Herb Benefits

Angelica – helps relieve indigestion, gas, colic, and improve poor blood flow. It is helpful for Buerger’s disease (narrows arteries in the hands and feet) as well as stimulates coughing up mucus and can relieve respiratory conditions. 

Ashwagandha – it can help lower blood sugar levels, reduce cortisol levels, and reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. It can reduce inflammation, boost testosterone and fertility in men, improves strength, lower cholesterol and triglycerides, improve brain functions and has anti-cancer properties. 

Blue Vervain – helps against stress, anxiety, insomnia, digestive problems, and relieves pain. It is an anti-inflammatory and is anti-spasmodic which can help cramp and spams. It is a good treatment for malaria, kidney stones, eliminate toxins, and help the liver.

Boneset – can help fight tumors, brings migraine relief, and can help the stomach, liver, bowels, and uterus. It helps constipation as well as being a diuretic. It can reduce fevers and the flu.

Burdock – it is an antimicrobial blood cleanser and diuretic to help remove toxins through urination and can strengthen the lymphatic system. It also helps skin issues, lowers blood sugar, improves arthritis, helps against tonsillitis, treats an enlarged spleen and is prebiotic.

Calendula – is an antiseptic, antibacterial, and antifungal. Externally it helps wounds, cuts, inflammatory conditions, and varicose veins by binding capillaries together. Its healing properties are great for the skin as it also helps with minor and sunburns, acne, many types of rashes, fungal infections like ringworm, thrush, or athlete’s feet, diaper rash, cradle cap, and soothe soreness after breastfeeding. Internally it helps inflammation of the digestive tract and detoxify the body, treat acne, treat toxicity of infections, as well as clean and treat illness in the liver and gallbladder. It can reduce menstruation pain and regulate bleeding. 

Catnip –It is a bug repellent, can reduce inflammation of the skin and help bug bites as well as can relieve stress and fight insomnia. It can help reduce dandruff, ease cramps, reduce fever, help stomach problems, regulate menstrual cycles, benefit the kidneys, strengthen the immune system as it has many nutrients and can help improve the healing process.

Cayenne – valuable remedy for poor circulation and improves blood flow, removes blood clots, alter temperature regulation, used to treat psoriasis, neuralgia, pain, headache, and arthritis, counter microbial infections, relieve gas, colic, stimulate secretion of digestive juices mildly relives pain counter infection, useful for some types of diarrhea, when applied externally as it increases blood flow to applied area, removes waste products and increases nutrient flow to the tissue and helps improve poor blood flow to skin that has been exposed to the cold. 

Chamomile – high content of antioxidants, fights anxiety, stress, and depression. It also helps to improve digestion including problems like acid reflux, diarrhea, motion sickness, indigestion, nausea, vomiting, cramping, stomach pains, constipation, and help heal leaky gut, IBS, and other chronic illnesses. It is an anti-inflammatory herb and has a strong ability to help reduce pain. It helps fight cancer, relieve congestion, promote healthy skin, fight harmful bacteria and improve the health of teeth and gums, and decrease the risk of cardiovascular illnesses.

Chaste tree – it can reduce PMS symptoms, help balance estrogen to progesterone, improve acne, treat endometriosis increase fertility, promote lactation, decrease menopausal symptoms, prevent and treat enlarged prostate and prostate cancer.

Cherry bark – great for helping coughs like in bronchitis, asthma, and whooping cough. Helps colds, sore throats, stimulate digestion, stop diarrhea, bleeding, and hemorrhoids. It is an anti-inflammatory, can help fight and prevent mild infection, and may prevent and treat cancer.

Chicory – it is known for being a substitute for coffee but it also can reduce stress, it is an anti-inflammatory, protects and cleans the liver, prevent and treat diabetes, help treat joint pain and osteoporosis, relieve constipation, regulate the thyroid, and is prebiotic.

Chinese Skullcap – is anti-arthritic and anti-inflammatory and is a great antioxidant that can help heart disease and decrease the damage after a heart attack  

Comfrey root –healing properties focus towards helping the skin which includes healing of bruises, soothe scrapes, sprains, fractured and broken bones, as well as being a treatment for acne, scars, and relieve psoriasis.

Cramp bark – is an anti-inflammatory, it can relieve pain and cramps, help treat endometriosis and other gynecological problems, it is an antispasmodic and may help prevent miscarriages and relaxes muscles.

Dandelion – leaves are a diuretic and treat high blood pressure by decreasing fluid in the body. It is one of the most detoxifying herbs when the root is used as it works with the liver, gallbladder to remover water products, prevent and remove gallstones, and helps kidney to remove toxins in urine.

Echinacea – traditionally has helped toothaches, sore throats, snakebites, rabies, and septic conditions. It is known for helping increase the immune system, used for all type of infection as well as chronic infections and fatigue. It helps chilblains, colds, flu, respiratory problems, skin disorders, allergies, and asthma.

Elderberry – the flowering tops has relaxing properties good for reducing fever, coughing, colds, and flu. Can reduce the onset of hay fever if taken a few months before hay fever season. It can encourage removal of waste products through sweating and urination and can help arthritis. The berries are high in vitamin C and may help rheumatism, erysipelas, and are a mild laxative as well as help diarrhea.

Elecampane – is helpful for the respiratory system as it sooth breathing pathways, improves circulation, and clears congestion. It is anti-fungal and anti-microbial, mildly sedative, increases the flow of bile, helps increase appetite and digestion.  

Eleuthero – helps decrease fatigue and increase energy, increase circulation and improve mental functions as well as having anti-cancer and anti-tumor properties. It helps speed up healing and prevent ulcers, increases low blood pressure, limit respiratory infections, reduce osteoporosis, improve the lymphatic system, and may improve edema. It can help manage menopause, stabilize blood sugar levels, and prevent and repair nerve damage. 

Fennel – Used to relieve bloating, settle stomach pain, stimulate appetite, as well as is an anti-inflammatory. It is a diuretic, which helps against kidney stones especially combined with a urinary anti-septic herb (ex. Uva Ursi), and is effective for cystitis.

Feverfew – Feverfew is used to cool the body and lower temperature, prevent migraines, induce menstruation, has been taken during difficult births, useful for headaches associated with mensuration, and can help arthritic and rheumatic pain especially when used with other herbs.

Garlic – helps heal all types of infections, reduce mucus, good for the cold or flu, helpful for digestive infections and help remove intestinal parasites. It helps prevent problems with circulation and stokes as well as lower cholesterol and blood pressure. It also can reduce blood sugar levels and help diabetes.

Ginger – is helpful for indigestion, nausea, gas, colic, and other digestion issues like motion sickness, morning sickness, gastrointestinal infections and some cases of food poisoning.

Ginkgo cayenne – Improve circulation especially to the brain, the herb is antiallergenic and anti-inflammatory and helps against asthma. It helps maintain and improves cerebral circulation and memory and reduce the likelihood of stroke. It is the best to treat senile dementia. The Cayenne helps enhance the benefits of Ginkgo in the tincture.

Goldenrod – is an antioxidant, diuretic, and astringent. Is good for urinary tract disorders, nephritis, cystic, it flushes out the kidney and bladder stones, fights against the cause of yeast infections and oral thrush. It helps sore throats, chronic nasal congestion, diarrhea, and is good for treating gastroenteritis in children. It is good for healing the pancreas as well.

Gravel root – helpful for problems in the urinary tract, prevent and diminish kidney and bladder stones, helps cystitis, urethritis, enlargement of prostate, rheumatism, and gout as well as help remove waste through the kidneys.

Hawthorne – is one of the best herbs for healing the heart. It is used to treat angina and coronary heart disease, improves heart function, helps congestive heart failure and irregular heartbeat, high and low blood pressure, as well as improve circulation. With better circulation, more oxygen can reach the brain and improve memory.

Holy basil – it helps improve well-being and vitality, fevers, protecting the heart from stress, lowering blood pressure, and cholesterol levels. It helps the body adapt to new demands and stress as well as stabilize blood sugar.

Hops – It is a sedative herb and can reduce irritability and restlessness during sleep, combined with other herbs it can help reduce tension, stress, headaches, anxiety, but avoid if depression is present. It may help with asthma, menstrual pain, and aid the digestion system by increasing stomach secretion. It also can reduce spasms and colic.

Horsetail – it helps stop wounds and nosebleeds from bleeding, reduce coughing up blood, is an astringent in the genitourinary system so it can help bleeding in the urinary tract as well. It helps against cystitis, urethritis, and prostate disease. It can also help restore damaged connective tissue, treat rheumatism, arthritis, heal problems with the chest like emphysema, and chronic swelling. It also helps strengthen bones and tissues.

Houttuynia – it helps regulate blood sugar, provides anti-histamine support, effects diuretic, through antiviral and antibacterial effects it can help remove toxins, boost the immune system, inhibit the herpes virus, and protect against poisoning. It helps fight respiratory infections and improve respiratory conditions like asthma, bronchitis as well as support the digestive system.

Hyssop – it helps bronchitis, respiratory infections, excessive mucus, and gently stimulates coughing up mucus both thin and congested. It can irritate mucous membranes so best used after the peak of illness. It is sedative so it can help asthma and sooth the digestive tract.

Japanese knotweed – it is an anti-inflammatory so it helps with arthritis, swelling, joint disease, is an antibacterial so it can protect against viruses, bacteria and prevent disease in general. With its powerful antioxidant it can prevent and neutralize plaque build up in the brain, heal liver disease and decrease liver toxicity, prevent cardiovascular disease, lower blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol, prevent cancer, help heal the gastrointestinal tract and stop GI bleeding, help heal Gout, and fight Lyme’s disease.

Juniper – it is a diuretic and is a strong antiseptic in the urinary tract, but should be avoided in cases of kidney disease. It can help cystitis, relieve fluid retention, and ease colic, support stomach functions, helpful for chronic arthritis, rheumatic, and gout. It can stimulate and increase menstruation flow and applied externally it can help the removal of toxins from tissues below.

Lavender - it is an herb that calms the nervous system, relieve sleeplessness, irritability, headaches, and migraines and help alleviate depression. It soothes indigestion and colic as well as relieves gas and bloating. It is helpful to relax some types of asthma especially that involve nervousness. Lavender oil is a strong anti-antiseptic that helps to heal burns, wounds, and sores. You can rub on insect stings, as it relieves pain and inflammation as well as help treat scabies and head lice. It helps to relieve headaches when applied to temples and oil in bath water can relieve tension in the muscle and nervous system and encourages sleep.

Lemon balm – Used to lift spirits as it relaxes anxiety, mild depression, restfulness, panic, nervousness, and irritability, heal wounds, relieve palpitations, relax the heart, and treat toothaches, relieve cold sores and may prevent future outbreaks, and is an anti-thyroid to help an overactive thyroid. It helps digestive problems linked to anxiety-like indigestion, acidity, nausea, bloating, and colicky pains. It is also helpful for cuts, stings, and fevers.

Lemongrass – it relaxes muscles in the digestive tract, relieves pain from cramps, flatulence and is good for children. It can help reduce fever when there is congestion and the essential oil may reduce pain and arthritis.

Licorice – soothes inflammation in the digestive system, helps against chest conditions, arthritis, inflamed joints, some skin problems, inflamed eyes, stimulates adrenal glands and helps in Addison’s disease, and is a gentle laxative.

Lobelia – is used for problems of the lungs like bronchitis, asthma, shortness of breath, and whooping cough. It is great for the thyroid and can be used as a sedative. 

Marshmallow – great for congestion, used to help inflammation of the mucous membranes in the respiratory tract as well as in the urinary and stomach tract. It helps remove stones in the urinary tract, stomach ulcers, stop constipation, and dry coughing. 

Milk thistle – helps protect and detoxify the liver, renew cells treat hepatitis, jaundice, and any other condition where the liver is under stress. This includes infection, an excess of alcohol, chemotherapy, limit the damage of the liver, and speed up recovery.

Motherwort – helps heal and strengthen the heart and nerves, it is a gentle sedative and antispasmodic so it helps encourage relaxation without drowsiness. it stimulates the uterus muscles which can help if menstruation is delayed, painful, or premenstrual tension. It may increase bleeding so avoid if menstruation flow is heavy. 

Mugwort – at low dosage over time, it can help improve appetite, digestive function, absorption of nutrients, eliminate of worms, increase bile flow, and is also an antiseptic that has been used to treat malaria.

Mullein – it is helpful for coughing, congestion, and removing mucus so it is helpful for respiratory problems. It is good for ear infections and earaches, great to decrease inflammation as well as joint and bone pain. It is also great for the thyroid.

Nettle – It is high in magnesium and potassium, it is cleansing and detoxifying, eliminates waste products and increases urination, and helps skin conditions and arthritis. It is an astringent so it slows or stops bleeding and can help wounds, nosebleeds, and heavy menstruation. It is also an antiallergenic so it treats hay fever, asthma, and itchy skin. It helps anima and breast milk production. It helps strengthen bones and tissues as well.

Oregano – it boosts the immune system through the respiratory tract, painful joints, gastrointestinal tract, urinary tract and promotes menstruation. 

Passionflower – is a remedy for sleeplessness, insomnia, disruptive sleep patterns, good for anxiety, tension, irritability, and other nervous states. It is an herbal tranquilizer that may be compared to Valerian as it reduces nervous activity, panic, and even convulsions. In addition, it reduces asthma, palpitations, and high blood pressure.

Plantain – internally can help one to reach healthy cholesterol levels, help against diabetes, create hemorrhoid relief, help with irritable bowel syndrome as well as during constipation and diarrhea. It helps kidney and bladder issues including bladder infections, indigestion, and ulcers. External use soothes inflammation, which includes bites, cuts, rashes, stings, Eczema, Psoriasis, Yeast, burns, and varicose veins. 

Purple Loosestrife – it helps relieve diarrhea for people of any age, treats inflammation, and help treat heavy menstrual bleeding. 

Red Clover – is a purifying herb, may be used in irregular bursts of coughing, may relieve menopausal symptoms, it is used as cancer prevention, and helps the body remove toxins from the bloodstream. It helps with high cholesterol, STDs, coughing, bronchitis, asthma, and PMS.

Red Raspberry - improves the health of hair, skin, nails, bones, teeth, and during menstruation relieves cramps and heavy bleeding. It reduces symptoms of gingivitis, boost women reproductive system, increases fertility, decreases muscle cramps, anemia, diarrhea, and morning sickness in pregnant women. It is also helpful for digestive issues like heartburn, acidity, diarrhea and stomach cramps. It is also an anti-inflammatory, helps boost the immune system, and relieves systems during the flu, and is an antibacterial. 

Reishi mushroom – helps boost the immune system, improve lung conditions, prevent the formation of abnormal blood vessels, neutralize chronic diseases, reduce the growth and spread of cancerous cells, prevent tumors, and may neutralize cancerous cells. It also may improve cognition in those who suffer from Huntington’s and Alzheimer’s disease by stimulating nerve growth. It may increase energy, lower blood pressure, increase blood flow, and includes antioxidants that help boost the immune system. It has a strong effect on decreasing irritation and eliminating allergic reactions in the respiratory tract as well as help fight chronic respiratory conditions.

Rose – Rose is a loving flower that helps heals the mind, heart, and soul and brings a person back to their heart center. It helps in times of emotional trauma, feeling of panic, apathy, disconnection, nerviness, grief, and daily stress. It is also a mild anti-depressant as well as an anti-inflammatory and may help reduce high cholesterol. 

Rose hip–is the seed of the rose, which contains a lot of vitamin C so it helps stomach disorders, prevent stomach irritation and ulcers, and treats the cold and flu. It helps the gallbladder, lower urinary tract and kidney diseases, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and water retention like dropsy or edema. It also helps diabetes, gout, fevers, increases immune functions, increase blood flow, and increase urine flow as well as quenching thirst.

Rosemary – is a circulatory stimulant including blood, improving memory and concentration, ease headaches and migraines, encourage hair growth, restoration from stress and chronic illness, and may be uplifting to those who are stressed and have mild depression.

Sage – is an antiseptic and astringent, relaxing and beneficial for sore throats, it is a hormonal stimulant, it encourages better blood flow, is a value for irregular mensuration, helpful for menopausal symptoms, and is an asthma remedy. 

Self Heal – helps minor cuts al the way up to internal bleeding. It is an antibacterial so it helps stops the growth of E. Coli and Bacillus Typhi as well as helps the liver, kidney, gallbladder, and it is an antioxidant so it can help heal lymph nodes, reduce swelling, and sore throats, inflamed bowel disease, and diarrhea. It also helps anxiety, depression, mood swings, and an eyewash can sure tiredness, swollen and conjunctivitis in the eyes.

Skullcap – may fight off cancer cells, contains antioxidants, great at reducing anxiety and depression, may neutralize Alzheimer’s disease, , and Parkinson’s disease, is anti-inflammatory, helps against insomnia and other sleeping problems, restlessness, muscle tension, and clenching of jaws, reduce heart disease, lower fever from the flu and helps nerve-related symptoms, headaches, and treat epilepsy as well as treatment of side effects caused by epilepsy.

St. John’s Wort – Helps with mood swings, anxiety, tiredness, depression, poor appetite, nerviness, and trouble sleeping. The oil can help treat skin wounds and bruises. As well as all other herbs, make sure there are no conflicts with medications you are on before taking an herb. 

Sumac – is an antioxidant and has vitamin C and can fight diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease. It is an anti-inflammatory, which helps fight colds, flu, and disorders. It helps regulate blood sugar as well as cholesterol and is also an antibacterial and antiviral. It is also a diuretic so it helps flush out toxins through urination and treat urine and digestive problems. 

Teasel – is used to help treat Lyme’s disease as it pulls bacteria out of tissues into the bloodstream and exposes it to the immune system.

Thyme –is an antiseptic herb that can restore of the wellbeing of the immune system that has chronic infections and is helpful for throat and chest infections like bronchitis, whooping cough, and a sore throat. It has sedative effects that help asthma and hay fever and can also treat worms in children.

Turmeric – it is an anti-inflammatory, which is good for arthritis, asthma, eczema, thins the blood and reduces cholesterol which helps lower risk of heart attacks and stroke. It improves the function of the liver, jaundice, and digestive problems, alleviates nausea, increases mucus and protects the stomach.

Uva Ursi – it is a urinary antiseptic (not for use when there is an infection of the kidneys) and helps heal the pancreas as well.

Valerian – it helps heal epilepsy, calm down mental and nervous activity, relieve stress, including tremors, panic, palpitations, and sweating but is not necessarily sedative. It can help with insomnia related to anxiety or excitement, can help muscle tension or spasms, asthma, colic, menstrual pain, high blood pressure caused by anxiety or stress, and irritable bowel syndrome.

White willow – great for arthritis and rheumatic pain, relieve inflammation, improve mobility in painful and creaky joints, may manage high fevers, head pains, helps against hot flashes and night sweats by decreasing sweating, has been used for internal bleeding.

Yarrow – it is helpful for anxiety, treat Mastitis in addition to using hot and cold compresses. It is an anti-inflammatory and can especially help inflammation in women’s reproductive tract. It can regulate the menstrual cycle and reduce bleeding and pain. It can help the gastrointestinal tract, lower blood pressure, and increase circulation. The plant dried can help stop bleeding and prevent infection. 

Yellow dock – it improves the flow of bile and is a gentle laxative as it stimulates bowel function. It reduces reabsorption of waste products, which causes the colon to not function properly. It also can help skin conditions including arthritis, acne, eczema, and fungal infections.