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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 ]

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Black Eyed Susan
Other Names: , Rudbeckia hirta Region: Amer_Indian
Description: My Grandmother Kate's favorite flower. Always. North American Indian Tribal Medicine Herb to Expel Worms in children & to treat pain from snakebites to earaches.
Uses: Tea decoction made of aerial parts above ground & flowers. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Black Walnut
Other Names: , Juglans nigra Region: Mediterranean
Description: Hulls & leaves used. Contains Natural Flouride. Cleanses teeth & Repairs Tooth Enamel, Helps to Regulate Blood Sugar Levels. Reduces Ulcers, Varicose Veins, Acne, carbuncles & other Skin Afflictions. High in maganese, potassium, selenium & iodine. Moderate amounts of iron & sodium. Also includes some of the bioflavinoids.
Uses: Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Bladderwrack
Other Names: , Fucus vesiculosis Region: Mediterranean
Description: Contains significant amounts of Iodine & trace elements. Used to combat symptoms of Goiter, thyroid.
Uses: Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Blessed Thistle
Other Names: Cardin, Bitter Thistle, , Cnicus benedictus Region:
Description: Other Alt names: (Holy Thistle, Saint Benedict Thistle, Spotted Thistle, Blessed Cardus) The whole herb is used. Aids in Increase of Mother's Milk. It helps Young Women with Menstrual Pain. Aids in Blood Circulation. Rich in vitamin A, potassium & selenium.
Uses: Strengthens Memory, Heart, Lungs; Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Blood Flower
Other Names: , Sanguinaria canadensis Region: Amer_Indian
Description: Stimulant for Sluggish circulation & heart. Emetic, used to induce vomiting. Expels Worms & parasites from system. Monarch butterflies that feed on this plant are never bothered by birds once the birds have tried to eat a butterfly which HAS fed on this flower.
Uses: Herbal Actions
Warnings: NOT TO BE TAKEN without an herbalist or doctor's advice.
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Blood Root
Other Names: , Sanguinaria canadensis Region: Amer_Indian
Description: Lowers High Pulse, High Blood Pressure. Expectorant for Bronchial complaints.
Uses: Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Blue Cohosh
Other Names: , Caulophyllum thalictroides Region: Amer_Indian
Description: Stimulates uterine contractions, nerves, reduces muscular pain in joints & muscle spasms. Rich in iron. High in maganese, selenium & vitamin E.
Uses: Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Blue Vervain
Other Names: , Verbena officinalis Region: European
Description: The whole herb is used. Circulation, lungs, nerves, spleen & bowels. Promotes sweating - diaphoretic & expectorant- helps reduce mucus from flu or colds. Moderate amounts of Vitamins C, E, Calcium & maganese.
Uses: Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Blueberry
Other Names: , Vaccinium, var Region:
Description: Contains Arbutin which is both an Antibiotic and a Diuretic. Also contains compounds that prevent bacteria from sticking to the walls of the Bladder.
Uses: Lowers incidence of e. coli in bladder & tubes. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Blueberry leaf
Other Names: American blueberry, bush blueb, Vaccinium various Region: Amer_Indian
Description: Antiseptic. Astringent. Anti-oxidant. American Indians used blueberries for medicinal uses & also created a jerky called Sautauthig (saw'-taw-teeg), which was made with dried blueberries/meat. Contains Arbutin which is both an antibiotic & a diuretic. Recent studies cite blueberries improving memory & reversing age-related loss of physical coordination. Protects blood vessels, contracts varicose veins. Nourishing to pancreas,kidney & gallbladder. Reduces inflammation of kidney, bladder and prostate. Reduces vaginal discharge. Also used in longterm treatment for high blood sugar levels & other diabetic conditions including eye retinopathy. Contains compounds that prevent bacteria from sticking to the walls of the bladder. Lowers incidence of e. coli in bladder & tubes. Treats inflammation of the kidney, bladder and prostate. Remedial in cases of diarrhea & dysentery, soothing for sore throats & ulcerations of the mouth & throat. Parts used: root, leaf and fruit. Biochemical ingredients: Anthocyanosides, tannins, Quercetin, catechins, tannins, iridoids, & acids.
Uses: For urinary tract infections, infections of the bladder, urethra, kidneys and tubal structures within the urinary system. Combats edema in lower exremities by acting as a diuretic. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Bo-Tree
Other Names: Pipal, Ficus religiosa Region: Asian
Description: Bo-Tree -{Ficus religiosa} (alt. Pipal) Sacred tree for Hindus & Buddhists. Antibacterial.
Uses: Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Bog Aspodel
Other Names: , Narthecium ossifragum Region:
Description: Latin also {N. californicum} Part of the lily family. In Greek mythology it was associated with Persephone & the underworld. A tea made from the roots & boiled along with myrrh was used as an Eye Strengthener. Can Provoke a woman's menses. It is fatal to mice. Moderate amounts of Vitamins C, E, Calcium & maganese.
Uses: Made into a tea with wine as the liquid; Can aid in Reducing pain from Hernia, Spasm, Coughs & Inflammations of the Throat & Genitals for both Males & Females. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Boldo
Other Names: Anti-Gout herb, Peumus boldus Region: South American
Description: Chilean evergreen shrub. Leaves used as Diuretic, Stomach Calmnative & Sedative. Chemical extract; Boldine stimulates the flow of Bile/ Gastric juice. As a GOUT Preventative: it helps in the excretion of Rric Acid from the system.
Uses: Used in South America as an STD fighter especially for gonorrhea. May be a good gout defense in the form of tea. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Boneset
Other Names: Snakeroot, Eupatorium perfoliatum Region:
Description: Whole herb is used. Enhances the Immune System. Good for the Stomach, Liver, Intestines & Circulation. Considered one of the best Fever busters, Aids in reducing symptoms of Colds & Flu. Helps reduce stones in kidneys & bladder. Vitamin C, B-complex, calcium, maganesium & potassium.
Uses: Alternate name shows use by American Indians as remedy against snakebite venom. Herbal Actions
Warnings: MUST be processed before use as all parts of plant contain tremetone which is toxic & can be fatal i
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