Please find below a list of all our herbal products and their descriptions.

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Description:

Agrimony is useful as an astringent for diarrhoea or urinary incontinence

Dosage:

3-5mls per day, 20-40 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Aerial parts

Main Actions: 

Mild astringent

Key Indications: 

Mild diarrhoea
Haemorrhoids
Urinary incontinence
Venous insufficiency

Major Safety Issues: 

None known

Description:

Albizia is mainly used for allergic conditions especially acute conditions such as hay fever

Dosage:

3-5mls per day, 20-40 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Stem bark

Main Actions: 

Antiallergic
hypocholesterolaemic

Key Indications: 

Hay fever
Asthma
Dermatitis (eczema)
Urticaria

Major Safety Issues: 

None known

Description:

Cooling sweet and astringent herb that cleanses toxins from tissues, is diuretic, controls bleeding and lowers cholesterol levels. Alfalfa also influences hormones and the circulatory and urinary systems.

Dosage:

4-70 mls per day, 30-200 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Aerial parts

Main Actions: 

Oestrogen modulating
Nutrient

Key Indications: 

Debility
Menopause
Atherosclerosis and heart disease
Stroke
Diabetes, use with manganese
Endometriosis
It can also be used for drug rehabilitation as it alkalizes the body and helps with detoxification
Contains vitamin K which is helpful in preventing blood clotting and to prevent bone loss
Supports the pituitary gland

Major Safety Issues:

Best avoided in oestrogen-sensitive breast cancer.
Not to be taken during pregnancy.
Contraindicated in autoimmune diseases.
Contraindicated when using blood thinners or anticoagulant
don’t use with any history of lupus

Description:

Immune enhancing
Choleretic
Hepatoprotective
Anthelmintic

Dosage:

3-5 mls per day, 20-40 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Aerial parts

Main Actions: 

Immune enhancing
Choleretic
Hepatoprotective
Anthelmintic

Key Indications: 

Acute infection – viral, bacterial or parasitic
Infection prevention
Infective hepatitis Diarrhea, dysentery, cholera, pneumonia, swollen lymph nodes, leprosy, bronchitis, sore throats, tuberculosis, chicken pox, coughs, headaches, ear infection, inflammation, burns and mumps.

Major Safety Issues: 

Avoid in first trimester of pregnancy
Use cautiously with immunosuppressive drugs
Contraindicated in gall bladder disease
Contraindicated in Multiple Sclerosis
Contraindicated with high blood pressure or cardiac or kidney conditions.
Bitter herbs may also exacerbate existing ulcers or contribute to heartburn.

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Description:

Angelica is a  bitter, warming and invigorating herb that can
be used as a remedy for a wide variety of diseases and disorders.
Because the herb is bitter, it is primarily used for ailments
associated with the digestive system.

Dosage:

*low dose 1.5-5 mls per day, 10-40 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Root

Main Actions: 

Antitussive
Aromatic
Bitter
Carminative
Emmenagogue
Nervine
Stimulant
Stomachic
Tonic

Key Indications: 

Female tonic (similar to Dong Quai)
Traditional birthing herb (to expel the placenta after birthing)
Dysmenorrhea
Delayed menstruation
Colds and coughs – warm and stimulating to the lungs
Bitter digestive herb – helps to calm a nervous stomach
Dispels gas

Major Safety Issues: 

Because of its coumarin content, it may interfere with anticoagulant drugs. Angelica is a strong emmenagogue (a substance that induces menstruation) and should not be taken by pregnant women.

Description:

Astragalus is a powerful adaptogenic herb. It supports the immune system and is anti ageing

Dosage:

5-10 mls per day, 30-60 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Root

Main Actions: 

Immune enhancing
Tonic
Adaptogen
Cardiotonic
Hypotensive
Diuretic

Key Indications: 

Immune enhancing
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Fibromyalgia
Useful and safe to use with chemotherapy
Tonic
Adaptogen
Cardiotonic
Hypotensive
Diuretic
Anti ageing

Major Safety Issues: 

Not advisable in acute infections
Use cautiously with immunosuppressive drugs

Description:

Bacopa (Brahmi) is an ayurvedic herb used to enhance cognition, stress reliever and protect the brain

Dosage:

5-10 mls per day, 30-60 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Aerial parts

Main Actions: 

Cognition enhancing
Nervine tonic
Anxiolytic
Mild anticonvulsant
Thyroid stimulant

Key Indications: 

To improve memory (esp. medium and long-term)
To improve concentration or mental performance
ADHD
Alzheimer’s disease

Major Safety Issues: 

Saponins may cause or aggravate gastro-oesophageal reflux

Description:

Balm is a sour and cooling herb used for its calming effect on conditions of sympathetic excess, hyperadrenalinism and  hyperthyroidism

Dosage:

3-5 mls per day, 20-40 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Aerial parts

Main Actions: 

Carminative
Spasmolytic
Mild sedative
Diaphoretic
TSH antagonist
Antiviral (topically)

Key Indications: 

Insomnia
Anxiety
Irritability
Depression
Infantile colic
Flatulence
Flatulent colic
Intestinal colic
Nervous dyspepsia
Topically for herpes infections
Hyperthyroid (combine with Lycopus)
Heart palpitations, atrial fibrillation, high blood pressure, associated with nervousness.
Dyspepsia, upset stomach, flatulence

Major Safety Issues: 

None known

Description:

Baptisia (Wild Indigo) is a strong antibacterial and immunostimulant

Dosage:

*low dose 1-5 mls per day, 15-40 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Root

Main Actions: 

Anti-microbial
Antiseptic
Anti-catarrhal
Astringent
Immuno-modulating
Immuno-stimulant
Febrifuge
Anti-pyretic
Alterative
Mild cardiac agent
Emetic & purgative (high dose), laxative, emmenagogue

Key Indications: 

Infection – especially deep infection
Laryngitis, pharyngitis, tonsillitis and catarrhal infections of the nose and sinus
Gum infections and deep abscesses
Immune stimulating
Enlarged lymph glands
All kinds of ulcerations
Externally an ointment will help infected ulcers

Major Safety Issues: 

Large doses are dangerous, acting as an emeto-cathartic. Sometimes this action is so violent as to produce gastro-enteritis. Large doses have caused an excessive flow of viscid saliva, ulceration of the pharynx, insomnia, restlessness, and ocular disturbances

Description:

Barberry is an antimicrobial bitter tonic

Dosage:

3-5 mls per day, 20-40 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Root and/or stem bark

Main Actions: 

Antimicrobial
Cholagogue
Choleretic
Antiemetic
Bitter tonic
Antiparasitic

Key Indications: 

Digestive liver insufficiency
Dyspepsia
Gall stones – one of the best remedies in combination with other gall bladder herbs
Cholecystitis
Gall bladder dysfunction
Peptic ulcer
Gastritis
Acute gastrointestinal infection with diarrhoea (non-viral)
Hypertyraminaemia

Major Safety Issues: 

Best avoided during pregnancy and lactation

Description:

Bethroot is antiseptic, astringent and tonic expectorant, being used principally to promote parturition and to treat menstrual hormonal problems

Dosage:

*low dose 1-5 mls per day, 10-40 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Root and/or stem bark

Main Actions: 

Anodyne
Emetic
Expectorant

Key Indications: 

Female tonic
Menopause – flooding
Hormonal problems
Excessive or irregular menses
Intermittent bleeding
Dysmennorrhea
Strengthens uterus – taken during the last month of pregnancy only
Excessive post partum blood loss
Intestinal bleeding
Diarrhoea and dysentery
Douche for leucorrhoea
Externally for mastitis
Coughs and colds – expectorant

Major Safety Issues: 

Avoid using continously during pregnancy – last month only

Description:

Bilberry is an antimicrobial, antioxidant  and astringent herb which has a particular affinity for the eyes

Dosage:

*premium herb *low dose 1-5 mls per day, 10-40 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Fruit

Main Actions: 

Vasoprotective
Antioedema
Antioxidant
Anti-inflammatory
Astringent
Antimicrobial
Anti-platelet
Anti-diarrheal

Key Indications: 

Diabetic or hypertensive retinopathy
Eye tonic
Macular degeneration, cataracts
Visual disturbances/poor vision
Eyestrain
Night blindness
Glaucoma (prevention and treatment)
Capillary fragility
Bleeding gums
Haemorrhoids
Varicose veins
Venous insufficiency (esp. during pregnancy)
To promote healing (esp. after surgery)

Major Safety Issues: 

None known

Description:

Black cohosh is an anti-spasmodic herb with analgesic and estrogen-like effects

Dosage:

*premium herb 3-5 mls per day, 20-40 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Root

Main Actions: 

Anti-spasmodic
Analgesic
Estrogenic
Sedative
Diuretic
Emmenagogue
Uterine tonic
Anti-rheumatic

Key Indications: 

Spasmodic dysmenorrhea
PMS
Menstrual irregularities
Estrogenic
Inflammation – associated with arthritis (rheumatoid and osteo) and neuralgia
Menopausal symptoms – hot flushes, irritability, mood swings and sleep disturbances
High cholesterol
Hypotensive
Peripheral vasodilation

Major Safety Issues: 

Not be used during pregnancy

Description:

Black Haw is a strong astringent and anti-spasmodic herb mainly used for the female reproductive system

Dosage:

*low dose 1.5-5 mls per day, 10-30 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Root

Main Actions: 

Astringent
Anti-spasmodic

Key Indications: 

Dysmenorrhea (with Cramp Bark)
Menopausal flooding
Uterine prolapse
Morning sickness
Miscarriage prevention
Gastrointestinal cramping
Urinary tract cramping

Major Safety Issues: 

None known with the low dose

Description:

Black walnut hulls herb is useful for the treatment of worms and parasites

Dosage:

*low dose 1.5-5 mls per day, 10-40 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Leaf

Main Actions: 

Alterative
Laxative
Cathartic
Antiseptic
Antifungal
Antimicrobial
Anthelmintic
Astringent
Hepatic

Key Indications: 

Worms and parasites
Yeast infections
Chronic skin conditions associated with digestion
Cancer

Major Safety Issues: 

Chronic GIT conditions, pregnancy/lactation

Description:

Blessed thistle is used to treat a variety of conditions but is probably best-known for its beneficial actions on the digestive system by stimulating digestion and appetite

Dosage:

1.5-4.5 mls per day, 10.50-31.5 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Flowering tops

Main Actions: 

Antimicrobial
Galactagogue
Emetic
Diaphoretic
Astringent
Emmenagogue

Key Indications: 


Gastrointestinal stimulant
Stimulates appetite
Flatulence and stomach upsets
Beneficial actions on the kidneys and liver
Stimulates breast milk production

Major Safety Issues: 

None known

Description:

Bladderwrack is a herb used for hypo thryroid conditions

Dosage:

3-10 mls per day, 20-80 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Thallus

Main Actions: 

Thyroid stimulant
Weight reducing
Demulcent
Nutritive
Anti-inflammatory
Anti-rheumatic

Key Indications: 

Obesity associated with iodine deficiency
Thyroid conditions from iodine deficiency
Rheumatic conditions including arthritis
Traditionally used for obesity associated with hypothyroidism
Debility & convalescence

Major Safety Issues: 

Contraindicated in pregnancy and lactation.
May cause transient hyperthyroidism and raised levels of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) – Bone
At risk of heavy metal pollution due to being sourced from ocean – check where product sourced from.
Monitor iodine levels and thyroid hormones
May interact with thyroid replacement therapies eg. thyroxine

Description:

Bloodroot herb is mainly used for skin problems

Dosage:

*low dose *premium herb 0.5-3 mls per day, 5-20 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Root

Main Actions: 

Anaesthetic
Anti-bacterial
Anti-inflammatory
Anti-fungal
Expectorant
Coagulant
Emetic

Key Indications: 

Skin conditions – warts, moles, skin tags
Topically used with zinc chloride to make Black Salve
Colds and congestion
Asthma, croup, whooping cough
Sore throats
Nausea and vomiting
Abdominal cramping
Arthritis, aches and pains
Gingivitis

Major Safety Issues: 

Use VERY SMALL dose only, toxic in high doses

Description:

Blue cohosh is a herb useful for uterine atony, birth preparation and ovarian problems

Dosage:

*low dose 1.5-3 mls per day, 10-20 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Root

Main Actions: 

Partus preparator
Uterine tonic
Antispasmodic (uterus)
Emmenagogue

Key Indications: 

Dysmenorrhoea
Amenorrhoea
Specific for  conditions with uterine atony
Use in a birthing mix (See Botanica birthing mix)

Major Safety Issues: 

 Pregnancy and lactation (except in a partus prep)

Description:

Blue flag is a herb that is useful for chronic disease of the liver, gall blader and skin. It is also useful for enlarged glands

Dosage:

2-5 mls per day, 15-40 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Root

Main Actions: 

Alterative
Depurative
Lymphatic
Cholagogue
Laxative
Diuretic
Antiinflammatory

Key Indications: 

Chronic skin disorders including dermatitis (eczema), acne, psoriasis, rosacea
Chronic gall bladder disease
Digestive liver insufficiency and associated symptoms such as nausea, constipation and headache
Constipation
Enlarged lymph glands
Enlarged thyroid
Enlarged spleen
Enlarged ovaries
Obesity

Major Safety Issues: 

None known

Description:

Boenset is a great remedy for fevers,colds and flu

Dosage:

*low dose *premium herb 0.5-3 mls per day, 5-20 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Herb

Main Actions: 

Diaphoretic
Aperient
Tonic
Anti-spasmodic
Relaxes mucous membrane

Key Indications: 

Best remedy for relief of symptoms that accompany influenza
Relieves aches & pains
Deals with fever
Clears URT of mucous congestion
Constipation
Safely used in fever and as a general cleansing agent
Combine with yarrow and peppermint, elderflowers, cayenne and ginger

Major Safety Issues: 

None known

Description:

Boswelia is mainly used as a powerful anti inflammatory

Dosage:

*low dose 0.5-1 mls per day, 5-10 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Resin

Main Actions: 

Anti-inflammatory
Anticarcinogenic
Antiproliferative

Key Indications: 

Arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis
Asthma
Ulcerative colitis
Crohn’s disease

Major Safety Issues: 

None known

Description:

Buchu is a very effective urinary antiseptic

Dosage:

2-4 mls per day,15-30 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Leaf

Main Actions: 

Urinary antiseptic
Mild diuretic

Key Indications: 


Cystitis
Urethritis
Dysuria
Recurrent cystitis
Arthritis
Rheumatism

Major Safety Issues: 

None known

Description:

Bugleweed is useful for hyperthyroid conditions

Dosage:

2-7 mls per day, 15-40mls per week

Parts Used: 

Herb

Main Actions: 

Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) antagonist
Antithyroid
Mild sedative
Reduces heart rate

Key Indications: 

Hyperthyroidism
Grave’s disease and associated symptoms such as tachycardia, rapid pulse, exopthalmia
Nervous tachycardia
Specific Thyrotoxicosis with dyspnoea, tachycardia and tremor (BHP)

Major Safety Issues: 

Pregnancy & lactation – potential antigonadotropic activity
Thyroid hypofunction, enlargement of thyroid without functional disorder
Cautions: Do not administer with thyroid hormone and may interfere with administration of thyroid diagnostic procedures that use radioactive isotopes. Can cause enlargement of thyroid.
Taper dose when ceasing treatment – sudden discontinuation can cause increased disease Sx

Description:

Bupleurum is an anti-inflammatory herb and is commonly used for liver insufficiency

Dosage:

3-10 mls per day, 25-60 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Root

Main Actions: 

 

Anti-inflammatory
Hepatoprotective
Antitussive
Diaphoretic

Key Indications: 

 

Bladder infections
Blood in the urine
Chronic urinary tract disorders
Cystitis
Gravel and catarrh of the bladder
Inflammation of the urethra
Kidney stones
Nephritis
Painful urination
Vaginal disorders [leucorrhea]
Gastrointestinal conditions
Cardiovascular conditions

Major Safety Issues: 

Saponins may cause or aggravate gastro-oesophageal reflux

Description:

Burdock is an excellent herb for treating chronic skin conditions

Dosage:

2-5 mls per day, 14-40 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Root

Main Actions: 

Depurative
Diuretic
Blood cleanser

Key Indications: 

Dermatitis/Eczema
Acne
Psoriasis
Rocaea
Furunculosis
Detoxification
Gout
Rheumatoid arthritis

Major Safety Issues: 

None known

Description:

Burr Marigold (Bidens) is a strong antimicrobial useful resistant infections and coinfections in Lyme disease

Dosage:

*premium herb 5-10 mls per day, 40-80 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Aerial parts

Main Actions: 

Clears heat
Removes toxins
Blood tonic
Antimicrobial
Anti candida
Antioxidant
Immunodilatory

Key Indications: 

Any systemic infection accompanied by problems of the mucous membrane
Systemic staphylococcus spp, infection
Malaria, babesia, leishmania
Resistant organisms such as cytomegalovirus, herpes 1 and 2, klebsiella pneumoniae, shigella, staph and strep infections and others
Irritation, inflammation, pain and bleeding of the urinary tract mucosa

Major Safety Issues: 

None known

Description:

Butchers Broom is useful for varicose veins and haemorrhoids

Dosage:

3-7 mls per day, 5-50 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Root

Main Actions: 

Reduces vascular permeability
Anti-elastase activity (ruscogenins)
Vasoconstrictive
Venotonic
Anti-inflammatory
Diuretic

Key Indications: 

Venous Insufficiency/Varicosities
Oedema
PMS
Haemorrhoids – internally or topically
Diabetic Retinopathy
Orthostatic Hypotension

Major Safety Issues: 

None known

Description:

Butternut is useful for chronic constipation. It is more effective when used with dandelion root

Dosage:

3-15 mls per day, 25-120 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Bark

Main Actions: 

Analgesic
Hepatic
Laxative
Styptic
Vermifuge

Key Indications: 

Chronic constipation
Promotes regular bowel movements
Reduces cholesterol levels and enhances the clearance of waste products by the liver
Hepatic congestion
Skin conditions such as circinatus, acne, impetigo, rupia, chronic scaly skin, prurigomoluscum, lichen, pemphigus and chronic scaly skin

Major Safety Issues: 

It contains naphthoquinone constituents which might cause irritation to stomach. So people with gallstones should avoid it

Description:

Calendula is useful primarily as a topical application for infection and wound healing but also useful internally

Dosage:

*low dose 1.5-4 mls per day, 10-25 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Flower

Main Actions: 

Vulnerary
Lymphatic
Anti-inflammatory
Wound healing
Styptic (haemostatic)
Antimicrobial
Antiviral (topically)
Antifungal (topically)

Key Indications: 

Internal treatment for:
Peptic ulcers
Enlarged lymph glands
Acne, sebaceous cysts
Spasmodic dysmenorrhoea
Topical treatment for:
Mouth ulcers, herpes simplex lesions, conjunctivis
Acne, Dermatitis (eczema)
Wounds, ulcers, varicose ulcers, bed sores
Minor burns, inflamed skin, nappy rash
Haemorrhoids, varicose veins
Insect bites

Major Safety Issues: 

• Contraindicated in known allergy in Calendula

Description:

Californian Poppy is mainly used for pain management, anxiety and poor sleep

Dosage:

3-5 mls per day, 20-40 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Herb

Main Actions: 

Anxiolytic
Mild sedative
Analgesic
Hypnotic

Key Indications: 

Pain management for nerve-generated pain (acute doses as req)
Neuralgia
Sciatica
Trigeminal neuralgia
Toothache
Tension headache (all acute doses as req)
Insomnia
Anxiety, emotional stress

Major Safety Issues: 

None known

Description:

Capsicum is very stimulating herb and acts as a catalyst to
other herbs

Dosage:

*low dose 1-3 drops per day, 5-20 drops per week

Parts Used: 

Fruit

Main Actions: 

Stimulant
Tonic
Antiseptic

Key Indications: 

Cold and sore throat prevention
Circulation, varicose veins
Dyspepsia
Colic
Crohns diseae
Motion sickness
Flatulence
Arthritis
Fibromyalgia

Major Safety Issues: 

Use very small doses and don’t use with stomach ulcers or gastritis

Description:

Cats Claw is mainly used for poor immunity and chronic infection

Dosage:

2-5 mls per day, 15-40 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Bark

Main Actions: 

Immune enhancing
Anti-inflammatory
Antioxidant

Key Indications: 

Poor immunity
Tendency to infections
Convalescence
Debility
Chronic immune
Deficiency
HIV/AIDS
Adjunct therapy in cancer
Rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

Major Safety Issues: 

None known

Description:

Casara Sagrada is useful as a strong laxative

Dosage:

2-5 mls per day, 15-40 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Bark

Main Actions: 

Laxative

Key Indications: 

Constipation
Flatulence
Abdominal fullness
Dyspepsia
Stimulating gastric secretion, loss of appetite, asthenia, postprandial bloating, coated tongue, itching of skin
Headache resulting from constipation or intestinal weakness
Haemorrhoids and anal fissure (to soften stool)
Gastrointestinal conditions with hepatic involvement

Major Safety Issues: 

Contraindicated in intestinal obstruction or intestinal inflammation – such as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and appendicitis. Don’t use if there is abdominal pain of unknown origin.
Children under the age of 12 years should not use this herb .
Contraindicated in pregnancy
Long term use is not recommended. No longer than 2 weeks. Using longer can cause intestinal sluggishness. Only use if no benefit can be obtained through change of diet or use of bulk-forming products.
Excessive use can cause disturbance of electrolyte and fluid balance. Potassium

Description:

Cayenne is a warming herb mainly used for acute conditions. It acts as a catalysy for other herbs

Dosage:

*low dose 1-4 drops per day, 7-20 drops per week

Parts Used: 

Fruit

Main Actions: 

Circulatory stimulant
Rubefacient / counter-irritant • Stimulant
Antiseptic
Spasmolytic
Carminative
Diaphoretic
Thermogenic
Pungent digestive

Key Indications: 

Externally for rheumatic and arthritic pains, neuralgia, myalgia, unbroken chilblains (Substance P – may worsen initially)
Acute colds, catarrh, sore / congested throat conditions
Tonsillitis
Flatulent dyspepsia (in absence of inflammation)
Colic
Improves arterial blood supply and toxin removal to cold, congested or cyanotic tissues
Traditionally for headache

Major Safety Issues: 

Low low dose herb
Infants & Children – Avoid
Therapeutic doses in pregnancy/lactation.
AVOID IN cases of hypertension, peptic ulceration & hyperacidity

Description:

Celandine (greater) is useful for gall bladder disease and gall stones

Dosage:

*low dose 1.5 – 2 mls per day, 10-40 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Herb

Main Actions: 

Anti-spasmodic
Cholagogue
Anodyne
Purgative
Diuretic

Key Indications: 

Greater Celandine is an excellent remedy for the treatment of infections of the gallbladder and gallstones. Use with Barberry, Dandelion root and Globe Artichoke.
At higher doses this plant is poisonous, causing powerful purging of the digestive tract.
It may be used as an anti-spasmodic remedy in stomach pain.
Externally the orange latex from the stem may be used in the treatment of verrucae, skin tumours and tinea

Major Safety Issues: 

Do not use more than the indicated dose

Description:

Celery Seed is an alkalizing herb mainly used for gout, and arthritis

Dosage:

3-10 mls per day, 25-70 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Seed

Main Actions: 

Anti-inflammatory
Antirheumatic
Mild diuretic
Diuretic depurative

Key Indications: 

Osteoarthritis
Rheumatoid arthiritis
Gout
Rheumatism

Major Safety Issues: 

Caution with kidney stones

Description:

Chamomile is a relaxing herb mainly used for the digestive tract issues such IBS, flatulence and colic

Dosage:

3-5 mls per day, 20-40 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Flower

Main Actions: 

Anti-inflammatory
Spasmolytic
Carminative
Mild sedative
Antiulcer
Vulnerary
Diaphoretic

Key Indications: 

Irritable bowel syndrome
Food sensitivities
Flatulent colic, flatulence
Gastrointestinal tract colic and inflammation
Diarrhoea
Teething and infantile colic
Gastritis
Peptic ulcers
Gastro-oesophageal reflux
Topically for dermatitis, mouth ulcers, wounds

Major Safety Issues: 

Avoid in known allergy

Description:

Chaste Tree is mainly used for PMS with relatively low progesterone, ovarian problems and hyperprolactinanemia

Dosage:

*low dose 0.5-4 mls per day, 5-30 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Berry

Main Actions: 

Prolactin inhibitor
Dopaminergic agonist
Indirectly progesterogenic
Galactagogue
HPO axis regulator
Ovarian tonic/stimulant

Key Indications: 

Premenstrual syndrome (esp. with mastalgia)
Latent hyperprolactinanemia (e.g, breast cysts, fibrocystic breast disease, BPH)
Progesterone deficiency
Corpus luteal insufficiency
Erratic ovulation
Acne (male and female)
Relative oestrogen excess
Polycystic
Ovary syndrome
Cystic hyperplasia of the endometrium
Uterine fibroids, endometriosis (higher doses)
Oligomenorrhoea, polymenorrhoea
Dysfunctional uterine bleeding menorrhagia, metrorrhagia
Secondary amenorrhoea
Benign breast growths, ovarian cyst (follicular), painful ovulation
Sleep maintenance insomnia
Excess libido in men (higher doses)
Metrorrhagia (from functional causes), menorrhagia, polymenorrhoea
Withdrawal from HRT

Major Safety Issues: 

Best not taken in conjunction with progestogenic drugs, the contraceptive pill or hormone replacement therapy.
May aggravate pure spasmodic dysmenorrhoea not associated with premenstrual syndrome

Description:

Chen Pi is a herb for digestive discomfort

Dosage:

3-7 mls per day, 25-50 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Peel

Main Actions: 

Antioxidant
Anti inflammatory
Antibacterial
Carminative
Stomachic
Expectorant

Key Indications: 

Indigestion
Bloating
Flatulence
Nausea
Congested cough

Major Safety Issues: 

None known

Description:

Chickweed is mainly used for uleration of the stomach internally and externally for skin disorders

Dosage:

2-5 mls per day, 15-40 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Herb

Main Actions: 

Demulcent
Astringent
Refrigerant
Antiulcer (peptic)

Key Indications: 

Peptic ulcer
Topically for dermatitis (eczema), psoriasis, other chronic skin disorders
Wounds, insect bites and burns

Major Safety Issues: 

Don’t use with known allergy

Description:

Cinnamon is a pungent and warming herb used mainly to control blood sugar levels and warm the stomach. It improves the flavour of the formula

Dosage:

2-5 mls per day, 15-40 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Stem bark outer

Main Actions: 

Antidiabetic
Carminative
Stomachic
Spasmolytic
Mild astringent
Aromatic digestive

Key Indications: 

Diabetes
Metabolic syndrome A
Insulin resistance (all higher doses)
Flatulent colic
Dyspepsia
Digestive weakness
Anorexia
Nausea
Diarrhoea

Major Safety Issues: 

Caution in pregnancy and gastro-oesophageal reflux
Caution with patients on antidiabetic drugs
Take away from mineral supplement thiamine or alkaloids

Description:

Clivers is mainly used to improve lymphatic flow and for chronic skin disorders

Dosage:

3-8 mls per day, 25-60 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Herb

Main Actions: 

Depurative
Lymphatic
Diuretic depurative

Key Indications: 

Chronic skin disorders including dermatitis (eczema), acne psoriasis, rosacea
Enlarged or inflamed lymph glands

Major Safety Issues: 

None known

Description:

Codonopsis is a herb used mainly fatigue

Dosage:

4-8 mls per day, 30-60 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Root

Main Actions: 

Tonic

Key Indications: 

Fatigue especially with pallor
Poor appetite
Substitute for Korean ginseng (less expensive++)

Major Safety Issues: 

None known

Description:

Clove is mainly used for
digestive disorders and pain relief in tooth ache

Dosage:

*low dose 0.5 mls per day, 5-80 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Root

Main Actions: 

Immune modulation
Oxidative stress
Astringent
Anaesthetic
Antioxidant
Anti-inflammatory
Vulnerary
Carminative
Antibacterial
Antifungal

Key Indications: 

Tooth aches & gum disorders
Candida and other fungal infections
Bacterial and viral infections
Digestive disorders, especially ulcers
Anal fissures (topical)

Major Safety Issues: 

Most problems reported have been with the clove oil

Description:

Coleus is useful for metabolic syndrome, hypertension and prevention of heart attacks

Dosage:

5-12 mls per day,40-90 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Root

Main Actions: 

Hypotensive
Antiplatelet
Bronchospasmolytic
Spasmolytic
Cardiotonic
Digestive stimulant
Aromatic digestive
Antiobesity

Key Indications: 

Assist with weight loss, metabolic syndrome X
Hypertension
Mild congestive cardiac failure
Prevent heart attacks (antiplatelet action)
Asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema
Hypothyroidism
Digestive weakness, hypochlorhydria
Psoriasis

Major Safety Issues: 

Caution in patients taking prescribed medication, especially hypotensive and antiplatelet drugs
Contraindicated in hypotension and peptic ulcer

Description:

Cornsilk is a herb mainly used for acute cystitis and prostatitis

Dosage:

4-11 mls per day, 30-80 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Style/Stigma

Main Actions: 

Urinary demulcent
Antilithic
Mild diuretic

Key Indications: 

Cystitis, urethritis, dysuria (all acute doses)
Acute prostatitis (acute dose), chronic prostatitis

Major Safety Issues: 

None known

Description:

Cordyceps is a tonic herb used mainly for fatigue and for chronic infections – viral and bacterial

Dosage:

3-5 mls per day, 20-40 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Mycelium

Main Actions: 

Anti ageing
Antibacterial
Anti fatigue
Anti inflammatory
Antimicrobial
Antioxidant
Antiprotozoal
Antiviral
Hepatoprotective
Immunomodulator
Tonic

Key Indications: 

Anaemia
Cancer
Chronic infections
Convalescence – increases appetitie
Fatigue – increases endurance and stamina
Dizziness
Immune dysregulation
Joint inflammation
Mycoplasma infections
Poor mitochondrial function
Tinnitus

Major Safety Issues: 

None known

Description:

Corydalis is a useful herb for pain management

Dosage:

3-8 mls per day, 20-60 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Rhizome

Main Actions: 

Mild sedative
Hypnotic
Analgesic
Antiarrhythmic
Spasmolytic

Key Indications: 

Pain management, esp. for visceral pain
Irritable bowel syndrome, spasmodic or congestive dysmenorrhoea, tension headache
Insomnia, anxiety, emotional stress
Cardiac arrhythmias, palpitations

Major Safety Issues: 

Contrindicated during pregnancy

Description:

Couchgrass is useful for cystitis and prostatitis

Dosage:

5-11 mls per day, 40-80 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Rhizome

Main Actions: 

Urinary demulcent
Mild diuretic

Key Indications: 

Cystitis, urethritis, dysuria (acute doses)
Acute prostatitis (acute doses)
Chronic prostatitis

Major Safety Issues: 

None known

Description:

Cramp Bark is mainly used for dysmenorrhoea

Dosage:

*low dose 0.5-4mls per day, 5-30 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Bark

Main Actions: 

Spasmolytic
Hypotensive
Peripheral vasodilator
Mild sedative
Astringent

Key Indications: 

Spasmodic dysmenorrhoea (acute doses), endometriosis
Miscarriage (threatened or repeated)
Hypertension
To prepare for labour (in late pregnancy)

Major Safety Issues: 

None known

Description:

American Cranesbill is an effective astringent used in diarrhoea, dysentery and haemorrhoids

Dosage:

3-5 mls per day, 20-40 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Root

Main Actions: 

Astringent
Anti haemorrhagic
Anti inflammatory
Vulnerary

Key Indications: 

Diarrhoea
Dysentery
Haemorrhoids
Excessive blood loss with menses (menorrhagia)
Uterine haemorrhage (metrorrhagia)
Can be used as a douche in leucorrhoea

Major Safety Issues: 

None known

Description:

Crataeva is useful for cystitis and other bladder issues

Dosage:

4-11 mls per day, 30-80 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Bark

Main Actions: 

Antilithic
Bladder tonic
Anti-inflammatory

Key Indications: 

Cystitis, urethritis (use acute doses)
Recurrent cystitis
Kidney or bladder stones – one of the best remedies
Hypotonic or atonic bladder, including for BPH
Urine retention

Major Safety Issues: 

None known

Description:

Cryptolepsis is a potent antimicrobial against resistant systemic infections both Gram-positive and Gram-negative, mycobacterial infections and some fungal infections

Dosage:

30-100 mls per day, 4-14 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Root

Main Actions: 

Antiamoebic
Antibacterial
Anticancer
Anticomplement
Antifungal
Antihyperglycaemic
Anti-inflammatory
Antimycobacterial
Antiparasitic
Antiplasmodial
Antipyretic
Antiviral (mild)
Hypothermic

Key Indications: 

Bacterial infections
Gram-positive bacteria:
Bacillus cereus, Bacillus subtilis, Enterococcus faecalis, Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus saprophyticus, Streptococcus pyogenes
Gram-negative bacteria:
Campylobacter coli, Campylobacter jejuni, Enterobacter cloacae, Escherichia
coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Proteus mirabilis, Proteus vulgaris, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella typhi, Salmonella typhimurium, Shigella dysenteriae, Vibrio cholera
Mycobacteria:
Mycobacterium abcessus, Mycobacterium aurum, Mycobacterium bovis
BCG, Mycobacterium fortuitum, Mycobacterium phlei, Mycobacterium smegmatis, Mycobacterium tuberculosis
(including drug resistant strains)
Cancer treatment adjunct
Diabetes
Fever
Fungal infections  :
Aspergillus niger, Candida albicans*, Microsporum canis, Epidermophyton floccosum*, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Trichophyton rubrum*, Trichophyton mentagrophytes
Malaria
Neurodegenerative conditions
Parasitic infections :
Babesia species, Entamoeba histolytica, Plasmodium falciparum
(including chloroquine-resistant
Systemic infections
Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
Viral infections
Herpes simplex virus (HSV)

Major Safety Issues: 

None known

Description:

Dandelion Leaf is mainly used as a diuretic

Dosage:

*low dose 1-5 mls per day, 10-40 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Leaf

Main Actions: 

Choleretic
Diuretic
Mild laxative

Key Indications: 

Gout
Fluid retention

Major Safety Issues: 

None known

Description:

Dandelion root is a bitter liver tonic and drainage herb for the liver

Dosage:

3-5 mls per day, 20-40 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Root

Main Actions: 

Bitter tonic
Choleretic
Mild laxative
Antirheumatic
Mild diuretic

Key Indications: 

Digestive liver insufficiency
Dyspepsia
Flatulent colic
Anorexia
Constipation
Gall stones, cholecystitis, gall bladder dysfunction

Major Safety Issues: 

None known

Description:

Dan Shen is cardioprotective and indicated in ischemic heart disease, hypertension and palpitations

Dosage:

2-11 mls per day, 15-80 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Root

Main Actions: 

Antibacterial
Anticoagulant
Antiplatelet
Cardioprotective
Fibrinolytic
Hepatoprotective
Hypotensive
Vulnery

Key Indications: 

Ischemic heart disease
Hypertension
Palpitations
Insomnia
Buerger’s disease
Acute and chronic liver disease
Pulmonary fibrosis
Promotion of healing of fractures
Sclerodema
Diabetic neuropathy
Acne
Skin disorders

Major Safety Issues: 

None known

Description:

Devils claw is mainly used for the pain of osteo and rheumatoid arthritis

Dosage:

2-11 mls per day, 15-80 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Root

Main Actions: 

Anti-inflammatory
Antirheumatic
Analgesic
Bitter tonic

Key Indications: 

Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis
Myalgia, lower back pain
Anorexia, dyspepsia

Major Safety Issues: 

Pregnancy & Lactation
Caution with
Bleeding tendencies
Anticoagulents and antiplatelet Rx

Description:

Dong Quai is mainly used as a female reproductive tonic

Dosage:

4-8 mls per day, 30-60 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Root

Main Actions: 

Female repro tonic
Anti-inflammatory
Anti anaemic/ blood tonic
Antiplatelet
Uterine tonic
Mild laxative
Antiarrhythmic
Hepatoprotective
Mild laxative
Mildly sedative

Key Indications: 

Spasmodic dysmenorrhoea, endometriosis
Secondary amenorrhoea, menstrual irregularity
Irregular menstruation
Amenorrhea
Dysmenorrhoea
PMS
Infertility
Menopausal Sx
Post-partum tonic
Debility (especially secondary to breastfeeding)
Liver damage
Chronic hepatitis
Constipation
Congealed blood conditions ie abdominal pain, trauma, swellings, bruising
Anaemia with dizziness and palpitations (TCM)
Atrial fibrillation, prevention of atherosclerosis (in vivo)
Impaired peripheral circulation

Major Safety Issues: 

Contraindicated in pregnancy (first trimester)
Caution with warfarin, acute infections and heavy menstruation

Description:

Echinacea is useful for increasing immunity and cleansing the lymphatic system

Dosage:

3-7 mls per day, 20-50 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Root

Main Actions: 

Immune enhancing
Immune modulating
Depurative
Lymphatic
Anti-inflammatory
Vulnerary
Sialogogue

Key Indications: 

Acute infections: viral, bacterial or parasitic (all acute doses)
Chronic infections, swollen lymph glands, splenic enlargement
Infection prevention, to slow immunological aging
Upper and lower respiratory conditions including common cold, influenza, conjunctivitis, sinusitis, nasopharyngeal catarrh, infectious otitis media, pneumonia, pleurisy, bronchiectasis, acute bronchitis, bronchial asthma, pertussis.
Skin conditions including furunculosis, abscesses, ulcers, dermatitis, psoriasis, cellulitis, herpes, shingles
Gastrointestinal conditions including infection, candidiasis, peptic ulcer, dysentery, cholecystitis, infectious hepatitis
Urinary tract infections including cystitis, urethritis, kidney infection
Dental caries (to prevent), laryngitis, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, mouth ulcers (all liquid preferred)
Other systematic infections including glandular fever, Ross River virus, mastitis, measles, mumps

Major Safety Issues: 

Avoid in known allergy
Use cautiously with immunosuppressive

Description:

Echinacea is useful for increasing immunity and cleansing the lymphatic system

Dosage:

4-8 mls per day, 30-60 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Root

Main Actions: 

Immune enhancing
Immune modulating
Depurative
Lymphatic
Anti-inflammatory
Vulnerary
Sialogogue

Key Indications: 

“Acute infections: viral, bacterial or parasitic (all acute doses)
Chronic infections, swollen lymph glands, splenic enlargement
Infection prevention, to slow immunological aging
Upper and lower respiratory conditions including common cold, influenza, conjunctivitis, sinusitis, nasopharyngeal catarrh, infectious otitis media, pneumonia, pleurisy, bronchiectasis, acute bronchitis, bronchial asthma, pertussis.
Skin conditions including furunculosis, abscesses, ulcers, dermatitis, psoriasis, cellulitis, herpes, shingles
Gastrointestinal conditions including infection, candidiasis, peptic ulcer, dysentery, cholecystitis, infectious hepatitis
Urinary tract infections including cystitis, urethritis, kidney infection
Dental caries (to prevent), laryngitis, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, mouth ulcers (all liquid preferred)
Other systematic infections including glandular fever, Ross River virus, mastitis, measles, mumps”

Major Safety Issues: 

Avoid in known allergy
Use cautiously with immunosuppressive drugs

Description:

/elder flower is useful for acute and chronic infections

Dosage:

2-5 mls per day, 15-40 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Flower

Main Actions: 

Diaphoretic
Anticatarrhal

Key Indications: 

Common cold, influenza, acute sinusitis (all acute doses)
Acute infections (with fever), pleurisy, acute bronchitis, measles ( acute doses)
Chronic sinusitis, hay fever, otitis media (bacterial or serous), pharyngitis, laryngitis, nasopharyngeal catarrh, catarrhal deafness, sinus headache
Tickling throat

Major Safety Issues: 

None known

Description:

Elder berry is useful for coughs and colds

Dosage:

5-22 mls per day, 40-160 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Berry

Main Actions: 

Immunomodulating
Antiviral
Antibacterial
Antioxidant
Anti-inflammatory
Diuretic

Key Indications: 

Colds, and influenza, and the symptoms
associated with them including aches and
pains, coughing, nasal congestion, catarrh
and fever
Supports healthy immunity
Herpes virus infections

Major Safety Issues: 

None known

Description:

Elecampane is useful for lung and bronchiol infections – both acute and chronic

Dosage:

3-5 mls per day, 20-40 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Root

Main Actions: 

Expectorant
Bronchospasmolytic
Diaphoretic
Antibacterial
Spasmolytic

Key Indications: 

Acute bronchitis, common cold, influenza, pertussis, pneumonia (all acute doses)
Lower respiratory catarrh, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, bronchiectasis, asthma, bronchial asthma, cough

Major Safety Issues: 

None known

Description:

Epilobium is a prostate tonic

Dosage:

3-5 mls per day, 20-40 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Aerial Parts

Main Actions: 

Tonic

Key Indications: 

Benign prostate hypertophy

Major Safety Issues: 

None known

Description:

Euphorbia is a strong experctorant and bronchodilating herb

Dosage:

*low dose 0.5 – 1.5 mls per day, 5-12 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Aerial Parts

Main Actions: 

Expectorant
Antispasmodic
Bronchodilator (mild)

Key Indications: 

Relief of symptoms of bronchitis, upper respiratory catarrh and spasm
Relief of diarrhoea

Major Safety Issues: 

The daily dose of this liquid extract is low, the dosage range is narrow and/or adverse effects may occur if prescribed above the maximum daily dose. Accurate measurement of dose is vital to minimise the chance of adverse effects and/or toxicity

Description:

Eyebright is mainly used for conjunctivitis and sinusitis

Dosage:

2-4 mls per day, 15-30 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Herb

Main Actions: 

Anticatarrhal
Anti-inflammatory
Astringent
Mucous membrane tonic

Key Indications: 

Nasopharyngeal catarrh
Chronic sinusitis
Hay fever
Serous otitis media
Pharyngitis
Conjunctivitis
Blepharitis
Catarrhal deafness
Sinus headache

Major Safety Issues: 

Do not apply herbal tinctures or extracts directly to eye – always heavily dilute

Description:

False Unicorn Root is a uterine and ovarian tonic

Dosage:

*premium herb 2-5 mls per day, 15-40 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Root

Main Actions: 

Uterine tonic
Ovarian tonic
Diuretic
Vermifuge
Emetic

Key Indications: 

Uterine tonic
Ovarian tonic
Amenorrhea
Dysmenorrhoea
Supports normal menses
Infertility
Relief from menopausal symptoms
Morning sickness
Appetite stimulant

Major Safety Issues: 

False unicorn root is emetic at high doses. The safety of the plant for use in pregnancy has not been established

Description:

Femax is useful a blood tonic for wellbeing

Dosage:

5-15 mls per day, 35-105 mls per week

Parts Used: 

 

Main Actions: 

Tonic

Key Indications: 

Blood tonic, can assist in maintaining normal blood.
Iron is necessary for the formation of haemoglobin which is essential for the transportation of oxygen to the body tissues.
Assists the maintenance or improvement of general well being

Major Safety Issues: 

Contraindicated in haemochromatosis.
Due to Liquorice: contraindicated in hypertension and oedema
Caution is advised in those with elevated liver enzymes taking immunosuppressives;
Not for the treatment of iron deficiency conditions.
Discontinue 7 days prior to general anaesthesia

Description:

Fennel is a calming digestive herb

Dosage:

3-7 mls per day, 20-50 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Seed

Main Actions: 

Carminative
Spasmolytic
Expectorant
Orexigenic
Galactagogue
Antimicrobial
Oestrogen modulating

Key Indications: 

Intestinal colic, flatulence, flatulent colic, infantile colic, dyspepsia
Anorexia
Nausea
Diarrhoea
Difficult lactation, spasmodic, dysmenorrhoea, secondary amenorrhoea
Nasopharyngeal catarrh, acute or chronic bronchitis, bronchial asthma, cough
Topically for idiopathic hirsutism, conjunctivitis, blepharitis, pharyngitis

Major Safety Issues: 

Caution in gastro-oesophageal reflux

Description:

Fenugreek is a tonic herb for the digestive system and useful for blood sugar issues

Dosage:

4-11 mls per day, 30-80 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Seed

Main Actions: 

Hypoglycaemic
Hypocholesterolaemic
Hypolipidaemic
Demulcent
Anti-inflammatory
Galactagogue
Orexigenic

Key Indications: 

Diabetes
Dyspepsia, gastritis, gastrointestinal inflammation
Anorexia
Debility
Convalescence
Difficult lactation
Loss of appetite

Major Safety Issues: 

Saponins may cause or aggravate gastroesophageal reflux.
High doses can cause a characteristic body odour

Description:

Feverfew is a herb useful for migraines and inflammatory conditions

Dosage:

*low dose 0.1-0.5 mls per day, 1-5 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Herb

Main Actions: 

Anti-inflammatory
Antiallergic
Anthelmintic

Key Indications: 

Prevention and treatment (high doses) of migraine or tension headaches
Rheumatoid arthritis

Major Safety Issues: 

Lower doses during pregnancy. Avoid in known allergy

Description:

Figwort is useful for boils and abscesses and also for swellings, bruises and strains

Dosage:

*low dose *premium herb 1-3 mls per day, 10-20 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Dried Inner Bark

Main Actions: 

Vulnerary
Anodyne
Diuretic
Depurative

Key Indications: 

Acne, abscesses, boils
Wounds, strains, sprains
Sore throats and lymphatic swellings

Major Safety Issues: 

None known

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Description:

Garlic is a herb used for lowering cholesterol and many other health issues

Dosage:

5-11 mls per day, 40-80 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Bulb

Main Actions: 

Hypocholesterolaemia
Hypotensive
Antioxidant
Antiplatelet
Anthelmintic
Antifungal
Antiparasitic
Antibacterial

Key Indications: 

Hypercholesterolaemia, elevated triglycerides, hypertension, atherosclerosis
Common cold, influenza, bronchial asthma, chronic bronchitis, chronic sinusitis, hay fever
Reduces heavy metal burden
Gastrointestinal candidiasis, to modify bowel flora
Intestinal worms
Peptic ulcer (for Helicobacter)
Prevention of cardiovascular disease, to prevent heart attacks

Major Safety Issues: 

Contraindicated in known allergy or fructose intolerance
Use cautiously in conjunction with anticoagulant and antiplatelet drugs and saquinavir
Discontinue 10 days before surgery

Description:

Gentian is a bitter tonic mainly used for low stomach acid

Dosage:

*low dose 0.5-2 mls per day, 5-15 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Root

Main Actions: 

Bitter tonic
Sialagogue
Cholagogue

Key Indications: 

Digestive weakness
Hypochlorhidia
Anorexia
Constipation
Flatulence, flatulent colic, intestinal colic, abdominal bloating, nausea
Food allergies/sensitivities

Major Safety Issues: 

Caution in peptic ulcer disease and digestive hyperacidity
Low does only

Description:

Ginger is a warmimg anti inflammatory herb

Dosage:

*low dose 0.5-2 mls per day, 5-15 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Rhizome

Main Actions: 

Antiemetic
Carminative
Peripheral circulatory stimulant
Anti-inflammatory
Antiplatelet
Diaphoretic
Pungent
Aromatic digestive

Key Indications: 

Nausea, morning sickness, travel sickness
Digestive weakness, dyspepsia, intestinal colic, abdominal bloating, flatulent colic
Acute infections, fever, common cold
Acute bronchitis, bronchiectasis, chronic bronchitis, asthma, bronchial asthma
Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatism
Spasmodic dysmenorrhoea, endometriosis
Impaired peripheral circulation, Raynaud’s syndrome

Major Safety Issues: 

Caution in peptic ulceration, gallstones, pregnancy and with warfarin

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Description:

American Ginseng is an adaptogen useful for wellbeing, debility and poor memory

Dosage:

*low dose *premium herb 0.5-3 mls per day, 5-20 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Root

Main Actions: 

Adaptogen
Tonic
Stimulant
Anti ageing
Antioxidant
Neuroprotective
Immunomodulatory

Key Indications: 

Enhances CNS
Anti ageing
Loss of appetite
Nervous dyspepsia
Mental exhaustion from overwork
Fatigue
Memory loss
Cancer preventative
Aphrodisiac
Protection against radiation induced DNA damage
Cardioprotective
Hepatoprotective

Major Safety Issues: 

Use as directed – larger doses may be overstimulating and cause insomnia

Description:

Panax ginseng is an adaptogen with a strong fortifying action

Dosage:

*low dose *premium herb 0.5-2 mls per day, 5-15 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Root

Main Actions: 

Adaptogen
Tonic
Immunostimulant
Anticancer
Anti-inflammatory
Antioxidant
Antiproliferative
Antiallergic
Antiemetic
Antidepressant
Demulcent
Stomachic
Aphrodisiac
Stimulant
Diuretic
Neuroprotective
Cardioprotective

Key Indications: 

Combats stress
Anti ageing
Fatigue and debility, fortifying
Enhances physical and mental capacities in cases of weakness (esp cancer related)
Immune enhancing
Appetite stimulant
Wasting after a long illness
Anxiety with heart palpitations
Cognitive function enhancement
Diabetes and healthy blood glucose levels
Short term – to improve stamina, concentration,
healing process, stress resistance, vigilance and
work efficiency in healthy individuals
Long term (for up to three months – a repeated
course is feasible) – to improve wellbeing in
debilitated and degenerative conditions especially
those associated with old age

Major Safety Issues: 

It has been recommended that individuals who are
highly  energetic,  nervous,  tense,  hysteric,  manic  or
schizophrenic  should  avoid  it,  and  it  should  not  be
taken with stimulants, including coff ee, antipsychotic
drugs or during treatment with hormones. The scientifi c
basis and evidence for many of these statements is
not clear and should be used with caution

Description:

Siberian Ginseng is an adaptogen with strong immune modulating actions

Dosage:

2-7 mls per day, 15-55 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Root

Main Actions: 

Adaptogenic
Immune modulating

Key Indications: 

Physical stress, fatigue, convalescence, mild depression
Cancer during chemotherapy and especially radiotherapy
To improve physical, exercise and mental performance and concentration
Debility, chronic immune deficiency, as a tonic for the elderly

Major Safety Issues: 

Best avoided during acute phases of infections

Description:

Tiechi Ginseng is a herb mainly used for heavy menstruation

Dosage:

*premium herb 3-8 mls per day, 25-60 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Root

Main Actions: 

Haemostatic
Anti-inflammatory

Key Indications: 

Relief of heavy menstruation.
Swelling and pain due to sprains and bruising.
Improves physical performance during exercise.
Supports healthy heart function

Major Safety Issues: 

Contraindicated in pregnancy

Description:

Glossy Privet is known for increasing immune function and decreasing the side effects of cancer treatment

Dosage:

4-11 mls per day, 30-80 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Fruit

Main Actions: 

Blurred vision
Cancer prevention; adjunct to chemotherapy / radiotherapy
Diabetic complaints
Dizziness
Floaters in the eye
Hepatic disease / hepatic steatosis
Macular degeneration
Metabolic syndrome
Osteoperosis
Weakness and Debility

Key Indications: 

Blurred vision
Cancer prevention; adjunct to chemotherapy / radiotherapy
Diabetic complaints
Dizziness
Floaters in the eye
Hepatic disease / hepatic steatosis
Macular degeneration
Metabolic syndrome
Osteoperosis
Weakness and Debility

Major Safety Issues: 

Not recommended in pregnancy and lactation

Description:

Globe artichoke is commonly used for liver and digestive complaints

Dosage:

2-5 mls per day, 15-35 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Leaf

Main Actions: 

Choleretic
Hepatoprotective
Hepatic trophorestorative
Cholagogue
Mild bitter tonic
Hypocholesterolaemic
Hypolipidaemic
Antiemetic
Diuretic
Depurative
Diuretic depurative

Key Indications: 

Digestive liver insufficiency
Dyspepsia
Irritable bowel syndrome
Gall stones, cholecystitis, gall bladder dysfunction
Hypercholesterolaemia
Elevated triglycerides
Nausea
Flatulent colic
Constipation
Flatulence
Anorexia
Abdominal bloating

Major Safety Issues: 

Avoid in known allergy
Practitioner supervision advised in pregnancy and lactation

Description:

Goats rue is an effective herb in treating diabetes and supporting normal lactation

Dosage:

4-8 mls per day, 30-60 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Aerial parts

Main Actions: 

Galactagogue
Diuretic
Diaphoretic

Key Indications: 

Diabetes
Insulin resistance
Difficult lactation

Major Safety Issues: 

Caution with patients on antidiabetic drugs or insulin

Description:

Golden rod’s anti-catarrhal properties make it well indicated for upper respiratory conditions

Dosage:

3-5 mls per day, 20-40 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Aerial parts

Main Actions: 

Anticatarrhal
Anti-inflammatory
Diuretic
Diaphoretic
Antiseptic

Key Indications: 

Relief of upper respiratory tract catarrh or inflammation
Indigestion; relief of the pain and burning sensation associated with cystitis
Kidney and bladder stones

Major Safety Issues: 

Avoid in known allergy

Description:

Golden seal is used for the common cold and upper respiratory infections

Dosage:

*premium herb 3-7 mls per day, 25-50 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Root

Main Actions: 

Anticatarrhal
Mucous membrane trophorestorative
Bitter tonic
Haemostatic
Anti-inflammatory
Depurative

Key Indications: 

Relief of upper respiratory catarrh
Topically for inflammations of the mouth and throat
Topically as an eye bath to support healthy conjunctiva
Topically for relief of skin conditions

Major Safety Issues: 

Contraindicated in pregnancy and lactation

Description:

Gotu kola is an effective herb in the treatment of skin conditions and connective tissue injuries. It is also commonly used to increase peripheral circulation

Dosage:

3-5 mls per day, 20-40 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Aerial parts

Main Actions: 

Depurative
Peripheral vasodilator
Brain tonic
Anti-inflammatory
Vulnerary

Key Indications: 

Relief of skin conditions
To support healthy memory function
Reduce swelling and symptoms of traumatic injuries
To support healthy connective tissue, muscles and joints
To support healthy peripheral circulation, and provide relief of heaviness and swelling in the legs
To support vascular integrity
To help reduce inflammation during formation of scar tissue
Topically to support healthy wound healing
Topically to relieve symptoms of varicose veins

Major Safety Issues: 

Avoid in known allergy

Description:

Gravel root’s main action is as a diuretic – useful in clearing urinary stones

Dosage:

2-4 mls per day, 15-30 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Root

Main Actions: 

Antilithic
Diuretic
Antirheumatic
Diuretic depurative

Key Indications: 

Urinary calculus
Cystitis
Urethritis
Dysuria
Prostatitis
Rheumatism
Gout

Major Safety Issues: 

None known

Description:

Graviola is commonly used in parasitic and bacterial infections as well as an adjunct to cancer therapy

Dosage:

5-11 mls per day, 40-80 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Leaf

Main Actions: 

Anticancer
Anti-inflammatory
Antioxidant
Antispasmodic
Antidiabetic
Antibacterial
Anti arthritic
Antiparasitic
Hepatoprotective
Hypotensive

Key Indications: 

Cancer adjuvant therapy
Diabetes
Hypertension
Gastric upset, indigestion, diarrhoea
Jaundice
Fever
Pain
Parasitic and bacterial infection

Major Safety Issues: 

Avoid in Parkinsons disease due to possible neurotoxicity

Description:

Green tea contains a high level of antioxidants and therefor has many effects on the body such as; improved brain function, fat loss, a lower risk of cancer and many other impressive benefits

Dosage:

3-8 mls per day, 20-60 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Leaf

Main Actions: 

Antioxidant
Anti-inflammatory
Anticarcinogenic
Antiproliferative
Cardioprotective
Antihyperlipidaemic
Hypo- cholesterolaemic
Antiplatelet
Thermogenic
Antimicrobial
Antibacterial
Antifungal
Antiviral
Neuroprotective
Hepatoprotective

Key Indications: 

Cancer prevention and cancer therapy adjuvant
Hyperlipidaemia
Hypertension
Hypercholesterolemia
General antioxidant therapy
Weight loss
General anti-inflammatory
Liver disease
Diabetes
Dementia and cognitive impairment
Topically used for genital warts, gingivitis, sunburn protection, skin aging, Bags under the eyes, athlete’s foot

Major Safety Issues: 

Avoid in known allergy

Description:

Grindelia is a potent expectorant, which helps clear up severe catarrh

Dosage:

*low dose 1-3 mls per day, 10-20 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Aerial parts

Main Actions: 

Expectorant
Antispasmodic

Key Indications: 

Bronchitis
Chronic cough and catarrh

Major Safety Issues: 

Avoid in known allergy

Description:

Guaiacum is widely used as an anti-inflammatory herb for arthritic conditions

Dosage:

3-6 mls per day, 21-42 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Wood

Main Actions: 

Laxative
Diuretic
Anti-inflammatory
Antioxidant

Key Indications: 

Arthritis, Rhematism
Inflammatory conditions
Gout
Constipation

Major Safety Issues: 

Contraindicated in pregnancy

Description:

Gymnema is most commonly used in the treatment of diabetes and to assist with weight loss

Dosage:

3-10 mls per day, 20-70 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Leaf

Main Actions: 

Antidiabetic
Hypoglycaemic
Hypocholesterolaemic
Hypolipidaemic
Antiobesity

Key Indications: 

Diabetes, insulin resistance
Metabolic syndrome X, to assist with weight loss
Sweet craving, dysglycaemia (lower doses)
Hypocholesterolaemia, elevated triglycerides

Major Safety Issues: 

Saponins may cause or aggravate gastro-oesophageal reflux

Description:

Hawthorn berries are a powerful cardiac herb

Dosage:

2-7 mls per day, 15-50 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Berry

Main Actions: 

Cardio protective
Mild cardio tonic
Hypotensive
Peripheral vasodilator
Antiarrhythmic
Antioxidant
Mild astringent

Key Indications: 

Mild congestive cardiac failure
Cardiac arrhythmias
Angina pectoris-to prevent heart attacks
Impaired peripheral circulation
Buerger’s disease
Hypertension
Palpitations
Mild anxiety

Major Safety Issues: 

Caution with digoxin, although negative interaction has not been Established.
Take away from mineral supplements, thiamine or alkaloids

Description:

Heartease is a wonderful expectorant and anti-inflammatory and therfore used in many respiratory conditions and inflammatory skin conditions such as excema and psoriasis

Dosage:

3-11 mls per day, 20-80 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Herb

Main Actions: 

Anti-inflammatory
Antioxidant
Antimicrobial
Relaxant
Expectorant
Hypoglycaemic
Anticancer

Key Indications: 

Respiratory disorders, including asthma & bronchitis
Nervous tension
Insomnia
Blood sugar regulation
Inflammatory skin conditions- eczema & seborrhoeic dermatitis
Oxidative stress and inflammatory disorders
Potential use in cancer and infections

Major Safety Issues: 

Avoid in known allergy

Description:

Hemidesmus is commonly used in inflammatory conditions and as an immunosuppressive

Dosage:

3-7 mls per day, 20-50 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Root

Main Actions: 

Anti-inflammatory
Depurative
Antioxidant
Astringent
Immunosuppressant
Tonic

Key Indications: 

Arthritis
Autoimmune diseases
Chronic skin diseases – atopic eczema, psoriasis, ulcers
Prevention of chemical toxicity and liver damage
Diarrhoea & digestive disorders

Major Safety Issues: 

Not recommended in pregnancy

Description:

Holy basil is used as an apaptogenic, anti-inflammatory and high antioxidant herb

Dosage:

3-7 mls per day, 20-50 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Leaf

Main Actions: 

Adaptogen
Anti-depressant
Anti-inflammatory
Hepatoprotective
Anti-fungal
Anti-diabetic
Anti-cancer
Neuroprotective
Cardio protective

Key Indications: 

Fatigue
Stress related conditions
Mood disorders
Poor memory and cognition
Alzheimers disease
Cardiac diseases
Hepatic diseases
Diabetes/Metabolic syndrome
Fungal infections
Cancer adjunct therapy

Major Safety Issues: 

Not recommended in pregnancy and lactation

Description:

Hops is a gentle yet very effective herb used in anxiety, insomnia and general restlessness

Dosage:

1-3 mls per day, 10-25 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Strobile

Main Actions: 

Hypnotic
Mild sedative
Spasmolytic
Bitter tonic
Oestrogen modulating

Key Indications: 

Sleep maintenance/sleep onset insomnia
Anxiety
Excitability & restlessness
Panic attacks
Anorexia
Nervous dyspepsia
Neuralgia
Trigeminal neuralgia
Tension headache

Major Safety Issues: 

Caution is advised in lactation
Best avoided with oestrogen-sensitive breast cancer
Traditionally contraindicated in depression

Description:

Horeschestnut is most commonly used for treating venous insufficiency such as varicose veins

Dosage:

2-5 mls per day, 15-40 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Seed

Main Actions: 

Venotonic
Antioedema
Anti-inflammatory

Key Indications: 

Venous insufficiency
Varicose veins and ulcer
Haemorrhoids
Lymphoedema
Deep vein thrombosis (to reduce risk)
Disorders where local tissue oedema may be involved in nerve compression such as trigeminal neuralgia, Bell’s palsy, sciatica, disc lesions, carpal tunnel syndrome
Topically for haematoma, contusions, sprains

Major Safety Issues: 

Saponins can cause or aggravate gastro-oesophageal reflux
Should not be applied directly to broken or ulcerated skin

Description:

Horseradish is highly effective in the treament of repiratory catarrh and as a warming circulatory stimulant

Dosage:

3-11 mls per day, 25-80 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Root

Main Actions: 

Anticatarrhal
Mucolytic
Warming circulatory stimulant
Antimicrobial

Key Indications: 

Upper respiratory catarrh,
Acute and Chronic sinusitis
To support a healthy urinary tract
To aid digestion
Hoarseness – as a syrup

Major Safety Issues: 

Topical or internal use may cause discomfort and burning.
High doses best avoided in peptic ulcers, pregnancy and hypothyroidism

Description:

Horsetail is strongly indicated in the treatment of fluid retention and inflammation of the urinary tract

Dosage:

2-6 mls per day, 15-45 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Aerial parts

Main Actions: 

Diuretic
Astringent

Key Indications: 

Support healthy elimination via the kidneys
Relief of the pain and burning sensation associated with cystitis
Support for inflammations of the urinary tract – nocturnal enuresis

Major Safety Issues: 

Avoid in known allergy

Description:

Horny Goat Weed is most commonly used to treat a wide range of sexual dysfunctions

Dosage:

3-6 mls per day, 20-45 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Leaf

Main Actions: 

Male sexual tonic
Aphrodisiac
Erectile dysfunction
Antioxidant
Antidepressant
Anti-inflammatory
Immunomodulator
Phytoestrogenic
Tonic

Key Indications: 

Asthma
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Cardiovascular disease
Chronic nephritis
Depression
Erectile dysfunction
Fatigue
Menstrual irregularity
Sexual dysfunction

Major Safety Issues: 

Not recommended to be used long term

Description:

Horopito is a very effective anti fungal and anti bacterial herb, specifically used in the treatment of candida, E coli, Gonorrhoea and Salmonella

Dosage:

*low dose 1-4 mls per day, 10-30 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Leaf

Main Actions: 

Analgesic
Anti-allergic
Anti-bacterial
Anti-fungal
Anti-inflammatory
Astringent
Circulatory stimulant
Nutritive

Key Indications: 

Arterial insufficiency
Gram positive bacterial infections – Bacillus subtillis, Staphlycoccus aureus
Gram negative bacterial infections – Escherichia coli, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Salmonella choleraesuis
Chillblains
Raynaud’s disease
Diarrhoea
Fungal infections – Candida
Stomach pain
Toothache

Major Safety Issues: 

Avoid large doses in acute gastritis and peptic ulcers

Description:

Hydrangea is primarily used for conditions of the urinary tract

Dosage:

3-10 mls per day, 20-80 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Root

Main Actions: 

Diuretic
Antilithic
Cathartic
Urinary tract stimulant

Key Indications: 

Kidney & bladder stones/gravel
Cystitis,
Urinary tract inflammation

Major Safety Issues: 

Traditionally large doses are said to cause vertigo, shortness of breath and palpitations. Cases of allergic reactions on contact with Hydrangea have been reported

Description:

Hyssop is an excellent expectorant and anti-viral herb, specifically used in conditions such as influenza, sinus infections and bronchitis

Dosage:

3-11 mls per day, 20-80 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Herb

Main Actions: 

Expectorant
Carminative
Spasmolytic
Diaphoretic
Mild sedative

Key Indications: 

Nasopharyngeal catarrh
Asthma and bronchial asthma
Chronic bronchitis
Common cold

Major Safety Issues: 

Contraindicated in pregnancy

Description:

Isatsis is a strong antimicrobial and antiviral for persistent and severe infections

Dosage:

3-10 mls per day, 25-70 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Root

Main Actions: 

Analgesic
Anti-allergic
Immunodulatory
Antibacterial
Anti inflammatory
Anti-endotoxin
Anti-fungal
Cancer – Anti leukaemic
Anti-microbial
Anti-noiceptive
Antioxidant
Antiparasitic
Anti-pyretic
Anti-tumour
Antiviral

Key Indications: 


Bacterial conjunctivitis (topically as an eyedrop diluted)
Chicken pox (acute)
Dermatitis (topically and internally)
EBV infection (acute)
Gastroenteritis (acute)
Hepatitis
HIV
Influenza
Laryngitis
Leukaemia
Measles
Meningitis
Mumps
Newcastle disease
Parotitis
Pseudomonas lung infection
Psoriasis (topically and internally)
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)
Shingles
Sore throat and tonsillitis
Viral encephalitis
Viral pneumonia

Major Safety Issues: 

Safety in pregnancy unknown

Description:

Jamaican Dogwood is a mild sedative and is used for insomnia and anxiety as well as painful conditions related to muscle spasm

Dosage:

3-11 mls per day, 20-40 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Root/Bark

Main Actions: 

Analgesic
Spasmolytic
Mild sedative

Key Indications: 

Insomnia
Anxiety
Painful conditions, neuralgia, sciatica, headache, toothache
Dysmenorrhea
Muscle spasm
Rheumatism
Pregnancy, bradycardia, cardiac insufficiency

Major Safety Issues: 

Contraindicated in pregnancy, bradycardia, cardiac insufficiency
Cautions:
Do not exceed recommended dose
Has been used as a fish and insect poison (rotenone impairs oxygen consumption) but has negligible toxicity in rats
Traditional texts suggest may cause nausea vomiting & headache in some people even at low dose

Description:

Japanese Knotweed contains reservatrol and is a strong antioxidant important for the cardiovascular system and cancer prevention

Dosage:

3-7 mls per day, 20-55 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Root

Main Actions: 

Analgesica
Angiogenesis modulator
Anti-ageing
Anti-atherosclerotic
Antibacterial
Anti-cancer
Antidepressant
Antifungal
Antihyperlipidaemic
Anti-inflammatory
Anti-microbial
Anti-mutagenic
Anti-neoplastic
Anti-obesity
Antioxidant
Antischistosomal
Antispirochetal
Antithrombotic
Anti-ulcer
Antiviral
Astringent
Cardioprotective
Central nervous system relaxant, protective,
Hepatoprotective
Immunomodulator
Oncogene inhibitor
Platelet aggregation inhibitor
Tyrosine kinase inhibitor
Vasodilator
Wound healing

Key Indications: 

Cognitive disease – dementia and alzheimer’s disease
Angina
Atherosclerosis
Bacterial infection
Bartonella infection -lyme coinfection
Cancer
Cardiovascular disease
Cerebral ischaemia
Coronary artery disease
Diabetic retinopathy
Encephalomyelitis
Hepatitis
Herpes
Huntington’s disease
Hyperlipidaemia
Hypertension
Lupus
Lyme disease
Macular degeneration
Motor neuron disease
MS
Neurodegenerative disease
Obesity
Parkinson’s disease
Psoriasis
Rheumatoid arthritis
Stroke
Traumatic brain injury
Wounds, injuries, scalds and burns

Major Safety Issues: 

Japanese Knotweed is prohibited for pregnant women as it is thought to induce abortion according to TCM
Caution
Bleeding disorders – High doses of Japanese Knotweed may increase the risk of bleeding in certain individuals
with particular bleeding disorders88.
Hormone sensitive cancers – Theoretically, Japanese Knotweed may worsen hormone sensitive conditions due to its phytoestrogenic properties. Until more research is done, it is recommended women with hormonesensitive cancers should avoid the therapeutic use of Japanese Knotweed

Description:

Juniper is a diuretic herb used for recurrent cystitis

Dosage:

*low dose 1-3 mls per day, 10-20 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Berry

Main Actions: 

Urinary antiseptic
Mild diuretic
Carminative
Anti-inflammatory

Key Indications: 

Cystitis, urethritis dysuria
Recurrent cystitis
Rheumatism, osteoarthritis

Major Safety Issues: 

Contraindicated in pregnancy
The reputed contraindication in renal inflammation probably relates to effects from the unripe berries

Description:

Kava is a relaxing herb used for relaxation of the mind and body and insomnia

Dosage:

6-11 mls per day, 42-82 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Root

Main Actions: 

Sedative
Spasmolytic

Key Indications: 

Helps relieve nervous tension, stress and mild anxiety.
Relief of sleeplessness and insomnia.
Relief of muscular aches and pains

Major Safety Issues: 

Not for prolonged use. Children under 12 and those who are pregnant or nursing are not recommended to use Kava. In rare cases Kava has been linked to liver damage. Caution is advised in patients taking central nervous system depressants. Contraindicated in patients taking L-dopa and antiparkinson drugs

Description:

Kudzu is mainly used for alcoholism, diabetes and cardiovascular problems

Dosage:

3-12 mls per day, 25-90 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Root

Main Actions: 

Antibacterial
Anti-cancer
Anti-hypertensive
Anti inflammatory
Antinociceptive
Anti-osteoporotic
Antioxidant
Antipyretic
Anti-thrombotic
Antiviral
Cardiovascular tonic
Hepatoprotective
Hypoglycaemic
Neuroprotective
Phytoestrogenic
Spasmolytic
Suppression of alcoholism (antidipsotropic)
Vasodilato

Key Indications: 

Alcoholism
Cognitive disorders – dementia, altzheimers
Neurodegenerative disorders
Benign Prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
Diabetes – improves Glucose levels, insulin and cholesterol
Metabolic syndrome
Cardiovascular system – angina, arrhythmia, ischaemia, hypertension
Pulmonary heart disease
Stroke prevention
Headache and migraine
Liver injury
Osteoporosis, osteonecrosis and osteopenia
Tinnitus

Major Safety Issues: 

Caution in pregnany and lactation

Description:

Ladies Mantle is mainly used for heavy menses and as an ingredient of a douche formula

Dosage:

3-7 mls per day, 25-50 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Aerial parts

Main Actions: 

Astringent
Haemostatic

Key Indications: 

Relief of heavy menstruation, diarrhoea.
Topically for relief of leucorrhoea

Major Safety Issues: 

None known

Description:

Lavender is useful for anxiety and insomnia

Dosage:

2-4 mls per day, 15-30 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Flower

Main Actions: 

Carminative
Spasmolytic
Antidepressant
Anxiolytic

Key Indications: 

Anxiety
Insomnia
Excitability
Nervous dyspepsia
Mild depression
Flatulent colic, intestinal colic

Major Safety Issues: 

Avoid in known allergy

Description:

Liquorice is aminly used for supporting the adrenal glands and respiratory infections

Dosage:

2-5 mls per day, 15-40 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Root

Main Actions: 

Expectorant
Demulcent
Adrenal tonic
Anti-inflammatory

Key Indications: 

Relief of bronchitis and coughs.
Short-term relief of indigestion
Soothes the lining of the stomach
Supports healthy adrenal function
Addisons disease
Stress
To support inflammations of the urinary tract
Topically to relieve sore throat
Add to formulations as a flavouring
Add to formulations to promote the harmonious activity of other herbs

Major Safety Issues: 

Assessment of the patient’s blood pressure and other medications is required before prescribing liquorice. Exercise care with elderly patients. Patients who are prescribed liquorice that is high in glycyrrhizin other than for short periods should be placed on a high potassium and low sodium diet, and should be closely monitored for blood pressure increases and weight gain

Description:

Lions Mane is a medicinal mushroom useful for altzheimers disease, demetia and cancer

Dosage:

3-7 mls per day, 20-50 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Fruit body

Main Actions: 

Anti-ageing
Antibacterial
Anti-cancer
Antidiabetic
Anti-fatigue
Anti-inflammatory
Antioxidant
Cardioprotective
Gastroprotective
Hepatoprotective
Immunomodulatory
Neuroprotective
Nootropic

Key Indications: 

Alzheimer’s disease
Bacterial infections
Cancer adjunct
Cognitive decline
Dementia
Diabetes
Diabetic neuropathy
Dyslipidaemia
Fatigue
Gastric ulcer prevention
Gastritis
Hepatic disease
Inflammatory disorders
Metabolic syndrome
Neurodegenerative diseases
Wound healing (topically)

Major Safety Issues: 

Lion’s Mane is a culinary and medicinal mushroom that has been consumed safely for hundreds of years and thus far there have been no toxicity reports resulting from long term consumption of Lion’s Mane

Description:

Lime flowers is a relaxing herb that is useful for hypertension associated with nervous tension

Dosage:

2-5 mls per day, 15-40 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Flower

Main Actions: 

Spasmolytic
Peripheral vasodilator
Diaphoretic
Hypotensive
Mild sedative & relaxant
Venotonic
Mild astringent
Mild Diuretic

Key Indications: 

Raised arterial pressure associated with arteriosclerosis and nervous tension
Common cold
Fever
Catarrhal respiratory conditions, nasal
Congestion, throat irritation,
Cardiovascular conditions with tension or anxiety; hypertension, atherosclerosis, palpitations
Anxiety, restlessness (esp in children and those with nervous debility)
Insomnia
Nervous tension
Headache – sinus, tension, vascular
Migraine

Major Safety Issues: 

None known

Description:

Lamtium is useful for acute infections of the respiratory tract and chronic infections such as CMV and EBV

Dosage:

2-5 mls per day, 15-40 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Root

Main Actions: 

Analgesic
Antibacterial
Antifungal
Antimicrobial
Antiseptic
Antispasmodic
Antiviral
Expectorant
Immunostimulant
Mucous membrane tonic
Phytotoxic
Stomachic
Tonic

Key Indications: 

Viruses of the respiratory tract
Asthma
Bronchitis
Candida
Colds  and coughs
CMV infection
EBV infection
Herpes simplex
Chronic fatigue syndrome
HIV
Impetigo
Influenza
Gingivitis and periodontal disease
Pneumonia
Shigellosis
Sinusitis
UTI’s
Vaginitis
Viral encephalitis
Warts (topically)

Major Safety Issues: 

Safe and non toxic herb

Description:

Manuka is a strong antimicrobial and antibacterial herb that has a particular affinity to mucous membrane linings

Dosage:

3-8 mls per day, 20-60 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Aerial parts

Main Actions: 

Antibacterial
Antimicrobial
Antifungal
Anti-ulcerogenic
Insecticidal
Anti inflammatory

Key Indications: 

Topically and locally for wounds, cuts and sores
Slow healing ulcers
Bacterial and fungal infections such as tinea and candida
Burns
Breast engorgement
Mouthwash to prevent gingivitis and promote oral hygiene
Diarrhoea – both nervous and pathogen induced
IBS
Fevers, colds and influenza

Major Safety Issues: 

None known

Description:

Maritime pine is a strong antioxidant and anti inflammatory herb used in very small doses

Dosage:

*low dose 0.5-1 mls per day, 5-10 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Bark

Main Actions: 

Antioxidant
Anti-mutagenic
Anti-carcinogenic
Anti inflammatory
Antiviral

Key Indications: 

Antioxidant therapy
Asthma
Cholesterol reduction
Chronic venous insufficiency and leg ulcers
Diabetes
Hypertension
Gingival bleeding/plaque
Oedema
Retinopathy
Sunburn
Reduce risk of thrombotic events from long-haul flights

Major Safety Issues: 

None known

Description:

Marshmallow root a mucillagenous herb making it useful for soothing and softening on the tissues

Dosage:

3-7 mls per day, 20-50 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Root

Main Actions: 

Demulcent
Reflux demulcent
Emollient

Key Indications: 

Gastro-oesophageal reflux, peptic ulcer, gastritis
Asthma, acute or chronic bronchitis, cough
Cystitis, urethritis, dysuria
Inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, ulcerative colitis
Topically for abscesses furunculosis, leg ulcer, pharyngitis, laryngitis, varicose ulcer, burns

Major Safety Issues: 

Best taken away from prescribed drugs as it may retard their absorption

Description:

Marshmallow root a mucillagenous herb making it useful for soothing and softening on the tissues

Dosage:

3-7 mls per day, 20-50 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Root

Main Actions: 

Demulcent
Reflux demulcent
Emollient

Key Indications: 

“Gastro-oesophageal reflux, peptic ulcer, gastritis
Asthma, acute or chronic bronchitis, cough
Cystitis, urethritis, dysuria
Inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, ulcerative colitis
Topically for abscesses furunculosis, leg ulcer, pharyngitis, laryngitis, varicose ulcer, burns”

Major Safety Issues: 

Best taken away from prescribed drugs as it may retard their absorption

Description:

Meadowsweet is a herb specific for stomach issues

Dosage:

2-4 mls per day, 15-30 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Flower

Main Actions: 

Antacid
Anti-inflammatory
Mild urinary antiseptic
Astringent
Mucoprotective

Key Indications: 

Stomach herb for peptic ulcer, gastritis, gastro-oesophageal reflux
Dyspepsia,
Diarrhoea
Irritable bowel syndrome
Gastrointestinal inflammation

Major Safety Issues: 

Use cautiously with warfarin
Avoid in known salicylate sensitivity
Take away from mineral supplements, thiamine or alkaloids

Description:

Magnolia is mainly used as an anxiolytic and antidepressant herb

Dosage:

3-10 mls per day, 25-75 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Bark

Main Actions:

Anxiolytic
AntidepreassantAnti-atherosclerotic
Cardioprotective
Anti-obesity

Key Indications: 

Anxiety or mild depression
Atherosclerosis
Alzheimer’s disease or impaired memory
Cancer prevention and as an adjunct therapy
General cardioprotection in high risk patients
Insomnia or sleep disruption
Irritable bowel syndrome
Obesity / metabolic syndrome

Major Safety Issues: 

None known

Description:

Motherwort is a nervine useful for heart palpitations.

Dosage:

2-4 mls per day, 15-30 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Aerial parts

Main Actions: 

Nervine tonic
Cardiotonic
Hypotensive
Antiarrhythmic
Antithyroid
Spasmolytic
Emmenagogue

Key Indications: 

Hyperthyroidism (for the cardiac symptoms)
Palpitations, nervous tachycardia
Secondary amenorrhoea, dysmenorrhoea, ovarian pain

Major Safety Issues: 

Use with caution during pregnancy, but adverse effects are unlikely on current information
Dosage

Description:

Mugwort is a strong bitter herb for amenorrhoea and the digestive system

Dosage:

1-5 mls per day, 10-40 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Herb

Main Actions: 

Emmenagogue
Abortifacient
Stomachic
Cholagogue
Bitter tonic
Anthelmintic
Antiseptic to digestive tract
Mild nervine

Key Indications: 

Delayed menstruation
Congestive menses pain
Anorexia
Atonic gastritis
Worm infestations

Major Safety Issues: 

Don’t give during pregnancy and lactation

Description:

Mullein is a herb specific for infections of the respiratory tract

Dosage:

3-8 mls per day, 20-60 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Leaf

Main Actions: 

Expectorant
Demulcent
Anticatarrhal
Vulnerary

Key Indications: 

Acute and chronic bronchitis
Bronchiectasis
Tracheitis and pharyngitis
Lower respiratory catarrh and  cough
Common cold and influenza

Major Safety Issues: 

None known

Description:

Muira Puama is a nervine tonic particularly useful for male libido and erectile dysfunction

Dosage:

1-5 mls per day, 10-40 mls per week

Parts Used: 

Wood-Bark

Main Actions: 

Nervine tonic
Antioxidant
Aphrodisiac
Nootropic (memory enhancer)
Neuroprotective and adaptogen

Key Indications: 

Impotence, erectile dysfunction and low libido
Nervous disorders including debility, anxiety and depression
Poor memory
Asthenia (weakness), low energy
Gastro-intestinal cramps and colic
Menstrual cramps and premenstrual syndrome
Rheumatic pains

Major Safety Issues: 

Muira puama is generally considered by experts to be a safe herb and no serious adverse eff ects have been reported
in the available scientific literature