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The Herbal & Food Guide

The herbs listed in this guide have a myriad of uses the world over. This listing is by no means a complete one, but it can help you with quick references when needed. Here, we will list just the most common herbs and the uses of each.
 Obviously, most of these herbs have a much longer list of uses, and there are thousands of healing herbs around the world, but this is meant to be QUICK! My book and others can give you more complete information on each herb  listed here.

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ACIDOSIS – Yellow dock root, alfalfa, apples, cucumber, golden seal, peppermint, fennel, potato peeling broth (high in potassium which is alkalizing for the body).   Drink distilled water.  Eliminate meats, dairy products, coffee, and refined foods.

ACNE – Alfalfa, kelp, Echinacea, dandelion root, burdock root, chaparral, valerian, gentian, yellow dock root, capsicum (cayenne), lecithin, aloe vera gel.  Also refer to herbs for “BLOOD PURIFICATION”.

ALLERGIES – Bee pollen, raw honey, blessed thistle, marshmallow, black cohosh, skullcap, comfrey, royal jelly, fenugreek, thyme.  Avoid wheat, dairy products, refined foods and chemical additives.

ANEMIA – Chlorophyll (liquid form or from fresh green vegetables), dry beans and peas, yellow dock root, red clover blossoms, comfrey, dandelion, red beets, burdock root, nettle, mullein leaves, kelp, dulse, alfalfa, raspberry leaves, blackstrap molasses, bee pollen. Eat grapes, prunes, raisins, dates, apricots, and sesame seeds (these foods are high in iron)  Almond mild (almonds blended with water then strained)

ARTERIOSCLEROSIS / ATHEROSCLEROSIS -  Capsicum (cayenne), hawthorn berries, chickweed, garlic, motherwort, rosemary leaves, gentian root, fenugreek, rose hips, lecithin.  Use kelp or sun dried sea salt instead of refined salt.  Avoid red meat, dairy products, white flour, and sugar.   Also refer to herbs for “HEART PROBLEMS.”

ARTHRITIS – Yucca, alfalfa, Brigham tea, comfrey (root and leaves), horsetail, chaparral leaves, black cohosh, celery seed, valerian root, burdock root, skullcap, wormwood, kelp, cayenne, sarsaparilla root, angelica.  Use distilled drinking water.  Drink broth made from potato peelings (for high potassium content).

ASTHMAComfrey, fenugreek, lobelia, juniper berries, horsetail, licorice root, horehound, ginger, wild cherry bark, pleurisy root, black cohosh, coltsfoot, royal jelly, mullein, chickweed, saw palmetto berries, chamomile, slippery elm bark, kelp, oranges.  Eliminate pasteurized dairy products.
– Alfalfa, chlorophyll (liquid or from vegetables), peppermint, rosemary, sage, myrrh, acidophilus.  This condition can indicate that the body needs to be cleansed through fasting and /or an improved diet.

BLADDER PROBLEMS --  marshmallow, ASParagus, corn silk, horsetail, white oak bark, burdock root, golden seal, parsley, Dandelion, fennel, uva ursi, slippery elm, chamomile, rose hips, juniper berries.  Eat watermelon and the seeds.  Drink plenty of liuids. Cranberry and apple juices are excellent.  Eliminate coffee.

BLOOD PRESSURE HIGH- Cayenne, garlic, Siberian ginseng, black cohosh root, kelp, alfalfa, gotu kola, hawthorn berries, myrrh, angelica, evening primrose oil, wheat germ, lecithin.  Eat watermelon and the seeds.  Eliminate animal products and salt.  LOW – Parsley, dandelion, angelica, shepherd’s purse, golden seal root, ginger, garlic, ginseng.

BLOOD PURIFICATIONRed clover, burdock root, garlic, yellow dock root, dandelion, licorice, Echinacea, chaparral, barberry, sarsaparilla, yarrow, comfrey, golden seal.  Also lemon, beet, and carrot juices.  Green vegetable juices.  Apples and grapes.
(STRENGTHEN /REBUILD) – Alfalfa, arnica, comfrey leaves, horsetail, oat straw, kelp, parsley, burdock root, chaparral, slippery elm bark, Irish moss, almonds, sesame seeds, chlorophyll, spirulina, fresh ground coconut.  Eat leafy greens (high calcium content).

BRONCHITIS – Golden seal, coltsfoot, comfrey root, myrrh, chickweed, mullein, slippery elm, Irish moss, ginger, elecampane, red sage, yerba santa, pleurisy root.  Eliminate pasteurized dairy products.  Also refer to herbs for “ASTHMA”.

BURNS/SCALDS – Burdock, chickweed, comfrey.  Apply aloe vera (fresh or bottled gel) or comfrey poultice, vitamin E oil or linseed oil, or calendula (marigold) cream.

CANCER – Red clover blossoms, burdock root, yellow dock root, golden seal, parsley (fresh), onions (fresh), blue violet, myrrh, Echinacea, slippery elm, comfrey, poke root, dandelion root, rock rose, agrimony, pau d’arco, chickweed, sorrel, chlorophyll (preferably wheat grass juice), bee pollen.  Eliminate animal products.  Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables.

CHILDBIRTH (TO EASE) – Black cohosh, blue cohosh, squaw vine, red raspberry leaves, shepherd’s purse, spikenard, passion flower, licorice root, comfrey root, kelp.

CHOLESTEROL (TO LOWER) – Hawthorn berries, cayenne, garlic, golden seal, kelp, black cohosh root, apples, lecithin, pectin (found in fruits and vegetables).  Eliminate red meat, animal products, salt, fried foods, and coffee.  Learn relaxation techniques.

CIRCULATION (TO IMPROVE) – Blessed thistle, cayenne, garlic, ginger, black cohosh, gentian, chickweed, blue vervain, comfrey, golden seal, rose hips, horseradish, vitamin E, lecithin.  Also refer to herbs for “HEART PROBLEMS”

COLIC – Mistletoe, ginger, catnip, fennel, angelica, chamomile, wintergreen, anise, blue cohosh, peppermint, motherwort.

COLITIS – Yarrow, slippery elm, yellow dock root, burdock root, ginger, peppermint, psyillium husks, cayenne, chamomile, papaya, comfrey. Drink cabbage, carrot, and aloe very juices.  Eat fresh raw foods (liquefied in a blender).

COLON CLEANSING/LAXATIVE – Red clover, barberry bark, psyillium husks, ginger root, chlorophyll, cascara sagrada, slippery elm, aloe vera juice, butternut bark, rhubarb root, Irish moss, garlic, buckthorn bark, golden seal, cayenne, lobelia, fresh fruits (especially apples, figs, grapes, prunes), acidophilus. Eat fresh, raw, high-fiber foods.  Drink lemon juice, also green vegetable juices.  Eliminate animal protein, pasteurized dairy products, and white flour products.

DANDRUFF – Burdock, kelp, sage, nettle, yarrow, bayberry, chamomile, yucca.  Rub jojoba oil into scalp. Use natural hair products.

DEPRESSION – Gotu kola, kelp, spirulina, bee pollen, ginger, black cohosh, evening primrose oil.  Daily exercise is very beneficial for this condition.

DIABETES – Ginseng, spirulina, garlic, huckleberry leaves, golden seal, parsley, gentian root, licorice root, dandelion root, blueberries, raspberry leaves, juniper berries, kelp, bladderwrack, yarrow, uva ursi, comfrey root, marshmallow root, buchu leaves, lecithin. Avocados, almond milk (almonds blended with water then strained)  Eat more fresh, raw green vegetables.

DIARRHEA – Red raspberry leaves, comfrey, slippery elm bark, psyillium husks, kelp, ginger, cayenne, coltsfoot, chamomile, marshmallow, mullein, St. Johns wort, bayberry bark, cranesbill root, bananas.

DIGESTION – Papaya leaves, papaya, peppermint leaves, ginger root, catnip, comfrey, fennel seeds, safflower, cayenne, dandelion.  Note:  For good digestion and assimilation, it is very important learn the principles of proper food combining.

DIURETIC -- Garlic, dandelion root, kelp, marshmallow root, alfalfa, parsley, corn silk, watercress.  Watermelon (and the seeds), lemon juice.  Eliminate salt and caffeine.  Eat fresh, raw foods.

EAR ACHE – Chickweed, black cohosh root, golden seal root, lobelia, skullcap, angelica, Brigham tea, licorice root, yellow dock, mullein, hops.  Put a little warm olive oil or garlic oil in the ear.

ENERGY/VITALITY/STRENGTH/ENDURANCE – Licorice root, Siberian ginseng, foti, dandelion, peppermint leaves, ginger root, garlic, parsley, gentian root, red clover blossoms, yellow dock, gotu kola, kelp, bee pollen, damiana, acacia, spirulina, pumpkin and sesame seeds.  Proper diet and exercise are also necessary.  Eat more fresh, raw foods.

EYES – Evening primrose oil, eyebright, golden seal, bayberry bark, red raspberry leaves, angelica, alfalfa, spirulina (high in vitamin A).  Eat carrots, yams, and green leafy vegetables.  Drink carrot juice.  For a soothing eyewash, make a tea from eyebright, borage flowers, golden seal root, red raspberry leaves, and rosemary.  Strain the tea well, and let it cool before use.

FASTING – Licorice root, spirulina, bee pollen, fennel, hawthorn, fruit and vegetable juices, distilled water.  Get plenty of rest.

FEMALE PROBLEMS – Squaw vine, blessed thistle, false unicorn, uva ursi, ginger, marshmallow, raspberry leaves, cramp bark, golden seal root, black cohosh, lobelia, queen of the meadow, dong quai.

FEVER --  Sage, peppermint, valerian, vervain, dandelion, chamomile, fenugreek, lobelia, yarrow, angelica, wintergreen, nettle, parsley.  An enema can be very beneficial to help lower a fever.  (Do not use tap water for an enema!  Use distilled or spring water.)

FINGERNAILS (TO STRENGTHEN) – Horsetail, Irish moss, comfrey, kelp, dulse, oat straw, alfalfa, chlorophyll, spirulina.  Also refer to herbs for “BONES”.

FOOD POISONING --  Charcoal tablets, lobelia tea, elecampane, wheat bran, apples, alfalfa, kelp, fennel, broth made from potato peelings.  These suggestions are for mild cases.  Contact your physician in an emergency.

FRACTURES/SPRAINS – Refer to herbs for “BONES”.

GALL BLADDER – Horsetail, dandelion, parsley, peppermint, ginger root, red clover, milkweed, golden seal, fennel, barberry, cramp bark, garlic, horseradish, hydrangea. Use beet and apple juices.  Use three tablespoons of unrefined olive oil mixed with lemon juice (to cleanse the gall bladder).  No animal protein or fried foods.

GLANDS --  Garlic, fo-ti, Siberian ginseng, black cohosh, licorice root, mullein, lobelia, parsley, kelp, saw palmetto berries, alfalfa, yellow dock, Echinacea, slippery elm, dandelion, oat straw, figs, raisins, sunflower seeds.  Also refer to herbs for “BLOOD PURIFICATION”
--  White oak bark, oat straw, comfrey root, peppermint, lobelia, cloves, horsetail, myrrh, golden seal.  Brush with baking soda and a little hydrogen peroxide as an addition to your regular dental routine.

HAIR – Horsetail, alfalfa, sage, rosemary, nettle, Indian hemp, spirulina.  Eat dulse and kelp (high in vitamins and minerals).  Use only natural hair care products.  Also refer to herbs for “FINGERNAILS”.

HAY FEVER – Comfrey, yerba santa, parsley, Mormon tea, mullein, lobelia, chaparral, burdock root, marshmallow, bee pollen, raw honey.

HEADACHE --  Basil,blessed thistle, ephedra, ginger, wild lettuce, valerian, peppermint, thyme, rosemary, white willow bark, wood betony.  Also refer to herbs for “PAIN” and “COLON CLEANSING/LAXATIVE.”  Toxicity in the colon can cause hedaches. (An enema can be very helpful in this condition.  Do not use tap water for an enema!  Use distilled or spring water.)

HEART PROBLEMS – Hawthorn berries, cayenne, garlic, ginseng, lecithin, motherwort, rosemary leaves, borage, blue cohosh, blessed thistle, angelica, valerian root, dandelion, barberry, evening primrose oil, dulse, kelp, bananas.  Vitamin E.  No fried foods, salt, red meat, or dairy products.  Eat more fresh, raw foods.  Use unpasteurized apple cider vinegar in a drink or on salads (high in potassium which strengthens the heart.)

HEMORRHOIDS – Bee pollen, comfrey, collinsonia root, parsley, aloe vera, bistort root, buckthorn bark, myrrh, burdock, uva ursi, cayenne, garlic, red and green cabbage.  Apply vitamin E oil.  Exercise and eat more raw foods.

HYPOGLYCEMIA (Low Blood Sugar) --  Spirulina, bee pollen, royal jelly, licorice root, Siberian ginseng, ginger, gotu kola, safflower, horseradish, cedar berries, uva ursi, cayenne, mullein.  No white sugar or refined foods.

IMMUNE SYSTEM – Echinacea, Siberian ginseng, golden seal, myrrh gum, yarrow, cayenne, rose hips, watercress, garlic onions, spirulina, bee pollen, green vegetables.

INDIGESTION – Peppermint tea, angelica, caraway seeds, comfrey, ginseng, chamomile, fennel, gentian.  For proper digestion it is important to learn the principles of proper food combining.

INFECTIONS – Echinacea, golden seal root, taheebo (pau d’arco), comfrey root, marshmallow, yarrow, cayenne, lobelia, bugleweed, plantain, black walnut, myrrh gum, blue vervain, cinchona, garlic, kelp, watercress, onions, bee propolis (a natural antibiotic), chlorophyll (from green vegetables or supplements).

INSOMNIA – Valerian root, hops, scullcap, catnip, lady’s slipper, passion flower, celery juice, raw honey.  Avoid eating late at night.  Also refer to herbs for “STRESS/ TENSION”.

KIDNEY PROBLEMS – Uva ursi, juniper berries, nettle, parsley, marshmallow root, apples, chamomile, alfalfa, ginger.  Eat watermelon with the seeds.  Drink distilled water.  Cranberry and apple juices are excellent.  Reduce protein intake form animal sources.

LIVER – Dandelion, apples, red beet, onions, horsetail, angelica, goldenrod, lobelia, liverwort, parsley, celandine, Oregon grape, comfrey, blessed thistle, wild yam root, carrot juice, grapes, apricots.  Mix apple juice, cayenne, lemon juice and two to three ounces of olive oil into a drink for cleansing the liver.

LONGEVITY – Bee pollen, spirulina, ginseng, gotu kola, licorice root, fo-ti, cayenne pepper, garlic.  Also refer to herbs for “ENERGY/ VITALITY/ STRENGTH/ ENDURANCE”
– Slippery elm, bayberry bark, chickweed, coltsfoot, ginseng, marshmallow, blessed thistle, lungwort, lobelia, comfrey, angelica, yerba santa.  Do breathing exercises.

MEMORY – Gotu kola, ginseng, rosemary, periwinkle, blessed thistle, chlorophyll, alfalfa, almonds, bee pollen, sesame seeds, lecithin.  Do breathing exercises to oxygenate and vitalize the brain.

MENOPAUSE – Kelp, sage, black cohosh, damiana, red raspberry, ginseng, squaw vine, sarsaparilla, licorice, false unicorn, blessed thistle.  Exercise is important.
– Blessed thistle, cramp bark, red raspberry, dong quai, chamomile, wild yam, kelp, black cohosh, blue cohosh, squaw vine, alfalfa, evening primrose oil, peppermint tea.

MUSCLE CRAMPSAlfalfa, horsetail, chlorophyll, oat straw, kelp, saffron, blue cohosh, dong quai, lady’s slipper, spirulina.  Eat green leafy vegetables.

NERVES Valerian root, passion flower, lady’s slipper, rosemary, wood betony, mistletoe, agrimony, skullcap, shite willow, lettuce, celery, ginger.  Also refer to herbs for “STRESS/TENSION.”

NURSING – TO STIMULATE MILK PRODUCTIONFennel, blessed thistle, horsetail, borage, dandelion, alfalfa, red raspberry, spirulina, almond milk (almonds blended with water then strained).  Drink plenty of pure water.  NURSING – TO DRY UP MILKyarrow, parsley, sage, black walnut bark, wild alum root.
– Kelp, horsetail (for the silicon content), alfalfa, oat straw.  Also refer to herbs for “BONES”. Eat plenty of leafy greens. Greatly reduce or eliminate your intake of animal protein and pasteurized dairy products.  NOTE:  It has been well established that this condition is related more to an excess of dietary protein (animal protein) than to actual calcium deficiency.  The more animal protein one eats, the more calcium the body will lose, regardless of how much extra calcium is taken.

PAIN -- Solomon’s seal, chamomile, mint, catnip, mullein, wood betony, valerian, nettle, horsetail, cayenne, wild lettuce, white willow bark, skullcap, kelp, blue vervain, angelica, wild yam.
-- Juniper berries, mullein, comfrey, garlic, yarrow, golden seal root, licorice root, uva ursi, capsicum (cayenne), huckleberry, dandelion root.
– Mugwort (grows near poison oak), Solomon’s seal, myrrh, Echinacea, black walnut extract.  Apply aloe vera gel or vitamin E cream.
– Dong quai, evening primrose oil, kelp, black cohosh, licorice root, raspberry leaves, passion flower.  Exercise and proper diet are necessary.
– Parsley, juniper berries, gotu kola, horsetail, slippery elm bark, saw palmetto, corn silk, pumpkin seeds, kelp, golden seal root, uva ursi, gravel root, bee pollen, lecithin.  Reduce or eliminate animal protein.

SENILITY Gotu kola, Siberian ginseng, cayenne, alfalfa, kelp, pumpkin seeds, peppermint, scullcap, lecithin, nutritional yeast.  Eat high-fiber, fresh raw foods.  Reduce or eliminate pasteurized dairy product and refined foods.  Use unpasteurized apple cider vinegar on salads or in a drink.

SEXUAL REJUVENATION – MALE:  Ginseng, saw palmetto, licorice root, fo-ti, ginger, sarsaparilla, bee pollen, lecithin, gotu kola, damiana, pumpkin and sesame seeds, pistachio nuts figs.

SEXUAL REJUVENATION - FEMALESaw palmetto, damiana, ginseng, onions, periwinkle, dong quai, fenugreek, sage, licorice root, eggplant.

STRESS/TENSION -- Valerian root, celery, spearmint, vervain, chamomile, catnip, peppermint, passion flower, hops, rosemary, skullcap, mistletoe, wood betony, lobelia, bee pollen.  Practise meditation for relaxation and stress reduction.

THYROID Golden seal, bayberry bark, Irish moss, cayenne, gentian, black cohosh, poke root, white oak bark, molasses, parsley, dulse, kelp, watercress, black walnut, sarsaparilla, apricots, dates, raisins.

TUMORS/CYSTS Echinacea, Oregon grape, barberry, dandelion, red clover, golden seal, bistort root, comfrey root, yellow dock, slippery elm, borage, kelp, evening primrose oil, blue violet, chickweed, red root.  Eat lots of fresh, raw foods, especially grapes.  No animal products or refined foods.  Also refer to herbs for “CANCER”.

ULCERSCayenne, angelica, slippery elm, myrrh gum, Irish moss, bayberry, licorice root, golden seal root, comfrey, alfalfa, sage, blue violet, chickweed.  Drink carrot, cabbage, and aloe vera juices, and broth made from potato peelings (high in potassium, which helps neutralize acids.).

WEIGHT REDUCTIONSpirulina, alfalfa, parsley, fennel, seeds, chickweed, lecithin, bladderwrack, licorice root, safflower, Irish moss, kelp, dulse, sassafras, burdock root, black walnut, papaya.  Exercise and eat more raw foods.

WORMS/PARASITES Black walnut hulls, garlic, violet, chaparral, pinkroot, wormwood, butternut bark, buckthorn bark, carrot, sage, wormseed, pumpkin and sesame seeds, fresh ground coconut, apricots.

YEAST INFECTIONJuniper berries, squaw vine, golden seal root, myrrh gum, witch hazel leaves, comfrey root, buchu leaves, garlic.  Drink these herbs in tea form.  Wear cotton underwear only.



Acacia - energy/vitality/strength/endurance

Acidophilus - bad breath, colon cleansing/laxative

Agrimony - cancer

Alfalfa – acidosis, acne, anemia, arthritis, bad breath, high blood pressure, strengthen/rebuild bones, diuretic, eyes, to strengthen fingernails, food poisoning, glands, hair, kidney problems, memory, menstrual cramps, muscle cramps, to stimulate milk production, osteoporosis, senility, ulcers, weight reduction

Almonds - strengthen/rebuild bones, memory

Almond milk – anemia, to stimulate milk production

Aloe vera - hemorrhoids

Aloe vera gel – acne, burns/scalds, poison oak/ivy

Aloe vera juice - colon cleansing/laxative, ulcers
Angelica - arthritis, high blood pressure, low blood pressure, colic, ear ache, eyes, fever, heart problems, indigestion, liver, lungs, pain, ulcers

Anise - colic
– acidosis,  blood purification, to lower cholesterol, food poisoning, kidney problems, liver

Apple juice - kidney problems
– anemia, liver, thyroid, worms/parasites

Arnica - strengthen/rebuild bones

Asparagus -  bladder problems

Bananas - diarrhea, heart problems

Barberry - blood purification, dandruff, gall bladder, heart problems, tumors/cysts,

 Barberry bark - colon cleansing/laxative


Bayberry - ulcers

Bayberry bark - diarrhea, eyes, lungs, thyroid

Bee pollen – allergies, anemia, cancer, depression, energy/vitality/strength/endurance, fasting, hay fever, hemorrhoids, hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), immune system, longevity, memory, prostrate, male sexual rejuvenation, stress/tension

Bee propolis - infections
(red) – anemia, liver

Beet juice - blood purification

Bistort root - hemorrhoids, tumors/cysts

Black cohosh – allergies, arthritis, asthma, to ease childbirth, depression, female problems, glands, menopause, menstrual cramps, pre-menstrual tension, thyroid

Black cohosh root -  high blood pressure, to lower cholesterol, ear ache

Blackstrap molasses – anemia

Black walnut – infections, thyroid, weight reduction

Black walnut bark - to dry up milk

Black walnut extract - poison oak/ivy

Black walnut hulls - worms/parasites

Bladderwrack - weight reduction

Blessed thistle – allergies, to improve circulation, female problems, headache, heart problems, liver, lungs, memory, menopause, menstrual cramps, to stimulate milk production

Blueberries - diabetes

Blue cohosh - to ease childbirth, colic, heart problems, menstrual cramps, muscle cramps

Blue vervain - to improve circulation, infections, pain

Blue violet – cancer, tumors/cysts, ulcers

Borage - heart problems, to stimulate milk production, tumors/cysts

potato peelings, Broth from- food poisoning

Brigham tea – arthritis, earache
Buchu leaves
- yeast infection

Buckthorn bark - colon cleansing/laxative, hemorrhoids, worms/parasites

Buglewood - infections

Burdock - dandruff

Burdock root – acne, anemia, arthritis, bladder problems, blood purification, strengthen/rebuild bones, burns/scalds, cancer, colitis, hay fever, weight reduction

Butternut bark - colon cleansing/laxative, worms/parasites

Cabbage (red & green) – hemorrhoids

Cabbage juice - ulcers

Calendula (marigold) cream - burns/scalds

Capsicum (cayenne) – acne, arteriosclerosis/atherosclerosis, arthritis, high blood pressure, to lower cholesterol, to improve circulation, colitis, colon cleansing/laxative, diarrhea, digestion, heart problems, hemorrhoids, hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), immune system, infections, pain, pancreas, senility, thyroid, ulcers

Caraway seeds - indigestion
- eyes, worms/parasites
Carrot juice
- blood purification, eyes, liver, ulcers

Cascara sagrada - colon cleansing/laxative

Catnip – colic, digestion, insomnia, pain, stress/tension

Cayenne pepper - longevity

Cedar berries - hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
– liver
- stress/tension

Celery juice - insomnia

Celery seed – arthritis

Chamomile - asthma, bladder problems, colic, colitis, dandruff, diarrhea, fever, indigestion, kidney problems, menstrual cramps, pain, stress/tension

Chaparral – acne, blood purification, strengthen/rebuild bones, hay fever, worms/parasites

Chaparral leaves – arthritis

Charcoal tablets – food poisoning
– arteriosclerosis/atherosclerosis, asthma, bronchitis, burns/scalds, cancer, to improve circulation, ear ache, lungs, tumors/cysts, ulcers, weight reduction

Chlorophyll – anemia, bad breath, strengthen/rebuild bones, cancer, colon cleansing/laxative, infections, memory, muscle cramps

Cinchona - infections

Cloves - gums

Coconut (fresh ground) - strengthen/rebuild bones, to strengthen fingernails, worms/parasites

Collinsonia root - hemorrhoids

Coltsfoot - asthma, bronchitis, diarrhea, lungs

Comfrey – allergies, anemia, asthma, blood purification, burns/scalds, cancer, to improve circulation, colitis, diarrhea, digestion, to strengthen fingernails, hay fever, hemorrhoids, indigestion, liver, lungs, pancreas, ulcers

Comfrey leaves - strengthen/rebuild bones

Comfrey poultice - burns/scalds

Comfrey root - bronchitis, to ease childbirth, gums, infections, tumors/cysts, yeast infection

Comfrey (root and leaves) – arthritis

Corn silk -  bladder problems, diuretic, prostrate

Cramp bark - female problems, gall bladder, menstrual cramps

Cranberry juice - kidney problems

Cranesbill root - diarrhea

Cucumber – acidosis

Damiana - energy/vitality/strength/endurance, menopause, male sexual rejuvenation, female sexual rejuvenation
- anemia, bladder problems, low blood pressure, blood purification, digestion, energy/vitality/strength/endurance, fever, gall bladder, glands, heart problems, liver, to stimulate milk production, tumors/cysts

Dandelion root – acne, cancer, diabetes, diuretic, pancreas

Dates – anemia, thyroid

Distilled water – fasting

Dong quai - female problems, menstrual cramps, muscle cramps, pre-menstrual tension, female sexual rejuvenation

Dry beans & peas - anemia

Dulse - anemia, to strengthen fingernails, hair, heart problems, thyroid, weight reduction

Echinacea – acne, blood purification, cancer, glands, immune system, infections, poison oak/ivy, tumors/cysts

Eggplant - female sexual rejuvenation

Elecampane – bronchitis,  food poisoning

Ephedra - headache

Evening primrose oil – high blood pressure, depression, eyes, heart problems, menstrual cramps, pre-menstrual tension, tumors/cysts

Eyebright – eyes, weight reduction, weight reduction

False unicorn - female problems, menopause

Fennel – acidosis, bladder problems, colic, fasting, food poisoning, gall bladder, indigestion, to stimulate milk production

Fennel seeds - digestion

Fenugreek – allergies, arteriosclerosis/atherosclerosis, asthma, fever, female sexual rejuvenation

Figs - glands, male sexual rejuvenation

Fo-ti - energy/vitality/strength/endurance, glands, longevity, male sexual rejuvenation

Fruit juices - fasting

Garlic – arteriosclerosis/atherosclerosis, high blood pressure, low blood pressure, blood purification, to lower cholesterol, to improve circulation, colon cleansing/laxative, diabetes, diuretic, energy/vitality/strength/endurance, gall bladder, glands, heart problems, hemorrhoids, immune system, infections, longevity, pancreas, worms/parasites, yeast infection

Gentian – acne, to improve circulation, indigestion, thyroid

Gentian root - arteriosclerosis/ atherosclerosis, diabetes, energy/vitality/strength/endurance

Ginger - asthma, low blood pressure, bronchitis, to improve circulation, colic, colitis, depression, diarrhea, female problems, headache, hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), kidney problems, male sexual rejuvenation

Ginger root - colon cleansing/laxative, digestion, energy/vitality/strength/endurance, gall bladder

Ginseng - low blood pressure, diabetes, heart problems, indigestion, longevity, lungs, memory, menopause, male sexual rejuvenation, female sexual rejuvenation

Goldenrod - liver

Golden seal – acidosis, bladder problems, blood purification, bronchitis, cancer, to lower cholesterol, to improve circulation, colon cleansing/laxative, diabetes, eyes, gall bladder, gums, immune system, infections, thyroid, tumors/cysts

Golden seal root - low blood pressure, ear ache, female problems, pancreas, prostrate, ulcers, yeast infection

Gotu kola -  high blood pressure, depression, energy/vitality/strength/endurance, hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) , longevity, memory, prostrate, senility, male sexual rejuvenation
– anemia, blood purification, liver
Gravel root
- prostrate

Green leafy vegetables – eyes

Green vegetables - immune system

Hawthorn - fasting

Hawthorn berries – arteriosclerosis/atherosclerosis, high blood pressure, to lower cholesterol, heart problems

Honey (raw) – allergies, hay fever, insomnia

Hops -ear ache, insomnia, stress/tension

Horseradish - to improve circulation, gall bladder, hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)

Horsetail – arthritis, asthma, bladder problems, strengthen/rebuild bones, to strengthen fingernails, gall bladder, gums, hair, liver, muscle cramps, to stimulate milk production, osteoporosis, pain, prostrate

Huckleberry - pancreas
Huckleberry leaves
– diabetes

Hydrangea - gall bladder

Indian hemp - hair

Irish moss - strengthen/rebuild bones, bronchitis, colon cleansing/laxative, to strengthen fingernails, thyroid, ulcers, weight reduction

Juniper berries – asthma, bladder problems, kidney problems, pancreas, prostrate

Kelp – acne, anemia, arthritis, asthma, high blood pressure, strengthen/rebuild bones, to ease childbirth, to lower cholesterol, dandruff, depression, diarrhea, diuretic, energy/ vitality/ strength/ endurance, to strengthen fingernails, food poisoning, glands, hair, heart problems, infections, menopause, menstrual cramps, muscle cramps, osteoporosis, pain, pre-menstrual tension, prostrate, senility, thyroid, tumors/cysts, weight reduction, yeast infection

Lady’s slipper - insomnia, muscle cramps

Leafy greens - osteoporosis

Lecithin – acne, arteriosclerosis/atherosclerosis, high blood pressure, to lower cholesterol, to improve circulation, heart problems, memory, prostrate, senility, male sexual rejuvenation, weight reduction

Lemon juice - blood purification, diuretic

Licorice - blood purification, menopause

Licorice root - to ease childbirth, diabetes, ear ache, energy/vitality/strength/endurance, fasting, glands, hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), longevity, pancreas, pre-menstrual tension, male sexual rejuvenation, female sexual rejuvenation, ulcers, weight reduction

Linseed oil - burns/scalds
- liver

Lobelia - asthma, colon cleansing/laxative, ear ache, female problems, fever, glands, gums, hay fever, infections, lungs, stress/tension
Lobelia tea
- food poisoning, liver
- lungs

Marshmallow – allergies, bladder problems, diarrhea, female problems, hay fever, infections, lungs

Marshmallow root – diuretic, kidney problems

Milkweed - gall bladder

Mint - pain

Mistletoe – colic, stress/tension

Molasses - thyroid

Mormon tea - hay fever

Motherwort - arteriosclerosis/atherosclerosis, colic, heart problems

Mugwort - poison oak/ivy

Mullein - asthma, bronchitis, diarrhea, ear ache, glands, hay fever, hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), pain, pancreas

Mullein leaves – anemia

Myrrh - bad breath, high blood pressure, bronchitis, cancer, gums, poison oak/ivy

Myrrh gum - immune system, infections, ulcers, yeast infection

Nettle – anemia, dandruff, fever, hair, kidney problems, pain

Nutritional yeast - senility

Oat straw - strengthen/rebuild bones, to strengthen fingernails, glands, gums, muscle cramps, osteoporosis
- cancer, immune system, infections, liver, female sexual rejuvenation

Oranges – asthma
Oregon grape
- liver, tumors/cysts

Papaya – colitis, digestion, weight reduction

Papaya leaves - digestion
-  bladder problems, low blood pressure, strengthen/rebuild bones, cancer, diabetes, diuretic, energy/vitality/strength/endurance, fever, gall bladder, glands, hay fever, hemorrhoids, kidney problems, liver, to dry up milk, prostrate, thyroid, weight reduction
Passion flower
- to ease childbirth, insomnia, pre-menstrual tension, stress/tension
Pau d’arco (taheebo)
– cancer, infections

Pectin - to lower cholesterol

Peppermint – acidosis, bad breath, colic, colitis, fever, gall bladder, gums, headache, senility, stress/tension

Peppermint leaves - digestion, energy/vitality/strength/endurance

Peppermint teaindigestion, menstrual cramps

Periwinkle – memory, female sexual rejuvenation

Pinkroot - worms/parasites

Pistachio nuts - male sexual rejuvenation

Plantain - infections

Pleurisy root - asthma, bronchitis

Poke root - cancer, thyroid

Potato peeling broth – acidosis, ulcers

Prunes – anemia

Psyillium husks - colitis, colon cleansing/laxative, diarrhea

Pumpkin seeds - energy/vitality/strength/endurance, prostrate, senility, male sexual rejuvenation, worms/parasites

Queen of the meadow - female problems

Raisins - anemia, glands, thyroid

Red raspberry - menopause, menstrual cramps, to stimulate milk production

Raspberry leaves – anemia, female problems, pre-menstrual tension

Red raspberry leaves - to ease childbirth, diarrhea, eyes

Red clover – blood purification, colon cleansing/laxative, gall bladder, tumors/cysts

Red clover blossoms – anemia, cancer, energy/vitality/strength/endurance

Red root - tumors/cysts

Red sage – bronchitis, to ease childbirth

Rhubarb root - colon cleansing/laxative

Rock rose - cancer

Rose hips - arteriosclerosis/atherosclerosis, bladder problems, to improve circulation, immune system

Rosemary - hair, headache, memory, stress/tension

Rosemary leaves - arteriosclerosis/atherosclerosis, bad breath, heart problems

Royal jelly – allergies, asthma, hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)

St. Johns wort – diarrhea

Safflower - digestion, hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), weight reduction

Saffron - muscle cramps

Sage - bad breath, dandruff, fever, hair, menopause, female sexual rejuvenation, ulcers, worms/parasites

Sarsaparilla - blood purification, menopause, male sexual rejuvenation, thyroid

Sarsaparilla root – arthritis

Sassafras - weight reduction
Saw palmetto
- prostrate, male sexual rejuvenation, female sexual rejuvenation
Saw palmetto berries – asthma, glands
Scullcap – allergies, arthritis, ear ache, insomnia, pain, senility, stress/tension
Sesame seeds
– anemia, strengthen/rebuild bones, energy/vitality/strength/endurance, memory, male sexual rejuvenation, worms/parasites
Shepherd’s purse
- , low blood pressure, to ease childbirth
Siberian ginseng -  high blood pressure, energy/vitality/strength/endurance, glands, hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) , immune system, senility
Slippery elm
-  bladder problems, bronchitis, cancer, colitis, colon cleansing/laxative, glands, tumors/cysts, ulcers

Slippery elm bark – asthma, strengthen/rebuild bones, diarrhea, lungs, prostrate

Solomon’s seal - pain, poison oak/ivy

Sorrel – cancer

Spearmint - stress/tension

Spikenard - to ease childbirth

Spirulina - strengthen/rebuild bones, depression, diabetes, muscle cramps energy/vitality/strength/endurance, eyes, fasting, to strengthen fingernails, hair, hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), immune system, longevity, to stimulate milk production, weight reduction

Squaw vine - to ease childbirth, female problems, menopause, menstrual cramps, yeast infection

Sunflower seeds – glands

Taheebo (pau d’arco) – cancer, infections
allergies, headache

Uva ursi -  bladder problems, female problems, hemorrhoids, hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), kidney problems, pancreas, prostrate

Valerian – acne, fever, headache, pain

Valerian root – arthritis, heart problems, insomnia, stress/tension

Vegetable juices – fasting

Vervain -fever, stress/tension

Violet - worms/parasites

Vitamin E - to improve circulation, heart problems

Vitamin E cream - poison oak/ivy

Vitamin E oil - burns/scalds

Watercress – diuretic, immune system, infections, thyroid

Watermelon – diuretic, kidney problems

Wheat bran - food poisoning

Wheat germ - high blood pressure

White oak bark - bladder problems, gums, thyroid

White willow bark – headache, pain

Wild alum root - to dry up milk

Wild cherry bark – asthma

Wild lettuce -  headache, pain

Wild yam - menstrual cramps, pain
Wild yam root - liver
- colic, fever

Witch hazel leaves - yeast infection

Wormseed - worms/parasites

Wormwood – arthritis, worms/parasites

Wood betony - headache, pain, stress/tension

Yams - eyes

Yarrow - blood purification, colitis, dandruff, fever, immune system, infections, to dry up milk, pancreas

Yellow dock - ear ache, energy/vitality/strength/endurance, glands, tumors/cysts

Yellow dock root – acidosis, acne, anemia, blood purification, cancer, colitis

Yerba santa - bronchitis, hay fever, lungs

Yucca - arthritis, dandruff


  • A positive and loving attitude toward yourself, others, and life, along with a healthy natural diet, is the ultimate way to prevent and overcome disease.


***   Along with using the herbs for the conditions listed, it will greatly benefit one’s health and well-being to eliminate caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, chocolate, white flour, sugar, soft drinks, refined/processed and fried foods.  It is also recommended to eliminate or reduce intake of meat and pasteurized dairy products.  It has become quite evident that these foods are the cause of numerous health problems.  The optimum diet for human beings consists of fresh fruits, vegetables, juices, sprouts, raw nuts and seeds, who grains, and legumes.


***   The herbs suggested for the conditions listed can be used in powdered form (capsules/tablets) or made into a tea.  Please consult herbal reference books for other possibilities.  A qualified herbalist is your best source of information.


***   The Herbal Awareness Guide should not be used for prescribing or diagnosing.  It is not a substitute for professional medical attention.  Please consult a holistic doctor for treatment of health problems.  The author and distributors of this guide assume no responsibility if you choose to prescribe for yourself without a doctor’s approval.


Another source to check out re herbs is http://www.india-herbs.com/webmasters.htm#herbal

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