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This page provides educational information on botanicals, nutraceuticals, herbs, and their common applications.
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Conditions Herbal Applications
Allergy (rhinitis) Nettles, Echinacea, Red Clover, Eyebright, Goldenseal
Alzheimer�s disease Ginkgo Biloba
Anti-aging Ginkgo Biloba, Fo-Ti, Dong Quai
Anti-bacterial Echinacea, Garlic, Angelica
Anti-catarrhal Elder, Goldenseal, Sandalwood
Anti-depressant St. John�s Wort, Green Oats, Schizandra, Kava Kava
Anti-fungal Garlic, Pau d�Arco, Black Walnut
Anti-inflammatory Oak Bark, Passionflower, Devil�s Claw, Yucca
Anti-microbial Echinacea, Garlic
Anti-septic Black Walnut, Oak Bark, Pepermint, Sage, Wild Indigo
Anti-spasmodic (Muscle contraction) Valerian, Passionflower, Red Clover, Catnip, Motherwort
Anti-viral St. John�s Wort, Echinacea, Garlic, Astragalus
Anxiety Kava Kava, St. John�s Wort
Aphrodisiac (impotence) Yohimbe, Schizandra, Ginseng, Muira Puama, Damiana, Green Oats Straw, Pygeum, Maca
Appetite stimulant Gentian, Rhubarb
ArthritiS Devil�s Claw, White Willow, Black Cohosh, Glucosamine Sulfate/HCl, Chondroitin Sulfate, Turmeric, Boswelia
Asthma Goldenseal, Ma Huang, Ginkgo Biloba, Licorice
Bladder/Kidney Meadowsweet, Uva Ursi, Milk Thistle, Dandelion, Artichoke
Blood purfiers Red Clover, Blessed Thistle, Burdock, Sarsaparilla
Bronchial Support Schizandra, Coltsfoot, Fenugreek, Licorice, Goldenseal
Carminatives Ginger, Chamomile, Sage, Thyme, Valerian, Peppermint, Fennel
Cardiovascular (Heart conditions) Hawthorne, Fo-Ti, Oats, Reishi, Motherwort
Cholesterol Hawthorne, Reishi, Linden, Garlic, Red Yeast Rice
Circulatory Ginkgo Biloba, Garlic, Ginger, Gotu Kola, Hawthorne, Bioflavonoids
Colds/flu Echinacea, Golden Seal, Catnip, Peppermint, Elder
Cough Wild Cherry bark, Licorice, Horehound
Cystitis (Inflamation of the bladder) Cranberry, Parsley, Buchu, Sandalwood
Depression Kava Kava, St. John�s Wort
Diabetes Bitter Melon, Fenugeek, Gymnema Sylvestre
Diaphoretic (sweating or excessive perspiration) Yarrow, Linden, Marigold, Boneset, Prickly Ash
Diarrhea Oak Bark, Plantain, Thyme, Chamomile
Digestion Peppermint, Bitters
Diuretic Parsley, Dandelion Uva Ursi, Rosehips, Sandalwood
Ear ache Mullein oil, Garlic, Sage
Eczema (noncontagious skin deseases) Nettles, Chickweed, Goldenseal, Red Clover, Burdock
Emmanagogue Herbs that promote menstruation Marigold, Angelic, Blue Cohosh, Pennyroyal, Wild Indigo, Parsley, Black Cohosh, Motherwort
Energy Astragalus, Ginseng, Siberian Ginseng, Gotu Kola, Guarana, Ashwaganda
Eyes Bilberry, Charmomile, Eyebright, Lycii
Hair, Gray/Growth Fo-Ti, Horsetail,
Hayfever Nettles, Echinacea, Red Clover, Eyebright, Goldenseal
Hormone, female
(Menopause)
Dong Quai, Evening Primrose, Licorice, Chasteberry (Vitex), Black Cohosh, Sage
Hormone, male Sarsaparilla, Ginseng, Damiana, Green Oat Straw
Fever Sage, Thyme, Echinacea, Nettles, Blue Vervain, Wild Indigo
Flatulence (gas in the intestine) Fennel, Peppermint, Ginger, Sage
Headache Peppermint, Lavender, Passionflower, Linden, Ginger, Rosemary, Valerian
Hepatic (liver disorders) Yellowdock, Milk Thistle, Fo-Ti, Blessed Thistle, Barberry, Artichoke, Dandelion, Turmeric, Oregon Grape
High blood pressure Garlic, Hawthorne, Yarrow
Immune support Astragalus, Reishi, Nettles, Schizandra, Echinacea, Propolis, Garlic, Pau d�Arco
Impotency Yohimbe, Schizandra, Ginseng, Muira Puama, Damiana, Green Oats Straw, Pygeum, Maca, Sarsaparilla
Joint aging Devil�s Claw, White Willow, Black Cohosh, Glucosamine Sulfate/HCl, Chondroitin Sulfate, Turmeric, Boswelia
Laxative Kava Kava
Leukorrhea/Yeast infection Red Raspberry, Garlic, Pau d�Arco
Liver dysfunction Yellowdock, Milk Thistle, Fo-Ti, Blessed Thistle, Barberry, Artichoke, Dandelion, Turmeric, Oregon Grape,
Lymphatic Echinacea, Red Clover
Menopause (Hormone, Female) Dong Quai, Evening Primrose, Licorice, Chasteberry (Vitex), Black Cohosh, Sage
Mental acuity, alertness & memory Ginkgo Biloba, Rosemary, Gotu Kola
Nausea Peppermint, Ginger root, Red Raspberry
Nutritive Alfalfa, Propolis, Bee Pollen, Horsetail, Roseships, Nettles, Citrus Bioflavonoids, Yellowdock, Dandelion
Ovarian (Pain) False Unicorn, Pussy Willow, White Willow, Wild Yam, Black Cohosh, Passionflower, Valerian
Pain (reduction) Hops, White Willow, Valerian
Parasites Black Walnut, Asafeotida, Garlic
Prostate Horsetail, Saw Palmetto, Pygeum
Psoriasis (noncontagious skin deseases) Burdock, Red Clover, Echinacea, Yellowdock, Sarsaparilla
Recovery tonics Gotu Kola, Ginseng, Nettles, Fo-Ti, Passionflower, Astragalus, Schizandra
Respiratory Horehound, , Astragalus, Goldenseal
rhinitis (allergy) Nettles, Echinacea, Astragalus
Shingles Passionflower, Echinacea, Oats
Sleeplessness Valerian, Passionflower, Chamomile, Kava Kava, Melatonin
Sore throat Sage, Slippery Elm, Red raspberry
Stomachic Fennel, Ginger, Pepermint, Chamomile
Styptic (Astringent) Cranesbill
Tension/stress Kava kava, Passionflower, Chamomile, Valerian, Reishi, Rosemary, Scullcap
Tinnitus Ginkgo Biloba
Tonic Ginseng, Reishi, Schizandra, Gotu Kola, Fo-Ti, Oats
Thyroid Bladderwrack
Tumors Green Tea, Reishi, Maitake, Shitake, Red Clover, Chaparral
Ulcers Marshmallow, Licorice, Slippery Elm, Meadowsweet, Red Clover
Urinary Parsley, Yarrow, Saw Palmetto, Uva Ursi (antiseptic), Sandalwood

Glossary

adaptogen a substance that acts to strengthen the body and increase resistance to disease
amino acid amino acids play a vital role in the production and regulation of brain chemicals
androgenic natural or synthetic substance that promotes masculine characteristics. Testosterone is an androgen.
androstendione an androgenic steroid that can be converted metabolically to testosterone and other androgens.
aphrodisiac a chemical agent, food, drug, potion or odor that stimulates sexual desire
blood purification removal of undesirable agents from the blood
cancer a malignant tumor tat arises from the abnormal and uncontrolled division of cells that destroy surrounding tissue
choleretic an agent that stimulates the production of bile by the liver
climacteric the syndrome of physical and psychic changes that occur during the transition to menopause
chronic marked by long duration or frequent recurrence, as in many medical conditions
diaphoretic an agent that causes sweating or excessive perspiration
edema accumulation of fluid in tissue cells that results in swelling
estrogen any of the group of major female sex hormones that stimulate the development of female secondary sex characteristics.
free radicals molecules in the body that have one or more unpaired electrons and are extremely reactive, tending to destabilize other molecules causing tissue damage. Some of the more destructive free radicals derive from oxygen.
homeopathic substances that are administered in minute amounts with the theory that substances tat may cause or mimic a disease in large amounts can be used to treat or prevent disease if given in small amounts.
insulin a protein hormone produced by the pancreas that regulates the metabolism of glucose and other nutrients. It is used in the treatment and control of diabetes mellitus.
isoflavone a naturally occurring plant component that shares similarities with estrogen
libido the emotional energy derived from primitive biological urges, sex drive
menopause the period of permanent cessation of menstruation that usually occurs between the ages of 45 and 55
meteorism the presence of gas in the intestine or stomach.
naturopathic pertaining to a system of treating disease that employs no surgery or synthetic drugs, but instead uses special diets, herbs, vitamins, massage, etc. to assist natural healing processes
phytoestrogen an estrogen-like compound derived from plants
placebo a substance having no pharmacological effect that if given as a control in testing experimentally or clinically the efficacy of another substance
postmenopausal relating to the period in a woman�s life following the complete cessation of menstruation.
prostate an organ that surrounds the urethra in males at the base of the bladder. It comprises a muscular portion that controls the release of urine and glandular portion that secretes an alkaline fluid that makes up part of the semen.
sexual dysfunction disturbance, impairment of abnormality in the functioning of the genital organs.
steroid any of the a large group of fat-soluble organic compounds, such as the sex hormones or bile acids, most of which have specific physiological action.
stomachic an agent that promotes digestion and improves appetite
sudorific causing or inducing sweat
testosterone the principal male sex hormone. It is secreted by the testes and stimulates development of the male sex organs, secondary sexual traits and sperm.
tincture an alcoholic or hydroalcoholic mixture prepared from plant parts.
tonic a medication used to fortify and provide increased vigor
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