Therapeutic Uses

Absorption Enhancement

Some drugs are administered as a patch or ointment thru the skin.  Certain plant substances…

Acne

Acne results from blocked skin follicles, encouraging bacteria, and resulting in infection and pimples.  During puberty,…

Alteratives

Alteratives are blood cleansing, and help the body to improve metabolic processes and thus work…

Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness, also called mountain sickness, is caused by reduced oxygen available to the body…

Anemia / Anemic

When a person is anemic, they have a deficiency of hemoglobin in their red blood…

Anti-asthma

An asthma  attack is a spasm in the airway muscles that causes wheezing and additional…

Anti-cancer

There are several studies showing essential oils and herbs preventing the growth of cancer and…

Anti-convulsive

Some herbs have demonstrated potential in the inhibition of convulsions / seizures.  More research is…

Anti-fungal

Certain herbs are known for their anti-fungal actions.  Most research studies have been in vitro;…

Anti-inflammatory

Inflammation is our body’s response to infection and injury. Its purpose is to clear out…

Anti-itch

Certain herbs taken orally or applied topically have shown to have anti-itch potential.  German chamomile,…

Anti-nausea

Digestive discomfort can have a variety of causes.  Certain herbs, like peppermint, ginger, and sweet…

Anti-parasite

Also called anthelmintic, anti-parasitic herbs can help the body eliminate or destroy worms and parasites…

Anti-pyretic / Fever

Anti-pyretic herbs may aid in reducing fever. Recipes to Help with Fever Blog Articles RESEARCH…

Anti-snoring

Snoring can certainly keep your bed mate from a good night’s sleep.  Beyond just being…

Anti-Ulcer

Ulcers are holes in the digestive tract caused by stomach acid and enzymes.  The mouth,…

Antibacterial

Antibacterial herbs and essential oils can destroy and/or prevent the growth and reproduction of bacteria.  Most studies…

Antidepressant

Unhappy feelings can be mild to severe, resulting in poor sleep, mood swings, energy loss,…

Antimicrobial

Herbs and essential oils are know for their antimicrobial potential, and have been studied for…

Antioxidant

Antioxidant herbs, fruits, and vegetables have the potential to reduce oxidation, which can cause free radicals…

Antiseptic

Antiseptic ointments are topical disinfectants applied to cleanse microbes from tissue and surface areas to…

Antiviral

Antiviral herbs and essential oils can help reduce viral infections.  Echinacea has proven noteworthy in…

Anxiety / Stress

Anxiety can be caused by many things.  Over time, these stressors can have a negative…

Aphrodisiac

Aphrodisiac substances may promote passion and sexual arousal. Here is a link to an interesting review…

Astringent

Contracts tissue; mainly the skin, and may also reduce the discharge of blood or mucous. …

Athlete’s Foot

Athlete’s foot is a fungus that causes itchy, red skin.  Keep the area dry, avoid…

Cardiac Health

Eating right is an important part of healthy blood flow.  Herbs for cardiac health can…

Children’s Health

Use of herbs in children’s health.  Awareness of therapeutic margins and contraindications are important to…

Cognition

Do you feel like your brain has gone on a vacation?  There are herbs that…

Common Cold

The common cold is associated with a nasal congestion, cough, and a sore throat.  There…

Cough and Congestion

Various herbs can help reduce cough and congestion.  An expectorant loosens mucous, and a decongestant…

Dandruff

There can be multiple causes of dandruff: too much oil, skin that is too dry,…

Demulcent

Demulcent herbs soothe mucous membranes of the respiratory and digestive tract and include aloe, slippery…

Digestive Aid

Digestive aids can be gastro-protective, anti-inflammatory, and/or improve elimination.  Key herbs include peppermint, ginger, and…

Diuretic

Diuretics promote urination, helping to stimulate the kidneys, remove waste, and reduce urinary irritation.  More human…

Eczema

Eczema, or contact dermatitis, is dry itchy skin and possible rash and can include topical…

Eye Health

Recipes to Help with Eye Health   Blog Articles   RESEARCH The listings of research…

Female Health

A variety of herbs have been shown to help with female health issues such as…

Green Cleaning

Green cleaning is the use of environmentally friendly ingredients that are also less harmful to…

Green Gardening

Green gardening is the use of natural materials to fertilize, prevent pests and other reasons….

Hair Growth / Alopecia

Hair loss can be caused by poor diet, poor circulation, genetic disposition, and certain medical…

Headache Relief

Headaches can have a variety of causes.  While the physical root of the problem is…

Hepatoprotective

There is much in vitro and in vivo research on herbs with hepatoprotective (liver protecting)…

Hypolipidemic

Hypolipidemic herbs and essential oils aid in reducing the lipids in the blood and cholesterol…

Immunity

Some herbs can act as an immune stimulant, boosting immunity to reduce cold, flu, and…

Insecticidal / Pesticidal

Insecticidal and pesticidal substances kill pests.  A variety of essential oils and herbs have shown…

Insomnia / Sleep

Insomnia is the inability to sleep, often due to stress, caffeine, and alcohol.  Relaxation techniques…

Joint Pain / Arthritis

Joint pain includes bursitis, tendinitis, arthritis, and sprains.  Joint conditions can worsen when a person…

Laxative / Constipation

Laxative herbs help to loosen stool and increase bowel movements.  Constipation is the result of…

Male Health

Herbs listed below may be helpful with male health issues such as prostatic hyperplasia and…

Menstrual Issues

Some herbs have shown to be helpful in reducing menstrual symptoms and pain.  Additional herbs…

Mouth Cold Sores

Mouth cold sores are usually caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV1), but could…

Muscle Development

Ingesting certain substances may aid in building muscle mass.  Other herbs may help to boost…

Neuroprotective

Neuroprotective herbs can help to protect nerve cells from damage and impairment of function.  There are…

Oral Health

Essential oil and herb extracts have shown positive research in aiding oral health.  Oral bacteria…