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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 9 of 28
Cancer Bush
Other Names: , Sutherlandia frustescens Region: African
Description: Leaves used. Tea used to treat cancer, reduce fevers, pain & itch from chicken pox, helps with stomach & liver problems. Wound wash.
Uses: Tea, Strong tea used as a wound wash. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Candy Tuft
Other Names: , Iberis amara Region: European
Description: Homeopathic ingredient. Bitters. Used to reduce inflammation from gout, rheumatism. Helps reduce water retention such as edema/dropsy. Aids in reduction of phlem from bronchitis.
Uses: Tea, Decoction, and Tinctures used as well as Standardized Extracts in soft gel and/or capsule. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Other Names: , Coptis groenlandiea Region: Amer_Indian
Description: Cankerroot- {Coptis groenlandiea} American Indians particularly the Penobscot Indians chewed raw root for canker sores and fever blisters. Cankerroot can be brewed as a tea to treat both sore throat and canker sores as well.
Uses: Raw root chewed, Tea brewed from roots and decoction- a simmered tea to produce stronger product. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Other Names: , Brassica, var Region: Australian
Description: Australian cardiologists have shown that dietary canola oil helps prevent cardiac arrhythmias in laboratory animals. It may help humans as well.
Uses: Oil expressed from grain. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Cape Aloe
Other Names: Curaco Aloe, Barbados Aloe, , Aloe ferox from Africa Region: Mediterranean
Description: Source for pharmaceutical purgative. Contains anthraquinone glycosides, barbaloin in particular which is purgative in nature. Ingredient of the "Swedish Bitters".
Uses: As "Swedish Bitters" is used as a Calmnative for over indulgence at meals. Helps reduce symptoms of ulcers. Helps reduce wrinkles & irritations from bug bites when used topically. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Other Names: , Capparis spinosa Region:
Description: Buds of flowers yet to open on small spiny plant grown all over the Mediterranean. Normally found pickled in a brine of salt and vinegar. Rich source of cataract-preventing compounds kown as aldose-reductose inhibitors.
Uses: Cooked and eaten with various pasta dishes, thrown into salads, popped into mouth when no one is looking, interestings crunchy salty green things.{Your herbalist} Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Capsicum or Cayenne
Other Names: Hot!Peppers! Cayenne Pepper, Capsicum annum Region:
Description: Fruit/ seeds are used. Good for heart, circulation, kidneys. blood pressure regulator, digestive. Insect & animal repellant. Stops bleeding, powerful Stimulant. Rich in zinc. High in vitamin A, C, iron, calcium, potassium & rutin.
Uses: *WARNING: I have a severe reaction to all types of cayenne pepper tinctures, fruit & any oils. Oils from this fruit are sticky, they will attach themselves to your skin & only vigorous washing will remove them. DO NOT touch these fruits & then touch your skin, or mucus membranes without first washing your hands VERY WELL & often before touching your skin or burns & blisters can occur.!!! Herbal Actions
Warnings: Oils from fruit are sticky, they will BURN the skin & raise bilsters
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Other Names: , Carum carvi Region: European
Description: Fruit of a biennial herb in the carrot family. Oil is used as an aromatic, a stimulant & good for stomach pains. It can be used as a pain reducer or anesthetic for broken teeth or cavities before getting to the dentists'. Simply put some oil on a cotton swab or a small piece of cotton & put into hole in tooth. Used in breads, sauerkraut & pickling recipes. It is also a Breath sweetener, reduces indigestion & flatulence
Uses: Seed, Oil & tea used. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Other Names: , Elettaria cardamomum Region: Ancient_EurAsian
Description: One of the more expensive Spice Caravanser spices out there. Used on the Ancient spice trade road & beyond as a Carminative & Stomach soother, breath freshener after meals & to flavor dairy products to use as a stomach soother after large meals. Breath sweetener, reduces indigestion & flatulence. Seeds of a perennial herb. It is an inhabitant of Ceylon but also grows wild all over Southeast Asia.
Uses: Used in medicines & products for reducing stomach pain & uncomfortableness. Used in tonics & purgatives as well. Some people particulary like to drop several seeds into a pot of brewing coffee for a new taste sensation. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Carrot, Wild
Other Names: Wild Carrot, Queen Anne's Lace, Daucus carota Region: American
Description: Pennsylvania Dutch use wild carrot (Queen Ann's Lace) seed as a morning after contraceptive as well as a menses or period starter in women who are not of menopause age. Confirmed in laboratory experiements the seed has anti-implantation activities. Also found to have active Calcium Channel Blockers which are a class of anti-angina products. Vegetarians have a lower incidence of heart disease. .
Uses: Tea, for the morning after regrets stage plus used to reduce cardiac pain in people not experiencing EMERGENCY ROOM type symptoms of cardiac issues. Herbal Actions
Warnings: Women who think they are pregnant should NOT use this EVER.
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Cascara Sagrada
Other Names: Sacred Bark, Rhamnus purshiana Region: Amer_Indian
Description: Bark is used. Must be aged at least a year before using internally. Fresh bark can cause griping. Considered to be one of the best & safest laxatives in the herbal world. Antibiotic effect on harmful bacteria in the intestines. Reduces insomnia, reduces high blood pressure & digestive complaints & restores tone to the bowel. Rich in calcium. Moderate amounts of potassium, phsophorus, selenium & vitamin A.
Uses: Tea or decoction from bark. Tincture of AGED at least 4 YEARS product, or Standardized Extract of Aged Bark. Herbal Actions
Warnings: ONLY AGED product should be taken.
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Cascarilla Bark
Other Names: Sweet Wood Bark, Croton eluteria Region: PanAsian_Islands
Description: West Indian shrub. Bitter tasting, the bark is sweet smelling when burnt in the fire. It is used as a fumigating agent, as incense and in tobacco. Reduces flatulence, indgestion and/or diarrhea and prevents vomiting.
Uses: Make the bark into a tea for flatulence, indgestion and/or diarrhea. The Tea also prevents or reduces chances of vomiting. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Other Names: Chinese Cinnamon, Cinnamonium cassia. var Region:
Description: Bark is used. Aphrodisiac for male humans. Calmative for stomach, colon, nerves. Rich in iron & selenium. High in potassium, maganese, Vitamins A & C. Used in incense & potpourries.
Uses: Ground into powder added to baked goods, found in popourries and other scent inducing products, beverages and perfumes. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Cat Thyme
Other Names: , Teucrim marum Region:
Description: Cat Thyme - {Teucrium marum} Carminative. Good for ailments of the Gallbladder & stomach
Uses: Tea Used. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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