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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 - Energizer - page 1 of 1
Other Names: E&E, Paulina cupana Region: South American
Description: Grown in Brazil & the Amazonian basin. Another tree of the Amazonian Rain Forest that needs to be saved. Seeds are crushed by the Venezuelans to make a paste that is then mixed with water & carbonation & turned into a soda that energizes the body. A stimulant that can also slow the pulse, it is a Caffeine product with 3 to five times the caffeine in a cup of coffee.
Uses: Pot herb, shoots & leaves used. Sold dried for tea, sodas & tinctures. Can be used to reduce effects from hangover & headaches due to lack of caffeine. Treats obesity by cutting the appetite, can be used to stay awake for periods of time with little or no jitters, if used wisely & is not addictive like other "speed" like products. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Ho Shou Wu - Fo Ti
Other Names: Fo-Ti-Tieng, herb of long life, Hydrocotyle asiatica minor Region: Asian
Description: See Fo Ti Tieng or Chinese Knotweed. Linament for muscles, bruises, backache. Should be used in the processed or cooked root format for best results. a TCM herbal supplement for long life. "...This name is in reference to the Chinese herbalist, Li Ching Yuen, who allegedly consumed fo-ti daily and lived until the age of 132 years—or 197, or 256, depending on which version of the story you care to subscribe to. Although it is clearly established that Li left this world on May 6, 1933, exactly how long he inhabited remains a mystery. Some Imperial Chinese government records show his birth occurring in 1677, although Li maintained that he wasn’t born until 1736. Yet, the man was photographed while visiting the home of Chinese General Yang Sen in 1927, which prompted the general to record the event in a document titled, “A Factual Account of the 250 Year-Old Good-Luck Man.”..."
Uses: Normally found brewed as a tincture or used in strong decoctions & tea mixtures. Taken on a daily basis as a tincture is the best way to use this product. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Other Names: HorseMint, Monarda, various species} Region: European
Description: Mint. Contains thymol, menthol or menthone & Carvacrol. Carvacrol helps prevent the breakdown of acetylcholine which is a deficiency found in people with Alzheimer's disease. Some horsebalm compounds can cross the blood/brain barrier. Anti-blood clotting, blood thinners.
Uses: You can add tincture of horsebalm to your shampoo to gain benefits of this herb. Another herb for a tea brewed with cloves for pre-trip preventatives for altitude sickness. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Licorice -
Other Names: Sweet root, liquorice, Glycyrrhiza glabr Region: Mediterranean
Description: Found in great quantities in King Tut's tomb; the herb licorice has been around for eons. Dug in its fourth year the rhysome is at its best. Most sugars increase thirst. This sugar relieves it. Contains estrogenic properties & is used to combat the effects of menopause. Also used in the treatment of peptic ulcers, it sooths coughs & throat, reduces hoarseness & adjusts blood sugar. Provides quick energy by boosting adrenals.
Uses: ground into paste, added to flour & sugar to make candy licorice, added to medicines to sweeten them in both TCM & European preparations, used as a flavoring for hot & cold beverages including liquors Herbal Actions
Warnings: Too much can cause irritability, Insomnia
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Lion's Ear -
Other Names: , Leonotis nepetfolia Region: African
Description: African folk remedy. Stimulant. Euphoric
Uses: Tea or beverage made of herb along with other herbs during ceremonial events. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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