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Calamus

Use the root to treat fever, stomach ailments, sores, burns, ulcers. Also known to destroy a taste for tobacco!

Calendula

You probably know this as Marigold. Use the whole flower tops or just the petals. One of the best herbs for treating local skin problems and may be used wherever there is an inflammation on the skin.

California Poppy

Use dried aerial parts. A non-addictive alternative to the Opium Poppy. Used as a sedative for children where there is over-excitability and sleeplessness.

Caraway

The part of this to use is the seeds. A calming herb that will help to ease flatulence. This use is particularly helpful in children. It also stimulates the appetite and because it is also an astringent it will help laryngitis, bronchitis and bronchial asthma.

Cascara Sagrada

Also known as Sacred Bark, Chittem Bark, and Cascara. The part to use is the bark after aging. Best use is for chronic constipation.

Catnip

Also known as Catmint and Catnep. This is a traditional cold and flu treatment. Can also use it to drive your cat crazy!

Cayenne

Also known as Capsicum, Chili or Chili Pepper, Hot Pepper and Tabasco Pepper. This is an effective treatment for pleurisy, kidney problems, skin and colds.

Celery Seeds

Use dried ripe fruits to use as an anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, diuretic or anti-spasmodic. Great for treating rheumatism, arthritis and gout.

Chamomile

The total list of benefit and treatments for Camomile is huge. Just a few come to mind, insomnia, anxiety, menopausal depression, loss of appetite, dyspepsia, diarrhoea, colic, aches and pains of 'flu, migraine, neuralgia, teething, vertigo, motion sickness, conjunctivitis, inflamed skin. This may seem too good to be true, but it reflects the wide range of actions in the body.

Chapparal

Very useful in cases of acne, arthritis, chronic backache, skin conditions of warts and blotches. Also one of the best cancer herbs.

Cherry

Use the bark to treat phlegm in the throat, tuberculosis, coughs, bronchitis, heart and blood pressure.

Chestnut

Use inner bark and leaves to treat colds and liver ailments.

Cinnamon

Makes a great antiseptic and use to treat colds.

Coltsfoot

Also known as Coughwort, Horsehoof and Foals Foot. Use the dried flowers and leaves. There are useful levels of zinc in the leaves of this herb, which has been known to have anti-inflammatory results. Use for coughs, bronchitis, whooping cough and asthma.

Comfrey

Also known as Knitbone. Comfrey has high levels of allantoin which is a healing chemical that stimulates cell growth. This makes it wonderful for internal and external use. Works well for gastric ailments including duodenal ulcers and colitis. Is also beneficial for bronchitis.

Coriander

Excellent for stomach trouble, prostrate and any urinary ailments.

Corn Silk

Use the stigmas from the female flowers to use as a diuretic, anti-inflammatory or tonic. Corn Silk will help in any irritation of the urinary system.

Damiana

Excellent strengthening energy to nerves and limbs, Damiana has a reputation as a great sexual rejuvenator, particularly in lethargy of the sexual organs. Whether that old wives tale is true or not, it does have a definite positive effect on the central nervous system and the hormonal system as well as a being useful as an anti-depressant.

Dandelion

User either the root or leaf. Useful as a powerful diuretic, it is a good source for potassium. Help in fighting anemia, also used for fever, liver, skin and urinary ailments.

Devils Claw

Very effective in arthritis as well as liver and kidney problems.

Dill

It is the seeds that are used for treatments. An excellent remedy for flatulence and colic, it also helps to sooth the nerves.

Echinacea

Also known as Purple Coneflower, this is probably one of the most widely recognized herbal treatments available today. While most people know it’s usefulness for fighting colds flue and infections, it is an excellent blood cleanser. It also clears up carbuncles, boils and blood poisoning.

Elecampane

Treatment for coughs, asthma, bronchitis, tuberculosis, mucous, kidney and bladder stones.

Eucalyptus

Also known as Blue Gum. The leaves and bark are used. Excellent treatment for fever, bronchitis and asthma.

Eyebright

This is the main herb for protecting and maintaining the health of the eye. Acts as an internal medicine for the constitutional tendency to eye weakness. Will also remove cysts that have been caused by chronic conjunctivitis.

Fennel

Use the seeds. Excellent for obesity because it helps take away the appetite. Aids indigestion when uric acid is the problem. Is also good for gas acid stomach, gout and colic in infants.

Fenugreek

Use the seed. Excellent treatment for swellings, fever, blood poison prevention and as a tea for sore throat.

Feverfew

Use the leaves to treat migraine headaches, arthritis, dizziness and tinnitus.

Flaxseed

For treatment of sore throat and mucous membranes.

Fo-Ti

Excellent for mental depression. Has been used to help memory.

Garlic

Garlic is one of the few herbs that have universal recognition and uses. It stimulates the activity of the digestive organs. It is used to emulsify the cholesterol and loosen it from the arterial walls. Proven useful in asthma and whooping cough, it is also valuable in intestinal infections and effective in reducing high blood pressure.

Gentian Root

An excellent tonic and blood purifier. Treats the liver, worms, fever and colds. It is also very effective for snake bites due to it’s equality with quinine.

Ginger

Useful in all painful spasms of the bowels and stomach. Taken hot, it is excellent for suppressed menstruation. A catalyst from the pelvic area down.

Ginseng

The root is used. Excellent for low blood pressure. Increases the capillary circulation of the brain and also helps with nervous exhaustion. Useful for chest troubles, colds stomach and lungs.

Golden Seal

Use the root. A powerful agent used in treating ulcers, diphtheria, tonsillitis and spinal meningitis. It is one of the best substitutes for quinine. It acts as an insulin.

Gotu Kola

Contains remarkable rejuvenating properties. Is known as "The Secret of Perpetual Youth." It strengthens the heart, memory and brain.

Hawthorne

Known as the heart herb. It is used to dilate the coronary blood vessels in a mild way and restore the heart muscle wall.

Henna

Use the leaves and root. Effective treatment for the liver and skin infections.

Hops

Has a remarkable relaxing effect on the central nervous system. It is also effective for anemia and restoring the appetite.

Horehound

A stimulant, use to treat colds coughs and sore throat.

Horsetail

Contains a great deal of silica, which helps keep the elasticity in the skin. Also an effective diuretic and helps with kidney stones.

Hydrangea

Use dried roots, rhizomes. The greatest use for Hydrangea is for treating enlarged prostate glands. It is also effective for urinary infections like cystitis, including stones.

Hyssop

A body cleanser it is also effective for nervousness and recovering from colds.

Juniper Berries

Excellent for kidney and bladder problems relating to pancreas and adrenal glands. Works well for dropsy and leucorrhea.

Nutritionist and applied kinesiologist, Ann Fishburne is available by appointment to help choose the right herbs for your specific health  needs.
 

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