CHOOSING THE RIGHT HERB. What are herbs? Nothing in the makeup of a plant tells us in what way it would be used the best.  There are over half-million known herbs that could be used as possible remedies.  In China, The Chinese Herbalist practitioners have over 2,000 that are readily available in their pharmacies.

Herbal remedies around the globe vary in strength from very mild, gentle remedies that we even use as food to potential poisons if taken at the wrong dose.

What are herbs?

Folk use of herbal remedies is familiar to all of us in some form or another. 

Rightly so, because this is how these remedies are learned.  They are passed down from generation to generation.  Unfortunately, that is what fuels the fire of the scientific community and their disdain.  It is their loss because generations of experience and knowledge should not be so readily dismissed.  Many of our current pharmacological concoctions have their roots in herbal medicine.

Remedies and recipes for herbal teas are handed down from generation to generation and are still remembered and used to this day.  Thankfully, the current changes in the world toward the traditional remedies are changing and changing for the better. 

As we stated earlier there are countless numbers of herbal combinations that are useful for specific ailments. 

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Uses of herbs

Additionally, certain herbs are recommended to target individual body parts and we will list them here:

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Arteries –

Kelp, Hawthorne Berries, Wheat Germ Oil, Garlic.  Bioflavonoid herbs such as Ginkgo, Buckwheat, and Lime Blossom are especially useful in strengthening blood vessels.

Bladder –

Juniper Berries, Bochum, Wild Carrot Seed, Gravel Root

Blood Pressure –

European Mistletoe, Apple Bark

Bones –

Comfrey, Horsetail Grass

Brain – 

Lily of the Valley, Ginseng, Gotu Kola

Circulation System –

Cayenne (most powerful), Ginger, Bayberry Bark, Prickly Ash

Digestive System –

Hops, Papaya, Mustard Seed, Centaury, Gentian, Agrimony, Oregon Grape Root, Wormwood

Ears –

Eyebright, Golden Seal

Endocrine Glands –

Ginseng, Sarsparilla, Yarrow, Licorice, False Unicorn Root, True Unicorn Root, Pumpkin Seeds, Kelp

Fertility –

Sarsparilla, False Unicorn Root, Damiana, Licorice

Gall Bladder –

Olive Oil, Bayberry Bark, Comfrey

Hair –

Rosemary, Sage, Henna

Heart –

Wheat Germ, Hawthorne Berry, Tansy

Kidneys –

Dandelion Root, Uva Ursi, White Poplar Bark, Sandalwood, Parsley

Large Intestine –

Cascara Sagrada Bar, Squaw Vine for transverse colon

Liver –

Oregon Grape Root, Dandelion, Mandrake, Maple Bark

Lungs –

Comfrey, Mullein, Lobelia, Oat Straw, Pleurisy Root, Lungwort, Garlic

Mouth –

Tincture of Cayenne, Bayberry Bark, Oak Bark

Nervous System –

Skullcap, Valerian, Hops, Lobelia, Ladies Slipper Root, Passion Flowers, Linden Flowers

Nose –

Bayberry Bark, Golden Seal (Snuff: 1 part Bayberry Bark 2 parts Golden Seal)

Pancreas –

Cedar Berries, Yarrow, Periwinkle, Dandelion

Prostate –

Pumpkin Seeds, Echinacea, Saw Palmetto Berries, Uva Ursi, Gravel Root

Respiratory –

Cayenne, Lobelia, Hyssop, Oat Straw, Garlic, Mullein, Elecampane, and Coltsfoot.

Skin –

Chickweed, Walnut Shell tincture

Small Intestine –

Rhubarb Root, Slippery Elm

Spleen –

Maple Leaves and Bark, Hyssop Tea with Steamed Figs, Bayberry Bark, Angelica

Stomach –

Raspberry Leaf, Dandelion Root, Angelica, Centaury, Agrimony, Calamus, Wormwood, Oregon Grape Root

Throat –

Mullein, Sage, Golden Seal, Slippery Elm, Eucalyptus, Bay, Poppy Seeds, Yerba Santa, Blood Root, Hyssop, Elecampane

Urinary –

Dandelion root, Parsley Root, Wild Carrot Seed, Juniper Berries, Uva Ursi, and Corn Silk is useful.

Uterus and Vagina –

Squaw Vine, Dong Kwai, Golden Seal Root, Oak Bark, White Pond Lily, Trillium, Beth Root, Uva Ursi, Angelica, Myrrh, Yarrow, Comfrey, Alfalfa, Saw Palmetto Berries.


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