Healthy Herbs

Herbs list

A Acacia catechu Acai berry Adhatoda (Adhatoda vasica) – used for asthma, cough, bronchitis and colds Agrimony Ajowan – has digestive stimulatory action Aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis) – has anti-inflammatory properties, assist in wound healing especially burns and has a stimulant laxative activity Albizia (Albizia lebbeck) – for asthma, allergies and eczema Allspice (Pimenta officinalis)… Read More Herbs list

A

  • Acacia catechu
  • Acai berry
  • Adhatoda (Adhatoda vasica) – used for asthma, cough, bronchitis and colds
  • Agrimony
  • Ajowan – has digestive stimulatory action
  • Aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis) – has anti-inflammatory properties, assist in wound healing especially burns and has a stimulant laxative activity
  • Albizia (Albizia lebbeck) – for asthma, allergies and eczema
  • Allspice (Pimenta officinalis)
  • Amalaki (Embilica officinalis Recens)
  • Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) – hallucinogenic plant
  • American ginseng
  • Amrut (Tinospora cordifolia)
  • Angelica root (Dong quai) – has digestive stimulatory action
  • Anise (Pimpenell anisum)
  • Andrographis (Andrographis paniculata) – a cold herb used to rid the body of heat. Good for fevers and acute infections, to eliminate toxins, to stimulate digestion, and liver.
  • Arugula
  • Asafoetida
  • Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) – roots are considered to be medicinally important
  • Asparagus
  • Astragalus (Atragalus membranceus) – as an immune enhancer it invigorates vital energy, antidiarrhoeal agent. Latest findings show that astragalus has a significant stimulatory effect on sperm motility.
  • Artemisia princeps var. orientalis
  • Artichoke
  • Asafetida
  • Ayahuasca (hallucinogenic plant)

B

  • Baical skullcap (Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi) – antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammaotry, diuretic, treats infections and inflammation of the respiratory, digestive and urinary system
  • Basil
  • Basil thai
  • Banana – has digestive stimulatory action
  • Bergamot
  • Bitter candy
  • Bay leaf (Laurus nobilis)
  • Barberry
  • Black pepper – diuretic, anthelminthic, anti-iflammatory and anti-epileptic
  • Basil – anthelminitic, carminative, stimulant, diuretic, demulcent
  • Bay leaf (Laurus nobilis) – stimulant, narcotic
  • Betelvine (Piper betle) – it is perennial climber, and stimulant it is an important herb in cancer therapy
  • Bhela/marking nut tree (Semecarpus anacardium) – important in cancer therapy
  • Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) – astringent, improves visual function
  • Bitter candytuft
  • Bitter melon (Momordica charantia) – antiviral, antibacterial, anthemlintic and abortifacient, good for diabetes, to treat fevers, viral infections, for constipation, headaches, skin conditions
  • Bitter orange
  • Black cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa) – anti-inlfammatory, serotonergic, dopaminergic. This is a hormone modulator it is mainly used to treat female reproductive problems, for menopausal symptoms, premenstrual syndrome such as menstrual migraine, for fatigue, arthritis.
  • Black pepper
  • Blessed thistle
  • Black cohosh
  • Bogbean
  • Boldo
  • Borage
  • Brahmi (Bacopa monniera) – an adaptogen, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anxiolytic and anti-epileptic it has a brain tonic used to rejuvenate intellect and improve memory and for general performance. It also has antidepressant activities (reduces anxiety, nervous exhaustion) and anti-ulcer effects.
  • Brugmansia
  • Burdock root is anti-inflammatory, anti tumor, anti bacterial blood cleanser also helps glands to regulate hormonal balance.
  • Bugleweed
  • Butcher’s broom

C

  • Calama
  • Calendula (Calendula officinalis) – antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antifungal. Promotes wound healing, for gastric and duodenal ulcers (leg ulcers), varicose veins, hemorrhoids, eczema.
  • California poppy
  • Capsicum
  • Capers (Caparis spinosa L., Capparidaceae) – may be used in diabetes control or anti-diabetic therapy
  • Caralluma fimbriata
  • Caraway fruit (Carum carvi) – carminative, anti-flatulent, antibacterial, anti-fungal
  • Carambola (Averrhoa carambola L.,) – is antiscourbutic and suggested as an antidote in snake poisoning, for chicken pox, ring worm, headache, as a laxative, to halt hemorrhages.
  • Castor and Castor oil a fast laxative solution
  • Cascara sagrada
  • Carob
  • Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum) – antidepressive, appetizer, diuretic
  • Carnitine is a trimethylated amino acid. Used to treat Alzheimre’s disease, depression, fatique in multiple sclerosis.
  • Catuaba
  • Cayenne pepper – stimulant, expectorant, hemostatic, anthelmintic, a heart strengthener, circulation, cleanse colon, helps digest fats
  • Cedar berries
  • Cassia (Cinnamonum aromaticum)
  • Celandine
  • Celery (Apium graveolens L.) – timulant, tonic, diuretic, carminative, anti-inflammatory
  • Centuary
  • Centella asiatica
  • Chaste tree (Vitex agnus-cactus L.)
  • Chamomile flower
  • Chamomile, Roman
  • Chia
  • Chicory
  • Chickweed
  • Chili pepper
  • Chirata
  • Chives (Allium schoenoprasum) – stimulant, diuretic, expectorant, aphrodisiac, emmenegogue, anti-inflammatory
  • Chlorella
  • Celendine herbs
  • Cinnamon (Cinnamonum zeylanicum) – stimulant, astringent, aphrodisiac, anti-inflammatory
  • Clary sage
  • Clove (Eugenia caryophyllata) – analgesic, stimulant, carminative and antinauseant
  • Cocoa
  • Coconut
  • Coral calcium
  • Coriander (Coriandrum sativum) – diuretic, tonic, stimulant, stomachic, refrigerent, aphrodisiac, analgesic, anti-inflammatory
  • Cumin (Cuminum cyminum) – stimulant, carminative, stomachic, astringent and antiseptic, digests bread, colitis, gas, abdominal pain

D

E

  • Echinacea
  • Elecampane
  • Elderberry-used for runny nose, colds, it supports respiratory system
  • Elderflower
  • Epazote
  • Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus citriodora)

F

  • False unicorn
  • Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) – stimulant, diuretic, good for abdominal pain, cramps, diarrhea, morning sickness, anorexia, cough, promotes semen, increases vision, increases breast milk flow in nursing mothers.
  • Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graceccum) – tonic, rejuvenative, aphrodisiac, stimulant, good for nerves, allergies, skin, rejuvenation, dysentery, dyspepsia, toothache, sciatica and reproductive system, promotes milk flow.
  • Feverfew
  • Flax
  • Fly Agaric

G

  • Galanga
  • Galangal (Alpinia galanga)
  • Garcinia cambogia fruit
  • Garlic and garlic oil is excellent remedy for ear infections
  • Gentian
  • Ginger (Zingber officinale) – diuretic, anti-flatulence, antihistaminic, aphrodisiac and cholesterol lowering
  • Ginseng (Panax Ginseng)
  • Garlic (Zingber officinale) – antimicrobial, diuretic, cholesterol lowering and anti-inflammatory
  • Gentian
  • Geranium
  • Ginkgo biloba
  • Goji berry
  • Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris)
  • Golden seal
  • Gotu kola
  • Green tea
  • Gurmar (Gymnema sylvestre-folium)

H

  • Haronga
  • Hanbane – hallucinogenic
  • Hemp
  • Hoodia Gordonii
  • Hops flower
  • Horehound
  • Horny goat weed
  • Horsetail
  • Horseradish (Armoracia rusticana) – stimulant, diuretic, antispasmodic, cleanse lungs, sinuses, colds, flue , sore throat, hoarseness, digestion, circulation.
  • Hyssop

I

  • Iboga -hallucinogenic plant

J

  • Jasmine flowers
  • Juniper

K

  • Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata) – important herb in cancer therapy
  • Kapikacchu (Mucuna pruriens-Semen)
  • Kava kava
  • Kelp
  • Kundura, Indian Copal tree (Vateria indica)

L

  • Lavender
  • Leek (Allium ampeloprosum L.)
  • Lemon
  • Lemon balm leaves
  • Lemon grass
  • Lemon verbena
  • Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
  • Liquid chlorophyll
  • Lingonberry
  • Lobelia
  • Long pepper (Piper longum)
  • Lovage
  • Liu-Jun-Zi-Tang – has digestive stimulatory action

M

  • Ma huang
  • Maca (Lepidium Meyenii)
  • Mace
  • Mandrake – hallucinogenic plant
  • Mangosteen
  • Mastic gum
  • Marjoram (Marjoram hortensis) – stimulant, good for flu, weak digestion, promotes menstruation
  • Marshmallow
  • Meadowsweet
  • Melissa
  • Mexican yam
  • Milk thistle fruit – has digestive stimulatory actions, an excellent herb to treat, heal liver disease or repair liver cells.
  • Mint
  • Mistletoe
  • Morning glories seeds – hallucinogenic plant
  • Mother’s wort herb
  • Mushrooms
  • Mullein (Verbascum thapus)
  • Muira puama
  • Mustard, black (Brassica nigra)
  • Myrrh

N

  • Nasturtium
  • Nettle (Urtica Dioica)
  • Nutmeg – stimulant, aphrodisiac, anti-inflammatory

O

  • Oat grass
  • Oat straw
  • Olive
  • Onion
  • Orange peel – has some digestive stimulatory action
  • Oregano (Origanum vulgare)
  • Oregon grape – good for digestion

P

  • Pacific kelp
  • Papaya
  • Paprika
  • Parsley (Petroselinum crispum)
  • Passionflower
  • Pau d’arco – used externally for diaper rash
  • Peach
  • Pennyroyal
  • Pepper, white (Piper nigrum)
  • Pepper, red (Capsicum annum)
  • Peppermint (Mentha piperita)-used dfor nausea, stimulant, support digestive system
  • Periwinkle (Catharantus roseus) – important herb in cancer therapy
  • Pomegranate
  • Poppy seed
  • Pueraria Mirifica

Q

  • Quassia – has digestive stimulatory action

R

  • Radish
  • Ravensara
  • Red pepper
  • Red raspberry-used for diarrhea, supports intestinal system
  • Rhodiola rosea
  • Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)

S

  • Saffron (Crocus sativus) – stimulant, stomachic and anticarcinogenic
  • Safflower
  • Sage (Salvia officinalis)
  • Salep
  • Sandy everlasting – good for digestion
  • Saffron
  • Satavari (Asparagus racemorsus) – important herb in cancer therapy
  • Sassafras
  • Savory
  • Saw palmetto
  • Scullcap
  • Senna
  • Shatavari
  • Sesame seed
  • Siberian ginseng
  • Slippery elm bark
  • Sorrel
  • Spearmint – good for digestion
  • Spirulina
  • Squaw vine
  • Soyabean
  • St. John’s wort
  • Star anise (Illicium verum)
  • Stevia plant
  • Stinging nettle
  • Squaw vine
  • Sumac (Rhus glabra)
  • Sweet basil
  • Sweet marjoram

T

  • Taxus/Yew (Taxux baccata) – used for medicinal purposes
  • Tarrgon (Artemisia dracunculus)
  • Teonanacatl-hallucinogenic plant
  • Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)-stimulates thymus gland and supports immune system
  • Tongkat ali
  • Tormentil
  • Tribulus terrestris (Gokshura)
  • Tulsi
  • Turmeric – antibiotic, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory, important in cancer therapy

U

V

  • Vanilla (Vanilla planiforlia)
  • Valerian

W

  • Watercress
  • Wei tong ning
  • Wheat germ
  • White willow bark-used for headaches, supports nervous system
  • Wild asparagus
  • Wild yam
  • Wild ginger
  • Wild oregano
  • Wild thyme
  • Wintergreen
  • Wood betony
  • Wormwood – digestive stimulant
  • White pepper

X

Y

  • Yacon
  • Yarrow
  • Yellow mustard
  • Yohimbe

Z