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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 ]

Herbs Listing for - Calmnative - page 2 of 4
Bupleurum
Other Names: Chai Hu, Bupleurum falcatum Region: Asian
Description: TCM medicinal herb. Tea made to Reduce Stagnation in Liver & Circulation system. Helps moderate Emotional Stability. Reduces Abdominal Bloat, Menstrual Pain, Hemorrhoids, Herpes, & Malaria.
Uses: 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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Cassia
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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Devil's Club
Other Names: , Oplopanax horridus Region: Amer_Indian
Description: Roots & bark used. American Indian medicinal. Stomach ailments, cramps, swelling & sores. Tonic. The plant prefers moist shaded conditions, and is found growing in undisturbed Northern woodlands. The “horridus” of the name is probably inspired by the many tiny spines that cover the entire plant and break off when handled or brushed against.
Uses: Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Ginseng, Suma
Other Names: , Araliaceae Ginseng "Suma" Region: Asian
Description: Root is used. Woman's ginseng, to build & strengthen female genitalia, aphrodisiac. Improves concentration span; increases speed & accuracy. Good for circulation. High in B-complex vitamins as well as Vitamins A,C,E, & G. Ginseng contains ginsenosides and flavonoids - bioactive factors that play a role in well-being.** World famous for its ability to support physical performance, Ginseng is also gaining a reputation as an immune support herb.
Uses: We offer suma ginseng in our women's formulas in both teas & tinctures. You can also get capsules of the ginseng. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Honeysuckle
Other Names: Bee flower, Bee vine, Lonicera caprifolium Region: Amer_Indian
Description: Bee plant. Whole plant used in various formats. Aromatherapy scent. Flowers are used in perfume. Decocted into a syrup can be taken for respiratory complaints as well as asthma. Also to be used to reduce nervousness. The American Indians wove the vines for baskets as well as using the leaves boiled in water as a wash for sores & used the root well pounded as a poultice for swellings all over the body.
Uses: The leaves can be tinctured into oil & can be taken for cramps from eating or the menses. The bark can be boiled in water & the liquid can be used with hand cream to help itchy skin & acne as well as other skin afflictions. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Hops
Other Names: , Humulus lupulus Region: European
Description: Helps combat insomnia, calming effect when dried herb is stuffed into pillows & used whenever a nap is needed or more deep sleep required. Herb is also one of several main ingredients in beer where the all female plants produce herb that adds the bitterness & umami to beer from America to Germany & around the world
Uses: Unflowered buds are mainly used although herb is both buds & leaves. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Horehound
Other Names: , Marrubium vulgare Region: European
Description: Once the standard remedy for coughs, cattarh & bronchial issues, now is mostly found in nostalgic renditions of stick candies & old fashioned cough medicines, drops & losenges. Green herb with honey used for upper respiratory complaints as far back as the Middle ages. One of the five bitter herbs eaten by the Jewish at Passover. Noted in Benedictine writings for treating the windy ailments. Soothing as a Tea for lack of appetite, persistant bronchitis, coughs or throats.
Uses: An infusion of the herb, made from leaves, stems & flowers strengthens a weak stomach while boosting appetite & helping to reduce persistant bronchitis. For smoker's throat tea add coltsfoot, marshmallow root, diced, horehound & hyssop in equal parts to water & simmer for at least 20 minutes if not an hour, let cool & then drink at room or warm temperature several times a day & STOP smoking! Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Hyssop
Other Names: , Hysoppis officinalis Region: European
Description: Mainly used as a digestif. Used for thousands of years. Digestive. Blood Cleanser, most quoted herb in Bible for cleansing lepers by the ancient Hebrews & for purification rites mentioned in the scriptures(which most likely was actually a caper bush {Caparis spirosa} instead), colds, fevers, sore throats & bronchitis. Decoction of the leaves used for skin irritations, burns & bruises.
Uses: Bitter leaves are chopped & used in salads or brewed into tinctures for digestion. An oil of the leaves is said to be a vermifuge, it will kill worms in both adults & children, applied to the head, it will kill lice as well as helping to reduce head itch. Hyssop leaves have been laid on wounds to promote healing & reduce infection. Penicillin mold thrives on hyssop leaves. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Jacob's Ladder -
Other Names: , Polemonium caeruleum Region: European
Description: Leaves & flowers used. Headaches, heart palpitations.
Uses: Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Jasmine-
Other Names: , Jasminum officinalis affine Region: Mediterranean
Description: My favorite flowers perfume the air during the day in my garden. Almost the most expensive scent in the world, Moroccan jasmine extracted by the enfleruage method into an oil can cost as much as $3,000 per pound. Inhaling the scent of the jasmine is said to be an aphrodisiac for both sexes. It is thought to help relax one to sleep & to facilitate childbirth. See Dream scents.
Uses: A drop or two in almond oil can be massaged onto the body during or after a bath can overcome frigidity. In format, Jasmine can be used as a poultice; soothing to the eyes & nose; as a tea; soothing to the nerves. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Jessamine, Night-
Other Names: , Cestrum nocturnum Region: Mediterranean
Description: My favorite night perfume to scent the air in my garden. I add the flowers to my own potpourrie as well as steep the flowers in a small amount of water or into honey.
Uses: A drop or two in almond oil can be massaged onto the body during or after a bath can overcome frigidity. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Jujube, Chinese -
Other Names: Suan zao ren; Sour date kernel, Zizyphus spinosa Region: Asian
Description: Anti-stress herb, fruit. TCM medicinal product calms mind & preserve the Chi/Qi energy. Clinical studies show that fruits/seeds have a tranquilizing effect. Fruits nourish & enrich bone marrow & muscle. Treat irritability, insomnia and anxiety.
Uses: Found dried, canned, in teas, in cereals & in supplements as well as wines, preserves & candy. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Kava Kava-
Other Names: , Piper methysticum Region: PanAsian_Islands
Description: Helps induce relaxation, sleep. Helps promote mental awareness. Used throughout the Pacific islands as a helpful Aphrodisiac. It helps to relieve pain & sooth arthritis. A Nervine, its used to help people who are having trouble sleeping, get back to that state without too much of a struggle or adding of calories. Because of its Anti-Septic nature, it was used in the Pacific Islands to treat a number of sexually tranmitted disease before the advent of antibiotics. Can be used to treat urinary infections & reduce sore muscles.
Uses: Roots used, can be ground & tinctured, used as an additive to hot coconut milk or dairy product & drunk before bedtime, can be used as a poultice or infused as a tea. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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