Alfalfa contains health building properties. It helps assimilate protein, calcium and other nutrients. It is beneficial for all ailments because of its vitality and nutrient properties. And the contents are also balanced for complete absorption. Alfalfa contains chlorophyll. It is a body cleanser, infection fighter and natural deodorizer. It breaks down poisonous carbon dioxide and it is the richest land source of trace minerals. It is a very good spring tonic, it eliminates retained water, and relieves urinary and bowel problems. It helps in treating recuperative cases of narcotic and alcohol addiction. The enzymes help to neutralize cancer in the system.
Alfalfa contains a very rich supply of vitamins A, K, and D. It is also high in calcium and contains phosphorus, iron, potassium and eight essential enzymes. It is rich in trace minerals.
Aloe Vera is known as the first aid plant. It cleans, soothes and heals. It also contains antibiotic properties. It shouldn't be taken as a laxative during pregnancy. It contains properties which promotes the removal of dead skin and stimulates the normal growth of living cells, and which can stop pain and reduce the chance of infection and scarring while helping the healing process.
This is one plant every household should have. It is one of the easiest plants to grow indoors. It is valuable to burning, itching, minor cuts and first and second degree thermal burns. The fresh juice from the leaves heals wounds by preventing or drawing out infections. Aloe Vera helps to heal internal tissues damaged by radiation exposure, such as x-rays and radiation.
Aloe Vera contains-calcium, potassium, sodium, manganese, magnesium, iron, lecithin, and zinc.
Bee Pollen is high in aspartic acid, an amino acid that is able to stimulate the glands to promote a feeling of physical rejuvenation. It promotes youthful feeling, builds resistance to diseases, helps to boost healing powers and provides the body with energy.
Studies have found that it has a healing effect where there is pernicious anemia and disturbances of the intestinal system such as colitis, and chronic constipation. Bee Pollen slows down the aging process, for it has helped the emotional well-being of aging people. It also helps the hormonal system. Bee Pollen mixed with honey is used in Russia for treating hypertension, nervous and endocrine system complaints. It normalizes the activity of the intestines (in cases of colitis or chronic constipation), it improves the appetite, and increases fitness for work. Some people could be allergic to Bee Pollen and caution should be used if itching, dizziness, or difficulty in swallowing occurs after taking it. Always start out with small doses.
Bee Pollen contains 35% protein, about half of which is in the form of free amino acids, which are essential to life and can be immediately assimilated by the body. It is high in B-complex vitamins, and also vitamins A, C, D, and E. It is said to contain every substance needed to maintain life. It is called a complete food. Bee Pollen also contains Lecithin.
Blessed Thistle has a long history as a digestive and general tonic. It is useful for headaches in menopause problems. It is an excellent tonic for stomach and heart, aids circulation and helps all liver problems. It increases mothers' milk, and strengthens the memory by bringing oxygen to the brain. It helps control fevers, helps with cramps and other female problems, and also helps in balancing hormones. The Quinault Indians used the whole plant, steeped to create a birth-control medicine. It also has been used for treating internal cancer
Blessed Thistle contains the B-complex vitamin, manganese, calcium, iron phosphorus, and potassium.
CAPSICUM OR CAYENNE
Capsicum is said to be unequalled for warding off diseases and equalizing blood circulation. It is called a "Supreme and harmless internal disinfectant." It increases the heart action but not the blood pressure. It is said to prevent strokes and heart attacks. It is used for hemorrhaging external and internal.
Capsicum increases the power of all other herbs, helps in digestion when taken with meals and promotes all the secreting organs. It is a natural stimulant for diarrhea and dysentery,
This herb is a very important one when you want quick action for the flu and colds for its stimulating action.
It has the ability to rebuild tissue in the stomach and heals stomach and intestinal ulcers. It is known as the purest and best stimulant in the herb kingdom. It is said to be a catalyst, carrying all other herbs quickly to the part of the body where it is most needed, and increases their effectiveness.
Capsicum is high in Vitamins A, C, iron and calcium. It has Vitamin G, Magnesium, Phosphorus, and Sulphur. It has some B-complex, and is rich in Potassium.
Cascara Sagrada is a bark rich in hormone-like oils which promote peristaltic action in the intestinal canal. It is one of the best herbs to use for chronic constipation and is said to not be habit-forming. It increases the secretions of the stomach, liver, and pancreas and exerts a remarkable action in torpor of the colon in constipation.
It has been effective to the gall ducts, and in helping the body rid itself of gallstones.
Cascara is very valuable whenever there are hemorrhoids because of poor bowel function.
It helps in painless evacuations and, after extended usage, the bowels will function naturally and regularly from its tonic effects. It also has a stimulating tonic effect to all nerves that it comes in contact with. It is very cleansing to the colon and helps rebuild its functions.
Cascara Sagrada contains B-Complex, calcium, potassium, manganese, traces of tin, lead, strontium and aluminum.
Catnip has been called nature's "Alka-Seltzer." The Indians used it for infant colic, but it also has a sedative effect on the nervous system. It is useful for many ailments: for all cases of fevers for its actin in inducing sleep and in producing perspiration without increasing heat in the body. In children it is said to speedily overcome convulsions. It is also good for restlessness and colic and as a pain killer, especially for small children and infants. It has been known to help prevent a cold when drinking a warm infusion when you notice the first symptom. It helps in fatigue and improves circulation. It is said to help to prevent miscarriages and premature births. It helps in aches and pain due to flu and upset stomach and diarrhea associated with flu.
Catnip is high in vitamins A and C, and the B-complex vitamin. It contains magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, sodium, and has a trace of sulphur.
Chaparral has the ability to cleanse deep into the muscles and tissue walls. It is a potent healer to the urethral tract and to lymphatics, tones up the system and rebuilds the tissues. Medical science believes that the process by which chaparral supports the system works by inhibiting the unwanted rapid growth, via the vital respiratory process throughout the whole system. It is a strong antioxidant, anti-tumor agent, pain-killer, and antiseptic. It is one of the best herbal antibiotics. Chaparral has been said to be able to take the residue of LSD out of the system, thereby helping eliminate recurrences.
Chaparral is high in protein, potassium, and sodium. It also contains silicon, tin, aluminum, sulphur, chlorine, and barium.
Dandelion benefits the function of the liver. It has the ability to clear obstructions and stimulates the liver to detoxify poisons. It should be considered a valuable survival food. It contains all the nutritive salts that are required for the body to purify the blood. It promotes a healthy circulation, strengthens weak arteries, cleanses skim blemishes and restores the gastric balance in patients who have suffered from severe vomiting.
The juice of the broken stem can be applied to warts and allowed to dry. If used daily for two or three days, it will dry up the warts. It is also useful for corns, acne and blisters.
A diet of this herb (green) improves the enamel of the teeth.
Dandelion is a natural source of protein. It is rich in vitamin A. It is an excellent source of vitamin B., C, and E. It is rich in potassium, calcium and sodium. It contains some phosphorus and iron, as well as some nickel, cobalt, tin, copper, and zinc.
Echinacea stimulates the immune response, increasing the body's ability to resist infections, especially the production of white blood cells. It improves lymphatic filtration and drainage, and it helps remove toxins from the blood. It is considered one of the best blood cleansers and is called the King of the Blood Purifiers. It is said to be good for enlargement and weakness of the prostate gland. It is a natural antibiotic. It has been used with Chickweed to help in weight loss.
It contains vitamins A, E, and C, iron, iodine, copper, sulphur, and potassium.
Eyebright aids in stimulating the liver to clean the blood and relieve the conditions that effect the clarity of vision and thought. It is useful for inflammations because of its cooling and detoxifying properties. It has antiseptic properties that fight infections of the eyes. It has traditionally been used as a remedy for eye problems, such as failing vision, eye inflammation, conjunctivitis ulcers and even eye strain. Eyebright will strengthen all parts of the eye and provide an elasticity to the nerves and optic devices responsible for sight.
It is extremely rich in vitamins A and C. It contains B complex, vitamin D, and some vitamin E. It also contains iron, silicon, a trace of iodine, copper, and zinc.
Garlic is nature's antibiotic. The properties of garlic have the ability of stimulating cell growth and activity. It has a rejuvenative effect on all body functions. It is a health building and disease preventative herb and dissolves cholesterol in the bloodstream. Garlic stimulates the lymphatic system to throw off waste materials. Garlic stimulates the lymphatic system to throw off waste materials. Garlic opens up the blood vessels and reduces blood pressure in hypertensive patients. It contains antibiotics that are effective against bacteria which may be resistant to other antibiotics. It is called Russian penicillin. Garlic does not destroy the body's normal flora.
This herb contains vitamins A and C. It also contains selenium, which is closely related to vitamin E in biological activity. It contains sulphur, calcium, manganese, copper, and a lot of vitamin B1. Garlic also contains some iron and it is high in potassium and zinc.
In the Orient Ginseng is called the King of the Herbs. It stimulates the entire body energy to overcome stress, fatigue, and weakness. It is especially stimulating for mental fatigue. It stimulates and improves the brain cells. Ginseng has a very beneficial effect on the heart and circulation. It is used to normalize blood pressure, reduce blood cholesterol and prevent arteriosclerosis. It is used as a preventive tonic in China. It is claimed to slow down the aging process. It is considered a cure all herb. It acts as an antidote to various types of drugs and toxic chemicals, and is said to protect the body against radiation. It is said to improve vision and hearing activity, improve working ability, and help to check irritability to give one more poise and composure.
Ginseng contains vitamins A and E. It also contains thiamine, riboflavin, B12m, niacin, calcium, iron, phosphorus, sodium, silicon, potassium, manganese, magnesium, sulphur, and tin.
Golden Seal has been recommended as a way of boosting a sluggish glandular system and promoting youthful hormone harmony. The action of the herb goes directly into the bloodstream and helps regulate the liver functions. It has a natural antibiotic ability to stop infection and kill poisons in the body. It should not be used by pregnant women. Golden Seal can be used for many illnesses not listed.
Golden Seal is valuable for all catarrhal conditions either in the nasal area, bronchial tubes, throat, intestines, stomach and bladder. It has the ability to heal mucous membranes anywhere in the body. It ranks high as one of the best general medicinal aids in the herbal kingdom. When taken with other herbs it increases the tonic properties for whatever ailment is being treated. If a person has low blood sugar, substitute myrrh instead of Goldenseal.
This herb contains vitamins A and C. It also contains vitamin B-complex, E, F, calcium, copper, potassium, lots of phosphorus, manganese, iron, zinc and sodium.
Hawthorn is very effective for relieving insomnia. A poultice of leaves (crushed) or fruit has strong drawing powers and has been used in England for centuries in the treatment of embedded thorns, splinters, felons and whitlows. The fruits are used for nervousness and also in preventing miscarriage. It has been known for centuries as a treatment of heart disease. Regular use strengthens the heart muscles. It has been used in preventing arteriosclerosis and in helping conditions like rapid and feeble heart action, heart valve defects, enlarged heart, angina pectoris and difficult breathing owing to ineffective heart action and lack of oxygen in the blood. Some herbalists recommend Hawthorn to use against diseases before actual symptoms are manifest.
This herb is high in Vitamins C and B-complex. It contains sodium, silicon, phosphorus, and some iron, zinc, sulphur, nickel, tin, aluminum and beryllium.
Hops is recognized for its remarkable sedative powers. It is known as one of the best nervines in the herb kingdom. It is strong but safe to use. Culpepper says, "It opens obstructions of the liver and spleen, cleanses the blood, loosens the belly, cleanses the veins from gravel and provokes urine." Hops contains appetizing and tonic properties as well as sedative properties and acts as a nervine in overcoming insomnia. It acts as a stimulant to the glands and muscles of the stomach and at the same time calms the hyperexcitability to the gastric nerves. It has a relaxing influence upon the liver and gall duct and is also a laxative to the bowels. Its main uses are to alleviate nervous tension and promote restful sleep.
Hops is rich in the vitamin B-complex. It contains magnesium, zinc, copper, traces of iodine, manganese, iron, sodium, lead, fluorine, and chlorine.
Hyssop is used in lung ailments. It is good for fevers to help produce sweating. Research has found that the mold that produces penicillin grows on hyssop leaves, and therefore helps the healing process. It contains essential hormone oil to build resistance to infectious diseases. Hyssop is usually mixed with other herbs for the best results. The leaves can be applied on wounds to help infections and help aid in healing. It has been used for poor digestion, breast and lung problems, cough from colds and nose and throat infections. It is useful for mucus congestion in the intestines.
Kelp is a good promoter of glandular health. It controls the thyroid and regulates the metabolism which helps digest food. Kelp has the reputation of speeding up the burning of excess calories by controlling the body's metabolism and is helpful in the nourishment of the body with its ability to stimulate metabolism. It contains all of the minerals considered vital to health. It even contains a small amount of lecithin. Kelp has a beneficial effect on many disorders of the body. It is called a sustainer to the nervous system and the brain, helping the brain to function normally. It is essential during pregnancy.
Kelp contains nearly 30 minerals. It is rich iodine, calcium, sulphur and silicon. It also contains phosphorus, iron, sodium, potassium, magnesium, chlorine, copper, zinc and manganese. It has a small amount of barium, boron, chronium, lithium, nickel, silver, titanium, vanadium, aluminum, strontium, bismuth, chlorine, cobalt, gallium, tin and zirconium. Kelp is rich in B-complex vitamins. It contains vitamin A, C, E and G. It also contains anti-sterility vitamin S, and it has anti-hemorrhage vitamin K.
Mullein is called a natural wonder herb with narcotic properties, without being habit forming or poisonous. Mullein is a great pain killer and helps induce sleep. It has a calming effect on all inflamed and irritated nerves. This is why it works so well in controlling coughs, cramps and spasms. It has the ability to loosen mucus and move it out of the body. It is valuable for all lung problems because it nourishes as well as strengthens. The crushed flowers have been used to remove warts. The tea has been used for dropsy, sinusitis, and swollen joints. The hot tea helps when applied to mumps, tumors, sore throat, and tonsillitis.
Mullein is high in iron, magnesium, potassium and sulphur. It contains A, D, and B-complex.
Parsley should be used as a preventative herb. It is so nutritious that it increases resistance to infections and diseases. The roots or leaves are very good for all liver and spleen problems when jaundice and venereal diseases are present. Fresh juice has helped in conjunctivitis and blepharitis an inflammation of the eyelid. It has a tonic effect on the entire urinary system. It has been used as a cancer preventative. Parsley should not be used during pregnancy, it could bring on labor pains. It will dry up mother's milk after birth.
Parsley is high in vitamin B and potassium. It is said to contain a substance in which cancerous cells cannot multiply. It is rich in iron, chlorophyll, and vitamins A and C. Parsley increases iron content in the blood. It contains some sodium, copper, thiamine and riboflavin. It also contains some silicon, sulphur, calcium and cobalt.
Psyllium is considered an excellent colon and intestine cleanser. It lubricates as well as heals the intestines and colon. It does not irritate the mucous membranes of the intestines but strengthens the tissues and restores tone. It is said to be very good for auto-intoxication, which can cause many diseases, by cleansing the intestines and removing the toxins.
Rose Hips helps play an important role in treatment where vitamins A, E, and C and Rutin are needed. This herb is very nourishing to the skin. It contains natural fruit sugar. A Swiss herbalist, Father Kunzle, recommends the use of Rose Hips to help expel kidney stones. It helps prevent infections and also helps when infections develop.
Rose Hips is very high in vitamin B-complex and is very rich in vitamins A, E, and Rutin. It also contains vitamin D, and P. It is high in organic iron and calcium. It has some sodium, potassium, sulphur, silica, and niacin.
Rosemary is a strong stimulant especially of the circulatory system and pelvic region. It is considered a proven heart tonic which is not a drastic drug. It is a treatment for high blood pressure. It is used externally for wounds of all kinds including bites and stings. It is excellent for all womens' ailments. It helps regulate menses, and should be thought of when there are pains from the uterus followed by hemorrhage. It is a good tonic for the reproductive organs. Rosemary tea will help relieve hysterical depression and is very good for headaches caused by nerves as it is stimulating to the nervous system. It has been considered to be one of the most powerful remedies to strengthen the nervous system. In colds or flu, Rosemary can be taken in tea when there is restlessness, nervousness, and insomnia. Rosemary, sage, and vervain in equal parts makes an antiseptic drink for fevers. It has been known for preventing premature baldness and being a stimulant for increased activity of "hair-bulbs."
It contains vitamins A and C. It is high in calcium. It contains iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and zinc.
St. Johnswort is very helpful for obstructions of phelgm in the chest and lungs. It has been known in cases of bronchitis to eliminate all signs of the condition. It is excellent for internal bleeding. The seeds steeped in boiling water expel congealed blood form the stomach caused by bruises, falls, or bursting veins. It is useful in healing wounds, and excellent for dirty, septic wounds and has been used in cases of putrid leg ulcers when nothing else would heal. It helps in depression and mild pain in the stomach, intestines and gall bladder. It is effective in headaches with excitability, hysteria, neuralgia, especially such symptoms occurring at the menopause, such as brain-lag, or heavy feeling in the head, or with throbbing on the top of the head. St Johnswort is useful in swellings, neglected cuts, abscesses, boils and bad insect stings.
Sarsaparilla is a valuable herb used in glandular balance formulas. Its stimulating properties are noted for increasing the metabolic rate.
It contains an important male hormone known as testosterone which is an important hair-growing hormone.
It also contains progesterone, another valuable hormone which is normally produced by the ovaries in the female.
It increases circulation to rheumatic joints. It stimulates breathing ion problems of congestion.
Sarsaparilla contains vitamin B-complex, vitamins A, C and D. It also contains iron, manganese, sodium, silicon, sulphur, copper, zinc, and iodine.
Scullcap is said to be stimulating to the nerves as quinnine without harmful side-effects. It is called a food for the nerves, supporting and strengthening them as it gives immediate relief of all chronic and acute diseases stemming from nervous affections and debility.
Scullcap is said to be one of the herbs used traditionally to cure infertility. It is also said to regulate undue sexual desires. Scullcap mixed with Pennyroyal has been used successfully as a female remedy for cramps and severe pain caused by suppressed menstruation due to colds.
Scullcap is high in calcium, potassium, and magnesium. It also contains vitamins C, E, iron and zinc.
Valerian is a strong nervine and is very helpful for insomnia. It contains an essential oil and alkaloids which combine to produce calming sedative effect. It can be used as a tranquillizer but leaves one feeling refreshed rather than sluggish. It is known as a safe non-narcotic herbal sedative and has been recommended in anxiety states.
Valerian is commonly used with other herbs for nervous tension. It is also useful in pain-relieving remedies for it's relaxing properties for muscle spasms.
Valerian is usually recommended for short-term use. Prolonged or excessive use can mental depression in some people. It is usually not recommended for small children.
Valerian is rich in magnesium, potassium, copper, some lead and zinc.By Louise Tenney