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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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Bur Marigold
Other Names: Water Agrimony, Pot Marigold, Bidens pilosa Region: Asian
Description: Chinese TCM ingredient for flu, colds fever, sore throat, gastroenteritis & malarial infections. Whole plant utilized for tea or syrup or tablet. arigolds/pot marigolds have many uses: Soothes Inflammation of the digestive system, reduces irritation and infections of Skin, Helps to slow heavy bleeding, Reduces menstrual discomfort and treats yeast infections.
Uses: sterols, mucilage, carotenes, glycosides, resins, triterpenes, flavonoids. Because of the liver and gallbladder cleansing and detoxifying effects; it helps to clear acne and exzema. Marigold is also used to treat fungal, bacterial and viral infections of the body. It can be used to heal wounds in both internal & external applications. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Burdock
Other Names: Bardana, Happy major. Cockle b, Arctium lappa Region: European
Description: Other Alternative Names: Hardock, Hurrburr, Hareburr, Philanthropium, Turkey burrseed, Fox’s clote. One of the best tonic correctives of skin disorders. Root, herb & seeds are used. Blood purifier. Works through the liver & kidneys and eliminates uric acid & excess waste material in blood. Reduces pain from gout, eczema. Contains mucilage; soothes hypothalamus; aids the pituitary gland to adjust hormone balance, relieves congestion of lyphatic system; helps to break down calcification in joints. Rich in Vitamins C & B1. High in phosphorus, potassium, sodium & silicon.
Uses: Applications: Diuretic/Antibacterial/Antifungal. Tea made from the leaves will help dry up sores. One of four herbs in the Rene Caisse anti cancer formula. Diuretic: The Burdock root is a primary source to treat rheumatism, gout and& dropsy. Also useful to treat diabetes & as a blood purifier for Kidneys. Antibacterial: Poultices made from Burdock are used in the treatment of bruises & burns. Lactone is the active ingredient in Burdock when used as an antibacterial ointment. Acne is also said to improve with use of Burdock. Antifungal: Burdock is used to treat skin diseases & fungal infections. It can be effective when applied to skin tumors. Psoriasis & eczema symptoms are lessened by the use of a Burdock preparation. Burdock is also used as an antibiotic & antiseptic - It is very helpful when disorders of this nature are due to toxicity. New research shows promise as an anti-tumor medication. Herbal Actions
Warnings: Not to be taken for more than 4 days when accompanied by diahrrea. An endangered wildcrafted herb du
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Burdock, Japanese
Other Names: Gobo, Niu bang zi, grass burdo, Arctium lappa "Takinogawa Long Region: Asian
Description: cocklebur, personata, clotbur, burr seed, lappa, thorny burr, love leaves Blood Purifier. Tea made of roots useful for skin disorders - such as exzema, psoriasis, etc. Fresh bruised leaves are used to remedy poison oak, & ivy. Mixed with the white of an egg; one can use it to reduce burns caused by fires. Mixed with honey it will induce the flow of urine & ease bladder pains. Anti-Tumor properties being evaluated.
Uses: Applications: Diuretic/Antibacterial/Antifungal Diuretic: The Burdock root is a primary source to treat rheumatism, gout and& dropsy. Also useful to treat diabetes & as a blood purifier for Kidneys. Antibacterial: Poultices made from Burdock are used in the treatment of bruises & burns. Lactone is the active ingredient in Burdock when used as an antibacterial ointment. Acne is also said to improve with use of Burdock. Antifungal: Burdock is used to treat skin diseases & fungal infections. It can be effective when applied to skin tumors. Psoriasis & eczema symptoms are lessened by the use of a Burdock preparation. Burdock is also used as an antibiotic & antiseptic - It is very helpful when disorders of this nature are due to toxicity. New research shows promise as an anti-tumor medication. Herbal Actions
Warnings: Can be used as fresh green herb but not after 4 days of diarrhea.
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Burnett-Saxifrage
Other Names: Lesser Burnet, Pimpinella saxifraga Region: European
Description: Burnet-Saxifrage -{Pimpinella saxifraga} (alt. Lessor Burnet) Used for sore throat, intestinal inflammation, lower bowel complaints, cough, bronchial infections & to aid in reduction of side effects of asthma.
Uses: German Commission E recommends three to six teaspoons of Root preparation used & made into tea. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Butcher's Broom
Other Names: , Spartium junceum Region: European
Description: Root used. Good in improving circulation to prevent post-operative thrombosis, varicose veins, phlebitis & hemorrhoids. Reduces "heavy legs syndrome". Prevents clotting of the blood by acting as a diuretic, strengthens blood vessels & keeps them clean & healthy. High in iron, niacin, B1 & zinc.
Uses: Decoction- a simmering tea made from chopped or peeled root pieces into a tea, or wash for external applicaitons. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Butterbur
Other Names: , Petasites hybridus Region: European
Description: Migraine reducer. Relieves respiratiory ailments. Reduces mucus & is used as a cough medicine since the middle ages. Non drowsy symptom reducer for hayfever & allergies as per new American clinical studies.
Uses: Tea made from ariel {above ground} parts of the plant. Decoction - a long simmering of woody parts plus a tea made will help reduce pain from migraine. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Butterfly Pea
Other Names: , Clittoria tenatea Region:
Description: Indian Ayurvedic treatment as a Purgative, Cathartic & Diuretic. Seeds & roots are used.
Uses: Seeds crushed & soaked, used as a muciliginous "tea" Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Cactus Flowers
Other Names: Sweet Scented Cactus, Cactus grandiflorus, var. Region: Amer_Indian
Description: Alternate Latin Name: Selenicereus grandiflorus. Fresh Cactus flowers are heavily scented but do not retain it when they dry. The fresh plant was used by the Nevada Indians in a tea for heart ailments. Stem & root are used as a cardiac stimulant close to digitalis but it isn't cumulative in effect. It also helps in Prostatic disease & pain as well as problems with the bladder & kidney.
Uses: Tincture of Cactus flowers can be used for sexual exhaustion. A Strong tea can be made and used as a Diuretic and/or a Tonic. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Cade, Oil of
Other Names: Prickly cedar, Juniper Tar Oi, Juniperus oxycedrus Region: European
Description: Bark used for oil. Used for skin afflictions such as psoriasis & excema. Gets rid of parasites on animals. Has a bitter taste.
Uses: Oil used as salve. Use a drop of oil on ticks & they will be easy to back right out. (counterclockwise of course!) Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Cajeput, Oil Of
Other Names: Tea Tree, White Tea Tree, Sw, Malaleuca leucadendron var min Region: WorldWideHerb
Description: Additional Alternative Name: Swamp Tea Tree. This is the ORIGINAL Australian & Far East origin of the TEA TREE OIL as we have come to know it in the rest of the world. It is one of the most powerful plant based Antiseptics or germ killers in the world. Volatile oil is distilled from the runoff of leaves.
Uses: A few drops on the tongue of a person who has fainted will bring him/her around. Used full strength to rid oneself of insect bites, snake bite, & as an emergency rub for frostbite. Mixed with cream or oil to reduce chance of irritating the skin when applying to scratches, burns, scrapes, itches, open wounds & abrasions. Rubbed on the outer areas of the forehead & temple; it will reduce headache. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Calamus
Other Names: Sweet Flag, Acorus calamus americanus Region: American
Description: Cigarrette and Tobbaco Habit Breaker. Other Latin Name: Calamus aromaticus. The unpeeled dry rhizome is used as a tonic, a stimulant & to appease the over-used stomach. Can be taken for coughs or chewed for upset stomach or gas. While it has a delicious smell, the taste is rather bitter. Used to reduce flatulence, colic, & stomach upset. Dried root powder works as a vermifuge & for getting rid of household insects such as fleas.
Uses: Chewing calamus will kill the taste for tobacco. Although confused with citronella in the Old Testiment, Calamus was used to chase bitey bugs by the Greeks & the Ottoman Empire. American variety does not bear carcinogens like the European strain does. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Calcium
Other Names: C. Citrate, C.Phosphate, C.Lac, Region: WorldWideHerb
Description: Calcium {Calcium Carbonate, et al} [Alt. Names: Calcium: Citrate, Phosphate, Lactate, Gluconate], Calcium is a Base Mineral, used by the body in more ways than is easy to count. The building blocks of our system all use some portion of Calcium for smooth functions of the heart muscle to a more even pulsing of the nerves. Calcium is used to reduce acid in the stomach as well as to boost the strength of Hair, Skin, Bones and Teeth. Calcium can be a friend as well as a constipator. Using Vitamins such as the B Complex and Vitamin C and/or Magnesium at the same time as Calcium will help its absorption into the body as well as help any overage to leave the body without stress. Uses: Hair, Skin, Nails, Teeth, Muscle and Nerve, creation of bone building blocks and blood cells from the marrow, Anti Spamodic, Calmnative,
Uses: Hair, Skin, Nails, Teeth, Muscle and Nerve, creation of bone building blocks and blood cells from the marrow, Anti Spamodic, Calmnative, Calcium Carbonate as studied by the Mayo Clinic, has been shown to provide the most useful elemental amounts of Calcium which is easily absorbed by the human body, but it must be within an acidic environment, which means that you should eat when taking this supplement. Calcium Citrate does not require an acid environment. Calcium phosphate is suggested by pharmacists for those with issues with kidney or gall bladder stones. Herbal Actions
Warnings: Caveat: Large amounts of Calcium can be constipative in nature
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Calendula or Marigold
Other Names: Calendula, Marigold, Calandula officinalis Region: European
Description: Flowers are used. Blood & Skin. First aid remedy. Good to reduce swelling/ infection from bee stings, skin diseases, wounds & varicose veins. Heals with speed & relieves inflammation. High in phosphorus. Contains Vitamins A & C.
Uses: Oil used for earaches. Tincture applied to sprains. Salve for cuts & bruises, great treatment for open ulcers/wounds. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Camomile
Other Names: German Camomila, Roman Camomil, Matricaria recutital, M. camom Region:
Description: Other Alternative Name: Roman camomile. Whole herb, especially flowers are used. Tranquilizer, anti-inflammatory. Used in bath herbs & facial creams to firm the tissues of the skin. Keeps skin looking young, firms skin around eyes & relieves weariness. An anti-spasmodic; it can be used to reduce nervous conditions. Roman camomile was cultivated in Saxony. It was good for rubbing on hard lumps & frozen or stiff joints. Egyptians suggested that taking fresh flowers (one ounce) & beat them with pure olive oil. Steep the flowers for 24 hours or more until "their virtues have been extracted." Then strain the liquid & use to rub over the body. It will help reduce ague or rhematism, or for cramped muscles or spasm."
Uses: Modern healthy folk should rub this oil on their bodies before going into a sauna or steam room to produce the same effect. Camomile grown in gardens will keep away harmful insects. It is a calmnative & can help if drunk before bedtime to help you sleep. Tinctures or teas can help to dissolve kidney stones. With sugar added it is good for the spleen. it is said to reduce the effects of delerium tremens for alcoholics. German camomile is tinctured from wild plants & is good to help reduce pain from dental cavities & in the ears for earache. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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