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.
Information about the management of pain and inflammation. Dosage information is provided. Sports injuries are discussed. Some of those mentioned include abrasions, bruises, strains and sprains. Quercetin is discussed at length. Herbs mentioned include: arnica, evening primrose oil, echinacea, bupleurum, willow bark, juniper, feverfew, ginger, meadow sweet, valerian, hypericum, wild yam, cayenne, kava, devil's claw, licorice, and others. Learn More
General as well as technical information on the causes and treatment of insomnia. Includes comprehensive herbal information and homeopathic therapies as well as helpful lifestyle suggestions. There is also an article comparing Halcion to valerian, and different herbs are compared in relation to their effectiveness. Herbs mentioned include: valerian, kava, scullcap, hops, passionflower, lemon balm, chamomile, oat and poppy. Learn More
Helpful information about lactation. There is an article comparing breast feeding with bottle feeding. Breast feeding related problems and remedies for those problems are discussed. Problems mentioned include: engorgement, mastitis, a plugged duct, and sore nipples. Nutritional health is also discussed, as are herbal therapies. Contraindications for women who are breast feeding are also outlined. Herbs mentioned in this packet include: alfalfa, blessed thistle, dandelion, fennel, horsetail, raspberry, garlic, borage, hops, poke, echinacea and more.
Helpful information on herbs that have shown benefit in treating liver disorders, including cirrhosis and hepatitis A, B, and C. Liver protective and regenerative herbs, such as milk thistle are discussed at length. Also included are clinical research findings and safety information. Herbs mentioned include: milk thistle, astragalus, bupleurum, fo-ti, ginseng, ginger, garlic, schizandra, wormwood, mugwort, turmeric, celandine, fumitory, yarrow, dandelion, gotu kola, burdock, licorice, fennel, and berberine. Learn More
Comprehensive information on treating menopausal complaints; including hot flashes, night sweats, depression, mood swings, vaginal changes, and insomnia. Conventional hormonal therapy is contrasted with natural and botanical hormonal replacement therapy, with clinical research support given. Also examined are the factors that lead to osteoporosis, and preventive nutritional, lifestyle and exercise strategies. Herbs mentioned include: soy, licorice, wild yam, dong quai, ginseng, vitex, dandelion, fenugreek, hops, nettles, red clover, raspberry, hawthorn, lemon balm, witch hazel, passionflower, sage, black cohosh, burdock, motherwort, St. John's wort, ginger, oat, echinacea, calendula, evening primrose oil and fennel. Learn More
Helpful articles addressing lifestyle, nutritional, and herbal therapies with research support. Homeopathic treatments and resources for MS are mentioned. Treatment considerations and recommendations are also included. Herbs discussed include: turmeric, black currant oil, flaxseed, ginkgo, chlorella, echinacea, Siberian ginseng, burdock, pau d'arco, chaparral, garlic, sarsaparilla, and goldenseal. Learn More
Helpful information about common conditions of the muscular-skeletal system. Topics covered include: antirheumatics, anti-inflammatories, rheumatism, arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis, muscle cramps, wounds, sprains, bruises, aches and pains, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Herbal therapies, and recipes for external applications are included. Herbs discussed include: black mustard, cayenne, chickweed, lavender, lobelia, myrrh, sassafras, white mustard, willow bark, arnica, kava, wormwood, black cohosh, ginger, dandelion, devil's claw, yucca, comfrey, and many more. Learn More
Useful information on nausea. Health topics discussed include: motion sickness, morning sickness, dizziness, and vertigo. Clinical research studies are provided. Nutritional and herbal therapies are discussed and recipes are also provided. Herbs mentioned include; ginger, basil, peppermint, nutmeg, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, fennel, patchouli, and spearmint. Learn More
Helpful information about osteoporosis. Nutritional, herbal and lifestyle recommendations are suggested. Medications that contribute to bone loss are listed, as are some of the risk factors of osteoporosis. The role of hormones in osteoporosis is discussed. Herbs mentioned include: dong quai, licorice, unicorn root, black cohosh, fennel, false unicorn root, wild yam, red clover, saw palmetto, hops, alfalfa, kudzu, horsetail, evening primrose, nettle, black pepper, soy, purslane, bugleweed, kale, jute, and more. Learn More
Information on herbal and nutritional therapies for treating Parkinson's disease. Important safety information and research is included as well. Massage therapy is also addressed as an adjunct therapy. Herbs discussed include: evening primrose, kava, St. John's wort, ginkgo, fava bean, belladonna, henbane, thornapple, oat, passion flower, and jimson weed. Learn More