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digestion, insomnia, lice, migraine, nausea, neuralgia, rash, scabies; given to children to reduce gas, colic, and respiratory symptoms • Internal: Expectorant, bronchitis, emphysema, whooping cough, antibacterial, antispasmodic, abortifacient (large quantities), diaphoretic, diuretic, stimulant, tonic, flavoring in food

acidophilus
Uses: Diarrhea, vaginal and other can-

dida infections, urinary tract infections, atopic dermatitis (eczema), atopic disease, IBS, respiratory tract infections

alfalfa
Uses:

• External: Boils and insect bites • Internal: Constipation, arthritis, increase blood clotting, diuretic, relieve inflammation of the prostate, treat acute or chronic cystitis, nutrient source

astragalus
Uses: Bronchitis, COPD, colds, flu, gastrointestinal conditions, weakness, fatigue, chronic hepatitis, ulcers, hypertension and viral myocarditis, immune stimulant, aphrodisiac, improve sperm motility

aloe
Uses of aloe vera gel: Minor burns, skin irritations, minor wounds, frostbite, radiation-caused injuries

bilberry
Uses: Improve night vision, prevent cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, diabetic retinopathy, myopia, mild diarrhea, dyspepsia in adults or children, controlling insulin levels, diuretic, urinary antiseptic

angelica
Uses: Poor blood flow to the extremities, headaches, backaches, osteoporosis, asthma, allergies, skin disorders, diuretic, antispasmodic, cholagogue, stomach cancer, mild antiseptic, expectorant, bronchitis, ease rheumatic pains, stomach cramps, muscle spasms

black cohosh
Uses: Smooth-muscle relaxant, antispasmodic, antitussive, astringent, diuretic, antidiarrheal, antiarthritic, hormone balancer in perimenopausal women, decrease uterine spasms in first trimester of pregnancy, antiabortion agent, dysmenorrheal

anise
Uses:

• External: Treat catarrhs of respiratory system (asthma, bronchitis), cancer, cholera, colic, dysmenorrheal, epilepsy, in-

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buckthorn
Uses: Powerful laxative

chromium
Uses: Essential trace mineral required

capsicum
Uses:

for proper metabolic functioning, decreases glucose tolerance, arteriosclerosis, elevated cholesterol, glaucoma, hypoglycemia, diabetes, obesity

• External: Diabetic neuropathy, psoriasis, postmastectomy pain, Raynaud’s disease, herpes zoster, arthritic, muscular pain, poor peripheral circulation • Internal: Cardiovascular health, CAD, reduce cholesterol and blood clotting, peptic ulcer disease, cold, flu

coenzyme Q10
Uses: Ischemic heart disease, CHF, an-

gina pectoris, hypertension, arrhythmias, diabetes mellitus, deafness, Bell’s palsy, decreased immunity, mitral valve prolapse, periodontal disease, infertility

cascara
Uses: Laxative

dong quai
Uses: Menopausal symptoms, menstrual

chamomile
Uses:

irregularities, headache, neuralgia, herpes infections, malaria, vitiligo, anemia

• External: As an antiseptic and soothing agent for inflamed skin and minor wounds • Internal: As an antispasmodic, antianxiety, gas-relieving, and antiinflammatory agent for the treatment of digestive problems; light sleep aid and sedative

echinacea
Uses:

• External: Wound healing, bruises, burns, scratches, leg ulcers • Internal: Immune stimulant, prophylaxis for colds, influenzae, other infections

chondroitin
Uses: Alone or in combination with glu-

eyebright
Uses: Internally and externally to relieve eye fatigue, redness, sty and eye infections, nasal catarrh in sinusitis and hay fever

cosamine for joint conditions, as an antithrombotic, extravasation therapy agent, for ischemic heart disease, hyperlipidemia

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feverfew
Uses: Menstrual irregularities, threatened

goldenseal
Uses: Gastritis, gastrointestinal ulceration, peptic ulcer disease, mouth ulcer, bladder infection, sore throat, postpartum hemorrhage, skin disorders, cancer, tuberculosis, wound healing, antiinflammatory, in combination with echinacea for cold and flu

spontaneous abortion, arthritis, fever

flax
Uses:

• External: Inflammatory • Internal: Laxative anticholesteremic

green tea
Uses: Antioxidant, anticancer agent, di-

garlic
Uses: Antilipidemic, antimicrobial, antiasthmatic, antiinflammatory, possible antihypertensive, treatment for some heavy metal poisonings

uretic, stimulant, antibacterial, antilipidemic, antiatherosclerotic

hops
Uses: Analgesic, hyperactivity, anthelmin-

ginger
Uses: Antioxidant, nausea, motion sick-

tic, mild sedative, insomnia, menopausal symptoms

ness, vomiting, sore throat, migraine headaches

kava
Uses: Anxiolytic, antiepileptic, antidepressant, antipsychotic, nervous anxiety, hyperactivity, restlessness, sleep disturbances, headache, muscle relaxant, wound healing

ginkgo
Uses: Poor circulation, age-related decline in cognition, memory; vascular disease, antioxidant, depressive mood disorders, sexual dysfunction, asthma, glaucoma, menopausal symptoms, multiple sclerosis, headaches, tinnitus, dizziness, arthritis, altitude sickness, intermittent claudication

khat
Uses: Fatigue, obesity, gastric ulcers, de-

pression

ginseng
Uses: Physical and mental exhaustion, stress, sluggishness, fatigue, weak immunity, as a tonic

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lemon balm
Uses:

papaya
Uses:

• External: Cold sores • Internal: Insomnia, anxiety, gastric conditions, psychiatric conditions, Graves’ disease, attention deficit disorder

• External: Debridement of wounds • Internal: Intestinal worms, gastrointestinal disorders, injection in a herniated lumbar intervertebral disk

licorice
Uses: Allergies, arthritis, asthma, consti-

pation, esophagitis, gastritis, hepatitis, inflammatory conditions, peptic ulcers, poor adrenal function, poor appetite

raspberry
Uses:

lysine
Uses: Cold sores, herpes infections, Bell’s palsy, rheumatoid arthritis, detoxify opiates

• External: Leaves promote diuresis, treat inflammation, cough, wounds • Internal: UTIs, renal calculi, antimicrobial action, morning sickness and speed, ease labor in pregnancy

red clover maitake
Uses: Diabetes, hypertension, high choUses: Antispasmodic, expectorant, seda-

tive, psoriasis, eczema, amenorrhea

lesterol, obesity, cancer

melatonin
Uses: Insomnia, inhibit cataract forma-

St. John’s wort
Uses:

tion, increase longevity, epilepsy, hypertension, various cancers, jet lag, cancer protection, oral contraceptive

• External: Antiinflammatory, relieve hemorrhoids, treat vitiligo, burns • Internal: Depression, anxiety

panax ginseng
Uses: Physical and mental exhaustion, stress, sluggishness, fatigue, weak immunity, as a tonic

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SAM-e
Uses: Depression, Alzheimer’s disease, migraine headache, hypersensitivity, chronic liver disease, fibromyalgia pain, inflammation in osteoarthritis

turmeric
Uses: Menstrual disorders, colic, inflammation, bruising, dyspepsia, hematuria, flatulence

saw palmetto
Uses: Benign prostatic hypertrophy, mild

valerian
Uses: Sedative

diuretic, chronic and subacute cystitis, increase breast size, sperm count, sexual potency

wintergreen
Uses:

senna
Uses: Laxative

• External: Sore, inflamed muscles and joints • Internal: Bladder inflammation, urinary tract diseases, diseases of prostate and kidney

Siberian ginseng
Uses: Increase immunity, energy, and performance; decrease inflammation and insomnia

yohimbe
Uses: Aphrodisiac, hallucinogenic

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