Alfalfa (Medicagto Sativa)
Alfalfa has roots that travel as deep as 250 feet into the earth, as a result, Alfalfa is very rich in nutrients and mineral salts that are stored deep within the earth. Alfalfa is also called a “survival herb” because of it’s rich nutrients. Alfalfa is also known to help oxygenate the blood.
Primary Nutrients: Essential Amino Acids, Chlorophyll, Chlorine, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Silicon, Sodium, Vitamins; A, B1, B2, B12, E, D, and K.
Medicinal Properties: Alterative, Antibacterial, Antifungal, Antirheumatic, Bitter, Blood Purifier, Deodorant, Mild Diuretic, Nutritive.
Aloe (Aloe Socotrina)
Aloe has been known to expel pin worms after several doses. It’s also known to be an effective healer inside and outside the body. Externally Aloe can be applied to help heal wounds, frostbite and burns. Internally Aloe has been known to clean morbid matter from the stomach, liver, kidney, spleen, bladder and acts as a mild laxative.
Primary Nutrients: Calcium, Copper, Iron, Lecithin, Magnesium, Manganese.
Medicinal Properties: Cathartic, Stomatic, Aromatic, Emmenagogue, Emollient, Vulnerary, Anti-Viral
Astragalus (Astragali membranaceus)
Astragalus herb has been used in China for thousands of years. It is especially known to enhance the immune system. Studies show that Astragalus helps increase the production of interferon, which enhances the immune system. This herb is also known to effective against; pneumonia, emphysema, chronic colds, cysts, etc.
Primary Nutrients: Choline, Glucoronic Acid, Betaine, Sucrose, B-Sitosterol.
Medicinal Properties: Anti-Viral, Immunostimulant, Antibacterial, Anti-Inflammatory, Diuretic, Hydrotic, Hypotensive, Adaptogen.
Black Walnut (Julgans Nigra) (Hulls, Leaves)
Black Walnut is known to help kill parasites, worms and pin- worms. Research supports it’s use for skin problems; boils, eczema, herpes, ringworms, and known to cause oxygenation of the blood which helps destroy parasites. Black Walnut is also part of numerous anti-fungal formulas.
Primary Nutrients: Calcium, Chlorine, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Niacin, Iodine, Phosphorus, Selenium, Potassium, Vitamins; A, B1, B2, B6, B15, C, P and Bioflavonoids.
Medicinal Properties: Alterative, Anthelmintic, Antigalactgogue, Antineoplastic, Antiseptic, Astringent, Vulnerary.
Catnip (Nepeta Cataria)
Catnip is one of the oldest household remedies. Commonly used amongst young children for restlessness, gas, hyperacidity in the stomach, expelling worms. Catnip has also been used as an enema to relieve headaches. Catnip is commonly used in combination with other relaxing herbs like hops, passion flower, skullcap and valerian.
Primary Nutrients: Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Sulphur, Selenium, Silicon Vitamins A, B Complex, C and E.
Medicinal Properties: Anodyne, Antispasmodic, Carminative, Aromatic, Diaphoretic, Nervine.
Cayenne (Capsicum Annuum, Capsicum Frutescens)
Cayenne is known to stimulate the alimentary canal and aid with digestion. It has been known to be useful in regulating blood pressure and heart blood flow, improving the circulatory system, and regarded as a catalyst to improve the functions of all other vitamins and nutrients.
Primary Nutrients: Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Rutin, Selenium, Sodium, Sulphur, Vitamins A, B-Complex and C, G, and Zinc.
Chaparral (Larrea Divaricata, Larrea Mexicana )
Chaparral is known to be an excellent blood purifier and known to be used for Arthritis, boils/tumors. The Native Americans used it as a remedy for bronchitis, arthritis, colds, chickenpox, stomach pain. Chaparral powder is an excellent soak for boils.
I once had two large boils under my armpits which people usually have surgically removed, however after soaking in chaparral powder for 4 days, the boils disappeared. This experience has made a believer out of me, I learned to change to a natural non-clogging deodorant, and began taking blood purifying herbs like chaparral , burdock, pau d arco and dandelion internally and externally.
Primary Nutrients: Potassium, Protein, Sulphur, Aluminum, Barium, Chlorine, Sodium, Silicon.
Medicinal Properties: Alterative, Anodyne, Antibiotic, Anti-Inflammatory, Antineoplastic, Antioxident, Antiseptic, Bitter, Blood Purifier, Diuretic, Expectorant, Parasiticide.
Cloves (Eugenia Caryophyllata)
Cloves have been used for thousands of years for anti-bacterial and anti-fungal purposes. It’s cultivated in Tanzania, Sumatra and South America. Cloves is also used in many anti-parasite formulas. A few drops of the oil in water has been used to stop nausea and vomiting. Applying a drop to a cue tip and applying it to an aching tooth has been known to provide immediate relief. Cloves is also used for bad breath.
Primary Nutrients: Calcium Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Vitamins A, B, C- Complex.
Comfrey (Symphytum Officinale)
Comfrey has been used for thousands of years for healing wounds internally and externally. Known as the great bone knitter, comfrey feeds the pituitary glands with it’s natural hormone and helps to strengthen the skeletal system. Comfrey contains allantoin which helps in stimulating new cell growth and increases cell production. When combined with fenugreek, comfrey has been known to help dissolve and expel mucus from the body.
Author’s Notes: Make sure the comfrey is from a mature plant. There are known toxicity in immature plants. A good suggestion would be the comfrey & Fenugreek by New body products.
Medicinal Properties: Alterative, Demulcent, Astringent, Pectoral, Vulnerary, Mucilaginous, Static, Nutritive.
Primary Nutrients: Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Protein, Sulphur, Vitamins; A, C & Zinc..
Dandelion (Taraxacum Officinale )
Dandelion is often referred to as the “survival herb” because it is very rich in vitamins, minerals and protein. Contains natural nutritive salts known to purify the blood and help neutralize the acids in the blood.
Medicinal Properties: Dandelion has been known to be useful as a Diuretic, this is why this herb has been associated with Weight loss, it is also known to be used for Anemia, High Blood Pressure, Liver & Kidney Purification, Jaundice, Skin Issues, Eczema, Cholesterol, Etc.
Primary Nutrients: Fructose (roots) Glucose.
Echinacea (Echinacea Augustofoli) or (Brauneria Augustofolia)
Echinacea contains anti-viral properties which are known to increase the activity of leukocytes (white blood cells), also known to increase red blood cell counts which help remove waste from the body. It is often used as a immune preventative or combined with golden seal to relieve minor colds.
Primary Nutrients: Calcium, Iodine, Iron, Potassium, Sulphur, Vitamins A, C, and E. Known to stabilize the white blood cell count in the body.
Medicinal Properties: Alterative, Antiseptic, Depurative, Maturating, Febrifuge.
Eyebright (Euphrasia Officinalis)
Eyebright has been known to strengthen and improve the eyesight. It is also known to relieve such conditions as; eye strain, allergies, cataracts, vision problems and glaucoma. Eyebright makes a great eyewash, especially when mixed with equal parts of golden seal in distilled water. This wash has been known to rid pink eye and eye irritations, especially when these herbs are also taken internally.
Primary Nutrients: Vitamins; A, B - Complex, C, D and E, Zinc, Copper, Iodine, Iron, Silicon.
Medicinal Properties: Alterative, Antiseptic, Bitter, Stimulant (Liver), Anti-Inflammatory, Astringent.
Fenugreek (Trigonella Foenum-Graecum)
Fenugreek has been used for thousands of years for respiratory problems, known to dissolve hardened masses of accumulated mucus in the lungs and known to help rid phlegm from the bronchial tubes. Fenugreek is also known to lower urinary glucose levels.
Primary Nutrients: Choline, Iron, Lecithin, Minerals, Potassium, Protein, Vitamins; A, B1, B2, B3 and D.
Medicinal Properties: Mucilaginous, Emollient, Febrifuge, Restorative.
Garlic (Allium Sativum)
Garlic has been known to be a great detoxifier, antibiotic, blood cleanser, also has anti-fungal properties known to be effective against yeast. Garlic is also known to be an effective piece in regulating blood pressure, especially when added with hawthorne berries and cayenne. Relaxing herbs such as chamomile, skullcap, hops, valerian, or new body products NVS work well with garlic.
Primary Nutrients: Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Sodium, Sulphur, Vitamins A, B-complex and C.
Medicinal Properties: Mucilaginous, Emollient, Febrifuge, Restorative.
Ginseng (Panax Quinquefolia)
Ginseng is known to be beneficial for many forms of healing, as a matter of fact, the word Panax means, " All Healing. It has been known as a aphrodisiac, energy booster, commonly used to help stimulate the appetite, used for colds and chest troubles, digestive disturbances and inflammation of the urinary tract. It is suggested not to use ginseng if you have high blood pressure.
Primary Nutrients: Calcium, Copper, Iron, Manganese, Niacin, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Vitamins; A, B Complex, C, E and F, Zinc.
Medicinal Properties: Demulcent, Stomachic, Mild Stimulant, Tonic.
Golden Seal (Hydrastis Canadensis)
Golden Seal is known to be beneficial against viruses and infections. The berberine found in golden seal has been known to be effective against infections of the mucous membranes including; the mouth, throat and sinuses.
Primary Nutrients: Calcium, Copper, Iron, Manganese, Niacin, Phosphorus. Potassium, Sodium, Vitamins; A, B Complex, C, E and F, Zinc.
Medicinal Properties: Mucilaginous, Emollient, Febrifuge, Restorative.
Gotu Kola (Hydrocotyle Asiatica)
Gotu Kola has been known to send more oxygen to the brain, that's why it's commonly called brain food.Gotu kola is used for memory and vitality and known to be especially useful when combined with ginseng.
Primary Nutrients: Catechol, Epicatechol, Magnesium, Theobromine, Vitamin K.
Medicinal Properties: Alterative, Antiasthmatic, Antispasmodic, Blood Purifier, Diuretic, Nervine.
Hawthorne (Crataegus Oxyacantha)
Hawthorne was used for thousands of years for treating high or low blood pressure because of it's ability to strengthen the action of the heart. Commonly used for Arteriosclerosis, energy, and hypoglycemia.
Primary Nutrients: Iron, Potassium, Sulphur, Vitamins; A, B Complex, C, E, and F.
Medicinal Properties: Antispasmodic, Sedative, Tonic
Hops (Humulus lupulus)
Hops is an herb with very calming properties. It is often used for insomnia, headaches, nervousness, toothaches, earaches. Hops is also known to help with gonorrhea, toning of the liver, increasing the flow of urine and bowels.
Primary Nutrients: Iron, Iodine, Magnesium, Manganese, Chlorine, Copper, Sodium, Vitamin B-Complex, Zinc.
Medicinal Properties: Febrifuge, Tonic, Nervine, Diuretic, Anodyne, Hypnotic, Anthelmintic, Sedative.
Horehound (Marrubium Vulgare)
Horehound used for thousands of years in Ancient Africa, also used by the Romans as an antidote for poison. Horehound has been known to be used for bronchial and respiratory ailments, coughs, colds, hepatitis, malaria, expelling intestinal worms, and promote mentration and sweating. Horehound has been used topically for; herpes simplex, eczema and shingles.
Primary Nutrients; Iron, potassium, sulphur, vitamins; A, B complex, C, E, and F.
Medicinal Properties; Alterative, anti-inflammatory, antitussive, aromatic, bitter, diaphoretic, expectorant, purgative, stomachic.
Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis)
Hyssop has been to effective for coughs, colds, breaking fevers, Lung conditions (helps loosen phlegm), gravel in bladder, circulation and blood pressure. Hyssop is used topically for inflammation, bruises and discoloration. Referred to in the Bible by David in Psalms 51:7 to cleanse the body of sin.
Primary Nutrients: Diosmine, Flavonoids, Marrubin, Tannins.
Medicinal Properties: Anthelmintic, Aromatic, Aperient, Carminative, Expectorant, Febrifuge, Pectoral, Stimulant Sudorific.
Juniper Berries (Juniperus Communis)
Juniper Berries is known to be useful for kidney, prostate and bladder disorders, conditions of the urinary tract, known to rid the body of excess uric acid and help dissolve kidney stones. Juniper contains a natural insulin known to help restore the pancreas.
Primary Nutrients: Copper, Sulphur, and Vitamin C.
Medicinal Properties: Diuretic, Carminative, Tonic, Antiseptic, Stomachic.
Kava Kava (Piper Methysticum)
Kava Kava is an herb with one of the most relaxing effect to the mind and body, it's usually cultivated in the Islands of Polynesia, Micronesia and Melanesia. Kava Kava has been known to be useful for Headaches, seizures, insomnia and nervousness.
Primary Nutrients: Calcium and Magnesium.
Medicinal Properties: Aphrodisiac, Sedative, Anifungal, Antiseptic, Diuretic, Alterative, Analgestic, Anesthetic, Antispasmodic.
Kelp (Fucus Vesiculosus)
Kelp is very rich in iodine which has been proven effective against thyoid issues, whether overactive or underactive, it has been known to regulate metabolism, and increase the rate of which calories are burned. Kelp is also known to rid the body of radiation and toxins because this herb prevents it's absorption. Kelp is very rich in nutrients known to help strengthen the skin, hair, nails and promote the growth of healthy tissue.
Primary Nutrients: Iodine, Magnesium, Calcium, Maganese, Silicon, Silver, Sodium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sulphur, Tin, Nickel, Titanium, Aluminum, Barium, Gallium, Bismuth, Strontium, Vanadium, Lithium, Tin, Cobalt, Boron, Chlorine, Copper, Vitamins A, B-Complex, C, E, G, S, K and Zirconium.
Medicinal Properties: Mucilant, Nutritive, Hypotensive, Alterative, Antibiotic, Antacid, Diuretic Antibiotic, Demulcent.
Licorice (Glycyrrhiza Glabra)
Licorice contains glycyrrhizin and glycyrrhetinic acid which help stimulate interferon in the body which is essential for protecting the immune system. Licorice contains glycosides which are known to have the ability of purging excess fluid from the lungs. Licorice has been used for thousands of years for sore throats, colds and bronchial congestion.
Primary Nutrients: Biotin, Chromium, Iodine, Lecithin, Manganese, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Vitamins A and B Complex, Zinc.
Medicinal Properties: Expectorant, Demulcent, Pectoral, Emollient, Tonic, Laxative.
Maca (Lepidium Meyenii)
Maca (lepidium meyenii) also called Peruvian Ginseng (although not in the ginseng family) because of it's stamina and aphrodisiac properties. Studies have shown Maca to be beneficial with sexual dysfunction and desire. A study of 9 men using Maca for 4 months showed increased semen volume, sperm count and sperm motility. A 2008 study of 14 post-menopausal women, showed Maca helped ease anxiety, depression and improve sexual function.
Primary Nutrients: Vitamins; B 1. B2, B6, C, D and P. Proteins, Fiber, Calcium, Potassium, Zinc, Phosphorus, Iron, Manganese, Silicon, Magnesium, Sodium, Potassium, 20
Fatty Acids, Alkaloids, Macro-Nutrients, Tannins.
Mandrake (Podophyllum Peltatum)
Mandrake herb has a strong cathartic effect. It has been beneficial in cases of extreme constipation when taken with 4-5 capsules of cascara sagrada or CKLS, along with one capsule of mandrake for 1-2 days. Mandrake has also been useful in chronic liver diseases and uterine diseases. Mandrake powder was commonly carried in a pouch by kings and queens in biblical times as an antidote for poisoning. It is suggested not to take mandrake more than a week at a time.
Medicinal Properties: Cathartic, Vermifuge, Emetic, Resolvent, Deobstruent, Antibilious, Alterative, Diaphoretic, Cholagogue.
Milk Thistle (Piper Methysticum)
Milk Thistle is known as the "Liver Herb," Milk Thistle has been known to be beneficial for healthy liver functions. The extract has been known to reverse both acute and chronic liver problems such as cirrhosis and viral hepatitis. It has been known to be beneficial against alcohol toxicity. Milk Thistle's Bioflavanoid content is believed to give it antioxidant abilities. Milk thistle has a complex compound family known as silymarin. The Silymarins are known as; silybin (known antidote to deathcap mushroom which is known to destroy the liver cells), silychristin and silydianin . These substances are known to protect the liver against some toxins.
Primary Nutrients: Bioflavanoids
Medicinal Properties: Antioxidant, Alterative, Galactagogue, Hepatic, Stimulant.
Mullein (Verbascum Thapsus)
Mullein has been known to be effective in a variety of lung and sinus issues. Including asthma, bronchitis, breathing difficulty, lung inflictions, and hay fever.
Primary Nutrients: Potassium, Silicon, Chlorine, Sodium, Zinc.
Medicinal Properties: Astringent.
Passion Flower (Passiflora Incarnata)
Passion Flower is a very calming herb, it has been known to be useful for high blood pressure, headaches, seizures, insomnia, nervousness, hot flashes, and menopause.
Primary Nutrients: Calcium and Magnesium.
Medicinal Properties: Nervine, Sedative, Antispasmodic, Anodyne, Anti-Inflammatory, Diaphoretic.
Pau D’ Arco (Tabebuia Avellanedae)
Pau D' Arco (Tabebuia avellanedae) – Pau D' Arco or Taheebo is known to be an excellent blood builder and cleanser. South America has been using it for years to fight cancer. Pau D' Arco is also known to be effective against rheumatism, herpes simplex and various skin disorders internally and externally.
Primary Nutrients: Calcium, Magnesium, Iron, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Sodium, Vitamins A, B-Complex, C and Zinc.
Medicinal Properties: Antiviral, Antifungal, Antimicrobial, Astringent, Analgesic, Adaptogen, Blood Purifier, Antineoplastic, Alterative.
Peppermint (Mentha piperita)
Peppermint is an herb with a soothing and relaxing effect.
It has been known to be beneficial against nausea, vomiting dizziness, headaches, heartburn, morning sickness, digestion and liver disorders.
Primary Nutrients: Vitamins A and C, Magnesium, Iron, Niacin, Iodine Copper, Silicon, Potassium, Sulphur, Inositol.
Medicinal Properties: Stomachic, Carminative, Stimulant, Aromatic, Rubefacient, Anti-Inflammatory, Antispasmotic.
Periwinkle (Vinca Major, Vinca Major)
Periwinkle is a powerful plant usually found growing in India, Hawaii and South America. This plant has been known to be effective when used internally and externally. Externally, the juice from the leaves of the periwinkle plant is applied to bee stings and bug bites in India, and applied to wounds to stop the bleeding in Hawaii. Internally this plant has been known to help conditions such as cancer, diabetes, nervousness and hemorrhoids. In Louise T. Tenny's studies in Today's Herbal Health, she reveals that native healers in Madagascar used periwinkle to fight cancer and two anti-cancer drugs vincristine sulfate and vinblastine sulfate were created while studying these native herbal healers.
Medicinal Properties: Astringent, Sedative, Hemostatic, Nervine, Antineoplastic.
Psyllium (Plantago Psyllium)
Psyllium has been known to be an excellent colon cleanser, also effective against hemorrhoids, constipation, colitisulcers and autointoxication, which is the cause of many dis-eases. Psyllium tends to work better with either a fiber and enzyme rich diet, or with cascara sagrada, CKLS (New Body Products), or other colon cleansing herb.
Primary Nutrients: Fiber, Bulking Agents.
Medicinal Properties: Mucilant, Mild Purgative, Demulcent.
Red Clover (Trifolium Pratense)
Red Clover is known for it's great blood purifying properties. It is also known to be effective against cancer, nervous disorders, skin problems and tumors.
Primary Nutrients: Vitamins A, B-Complex, C, F, P, Calcium, Magnesium, Manganese, Nickel, Cobalt, Copper, Selenium, Sodium, Tin Iron.
Medicinal Properties: Diuretic, Depurative, Alterative, Mild Stimulant, Detergent.
Red Raspberry (Rubus Idaeus)
Red Raspberry is known as an herbal gift to women. It is known to be a safe tea to drink while pregnant and known to help make the pregnancy easier. This herb is known to strengthen the uterus, and contains tannins which are known to be effective for nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Studies also indicate that red raspberry contains anti-viral properties known to fight cold and flu type symptoms. Usually used after 4 months of pregnancy.
Primary Nutrients: Vitamins A, B, C, D, E, F, G, Calcium, Manganese, Iron Sulphur, Potassium.
Medicinal Properties: Alterative, Astringent, Oxytocic, Antiemetic, Antiseptic, Galactagogue, Analgesic, Antiemetic, Homeostatic, Antiviral, Antiseptic.
Sea Moss - (Chondrus Crispus)
Sea Moss - (also called Irish moss)
Sea Moss is very high in natural iodine, therefore regulator and protector of the thyroid. This sea vegetable is also known to be helpful in eliminating lung and bronchial congestion. Studies show great benefits in healing of the bowels. Sea moss is also known to help moisture and soften the skin. This rich plant has fifteen of the eighteen elements which compose the human body.
Rich Nutrients: Calcium, Iodine, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Sulphur. Vitamins; A, D, E, F and K.
St John’s Wort (Hypericum Perforatum)
St. John's Wort has been known to be an excellent herb when used internally and externally. Internally, St. John's Wort has been known to be excellent for anxiety, nervousness, colds, blood purification, depression, and immune system suppression. Studies are being conducted on Hiv diagnosed patients. One study had a 13% increase in T-Cell counts after one month, another study followed 18 Hiv diagnosed patients. Of the 16 who stayed with the program, only 2 acquired an infection during the 40 month period, and T cells were stable and even increased during the observation period. Externally, St. John's Wort has been used for abscesses, burns, bruises, insect bites and used to aid the healing of war injuries. During the middle ages when it was set on fire, the fumes was found to calm the people, enlightening many of it's nervine properties.
Primary Nutrients: Bioflavonoids.
Medicinal Properties: Nervine, Antispasmodic, Astringent, diuretic, Blood Purifier, Sedative, Anti-Fungal, Vulnerary, Alterative.
Saw Palmetto (Serenoa Repens)
Saw Palmetto is known to be a cleansing herb for the male and female organs. It has been known to reduce an inflamed prostate, used as an aphrodisiac, an aid for the thyroid gland, it's diuretic properties are known to help with urinary problems. A study of patients with an enlarged prostate taking saw palmetto increased their urine flow by 50%, and reduced the times they got up to urinate by 45%. For the placebo group, the urine flow increased only 9%. Some females have used Saw Palmetto to increase weight and it's also known to increase breast size in some women.
Primary Nutrients: Vitamins A.
Medicinal Properties: Aphrodisiac, Diuretic, Alternative, Antiseptic, Sedative.
Senna (Polygala Senega)
Senna has been used as a laxative for thousands of years, It was first used in Ancient Africa along the nile. In Chinese it is called Fan xia ye and used for thousands of years in China for it's laxative properities. Senna is not recommended to be used for extended periods of time. It's preferred to rely on a diet that includes digestive enzymes and fiber. Senna has also been known to be good for expelling worms and jaundice.
Primary Nutrients: Vitamin A, B-complex, Vitamin C, Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc, Sodium, Selenium, Silicon, Manganese, Iron, Potassium.
Medicinal Properties: Anthelmintic, Purgative (Mild).
Skullcap (Scutellaria Lateriflora)
Scullcap has been used for centuries for nervousness, conlvusions, axiety, malaria, blood pressure, and insomnia. The Indians used it as a emmenagogue.
"I've used skullcap for years and it has a sedative and relaxing effect".
Primary Nutrients: Vitamin's C & E, Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc, Manganese, Iron, Potassium.
Medicinal Properties: Antispasmodic, Febrifuge, Nervine, Sedative, Antifungal Antibacterial, Analgestic, Alterative.
Stevia (Stevia Rebaudiana)
Stevia is widely used a as sugar replacer. This herb is an excellent alternative because it does not raise the sugar levels, therefore loved by diabetics
Primary Nutrients: Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc, Sodium, Rutin, Proteins, Carbohydrates, Manganese, Iron, Potassium, Iron, Fibers, Phosphorus.
Medicinal Properties: Sugar Substitute.
Slippery Elm (Ulmus Fulva)
Slippery Elm Is used as a mild laxative internally and known to be a wound healer externally. It has been known to be effective for conditions like diarrhea, constipation and gastric and colon disorders. Persons with acid reflux have expressed relief from using this herb along with aloe vera juice.
Primary Nutrients: Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Vitamin P, Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc, Sodium, Selenium, Silicon, Manganese, Iron, Potassium, Cooper, Iodine, Phosphorus.
Medicinal Properties: Demulcent, Antacid, Antineoplastic, Mulcilant, Expectorant, Nutritive, Emollient, Astringent.
Tea Tree (Meleleuca Alternifolia)
Tea tree oil has been known to be an effective anti-fungal agent for thousands of years. As a nutritionist, I've found it to be useful on ringworms, dandruff, hair bumps, herpes boils on penis or vaginal area. I would also suggest taking a blood purifier or combination like freedom from new body products, and an anti-parasite and bacterial herbal combination like paracide by new body nutrition.
Primary Nutrients: Pinenes, Cymones, Sesquiterpene, Terpinenes, Cinerol, Terpineols.
Medicinal Properties: Disinfectant, Fungicide, Antibacterial, Germicide, Antiseptic, Crobial.
Uva Ursi (Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi)
Uva Ursi has been used for thousands of years as a diuretic. It can be found in many weight loss teas and herbal supplements because of it's ability to expel excess water out of the body. Uva ursi is a very good cleanser for the kidneys. In fact it is suggested not to take uva ursi all the time, preferably every other week.
Primary Nutrients: Vitamin A, Iron, Trace Minerals, Manganese.
Medicinal Properties: Diuretic, Antibacterial, Antiseptic, lithotriptic, Antimicrobial, Alterative, Antilithic, Astringent.
Valerian (Valeriana Officinalis)
Valerian has been known to be a great herb for insomnia, stress, anxiety, hyperactivity, hypertension. I found it very useful to lessen the pain I encountered in my legs after a severe car accident. The prescription drug made me feel drowsy all the time, although when I switched to valerian, I not only felt the pain decrease, I was able to sleep throughout the night and awaken not feeling drowsy.
Primary Nutrients: Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Sodium, Silicon, Niacin, Vitamins A, C and Zinc.
Medicinal Properties: Carminative, Nervine, Sedative, Alterative, Decongestant, Galactagogue, Diuretic, Antiseptic.
White Oak Bark (Quercus Alba)
White Oak Bark is known as a "wound healer" internally and externally. Many women who use this herb tell me it reduces bleeding during their menstrual. White Oak Bark is also known to reduce blood in the urine. This herb has been known to help heal the intestinal tract, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, help normaize the liver, kidney, spleen, and help expel mucous from the body.
Primary Nutrients: Iron, Potassium, Calcium, Phosphorus, Cobalt, Strontium, Vitamin B12, Iodine, Iron, Sulphur.
Yarrow (Achillea Millefolium)
Yarrow has been known to be used for thousands of years internal and externally. Externally, yarrow has been known to be useful to stop bleeding wounds. Internally yarrow is used for nose bleeds, colds, flu, lung ailments and as a blood cleanser. Studies show yarrow helps regulate and improve functions of the liver. The oil in yarrow (known as azulene) and related compounds, have been shown in studies to reduce inflammation.
Primary Nutrients: Vitamins A, C, E, F and K, Iron, Manganese, Copper, Iodine, Potassium.
Medicinal Properties: Blood Purifier, Astringent, Alterative, Stimulant, Homeostatistic, Antiseptic, Diaphoretic, Homeostatic,
Yellowdock (Polygala Senega)
Yellowdock was used as a favorite herb among the Native Americans, and was commonly used for tuberculosis, eruptive diseases, used as a soak for chickenpox, and infections of the eyes, ears and skin. Known to be a great blood cleanser and builder because of it's iron content. Also known to be used in a bath to aid the healing from chickenpox.
Primary Nutrients: Iron, (Easily Digestible Form), Manganese, nickel, vitamins A and C.
Medicinal Properties: Blood Purifier, Antibiotic, Astringent, Alterative, Nutritive, Cholagogue
Yohimbe (Pausinystalia Johimbe)
Yohimbe has been known to be an excellent aphrodisiac for physical or mental causes of sexual dysfunctions such as impotency. Yohimbe grows along the coast of West Africa from Nigeria to the Gabon. Yohimbe dilates blood vessels near the skin, mucous membranes and sex organs. The aphrodisiac effects are credited to this dilation. This increase of blood flow enlarges the vessels in the sexual organs and increases the reflex excitability in the spinal cord. This increased circulation is credited with Yohimbe's ability to keep a firm erection.
Medicinal Properties: Aphrodisiac
Xhoba Hoodia (Gordonii)
Many people are hearing wonders about a weight loss cactus from South Africa called Hoodia, however just like the original name of this land being "Azania," the San bushmen whom date some 27,000 or more years, call this plant Xhoba. These cactus are native to South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Angola. There are about 20 species in this family, but the Gordoniis is the one that contains a natural appetite suppressant. In 1937 a Dutch Anthropologist reports observing San Bushman selecting and munching on variety of Xhoba (Hoodia) plants as an appetite suppressant prior and during nomadic hunts through sand swept and sparsely vegetated areas.