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Alfalfa Leaves (Medicago sativa): Alfalfa is a nutrient tonic containing eight essential amino acids, vitamins and many other trace minerals. Alfalfa is also a natural diuretic and laxative to help cleanse the body and keep your intestinal tract in fit condition. Alfalfa is also a source of Vitamin K which is necessary for blood clotting, carbohydrate storage, liver vitality and longevity.
Herbal Actions: Diuretic and tonic
Anise Seed (Pimpinella anisum): Anise has a sweet licorice-like flavor which is commonly used for colic, indigestion and other digestive problems. Anise can calm a restless stomach and ease flatulence. Anise also has soothing mucilage that can ease dry coughs, relieve colds and bronchitis.
Herbal Actions: Expectorant, anti-spasmodic, carminative and aromatic
Blue Violet (Viola odorata): Violets are superb nourishment, a cancer ally and respiratory aid. Violets contain generous amounts of a compound called rutin, which helps maintain the strength and integrity of capillary walls. There violet nourishes, cleanses and builds blood. This has been found to be helpful in treating varicose veins. Violets also have a cooling effect on the head, mind, brain and nervous system. There are other anticancer properties in violets which are beneficial to women and breast health.
Herbal Actions: mild laxative, demulcent, expectorant, diuretic and antiseptic
Burdock Root (Arctium lappa): Burdock root is a nourishing tonic providing optimal nutrition to the glandular and immune systems. Burdock also tonifies the liver, kidneys, nerves as well as providing overall stability to the entire body. Burdock is a super cooler and a remedy for the treatment of numerous skin conditions. Burdock root promotes healthy kidney function and expels uric acid from the body. Burdock is specific to the liver and digestive system by excreting impurities from the body benefitting the skin and the entire body. Burdock also regulates blood sugar.
Herbal Actions: Alterative, diuretic and bitter
Calendula Flowers (Calendula officinalis): Calendula or also commonly known as pot marigold is excellent for healthy heart maintenance. It’s also beneficial to the digestive system. It helps soothe the inflammation caused by irritation to the stomach lining and bowels. Calendula is also antiviral and long been prized by many herbalists for its ability to cleans and detoxify the body, in particular the liver and gallbladder. Calendula has anti-bacterial properties that assist with fighting off colds as well as assisting with toning the lymphatic system.
Herbal Actions: Anti-inflammatory, astringent, vulnerary, cholagogue and anti-fungal
Cardamom seeds (Elattaria cardamomum): Cardamom seeds are an aid to the digestive system. This includes heartburn, intestinal spasms, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and loss of appetite. It is also used for common cold, cough, sore mouth and throat, and tendency toward infection.
Herbal Actions: Carminative and aromatic
Catnip (Nepeta cataria): A member of the mint family, Catnip is considered a nervine. Its sedating action on the nerves makes it great for relaxing. Catnip has a calming action which helps with hysteria, nervousness and headaches. Catnip is safe and effective for all manners of stress. Catnip is also traditionally one of the best cold and flu herbs. It is a powerful diaphoretic used to aid feverish conditions. Catnip also eases stomach aches and other digestive issues.
Herbal Actions: Carminative, anti-spasmodic, diaphoretic, sedative and astringent.
Cinnamon bark (Cinnamonomum zeylanicum): Cinnamon is a wonderful spice and is commonly used as a warming digestive aid. Cinnamon is also a mild stimulant. Cinnamon is rich in volatile oils, tannins and mucilage. It is very useful for fighting viruses, bacteria and fungal infections. This bright tasting herb also relieves nausea and vomiting.
Herbal Actions: Carminative, astringent, aromatic and stimulant.
Dandelion Leaf (Taraxacum officinale): Dandelion leaf is one of the best natural sources of potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron and vitamins A and C. Dandelion leaf will help you assimilate nutrients from your food benefitting your stomach and intestines greatly. Dandelion effectively tones the liver, kidneys, pancreas and blood and has a gentle laxative action. Gentle and safe for everyday use.
Herbal Actions: Diuretic, tonic, laxative and chologogue
Dandelion Root (Taraxacum officinale): This powerful herb is a cherished digestive bitter. It tones the kidneys and aids in proper water elimination while maintaining appropriate potassium levels. Dandelion root contains choline which nourishes and stimulates the liver. When the liver is nourished and supported, it can help stabilize blood sugar, mood swings, and sugar cravings. It induces the flow of bile and cleaning the hepatic system. This herb is also a mild laxative and relieves chronic constipation, safely and non-addictively.
Herbal Actions: Diuretic, cholagogue, anti-rheumatic, laxative and tonic.
Elderberry (Sambucus nigra): Elderberry has a long history as a remedy for colds, flu’s and upper respiratory infections. Elder Berries are antiviral and contain immune- stimulating properties. Elder Berries also are high in vitamin C. They are powerful diaphoretics. They are also useful for rheumatism. Elder berries also ease symptoms of digestive disorders such as diarrhea and flatulence.
Herbal Actions: Diaphoretic, diuretic and laxative
German Chamomile Blossoms (Matricaria recutita): Chamomile has calming and sedative properties. Chamomile is a nervine and useful in helping with stress and nervous tension. It has calming, sedating properties. Chamomile has anti-inflammatory and antipyretic agents beneficial to the immune, digestive and nervous systems. Chamomile soothes digestive disorders and relieves symptoms of cold and flu. There are no toxicity issues and is safe to use in children. A cup of Chamomile tea is recommended for a good night’s sleep, just ask Peter Rabbit!
Herbal Actions: Ant-spasmodic, carminative, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and vulnerary
Ginger Root (Zingiber officinale): Ginger root is highly valued as a primary herb for the reproductive, respiratory and digestive systems. This spicy herb is warming, calming effect on the digestive tract and provides immune support. Ginger increases circulation and energy. Also, Ginger has been recommended in the treatment of stomach aches and nausea for thousands of years in China.
Herbal Actions: Stimulant, carminative and diaphoretic
Gingko (Ginkgo Biloba): Ginkgo is one of the best herbs for enhancing memory, vitality and circulation. Ginkgo increases blood flow to the brain. Ginkgo is also an antioxidant and is useful against free radicals which are substances that damage cellular health and accelerate aging. Ginkgo is excellent for the circulatory system, aids blood vessels in delivering oxygen throughout the body. Ginkgo strengthens aterial walls and reduces inflammation in the blood vessels preventing blood clotting.
Green Mate: Green Mate is related to Yerba Mate much like green tea to black tea. Green Mate is unfermented making it especially high in antioxidants. It also contains a small amount of natural caffeine which makes it an energizer. Green mate is an excellent digestive bitter which also increases metabolism and fat burning.
Gotu Kola leaves (Centella asiatica): Gotu Kola is a wonderful herb for nourishing the brain, especially regarding memory loss. Gotu Kola cleanses the blood, stimulates the central nervous system, and improves circulation and oxygen uptake to the brain. It’s one of the best nerve tonics. It gently but firmly increases mental alertness inspiring clear thinking and focus. Gotu Kola also aids in the body’s response to disease and stress. Gotu Kola strengthens reproductive function as well.
Herbal Actions: Ant-inflammatory, nervine, memory and brain tonic and vulnerary
Hawthorn Berry ( Crataegus oxyacantha): Hawthorne berries provide us with one of the best tonic remedies for the heart and circulatory system. They act as a normalizer upon the heart by stimulating or depressing its activity. Hawthorn berries are high in bioflavonoids and helps regulate heart rate, blood pressure and support proper and healthy heart function. These berries are full of antioxidants too.
Herbal Actions: Cardiac tonic and hypotensive
Hibiscus (Hibiscus sabdariffa): Hibiscus is high in vitamin C and bioflavonoids. It is useful for treating mild colds, flu’s, bruising and swelling. Hibiscus also replaces electrolytes and quenches thirst during and after athletic endeavors. Some findings also suggest that Hibiscus is helpful in lowering blood pressure.
Herbal Actions: anti-implantation
Hops (Humulus lupulus): Hops is a strong nervine which encourages sleep by relaxing the nerves and calming the mind. It addresses nervous irritability and quarrelsome nature. It also stimulates appetite relieves digestive disorders relating to nerves.
Herbal Actions: Sedative, hypnotic, antiseptic, nervine and astringent
Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia): Lavender is a beautiful, hardy and aromatic flower. Lavender offers relief for headaches, especially when they are related to stress. Lavender is a gentle strengthening tonic of the nervous system. Eases insomnia, fatigue and nervousness giving a deep restful sleep. Lavender is a mild anti-depressant. Lavender also cleanses and flushes the urinary tract and beneficial for diuretic effects.
Herbal Actions: Carminative, anti-spasmodic and anti-depressant.
Lemongrass: An aromatic herb that tastes great and gives you a zest of lemony taste and vitamin C. Lemongrass assisting in treating digestive problems, relaxing stomach muscles, relieving cramps and flatulence. It also reduces fever with an overall cooling effect on the body.
Herbal Constituents: Unknown
Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis): Lemon Balm is a calming, antiviral and antiseptic. Lemon balm contains volatile oils, tannins and bitters that a definite relaxing, antispasmodic effect on the stomach and nervous system. Lemon Balm will ease your stomach due to stress, nervous tension and headaches. Lemon balm is also attuned to your kidneys and urinary tract to cleanse toxins and renew strength. It also helps with a number of stress-related disorders.
Herbal Actions: Carminative, anti-spasmodic, anti-depressive, diaphoretic and hypotensive
Lemon Verbena (Lippia citriodora): Lemon Verbena tones and relaxes the nervous system. Lemon Verbena helps settle stomachs, fight indigestion, reduces fever and stimulant for the skin. It also soothes bronchial and nasal congestion. It’s a wonderful herb that adds synergy to the blend.
Licorice Root (Glycyrrhiza glabra): Licorice root is an outstanding tonic for the endocrine system. The glycosides within the root have a structure that is similar to the natural steroids of the body. Thus very effective at relieving adrenal exhaustion. Adrenals produce the “fight-or-flight” hormones. Weak adrenals are associated with constant fatigue, depression and irritability. Licorice root supports the adrenals and will revitalize them. Licorice root is also beneficial to the respiratory system relieving coughs, sore throats and congestion.
Herbal Actions: Expectorant
Nettle Leaf (Urtica dioica): Nettle is one of the best all around herbs for nourishing and strengthening the whole body. Nettle strengthens and supports the adrenals, kidneys, lungs, intestines and arteries. Nettle is an excellent source of minerals, vitamins and amino acids. More specifically, Nettle is rich in iron, calcium, potassium, silicon, magnesium, manganese, zinc and chromium. Nettle is also an energizer and increases the ease of operation for the entire body system.
Herbal Actions: Astringent, diuretic and tonic
Oatstraw (Avena sativa): Oatstraw is a great source of calcium which helps build strong, flexible bones along with nourishing hair, cartilage and teeth. Oatstraw also helps improve circulatory and nervous system functioning. The mucilaginous properties make it particularly helpful for damage to the myelin sheath which covers and protects nerve fibers. Oatstraw is a full body tonic which strengthens your immunity and builds energy. Oatstraw is high in vitamins A, D and E, zinc and silicon, all of which are beneficial to your skin too.
Herbal Actions: Nervine tonic, anti-depressant, nutritive, demulcent and vulnerary.
Orange Peel (Citrus sinensis): Flavoring herb orange peel is traditionally used as a bitter to stimulate the digestive process.
Parsley leaf (Petroselinum crispum): Parsley leaf helps flush kidneys and bladder making it an effective diuretic, helping the body to get rid of excess water. Parsley contains high amounts of chlorophyll and also is a digestive aid. Stimulates appetite and strengthens digestion. Do not use if pregnant.
Passion Flower (Passiflora incarnate): Passionflower soothes and supports nerves. It contains nonadditive and mild sedative properties. It aids the transition into a restful sleep. It also eases pain, tension and nervous headaches. Furthermore, passionflower decreases blood pressure.
Peppermint Leaf (Mentha piperita): Having a glass of peppermint after a meal dates back to ancient Rome. Peppermint is one of the best carminatives. It has a relaxing effect on the visceral muscles, anti-flatulent properties and stimulates bile and digestive juice secretion. Peppermint is an effective digestive aid. Peppermint is also good for cold and flus. As a nervine it acts as a tonic, easing anxiety and tension.
Herbal Actions: Carminative, anti-spasmodic, aromatic, diaphoretic, nervine and antiseptic.
Raspberry Leaf (Rubus idaeus): Raspberry leaf is a highly nourishing reproductive tonic. There is a long tradition of use in pregnancy to strengthen and tone the tissues of the womb. Raspberry is rich in iron, vitamins A, B-complex, C and E. It also contains large amounts of manganese which is used by the body to produce healthy connective tissues, such as bone matrix and cartilage. Raspberry leave is also rich in niacin.
Herbal Actions: Astringent and tonic
Red Clover Flowers(Trifolium pratense): Red Clover is a great detoxifier, blood purifier and respiratory tonic. Red Clover is useful at easing chronic chest complaints. Red Clover is an expectorant and the antispasmodic action aids in coughs, colds and bronchitis. Red Clover supports nerves as relaxing and nutrient-rich tonic.
Herbal Actions: Alterative, expectorant and anti-spasmodic
Rooibos (Asplanthus linearis): Rooibos is an African Redbush. Rooibos is especially rich in the antioxidants. Rooibos helps to reduce the risk of various types of cancers, fights viruses and is significantly anti-inflammatory. Rooibos is anti-spasmodic and caffeine free, making it a wonderful herb for everyone to enjoy.
Herbal Actions: unknown
Rosehips (Rosa canina): Rosehips have vital anti-aging properties and nutrients for immunity and well-being. Rosehips contain more vitamin C than almost any other herb. Vitamin C is an antioxidant with disease fighting abilities. Rosehips strengthen heart and brain because of the rich bioflavonoids. Rosehips nourish blood and reproductive system. Rosehips will help the body’s defenses against infection and especially the development of colds.
Herbal Actions: Nutrient, mild laxative, mild diuretic and mild astringent
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis): Rosemary has a tonic effect on the nervous system and is good for circulation. It strengthens the heart and reduces high blood pressure. In addition, Rosemary has a calming and tonifying effect on the digestive system. Rosemary is also extremely high in powerful antioxidants. Rosemary will strengthen the memory and your cerebral circulation while listing your mood.
Herbal Actions: Carminative, aromatic, anti-spasmodic, antiseptic and anti-depressive
Safflower: Helps to enhance blood circulation and restore balance to the body.
Herbal Actions: unknown
Siberian Ginseng Root (Eleutherococcus senticosus): Siberian Ginseng or known as Eleuthero is one of best known herbs for increasing endurance and stamina. Eleuthero is an adaptogen which means it helps the body balance and increases the resistance to stress factors whether emotional, physical or psychological. Specifically, Eleuthero supports the adrenal glands, which are responsible for our body’s responses to stress of all types. Ginseng also supports the entire endocrine system for both men and women.
Herbal Actions: Anti-depressive, increases resistance and improves both physical and mental performance.
Skullcap (Scutellaria laterifolia): Skullcap has a long history as a nervine tonic, and has been found to be an effective treatment for anxiety, headaches and other nervous system disorders. Skullcap helps renew and revive the central nervous system. It’s also anti-spasmodic and specifically used in treatment of seizures as well as epilepsy. Skullcap also strengthens and stimulates digestion especially useful for nervous stomachs. It’s a strong, effective and safe herb to use.
Herbal Actions: Nervine, sedative and anti-spasmodic
Spearmint Leaf (Mentha spicata): Spearmint is a refreshing and uplifting herb. It blends well with other herbs. It’s also useful as a digestive herb.
Valerian root (Valeriana officinalis): Valerian is one most relaxing herbs available. Valerian is a sedative and relieves anxiety, encourages sleep and improves sleep quality. It’s also beneficial for those who suffer from insomnia and nervous system disorders. Valerian reduces mental over-activity and nervous excitability. It is powerful, safe and very effective.
Herbal Actions: Sedative, anti-spasmodic, hypotensive and carminative
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium): Yarrow is an excellent diaphoretic which promotes sweating and cleansing. This makes it a valuable herb for hemorrhaging and flus. Yarrow is also as a bitter tonic which stimulates the digestion and tones the blood vessels. Yarrow also has astringent properties. Yarrow has beneficial effects for the heart and lungs.
Yerba Mate (Ilex paraguarensis): Yerba mate is prized as a delicious, gently energizing herbal tea. Yerba mate does not contain caffeine. The compound “mateine”, commonly identified as an alkaloid other than caffeine, is chemically identical to caffeine. This herb is high in vitamins and trace minerals.