Red Clover

Red Clover Red Clover Trifolium pratense Source: flowers. Actions: expectorant, antispasmodic, phytoestrogenic (plant ingredients that resemble the action of oestrogens). Therapeutic uses: coughs, bronchitis, eczema, sores, scrofula (TB of the neck) and as a gargle for mouth ulcers and sore throats. Also relieves menopausal symptoms. Typical preparation: tablets, liquid tincture or infusion. Contraindications: should be avoided by pregnant and breastfeeding women. Read More


Sarsaparilla Sarsaparilla Smilax Source: roots and rhizome. Actions: anti-inflammatory, diuretic, antiseptic, blood cleanser, detoxifier. Therapeutic uses: skin problems, especially irritated skin, psoriasis and eczema, rheumatism. Typical preparation: tablets, infusion, tincture. Contraindications: none known. Read More


 Sauerkraut This natural tonic can aid your digestive organs. Sauerkraut, which is made by fermenting cabbage, is an excellent natural tonic for the digestive organs. It can easily be made at home and is a delicious and healthy accompaniment to many meals. How to make it 1. Chop a head of white cabbage into medium-sized pieces. 2. Line a Read More

Saw Palmetto

Saw Palmetto Saw Palmetto Serenoa serrulata Source: berries. Actions: sedative, tonic, diuretic, anabolic. Therapeutic uses: urinary problems, prostate problems, impotence and low libido, building up the body. Typical preparation: tablets, infusion, decoction. Contraindications: none known. Read More


Schizandra Schizandra Schisandra chinensis Source: fruit. Actions: tonic, adaptogenic (restores the body’s ability to heal itself), liver protector. Therapeutic uses: liver problems such as hepatitis, stress, anxiety, insomnia, allergic skin conditions such as hives, recovery after surgery, aids athletic endurance, improves sexual function. Typical preparation: berries can be chewed or made into infusion, tincture, decoction or capsules. Contraindications: occasionally causes Read More

Slippery Elm

Slippery Elm Slippery Elm Ulmus fulva Source: bark. Actions: nutrient, antifungal, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, laxative, emollient. Therapeutic uses: digestive problems such as indigestion, gastritis, ulcers, dyspepsia, colitis, constipation and irritable bowel syndrome. Also used for sore throats, bronchitis, coughs, urinary problems and skin conditions such as boils. Typical preparation: infusion, capsules, poultice. Contraindications: none known. Read More

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