Sunday, January 16, 2011

Type of herbs

Use the bark to treat phlegm in the throat, tuberculosis, coughs,
bronchitis, heart and blood pressure.

Use the root to treat fever, stomach ailments, sores, burns, ulcers. Also
known to destroy a taste for tobacco!

California Poppy
Use dried aerial parts. A non-addictive alternative to the Opium Poppy.
Used as a sedative for children where there is over-excitability and

You probably know this as Marigold. Use the whole flower tops or just the
petals. One of the best herbs for treating local skin problems and may be
used wherever there is an inflammation on the skin.

The part of this to use is the seeds. A calming herb that will help to ease
flatulence. This use is particularly helpful in children. It also stimulates
the appetite and because it is also an astringent it will help laryngitis,
bronchitis and bronchial asthma.

Cascara Sagrada
Also known as Sacred Bark, Chittem Bark, and Cascara. The part to use
is the bark after aging. Best use is for chronic constipation.

Also known as Capsicum, Chili or Chili Pepper, Hot Pepper and Tabasco
Pepper. This is an effective treatment for pleurisy, kidney problems, skin
and colds.

Also known as Catmint and Catnep. This is a traditional cold and flu
treatment. Can also use it to drive your cat crazy!

Celery Seeds
Use dried ripe fruits to use as an anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic,
diuretic or anti-spasmodic. Great for treating rheumatism, arthritis and

Very useful in cases of acne, arthritis, chronic backache, skin conditions of
warts and blotches. Also one of the best cancer herbs.

Use inner bark and leaves to treat colds and liver ailments.

Makes a great antiseptic and use to treat colds.
Also known as Coughwort, Horsehoof and Foals Foot. Use the dried
flowers and leaves. There are useful levels of zinc in the leaves of this
herb, which has been known to have anti-inflammatory results. Use for
coughs, bronchitis, whooping cough and asthma.

The total list of benefit and treatments for Camomile is huge. Just a few
come to mind, insomnia, anxiety, menopausal depression, loss of
appetite, dyspepsia, diarrhoea, colic, aches and pains of 'flu, migraine,
neuralgia, teething, vertigo, motion sickness, conjunctivitis, inflamed skin.
This may seem too good to be true, but it reflects the wide range of actions
in the body.

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