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					Heal-All is edible and medicinal, can be used in salads, soups, stews, or boiled as a pot herb. Used as an
alternative medicine for centuries on just about every continent in the world, and for just about every
ailment known to man, Heal-All is something of a panacea, it does seem to have some medicinal uses
that are constant. The plants most useful constituents are Betulinic-acid, D-Camphor, Delphinidin,
Hyperoside, Manganese, Oleanolic-acid, Rosmarinic-acid, Rutin, Ursolic-acid, and Tannins. The whole
plant is medicinal as alterative, antibacterial, antipyretic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent,
carminative, diuretic, febrifuge, hypotensive, stomachic, styptic, tonic, vermifuge and vulnerary. A cold
water infusion of the freshly chopped or dried and powdered leaves is a very tasty and refreshing
beverage, weak infusion of the plant is an excellent medicinal eye wash for sties and pinkeye. It is taken
internally as a medicinal tea in the treatment of fevers, diarrhoea, sore mouth and throat, internal
bleeding, and weaknesses of the liver and heart. Clinical analysis shows it to have an antibacterial action,
inhibiting the growth of pseudomonas, Bacillus typhi, E. coli, Mycobacterium tuberculi, which supports its
use as an alternative medicine internally and externally as an antibiotic and for hard to heal wounds and
diseases. It is showing promise in research for cancer, AIDS, diabetes, and many other maladies.
Mulugu is used for mental disorders (depression, anxiety, stress, hysteria, panic disorders, compulsive
disorders, etc.); as a sedative for insomnia, restlessness, and sleep disorders; for liver disorders
(hepatitis, obstructions, high liver enzyme levels, sclerosis, etc.); for high blood pressure and heart
palpitations; for drug and nicotine withdrawal
Neem or Azadirachta Indica is a large, evergreen tree and has strong health maintaining properties. It has
been used as a tonic and astringent that promotes wound healing. Neem's traditional use is based on its
detoxifying benefits that help maintain healthy circulatory, digestive, respiratory and urinary systems. It is
used for external applications in skin diseases. Neem extracts possess antidiabetic, antibacterial, and
antiviral properties. Its principle constituents are nimbin, nimbinin and nimbidin. All parts of the plant yield
b-sitosterol. All the parts of the plant and active principles and extracts possess a lot of significant
pharmacological properties. Neem is bitter and alterative. It is used as a poultice in boils, is antiseptic,
demulcent, a tonic in catarrhal affections, stomachic, stimulant. It is useful in snake bite, scorpion sting,
hypoglycemic, in rheumatism, as an analgesic, antipyretic, sedative, antibacterial, antiprotozoal, antiviral,
anthelmintic and in skin diseases. The tree stem, root and bark possess astringent, tonic, and antiperiodic
properties. The bark is beneficial in malarial fever and useful in cutaneous diseases.
One of the most powerful blood purifiers and detoxifiers in Ayurvedic usage, Neem is often used to
maintain healthy skin. There is plenty of scientific backup for Neem's immune enhancement properties as
a booster of the macrophage's effectiveness. Scientific studies indicate that Neem boosts the immune
system by energizing lymphocytes cells to respond to infection and other challenges to the body's
Ashwaganhe is an anti-inflammatory, for fever relief, aid memory, boosting the immune system, and
against infectious disease. Several studies over the past few years have indicated that ashwagandha has
anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, anti-stress, antioxidant, mind-boosting, and rejuvenating properties.
Ashwagandha is commonly found in ayurvedic herbal formulas.
Triphala is a gentle, nourishing blend of three certified organic fruits: amalaki, bibhitaki, and haritaki.
Triphala (or three fruits) regulates, strengthens, tones, and cleanses your digestive system without
stripping or depleting your body of vital nutrients.
Arjun tones & strengthens circulatoy system, supports nervous system health, aids digestion,
promotes longevity
Boswellia exerts a significant anti-inflammatory activity. The herb also acts as COX-2 inhibitors and
reduces the pain and inflammation without affecting gastric mucosa. It soothes the joints and also helps
treating levels of synovial fluid making the entire structure lubricated and easy to rotate or to move. It
helps with any sort of pain, musculo-skeletal disorders, all types of arthritis, Backache, stiffness in joints,
diarrhea, dysentery, pulmonary disease, ringworm, and inflammation of joints.
Tulsi Tea (Rama, Krishna and Vana Tulsi leaves) Uniquely soothing, inspiringly fresh and flavorful
beverage made with the finest Rama, Krishna and Vana Tulsi leaves expertly blended. The Holy Basil
provides relief from stress, enhances stamina and boosts immunity. It reduces stress, promotes calmness
& clarity, minimizes cold & flu symptoms, balances metabolism, strengthens immunity & stamina,
powerful adaptogen, natural immuno-modulator
Chamomile's botanical name "matricaria", means "mother of the stomach". And the name is more than
appropriate, as Chamomile is recognized worldwide for its ability to relieve indigestion, gas, hyperacidity,
and other digestive complaints. For centuries, Chamomile have been used to relieve stomach complaints
in both adults and children. This gentle yet effective remedy relaxes the digestive tract, as well as soothes
gastrointestinal inflammation and spasms. Chamomile's natural active compounds make it a traditional
remedy for other common ailments as well. The calming botanical serves as a mild sedative and nerve
tonic, thereby helping to restore an exhausted nervous system; it relieves stress, and acts as a gentle
sleep aid. Common use: Indigestion; gas; gastrointestinal spasms; gastritis; colic; hyperacidity; ulcers;
nervous stomach; loss of appetite; anxiety; nervousness; restlessness; headaches (caffeine withdrawal);
skin inflammation (skin wash).
Hops is one of the safest, most effective herb to relax the nerves as well as to relieve insomnia.
Reportedly listed in the U.S. Pharmacopeia from 1831-1916 for its sedative effect, Hops is most valued
today for relieving nervous tension & promoting restful sleep. This nervine has been found by many to be
a gentle sedative without any narcotic side effects. It helps relieves nervous coughs, as well as
restlessness due to nervous stomach. As a sleep aid, Hops has also been made into a relaxing bath or as
a soothing herb pillow. In other applications, this anti-spasmodic bitter tonic is used as a digestive aid,
believed to stimulate the secretion of gastric juices and to generally relax the gastric nerves. A poultice is
used for skin eruptions; a salve with Eucalyptus & Peppermint made into a chest rub for coughs; and a
hair rinse for dandruff. Common use: Anxiety; stress; nervousness; insomnia; hyperactivity; restlessness;
indigestion; gas; intestinal cramps; irritable bowel; neuralgia; menstrual irregularities; diuretic; excessive
sexual desire; pain; earache; toothache; headache; boils; rash; dandruff.
Golden Rod is indigenous to Europe, Asia and North America. It is used in traditional herbal therapy as
an effective diuretic, useful for urinary tract infections as well as kidney & bladder stones. In fact, Golden
Rod can be found in both herbal & homeopathic preparations for diuretic use and for relieving bladder
irritation. It is also cited in herbal references as one of the first herbs to consider for inflammation of the
mucous membranes, especially involving the nose, throat & lungs (catarrh). In addition, Golden Rod
makes an aromatic tea that can serve to relieve indigestion, gas and nausea. Common use: Bronchitis;
colds; cough; gargle for sore throat & laryngitis; kidney inflammation; kidney stones; urethritis; urinary
tract infection; digestive aid; stomachache.
Passion Flower is used to sedate passions rather than excite them. In fact, it is described as one of
nature's best tranquilizers, and is often recommended for symptoms resulting from extreme anxiety &
stress, such as insomnia. Passion Flower is said to be effective for a broad range of nerve disorders,
ranging from simple restlessness and tension headaches to nervous gastrointestinal complaints. And best
of all, it is shown to relax the nervous system without noted side effects such as depression or
disorientation. For women, this calming botanical is useful for relieving nervous distress accompanying
hormonal changes associated with menopause and childbirth. For children, Passion Flower has been
used to treat hyperactivity, irritability & muscle twitching; for the elderly, it is good for sciatica and general
nerve debility; and for ones who don't want continued dependence on synthetic sleeping pills, Passion
Flower is a safe alternative to promoting a good night's sleep. Common use: Nervous disorders
(insomnia, restlessness, hysteria); anxiety; non-addictive sedative; asthma caused by stress; heart
palpitations; nervous headaches; neuralgia/nerve pain; part of a formula for shingles; muscle spasms.
Astragalus has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years as a primary botanical
to enhance immune defenses. In one ancient Chinese medical text it was reportedly classified among the
"superior herbs", which were among the most highly respected medicinal for their tonifying or
strengthening activity. Today, natural healers still recognize it as one of the premier herbs for boosting
immune health. The results of recent studies suggest that Astragalus may enhance the body's ability to
fight disease by boosting the production & effectiveness of immune cells. For these and other reasons,
many herbalists recommend Astragalus to help ward off colds & flu, or added to an immune/resistance
building formula. Common use: Supports healthy immune function; promotes resistance to disease;
colds; flu; exhaustion; fatigue; blood tonic; supports liver and spleen function; strengthens digestion; helps
normalize blood pressure.
Ginkgo is possibly the oldest living tree species with a high resistance to disease. Perhaps this explains
its traditional use in various cultures for problems associated with aging. Today, Ginkgo is mainly used to
improve blood circulation & memory. While Ginkgo is found in many natural anti-aging and rejuvenative
formulas, it is primarily recognized for its beneficial role in enhancing circulation throughout the entire
body. It improves blood flow by dilating or expanding the blood vessels, thereby increasing blood supply
to vital tissues. We offer a wide variety of Ginkgo preparations, both standardized extracts and Nature's
Wonderland 100% pure Ginkgo leaf- not processed, extracted, or changed in any way. Common use:
Enhances circulation; improves memory and mental alertness; antioxidant; stress. NOTE: Ginkgo may
interact with anticoagulants and anti-clotting drugs. Check with your healthcare professional.
Mugwort is also a bitter tonic that is used for intestinal parasites, as a digestive aid and to effectively
stimulate & normalize the menstrual flow. As a bitter tonic, Mugwort improves liver function, has a
beneficial effect on bile production thus promoting the appetite and proper digestion. Common use:
Expels worms and other intestinal parasites (worming medicine for both humans & animals); helps
regulate menstrual flow; bitter tonic for improved digestion and liver function. Natural insect repellent for
moth & fleas.
Jiaogulan (jow-goo-lawn) has such a long list of rejuvenating properties that in China they call it the
‘immortality’ herb. It is in a rare class of herbs called ‘adaptogens’ that help your body without causing
any harm or imbalance. Jiaogulan is especially helpful in building your body’s natural resistance to
stress. The amazing effect jiaogulan has on cardio-vascular health has earned it the title of “the herbal
heart defender”. It regulates blood fat, lowers cholesterol level, helps to build immunity, delays the aging
process, prevents cells from turning cancerous and prevents arteriosclerosis. Scientific research studies
in China have shown that Jiaogulan (Jiao Gu Lan) decreases cholesterol by improving the liver's ability to
send sugar and carbohydrates to the muscles for conversion to energy instead of turning the sugar into
triglycerides which the body stores as fat. It lowers LDL's (bad cholesterol) while raising HDL's (good
cholesterol). It improves fat metabolism, reduces blood fat levels and depresses lipid peroxide and fat
sediment in the blood vessels. While it is great for rectifying high cholesterol and obesity problems, it can
also improve and strengthen the digestion, allowing an underweight person to increase absorption of
nutrients and gain weight in the form of lean muscle mass.This regulatory effect on bodily functions is the
hallmark of an adaptogen. This is all-natural healthy, herbal, product from the plant Jiaogulan. Jiaogulan
prevents cells from turning cancerous and also inhibits the growth of tumors already formed by
stimulating the body's immune system cells. Cancer patients given Jiaogulan show marked improvement
in white blood cell count antibody levels, and raised T and B lymphocyte levels. Jiaogulan is one of the
best broad-spectrum adaptogenic herbs known, containing polysaccharides, amino acids, vitamins,
minerals, flavones, saponins and many essential trace elements. Very safe for long-term use. Highly
effective in reducing the side-effects of radiation and chemotherapy by boosting the immune system.
Athletes use Jiaogulan to enhance their performance because it enhances the heart pumping function,
improving contraction of the heart muscle. The most pronounced benefits are increased endurance during
strong physical activity, and more rapid recovery afterwards. Jiaogulan contains 84 beneficial saponins -
three times more than ginseng, yet it has no side-effects. Due to its significantly higher quantity of
beneficial saponins, it has been widely studied and used worldwide, including for patients recovering from
exposure to ultraviolet, beta and gamma-rays. It also dramatically reduces cholesterol levels, normalizes
blood pressure, protects the heart, and increases fat metabolism. Over 300 scientific research findings
back up nearly every claim for Jiaogulan (also known as Gynostemma pentaphyllum). Jiaogulan is a
superb immune-enhancer and antioxidant for all ages.
Wild Lettuce is related to the common garden variety Lettuce. Wild Lettuce however, is primarily applied
in herbal medicine as a mild sedative, pain reliever and to calm restlessness. Wild Lettuce's soothing
properties have also been applied to promote sleep, to ease nervous indigestion and other nervous
conditions. Wild Lettuce also relieves spasms, and earlier herbal manuals suggest a syrup preparation for
allaying coughs. Common use: Anxiety; restlessness; stress; tension; sleeplessness; pain reliever;
cramps; coughs.
As part of its botanical name suggests, Damiana is reported to be a sexual stimulant. Today, it is one of
the herbs of choice for helping with sexual impotency and infertility with both males & females. The
scientific literature on Damiana dates back more than 100 years, when reports described its aphrodisiac
effects. Today, it remains one of the most popular herbs for restoring natural sexual capacities and
functions. For women it has been found to strengthen reproductive organs, helps with menopause
(controls & reduce hot flashes), treats frigidity and helps balance hormones. Damiana also has an
excellent effect on the male reproductive organs. It been recommended for increasing the sperm count,
for prostate inflammation and for hormone balancing. As a general tonic & energizer, Damiana is used to
overcome exhaustion and has a tendency to help in loss of power in the limbs. Common use:
Aphrodisiac; impotence; infertility; reproductive organs; hormone balancer for both men & women; female
problems, frigidity, low estrogen, PMS; Parkinson's disease; tonic for central nervous system; energy.
Spirulina should be of interest to anyone interested in optimal nutrition. Why? The green superfood is
loaded with phytonutrients that promote energy & stamina, support the immune system, maintain healthy
cholesterol levels, detoxifies and more! Spirulina is an aquatic whole food that delivers incredible amounts
of health-enhancing nutrients: the entire B-complex vitamins, minerals, complete amino acids, protein,
digestive enzymes, carotenoids, chlorophyll, even fatty acids. Plus it's a concentrated source of
phycocyanin - a uniquely powerful antioxidant and immune protector. No wonder Spirulina is the
greenfood of choice for athletes looking to build stamina & vitality; vegetarians seeking a healthy protein
& iron source; dieters looking to curb appetite and sugar cravings; and basically anyone wanting to
improve their overall health and vitality. Join the millions worldwide who rely on Spirulina to supercharge
their health!
DID YOU KNOW: Spirulina was a major food source for the ancient Aztec and Mayan civilizations?
Common use: Promotes energy & stamina; support cardiovascular health; supports immune system
function; promotes digestive and gastrointestinal health; builds healthy blood; supports blood cleansing;
enhances natural resistance; antioxidant support.
Hawthorn Berries are primarily used as a traditional cardiac tonic that strengthens and promotes
cardiovascular health. When used on a regular basis, it is believed to be a beneficial aid for the
prevention & treatment of coronary heart disease. Hawthorn is thought to be beneficial for the heart in
several ways: It's said to gently dilate and relax the coronary arteries improving the flow of blood and
oxygen to the heart, helps regulate heartbeat, and some evidence suggests that it may even help reduce
arterial plaque. Herbalists also note that it may help lower & regulate blood pressure because it is thought
to improve blood circulation and has a mild diuretic effect. Most herbalists though, do say that Hawthorn
is no quick fix. Its protective effects become more pronounced after prolonged use. Common use:
Enhances cardiovascular health; angina pectoris, enlarged heart, hardening of the arteries, irregular heart
beat, heart disorders due to stress, normalize blood pressure,
Valerian has been dubbed the "valium of the nineteenth century", because of its natural calming, sedative
action. It is still viewed by many contemporary herbalists as an effective herb for relieving anxiety, stress,
insomnia and nervous tension. Valerian has long been recognized in traditional herbal medicine for its
calming effect. In fact, it's described in many herbal guides as an herb that relaxes and strengthens the
nervous system- but without any addictive or narcotic side effects. Worldwide, Valerian has been used for
a wide range of nervous conditions, including nervous indigestion, as well as sleeplessness resulting from
nervousness and stress. Valerian root is also a traditional remedy for muscle spasms, menstrual cramps
and nervous stomach cramps. NOTE: Valium is NOT derived from Valerian. Herbalists do not
recommend using Valerian along with tranquilizers and antidepressant medications. Common use:
Anxiety; stress; nervousness; nervous conditions; restlessness; hyperactivity; insomnia; mild pain relief;
cramps; menstrual cramps; uterine cramps; PMS; muscle spasms; neuralgia; shingles; hypertension
(stress related); headaches (combine with Feverfew).
While most gardeners view Dandelion as a bothersome weed, it has long been revered in China, India,
Europe, and other countries for its therapeutic properties. It is most commonly used as a traditional
remedy for liver & gallbladder complaints. Many herbalists view dandelion root as one of the best herbs
for cleansing & toning the liver and gallbladder. It is believed to be highly effective for helping to cleanse
the body of toxins, it's even been recommended for skin problems that result from impurities in the blood.
Because Dandelion root is said to improve bile production, it is also a primary herb for relieving digestive
complaints. It is generally thought that such complaints, including indigestion & gas, might be due to
insufficient bile production or stomach acid. Improper bile flow is also related constipation & gallstones.
Consequently, Dandelion root has been suggested for preventing gallstones and taken over time can
relieve chronic constipation. Common use: Liver & gallbladder complaints, hepatitis, jaundice; blood
purifier; diuretic; constipation; gastric disorders; loss of appetite, indigestion; aids digestion of fats; high
cholesterol; eczema, psoriasis; diabetes; PMS; menopause; hormone imbalance.
Gotu Kola has long been used in both Indian & Chinese medicines for a wide variety of conditions, but
most notably for promoting longevity and improving mental function. It is also becoming popular for use
as a nerve tonic, to calm & nourish the nerves. Gotu Kola is believed by many to have a revitalizing effect
on the brain cells, and various preparations are used to improve the mental function & performance of
both adults & children (currently being studied for its positive effects on ADD). This brain food is also
considered in Ayurvedic medicine to be a balancing tonic, that both increases energy as well as relaxes
the body. One source notes that it not only has natural sedative properties, but also contains the
"anti-stress" B vitamins. In addition, Gotu Kola reportedly improves blood circulation in the lower limbs, as
well as strengthens the veins & capillaries. Consequently, it's been used for swelling & heaviness in legs,
phlebitis & leg cramps. Our Gotu Kola Powder is made from the leaves of this herb. COMMON NAMES:
Indian Pennywort, Centella, Brahmi. Common use: Physical & mental fatigue; premature aging; memory
& brain tonic; senility; nervousness; nervous breakdown; depression; tonic; leg circulation; reduce pain
and swelling due to inflammation of the veins; psoriasis; eczema.
Suma is a large, rambling, shrubby ground vine with an intricate, deep, and extensive root system. It is
indigenous to the Amazon basin and other tropical parts of (southern) Brazil, Ecuador, Panama,
Paraguay, Peru, and Venezuela. Because of the vast array of constituents contained within Suma, this
plant is being thoroughly explored, used, and studied. Because of its rather Vanilla like flavor this
botanical can be easily consumed for those with palatable sensitivities. Amazonian tribes have made use
of Suma as a potent sexual tonic and energy booster for at least 300 years. Recent clinical studies have
demonstrated its efficacy in stimulating sexual performace, especially when mixed with Damiana.
Furthermore, the root has been highly effective in treating chronic fatigue due to its anabolic-like
substances and concentration of 19 amino acids, vitamins, and trace minerals. Common Use: Suma is
believed to strengthen the immune system and endocrine (glandular) system, assist the body in the
management of glucose metabolism, and as a sexual tonic.
St. John's Wort has been used in traditional herbal medicine for more than 2,000 years as a potent
anti-viral, calming and pain relieving herb. The compound Hypericin was isolated in St. John's Wort in
1942 and has been used as an antidepressant. Since then a standardized version of the herb with a
clinically proven amount of Hypericin has become popular here in the United States. Otherwise, the whole
herb is primarily used to help rebuild and repair nerve damage, relieve pain, remove phlegm from chest
and lung area, reduce inflammation, and can be applied topically for scrapes, burns & pain. Common use:
Sedative; pain; viral infections; colds; chest & lung congestion; menstrual cramps; sciatica; arthritis; gout;
Vervain has been used since ancient times by various cultures for a wide range of ailments. However, it is
commonly used as a natural tranquilizer that strengthens the nervous system, and to relieve pain &
inflammation. A.K.A. Ma-Pien-Ts'ao Current studies now suggest that Vervain’s pain-relieving &
anti-inflammatory action is similar to aspirin. In fact, herbalists recommend this nervine to relieve
headaches, migraines related to the menstrual cycle, toothache, inflammatory conditions, and as an
external preparation for wounds. Vervain is also excellent for fevers, colds & flu. It is used to alleviate the
onset of a cold, fights mucus, calms cough, controls fevers by inducing perspiration, and can even ease
depression & melancholy, especially if follows illness such as the flu. Interestingly, the book, Herbs: An
Illustrated Encyclopedia, notes that South American, Mexican & Chinese folk medicines suggest the tea
for various growths & cancers, particularly of neck, spleen & scrotum. Common use: Stress, nervous
disorders, neuralgia, insomnia, premenstrual tension, stress headache, migraine, antispasmodic,
indigestion, seizures, gall bladder inflammation, mastitis, dysmenorrhea, asthma, pneumonia, ovarian
cysts, cavities, poor circulation, worms.
Olive leaf is an organic antioxidant, a holistic medicine that has also been shown to lower blood pressure,
reduce cholesterol, improve respiratory response and improve skin health. Olive Leaf Properties - The
Tree of Life Olive trees are tough and steeped in legend. Like the oil, olive tree leaves (Olea eoropaea)
have impressive healthful, wellness , anti-aging , antioxidant qualities. They live a long time (some over
3,000 years) by producing Oleuropein which resists diseases and pests. The leaves of certain olive trees
(Manzanillo and Mission) contain Oleuropein and other qualities that can be of health benefit to people, all
naturally. Unlike antibiotics, olive leaf "stuns" invaders long enough for the immune system to balance
the bodies' "bouquet". Antibiotics kill invaders but don't strengthen the immune system. The benefits of
olive leaves can be found naturally in the powder. An ancient herb in the modern world. The legend of the
olive tree gives one food for thought. According to Greek mythology, it is the Goddess Athena to whom
the existence of olive trees is attributed, for it is she who first planted one among the rocks of the
Acropolis and bestowed upon it "powers to illuminate the darkness, heal, and provide nourishment".
There are mentions in the Bible about the trees healing properties and people living on the Mediterranean
diet have sworn for generations that olive leaf tea is a natural healer. Common Use: powdered tea, in
blended drinks or for cooking. Pure olive leaf powder is a great way to get olive leaf into your diet in
baked dishes, shakes (smoothies) or as a powdered tea (Asian style). Delivered to you as a very-fine
powder milled from our leaves. Place a small teaspoon in hot water, your favorite smoothie or casserole
Black Cohosh was used by Native Americans for a variety of conditions, but most notably for female
complaints and childbirth- hence the common name, Squaw Root. It remains a popular remedy for female
concerns such as menstrual irregularities & menopause. Black Cohosh supports hormone balance, and
may be especially helpful after discontinuing birth control pills. Today, more and more women have
concerns about prescription hormone therapy. Black Cohosh is an alternative that women worldwide are
turning to. Current research indicates it offers relief from hot flashes, nervousness and irritability. In other
applications, Black Cohosh is believed to help those blood pressure concerns, as it increases circulation
and acts to dilate blood vessels. Herbalists recommend it to calm the nerves, especially in combination
with Valerian or Passionflower. Black Cohosh is also listed as an anti-spasmodic, and as such is used for
relieving persistent coughs of asthma, bronchitis and whooping cough. Common use: Hormone balance;
PMS; uterine cramps; amenorrhea; dysmenorrhea; menopause (hot flashes, vaginal atrophy,
depression); rheumatic pain & swelling; inflammation; spasms; asthma; bronchitis; muscle relaxant;
neuralgia; hypertension.
Chaste Tree is indigenous to the Mediterranean region and parts of Asia. The ripe dried fruit or berry
offers time-honored support for women’s health. It promotes balance in a woman’s cycle, and offers
soothing comfort for distressing PMS symptoms. Chastetree fruit is a popular female tonic once
mentioned in the writings of the "father of medicine" himself, Hippocrates. Today, the much sought after
herb is recognized for its gentle, hormone-balancing properties, which supports female reproductive
health, as well as eases mild mood changes, water retention (bloating) and other unpleasant PMS
symptoms. Chaste Tree is also cited in herbal texts offer effective menopausal support. However, most
herbalists do not recommend using Chaste Tree in combination with synthetic hormone therapy.
COMMON NAMES: Chaste Berry, Chastetree berry, Monk's Pepper, Vitex. Common use: Helps balance
the female cycle; promote hormonal balance (progesterone production); mild mood changes and fluid
retention associated with the menstrual cycle; promotes reproductive health- reproductive tonic;
menopause support.
Wheatgrass refers to the young grass of the common wheat plant that is freshly juiced or dried into
powder for animal and human consumption. Common Uses: Stimulates healing, removes necrotic debris
from open wounds, purifies the blood, aids in proper digestion, helps to detoxify the liver, build up white
blood cell counts, green juices provide easy assimilation of nutrients.
Maca root is now one of the most requested herbs worldwide. Men & women are discovering the
traditional tonic that promotes stamina, energy, and boosts sexual satisfaction and performance. Like
Damiana, Muira Puama and other South American herbs, Maca is currently recognized as a safe herbal
alternative for increased endurance, enhanced libido and improved sexual function. In fact, it’s even
called “Peruvian Ginseng” because of its similar therapeutic actions to the Asian Ginsengs (not related).
But there’s more! Current research shows this nutritious root boasts a high content of vital nutrients,
including magnesium, calcium, iron, amino acids (protein), vitamins B1, B2, and E. Discover for yourself
what the Incas and native Peruvians already knew! Try Nature’s Wonderland’s premium grade Maca root
in convenient capsules, fast-absorbing extract or use the powder to make a potent drink. HINT: Herbal
guides suggest adding Maca powder to smoothies and other beverages. DID YOU KNOW: Maca is a
vegetable related to radishes and turnips? COMMON NAMES: Amazon Ginseng, Lepidium peruvianum,
Maka, Peruvian Ginseng. Common use: Herbal tonic; supports healthy energy levels; promotes
endurance; boosts stamina; maintains healthy sexual function; increases sexual desire & satisfaction;
supports reproductive health; builds healthy blood; supports male & female hormonal balance.
Milk Thistles clean your liver detoxifies and flushes away toxins from your body and performs many other
vital functions. Milk Thistle is the natural way to promote healthy liver functions. Its compound, silymarin,
is an extraordinary protector & rejuvenator of the liver. Milk Thistle has a long history of use as a liver
tonic. Texts from as far back as ancient Greece to early European folk medicine, down to 19th century
American medicine, all refer to its liver-protecting action. Modern research has now discovered that
Silymarin, a group of compounds naturally present in Milk Thistle, neutralizes damaging free radicals
formed in the liver and may even accelerate regeneration of damaged liver tissue. Common use:
Promotes liver and gallbladder function; liver tonic; digestive complaints; stimulates bile flow (bile
promotes digestion of fats); inflammation of bile ducts resulting from decreased flow of bile.
Echinacea enhances immune system function, which better enables the body to fight colds, flu and minor
infections. Echinacea is now one of, if not the most popular herb for immune system support. To date,
there have been well over 350 studies on various Echinacea preparations and their effect on immune
health. Unlike pharmaceutical medicines that kill microbes like bacteria, Echinacea is believed to instead
jump start or arouse the body's own natural defenses. While researchers continue to go back and forth as
to exactly which of its natural compound is the most effective, it is generally agreed that in addition to its
immune-boosting action, Echinacea also exhibits anti-inflammatory & anti-microbial effects. (Echinacea
angustifolia & purpurea are the two most commonly used species and possess similar benefits; the
angustifolia variety is considered to be stronger). Common use: Immune stimulant; colds; flu; sore throat
(gargle); tonsillitis; minor infections, glandular infection; blood cleanser (boost lymphatic cleansing).
Externally as a salve, poultice or skin wash for psoriasis, boils, eczema and inflammatory skin conditions.
Eyebright has been a favorite choice of herbalists for eye health. It's often recommend for strengthening
the eyes, soothing eye irritation & inflammation, relieving eye strain, and may even relieve eye complaints
due to allergies. Eyebright is believed to promote eye health because of its natural content of nutrients
such as vitamins A, C, D, E, B-complex, iron, silicon and traces of iodine & zinc. Due to its cooling,
anti-inflammatory and astringent actions, external minor irritations, as well provide relief for runny, sore,
itchy eyes due to colds or allergies. Containing vitamins A, C, D, E, B-complex, iron, silicon and traces of
iodine & zinc, Eyebright strengthens all parts of the eye and provides an elasticity Eyebright a very useful
herbal aid for problems relating to the mucous membranes, such as colds, hay fever, inflammation of the
upper respiratory tract and nasal congestion. Consequently, it's usually included in many decongestant &
allergy formulas. Common use: Promotes eye health; helps maintain healthy vision; eyestrain; minor eye
irritation; allergy eyes; hay fever; allergies; colds; respiratory congestion; sinusitis.
Cat's Claw a.k.a. Una de Gato is beneficial on the digestive & immune health. It's now recognized
worldwide for its potent antiviral & antioxidant properties. Current research indicates that Cat's Claw is a
vital botanical source of powerful antioxidants that help safeguard cells from free radicals. Its other
naturally occurring l compounds are also believed to possibly help in the stimulation of white blood cells,
which are our body's immune protectors. Common use: Antioxidant (fights free radical cellular damage);
promotes and supports immune system health; environmental allergies; digestive & gastrointestinal
Eleuthero is a neutral Ginseng-like tonic. Many look to this superior adaptogen for maximum support of
mental & physical stress. Eleuthero is also the herb of choice for promoting athletic performance,
endurance and stamina.Eleuthero is used in traditional Chinese folk remedy much like Panax Ginseng: to
restore vigor & vitality, increase stamina, support memory function, and to improve overall health. Current
studies also reveal that the active compounds in Eleuthero ease PMS and menopausal symptoms,
restores sexual energy and nourishes adrenal function. NOTE: Eleuthero was once known as Siberian
Ginseng, because it shares similar rejuvenative and adaptogenic properties with Chinese, Korean and
American Ginsengs (research and a recent federal bill have resulted in the more accurate name,
Eleuthero). It’s preferred by those who find Panax Ginsengs too stimulating. COMMON NAMES: Ci Wu
Jia, Siberian Ginseng, Taiga Root, Touch-Me-Not. Common use: Supports energy; helps body adapt to
physical & mental stress; boosts stamina & vitality; restores sexual energy; enhance athletic performance;
improves mental performance; supports hormone balance; occasional sleeplessness; immune system
Guggul resin (Cummiphora mukul) is obtained from an indigenous tree of India and has been traditionally
used in Ayurvedic practices. Today the herb is well-recognized for promoting cardiovascular health and
for helping to maintain cholesterol levels that are already within the normal range. There is a surging
interest in the west about how an Indian tree called Guggul could dramatically help you bring down your
frighteningly high cholesterol levels. That is not all. It can also help you fight obesity.The yellowish
extracts from the resin of the Guggul tree is soon going to be one area that is going to come under the
spotlight in the west.
Flax 'usitatissimum' means 'most useful', and for centuries it has proved to be very useful indeed. Not only
is Flax Seed a rich source of dietary fiber, useful for constipation, it also contains health-promoting
essential fatty acids. The therapeutic uses of Flax can be traced all the way back to ancient Greek and
Egyptian medicines. Today, Flaxseed is popularly used in a number of healing cultures as a mild, natural
bulk laxative for promoting regularity, and as a soothing agent for skin, respiratory and gastrointestinal
inflammation. Its content of both soluble & insoluble fiber is also thought to be beneficial for maintaining
both cholesterol and blood sugar levels. In addition to its fiber content, Flax Seed is now recognized as a
valuable source of the Omega-3 essential fatty acid ALA (alpha linolenic acid) and LA (linoleic acid), an
Omega-9 fatty acid. Flax Seed also contains lignans, natural immune-boosting, cancer-fighting
compounds. Common use: Constipation; stool softener; hemorrhoids; enteritis; bladder inflammation
(cystitis); bronchitis; coughs; promotes digestive health; digestive tract irritation; boils, abscesses, skin
inflammation (poultice); blood sugar; cholesterol.
Asparagus root is nature’s solution for kidney and urinary tract comfort. In fact, it is listed with Europe’s
herbal regulating agency for supporting healthy urinary function. Our amazing urinary tract system helps
our body to flush out wastes and toxins. Asparagus root offers a recognized herbal approach to superior
kidney and bladder health. The gentle diuretic also helps maintain the body’s natural water balance.
COMMON NAMES: Sparrow Grass. Common use: Supports healthy urinary tract function; flushes urinary
Rose Hips are actually the fruit of the Rose after the flower has bloomed and the petals have fallen. The
bright red fruits are a botanical source of Vitamin C and antioxidant-rich bioflavonoids, which offer herbal
support for colds, flu & immune health.Rose Hips are a traditional remedy for boosting immune health,
relieving cold & flu symptoms and just enhancing overall resistance due to its rich source of naturally
occurring Vitamin C and bioflavonoids. In fact, herbal guides note that this natural combination serve to
enhance the body's ability to better absorb and use Vitamin C. In addition, Rose Hips provide
carotenoids, Calcium, B-complex and other vitalizing nutrients. Herbalist Laurel Dewey recommends
Rose Hip tea, especially when you're experiencing that "running on empty", exhausted feeling. Today,
many enjoy Rose Hips as a tangy, fruity, non caffeinated tea to drink throughout the day or as a soothing
hot beverage when suffering with a cold or the flu.Common use: Natural source of Vitamin C; colds; flu;
fever; sore throat; immune support; stress; soothes nerves; low energy; water retention; urinary tract
Angelica root is an aromatic plant mainly used for its stimulating effects on the digestive system, and is
useful for all sorts of stomach & intestinal difficulties. It is also recognized as an expectorant and
reportedly relieves colds, flu & bronchitis.In addition to being used as a digestive and bronchial aid,
Angelica promotes circulation of the blood to the extremities, and has been given to individuals suffering
from cold hands & feet due to anemia. One of nature's most versatile herb, Angelica may even be applied
externally as: a salve to relieve rheumatic pains & swelling, a compress for gout, a bath additive for the
nerves, or a decoction of the root can be applied to skin for scabies, itching (useful for skin lice) and also
for wounds.Common use: Digestive complaints, heartburn, gas, painful indigestion & other stomach
discomfort; appetite stimulant; colic; bronchial aid; menstrual cramps.
Kelp, a sea plant, contains many of the ocean's numerous elements, the most notable being Iodine-
needed for healthy thyroid function. Subsequently, Kelp is recognized as a thyroid stimulant, glandular
balancer & weight loss aid (thyroid related).Iodine is important for thyroid disorders whether under-active
or overactive. Kelp with its treasured Iodine has a normalizing effect on the thyroid gland and works to
treat enlarged thyroids, swollen & painful testes, lymph node enlargement, and other problems, which can
be caused by the malfunction of the thyroid gland. But Kelp is also proving beneficial for other problems
unique to the 20th century- radiation exposure and heavy metal toxicity. Kelp contains a substance called
Sodium Alginate, shown to prevent the absorption of Strontium 90, a by-product of nuclear power &
weapons facilities and other toxic heavy metals as plutonium, barium & cadmium. Common use:
Hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism; glandular balancer; weight loss aid (iodine feeds the thyroid which
controls metabolism, so if thyroid condition is reason for weight problem, Kelp may help); prevents
absorption of toxic heavy metals; hair & nail growth.
Fenugreek is one of the oldest medicinal herbs, mentioned as early as 1500 B.C.E. in ancient Egyptian
texts. It's mainly used to soothe respiratory complaints. Recently, its natural compounds were found to
positively affect cholesterol & blood sugar. Fenugreek is being considered as a possible aid for diabetes
and high cholesterol, as animal studies found the seeds help reduce serum cholesterol and glucose
levels. In more traditional applications though, Fenugreek has a long history of use in promoting
respiratory health. It helps to loosen and expel excessive mucus and phlegm in cases of asthma, sinus
and bronchial congestion. This soothing mucilaginous herb is also used to relieve & protect inflamed,
irritated tissue of the throat, stomach, and intestines. Fenugreek is one of the oldest medicinal herbs used
by Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine for digestive complaints. Contemporary herbalists still
advocate that use, and current herbal monographs cite Fenugreek for loss of appetite. Common use:
Respiratory congestion; bronchitis; cough; colds; excessive mucus; indigestion; heartburn; gas; gastritis;
colitis; sore throat (gargle); boils, abscesses, skin inflammation (poultice); menopause (hot flashes,
depression); cholesterol; blood sugar.
Rhodiola rosea is a popular plant in traditional medical systems in Eastern Europe and Asia with a
reputation for stimulating the nervous system, decreasing depression, enhancing work performance,
eliminating fatigue, and preventing high altitude sickness. Rhodiola rosea has been categorized as an
adaptogen by Russian researchers due to its observed ability to increase resistance to a variety of
chemical, biological, and physical stressors. Its claimed benefits include antidepressant, anticancer,
cardioprotective, and central nervous system enhancement. Common Names: Arctic root, Golden root,
Rose root, Hong Jing Tian
Common Use: Modern research has shown that it increases the body's resistance to any type of stress
by regulating the body's hormonal response.
Scullcap has been employed in traditional American herbal medicine for over 200 years. Among its many
uses, Scullcap is often recommended for nervous tension, insomnia, anxiety and stress. Scullcap is
considered to be a powerful nervine, having a strengthening effect on the entire nervous system.
Herbalists note that its action on the body is slow working, and taken regularly over a period of time, it is
believed to nourish the nervous system. Scullcap is also said to calm the nerves without narcotic
properties, work as a gentle non-addictive sleep aid, and may even be beneficial for insomnia caused by
pain. In addition, its reputed antispasmodic property may help relieve spasms and menstrual cramps.
Interestingly, several herbal guides indicate that a Skullcap tincture might prevent or lessen the severity of
drug & alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Common use: Anxiety; stress; tension; nervousness; nervous
exhaustion; nervous headaches; insomnia; restlessness; neuralgia; muscle twitching; convulsions;
restlessness; TMJ; menstrual pain & cramping.
Licorice has been a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine for over 5,000 years, and continues to be one of
the most important herbs in that healing culture. Licorice is commonly used today as an adrenal tonic and
as a soothing expectorant. Licorice is said to be the most used herb in Chinese herbal medicine, second
only to Ginseng. Chinese herbalists consider it to be a great detoxifier and often include it in their tonic
and detoxification formulas. In Western herbal therapy, Licorice is also highly regarded as a truly versatile
herb with wide-ranging benefits. It's cited in herbal guides primarily for soothing inflammation of the upper
respiratory tract, and for relieving coughs, throat irritations, colds, bronchitis, as well as for relieving chest
and lung congestion. Other traditional applications of Licorice includes its use for nourishing the adrenal
glands (sometimes called the "stress glands"), soothing gastric inflammation, and balancing male and
female hormones. Common use: Coughs; colds; bronchitis; sore throat; hoarseness; allergies; acid
indigestion; gastritis; ulcers; adrenal tonic; energy; stress; blood purifier; endocrine & hormone support.
Burdock is revered by natural healers as one of the best blood purifiers, and is said to be an important
herb for all blood cleansing & detoxification problems. It is also considered to be an effective aid for acne,
psoriasis and eczema. Burdock is believed to promote the elimination of long-term impurities from the
blood as well as effectively improving the function of the organs of elimination (liver, kidneys, bowels). Its
flushing action also serves to help rid the body of excess uric acid, and is therefore viewed as an aid for
gout, arthritis and rheumatism. Due to Burdock’s many beneficial properties, it is used in various countries
in alternative cancer therapies, and in fact, is one of the four ingredients in the famed Essiac formula.
Common use: Blood cleanser; detoxifier; constipation; lymphatic congestion; promotes liver & gallbladder
function; cystitis; immune stimulant; glandular swelling, acne; boils; scabies, canker sores; eczema;
itching; psoriasis, ringworm, hypoglycemia, dandruff.
Sarsaparilla is indigenous to tropical & sub-tropical America. While it has been used among different
cultures to relieve arthritic pain & swelling, Sarsaparilla was also used as a traditional blood purifier and to
relieve skin disorders. Sarsaparilla is perhaps better known for giving root beer its distinctive taste.
However, in the natural health field, it is considered to be a beneficial aid for itchy, scaly skin conditions,
such as psoriasis and eczema. It is sometimes combined with similar herbs such as Burdock, Red Clover
and Yellow Dock. Another popular application of Sarsaparilla is in hormonal balance formulas for both
men and women. This rejuvenative tonic is believed to strengthen the male & female system, and in
some cases is said to be beneficial for impotence and sexual dysfunction. In addition, Sarsaparilla is
listed as having a mild diuretic activity, and is said to increase the elimination of uric acid. Common use:
Arthritis (pain, swelling, inflammation); rheumatism; joint aches & pains; blood purifier; hormone balance;
menopausal symptoms; glandular balance; acne; eczema; psoriasis; ringworm, athlete's foot; urinary
Mullein leaves are highly valued as an effective yet soothing expectorant for a wide range of respiratory
complaints. Consequently, herbalists consider them beneficial for asthma, bronchitis, respiratory allergies,
and dry, unproductive coughs.Mullein has a long been a part of early American traditional medicine. It
was smoked by the Native Americans for lung problems and was reportedly used during the Civil War
also for respiratory problems. Today, it's recognized as an excellent antispasmodic and expectorant,
clearing respiratory congestion as it soothes irritated, inflamed tissues, such as throat & bronchial
irritation. In fact, noted health author, Dr. Earl Mindell, personally recommended Mullein as a good herb to
have handy for a flu accompanied by stomach cramps and a chest cold. Contemporary herbal guides
also cite Mullein as a respiratory tonic, believed to strengthen the sinuses, thereby allowing for free
breathing. Common use: Asthma; chest colds; coughs (dry, unproductive); bronchitis; bronchial, chest
and sinus congestion; loosens & removes mucus; allergies/hay fever; respiratory tonic; sore throat;
tonsillitis; laryngitis; sinusitis; colitis; cystitis; cramps, spasms.
Bacopa Monnieri has been shown to be effective as treatment for anxiety and gastro-intestinal disorders,
and it both a potent anti-oxidant and nootropic. Improvements in memory/recall and learning, as well as
general cognitive enhancement, are supported by recent research. Brahmi is used topically in both
Ayurvedic and Japanese medicine to treat hair loss and skin problems such as eczema and psoriasis.
Brahmi powder can be combined with ashwagandha, tulsi and amla powders in an oil infusion to
massage the scalp. It is said to strengthen the hair roots, relieve itchy scalp problems and help dandruff.
Common Use: Used to treat nervous system disorders, indigestion, respiratory ailments, impotence,
infertility, and arthritic pain.
Blue Violet promotes the body’s own cleansing action and offers targeted support for a healthy lymphatic
function. (The lymphatic system includes the liver, spleen, tonsils and thymus glands. It is involved in
white blood cell production and immune health). World famous herbalist, Jethro Kloss notes Blue Violet’s
legendary effects are maximized in combination with Red Clover and Vervain. The aromatic leaves have
been used by generations as an effective blood purifier and to boost cleansing “spring tonic” blends.
COMMON NAMES: Garden Violet, Sweet Violet.
Common use: Traditional blood purifier; promotes healthy lymphatic system; natural respiratory system
support; soothing support for gastrointestinal health; calms nerves; promotes skin health.
Boneset Herb was traditionally used by the North American Indians and early settlers to support the
body's natural defenses. Today, many continue to value it for immune system support and upper
respiratory function. Boneset is truly a part of American herbalism. In addition to its widespread use
among several Native American groups, early herbal records show that before Aspirin, Boneset was the
popular home remedy. It was even listed in the United States Pharmacopeia medicinal guide during the
mid 19th century. Even more interesting, is the fact that Boneset was an herbal alternative used during
the American Civil War. Today, modern herbal guides list Boneset supporting immune system health. It's
thought to maintain white blood cell function, a crucial part of the body’s defense mechanism. In addition,
Boneset is a bitter tonic, which supports digestive health and bowel function. Rediscover this
old-fashioned favorite! Find Boneset in Nature's Wonderland immune support formula Sinus & Lung Care,
Source Natural's homeopathic Wellness Cold & Flu, and Natra Bio's Flu Relief Homeopathic Nasal Spray.
COMMON NAMES: Ague weed, Feverwort, Sweating Plant, Thoroughwort, Tse-Lan. Common use:
Supports immune system function; enhances natural resistance; supports upper respiratory health; bitter
herbal tonic promotes healthy digestion; traditional bowel tonic.
Tribulus is Nature's master hormone regulator and has been used for centuries to treat a wide variety of
health problems including loss of libido (sex drive), impotence, infertility, edema, liver, kidney and heart
problems, and more. Tribulus is a safe, non-hormonal food supplement prepared from the herb, Tribulus
terrestris. Research has shown that Tribulus, taken by Men & Women, dramatically and safely increases
sex drive, increases estrogen and testosterone by 10% to 30% without side effects, dramatically speeds
muscle and energy recovery in athletes, and in women relieves up to 99% of menopausal symptoms with
instant relief from hot flashes. It has also been shown to reduce cholesterol and high blood pressure in
clinical trials.Taste - Bland with a very slight sweet accent. Common Use: Has been used in the treatment
of congestion, gas, headache, liver, ophthalmia and stomatitis. Suggested Dosage or Use: 1 tsp. 2 to 3
times a day depending on condition.
Catuaba is a small, vigorous growing tree with yellow and orange flowers and small yellow oval-shaped
inedible fruit and grows in the rainforests in the northern part of Brazil. The bark from this rainforest tree is
widely used as an aphrodisiac and also shows promise in other areas such as helping to resist HIV
infection and also in treating depression. Indigenous tribes of the Amazon rainforest and city dwellers in
Brazil have used catuaba bark for generations. It is one of the most famous of all Brazilian herbs for
sexual improvement. Common Uses: As an aphrodisiac and libido stimulant for males and females; to
tone, balance, and calm the central nervous system (and for nerve pain, exhaustion, over stimulation); for
nervousness, emotional stress, and insomnia (related to overactive neurotransmitters); as a general tonic
(tones, balances, strengthens overall body functions); for poor memory, Alzheimer's disease, and
Chaparral contains a powerful antioxidant abbreviated NDGA. Antioxidants inhibit the formation of
dangerous substances in the body called free radicals, which disrupt normal cell function and are
believed to be responsible for certain types of cancerous tumors.This controversial herb is most noted for
its role in cancer treatment, because its main constituent is a powerful antioxidant that helps prevent cell
damage and some studies agree that it has anti-tumor properties. In 1959 the National Cancer Institute
was informed that several cancer patients claimed beneficial effects on their cancers from drinking
Chaparral tea. A case study was conducted at the University of Utah with some beneficial results. Some
cancer patients, in consultation with their physicians, have used Chaparral in addition to other treatments.
Otherwise, Chaparral is recognized as a blood purifier, often used in lymph cleansing formulas and as a
detoxifier for chemicals & heavy metals. Common use: Cancer treatments, tumors; blood purifier; skin
diseases; strong antioxidant; arthritis (anti-inflammatory properties); mouthwash to prevent tooth decay;
used in parasite formulas to expel worms.
Schisandra is known as Wu Wei Zi or “five-flavor fruit” because it tastes sweet, spicy, sour, bitter and salt.
In Chinese herbalism, the rejuvenative tonic has a reputation for boosting vitality and endurance, as well
as for promoting liver function. Schisandra’s worldwide popularity is a testament to its time-honored
traditional uses. It is currently recognized as a superior adaptogen, similar in action to Ginseng,
Astragalus and other revitalizing tonics. Schisandra helps the body adapt to stress, contains antioxidant
compounds that help to neutralize harmful free radicals; boosts overall health and well-being. Currently
Schisandra plays a key role in supporting healthy liver function and is included in many blood purifying
and detoxification herbal formulas. COMMON NAMES: Gomishi, Omicha, Wu Wei Zi. Common use:
Adaptogenic tonic; promotes energy, stamina & endurance; enhances mental alertness; supports immune
health; supports healthy liver function; boosts sexual energy; supports kidney health; supports respiratory
Whether you know this soothing herb as Balm, Lemon Balm or Melissa, one thing is for sure, it's known
as a calming herb for promoting rest & relaxation. Many enjoy it as a lemony brew either by itself or with
Chamomile as an afternoon and bedtime tea. Balm has been cultivated in the Mediterranean region for
about 2,000 years, and while it is used as a culinary herb, medicinally, it has been a popular remedy from
the time of ancient Greece down to our day. Modern herbalists often recommend Balm as a gentle
sedative, used either in formulas or by itself for anxiety, nervous tension, and to calm a nervous stomach.
Balm is also a long-time folk remedy for indigestion, nausea, and other digestive complaints. In fact, in
Germany, Balm herb is recognized as a sleep aid and for gastrointestinal tract disorders. Common use:
Insomnia; nervousness; irritability; anxiety; stress; nervous indigestion; gas; colic; nausea; headaches;
colds; fevers; menstruation (irregular); spasms.
Used for well over 1,000 years by native South American tribes including the Incas, Pau d'Arco is
recognized for its superior antifungal & antiviral capabilities. It's also being investigated for use in some
alternative cancer treatment programs.This well-known herb is valued by many as an immune-booster,
believed to enhance vitality and strengthen the body to fight diseases. Pau d'Arco is also listed in most
herbal references as an effective blood purifier, effectively useful for eczema, psoriasis & dermatitis. It can
be found as part of natural treatment programs for overcoming environmentally caused allergies; as an
antifungal agent, used topically for athlete's foot & ringworm or internally for candida yeast overgrowth.
However, its most promising use is to relieve some cancer pain and to offset the side effects of radiation
& chemotherapy. One of its active ingredient is being researched for its possible ability to inhibit tumors.
COMMON NAMES: Taheebo; Lapacho; Ipe Roxo; Pau d'Arco Common use: Blood purifier & builder;
allergies; arthritis; candida; yeast infection (douche or suppository); ringworm (salve); athlete's foot
(soak); fungal infection; parasites; diabetes; liver conditions; skin diseases; gastritis; prostatitis; colitis;
Red Clover gained notoriety as one of the main ingredients in the famed Harry Hoxsey cancer formula.
Today, herbalists recommend it as a traditional blood purifier. It is said to promote the cleansing action of
the liver, spleen, kidney & bowels. Red Clover is recognized as one of the herbs of choice when it comes
to cleansing programs. The tea and other preparations are believed to gently detoxify the liver, lymph and
lungs. Some natural healers say that its alterative action also benefits skin problems, such as acne,
eczema & psoriasis. In addition to its blood cleansing property, Red Clover is an expectorant. It helps
remove mucous congestion from the chest and respiratory passages, and as such, has been used for
relieving cough & bronchitis. In other applications, some references suggest Red Clover as a female tonic
for menopause because it contains estrogen-like compounds (Promensil™, a Red Clover extract is now
available as item #B40). Common use: Blood purifier; cough; bronchitis; internally & externally for skin
inflammation (acne, eczema, psoriasis); used in cancer treatments; salve for lymphatic swelling;
wash/poultice for sores, tumors, insect bites; compress for pain from arthritis & gout.
Bladderwrack is a marine plant that is particularly rich in Iodine, a vital mineral for a healthy thyroid. The
thyroid plays a role in how the body burns calories and uses energy. Herbalists suggest the herb as a part
of a weight loss program. Bladderwrack has long considered a traditional remedy for weight loss. In fact,
the classic herbal guide, BACK TO EDEN, calls it "the best remedy for obesity". Another herbal guide also
cites the thyroid tonic as "part of a weight loss formula where an underactive thyroid is the reason for the
weight problem." Bladderwrack is thought to increase the body's ability to burn fat through exercise, and
is said to be a nutritive metabolic stimulant. In other traditional applications, Bladderwrack is believed to
have an excellent effect on the kidneys, and is considered to be a beneficial herb for most glandular
Common use: Thyroid tonic and stimulant; source of natural iodine; weight loss aid; kidney & bladder
inflammations; rheumatoid arthritis; anti-inflammatory; digestive complaints.
Betony is loosely translated “good head”, and is a clue to its long time traditional use: To promote head
well-being and to ease stress-related head strain. Betony has a calming effect on the nervous system,
and helps you feel soothed and relaxed. It is a supportive herb in many of today’s popular formulas,
including Nature’s Wonderland’s muscle & joint blend, Musc-Skel and Natural Balance’s Happy Camper.
Get the comfort you need and create your own inner tranquility with Betony. COMMON NAMES: Betony,
Wood Betony, Stachys officinalis.Common use: Soothes head strain; supports nervous system function;
traditional blood purifier; supports healthy liver function; eases menstrual pain; promotes healthy
Alfalfa is a storehouse of nutrients, which includes a wide array of vitamins, minerals, amino acids,
antioxidants and trace minerals, Consequently, herbalists recommend Alfalfa as a general tonic to fight
fatigue, and to enhance strength & vitality. This "one-stop shop for all your nutritional needs" as one
herbalist called it, has been highly valued in a number of healing cultures. For example, ancient Ayurvedic
and traditional Chinese healers utilized Alfalfa for digestive problems, ulcers and arthritis. Today, this
versatile, nutritive tonic is employed for such purposes and more. Alfalfa is cited in modern herbal guides
for fighting colds & flu; helping with recuperation from debilitating sickness; neutralizing acidity, which can
benefit joint inflammation; acting as an effective deodorizer for breath & body odors (due to high
chlorophyll content); and serving as a blood builder, particularly in anemia. Common use: Tonic; combats
fatigue; increases stamina; anemia; arthritis; bursitis; rheumatic aches & pains; sluggish appetite;
digestive aid; blood purifier; acidosis; menopause (balance hormones, nourishes ovaries); colds; builds
resistance to infections.
Hawthorn Berries are primarily used as a traditional cardiac tonic that strengthens and promotes
cardiovascular health. When used on a regular basis, it is believed to be a beneficial aid for the
prevention & treatment of coronary heart disease. Hawthorn is thought to be beneficial for the heart in
several ways: It's said to gently dilate and relax the coronary arteries improving the flow of blood and
oxygen to the heart, helps regulate heartbeat, and some evidence suggests that it may even help reduce
arterial plaque. Herbalists also note that it may help lower & regulate blood pressure because it is thought
to improve blood circulation and has a mild diuretic effect. Most herbalists though, do say that Hawthorn
is no quick fix. Its protective effects become more pronounced after prolonged use.Common use:
Enhances cardiovascular health; angina pectoris, enlarged heart, hardening of the arteries, irregular heart
beat, heart disorders due to stress, normalize blood pressure.

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