Agnus Castus

Agnus Castus Agnus Castus   Vitex agnus castus Also known as: chaste berry Source: fresh or dried berries. Actions: hormone regulator, progesterone-like effect. Therapeutic uses: menstrual irregularity, PMS (breast swelling and tenderness, mood swings, for example), menopause, promotes breast milk in nursing mothers, boosts fertility. Typical preparation: tablets, liquid tincture. Contraindications: not recommended during pregnancy. Avoid if taking progesterone drugs. Read More

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera Aloe Vera Aloe barbadensis Source: gel inside the leaves. Actions: wound healing, emollient, laxative. Therapeutic uses: gel can be applied topically to ease minor burns, scalds, cuts and sunburn. Liquid form can be drunk to soothe the digestive system and protect against ulcers. Bitter aloes, the bitter liquid exuded from the leaf, can be used to treat constipation. Typical Read More

Black Cohosh

Black Cohosh Black Cohosh Cimicifuga racemosa Also known as: squaw root Source: fresh or dried roots. Actions: promotes menstrual flow, sedative, anti-rheumatic. Therapeutic uses: traditional Native American remedy for menstrual pain and menopausal hot flushes. Also used to ease arthritic and rheumatic pain due to inflammation and to treat high blood pressure, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), asthma and whooping cough. Read More


Buchu Buchu Barosma betulina Source: leaves. Actions: antiseptic, diuretic, antiviral, vasodilator (encourages blood flow to the surface of the skin). Therapeutic uses: traditional remedy of the Khoikhoin people of South Africa for treating urinary infections such as cystitis and urethritis. Also used for prostate inflammation, fluid retention and vaginal thrush. Typical preparation: infusion or liquid tincture from the leaves or Read More


Calendula Calendula Calendula officinalis Also known as: marigold Source: leaves and flowers. Actions: anti-inflammatory, astringent, antifungal, stimulant, diuretic. Therapeutic uses: period pains, digestive irritation, colds, coughs and viruses. Applied externally for skin problems including nappy rash, varicose veins, cuts and grazes, chilblains, fungal infections and insect stings; also used for mouth ulcers. Typical preparation: tincture, infusion, cream. Contraindications: not recommended Read More

Cat’s Claw

Cat's Claw Cat’s Claw Unicaria tomentosa Source: inner bark and roots. Actions: immune booster, antioxidant, antiviral, antibacterial. Therapeutic uses: traditional Peruvian remedy for boosting the immune system to treat and prevent infection. Also used for gastrointestinal disorders such as ulcers, diverticulitis or gastritis, viral and bacterial infections, skin allergies and rheumatoid arthritis. Typical preparation: tablet, tincture, herbal tea, cream. Contraindications: although Read More

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