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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 - Nervine - page 2 of 2
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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Khella -
Other Names: , Ammi majus Region: Mediterranean
Description: Middle Eastern remedy for kidney problems. Also contains Khellin a compound that increases blood flow into the heart. Used as a treatment for mild angina. 250 to 300mg of Khella extracts that are standardized for Khellin content of 12% is suggested daily intake. Also contains amiodarone (Cordarone) one of many key anti arrhythmia medicines. Nervine. Tonic. Helps induce relaxation, sleep. Helps promote mental awareness.
Uses: Tonic. Helps induce relaxation, sleep. Helps promote mental awareness. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Ladies Slipper-
Other Names: , Cypripedium pubescens Region: European
Description: Orchid. Dried rhyzome of the orchid is used as a Tranquilizer for the d.t.'s in alcoholics & insomniacs. It arrests hysteria & calms nervousness. Reduces menstrual cramps, muscular difficulties, ruhematism, and gastric disturbances.
Uses: Tea, Poultice, Tincture, Plaster Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Other Names: Delphinium, Sonsolida Region: American
Description: Anti-parasitical, Insecticidal. Revolutionary War Veterans used plant powder to destroy body lice. Used also as a sedative & tranquilizer. The American Indians used the plant as a sedative tea. The seeds are used to kill head lice, nits & other parasites externally.
Uses: Herbal Actions
Warnings: Extremely toxic if taken in large doses.
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Other Names: , Lavandula varr Region: Mediterranean
Description: All parts of the plant used. Aromatherapy ingredient. Aids in reducing stress, headaches, sooth nerves, lung mucus & induces restfull sleep.
Uses: Tea, dried herb stuffed in pillows, sleep masks & in heat/cold packs as well as tincture of, cream of, & other preparations such as Essential oils for aromatherapy. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Lettuce, wild-
Other Names: , Lactuca virosa Region: American
Description: Dried & smoked like opium. used for nervousness, as a Sedative & a hypnotic milder than opium but just as dreamy. Provided that you could obtain a large quantity of this herb; dry & then crush it, you would be left with a decent hallucinagen.
Uses: Ground & used in capsules, tinctures & teas against Insomnia, Nervousness, Anxiety. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Other Names: , Citrus limetta Region: PanAsian_Islands
Description: Another Latin Name for this herb:Citrus aurantifolia. Columbus brought this tree to the East Indies to be cultivated. Flowers act as a nervine. Fruit & juices used as a cooling drink & flavoring.
Uses: Both peel & juices used in various preparations of both sweet & tart products. Citric acid prepared from peel to give tart citruis taste to products without calories or raising glycemic levels. Used to scent makeup. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Linden -
Other Names: Lime, Tilia x eropeaea Region:
Description: Linden flowers are fragrant & smell like honey. Frequently considered a fine Bee Plant. Inner tissues of the tree were used by ancient peoples as a wound binder which helped to heal wounds. Flowers are used as a nervine in bath herbs to promote sweating & to cool the head.
Uses: A Body Tonic; it is used to calm restlessness & hysteria. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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