Compendium of Herbs & Herbal preparations
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".