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Blue Coyote's herbs are the highest quality, freshest, natural and pesticide free herbs on the market. Each herb offered on this page was selected for potency, consistency & overall quality. All the herbs on this page are all well known to have beneficial medicinal properties when used in certain ways. Any information about the herbs listed on our web site is provided for historical background and educational purposes only. Due to the many different uses for the herbs listed on this page the only thing we can say with authority is you should educate yourself on any of the herbs that you purchase, this will enable you to get much more out of them. We feel that all herbs have a place in our modern society, but we also encourage everyone to visit a certified health care practitioner for consultation. Disclaimer: Each of the products described on this page is being sold as a dietary supplement in accordance with U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations. The FDA has not evaluated the products developed, manufactured, and marketed by findherb.com. The herbal information provided in throughout this website is intended for educational purposes only. The products sold on findherb.com are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Nothing listed within this website should be considered as medical advice for dealing with a given problem. You should always consult your health care professional for individual guidance for specific health concerns. Persons with serious medical conditions should seek professional care.
Mugwort General Information
The Dreaming Herb is valued for Calming the conscious mind. It is also used Meditation & Dream Quests. Mugwort is an invigorating and aromatic herb with astringent qualities. Ancient Roman centurions used Mugwort in their sandals to protect the soles of their feet. Greek physician Dioscorides believed this herb was helpful to women in childbirth, and in the 18th century, Spanish herbalist Diego de Torres, used a Mugwort plaster below the navel for inducing labor. This herb is one of the primary compounds in moxa sticks, which are used in acupuncture. It is said that a moxa stick on a specific acupuncture point can help turn a breech baby in the womb.
Mugwort Uses & Scientific Evidence For
Today, taken over a period of time, Mugwort can help treat worms, stimulate the appetite and digestion, and aid the body in the absorption of nutrients. It can also bring on menstruation, treat infertility, and help manage menstrual pain. In Chinese medicine, it is also used to help prevent miscarriage and reduce or stop menstrual bleeding. Due to its antiseptic effects, Mugwort has also been used as a treatment for malaria. Mugwort contains Vitamin C, calcium, and zinc
Passionflower General Information
Native to the Western hemisphere, the Passionflower vine is named for the symbolic connections drawn between its appearance and the crucifixion of Jesus. Native North Americans used this herb as a mild sedative. Eventually, Passionflower caught on in Europe as a folk remedy for insomnia, exhaustion, and pain. Soon after, professional herbalists started recommending it for use as a sedative and digestive aid. Numerous scientific studies have proven the aerial parts of Passionflower to have sedative, tranquilizing, and sleep-inducing properties; however, the constituents that cause these actions, have not been identified.
Passionflower Uses & Scientific Evidence For
In 1985, Passionflower was officially approved by Germany’s Commission E for the treatment of “nervous unrest.” In the United Kingdom it is a popular herbal sedative. This herb is considered to be mildly effective in treating anxiety and nervous stomach as well. The alkaloids in Passionflower have stimulant qualities, but also help relax spasms in the smooth muscles, dilate coronary arteries, and lower blood pressure. Passionflower is also used to treat neuralgia, shingles, sciatica, Parkinson’s disease, muscle pain, twitching and spasm, anxiety, agitation, stress and any other physical problems due to stress.
Skullcap General Information
Skullcap is a member of the mint family. This plant has a stem 1 to 3 feet high with ovate serrate leaves that come to a point. It has two-lipped pale purple or blue flowers. Traditionally, Native Americans and European herbalists have used Skullcap to induce sleep, relieve nervousness, and reduce the symptoms of epilepsy, rabies, and other diseases related to the nervous system. A relative of Skullcap is Scutellaria baicalensis, a Chinese herb, and even though they are related, their overall effects are far different. This section relates to European Skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora) only. Skullcap is rich in minerals that support a healthy nervous system even during stressful times and this herb has sedative, relaxant, anti-spasmodic, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Skullcap Uses & Scientific Evidence For
Even though there is no scientific evidence to support its effectiveness, Skullcap is most commonly used as a sedative. It clears away inhibitions and relaxes. . It can take the edge off anxiety and promote sleep for those who struggle with insomnia. This herb can be used to treat muscle spasms, relieve tension headaches, and lessen the symptoms of anorexia nervosa, fibromyalgia, arthritis, and restless legs syndrome. Skullcap is also used to ease drug or alcohol withdrawal. It can be combined with valerian root for use as a sedative for anxiety, nervous muscle spasms, twitches and general convulsions. It works for reducing the symptoms of PMS when taken with chaste tree or false unicorn. This herb also can help reduce fever, and stimulate digestion and liver function.
Motherwort General Information
Motherwort was an important medicinal herb in Roman times. Leonurus, the scientific name, is derived from a Greek word meaning lion's tail, which is descriptive of the shaggy shape of the leaves of Motherwort. Ancient Greeks used this herb to relieve anxiety in new mothers. Early herbalists recommended the plant for 'wykked sperytis', claiming it could drive melancholy vapours from the heart and strengthen it, and make the mind cheerful and merry. Chinese herbalists used a related species, L. heterophyllus, for menstrual disorders, high blood pressure, conjunctivitis, and heart disease. Motherwort is recognized for its relaxing effect on the body. The primary effects of Motherwort is a mild euphoria.
Motherwort Uses & Scientific Evidence For
Research has shown that Motherwort is able to calm palpitations and irregular heartbeat. It is used as a specific remedy for tachycardia caused by anxiety, and for all heart conditions that produce anxiety and tension. The glycosides in this herb have the short-term ability to lower blood pressure. Motherwort seeds are effective in stimulating a suppressed or delayed menstruation, and can ease dysmenorrheal, especially when there is anxiety or tension involved. It has also been used to ease false labor pains, and when taken as an infusion after childbirth, helps restore the uterus and reduce the risk of postpartum bleeding. Motherwort is also helpful in reducing the effects of menopause. The seeds are also said to brighten vision, and a decoction of seeds is used to relieve conjunctivitis or sore and tired eyes. The aerial part of the plant is used to treat eczema and sores. An infusion or diluted Motherwort tincture can be used as a douche for vaginal infections and discharges.
Lavender General Information
Lavender use dates back to the times of the ancient Greeks, though the Romans were responsible for the widespread use of Lavender throughout Europe. They took it with them everywhere to use in their bath water and soap. It was widely used in potpourri and sachets for its aroma. As a sedative and disinfectant, the medicinal uses of Lavender are well known, and with modern trends toward herbal remedies, it is regaining its popularity.
Lavender Uses & Scientific Evidence For
Written records of the use of Lavender for medicinal purposes date back to the time of Dioscorides. This herb has been widely used to relieve headaches, reduce hysteria and stress, eliminate insomnia, soothe muscle aches, bug bites, rashes, colds, chest infections, and rheumatism, and even reduce flatulence. The sedative effects of Lavender have been well documented in medical studies and found to be effective in reducing caffiene induced hyperactivity.
Damiana Leaves General Information
Damiana is a small shrub native to the American Southwest, Mexico and the West Indies. The Mayans and Aztecs used it as a sexual stimulant and as a treatment for respiratory disorders. Damiana was sometimes burned ceremoniously to enable participants to "see visions". For thousands of years, Latin American cultures have ritualistically used Damiana as a sexual stimulant. Since the 19th century this herb has been used as an overall body tonic, and can be used for a variety of ailments for both men and women. Damiana acts as an anti-depressant. It reduces anxiety, nervousness, and mild depression, and promotes a general feeling of well being. It also stimulates the circulation of the body which raises energy levels, thereby promoting weight loss. Produces a euphoria that can last for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Held in high repute by Mexican herbalists, particularly as an aphrodisiac, prescribed as a thick decoction before bedtime.
Damiana Leaves Uses & Scientific Evidence For
Today Damiana is used to treat asthma and other respiratory diseases, depression, digestive problems, menstrual disorders, and various forms of sexual dysfunction such as impotence in men, and inability to achieve orgasm in women. While Damiana is still popular as an aphrodisiac for males, the effects appear to be rather mild, and no scientific studies have been reported. Even though Damiana contains arbutin, a urinary antiseptic, the levels are probably too low to make this herb a useful treatment for bladder infections.
Mint and Menthol General Information
The French called Mint “the plant of happiness,” and the Roman scholar Pliny said the mere smell of Mint could invigorate the soul. The ancient Greeks used this fragrant herb in their temple rite and as a symbol of hospitality. In the 1600s, Peppermint was deliberately bred in England, and became the tasty plant known so well today, but only became important medicinally around the 18th century. There are many species of Mint; however, the Peppermint and Japanese Mints are the most economically important. Both of them contain Menthol, which is the primary medicinal benefit of this plant. Menthol promotes digestion by stimulating the flow of bile to the stomach, and it also calms the muscles of the digestive system to help relieve stomach upsets. Spearmint does not contain Menthol and is used mainly for flavoring or a wonderful additive when mixing your favorite herbs.
Mint and Menthol Uses & Scientific Evidence For
As a home remedy, Mint is used for indigestion, flatulence, and colic. Chewing fresh Mint leaves will get rid of stale breath. Mint tea works well in treating colds, sore throat, minor mouth or throat irritations, headaches and migraines, diarrhea, heartburn, nausea, and stomachache. Peppermint oil has been recognized by Germany’s Commission E as effective in treating colicky pain in the digestive tract, specifically irritable bowel syndrome, and in relieving mucus congestion of the lungs and sinuses caused by colds and flu. Some evidence suggests it might be helpful for gallstones and in treating candida infections, but results are not complete at this time. Menthol has antispasmodic qualities that may help relieve menstrual cramps. It is also found in products used for the relief of muscle aches, sprains, and similar conditions.
Wormwood General Information
Wormwood is a shrubby perennial herb with grayish-white stems that are covered with fine silky hairs, and grow from 1-3 feet tall. The leaves are silky, hairy and glandular with small resinous particles. The plant is aromatic with a spicy, somewhat bitter taste. In ancient folklore, Wormwood was said to counteract the effects of poisoning by hemlock, toadstools, and sea dragon bites. The Wormwood plant was important among the Mexicans, who celebrated their great festival of the Goddess of Salt with women who were adorned with Wormwood garland, and performed a ceremonial dance. Wormwood is one of the most bitter herbs known, but is very wholesome. Throughout history Wormwood has been used to stimulate uterine contractions during childbirth. Another species, Sweet Wormwood (A. annua), is often grown as an ornamental, but actually contains an essential oil that has strong anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, diuretic and antibacterial properties. Used to make the fabled psychoactive beverage called absinthe, which was very popular in the late 19th century. This drink was a favorite of many artists and intellectuals of the time. When wormwood invigorates the senses and creates an intense, unhurried sense of well being. Edgar Allen Poe loved it, and look what he accomplished.
Wormwood Uses & Scientific Evidence For
Today Wormwood is used as a mild sedative, but is also used to eliminate worms, increase stomach acidity, and lower a fever. It can help you regain appetite and it enhances digestion by increasing the secretion of digestive enzymes and bile from the liver and gallbladder. This herb also works well for eliminating toxins and congestion in the gut. Wormwood has also been used to treat liver, gallbladder, gastric, and vascular disorders, and migraine. It is used for treating infections, fever, colds and flu. Wormwood can also be used to bring on delayed or suppressed menstruation due to stagnation in the uterus, and for painful periods. This herb can be used topically for wounds, skin ulcers, blemishes, and insect bites. It is often used with black walnut for the removal of parasites.
Catnip General Information
Catnip is a perennial herb and part of the mint family. This plant has a square, branching stem that is hairy and grows from 3 to 5 feet high. The oblong, pointed leaves have scalloped edges and gray or whitish hairs on the lower side. The flowers are white with purple spots, and while Catnip is an intoxicating and irresistible herb for cats, humans find it to be beneficial as well. This herb contains nepetalactone, which is what gives Catnip its odor. Recent laboratory experiments at Iowa State University have shown this compound to be 10 times more effective as a mosquito repellant than the insect repellent diethyl-meta-toluamide (DEET). It is safe to use, and is also showing promise as a repellant for cockroaches and termites. Catnip also contains vitamins C and E, and is rich in antioxidants and flavonoids, which are essential in fighting cataracts and other age-related conditions.
Catnip Uses & Scientific Evidence For
Catnip is most commonly used as a mild tranquilizer that helps relieve stress, promotes restfulness, and stimulates the appetite. It also works well in soothing babies and children and promoting restfulness and sleep. Catnip is also used to induce sweating without bringing on a fever and promotes menstruation. This herb has also been used to treat anxiety, colds, flu, bronchitis, fever, inflammation, and general aches and pains. The tannins in this herb make it a good remedy for diarrhea, even in children, and for inflammatory bowel conditions and infections, and constipation. It helps reduce pains caused by menstruation and can help regulate periods. Catnip oil can help prevent and dispel gas, and is mild enough to be used for colic in babies. A strong infusion will help headaches caused by tension, indigestion and stress-related conditions. A hot infusion makes a good antiseptic for sore throats and coughs, a decongestant for catarrh and sinusitis, and a relaxant for croup and asthma. The leaves or ointment made from the juice of this plant can be applied to hemorrhoids to soothe burning and itching or on eruptive skin infections such as measles and chickenpox. The tannins in the leaves speed tissue repair, help stop bleeding of abrasions and cuts, and aid in the healing of burns and scalds, piles and insect bites and other inflammatory skin conditions. A Catnip tincture makes a good friction rub for rheumatoid and arthritis joints. This cat’s fancy is also used as a mosquito and insect repellent.
Tribulus Terrestris General Information
Tribulus terrestris is a plant that flourishes in many tropical to moderate areas of the world. Traditionally, Tribulus terrestris is known as a mood-enhancing smoke, tea, or decoction. Ancient Greeks used Tribulus terrestris as a diuretic and a mood-enhancer. In ancient Chinese medicine, it was used for a variety of liver, kidney, and cardiovascular diseases. Indians used it as a diuretic, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory. Tribulus terrestris is a testosterone enhancer. More recently, eastern European athletes have used it to improve strength and stamina. The Chinese have used Tribulus for over 400 years! Tribulus is Nature's master hormone regulator and has been used for centuries to treat a wide variety of health problems including loss of libido (sex drive), impotence, infertility, edema, liver, kidney and heart problems, and more.
Tribulus Terrestris Uses & Scientific Evidence For
Tribulus terrestris has been used in Europe as a treatment for impotence and as a stimulant to help enhance sexual drive and performance. Studies have also shown some evidence that this potent herb raises testosterone levels. It works differently than prohormones, such as Androstenedione and DHEA, because it is a natural stimulant of LH, a luteinizing hormone, which helps sustain your body’s normal testosterone levels. Clinical studies found Tribulus Terrestris increased sperm production and testosterone levels in men. Among women, Tribulus Terrestris was found to increase the concentration of hormones, with testosterone being very slightly influenced, thus improving reproductive function, libido, and ovulation. Tribulus also has a stimulating effect on the liver, helping to convert fats and cholesterol to hormones that results in energy. The increase in testosterone levels promotes a positive nitrogen balance which allows for faster recuperation and recovery from muscular exertion and stress.
Calamus General Information
Since biblical times Calamus has been used for medicinal purposes. It has an aromatic rhizome and was used in the sacred incenses of ancient Egyptians, and was found in the tomb of Tutankhamun. Dioscorides believed smoking the plant through a funnel relieved coughs. During medieval times churches and houses used the aromatic leaves of this herb as an air-freshener and insecticide. It has also been used as a remedy for various sorts of digestive upsets and colic, especially in children. Many North American Indians used the rhizome to help them communicate with the spirit world, and the Pawnee have a number of songs eulogizing this herb. Both the leaves and rhizome contain asarones, which are properties that produce mescaline-like hallucinogenic actions. The asarones are also carcinogenic. Scientific investigations have shown that there are actually four different drug types of Calamus, each originating from a different variety of Acorus calamus growing in different geographical areas of the world. Drug type I is found in North America and its oil is isoasarone free. Drug type II is produced in western Europe from plants originating in eastern Europe. Its volatile oil usually contains less than 10% isoasarone. Drug types III and IV are varieties whose volatile oils may contain as much as 96% cis-isoasarone. The American variety in this section is the Drug type I and although the absolute safety of type I Calamus has yet to be proven by extensive clinical tests, it is at least free of the carcinogenic isoasarone which renders the other drug types unsuitable for medicinal use.
Calamus Uses & Scientific Evidence For
Today Calamus is used for the relief from headaches and toothaches. This herb helps ward off exhaustion and fatigue, and can help prevent a hangover. Calamus is sometimes used to quell a cough. An infusion of the rhizome can help with fevers and dyspepsia. Chewing the rhizome will ease digestion and clear the voice. It can be used to cleanse and disinfect the teeth. This plant works well for digestive problems such as gas, bloating, colic, and poor digestive function. Though there is no scientific evidence to support this claim, Calamus root has also been used in the treatment and cure of diabetes, when Western medicine has failed to be of use. The Chinese use it for constipation and in India it is used to reduce fever, calm asthma and bronchitis, and is used as a sedative. In Ayurvedic medicine, Calamus is used as a "rejuvenator" for the brain and nervous system, and as a remedy for digestive disorders.
St. John‘s Wort General Information
St. John’s Wort is a yellow perennial herb that grows wild in much of the world. During the Middle Ages, this herb was used to “cast out demons,” most likely an antiquated description of curing mental illness. In the 1800s, St. John’s Wort was used to treat “nervous disorders.” By the 1900s, it was prescribed for depression. St. John’s Wort is one of the most highly documented herbal treatments with a scientific record that rivals many prescription drugs. In Germany, this herb is a prescription antidepressant.
St. John‘s Wort Uses & Scientific Evidence For
St. John’s Wort is mainly used for the treatment of mild to moderate depression. It can also be used for chronic insomnia and anxiety related to depression. St. John’s Wort may also be effective in relieving seasonal affective disorder (SAD).
Lobelia General Information
Lobelia is named after the 17th century botanist Matthias de Lobel, a native of Lille. Several species were cultivated for use in English gardens for the splendor of their flowers. The plant was first used for medicinal purposes by the Penobscot Indians. In the 19th century American herbalist Samuel Thomson, thought the herb was a cure-all and but he most often prescribed the Indian tobacco as a remedy for respiratory conditions, for the relief of convulsions, as an aid in childbirth, and for use as an emetic. Lobelia contains relatively high levels of manganese, vitamin A, and vitamin C. The principal alkaloid in this herb is Lobeline which stimulates deeper breathing. Lobelia has expectorant, diaphoretic, and anti-asthmatic qualities as well.
Lobelia Uses & Scientific Evidence For
Lobelia has been used as a respiratory stimulant for chronic bronchitis and spasmodic asthma. It is also used as a blood cleanser and has been used to lessen the effects of epilepsy, diphtheria, and tonsillitis. The oil of Lobelia has been a valuable resource in treating tetanus. Lobelia is also used as a sedative. Externally, an infusion of Lobelia can be used to treat ophthalmic disorders, and the tincture is used as a topical for sprains, bruises, or skin diseases. It has also been suggested that Lobelia may reduce cravings and nervousness associated with smoking withdrawal. In small doses Lobelia acts as a stimulant and in larger doses it act as a nerve depressant. Lobelia has powerfully relaxant properties and contains the potent alkaloid lobeline which is used in anti-smoking lozenges. Known to improve mental clarity.
Hops General Information
Hops are of the same family as stinging nettles and are best known as the source of beer’s bitter flavor; however, they have a history as an herbal medicine as well. The Greeks and Romans used Hops to treat poor digestion and intestinal disturbances. The Chinese used Hops for the same conditions, but also used them to treat leprosy and tuberculosis. Hops have a somewhat sedative effect and have been used to soothe and calm the nervous system. This plant also has nervine, diuretic and anodyne properties. The volatile oil produces sedative and soporific effects, and the Lupamaric acid or bitter principle in Hops is stomachic and tonic. The drug Lupulin is derived from Hops and is mildly sedative, inducing sleep without a headache.
Hops Uses & Scientific Evidence For
The German Commission E recommends the use of Hops for “discomfort due to restlessness or anxiety and sleep disturbances." They have also been used to improve appetite and digestion. Hops has also been used in cases of heart disease, fits, neuralgia and nervous disorders, and as a tonic for indigestion, jaundice, and stomach and liver conditions. It eases an irritable bladder and can help relieve delirium tremens. A warm pillow of Hops soothes toothaches and earaches.
Mullein General Information
Mullein has thick, soft leaves, and is a common wildflower that can grow almost anywhere. It is a biennial, and in the spring of the second year, a tall stem develops from the leaves to a height of four feet or more and is topped by a spike of yellow flowers. Both the leaves and flowers of this and other closely related Verbascum species have been used in folk medicine. At one time, it was used medicinally to treat respiratory diseases, hemorrhoids, and diarrhea. It was also smoked to cast out evil spirits. Mullein contains some of the B vitamins, vitamin D, choline, hesperidin, PABA, sulfur, and magnesium and has demulcent, emollient, sedative, narcotic, and astringent properties.
Mullein Uses & Scientific Evidence For
Today herbalists recommend hot Mullein tea for asthma, colds, coughs, sore throats, and bleeding of the lungs (tuberculosis) and of the bowels, though it is used more for its soothing effects rather than its ability to heal. This herb works well as an expectorant when combined with coltsfoot and thyme. It also helps give relief to those with emphysema, hay fever, and whooping cough. Breathing the steam of boiling Mullein tea can loosen congestion and mucus. When taken with catnip, this tea works well in treating tonsillitis, chickenpox, measles and mumps. Mullein made into a syrup can be given for palpitations, irregular heartbeat, angina, and other coronary conditions. The oil of this herb can be used to soothe the pain of ear infections. Externally, Mullein can be used to treat hemorrhoids, bruises, frostbite, diarrhea, erysipelas (streptococcus infections) and migraine.
Celandine General Information
For centuries, Celandine has been used as a medicinal herb. Pliny, the Roman scholar, mentions its healing power, and 14th century accounts state that Celandine was taken in a liquid form for use as a blood tonic. Drinking the liquid was also thought to sharpen sight and other senses, promote wound healing, and treat jaundice. This plant has mild analgesic, sedative, anti-tumor, antibiotic, diuretic, and immune boosting effects.
Celandine Uses & Scientific Evidence For
Scientific studies have shown Celandine to be effective in stimulating the appetite and in treating liver and gallbladder problems, though it has also been used for other ailments such as stomach spasms, cramps, intestinal polyps, gout, and water retention. This herb is sometimes used in treating chest pain (angina), asthma, and hardening of the arteries. Though there is no scientific evidence to support its effectiveness, the root of this plant has been chewed for relief from a toothache, and the powder from the root applied to the gum to ease tooth extraction. Celandine is used topically for treating skin rashes, scabies, and warts. Even though this plant is said to inhibit the growth of cancers, combat infections, boost the immune system, reduce blood pressure, and ease muscle tension, it must be studied further before a determination of its effectiveness in treating these conditions is known.
Nettle General Information
Nettle has an erect stalk that is two to three feet in height and bears dark green leaves with serrated margins and small, inconspicuous flowers. Nettle grows wild and even though certain species of Nettle can cause burning pain that lasts from hours to weeks, it can also serve as a medicine. In ancient Grecian times Nettle Juice was used treat bites and stings. Roman soldiers reportedly used the irritation produced by Nettle leaves to keep their legs warm in the hospitable climes of Britain. Nettle tea was prescribed by European herbalists for lung disorders, and Native Americans used it as an aid in pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing. In folk medicine, it is used for treating asthma. Nettle has expectorant, antispasmodic, diuretic, astringent, and tonic properties. This plant is also rich in chlorophyll, carotene, iron, silica and potassium and vitamin C.
Nettle Uses & Scientific Evidence For
Nettle Root is widely used in Europe for the treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), or prostate enlargement. Based on a preliminary study at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon, Nettle leaf has become a popular treatment of allergies (hay fever), but is also used to help with goiter, inflammatory conditions, rheumatism and arthritis. This herb helps cleanse the body of toxins and wastes. Nettles can relieve fluid retention, bladder infections, stones and gravel. Externally, it can be used on cuts and wounds, hemorrhoids, nosebleeds, and for soothing and healing burns and scalds. Nettle is used in some hair care products to help stimulate hair follicles and regulate scalp oil buildup. In its cooked form, Nettle is highly nutritious and may be used as a general dietary supplement and is especially good for those who are convalescing, anemic, or elderly.
Sassafras General Information
Documents from the 1600s, show that the Sassafras tree was cultivated in England, but was thought to be discovered several decades earlier by the Spaniards who used it as a cure for syphilis and rheumatism. It is an aromatic plant and its oil is distilled from the root bark for use in the manufacture of the coarser kinds of perfume and for scenting the cheapest grades of soap. The wood and bark of the tree make a yellow dye. The leaves are used as an ingredient in sauces, and the young shoots are used for making beer. The Sassafras Pith variety contains mucilage and is used medicinally as an demulcent and as a soothing drink in catarrhal infection.
Sassafras Uses & Scientific Evidence For
Sassafras has been used as a stimulant, diaphoretic, and alterative. When combined with guaiacum or sarsaparilla it helps treat chronic rheumatism, syphilis, and skin diseases such as eczema and acne. The oil is said to relieve the pain caused by menstrual obstructions. As a topical it can be used for rheumatic pains and has even been used as a dental disinfectant.
Uva Ursi General Information
Uva Ursi has a long history as a treatment for urinary conditions in both America and Europe. Until the development of sulfa antibiotics, arbutin, the principal active component in Uva Ursi, was frequently prescribed as a urinary antiseptic. Native Americans used Uva-ursi (also known as bearberry, or kinnikin3Tnick) in place of tobacco.
Uva Ursi Uses & Scientific Evidence For
The European Scientific Cooperative on Phytotherapy highly recommends Uva Ursi for use with uncomplicated infections of the urinary tract such as cystitis. It works best for women who can tell when they are just starting to develop a bladder infections and can begin treatment immediately. Once the infection is in full force, Uva Ursi is not likely to have much effect.
Coltsfoot General Information
The Greek physician Dioscorides recommended smoking Coltsfoot for the relief of coughs and asthma, and today it is an ingredient of many herbal cigarettes.The plant’s name Tussilago farfara means “cough dispeller”. In China, the flowers are used specifically for chronic coughs with profuse phlegm, but in Paris, the flowers are used to paint the doorposts of apothecaries shops.
Coltsfoot Uses & Scientific Evidence For
Coltsfoot has a soothing expectorant and antispasmodic action which makes it useful in treating acute or chronic bronchitis, irritating coughs, whooping cough and asthma. It also soothes dry, irritable airways, and reduces non-productive coughs. This herb has been used in the treatment of chronic emphysema, cystitis, and can be used as a mild diuretic. Coltsfoot contains zinc which may be responsible for the herb's anti-inflammatory and healing properties. The bruised leaves can be used in a compress and applied to boils, abscesses and ulcers, while compresses made from the fresh leaves can be used to help relieve joint pain.
Kava Kava General Information
Kava Kava is a natural tranquilizer from the South Pacific. It is known for it's "familiar" effects. Kava Kava has calming and tension relieving properties, it can provide deep physical relaxation and yet a clear mental state. Larger doses produce a dream-like state, somewhat like opium, but should not be taken too often.
For legal reasons Kava Kava is not for sale any longer in the following countries:
• and Switzerland
Pot Marigold General Information
Pot Marigold / Calendula Petals & Flowers are known to bring better dreams while you sleep. it is also supposed to help in remembering dreams more clearly, in addition to assiting in their interpretation.
1 oz (28 grams) Only $4.95
Marigold/Calendula is a powerful anti-inflammatory and painkilling agent
Can be smoked or brewed into a tea. To make Marigold Tea pour a cup of boiling water over the dried petals or flowers, let it stand for 5 minutes, strain it, and drink it.
Licorice Root General Information
Licorice Root is a wonderful flavoring to any herbal smoke. It is also an excellent flavoring and sweetner to hot or iced tea; it mixes especially well with Peppermint, Yerba santa, Lobelia, St. John's Wort
Licorice root makes for an excellent tea. To make Licorice tea, put one teaspoon of the herb into a muslin bag and put it in a cup of boiling hot water. Cover the cup and let it steep for five minutes. Caution: Natural licorice is known to cause hypertension and low potassium if enough is taken, and potentially can cause other problems as well. Caution is especially advisable in people with heart or blood pressure problems who are taking medication for them (i.e. digitalis).
Wood Betony General Information
Also known as Bishop wort, Betony or Purple Betony. Betony is traditionally a relaxing smoke yet has an intoxicating effect. It is a very powerful herb. Betony is an excellent tea. To make Betony tea, put one teaspoon of the herb into a muslin bag and put it in a cup of boiling hot water. Cover the cup and let it steep for five minutes.
Enjoy this smooth herbal smoke! Roll one up for
pleasure, to ease off tobacco Most scientists consider
Marjoram a member of the Labiatae family such as
Oregano. It is a great tobacco alternative /substitute.
Unsurpassable in color, depth, taste and aroma.
Marjoram is a relaxing smoke or tea that is often used to soothe the nerves, reduce tension and alleviate stress. It possesses sedative qualities that help to relieve insomnia and promotes sleep.
Marjoram also makes for an excellent tea. To make Marjoram tea, put one teaspoon of the herb into a muslin bag and put it in a cup of boiling hot water. Cover the cup and let it steep for five minutes.
Yerba Santa - also known as Mountain Balm, Bishop
wort, Purple betony, Holy Herb, Bear Plant, Saint's
Herb, and Indian Chewing Gum. Yerba santa is
traditionally a relaxing calming smoke. It is a sacred
herb that is an excellent smoke for ceremony, ritual,
meditation, divination or personal use.
The effects of smoking Santa is an experience of awakening, and a deep claiming of the soul which is why it is often referred to as the Holy herb. Yerba santa is also an excellent tea. To make Santa tea, put one teaspoon of the herb into a muslin bag and put it in a cup of boiling hot water. Cover the cup and let it steep for five minutes.
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and exotic herbs, are all premium 100% natural organic
herbs that any connoisseur will enjoy.
Contains: • 1 oz. Catnip • 1 oz. Calamus Root • 1 oz. Celandine • 1 oz. Coltsfoot • 1 oz. Damiana • 1 oz. Hops Flowers • 1 oz. Kava Kava • 1 oz. Lavender Flower • 1 oz. Licorice Root • 1 oz. Lobelia leaf • 1 oz. Marjoram leaf • 1 oz. Motherwort • 1 oz. Mugwort • 1 oz. Mullen Leaf • 1 oz. Nettle Leaf • 1 oz. Passion Flower • 1 oz. Peppermint Leaf • 1 oz. Pot Marigold • 1 oz. Sassafras Root Bark • 1 oz. Scullcap • 1 oz. Spearmint • 1 oz. St. John's Wort • 1 oz. Tribulus Terrestris • 1 oz. Uva-ursi • 1 oz. Wormwood • 1 oz. Wood betony leaf • 1 oz. Yerba santa leaf
What a fantastic opportunity to evaluate each of these herbs individually.
26 Individual 1 oz bags ONLY $159.50, Normally $258.70 SAVE $99.20
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