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Scientific name : Agrimonia eupatoria
It is a blend of the leaves that is used to treat liver ailments including jaundice, ulcers, diarrhea and skin problems. The leaves are also used as a diuretic. For external purposes it is used as a fomentation for athlete's foot, sores, slow-healing wounds, and insect bites.


Scientific name : Medicago sativa
It is used for treating anemia, fatigue, kidneys, peptic ulcers, pituitary problems, and for building general health, retaining water in the body, relieving urinary and bowel problems. This herb is effective for the treatment of narcotic and alcohol addiction.


Scientific name : Pimenta dioica
It relieves toothache and is used as a mouth freshener for fresh breath.

Aloe Vera

Scientific name : Aloe vera, Aloe spp.
The gel obtained from the inner part of the aloe leaf is used to treat burns, skin rashes, insect bites, healing wounds by drawing out infection, and preventing infection from starting and chafed nipples from breast-feeding. This gel can also be used internally to keep the bowels functioning smooth. It must be noticed that this medicine when taken internally causes intestinal cramping and there are other herbs that do this job better. This gel is best effective when used fresh rather than "stabilized" gels found in the stores. The fresh gel was used by Cleopatra to keep her skin soft and young.


Scientific name : Amaranthus spp.
It is best to treat stomach flu, diarrhea, and gastroenteritis. This herb is also helpful in stopping menstruation and for contraception. It reduces tissue swelling caused due to sprains and tick bites when applied externally. It is advisable not to be used by pregnant or lactating women.


Scientific name : Angelica archangelica
It is a herbal tea that is used to treat colic, gas, indigestion, hepatitis, and heartburn. It is also a remedy for afflictions of the respiratory system, liver problems and digestive difficulties. This herb also promotes circulation and energy in the body, often stimulates circulation in the pelvic region and also stimulates suppressed menstruation. It is advisable not to be used by pregnant women or diabetics.


Scientific name : Pimpinellaa anisum
Like angelica this herb is good for the treatment of colic, gas, and indigestion. It is a trusted remedy for cough being the mildest of the herbs used for these purposes.


Scientific name : Pyrus spp.
It is used to treat constipation, lower cholesterol level, cures heart diseases and prevents infection if rubbed after crushing apple leaves on fresh wound.


Scientific name : Astragalus membranaceous
This herb strengthens metabolism and digestion, raises metabolism, aids in strengthening the immune system and is used in the healing of wounds and injuries.

Apocynum (Black Indian Hemp)

Scientific name : Apocynum cannabinum L. or A. androsaemifolium L.
It is used to treat congestive heart failure as it contains cardio- active glycosides This herb doesn't have an edge over digitalis and hence is not advisable to be used by any human.


Scientific names : Arnica spp.
If used externally this herb reduces inflammation and pain of bruises, aches, and sprains. While usage it must be kept in mind that internal application of this herb has a toxic effect on the heart and causes very high blood pressure.


Scientific names : Stachys officinalis (L.) Trev.
It is an astringent used to treat diarrhea and ease gum, mouth and throat irritation. A blend or tea of these leaves can be either drunk or used as a gargle or mouthwash. It is also an effective treatment for mucous membrane irritation and diarrhea but overdosing may cause excessive irritation of the stomach.


Scienitfic name : Cytisus scoparius (L.) Link
Meidicnal value It has abundantly used as an alternative to marijuana, which has negative effects. It has an action of a diuretic but is not advisable to use it as a diuretic also.


Scientific name : Vaccinium myrtillus L.
It is a food supplement and increases the visual acuity apart from preventing glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration.

Birch Leaves

Scintific names : Betula verrucosa Erh. or B. pubescens Erh.
This herb is taken with a lot of water along. They act as a mild diuretic and are used for the treatment of kidney and urinary tract infections.


Scientific name : Sanguinaria canadensis L.
It is bets to use as a mouthwash as it helps reducing plaque cavities.


Scientific name : Ocimum basilicum
This herb is bets of the treatment of stomach cramps, vomiting, fevers, colds, flu, headaches, whooping cough, and menstrual pains. Furthermore, it reduces stomach acid and contributes to the cure of ulcers. To withdraw poison of insect bite from the body this herb is used externally. The herb is known for eliminating worms from the intestines and when applied in oil form to treat skin acne.


Scientific name : Myrica cerifera
This herb, strengthens blood vessels, increases circulation and also augments the vitality of the total body systems. Even vaginal infections can be cured by tea of Bayberry that stands good for gargle, sore throat and tonsillitis.


Scientific name : Monarda citriodora
This herb also known as Oswego tea and Bee Balm is good for the treatment of nausea, vomiting, cold and flu. If used in oil form is an effective treatment for acne, coughs, fevers, tension, stress, and depression.


Scientific name : Polygonum bistorta
For the treatment of diarrhea and dysentery the herb is boiled and drunk several times a day. It also acts as a dressing for cuts and wounds when mixed with echinacea, myrrh, and golden seal.


Scientific name : Rubus villosus
It is an infusion of leaves that is good for the treatment of diarrhea and sore throat. It is often used as syrup prepared form the root.

Black Cohosh

Scientific name : Cimcifuga racemosa
For the treatment of arthritis this herb is used a lot as it improves blood circulation. This herb is often used to cure delayed and painful menstruation besides being used as a conjunction with other herbs in treating menopause symptoms. It is advisable not to be used during pregnancy. Black Cohosh can be poisonous in large doses.

Blessed Thistle

Scientific name : Cnicus benedictus
It is useful in strengthening heart and in all remedies for lung, kidney, and liver problems and also as a brain food for stimulating the memory. During menopause and for menstrual cramping and often for lactating women to stimulate blood flow to the mammary glands and increases the flow of milk, this herb is advised by ayurveda.

Blue Cohosh

Scientific name : Caulophylum thalictroides
To regulate menstrual flow and suppressed menstruation this herb is used. This herb is also used to induce labor, also during childbirth to ease the pain and difficulty that accompany birthing, This herb should not be taken during pregnancy.


Scientific name : Eupatorium perfoliatum
This herb is used for treating severe fevers, flu and catarrh conditions.


Scientific name : Borago officinalis
This herb is used for treating bronchitis, rashes and to increase mother's milk.


Scientific name: Arctium lappa
This herb is used for the treatment of skin diseases, boils, fevers, inflammations, hepatitis, swollen glands, some cancers and fluid retention. It is an excellent blood purifier and its tea is used for indigestion. Helps clear persistent teenage acne if taken for three to four weeks.


Scientific name: Carum carvi
This herb is used for aiding digestion, promoting menses, increasing mother's milk and to add to cough remedies as an expectorant.

Cascara Sagrada

Scientific name: Rhamnus purshiana
This herb is used treating chronic constipation, stimulating digestive system and is safe as a laxative. It is used for treating intestinal gas, liver and gall bladder complaints and enlarged liver also.


Scientific name: Nepeta cataria
For home remedies for colds, flu, fevers, upset stomach and insomnia, particularly good for children with upset stomachs in a very mild infusion this herb is a very effective medicine.

Cat's Claw

Scientific name: Uncaria tomentosa
This herb is also known as una de gato and is used for the treatment of arthritis, gastritis, tumors, dysentery, female hormonal imbalances, viral infections. This herb should not be taken by those who have received an organ transplant or by pregnant or nursing women.


Scientific name: Capsicum spp.
For herbal use, the peppers are usually ground into a powder and mixed with other powdered herbs in capsules.

This herb is used for all sorts of arthritis and muscle aches and it also benefits heart and circulation when taken alone or added to other remedies. This herb normalizes blood pressure and is good for ulcer. It is used in antibiotic combinations, for menstrual cramps and as a part of treatment for depression.


Scientific name: Matricaria chamomilla (German chamomile), Anthemus nobilis (Roman chamomile)
This herb is used as tea for nerves and menstrual cramps. The tea is also useful for babies and small children with colds and stomach troubles. For inducing sleep in insomniac conditions and wash sore eyes and open sores this herb is advised.


Scientific name: Stellaria media
This herb is an excellent source of many B vitamins and various minerals and thus is used to treat bronchitis, pleurisy, coughs, colds and as a blood builder. Externally it is good for skin diseases, and the tea added to the bath is good for soothing skin irritations and rashes.


Scientific name: Cinnamomum zeylanicum
This herb is used for acute symptoms, as this herb is a stimulant to other herbs and the body, enabling herbal remedies to work faster. It is a blood purifier and an prevents infections. .

Clover Red

Scientific name: Trifolium pratense
This herb is used as a nerve tonic, as a sedative for exhaustion, to strengthen children with weak systems and is used with children for coughs, bronchitis, wheezing, as it is mild to their systems. In combination with other drugs it is used for the treatment of cancer and for skin eruptions (acne).


Scientific name: Eugenia caryophyllata
This herb stops toothache when it is applied directly to the cavity as oil. It is very useful with people who have cold extremities. Cloves promote sweating with fevers, colds, and flu and are often used in remedies for whooping cough. Cloves are also safe and effective for relieving vomiting during pregnancy.


Scientific name: Tussilago farfara
This herb is used to treat respiratory problems and acts as a soother for the stomach and intestines. A combination of horehound, ginger, licorice root and Coltsfoot soothes throat when used as a cough syrup.


Scientific name: Symphytum officinale
Besides being a healer for wounds, burn, sores and bruises when applied as an ointment Comfrey is an effective remedy for coughs, ulcers, healing broken bones, sprains and asthma.

It must be kept in mind that large dosages can cause liver damage and if used externally it should be used as tea rather than capsules.


Scientific name: Centaurea cyanus
The juice of the stem of this herb treats wounds and cuts.

Cramp Bark

Scientific name: Viburnum opulus
This herb is mainly used for treating feminine problems like aiding menstrual cramps, after birth, preventing miscarriages and internal hemorrhages and is used as an uterine sedative also.


Scientific name: Turnera diffusa
This herb regulates the female cycle of menstruation, stimulates sexual appetite and is good for urinary problems, nervousness and hypertension.


Scientific name: Taraxum officinale
This herb is good for proper functioning of liver as it clears obstructions (such as stones) and detoxifies poisons that gather in liver, spleen and gall bladder. This herb finds its utility in treating premenstrual syndrome, as a diuretic, to reduce cholesterol and uric acid and to clear skin eruptions when used both internally and externally.


Scientific name: Anethum graveolens
Dill is an herb effective for the treatment of colic, gas, and indigestion.

Dong Quai

Scientific name: Angelica sinensis
Being a uterine tonic and hormonal regulator this herb is an effective herb for female reproductive system. And is often used in premenstrual syndrome formulas as well as menopausal formulas.

Dragon's Blood

Scientific name: Daemonorops draco
This herb's resin has an external use as a healer and to stop bleeding apart from being used internally for chest pains, post-partum bleeding, internal traumas, and menstrual irregularities.


Scientific name: Echinacea purpurea
This herb is used as a natural antibiotic and immune system stimulator, helping to build resistance to colds, flu and infections. It increases the production of white blood cells, and improves the lymph glands. The tea from this herb should be used in all infections and has been used in treating skin cancers and other cancers.


Scientific name: Sambucus nigra
This herb is an internal cleanser when fighting flu and colds. Acne can also be treated with this herb when taken as a tea Elder flower oil is a remedy for chapped skin and is also used to cleanse the body, build the blood, treat inflammation, fever and soothe the respiratory system. Being an antiseptic it heals external wounds and is also used as an insect repellant. Fresh Elder's stem has cyanide and hence should not be used internally by pregnant or lactating women.


Scientific name: Inula helenium
This herb is an effective remedy for treating intestinal worms, water retention and to lessen tooth decay and firm the gums. This herb can be externally used for washing wounds and itching rashes. It is burned to repel insects.


Scientific name: Eucalyptus globulus
This herb has antiseptic values when used as an oil and is used to treat pyorrhea (gum disease) and prevent infections after burning. The oil and steam of leaves if breathed in will help clear the sinuses. When mixed with water or vegetable oils, it makes a good insect repellant.

Evening Primrose

Scientific name: Oenothera biennis
This herb's oil stimulates to help with liver and spleen conditions. Even Multiple Sclerosis, low blood pressure, pain of angina can be cured by it besides being an element to slow the production of cholesterol. It is a valuable part of an herbal remedy for treating the symptoms of pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) and menstrual cramping.


Scientific name: Euphrasia officinalis
This herb stimulates the liver to remove toxins from the body and can be used externally and internally to treat eye infections and afflictions such as pink- eye. The herb strengthens the eye, and helps to repair damage.

False Unicorn

Scientific name: Chamaelirium luteum
This herb is used sooths very delicate stomach and stimulates the reproductive organs in women and men. This herb is very important for use during menopause, due to its positive effects on uterine disorders, headaches and depression.


Scientific name: Foeniculum vulgare
This herb is used as a sedative for kids. It also improves digestion, cures cough and takes away appetite. It is used for cancer patients after radiation and chemotherapy treatments and enriches the flow of milk for lactating women.


Scientific name: Trigonella foenum-graecum
This herb is used to soften and expel mucous whereas its antiseptic properties kill infections in the lungs. It helps reducing fever when taken with lemon and honey and also nourishes the body during illness. It is used to relax the uterus and can be taken by pregnant women.


Scientific name: Tanacetum parthenium
This herb is used for the treatment of cold, fever, flu, digestive problem, to end migraines and other headaches.


Scientific name: Linum usitatissimum
This herb is used for maintaining cardiovascular health, to help in menopause and as a mild laxative, apart from being used in seed form for the treatment of cancer. The oil helps slow the kidney disease that accompanies lupus.


Scientific name: Boswellia carterii
This herb relieves menstrual pains, rheumatic aches and pains. Externally it is used for liniments and for its antiseptic properties.


Scientific name: Allium sativum
This herb is a powerful herb used as a natural antibiotic and has the capability to stimulate cell growth and activity. It reduces blood pressure in hypertension and is an excellent cure for all colds and infections of the body.


Scientific name: Zingiber officinale
This herb is an excellent remedy for strengthening and healing the respiratory system, fighting off colds and flu, removing congestion, soothing sore throats and relieving headaches and body aches. It is recommended during pregnancy for treating morning sickness and digestive problems and for colds and sore throats.

Gingko Biloba

Scientific name: Gingko biloba
This herb is used to treat memory loss, head injuries, tinnitus, circulatory problems, strengthening the cardiac system, impotence, asthma, allergies that affect breathing and Alzheimer's disease in its early stages.


Scientific name: Panax quinquefolia (American ginseng), Eleutherococcus senticosus (Siberian ginseng), Panax spp.
This herb stimulates the body to overcome all forms of illness, lower blood pressure, increase endurance, relieving depression and in sex. It is used to tone the body during stress and to overcome fatigue. During menopause it aids in rejuvenating the system and balances hormones as well as aids in regulating hot flashes.


Scientific name: Hydrastis canadensis
This herb is used for pregnant women and as an antiseptic. The herb goes straight to the bloodstream and eliminates infection in the body and enables the liver to recover.

Gotu Kola

Scientific name: Centella asiatica
This herb is and excellent mental stimulant and is often used after mental breakdowns and if used regularly it can prevent nervous breakdown besides relieving mental fatigue, senility and aids the body in defending itself against toxins.

Green Tea

Scientific name: Camellia sinensis, Various spp.
This herb is an effective anti-oxidant and it reduces the risk of many forms of cancer, has the ability to stabilize blood lipids, aiding in treating high cholesterol, hypertension and stimulate immune functions. This herb also eases mental fatigue, and lowers the risks for arteriosclerosis.


Scientific name: Crataegus oxycantha
This herb is used to cure insomnia, prevent miscarriage, heart ailments, strengthening muscles, prevent arteriosclerosis, angina, poor heart action and for treating nervousness.


Scientific name: Calluna spp.
This herb when made to tea suppresses cough and aids sleeplessness.


Scientific name: Hyosycamus niger
This herb is used to stop pain, lessens perspiration. As it is very toxic it is not advisable for use by pregnant women or weak children and must be taken in extremely small amounts for external use only and not on a regular basis.


Scientific name: Humulus lupulus
This herb is a sedative used for treating insomnia, coughs, bladder ailments, liver ailments and nervous tension. It is used in brewing beer and ales. Externally it is used to treat itching skin rashes and hives and it also removes poisons from the body.


Scientific name: Marrubium vulgare
This herb is used as a home remedy for children's cough and as a tonic for the respiratory system and stomach. In large doses it acts as a laxative.


Scientific name: Armoracia lapathifolia
Herb oil is used to massage away muscular aches and help loosen chest congestion. It can be used to warm a cold body, and to clear up drippy sinuses.


Scientific name: Equisetum arvense
This herb is used for treating urinary tract infections, aid in coagulation, decrease bleeding, help broken bones heal faster, help brittle nails and hair and treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. When the plant boiled in water it makes an effective foot soak for tired feet and for the treatment of athlete's foot. It is advised to be not used by pregnant or nursing.


Scientific name: Hysoppus officinalis
This herb is used for treating lung ailments, aid in healing of wounds, soothe sore throats and inhibit the growth of the herpes simplex virus.

Iceland Moss

Scientific name: Cetraria islandica
This herb is used to cure all kinds of chest ailments and nourish the weak, elderly and weak children.


Scientific name: Hedera spp.
This herb is used as an effective remedy for treating sores, ulcers and other skin eruptions externally.


Scientific name: Jasminum officinale
Jasmine tea is drunk for calming and because of its aphrodisiac qualities. Jasmine oil used in massage is soothing to the skin, menstrual cramps and treats depression and nerve conditions.


Scientific name: Simmondsia chinensis
The oil of this herb promotes hair growth and relieves skin problems for centuries. It is an effective treatment for dandruff, psoriasis, dry and chapped skin.


Scientific name: Juniperis spp.
This herb is used to clear uric acid from the body apart from healing pancreas with its high content of natural insulin. It is useful for all urinary infections and for water retention problems. To compress acne, athletes' foot and dandruff Juniper is used externally.

Kava Kava

Scientific name: Piper methysticum
This herb is used for treating insomnia, nervousness, relieving stress after injury, for pains associated with nerve and skin diseases. Large doses can create a toxic substance in the liver.


Scientific name: Fucus versiculosus
This herb strengthens and promotes the glands, controls the thyroid and regulates metabolism. It is a terrific boost for pregnancy and good for child's development.


Scientific name: Lavandula officinalis
This herb is an antidepressant and is used in combination with other herbs for a remedy of depression, nervous tension, headache and stress.

Lemon Balm

Scientific name: Melissa officinalis
This is used to treat children with fever, flu and colds and treat adults with cold, headache, depression, menstrual cramps, insomnia, nervous stomach, hyperthyroidism (Grave's disease), herpes simplex and indigestion.


Scientific name: Glycyrrhiza glabra
This herb is a major source of female hormone, estrogen. It is used to treat cough and chest ailments and also used as a remedy for stomach and heart problems, indigestion and most respiratory ailments. Should not be used by pregnant women.


Scientific name: Levisticum officinale
This herb eases bloating and flatulence and is used with other herbs to counteract colds and flu.


Scientific name: Podophyllum peltatum
This herb is a strong gland stimulants and is used to treat skin problems, digestion, and chronic liver diseases. Pregnant women should not use this herb


Scientific name: Calendula spp.
This herb is used to treat headaches, earaches and reduces fevers. It is excellent for heart, circulation and to heal wounds and bruises.


Scientific names: Origanum majorana
This herb is an effective cure for asthma, coughs and is used to strengthen the stomach and intestines.


Scientific name: Althea officinalis
This herb aids in the spittle of difficult mucous and phlegm, helps to relax and soothe the bronchial tubes. It is an anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory for joints and the digestive system. Externally with cayenne it is used to treat blood poisoning, burns and gangrene.


Scientific name: Filipendula ulmaria
This herb is used to treat headaches, fever, arthritis, rheumatism, menstrual cramps, flu and diarrhea in children. It also helps in recovery from drug and alcohol abuse.


Scientific name: Artemisia vulgaris
This herb is used to treat nervousness, shaking, insomnia, induce menses and cramp bark. Often used to stimulate the liver and as a digestive aid. Pregnant women should not use it.


Scientific name: Verbascum spp.
This herb is not addictive or poisonous and is as a painkiller and to bring on sleep. It loosens mucous and for treating lung ailments.


Scientific name: Commiphora myrrha
This herb is a powerful antiseptic and is a strong cleaning and healing agent, soothing the body and speeding the healing process. It is most often used in mouthwashes, gargles and tooth pastes for fighting and preventing gum disease.


Scientific name: Myrtus communis
Myrtle is used to treat bronchitis, bruises, bad breath, wounds, colds, sinusitis and coughs.


Scientific name: Azadirachta indica
It is used to treat wounds, burns, sprains, bruises, earache, headache, fever, sore throat, food poisoning, shingles, colds, flu, hepatitis, mononucleosis, fungal infections, yeast infections, sexually transmitted diseases, acne, skin diseases, heart diseases, blood disorders, kidney problems, digestive problems, ulcers, periodontal diseases, nerve disorders, malaria, fatigue and many other ailments. It is being closely studied for combating AIDS, cancer, diabetes, allergies and as birth control for both men and women. It should not be used by internally by pregnant women.


Scientific name: Urtica spp.
This herb is used for treating high blood pressure, anemia, fatigue, edema, menstrual difficulties, eczema, enlarged prostate (especially when combined with Saw Palmetto), urinary tract problems, hay fever and allergies, gout, PMS, rheumatism, ending diarrhea, scurvy, liver and prostate problems. Externally it is used as a compress to treat neuralgia and arthritis. It is very supportive during pregnancy.


Scientific name: Myristica fragrans
Nutmeg relieves chronic nervous problems as well as heart problems, it aids in digestion and relieves nausea. Large doses can be poisonous and causes miscarriage for pregnant women.


Scientific name: Quercus spp.
This herb is used to treat diarrhea, dysentery, and bleeding and if used externally the bark or leaves are boiled and then applied to bruises, swollen tissues, wounds that are bleeding, and varicose veins.


Scientific name: Avena sativa, A. fatua
Oats helps in recovering from an illness, supplies necessary fiber in the diet and Oats pastes clear up many skin disorders, such as acne.


Scientific name: Allium sepa
Onion is used externally as an antiseptic and internally it can alleviate gas pains, reduce hypertension and reduce cholesterol.


Scientific name: Origanum vulgare
This herb is useful for the promotion of perspiration, as a treatment for colds, flu, and fevers, to bring on menses and relieve associated menstrual discomfort, to clear lungs and bronchial passages.


Scientific name: Passiflora incarnata
This herb is used for the treatment of hyperactivity, insomnia, Parkinson's disease, nervous tension, eye infections and eye- strain.


Scientific name: Pogostemon cablin, P. patchouli
Patchouli is used to treat dysentery, diarrhea, cold without fevers, vomiting and nausea.


Scientific name: Mentha pulegium
Pennyroyal herb removes gas from the digestive system, before menstruation aids a suppressed flow, used in treatments for clods, upset stomach and to stimulate blood flow to the pelvis area. It should not be taken or used by pregnant women.


Scientific name: Paeonia officinalis
Peony root treats menstrual cramps and irregularities, gout, asthma and emotional nervous conditions.


Scientific name: Mentha piperata
Peppermint cleans and strengthens the body, acts as a sedative on the stomach and strengthens the bowels


Scientific name: Vinca major, Vinca minor
Periwinkle is used made into a tea for external use to treat skin problems, dermatitis, eczema and acne.

Scientific name: Plantago lanceolata, P. major
Plantain is used to clear mucous from the body, to neutralize poisons, to treat lung problems in children, to treat stomach ulcers, for diarrhea, bladder infectionsand for treating wounds.


Scientific name: Papaver spp.
oppy is used for pain, insomnia, nervousness and chronic coughs.

Queen Anne's Lace

Scientific name: Daucus carota
Queen Anne's Lace is used for treating gallstones, kidney stones, water retention, strains and sprains. It is also called Wild Carrot.


Scientific name: Rubus idaeus
This herb is good for females as it strengthens the uterine wall during pregnancy, reduces the pain of childbirth, helps to reduce false labor pains, eases menstrual cramps and regulates the flow during menstruation. It is also good for vomiting in small children, dysentery and diarrhea in infants. After childbirth it also decreases uterine swelling and cut down on bleeding.


Scientific name: Rosa spp.
The vitamin c of this herb nourishes the skin, acts as a blood purifier, as a remedy for infections, cold and flu.


Scientific name: Rosmarinus officinalis
This herb stimulates the circulatory system, treat bites and stings (externally). treats migraines, bad breath, stimulates sexual organs, treats nervous disorders, upset stomachs, regulates menstrual cycle and eases cramps (internally). It is also used in lotions to ease arthritis and muscle pain.


Scientific name: Ruta graveolens
This herb helps in expelling from the body, poison from snake bite, scorpion, spider or jellyfish. Pregnant women should not use it.


Scientific name: Crocus sativus
This herb is prevents heart disease, build-up of cholesterol, soothes membranes of the stomach and colon. Pregnant women should not take it.


Scientific name: Salvia spp.
This herb relieves excess mucous buildup, eases mental exhaustion, strengthens concentrating abilities, treats sores and skin eruptions, stops bleeding in all cuts, soothes mouth sores and sore throats, is good for all stomach troubles, diarrhea, gas, flu, colds, rinses hair and removes dandruff. It is used to regulate the menstrual cycle, to decrease milk flow in lactating women, aid in treating hot flashes and is used as a deodorant.

St. Johnswort

Scientific name: Hypericum perforatum
This herb for treating bronchitis, internal bleeding, healing wounds, septic wounds, to ease depression, headaches, hysteria, neuralgia, shingles, symptoms that occur during menopause and is useful in swellings, abscesses, and bad insect stings. Recent research proves that St. Johnswort is effective in combating AIDS by increasing the immune functions of the body.


Scientific name: Santalum album
This herb is used to cool the body during fevers and heat stroke, to aid in passing of kidney and gall- stones and for infections in the urinary tract.

Saw Palmetto

Scientific name: Serenoa repens, S. serrulata
This herb is used for all wasting diseases, diseases of the reproductive glands and organs, for the mucous membranes as well as for treating bronchitis and lung asthma. For treating enlargement of the prostate gland this is an effective treatment.


Scientific name: Scutellaria laterifolia
This herb is food for the nerve, it relieves from all chronic and acute diseases that affect the nerves, regulates sexual desires, lessen the affects of epilepsy, aids in easing insomnia and restlessness, is a remedy for feminine cramps and menstrual troubles and reduces fevers.


Scientific name: Cassia Senna
This herb is an effective laxative, often used as a cleanser during a fast and is not to be used for prolonged periods to avoid the bowel becoming dependent.

Slippery Elm

Scientific name: Ulmus fulva
This herb neutralizes stomach acids, boosts adrenal glands, draws out impurities and heals all parts of the body. It is most useful for the respiratory system and can be externally used to heal burns, skin cancers, poison ivy and wounds.

Solomon's Seal

Scientific name: Polygonatum officianale
This herb is effective for treating tuberculosis, diabetes, wasting diseases and is used as a kidney tonic and as a healer of broken bones.


Scientific name: Mentha viridis
This herb help stopping vomiting during pregnancy and is gentle enough to use for colic in babies while aiding in curing colds, flu and gas.


Scientific name: Mitchella repens
This herb is most beneficial in childbirth as it strengthens the uterus, helps prevent miscarriage and relieves congestion of the uterus and ovaries. Its antiseptic properties make it valuable for treating vaginal infections.


Scientific name: Tabebuia spp.
This herb also known as Pau d' Arco has antibiotic and virus-killing properties and hence is able to give body the energy needed to defend itself and to help resist diseases. To combat cancer and leukemia and for aiding all chronic diseases this is an effective herb.


Scientific name: Artemisia dracunculus
This herb's mild infusion is used to treat insomnia and hyperactivity. It stimulates that appetite and aids in digestion.


Scientific name: Thymus spp.
This herb is a powerful antiseptic used in cases of anemia, bronchial ailments, intestinal disturbances, against tooth decay, fungal infections as in athlete's foot and skin parasites such as crabs and lice. It is good for colic, flatulence and cold.

Uva Ursi

Scientific name: Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
This herb strengthens and tones the urinary tract and is useful for kidney infections, bladder infections, inflammatory disease of the urinary tract, diabetes, postpartum women to return the womb to its natural size and prevent infection of the womb after childbirth. Pregnant women should not use it.


Scientific name: Valeriana officinalis
This herb relaxes, treats insomnia, nervous tension and pain, strengthens heart, lower blood pressure, IBS, menstrual cramps and muscle spasms. It is often used as a tranquilizer.


Scientific name: Verbena officinalis
This herb is used to treat liver diseases, exhaustion, fatigue, fever, insomnia, asthma, post-natal depression, malaria, dysentery, congestion, painful or irregular menses, increases the flow of mother's milk and is a pain reliever. Do not use during pregnancy.


Scientific name: Viola odorata
This herb is an effective healer for internal ulcers, malignant growths. It is used both internally and externally for pimples, abscesses, tumors and swollen glands.


Scientific name: Vitex agnus-castus
This herb normalizes the reproductive system, treats infertility, PMS, menopausal problems and hormonal imbalances.


Scientific name: Juglans nigra (Black Walnut)
The bark of this tree is used to treat dysentery and skin diseases. The nut is used to promote strength and weight gain whereas the ground hull of the nut is used to treat skin diseases, herpes, head, body lice and internal parasites. Walnut leaf is used to treat eczema, hives and boils. Diluted walnut oil is used to treat dandruff.

Wild Cherry

Scientific name: Prunus serotina
This is a good expectorant, is useful for all illnesses related to lung congestion.

Wild Yam

Scientific name: Dioscorea villosa
This herb treats liver and the endocrine system. It also regulates the female system, particularly during menopause, menstrual distress and infertility.


Scientific name: Salix spp.
This herb is used to cleanse and heal eyes that are infected or inflamed.

Witch Hazel

Scientific name: Hamamelis virginiana
This herb is used for healing insect bites, burns, bleeding wounds, hemorrhoids, and varicose veins externally. Internally it stops bleeding from internal organs, treats bronchitis, flu, coughs and stomach ulcers. It is often used as a mouthwash for conditions of the mouth and throat, and for bleeding gums


Scientific name: Artemisia absinthum
This herb is used for treating all problems within the digestive system, liver and bladder ailments. It promotes menstruation and helps with menstrual cramps.


Scientific name: Achillea millefolium
This herb stimulates and regulates the liver, acts as a blood purifier and heals the glandular system. It is often used as a contraceptive, as a part of diabetes treatment, for treating gum ailments, cold, flu, fevers and toothache also. It arrests internal and external bleeding during childbirth. Pregnant women should avoid this herb.

Yellow Dock

Scientific name: Rumex crispus
This herb is a blood purifier, astringent and is used for treating all diseases of blood and skin, anemia. It nourishes the spleen and liver, detoxifies the liver, cleans and enriches the blood.


Scientific name: Yucca spp.
This herb is an effective treatment for joint pain caused by arthritis, inflammation in the joints, dandruff and other scalp conditions.

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