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Our Favorite Herbs

  Herb Name Applications Beneficial Daily Uses/dose

Aloe Vera Abrasion, bites, burns, dermatitis, dry skin, frostbites, hemorrhoids, mouth ulcers, ringworm, and skin wounds. Apply herbal gel (juice is strong laxative).
Ashwagadha Inflammation, rheumatic swelling, nervous exhaustion, brain fog, loss of memory, loss of muscular energy, and enhancing sexual function in men. Powder: 3 to 6 g/day Extract: 500 mg/day
Arnica Bruise, sprains Homeopathic cream or gel.
Feverfew Quell migraine, headaches, and eases arthritis.  
Echinacea Allergies, bronchitis, colds, cough, ear infection, flu, sinus problems, and sore throat. Herbal tea and tincture
Chamomile Canker sores, bites, colds, coughs, fever, flu, gout, gum disease, indigestion, insomnia, skin inflammation and irritation, varicose veins, and wounds. Herbal tea internally and as a gargle; topically in creams and compresses.
Garlic Lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, protect liver from toxins, allergies, blood clots, angina, arthritis, cold/flu, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, cold sores, and yeast infections. Healthy and tasty addition to any meal. Fresh or in standardized supplement. Garlic soup!
Ginger Dizziness, indigestion, motion or morning sickness, nausea, and vomiting. Grated fresh root, herbal tea or tincture, standardized supplement. Avoid big amount on an empty stomach.
Gingko Improving circulation in brain and extremities. Beneficial in aging, altitude sickness, Alzheimer’s disease, asthma, migraines, and tinitus. 40 to 80 mg 3 times daily of a 50:1 extract standardized to contain 24% ginkgo-flavones glycosides.
Ginseng In traditional Chinese herbology, Panax ginseng was used to strengthen the digestion and the lungs, calm the spirit, and increase overall energy. Help to adapt to stresses of various kinds, whether heat, cold, exertion, trauma, sleep deprivation, toxic exposure, radiation, infection, or psychological stress. Panax ginseng is 1 to 2 g of raw herb, or 200 mg daily of an extract standardized to contain 4 to 7% ginsenosides. Ordinarily, a 2- to 3-week period of using ginseng is recommended.
Goldenseal Treating sore throats and diseases of the digestive tract (such as infectious diarrhea), topical antibiotic for skin wounds, immune booster and antibiotic. Herbal cream, ointment, or powder. Tincture is swished or gargled.
Kava Reduce tension, stress, and anxiety. Does NOT mix well with alcohol and other medications. About 40-70 mg of kava lactones 3 times daily.
Licorice Treating stomach ulcers, eczema, psoriasis, and herpes, and chronic fatigue syndrome . Recommendation is 2 to 4 380-mg tablets of DGL (deglycyrrhizinated licorice) taken before meals and at bedtime.
Lavender Congestion, headache, insect bites, insomnia, and nervousness. Use essential oil in bath or salve and steam inhalation. Do NOT ingest oil.
Nettle Allergies (especially high fever), arthritis, urinary pain or infection. Herbal extract, supplement or tea (fresh or dried).
Peppermint Breathing problems, colitis, gallbladder problems, infections, intestinal inflammation, irritable bowel, muscle or nerve pain, oral inflammation, and sore throat. Herbal extract or tincture, fresh or dried leaves in tea; Enteric-coated capsules for intestinal problems. Diluted essential oil in mouthwashes.
Saw Palmetto Typical symptoms of BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia) include difficulty starting urination, weak urinary stream, frequent urination, dribbling after urination, and waking up several times at night to urinate. 160 mg twice a day of an extract standardized to contain 85 to 95% fatty acids and sterols.
St. John Wort Bruises, burns, muscle aches, rheumatic pain, nerves disorder, depression, and circulation. Herbal tea; apply herbal oil
Valerian Sedative, induces sleep, relives nervous disorders, eases cramps and tension. 2 to 3 g of dried herb, 270 to 450 mg of an aqueous valerian extract, or 600 mg of an ethanol extract, taken 30 to 60 minutes before bedtime.
Turmeric Possess anti-inflammatory properties (Curcumin) , antioxidant, help protect the liver from damage, high cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, and fungal infections. 400 to 600 mg of curcumin 3 times daily.

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