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A-Z Medicinal Herb Chart Over 450 traditional medicinal herbs and plants are profiled along with detailed herb descriptions, common names, botanical names, medicinal uses, folklore, and references from the leading herbalists of today and ancient times. Use the alphabetical herb chart to find information on a specific herb or plant you are interested in learning about, and learn about the healing properties and actions of medicinal plants.

The wise woman's knowledge of plants is of a practical nature, based on skill, observation, and recipes that are passed down from generation to generation. She was the family doctor, herbalist, candle maker, chef, and seamstress all rolled into one. This collection of herbal remedies grew out of a personal quest for self healing with herbal based alternative medicine. I hope you will find something here that helps you also, whatever your interest in natural, alternative medicine may be.

April - Spring Gardening

Dandelion is one of the most familiar spring cleansing herbs, a folk tradition that is deemed by many to be outdated. Yet when we take a closer look at the humble dandelion the scientific basis that validated this custom becomes clear. Like other spring herbs such as nettles, chickweed and salad burnet, dandelion is rich in vitamins and minerals.

Comming Soon! Spring Allergy Season. Herbs can be used to help prevent an spring allergy attack and gently support the body's inflammatory response. Itchy, water eyes are soothed by using herbal eye rinses that reduce inflammation. Eyebright herb as an eyewash or poultice to relieve inflammation caused by colds, sinus infections and allergies. Ginkgo is a natural antihistamine and contains a dozen different anti-inflammatory chemicals. Other herbs that act as natural antihistamines and help to alleviate allergy symptoms are reishi and stinging nettle. Rosemary's essential oils can block the airway constriction induced by histamine, the chemical culprit of both asthma and allergies.

The early spring blooms of the American pasque flower is found in abundance in the heartland prairies from Wisconsin northward and westward to the Rocky Mountains..Pasque flower was listed in the U.S. Pharmacopoeia at the time Millspaugh published his "American Medical Plants" in 1882, and was prescribed by both Eclectic physicians and homeopaths for nervous exhaustion and dysmenorrhoea.1. It has fallen out of use in herbal medicine today because of its high toxicity.


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  • Dandelion has a tonic effect on the liver and digestive system. It is gentle laxative and a natural diuretic that is rich in natural potassium, which enriches the body's supply. (Mabey, Richard, 52)This detoxifying, diuretic action also earns dandelion a place in many herbal weight loss formulations.
  • Stinging nettle is an almost ideal herb for those with all types of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout. The anti-inflammatory substances combined with the rich concentration of the minerals boron, calcium and silicon ease the pain while helping to build strong bones.
  • Asparagus
  • The tasty green stalks are one of the most nutritious of the early green vegetables in the spring garden. Like tomatoes, they are high in lycopene, a powerful antioxidant.