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For years, people have used natural herbal remedies for ailments still common today. Many still believe that ingesting chemicals to cure a malady is a last resort and that using natural products as a way of life to treat the symptoms of common afflictions is much more desirable. In that vein, this website has compiled most if not all of the herbs known for traditionally treating chronic illnesses and disorders. Provided is a comprehensive list of each plant, herb, tree, root, fruit, seed, flower, or bark along with the illnesses it has been used to treat. Use the search feature to the right to find the herb of choice by using the botanical name or common name. Look at our blog for insightful articles on medicinal herbs.


Recent Entries...


Wasabi

Wasabi

Posted on: July 22, 2013
Wasabi is a member of the Brassicaceae family, as is cabbage, horseradish and mustard. The root is finely grated into a powder, but most...

Soy

Soy

Posted on: June 24, 2013
Soy is a plant in the pea family. The high-protein seeds, soybeans, contain isoflavons that are similar to the female hormone estrogen....

Cranberry

Cranberry

Posted on: June 08, 2013
An evergreen like dwarf bush, the cranberry can be found growing in acidic bogs throughout the northern hemisphere. The red berries have...

Fennel

Fennel

Posted on: June 04, 2013
Though native to the Mediterranean region, Fennel is now cultivated in many parts of the world. One of the oldest medicinal herbs, it...

Frankincense

Frankincense

Posted on: December 20, 2012
A sap that comes from trees in the Boswellia family, Frankincense is mainly harvested in the Sultanate of Oman, a small country just south...

Epimedium

Epimedium

Posted on: August 13, 2012
Epimedium is a genus of 60 or more species of herbaceous flowering plants in the Barberry family, Berberidaceae. The large majority are...

Comfrey

Comfrey

Posted on: August 12, 2012
Comfrey is a flowering perennial shrub of the Boraginaceae family. It is native to Europe and temperate parts of Asia as it is fond of...

Foxglove

Foxglove

Posted on: August 10, 2012
Foxglove is a genus of about 20 species of herbaceous perennials, shrubs, and biennials commonly called foxgloves. The scientific name...


Not only are the herbs and their associated ailments listed, also provided is the traditionally practiced method of application along with dosage. The leaves of a plant, in most cases, can be used in a variety of ways to treat a wide range of disorders. Each of these methods are outlined with the plant or herb. For example, a plant's leaves can be used for topical application on a burn or wound (such as aloe). It could also be dried and crushed to a powder to treat a stomach bug. Again, it could be mixed with a tonic or a tincture. We have gone to great lengths to be as complete as possible by listing the specific instructions for the use of each plant and how to treat the various illnesses associated with it. Additionally, a general description of each method of application is available for perusal on the methods page.


This website is laid out for ease of use while providing comprehensive information on the subject of holistic remedies and herbal healing. All plants, trees, roots and herbs can be found on the herbs page or by running a search. Because of the volume of common names, they have been broken into alphabetic categories available from the pulldown menus at the top of the page, or from the main navigation menus. There is one main entry for each herb. If you search on an herb's common name, you will automatically be directed to the main entry that encompasses many other regional and generational names. Also on file, is a list of diseases, aliments, disorders and maladies that have been known to have been treated with herbs. They can be accessed in the same way.


Finally, we invite ongoing comments about how each of these entries may have (or have not) worked for you. Therefore, we welcome an open discussion forum that will foster the valuable exchange of ideas and experiences. We have allowed comments at the end of each herb entry and encourage our users to participate.

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