Black Cohosh

  • Key actions: Astringent, alterative, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, pain killer, sedative, mild expectorant, uterine tonic, diuretic
  • Vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, C, K, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, manganese, zinc, tannins, volatile oil 
  • Often used for balancing and normalizing women's hormone production
  • Nervine and muscle relaxant 
  • Boost mental function and improve nervous system 
  • Effective in treating infertility naturally
  • Improves peripheral circulation for better blood flow

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

Dong Quai- 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. 

Damiana

  • Key actions: Diuretic, kidney tonic, stimulant, aphrodisiac, alterative, nervine, relaxant, yang tonic, bitter
  • Properties: Vitamin A, B1, B2, C, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, phosphorus, selenium, zinc, volatile oil, falvonoids, antioxidant
  • Indicated for sexual stimulation, increases energy, oxygenates genital area, treatment for asthma, depression, impotance and menstrual problems
  • A longevity herb- restores exhausted nerves and spirit, restores libido, builds red blood cells
  • For men, Damiana stimulates testosterone and treats prostate problems
  • Strengthen the reproductive systems of both men and women 
  • Relieve excess mental activity and nervous debility
  • Useful for ex-smokers and help weaning smokers; less desire to drink alcohol
  • Mild mood enhancer, alleviate stress, anxiety and mild depression 

 

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, antioxidant, blood cleanser, tonic, diuretic, aids in digestion
  • Relieve pain and inflammation and support tissue repair
  • Rich in iron, calcium, and silica, potassium, magnesium, manganese, zinc
  • Remedy for heavy menstrual bleeding, reducing blood loss
  • Excellent reproductive tonic for men and women
  • For gentiourinary system and strengthen weak kidneys and essential for vitality and energy
  • Stimulates the lymph, endocrine and circulatory systems 
  • Supports the adrenals and treats anemia, liver problems, arthritis and menstrual pains
  • Treat asthma and allergies- reduces the amount of histamine that is produced in the body

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: Antioxidant, astringent, anti-inflammatory, anti-septic, aids preparation for child birth, antidiarrheal
  • Properties: Vitamin A, C, E, iron, zinc, calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, phenolic acids, tannins and falvonoids
  • Aid to childbirth and act on the womb, relaxing the cervix and tones the muscles that contract during labor 
  • Enhance fertility for women and men
  • The vitamins in raspberry leaf help boost a pregnant women's immune system and facilitate healthy bone and skin development for the baby
  • Help control heavy menstrual bleeding and balance irregular menstrual cycle, relieve stomach aches and leg cramps
  • Could be used to gargle for sore throats and poultice for wounds and burns
    • Wet raspberry leaves applied directly to a wound reduces inflammation and tightens the mucus membranes

Rose Hips

  • Key Actions: Diuretic, antioxidant, blood tonic, anti-viral, anti-aging, hormone regulator, tension relief , nutrient tonic
  • Properties: Vitamin A, B-complex, C, D, malic acid, antioxidant, bioflavonoids, calcium, iron, silicon, selenium, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, zinc
  • Healing aid for tissue, skin, muscles, and bones; tones organs; clears mucous congestion
  • Acts on a cellular level for repair and regeneration, fights cell damage
  • Cleansing for respiratory tract 

Sarsaparilla 

  • Key actions: Diuretic, antiseptic, antibiotic, mild laxative, tonic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-bacterial, adrenal stimulant, diaphoretic, blood purifier
  • Omega-3 fatty acids, sarsapic acid, iron, calcium, potassium, copper, magnesium, vitamin A, D
  • For men: help fight hair loss, improve fertility and sexual function and muscle mass to body
  • For hormone balancing, skin care, sex drive
  • Treats skin infections- eczema, psoriasis
  • Ease swelling on gout and arthritis
  • Improve the function of the body's circulatory system and promote liver function 
  • Internal cleaner to remove toxins- help remove mucus in the lungs, push out toxins through pores in sweat, through urine, and intestines through bowel movements
  • Side effects: Shortness of breath and harmful of kidneys when consumed in excess amount 

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