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Oriental Diet Herbal Remedies

Herbal Remedies

  • ACNE: Chaparral, Sassafras, Dandelion, and Valerian
  • AFTER PAIN: Childbirth St. Johnswort, Rosemary and Black Cohosh
  • AGE SPOTS: Licorice is Recommended
  • AGING: Ginseng, Gotu Kola, Sarsaparilla, Dandelion
  • ANEMIA: Cayenne, Dandelion, Comfrey, Barbery Bark
  • ARTHRITIS: Chapparral, Yucca, Aloe Vera, Alfalfa, Black Cohosh, Valerian
  • ASTHMA: Capsicum, Dandelion, Mistletoe, Chamomile, Hyssop, Lungwort
  • BLADDER: Chamomile, Golden Seal, Sassafras, Dandelion
  • BLOOD PURIFIER: Cayenne, Chapparal, Dandelion, Comfrey
  • BOILS: Chaparral, Sassafras, Ginger, Chickweed
  • BOWELS: Comfrey Root, Golden Seal, Dandelion, Chickweed
  • CANKER SORES: Golden Seal, Myrrh, Burdock, Aloe Vera
  • CIRCULATION: Capsicum, Mistletoe, Chickweed, Golden Seal
  • CLEANSING: Sarsaparilla, Chickweed, Golden Seal
  • COLDS: Comfrey, Golden Seal, Licorice, Valerian Root
  • COLIC: Catnip, Sassafras, Ginger, Valerian Root, Wood Betony
  • CONSTIPATION: Ginseng, Golden Seal, Chickweed, Flaxseed
  • COUGHS: Licorice, Comfrey Root, Ginseng, Lobelia, Black Cohosh
  • CRAMPS (Leg): Chaparral, Alfalfa, Dandelion, Chamomile
  • CRAMPS (Stomach): Sassafras, Thyme, Ginger, Wood Betony, Capsicum
  • DIABETES: Golden Seal, Uva Ursi, Dandelion, Chickweed, Capsicum, Kelp
  • DIARRHEA: Barberry Bark, Slippery Elm, Thyme, St. Johnswort
  • DIGESTIVE AID: Fenugreek, Ginger, Lobelia, Peppermint
  • DIURETIC: Uva Ursa, Dandelion, Juniper Berries
  • EAR INFECTION: Yellow Dock, Lobelia, Hops, Aloe Vera
  • ENDURANCE: Ginseng, Dandelion, Yellow Dock, Bee Pollen
  • ENERGY: Ginseng, Capsicum, Bee Pollen
  • FATIGUE (Mental): Gotu Kola, Comfrey, Ginseng, Dandelion, Fo-Ti-Teng
  • FEMALE COMPLAINTS: Black Cohosh, Rosemary, St. Johnsowort, Uva Ursi, Damiana
  • FEVER: Fenugreek, Garlic, Golden Seal, Catnip, Thyme
  • FLU: Golden Seal, Ginger, Slippery Elm
  • GALL BLADDER: Golden Seal, Dandelion, Mistletoe, Yellow Dock
  • GAS PAINS: Catnip, Sassafras, Valerian Root, Ginger, Thyme
  • HANGOVER: Capsicum, Wood Betony, Scullcap, Valerian Root
  • HEADACHE: Wood Betony, Ginger, Catnip, Chamomile, Thyme
  • HEART: Mistletoe, Wood Betony, Capsicum, Golden Seal
  • HEARTBURN: Wood Betony, Catnip, Sarsaparilla, Thyme, Valerian
  • HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE: Cayenne, Garlic, Gotu Kola, Kelp, Black Cohosh
  • HYPOGLYCEMIA: Licorice Root, Kelp, Buchu
  • IMPOTENCE: Damiana, Ginseng, Licorice, Chickweed, Garlic
  • INDIGESTION: Catnip, Ginger Root, Wood Betony, Capsicum, Golden Seal
  • INFECTION: Cayenne, Golden Seal
  • INSOMNIA: Chamomile, Hops, Passion Flower
  • JAUNDICE: Barberry Bark or Root, Dandelion, St. Johnswort, Chamomile
  • KIDNEYS: Capsicum, Golden Seal, Chaparral, Comfrey Root
  • LIVER: Uva Ursi, Dandelion, Yellow Dock, Blue Cohosh, Hops, Celery Seed
  • LUNGS: Fenugreek and Thyme, Chickweed, Comfrey with Fenugreek, Ginseng
  • MENOPAUSE: Black Cohosh, Rosemary, Mistletoe
  • NASAL PASSAGES: Comfrey with Fenugreek, Golden Seal
  • NAUSEA (Morning Sickness): Golden Seal, Ginger, Catnip
  • NERVOUS TENSION: Hops, Mistletoe, Passion Flower, Chamomile
  • OBESITY: Chickweed, Golden Seal, Uva Ursi, Sassafras
  • PAIN: Scullcap, Hops, Comfrey, Valerian, Catnip
  • PANCREAS: Golden Seal, Uva Ursi, Dandelion
  • POULTICE Slippery Elm, Comfrey, Chickweed
  • PROSTATE: Ginseng, Kelp, Cayenne, Golden Seal, Garlic
  • PSORIASIS: Sarsaparilla, Dandelion, Chickweed
  • RESPIRATORY: Comfrey, Fenugreek, Saw Palmetto
  • RHEUMATISM: Ginseng, Capsicum, Black Cohosh, Scullcap, Sarsaparilla
  • SEX STIMULANT: Damiana, Slippery Elm, Licorice, Ginseng, Garlic
  • SINUS: Golden Seal, Cayenne
  • SORE THROAT: Ginger, Golden Seal, Licorice, Comfrey with Fenugreek, Capsicum
  • SPLEEN: Chamomile, Uva Ursi, Dandelion, Yellow Dock, Golden Seal
  • THYROID: Scullcap, Black Cohosh, Kelp
  • TONIC: Chamomile, Licorice, Mistletoe, Dandelion
  • ULCERS: Aloe Vera, Valerian Root, Capsicum, Juice from Red Potatoes
  • VITALITY: Ginseng, Gotu Kola, Licorice VOICE: Licorice Root

  • ALFALFA: The flowering top and leaves of the alfalfa plant, which are dried and made into a tea, have long been used to treat ulcers.
  • ALOE: Aloe is absolutely the best external remedy for minor burns and skin inflammations.
  • ANISE: Anise can be used to sweeten the breath.
  • APPLE: Fresh, unsweetened apple cider is a healthy beverage and a pleasant way to decrease stomach acidity.
  • BASIL: Use the basil leaves to season sauces, soups, and stews. Make a tonic to relieve nausea and headaches.
  • BASSWOOD: A tea made from the flowers is recommended for nervousness, insomnia, cramps and indigestion.
  • BAY: Use an infusion of the dried or fresh leaves as a gentle tonic to help the digestive organs.
  • BEARBERRY: Bearberry leaf tea may treat infections in the kidneys, and bladder.
  • BEECH: Use an infusion of beech bark and leaves to bathe sores, swellings, and wounds.
  • BIRCH: Birch leaf tea is an effective scalp wash that discourages dandruff and hair loss.
  • BLACKBERRY: The berries and the root have been used to treat diarrhea and dysentery.
  • BORAGE: Borage is a good herb for people with high blood pressure.
  • BURDOCK: An infusion of burdock leaves, or a decoction of the root has been used traditionally as a wash for various skin problems, including acne, ringworm, measles rash and burns.
  • BUTTERNUT: Rub the skin with powered leaves to stimulate and soothe sore muscles, bruises, and similar afflictions.
  • CABBAGE: Adding cabbage to your diet will help keep the liver healthy.
  • CALENDULA: A lotion made from the blossoms has proved soothing to bee and wasp stings.
  • CARAWAY: Caraway seeds and cooked roots of the plant are considered by herbalists to be strengthening to the intestines.
  • CATNIP: Catnip tea, made from the flowering top, may be useful for treating stomach complaints.
  • CAYENNE: Cayenne mixed with bran and warm water makes a comforting poultice for the treatment of chest and lung congestion.
  • CHAMOMILE: A cup of chamomile tea can be used to relieve indigestion.
  • CHICKWEED: Chickweed is a spring green taken to cleanse the kidneys and liver. As a fresh salad green or lightly steamed as a cooked vegetable, chickweed is a safe effective herb for generally strengthening, and cleansing the system.
  • CHICORY: Bruised, softened, and soaked for a few minutes in water that has been boiled, the leaves are a treatment for skin lacerations, swellings.
  • COMFREY: Powdered Comfrey root, sprinkled on minor cuts, bruises, and mild burns seem to promote their healing.
  • CORN: In Appalachia, salted cornmeal is still a traditional poultice for treating inflammations.
  • DANDELION: Roasted dandelion root, used as a coffee substitute or as an addition to coffee, acts as an antidote to many of coffee's detrimental effects on the body.
  • DILL: Dill is considered to be stimulating to the appetite and gently beneficial to the stomach.
  • DOCK: Dock root is an effective tonic and cleanser for the whole system.
  • ECHINACEA: The root of the echinacea plant is the part used for healing purposes. Herbalists regard echinacea as one of the best blood purifiers.
  • ELDER: Elderberries have been a traditional remedy for constipation, colic, diarrhea, colds and rheumatism.
  • ELECAMPANE: In the form of syrup, lozenges, or candy, elecampane root is a soothing treatment for asthma and bronchitis.
  • EUCALYPTUS: Inhale the vapors of hot eucalyptus leaf tea to clear the nose and help dry mucous conditions.
  • FENNEL: Fennel seeds made into a tea, has been used to soothe the stomach and intestines, to relieve flatulence, to sweeten the breath, and as a gargle.
  • GARLIC: Garlic tea, made by infusing several chopped leaves of garlic in 1 quart of water, has been used as a gargle, or taken internally for colds and flu.
  • GINGER: A study showed that powered ginger taken in capsule form is helpful in treating motion sickness.
  • GINSENG: A good use for ginseng is help in treating impotence.
  • GOLDENSEAL: A tea made with the root cleansed skin conditions such as acne and eczema.
  • GRAVELROOT: Gravelroot has been used to treat lower back pain, lumbago, gout, and rheumatism.
  • HOLY THISTLE: All of the thistles are considered tonics for the liver.
  • HOREHOUND: Horehound syrup and cough drops are famous cold remedies.
  • HORSERADISH: The grated root in poultice form is a treatment for easing chest congestion and muscle aches and pains.
  • HORSETAIL: Herbalists most often add fall-gathered horsetail to formulas calling for a soothing diuretic.
  • HYSSOP: Hyssop has been used in compress form to relieve muscular aches and pains.
  • LAVENDER: Warm lavender tea applied in a compress to the head can relieve a headache or apply the compress to the chest to relieve congestion.
  • LEMON BALM: The leaves of the lemon balm are used for healing purposes. A simple infusion is thought to be helpful in bringing down fevers.
  • LICORICE: Licorice has been used to relieve sore throats, bronchitis, laryngitis, and other chest complaints.
  • MARJORAM: The steam from a hot infusion of marjoram can be inhaled to clear the respiratory passages during a bout with a cold or flu.
  • MINT: Peppermint tea is a soothing treatment for dry coughs, fever and other cold related symptoms. Spearmint is best known for its role in calming the stomach.
  • MUGWORT: In a compress, mugwort tea has been used to relieve muscle spasms.
  • MULLEIN: For respiratory problems, a simple infusion of 1/4 cup dried mullein flowers to 1 pint water is a classic treatment. Be sure to carefully strain the mixture to remove petals and stamens.
  • MUSTARD: The young leaves of mustard plants are tasty additions to salads and are believed to have a salutary effect on the liver.
  • NETTLE: Footbaths of nettle tea are an old treatment for rheumatism.
  • OAK: A poultice for wounds can be made by bruising fresh oak leaves and placing them directly on the affected area, and covering them with a warm cloth.
  • ONION: Onions stimulate digestion and cleanse the intestines.
  • OREGON GRAPE: The berries are considered cooling and have been used in an infusion to break fevers.
  • PARSLEY: Parsley is a powerhouse of vitamins and minerals.
  • PENNYROYAL: The fresh leaves of the plant can be rubbed on the temples or forehead to relieve headaches.
  • PEONY: Place 1/2 cup of fresh, macerated peony petals in 1 cup of cold water in a Pyrex pot. Steep mixture 30 minutes, then gently heat it 10 minutes. Remove from heat, strain off petals, refrigerate and use as a face or body refresher.
  • PLANTAIN: The leaves have been used as a local application for piles.
  • POPLAR: A tea made with the bark, used in an external compress, eases arthritic.
  • RASPBERRY: Raspberry leaf tea is believed to be excellent for relieving heavy cramping during menstruation.
  • RED CLOVER: A tonic made with the blossoms is used for thinning and purifying the blood.
  • ROSEMARY: A tea can be made with the leaves and flowers. Add a pinch of powered ginger to a cup of rosemary tea to treat a nervous stomach.
  • SAGE: As a tonic it keeps the stomach, intestines, kidneys and sexual organs healthy.
  • SLIPPERY ELM: A poultice of slippery elm powder is supposed to be good for treating boils and other surface inflammations.
  • TARRAGON: The fresh leaf or root, applied to aching teeth, cuts, or sores, is said to act as a local anesthetic.
  • THYME: An infusion made with thyme makes an enjoyable hand or foot bath.
  • WATERCRESS: The juice of the fresh leaves has been used to treat acne, eczema, ringworm, rashes and similar skin irritations.

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