Many herbs have medicinal qualities and are safe and effective to use. Many can be found in your local pharmacy or health food store or as plants at your local grower.
Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis)
The flowers of the chamomile plant are used for appetite stimulation, bronchitis, excessive menstruation with cramps, fever, gastrointestinal cramps, hysteria, inflammation, insomnia, nervousness, rheumatic disorders, and parasites.
Devils Claw (Harpagophytum procumbens)
The root of the devil’s claw plant is used for arrhythmias, arteriosclerosis, arthritis, blood cleansing, diabetes, hypertension, liver disease, lowering cholesterol, rheumatism, stomach disorders, and strengthening the bladder and kidneys.
Garlic (Allium sativum)
A garlic bulb can be useful for asthma, cancer immunity, diabetes, digestive disorders, ear infections, flatulence, hypercholesterolemia, hypertension, and infectious diseases.
Ginger (Zingiber officinale)
The root of the ginger plant is used for childhood diseases, colds, colic, dizziness, fever, flu, gas pains, headache, indigestion, morning sickness, nausea, poor circulation, toothache, and vestibular disorders.
Ginseng (Panax spp.)
The root of the ginseng plant is good for age spots, blood diseases, depression, hemorrhage, increasing endurance and longevity, and stress. It is also used as an aphrodisiac.
Lavender (Lavandula spp.)
Lavender flowers, leaves, and oil are used for acne, bile flow stimulation, diabetes, edema, flatulence, hyperactivity, insomnia, intestinal spasms, migraine headaches, and stimulating menstrual flow.
Lemon (Citrus limon)
The fruit and peel of a lemon are used as an astringent, refrigerant, and source of Vitamin C.
Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis)
The lemon balm plant can be used as an antispasmodic and sedative. It is also used for Grave’s disease and cold sores.
Safflower (Cahamus tinctorius)
The flowers of the safflower plant are used for fever, gout, inducing sweating, measles, rheumatism, scarlet fever, and sedation. It is also used as an aphrodisiac and expectorant.
Tea Tree oil (Melaleuca alternifolia)
Tea tree oil is used for acne boils, burns, Candida infections, cold sores, joint pain, skin disorders, staphylococcal and streptococcal infections, and sunburn. It can also be used as a douche for trichomonal cervicitis and vaginal candidiasis.
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
The flowers of the yarrow plant are used for bowel hemorrhage, colds, fever, flu, hypertension, inducing sweating, measles, mucosal inflammation with discharge, nosebleed, reducing heavy menstrual bleeding and pain, thrombosis, and topical hemostasis.
Yellow Dock (Rumex crispus)
The root of the yellow dock plant can be used for anemia, blood cleansing, constipation, itching, liver congestion, rheumatism, skin problems, and eyelid ulcerations. It can also be used as a dentrifice.
Yucca (Yucca glauca)
The root of the yucca plant is used for arthritis, colitis, hypertension, migraine headache, and rheumatism.