Herbs and alternative medicines that are essential to your physical health.

lastay By lastay, 10th Sep 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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These are all natural products and plants that help you to become and remain healthy.

Astringent herbs


Astringent herbs have the effect of drying up bodily secretions and discharges. They should not be used in the case of food or chemical poisoning, when the body’s natural impulse is to purge these toxins.
Black plum
Schisandra fruit
Light wheat
Ephedra root
Ailanthus bark
Chebula fruit
Nutmeg
Poppy capsule
Lotus seed
Euryale seed
Dogwood fruit
Cherokee rose hips
Mantis egg case
Cuttlefish bone

Carminative and antacid herbs

Carminative and antacid herbs are used to dispel gas from the digestive tract. Carminatives work on the lower intestines, for cases of flatulence and bloated bowels
Angelica
Anise
Caraway
Cardamom
Catnip
Cayenne
Celery
Chamomile
Coriander
Cumin
Dill
Fennel
Garlic
Ginger
Juniper Berry
Myrrh
Parsley
Penny royal
Peppermint
Pleurisy Root
Rosemary
Sarsaparilla
Sassafras
Spearmint
Thyme
Valerian

Cholagogue herbs

Cholagogue herbs treat diseases of the gall bladder. They stimulate the production of bile and are thus useful for treatment of chronic intestinal problems. Traditionally, disorder of the bile is held to be the physical cause of psychological symptoms such as delirium and hallucination.
Aloe Vera
Barberry
Bistort
Cascara Sagrada
Cayenne
Damiana
Dandelion
Goldenseal
Hops
Hyssop
Licorice
Mandrake
Wild Yam
Yellow Dock

Diuretic herbs

Diuretic herbs are used traditionally to treat any disease in which the urine becomes abnormal. These herbs help dispel toxins from the body by promoting urination and have a strengthening effect on the kidneys. Diuretics are used in treatment of kidney stones and other disorders of the kidneys and bladder, for obesity, water-retention, and gout (caused by build-up of uric acid). They are also used for diabetes. Diuretics should not be used in patients that exhibit constipation.
Alfalfa
Angelica
Astragalus
Blessed Thistle
Birch Leaf
Boneset
Buchu
Burdock
Corn Silk
Dandelion
Dill
Dong Quai
Fennel
Gotu Kola
Hawthorn
Horsetail
Nettle
Parsley
Psyllium
Saw Palmetto
Turmeric
Yarrow

Emetic herbs

Emetic herbs cause vomiting. Many herbs are emetic at toxic levels, but some are non-toxic emetics, which can be useful for purging the stomach. Emetics are also used to purge severe congestion or infection of the chest, bronchi, and sinuses by the catharsis of vomiting.
Blessed Thistle
Buckthorn
False Unicorn
Lobelia
Mandrake
Mistletoe
Pleurisy Root

Emmenagogues herbs

Emmenagogues regulate the menstrual cycle. Many of these herbs can also be used for uterine infections, cysts, tumors, and cancers as they increase the flow of blood and promote regular function of the female reproductive system.
Mild
Fever few
Ginger
Parsley
Rosemary
Sage
Yarrow
Medium
Black Cohosh
Juniper, Mugwort
Parsley
Queen Anne's Lace Seeds.
Strong
Some of these herbs would be classed as abortificants.
Angelica (Dong Quai)
Blue Cohosh
Birthwort, Celery Seed
Pennyroyal
Rue
Tansy
Vitamin C.

Expectorant herbs

Expectorant herbs encourage the expulsion of mucous from the body. They are particularly useful in treatment of colds with congestion, sinus congestion, and mucous build-up in the stomach and bowels. Most expectorants are also antitussives, used to treat coughs.

Angelica
Anise
Basil
Coltsfoot
Elecampane
Eucalyptus
Garlic
Ginger
Horehound
Hyssop
Licorice
Mullein
Thyme
Wild Cherry Bark

Hepatics herbs

Hepatics are herbs that have a beneficial effect on the liver. These are used in treatment of disorders and malfunctions of the liver caused by internal injury, toxicity, cirrhosis, and hepatitis. Pectoral herbs strengthen the respiratory organs.
Milk Thistle
Ginseng
Licorice Root

Purgatives and alternative herbs

Purgatives and alternatives are herbs which cleanse the organs, purify the blood, and detoxify the tissues, bringing health and vitality to the body. Some purgatives are mild laxatives that can be used occasionally in fasting and for general constipation. Some have stronger laxative qualities and are used for vigorous cleansing of the bowels.
Genkwa flower
Kansui root
Peking spurge root
Croton seed
Hemp seed
Bush-cherry seed
Rhubarb
Glauber's salt
Senna leaf
Aloes


These findings are part of a research I am conducting and should not be taken as medical advice.

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author avatar Sangita Karki
11th Sep 2012 (#)

Very interesting and informative.

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author avatar lastay
11th Sep 2012 (#)

Thank you

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author avatar Retired
12th Sep 2012 (#)

you know very well

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author avatar lastay
12th Sep 2012 (#)

Thank you

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author avatar philpalm
8th Jun 2013 (#)

The famous french herbalist Messengue used corn silk to help a person go urinate.

The application was pretty unique he put corn silk in water and put the patient's hand in the water (the patient was bloated and could not urinate hence the absorption through the hand method.

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