Herbs and Botanical Extracts ~ Page 2 din 9

Find out what herbs and botanical extracts are able to do and use them! Don’t be afraid to try what Mother Earth has to give to us because the herbs are pure energy for ourselves, the herbs purify our physical and psychical body, our spirit.

SARSAPARILLA, CHINESE ROOT, SMALL SPIKENARD

Parts Used: Root. Function: Sarsaparilla has anti-inflammatory and diuretic properties. Uses: Sarsaparilla has long been used for urinary tract infection, arthritis, rheumatism, fever, skin complaints such as psoriasis and eczema and also as a general tonic. Sarsaparilla has been used as a flavoring in foods and drinks and can also be used for PMS and to improve energy levels. Guidelines: Use according to label instructions. …

ROSE used for women’s problems

Parts Used: Petals and fruit. Uses: * Traditionally essential oil of the rose was used for women’s problems, especially irregular menstrual cycles, heavy menstruation, depression, grief, post-natal depression and sadness. Rose oil was widely used in perfumes and cosmetics, however due to its price, it is now often replaced with synthetic rose fragrance. * Rose hips are used for infections, bladder problems, diarrhea and as …

RED CLOVER

Parts Used: Flower. Function: The active constituents in red clover are thought to reduce the risk of cancer, especially breast and prostate cancer. Red clover also contains many vitamins, especially B group vitamins. Uses: * Traditionally red clover was used for coughs, congestion, water retention, for skin conditions and as a tonic. * More recently red clover has also been used to reduce the risk …

PINE used for chest infections, colds

Parts Used: Needles, young twigs, cones and sometimes the wood of certain pine species. Function: Uses: Essential oil of pine is used for chest infections, colds, sore throat, catarrh and is used as an expectorant. Pine is commonly used in cleaning and cosmetic products because of its refreshing aroma and antibacterial properties. Guidelines: Pine oil is usually used only as an inhalant several times daily …

PASSIONFLOWER, MAYPOP

Parts Used: Leaves, flowers and stems. Function: Uses: Passionflower is widely used as a mild sedative for anxiety, nervousness, hyperactivity, insomnia and headaches caused by tension and it also relaxes tense muscles. Guidelines: Passionflower should be blended with other herbs such as valerian and lemon balm for optimal effect. Passionflower tea can be taken 2 – 3 times daily, 1 – 2 gm steeped in …

MANDARIN stimulating effect on the stomach and liver

Parts Used: Rind. Function: Mandarin has a stimulating effect on the stomach and liver and calming effect on the intestine. Uses: Mandarin is primarily used for digestive problems especially in children, the elderly and pregnant. Mandarin is ideal to blend with other oils such as other citrus and lavender. Guidelines: Mandarin is best used with carrier oil (3 – 5:100) and massaged onto the abdominal …

NETTLE, STINGING NETTLE

Parts Used: Roots and leaves. Function: Nettle has an anti-inflammatory effect on the body. Uses: * Traditionally nettle has been used for making cloth, as a vegetable, and to treat conditions such as tuberculosis, arthritis and coughs. * More recently nettle has also been used for hay fever, congestion, pregnancy support, water retention, benign prostatic hyperplasia, vaginal infections, to increase iron levels and to lower …

CHAMOMILE MATRICARIA, GERMAN CHAMOMILE, ROMAN CHAMOMILE.

Parts Used: Usually the dried flowers, although other parts may be used. Function: The active ingredients in chamomile provide an antispasmodic (muscle relaxing) and anti-inflammatory effect when used both internally and externally. Uses: * As chamomile is native to Europe and Western Asia, it has been used for centuries by many cultures. Mostly is has been used for digestive complaints and anxiety. * Currently it …

FEVERFEW, FEATHERFEW, FEATHERFOIL

Parts Used: Leaves, dried flowers and bark. Function: Feverfew contains active ingredients that reduce the duration, severity and frequency of headaches. Uses: Feverfew has been used for menstrual pain, to reduce the viscosity of lung and bronchial mucus, for fever, arthritis, loss of appetite, muscle tension and pain, headaches and migraines. Guidelines: Use according to label instructions. Use for at least 4 – 6 weeks …

LEMON haemostatic, astringent and antibacterial effect

Parts Used: Rind and fresh juice. Function: The active constituents of lemon have a haemostatic (stops bleeding), astringent and antibacterial effect, it also stimulates the immune system. Uses: * Lemon has long been used by doctors for treatment of tuberculosis, syphilis, malaria, typhoid, bronchitis, and the flu. It can be used for cuts and minor wounds, as a mouthwash, for gingivitis and mouth ulcers. * …

LAVENDER balancing effect on the body and mind

Parts Used: Flower and leaves. Function: The essential oils of lavender have a soothing, balancing effect on the body and mind. Lavender also contains analgesic, antiseptic, antifungal and antibacterial properties. Uses: Lavender is used for depression, stress, headaches, nervous tension, insomnia, hyperactivity, coughs and colds, as well as muscular pain and skin problems such as acne, dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema, minor burns and insect stings. Lavender …

JUNIPER detoxifying effect

Parts Used: Berries. Function: Juniper has a detoxifying effect, which removes the body of toxic and excess fluid. Uses: * Traditionally juniper has been used for warts, cancer, urinary tract infection, gall stones, gout and kidney disease. It also has a long history of being used in soaps and other cosmetics. * More recently juniper is used for water retention, digestive problems, skin problems such …