Which herbs to use and how to use them for specific uses. Includes conditions and general categories (heart, liver, herbs for women, for children, etc)
For specific herbs, see information packets, herbs.
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
Detox Info Pack: fasting, diet, herbs, sauna, colonic irrigation, chelation and others. Specific toxins examined are heavy metals, toxic chemicals, drugs, and conditions like colds/flus. Herbs are discussed at length, including which herbs aid specific organs of elimination in the body. Research studies are also included, as well as lifestyle suggestions to help the body in cleansing and maintaining good health. Herbs discussed include: milk thistle, goldenseal, yellow dock, dandelion, artichoke, celandine, turmeric, triphala, picrorhiza, nettles, cleavers, yarrow, mullein, coltsfoot, Siberian ginseng, echinacea, plantain, sage, burdock, pau d'arco, sarsaparilla, prickly ash, Oregon grape root, parsley, elderflower, and ginseng. Learn More
Herbal treatment options for diabetes, and the complications of diabetes. Nutritional, herbal, dietary, and lifestyle considerations are discussed. Herbs that contain constituents that have an insulin-type action in the body are examined. Experimental studies are also included. Herbs discussed include: onions, prickly pear cactus, garlic, fenugreek, bitter melon, brickellia, cinnamon, jambul, devil's club, dandelion, schisandra, ginger, ginseng, bilberry, gingko, cayenne, and gymnema sylvestre. Learn More
Information about the digestive system and herbal medicine. Gastritis, heartburn, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, diarrhea, appendicitis, gallstones, GERD, ulcer, leaky gut syndrome, flatulence and other conditions of the digestive system are addressed. Lifestyle suggestions, herbal tea recipes, acidophilus and nutritional therapy are discussed. Herbs mentioned include: hops, peppermint, slippery elm bark, flax, chamomile, ginger, aloe, fennel, artichoke, milk thistle, licorice, guggul, bromelain, turmeric, cayenne, centaury, and many more. Learn More
Helpful information on epilepsy, including the type of seizures experienced and predisposing factors of this disease. The traditional Chinese treatment approach is contrasted with western medicine, and many herbs are listed that have been used in the treatment of epilepsy, along with safety information. Nutritional and lifestyle recommendations are also included. Herbs mentioned include: black cohosh, hyssop, lobelia, bupleurum, skullcap, peony, cinnamon, ginseng, ginger, forskolin, valerian, elderberry, linden, ashwagandha, and chrysanthemum. Learn More
Information on fibrocystic breast disease. One article questions whether fibrocystic breast disease constitutes a disease process, and offers classifications of benign breast lesions. Other articles offer information on the incidence, identification, possible causes along with nutritional and herbal considerations. Herbs mentioned include: flaxseed, dandelion, fennel, angelica, burdock, licorice, wild yam, sarsaparilla, vitex, blue cohosh, hops, echinacea, goldenseal, squaw vine, evening primrose oil, mullein, pau d'arco, poke, and red clover.
Helpful information on fibromyalgia; including the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of this disease. Herbs and their actions are described, along with dosage information. Side effects of pharmaceutical drugs are mentioned, and research studies are included as well. Herbs discussed include: turmeric, chaparral, horsetail, watercress, Irish moss, garlic, cayenne, ginger, burdock, nettles, kelp, cleavers, willow, ginseng, and valerian. Learn More
Useful information on menstrual disorders, ovarian cysts, fibroids, endometriosis, abnormal pap smears, and toxic shock syndrome. Alternatives to surgery are discussed, as well as nutritional and herbal therapies. The body/mind connection and environmental toxins are also explored in relation to gynecological problems. Herbs discussed include: angelica, wild yam, dong quai, vitex, black currant oil, sage, evening primrose oil, raspberry, nettle, motherwort, flaxseed, alfalfa, ginger and soy. Learn More