Friday, October 17, 2008

Healing through Natural Herbs

Here is a list of Herbs I have been taught to use in healing. I use most of them when they are needed and have found them to be very helpful...

ALFALFA - Heart disease, stroke, cancer, bad breath

ALOE: Externally - burns, wounds, inflammation. Internally - diabetes, constipation, blood sugar

ANGELICA (Dong Quai) - Menopause, respiratory problems, digestion, arthritis

APPLE - Constipation, diarrhea, cardiovascular, cancer, diabetes

ARNICA:Externally - Pain reliever, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, acne, insect bites. Not for internal use.

ASTRAGALUS:Internally - Cancer, tonic, colds & flu, antiviral, antibacterial

Herbs as medicines - Use Black cohosh for woman's problems

BEARBERRY (Uva-ursi) - Urinary tract infections

BILBERRY:Internally - Serious eye conditions, opening arteries, throat inflammations, diarrhea, bruises

BLACKBERRY - Eye problems, diarrhea, hemorrhoids

BLACK COHOSH:Internally - PMS, menopause, mentrual aches

BLACK HAW - Menstrual cramps, fever, pains

BLUE COHOSH - Labor initiation

BONESET - Colds, flu

BUCHU - PMS, diuretic

BUCKTHORN - Constipation

BURDOCK:Detoxification, water retention

CALENDULA:Burns, sore throat, oral infections, wounds

CARAWAY - Digestion


CATNIP - Digestion, anxiety, infections, female issues

CAT'S CLAW:Arthritis, herpes, allergies, immune systems, cancer, anti-viral

CAYENNE:Externally - Arthritis, healed infections, shingles. Internally - Nutrition, antioxidant

CELERY - Gout, hypertension

CHAMOMILE:Wounds, indigestion, nausea, insomnia, anxiety

CHAPARRAL - Tooth decay, gum disease, arthritis

CHASTE TREE - PMS, menstrual problems

CINNAMON - Hypertension, antiseptic, digestion

CLOVE - Mouthwash, toothache

COCOA - Antioxidant, fatigue, depression

COFFEE - Fatigue, colds, flu, asthma

COMFREY - Wounds

CRANBERRY - Nutrition, Urinary tract infections

DILL - Stomach soother, UTI

DANDELION - dandelion releases bile & water, eases indigestion & rheumatism

DONG QUAI - Menstrual cramps, PMS, liver tonic

ECHINACEA - A great immune system booster

ELDERBERRY - Prevent, treat cold & bronchitis

ELECAMPINE - Asthma, emphysema, tuberculosis, antibacterial

EPHEDRA - Respiratory problems, obesity

EUCALYPTUS - Colds, flu

FAINTING: Broomweed, cardamom, coffee, ephedrine, eucalyptus, rosemary

FATIGUE: Astragalus, Ginseng

FEMALE FERTILITY: Info on female fertility herbs

FEVER: Bayberry, Meadowsweet, White willow

FIBROIDS: Burdock, Milk thistle

FIBROMYALGIA: Apply Cayenne. Ingest Devil's claw, Ginkgo, St. John's wort, Willow.

FLATULENCE: Chamomile, fennel, Ginger, Peppermint

FOOD POISONING PREVENTION, TREATMENT: Angelica, sage, Cinnamon, Thyme, Garlic

FLU: Elder, licorice root are more great examples of the use of herbs as medicines for common conditions

FUNGAL SKIN INFECTIONS: Apply Arnica, Garlic, Tea tree oil. Ingest Garlic
natural healing herbs like milk thistle ease gallstones

GALLSTONES: Artichoke, coffee, dandelion, turmeric, peppermint oil, milk thistle

GAS: Dill

GENITAL WARTS: St. John's wort, garlic, licorice

GIARDIASIS: Goldenseal, barberry

GINGIVITIS: Bloodroot, camomile, Echinacea, licorice, purslane, sage

GLAUCOMA: Bilberry, ginkgo, blackberry, cranberry, raspberry

GOUT: Celery, nettle, boswellia, celery seed, devil's claw, turmeric

GRAVE’S DISEASE (Hyperthyroidism): Bugleweed, lemon balm, self-heal, kelp, verbena

GUM DISEASE: Internal - Goldenseal, myrrh. External - Aloe, calendula

HANGOVER: Ginkgo, dandelion, willow

HAY FEVER: Nettle, parsley, garlic, licorice, peppermint oil

HEADACHES: Cayenne, feverfew, ginger, meadowsweet, peppermint, white willow.


HEART DISEASE: Alfalfa, evening primrose, garlic, ginger, gonkgo, hawthorn, green tea, motherwort, onion.

HEARTBURN: Aloe, licorice root, cabbage juice

HEMORRHOIDS: External-witch hazel, horse chestnut, slippery elm, mullein; Internal-horse chestnut, butcher's broom.

HEPATITIS: Licorice, milk thistle

HERPES: External-lemon balm, licorice, St John's wort, comfrey, peppermint; Internal-echinacea, garlic, ginseng, lemon balm, licorice

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE: Garlic, hawthorn, dandelion, ginger, turmeric, valerian.

HIGH CHOLESTEROL: Alfalfa, artichoke, Cat's claw, garlic, ginger, hawthorn, psyllium, tea, turmeric.

HIV Infection (AIDS): Licorice, oregano, St. John’s-wort, aloe, astragalus

HIVES: Internal- chamomile, licorice, stinging nettle. External- Aloe, chamomile, nettle, parsley, yarrow

HYPOTHYROIDISM: Internal- Variety of bitters, bladderwack, myrhh (extrernal too)
great herbal natural remedy, chamomile for heartburn

IMPOTENCE: Ginkgo, ginseng

INDIGESTION: Chamomile, ginger, licorice, peppermint


INFLUENZA: Elder, licorice root

INSECT BITES & STINGS: Internal - Aloe, echinacea, plaintain, tea, witch hazel

INSOMNIA: Kava-kava, chamomile, valerian, passionflower, hop, yarrow.

INTERMITTENT CLAUDICATION: Garlic, ginger, ginkgo, hawthorn

INTESTINAL PARASITES: Epazote, garlic, ginger

JET LAG: Lavender, geranium, rosemary & ginger

KIDNEY STONES: Corn silk, Khella, skullcap, valerian, wild yam

LARYNGITIS: Cardamom, ginger, horehound, mallow, mullein

LEAD POISONING: Apple, garlic

LEPROSY: Garlic, Gotu kolae

LIVER DISEASE: Licorice, green tea, dandelion, artichoke, turmeric, peppers

LYME DISEASE: Bupleurum, Echinacea, garlic, licorice



MEMORY PROBLEMS: Ginkgo, Siberian ginseng, water hyssop

MENOPAUSE: Black cohosh, dang gui, St.-John’s-wort.

MENSTRUAL PROBLEMS: Black cohosh, cramp bark, black haw, feverfew, vitex, yarrow

MIGRAINE: Feverfew

MORNING SICKNESS: Chamomile, ginger, peppermint

MOTION SICKNESS: Fennel, ginger, peppermint

MOUTH SORES: Blackberry

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS: Black currant, evening primrose, flaxseed, ginkgo, purslane


NAUSEA: Catnip, chamomile, ginger, lemon balm, peppermint

NERVE PAIN: Corydalis, Jamaican dogwood, St.-John’s-wort, cayenne

OBESITY: Garcinia, psyllium, Siberian ginseng, yohimbe.

OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER (OCD): Bergamot oil, California poppy, kava-kava, St.-John’s-wort, valerian

OSTEOPOROSIS: Horsetail, red clover, stinging nettle

PAPAYA: indigestion, ulcers, slipped disc

PARSLEY: high blodd pressure, heart problems, bad breath, allergies, fever

PASSIONFLOWER: stress, anxiety, insomnia, indigestion, wounds

PAUD' ARCO: Antiparisitic, antiinflammatory, expectorant

PENNYROYAL: insect repellant, cough, congestion, indigestion. Essential oil can cause death at over 1 Tbls

PEPPERMINT:Indigestion, flatulence, nausea

PLANTAIN: bronchitis, skin irritations, antibacterial

POKE: Raise metabolism, detox, rheumatism, lymphe disorders

PRICKLY ASH: Arthritis, rheumatism, skin infections, parasites

PSYLLIUM:Constipation, hemorrhoids, cholesterol

RASPBERRY: diarrhea, disease prevention, cataracts, maculardegeneration

RED CLOVER: Bronchitis, asthma, skin problems, cancer

RED PEPPER: indigestion, diarrhea, pain, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, psoriasis, shingles, headaches

RED RASPBERRY LEAF: Menstruel pain, diarrhea, colds, mouth/throat problems

REISHI: Immune booster, tonic, anxiety, HBP, hepatitis, bronchitis, asthma
natural healing herbs, st. johns wort

RHUBARB: diarrhea, constipation

ROOIBOS: hepatitis, tonic, thinking, endurance, strength, antioxidant

ROSE: colds, flu, mouth sores

ROSEMARY:Stomach upset, flatulence, rheumatism

SAGE: fever, wounds, indigestion, food poisoning, sore throats

SARSAPARILLA: high blood pressure, cardiac problems

SAW PALMETTO:Enlarged prostate or BPH

SCHISANDRA: hepatitis, liver problems, blood pressure, endurance, antioxidant

SCULLCAP: Insomnia, anxiety, inflammation, cholesterol, heart disease

SENNA: constipation

SHEEP SORREL: Diuretic, laxative, cancer

SHEPHERD'S PURSE: bleeding, induce labor, wounds

SHIITAKE: Heart disease, cancer, immune system

SIBERIAN GINSENG: fatigue, stress, mental processes

SKULLCAP: nerves, tonic, insomnia, anxiety

SLIPPERY ELM: wounds, coughs, sore throat, indigestion

SOYBEAN: cholesterol, hot flashes, breast cancer, osteoporosis

SPIRULINA: Immune system, heart disease, digestion, detox, cancer, athletic performance

ST. JOHN'S WORT: depression, apply to cuts & burns
herbs, information, tea tree oil

STINGING NETTLE: Allergy, hayfever, inflammation, arthritis

TARRAGON: toothache, infections

TEA: Cancer, heart disease, disrrhea, tooth decay

TEA TREE OIL: infections, acne, sore throat

THYME: coughs, infection, indigestion, women’s health

TURKEY RHUBARB: Anti-diarrheal, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, detoxifying

TURMERIC: ulcers, hardening of arteries, indigestion, liver problems, cholesterol, inflammation, cancer

USNEA: problems w/ lungs, intestines, throat, sinuses, urinary and reproductive tract., antibiotic, anti-fungal. One of the great Chinese medical herbs.

UVA URSI: urinary tract infections, cystitis (bladder inflammation), kidney stones
Great directory of herbs, VALERIAN

VALERIAN: insomnia, anxiety, muscle spasms, hbp

VERVAIN: pain, inflammation, constipation

VITEX: PMS & other female conditions
Chinese medical herbs, willow bark

WILLOW BARK: fever, pain, inflammation, heart problems, stroke, women’s issues. Commonly used by consumers who use herbs as medicines instead of OTCs.

WITCH HAZEL: hemorrhoids, skin problems, sunburn

YARROW: urinary infections, high blood pressure, women’s issues, heart problems, wounds, diarrhea, stress, anxiety,

YELLOW DOCK: digestion, skin conditions, constipation, liver detox

1 comment:

Khairunisa Rahmaditia said...

What a great post! You really helped me in my task... Do you think you have the preparation steps for blackberry?