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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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Boswellia
Other Names: Salai gugol, Olibanum,, Boswellia serrata Region: Asian
Description: Boswellia is a shrubby tree native to the Middle East that yields a resin commonly known as Indian frankincense. The dried resin "tears" are burned over charcoal like incense. In the high mountainous areas in India, Boswellia grows into tall trees. These trees are tapped in the early spring when the sap runs, much like our sugar maples; & the oily resin is collected, heated to bring up any excess residues & then purified & allowed to harden into "tears" which are then ground & used in Ayurvedic medicines. Compounds/ Constituents: Gums, Terpinoids, & Essential Oils from the gum oleoresin. Terpenoids contain boswellic acids which are the active constituents.
Uses: Used in medicines which tackle Inflammation of muscles, tendons & joints. Used in conjunction with Ginger & Tumeric to reduce symptoms of arthritis, tendonitis & bursitis. Used as a flavoring for soups after cooking to utilize constituents, used in creams, tinctures & oils for massage. Can be burned like incense to bring toxins out of a body during a steam bath. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Brazil Nut
Other Names: , Bertholettia excelsa Region: South American
Description: Richest source of Lecithin which contains Choline, an important pre-courser to a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine; which helps fight Alzheimer's disease. Also rich in SAM or S-adenosyl-methoinine which is a chemical that aids in pain relief for arthritis.
Uses: Also great for use to reduce redness & "happy skin" associated with psoriasis & excema. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Brigham Tea
Other Names: , Ephedra nevadenses Region: Amer_Indian
Description: Tea used in early Americana for combatting depression, & allergies to dust, sagebrush & other western afflictions.
Uses: Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Broccoli
Other Names: , Brassica oleracea Region: Mediterranean
Description: Contains highest levels of Anti-oxidant; Glutathione. Clinical studies indicate that people who are low in glutathione are more likely to have Arthritis.
Uses: Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Broom , Dyer's
Other Names: , Genista tinctoria Region: American
Description: Used to reduce Gout & Rheumatism
Uses: Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Broom, Scotch
Other Names: , Cystisu scoparius Region: European
Description: Diuretic. Tea is suggested to reduce Drospy or Edema, otherwise known as Swelling of the Lower Extremities. Aids in reduction of Bladder & Kidney Disorders. Can reduce symptoms of Gout.
Uses: Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Broom, Spanish
Other Names: , Spartium junceum Region: American
Description: Said to be more than 5 times more potent medicinally than the Scotch Broom American variety. Can help stimulate a sluggish heartbeat. See NOTE. Reduces Edema & Dropsy from Lower Extremities.
Uses: Drunk as a tea, can help reduce oxalic acid buildup in blood which can cause GOUT like reactions to flare. Herbal Actions
Warnings: Should not be taken by Cardiac patients without a doctor's assistance.
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Broomwood
Other Names: , Sida rhombifolia Region: Mediterranean
Description: Canary Island herb. Leaves used for tea. Contains ephedrine.
Uses: Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Buchu
Other Names: , Agathoma cranulata Region: African
Description: Extremely expensive South African herb. Leaves used. One of the BEST herbs used to combat Urinary Tract, Bladder & Kidney Infections. Soothes Enlargement of the Prostate gland, & Irritation of the Urethral Membrane. Decreases inflammation of the colon. High in Calcium, Potassium, Sodium along with Trace Minerals of Phosphorus, Iron, Zinc & Selenium.
Uses: Improves appetite, relieves nausea and gas, is a diuretic and diaphoretic. It is principally used in chronic diseases of the urino-genital organs, as in cases of chronic inflammation of the mucous membrane of the bladder, irritable conditions of the urethra, in urinary discharges with increased deposit of uric acid, and in incontinence connected with prostate abnormalities. Specific Indications: Abnormally acid urine, with constant desire to urinate. Buchu has been used to treat gout and rheumatism.Also used as a tea to combat Cystitis, Urethritis & Painful Urination. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Buckthorn
Other Names: , Rhamnus cathartica Region:
Description: Bark & Berries used. Helps Step up Expulsion of Constipation. Cleanses Liver, Gallbladder, Blood & Intestines. Stimulator for the Bile Ducts; Breaks up & rids body of Cholesterol. Cleanser for Lower Bowel & Kidney Disorders. Safer than Buchu for Liver Functions. Moderate amounts of calcium, phosphorus, & potassium.
Uses: Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Buckwheat
Other Names: , Fagopyrum esculentum Region: American
Description: Flowering tops are high in Rutin. Rutin combats arteriosclerosis or hardening of the arteries by "scrubbing" them clean. High in Calcium, potassium, sodium along with phosphorus, iron, zinc & selenium.
Uses: Buckwheat pancakes, breads, honey & even beer are ways to ingest this product. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Bugle, Bronze
Other Names: , Ajuga reptans "atropupurea' Region: American
Description: Used to Treat Wounds & help Disinfect them. Aids in healing of wounds by cleansing the liver & boosting the Immune system.
Uses: Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Bugleweed
Other Names: , Lycopus, var. Region: European
Description: Leaf extracts are better than root extracts. Research supports use of tincture for treating Thyroid Conditions. It inhibits Iodine Metabolism & Reduces amount of Hormone Produced by Thyroid Cells. Tincture showed Significant Decrease in Thyroid Hormone Levels.
Uses: Bugleweed is used in Europe to treat mild forms or early forms of Grave's disease. As in all herbals, if you have this condition, please discuss use of this tincture with your doctor. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Bugloss, Viper's
Other Names: Blueweed, German madwort, Anchus officinalis Region:
Description: Also Latin: {Anchus Echium vulgare} Also: (Alt. European Hawkweed) Infusion of leaves helps reduce fevers, nervous ailments & headaches. For Nervous Complaints such as Headache, Migraine &/or Melancholy.
Uses: Tinctured into a cream or ointment, it can help smooth rough skin. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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