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Since early Neanderthal man, plants and herbs have been used for healing purposes and maintaining good health. Even has medical science has progressed, methods and ideas based on herbal healing have sustained and grown in different countries, across different cultures, often being used in exactly the same way. For instance, bitter chamomile is used as a digestive aid throughout the world.

Since ancient times, many types of herbs have been used in medicine and believed to have the power to cure a wide range of ailments. We know some of them have been proved to be true. Others, like garlic, have preventative characteristics.

Also in ancient times, many herbs were believed to have the power to ward off evil spirits. We all are too familiar with the belief that Garlic worn around the neck will ward off vampires.

Traditional herbal remedies have led scientists to the development of numerous 'modern' drugs; from aspirin, tranquilizers and to heart saving digitalis, establishing beyond doubt the efficiency of 'herbal medicine'.

The Value of Medicinal Herbs:
Since ancient times, herbs were, and continue to be used for a wide variety of medicinal purposes. Some herbs, most notably Garlic, were used to ward off evil spirits. Over the years, many herbs were proven to be effective in the treatment of a wide range of ailments and injuries.

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California Poppy
Eschscholzia californicaGold Poppy
Tender Perennial : The above ground parts and roots of this wildflower show promise in the treatment of insomnia without the side effects and dependency risks of ...
ChamomileChamomileMatricaria recutitaCamomile, Chamomilla, German chamomile
Annual herb : Because of it's extraordinarily gentle effectiveness, chamomile is the first herb of choice for many home remedies. The seemingly endless list of problems chamomile is said to help can all be traced to its effects of the nervous system and digestive system, as well ...
RosemaryRosemaryRosmarinus officinalis
Woody perennial herb : Amazing, versatile rosemary is cultivated worldwide, valued by cooks, herbalists, aromatherapists, and gardeners alike. Rosemary is an extremely useful herb, with many culinary, medicinal and aromatherapy attributes. The essential oil is distilled from the fresh flower ...
Devil's ClawDevil's ClawHarpagophytum procumbensgrapple plant, wood spider
perennial vine : Arthritis Joint Pain, anti-inflammatory This herb has an extensive history of use as an anti-inflammatory, pain reliever, and digestive stimulant ...
Ginseng rootGinseng rootPanax ginsengRen-shen, X-yang-shen
Herbaceous perennial : Adaptogen, Stress and Focus Ginseng is one the best known and widely prescribed herbs in Chinese medicine as a general adaptogenic and restorative tonic. ...
Comfrey Root & LeafComfrey Root & LeafSymphytum officinale
Perennial Herb : Skin care, arthritis Comfrey salves, ointments and teas are best know for the topical treatment of burns, skin ulcerations, abrasions, lacerations, flea and insect bites, ...
CalendulaCalendulaCalendula officinalisPot marigold
perennial herbaceous plants : Calendula is particularly good treatment for cuts, scrapes, bruises, insect bites and minor wounds. Calendula flower oil is one of the first herbs to consider in minor first aid applications. Particularly good treatment for cuts, scrapes, bruises, a ...
Hemp OilHemp OilCannabis sativamarijuana, pot, gunja, weed
: Perhaps the most valued property of hemp (Cannabis sativa) is its percentage of essential fatty acids, which is higher than any other plant in ...
DamianaDamianaTurnera aphodisiaca
: Aphrodisiac, female tonic, depression The Mayans and Aztecs used it as a sexual stimulant and as a treatment for respiratory disorders. ...
Bitter MelonBitter MelonMomordica charantiabalsam pear, bitter gourd
vine : Healthy cooking for high blood sugar The gourd-like fruit has a long history as a treatment for diabetes. Bitter melon improves the body's ability to use blood sugar and improves glucose ...
Rehmannia rootRehmannia rootRehmannia glutinosaChinese Foxglove, Shu Di Huang
: Rehmannia is a very commonly used herb in traditional Chinese medicine. Know as or Di-huang, (earth yellow), prepared rehmannia is used for loss of bl ...
LobeliaLobeliaLobelia inflataIndian-Tobacco. Pukeweed. Asthma Weed.
Annual Herb : Smoking The plant was known to the Penobscot Indians and was widely used in New England long before the time of Samuel Thomson, who ...
WormwoodWormwoodArtemisia absinthium L.
: Wormwood is used today mainly as a bitter tonic, and in natural pest control. ...
Maca rootMaca rootLepidium peruvianumMaca, Peruvian ginseng, maka
herbaceous biennial plant : Sexual tonic, Chronic fatigue, medicinal food Maca root is being effectively administered to both men and women to help increase libido, men's sperm activity, and to assist both sexes with issues ...
Tamanu OilTamanu OilCalophyllum inophyllumForaha, kamanu
tree : Tamanu Oil benefits for acne scars, psoriasis Fiji natives use Tamanu oil for joint pains, arthritis, bruises, oozing wounds, chapped lips and preventing diaper rash. ...
Siberian Ginseng rootSiberian Ginseng rootEleutherococcus senticosusEleuthero ginseng, Ci-wu-jia, Wu Jia Shen Jing
herb : Siberian ginseng has been used in Chinese medicine for over 2,000 years, to increase energy and vitality and to treat respiratory and other infections ...
Immortelle OilImmortelle OilHelichrysum angustifoliumEverlasting, Strawflower
flowering plant : Helichrysum is known for its anti-inflammatory, analgesic and regenerative properties. ...
Passion FlowerPassion FlowerPassiflora incarnata
vine : Herbalists have a high regard for the soothing properties of passionflower and recommend it as a general nerve tonic. ...
EpimediumEpimediumEpimedium grandiflorumhorny goat weed, xian ling pi, and yin yang huo
: Epimedium, also known as Yin Yang Huo or Horny Goat Weed, is a powerful remedy in Traditional Chinese Medicine and has been used for thousands of year ...
Coconut oilCoconut oilCocos nucifera
tree : Virgin coconut oil benefits for skin, hair and heart healthy diets There is no mistaking the wonderful benefits of coconut oil for the softening and healing dry and damaged skin. ...
SoapwortSoapwortSaponaria officinalisBouncing Bet, Fuller's herb, Sweet William, Bruisewort, Old Maids Pink
perennial plant, vespertine flower : Natural Shampoo, Skin Care The common name of this member of the carnation family indicates it's traditional uses in washing ...
Saffron threadsSaffron threadsCrocus sativus
crocus : Saffron contains more than 150 volatile and aroma-yielding compounds ...
CatuabaCatuabaErythroxylum catuabacaramuru, catagu, catigu, catigua, chuchuhuasha, pau de reposta, or tatuaba
tree : Catuaba is the most famous of the Brazilian aphrodisiac plants, noted for it's ability to strengthen erections. ...
Black Seed oilBlack Seed oilNigella sativaKalonjii, Black cumin, black caraway, Roman-coriander, fennel-flower
Annual Herb : Black cumin seed oil is used as a healthy dietary supplement. Black seed oil contains fatty acids, vitamins and minerals in a unique cell structure. ...
Chaga MushroomChaga MushroomInonotus obliquusCinder conk, Birch mushroom
Mushroom : Chaga mushroom has been used in traditional folk medicine for centuries in Russia, and China as a tonic and blood purifier. ...



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