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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".


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

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Other Names: Sea Fennel, Crithmum maritimum Region: European
Description: Seashore aromatic herb from Europe with succulent leaves that are great boilded with sale or pickled with wine vinegar. May be helpful in the fight against obesity.
Uses: Pickled, steamed, stewed, dried/ground & tinctured, dried, ground & encapsulated Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Savory, Creeping
Other Names: , Satureja spicigera Region: Ancient_EurAsian
Description: Essential oil in the leaves have antimicrobial, antiviral & antioxidant properties. Can be used in savory teas & to add a savory note to sweeter teas.
Uses: Can be used in savory teas & to add a savory note to sweeter teas. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Saw Palmetto
Other Names: Swamp Cabbage Palm, Serenoa serrulatta Region: Amer_Indian
Description: Tonic. Excellent fighter against Failure to Thrive & wasting illnesses that have been hitting our elder populations more & more in the past few years. Helps to regain the energy & keep weight on when no amount of calorie intake seems to work. In Ancient Native America; Saw palmetto berries were a large part of the diet of both Males & Females. Prostate health, Cancer preventative supplement. Also good for relief from cold/ flu symptoms, bronchial ailments. Excellent post operative/post serious illness recuperative. Helps boost Female libido & estrogen levels. The only side effect for females is the possibility of breast enlargement. Reduces the swelling & enlargement of the Prostate. Encourages urine flow & helps to product urine in the kidneys. Helps to reduce Impotence. Excellent boost for the libido WITHOUT the nasty side effects of so many of the pharmaceutical /artificial products.
Uses: Best used as a tincture or a tea & used twice daily, 1st thing in the morning & last before bedtime. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Other Names: Wu-we-zi, Schisandra chinensis Region: Ancient_EurAsian
Description: Adaptogenic & immune enhancing. Schisandra Berries are used to resolve nervous conditions, as well as Reduce chronic cough along with elderberries, asthma, thirst, too frequent unrination & diarrhea. Occasionally referred to as Chinese Prozac.
Uses: Teas, tincture, dried, soups, sprays, oils. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Sea Buckthorn, wild
Other Names: , Hippophae rhamnoides Region: Ancient_EurAsian
Description: Bush type plant that has orange fruits which grow out of the branches a lot like figs do. Berries are a rich source of Vitamins A & C plus pectin, which helps to make marmelades, jellies & sauces.
Uses: Decoction used to treat skin problems. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Sea Lavender
Other Names: , Limonium latfiolium Region: Amer_Indian
Description: TCM & Ancient American Indian shoreline bush like plant with papery flowers, which are used like everlastings in dried flower arrangements.
Uses: Astringent tonic made of the flowers & leaves are useful for treating diarrhea & dysentary. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Sea Onion
Other Names: Pregnant onion, Ornithogalum caudatum Region: European
Description: Bush that grows like a fig, having its fruit come through on the fresh grown stems. The bulb like fruits are a great deal like the gel in aloe vera & help to cleans & sooth burns & cuts.
Uses: Use the bulb like fruits to split open, & use either fresh or to tincture, or as a cream additive for best results. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Senega, Chinese
Other Names: Yuan zhi, Siberian milkwort, Polygalia tenufolia Region: Asian
Description: Reduces excess phlem in coughs, bronchitis & asthma. In TCM medicine it reduces anxiety which helps to reduce insomnia, palpitations. Helps to boost poor memory & depression; specifically where excessive brooding & pent-up emotions may play a big part.
Uses: Roots decocted into cough medicine. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Senna, American
Other Names: , Cassia marilandica Region: Amer_Indian
Description: American pharmaceutical go to for laxative & to reduce toxin induced headaches. However, causes cramping. Vitamin C works much better, boosts the immune system & doesn't cause cramping. Can expel worms.
Uses: Seeds used. Herbalist advise taking with coriander seeds to reduce cramping. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Senna, Chinese
Other Names: Jue0ming-zi, Cassia Tora Region: Asian
Description: Promotes clear vision, reduction in stress & relieves swelling, sores & redness of the eyes that is caused by liver inflammation. Also used to reduce high blood pressure, headaches & dizziness.
Uses: Tea, tincture, salad dressing, Oil & cream. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Other Names: white, black, , Sensamum indictum Region: Ancient_EurAsian
Description: Excellent TCM & Indian flavoring & greasing seed that is high in iron, silica & vitamins/minerals. Oil is used in cooking, medicine & as a fuel for lamps in some countries.
Uses: Seeds, oils & butters. Used as a grease, as an ointment base & as a medicinal cream base. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Shepherd's purse
Other Names: , Capsella bursa-pastoris Region: Ancient_EurAsian
Description: Stops bleeding both internally & externally.
Uses: Infusion stops internal & external hemorrhages. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Siberian Ginseng
Other Names: Ci Wu Jia, Acanthopanax sentic, Eleutherococcus senticosus Region: WorldWideHerb
Description: .Siberian Ginseng/ Eleuthero. Other Names: Eleuthero Ginseng, Eleutherococcus senticosus Region: Ancient_EurAsian. Root is used. Once exclusively known as Siberian Ginseng because Russian cosmonauts used this ginseng to help with their memory & stress levels during early space flights. Tonic & Restorative.
Uses: Improves concentration span; increases speed & accuracy. Good for circulation. High in Vitamins A,C,E & G. Increases synthesis of nuclear RNA. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Skullcap, Baikal
Other Names: Oriental Blue, Huang qin, Scutellaria baicalensis Region: Asian
Description: Effective & reliable remedy along with Feverfew to help headaches, migraine & neuralgia. Sedative effects help reduce insomnia, restlessness, hysteria & convulsions. Traditional Chinese Medicine herb used to reduce fevers colds, Reduce insomnia & headache. Calm hypertension, Anti-viral properties reduce shingles, hepatitis & other skin/immune ailments.
Uses: Traditional uses are also supported by clinical studies in Europe & Germany. Tinctures, Decoctions & teas. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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