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 about natural treatments for varicose veins, chronic venous insufficiency, and hemorrhoids. Nutritional therapies and lifestyle suggestions are discussed. External remedies are included. Herbs mentioned include: gotu kola, horse chestnut, butcher's broom, bilberry, yarrow, gingko, hawthorn, prickly ash, St. John's wort, Rue, witch hazel and more. Learn More
Information about the issues and concerns about choosing vaccinations for yourself or your children. The individual vaccines and their possible side effects are discussed in depth. Animal vaccines are also discussed. This packet includes an article with Dr. Andrew Weil, and Dr. Moskowitz debating the possible benefits and risks of immunizations. Learn More
Uterine fibroids. Herbal, lifestyle, nutritional and dietary considerations are discussed. Traditional and alternative medicine therapies are compared, including alternatives to surgery and hysterectomy, Chinese therapies, hydrotherapy, and detoxification. Herbs discussed include: raspberry, yarrow, goldenseal, ginger, stone root, motherwort, ladies mantle, partridge berry, white dead nettle, black cohosh, blue cohosh, vitex, lobelia, licorice, and many more. Learn More
Information on treating kidney and bladder problems. Conditions discussed include: nephritis, cystitis, kidney stones, prostititis, nervous/irritable bladder, and bedwetting. Infections are discussed at length, as well as nutritional and lifestyle suggestions in maintaining optimal health of the urinary tract. Herbs discussed include: uva ursi, horse chestnut, dandelion, saw palmetto, kava kava, buchu, burdock, juniper, marshmallow, rose hips, goldenseal, cranberry, cornsilk, gravel root, garlic, hydrangea, Indian kidney tea, goldenrod, licorice, nettle, pygeum, and gotu kola. Learn More
Information for treating aliments of the ears including earaches and infections, and tinnitus. Topics include herbal, nutritional and dietary considerations. Herbs discussed include: ginkgo, black cohosh, goldenseal, sunflower, violet, echinacea, ephedra, garlic, mullein, peppermint, tea-tree oil, calendula, plantain, lobelia, St. John's wort, periwinkle, pulsatilla, and turmeric. Learn More
Useful information on both hypo- and hyper- thyroid conditions. Discusses the function of the thyroid and its relation to metabolism and hormone levels. The use of conventional versus natural therapies is discussed. Includes information on Graves' Disease. Herbs mentioned include: bladderwrack, rehmannia, ginseng, nettle, guggul, bugleweed, lemon balm, self-heal, kelp, verbena and more. Learn More