Medicinal Herbs
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Medicinal herbs and their healing properties

Adonis

Low blood pressure, Functional heart problems, heart failure


Angelica

antiseptic, s immune system, strength-giving, loss of appetite, bloating,

Colds, exhaustion, rheumatism


Angelika

antiseptic, s immune system, strength-giving, loss of appetite, bloating,

Colds, exhaustion, rheumatism


Anise

Flatulence, bronchitis, dry cough, milk production


Arnica

Canker sores, bruises, arthritis, rheumatism, heart problems,

Varicose veins, stomatitis, neuralgia, bruises,

Sore throat, inflammation of the veins, sprains, poorly healing

Wounds, gingivitis, strains


Ash-tree

Bladder and kidney ailments, fever, rheumatism, constipation, dropsy


Avens

Diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, toothache, gingivitis


Balm

antispasmodic, anodyne, bacterial and fungal retardant, bloating,

Heart trouble, stomach trouble, migraine, menstrual cramps,

Neuralgia, restlessness, insomnia, earache, toothache


Bearberry

Bladder infections, kidney Beck inflammations


Birch

Bladder infection, hair loss, rheumatism, dandruff


Bladderwrack

Obesity, extraction of iodine for the prevention and treatment of endemic goitre


Black Currant

Bladder diseases, diarrhea, colds, sore throats,

Vitamin C deficiency


Blackberry

Diarrhea, gastro-enteritis


Black Mustard

Bronchitis, pleurisy and pleurisy, arthritis,

Sciatica, muscle aches, rheumatism


Blackthorn

bladder disorders, skin rashes, constipation


Bloodroot

Diarrhea, stomatitis, burns, throat infections, slight gingivitis


Blueberry

Diarrhea, mouth and throat inflammation, digestive disorders in children


Broom

Cardiac arrhythmias, promote excretion of water


Buckeye

Diarrhea, edema, rheumatism, venous diseases


Burdock

Rheumatoid arthritis, ulcers, hair loss, skin disorders, dandruff,

Wound healing


Burnet

Bronchitis, laryngitis. Laryngitis


Butterbur

Bronchitis, urinary tract infections, gallbladder, and liver ailments, skin diseases,

Menstrual disorders, irritable bowel symptoms


Calamus or sweet flag

Loss of appetite, fatigue and weakness, gall bladder problems,

Stomach upset, indigestion


Celandine

Cholecystitis, gallstones, liver congestion, warts,

Stomach pain, antispasmodic, sedative, cell growth inhibitory


Centaury

Loss of appetite, heartburn, indigestion


Chamomile

– Anthemis nobilis –

Chamomile is said to take away weariness and pain/inflammation of the bowels. The oil from the flowers can be used against many pains and aches, including joint cramps. Chamomile is also helpful in healing migraines and regulating menstrual periods.

Inflammation of the mouth, nose and throat, eczema, hemorrhoids,

White River, stomach cramps, gastric and intestinal mucosa inflammation, stomach

and duodenal ulcers, menstrual cramps, insomnia, indigestion, wound healing


Chamomile, Roman

Inflammation of the mouth and throat, wound healing,

Menstrual pain, indigestion


Chestnuts

Bronchitis, diarrhea, whooping cough, rheumatism


Chicory

Gallstones, coffee substitute, indigestion


Church Steeples or Sticklewort

Diarrhea, gallbladder and liver ailments, indigestion, throat and

Laryngitis


Cinquefoil

– Potentilla reptans –

Cinquefoil is used to reduce inflammation. It can also treat sore mouths and ulcers. The juice is known to aid jaundice. As well as helping hoarseness of the throat and cough, Cinquefoil can be applied to painful joints.


Coltsfoot

Bronchitis, skin inflammation, chronic cough, catarrh of the upper

Air-passages, burns


Columbine

– Aquilegia vulgaris –

Because columbine is slightly poisonous, its astringent properties are mainly exploited in lotions and used externally.


Comfrey

Bronchitis, chronic ulcers, cough, neuralgia, rheumatism,

Leg ulcers, phlebitis, poorly healing wounds


Coneflower

Abscesses, colds u. Flu infections, varicose ulcers,

minor burns, prevention against infections, Slowly healing

Wounds


Cowslip

Bronchitis, colds, coughs, nervous headache, nervous

Insomnia


Cranesbill

Diarrhea, skin Leiden, mouth and throat inflammation, nosebleeds


Dandelion

Chronic joint diseases, chronic skin diseases, chronic rheumatism,

Hepatobiliary disease, kidney stones, dropsy


Dill

Flatulence, hemorrhoids, stomach disorders


Dog rose

Bladder diseases, colds, increased vitamin C requirement, springtime lethargy


Elder

Colds and flu, fever, diuretic, rheumatism, neuralgia,

Constipation,


Elecampane

Loss of appetite, asthma, chronic bronchitis, producing

(sugar substitute)


Elm

Diarrhea, eczema, hemorrhoids, oral mucosa, and

Throat infections, slow healing wounds


Eyebright

Conjunctivitis, stye, blepharitis, Strain Eyes


Fennel

Conjunctivitis, flatulence, bronchitis, cough, blepharitis,

Stomach pain, indigestion


Fenugreek

Excitation the milk secretion, chapped hands and lips, Indigestion


Feverfew

– Chrysanthemum parthenium –

Feverfew is known as an effective treatment for migraine headaches and fevers. It may also help ease diseases like arthritis.


Figwort

Skin disorders, chronic facial eczema


Flax

Furuncle and ulcers, gallstones, shingles, hoarseness, Oral and

Pharyngitis, mouth, and throat infections,

Gastritis, gastric hyperacidity, Rheumatic pains,

Psoriasis, constipation


Foxglove

– Digitalis purpurea –

A pure form of the plant is used to strengthen cardiac contractility and regulates heart rhythm.


Fumitory

Biliary colic, skin disorders, migraine, constipation


Garlic

Atherosclerosis, hypertension, worms, gastro-intestinal infections,

Resistance increase, infections, indigestion


Gentiana, Yellow

Loss of appetite, stomach discomfort


Goat's rue

Insufficient milk secretion


Golden Rod

– Solidago virgaurea –

Golden rod can be used as a treatment for painful menstruation, arthritis and eczema. Externally, it can be applied to skin ulcers to stimulate healing.

diuretic, blood purifier, bladder, renal gravel and stones,

Kidney disease, disorders of the urinary secretion, wound healing, rheumatism, gout


Ground ivy

inflammation, bladder and kidney stimulating metabolism promoting,

expectorant


Hawthorn

Age Heart, Angina Pectoris, hypertension, cardiac arrhythmias,

Circulatory disorders


White cabbage

Skin inflammation, slow healing wounds, gastric and

Duodenal ulcer, rheumatic and neuralgic complaints


Hibiscus

Bronchitis, diarrhea, cough, trachea and throat infections, gastric and

intestinal mucosa-, inflammation, minor burns


Hops

Nervous heart complaints, Nervous stomach discomfort, nervous restlessness,

Sleep


Horehound

Chronic bronchitis, gall bladder, poorly healing wounds


Horseradish

Bladder and kidney infection, bronchitis, Neuralgic and,

Rheumatic complaints, indigestion


Horsetail

Bladder and kidney disease, circulatory disorders (local), chilblains,

Skin diseases, rheumatism, dropsy, wound healing


Ivy

Bronchitis, whooping cough, rheumatism


Juniper

stimulates the kidneys, promotes the flow of urine


Juniper tree

Arthritis, bladder problems, muscle rheumatism and renal pelvis inflammation,

Dropsy


Kidney bean

Chronic articular rheumatism, dropsy


Lady's Mantle

– lchemilla vulgaris –

This herb has been used to cure excessive menstruation. The root of lady's mantle has been recommended to stop bleeding.

Diarrhea, abscesses, Menopausal symptoms, menstrual cramps,

Mouth and Sore throat, Vaginal discharge whitish


Lavender

– Lavandula angustifolia –

Lavender prevents fainting and allays nausea. In oil form, it is often used in therapeutic baths to reduce stress. It can also lower blood pressure. A small amount makes a useful application on skin diseases like eczema and psoriasis.

antiseptic, soothing, releasing flatulence, diuretic, antispasmodic, asthma,

Fatigue, heart trouble, cough, poor circulation, migraine,

Nervousness, neurasthenia, neuralgia, insomnia


Linden

sweaty, colds, flu infections


Lovage

– Levisticum officinale –

Lovage is used as a digestive aid. It eases inward pains. This herb is also known to diminish redness of the eyes.

Bladder and kidney ailments, spice, stomach ailments, rheumatism and gout,

Dropsy


Lungwort

Bronchitis, hoarseness, catarrh of the upper airways


Male Fern or also known as 'worm fern'

Tapeworms


Mallow

Bronchitis, eczema, dermatitis, White River, laryngeal and

Vocal cords inflammation, stomach and intestinal mucosa inflammation,

Mouth and throat inflammation


Marigold

Bruising, bile complaints, eczema, ulcers, gastric and

Intestinal disorders, skin diseases, bruises, sprains, poorly healing

Wounds


Milk Thistle

bile complaints, liver disease, gastrointestinal complaints, migraine,

Motion sickness, event. Trigeminal neuralgia, varicose veins, portal vein obstruction


Mistletoe

Chronic arthroses, hypertension, Chronic rheumatism


Moss, Icelandic

Loss of appetite, bronchitis, cough, exhaustion - and

Weakness, catarrh of the upper airways, Gastritis


Moss, Irish

Bronchitis, catarrh of the upper respiratory tract, cough, constipation,

Indigestion


Mugwort

Loss of appetite, pancreas, kitchen spice (better compatibility

fatty foods, roast goose spice)


Mullein

Bronchitis, inflammation of the upper airways, cough, asthma


Nasturtium

Bronchitis, influenza infections and colds, urinary tract infection


Oak

Eyelid inflammation, diarrhea, eczema, foot sweat, chilblains,

Hemorrhoids, gastric and, intestinal mucosa inflammations, bleeding gums


Oats

Diarrhea, eczema, kidney and bladder disorders, neuralgia, rheumatic

Sleep disturbances,


Ononis

Bladder and urethral inflammation, dropsy, bladder and kidney stones,

Pyelonephritis


Oregano

cough, menstrual cramps, mouth inflammation, pharyngitis,

Indigestion


Opium Poppy

Attention! Toxic! diarrhea very strong, very severe pain


Paprika

Arthritis, spice, muscle pain, rheumatism,

Indigestion


Parsley

Bladder and kidney stones, bladder and kidney, inflammation,

Indigestion, dropsy


Passionflower

Heart problems, nervousness, insomnia


Pennyroyal

– Mentha pulegium –

Pennyroyal is said to ease headaches. It has been used as a remedy for colicky pains in the abdomen. It has also been known to ease the feverish symptoms that come with measles and whooping cough.

Bloating, indigestion


Peppermint

antiphlogistic, antiseptic, cholagogue, antispasmodic, analgesic,

Bloating, diarrhea, Gallen complaints, stomach pain, nausea,

Retching, insomnia, headaches, painful rule


Pine

Bronchitis, circulatory disorders, catarrh of the upper airways, nervousness,

Sinusitis, neuralgia, rheumatism, insomnia


Plantain

Bronchitis, insect bites, catarrh of the upper respiratory tract, stomach and

Intestinal mucosa inflammation, bruising, bleeding wounds


Poplar

Bladder disorders, fever, joint rheumatism, hemorrhoids


Poppy

– Papaver rhoeas –

The poppy is known to soothe coughs and induce sleep. The petals are helpful in treating asthma, bronchitis, whooping cough and angina.


Primrose

– Primula vulgaris –

Primrose, a sedative, induces rest and sleep by reducing tension. An infusion of the root taken in spoonful doses is effective in healing headaches. It has also been used for treating gout and rheumatism.


Pumpkin

Urinary incontinence, prostate problems, worms


Ramson

Bloating, high blood pressure, spring cure, indigestion


Rose hip

Bladder diseases, colds, increased vitamin C requirement, springtime lethargy


Rosemary

- Rosmarinus officinalis –

Rosemary has been used to treat headaches, epilepsy and poor circulation. It can also be used as a disinfectant in the form of mouth wash and also to treat fever. It is also reported to stop dandruff and improve memory.

antispasmodic, stimulating, bloating, low blood pressure, nervous

Heart problems, nervous circulatory disorders, rheumatic and

neuralgic pain, weak menstruation, weakness and

States of exhaustion, indigestion, stubborn rashes


Rhubarb

Diarrhea, constipation


Sage

– Salvia officinalis –

Sage is helpful for head pains, hoarseness and cough. It is one of the best known remedies for laryngitis, tonsillitis and sore throats. An infusion of the herb sweetened with honey is mildly laxative and stimulates menstrual flow.

Inhibition of milk secretion, catarrh, tonsillitis,

Oral mucosa and throat infections, smoker's cough, profuse sweating

Buckthorn, Tonic, Vitamin C deficiency


Senecio herb

Menstrual disorders, nasal u. Gingival bleeding,


Shepherd's purse

haemostatic, promoting contractions, uterine bleeding, menstrual disorders,

Nosebleeds, constipation, circulatory weakness, low blood pressure


Silver Thistle

Urinary disorders, wound cleansing and healing


Sorrel

– Rumex acetosella or Rumex acetosa –

The cooling leaves of sorrel are known to allay thirst and aid in fevers. These leaves also serve as a diuretic.


Spruce

Bronchitis, circulatory disorders, catarrh of the upper airways, nervousness,

Sinusitis, neuralgia, rheumatism, insomnia


Stinging nettle

Blood poverty, blood purifier, joint and muscle rheumatism, gout, sciatica,

Hair loss, skin disorders, lumbago, metabolic Promotional


St. John's Wort

Bedwetting, depression, Light, Menopausal symptoms,

Varices, gastritis, menstrual cramps,

Neuralgic and Rheumatic pain


Sweet clover

Bruising, bile and stomach problems, joint pain, varicose veins,

Bruising, phlebitis


Tansy

Diarrhea, mouth sores, hemorrhoids, gastric and

Intestinal mucosa inflammation, wound healing

Intestinal worms, indigestion


Thyme

disinfectant, bronchitis, colds, catarrh, whooping and

Spasmodic cough, indigestion, the Kidney-Bladder infections apparatus


Usnea

Bowel disease, colds, flu infections, tonsillitis,

Pharyngitis


Verbena

Bronchitis, cough, catarrh of the upper respiratory tract, diuretic,

menstrual promoting, milk producing

Bloating, stomach upset, insomnia Nervous


Valerian

Nervous exhaustion, nervous heart complaints, nervous stomach disorders,

Insomnia


Vermouth

General weakness, bloating, stomach and gall bladder problems


Vervain

– Verbena officinalis –

Vervain is known to be a good remedy for coughs and colds. It aids against the wheezing and shortness of breath that comes with fevers.


Vine

Obesity, liver disease, constipation


Violet

Bronchitis, cough, catarrh of the upper airways


Wall germander

Stomach discomfort, slow healing wounds


Walnut tree

Eczema, blepharitis, stomach and Intestinal disorders


Watercress

Spring makeover, gall and bladder stone complaints, chronic rheumatism,

Blemished Skin


Water Hemp

Colds, rashes, liver disease, gall bladder, spleen, dropsy


Water Mint

antiphlogistic, antiseptic, cholagogue, antispasmodic, analgesic,

Bloating, diarrhea, Gallen complaints, stomach pain, nausea,

Retching, insomnia, headaches, painful rule


Wild Pansy

Skin disorders, Säuglingsexzeme


Wild Strawberry

Bladder and kidney semolina, diarrhea


Willow

Colds and flu infections, fever, migraines and headaches,

Rheumatic and neuralgic pain


White bedstraw

bladder disorders, skin conditions, water stagnation


White Nettle

Bladder diseases, intestinal disorders, cough, menstrual cramps, White River


Wintergreen

– Pyrola minor –

Wintergreen is known for its cooling properties, flavoring everything from mouthwash to gum. Medicinally, it can be used topically on wounds and internally to aid ulcers in the kidney and bladder. The plant contains a natural antiseptic.


Woodruff

Headaches, migraines, nervous insomnia, restlessness,

Indigestion, reduces the blood clotting, antispasmodic


Woodruffe (Sweet)

– Galium odoratum –

Woodruff can be taken for its tranquilizing effects to treat insomnia. Used as an infusion, it can strengthen the stomach and removes obstructions from the colon.


Yarrow

– Achillea millefolium –

Yarrow is used topically for wounds, cuts, and abrasions. An infusion of yarrow is known to speed recovery from sever bruising. Yarrow flowers are used for various allergic mucus problems, including hay fever.

Loss of appetite, bloating, diarrhea, ulcers, biliary colic,

Hemorrhoids, menstrual cramps, indigestion, wound healing




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