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Everything U want to know about herbal benefits!!!


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Revised May 2003
Section One
Please consult a qualified health care professional if you need help in making decisions
about your health program.

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Herb Usage / Comments

Acerola Cherry Vitamin C, Vitamin B1

Alfalfa (Also available in

Arthritic conditions, pituitary, bowel cleaner, upset
stomach, absorbs body odors, stops excessive
sweating, absorbs sweating, absorbs poisons,
duodenal ulcer.

All Heal All purpose herb. Relieves muscular and convulsive

Aloe (African) Constipation relief, suppression of menstruation or
inactive stomach. Pinworms.

Alum Root Astringent for wrinkles, aftershave. Diarrhea.

Angelica Digestion, colds, anti-gas, flavoring.

Apricot Cancer, B17, B15; natural cyanide content kills only
cancerous cells.

Arnica External use for lower cholesterol, emotional shocks,
electrical shocks, sprains, bumps, pain, tooth pain

Improves sexual function, energy, concentration, lung

Astragalus Immune system builder.

Barberry Warts. Normalizes appetite. Break “bad habits”.
Lymphatic system, convalescence.

Basil Gas, cramping, relax the nerves, increase flow of milk
in mothers.

Bayberry Liquefy and drain sinuses. Shrink and dissolve polyps
of all kinds.

Bee Pollen Energy, hormonal support, longevity, polarity balancer,
protein, B-complex. Important for lysine. Low blood
sugar. Solar plexus.

Bee Propolis Antibiotic, anti-putrefaction agent.

Beet Root
(Beta Crassa)
Great liver cleaner & source of sulfur compounds,
potassium, magnesium and trace element boron.
Provides folic acid for proper cell division of all body
parts including nail and hair growth. Note: Folic acid
helps prevent birth defects such as open spinal canal.

Bilberry Eye problems; improve vision, night blindness, and
macular degeneration. High in Vitamin C. Gravel in
urinary system.

Bistort Expectorant, cuts mucous loose from lungs and
respiratory tract.

Black Cohosh Female estrogen hormone source. Menopause.
Overly aggressive men. Poisonous bites, spiders,
mosquito bites, stings, snakebites. Important poison
antidote, hives. Chills, fever, sluggish feeling, spinal

Black Currant Purifying, flush kidneys, energize the body. Eyesight.

Black Walnut Parasite. Restores nerve flow after shock, autonomic
nervous system. Tooth enamel.

Black Walnut Meats High in manganese, strengthens ligaments. Foot

Black Willow See Wild Yam

Bladderwrack Weight loss, thyroid. Used in kidney problems.
Important mineral source.

Blessed Thistle Good body oxygenator; lungs; heart; brain; important
for L-dopamine; increase milk flow for mothers; loss of
memory; brain anemia.

Blood Root See Red Root

Blueberry Leaf Diabetes. Also useful in urinary complaints, fluid
retention and as a blood building tonic.

Blue Cohosh The root knows its greatest service as a woman's
friend to nourish, regulate and repair the reproductive

Blue Flag Powerful lymphatic cleanser, liver regulator, dropsy
(fluid accumulation), swollen glands, torpid liver (lazy,
clogged liver).

Blue Vervain Tonic (perks up all body systems), nervine,
deobstruent, lymphatic assistance, tranquilizer, expels

Boneset Boneset is especially helpful in viral flu and fevers with
aching bones and muscles and bowel pain.

Borage Borage is recognized today as also being an effective
remedy for heaviness and discomfort of the chest and

Brewers Yeast Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) is stabilized by the
beautiful protein profiles provided by Brewer's Yeast,
as well as its complete natural profile of B-Complex

Buchu Kidney, urinary pain, bladder discomfort, prostate
irritation, lower back pain. Coats kidney stones.

Buckthorn Laxative, gout, uric acid.

Bugleweed Heart, circulation, soften hardening of arteries and
veins; regulate heartbeat. Pituitary gland.

Burdock Liver, skin, boils, acne. Carry dead cells out of the

Butcher’s Broom Healthy cell growth. Cleans veins. Hemorrhoids,
circulation. Antiseptic, antibiotic herb much like the
herb Knitbone (Comfrey) in its action to rapidly heal
injuries and broken bones.

Cajeput, Oil of Cajeput oil is related, in function, to something called

"Tea Tree Oil". Candida yeast infections; cold or the
flu; ordinary cuts and scrapes; toenail fungus.

Calamus Root See Sweet Root

Calendula Stop bleeding, bowel and intestinal adhesions, gall
bladder, white birth marks, soften scar tissue.

Capsicum Stop unnatural bleeding, prevents strokes, stop heart
attacks, stomach ulcers, mucous, nerves, anxiety,
energy, blood clots, hemorrhoids, stop hemorrhage
during period.

Carpenter’s Square Lymphatic cleanser, spleen, tonsils, fig warts.

Carrot Root Bioactive vegetable source of non-toxic Vitamin A for
skin and eyes. Flushes out mucous.

Cascara Sagrada Also available in capsule. Excellent laxative. Non-habit
forming. Tones lazy bowel, encourages bile
flow, expels and dissolves gallstones.

Cat’s Claw See Una De Gato

Catnip Nerves, flu, fevers, gall bladder, digestive aid, nervous
high blood pressure, colic, expels gas, high in

Celandine External Use Only. Diuretic, bowel purge,
rheumatism, gout, liver, swelling of the gall bladder,

Celery Seed Diuretic. Swollen conditions.

Chamomile Any kind of childhood or baby's complaints, especially
fever and teething, nervine for all ages.

Chaste Tree Berry For relief of premenstrual symptoms, excessive
bleeding, fibroid tumors due to hormonal imbalance;
to start the normal menstrual cycle again after
discontinuing birth control tablets, for the flow of milk
in nursing mothers and for menopausal torments.

Chestnut Leaf Varicose veins, hemorrhoids, spider veins; dissolve
and prevent blood clots.

Chickweed Lose weight, dissolve fat, soften abnormally hardened
tissues and structures, ears, restore hearing, bronchial

Chicory Clean spleen, lymphatics, liver, low blood sugar, clean
mucous that prevents normal absorption and
secretions of the body, uric acid neutralizer, and gout.

Chippewa Pine Natural source of Vitamin C, colds, flu, repair
connective tissue, elimination of “free radicals”. If you
like pycnogenol, you’ll love this.

Chuchuhuasi Builds the immune system; cancer; infections; restore
and maintain vigor of sexual activity; repel

Cinchona Bark Malaria. Kills blood parasites.

Clavo Huasca
(White Clove)
Increases women’s sexual desire.

Cleavers Kidney; goiter; cancer.

Cloves To alleviate toothache; cure the worst attacks of
nausea; kidneys are disinfected, as well as the skin,
liver, and respiratory surfaces.

Coltsfoot Lungs and breathing passages, bronchitis, asthma,
mucus in the throat and bronchials, chest infections,
cough, hoarseness, shortness of breath, reduces
harmful effects of cigarette smoking; swollen feet.

Comfrey See Knitbone

Cornsilk Irritated kidney, bladder or urinary tube; rich in
vitamin K, which can stop hemorrhage where blood
vessels are weak; used to stop bed wetting; gout; uric

Crampbark Stops cramping; aids in child birth; male and female

Cranesbill Removes wrinkles due to enlarged pores, sore mouth,
bleeding gums, mercury poisoning, removes heavy

(Life Everlasting)
Is a form of organic Lithium. Swollen tonsils; moth

Culver’s Root Bowel cleaner.

Damiana Sexual stimulant for both sexes. Frigidity, hot flashes.
Repairs severed nerves and restores feeling to tips of

Dandelion Leaf High vegetable source Vitamin A (non-harmful type),
potassium. For the skin and sinuses.

Dandelion Root Mineral storehouse, organic iron, sodium, sulfur and
others. For the joints, stomach, liver cleanser and skin

Devil’s Claw Deteriorating bones; reversing conditions of arthritis.

Dong Quai For females of childbearing age. Regulates estrogen
levels, alleviates blood clots; reduces menstrual

Dulse Thyroid problems, cold hands, feet, tip of nose, goiter;
excessive sweating; unusual fears, nightmares,

Echinacea Antibiotic; chronic conditions; cysts on body and
around tooth root; give with laxative if dissolving
growth or cysts; raises immunity.

Elderberry Herbs for all seasons; sexual stimulant for both sexes;
longevity; colds and flu.

Elecampane Complete system overhaul, especially lungs and
digestive tract; bronchial cleanser; removes asbestos
from lungs; diabetes; cleans internal surfaces.

Ephedra Specific for asthma, nasal congestion, sinus
congestion, low blood pressure, energy, stimulant,
kidney and bladder, arthritis specific. The RAND study
has concluded that ephedra is associated with higher
risks of mild to moderate side effects such as heart
palpitations, psychiatric and upper gastrointestinal
effects, and symptoms of autonomic hyperactivity
such as tremor and insomnia, especially when it is
taken with other stimulants.

Herba Epimedii
(Horny Goat Weed)
Effect on sexual activity: Herba Epimedii (yin yang
huo) increases sexual activity, increases sperm
production, stimulates the sensory nerves, and
thereby indirectly increases sexual desire. This herb
has a moderate androgen-like effect on the testes,
prostate gland, and levator ani. It has been not been
shown to have any estrogen-like effect.
Use with caution.

Eucalyptus Colds, coughs, dry spot behind nose and upper throat;
antibiotic; prolapsed uterus.

Evening Primrose Depression; M.S.; brain; spinal cord; skin problems.

Eyebright Most all eye problems; restores retina; oxygenation of

False Unicorn Root Prevent miscarriage; infertility; morning sickness;
stimulates hormones; menopause; impotency and
prostate problems.

Fennel Curbs appetite, good for excess stomach acid,
tonsillitis, pink eye, ulcers on the eyes, gout, prevents
gas in stomach and bowels, rub on insect bites,
dissolve fat, and stimulate milk flow for nursing
mothers. Fennel has been known to act as estrogen
where there is a deficiency (as in menopause), and to
reduce an excess of estrogen (as during P.M.S.). See
also Dong Quai for additional information.

Fenugreek Cleans lymphatics; cleanse mucous; dissolves
cholesterol; bronchial catarrh.

Feverfew Relief of sore joints and migraine headaches; reduces
fevers by inducing sweating; Parkinson’s disease; all
manner of digestive disturbances.

Figs Ulcers; stomach; intestines.

Flax Dissolves cholesterol; reduces triglycerides; injuries
both inside and outside the body; heals urinary and
reproductive tract.

Fo-Ti See He Shou Wu

French Vanilla Lifts spirits; stimulates sexual activity and is therefore
considered to be an aphrodisiac.

Garlic Cleanser; heart and blood pressure problems;
antibiotic; slimming; vaginal douche.

Gentian Tonic, invigorating digestaid, gout, fever, powerful
alterative (changes for the good), fevers, oxygenator,
general debility, anxiety, increased immunity, female
weakness, dizziness.

Ginger Stimulant, dispeptic (settles upset stomach),
diaphoretic (promotes elimination by sweating),
diuretic (water retention), carminative (dispels gas),

Ginkgo Keeps energy flowing to the brain and nervous
system; improves memory; strokes; low blood sugar.

Golden Bough Mistletoe is for nerves; to lower chronic high blood
pressure due to nervous tension and to correct
balance problems and epilepsy, nervous system
instability, anxiety, paralysis, weak pulse, poor outflow
of blood with each heart contraction.

Golden Seal Tonic, alterative (works on all body systems),
antibiotic, yellow dye for clothing, varicose veins,
infections of veins, diabetes.

Gold Thread Pinworms, alcohol abuse, to repair canker sores, sore
throat, assist the digestion.

Gorse Hopelessness, despair (from Dr. Bach’s work)

Gotu Kola Correct conditions of the skin that look like fish scales
(ichthyosis), and parasitic swellings of the body
(elephantiasis), leprosy, syphilitic ulcers and bruises.
"Mental disorders" and blood pressure problems have
also yielded to the blood cleaning and brain restoring

Grape Seed Anti-oxidant, free radical scavenging properties,

Greasewood Anti-fungus, yeast; detergent for heavy accumulation
of waste when taken with bowel cleaners; antibiotic;
eyes; Vitamin B-1; arthritis; anti-cancer; douche.

Green Hulls Black Walnut The extract is used as a safe method to kill body

Ground Ivy Ground Ivy is a specific for removing the metal, lead,
from the system.

Hawthorn Supports the heart's normal function and/or correct
the heart function.

He Shou Wu
(Fo Ti)
High in the vital trace element mineral, Selenium;
heart and circulatory system problems; antioxidant.

Hibiscus Flower High in chromium and selenium; regulates blood

Hops Sleep well. Calm nerves. Provide hormones, especially
for the female system. Clears up skin problems of all
kinds, including ring worm.

Horehound Remedy for sore throat, coughs and colds; take for
obstructed menstruation, suppressed urine, stomach
ache, wasting away disorders, anxiety, trouble
breathing, pain, and to improve circulation and banish
red spots under the skin.

Kidneys, blood pressure, skin problems, elasticity of
tissue, drive out heavy metals.
For the kidneys and bladder; kidney stones, edema,
fluid retention.
Expel gas, tonic, expels mucous, stimulant, reduce
high blood pressure, spleen, lymphatics.
Indian Tobacco Specific for asthma, powerful nervine, cramped
muscles, abdominal cramping, "Charlie horse",
antispasmodic, nervous agitation.
(Poke Root)
Excite the entire glandular system to expel mercury. It
has achieved distinction in the battle to dissolves
cancers and tumors
Irish Moss Rich supply of essential minerals, especially
magnesium and vital trace elements; rebuilds
connective tissue in the body.
Jerusalem Artichoke Nutrient; wild sunflower root; diabetic food; very
active enzyme; does not require insulin for digestion.
Jewel Weed Poison ivy-the effect is rapid in relieving the itching.
Internally, Jewelweed functions to flush kidneys and
bladder and acts as a diuretic to remove excess fluid
Juniper Berries Builds immunity; Dissolves uric acid crystals which can
cause kidney stones, gout and rheumatic (joint)
discomfort. Adrenal supplement.

Kelp Kelp increases the metabolism to burn calories; cold
hands and feet; high in minerals; diuretic.

Klamath Weed
(St. John’s Wort)
Shaking disorders; bedwetting; sciatic; stress;

External and internal damage to body, contact
corrective, cell proliferant, nutritive, valuable source of
organic Calcium. Corrects Poison Ivy and Poison Oak.

Korean Ginseng Energy; glandular nutrients; germanium source for
arthritis sufferers; nerve food; “well being”; hormonal.

Kudzu Alcohol abuse.

Lady’s Slipper Exhausted nervous system; migraines; epilepsy; blood
pressure; irritable coughing; hiccup.

Lapacho Cancer; candida, arteriosclerosis; genetic cleaner;
prevent cancer; oxygenator; arthritis.

Lemon Grass Colds; headache; stomach ache; abdominal cramps.

Lily of the Valley Tonic for the heart; diuretic.

Licorice Root Specific for low blood sugar, ulcers, coughs, stress,
allergies, stamina, sweetener.

Linden Calms the nerves.

Maca Fertility is increased; aphrodisiac; During menopause
to relieve hot flashes, correction of menstrual
disorders, more youthful skin, improved sexual desire,
normalizing vaginal lubrication and improved
emotional balance.

Male Fern Tape worms; parasites; adhesions.

Marshmallow Swollen tonsils, mumps, swollen testicles; coats kidney
stones; bladder infections; soothe inflammation and

Mayapple Vomiting caused by liver and gall bladder;
constipation; mucous; jaundice; pinworms; cancer of

Meadowsweet Natural aspirin; colic; fever; painful urination

Milk Thistle Protector and detoxifier of the liver; useful in
rebuilding damaged livers; devours poisons.

Milkweed Inflamed stomach, joints; lymphatics; warts.

Motherwort Heart; repairs kidneys if protein leaking into urine
(Bright’s disease)

Mugwort Worms; digest-aid; motion sickness; seasickness; leg
pains; important for B6.

Mullein Disorders of lungs; testicles; tonsils; support to
thymus gland; bleeding from bowel or lungs.

Mullein Oil Joint problems; apply to prevent stretch marks;

Myrrh Antibiotic; healer; gums; catalyst herbs; itching; virus
infections; nerves.

Nettle Skin; promotes circulation; lets down mother’s milk;

Nutmeg Nausea, vomiting; gas, diarrhea.

Oat Straw Excellent silicon source; strong nerves; skin and hair;
acne, boils; calcium.

Oil of Cajeput Yeast infections; antibiotic; cuts thick chronic mucous;
aromatic; inhale to open congested nose; apply to skin
problems; congested chest or sore throat.

Olive Leaf Antibiotic; virus; bacteria; fungal; parasites.

Orange Butterfly (Milkweed) See Pleurisy Root

Oregon Grape Strong lymphatic cleaner (use with bowel cleaner);
tumors, obstructions; liver and blood cleanser.

Osha Anti-tumor; anti-cancer; raises immunity.

Parsley Excellent iron source; energy; diuretic; sodium and
potassium for joints and muscles; B-complex; Vitamin
C; enemy of tumors; neutralizes excess stomach acid.
Partridge Berry (Squawvine) Excellent female herb; all urinary complaints.

Passion Flower Nerves; anxiety; female hormones; high blood

Peach Leaf Eliminate bad breath, bladder infection, stomach aches
in delicate stomachs, deafness, urinary problems,
stress, whooping cough, herpes (virus blisters) itching
and inflammation.

Pennyroyal Ensure regular period; apply externally to keep insects
away; clean out stagnant blood.

Peppermint Leaf Rich potassium source; strong muscles; tastes good
diluted in water as a tea; settles stomach; stabilizes
blood sugar and normalizes other mineral levels,
especially calcium, magnesium, sodium and iron.

Peppermint Oil Oxygenator; settles stomach; motion sickness; apply
to headache area; refreshes breath; cooling; if fever,
apply to temples, forehead, tongue and back of neck.

Periwinkle See Vinca

Psyllium Seed Husk Available in capsule only. Adds bulk to the bowel;
lubricates and exercises intestines; lowers cholesterol.

Pipsissewa Venereal disease; fluid retention; poor urinary flow;
pus and/or blood in urine; joint problems due to
gonorrhea; chronic relaxed bladder.
Plantain Excellent blood poisoning and herpes virus remedy;
use externally and internally; expels worms, repairs
hemorrhoids and functions as a decongestant; superb
remedy applied to poisonous stings and bites such as
mosquito, spider, and snake bites

Pleurisy Root
(Orange Butterfly Milkweed)
Venereal disease, reduce high blood pressure, give in
cases of weak heart beat, correct hardening of the
arteries, restore circulation, reduce cardiac edema
(fluid retention due to heart malfunction). Removes
warts (not moles); for chest and abdominal
complaints, burning fevers, diarrhea; apply to temples,
forehead, spine, chest and abdomen.

Poke Root See Inkberry

Potentilla Loose teeth; spongy bleeding gums, ulcerated mouth
and throat; mix with honey for hoarseness; cools
inflammations; cleans out tumors.

Prickly Ash Sweeps away fatigue; safe stimulant to nervous
system; toothache, sore roots of teeth and gums;
helpful in paralysis of tongue and mouth; increases
moisture if dry mouth; adrenals.
Protein The best of pre-digested milk proteins, easily digested;
low blood sugar, diabetics; take regularly for four
months for youthful stamina; convalescence; raises

Pumpkin Seed Worms, parasites; prostate; important for zinc;

Purple Loosestrife Eye problems of all kinds; blindness; shock; yeast

Pygeum Reduces inflammation of the male prostate gland and
normalizes prostate fluids.

Quack Grass High in selenium; prostate; joints; gout; bladder,

Quince Skin softener and conditioner.

Red Clover Moistens dry mouth, sedative; promotes an alkaline
environment of the blood stream which is antagonistic
to cancer.

Red Raspberry Leaf Take all during pregnancy; makes an excellent tea for
both sexes.

Red Root (Blood Root) Apply directly and/or internally for skin problems.

Reishi Mushroom Chronic fatigue; breathing problems; liver problems;
deactivate “free radicals”.

Rice Bran High in non-yeast source B-complex; low blood sugar;
energy; well being; better nerve function; healthy skin
and eyes.

Rosemary Hair, retain hair color; night sweats; nightmares;
stimulates hormones; add to shampoo

Royal Jelly Stress; gives the entire hormonal system a pleasant
boost, especially for women; can be applied to aged
skin to smooth and repair it; very high in pantothenic
acid; infertility.

Rue Sharpens eyesight; keeps away bugs; tennis elbow;
ensure period.

Rupturewort Ruptures; mineral salts for blood; promotes and
encourages strong muscles; encourages healthy cell
growth; eye problems.

Safflower Produces normal stomach acid, digest vitamins and
minerals better; anemia, iron source; reduces uric
acid; high or low blood sugar.

Sage Restores hair; sexual stimulant; activates medulla;
reverses fibrous tumors in women.

St. John’s Wort
(St. Johnswort)
See Klamath Weed.

Sanicle Herbal bulldozer; dissolves tumors.

Sarsaparilla Energy; hormonal for both sexes; venereal disease;
hot flashes; genetic cleanser.

Sassafras Antidote for tobacco and tobacco smoking; sober up;
dissolves blood clots; thins the thick blood; excellent
spring tonic; spray on poison ivy or make wet gauze

Saw Palmetto Excellent, especially for men (but also for women) to
ensure proper sexual development and function;
applied externally, enlarges breasts for women in
many cases; promotes firm, flesh weight.

Scarlet Pimpernel Aids in the digestion of meat; prevents gas, bloating.

Scullcap Calms nerves and repairs nerves, hysteria; shaking

Senna Bowel cleaner; generous supply of magnesium; colds
and flu.

Shavegrass See Horsetail

Sheep Sorrel Vitamin C source; anti-cancer.

Shepherd’s Purse Kidneys; stops excessive menstruation; internal
bleeding of lungs, intestine, hemorrhoids; fevers;
ringing in the ears; high and low blood pressure; tone

Siberian Ginseng Stamina; safe stimulant; take with protein; anti-stress;
energy; well being; adrenal nutrient; allergies.

Skunk Cabbage Nerves; epilepsy; antispasmodic; whooping cough;
hay fever; anxiety; convulsions.

Slippery Elm Nutrient; healer; cleans out the appendix area;
cleanses gas pockets; coats sore throat; apply dry
herb powder to sores, bed sores, wounds.

Solomon’s Seal External Use Only. Bumps, bruises; acne.

Sow Thistle Energy (used often by rabbits!); quick pick-me-ups.

Spikenard Expectorant to remove mucous, lungs; throat; blood
purifier; acne; uric acid; sore joints; gout.

Spirulina Protein and mineral source; Vitamins A, B-1, B-2,
Niacin and B-12; protects against radiation.

Spring Violet Hearing problems; cancer of tongue and/or throat;skin rashes.

Squawvine See Partridge Berry

Stillingia Digest aid; cystic fibrosis; promotes normal stomach
acid; speeds healing.

Stone Root Dissolves stones and cleans heart valves and blood vessel valves of mineral deposits; hemorrhoids; all
rectal complaints.

Strawberry Leaf Tonic to regulate body; eczema; night sweats.
Sundew Digest aid; cancer; dry tickling sensation with colds;
prevents spread of whooping cough; tobacco cough.
Sunflower Seed High in Vitamin D; strong healthy bones and teeth;
anti-stress properties; high in essential oils
Sweet Root
(Calamus Root)
Strong digest aid; cancer; builds immunity; digests
debris from body; prevent flu; oxygenator.
Tansy Ensure period; shrinks tumors rapidly; parasites.
Thyme Calms nerves; thymus gland in chest; high iron;
promotes immunity; nightmares; colic, gas; ill-disposition;
strengthens lungs.
True American Ginseng Counteracts stress; builds stamina; increases longevity
with health.
True Saffron Female hormones, hot flashes, menopause; digest aid;
restores nerve flow to damaged nerves.
Turkey Rhubarb Constipation or flush out diarrhea; weight loss through
colon cleanse.
Una De Gato
(Cat’s Claw)
Arthritis, rheumatism; cancer; gastritis; irregularities of
the female cycle; raises immunity.
Uva Ursi Kidneys, bladder; clean spleen; clear up white
discharge; iron.
Valerian Root Sleep; silicone source; rest; Parkinson’s Disease
High blood pressure; leukemia specific; hair loss; to
make pair bonding stronger in a marriage.
Virginia Snake Root Poison and virus antidote; stimulant; poison bites of all
kinds; heart and circulation; cold hands and feet.
Wahoo "Lazy livers" and constipated gall bladders; disorders
of the uterus; laxative.
Wheat Germ Natural source of complete Vitamin E complex; high in
B-complex; breathe easier; nourishes eyes;
reproductive nourishment.

White Clove See Clavo Huasca

White Oak Bark Varicose veins, hemorrhoids; sinus problems; gums,
loose teeth; antibiotic; ulcerative colitis; wet gauze for
external applications to varicose veins; mouth ulcers.

White Pond Lily Uterus or prostate and dissolving all types of cancers
and tumors in the area; diuretic; anaphrodisiac
(reduces sexual desire for rest and healing).

Whole Apricot Cancer, cancer preventative; B-17; B-15; natural
cyanide content kills only cancerous cells.

Wild Cherry Bark Coughs, colds; whooping cough; tuberculosis.

Wild Lettuce Calms nerves; give for pain; important for natural
iodine; migraine; toothache.

Wild Rose Hips Pure natural Vitamin C; bioflavonoids , such as rutin
and hesperidin which make the absorption of Vitamin
C easier; prevents wrinkling and sagging, strengthens
the blood vessels, capillaries. Neutralizes poisons;
build immunity; stimulates peristalsis; colds, coughs.

Wild Yam(Black Willow)
Liquefies and drains sinus, mucous; sickle-cell anemia;
aids women’s hormones for progesterone.

Willow Natural aspirin; headache, fevers.

Wood Betony Oxygenator; heal all; excellent general purpose herb;
glaucoma; migraines, headaches.

Wormseed Worms, round worms, parasite; keeps bugs away.

Yarrow Oxygenator; nerves; diabetes; colon; virus; yeast
infections; anti-viral; important for natural sodium
(non-harmful type); bedwetting.

Yellow Dock Iron; energy; detergent; itching; cleans the liver;
shingles; dilute and wet gauze for external application
to area.

Yerba Santa Removing mucus, draining fluid from lungs and their
restoration to normal function; break up congestion.

Yokum African aphrodisiac, especially good for men; hot
flashes; promotes sexual function.

Yucca Keeps body from drying out; lubricates joints; restores
skin moisture; glaucoma.

An herbal food diluted in distilled water and ethanol may be used as “natural medicine”. Natural
ethanol is an alcohol distilled from grain and is also known as neutral alcohol . Synthetic ethanol is
made from an explosive, inflammable, compound known as acetylene gas. It is cheap, “lifeless”
and un-natural and should not be used in making herbal extracts.
A frequently asked question is what herbal extracts are and why do they contain a natural or
neutral alcohol. Herbal extracts are herbal plant foods that have been diluted in a liquid. This is a
“natural medicine”.
An herbal extract can be made with something that allows an herb to dissolve in it. This can
include most common liquids, such as water, vinegar, wine, glycerin (sugar and fat compound most
commonly derived from animal tissue) or a neutral alcohol. When you put an herbal tea bag into a
cup of hot water, the color, taste and aroma, which dissolve into the water make herbal water
extract. However, some parts of the herb in the tea bag do not dissolve in water. Water will not
dissolve the oil, waxy, detergent, enzymes or hormonal content of the herb. Vinegar, wine and
glycerin will dissolve a small amount of this.
The fact is that a combination of distilled water and a neutral alcohol is the best fluid known for
dissolving all parts of any herb. A distilled water and neutral alcohol extract give an herbal food in
a “predigested” form. It should be noted that when you get the full strength of an herbal food, a
little goes a long way. (So don’t over-eat!) The concept of moderation is the key.
Extracts are intended to be used to supplement the diet with herbal foods in an easily absorbable
form. Most people are not even aware that they may be carrying around as much as ten pounds of
rather disgusting debris coating the surfaces of their digestive canal: stomach, small and large
intestines. This debris forms a barrier between the food, which is eaten, and the absorption of the
needed nutrition. This means the digestive system needs some help.

Extensive additional information can be obtained by using the SEARCH BOX on the www.everythingherbs.com website.

When you take a look at the digestive canal of the adult, you see a tube or pipe about 26 feet long
which is often clogged or very slow to empty due to debris or worse yet, if not eliminated, this
putrid barrier film can itself be constantly reabsorbed back into the body. Not only is this barrier of debris bad for absorption of commonly eaten foods, but also herbal powders, herbal powders in capsules, herbal pills, and vitamin tablets. An efficient method was needed to get herbal foods absorbed through this barrier film and dissolve the barrier itself. Otherwise, herbs would not nourish and act like the health food books say they should. Herbal extracts solve the puzzle. Not only can they cross the debris barrier, they do so rapidly and can help to dissolve the barrier in the
process. This eliminates the problem of having to take 114 tablets and capsules per day to finally get something through the debris barrier and dissolve it. As a matter of fact an herbal extract can be applied externally right over the area where required. This, of course, would be difficult to do
with a capsule or tablet.

Depending on the quantity, a neutral alcohol performs different functions when introduced into or on the body. In minute quantities (drops), it acts as a carrier to whatever is dissolved in it. It dissolves herbal food substances and allows for their easy absorption by the body. In larger
quantities, it acts as a stimulant. By the glassful, alcohol acts as a depressant to the body functions and as an intoxicant. This constitutes abuse rather than use. A person can tell the difference.

Dr. William Donald Kelly, author of many books on natural ways to become healthier, tells us that the human pancreas (principal digestive organ of the body) actually produces a small amount of a natural, neutral (ethanol) alcohol on a constant basis so that we will not freeze. As a further
observation, most mouthwashes and deodorants utilize a fairly high percentage of alcohol that acts as a carrier for the deodorant, mouth and breath cleansing substances. In many cases, these are extracts of cleansing and aromatic substances. The alcohol acts as a carrier. Many times a
combination of neutral alcohol, water and an herb or herbs will form a complex that no longer shows up as three things, but rather as one compound. If a person can use a mouthwash or underarm deodorant, they can probably use an herbal extract without a problem. If they cannot use them without a problem, then they should probably use capsules, tablets or teas.

A fair question might be how much neutral alcohol should an extract contain? Roughly, a mixture of one-third neutral alcohol and two-thirds water will dissolve enough of the herb so that a person gets the proper nourishment in a few drops of the extract. An extract could be made with so much
water that you would have to consume bottles of the extract to achieve the same nutritional value you could get in a few drops of a one-third neutral alcohol extract.


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Thanks Alira and DSD! I just wanted to share that bit of info, hopefully a moderator will sticky it cause I think it's pretty helpful to many on here. Especially new members.


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No problem.

P.S. I was trying to remember your name on here earlier
I didn't want to ask on BV.


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Bumping the thread for the wealth of knowledge it provides. Yes I see myself visiting the HFS in a few days to get some of nature's answers.

Calling Mods, if not already done, please make this a sticky. Thanks in advance.