Burdock Root

  • Key actions: Inhibits growth and development of microorganisms, detoxifying remedy, cleanse for kidneys and blood, tonic.
  • Often used to treat skin problems, support the immune system during infection and chronic illness, blood cleanser. 
  • Acne, boils, eczema, and tonsillitis will benefit from the herb's ability to stimulate release of waste products from the cell.
  • May be used in any situation in which the body needs increased clearance of waste products. 
  • High in electrolyte potassium, antioxidant, prevents from diseases, and health promoting properties. 

Chaste Berry

  • Key actions: Hormone balancer, stimulates breast milk. 
  • One of the few herbal medicines known to have a progesterone-type activity within the body. 
  • Infertility: Ability to fine estrogen and progesterone release through the menstrual cycle. Can improve fertility and increase the chances of conception.
  • Acts on the pituitary gland; improves menstrual regularity. 
  • Usually taken on awakening in the morning when the pituitary gland is most active.
  • Menstrual disorders: aid irregularity and premenstrual syndrome, relieve menstrual symptoms such as breast tenderness, fluid retention, headache and premenstrual tension, hot flashes and mood swings, heavy menstrual bleeding/pains. 
  • Other uses: treat acne-- linked to raised male hormone levels. Other hormonal effect include increased breast milk production in lactating mothers. 

(German) Chamomile

  • Key actions: Anti-allergenic, anti-inflammatory, relaxant, relieves spasm, soothes digestion
  • Treat muscle tension and overwork 
  • Boosts immunity due to its antibacterial properties
  • Maintains glucose levels in body

Chinese Angelica

  • Key actions: Digestive tonic, female reproductive tonic, relieves menstrual pain.
  • Help maintain a normal menstrual cycle,end hot flashes, and ease menstrual pain. 
  • Promotes blood circulation.
  • Should not be used during pregnancy 

Cinnamon

  • Key actions: Lower cholesterol, regulates blood sugar levels, anti-bacterial.
  • Helps relieve gas, bloating, nausea, and indigestion.
  • Good source of manganese, fiber, iron, and calcium  
  • Has moderate antibacterial and anti-fungal activity
  • In colds, flu, chest infection, and coughs, cinnamon has a pleasant treatment that can be safely given to children.
  • Taken long term, cinnamon helps strengthen blood flow to the hands and feet-- helps those with poor peripheral circulation. 

Dandelion Root

  • Gentle blood cleanser
  • Detox remedy for the liver and kidneys
  • For poor appetite and digestion, and poor liver function
  • Root has a beneficial actions on the stomach, liver, and pancreas, increasing digestive secretions including bile and tendency to stabilize blood sugar levels
  • Helpful in a number of chronic skin complaints such as acne, boils, and eczema.

Echinacea

  • Key actions: Antibacterial, antiviral, blood cleanser, immune-enhancing
  • Stimulate the body's ability to resist infection and counter toxicity
  • Bacterial infections- sinusitis, tonsillitis, chronic bronchitis
  • Increase number of white blood cells

Elderflower

  • Key actions: Reduces inflammation of the mucous membranes, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiviral, induce sweat.
  • For cold symptoms: Flu and mild fever
  • Taken to improve resistance to infection and reduce a tendency toward reoccurring colds, sore throats, and coughs.
  • Flower can dry and tone mucous membranes lining the nose and throat, reducing sneezing, itchiness, and a runny nose. 

Green Tea

  • Key actions: Aid in weight loss, helps regulate blood sugar levels, reduce high blood pressure, antioxidant 
  • Antiviral and antibacterial
  • Reduce free radicals

Hawthorn Leaf/Berry

  • Key actions: Antioxidant, heart tonic, lowers blood pressure, relaxes blood vessels
  • "Food for the heart"
  • Works directly to the heart to slow its rate, improve oxygen uptake, and increase its pumping efficiency
  • The berries and leaves contain high levels of procyanidins, flavonoid, compounds which have a strong antioxidant activity that supports healthy circulation

Lemon Balm 

  • Key actions: Antidepressant, relieves muscle spasm, encourages sleep by improving mood and mental calmness
  • Relaxes muscles and nervous system
  • Relaxing tonic for anxiety, mild depression, restlessness, and insomnia.

Lemon Verbana 

  • Key actions: Relieves spasms, sedative
  • Aid in relaxation and for sleep difficulties
  • Help ease mind and body from stress
  • Immune enhancer

Licorice Root

  • Key actions: Tonic, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, promotes discharge of mucus, immune-boosting, reduces stress
  • Help ease acid re-flux at night
  • Soothe gastrointestinal problems
  • Cleansing for the respiratory system 
  • Relieve stiffness and pain on joints and muscles  

Linden Flower/Lime Flower

  • Key actions: Mild sedative, nerve tonic, induces sweat
  • Relieving tension headaches, migraines, sinus congestion
  • Excellent remedy for head colds and mild fevers as well as nasal and sinus catarrh
  • Relieve anxiety and tension on head and neck
  • Helps aid poor sleep

Milk Thistle leaf/seed

  • Key actions: antioxidant, protects liver
  • Protects liver against poisoning, toxicity, and inflammatory damage
  • Detox for the liver 
  • Regenerate damaged tissue
  • Reduces inflammation of the liver and gallbladder
  • Improves digestion by stimulating bile production
  • Treat cirrhosis of the liver and chronic hepatitis

Nettle Leaf

  • Key actions: Anti-allergenic, anti-inflammatory, blood cleanser, tonic
  • Relieve pain and inflammation and support tissue repair
  • Rich in iron, calcium, and silica
  • Remedy for heavy menstrual bleeding, reducing blood loss

Passion Flower

  • Key actions: Aids sleep, relaxant, relieves pain, sedative
  • Takes the edge off worry and anxiety
  • Relieve a racing heart and tension headache

Rhubarb Root

  • Key actions: Antibacterial, blood cleanser, laxative.
  • Well-tolerated and moderately powerful laxative
  • Positive influence on the liver, gall bladder and intestines.
  • Helps fight against a range of bacteria, fungi, viruses

Raspberry Leaf

  • Key Actions: Aids preparation for child birth, antidiarrheal
  • Aid to childbirth and act on the womb, relaxing the cervix and tones the muscles that contract during labor (Last 3 months of pregnancy)
  • Help control heavy menstrual bleeding

Sheep's Sorrel

  • Key actions: Anti-inflammatory, diuretic effect to increase urine production by the kidneys, laxative, antioxidant
  • Claimed cancer cure with the Essiac tea formula
  • Contains vitamin C, vitamin A, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, zinc

Slippery Elm Innerbark 

  • Key actions: Antioxidant, relieve inflammation, nutritive

  • Soothes heartburn, irritable bowel, and bronchitis

  • Coats the inner lining of the stomach and intestines, relieving acidity, irritability, and inflammation

  • Contains iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, zinc, beta-carotene, and vitamins B1, B2, B3, and vitamin C


Squawvin 

  • Tonic properties are to work specifically on the uterus
  • Aid in labor and childbirth (taken last weeks of pregnancy)
  • Ease abdominal pain during menstruation

Stevia Leaf

  • Key actions: Lowers blood pressure, digestive aid, balance blood sugar levels

Thyme

  • Key actions: Antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant, expectorant, relaxant, tonic
  • Disinfects the air passages, soothes coughing and stimulates clearance of phlegm. 

  • Ear, nose, and throat problems colds ,catarrh, sinus congestion, sore throat