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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 22 of 28
Kudzu -
Other Names: Ge Gen, Pueraria lobata Region: Asian
Description: Chinese TCM herb. Relieves thirst, reduces fevers & flu, combats or retards nausea. Aids in the withdrawal process from certain addictions including alcohol. Stabalizes heart rhythms. Chinese clinical studies attest to the anti-angina benefits. Dilates coronary arteries, increasing blood flow & reducing blood pressure.
Uses: Powdered by the Asian community, it is used to flavor soups & in drinks, as well as in pill or losenge format. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Kukaenene-
Other Names: Leponene, Coprosma ernodeoides Region: PanAsian_Islands
Description: Vinelike creeper of the Hawaiian Islands with blue black fruits used by the Islanders as an emetic & also eaten by their island bred geese; the Nene.
Uses: Tea reduces diarrhea, bladder infections. Anti-wormer or vermifuge. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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La Lot-
Other Names: Lalot Pepper, Piper Lolot Region: Asian
Description: Vietnamese herb like black pepper. Reduces inflammation by reducing certain platelets in blood.
Uses: Brewed into Tea, Tonic & Tincture. Used as a medicinal spice after cooking with herbal salads & herbs used to flavor Pho. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Labrador Tea-
Other Names: , Ledum groenlandicum Region: American
Description: Aromatic shrub found in North America. Was used to substitue during Boston Tea party for tea drinking. Tea is also useful for reducing headaches, asthma, colds & stomach issues.
Uses: Brewed into Tea, Tonic & Tincture. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Laceflower-
Other Names: Bishopsweed, Ammi majus Region: Mediterranean
Description: Ancient Eqyptian medicinal herb for skin afflictions. Also has Anti-cancer & Anti-aids properties.
Uses: Tea, Poultice, Tincture, Plaster Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Ladies Mantle-
Other Names: , Alchemilla vulgaris Region: European
Description: Reduces menstrual cramps, muscular difficulties, rheumatism and gastric disturbances.
Uses: Brewed into Tea, Tonic & Tincture. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Ladies Slipper-
Other Names: , Cypripedium pubescens Region: European
Description: Orchid. Dried rhyzome of the orchid is used as a Tranquilizer for the d.t.'s in alcoholics & insomniacs. It arrests hysteria & calms nervousness. Reduces menstrual cramps, muscular difficulties, ruhematism, and gastric disturbances.
Uses: Tea, Poultice, Tincture, Plaster Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Lamb's Quarters-
Other Names: , Chenopodium album Region: European
Description: Pot-herb. Rich in Vitamins A and C.
Uses: Tea, Poultice, Tincture, Plaster, Spice, Pot herb. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Lantern, Chinese-
Other Names: , Physalis alkekengi Region: Asian
Description: Berries used. Reduces pain from fever and/or gout, bursitis.
Uses: Ground into capsules, tablets, caplets, pills, tinctures, teas, plasters. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Larkspur-
Other Names: Delphinium, Sonsolida Region: American
Description: Anti-parasitical, Insecticidal. Revolutionary War Veterans used plant powder to destroy body lice. Used also as a sedative & tranquilizer. The American Indians used the plant as a sedative tea. The seeds are used to kill head lice, nits & other parasites externally.
Uses: Herbal Actions
Warnings: Extremely toxic if taken in large doses.
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Laserwort-
Other Names: Fang Feng), Sapohsnikoba divaricata Region: Asian
Description: Other Latin Names for this herb: Siler divaricatum, Ledbouriella Chinese TCM herb. Reduces pain from headaches, migrain, sinus, colds & flus. Aids those with a "wind-moist" nature. Also used for "harmonizing" the spleen & liver.
Uses: Roots used. Pot-herb. Ground into capsules, tablets, caplets, pills, tinctures, teas, plasters. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Lavendar-
Other Names: , Lavandula varr Region: Mediterranean
Description: All parts of the plant used. Aromatherapy ingredient. Aids in reducing stress, headaches, sooth nerves, lung mucus & induces restfull sleep.
Uses: Tea, dried herb stuffed in pillows, sleep masks & in heat/cold packs as well as tincture of, cream of, & other preparations such as Essential oils for aromatherapy. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Leadwort-
Other Names: , Plumbago zeylanica Region: Ancient_EurAsian
Description: Roots used. External use only. Anti Tumour supplement as well as an Antibacterial, Antifungal & a Vermifuge. India & Africa natives use it for warts, parasitical skin disease, shrinking external tumors & to expel worms..
Uses: Roots used. External use only.. Ground into capsules, tablets, caplets, pills, plasters. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Lemon Grass-
Other Names: West Indian lemongrass, Cymbopogon citratus Region: Asian
Description: Alternate Latin & Language names for this herb: Cymbopogon flexuosus } (alt. East Indian lemongrass, Fever Grass) Leaves used. Rich in Selenium & calcium. Some vitamin C. Trace amounts of potassium.
Uses: High in Rich in Selenium & calcium. Some vitamin C. Trace amounts of potassium. Tincture or Tea used. Astringent & Tonic for skin, hair & nails. Excellent Fungicide for Athlete's Foot. Drink the tea & then use the bags as compresses for the most cracked of the toes & areas. Can be used on other locations for tinea cruris {ringworm on body or jockitch} Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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