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.
Extensive information on the herbal remedies that can prevent or treat colds and flu. Immune system building herbs are discussed, as well as homeopathic remedies. Many of the herbs are broken down by their mode of action: expectorant, antibacterial, diaphoretic, etc. Very comprehensive and helpful. This packet also contains information about nutritional therapies. Herbs discussed include: echinacea, ginger, osha, schisandra, goldenseal, elder, garlic, cat's claw, reishi, lemon balm, mint, linden, thyme, astragalus, and ephedra. Learn More
Helpful information on ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, and Crohn's disease. Nutritional and herbal therapies are given, not only for treating these disorders themselves, but also their complications including diarrhea, constipation, gastrointestinal upset, and special concerns of these diseases in children. Research studies and the actions of different herbs are also mentioned. Herbs discussed include: bayberry, comfrey, plantain, wild yam, cramp bark, chamomile, peppermint, slippery elm, scullcap, marshmallow, psyllium, flaxseed, yellow dock, dandelion, cascara sagrada, senna, buckthorn, linseed, valerian, echinacea, goldenseal, poke root, and kelp. Learn More
Useful information on the various causes of and treatments for constipation, including nutritional and botanical therapies. Herbs are discussed at length, including how to use them and important safety information on laxative use. Herbs discussed include: cascara sagrada, comfrey, flaxseed, goldenseal, psyllium, senna, aloe vera, rhubarb, buckthorn and linseed. Learn More
Helpful information on the treatment of Crohn's disease and inflammatory bowel conditions. Nutritional and herbal therapies are discussed along with research substantiation. Herbs mentioned include: oat straw, oats, cat's claw, psyllium, marshmallow, echinacea and goldenseal. Learn More
Extensive information herbs used in the prevention and treatment of dental disease: tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath. Recipes for herbal mouth rinses and toothpastes are included, as well as health updates and helpful suggestions for maintaining dental health. Herbs discussed include: aloe, propolis, chaparral, tea tree oil, echinacea, horsetail, myrrh, prickly ash, sage, peppermint, fennel, tea-tree, ginger, calendula, clove, bloodroot, burdock, goldenseal, hawthorn, gotu kola, and licorice. Learn More
Helpful information on the diagnosis, possible causes and treatments for depression. Nutritional, homeopathic, environmental and lifestyle considerations are examined, and herbal treatment options are discussed. Chinese medicine is also mentioned. There is extensive clinical research on the efficacy of St. Johns wort in the treatment of depression. Herbs discussed include: St. John's wort, lemon balm, vervain, rosemary, gotu kola, wild oats, ginkgo, valerian, chamomile, black cohosh, and bee pollen. Learn More