natural antibacterial  It is antibacterail action is equivalent to 1% penicillin.
 
GENTIAN
Supporting and nurturing the digestive system.
 
GINGER
Everything good is found in ginger.  Ginger is the stomach remedy of choice by herbalists.  Works on heartburn, abdominal cramps, flatuilence and queasy stomach.
 
GINKGO BILOBA
Enhances your memory
 
GINSENG
Primarily for men (Dong Quai is the equivalent for women).  Ginseng counteracts stress, both physical and mental, increased concentration and improved hand-eye coordination.
GOLDENSEAL
Keep this in your medicine chest.  Goldenseal was used by the Native Americans as a treatment for irritations and inflammation of the mucous membranes of the respiratory.  Also used for digestive and urinary tracts.  It was commonly used topically for skin and eye infections.
 
GOTU-KOLA
A relaxant and nervous system restorative.  May promote longevity
 
GRAPE SEED
A powerful antioxidant.
 
GREEN TEA LEAF
The number one drink in the world.  Another antioxidant helping to maintain healthy cells and tissues
 
GUARANA
A potent energy source.
 
HAWTHORN
The new hope for heart health.  Used for weak hearts and angina.  Today it is viewed as a potentially important drug source
 
HOP
Used as a sedative
 
HOODIA
Hoodia is used for weight loss.  It is a bitter tasting cucumberish cactus like plant.  It grows wild in the Kalahari Desert of South Africa
 
HORSE CHESTNUT
For strengthening and toning of the circulatory system.
 
HORNY GOAT WEED
This is an aphrodisiac for both men and women, improving erectile function in men
 
JUNIPER
Best known for Gin, an excellent remedy for UTI's and bladder infectins.
 
KAVA KAVA
Calming herb.  Well known for its anti anxiety effects, similar to drinking a glass of wine.  Also used for weight loss.
 
KUDZU
Helps inhibit the desire for alcohol.
 
LAVENDER
The herb of love and calmness.  Many uses for this.  Go to www.herbsandnaturalremedies.com
 
LEMON BALM
Brush its leaves and your fingers smell like lemon mint.  This herb has a sedative effect on the central nervous system.  The oil of the lemon balm seems to inhibit bacteria and viruses.  Can also be made as a tea to help treat colds and flu's.
 
LOBELIA
Indian tobacco, but be careful!
 
LOMATIUM
Reputed to have antiral effects
 
MARSHMALLOW
Long used by herbalist to treat coughs and sore throats.
 
MEADOWSWEET
Used by herbalist to treat rheumatism in joints and muscles.
 
MILK THISTLE
A restorative herb for the liver.
 
MULLEIN
The respiratory soother.
 
MYRRH
Soothing effccts on inflamed tissues in the mouth and throat.
 
NETTLE
Keeps the body from making inflammatory chemicals (prostaglandins).
 
OATS
Treats nervous exhaustion, insomnia and weakness of the nerves.
 
ONIONS
Prevention of atherosclerosis.
 
OREGON GRAPES
Useful for mild infections.
 
PARSLEY
Think twice before you ignore this token herb on your dinner plate.  It contains vitamin A, more vitamin C per volumne than an orange, serveral B vitamins, calcium and iron.
 
PASSION FLOWER
Used for tension, fatigue, insomnia and muscle spasms.  This flower extract has a slightly narcotic effect, may impart a mariguana type high.
 
PAU D' ARCO
A good remedy for fungus infections.
 
PEPPERMNT
Soothes indigestions.
 
PHYLLANTHUS
Used in Ayurvedic medicine for over 2,000 years.  Internal use for jaundice, gonorrhea, frequent menstruation
 
PSYLLIUM
Supplies dietary fiber.
 
PYGEUM
Helps men with BPH, improves urinary flow and other symptoms.
 
QUINCE
Sent as presents, or shared, were tokens of love.  Read more about this at www.herbsandnaturalremedies.com
 
RED CLOVER
Used as diuretic, a cough expectorant (an agent that promotes discharge of mucous from the respiratory passages) and an alterative.
 
RED RASBERRY
Herbalist have used this to treat diarrhea.  In traditional herbalism and midwifery, red raspberry has been connected to female health including pregnancy.
 
ST JOHNS WORT
Americans who suffer from depression have chosen to take an extract made from beautiful, bright yellow flower called the ST Johns Wort.  It contains both immune enhancing and antiviral components and is being studied by aids researchers as well.
 
SARSAPARILLA
Used for arthritis, cancer, skin diseases and a host of other conditions.
 
SAW PALMETTO
used for arthritis, cancer, skin diseases and a host of other conditions
 
SCHIZANDRA CHINENSIS
for prostrate health in men.
 
SENNA
A cleansing herb.
 
SLIPPERY ELM
An ingredient in some commercial cough drops.
 
 SOY
A sedative, anti-spasmodic, diaphoretic, with hormonal balancing effects, and benefits to the liver and curculation.
 
SPEARMINT
Used to relieve hiccough, flatulence, nausea, vomiting and colic.
 
STEVIA
Sweeter than sugar. Try it!
 
TEA TREE
The oil kills fungus and bacteria of the nails.  Also good for acne.
 
UVA URSI
A natural tonic for the urinary system.
 
VALERIAN
Natures answer to Valium.
 
VITEX
See Chasteberry
 
WHITE WILLOW
The herbal aspirin Medical research shows that this chemical in white willow called (salicin) not only reduces fever and relieves pain and inflammation, but also may help prevent heart attack, stroke, digestive tract cancers and migraine headaches.
 
WITCH HAZEL
Popular home remedy for cuts, bruises, hemorrhoids and sore muscles.  More than a million gallons of witch hazel waters are sold in the United States each year.
 
WORMWOOD
This herb is very interesting.  The active principle of wormwood is "thugone" which in large amounts is a convulsing poison and narcotic.  Stress caution here!!  Though it has been used by herbalists as an antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, sedative, stomachic, tonix and stimulant, it is not an herb to experiment with.
Precautions: Do not try this herb without professional advise!
 
YARROW
Can keep wounds from becoming inflamed and also can make blood clot faster.
 
YELLOW DOCK
Excellent liver and gallbladder tonic.
 
YOHIMBE
 Be careful on this one.  This can dilate the blood vessels of the skin and mucous membranes.  It has been used to lower blood pressure, as an anti-diuretic, angina pectoris and for treatment of atherosclerosis.  However, there is no scientific evidence to back this up.  Read more on tis one before trying it.
 
ZEDOARY
Indigestion, flatulence, colic.  (Ginger is better for this).
 
 
RECCOMMENDED READING
"The Green Pharmacy Herbal Handbook"
your comprehensive reference to the best herbs for healing.
 
 
*****NOTE TO READER*****
Before trying any herb, it is always a good idea to check for side effects etc.  Some herbs can interfere with prescription medicines so cover your basis.
 
 
 
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