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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 - Tonic - page 5 of 5
Verbena, Lemon
Other Names: , Aloysia triphylla Region: European
Description: Tea conponent for its sweet & strong lemon flavor which helps many herbal teas to come together in a healthful blend.
Uses: Whole herb, leaves, flowers. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Waterleaf
Other Names: Leaf Ginseng, Surinam Spinach, Talinum triangulare Region: Asian
Description: Edible Houseplant from the Asian Pacific. Wholeherb tonic herb.
Uses: Leaves & stems used in salads, soups. Can be parboiled, steamed or sauteed. Used like a fresh ginseng by Indonesians. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Wheatgrass
Other Names: , Triticum aestivum Region: WorldWideHerb
Description: Freshly sprouted wheatgrass juiced is a powerhouse of nutrients, enzymes & live factors that can be readily absorbed to jumpstart the body. Used as an adaptogen; it replenishes a body starved by years of poor diet. Wheatgrass helps the body to boost the immune system & fight diseases; especially cancer.
Uses: Squeezed as a juice, dried & ground or freeze dried & ground; then reconstituted. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Wormwood, Black
Other Names: , Artemisia genipi Region: Ancient_EurAsian
Description: Apperatif & Digestif herbal liquor ingredient which helps to stimulate digestion & appetitie.
Uses: Flowering tops used to make a tincture. An ingredient in the liquor known as Chartreuse(R) Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Wormwood, Sweet Annie
Other Names: Sweet Annie, Artemisia annua Region: Asian
Description: TCM herb used as an Anti malarial due to the compound artemisinin.
Uses: Tea, Tincture, decoction. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Yam Cinnamon
Other Names: Chinese yam, Shan yao, Dioscorea oppositifolia Region: Asian
Description: Edible tubers which can weigh up to 4 to 5 pounds. Used as a tonic after winter & as a female contraceptive via tea. Stimulation for both stomach & spleen where it helps to create & continue moving digestion. TCM herb helps to reduce diabetes, asthma, diarrhea & possibly emotional instability.
Uses: Decoction of tubers into a tea, tincture, oil and/or poultice. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Yellow Dock
Other Names: , Rumex Crispus Region: Amer_Indian
Description: Balances body chemistry with high mineral content. Blood cleanser, age enhancer, slows appetite. Rich in Vitamins & Minerals. Used to treat vaginitis. Take 3 cups of tea per day or up to 4 capsules of crushed herb. High in Vitamin A, C, iron & maganese.
Uses: Aerial parts used with some roots. Used to make a tea or to crush & put in capsules. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Yellow Root
Other Names: Yallerroot, Tommie Bass, herba, Xanthorrhiza simplicsima Region: American
Description: Alabaman Tonic Herb. Good for relieving symptoms of hiatial hernia or heartburn. Great for helping to quit smoking. Balances body chemistry with high mineral content. High in Vitamin A, C, iron & maganese.
Uses: Root or barkwood used. Used as a toothbrush or the ground dried bark added to toothpaste on a regular basis. Can be tinctured into a mouthwash using either gin or vodka, or used as a tea. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Yerba Mate
Other Names: , Ilex paraguariensis Region: South American
Description: Yerba Mate -{Ilex paraguariensis} Stimulant. Blood cleanser, age enhancer, slows appetite. Rich in Vitamins & Minerals.
Uses: Whole herb or flower used. Tea Infusions. Boil water, Reduce heat to a simmer, add herb mixture in tea bag or infuser. Let sit for at least 10 minutes. Take off heat & let cool to touch. Remove tea. Taste then sweeten with Agave or local to you honey, & heat to 'sipping hot, or cool to drink iced. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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Yerba Sante
Other Names: , Eriodictyon californicum Region: South American
Description: Yerba Sante - {Eriodictyon californicum} Expectorant. Stimulant, whole body tonic, stimulates heart, digestion, relieves bronchial congestion, Excellent product that helps circulation.
Uses: Leaves used. Herbal Actions
Warnings: None.
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