Herbal Pictures and Information
Always consult your doctor or a health care specialist before taking herbal remedies so there will not be any interaction with medication. Please do your own research to further enhance the understanding of these herbs.
Astragalus helps provide support for adrenal burnout and fatigue that can result from a highly active lifestyle. It will not overstimulate the immune system, just shields and nourishes it. It helps relieve fatigue and is used by athletes around the world for strength, endurance and muscle building qualities. Astragalus also warms the body and circulate blood flow as well as being considered a tonic building food. Can be useful for Endocrine Function, Adrenal, Immune System, Liver Function, Stress
Basil: One of the primary medicinal uses for basil is for its anti-inflammatory properties. This effect stems from eugenol, a volatile oil in basil that blocks enzymes in the body that cause swelling, making basil an ideal treatment for people with arthritis. Basil, especially as an extract or oil, is known to have exceptionally powerful antioxidant properties that can protect the body from premature aging, common skin issues, age-related problems. Basil oil can be used to treat constipation, stomach cramps and indigestion as well as the cold, flu, asthma, whooping cough, bronchitis and sinus infections. It is also a great source of magnesium, an essential mineral that helps the body’s blood vessels relax, which can improve blood flow. Both fresh basil and basil oil have strong antibacterial capabilities and has been shown to stop the growth of many bacteria, even some that had grown resistant to other antibiotics. Basil can be applied to wounds to help prevent bacterial infections. Basil is antifungal.
Catnip as an oil, has been found in one study to be about ten times more effective at repelling mosquitoes than DEET, which is the active ingredient in most insect repellents. It supports immune function and helpful for relaxing muscle spasm and cramps associated with digestion, as well as for anxiety, colds, cramps, insects and a calming aid to help insomnia
Echinacea effectively helps to improve the immune system’s function by promoting white blood cell production. These white blood cells in turn attack the bacteria and viruses that enter our bodies in order to prevent illness or infection. It is also known to effectively reduce the duration of an illness, especially when used in combination with other herbal remedies such as garlic and vitamin C. It is an anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiviral herb and supports the immune system, lymphatic function and respiratory function.
Feverfew has been used by traditional herbalists for many common health complaints from headaches to minor aches and pains. Its common name is a derivation of the term, "febrifuge" a substance that modulates fever. It is anit-inflammatory, helps circulation, allergies, headaches and migraines, lupus, parasites and acts as an insect repellent.
Lemongrass acts as an antioxidant that can help protect your cells from damage by free radicals. Lemongrass has anti-microbial properties, helping prevent or slow the growth of bacteria and fungi, may also have a sedative effect, increasing the time you stay asleep. Lemongrass helps anti-inflammatory such as arthritis. Lemongrass oil contains citronella, a good mosquito and insect repellent. It is antibacterial, astringent, digestive, skin tonic and a warming herb.
Motherwort is a nervine particularly effective in supporting healthy reproductive function in women, especially those influenced by anxiety, tension and stress.* The plant also supports healthy cardiovascular function. Not for use during pregnancy.
Oat straw is a diuretic which increases the urine flow, It is also used to treat obesity, lymphatic swelling, retention, nerve inflammation, urinary tract infections, kidney stones and skin eruptions. The oat plant, including oat straw, is considered safe, but you should first speak to your physician before using oat straw as a diuretic to prevent any other medical complications. Oat straw can also help with depression and nourish and stregnthen the nervous system. It is also helpf ul for anxiety, cholesterol, exzema, fatique, psoriasis, stress and sunburns.
Sage has excellent antibacterial and astringent properties, which explains its popular use in gargles for sore throats gingivitis and sore gums. It is also used as an insect repellent, to get rid of lice, to sharpen memory and to aid digestion. It is antibacterial, antifungal, antiperspirant
Yarrow is very rich in antioxidants. It is anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, soothing, astringent, and much more. It can be helpful for various symptoms of colds and the flu, including sore throat, whooping cough, chest pains, fever, as well as the symptoms of asthma. Anti-inflammatory properties of this herb can be used to relieve arthritis pains and sore muscle, reducing pains in joints and low back, menstral pains and cramps and can help contractions of nerves and muscles, chronic headaches and migraines. Yarrow tea is a great solution for everyone who has chronic digestion problems like heartburn, bloating, indigestion and others, can be used to treat urinary infections, hemorrhoids, diarrhea, problems with gall bladder function and so on.