Guide To Herbal Medicines
Looking for herbal medicines online is an excellent way to research which herbal supplements are best suited to an ailment. Whilst it is not quite as tailored as having a consultation with a herbalist, it follows in the self-sufficient tradition which herbal medicine developed out of. Remedies and recipes for herbal teas have been handed down from generation to generation and are still remembered and used to this day.
Medicinal herbs have been effectively used to prevent illness and nurse people back to health for centuries. They are popular in these modern times because often they are very gentle and without the side effects of pharmaceutical medications.
But nothing in the makeup of a plant tells us in what way it would be used the best. There are over a half million known herbs that could be used as possible plant remedies. Chinese Herbalist practitioners have over 2,000 medicinal herbs that are readily available in their pharmacies. Herbal remedies around the globe vary in strength from very mild, gentle remedies such as those I mention in my herbal medicines online remedies section, to potential poisons if taken at the wrong dose.
Individual herbal articles contain specific information that you may need to be aware of for that herb, whether it be warnings about standardization and possible poor quality preparations, or specific drug herb interactions. These articles on herbal medicines online also have a basic overview of how that herb is used.
So whether its herbs for pregnancy, menopause, pms, depression, anxiety, weight loss, weight gain, or high blood pressure, the following articles are sure to be of interest.
To give you an overview of which herbal medicines online are associated with particular parts of the body, I have presented the following list:
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, Bochu, Wild Carrot Seed, Gravel Root
Blood Pressure – European Mistletoe, Apple Bark
Bones – Comfrey (external application only), 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, Milk thistle
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, oats, kava
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, tribulus
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, peppermint, chamomile
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 are useful.
Uterus and Vagina herbal medicines online – Squaw Vine, Dong Kwai, Golden Seal Root, Oak Bark, White Pond Lily, Trillium, Beth Root, Uva Ursi, Angelica, Myrrh, Yarrow, Alfalfa, Saw Palmetto Berries