Mulberry - the most powerful natural cure on hand

Mulberry is somewhat forgotten, but delicious fruit that grows wild or planted. There are about one hundred sorts of mulberry, but the most aromatic is black mulberry. Mulberry is also grown to obtain silk from silkworms.

Composition and salubrity of mulberry
Mulberry fruits contain free organic acids (citric and malic), vitamins C, B, K, A, and E, iron, potassium, manganese and magnesium, pectin and other useful substances. They also possess a large amount of antioxidant anthocyanins.
Experts say that mulberry deserves to be included in a superfood because it prevents aging of the body and helps with many diseases. For treatments are used fruits, leaves and bark.

Black mulberry
The healing properties of black mulberry are indeed numerous. The black mulberry is used to treat urinary tract infections, diseases of the oral cavity and throat, epilepsy, depression, insomnia, dizziness, and a bites of bugs and snakes.
Fresh immature mulberry is used to treat diarrhea, and mature as a mild laxative.
Their juice is good for easier coughing, sweating and urination, and rinsing during inflammation of the throat and mouth.
Leaf of black mulberry is known natural remedy for lowering and controlling blood sugar level, and is widely used in tea blends for diabetes.

White mulberry
White mulberry has extensive use in cosmetics. It is a part of many cosmetic products for skin whitening, removing stains, because it contains inhibitors that reduce melanin synthesis.
It is also used in the composition of the anti-aging skin preparation, skin around eyes treatment, for toning and face cleansing.
It was also noted that it has effect on arthritis, eye diseases, weakness of the body and relaxation of the nervous system.
According to Jonathan Hartwell, author of the book "Plants Against Cancer", white mulberry juice can help with throat cancer.

Mulberry bark
Bitter mulberry root bark is used as a remedy for intestinal parasites, especially tapeworms.
Bark is used to treat bowel disease, stomach, dyspepsia and helps with food, alchocol and mushrooms poisoning.
The powder obtained from the bark of mulberry is used externally as a salve for faster wound healing, and decoction of the bark is drunk against high blood pressure.

The healing properties of mulberry:
rejuvenates the body
impel parasites
regulates blood sugar level
reduces the risk of degenerative diseases
strengthens the kidneys
cleanses the liver
helps with constipation
improves blood picture
relieves the symptoms of colds and flu
helps with food, alcohol, mushrooms poisoning
prevents gray hairs
accelerates wound healing
used against high blood pressure

Mulberry preparations
Mulberry fruit and bark are collected from June to August, and the leaves in the spring. The berries can be eaten fresh or dried. In the cookery, mulberry can be used like any other fruit - to make juice, jam, ice cream, sauce, to prepare desserts and pastries.

Black Mulberry Leaf tea for Diabetes
Pour half a liter of boiling water over 50 grams of mulberry leaves and leave for ten hours. Strain and drink throughout the day.

Syrup for fever, inflammation and constipation
Put 1000 gr berries of black mulberry in a half liter of water and add two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. Leave to stand for 24 hours. The next day, stir the mixture with a 1000 gr of brown sugar or other natural sweetener of your choice (stevia, honey, maple syrup) and cook until desired consistency. Pour into sterilized bottles and drink several times a day diluted with water.

Note: Do not go overboard with eating mulberry fruits, as they can cause hallucination and digestive problems.

Your body during detox

If you're thinking about starting the detoxification of the body by drinking fresh squeezed juices, get to know yourself with everything that happens in the body when entering freshly squeezed juices.

After the first sip

Your brain sends a signal that you are hungry, and in response to the hunger gets pure fruit sugar. Do not think that vegetable juices are significantly healthier.
Fruit juices stimulate rapid release of insulin, which is responsible for initiating blood sugar, now in the form of glucose that enters in the body's cells.

After 30 minutes

Once your cells get bigger part of glucose, blood sugar begins to fall rapidly, and it is very likely that you will feel dizzy.
Meanwhile, the body lacks calories and it begins to use glycogen as an energy source.Glycogen participates in building the muscles.

After two days

After each juice, insulin levels in the blood rises sharply, then decreases rapidly. The body uses glycogen largely and you feel weak and listless.
Since you're entering only about 50% of the calories you need, your body relies on two sources of energy: triglycerides, a type of energy stored in fat cells and proteins, which build your muscles. You may begin to lose muscle mass, even if still exercise regularly.

After three days

Your brain is not happy. He enters the stage of starvation and leads to increased levels of ketones in the body. You'll feel irritable and you will have the unenviable level of concentration.
Your brain is missing amino acids that are needed to maintain a good mood. If you are prone to depression or a bad mood, it is very likely that you will now begin to feel that way.
Proteins from the weakened muscles break down into ammonia and uric acid and circle through your bloodstream. Kidneys begin to work more intensively.

After four days

The small intestine begins to perform poorly. His villi, tiny fibers that release nutrients into the bloodstream, begin to atrophy. Your diarrhea may become even worse, and thus increases the risk of dehydration.

On the eighth day

You have lost a part of muscle mass. Even if you go back to the old diet, now you have less muscle to spend calories and they will turn to fat. Reduced percentage of muscle mass will slow down your metabolism, increasing the risk of accumulation even more excess weight.

List of herbal remedies

Equal parts: Butternut, Burdock, Echinacea and Cleavers to 5ml of tincture applied three times a day.

Altitude Sickness
In a pot of boiling water, steep Cloves, Allspice, Bay Leaf, Celery Seed, Cinnamon and Marjoram in quantities to taste. Mix in the following mints: Basil, Savory and Thyme. Should be taken in advance of anticipated travel or hike.

Alzheimer's Disease
This disease affects four million Americans. It strikes about 10 percent of people over 65 and about half of those who live beyond 85. Acetylcholine is a brain chemical known as a neurotransmitter. Acetylcholine is a key ingredient to cognition and reasoning. People with Alzheimer's often have a deficiency of Acetylcholine. The problem with experimental and FDA approved drugs is their toxicity which carry a potential for liver disease. Since the premise is to slow the degeneration of Acetylcholine and preserve what is already in the brain, there are herbs that can help. It just makes sense to look at herbal alternatives, specifically those herbs that contain compounds that prevent the breakdown of Acetylcholine. Horsebalm, Rosemary, Brazil Nut, Dandelion, Fava Beans, Fenugreek, Ginkgo, Sage, Stinging Nettle, Willow and Gotu Kola are all beneficial for the treatment of Alzheimer's. Those herbs that can be added as dietary supplements are encouraged. Horsebalm helps to prevent the breakdown of Acetylcholine. Add a few droppers of Horsebalm to a favorite herbal shampoo. Research has also shown that adding foods high in lecithin is promising. Plant foods such as Dandelion Flowers, Poppy Seeds, Soybeans and mung beans should also be added to the diet.

The term Arthritis literally translates to “joint inflammation.” If you suffer from Arthritis, chances are you have taken drugs to combat the effects or tried other “home remedies.” If you haven't yet tried “Urtication,” it might be helpful. The term “Urtication” comes from the botanical name, Urtica dioica and dates back some 2,000 years to biblical times. Urtica dioica is “Stinging Nettle. The treatment is to grasp the nettles in a gloved hand and swat the sore joints with the nettles. This may seem bizarre, but the practice has proven to be so effective for some sufferers of arthritis that they now maintain a nettle plant on their window sill.

Ephedra sinica (Ma Huang) is an excellent bronchodilator. The natural form of Ephedra is better tolerated than the synthetic “edphedrine” causing fewer negative heart symptoms.
Gumweed                 24 parts tincture
Pill Bearing Spurge    24 parts tincture
Lobelia                    12 parts tincture
Wild Cherry              12 parts tincture
Licorice Root            12 parts tincture
Motherwort              12 parts tincture
Ma Huang                10 parts tincture
Aniseed                    1 parts e.o.
5ml. of mixture taken 3 times a day. If Pill Bearing Spurge proves difficult to obtain then double the amount of Gumweed to make up for it.

Athlete's Foot
Fungicidal essential oils are the most effective topical treatment. Examples are Myrrh, Ti-Tree and Garlic. The treatment will be smelly but will also show dramatic results.

Bad Breath
Chewing on parsley will eliminate bad breath. Chewing on Cardamom is very effective as Cardamom actually kills bad breath bacteria.

Try two teaspoons of horehound per one cup of boiling water. Add lemon and licorice to taste.

Crush and chop chilled parsley and apply to bruised area. Parsley will pull the color from the bruising very quickly. Possible to have the discoloration gone within 24 hours.

There are three levels of burns. First degree only hurts the outer layer of skin, like a sunburn. Second degree burns will develop blisters indicating the burn has penetrated deeper into the skin and is more painful. The worst type of burn is a third-degree burn and is a medical emergency. For minor first and second degree burns, use a leaf from an aloe plant for instant relief.

Let's make it perfectly clear that as of this writing there is no known cure for Cancer. In fact, the term itself is ambiguous and can be any type of malignant illness. What we will give you here is a Cancer and Blood Purifier:
4 parts Licorice Root
4 parts Red Clover
2 parts Burdock Root
2 parts Stillingia
2 parts Berberis Root
2 parts Poke Root
1 part Cascara Amarga
1 part Prickley Bark
1 part Buckthorne Bark

Fill gelatin capsules. Take 1 on the first day, 2 on the second until you reach 36 per day for 2 years. Avoid vinegar, pork and tomatoes.

Canker Sores
Mouth wash: Equal parts Marshmallow and Chamomile infused to be gargled often. Also consider Balm and St. John's Wort.

Colds and Flu
At the first sign of sniffles, immediately ingest Echinacea. There are over 200 viruses that can cause the common cold. They are shared by coughing, sneezing and by hand. Therefore, the first treatment is prevention! Wash hands often and well, using a good anti-bacterial soap. Eating garlic can help in the prevention of colds and flu. Here are a fewother remedies:
Pour a cup of boiling water over a couple of tablespoons of fresh, shredded Ginger Root. Makes a good hot tea that is effective against the most common cold viruses.

One to three tablespoons of whole or crushed Flaxseed two or three times a day will help with chronic constipation. Be sure you get at least eight glasses of water a day to keep the bulk moving through the digestive system.

Slice a large onion into rings. Place in deep bowl. Cover the slices with organic honey. Allow to stand overnight. In the morning strain the liquid creating a simple cough elixir.

Create an herbal scalp rinse. Add one teaspoon of Potassium Chloride (find in salt section at the supermarket) into 6 cups of water. Heat until the Potassium Chloride dissolves. Chop four ounces of fresh Celandine (if fresh is not available use a half cup of the dried herb instead).Add Celandine to the solution. Allow to stand for two hours. Then boil slowly for 20 minutes. Strain out the plant material, and simmer reducing to one and one half cups. Add eight ounces of glycerin and continue simmering reducing the liquid slowly to two cups. Strain the result and bottle it. Store in cool place. Use once or twice a day as a hair rinse.

Persistent depression is a serious disorder and you should see your doctor for treatment. In the meantime you might like to try a Licorice tea. Simply add some to any of your favorite herbal teas. Using up to approximately 3 cups of tea a day or more or ingesting larger amounts can produce headache, lethargy, sodium and water retention, loss of potassium and high blood pressure. At least eight Licorice compounds are monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors which are compounds capable of potent antidepressant action.

Use two to three teaspoons of Agrimony (high tannin content) leaves to make a tea. Apple pulp is rich in pectin. Try eating applesauce. Use cooked carrots to treat diarrhea in infants. Will soothe the digestive tract while providing nutrients that are lost during the attack. In all cases, drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration.

Taken internally, Garlic can help cure a middle ear infection. A few drops of Garlic oil in the ear can't hurt either. You can also try using a teaspoon of dried Echinacea in tea.

Two to three teaspoons of Elder flowers a day in tea will help reduce feverish chills. Try Ginger tea or eat candied ginger or sip ginger ale. Add peppermint to fever-fighting teas.

Ever wonder why the instructions on packages of beans recommend soaking the beans overnight? It actually has nothing to do with the recipe, but everything to do with an anti-gas remedy. You can also deflate flatulence with a tea made up of Camomile, Caraway, Dill, Fennel, Lemon Balm and Peppermint. Sweeten with Licorice.

Gallstones and Kidney Stones
The best way to treat these diseases is with prevention and that begins with drinking six to eight glasses of water each day. This keeps the urine too diluted to create the stones in the first place. Drink several cups of Stinging Nettle Tea each day to prevent and treat kidney stones. To one cup of boiling water, steep one teaspoon of finely chopped dried herb. 

It is purported that Celery Seed keeps uric acid below critical levels. Try taking two to four tablets of celery seed extract daily. 

No single treatment works for all headaches. Feverfew is probably the best known treatment. Some people try ingesting the leaves directly, causing mouth sores. The good news is that you can also brew a tea with two to eight fresh leaves steeping in boiling water. Do not boil the leaves however, as it breaks down the effectiveness. Pregnant women SHOULD NOT take Feverfew nor should women who are breast feeding.

Camomile is the best source for heartburn and stomach problems. Licorice might be a second choice, but take care. Too much Licorice will produce headache, lethargy, and a potential serious loss of potassium as well as the possibility of high blood pressure.

Use the following salve after each bowel movement.
One teaspoon Calendula
One teaspoon Camomile
One teaspoon Yarrow
One teaspoon Plantain
One teaspoon St. John's Wort

Mix each herb in powdered form with enough emollient oil (almond) to form a paste then apply.

High Blood Pressure
Try vegetable soup. Yes, vegetable soup. Add any of the following: Celery, Garlic, Hawthorn, Kudzu, Onion, Tomato, Broccoli, Carrot, Purslane (any anything else that contains magnesium), Saffron, Valerian, Fennel, Oregano, Black Pepper, Basil and Tarragon. Consume on a regular basis. Eliminate pork, beef, and alcohol from your diet. Eat more plant foods and herbs and use a good vitamin regimen.

Create a tincture of: A dash of Angelica, Anise, Camomile, Coriander, Fennel, Ginger, Rosemary and Turmeric along with two dashes of any mint herbs. Steep these herbs overnight in the refrigerator in a mixture of alcohol and water (one shot of vodka per cup of spring water). Drink as a tea or mix with juice.

Insect Bites/Stings
Try using Citronnela Oil. Do not use without first diluting. Add several drops to vegetable oil and rub directly on your skin.

Lemon Balm is a sedative as well as a stomach soother. Try a tea made with two to four teaspoons of dried herb per cup of boiling water.

Liver Problems
Use Milk Thistle for all types of liver troubles. Available in capsule form at health food stores.

Black Cohosh is recommended for many “female complaints.” It contains estrogenic substances that relieve menopausal symptoms, especially hot flashes. Native American women knew to use it for childbirth and other gynecological problems. Try 2 parts Chasteberry, 1 part St. John's Wort and 1 part Life Root. To 5ml of tincture taken three times a day.

Motion Sickness and Nausea
Raspberry leaf tea, used for morning sickness is also a good treatment for motion sickness. Ginger is another treatment for motion sickness. Munch it or buy Ginger capsules at the health food store.

Few people know that high protein diets leech calcium from bone. Reduce protein intake and try this broth: Place leftover fish bones in a large pot. Add a few quarts of water. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer 30 minutes. Add a couple handfuls of finely chopped Cabbage, Dandelion Greens, Stinging Nettle greens, Parsley, Pigweed and Purslane. Season to taste with salt, pepper and any other seasonings you prefer. Remove fish bones before serving as a vegetable/herb soup or as a stock for hearty bean soup.

Use clove oil for toothache, applied directly to the painful tooth.Red Pepper contains capsaicin that stimulates the release of endorphins. Use in recipes. Willow bark contains salicin, the original aspirin. Start with a low dose tea. If you are allergic to aspirin, avoid this treatment.

There is no substitute for your doctors recommendations, but you might enhance treatment with a tea comprised of Dandelion. Cook the greens and roots. And drink the juice that remains after the green are cooked. If fresh Dandelion is not available, use the dried herb.

Prostate Enlargement
Make a spread of Saw Palmetto, Licorice and Pumpkin Seeds. Place a half cup of fresh Pumpkin Seeds in a food processor. Add one Saw Palmetto Capsule contents (without the capsule), and add a few drops of Licorice extract. Blend until smooth. You may add a little Brazil Nut oil to make it spread easier. Eat a couple of tablespoonfuls every day. Make small batches at a time to insure freshness.

Folk healers have recommended rubbing mashed Avocado on psoriasis patches. If nothing else, it is cool and soothing.

Try using a mixed mint tea. Use lots of Lemon Balm plus ay other mints you would like: Hyssop, Oregano, Peppermint, Rosemary, Sage, Self Heal, Spearmint or Thyme. Add a little Licorice as well. Drink it, of course, but also try applying it directly to the rash.

Create your favorite vegetable soup. Add heaping amounts of Garlic, Onions, Horseradish, Hot Pepper and Ginger. Enjoy the dish while feeling your sinuses open.

Skin Problems
In addition to Aloe, the best known herb for skin treatment, try Evening Primrose Oil. Apply directly to the irritation. Should be available in your health food store.

Sore Throat
Slipper Elm capsules will do the trick for a raging sore throat. Just remember that it is probably a portent of a cold, flue or strep to come. Another treatment is a few teaspoons of crushed Euclyptus leaves per cup of boiling water for a soothing tea.

Use wet teabags to apply to sunburned areas. Aloe applied to the affected areas is always a good recommendation. Calendula speeds the healing of burns. You can probably find commercial creams that contain Calendula at your health food store.

One of the active components in Ginger is Zingibain. One gram of Zingibain can tenderize as much as 20 pounds of meat. The most pleasant method of ingesting Ginger is to eat Ginger candy. Pineapple is also known to contribute to the reduction of swelling. Tastes good too! Dandelion is a potent diuretic and can remove some of the excess fluid that causes swelling. Youc an also purchase capsules.

Hands down, Ginkgo is the best treatment for Tinnitus. The best way to take it as an extract which you will probably only find in a health food store.
When shopping look for 50:1 on the label. 40mgs per day is recommended to treat Tinnitutis.

Echinacea and Goldenseal are a good bet to treat Tonsillitis. Combine the two as a tea and gargle as well as ingest.

As mentioned earlier, Clove Oil is a good treatment for toothache. Another is a compress of Ginger and Red Pepper. Mix the powdered spices in enough water to form a paste. Use a small cotton ball to dip in the paste then apply the cotton directly to the tooth without letting it touch the gum. If it is too hot, rinse your mouth and try a different remedy.

You may find this recipe too tasty to be called a treatment! Bananas, Pineapple, Blueberries, Ground Cinnamon, Ground Cloves, Ground Ginger, Honey. Cut up the bananas and pineapple and place in a serving bowl. Add blueberries and season generously with the Cinnamon, Cloves and Ginger and sweeten with the Honey. Or, use above ingredients to create a anti-ulcer drink.

Carefully peel a clove of Garlic so that no nicks are made in the meat. Wrap in clean gauze with a clean, unbleached string creating a small tampon like packet. Insert into the vagina each night for up to six nights. If this treatment does not cure the infection see your physician. 

Yeast Infections
Mix two to three drops of Tea Tree Oil in a tablespoon of yogurt. Soak a tampon in the mixture. Insert the tampon at night for up to six nights. Care must be taken when using any plant extracts. They are extremely concentrated and even in small doses can cause harm.

Herbal combinations

There are countless numbers of herbal combinations that are useful for specific ailments. Additionally, certain herbs are recommended to target individual body parts and we will list them here:

Arteries - Kelp, Hawthorne Berries, Wheat Germ Oil, Garlic. Bioflavonoid herbs such as Ginkgo, Buckwheat and Lime Blossom are especially useful in strenghtening blood vessels.

Bladder - Juniper Berries, Bochu, Wild Carrot Seed, Gravel Root

Blood Pressure - European Mistletoe, Apple Bark

Bones - Comfrey, Horsetail Grass

Brain - Lily of the Valley, Ginseng, Gotu Kola

Circulation System - Cayenne (most powerful), Ginger, Bayberry Bark, Prickly Ash

Digestive System - Hops, Papaya, Mustard Seed, Centaury, Gentian, Agrimony, Oregon Grape Root, Wormwood

Ears - Eyebright, Golden Seal

Endocrine Glands - Ginseng, Sarsparilla, Yarrow, Licorice, False Unicorn Root, True Unicorn Root, Pumpkin Seeds, Kelp

Fertility - Sarsparilla, False Unicorn Root, Damiana, Licorice

Gall Bladder - Olive Oil, Bayberry Bark, Comfrey

Hair - Rosemary, Sage, Henna

Heart - Wheat Germ, Hawthorne Berry, Tansy

Kidneys - Dandelion Root, Uva Ursi, White Poplar Bark, Sandalwood, Parsley

Large Intestine - Cascara Sagrada Bar, Squaw Vine for transverse colon 

Liver - Oregon Grape Root, Dandelion, Mandrake, Maple Bark

Lungs - Comfrey, Mullein, Lobelia, Oat Straw, Pleurisy Root, Lungwort, Garlic

Mouth - Tincture of Cayenne, Bayberry Bark, Oak Bark

Nervous System - Skullcap, Valerian, Hops, Lobelia, Ladies Slipper Root, Passion Flowers, Linden Flowers

Nose - Bayberry Bark, Golden Seal (Snuff: 1 part Bayberry Bark 2 parts Golden Seal)

Pancreas - Cedar Berries, Yarrow, Periwinkle, Dandelion

Prostate - Pumpkin Seeds, Echinacea, Saw Palmetto Berries, Uva Ursi, Gravel Root

Respiratory - Cayenne, Lobelia, Hyssop, Oat Straw, Garlic, Mullein, Elecampane and Coltsfoot.

Skin - Chickweed, Walnut Shell tincture

Small Intestine - Rhubarb Root, Slippery Elm

Spleen - Maple Leaves and Bark, Hyssop Tea with Steamed Figs, Bayberry Bark, Angelica

Stomach - Raspberry Leaf, Dandelion Root, Angelica, Centaury, Agrimony, Calamus, Wormwood, Oregon Grape Root

Throat - Mullein, Sage, Golden Seal, Slippery Elm, Eucalyptus, Bay, Poppy Seeds, Yerba Santa, Blood Root, Hyssop, Elecampane

Urinary - Dandelion root, Parsley Root, Wild Carrot Seed, Juniper Berries, Uva Ursi and Corn Silk are useful.

Uterus and Vagina - Squaw Vine, Dong Kwai, Golden Seal Root, Oak Bark, White Pond Lily, Trillium, Beth Root, Uva Ursi, Angelica, Myrrh, Yarrow, Comfrey, Alfalfa, Saw Palmetto Berries

Specific herbs and their uses

Agar Agar
An algae from seaweed, it is a gelatinous natural thickener and is a natural

A valuable remedy for the digestive system it stimulates the digestive and liver secretions. It is also the herb of choice for appendicitis. Also treats incontinence, sore throats and laryngitis. As a salve it will aid in healing wounds and bruises.

Alder Tree
Use leaves for swelling. Especially helpful in easing pain of swollen breast or burning and aching feet. Should be avoided if pregnant.

A highly nutritive herb, good for the pituitary gland, it alkalizes the body rapidly and detoxifies the liver. Essential in rebuilding decayed teeth and helps with arthritic and rheumatic pain.

Such as Aloe Vera, are good for burns. While this is a well known treatments, what you may not know is that aloes are also helpful in treating cancer and stomach ailments.

Use both the root and seed. Roots and leaves are used medicinally, the stems and seeds are used in confectionery. This herb is a useful expectorant for coughs, bronchitis and pleurisy, especially when they are accompanied by fever, colds or influenza.

Use the dried fruit. The strong oil in Aniseed provides the basis for its internal use to ease griping, intestinal colic and flatulence. It also has an expectorant and anti-spasmodic action and may be used in bronchitis, in tracheitis where there is persistent irritable coughing, and in whooping cough. The oil itself can be the base for an ointment to help control lice and the oil can be used directly in the control of lice.

Apple Tree
Use the bark to create a tonic that will treat gravel in the bladder and also aid in reducing fever.

Not to be taken internally, this is an excellent treatment for bruises and sprains. Will also help relieve rheumatic pain as well as pain and inflammation of phlebitis.

Use as a demulcent and nutritive food for urinary and bowel affections in infants and invalids in convalescence.

Widely used in Chinese Medicine, it boosts the immune system. Use for anything from the common cold to cancer.

Also known as Lemon Balm, Sweet Balm or Melissa. Using the green leaves and flowers, balm is a natural deterrent to perspiration, will also bring boils to a head, is useful for stings and toothache as well as flatulence and digestion.

Balm of Gilead
Also known as Poplar buds and Balsam Poplar. Bark and leaves are used to alleviate discomfort of cough colds, lung trouble and kidneys. Secondary, the buds can be used as a tea for gargling making it an excellent remedy for sore throats, coughs and laryngitis.

Also known as Bitter Herb, Snake Head, Turtle Head or Turtle Broom. Good for the liver, stomach and used in the treatment of eczema. Also used in treatment of gall stones, inflammation of the gall-bladder and in jaundice. It stimulates the appetite, eases colic, dyspepsia and biliousness and is helpful in debility.

Use to correct liver function and promote the flow of bile. Also effective for the inflammation of the gall bladder due to gall stones.

Yes this is the same basil that you use in cooking. Create a tea from the dried herb to treat nausea.

Create a tonic from the leaves for strength. Also aids in digestion and cramps.

Also known as Candleberry, Waxberry and Wax Myrtle. Use bark, leaves and flowers. For treatment of sore throat, piles, bleeding of the stomach, lungs, bowels and very effective as a douche.

Bee Pollen
Good for allergies. Excellent as an energy food. Aids in radiation sickness, the kind people get when they undergo radiation therapy for cancer.

Beet Root (Red)
A liver and spleen cleanser. It reactivates a sluggish liver. Should be taken in small amounts.

Useful for soothing the stomach and flatulence.

Useful as a blood purifier, also effective for epilepsy, jaundice and colic.

Leaves are an effective treatment for cystitis and other urinary infections. Also good for gout, arthritic pain and rheumatism.

Bitter Root
Use the root for fever, liver problems, bowels, gallstones diabetes and ailments involving mucous membranes.

Bitter Sweet
Use root and twig for purifying blood, treating ailments of the liver, pancreas, spleen, glandular organs, piles, jaundice, burns skin and fever.

Use the bark of the root and rhizome. A safe, gentle remedy that can be used for diarrhea, dysentery and externally for skin eruptions and burns.

Black Catechu
Effective treatment for diarrhea, dysentery and as a local application for sore mouths and gums.

Black Cohosh
Also known as Black Snakeroot, Bugbane, Rattleroot, Rattleweed, Squawroot. The dried root is the part used. This is a powerful relaxant as well as being extremely effective with easing painful menstrual cramps. Ovarian cramps will be relieved as well as bringing on a delayed menstrual cycle. It is also effective in the treatment of arthritis, osteo-arthritis, rheumatic pain and neurological pan. In small doses, appetite and digestion are greatly improved and is very beneficial for the nervous system in general.

Black Haw
Used the dried root. A powerful relaxant for the uterus, is used to assist in threatened miscarriage as well as false labor pains. Also good for reducing blood pressure.

Black Root
Relieves liver congestion, jaundice and for an inflamed gall-bladder.

Black Walnut Hulls
Expels parasites and tape worms. Rich in manganese which is important for nerves, brain and cartilage. Also used for many kind so skin diseases.

Blessed Thistle
Excellent for hormone balance. Helps in all types of female disorders. Good for migraine headaches by improving on taking oxygen to the brain.

Blood Root
Also known as Red Root, Red Indian Paint and Tetterwort. The part of the plant that is used is the dried rhizome (root). It is effective for the treatment of bronchitis easing the bronchial muscles. Also proven effective for the treatment of asthma, croup and laryngitis.

Blue Cohosh
Also known as Papoose Root or Squawroot. Use the root and rhizome. Interesting that the secondary names pertain to women and children. This is an excellent tonic for the uterus and may be used wherever there may be a weakness. Because it has a anti-spasmodic action, it will ease false labor pains. When labor does ensue, using Blue Cohosh shortly before birth will help in an easy delivery.

Blue Flag
The part of this plant to use is the root. It is active for cancer, rheumatism, blood impurities, skin, liver and a good laxative.

Useful for treatment of rheumatism, osteo-arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Also has a stimulating effect on the walls of the colon and digestive juices.

Boneset is one of the best remedies for the relief of symptoms that come with the flue. It will quickly relieve the aches and pains as well as help to reduce fever.

Effective treatment for kidneys, ringworm, mouth sores and the blood. It is highly recommended after any treatment with cortisone or steroids as it will revive and renew the adrenal glands over time.

Use the leaves to treat urinary ailments as well as kidney, bladder, perspiration and prostate illness.

Bugleweed is specific for over-active thyroid glands where there is tightness of breath, palpitations and shaking. Good for the central nervous system.

Buckthorn Bark
Acts as a mild, yet reliable and effective laxative. It also works again gout and dropsy.

Also known as Lappa and Beggars Buttons. The part of the plant that is used is the rhizome. This is a bitter herb, but very effective for the treatment of skin diseases such as dry and scaly skin and when used over a long period of time can be helpful in the treatment of psoriasis. 

Also known as Butternut, White Walnut, Lemon Walnut, Oilnut. It influences, with great energy, the liver, small intestines, colon and rectum, causing and increased manufacture and elimination of bile, as well as increased activity of the glands of the intestinal tract.

Use the root to treat fever, stomach ailments, sores, burns, ulcers. Also known to destroy a taste for tobacco!

You probably know this as Marigold. Use the whole flower tops or just the petals. One of the best herbs for treating local skin problems and may be used wherever there is an inflammation on the skin.

California Poppy
Use dried aerial parts. A non-addictive alternative to the Opium Poppy. Used as a sedative for children where there is over-excitability and sleeplessness.

The part of this to use is the seeds. A calming herb that will help to ease flatulence. This use is particularly helpful in children. It also stimulates the appetite and because it is also an astringent it will help laryngitis, bronchitis and bronchial asthma.

Cascara Sagrada
Also known as Sacred Bark, Chittem Bark, and Cascara. The part to use is the bark after aging. Best use is for chronic constipation.

Also known as Catmint and Catnep. This is a traditional cold and flu treatment. Can also use it to drive your cat crazy!

Also known as Capsicum, Chili or Chili Pepper, Hot Pepper and Tabasco Pepper. This is an effective treatment for pleurisy, kidney problems, skin and colds.

Celery Seeds
Use dried ripe fruits to use as an anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, diuretic or anti-spasmodic. Great for treating rheumatism, arthritis and gout.

The total list of benefit and treatments for Camomile is huge. Just a few come to mind, insomnia, anxiety, menopausal depression, loss of appetite, dyspepsia, diarrhoea, colic, aches and pains of 'flu, migraine, neuralgia, teething, vertigo, motion sickness, conjunctivitis, inflamed skin. This may seem too good to be true, but it reflects the wide range of actions in the body.

Very useful in cases of acne, arthritis, chronic backache, skin conditions of warts and blotches. Also one of the best cancer herbs.

Use the bark to treat phlegm in the throat, tuberculosis, coughs, bronchitis, heart and blood pressure.

Use inner bark and leaves to treat colds and liver ailments.

Makes a great antiseptic and use to treat colds.

Also known as Coughwort, Horsehoof and Foals Foot. Use the dried flowers and leaves. There are useful levels of zinc in the leaves of this herb, which has been known to have anti-inflammatory results. Use for coughs, bronchitis, whooping cough and asthma.

Also known as Knitbone. Comfrey has high levels of allantoin which is a healing chemical that stimulates cell growth. This makes it wonderful for internal and external use. Works well for gastric ailments including duodenal ulcers and colitis. Is also beneficial for bronchitis.

Excellent for stomach trouble, prostrate and any urinary ailments.

Corn Silk
Use the stigmas from the female flowers to use as a diuretic, antiinflammatory or tonic. Corn Silk will help in any irritation of the urinary system.

Excellent strengthening energy to nerves and limbs, Damiana has a reputation as a great sexual rejuvenator, particularly in lethargy of the sexual organs. Whether that old wives tale is true or not, it does have a definite positive effect on the central nervous system and the hormonal system as well as a being useful as an anti-depressant.

User either the root or leaf. Useful as a powerful diuretic, it is a good source for potassium. Help in fighting anemia, also used for fever, liver, skin and urinary ailments.

Devils Claw
Very effective in arthritis as well as liver and kidney problems.

It is the seeds that are used for treatments. An excellent remedy for flatulence and colic, it also helps to sooth the nerves.

Also known as Purple Coneflower, this is probably one of the most widely recognized herbal treatments available today. While most people know it's usefulness for fighting colds flue and infections, it is an excellent blood cleanser. It also clears up carbuncles, boils and blood poisoning.

Treatment for coughs, asthma, bronchitis, tuberculosis, mucous, kidney and bladder stones.

Also known as Blue Gum. The leaves and bark are used. Excellent treatment for fever, bronchitis and asthma.

This is the main herb for protecting and maintaining the health of the eye.  Acts as an internal medicine for the constitutional tendency to eye weakness. Will also remove cysts that have been caused by chronic conjunctivitis.

Use the seeds. Excellent for obesity because it helps take away the appetite. Aids indigestion when uric acid is the problem. Is also good for gas acid stomach, gout and colic in infants.

Use the seed. Excellent treatment for swellings, fever, blood poison prevention and as a tea for sore throat.

Use the leaves to treat migraine headaches, arthritis, dizziness and tinnitus.

For treatment of sore throat and mucous membranes.

Excellent for mental depression. Has been used to help memory.

Garlic is one of the few herbs that have universal recognition and uses. It stimulates the activity of the digestive organs. It is used to emulsify the cholesterol and loosen it from the arterial walls. Proven useful in asthma and whooping cough, it is also valuable in intestinal infections and effective in reducing high blood pressure.

Gentian Root
An excellent tonic and blood purifier. Treats the liver, worms, fever and colds. It is also very effective for snake bites due to it's equality with quinine.

Useful in all painful spasms of the bowels and stomach. Taken hot, it is excellent for suppressed menstruation. A catalyst from the pelvic area down.

The root is used. Excellent for low blood pressure. Increases the capillary circulation of the brain and also helps with nervous exhaustion. Useful for chest troubles, colds stomach and lungs.

Golden Seal
Use the root. A powerful agent used in treating ulcers, diphtheria, tonsillitis and spinal meningitis. It is one of the best substitutes for quinine. It acts as an insulin.

Gotu Kola
Contains remarkable rejuvenating properties. Is known as “The Secret of Perpetual Youth.” It strengthens the heart, memory and brain.

Known as the heart herb. It is used to dilate the coronary blood vessels in a mild way and restore the heart muscle wall.

Use the leaves and root. Effective treatment for the liver and skin infections.

Has a remarkable relaxing effect on the central nervous system. It is also effective for anemia and restoring the appetite.

A stimulant, use to treat colds coughs and sore throat.

Contains a great deal of silica, which helps keep the elasticity in the skin. Also an effective diuretic and helps with kidney stones.

Use dried roots, rhizomes. The greatest use for Hydrangea is for treating enlarged prostate glands. It is also effective for urinary infections like cystitis, including stones.

A body cleanser it is also effective for nervousness and recovering from colds.

Juniper Berries
Excellent for kidney and bladder problems relating to pancreas and adrenal glands. Works well for dropsy and leucorrhea.

As we mentioned earlier, we will include descriptions that are not necessarily herbs. This is one of them. Kelp is excellent for the thyroid gland and goiters. Has a remedial and normalizing action on the sensory nerves. Good for nails and hair and cleanses radiation from the body.

Effective treatment for internal bleeding and swollen glands.

Use the flowers. This is a beautiful herb and is widely used. Many do not realize that it is an effective treatment for headaches related to stress. Also good for depression.

Natural cortisone. Used for hypoglycemia, adrenal glands and stress. Also for coughs and chest complaints, gastric ulcers and throat conditions.

The most powerful relaxant. Reduces palpitations of the heart. Strengthens muscle action. Fine treatment for fevers, pneumonia, meningitis, pleurisy, hepatitis and peritonitis.

Excellent to bathe sore and inflamed eyes. Also good for lung trouble, hoarseness, catarrh, diarrhea and dysentery and all kidney diseases. Also good for a vaginal douche.

Can be used to increase the secretion of bile from the liver and gallbladder.  Use as a liver tonic and useful for gallstones, stomach and urine.

Use the flowers. Good for the skin, and the heart.

Effective for the treatment of nervous disorders. Also good for the digestion.

Effective treatment for the stomach and for gout.

Very effective use for respiratory conditions like hard coughing, bronchitis and hay fever.

Myrrh Gum
Valuable for bronchial and lung diseases. Excellent for pyorrhea. Removes halitosis or bad breath when taken internally. Excellent remedy for ulcers, piles and hemorrhoids.

The Nettle is another one of those “universal” plants. They are found all over the world and they strengthen the entire body. Rheumatism, arthritis, eczema, nosebleeds, arteries, lessen blood pressure are just a few applications. Nettles contain calcium, chlorine, iron, potassium, silicon, sodium and sulphur.

Oregon Grape
Use the root and rhizome. Similar to both Golden Seal and Barberry. Main use is in the treatment of chronic, scaly skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. Also effective for the liver, gall bladder and as a laxative for chronic constipation.

Pansies contain Vitamins A, B and C, niacin, chlorine, iron, magnesium, potassium, silicon, and trace minerals. Effective for treatment of the bladder and kidneys.

Aids digestion. Effective in relieving allergies by its ability to denaturize proteins.

Known to be rich in Vitamin B and potassium, and tumerous cells cannot multiply in potassium. An excellent diuretic and one of the most excellent herbs for gallbladder as it expels gallstones.

Passion Flower
Used as a sedative. Gives a calming effect helping headaches, neuralgia, hysteria and high blood pressure caused by mental attitude.

This is a valuable remedy for women during menopause. It should not be used by pregnant women because it will bring on suppressed menstruation. Also good for fevers, colds and phlegm in chest and lungs.

Combats flatulence, it is used to relieve colic, nausea and the desire to vomit. Also good for travel sickness.

Will stop bleeding from wounds, treats eczema and burns. Also good for coughs and mild bronchitis.

Pleurisy Root
Effective against respiratory infections where it assists expectoration. Use to treat pleurisy, pneumonia and influenza (flu).

Excellent colon cleanser, cleans out compacted pockets on the colon. Creates bulk and relieves auto-intoxication.

As a tea, it is excellent for morning sickness in pregnancy. An aid to preventing miscarriage, it strengthens the uterine walls prior to giving birth.

Red Clover
A good blood purifier. It is an antidote to cancer, containing lime, silica and other earthy salts. Relaxing to nerves and entire system.

Rhubarb Root
Very good to increase the muscular action of the bowels. Also will relieve headaches.

Rose Hips
Contains a great deal of vitamin C, ranging from 10 to 100 times greater than any other known food. Therefore, it is used as an infection fighter. Also helps with physical stresses and pollution. Also contains Vitamins, A, B1, B2, E, K, P, niacin, calcium, iron, phosphorous.

Rosemary is a circulatory and nerve stimulant. Has a calming effect on the digestion as well as headache or depression.

Effective treatment for nervousness, hysteria, worms, convulsions, joints and gout.

St. Johns Wort
Taken internally, has a sedative and pain reducing effect. Use in treatment of neuralgia, anxiety, tension and similar problems. Good for menopausal irritations.

A natural hydrochloric acid (utilizes sugar of fruits and oils), thus helping arthritics get rid of the uric acid which holds the calcium deposited in the joints. Also reduces lactic acid build up. Good for measles, skin, scarlet fever and perspiration.

Sage tea makes an excellent gargle for ulcerated throat or mouth. Stops bleeding of wounds and clean old ulcers and sores. Will expel worms. Good for spermatorrhea (involuntary sexual emissions.) Also for liver and kidney troubles.

Sarsaparilla Root
Eliminates poisons from the blood and purifies the system from infections. Is dependably useful in rheumatism, gout, skin eruptions, ringworm, scrofula, internal inflammation, colds and catarrh.

Sassafras Bark
Often called a spring medicine to purify the blood and cleanse the entire system. Valuable in colic and all skin diseases and eruptions.

Saw Palmetto
Useful for the treatment of asthma, bronchitis, colds and is also a sedative. Also great for reproductive organs.

Most effective as a strong laxative.

Is more effective than quinine and is not as harmful as quinine is. Good in neuralgia, aches and pains. It is also one of the best nerve tonics. Reduces high blood pressure, heart conditions and disorders of the central nervous systems such as St. Vitus dance, shaking palsy, hydrophobia and epilepsy.

Slippery Elm Bark
Use the inner portion of the bark. Vary valuable for mucus inflammation of the lungs, bowels, stomach, kidneys and bladder. Will sustain ulcerated and cancerous stomach when nothing else will.

Squaw Vine
Excellent to take during pregnancy. Used for uterine problems, urinary troubles and other female complaints.

Can be useful for treatment of nervous disorders, worms and jaundice. MUST BE AVOIDED DURING PREGNANCY.

Has a high content of oil. Good for internal use for coughs, throat and asthma as well as external use for infected wounds.

Uva Ursi
Very useful in diabetes and all kinds of kidney troubles. Excellent remedy for piles, hemorrhoids, spleen, liver, pancreas and gonorrhea. Also good where there are mucus discharges from the bladder with pus and blood.

A nerve tonic. Used for epileptic fits and St. Vitus dance, nervous derangement or irritations. Excellent for children with measles and scarlet fever. Promotes sleep.

Also known as Wild Hyssop. Will strengthen the nervous system while easing depression and melancholia. Good for fever and best for colds.

A primary liver herb, it acts to remove congestion from the liver allowing free flow of bile thereby helping the digestive process. Also used in the treatment of jaundice and bladder problems. Will also relive constipation.

White Oak Bark
Good for varicose veins. Used in douches and enemas for internal tumors and swellings. One of the best remedies for piles and hemorrhoids, hemorrhages or any trouble of the rectum. It normalized the liver, kidneys and spleen.

Wild Carrot
Also known as Queen Annes Lace, Wild Carrot is a diuretic, that acts as a urinary antiseptic which is why it is a treatment for cystitis, kidney stones, prostatitis. Also effective for gout and rheumatism.

Witch Hazel
Use bark and leaves. A good tonic, it aids in treating menstruation, lungs, uterus, piles, circulation, tumors eyes and is effective as a douche.

Wood Betony
Excellent healing herb for bronchitis, coughs and colds. Also good for kidney and bladder. This herb helps to correct a bed-wetting problem.

A good tonic for treating liver, fever, and digestion.

A tonic for run-down conditions and indigestion. If taken freely at the beginning of a cold, it will break it up in 24 hours. Has soothing and healing action on mucus membranes.

Yellow Dock
Mineral rich plant, especially rich in iron. Excellent as a blood purifier and tones up the entire system.

Hope for arthritics. The extract from the plant has been used with surprising success on arthritis and rheumatism sufferers.