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.
Comprehensive information for expectant mothers. Herbal tonics and nutrition are discussed, as well as extensive information on the herbs to avoid during pregnancy. Advice on preventing miscarriage and morning sickness, and herbs that are thought to aid in labor, delivery, recovery, and lactation are also mentioned. The importance of prenatal nutrition is discussed. Herbs discussed include: raspberry, nettles, lemon balm, red clover, ginger, blue cohosh, squaw vine, false unicorn, soy, and too many contraindicated herbs to mention. Learn More
Helpful information on treating the mood swings, tension, headaches, breast pain, irritability, and bloating that are associated with premenstrual syndrome. The different types of PMS are examined with specific treatment options for each. Nutrition, herbs, and lifestyle recommendations are also included. Herbs useful for hormonal balancing are discussed as well. Herbs discussed include: false unicorn root, black haw, milk thistle, dong quai, Siberian ginseng, evening primrose oil, vitex, black currant oil, raspberry, cramp bark, safflower, borage, cranberry, tea tree, uva ursi, kelp, bromelain, and soy. Learn More
Phytosterols (hormonally active plants) Extensive information on phytoestrogens, and other plant hormones. Herbs are discussed that have shown benefit as a natural form of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) in the treatment of menopausal symptoms, with some clinical research support. The human endocrine system is examined, as well as the adrenal hormone DHEA and its health effects. Herbs mentioned include: flaxseed, wild yam, dong quai, licorice, unicorn, black cohosh, saw palmetto, ginseng, evening primrose oil, sarsaparilla, fenugreek, vitex, goat's rue, rhubarb, yucca, black cohosh, and soy. Learn More
General information on natural pet care. Home remedies, herbal recipes, and homeopathic therapies are included, as well as household and garden plants that are toxic to pets. Topics covered are: parasites, fleas, sores, urinary problems, skin conditions, arthritis, tumors, colds, diarrhea, periodontal disease, thyroid disease, and more. Also included is information on how to administer herbs to pets, a list of holistic veterinary associations, and a list of websites to visit for further information. Herbs mentioned include: alfalfa, burdock, catnip, comfrey, dandelion, fennel, garlic, red clover, parsley, thyme, wormwood, goldenseal, arnica, mullein, calendula, slippery elm, licorice, and rosemary. Learn More