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This is the Online WorldHerbs® Formulary (and also my "thesis" for my doctoral work in Naturopathic Medicine). This has been an ongoing lesson herbal lore that has been in the works for over 10 years. This site is FREE for private/ commercial research. Contact us if you would like to use any content for use other than printing sections to show your physician. I´ve included herbs found in American, American Indian, Ayurvedic/ Indian, Asian, TCM, African, Australian / New Zealand native medicinals, Pan Asian, German Commission E recommendations & advisories; & all other countries´ /cultures´ formulae. If I´ve missed any, if there are other names that you know these herbs by; in ANY language; or you know of one or another that I should address. Please please email the herbalist.

Herbs are used to aid in the healing of wounds, illness; they serve as a preventative to sickness as well as to maintain human & animal well being. More herbs are added every few weeks. Come back & visit us. Definitions can also be found at ebay on our storefront to explain the various ingredients in the products.

Herbs tend to fall into categories which describe general attributes. I will try to keep these general attributes close to the front of each definition. Note The herbs themselves may treat something in exact opposite of their general category...such as a Stimulant that is also a Nervine due to its Diuretic nature.

Be advised that if an herb is normalized to Africa; the listing will mention that. If it is an herb found in certain "old fashioned" country names; I will put what I knew to be their names when I initially found the herb...However in today´s rapidly changing political scene; you may have to be somewhat forgiving about the place names.

Chinese Herbs (Asian): Will include the Chinese/Asian names plus our latin name plus where & what it benefits -No Asian Herbs should be taken without the advice of either a registered TCM or Asian Herbal Pharmacist´s advice. These herbs treat the whole body in a completely different medical mindset. See TCM for more details on this truely Alternate Therapy.

» There are many references to "TCM" which is an abreviation for "Traditional Chinese Medicine".

Categories

[ Anti-biotic ]   [ Anti-Inflam. ]   [ Astringent ]   [ Calmnative ]   [ Digestif ]   [ Diuretic ]   [ Energizer ]   [ Expectorant ]   [ Nervine ]   [ Tonic ]   [ TCM ]

Herbs Listing for - ALL - page 17 of 28
Ginseng, Siberian
Other Names: Ci Wu Jia, Eleuthero Ginseng, Eleutherococcus senticosus Region: Ancient_EurAsian
Description: Also known as Acanthopanax senticosus. Root is used. Russian cosmonauts used this ginseng to help with their memory & stress levels during early space flights. Eluthero ginseng contains complex polysaccharides - sugars that help give Eleuthero (Siberian Root) its beneficial qualities. Eleuthero is an adaptogen known for its ability to promote physical performance. As a Tonic & Restorative. Eluthero Improves concentration span; increases speed & accuracy. Good for circulation. High in Vitamins A,C,E & G. Increases synthesis of nuclear RNA.
Uses: Tincture, capsules, tablets, teas & other formats give you the best run for your money. We offer it in several teas, tinctures & capsules. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Ginseng, South American Maca
Other Names: MACA, , Region: South American
Description:
Uses: Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Ginseng, Suma
Other Names: , Araliaceae Ginseng "Suma" Region: Asian
Description: Root is used. Woman's ginseng, to build & strengthen female genitalia, aphrodisiac. Improves concentration span; increases speed & accuracy. Good for circulation. High in B-complex vitamins as well as Vitamins A,C,E, & G. Ginseng contains ginsenosides and flavonoids - bioactive factors that play a role in well-being.** World famous for its ability to support physical performance, Ginseng is also gaining a reputation as an immune support herb.
Uses: We offer suma ginseng in our women's formulas in both teas & tinctures. You can also get capsules of the ginseng. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Glucomannan
Other Names: Konjac root, Amorphophallus konjac Region: Asian
Description: Helps the digestive tract & the colon. High fiber content helps move product in intestinal tract. Good for colitis, diverticulosis. Great for diets; produces a fullness if taken with water an hour before meals. Has Calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium.
Uses: in capsules, tablets & chewable caplets. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Goldenseal
Other Names: Yellow puccoon,eye balm, , Hydrasis canadensis Region: Amer_Indian
Description: Fights infection, is a natural insulin, cleanses urinary system. High in Iron, maganese & silicon. Goldenseal has been used by American Indians for hundreds of years. It's an ancient remedy for everything from eye inflammation to liver problems. While it was once used to treat a huge range of health issues, it's now used as an antibiotic and astringent. Also known as; Yellow paint root, jaundice root, eye ground raspberry, eye root, orange root, yellow Indian plant, turmeric root (re: Tommie Bass - "yaller root", Apalachian medicine man) Rhizome/root is used. Natural drug is non irritating, non habit forming & an antiseptic. It heals & soothes the body & its surfaces. Contains the alkaloid hydrastine which acts on the mucous membranes to alleviate catarrhal conditions such as sore gums, gastritis, nasal congestion, etc. Active compounds also include: Resin, canadine, berberine & volatile oils. A favorite of the Cherokee Indians who used it as a wash for skin afflictions, for sore mouths & throats, as a bitter tonic for the stomach & liver & used as a laxative & a douch. Stomach, intestine, spleen, parasites, tinea, bruises & wounds. Helps fight gum bacteria. Goldenseal is primarily used to treat digestive problems and respiratory infections of the mucous membranes by cleaning the mucus menbrane tissues that line the digestive tract. It also helps to reduce inflammation and protect the rest of the gut from infection. Goldenseal also helps with infections in the eyes. It helps to reduce mucus in these areas. It is also used by many midwives during childbirth to stop bleeding. It can also reduce menstrual bleeding when it becomes too heavy.
Uses: Found in cultivated form instead of the increasingly rare wildcrafted which has been over utilized. Once you've found a sustainable source, like us; please ask for cultivated goldenseal products only so that the wild sources can rebuild. We have goldenseal in our teas, our tinctures and in capsule formats. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Good King Henry
Other Names: Lincolnshire Asparagus, Mercur, Chenopodium bonus-henricus Region: European
Description: Pot herb, shoots & leaves used. Stomach, intestine, spleen, parasites, tinea, bruises & wounds. Fights infection, is a natural insulin, cleanses urinary system. High in Iron, maganese & silicon.
Uses: Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Gotu Kola
Other Names: , Hydrocotyle asiatica Region: Asian
Description: Fresh leaves used in salads, dried in capsule formulation. Strengthens Heart, Brain & memory. Considered a brain food, boosts vitality, reduces depression & senility. Stimulates healing properties of body including growth of connective tissues. Useful in epilepsy- balances body acids. Combats stress. Good for burns, wounds, scars & varicose veins.
Uses: As a capsule, poultice or powder. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Gourd, Snake
Other Names: , Trichosanthes anguina Region: Asian
Description: Indian & Chinese vegetable. Vermifuge. Also used to treat syphillus & diarrhea.
Uses: Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Goutweed
Other Names: , Aegopodium podograria Region: Ancient_EurAsian
Description: Pot herb, shoots & leaves used. Diuretic, Sedative. Anti-Inflammatory. Fights gout, sciatica, rheumatism, arthritis & other auto immune diseases, cleanses urinary system. High in Iron, maganese & silicon.
Uses: Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Grape Vine
Other Names: , Vineferis officialis Region: Ancient_EurAsian
Description: Leaves & Stems used. Good for the bladder, kidneys & digestive system in general. Helps eliminate excess water, reduces dropsy/edema along with regular exercise. Helps flush kidney stones.
Uses: Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Greek Mountain Tea
Other Names: Ironwort, Sideritis syriaca Region:
Description: Pot herb, shoots & leaves used. Sold dried for tea. Treats common cold & indigestion. Anti-inflammatory.
Uses: Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Green Tea
Other Names: , Camilla sinensis Region: Asian
Description: Green Tea - Combats mental fatigue, may combat cancers
Uses: Brewed into teas, poultices & tinctures Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Griffonia
Other Names: , Griffonia simplicifolia Region: African
Description: African herb. Remedy for diarrhea, vomiting, stomachache. (Precourser herb for 5-HTP) Anti-Depressive. Works to boost seratonin levels. Used to treat depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive behavior. Treats common cold & indigestion. Anti-inflammatory.
Uses: Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Grindelia
Other Names: Gum plant, G. squarrosa, Grindelia camporum, G. humilis Region: South American
Description: Grown in the U.S & South America. Entire plant used. A decoction is used as a wash or poultice for wounds or running sores. Speeds healing of wounds. Buds & flowers made into a tea to cleanse the kidneys. Plant crushed & applied as poutice for arthritis. Fluid extract or tincture can be used to reduce effects of poison ivy & poison oak by the Cahuilla & other American Indian tribes. High in Iron, maganese & silicon.
Uses: The tea can also be drunk to slow the heartbeat, used to combat the wheezes of asthma & to use as an expectorant for bronchial complaints. Herbal Actions
Warnings: Only small doses should be used, high doses can be poisonous.
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