Medicinal Herbs & Mushrooms


INGREDIENT PROPERTIES

EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION:
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The following list contains information on the historical uses of Medicinal Mushrooms and Herbs. This material is for educational purposes only and is not intended to be used as medical advice or as prescriptions for disease. We are not licensed medical providers. We do not profess to cure disease or disorders. We leave all healing to God and Nature.

This information is simply a presentation of health possibilities and potential uses.  Historically natural life forms have been used in healing practices throughout the world.  As long as natural products are kept whole and not synthesized or chemically altered they do not create side-effects like drugs and petrochemicals.  They should be used with wisdom and care.  

MEDICINAL MUSHROOMS

Chaga Mushroom: Clinically proven to be one of nature’s oldest, safest and most powerful medicinal herbs.  Chaga is an immune support, adaptogen, antioxidant, inhibits tumor growth, anti-mutagenic, cancer prevention, anti-aging.  Chaga has the highest anti-oxidant value measuring 36,557 compared to gogi berries at 400, acai at 800 and blueberries at 24.5. Chaga has the highest ORAC score for natural foods or supplements as tested by the USDA and Tufts University in Boston, MA.  Chaga Mushroom is classified as neither a plant nor animal. The DNA structure is thirty (30%) per cent more human than plant. Chaga Mushroom is classified scientifically as a Basidiomycetes mushroom and is far superior to the rest of 150 species of Basidiomycetes, that have been classified as medicinal mushrooms.

Reishi Mushroom: supports and regulates immune function at the level of the bone marrow, increasing production of immune cells.  It is used in China to protect the immune system from damaging effects of chemotherapy and radiation.  Reishi is a heart tonic, reducing blood pressure, cholesterol and keeps the arteries pliable and soft.  Helps the respiratory system by facilitating oxygen absorption, supports and protects the liver against damage from chemicals, toxins and infection, scavenges free radicals, has antihistamine activity, is antimicrobial and antifungal, absorbs heavy metals and  promotes nutrient absorption.  Reishi is known to open the heart, calm the spirit, enhance wisdom and support spiritual insight.

Cordyceps Mushroom: is known to have anti-aging effects, detoxifies the body, boosts immune function, improves respiratory and heart health, stamina and athletic performance, acts as a natural aphrodisiac, prevents certain types of abnormal cell growths, slows the aging process, fights diabetes and improves liver function.

Shitake Mushroom: Contains all eight essential amino acids along with a type of essential fatty acid called linoleic acid. Linoleic acid helps with weight loss and building muscle. It also has bone-building benefits, improves digestion, and reduces food allergies and sensitivities.  Shitake supports immune function, helping to combat many diseases, including cancer cells.  The lentinan in shitake helps heal chromosome damage caused by anticancer treatments and may help inhibit the growth of tumor cells. Shitake mushrooms have sterol compounds that interfere with the production of cholesterol in the liver.  They also contain potent phytonutrients that help keep cells from sticking to blood vessel walls and forming plaque buildup, which improves circulation and helps to maintain healthy blood pressure.  Shaitake contains pathogenic antimicrobial properties, boosts energy and brain function, provides many B vitamins, supports adrenal function, helps balance hormones naturally, provides vitamin D, improves skin conditions and acts as a natural acne treatment.

MEDICINAL HERBS

Aloe Vera:  Scientists have discovered over 150 nutritional ingredients in Aloe vera. These ingredients work together in a synergistic way to create healing and health giving benefits. Aloe Alkalizes the Body. Disease cannot manifest in an alkaline environment. Aloe is an adaptogen, helps balance PH, hydrates the skin, boosts the immune system, heals wounds, relieves or prevents itching, and helps heal burns, abrasions, psoriasis and bug bites. Aloe acts as an analgesic, acting to help relieve pain of wounds. Due to aloe’s high water content (over 99% water) it is a great way to hydrate, moisturize and rejuvenate the skin. Aloe increases the elasticity of the skin making it more flexible through collagen and elastin repair. Aloe is an emollient, helping to soften and soothe the skin. It helps supply oxygen to the skin cells, increasing skin’s strength and flexibility, and induces improved blood flow to the skin through capillary dilation.

Arnica  promotes hair growth and provides adequate nutrition to the hair shafts. It is highly effective for treating dandruff problem and prevents further scalp problems.  It is excellent for bruising, muscle pulls and sprains.

Ashwagandha (Withania) has been called “Indian ginseng” in Ayurveda medicine.  It is a powerful tonic that protects the immune system, helps combat the effects of stress, improves learning, memory and reaction time, reduces anxiety and depression, helps reduce brain cell degeneration, stabilizes blood sugar, helps lower cholesterol, is beneficial for many anti-inflammatory diseases including lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis.  It inhibits the growth of abnormal cells, helps regulate natural hormones, boosts sexual drive, reduces graying hair, increases hemoglobin levels, helps with the recovery of chronic illnesses, restores vitality, helps with stress from overwork and nervous exhaustion, promotes restful sleep, is high in iron, and a powerful adaptogenic. 

Astragalus Root:  adaptogenic, immune stimulant, diuretic, vasocilator, antiviral, lowers blood pressure, increases endurance, energy tonic, warms and tones the qi energy, which circulates just beneath the skin, helps body adapt to temperature shifts, especially the cold, raises the immune resistance, helps with fluid retention, colds, flu, prolapsed organs, especially the uterus, uterine bleeding, anemia. 

Barberry: Detoxifier, natural antibiotic, anti-bacterial, immune booster, high in vitamin C, B vitamins, zinc, treatment for infections, candida, diarrhea, ulcers, bowel problems, menstrual problems, anemia, vaginitis, gout, heart and blood problems, chemical poisoning, psoriasis, eye problems, liver stimulator and detoxifier, helps rebuild white blood count after chemo and radiation.

Bayberry: Inhibits the growth of pathogens and disease causing organisms, boosts the immune system, helps with inflammation, skin conditions, psoriasis, diarrhea, intestinal bacteria, eye health, liver and gallbladder, heartburn, ulcers, colic, menstrual problems, anemia, gout, heart defects, blood pressure,

Barley Green is extremely beneficial for all kinds of skin care, high in vitamins, antioxidants and minerals. Reduces inflammation, protects against free radical damage and creates a barrier to protect the skin from outside pollutants. Barley improves skin elasticity and tone, and has anti-aging properties. It flushes out toxins from the body, improves wrinkles and is high in zinc and many healing properties that boost the immune system and strengthen and detoxify the liver.

Basil: DNA protection, helps protect cell structures and chromosomes from radiation and oxygen-based damage, anti-pathogenic bacterial including staph, anti-inflammatory, improves blood flow and facilitates new blood cell formation, anti-oxidant, helps prevent free radical damage, removes phlegm, heals ulcers, cuts, wounds, reduces pain in measles, chicken pox, small pox, good for fever, colds, coughs, sore throat, stings, bites, strengthens stomach, boosts energy, improves eye health and vision, soothes stress, relieves headaches, good for respiratory and circulatory systems, heart, purifies blood, helps lower high blood pressure, good for acne, pimples, anti-aging, skin infections, ringworm, vitiligo, rejuvenates hair follicles, strengthens hair shafts, helps prevent graying, stimulates hair growth, high in vitamin A, magnesium, Vitamin K, copper, Vitamin C., calcium, iron, folate and omega 3 fatty acids.

Bilberry Leaf: This fruit has a reputation for supporting the circulatory system. It contains substances known as anthocyanins, which are believed to help reinforce blood vessel walls.  It is rich in vitamins A and C and, to a lesser extent, B vitamins.  It also contains trace elements such as chromium.

Black Walnut is an astringent that helps heal rheumatism, gout, glandular swelling, gum problems, scrofula, sweaty feet, acne, dandruff and various skin problems including acne, ringworm and parasites.

Blackberry Leaves: an astringent and tonic that helps heal damaged tissue.

Burdock: antibiotic, antifungal, diuretic, hypoglycemia, antitumor, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, hepatoprotective, gout, fevers, kidney stones, detoxification, removes toxins, elimination of waste products, chronic skin and arthritic conditions, skin disorders, abscesses, usually used with dandelion.  Burdock is considered a depurative herb or “blood purifier”.   It has a reputation for draining toxic substances from the blood, including byproducts of normal metabolism. Burdock root aids in treating scalp problems. It helps get rid of itching and dandruff. It also improves hair strength, restores shine and reverses thinning.

Calendula: anti-inflammatory, relieves muscle spasms, astringent, prevents hemorrhaging, heals wounds, antiseptic, detoxifying, mildly estrogenic, anti-fungal, antiviral, antibacterial, helps with cuts, wounds, varicose veins, skin problems, burns, rashes, ringworm, athletes foot and thrush, diaper rash, cradle cap, sore nipples, gastritis, peptic ulcers, regional ileitis, colitis, liver and gallbladder, menstrual pain, menstrual bleeding, douche for yeast infections, acne and boils, bites, stings, varicose veins, wounds and bruises. Calendula is soothing to sensitive scalps, is rich in plant minerals that protect the hair from free radicals, and the scalp from bacterial growth. A calendula hair product conditions, adds shine and can be used to create warm highlights.

Cardamom: gastrointestinal protection, cholesterol control, abnormal cell growths, relief from cardiovascular issues, and the improvement of blood circulation in the body, dental diseases and urinary tract infections. Cardamom possesses aphrodisiac properties and is also used as a cure for impotency, erectile dysfunction, and premature ejaculation. The ancient healing art of Ayurveda recommends cardamom for low libido.

Cat’s Claw:  Works well with Echinacea to support weakened immune system, counters infection and inflammation, antioxidant, contains cellular damage due to chronic degenerative diseases.  Helps with infections, chronic fatigue syndrome, HIV/AIds, abnormal cell growths.

Catnip: It is effective if you are suffering from itchy scalp. It provides moisture to your dry scalp.

Cayenne:  stimulant, tonic, relieves muscle spasms, antiseptic, increases sweating, increases blood flow to skin, analgesic, poor circulation, regulates temperature, psoriasis, neuralgia, pain, headache, arthritis, microbial infections, analgesic, removes waste products, increases the flow of nutrients to the tissues, stimulates the secretion of digestive juices, counters infection, gargle for sore throat, diarrhea.

Chamomile is an anti-inflammatory, anti-allergenic, anti-spasmodic and relaxant that helps heal wounds, reduce pain, ease tense muscles, relieve stress and irritability, assist sleep as well as assisting digestive complaints, itchy skin, eczema, bites, stings, sores, wounds and rashes.  Chamomile is a great conditioner for damaged and dry hair. When used for rinsing after shampoo it will help restore shine and bring out the natural highlights for blondes. It also helps to strengthen the hair to prevent breakage, tangling and split ends.

Chaparral:  rheumatic diseases, venereal infections, urinary infections, cancer, leukemia, skin afflictions, acne, eczema, sores, wounds, rashes, anti-viral, tooth decay, parasites, burns, colds, bronchitis, anti-inflammatory, arthritis, itchiness, chicken pox, small pox, bruises, prevents disease, dandruff, digestive problems, strong anti-oxidant, cleans blood, gout, anti-aging, circulation.

Cinnamon:  warming stimulant carminative, antispasmodic, antiseptic, antiviral, reduces blood pressure, fevers, antibacterial, antifungal,  digestive problems, vomiting, diarrhea, aching muscles, viral conditions, colds, flu.  Cinnamon has been used in love potions since ancient times.  It is warming, improves circulation and is mildly stimulating.

Chlorophyll is a green pigment in plants that is instrumental in photosynthesis. It is a powerful natural deodorizer that helps heal damaged tissue and skin diseases providing an abundance of oxygen to the blood and body. Chlorophyll binds with toxic metals and carcinogens and helps remove them from the body. It protects the DNA and cells from damage by eliminating free radicals. It is a powerful superfood that helps cure cancer, candida, infections, insomnia, sinusitis, pancreatitis, hormone imbalances, heavy menstrual cycles and digestive problems. It helps with inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and fibromyalgia and has many anti-aging and anti-microbial properties that improve skin tone and reduce all types of inflammation, strengthening the immune system. It is highly effective for anemia, providing bioavailable iron and many vitamins and nutrients needed for cardiovascular, muscular and neural health. It helps build strong bones and muscles, create normal blood clotting.

Cleavers: Skin diseases such as seborrhea, eczema, psoriasis, swollen lymph glands, detoxifying agent, serious illnesses, abnormal cell replication, kidney stones urinary problems, bleeding.

Cloves.    Organic Cloves and Clove oil are an antiseptic, stimulant, analgesic, prevents vomiting, antispasmodic, eliminates parasites, pain relief, helps heal acne, skin ulcers, sores, styes, repels insects, heals mouth sores, toothache, viral infections, malaria, cholera, tuberculosis, parasites, scabies, gas, colic, abdominal bloating, coughs, muscle spasms, stimulates the mind and body, and improves memory.  It increases blood flow and body temperature.

Comfrey helps repair all kinds of damaged tissue, is an anti-inflammatory, and promotes the healing of bruises, sprains, fractures, acne, boils, psoriasis, fungal skin infections, stiff and aching joints, and scars.  It is high in Calcium and Vitamin C and simulates healing activity. In folk medicine it is sometimes referred to as “knitbone” for its ability to speed wound healing.

Cranesbill belongs to the Geranium family.  It is a natural astringent and antiseptic that has been used since ancient times for hemorrhoids, bleeding, diarrhea, skin infections, thrush, mouth sores, toothaches, sore throats, insect stings and bites, bacterial infections and rashes.

Damiana has been used to boost both male and female sexual potency, increase energy and genital nerve sensitivity, relax the body, help with menstrual problems, depression, impotence, asthma, anxiety, nervousness, mild depression, digestive issues, constipation and as a general tonic to improve wellness.  It stimulates the intestinal tract and brings oxygen to the genital area and helps restore the ability to achieve orgasm. 

Dandelion root is rich in iron, helps treat dandruff and dry hair issues. Dandelion leaves are loaded with minerals and vitamins, especially vitamin A, that help balance sebum. Dandelion infusions have been used to add sheen and light highlights to hair.  Dandelion is a tonic, removes poisons from the body, fever, insomnia, constipation, hypochondria, gallstones, jaundice, liver problems, rheumatism, gout, stiff joints, edema, promotes the formation of bile. 

Devils Claw: anti-inflammatory, analgesic, digestive stimulant, sores, ulcers, boils, rheumatic conditions, joint and muscular problems, gout, back pain, fibrositis, rheumatoid arthritis.

Dong quai  is a Chinese herb that has a reputation as a “blood purifier” and treatment for anemia. The root is rich in a variety of vitamins and minerals needed for blood production including vitamin B12, folate, and vitamin C. It also contains vitamin A, carotenoids, biotin, calcium, magnesium, and phytosterols.  It is known as “female ginseng” and has been used widely for fatigue, gynecological ailments and high blood pressure.  Dong quai makes peripheral blood vessels relax, which improves sexual function.

Echinacea:  The phytochemicals and other nutrients contained in Echinacea help combat tumors, prevent abnormal cell growths, boost the immune system,  greatly reduce the chance of catching a common cold and reduce its duration, and prevent recurring infections.  Echinaces is a natural painkiller, and is especially effective for pain associated with the bowels, headaches, herpes, gonorrhea, measles, snake bites, sore throats, stomach ache, tonsillitis, and toothache.  It is an anti-inflammatory and helps relieve chronic inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis.  Inflammation is the #1 cause of many diseases.  Echinacea helps remove and combat the toxins that cause inflammation.

Elderberry Plant: Most of the parts of the elderberry tree are used in herbal medicines, including the leaves, bark, flowers and berries.  It helps boost the immune system and is good for colds, fever, coughs, congestion, infections, diabetes, rheumatism, inflammatory diseases, skin disorders, constipation, water retention, pain, viruses, respiratory infections and flu.

Elder Flowers are mildly astringent and help soothe a dry, irritated scalp. Hair-softening elder flower also helps dry damaged hair.

Eleuthero Ginseng: increases oxygen available to the cells, encourages blood flow, boosts immune response, protects DNA, improves mental and physical stamina, reduces effects of stress, antioxidant, improves memory, increases libido, strengthens bones, helps with herpes and sleep disorders.

Fennel:  The ancient Egyptians used fennel to boost women’s libido.  Fennel contains chemicals that may increase sex drive.  It also improves longevity, digestive bloating and pain, stimulates appetite, diuretic, anti-inflammatory, kidney stones, cystitis, sore throat, mild expectorant, colic, painful teething, increases breast milk, eye wash for sore eyes and conjunctivitis. 

Fenugreek provides natural proteins for the nourishment and health of hair, stimulates blood flow to the root of the hair, and was used to combat hair loss. Used as a treatment for dandruff, thinning hair, and damaged hair, it is said to preserve hair's natural color and keep hair silky. Fenugreek may increase sex drive, lower blood sugar, good for fever, gastritis, gastric ulcers, induces childbirth, increases breast milk, lowers cholesterol, inhibits liver cancer, antidiabetic. 

Feverfew is used in the prevention of headaches, migraines, arthritis, fevers, muscle stress and pain, to reduce high blood pressure, decrease stomach irritation, enhance digestion and kidney function and decrease menstrual difficulties. 

Frankincense: the Frankincense compound is effective even among abnormal cell growths and tumors that have been resistant to chemotherapy.  It has immune enhancing abilities, antiseptic and disinfectant, helps eliminate cold and flu germs, strengthens skin and improve its tone, elasticity, defense mechanisms against bacteria or blemishes, tones and lifts skin, reduces appearance of scars and acne, and heals wounds and improves stretch marks, reduces symptoms associated with menstruation and menopause by balancing hormone levels. It can help relieve pain, cramps, constipation, headaches, anxiety, nausea, fatigue, and mood swings. Frankincense oil also helps with regulating estrogen production and reduces the risk of tumor or cyst development in pre-menopausal women.

Ginger.    Organic Ginger is a circulatory stimulant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, helps with motion sickness, nausea, digestive complaints, food poisoning, infections, coughs, colds, flu and respiratory problems, fever, headaches, aching muscles, weak pulse, pale complexion, cold sores, constipation, and morning sickness. 

Ginkgo:  circulatory stimulant, tonic, antioxidant, anti-asthmatic, antispasmodic, antiallergenic, anti-inflammatory, alzheimer’s disease, depression, glaucoma, poor peripheral arterial blood flow, inhibits blood clots, lessens phlegm, vaginal discharge, weak bladder, incontinence, improves circulation, cerebral circulation, memory, prevents stroke. 

Goldenseal Root: a powerful tonic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, stops internal bleeding, astringent, constricts blood vessels, stimulates the autonomic nervous system, reduces stress, has a sedative action on central nervous system, helps with disorders of mucous membranes (eyes, ear, nose, throat, stomach, intestines, vagina).  Eyewash, mouthwash, douche, vaginal infections, psoriasis, reduces heavy menstrual bleeding.

Grape Leaves: astringent and anti-inflammatory, diarrhea, heavy menstrual bleeding, uterine hemorrhage, canker sores, vaginal discharge, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, capillary fragility, eyewash, cooling and soothing to skin.

Gravel Root has many soothing and astringent properties on mucus membranes.  It supports healthy metabolic actions and assists the body in removing excess fluids, promoting good kidney health.  It helps heal infections and reduces the inflammation from gout, arthritis, stiff and aching muscles and joints and uric acid build-up in the tissues.

Hawthorne:  cardiotonic, dilates blood vessels, relaxant, antioxidant, relaxes and dilates the arteries, increases the flow of blood to the heart, reduces angina, antioxidant, reduces degeneration of blood vessels, lowers blood pressure, kidney and bladder stones, diuretic, poor memory. 

Herbal Bug Repellents: There are many plants that naturally repel bugs.  Thyme deters tics and lice and other parasitic pests.  It also helps cover human scent with its powerful aroma.  Rosemary helps keep away fleas and mosquitos.  Flies, moths and beetles do not like sage.  Lemon oil helps protect against mosquitos.  Other bug-repelling herbs added to this soap include:  Idaho Wild Tansy (flies, mosquitos, gnats, tics), Basil (flies, mosquitos), Marigolds (mosquitos, aphids, maggots, flies), Mints (mosquitos, flies, ants, fleas), plantain (pulls out toxins from stings and bites), lavender (mosquitos, gnats, spiders, ants, moths, itching, stings, bites), wormwood (parasites), lemongrass (mosquitos, wasps), catnip (10 times more mosquito repellency than DEET), geranium (mosquitos, tics, lice), oregano (parasites), yarrow (strong natural aroma with many medicinal properties for healing bites, scrapes, etc.), English walnut hulls (parasites), and Lemon peel (balances PH levels, improves skin tone, deters mosquitos). 

Hops helps heal and repair damaged hair. It contains a nourishing oil that is an effective hair conditioner and thickener. Regarded as useful for hair growth, hops help stimulate scalp circulation. Its antiseptic properties help with dandruff. Hops is a sedative, antispasmodic, that stimulates digestion, relaxes sore muscles, calms the mind, helps with stress, headaches, asthma, menstrual pain, spasms and colic.

Horney Goat Weed: Native to the Mediterranean and Asia.  Increases libido, improves erectile function, heart and liver conditions, enhances blood flow.

Horsetail: This herb is effective for curing problems of oily hair. It is a rich source of silica. It makes your hair strong, sleek, shiny and manageable. It also stimulates hair growth as it enhances scalp circulation.

Irish Moss is very high in iodine and contains many beneficial vitamins and trace minerals such as sulfur, iron, calcium, selenium, magnesium, potassium and folate.  It has been used historically to strengthen the body and speed recovery from weakened physical states and digestive disorders.   It is both an expectorant and demulcent and can be very helpful expelling mucus and relieving congestion, coughs and sore throats.  It has been used extensively as an anti-inflammatory, and is especially beneficial for joints and skeletal structure, especially when used with MSM.  It has many nourishing effects on the skin due to its high sulfur content and its lubrication long-chain polysaccharides.  It is often applied directly to the skin to help rehydrate and moisturize the skin layers.  It is known to help with issues like eczema, sunburns, rashes and psoriasis.  It strengthens connective tissues and cartilages, reduces swelling and can be very helpful for arthritis.

Kelp is a seaweed rich in iron and potassium. It also contains iodine, the basis for thyroid hormone production. It reduces the healing time of injuries and fractures.

Lavender is a strong natural antiseptic, helping heal wounds, sores, insect stings, relieves pain, inflammation, and muscle tension, and stimulates blood flow.  Lavender is one of the well known herbs that will help in boosting hair growth and also reduce baldness. It is known to have antibacterial properties that will help in soothing as well as healing the skin irritations and infections on the scalp and is very effective in treating dandruff and dry and flaky scalp. Regular use of lavender hair oil will help in preventing hair loss and will also help in hair re-growth.

Lemon Balm is a mild astringent, makes a very good rinse for those with oily hair. The toning properties of Lemon Balm help balance and refresh hair and scalp. It is a powerful herb that boosts the immune system, calms the nervous system, increases longevity, improves digestion, helps heal wounds, cuts, stings, skin abrasions, viruses, acidity, fevers and stress.

Lemongrass has astringent and tonic properties that make it useful in the treatment of scalp inflammations. Lemongrass balances skin oil by helping to normalize oil production and is useful for both oily and dry hair.

Licorice Root is an anti-inflammatory, expectorant, and demulcent.  It stimulates the production of hormones by the adrenal glands, which helps the body deal with stress.  Helps heal sores, ulcerations, arthritis, inflamed joints, skin problems and boosts immune system responses.

Maca root is a nutritious herb from South America that helps increase energy and stamina, boost libido, improve vaginal lubrication, improve skin tone and hair growth, balance hormones, enhance mental focus and clarity, prevent osteoporosis, reduce depression, improve physical well-being and immune system responses, clear up acne, improve bones, teeth, circulation and muscle tone.

Marsh Mallow soothes the scalp providing relief from scalp irritation. It also contains mucilage, which provides slip to help detangle, condition and moisturize hair. High in plant proteins, marshmallow nourishes the scalp promoting healthy hair growth and luster.  It protects and soothes mucus membranes.  Helps heal boils and abscesses, mouth sores and inflammation, counters excess stomach acid, peptic ulceration and gastritis, intestinal problems, colitis, diverticulitis, irritable bowel syndrome.  Helps relieve congestion and inflammation. 

Milk Thistle:  protects the liver, stimulates secretion of bile, increases breast milk production, antidepressant, hepatitis, jaundice, infections, abnormal cell replication.

Muira Puama is an energy tonic that improves general health and has a long history of use as a remedy for impotence and sexual insufficiency being used by both men and women as an aphrodisiac.  It increases blood flow to the pelvis aiding in intimate pleasure and enhancing the normal production of hormones. It is also used for stress management, to tone the nervous system and help with exhaustion, reproductive disorders, trauma and rheumatism. 

Mullein  reduces mucus in the body to improve coughs, congestion and bronchitis.  It is a powerful wound healer that helps with various skin disorders and capillary fragility, including hemorrhoids.  It is rich in mucilage, has been used as a soothing emollient for inflammatory scalp conditions and dry hair and scalp. Mullein can be used as a floral rinse to add golden highlights and brighten hair.

Mustard  encourages blood flow to the surface in cases of rheumatism, sciatica, peritonitis, neuralgia, and various internal inflammations.  Helps with gout, lumbago, rheumatism, warms cold feet and hands and lowers fever.

Myrrh gum is a natural stimulant, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, astringent, expectorant, antispasmodic, carminative, antiulcer, antioxidant, stimulates thyroid, fights cancer, cleanses blood, improves intellect, mouth, gum, throat and digestive problems, helps with irregular and painful menstruation.  Helps heal many types of skin conditions including: acne, boils, rashes, canker sores, oral thrush, and sore throats. 

Nettle can be used on a regular basis to prevent or treat prostate enlargement, arthritis, bladder infections, PMS, inflammation, especially in the lower urinary tract and prostate, itchy skin, heavy menstrual bleeding, anemia, allergies, water retention, hay fever, asthma, wounds, skin problems, dandruff, bronchitis, bursitis, gout and high blood pressure.  Nettle stimulates the scalp, improves circulation, and helps promote promote fuller, more radiant hair. Nettles have a long-standing reputation for preventing hair loss and making the hair soft and shiny. Nettle, an excellent hair conditioner, is rich in minerals and plant hormones, is tonic and astringent and gives a healthy gloss to hair. Nettle is said to be a remedy for oily hair, dandruff, and hair shaft breakage.

Nutmeg:  carminative, relieves muscle spasms, prevents vomiting, stimulant to stomach and intestines, increases appetite, reduces nausea, increases sexual stamina, rheumatic conditions, eczema, ringworm. 

Oat Straw has emollient qualities promotes softness, body and shine. It contains nutrients that aid in healthy scalp maintenance and hair growth. Oat straw tea brings out highlights in blond hair. Oats are an excellent emollient, and cleanser, helping with many skin disorders including itchiness, eczema, flaky skin, wounds and skin diseases.

Oregano: One of the highest antioxidants herbs there is, so good for many skin disorders, toxicity, inflammation, abnormal cell replication and immune system boosting.

Pacific Yew: Sacred tree to Druids, emblem of immortality, planted at holy sites, wood used for sacred tools. Contains taxol, which inhibits cell division and used in compounds that help prevent abnormal cell replication. Skin diseases, pain, arthritis, stomachache, diuretic, childbirth pain, antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory.

Papaya is not only a digestive aid, but it is a very powerful antioxidant as well that helps with cancerous conditions. It helps heal burns, skin irritations, wounds, bedsores, rashes, bug bites and stings and other skin diseases. It is an antifungal, immune support, and helps reduce joint and prostate irritation. It protects the body from cellular damage caused by free radicals, fights harmful bacteria while benefiting probiotic bacteria.

Parsley: highly nutritious, natural vitamin and mineral supplement, diuretic, gout, rheumatism, aches and pains, flushes out waste products from inflamed joints and tissues, gas, cystitis, rheumatic conditions, promotes menstruation, helps with menstrual pain, contusions and skin problems.  It acts as a hair tonic for thin hair and dandruff prone hair.

Passion Flower is a powerful nervine herb that helps reduce anxiety & stress, insomnia, seizures, high blood pressure, hysteria and menopausal complaints, muscle cramps, headaches, hot flashes, abdominal pain, premenstrual syndrome, liver problems and asthma.  It is a powerful antioxidant that works well with valerian root and St. John’s Wort.

Pau D Arco (Taheebo) a natural antibiotic and anti-tumor herb that is beneficial for many skin diseases: sores, wounds, ringworm, etc.  A powerful blood purifier that helps with abnormal cell growth, prostate problems, intestinal disorders, snakebites, fungal infections, chronic candidiasis and inflammation of the cervix and prostate.  It is an antibiotic, anti-tumor, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, immune stimulant, anti-inflammatory and deep cleanser. The Native South American people prized Pau D’ Arco (Lapacho) as a cure all.

Peppermint leaves are widely recognized for their anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and astringent properties. It stimulate nerve endings and increase local blood flow to the scalp and cools and refines the scalp. Powerful antioxidant, when applied to the skin relieves pain and reduces hyper-sensitivity, helps with respiratory infections, digestive problems, relieves muscle spasms, and is a powerful antiseptic.

Peppers:  white and black are the dried peppers of the tropical pepper vine.  They are a stimulant, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory.

Pokeroot: anti-rheumatic, anti-arthritic, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory agent that is very effective treating lymphatic disorders.  Strengthens immune system by proliferating T-cells and improving glandular health.  Cures various skin ailments: scabies, ringworm, acne and rashes by stimulating the lymphocytes.  Helps heal many types of infections including conjunctivitis, respiratory infections, sore throats, tonsillitis, pharyngitis, swollen glands, chronic infections, syphilis, mumps, fungal infections, sores and infected breasts.  Helps with constipation, heavy menstrual cycles, sore and infected breasts and abnormal growths (especially breast and uterus).  Improves arthritic conditions.

Red Clover: skin conditions, usually used with burdock and yellow dock, expectorant, relieves menopausal symptoms, protects heart and circulation, helps prevent abnormal breast growths and tumors.

Red raspberry leaves have been used for centuries to strengthen the uterus, balance hormones and heal all kinds of wounds, skin rashes, sores, boils, etc.  They are known to help reduce inflammation and relieve pain associated with gout, arthritis and other inflammatory joint conditions.  The tannins in raspberry leaf give it astringent properties which make it soothing both internally and externally. A strong raspberry leaf tea, tincture, salve or cream will sooth sunburn, eczema, and rashes when used externally. Swishing with a tincture or infusion of Raspberry Leaf is great for the gums and can help alleviate the symptoms of gingivitis or gum disease. The high concentration of Vitamin C in Raspberry Leaf makes it great during illness. Drinking raspberry leaf tea is especially beneficial during pregnancy.

Rehmannia root powder is considered a blood and yin tonic in Chinese Medicine.  It helps balance the yin and yang energies, improving the healthy production of body fluids, strengthens the kidneys and adrenal glands, which helps with chronic stress, hormone imbalances and lower back weakness.  It supports the cells of the pituitary gland and adrenal cortex, especially during times of stress.  It helps with asthma, skin conditions, arthritis and capillary fragility.  Rehmannia is used to maintain and/or regulate the menstrual cycle, and reduce inflammation and uterine spasms. It works to curb mid-cycle bleeding, as well as excessive bleeding in women with menorrhagia. This root is also used to promote regular menstrual cycles, treat chronic pelvic pain, heavy menstrual bleeding, irritable uterus, liver and kidney problems, and iron deficiency.

Rose Hips are packed full of nutrients including Vitamin C and A which help heal scars, acne, burns dry skin, wounds, scars, wrinkles, boost the immune system, prevent infections from both bacteria and viruses, reduce inflammation, treat arthritis, strengthen the hair shaft, prevent cardiovascular disease and cancer.  Rose Hips are packed full of Vitamin C, strengthens the hair shaft and brightens red hair.

Rose Petals have healing properties that are useful in treating mild scalp inflammation, moisturizing and nourishing qualities that promote shine and stimulating properties that increase blood supply in the scalp to promote hair growth. Rose petals also brighten red hair.

Rosemary This herb has been hailed since ancient times for its medicinal properties. Rosemary was traditionally used to help alleviate muscle pain, improve memory, boost the immune and circulatory system, promote hair growth, liver function, proper digestion, and brain health, heals sores, eczema, bruises, and wounds. It is a rich source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, which help boost the immune system and improve blood circulation. Laboratory studies have shown rosemary to be rich in antioxidants, which play an important role in neutralizing harmful particles called free radicals.  Rosemary: It is one of the effective hair enhancer. This herb nourishes your flaky and dry scalp hence solving your dandruff problem. It slows down premature graying and hair loss.

Sage: antioxidant, astringent, antiseptic, clears mucus, stomachic, estrogenic, reduces sweating, tonic, helps relieve menopausal symptoms, anti-inflammatory, sore throat, canker sores, sore gums, irregular and light menstruation, asthma, bites, stings, diarrhea.

Sandalwood:  an antiseptic, anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, that helps tone skin and heal skin infections: acne, eczema, burns, rashes, psoriasis, wounds  and blemishes.  Used externally to treat inflammation of genital organs, urinary bladder infections, cystitis, STD’s and gums.  Helps reduce stress, hypertension, emotional negativity by triggering the production of serotonin in the brain.  It is an antispasmodic that helps relax the nerves, blood vessels and muscles.  It is a natural aphrodisiac.

Saw Palmetto helps stimulate sexual activity, reduce impotence, protect against prostate cancer and speed the healing from prostate surgery, improve the health of the kidneys, prevent incontinence, boost muscle mass, increase nutrient uptake efficiency, treat urinary tract conditions, strengthen hair growth, and even improve the immune system.  It increases the libido of both men and women.

Self-Heal: a powerful antioxidant, stringent and wound healer, with tonic activity, and tissue protective activity, sore throat, inflammatory bowel disease, diarrhea, internal bleeding, fevers, headache, dizziness, vertigo, antibacterial.

Shatavari root is an Indian herb that is often used with ashwagandha to balance female hormones, bring regularity to feminine rhythms, and boost natural creative passion and healthy sexual energy.  Shatavari root is a superb tonic for the female reproductive system as it tones and cleanses the uterus.  It is renowned as the foremost herb for the gynecological balancing of the female menstrual cycle.  It cools the symptoms of inflammation during menstruation & menopause, increases fertility and reduces emotional irritability.  Its tonic effects also target the nerves and reduce symptoms of emotional irritability, abdominal cramping and headaches.

Shilijit: adaptogen, immune support, pain, arthritis, joints, inflammation, spasms, muscular pain, depression, indigestion, constipation, eczema, diabetes, high cholesterol, osteoporosis, alzheimers, chronic fatigue.

Skullcap is a sedative, nervine tonic, antispasmodic that helps relieve pain, improve mental depression, muscular tension and insomnia.

Slippery Elm.  When slippery elm comes in contact with inflamed skin, it soothes and coats the irritated tissue, protects it from injury, and draws out toxins or irritants, softens and protects the skin, and helps heal boils, rashes and skin problems, and diseases of the female organs.  Slippery elm bark, is also part of a North American formula called Essiac, which is a popular herbal treatment for abnormal cell growths.

Soursop (Graviola): arthritis pain, joint inflammation, skin conditions, calms nerves, diabetes, helps reduce or eliminate abnormal cell replication and growths, used in treatments for breast, pancreatic, lung, liver and prostate growths.

Spirulina is a natural algae (cyanobacteria) that are incredibly high in protein and nutrients. The high content of protein and iron in spirulina makes it especially beneficial during pregnancy, after surgery, and for boosting the immune system. Spirulina is unique as it contains the rare blue pigment phycocyanin, a powerful antioxidant that protects cells from damage. Studies show that spirulina activates the immune system to prevent the progression and spread of abnormal cells. It helps prevent illnesses, radiation damage and atherosclerosis and related conditions. Spirulina helps reduce symptoms of allergic reactions, including the itching and congestion. It boosts the absorption of vitamins and minerals. It decreases inflammation in the tissues and supports the growth of probiotic healthy bacteria and yeasts.

St. Johns Wort (hypericum) is an antidepressant, antiviral, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory that helps with nervous complaints, sleep difficulties, depression, menopause, tissue repair, nerve and joint pain, bites and stings, chickenpox, shingles, sciatica, wounds, infections and aching muscles. 

Thyme:  antiseptic, tonic, relieves muscle spasms, expectorant, expels worms, antioxidant, muscle spasms, anti-aging, stomach ulcers, infections including fungal.  Throat and chest infections, asthma, hay fever, worms, bites, stings, sciatica, rheumatic pain, ringworm, athletes foot, thrush, scabies, lice, back pain, earache, vitality, sore throats, headaches.  Supports the role of enzymes that play a key role in the liver’s detoxification mechanisms that help to remove toxins and waste products from the body.

Turmeric root is an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, anticoagulant, helps prevent cancer, lowers cholesterol levels, helps with many types of skin conditions including eczema, psoriasis, athletes foot, fungal infections, sores, wounds, and many types of inflammation. It stimulates secretion of bile, protects stomach and liver, assists in the healing of jaundice, gastritis, stomach acidity, alleviates nausea, useful for arthritis, reduces the risk of strokes and heart attacks, is used in the prevention, management and treatment of cystic fibrosis, various cardiovascular, neurological diseases and infections.

Usnea: a natural immune system builder, helps with many skin problems, dull and brittle nails, lip blisters, and infections.

Valerian Root is a natural sedative that encourages sleep, reduces anxiety, panic attacks & tremors, relaxes overly contracted muscles, relieves muscle spasms, menstrual pain and lowers blood pressure.

Wheat Grass Powder is a natural antiseptic and detoxifier that plays an important role in enhancing the elasticity and outward glow of the skin. It helps heal bruises, sores, insect bites, rashes, cuts, scrapes, poison ivy, sunburn, boils, athlete’s foot and prevents free radical damage. It helps rejuvenate the cells, thereby slowing down the ageing process. Wheatgrass powder is helps clear up dandruff, dry itchy scalp, and prevent grey hair. Wheat grass helps beneficial probiotic bacteria to thrive, while getting rid of harmful bacteria. It helps the blood carry more oxygen, and assists in the formation of healthy red blood cells and white corpuscles. It helps balance the body’s pH levels, reduce inflammation, improve cell strength, detoxify the blood and liver, cleanse the colon and protect against carcinogens. The molecular structure of chlorophyll contained in wheatgrass is similar to that of hemoglobin in human blood and so it is easily absorbed, helping prevent anemia and other blood disorders. It helps reduce the harmful effects of radiation, flushing out toxins and improving metabolism and cellular repairs. Wheatgrass is a powerful anti-inflammatory, providing relief from body aches and pains.

White Oak Bark is an anti-bacterial, anti-parasite herb that helps reduce water retention, regulate menstrual flow, especially heavy flow, helps heal bladder infections, is very deodorizing, can be used for douches, hemorrhoids, skin growths and abnormal cell replication.  It is used topically as a wash and wound protectant. It helps stop bleeding, and forms a protective antiseptic layer to allow healing to occur safely without risk of infection.

Witch Hazel is an astringent, anti-inflammatory that tightens skin, creating a protective covering on skin that increases resistance to inflammation and promotes healing of broken skin, damaged blood vessels, including hemorrhoids, bruises, cysts, tumors, rashes, weeping skin, eczema, psoriasis and acne. 

Wormwood is a powerful anti-inflammatory that also eliminates worms and various parasites, eases stomach pain, is a mild antidepressant and digestive stimulant, stimulates secretion of bile, protects the liver, eases gas and bloating, improves vitality, insect repellent, fights infections, helps with anemia and reduces high fever. 

Yarrow is an antispasmodic, astringent, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergenic, anti-tumor that boosts the immune system, fights infection, improves circulation, heals wounds and skin disorders, tones varicose veins and helps with colds, flu, weak digestion, blood pressure and colic.