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Adaptogen 
Herbs that normalize and restore body functions and increase the body’s nonspecific resistance to stress: ginseng, licorice, nettle and astragulus.

Alterative 
Also known as blood purifiers. Herbs that gradually restore health and vitality to the body: burdock, red clover, nettle, oregon grape, alfalfa, gota kola, marshmallow, dong quai, and ginseng.

Analgesic/Anodyne 
Substance that relieves pain: scullcap, valerian, passion flower, catnip and chamomile.

Chamomile Flowers
Chamomile Flowers

Antacid 
Substances that neutralize excess acid in the stomach and intestinal tract: dandelion, fennel, slippery elm, catnip, mullein and meadowsweet.

Anthelmintic 
Herbs that expels or kills worms: garlic, onion, wormwood, rue and thyme.

Antibiotic
Substance that inhibit the growth of or destroy bacteria, viruses or amoebas: echinacea, goldenseal, myrrh, chaparral, juniper berries, thyme and garlic.

cayenne
Cayenne

Anticatarrhal 
Substances that eliminate or counteract the formation of mucus: cayenne, ginger, sage, cinnamon, anise, gota kola, mullein, comfrey and wild cherry bark.

Anti-inflammatory 
Herbs that reduce inflammation: St. John’s wort, calendula, arnica, licorice, chamomile and wild yam.

Antilithic 
Herbs that prevent or dissolve and discharge urinary and biliary stones and gravel: dandelion, cleavers, corn silk, uva ursi. For gallbladder: Oregon grape and chaparral.

Antiphlogistic 
Reduces localized inflammations, itching and swelling.

Antipyretic 
Cooling herbs used to reduce fevers: alfalfa, basil, gota kola, skullcap, chickweed, yarrow.

Garlic
Garlic

Antiseptic
Substances that can be applied to the skin to prevent the growth of bacteria: goldenseal, calendula, chaparral, myrrh and the oils of thyme, garlic, pine, juniper berries and sage.

Antispasmodic 
Herbs that prevent or relax muscle spasms: lobelia, dong quai, black and blue cohosh, scullcap, valerian, kava kava, raspberry leaves and rue.

Aphrodisiac 
Substances used to improve sexual potency and power: damiana, saw palmetto, ginseng, sarsaparilla, kava kava and burdock.

Aromatic 
A pleasant smelling and tasting herb that stimulates the gastro-intestinal system, and improves the taste of medicines and foods: lavender, peppermint, angelica, cinnamon, dill, citrus peel.

Astringent 
Herb causing constriction of tissues: witch hazel, white oak bark, yellow dock, uva ursi, calendula, myrrh, horsetail, blackberry root.

Bitter 
Stimulates gastric function: hops, mugwort, dandelion.

Carminative 
Promotes digestion, expels gas, and relieves gripping: anise, fennel, chamomile, peppermint, caraway, ginger.

Cholagogue 
Herbs taken to promote the flow and discharge of bile into the small intestine: goldenseal, oregon grape, dandelion, wild yam.

marshmallow
Marshmallow

Demulcent 
Soothing substances taken internally that protect and sooth the digestive tract. They trigger reflex mechanisms that travel through the spinal nerves effectively reducing inflammation and irritation in the respiratory and urinary systems: comfrey, marshmallow, slippery elm, corn silk.

Diaphoretic
Substances that promote perspiration: elder, yarrow, osha, ginger.

Diuretic 
Substances that increases the flow of urine: dandelion, couch grass, uva ursi, plantain, horsetail.

Emetic 
Substances that induce vomiting and causing the stomach to empty: lobelia, ipecac, elecampane, blessed thistle.

Emmenagogue 
Herbs that promote menstruation: pennyroyal, juniper berries myrrh, black cohosh, rue, wild ginger.

Emollients 
Substances that sooth and soften the skin: marshmallow, comfrey root, slippery elm, chickweed, plantain.

Expectorant 
Herbs that help expel mucus from the lungs and throat.

  • Stimulating expectorant: Herbs that stimulate the nerves and muscles of the respiratory system to manifest a cough, example is elecampane.
  • Relaxing expectorant: Herbs that reduce tension in lung tissue, often easing tightness, allowing natural coughing and flow of mucus to occur, example is coltsfoot, licorice, hyssop.
  • Amphoteric expectorant: Herbs that stimulate or relax the respiratory systems, using the body’s choice which is necessary: lobelia, mullein, horehound, elder, garlic.

Febrifuge 
Herbs that assist the body in reducing fevers: catnip, elder, peppermint.

Fennel
Fennel

Galactogogue
Substance that increase the secretion of milk: anise, blessed thistle, fennel and vervain.

Hemostatic 
Herbs that are internal astringents that arrest internal hemorrhaging: blackberry, cayenne, cranesbill, mullein, goldenseal, horsetail, uva ursi, yellow dock, witch hazel, shepherd’s purse.

Hepatic 
Herbs that strengthen and tone the liver: Oregon grape, agrimony, dandelion, goldenseal, wild yam.

Hypnotic 
Herbs that have a powerful relaxant and sedative action, and help induce sleep: hops, valerian, wild lettuce.

Hypotensive 
Herbs that reduce elevated blood pressure: crampbark, garlic, onion, yarrow, hawthorn berries.

Laxative 
Substances that stimulate bowel movement: cascara sagrada, yellow dock, rhubarb root.

Lymphatic 
Herbs that support the health and activity of the lymphatic system: cleaver, calendula, echinacea.

Nervine 
Herbs that calm nervous tension and nourish the nerves: chamomile, hops, oats, scullcap, St. John’s wort.

Oxytocic 
Substances that stimulate uterine contractions to assist and induce labor: black and blue cohosh, rue, squawvine, uva ursi.

Mullein
Mullein

Pectoral 
Herbs that generally strengthen and heal the respiratory system: elecampane, coltsfoot, comfrey, mullein.

Rubefacient
Substances that increase the flow of blood to the surface of the skin and produce redness. They draw inflammation and congestions from deeper areas: nettle, mustard seed, cayenne, horseradish, black pepper, pine and thyme oil.

Sedative
Herbs that quiet the nervous system: valerian, scullcap, passion flower, wood betony, chamomile, catnip.

Sialogogue 
Herbs that promote the secretion and flow of saliva: echinacea, black pepper, cayenne, ginger, licorice.

Stimulants 
Herbs that increase the energy of the body, quicken circulation, break up obstructions and congestion: cayenne, ginger, horseradish, mustard, wormwood.

Styptic 
Herbs that arrest or reduce external bleeding due to astringent action on blood vessels: yarrow, horsetail, cayenne, plantain.

Tonic 
Herbs that stimulate nutrition by improving the assimilation of essential nutrients by the organs, they improve systemic tone giving increased vigor, energy and strength to the tissues of either specific organs or to the whole body. Most tonics have an affinity for a particular system.

  • Nerve tonics: skullcap, lobelia, valerian, oats. Heart tonics: hawthorn, ginseng, motherwort.
  • Stomach tonics: agrimony, elecampane, gentain. Liver tonics: dandelion, sassafras, cascara.
  • Biliary tonics: Oregon grape, goldenseal, rhubarb, parsley, wild yam.
  • Sexual tonics: damiana, ginseng, dong quai, burdock, licorice.
Ginseng
Ginseng

Vasodilator 
Herbs that expand blood vessels and allow increased circulation: ginkgo, feverfew, Siberian ginseng, ginger, cayenne.

Vulnerary 
Herbs that help the body to heal wounds by promoting cell growth and repair: comfrey, calendula, chickweed, St. John’s wort, marshmallow, aloe vera, rosemary, thyme and slippery elm.

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