Herb Directory

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Aloe VeraSucculent plant with medicinal properties, commonly used in skincare and as a digestive aid 
Angelica RootAngelica root is an aromatic plant mainly used for its stimulating effects on the digestive system, and is useful for all sorts of stomach & intestinal difficulties. It is also recognized as an expectorant, and reportedly relieves colds, flu & bronchitis. 
Astragalus RootAstragalus is a highly regarded, traditional Chinese tonic. It can help keep you healthy and reduce unwanted “downtime”. Studies have shown it positively affects the immune systems of patients undergoing conventional therapy- they seem to recover faster! 
Barberry, Bark of Rt.Barberry is a bitter tonic that is considered by many herbalists as a valuable aid for promoting liver and gallbladder health. This action supports blood cleansing and digestive complaints, among other traditional uses. 
Bayberry BarkBayberry is found in the marshlands of Eastern U.S.  It’s an herbal astringent with many healing uses including it supports the immune system and enhances your body’s natural resistance. 
Bearberry Leaves (Uva Ursi)Uva Ursi (Bearberry) is undeniably one of nature’s most valuable herbs for supporting bladder and urinary tract health. In fact, up until the mid 1900s, Uva Ursi was listed in official United States medicinal references as an effective urinary antiseptic. 
BergamotA fragrant herb added to Earl Grey Tea, Bergamot’s historical uses include treating coughs, colds, fevers, and abdominal pain from gas. Also known as Bee Balm, this herb has been used externally by Native Americans to soothe insect bites and stings.BUY
BilberryBilberry is a European bush that is a close relative of American blueberries, cranberries, and huckleberries. The bilberry has been historically used as a remedy for a range of conditions from kidney stones to typhoid fever as well as amenorrhea. …more 
Black CohoshImprovement for hot flashes, nervous irritability and the other uncomfortable symptoms associated with menopause. Black Cohosh’s anti-spasmodic & hormone-balancing actions also provide tremendous relief for PMS & menstrual cramps. 
Black Haw BarkBlack Haw, a shrub of North America, is powerful muscle & uterine relaxant, traditionally used to relieve menstrual cramps, threatened miscarriages and other gynecological problems. It contains salicin, and can be used to relieve minor aches. 
Black Walnut HullsBlack Walnut has been used historically by Europeans & Native American Indians as a laxative and as an antiseptic for various skin diseases. The hulls are used as a nutritional aid for the intestinal system and to expel parasites. 
Blood RootListed in the U.S. Pharmacopeia from 1820 until 1926, Blood root was used by Native American tribes to prevent tooth decay & for respiratory problems, among other things. This powerful herb is most commonly used today as an antifungal ointment. 
Blue CohoshBlue Cohosh is a time-honored Native American female tonic. It remains a valuable part of contemporary herbal culture for supporting healthy female cycle, alleviating menstrual cramps, and soothing the discomforts of PMS. 
Blue VervainBlue Vervain is a traditional nervous system tonic which promotes relaxation and helps to ease tension and occasional stress. Its calming properties may also benefit occasional sleeplessness.BUY  
Boneset herbBoneset Herb was used by the North American Indians to support the body’s natural defenses. Many value it for immune support and upper respiratory function.  Its name derives from its use in treating a viral infection known as “break-bone fever.” 
Buckthorn Bark Got constipation? Buckthorn, a shrub native to Europe and Asia that was brought to the U.S. in the 17th century, has been used for centuries to promote regularity and support healthy bowel function. BUY 
Bugleweed HerbBugleweed exerts several beneficial effects on the body. For one, it acts as a sedative for mild thyroid hyperfunction and also relieves tension and pain in the breast (mastodynia). 
Burdock RootTraditional herbalism teaches that healthy blood is reflected in healthy skin. It’s no wonder then that Burdock root, a superior detoxifier and blood cleanser, has a well-earned reputation for promoting clear, healthy skin. 
Calamus RootCalamus is an aromatic plant that grows abundantly along ponds, marshes and riverbanks. The fragrant root is popularly used to preserve the scent of potpourri and incense blends.  Calamus is used to make calamine lotion. 
CatnipWhile Catnip often drives cats crazy, it has exactly the opposite effects on humans and is traditionally used for its mild sedative effect on the nervous system as well as for treating restlessness and colic in infants.BUY  
Cascara Sagrada BarkPeople of the North American Pacific region highly valued Cascara for its laxative action. This gentle cleanser is still known as one of the most reliable herbs for promoting regularity and colon health. 
Cat’s Claw BarkCat’s Claw, commonly known as Una de Gato, is a vital source of powerful herbal antioxidants that help neutralize cell damaging free radicals in the body. It also supports white blood cell function – vital defense in immune health.BUY
Centaury HerbCentaury is a time-honored digestive aid that lends its beneficial properties to Vermouth and other bitter liqueurs. It’s cited in herbal references for improving stomach functions and for relieving digestive discomforts such as bloating and nausea. 
ChamomileChamomile finds its roots in Egypt. It was brought to America from Europe. It is an aromatic perennial plant that has a long history of use as an effective digestive aid and for relieving stress & tension. 
Chapparal LeafChaparral is a powerful herbal antioxidant, which helps to fight harmful free radical damage to the cells. It supports deep cleansing and promotes the body’s elimination of toxins. 
Chaste Tree (Vitex)Chaste Tree (Vitex) is indigenous to the Mediterranean region and parts of Asia. Traditionally the ripe dried berry is used to support women’s health while promoting balance in a woman’s cycle and soothing comfort for distressing PMS symptoms. …more 
ChickweedChickweed is considered by many herbalists to be a superior soothing herbal agent for irritated digestive tract, respiratory system and skin health. In fact, it’s often a primary ingredient in many traditional skincare creams and ointments.BUY 
Cinnamon PowderCinnamon is one of the world’s oldest therapeutic herbs, being mentioned in ancient Chinese medicinal texts as early as 2700 B.C. The aromatic spice is now the subject of numerous studies for its ability to effectively support healthy glucose metabolism. 
Cinnamon SticksCinnamon is one of the world’s oldest therapeutic herbs, being mentioned in ancient Chinese medicinal texts as early as 2700 B.C. The aromatic spice is now the subject of numerous studies for its ability to effectively support healthy glucose metabolism. 
CleaversCleavers is one of nature’s best-kept secrets for gently cleansing and flushing! It supports urinary tract function, while gently supporting lymphatic function to help flush toxins from the body. 
Coltsfoot LeavesFor centuries, Coltsfoot has been regarded as one of the best herbs for coughs and respiratory health. In ancient Greek & Roman Coltsfoot translates as “cough plant”.  For dry, hacking, persistent coughs. 
Comfrey RootComfrey’s botanical name is derived from Greek and Latin words which mean “to unite”, “with strength”. In demonstration of this, Comfrey leaf & root has been used medicinally for centuries to promote healthy tissue repair including cartilage, joints & skin. 
Comfrey LeafComfrey’s botanical name is derived from Greek and Latin words which mean “to unite”, “with strength”. In demonstration of this, Comfrey leaf & root has been used medicinally for centuries to promote healthy tissue repair including cartilage, joints & skin. 
CornsilkCorn Silk, the silky-looking thread-like part that surrounds the corncob, is a safe herbal remedy for optimal urinary function.  It is well known for its soothing therapeutic affects on the kidney, bladder and urinary tract. …more 
Cramp BarkCramp Bark is a powerful herb remedy for soothing muscular cramps, menstrual cramps, and gastrointestinal cramps. Cramp Bark is found to be especially valuable for women due to it supporting a smooth female cycle and calming menstrual stress. 
DamianaAs part of its botanical name suggests, Damiana is reported to be a sexual stimulant. Today, it is one of the herbs of choice for helping with sexual impotency and infertility with both males & females. 
Dandelion LeafFor centuries, the Dandelion plant has been used for both culinary and medicinal purposes. In traditional herbalism, the dried leaves are used primarily as an ideal potassium-rich source to help maintain the body’s natural water balance. ...more 
Dandelion RootDandelion root is a time-honored detoxifier revered worldwide for its remarkable ability to support a healthy liver, one of the body’s hardest working organs that filters toxins and is involved in fat metabolism, among other vital functions.  …more 
Devil’s Claw RootDevil’s Claw is a traditional African root widely used in Europe as well as the U.S., to fight joint discomforts and stiffness. It contains a special natural substance that is believed to have the ability to work against these unpleasant symptoms. 
Echinacea RootEchinacea is one of the most popular herbs for reinforcing immune health!  Extensive research shows it supports the body’s critical defense system- white blood cell function. 
Elder Berries WholeThe Elder tree is indigenous to Europe, where all parts (leaves, flowers, berries and roots) have a long, rich history of use in that region’s herbal folklore. Elder Berry preparations are a popular remedy for preventing and relieving colds & flu. 
Elder FlowersThe Elder tree is indigenous to Europe, where all parts (leaves, flowers, berries & roots) have a long, rich history of use. Elder Flower plus Peppermint is one of the oldest folk remedies for relieving fevers & colds. 
Elecampane RootElecampane is a long-time traditional remedy for respiratory health. It is still widely recommended by herbalists to promote free, clear breathing and to provide soothing relief for the throat, bronchial and respiratory system. 
Eleuthero (Siberian Ginseng)Eleuthero is a neutral Ginseng-like tonic. Many look to this superior adaptogen for maximum support of mental & physical stress. Eleuthero is also the herb of choice for promoting athletic performance, endurance and stamina. …more 
Essiac FormulaEssiac Tea is a blend of herbs used to make a tea that is believed to have cancer-treating properties. Essiac was discovered by a Canadian nurse, Rene Caisse, who named it after her last name spelled backwards. The original formula is believed to have its roots in native Canadian Ojibwa medicine. 
Fennel SeedsThe aromatic Fennel seeds provide all natural support for digestive and gastrointestinal health. They’ve been used for generations to alleviate gas, bloating, fullness, upset stomach, and occasional heartburn. 
Fenugreek SeedsFenugreek is commonly used to support respiratory health and to maintain healthy lung function. However, recent animal studies and preliminary human trials reveal Fenugreek may also help to support healthy blood sugar and cholesterol levels. 
FeverfewFeverfew is traditionally used to alleviate headaches and migraines and to reduce inflammation. It has a long history as a natural pain reliever. 
Frankincense TearsFrankincense Gum is the dried resin from a species of Boswellia tree generally found in Ethiopia, Egypt, and parts of Saudi Arabia. Today, it is highly valued for its aromatic fragrance, and is a common ingredient in incense, perfume & potpourris. 
GarlicGarlic is a pungent bulb commonly used as a culinary ingredient and known for its many health benefits. 
Ginger RootGinger, for well over 2000 years now, is renowned in a number of the world’s most enduring healing cultures. It’s used in traditional herbal medicine as a time-proven aid for promoting digestion, calming upset stomach, and for alleviating gas. 
Ginkgo LeafGinkgo is the oldest living tree species, with a history dating back millions of years. It’s no wonder this amazing “living fossil” have the well-earned reputation as an anti-aging longevity tonic. Ginkgo is used worldwide to promote brain function. 
Gota KolaGotu Kola has long been used in both Indian & Chinese medicines for a wide variety of conditions, but most notably for promoting longevity and improving mental function. It is also becoming popular for use as a nerve tonic, to calm & nourish the nerves. 
Gravel RootAs the names suggest, Gravel root / Kidney root / Queen of the Meadow root is traditionally used to support the kidney and urinary tract.  It helps reduce sediment build up. 
GymnemaGymnema, known as ‘sugar destroyer’, has the ability to suppress the taste of sweetness. Worldwide, many include Gymnema in their daily program to promote healthy glucose metabolism and to help control carbohydrate cravings. 
Hawthorn BerriesHawthorn is recognized worldwide as one of the herbs of choice for anyone looking to safely support heart health. Nature’s “heart helper” strengthens cardiovascular function and promotes healthy blood flow and supply of oxygen to your heart. 
Henna Leaf Powder RedHenna is a small shrub that is found in Egypt, India, and the Middle East. While it’s perhaps best known for the red dye it produces, preparations of the leaves were also reportedly used as a traditional aid for skin problems. 
HibiscusHibiscus flowers are a natural source of antioxidants and phytonutrients.  The tea is recognized for supporting blood pressure health already within normal range. 
HopsHops is popularly known as the herb that gives most beer brews their bitter-aromatic flavor. This calming botanical has been long used for promoting relaxation and for relieving occasional sleeplessness and nervous tension.BUY 
HorehoundHorehound, a trusted and well-known respiratory tonics, has been used for thousands to soothe the throat and respiratory system, as well as a digestive tonic. 
HydrangeaNative American traditionally used Hydrangea as a gentle herbal diuretic that is soothing and provides support for urinary sediment and gravel. A decoction is said to have been used by Cherokee Indians and later by the settlers for calculous diseases. 
HyssopPerhaps one of the best-known biblical herbs, Hyssop has a wide range of therapeutic applications. Various preparations of the herb have been used for centuries as a traditional remedy to relieve sore throats, colds, coughs and congestion. 
Juniper BerriesA popular 17th century herbalist wrote that Juniper helps “expels the wind and strengthens the stomach … provokes the urine.” Today, modern herbals still list Juniper berries for urine retention and relieving digestive complaints. 
KudzuKudzu is native to the forests of Japan and Southeast Asia, but can now be found abundantly in the southern United States.  Its primary phytocompounds may hold the clue to lessening alcohol desire. 
LavenderThe most fragrant of Lavenders is most commonly used in perfumes & sachets. Overall the dried herb can be taken alone or mixed with other herbs in formulas that relate to insomnia, fatigue, anxiety or nervous exhaustion.BUY  
Lemon BalmCommonly referred to as Balm, Lemon Balm or Melissa, this herb is a calming remedy known for promoting rest & relaxation as well as antiviral benefits. Many enjoy it as a lemony brew either by itself or with Chamomile as an afternoon and bedtime tea.BUY
Lemon GrassLemon Grass, a perennial grass native to tropical Asia, is widely cultivated in tropical regions. In addition to lending it delightful, lemon taste to culinary dishes & teas, it’s commonly used as a digestive aid and an expectorant. 
Licorice RootLicorice, a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine for over 5,000 years, is one of the most important herbs in that healing culture, second only to Ginseng. The sweet root is used as an adrenal tonic and to support respiratory and digestive health. 
Lobelia HerbLobelia is known by many traditional herbalists as the “thinking herb” or as having intelligence. In combinations it seems to fine-tune or direct the action of other herbs. It is valuable for respiratory complaints, spasms, nerves, and more. …more 
Marshmallow RootIn comparison to the leaves, Marshmallow (Althea) root is believed to be the stronger part of the plant. It contains a protective substance that soothes and coats sore, inflamed tissues, including the upper respiratory areas & the gastrointestinal tract. 
Milk Thistle SeedMilk Thistle is used by herbalists to benefit liver health and its functions, which include detoxifying & flushing away toxins from the body among many other vital functions. Many use this herb in liver rejuvenating & detoxification combinations. 
Mistletoe  BUY
MotherwortThe name Motherwort or Mother’s Herb dates back to its traditional use in ancient Greece as support for anxiety associated after childbirth. This use continues today in addition to supporting healthy cardiovascular function.BUY
Mugwort HerbWith properties similar to Wormwood, Mugwort is also a bitter tonic that is used for intestinal parasites, as a digestive aid and to effectively stimulate & normalize the menstrual flow. 
Mullein LeafMullein plant can be found throughout Europe and North America. The fuzzy leaves are well known for providing soothing support to the respiratory system. This trusted herb promotes free breathing and clears out excess mucus. 
Myrrh Gum ResinAromatic Myrrh Gum provides similar therapeutic benefits as Echinacea & Goldenseal. Myrrh is highly valued for aiding immediate immune support & offering soothing, powerful relief for the mucous membranes of the sinuses, throat & respiratory tract. 
Nettle LeafThe nutrient-rich Stinging Nettle plant has been used as both food and medicine for centuries. The leaf is primarily used however, to support allergy response and as a diuretic to relieve temporary water weight gain and to promote urinary tract health. …moreBUY 
Oat StrawOat Straw is the dried leaves & stems of the Avena sativa plant. It is commonly recommended by herbalists to calm and nourish the nerves, particularly if associated with depression, as well as to strengthen a weakened nervous system. 
Oregon GrapeCan be used instead of Golden Seal.  We choose this often for kids. Typically used for skin problems; as a blood cleanser, liver, thyroid, and tonic  
Osha RootOsha is found throughout the southwestern United States. This traditional Native American herb is known for enhancing immune function and helping the body overcome viral infections. It’s also known as a respiratory expectorant and digestive bitter. 
Passion FlowerPassion Flower can’t be beat to soothe a hectic stressful day. This trusted herb has been used for centuries to promote relaxation, alleviate stress, anxiety and nervous tension. 
Pau D’ Arco BarkPau D’Arco bark , a South American tonic, is a source of over 20 beneficial phytocompounds, including anti-fungal and immune supporting nutrients.BUY 
PennyroyalPennyroyal is an aromatic herb that is known for repelling insects.  Various preparations of this herb are used for digestive complaints, female problems, and skin irritations. 
Peppermint BUY 
PipsissewaPrince’s Pine or Pipsissewa is a traditional Native American remedy for kidney and bladder complaints. As a diuretic, some prefer its gentler action to the herb Uva Ursi, for which it has been used as an effective substitute. 
Plantain LeavesPlantain, one of the most common plants, was known by Native Americans as “Life Medicine”.  It is primarily used in traditional herbal medicine to relieve mucous congestion, while soothing inflamed & irritated tissues; used internally and topically. 
Poke RootPoke is a perennial plant found in North America and other parts of the world. This very powerful botanical is primarily used in external preparations such as poultices and salves for tumors, fungal infections, psoriasis, eczema, and other skin diseases. 
Raspberry LeafA woman’s best friend! Historically used for an easy childbirth, strengthen the uterus, prevent hemorrhage, hormone balancer, and female problems  
Red CloverRed Clover has traditionally been used in herbalism to enhance the cleansing action of the liver and kidneys, and to support the health of the lymphatic system. It is known as a source of beneficial phytoestrogens that promote good menopausal health. 
Red RootHerbalists historically used Red Root primarily for supporting healthy lymph & spleen function. The lymphatic system involves white blood cell production & immune health. The spleen is a major organ of the lymphatic system & supports clean blood. 
Rose HipsRose Hips are one of nature’s most concentrated natural sources of vitamin C and antioxidant-rich bioflavonoids.  It supports immune system function and promotes general health & vitality. 
RosemarySince Shakespeare’s time, Rosemary has been used as a symbol of remembrance. This time-honored stimulant and antioxidant herb continues to be used by many worldwide to support memory and concentration. 
Sarsaparilla rootSarsaparilla root, best known for giving root beer its distinctive taste, is used as a traditional blood purifier and to promote healthy skin. Also used for male sexual health, it is hormone balancing for both men & women.BUY 
Sassafras Root  
Saw Palmetto BerryNot just for men! Used for reproductive organ health, increase breast size, sex stimulant. Part of a formula herbalists use for endometriosis 
ScullcapScullcap, a highly effective remedy for restlessness, tension, and occasional sleeplessness, is used by herbalists worldwide. It works to nourish and support the nervous system. The use of this herb dates back at least two thousand years. 
Shavegrass (Horsetail)Horsetail has been used for centuries worldwide as an herbal diuretic to support urinary health.  A mineral-rich herb, it is used to promote strong bones & nails, healthy hair, and beautiful skin. 
Sheep Sorrel HerbSheep Sorrel, a perennial plant commonly found in Europe is best known to herbalists as one of the main ingredients in the famous Essiac Tea formula. Additionally, it has been used down through the centuries as a traditional aid for kidney health. 
Slippery Elm BarkSlippery Elm is very versatile and is known as a superior choice for soothing irritated respiratory passages and gastrointestinal system. It is very nutritious as well having sustained George Washington and his army for several days in Valley Forge. 
Spearmint LeafSpearmint is a digestive tonic with similar properties as Peppermint, but has a milder action and taste. It is therefore traditionally used for childhood complaints such as colic, indigestion and other stomach discomforts.BUY 
St. John’s Wort  
Stevia LeafStevia is native to the South American countries of Paraguay and Brazil. It’s been used for hundreds of years as a natural sweetener for teas and other beverages, as well as to regulate blood sugar levels. 
Stevia Extract 90%Stevia is native to the South American countries of Paraguay and Brazil. It’s been used for hundreds of years as a natural sweetener for teas and other beverages, as well as to regulate blood sugar levels. 
Sweet Basil HerbBasil has been cultivated now for more than 5,000 years, and was once considered by the ancient Greeks as the “herb of kings”. This popular spice is also used medicinally for relieving gas, nausea, and other digestive complaints. 
Turkey Rhubarb  
Valerian RootAnyone dealing with the stressful effects of a fast-paced, hectic lifestyle should know that Valerian is a superior herb for soothing stress and anxiety. It promotes relaxation & supports deep, restful sleep without addictive side effects. 
White SageNative to the Southwest U.S., White Sage is used for its aromatic properties as incense and as purification smudge. Native American tribes used white sage to treat coughs and colds, or added to a sweat bath as a general tonic and fever reliever.  
Wild Cherry BarkWild Cherry bark was used by several Native American tribes in various forms for relieving coughs, colds and lung disorders. It remains a traditional remedy for soothing dry, hacking coughs. 
Wild Yam RootWild Yam root is well known as a superior natural solution for women’s health such as PMS, premenstrual fatigue, menstrual cramps and menopausal symptoms. 
White Oak BarkWhite Oak Bark is known as a powerful astringent, which acts to tighten tissues, and reduce excess fluids, secretions and discharges. 
White Willow BarkWhite Willow bark has been used for centuries to ease minor aches and to promote head well-being.  White Willow is well known as the basis for the modern day aspirin. The bark is a natural source of salicin. 
Witch Hazel LeafHerbalists agree Witch Hazel’s specialty is herbal support for healthy veins. An exceptional herbal astringent, it promotes normal vascular tone and maintains healthy circulation to lower extremities.BUY 
Wormwood HerbTraditionally Wormwood has been used to destroy and expel intestinal parasites as its name implies. Herbalists also value this bitter tonic to stimulate and promote digestive health. 
Yarrow HerbYarrow is known for its astringent and anti-inflammatory properties. Historically it has been used for wound healing and fever reduction. Herbalists also use it to stop bleeding, benefit the liver and bile, yeast infections, tighten the uterus, night sweats, cancer, colds & flu, and as a blood cleanser.BUY 
Yellow Dock RootYellow Dock root, well known as the most significant natural source of readily digestible iron, has been historically used to help build healthy blood and cleanse the body. This amazing plant found in North American, is native to Asia and Europe. …more 
Yerba Mate LeafCoffee…Tea…or Mate?  Yerba mate, a South American rainforest holly, is the national beverage of Paraguay that promotes energy & endurance, boosts stamina & vitality. Use it to “Te levanta el espiritu” – Lift your spirits. 
Yerba Santa LeafYerba Santa is native to the western part of North America.  It is commonly used for respiratory ailments and as an expectorant.  Historically it has also been used in tea and medicinally for bruises and rheumatic pain. 
Yucca RootYucca, a traditional Native American remedy, is recognized today for promoting joint health. It’s a plant source of the bone-supporting nutrients Calcium and Phosphorous, plus the cartilage-nourishing minerals Silica and Manganese.
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