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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 - Diuretic - page 3 of 3
Knot Grass-
Other Names: Bian Xu), Polygonum aviculare Region: Asian
Description: Whole herb & seeds used. Astringent. bronchial cough, mouth soreness & oral post operative cleanser/wash & strengthener. German Commission E also recommends Knot Grass for the treatment of respiratory ailments.
Uses: Tea reduces diarrhea, bladder infections. Anti-wormer or vermifuge. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Other Names: Sea Fennel, Crithmum maritimum Region: European
Description: Seashore aromatic herb from Europe with succulent leaves that are great boilded with sale or pickled with wine vinegar. May be helpful in the fight against obesity.
Uses: Pickled, steamed, stewed, dried/ground & tinctured, dried, ground & encapsulated Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Other Names: Cha, Chai, Camilla sinensis Region: Asian
Description: Most important worldwide caffeinated beverage. Stimulates the central nervous system. Diuretic & astringent. Relaxes the smooth muscles which helps to increase the coronary flow. High in Flouride.
Uses: Anti-cancer, Antioxidant. Tea, decoction, wash Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Uva ursi
Other Names: Kinnikinnik, Bearberry, Arctosphylas uva ursi Region: Amer_Indian
Description: Stimulates the bladders & kidneys to create urine to expel uric acid from the body along with other waste minerals. Anti-septic. Aids in reducing bacterial levels in urine.
Uses: Reduces urethra infections as well as bladder & kidney. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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