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…

Analgesic / Pain

Analgesic substances reduce pain in a variety of ways: as a local anesthetic or anti-nociceptive,…

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-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…

Antibacterial

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

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…

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…

Children’s Health

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

Dandruff

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

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…

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…

Male Health

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

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…

Oral Health

Botanical extracts have shown positive research in aiding oral health.  Oral bacteria and fungal infections…

Osteoporosis

Some herbs have shown potential in improving bone density / reducing symptoms of osteoporosis.  Herbs…

Preservative

Herbs and essential oils with preservative qualities can help extend the shelf life of foods,…

Repellent

Many essential oils and herbs have shown repellent action against a variety of bugs and…

Sedative / Calming

Certain herbs and essential oils can have a calming effect, lowering blood pressure, and promoting…

Skin and Wound Health

Many herbs can help with various skin ailments from dry skin, itchy areas, burns, wrinkles,…

Skin Burns

There are varying degrees of skin burns. Mild burns can be treated at home.  More…

Spasmolytic

Spasmolytic herbs have the ability to help reduce smooth muscle spasms.  More human studies are…

Stimulant / Improved Energy

Stimulant herbs raise levels of mental and physical activity.  Examples include coffee, green tea, rosemary,…

Sunscreen

Some plants have skin protective qualities against the sun’s UV rays.  Typical store bought sunscreens…

Weight Loss

Weight gain can be caused by a variety of factors, including: over-eating, lack of exercise,…