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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 ]

Herbs Listing for - ALL - page 28 of 28
Yellow Root
Other Names: Yallerroot, Tommie Bass, herba, Xanthorrhiza simplicsima Region: American
Description: Alabaman Tonic Herb. Good for relieving symptoms of hiatial hernia or heartburn. Great for helping to quit smoking. Balances body chemistry with high mineral content. High in Vitamin A, C, iron & maganese.
Uses: Root or barkwood used. Used as a toothbrush or the ground dried bark added to toothpaste on a regular basis. Can be tinctured into a mouthwash using either gin or vodka, or used as a tea. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Yerba Buena
Other Names: Indian mint, Micromeria douglasii Region: Amer_Indian
Description: Also known as Satureja douglasii, Clinopodium douglasii. Mint scented whole herb. Native Americans consider Yerba Buena to be an aphrodisiac. Helps reduce insomnia, fever & stomach problems, Boosts the immune system to combat colds.
Uses: Used in teas, poultices & tinctures. Tea: Use blend of aerial & underground parts with boiling water, add herbs while boiling & then reduce heat to a minimal simmer for 10 minutes. Take water off of heat & let sit, until the liquid is cool to the touch. Strain off the liquid from the solids. Taste then sweeten with Agave or local to you honey. Heat ONLY to sipping hot or ice to drink. May be poured into ice cube trays, frozen, then stored in labeled zip lock bags in freezer until needed. Will last up to a week brewed, or a year in the freezer. Poultice: At this point, the solids may be used to create a poultice by adding the solids to two layers of either cheesecloth or an old pillowcase square or rectangle at least 2ft square or 2ft rectangluarly long. Add solids to middle of fabric, fold either like a sausage or cigar. Place over area of discontent. Tincture: Using a gallon of at least 131 proof or more Rum - preferably clear, add up to 4 pounds of herb, both aerial & underground parts, precleaned & sorted to remove any bug parts/stones etc, & chopped into bitesize pieces. You can put the pieces into a bag made of old pantyhose or cheesecloth to keep the pieces together, but leave enough room for the pieces to move around in that bag, so that all can macerate together evenly. Cover with the type of top that allows for gasses to release - like a wine or beer cover, & leave in a cool dry place for at least a month. We schedule tinctures from full moon to full moon. Strain & add a like amount of distilled water - at least half a gallon, to reduce the alcohol levels, & then you can also add half a gallon of either plain or Vitamin B Complex tropical flavored glycerin to "unharsh" the tincture & make it easier to use. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Yerba Mansa
Other Names: Swamp Root, Anemopsis californica Region: Amer_Indian
Description: Yerba Mansa - {Anemopsis californica} (alt. Swamp Root) American Indian medicinal herb. Good as a headache or pain reliever, reduces congestion/pain in colds & bronchial complaints.
Uses: Root infusion used. Chop roots into bitesize pieces, Bring filtered water up to a boil then reduce heat to just under simmering. Pour in pieces. Let sit at temperature for at least 4 hours, then reduce heat to low & sit at least another 4 hours or overnight. Let cool to touchable & then strain into a dark colored container. Hold in refrigerator or pour into small ice cube trays & freeze. Store in labeled bags in the freezer after solid; & use when needed. Can be held over a year in this manner. In Tincture Format: 1/2 dropperful under the tongue once a night. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Yerba Mate
Other Names: , Ilex paraguariensis Region: South American
Description: Yerba Mate -{Ilex paraguariensis} Stimulant. Blood cleanser, age enhancer, slows appetite. Rich in Vitamins & Minerals.
Uses: Whole herb or flower used. Tea Infusions. Boil water, Reduce heat to a simmer, add herb mixture in tea bag or infuser. Let sit for at least 10 minutes. Take off heat & let cool to touch. Remove tea. Taste then sweeten with Agave or local to you honey, & heat to 'sipping hot, or cool to drink iced. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Yerba Sante
Other Names: , Eriodictyon californicum Region: South American
Description: Yerba Sante - {Eriodictyon californicum} Expectorant. Stimulant, whole body tonic, stimulates heart, digestion, relieves bronchial congestion, Excellent product that helps circulation.
Uses: Leaves used. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Other Names: Kui hao, Artemesia princeps Region: Asian
Description: Also known as Japanese Mugwort, Japanese use this product to fill beaten sweet white sticky rice known as mochi. Young leaves are boilded & then pounded into dumplings made with gelatinous rice.
Uses: Mugwort is used in other countries to sooth stomachs from both rich foods & acidic ones. Used as a tea, a mochi flavoring Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Other Names: , Yucca glauca Region: South American
Description: Roots contain up to 2% saponins which help to lather hair & cleanse it without harsh chemicals. Also a good potato alternative.
Uses: Chopped roots are soaked in hot water & then stirred into lather. Soaked in cold water & then boiled or steamed & cooled, can be either fried or dipped into a batter & then fried or baked. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Other Names: Zhatar, Origanum syriacum/O manu Region: Mediterranean
Description: Spice Caravan original seasoning. Can be a mix of herbs/spices or based on one herb.
Uses: Hummas, dips, soups, Used as a spice spread for flat breads & pita. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Zhi Mu
Other Names: , Amenarrhena asphodeloides Region: Ancient_EurAsian
Description: TCM grass like herb which spreads by underground rizhome but also have yellow white & light purple flowers which are evening openers.
Uses: Rizhomes are used after steeping as a decoction for antiseptic & also for their anti-bacterial properties for wounds, infections of the bronchii such as pneumonia, bronchitis & also to combat high fever. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Zuta Levana
Other Names: Little Mint, Tea Hyssop, Micromeria fruticosa Region: Mediterranean
Description: Very popular Middle Eastern & Isreali tea herbs that refreshes. Containes pulegone as constituent which helps induce regular movement of both intestines & other organs.
Uses: Used as a tea for post meal digestion as well as a seasoning spice with sea sale for oil dips for breads & vegetables. Tea is used medicinally as a relief for ulcers & stomach upset. Herbal Actions
Warnings: Pregnant women should not ingest this herb.
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