All the information you need to use herbs safely and effectively
HRF offers more than 200 Herb Information Packets on herbs, specific health conditions, and related topics. Each of these popular compilations contains carefully selected articles, studies, and/or discussions by experts. Most are 40-45 pages long (at least 30), and are continually updated to reflect current research.
Members save $2 on each as long as they remain members, and receive a FREE information packet of their choice when they join the Herb Research Foundation, and when they renew their membership.
Single herb packets contain comprehensive information on the use, safety, dosage, side effects, contraindications and known drug interactions for each herb.
Health condition/related topic packets contain information on a variety of herbs that may be beneficial in supporting health as related to each condition or topic.
Information packet on the natural treatment of childhood illnesses. colds/flu, ear infections, sore throats, diarrhea, stomach distress, constipation, fever, skin rashes, teething, measles, chicken pox, headaches, allergies and asthma. Safety information, including when to see a doctor is given. Also, helpful herbal home remedies are offered along with instructions on how to make them. Articles on environmental hazards, and the controversy over the immunization of infants are part of this packet as well. There are also formulas for calculating the correct dosage to give to a child. Herbs discussed include: sage, chamomile, ginger, echinacea, goldenseal, lemon balm, licorice, peppermint, garlic, evening primrose oil, mullein, catnip, comfrey, myrrh, astragalus, aloe, reishi, shiitake, rosemary, calendula, thyme, lavender, yarrow, witch hazel, and slippery elm. Learn More
General information on Chinese herbs. TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) is discussed, as are techniques of diagnoses and examination used in TCM. There is also an article comparing Eastern and Western medicine. Herbs discussed include: gingko, qinghao, qingdai, huanglian, spiny jujube, magnolia flowers, rhubarb, qian ceng ta, sour date kernel, ma huang, licorice, and many more. Learn More
Extensive information on athlerosclerosis and the regulation of cholesterol, including diet and lifestyle recommendations and herbal treatments. Research studies are also included. Herbs discussed include: garlic, flaxseed, ginger, alfalfa, psyllium, cayenne, artichoke, bilberry, turmeric, eggplant, fenugreek, onion, ginkgo, guggul, hawthorn, milk thistle, shiitake, berberine, khella, red clover, soy, and bromelain. Learn More
Information on chronic fatigue, the Epstein-Barr virus, and the immune system. Symptoms, diagnosis, possible causes, and numerous treatment options are discussed at length. Nutritional and herbal therapies are included, along with bodywork and lifestyle considerations. Resources and support groups are also listed. Herbs mentioned include: ginkgo, garlic, milk thistle, licorice, Siberian ginseng, astragalus, ganoderma, burdock, goldenseal, echinacea, St. John's wort, baptisia, pokeweed, lomatium, osha, black currant, pau d'arco, dandelion, shiitake, and reishi. Learn More