High in vitamins (esp.K), minerals, enzymes and chlorophyll; blood liver purifier, body alkalizer; used for arthritis and rheumatism. Its leaves are rich in calcium, magnesium, potassium, beta-carotene, vitamins A, B-12, C, D, E, K, and also contain all eight essential amino acids. Alfalfa is one of the earliest cultivated plants, used for centuries for feeding livestock. It is one of the best sources of insoluble fiber and is used as an active ingredient in many fiber supplements. The Chinese have used alfalfa since the sixth century to treat kidney stones, and to relieve fluid retention and swelling.
Aloe Vera Cape Aloe native aloe vera to South Africa.
Aloe is thought to clean, soothe and heal skin and other body tissues, and is found in many cosmetics and hair products to give a person healthy skin and hair. This welltrient is believed to contain antibiotic properties and to stimulate the normal growth of living cells. It helps to heal internal tissues from radiation exposure. It is helpful with inflammation and cleansing of the colon. It is also helpful with diarrhea and constipation. Known for its antibiotic properties while promoting the growth of normal living cells
A time tested herb used for centuries in herbal formulas for problems of the urinary tract, including frequent urination, urgent urination and incontinence.
Apples help fight diseases such as breast cancer, alzheimers, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and heart disease. Apples reduce the risk of asthma and improving lung function, apples also have been shown to help lower cholesterol, prevent lipid oxidation, and inhibit cell proliferation.
Apricot Apricots in the medical arena, apricot seeds are known to contain the highest amounts of cyanide generating compounds, which the cancer-fighting drug laetrile is derived from. Apricots are orange colored fruits rich in beta carotene, lycopene and fiber.
Good for healthy skin and mucous membranes. Vitamin A from beta carotene is needed for good sight; insufficient amounts can cause night blindness, impair sight and increase susceptibility to colds and other illnesses.
A German clinical trial found that artichoke leaf extract (ALE) significantly reduced levels of ‘bad' cholesterol in people with high cholesterol.
Ascophyllum nodosum A multicellular protistans placed in the Division Phaeophyta.
A seaweed with a long history of use as a food and as a source of assimilable iodine. This species of kelp has valuable nutrients from ocean floors. Many of these trace minerals act as building blocks of a wide range of enzymes, which maintain the proper function of all the body's vital systems.
Asparagus Asparagus is rich in folic acid; it functions as a strong diuretic, blood cleanser, bowel maintenance, soothes a nervous mind; is the highest tested food containing the amino acid glutathione.
AvocadoAvocado (Persea americana) are called alligator pears because of their shape and the color of their skin.
Avocados (Persea americana) are a complete food, with over fourteen minerals, including potassium, iron and copper. The low sugar content and absence of starch make them an ideal fruit. Vitamins in avocados include A, several B-complex, C, and E, as well as phosphorus and magnesium.
BacopaBacopa (Bacopa monnieri) also known as “Brahmi” or “Nira-brahmi” is an Adaptogenic is a perennial, creeping herb that is used in Ayurveda.
Banaba The Banaba Leaf contains a triterpenoid compound called corosolic acid to help stimulate glucose transport into cells. Corosolic Acid plays a role in regulating levels of blood sugar and insulin in the blood.
The extract contains a triterpenoid compound called corosolic acid - that action by stimulating glucose transport into cells. Fluctuations in blood sugar and insulin are related to appetite, hunger and various food cravings - particularly craving for carbohydrates such as bread and sweets. By keeping blood sugar and insulin levels in check, it may be an effective for promoting weight loss.
Banana A wholesome, nutritious food and a good source of important vitamins, minerals, and macro nutrients including vitamin C, potassium, vitamin B6, and dietary fiber. Bananas contain three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A
Research has shown that 2 bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout.
Barley grass Barley is an annual grass.
Barley grass is a great source of phyto-rich nutrients for our body’s needs. Barley grass assists in growth, tissue repair and well-being. Some experts call it the closest thing on this planet to the perfect food. The use of barley as food and medicine dates back thousands of years.
Bean Bean is a common name for large plant seeds of several genera of the family Fabaceae (formerly Leguminosae). Bean usually refers to the the seeds of the bean plants, it can also mean the whole pods of the bean plant. Green beans means the unripened bean often including the pod.
Beet The rich, purple-crimson colored pigment, betacyanin in Beets, and folate are just two of the many powerful compounds that help protect against heart disease, birth defects and certain cancers, especially colon cancer, which has been demonstrated in sever
Beets are high in anti-oxidant activity and contain significant levels of Vitamins C and A (beta carotene).
The European blueberry is a natural source of anthocyanidins and flavonoids, both of which are powerful antioxidants that help reduce oxidative stress on your eyes, it strengthens capillaries and improves vision, especially night vision. An antioxidant which increases the flexibility of cell walls by preventing oxidation damage, helping capillaries stretch without breaking or leaking and allows red blood cells to squeeze through tighter vessels. The result is better blood flow, especially to the capillary-rich retina of the eye.
May lower blood pressure and reverse poor blood supply. Believed to reduce the tendency to bruise easy by strengthening the capillaries. Effective against varicose veins and "spider" veins resulting from leakage of blood from capillaries.
Bitter Orange Bitter orange is an evergreen tree originated from southeast Asia grows to 30 ft in height and has long, leathery, dark green leaves and scented white flowers with an orange fruit rich in the bioflavinoid hesperidin that is bitter and sour.
Used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat chest congestion and indigestion, stimulate gastrointestinal function and improve circulation and liver function. In traditional western medicine, It has been used to treat digestive and circulatory problems.
Commonly used for thousands of years to promote weight loss by enabling the body to accelerate the removal of fat stores. This process induces thermogenesis, the body's ability to burn fat.
Black cohosh Black Cohosh roots and rhizomes have powerful medicinal properties.
Black cohosh root works with the body to help prevent smooth muscle spasms and normalize the circulatory system. Black cohosh provides nutrients to help the body prevent stiff muscles. Tonic for female disorders; contains phyto-estrogen; used for childbirth and high blood pressure. The root is famous as a cofactor in estogen balance, reducing blood pressure and dilating peripheral blood vessels.
Also toward menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, anxiety and depression.
It has been used extensively in Ayurvedic medicine to treat fevers, digestive disorders, urinary difficulties, rheumatism, neuralgia and boils.
Blackberry Blackberries contain five to six times higher levels of ellagic acid than other fruits; ellagic acid is a phenolic compound which scientists have proven contributes to significant inhibition of colon, esophageal, liver, lung, tongue, and skin cancers in s
Blackberries grow in wet areas across the United States and Europe. Several species of blackberry exist: Rubus fructicosus is the most common European species and Rubus canadensis is a common North American species. While the leaves are used most frequently for medicinal preparations, the root is sometimes used as well.
Believed to be one of the best weight reduction herb's available; the organic iodine important for maintaining a healthy thyroid and increasing thyroid activity, significantly reducing one major cause of obesity. With a large supply of nutrients, Bladderwrack could increase the body's ability to burn fat through exercise. Enhances the efficiency of cells to consume energy. Believed to protect the body from radiation, heart disease and toxic heavy metals. Helps lower blood cholesterol levels through it’s ability to bind bile acid and bile salts.
Blessed ThistleBlessed Thistle (Cnicus benedictus) is an herb used to treat a variety of female concerns including painful menstruation and associated aches and pains. Used as a hormonal regulator and aid in digestion and circulation. Containing B-complex, calcium, iron, manganese, cincin and essential oils, can be used to alleviate inflammation caused by poor digestion. Blessed Thistle improves circulation and purifies the blood increasing oxygen to the brain to stimulate memory.
Blue Cohosh Blue Cohosh a tall perennial flowering plant with large blue berry-like fruits used as a medicinal herb by American Indians.
Blue Green Algae Rich in minerals, vitamins, amino acids and enzymes that are readily absorbed by the body.
A fresh water algae that is rich in minerals, vitamins, amino acids and enzymes that are readily absorbed by the body. Very high in chlorophyll, it is a blood detoxifier and an antiseptic. It contains over 60% plant protein.
Blueberry Blueberries are rich in anthocyanins (blue pigment) and ellagic acid (anti-cancer properties), which research has shown may reduce buildup of LDL "the bad cholesterol" responsible for cardiovascular disease and strokes; reduces risk of urinary tract infe
Blueberries are delicious and contain more disease-fighting, age-proofing antioxidants than almost any other fruit or vegetable, even more then kale, broccoli, and oranges. Blueberries are at the top of the list of 40 fruits and vegetables tested for their antioxidant potential. The group of substances that put the "blue" in blueberry—anthocyanins—are responsible for much of the fruit's antioxidant power.
Boswellia Boswellia is an Ayurvedic herb that contains anti-inflammatory triterpenoids called Boswellic acid.
Boswellia is an Ayurvedic herb in helping the body combat a host of inflammatory conditions. The Sanskrit name is Salai Guggul.
Broccoli Broccoli is a vegetable plant of the Cabbage family, Brassicaceae (formerly Cruciferae), rich in vitamins A and C, folate, potassium, and particularly sulforaphane, a powerful cancer-fighting agent.
Broccoli is rich in anti-oxidants. Broccoli contains the phytowelltrients that become sulforaphane, which mobilizes the body’s natural cancer-fighting resources and is a powerful chemoprotective agent. Broccoli contains a high amount of beta-carotene and Broccoli is low in calories and virtually fat-free.
Brussel Sprouts The Brussel Sprout is a cruciferous vegetable, a cultivar group from the cabbage family, rich in vitamin C and A.
The Brussels sprout is a cool season crop, closely related to cauliflower, broccoli, kale, collards, etc. Brussels sprouts are an excellent source of vitamin C and a good source of dietary fiber and vitamin A.
Burdock Burdock Root historically used to purify the blood and help clear up skin eruptions.
Butcher's Broom fell into disrepute until the 1950s, when a French scientist discovered two chemicals from the plant's underground stem that cause blood vessels to narrow and help reduce inflammation.
The root is aperient, deobstruent, depurative, diaphoretic, diuretic and vasoconstrictor. Butcher's Broom has been taken internally in the past in the treatment of jaundice, gout, and kidney and bladder stones, at the present time it is used to treat venous insufficiency and hemorrhoids.
An anti-inflammatory that offers relief from and may prevent the onset of migraine headaches. Has been used to help asthma and bronchitis and for cough, urination and stomach problems. Contains naturally occuring constituents called pyrrolizidine alkaloids, Petasin is one active alkaloid claimed to have anti-inflammatory (anti-leukotriene) and anti-spasmodic activity.
Cabbage Cabbage when uncooked improves digestive health by cleaning the waste from the stomach and upper bowels, and reduces constipation; cabbage also prevents and soothes ulcers, relieves engorged (enlarged and tender) breasts, regulates blood sugar.
Raw cabbage improves digestive health by cleaning the waste from the stomach and upper bowels, and reduces constipation. Cabbage has been used to prevent ulcers, used to treat engorged (enlarged and tender) Breast, high blood sugar and hailed as a cancer inhibitor, particularly colon cancer, cabbage stimulates the immune system, kills harmful bacteria, soothes ulcers, and improves circulation.
Carrot Carrots are high in beta carotene, which is converted into usable Vitamin A, a welltrient that helps control and minimize free radical damage.
Vitamin A is derived from beta-carotene and carrots are the leading source of this substance in the American diet. Carotenoids are the group of plant pigments of which beta-carotene is a member, are named because they were first identified in carrots. A source of disease-fighting flavonoids, and carrots contain a specific type of fiber, called calcium pectate, which may lower blood cholesterol.
Cascara Sagrada An herb derived from the aged bark of Rhamnus purshiana. Native American Indians commonly used Cascara Sagrada to treat constipation and upset stomachs.
Tonic, cathartic; increases secrections of the liver, stomach, pancreas and bowels; toning laxative used for chronic constipation, gout and liver problems.
The plant extract is a lipase inhibitor. A lipase inhibitor impairs the enzyme responsible for the breakdown of fat, by blocking its function. Fat molecules then remain undigested and unabsorbed as they move through the gastrointestinal tract. Then the caloric content can not be released into the bloodstream.
a vine that grows in the rainforests of Peru where it is used to treat cancer, diabetes, ulcers, arthritis, and infections, as well as to assist in the recovery from childbirth. It is also used as a contraceptive. The active substances in Cat's Claw are known to have anti-tumor, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties. Some of the alkaloids have been proven to boost the immune system.
Cayenne Cayenne (Capsicum annuum) is a tropic herb used as a respiratory stimulant by increasing blood flow; promotes sweating which aids in the lowering of body temperature; aids in digestion because it increases production of saliva and gastric juices.
Cayenne (Capsicum annuum) acts as a carminative, an antiseptic, an antibiotic, and as a stimulant to nerves. Cayenne Contains five kinds of the active ingredient capsaicins. Capsaicin blocks substance P, a neuropeptide produced by the nerves that carry pain sensation. Also provides nutrition helpful for proper tissue repair by ensuring that nutrients are delivered to inflamed and infected areas. This activity makes capsaicin an effective, long-lasting anesthetic.
Celery is a good source of potassium, dietary fiber, Vitamin A, C and Folic acid. Celery contains polyacetylenes, a compound that destroys benzopyrene, a known cancer causing agent.
A member of the daisy family and native to western Asia and Europe. It was used by early Egyptian physicians for fevers, and by ancient Greeks, Romans, and Indians for headaches and disorders of the kidneys, liver, and bladder. Today, it is used to relax nerves, aid digestion, relieve headaches and help treat allergies. A popular remedy in Europe for gas and stomach cramps, to treat colic and to induce sleep.
Possible Benefits and Uses:
Insures restful sleep and is effective against insomnia
Helps relieve diarrhea
Relieves indigestion and heartburn
May prevent gingivitis
Chasteberry Native to the Mediterranean and western Asia, Vitex acts on the hypothalamus and pituitary glands by increasing luteinizing hormone (LH) production and mildly inhibiting the release of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH).
Vitex by increasing (LH) production and mildly inhibiting (FSH) results in an indirect shift that increases the ratio of progesterone to estrogen.
Research has shown that cherries can help the body prevent heart disease and cancer, as well as block inflammatory enzymes to provide pain relief of gout, arthritis, fibromyalgia, and improved bone health.
Natural Order, Aurantiaceae. The lemon is botanically in the same genus with the orange; and is so closely allied to it in every thing but the shape, color, and flavor of its fruit, that many botanists consider this plant to be merely a variety of the other. The description of citrus aurantium will therefore answer for the lemon.
Coleus forskohlii Coleus
Historically used to treat heart, high blood pressure and lung diseases, intestinal spasms, insomnia, and convulsions. Coleus forskohlii acts to stimulate the thyroid to release thyroid hormones and is therefore beneficial in the treatment of hypothyroidism
Couch Grass Couch Grass Root is considered a diuretic demulcent (soothes inflammations of mucosal linings). Much used in cystitis and the treatment of catarrhal diseases of the bladder.
The parts of the Couch grass used medicinally are the rhizome, root, and seeds. The plant is a native of Europe, Asia and North America. The genus name is derived from "agros", meaning "field", and "puros", meaning "wheat". Couch Grass Root is recommended as a support treatment for gout. Couch Grass Root may be used effectively in urinary infections such as cystitis, urethritis and prostatitis. Its demulcent properties help soothe irritation and inflammation. Couch Grass is useful in the treatment of enlarged prostate glands. Couch Grass Root may be used in cases of kidney stones and gravel. As a tonic diuretic, Couch Grass Root has been used with other herbs in the treatment of rheumatism.
Numerous studies, including one published in the
prestigious New England Journal of Medicine, have
proven that cranberry helps reduce the adhesion of
certain E. coli bacteria to the urinary tract and
bladder walls, thus preventing urinary tract
In July 2004 The French food authority approved the
world's first health claim for cranberries, based on
prestigious New England Journal of Medicine research,
which proved that cranberry helps reduce the adhesion
of certain E. Coli bacteria to the urinary tract and
bladder walls, thus preventing urinary tract
Cranberries are naturally rich in phenols and
proanthocyanidins, and is the single strongest
protection to halt urinary tract infections.
Damiana Damiana is a shrub native to Central and South America, Mexico and the desert southwest of the United States.
Damiana is a good nerve tonic which also has a restorative property. Damiana can have a good calming effect and in cases of mild depression and anxiety. Damiana is well known for its aphrodisiac properties.
Thought to be a useful agent relieving the body of excess water. Rich in vitamins; contains Choline, vitamins A and C and linolenic acid. Calms nerves and reduces excess restlessness. May promote a healthy liver and bloodstream and convert cholesterol to bile salts. Improves function of many organs(i.e. pancreas & kidneys). Aids against cancer; known to protect against breast cancer.
Its diuretic actions are comparable to the prescription drug furosemide (Lasix), but unlike some diuretics, it replaces potassium that would be lost through urination rather than depleting potassium. Dandelion root helps to normalize kidney function and electrolyte balance.
Devil's Claw Root Devil's claw a desert herb Native to southern Africa, named for the miniature hooks that cover its fruit. The active ingredients in the root of Devil's claw include an iridoid glycosides (Harpagoside), a substance with anti-inflammatory effects.
The Devil's claw active ingredients in the root of Devil's claw include an iridoid glycosides (Harpagoside) and harpagide, substances that inhibit leukotriene biosynthesis (an anti-inflammatory effect).
Don Quai Dong Quai an herb indigenous to China contains Vitamin B12, coumarins, ferulate, phytosterols, polysaccharides and flavonoids.
Dong Quai Root aids the body in the efficient use of hormones. Dong Quai is used as treatment for some menopause symptoms. Dong Quai extract has been shown to have a muscle relaxant effect and has been used as an analgesic and anti-inflammatory agent. Scientists believe that one mechanism of action of Dong Quai is to promote natural progesterone synthesis.
A red seaweed (red algae) that is edible, coarse-textured, with a pungent, briny flavor. Dulse is an eukaryote belonging to the Kingdom Protista or Protists Domain.
First used by the American Indians to treat venomous bites and external wounds. It was introduced into US medical practice in the late 1800s and used effectively in the treatment of conditions ranging from the common cold to syphilis. Echinacea acts as a natural antibiotic and works like penicillin in the body without any side effects.
Eleutherococus senticosus Eleuthero is a small a deciduous shrub native to Northeastern Asia with Adaptogenic, anticholesteremic, and some anti-inflammatory properties.
Eleuthero root has active constituents that contain steroid-like compounds (eleutherosides) that counteract the alarm state of stress response.
Herb used to promote proper eye function and to ease oversensitivity to light.
Fennel Fennel Seed is carminative and stomachic, it eases stomach discomfort and dispels gas.
Fennel Seed rich in flavonoids that cause estrogenic effects. This boosting of secretion is key to the formation of new breast cells and tissue, and the boosting of excretion is key to the cleansing of the estrogen receptor sites which get clouded with environmental toxins that mimic estrogen. By acting to remove these and other toxins from the body, Fennel acts as a tonic and stimulant as well.
Fenugreek Fenugreek is one of the oldest cultivated medicinal plants found worldwide. The leaves and seeds of the Fenugreek plant have various benefits. Fenugreek has the ability to aid the digestive process and regulates blood sugar levels. Fenugreek lowers cholesterol, is some laxative action and soothes irritated skin.
A hormone regulator that that has been used to treat menopausal symptoms and balances the female system. The seed is a popular supplement for minimizing symptoms of menopause, relieves constipation, controls diabetes, reduces cholesterol, soothes sore throat pain and coughs, eases minor indigestion and relieves diarrhea.
FeverfewFeverfew (Tanacetum parthenium) is a short perennial member of the sunflower family, native to southeastern Europe that has citrus-scented leaves and daisy-like yellow flowers. The active ingredients in the leaves of feverfew include parthenolide and tanetin.
The active ingredients in the leaves of Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium) include parthenolide and tanetin that are beleived to inhibit the release of serotonin and prostaglandins.
Flax Flax Seed contains a high quantity of the enzyme Lipase compared to most food sources.
Flaxseed is a bowel lubricant and a bulk maker in the process of elimination. Flax Seed is helpful in healing the body by enriching the blood and strengthening the nerves.
Garcinia has the ability to inhibit an enzyme responsible for the conversion of carbohydrates into fat. HCA can influence weight loss by helping humans to eat less and potentially modifying their metabolism, so that they don't convert carbohydrates to fat at a normal rate.
Garlic Garlic has a plethora of uses, including: a natural topical antibiotic for skin infections, and internal antibiotic for the treatment of asthma, candida, colds, parasites; strengthens the immune system; lowered cholesterol and blood pressure in resear
An effective antibiotic when it contacts the tissue directly. Garlic has also been suggested as a treatment for asthma, candida, colds, and diabetes. have been used for thousands of years to treat a large number of conditions, including poor digestions, parasites, respiratory problems and low energy. The medicinal use of garlic has been recorded in ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, Japan, China, Russia, India, and Europe. Known as a natural antibiotic, it was used during both world wars to disinfect wounds. This powerful anti-oxidant is believed to help lower cholesterol and has been found to inhibit tumor cell formation. It is currently being studied by the National Cancer Institute.
Ginger Ginger is a circulatory stimulant, relaxes peripheral blood vessels, promotes sweating, eases cold symptoms, stimulates the flow of saliva, soothes a sore throat, and is an expectorant and antiseptic.
Believed to help increase the availability of dietary nutrients for digestion and metabolism and to facilitate the utilization of available energy resources. Appears to relieve indigestion and abdominal cramping by soothing and cleansing the gastrointestinal tract, making it anti-spasmodic. Used against nausea and other related symptoms of sickness. Contains substances similar to digestive enzymes that break down proteins and counterbalances the discomfort associated with colon reflex activity. Ginger helps restore and normalize the tone and reflex of the gastrointestinal tracts.
Ginkgo Biloba Ginkgo biloba one of the oldest living tree species works with two groups of active substances; the terpene lactones and the flavonoids including ginkgolides A, B, and C, bilobalide, quercetin and kaempferol.
Leaves used traditionally in cardiac and vascular support, related actions in part do to the antioxidant and "vitamin P" activity in the flavonoid contents of quercetin, proanthocyanidins, isorhamnetin and luteolin, from the turpenes ginkgolide and bilobalide. May inhibit water retention, enhance cellular energies, help oxygenate the blood, prevent clotting, and improve brain functions, memory retention and boosts neurotransmission. May help with depression and asthma. Improves cerebral and peripheral circulation by reducing blood viscosity, oxygenation and blood flow. Aids in glucose utilization utilization where adequate concentrations of glucose fuels the brain with energy. The breakdown of glucose increases energy and the burning of fat. A proven free radical scavenger and antioxidant and improves overall blood circulation. May be effective in impotency due to arterial insufficiency.
There are American, Korean and Chinese ginsengs. A Chinese text dating from the First Century A.D. describes ginseng as “enlightening to the mind and increasing the wisdom.” Russian folklore promotes ginseng as a stimulant and immunity booster. Today, Ginseng is believed to enhance physical and mental endurance, increase energy, reduce cholesterol, support adrenal function, reduce stress, and regulate blood sugar.
Goldenseal acts as a tonic to the mucous membranes throughout the body, resolving inflammation and clearing phlegm. Research has shown its ability to lower blood pressure and that it possesses powerful antibacterial and antiviral properties, making it applicable to a wide range of infections.
Historically, in India this herb's leaves were reported as having remarkable rejuvenating properties similar to Fo-Ti-Tieng and Ginseng, mental energizing effects and reducing fatigue and depression. May stimulate the immune system, accelerate wound healing, help control psoriasis and improve circulation.
Grapefruit is a large sour fruit that comes from an evergreen tree that may be a cross between a sweet orange and a pomelo or shaddock (Citrus grandis).
Grapes Grapes contains the most powerful antioxidants, they are stronger than vitamin C and E, protects against heart disease, is anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic, sharpens mental alertness, and is one of the only antioxidants able to cross the blood-brain
The extract is rich in polyphenols, a beneficial compound shown as being high in antioxidants that helps to improve circulation.
OPC may improve blood circulation and to have protective properties against heart disease. Experimental data suggest that grape seed has anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic properties and prevents the formation of plaque in the arteries.
Green Tea (Camellia sinensis)Camellia sinensis includes many biological benefits associated with green tea catechins, especially epigallocatechin gallate, are generally attributed to antioxidant activity.
Camellia sinensis (Green Tea) increases resting energy expenditure by 4% which in turn burns more calories. Green tea extract contains catechin polyphenols. These compounds work with the other chemicals to upgrade levels of fat oxidation and thermogenisis, where the body burns fat to create heat.
5 HTP - May increase or balance seratonin levels thus regulating mood, sleep patterns, and pain control
A good source of fiber, lowers cholesterol levels, known to slow glucose absorption.
Guar gum is the ground endosperm of Cyanopsis tetragonoloba, a plant from Pakistan. Guar gum is commonly used as a bulk laxative and appetite suppressant. Guar gum is similar in character to the mucilage of psyllium. Guar gum has been shown to lower cholesterol and regulate blood sugar.
The seed kernel of the tropical plant, Paullinia Cupana var. Sorbilis. Guaran extract is an extract of this seed.
In Ayurvedic medicine, it is used for a wide variety of conditions, including rheumatism and obesity. One of its primary indications was a condition known as medoroga. Similar to the modern description of atherosclerosis.
Gymnema Sylvestre Gymnema is a woody rain forest vine found in Central and Southern India, the leaf contains a peptide that selectively suppress and interferes with the bodys neural responses to sweet taste stimuli.
Hawthorne Crataegus laevigata and other related Crataegus species, collectively known as hawthorn, have long been used as a folk medicine for their neuro- and cardiosedative actions which mainly have been attributed to the flavonoids, polyphenolic contents and the other active compounds vitexin, rutin and hyperoside.
Hoodia Hoodia is a succulent (cactus like) plant found in desert regions of South Africa (Namibia, Angola and Botswana).
Hops Hops is useful as a sleep inducer, has antioxidant activity, anti-inflammatory, estrogen-like properties, and potential anti-tumor activity. Furthermore, compounds in hops may reduce insulin resistance.
Long known for its remarkable sedating powers, hops has long been used by insomniacs and those who suffer from anxiety.
A member of the mint family, it is rich with vitamin A, C, E, and B-complex., Horehound has also been used for whooping cough, asthma, tuberculosis, respiratory infections, lung inflammation, diarrhea, jaundice, painful menstruation, constipation, sores, and wounds.
Horny Goat Weed
A species of epimedium, a leafy plant which grows in the wild, usually at higher altitudes, horny goat weed has been said to improve erectile dysfunction in men and libido in both sexes.
Horsechestnut Horsechestnut is used to strengthen and tone the circulatory system, particularly the venous system.
Horseradish Horseradish Root is considered a very strong diuretic and diaphoretic that promotes urine flow and heavy sweating, as well as the general removal of fluids and toxins from the body.
The removal of excess fluids is beneficial in helping lymphatic congestion, pericarditis and general edema (the accumulation of fluid in tissues that produces swelling) and also helps to flush impurities and small stones from the kidneys and bladder, including uric acid, which relieves the discomforts of gout, arthritis and rheumatism. Increased urine flow, along with the Horseradish's antibacterial qualities, works to alleviate urinary and bladder infections.
Horsetail Horsetail herb is esteemed for its trace mineral profile and is an excellent herbal source of bioavailable silicon, calcium, magnesium, chromium, iron, manganese and potassium-all necessary for healthy joints and adjoining tissues.
Horsetail herb is known to possess blood clotting and antibiotic properties, which contribute to the healing process.
For centuries, Eastern civilizations have relied on Huperzine as a broadly useful herbal health aid. It was only recently discovered however, that this rare moss has the ability to prevent the breakdown of acetylcholine - a chemical in the brain that plays a substantial role in cognitive clarity and memory function.
Irish MossIrish Moss (Chondrus crispus) is a species and genera of red algae, traditionally used for its emollient and soothing action and in respiratory illness where it is often the core of prescriptions to treat irritating coughs, bronchitis and many other lung problems. Irish Moss may be used in digestive conditions where a demulcent is called for, such as gastritis and ulceration of the stomach and duodenum. Irish Moss has many useful properties involved with it's anti-inflammatory effects.
A native of southern Asia and Australia, jambul can now also be found growing throughout tropical regions of India, Indonesia, and Africa. Jambul is cultivated commercially for its fruit. Jambul is propagated from seed or from semiripe cuttings in summer and requires well-drained soil and plenty of sun. The fruit is harvested when ripe in autumn.
The oil in juniper is stimulating to the kidney nephrons and make them a good support of the urinary system. Juniper contains vitamin C and other nutrients. It acts as a diuretic, bactericidal and uterine stimulant to help rid the body of waste and toxins. It also helps to alleviate fluid retention and helps to prevent urinary tract infections.
Kale Kale is a potent anti-cancer food, and contains as much calcium as spinach. Organosulfur compounds (Kale's sulfur-containing phytowelltrients) activate the detoxifying enzymes in the liver that help neutralize potentially carcinogens.
This lessens wide variety of cancers, including breast and ovarian. Kale is well known for its carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin, which act like sunglass filters and prevent damage to the eyes from excessive exposure to ultraviolet light.
Kava (Piper methysticum) (Kava Kava) is a crop of the western Pacific. Kava is an herb used in relieving anxiety, mental and physical stress without affecting cognitive performance.
Kelp Kelp, a sea vegetable with concentrated sources of minerals, including iodine, potassium, magnesium, calcium, and iron. A large, leafy brown edible seaweed rich in vitamins and minerals that grows along colder coastlines.
Kelp absorbs fats and has been shown to have efficacy for obesity, cellulitis and rheumatism. Kelp is rich in nutrients, containing 30 minerals, so it is especially beneficial for anyone who is mineral deficient. Kelp is reported to be beneficial for the brain and nervous system and the spinal chord. Kelp contains iodine which stimulates the thyroid. Kelp has been reported to improve skin, nails and hair, protect against radiation, soften stools and treat obesity and ulcers.
Lettuce Lettuce is a temperate annual or biennial plant of the daisy family Asteraceae.
Licorice Licorice is an Adaptogen that comes from the root of the herbaceous perennial Glycyrrhiza glabra.
The Chinese have used Licorice to help with coughing. Both Licorice Root and Licorice Juice are used medicinally. Licorice juice is used for viral liver inflammations, and, in Asian medicine, the root is used for boils, diarrhea, headache, excessive thirst, sore throat, and swellings from infections. Licorice speeds healing of stomach ulcers.
Lime Lime Oil is very refreshing and uplifting, good for a tired mind or fatigue, very stimulating and activating for apathy, anxiety or depression
Historically used to open closed alveoli and aid in overcoming asthma attacks.
It also functions as a muscle relaxer for muscle spasms and as a antispasmodic.
It reduces the desire for nicotine and has been used to help stop smoking.
The Maca root is an Adaptogen that may have powerful effects on desire, erections, and orgasms, grows at high altitudes in Peru.
Magnolia Magnolia officinalis bark has been used in traditional Chinese herbalism for centuries.
A mucilage herb which keeps the GI tract healthy and improves respiration by helping remove the hardened phlegm in the intestinal tract as well as the lungs and other parts of the body. Helpful in tissue reproduction, elimination of toxic or foreign matter, and relieving irritation and inflammation of the bladder, gastrointestinal tracts, respiratory tract and urinary tract.
Milk Thistle A Milk Thistle component 'Silymarin' has a number of unique functions and is a particularly powerful antioxidant/free radical scavenger. It has been found to be particularly effective against the free radicals that cause the liver cells to degenerate. Sil
Milk Thistle protects the liver, renews its cells and stimulates the secretion of bile. It’s used in the treatment of hepatitis, jaundice and cirrhosis.
The fruit of this plant appear to contain properties that may protect against hepatitis and cirrhosis of the liver.
Myrrh is the aromatic gum resin from a desert tree called the dindin of the genus Commiphora. The bitter-tasting, fragrant resin has been used for thousands of years as an ointment, perfume, incense and embalming fluid. As a wellness compound, it has been used to kill pain, heal wounds and neutralize bad breath. Myrrh oil benefits the respiratory tract, the digestive system, gum and mouth disorders, skin care and gynaecological problems.
Nettle A plants of the genus Urtica where stinging nettle is a species containing important phytonutrients including a histamine, acetylcholine and serotonin.
Nettle historically been used as a diuretic, pain reliever, and tonic, and to support the urinary and immune body systems. Nettle is useful for the body that is experiencing painful urination. Nettle is specific for respiratory allergies, and the root was proven effective for benign prostatic enlargement (BPE).
Nopal Nopal is derived from the succulent, dethorned flat stems of the “prickly pear”. As a vegetable Nopal is rich in insoluble and soluble dietary fiber and contain vitamins (vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin K, riboflavin and vitamin B6), minerals (magnesium, potassium, and manganese, iron and copper) and biologically unavailable calcium oxalate.
Nopal provides essential amino acids in the form of easily-digestible protein, and nopal contains some mucilage and pectins that help support the digestive system. Nopal reduces the glycemic effect.
Olive Olives comes from the olive tree, a member of the evergreen family native to the Mediterranean region, but grown around the world.
Olive tree leaves have healthful, wellness, anti-aging , antioxidant qualities.
Onions (Allium cepa)
Onions contain adenosine, which hinders clot formation and therefore potential heart attacks. Also contain sulfur compounds that may block the cancer causing potential of some carcinogens.
Oregano Oregano oil is also known as European, wild, common or grove marjoram as well as joy of the mountain.
Oregon Grape Oregon Grape Root as a tonic on the liver & gall bladder, and can be useful in chronic & scaly skin problems such as psoriasis and eczema and is known to be helpful for stomach conditions.
Oregon grape root’s usefulness is due to its high levels of berberine, a substance with strong antimicrobial qualities. Because of the berberine, Oregon grape’s primary use is for infections. In addition, the herb stimulates the flow of bile and has general tonic properties.
Parsley Parsley the world's most popular herb, cleanses your palate and breath at the end of your meal and contains a storehouse of nutrients, namely volatile oils ( myristicin ), which according to research, inhibits tumor formation in the lungs of animals st
Parsley contains the anti-oxidant Vitamins A(beta carotene), C and E and bioflavonoids.
Passionflower is an herb rich in alkaloids and flavone glycosides. Studies point to a flavonoid as a primary constituent responsible for its relaxing and anti-anxiety effects.
Patchouli oil is excellent for anxiety and depression, very good for dreamers and people who tend to neglect or feel detached from their bodies, helps ground and integrate energy and keep us in touch with our physical selves.
Peppermint Peppermint is used to treat many ailments of the skin, circulatory system, respiratory system, digestive system, immune system, and nervous system.
Peppermint's pain-relieving effects on headaches have been known for many years. When applied to the skin, peppermint reduces sensitivity and relieves pain. Rubbed on the temples, across the forehead, and behind the neck, peppermint oil helps to ease digestive-related headaches and migraines by generating a cooling effect on the skin and relaxing cranial muscles. Peppermint is an expectorant and decongestant.
Vinpocetine (an extract of Periwinkle) is a powerful memory enhancer. Vinpocetine facilitates cerebral metabolism by improving cerebral microcirculation (blood flow), stepping up brain cell ATP production (ATP is the cellular energy molecule), and increasing utilization of glucose and oxygen.
Beans are said to be used for acne,bladder, burns, cardiac, carminative, depurative, diabetes, diarrhea, diuretic, dropsy, dysentery, eczema, emolient, hiccups, itch, kidney, resolvent, rheumatism, sciatica, and tenesmus.
The bark is extracted from the Maritime Pine provides a powerful antioxidant that can stengthen the capillaries and cells of your eyes and body.
Pineapple Pineapple contains the unique protease enzyme "bromelain", that has powerful anti-inflammatory effects on bruises, sprains, strains by reducing swelling, tenderness, and pain; it relieves rheumatoid arthritis symptoms and relieves indigestion.
The pineapples is a tropical or near-tropical plant, but will usually tolerate brief exposures to 28° F. Prolonged cold above freezing retards growth, delays maturity and causes the fruit to be more acid. Pineapples are drought-tolerant and produce fruit under yearly precipitation rates ranging from 25 - 150 in., depending on location and humidity. They are successfully grown in southern Florida and coastal areas of southern California. The small plant adapts well to container and greenhouse culture.
Plum Plums are packed with a powerhouse of welltrients, including vitamin A, magnesium, iron, potassium, copper, boron and phenolic compounds, which help regulate glucose metabolism, promote cardiovascular health, assist bone metabolism, and aid digestion.
Plums are packed with important vitamins and minerals like vitamin A, magnesium, iron and are a source of dietary fiber, sorbitol, potassium, copper, boron and phenolic compounds which are active in interrelated physiological and health promoting functions. These compounds help regulate glucose metabolism, promote cardiovascular health, are involved in bone metabolism, protect against cancer, and contribute to digestion.
An herb used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Polygonum cuspidatum contains naturally occurring phytoestrogens. It acts to reduce hot flashes, balance mood swings, maintain healthy bone density, promote heart health and prevent the effects of premature aging.
Pomegranate Pomegranate contains the antioxidants; polyphenolics and anthocyanidins. Pomegranate is high in Ellagic Acid.
Ellagic acid is a polyphenol compound found in raspberries, strawberries, pomegranates, and other fruit. It has been shown to normalize cell death of abnormal cells, a process called apoptosis. This enhances the body’s cell growth control system by providing an important plant substance. It may bind to DNA to prevent damage to this all-important genetic material. This is a key step in preventing cell damage that leads to signs of aging.
Porangaba Porangaba is a South American tree with leaves and berries that work as an appetite suppressant, stopping appetite, giving one a sense of being full and satiated after eating few bites of food. This promotes smaller meals, which is better for sustained weight loss and keeping the metabolism going throughout the day.
as diuretics, in urinary difficulty, diarrhea, water retention, pixu with water retention. Urination difficulty due to damp heat. Pixu with mucus production and headache, dizziness, palpitations, with think greasy tongue coating. Palpitation, insomnia or forgetfulness, loss of appetite. Inflammation of the uterus and chronic sinusitis.
Clears dampness, tonifies the spleen functions, calms the mind. It is used for edema, mucus, urinary imbalances, diarrhea, palpitations, vertigo, restlessness, anxiety, and insomnia.
Potato Potato is the world's most widely grown tuber crop, which applies to either the starchy tuberous crop from the perennial plant Solanum tuberosum of the Solanaceae, or nightshade, family, or to the potato itself.
Psyllium Psyllium fiber is a valuable source of insoluble fiber, because it is not broken down as it passes down the gastrointestinal tract.
The husks have the ability to swell up to 100 times their initial volume when added to water or juice.
Pumpkin Seed Pumpkin seeds, also known as pepitas are a good source of essential fatty acids, amino acids, minerals and vitamins.
Pumpkin seeds are flat, dark green seeds. Some pumpkin seeds are encased in a yellow-white husk and some varieties of pumpkins produce seeds without shells. The pumpkin seed may be taken to eliminate many varieties of worms.
pygeum africanum Pygeum extract comes from the bark of a large evergreen tree found in central and southern Africa that contain several important compounds includimg beta-sitosterol, other plant estrogens, triterpenes, ferulic acids and more.
Pygeum helps increase bladder elasticity and protects the bladder's smooth muscle against cellular damage and improves urologic function and flow.
Red Clover The Red Clover is a trifoliate herbaceous perennial species of clover native to Europe, western Asia and northwest Africa, rich in coumarin, isoflavones and phytoestrogens.
The Red Clover is a trifoliate herbaceous perennial species of clover native to Europe, western Asia and northwest Africa, rich in coumarin, isoflavones and phytoestrogens.
Rhodiola rosea is an Adaptogen with a powerful anti-aging phyto supplement with adaptogenic and anti-stress activities. In Russia, it has been used for centuries to cope with the cold Siberian climate and stressful life. A perennial plant that grows in artic regions of the world, Rhodiola may boost sexual desire in both men and women,
Rhubarb Rhubarb is recognized that rhubarb not only exercises a digestive action but it operates directly as a conveyer of bile salts.
Besides stimulating the secretions from the liver which convey the bile salts, rhubarb assists the intestine in regulating the absorption of fats.
Common sage is a small evergreen bush of the plant genus Salvia, family Lamiaceae, with woody stems, grayish leaves, and blue to purplish flowers native to southern Europe and the Mediterranean region.
Sarsaparilla Flavonoids in sarsaparilla have immune modulation and liver protective activities. Sarsaparilla is known for its detoxifying, blood purifying, and lymph-cleansing properties.
Sarsaparilla root is a good source of chromium, cobalt, iron and selenium. Sarsaparilla influences the glandular and urinary systems by helping the body resolve or prevent bone and muscular irregularities.
Saw Palmetto The fruit of the Saw Palmetto is rich in fatty acids and phytosterols, important for sustained health in mature men and women.
A small palm tree with large leaves and deep red-black berries native to North America. Saw Palmetto is widely used in Europe, Canada, and now the U.S. for nutritionally supporting the prostate and urinary tract. Saw Palmetto may be an aphrodisiac for both men and women.
Schisandra is an Adaptogen used for centuries in herbal formulas for problems of the eyes and urinary tract, including frequent urination, urgent urination and incontinence.
This algae with anti-aging properties may help stimulate collogen synthesis, and improve skin elasticity, firmness, and thickness.
Sea-buckthorn The sea-buckthorns (Hippophae L.) are deciduous shrubs in the genus Hippophae, family Elaeagnaceae. The name sea-buckthorn is hyphenated here to avoid confusion with the buckthorns (Rhamnus, family Rhamnaceae). It is also referred to as "sea buckthorn", seabuckthorn, sandthorn or seaberry
SennaSenna is a purgative herb with active ingredients anthraquinone derivatives and their glucosides. Senna's action is on the lower bowel where it can increase peristaltic movements of the colon.
Senna is a genus of a species of flowering plants in the family Fabaceae, subfamily Caesalpinioideae, native throughout the tropics to temperate regions.
Skullcap Skullcap is an herb used in alternative medicine as an anti-inflammatory, abortifacient, antispasmodic, slightly astringent, emmenagogue, febrifuge, nervine, sedative, and a strong tonic.
A gentle sedative which helps promote restful sleep and alleviate anxiety.
Slippery Elm The inner bark of the slippery elm tree contains the medicinal qualities which make it a useful remedy for indigestion, colds, sore throats, and skin wounds.
High concentration of isoflavones are found in soybeans may help protect the body from cancer as well as osteoporosis
Soy may help postmenopausal women reduce the incidence of heart disease, osteoporosis and symptoms such as hot flashes.
Spearmint is a species of mint probably native to much of Europe and southwest Asia.
Spinach Spinach is the "cadillac" of the vegetables; Spinach is high in organic iron and protein content and is easy to assimilate; it has up to 10 times more calcium than milk; rich is carotenoids.
Spinach has the highest amount of vitamins A & B2 of any common crop and is packed with iron, calcium, and protein. Spinach is rich in carotenoid activity including beta carotene and lutein. The consumption of spinach and related vegetables may offset or delay the onset of macular degeneration. Lutein and other carotenioids may help prevent the onset of lung and prostate cancer.
A nutrient-dense algae containing 65 - 70% protein. It contains iron, phosphorous, niacin, vitamin B12 and 26 times the calcium found in milk. It is used as a blood and colon cleanser, for rejuvenation and weight reduction. Rich in chelated minerals, chlorophyll, vitamins and minerals.
Squash Squash is the English word derived from the Narragansett language refering to four species of the genus Cucurbita native to the New World.
Squash is loosely grouped into summer squash or winter squash, as well as autumn squash (another name is cheese squash) depending on whether they are harvested as immature fruits (summer squash) or mature fruits (autumn squash or winter squash). Gourds are from the same family as squashes.
St. John's Wort
Used traditionally as an herbal treatment for anxiety and depression. It is an effective astringent that promotes wound healing and has antiviral properties that can counter herpes simplex, flu viruses and is being investigated as a treatment for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and
specific neurotransmitter support. Extracts of St. John’s wort contain both hyperforin and hypericin.
Strawberry Strawberries are recognized as a source of welltrients including vitamin C, folate, potassium, flavonoids, quercetin, kaempferol and ellagic acid(EA), research has shown EA as an inhibitor to the growth of cancer cells.
The wild ancestors of the most commonly cultivated strawberry today can be white, yellow, taste like pineapples, or the stalks can even point the fruit towards the sun.
Suma root is an Adaptogen used to treat chronic fatigue syndrome, ulcers, anxiety, menstrual problems, impotence, and menopausal symptoms. Olympic competitors from Russia have used suma in conjunction with other adaptogens to enhance athletic performance. Suma is used to strengthen the immune system and fight infection. Suma is purported to be an aphrodisiac.
Sweet Potato The sweet potato, commonly called a yam in the US is a crop plant with a large, starchy, sweet tasting tuberous root. It is a an important root vegetable.
A traditional herbal medicine originally used by the Aboriginal Australians to treat bruises, insect bites, and skin infections is an effective antiseptic.
Better known as a spice for cooking. Thyme is also used as a treatment for inflamed sinuses, nose, throat, and larynx, as a remedy for whooping cough, and as an antibacterial and deodorant skin rub. In folk medicine it has been used as a digestive aid, a urinary disinfectant, a diuretic (to flush excess fluid from the body), a remedy for intestinal worms, and an anti-gas medication.
Tomato Tomato contain vitamin C and the anti-oxidant and carotenoid, lycopene which studies show reduces the incidence of prostate cancer, as well as a 40% decreased risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
Tomatoes contain the anti-oxidant and carotenoid, Lycopene, which is studied for its use in reducing the incidence of prostate cancer. Tomatoes contain vitamins, especially vitamin C. Eating lycopene rich foods has been associated with a 40% decreased risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
A vine used as a general tonic (energy) and herbal treatment for impotence, but is found primarily in dietary supplements marketed for increasing testosterone levels in bodybuilders and power athletes.
Turmeric The deep yellow ground up dried root of the herb turmeric member of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae used in curries contains the active ingredient is is the polyphenol curcumin.
A powerful anti-oxidant and antiseptic, Turmeric is a yellow pigmented dried rhizome, that has anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory effects. Turmeric may prevent vascular blood clots.
A natural spice that has high levels of phenols, potent antioxidants that can prevent cell damage caused by free radicals. It is extracted from the rhizome of the Curcuma Longa plant; it has the distinctive yellow pigment of curry.
Curry triggers an enzyme known as hemeoxygenase-1 or HO-1, which protects cells from free radical damage that causes inflammation and tissue damage -- the root of various diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and Alzheimer's disease, writes researcher Claudia Colombrita, PhD, with the Universita di Catania in Italy.
In their study, researchers exposed rat brain cells to various concentrations of curry, then analyzed the cells 24 hours later. Indeed, they found HO-1 as well as two other protective enzymes. However, higher concentrations of curry caused substantial cell damage -- with no increase in the protective HO-1 protein, she reports.
While her results appear promising, much more study is needed to determine levels of curry that could protect against Alzheimer's disease.
Valerian Valerian root is a safe way to smooth out the rough times, working by helping the body to relax the nervous system, also affects positively tense muscles.
Valerian root can be especially beneficial to those experiencing stress and sleeplessness. The use of Valerian for insomnia and nervous conditions has been common for many centuries. Valerian is known world wide for its calming effect on the nervous system. Unlike many prescription drugs used for anxiety, valerian has few side effects and is not addictive.
Walnut Herbalists have traditionally used the husks of black walnuts as a nutritional aid for the intestinal system.
Walnuts contains a wide variety of nutrients including numerous vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin E, thiamin, vitamin B6, folate, magnesium, copper, zinc, chromium, iodine. Walnuts are a plant source of protein that is low in saturated fats and cholesterol-free.
Watercress Watercress (Nasturtium officinale) is a hardy perennial European herb of the family Cruciferae, widely naturalized in North America, found in or around water.
Its cruciferous nature may even help prevent lung diseases, such as emphysema and cancer. Watercress contains gluconasturtin (only released when the leaves are chopped or chewed), which helps neutralize a carcinogen in tobacco. Watercress contains credible amounts of folic acid and Lucien. J.E. Meyers, Botanical Gardens of Hammond, Indiana informs us that Watercress is one of the best sources of vitamin E. This is the fertility vitamin, essential to breast enlargement, Vitamin E helps the body to use oxygen, which increases physical endurance and stamina and improves heart response. As a herbal medicinal plant, Watercress has been traditionally considered a diuretic, expectorant, purgative, stimulant, stomachic and tonic. It has been used as a remedy against anemia, eczema, kidney and liver disorders, tuberculosis, boils, warts and tumors.
Wheat Grass Wheat Grass contains more than 120 welltrients, including vitamins, minerals; it is a complete protein, contains about 30 enzymes and more than 70 per cent chlorophyll; cleanses lymph system, neutralizes toxic metals and carcinogens in the body; improv
any plant of the genus Agropyron, cool-season perennials of the family Gramineae (grass family). Species of wheat grass, both native and introduced, are important range forage grasses in the prairie states. Wheat grasses are also valuable for revegetation because of their drought resistance and winter hardiness. Important species are the crested wheat grass (A. cristatum), introduced from N Russia, and the native Western wheat grass (A. smithii). The weed quack grass also belongs to this genus. Wheat grass is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Liliopsida, order Cyperales, family Gramineae.
a powerful supplement to promote free testosterone which is responsible for the initial sexual urge and facilitates male desire, male performance and male sexual sensation. As the male ages, free testosterone levels decrease leading to a decrease of this normal male performance and male sexual sensation. Additionally, stress and weight gain are also common factors which adversely affect free testosterone levels. Oral supplementation with Avena Sativa promotes the natural balance of free testosterone which is responsible for male sex drive or libido and male performance.
Willow The White Willow is a deciduous tree introduced into the United States from Europe. The bark (was the basis for the synthesis of aspirin) contains the glycoside salicin and related compounds that are absorbed through the intestinal wall and converted to salicylic acid in the blood & livers then excreted in the urine.
Nervine, sedative, astringent, tonic, carminative; used for headaches, neuralgia, tension, insomnia, and to tone the glands.
Wormwood The many species of Wormwood are amongst the most bitter of known herbs, they belong to the genus Artemisia in the the daisy family Asteraceae.
Yam, Wild Wild Yam is native to North America, the dried root (rhizome) contain glycoside diosgenin, systemic corticosteroids, androgens, estrogens, proestrogens, and other phyto-type hormones.
Mexican Yam, or wild yam, is native to North America and a member of the Dioscoreaceae family.
The dried root (rhizome) contain glycoside diosgenin, systemic corticosteroids, androgens, estrogens, proestrogens, and other phyto-type hormones.
Yellow Dock (Rumex Crispus) is one of the best blood cleansing herbs for chronic skin diseases, purges lymph glands, liver ailments, psoriasis, anemia, rheumatism, coughs and helps with Iron deficiency.
Yerba maté Yerba maté is a South American medium-sized evergreen tree, whose holly-like leaves have a distinct aroma with antioxidant activity.
Yohimbe Yohimbe is an herb derived from the bark of the yohimbe tree primarily found in the West African.
Yohimbe contains natural methylated alkaloid that acts as a stimulant for the burning of fat (thermogenesis). Yohimbe has been found to combat impotence and act as an anesthetic at times of painful female menses. Yohimbe is used to help build muscle, improve sexual function, reduce anxiety, elevate mood, and prevent heart attacks.
Yucca Yucca is perennial from the agave family (Agavaceae), native to the hot and dry desert parts of North America and Central America. The Yucca root contains saponins that have both a water and fat soluble properties.
Yucca is used today to treat inflammation caused by degenerative diseases like arthritis and rheumatism. Rich in Vitamin A, B-complex and Vitamin C, Yucca is also a good source of calcium, copper, manganese, potassium and phosphorus.
Originally used for both food and medicine, Yucca's natural steroid properties, Saponins, have been known to reduce inflammation and obstructions of the joints. Yucca also contains antibacterial and antifungal properties that contribute to the cleansing of the colon, purifying the blood and helping keep the kindeys and liver free of toxins.
Zizyphus The seed from the ‘Zizyphus tree’ is considered an anxiety reducing herb used traditionally to ‘calm the spirit’.
The most effective herb for calming stress, nervous tension and insomnia. It is the seed from the fruit of a tree and therefore has strengthening and nourishing properties.
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