There is nothing new about the use of herbs to promote recovery, health and well being. Every culture around the world has used plants as healing medicine. As the name implies,”holistic” medicine deals with the whole person. It treats the body as a whole and integrated system, not a collection of isolated parts. Herbal medicine works synergistically. There is an emphasis on the uniqueness of the individual, and the importance of tailoring a treatment to meet each persons very different needs.


Awakens digestion, specifically indicated for low digestive fire.It combines warming digestive pungency with antispasmodic and anti flatulent properties. Increases sluggish digestion. Benefits the nervous system, lifting sluggish lethargy of mild depression.

Alfalfa Leaf

a natural mineral and vitamin supplement. It contains organic minerals like calcium, magnesium,phosphorus and potassium. Alfalfa is also very high in chlorophyll.


A rejuvenating herb with many benefits to all systems of the body, specifically indicated for digestive sensitivity & constipation. A renowned rejuvenatory and adaptogen famed for slowing aging, increasing vitality, promoting immunity and inducing balanced health. High in Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)


This herb is a useful expectorant for coughs and bronchitis. As a digestive it stimulates appetite. It has an over all strengthening nature and acts as a tonic to the nervous system.


Heart tonic, tissue and wound healing of scars, Diabetic ulcer healing, clears the skin of inflammations such as acne, acne rosacea


A very useful herb to treat menstrual disorders associated with excess bleeding, pain and congestion. Has specific analgesic qualities and can be used to sooth nerves. It has a nourishing effect on the circulatory system.


Adaptogen,nervine, useful for any imbalance in the muscles as it reduces inflammation and strengthens muscle tone. It can be used to strengthen a weakened immune system. Useful in all conditions caused by stress, insomnia,anxiety,excessive thinking.


Known for its ability to nourish every system of the body, and its long term energy building effect.


A laxative that mildly purges the bowel carrying inflammatory acid toxins out of the intestines. A specific remedy for reducing acid and burning in the stomach and chest region.



A rejuvenating herb that is known as a famous hair tonic for maintaining healthy, thick lustrous hair. Treats skin conditions via the nervous system and the liver, helping to allay itching and inflammation.

Bibhitaki -Rejuvenative

Clears congestion from the eyes, ears, nose and throat. Also helps maintain healthy hair growth. This small dry fruit has a specific astringent and strengthening action on the mucous membranes throughout the body, especially in the lungs, intestines and urinary system.


Acts as a restorative agent on the adrenal glands


Helps improve memory, learning ability and concentration. Used to aid recovery from exhaustion, stress and debility. Very useful in skin conditions with an underlying nervous imbalance.


Has a strong action in cleansing the blood and lymphatics, reducing swelling and toxins. Very valuable in the treatment of skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema.



Used wherever there is inflammation of the skin. May be used for any external bleeding or wound, bruising or strains. Marigold has anti-fungal properties and can be used to combat infections.


Stimulates digestion, beneficial for nausea, vomiting, morning sickness, burping and acidity. Used to help alleviate coughing, mucus and asthma with wheezing. Soothing to the throat.


Removes toxins from the bowel. Benefits the eyes. Externally applied to relieve painful joints and body aches. Applied to warts and fungal infections on the skin. Very useful as an emollient to treat psoriasis and eczema.


Is renowned for its medicinal and household uses. It is excellent gentle and safe to use as a sedative, anti anxiety and insomnia herb. Indigestion and inflammations such as gastritis are often used with Chamomile. It can be used as a gargle for sore throats or an eye wash for sore eyes. As an inhalation over a steam bath, it can help alleviate nasal catarrh.


Has been traditionally been used to treat bronchitis, fever, joint inflammation , arthritis, skin diseases, cancer and diabetes. Used as a mouthwash to prevent tooth decay. It is also valuable foe treating bacteria, viruses and parasites.


A special remedy for eye inflammation, swelling,redness,dryness and itching. Used to reduce hypertension and stress. It can be useful in reducing fevers.


Increases circulation, used for cold extremities, Raynaud's syndrome, arthritis; its warm, dry and light qualities help to clear toxins from the joints. Increases appetite and stimulates digestion . Has a anti-fungal activity and may be used in Candida and imbalanced intestinal flora. Great for colds, sinus congestion and bronchitis.


May be used for a wide range of bacterial and anti-fungal conditions. Specific for toothache. Used for laryngitis and sore throats. Increases weak, sluggish digestion helps alleviate flatulence. Use a cold infusion to settle nausea.


Both the leaf and seed are used for digestion to clear flatulence, griping and bloating. A cold infusion of the seeds is useful in draining heat out of the urinary system. The juice of the leaf is used for allergic rashes.


One of the best herbs for digestive sluggishness. Used in cooking to help the absorption of nutrients.



A excellent strengthening remedy for the nervous system. Has a ancient reputation as a aphrodisiac. Can be useful as an anti-depressant.


A powerful diuretic and one of the best possible sources of potassium. As a cholagogue it may be used for inflammation and congestion of the liver and gall bladder.


(the decoction of ten roots) Indicated for aggravation of the nervous system and pain where there are signs of debility. Used as a decoction for lower back pain,sciatica, tremors,Parkinson's disease and inflammation in the pelvic and sacral region.

Dong Quai

Used extensively to treat symptoms of menopause. It is also used to treat a variety of menstrual irregularities.



Used primarily as an immune stimulant and for immune support for colds, influenza, and other viral, fungal and bacterial infections. It can be used topically to promote wound healing and treat burns and bruises. Echinacea has been shown to inhibit streptococcal growth.


One of the best rejuvenatory tonics for the lungs, promoting longevity of the lung tissues. It helps to reduce water from the lungs and reduce swelling. It is one of the best expectorants and cough-relievers.


Increases stamina when there is physical and mental fatigue. Used for adrenal exhaustion.Adaptogen.


Used to treat nasal and respiratory congestion, has significant antimicrobial effects.

Evening Primrose

Used to treat premenstrual syndrome, atopic dermatitis, eczema and other skin disorders. It has been shown to decrease cardiovascular disease and obesity.


Is used both internally and externally to relieve eye fatigue, redness. It is also used to treat nasal catarrh in sinusitis as well as hay fever.



Used to aid digestion,flatulence and menstrual irregularities.Has been used for centuries to increase lactation.


An ancient herb that has been showing remarkable benefits in treating the worst health epidemic in the twenty first century, diabetes. Its high mucilage content ats as a soothing demulcent. Its bitter quality helps the liver function and improves assimilation of nutrients. It has an affinity for the uterus and female reproductive system as a whole. Its saponin containing phyto- estrogen precursor plays an important role in female health. It also helps encourage a healthy flow of breast milk.


A rich source of soluble fiber. Flaxseeds are a good source of healthful omega-3-fatty acids.


Useful in inflammatory diseases, especially of the joints,osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, gastrointestinal conditions and skin disorders. Reduces LDL count in blood. Consider Frankincense instead of steroidal drugs for pain and inflammation.



Used to clear colds, increase circulation, a warming anti- inflammatory in arthritis. Warms the digestive system. Useful in nausea and great travel tonic.


It soothes the urinary tract membranes and promotes urination. Rejuvenates the reproductive system in both male and females. Useful in any aggravations of the nervous system. Useful in treating itchy skin, hives and eye inflammations.


Treats infections and inflammation caused by heat. Cleanse mucus membranes and lymph glands.

Goto Kola

Beneficial in conditions of stress, insomnia,emotional disturbances. Improves concentration, intelligence, memory and alertness. A specific herb for inflammatory skin conditions, eczema,acne, scarring and wound healing. Traditionally used for arthritis,gout and joint inflammation.


A very regenerating herb that has an affinity for all systems. Heals the bowels, useful in redressing intestinal flora imbalance with candida-like symptoms, such as bloating,flatulence and absorption. Used to help remove toxins from the system where there is abuse from alcohol and recreational drugs. Applicable in all degenerative diseases, as it helps to boost the immune system.


Reduces cholesterol and prevents accumulation. It has a scraping effect on the system, regulating fat metabolism, enhances thyroid function. Its ability to increase the white blood cell counts helps to clear infections. Reduce sore throats and promote the immune response. Clinical trials have proven efficacy in acne as opposed to antibiotic treatment.

Gymnema Sylvestre

Regulates the craving for sweet food and helps reduce an excessive appetite. Helps regulate blood glucose levels and enhance glucose tolerance.



Beneficial in treating many different types of digestive disorders, such as constipation, diarrhea, parasites or infections. Reduces lipid deposits in the blood. Used in all sorts of eye disorders.

Hemp Seed

As an oil hemp seed can reduce inflammation in eczema, psoriasis, and acne. Can reduce inflammation and LDL cholesterol levels.


Used to help maintain a normal body temperature, support heart health, and encourage fluid balance. Internally for supporting upper respiratory health , promote proper circulation.It is commonly used in combination with lemon balm and St John’s Wort for restlessness and occasional difficulty falling asleep.* 
• Hibiscus is traditionally used for supporting normal blood pressure .


Has a relaxing effect on the central nervous system. Used extensively for the treatment of insomnia, eases tension and anxiety.


Has a high silica content which increases the strength of bones, teeth, nails and hair. Good wound healer.


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Jamaican Dogwood

Used to treat insomnia, anxiety,asthma, dental pain, migraine,nerve pain, menstrual disorders such as dysmenorrhea.


Calms an irritated and hot nervous system. Good for stress, burnout, insomnia and depression. Washing the eyes with a cold infusion can relieve burning and irritation. Its cooling nature helps regulate heated conditions of the skin and liver.


Hysteria, nervousness,epilepsy,Parkinson's disease and insomnia. It cools and nourishes a hot and exhausted nervous system. It enhances the intellect and induces mental clarity.


Has been used as a diuretic and anti flatulent, as well as treating urinary tract infections, diabetes mellitus, inflammation, gout, asthma, obesity and prostrate disorders.



Used to treat lowered immunity in acute and chronic infections. Treats influenza, upper respiratory tract infections, sore throat, parasite infestation in the GIT. Hot, inflammatory skin conditions, sores and eczema are effectively treated.


Specifically used for treating glandular swellings, especially in the lymphatic system. It is commonly used for congestion and accumulation of the pelvic cavity, fibroids, endometriosis and cysts. Used to treat inflamed skin conditions.


As it contains L- dopa, an essential precursor of dopamine, it is a specific remedy for Parkinson's and its over all influence on the nervous system indicates its use for spasms,twitching and cramps. Ayurvedic reproductive tonic for men and woman.


Its anti-inflammatory effect is used for immune reactions and hypersensitivity to environmental allergens; asthma, rhinitis, eczema. Used in Bronchial asthma for its expectorant properties. Useful in autoimmune conditions. In a low dose it can increase digestion and peristalsis.



Has traditionally been used for its calming effect on the nervous system, a sedative, used for insomnia. Used on cuts and abrasions for its healing properties.

Lemon Balm

Traditionally used as a tea for treatment of colds, flu, fever,insomnia, anxiety,gastric conditions, migraines, hypertension, hyperthyroidism. and peristalsis Used topically for treating cold sores.

Lemon Verbena

Used for digestive disorders including indigestion, gas, colic, diarrhea, and constipation. It is also used for agitation, joint pain, trouble sleeping (insomnia), asthma, colds, fever, hemorrhoids, varicose veins, skin conditions, and chills.


Used in traditional herbal medicine as an analgesic, to treat anxiety, insomnia and gastrointestinal complaints. A wonderful circulatory stimulant that can improve arthritic inflammation and pain in the joints.


One of the most widely used herbs in the world. Licorice is restorative and rejuvenating. Used for dry coughs, sore throats, laryngitis, tonsillitis and any respiratory infections. Its cooling action and unctuous nature acts as a demulcent, soothing inflammatory and heat conditions. Strengthens the reproductive system. Its cortisol -like action is useful in treating adrenal exhaustion.



Used for “tired blood” (anemia); chronic fatigue syndrome and enhancing energy, stamina, athletic performance, memory, and fertility. Women use maca for female hormone imbalance, menstrual problems, and symptoms of menopause.


Has a strong affinity for treating skin disorders. Used for itching in eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, vitiligo, acne, acne rosacea and herpes. It is a wonderful rejuvenative to the complexion.

Marshmallow Root

Its high mucilage content makes it an excellent demulcent. Used to treat digestive problems, inflammation, lungs, bronchitis, irritating coughs and the urinary system. Can be used externally for varicose veins and ulcers,boils and abscesses.


Used for nervous digestion, flatulence, bloating IBS, ulcers, nausea, and anorexia. Opens the mind, lifting emotional heaviness.

Mustard Seed

Warms the digestive system, clears sluggish congestion due to excess intestinal mucus. A great expectorant; clearing phelm from the respiratory
tract. Useful in arthritis caused by cold, damp environments .


Used to treat lymphatic congestion, inflammation and lymph edema . All neuralgia, bruises, trauma,inflammation and degeneration of the joints. It is used in treating mouth ulcers and cold sores. Its ability to increase white blood cell counts is reflected in its popular use as a herbal antibiotic and anti fungal.



Most effective in inflammatory skin conditions with itching, oozing, burning and infection. The oil is especially effective when applied externally for treating fungal and bacterial infections. Neem has a traditional usage for toothache, gingivitis and general oral hygiene.


Its high iron content makes it useful for anemia. High in potassium. It has a diuretic effect helping to release excess water and edema from the body. Useful in treating urinary disorders.


Helps relax the muscles, reduce insomnia. Its astringency helps absorption of nutrients into the system. Calms intestinal pain, gas and bloating. Is a useful anthelmintic.


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Used to stimulate weak digestion with symptoms of nausea, slow digestion and flatulence . In malabsorption it can increase assimilation of nutrients.


A wonderful cooling drink for soothing an inflamed stomach and intestines. Specific for hyperacidity. Pomegranates are a well-known aphrodisiac.
Are useful in maintaining healthy levels of estrogen. Nourishes the brain and nervous system.


a very useful demulcent bulk laxative for treating constipation from dryness. Its soluble fiber content has been used to reduce LDL cholesterol levels. It has also been shown to reduce blood sugar levels.


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Red Clover

A good blood and lymphatic purifier. A mild blood thinner. Some women use red clover for symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes; for breast pain or tenderness (mastalgia); and for premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
 Red clover is applied to the skin for skin sores, burns, and chronic skin diseases including eczema and psoriasis.

 Red clover contains “isoflavones” which are changed in the body to “phytoestrogens” that are similar to the hormone estrogen.


The health benefits of Rooibos tea or red bush tea as it is also known as, are numerous and remarkable. Its caffeine free, contains powerful antioxidants,anti-cancer properties,high mineral content
of calcium & manganese (essential for strong teeth and bones), zinc (important for metabolism) and iron (critical for helping blood & muscles distribute oxygen). Improves circulation,has healing qualities for a healthy complexion and encourages restful sleep.


Has a nourishing effect on the nervous system which makes it useful for depression and anxiety. Its cooling effect reduces excess heat in the body , eyes and skin. Used in treating acne,eczema, psoriasis,itching and inflammatory conditions. Very effective in treating a variety of female reproductive disorders. It opens the heart chakra, increasing patience, compassion and love.


Rich source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds- these are thought to help boost the immune system and improve blood circulation. Laboratory studies have shown rosemary to be rich in antioxidants, which play an important role in neutralizing harmful particles called free radicals.



Has an affinity for the blood, circulation and the female reproductive system. Its nourishing effects subtly feed the nervous and reproductive tissues indicating its use for debilitating and degenerating diseases.


Has a strong action for reducing secretions in the body. It stops sweating and is specific for night sweats. It dries up excess mucus in the nose and lungs. For the mind and nervous system and hair growth it combines well with Gotu Kola and Bhringaraja. Sage has been used for centuries to clear the mind, promoting clarity and calming the heart.

Saint John’s Wort

Has a sedative and pain reducing effect. Used during menopause for irritability and anxiety. Recommended for the treatment of depression. Externally it is a valuable healing and anti-inflammatory remedy.Useful for speeding up the healing of wounds, bruising,mild burns.


the aromatic nature of sandalwood is immediately calming to an aggravated nervous system, useful in treating depression and mental imbalances. Useful in headaches with pain behind the eyes.


Purifies the urino-genital tract, dispelling infection and inflammation. Good blood purifier, useful in rheumatic inflammation. Cleanses the mind of negative emotions, can be used externally as a wash for genital sores or herpes, or as a warm fomentation for painful, arthritic joints.

Sea buckthorn

Sea buckthorn leaves and flowers are used for treating arthritis, gastrointestinal ulcers, gout, and skin rashes caused by infectious diseases . A tea containing sea buckthorn leaves is used as a source of vitamins, antioxidants, protein building blocks (amino acids), fatty acids and minerals; for improving blood pressure and lowering cholesterol; preventing and controlling blood vessel diseases; and boosting immunity.

 Sea buckthorn berries are used for preventing infections, improving sight, and slowing the aging process.


Treats disorders of the nervous system: pain, anxiety, insomnia and helps alleviate feelings of stress . Benefits skin conditions where there is a nervous component. Used to promote fertility.


Primarily used as a menstrual regulator, tonifies the female reproductive system. Useful in menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, dryness,irregular memory and irritability.


Helps with balancing blood sugar levels, has a scraping effect on the fat tissues and can help with overweight conditions. Has a special affinity for the blood: anemia,high cholesterol. Its high mineral content indicates it for the treatment of osteoarthritis and osteoporosis.


A calming herb that helps reduce fiery emotions of anger, jealousy and hatred. It calms the heart and dispels excessive desire. Promotes awareness, clarity and detachment.

Slippery Elm

A nutritive tonic for conditions of tissue deficiency. Good for recovery of chronic lung and stomach conditions. Externally it can be used to soothe burns, relieve inflammation and heal damaged tissue.



Remedy for stimulating sluggish digestion,with bloating, abdominal pain, and flatulence. Where there is nausea due to excess congestion this can help. With low metabolism,hypothyroid weight increase, low energy and lowered immunity trikatu can be very helpful.


Traditionally used for maintaining a healthy digestive tract. Used when there are signs of sluggishness, constipation, bloating,flatulence, abdominal pain and indigestion. It can help to heal ulcers, inflammations and haemorrhoids. Has a long history of use for the eyes, can be used as a eyewash when prepared as an infusion. In conditions of excess weight, high cholesterol and obesity, it can be used. Where there are signs of toxicity in the blood with skin inflammations, acne or boils it is used to detoxify the whole system. Also used as a mouthwash when there are bleeding gums and inflammation.


Clears mucus from the lungs and upper respiratory tract. Its aromatic pungency increases the appetite and aids as a nice digestive stimulant. It can help to reduce weight, blood sugar and cholesterol levels. Increases circulation. Used as a mild nervine for heightening awareness.


Acts as a natural antibiotic, strengthens digestion and improves intestinal flora. It purifies the blood, warms and stimulates new blood tissue. Promotes proper metabolism in the body. Often used for beautifying the skin.


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Its primary application is to open the mind, improve concentration and clarity. Useful in treating depression and mental sluggishness. It is a rejuvenative and can help reduce obesity. It also has an affinity for the throat and lungs. An excellent remedy for sinus congestion.


One of the most useful herbs for nervous disorders. Used to reduce tension,anxiety, over all excitability,and hysteria. Calms muscles spasms , alleviates menstrual cramping. An effective aid in insomnia producing a natural healing sleep.


It specifically kills bacterial, fungal and worm infestations. It cleans the blood and lymph of toxins causing swollen glands and skin problems, also used in formulas for vitiligo. Can be applied as a medicated oil to clear fungal infections of the skin.


A rejuvenating herb used to strengthen and give energy to woman post-partum, great herb to increase breast milk. Used to soothe sore throats and very effective for alleviating coughs. Clears inflammation from the urinary system.


Wild Yam

Noted for regulating female hormones, its fantastic treating an array of imbalances, PMS symptoms,mid cycle spotting,painful menstruation, breast and abdominal swelling. Traditionally it has been used to treat pain and spasms in the gallbladder and gallstones and othe spasmodic, shooting, aching pain, including hip joint pain. It is of great use in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, especially the acute phase where there is intense inflammation.


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Has antiseptic, hemostatic and astringent actions making it an invaluable remedy for burns, bruises,hemorrhoids, excess menstrual bleeding, inflammations and wounds.


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