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Superglossary - Herbs
Category: Food and Drink > Herbs
Date & country: 18/12/2013, US
Words: 76


Alfalfa (Medicago sativa)
A blood purifier that reduces and prevents symptoms caused by arthritis, bursitis, and gout9, and al

Angelica (Angelica sinensis)
Helps regulate menstruation, diaphoretic, diuretic, expectorant for coughs, bronchitis and pleurisy,

Bayberry (Myrica ceriferea)
Astringent in diarrhea, reduces secretions, used also in colds and chills, relaxes nervous tension w

Black Cohosh (Cimacifuga racemosa)
An emmenagogue, assists in balancing female hormones and regulating menstrual periods, used as an an

Black Haw (Viburnum prunifolium)
Believed to tone the female reproductive system, helps prevent threatened miscarriage, contains uter

Black Walnut (Juglans nigra)
Used in gargles for sore throat, a vermifuge, a blood purifier, and lowers blood pressure.

Boneset (Eupatorium perfolatum)
Diaphoretic, helps reduce fevers, bitter action for liver, gall bladder, and bowel.

Borage (Borago officinalis)
Lactagoge, diaphoretic, anti-inflammatory, lowers fevers during convalescence.

Buchu (Barosma betulina)
Diuretic, reduces inflamed mucous membranes that cause a mucous discharge, helps heal cystitis (infe

Burdock Root (Arctium lappa)
Stimulates appetite and digestion, reduces arthritic pain, blood purifier, treats scrofula, and othe

Butternut Bark (Juglans cinera)
Eliminates intestinal worms, a mild laxative, increases secretion of bile and activity of glands in

Cascara Sagrada (Rhamnus purshiana)
The bark a gentle laxative especially helpful for the elderly, particularly in cases of chronic cons

Catnip (Nepeta cataria)
Associated with stomach discomforts, carminative (an agent use to relieve gas and sharp pain in the

Cats Claw (Uncaria tomentosa)
Detoxifier

Cayenne (Capsicum annum)
A blood purifier, lowers blood cholesterol levels, helps reduce blood pressure, improves circulation

Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla)
The flowers reduce stomach problems, helps relieve cancer of the liver, mouth, skin and brain, appli

Chestnut (Castanea Sativa)
Contracts body tissue and blood vessels, helps in convulsive coughs and other irritable conditions o

Chickweed (Stellaria media)
Reduces internal inflammation, and external swelling, soothes coughs, colds, sore throats, and flus,

Cloves (Caryophyllum aromaticus)
Antiseptic, reduces vomitting.

Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara)
Soothes coughs and colds, expectorant, stimulates the immune system.

Cramp Bark (Viburnum opulus)
Relaxes muscle tensions and reduces spasms, relaxes the uterus and relieve painful menstrual cramps,

Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)
Treats liver infections and breast cancer, helpful in detoxifying the liver.

Dill (Anethum graveolens)
Helps eliminate gas in infants, tranquilizer, softens hardened stools.

Echinacea (Echinacea Angustifolia)
An immune stimulant and the liquid extract is sweet tasting.

Echinacea (Echinacea purperea)
An immune stimulant by increasing phagocytosis, used to treat fevers and minor infections.

Elder berries (Sambucus nigra)
Applied externally for burns, rashes, and minor skin problems.

Elder flowers (Sambucus canadensis)
Releives symptoms of coughs and colds

Elecampane root (Inula helenium)
Diuretic, diaphoretic, helps with coughs, and bronchitis.

False unicorn (Chamaelirium luteum)
Balances hormones, diuretic, aids in delayed or absent menstruation, also helps threatened miscarria

Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)
An estrogenic agent, a lactagogue.

Feverfew (Tanateum parsenium)
Anti-inflammatory for arthritis, remedy for migraine headaches, relieves painful and slow menstrual

Garlic (Allium sativum)
Lowers blood pressure and cholesterol level, increases phagocyte and peritoneal macrophage productio

Gentian (Gentiana lutea)
Increases ability to digest and assimilate food, increases sensitivity of glands and organs to adren

Ginger (Zingiber officinale)
Gastrointesinal, stimulates circulation, a useful diaphoretic, promoting perspiration. As a gargle i

Ginkgo Leaf (Ginkgo Biloba)
Circulatory, brain circulation, anti-inflammatory, vasoddilatory, relaxant, has been suggested in th

Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis)
Antimicrobial, a bitter herb whose root is an anticarrhal, tonic, used as a antibiotic, contains ber

Horehound (Marrubium vulgare)
A cough remedy, used to facilitate healing of bronchitis and asthma, expels mucous from the lungs an

Licorice root (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
Soothes and heals mucous membranes in the intestinal tract, treats ulcers.

Linden Flowers (Tilia europaea)
A nervine, anti-spasmodic, anti-inflammatory, emmenagogue, hypotensive, diaphoretic, diuretic, astri

Lomatium (Lomatium dissectum)
Antimicrobial

Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria)
Intestinal Astringent, anti-inflammatory, carminative, antacid, anti-emetic. Protects and soothe the

Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum)
Liver protectant, Hepatic, galactogogue, demulcent, cholagogue. Research done in Germany is revealin

Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca)
Antispasm, nervine hepatic, cardiac tonic, hypotensive. The latin names of this plant show its range

Mullein (Verbascum thapsus)
Helps heal respiratory problems, protects damaged tissue, reduces swelling and pain, has antibiotic

Myrrh (Balsamodendron myrrha)
Increases mucous membrane activity, helps fight infection by increasing white blood cells (that atta

Nettle (Urtica dioaca)
Lactagogue, diuretic and detoxifying, helps heal eczema (especially children when stress related and

Oatstraw (Avena sativa)
Helps builds the outer layer of the skin, helps detoxify body.

Osha root (Ligusticum porteri)
Reduces inflammation of the throat and mucous membranes, increases elimination of toxins throughout

Pau DArco (Tabebuia impetiginosa)
Retards the development of tumors, helps heal candida in adults thrush (candida in the infants mouth

Peppermint (Mentha piperita)
Reduces cramps, antispasm, stimulant.

Plantain (Plantago ovaga)
Alleviates skin infection and inflammation, also reduces pain and coughing.

Pleurisy root (Asclepias tuberosa)
Remedy for colds and flus, expectorant.

Red clover (Trifolium pratense)
Helps treat gout, reduces coughing, expels mucous from the lungs and throat, used to treat and preve

Red raspberry leaves (Rubus idaeus)
A uterine tonic, relaxes the uterus, traditionally believed to lead to an easier childbirth, midwive

Red root (Ceanothus americanus)
Treats tonsil inflammations and sore throats, increases transport of nutrients from the blood across

Rhubarb root (Rheum palmateom)
The root stimulates the appetite, helps stop diarrhea, inhibits bacterial growth, inhibits growth of

Rosemary (Rosemarinus officinalis)
Treats headaches, soothes upset stomach, a muscle stimulant, soothes irritated nerves.

Sarsaparilla (Smilax ornata)
Root used to soothe sore eyes, wounds, and burns, antimicrobial as a result of antibiotic properties

Saw Palmetto (Serenoa serrulata)
Anti-inflammatory, appetite stimulant, digestive aid, diuretic, relives dysmenorrhea that results fr

Scullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora)
Nervine, relaxant, sleep-inducing, relieves pain caused by spasms.

Shavegrass (Horsetail herb)
Stabilizes and strengthens lung membranes, effective in healing urinary tract infections.

Shiitake Mushroom (Lentinus edodes)
Helps Immune system.

Slippery elm (Ulmus fulva)
Demulcent, soothes damaged tissue, treats gastritis and ulcers, very effective for coughs, very effe

Spearmint (Mentha spicata)
Antispasm, stomach.

Spikenard root (Aralia recemosa)
Diuretic, relieves coughs and asthma, Native Americans used it for menstrual irregularities, helps l

Squaw vine (Mitchella repens)
Relieves painful menstruation, helps prevent miscarriage, used during the last few weeks of pregnanc

Stevia Herb (Stevia rebaudiana)
Digestion, herb has very sweet taste.

Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
Reduces bacteria growth, reduces mucous in the lungs, eliminates hookworms in the intestines, streng

White oak bark (Quercus alba)
Anti-inflammatory, helps prevent diarrhea.

White willow (Salix alba)
Pain reliever, relieves headaches, fevers, arthritis, sore muscles, and chills79.

Wild cherry bark (Prunus serotina)
Astringent, helps irritating coughs due to sedative action, anti-tussive, expectorant, Note that inh

Wild yam (Dioscorea villosa)
Increases liver efficiency by lowering serum cholesterol, helps prevent miscarriage,reduces dysmenor

Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens)
Anodyne, astringent, diuretic, stimulant, emmenagoge, lactagogue.

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
Purifies the blood, reduces fever, lowers blood pressure, digestive stimulant, diaphoretic.

Yellow Dock (Rumex crispus)
Clears skin problems including eczema and psoriasis, relieves glandular inflammation and swelling, e

Yucca Root (Yucca species)
Anti-inflammatory for arthritis.