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Kelp

As we mentioned earlier, we will include descriptions that are not necessarily herbs. This is one of them. Kelp is excellent for the thyroid gland and goiters. Has a remedial and normalizing action on the sensory nerves. Good for nails and hair and cleanses radiation from the body.

Knapweed

Effective treatment for internal bleeding and swollen glands.

Lavendar

Use the flowers. This is a beautiful herb and is widely used. Many do not realize that it is an effective treatment for headaches related to stress. Also good for depression.

Licorice

Natural cortisone. Used for hypoglycemia, adrenal glands and stress. Also for coughs and chest complaints, gastric ulcers and throat conditions.

Lobelia

The most powerful relaxant. Reduces palpitations of the heart. Strengthens muscle action. Fine treatment for fevers, pneumonia, meningitis, pleurisy, hepatitis and peritonitis.

Marshmallow

Excellent to bathe sore and inflamed eyes. Also good for lung trouble, hoarseness, catarrh, diarrhea and dysentery and all kidney diseases. Also good for a vaginal douche.

Milkweed

Can be used to increase the secretion of bile from the liver and gall-bladder. Use as a liver tonic and useful for gallstones, stomach and urine.

Marigold

Use the flowers. Good for the skin, and the heart.

Marjoram

Effective for the treatment of nervous disorders. Also good for the digestion.

Mugwort

Effective treatment for the stomach and for gout.

Mullein

Very effective use for respiratory conditions like hard coughing, bronchitis and hay fever.

Myrrh Gum

Valuable for bronchial and lung diseases. Excellent for pyorrhea. Removes halitosis or bad breath when taken internally. Excellent remedy for ulcers, piles and hemorrhoids.

Nettle

The Nettle is another one of those "universal" plants. They are found all over the world and they strengthen the entire body. Rheumatism, arthritis, eczema, nosebleeds, arteries, lessen blood pressure are just a few applications. Nettles contain calcium, chlorine, iron, potassium, silicon, sodium and sulphur.

Oregon Grape

Use the root and rhizome. Similar to both Golden Seal and Barberry. Main use is in the treatment of chronic, scaly skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. Also effective for the liver, gall bladder and as a laxative for chronic constipation.

Pansy

Pansies contain Vitamins A, B and C, niacin, chlorine, iron, magnesium, potassium, silicon, and trace minerals. Effective for treatment of the bladder and kidneys.

Papaya

Aids digestion. Effective in relieving allergies by its ability to denaturize proteins.

Parsley

Known to be rich in Vitamin B and potassium, and tumerous cells cannot multiply in potassium. An excellent diuretic and one of the most excellent herbs for gallbladder as it expels gallstones.

Passion Flower

Used as a sedative. Gives a calming effect helping headaches, neuralgia, hysteria and high blood pressure caused by mental attitude.

Pennyroyal

This is a valuable remedy for women during menopause. It should not be used by pregnant women because it will bring on suppressed menstruation. Also good for fevers, colds and phlegm in chest and lungs.

Peppermint

Combats flatulence, it is used to relieve colic, nausea and the desire to vomit. Also good for travel sickness.

Plaintain

Will stop bleeding from wounds, treats eczema and burns. Also good for coughs and mild bronchitis.

Pleurisy Root

Effective against respiratory infections where it assists expectoration. Use to treat pleurisy, pneumonia and influenza (flu).

Psyllium

Excellent colon cleanser, cleans out compacted pockets on the colon. Creates bulk and relieves auto-intoxication.

Raspberry

As a tea, it is excellent for morning sickness in pregnancy. An aid to preventing miscarriage, it strengthens the uterine walls prior to giving birth.

Red Clover

A good blood purifier. It is an antidote to cancer, containing lime, silica and other earthy salts. Relaxing to nerves and entire system.

Rhubarb Root

Very good to increase the muscular action of the bowels. Also will relieve headaches.

Rose Hips

Contains a great deal of vitamin C, ranging from 10 to 100 times greater than any other known food. Therefore, it is used as an infection fighter. Also helps with physical stresses and pollution. Also contains Vitamins, A, B1, B2, E, K, P, niacin, calcium, iron, phosphorous.

Rosemary

Rosemary is a circulatory and nerve stimulant. Has a calming effect on the digestion as well as headache or depression.

Rue

Effective treatment for nervousness, hysteria, worms, convulsions, joints and gout.

St. Johns Wort

Taken internally, has a sedative and pain reducing effect. Use in treatment of neuralgia, anxiety, tension and similar problems. Good for menopausal irritations.

Saffron

A natural hydrochloric acid (utilizes sugar of fruits and oils), thus helping arthritics get rid of the uric acid which holds the calcium deposited in the joints. Also reduces lactic acid build up. Good for measles, skin, scarlet fever and perspiration.

Sage

Sage tea makes an excellent gargle for ulcerated throat or mouth. Stops bleeding of wounds and clean old ulcers and sores. Will expel worms. Good for spermatorrhea (involuntary sexual emissions.) Also for liver and kidney troubles.

Sarsaparilla Root

Eliminates poisons from the blood and purifies the system from infections. Is dependably useful in rheumatism, gout, skin eruptions, ringworm, scrofula, internal inflammation, colds and catarrh.

Sassafras Bark

Often called a spring medicine to purify the blood and cleanse the entire system. Valuable in colic and all skin diseases and eruptions.

Saw Palmetto

Useful for the treatment of asthma, bronchitis, colds and is also a sedative. Also great for reproductive organs.

Senna

Most effective as a strong laxative.

Skullcap

Is more effective than quinine and is not as harmful as quinine is. Good in neuralgia, aches and pains. It is also one of the best nerve tonics. Reduces high blood pressure, heart conditions and disorders of the central nervous systems such as St. Vitus dance, shaking palsy, hydrophobia and epilepsy.

Slippery Elm Bark

Use the inner portion of the bark. Vary valuable for mucus inflammation of the lungs, bowels, stomach, kidneys and bladder. Will sustain ulcerated and cancerous stomach when nothing else will.

Squaw Vine

Excellent to take during pregnancy. Used for uterine problems, urinary troubles and other female complaints.

Tansy

Can be useful for treatment of nervous disorders, worms and jaundice. MUST BE AVOIDED DURING PREGNANCY.

Thyme

Has a high content of oil. Good for internal use for coughs, throat and asthma as well as external use for infected wounds.

Uva Ursi

Very useful in diabetes and all kinds of kidney troubles. Excellent remedy for piles, hemorrhoids, spleen, liver, pancreas and gonorrhea. Also good where there are mucus discharges from the bladder with pus and blood.

Valerian

A nerve tonic. Used for epileptic fits and St. Vitus dance, nervous derangement or irritations. Excellent for children with measles and scarlet fever. Promotes sleep.

Vervain

Also known as Wild Hyssop. Will strengthen the nervous system while easing depression and melancholia. Good for fever and best for colds.

Wahoo

A primary liver herb, it acts to remove congestion from the liver allowing free flow of bile thereby helping the digestive process. Also used in the treatment of jaundice and bladder problems. Will also relive constipation.

White Oak Bark

Good for varicose veins. Used in douches and enemas for internal tumors and swellings. One of the best remedies for piles and hemorrhoids, hemorrhages or any trouble of the rectum. It normalized the liver, kidneys and spleen.

Wild Carrot

Also known as Queen Annes Lace, Wild Carrot is a diuretic, that acts as a urinary antiseptic which is why it is a treatment for cystitis, kidney stones, prostatitis. Also effective for gout and rheumatism.

Witch Hazel

Use bark and leaves. A good tonic, it aids in treating menstruation, lungs, uterus, piles, circulation, tumors eyes and is effective as a douche.

Wood Betony

Excellent healing herb for bronchitis, coughs and colds. Also good for kidney and bladder. This herb helps to correct a bed-wetting problem.

Wormwood

A good tonic for treating liver, fever, and digestion.

Yarrow

A tonic for run-down conditions and indigestion. If taken freely at the beginning of a cold, it will break it up in 24 hours. Has soothing and healing action on mucus membranes.

Yellow Dock

Mineral rich plant, especially rich in iron. Excellent as a blood purifier and tones up the entire system.

Yucca

Hope for arthritics. The extract from the plant has been used with surprising success on arthritis and rheumatism sufferers.

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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