Herbs and Botanical Extracts ~ Page 3 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.

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 …

GREEN TEA

Parts Used: Unfermented leaves. Function: Has many active constituents including those that reduce the risk of cancer, stimulate the immune system and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by reducing blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Green tea is also known to contain antibacterial properties and contains caffeine. Uses: * Traditionally green tea was used by the Chinese for headaches and depression and to increase energy …

GRAPESEED contains essential fatty acids

Parts Used: Grape seeds. Function: * Grape seed oil contains no trans-fatty acids or cholesterol and can be cooked without producing free radicals. * Grape seed oil (non heated) contains essential fatty acids, which are used by every cell in the body. * Grape seed oil is high in linoleic acid, which is the most essential of the essential fatty acids. Uses: The essential fatty …

GRAPEFRUIT refreshing and uplifting properties

Parts Used: Fruit rind. Function: The essential oil of the grapefruit has refreshing and uplifting properties. Uses: Grapefruit essential oil is used for stress, depression, nervous exhaustion, water retention, colds and the flu. Guidelines: * Grapefruit can be used with carrier oil (3 – 5:100) and massaged onto the body for water retention and emotional problems. * It can be used as an inhalant, diluted …

GINSENG improves energy levels

Parts Used: Rhizome, root. Function: * Ginseng: American ginseng – panax quinquefolius. American and Asian ginseng belong to the same botanical family. * Japanese ginseng – panax japonicum. * Korean or Chinese ginseng – Asian ginseng, panax ginseng. The most commonly used ginseng. * Siberian ginseng – eleuthero, ci wu ju, touch me not, devils shrub. Siberian ginseng belongs to a different botanical family to …

GINKGO, MAIDENHAIR TREE

Parts Used: Leaves, nuts. Function: Ginkgo has active constituents that have strong antioxidant effects and that lower the platelet aggregation, this has a protective effect on nerve and brain cells and the circulatory system and it also increases the flow of blood throughout the body especially to the brain and the peripheral regions. Uses: * Ginkgo was traditionally used for memory loss in the elderly …

GARLIC reduces serum cholesterol

Parts Used: Bulb. Function: The sulfur compounds in garlic are the active constituents that provide great benefits on the cardiovascular system by reducing serum cholesterol and triglyceride levels as well as reducing the platelet aggregation. Garlic is also known to have anticancer, antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial properties. Garlic is said to be a safe natural antibiotic, as it does not kill beneficial bacteria in the …