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~HERBAGE^Copyright 1995 by Overmind Software^All Rights Reserved
^3A^4B^5C^6D^7E^8F^9G~ALFALFA^1Medicago sativa^2buffalo herb, lucerne, purple medic^3(1) appetizer: Stimulates the appetite.
(2) diuretic: Tends to increase the discharge of urine.(3) tonic: Restores or increases body tone, producing or stimulating physical, mental, or emotional vigor.^4(1) anemia: A pathological deficiency in the oxygen-carrying component of the blood, measured in unit volume concentrations of hemoglobin, red blood cell volume, or red blood cell number.(2) arthritis: Inflammation of a joint or joints resulting in pain and swelling.(3) bowel problems. (4) bursitis: Inflammation of a bursa, especially in the shoulder, elbow, or knee joint.(5) leg cramps. (6) liver ailments. (7) morning sickness. (8) pain: An unpleasant sensation occurring in varying degrees of severity as a consequence of injury, disease, or emotional disorder.(9) peptic ulcers. (10) stiffness. (11) stomach ailments. (12) ulcers: Lesions of the skin or a mucous membrane such as the one lining the stomach or duodenum that is accompanied by formation of pus and necrosis of surrounding tissue, usually resulting from inflammation or ischemia.(13) urinary ailments.^5GLA, hormones, vitamin A, B vitamins, vitamin E, vitamin K^6Europe^7^8(1) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Nature's Answer (2) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Natural High (3) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Source Naturals (4) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Zand Herbal Formulas (5) Wyoming Wildcrafters; P.O. Box 3876; Jackson, WY 83001; tel. 1-307-733-6731 (6) Trout Lake Farm; 149 Little Mountain Road; Trout Lake, WA 98650 (7) Middle Middle Farms; 75 SMC; LaVeta, CO 81055; Ph. 719 742-5315 (8) Magic Garden Herb Co.; P.O. Box 332; Fairfax, CA 94930 (9) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (10) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (11) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942 (12) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Eclectic Institute (13) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Nature's Answer (14) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9It can be taken as an aid to weight increase, particularly by women to increase the size of the breasts. It is also used to fatten cattle.
~ALLSPICE^1Pimenta offcinalis^2cove pepper, jamaica pepper, pimento^3(1) anesthetic: Causes loss of sensation with or without the loss of consciousness.(2) aromatic: Fragrant or sweet-smelling.(3) carminative: Induces the expulsion of gas from the stomach and intestines.(4) digestive: Aids digestion.(5) laxative: Stimulates evacuation of the bowels.(6) stimulant: Temporarily arouses or accelerates physiological or organic activity.^4(1) flatulence: The presence of excessive gas in the digestive tract.(2) flatulent indigestion:
(3) hysterical paroxysms. (4) neuralgia: Sharp, severe paroxysmal pain extending along a nerve or group of nerves.(5) rheumatism: Any of several pathological conditions of the muscles, tendons, joints, bones, or nerves, characterized by discomfort and disability.^5^6Central America, Mexico, South America, West Indies^7^8(1) Pittsburgh Spice and Seasoning Company; 102 33rd Street; Pittsburgh, PA 15201 (2) Magic Garden Herb Co.; P.O. Box 332; Fairfax, CA 94930 (3) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (4) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942 (5) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9Allspice is the dried berry of the pimento. As an ointment or a bath additive, allspice has been used for its anesthetic effects.
~AMARANTH^1Amaranthus hypochondriacus^2lady bleeding, love lies bleeding, lovely bleeding, pilewort, prince's feather, red cockscomb, spleen amaranth, velvet flower^3(1) astringent: Draws together or constricts tissues; styptic.^4(1) bleeding: Emitting or losing blood.(2) diarrhea: Excessive and frequent evacuation of watery feces, usually indicating gastrointestinal distress or disorder.(3) dysentery: An inflammatory disorder of the lower intestinal tract, usually caused by a bacterial, parasitic, or protozoan infection and resulting in pain, fever, and severe diarrhea, often accompanied by the passage of blood and mucus.(4) excessive menstruation. (5) hemorrhage: Excessive discharge of blood from the blood vessels; profuse bleeding.(6) hemorrhage from the bowels. (7) leucorrhea. (8) menorrhagia: Abnormally heavy or extended menstrual flow.(9) mouth irritations. (10) skin problems. (11) sores: Open skin lesions, wounds, or ulcers.(12) throat irritations. (13) ulcers: Lesions of the skin or a mucous membrane such as the one lining the stomach or duodenum that is accompanied by formation of pus and necrosis of surrounding tissue, usually resulting from inflammation or ischemia.^5^6^7^8(1) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (2) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9Used for sponging sores and ulcers. It can also be used as a douche for leucorrhea, and as a gargle for mouth and throat irritations.
~ANGELICA^1Angelica archangelica^2archangel, european angelica, garden angelica^3(1) appetizer: Stimulates the appetite.
(2) carminative: Induces the expulsion of gas from the stomach and intestines.(3) diaphoretic: Produces or increases perspiration.(4) diuretic: Tends to increase the discharge of urine.(5) expectorant: Promotes or facilitates the secretion or expulsion of phlegm, mucus, or other matter from the respiratory tract.(6) promotes perspiration. (7) stimulant: Temporarily arouses or accelerates physiological or organic activity.(8) stomachic: Strengthens or stimulates the stomach.(9) tonic: Restores or increases body tone, producing or stimulating physical, mental, or emotional vigor.^4(1) colic: Severe abdominal pain caused by spasm, obstruction, or distention of any of the hollow viscera, such as the intestines. Often a condition of early infancy, colic is marked by chronic irritability and crying.(2) cramps: Spasmodic contractions of the uterus, such as those occurring during menstruation or labor, usually causing pain in the abdomen that may radiate to the lower back and thighs.(3) fever: Any of various diseases characterized by abnormally high body temperature.(4) flatulence: The presence of excessive gas in the digestive tract.(5) general weakness. (6) gout: A disturbance of uric-acid metabolism occurring predominantly in males, characterized by painful inflammation of the joints, especially of the feet and hands, and arthritic attacks resulting from elevated levels of uric acid in the blood and the deposition of urate crystals around the joints. The condition can become chronic and result in deformity.(7) intermittent fever. (8) intestinal difficulties. (9) itch: An irritating skin sensation causing a desire to scratch.(10) muscle spasms. (11) nerves. (12) nervous headache. (13) rheumatic pain. (14) scabies: A contagious skin disease caused by a parasitic mite (Sarcoptes scabiei) and characterized by intense itching.(15) spasms: Sudden, involuntary contractions of a muscle or group of muscles.(16) stomach cramps. (17) ulcers: Lesions of the skin or a mucous membrane such as the one lining the stomach or duodenum that is accompanied by formation of pus and necrosis of surrounding tissue, usually resulting from inflammation or ischemia.(18) vomiting: The ejection of part or all of the contents of the stomach through the mouth, usually in a series of involuntary spasmic movements.(19) wounds: Injuries in which the skin or other external surface is torn, pierced, cut, or otherwise broken.^5^6^7damp meadows^8(1) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Nature's Answer (2) Wyoming Wildcrafters; P.O. Box 3876; Jackson, WY 83001; tel. 1-307-733-6731 (3) Magic Garden Herb Co.; P.O. Box 332; Fairfax, CA 94930 (4) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (5) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (6) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (7) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942 (8) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9Used in large doses, it can have negative effects on blood pressure, heart action, and respiration. Externally, the salve can be used to relieve rheumatic pains. A decoction of the root can be applied to the skin for scabies or itching and also to wounds. As a compress it can be used for gout.
~ANNATTO SEEDS^1Bixa orellana^2achiote, urucu, lipstick tree^3(1) digestive: Aids digestion.(2) expectorant: Promotes or facilitates the secretion or expulsion of phlegm, mucus, or other matter from the respiratory tract.^4^5vitamin A, vitamin D^6^7^8(1) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (2) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9The red seed is made into a skin dye, and it used to flavor rice. It is used as an antidote to prussic acid poisoning caused by poorly treated cassava. When taken internally, the seeds tint the skin bronze, and are used in sunless tanning preparations.
~APPLE^1Pyrus malus^2^3(1) digestive: Aids digestion.(2) laxative: Stimulates evacuation of the bowels.^4(1) diarrhea: Excessive and frequent evacuation of watery feces, usually indicating gastrointestinal distress or disorder.^5magnesium, poison, B vitamins, vitamin B1, vitamin B17, vitamin P^6^7^8(1) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (2) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9Provides bulk and aids digestion. Peeled and grated apple is excellent for illnesses involving diarrhea. A fasting diet of one or two days with only grated apple allowed is effective. Unripe apples are better for this than ripe ones. Whole apples are a mild laxative. Apple peels can be dried and made into a tea that is recommended for rheumatic illness. The seeds contain vitamin B17 and are poisonous when eaten alone in large quantities. Apple wine is an ancient cure-all. Use only wine that is at least two years old.
~ARTICHOKE^1Cynara scolymus^2garden artichoke, globe artichoke^3(1) cholagogue. (2) diuretic: Tends to increase the discharge of urine.^4(1) anemia: A pathological deficiency in the oxygen-carrying component of the blood, measured in unit volume concentrations of hemoglobin, red blood cell volume, or red blood cell number.(2) arteriosclerosis. (3) chronic albuminaria. (4) dyspepsia: Disturbed digestion; indigestion.(5) jaundice: Yellowish discoloration of the whites of the eyes, skin, and mucous membranes caused by deposition of bile salts in these tissues. It occurs as a symptom of various diseases, such as hepatitis, that affect the processing of bile. Also called icterus.(6) liver insufficiency. (7) post-operative anemia.^5^6Canary Islands, Mediterranean^7^8(1) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Natural High^9In some countries, the artichoke is considered an aphrodisiac.
~ASAFETIDA^1Ferula assa-foetida^2devil's dung, food of the gods, god's gift^3^4^5^6foothills of the Himalayas, Iraq, Malaya^7hillsides^8(1) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Nature's Answer (2) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118^9The fetid odor disappears on boiling.
~ASTRAGALUS^1Astragalus membranaceus^2^3(1) anticancer.^4(1) AIDS: A severe immunological disorder caused by the retrovirus HIV, resulting in a defect in cell-mediated immune response that is manifested by increased susceptibility to opportunistic infections and to certain rare cancers, especially Kaposi's sarcoma. It is transmitted primarily by venereal routes or exposure to contaminated blood or blood products.(2) cancer: Any of various malignant neoplasms characterized by the proliferation of anaplastic cells that tend to invade surrounding tissue and metastasize to new body sites.^5^6^7^8^9It generates anticancer cells in the body and boosts the immune system.~BALM OF GILEAD^1Populus candicans^2balm, poplar buds^3(1) analgesic: Reduces or eliminates pain.(2) counterirritant: Induces local inflammation to relieve inflammation in underlying or adjacent tissues.(3) diuretic: Tends to increase the discharge of urine.(4) expectorant: Promotes or facilitates the secretion or expulsion of phlegm, mucus, or other matter from the respiratory tract.(5) tonic: Restores or increases body tone, producing or stimulating physical, mental, or emotional vigor.^4(1) bronchitis: Chronic or acute inflammation of the mucous membrane of the bronchial tubes.(2) bronchorrhea. (3) chest ailments. (4) muscle pain. (5) rheumatic ailments.^5^6Middle East^7^8(1) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (2) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9Made into an ointment, it is has been prized since ancient times as a treatment for chest ailments and rheumatic ailments. The are several other plants that are also known as balm of gilead.
~BASIL^1Ocimum basilicum^2common basil, saint josephwort, sweet basil^3(1) antispasmodic: Relieves or prevents spasms, especially of smooth muscle.(2) appetizer: Stimulates the appetite.
(3) carminative: Induces the expulsion of gas from the stomach and intestines.(4) galactagogue. (5) mosquito repellent. (6) stomachic: Strengthens or stimulates the stomach.^4(1) constipation: Difficult, incomplete, or infrequent evacuation of dry, hardened feces from the bowels.(2) cough: An illness marked by frequent coughing.(3) cramps: Spasmodic contractions of the uterus, such as those occurring during menstruation or labor, usually causing pain in the abdomen that may radiate to the lower back and thighs.(4) enteritis: Inflammation of the intestinal tract, especially of the small intestine.(5) gastric catarrh. (6) intestinal catarrh: Inflammation of mucous membranes in the intestine.(7) vomiting: The ejection of part or all of the contents of the stomach through the mouth, usually in a series of involuntary spasmic movements.(8) whooping cough: A highly contagious disease of the respiratory system, usually affecting children, that is caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis and is characterized in its advanced stage by spasms of coughing interspersed with deep, noisy inspirations. Also called pertussis.^5^6sub-tropical regions^7^8(1) Pittsburgh Spice and Seasoning Company; 102 33rd Street; Pittsburgh, PA 15201 (2) Wyoming Wildcrafters; P.O. Box 3876; Jackson, WY 83001; tel. 1-307-733-6731 (3) Trout Lake Farm; 149 Little Mountain Road; Trout Lake, WA 98650 (4) Magic Garden Herb Co.; P.O. Box 332; Fairfax, CA 94930 (5) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (6) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (7) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942 (8) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691 (9) Trout Lake Farm; 149 Little Mountain Road; Trout Lake, WA 98650^9Basil stimulates with adrenal cortex. It should be avoided during pregnancy.~BAY^1Laurus nobilis^2bay laurel, bay tree, sweet bay^3(1) anodyne: Soothes or eliminates pain.(2) digestive: Aids digestion.(3) insecticide: Kills insects.(4) narcotic: Reduces pain, alters mood and behavior, and usually induces sleep or stupor.^4(1) indigestion: Inability to digest or difficulty in digesting something, especially food.(2) pain: An unpleasant sensation occurring in varying degrees of severity as a consequence of injury, disease, or emotional disorder.^5^6^7^8^9The leaves aid digestion and are mildly narcotic. A leaf decoction added to bath water with relieve sore limbs, and the leaf oil is used to treat sprains.~BEAN^1Phaseolus vulgaris^2common bean, green bean, kidney bean, navy bean, pinto bean, snap bean, string bean, wax bean^3(1) diuretic: Tends to increase the discharge of urine.^4(1) acne: An inflammatory disease of the sebaceous glands and hair follicles of the skin that is marked by the eruption of pimples or pustules, especially on the face.(2) bladder ailments. (3) chronic rheumatism. (4) dropsy: An excessive accumulation of serous fluid in tissue spaces or a body cavity.(5) eczema: A noncontagious inflammation of the skin, characterized chiefly by redness, itching, and the outbreak of lesions that may discharge serous matter and become encrusted and scaly.(6) itch: An irritating skin sensation causing a desire to scratch.(7) kidney ailments. (8) mild cases of diabetes. (9) rheumatism: Any of several pathological conditions of the muscles, tendons, joints, bones, or nerves, characterized by discomfort and disability.(10) sciatica: Pain along the sciatic nerve usually caused by a herniated disk of the lumbar region of the spine and radiating to the buttocks and to the back of the thigh.(11) skin eruptions. (12) uric acid accumulations.^5^6South America^7^8(1) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118^9Bean pods are effective in lowering blood sugar levels and can be used for mild cases of diabetes. The pods are most effective before the beans are ripe, and the fresh pods are more effective than dried. Bean pod tea is useful for dropsy, sciatica, chronic rheumatism, kidney and bladder ailments, uric acid accumulations, and loss of albumin in the urine during pregnancy. Bean meal can also be applied directly to the skin for moist eczema, eruptions, and itching.
~BEET^1Beta vulgaris^2^3^4(1) sore throat. (2) ulcerated tonsils.^5iron, manganese, potassium, sodium, vitamin A, B vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin P^6^7^8(1) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (2) Trout Lake Farm; 149 Little Mountain Road; Trout Lake, WA 98650^9The root is used to treat sore throat and ulcerated tonsils. Beets retain their bright purple color through the digestive system.
~BELLADONNA^1Atropa belladonna^2black cherry, deadly nightshade, dwale, poison black cherry^3(1) anticholinergic. (2) antispasmodic: Relieves or prevents spasms, especially of smooth muscle.(3) diaphoretic: Produces or increases perspiration.(4) diuretic: Tends to increase the discharge of urine.(5) hallucinogen: Induces hallucination.(6) hypnotic: Causes sleep; a soporific.(7) mydriatic: Causes dilatation of the pupils.(8) narcotic: Reduces pain, alters mood and behavior, and usually induces sleep or stupor.(9) poison: Causes injury, illness, or death.^4^5atropine, choline, poison, scopolamine, tropanes^6Algeria, southern Europe, southwest Asia^7shaded areas, waste places, wooded hills^8(1) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Boericke & Tafel (2) ...of the jungle; p.o. box 1801; sebastopol, ca 95473^9The narcotic action of belladonna can produce paralysis by affecting the central nervous system. It is poisonous, and very dangerous. Even moderate doses could be fatal.
~BETEL NUT^1Areca catechu^2areca nut, pinang^3(1) astringent: Draws together or constricts tissues; styptic.(2) stimulant: Temporarily arouses or accelerates physiological or organic activity.^4(1) fatigue: The decreased capacity or complete inability to function normally because of excessive stimulation or prolonged exertion.(2) tapeworm: Any of various ribbonlike, often very long flatworms of the class Cestoda, that lack an alimentary canal and are parasitic in the intestines of vertebrates, including human beings.^5allylpyrocathechol, arecoline^6India, Malaya, Malaysia^7^8(1) ...of the jungle; p.o. box 1801; sebastopol, ca 95473 (2) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9The nut from this variety of a palm tree is the more popular worldwide than alcohol or tobacco. The nut, which is large and similar to nutmeg, is wrapped in the leaf of the betel pepper (Piper chavica betel) and sprinkled with burnt lime, catechu gum from the Malayan acacia tree (Acacia catechu) and nutmeg, cardamom or other species. This is placed in the mouth and sucked on for several hours. arecoline, a central nervous system stimulant, is released from the nut by the action of saliva and lime. It increases respiration and decreases the work load of the heart. Betel leaf has mild stimulating properties. Frequent use stains mouth, gums, and teeth deep red. Long-term overuse of betel nut is said to weaken sexual potency.
~BLACKBERRY^1Rubus fruticosus^2bramble, cloudberry, dewberry, goutberry, high blackberry, thimbleberry^3(1) astringent: Draws together or constricts tissues; styptic.(2) expectorant: Promotes or facilitates the secretion or expulsion of phlegm, mucus, or other matter from the respiratory tract.(3) tonic: Restores or increases body tone, producing or stimulating physical, mental, or emotional vigor.^4(1) bleeding gums. (2) chronic appendicitis. (3) diarrhea: Excessive and frequent evacuation of watery feces, usually indicating gastrointestinal distress or disorder.(4) dropsy: An excessive accumulation of serous fluid in tissue spaces or a body cavity.(5) enteritis: Inflammation of the intestinal tract, especially of the small intestine.(6) gout: A disturbance of uric-acid metabolism occurring predominantly in males, characterized by painful inflammation of the joints, especially of the feet and hands, and arthritic attacks resulting from elevated levels of uric acid in the blood and the deposition of urate crystals around the joints. The condition can become chronic and result in deformity.(7) leucorrhea.^5vitamin P^6^7dry or sandy soil^8(1) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (2) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942 (3) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9Blackberry leaves and roots have long been used as a remedy for diarrhea. Prolonged use of the tea is also reported to be beneficial for enteritis, chronic appendicitis, and leucorrhea. It is said to have expectorant properties as well. A tea made from the dried root has been used for dropsy. The leaves are chewed for bleeding gums.
~BLADDERWRACK^1Fucus vesiculosus^2kelp, kelpware, seawrack^3^4(1) kidney ailments. (2) obesity: The condition of being obese; increased body weight caused by excessive accumulation of fat.^5GLA, hormones, iodine, B vitamins, vitamin E^6^7ocean^8(1) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Nature's Answer (2) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (3) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942 (4) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Eclectic Institute^9Bladderwarck is a sea vegetable that is used as the principle agent in cures for obesity. It is also said to clean out the kidneys and to tone up the system. It is one of the best sources of natural iodine and trace elements. It stimulates the thyroid and pituitary gland to produce growth hormones. Dissolves cellulite by washing out old fat in cells.
~BLESSED THISTLE^1Cnicus benedictus^2bitter thistle, bitterweed, blessed carduus, carduus, cursed thistle, holy thistle, our lady's thistle, saint benedict's thistle, spotted carduus, spotted thistle^3(1) strengthens heart. (2) strengthens lungs. (3) takes oxygen to the brain.^4(1) common cold. (2) liver ailments. (3) hepatitis: Inflammation of the liver, caused by infectious or toxic agents and characterized by jaundice, fever, liver enlargement, and abdominal pain.(4) spleen ailments. (5) stones: Mineral concretions in an organ, such as the kidney or gallbladder, or other body part.^5fiber^6^7^8(1) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Nature's Answer (2) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Natural High (3) Nature's Way; 10 Mountain Springs Parkway; P.O. Box 4000; Springville, Utah; 84663; 1-800-9-NATURE (4) Magic Garden Herb Co.; P.O. Box 332; Fairfax, CA 94930 (5) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (6) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (7) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942 (8) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942 (9) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691 (10) Trout Lake Farm; 149 Little Mountain Road; Trout Lake, WA 98650^9Remedies liver abused by alcohol. This herb is best used as a tea due to the irritating fibers in this plant.
~BLOOD ROOT^1Sanguinaria canadensis^2indian paint, indian plant, indian red paint, pauson, red paint root, red puccoon, red root, sanguinaria, tetterwort^3(1) diuretic: Tends to increase the discharge of urine.(2) emetic: Causes vomiting.(3) emmenagogue: Induces or hastens menstrual flow.(4) expectorant: Promotes or facilitates the secretion or expulsion of phlegm, mucus, or other matter from the respiratory tract.(5) febrifuge: Reduces a fever; an antipyretic.(6) sedative: Soothes, calmes, or tranquilizes; reducing or relieving anxiety, stress, irritability, or excitement.(7) stimulant: Temporarily arouses or accelerates physiological or organic activity.(8) tonic: Restores or increases body tone, producing or stimulating physical, mental, or emotional vigor.^4(1) chronic bronchitis. (2) cough: An illness marked by frequent coughing.(3) croup: A pathological condition of the larynx, especially in infants and children, that is characterized by respiratory difficulty and a hoarse, brassy cough.(4) eczema: A noncontagious inflammation of the skin, characterized chiefly by redness, itching, and the outbreak of lesions that may discharge serous matter and become encrusted and scaly.(5) pain: An unpleasant sensation occurring in varying degrees of severity as a consequence of injury, disease, or emotional disorder.(6) pneumonia: An acute or chronic disease marked by inflammation of the lungs and caused by viruses, bacteria, or other microorganisms and sometimes by physical and chemical irritants.(7) ringworm: Any of a number of contagious skin diseases caused by several related fungi, characterized by ring-shaped, scaly, itching patches on the skin.(8) skin fungus. (9) sores: Open skin lesions, wounds, or ulcers.(10) tineas: Any of several infections of the skin, such as ringworm, caused by fungi.(11) whooping cough: A highly contagious disease of the respiratory system, usually affecting children, that is caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis and is characterized in its advanced stage by spasms of coughing interspersed with deep, noisy inspirations. Also called pertussis.^5^6^7rich soil^8(1) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (2) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9Has strong, quick-acting properties and is one of the best remedies for chronic bronchitis and pneumonia. Heavy doses act quickly to quell whooping cough and croup. Has been used as a tincture to clear up ringworm. Bloodroot is used in very small doses, primarily as an expectorant. It can be used externally for sores, eczema, and other skin problems. Large doses are sedative, and an overdose can be fatal. It stains the skin brick red.
~BLUEBERRY^1Vaccinium canadense^2^3^4(1) diabetes: Any of several metabolic disorders marked by excessive discharge of urine and persistent thirst, especially one of the two types of diabetes mellitus.
(2) hypoglycemia: An abnormally low level of glucose in the blood.^5vitamin C^6^7^8(1) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Nature's Answer (2) Middle Middle Farms; 75 SMC; LaVeta, CO 81055; Ph. 719 742-5315 (3) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (4) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942 (5) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9The leaf is used to regulate blood sugar in borderline diabetes and hypoglycemia.
~BOK CHOY^1^2chinese chard cabbage, chinese white cabbage^3^4^5vitamin A, calcium^6Asia^7^8^9Bok Choy has more calcium per serving than cow's milk.
~BROCCOLI^1Brassica oleracea botrytis cymosa^2^3^4^5iron, potassium, selenium, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E^6^7^8^9Considered helpful in the prevention of certain types of cancer.
~BROOM^1Cytisus scoparius^2irish broom, scotch broom^3(1) bitter. (2) cathartic: Purges the bowels; a laxative.(3) diuretic: Tends to increase the discharge of urine.(4) hallucinogen: Induces hallucination.^4(1) tachycardia: A rapid heart rate, especially one above 100 beats per minute in an adult.(2) water retention.^5cystine^6^7^8(1) Magic Garden Herb Co.; P.O. Box 332; Fairfax, CA 94930 (2) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118^9In 19th century France, the roasted seeds were used as a coffee substitute. Before the introduction of hops, broom tops were often used to give beer a slightly bitter taste. Highly regarded from ancient times for its diuretic and cathartic qualities. Frequently taken for the relief of fluid retention. For hallucinogenic effects, the blossoms are collected, aged in a sealed jar for 10 days, dried, and rolled into cigarettes. Smoke is inhailed and held. One cigarette produces relaxed feelings for 2 hours. More causes deeper relaxation and longer-lasting effects (4-5 hours). Relaxation is deepest during 2 hours and is followed by mental alertness and increased awareness of color without hallucinations. Usually no undesirable side effects or hangover. Some persons experience a mild headache immediately after smoking. Broom flowers are extremely toxic when ingested. Has heart stimulating properties like digitalis.
~BUCHU^1Barosma betulina^2^3(1) antiseptic: Capable of preventing infection by inhibiting the growth of microorganisms.(2) tonic: Restores or increases body tone, producing or stimulating physical, mental, or emotional vigor.(3) diaphoretic: Produces or increases perspiration.^4(1) bladder ailments. (2) catarrh: Inflammation of mucous membranes, especially of the nose and throat.(3) urinary tract ailments.^5^6South Africa^7^8^9Regarded by some to be one of the most beneficial of all medicinal herbs. The leaf is a urinary antiseptic and a kidney tonic.
~BURDOCK^1Arctium lappa^2cockle buttons^3(1) blood cleanser. (2) diuretic: Tends to increase the discharge of urine.^4(1) anemia: A pathological deficiency in the oxygen-carrying component of the blood, measured in unit volume concentrations of hemoglobin, red blood cell volume, or red blood cell number.(2) sores: Open skin lesions, wounds, or ulcers.^5^6^7^8(1) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Nature's Answer (2) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Natural High (3) Nature's Way; 10 Mountain Springs Parkway; P.O. Box 4000; Springville, Utah; 84663; 1-800-9-NATURE (4) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Zand Herbal Formulas (5) Wyoming Wildcrafters; P.O. Box 3876; Jackson, WY 83001; tel. 1-307-733-6731 (6) Middle Middle Farms; 75 SMC; LaVeta, CO 81055; Ph. 719 742-5315 (7) Magic Garden Herb Co.; P.O. Box 332; Fairfax, CA 94930 (8) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (9) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (10) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (11) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942 (12) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Eclectic Institute (13) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Herb Pharm (14) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Nature's Answer (15) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691 (16) Trout Lake Farm; 149 Little Mountain Road; Trout Lake, WA 98650^9Burdock neutralizes and eliminates poisons from the body.
~BUSH TEA^1Cyclopia geriistoides^2red bush, rooibosch^3^4(1) kidney ailments.^5^6South Africa^7^8^9Often dried and drunk as tea in South Africa for kidney ailments.
~CABBAGE^1Brassica oleracea capita^2^3^4(1) hangover: Unpleasant physical effects following the heavy use of alcohol.^5inositol, sulfur, B vitamins, vitamins B6, vitamin C, vitamin P, vitamin U^6^7^8(1) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118^9Consumption of cabbage is thought to help prevent certain types of cancer. The juice of marinated cabbage is said to prevent hangover.
~CABEZA DE ANGEL^1Calliandra anomala^2^3(1) hypnotic: Causes sleep; a soporific.^4(1) fever: Any of various diseases characterized by abnormally high body temperature.(2) malaria: An infectious disease characterized by cycles of chills, fever, and sweating, caused by the parasitic infection of red blood cells by a protozoan of the genus Plasmodium, which is transmitted by the bite of an infected female anopheles mosquito. Also called swamp fever.^5^6Guatemala, southern Mexico^7^8^9To prepare, cut bark and collect resin for several days; dry, pulverize, mix with ash and use as a snuff. Was used by the Aztecs. Induces sleep. Also used medicinally for dysyntery, swellings, fever,and malaria. No known side effects.
~CACAO^1Theobroma cacao^2cocoa^3^4^5arginine^6tropical America^7^8(1) ...of the jungle; p.o. box 1801; sebastopol, ca 95473 (2) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (3) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9Chocolate and Cocoa are prepared from the seeds. Contains L-arginine.
~CALEA^1Calea zacatechichi^2^3(1) hallucinogen: Induces hallucination.^4^5^6central America^7^8(1) ...of the jungle; p.o. box 1801; sebastopol, ca 95473^9One ounce of crushed dried leaves is steeped in one pint of water. This tea is drunk slowly. A cigarette of the leaves may be smoked to increase the effect. Creates feelings of repose after 30 minutes with increased awareness of heart and pulse. One ounce clarifies mind and senses. Larger amounts may induce hallucinations. There are no known side effects.
~CALIFORNIA POPPY^1Eschscholtzia californica^2Poppy^3^4^5alpha-homochelidonine, beta-homochelidonine, glucosides, protopine, sanguinarine^6^7^8(1) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Rainbow Light (2) ...of the jungle; p.o. box 1801; sebastopol, ca 95473 (3) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560^9 ~CARDAMOM^1Elettaria cardamomum^2malabar cardamom^3(1) aromatic: Fragrant or sweet-smelling.(2) digestive: Aids digestion.(3) stomachic: Strengthens or stimulates the stomach.^4(1) flatulence: The presence of excessive gas in the digestive tract.(2) indigestion: Inability to digest or difficulty in digesting something, especially food.^5^6Sri Lanka^7^8(1) Pittsburgh Spice and Seasoning Company; 102 33rd Street; Pittsburgh, PA 15201 (2) Magic Garden Herb Co.; P.O. Box 332; Fairfax, CA 94930 (3) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (4) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (5) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9Its warming, aromatic, stomachic action is most beneficial for sufferers from flatulence and indigestion. It is used is an ingredient in to curries and masala chai.
~CAROB^1Ceratonia siliqua^2john's bread, locust beans^3(1) nutrient: Provides nourishment.^4^5arginine, B vitamins, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus^6Middle East^7^8(1) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118^9Carob contains three times the calcium of milk, as opposed to chocolate, which inhibits calcium absorption. Used since biblical times for prostate troubles. Also known for its nutritional value. In the 19th century, all opera singers took this daily to improve their voices.
~CARROT^1Daucus carota^2Carrot^3(1) diuretic: Tends to increase the discharge of urine.(2) stimulant: Temporarily arouses or accelerates physiological or organic activity.^4^5vitamin A^6^7^8(1) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (2) Trout Lake Farm; 149 Little Mountain Road; Trout Lake, WA 98650^9A gentle stimulant of peculiar benefit to the obese. Also a diuretic that quickly relieves bladder ailments and corrects fluid retention. It is one of the best sources of vitamin A.
~CATNIP^1Nepeta cataria^2catmint^3(1) carminative: Induces the expulsion of gas from the stomach and intestines.(2) diaphoretic: Produces or increases perspiration.(3) euphoriant: Tends to produce euphoria.(4) tonic: Restores or increases body tone, producing or stimulating physical, mental, or emotional vigor.^4(1) colic: Severe abdominal pain caused by spasm, obstruction, or distention of any of the hollow viscera, such as the intestines. Often a condition of early infancy, colic is marked by chronic irritability and crying.(2) cough: An illness marked by frequent coughing.(3) gastralgia. (4) intestinal gas. (5) morning sickness. (6) nerves. (7) pain: An unpleasant sensation occurring in varying degrees of severity as a consequence of injury, disease, or emotional disorder.(8) piles: An itching or painful mass of dilated veins in swollen anal tissue. Also called hemorrhoids.(9) spasms: Sudden, involuntary contractions of a muscle or group of muscles.(10) stomach ache. (11) whooping cough: A highly contagious disease of the respiratory system, usually affecting children, that is caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis and is characterized in its advanced stage by spasms of coughing interspersed with deep, noisy inspirations. Also called pertussis.^5vitamin B1^6^7gardens^8(1) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Nature's Answer (2) Nature's Way; 10 Mountain Springs Parkway; P.O. Box 4000; Springville, Utah; 84663; 1-800-9-NATURE (3) Wyoming Wildcrafters; P.O. Box 3876; Jackson, WY 83001; tel. 1-307-733-6731 (4) Middle Middle Farms; 75 SMC; LaVeta, CO 81055; Ph. 719 742-5315 (5) Magic Garden Herb Co.; P.O. Box 332; Fairfax, CA 94930 (6) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (7) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (8) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (9) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942 (10) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691 (11) Trout Lake Farm; 149 Little Mountain Road; Trout Lake, WA 98650 (12) Trout Lake Farm; 149 Little Mountain Road; Trout Lake, WA 98650^9Regarded as excellent for small children with colic. Lessens the pain of whooping cough and stomach aches. It is also made into an ointment for the relief of piles.The leaves, when smoked, cause a mild, cannabis-like euphoria; more intense and longer lasting if used with tobacco.
~CAYENNE^1Capsicum minimum^2bird pepper, chilies, red pepper^3(1) stimulant: Temporarily arouses or accelerates physiological or organic activity.^4(1) arteriosclerosis. (2) chicken pox: An acute contagious disease, primarily of children, that is caused by the varicella-zoster virus and characterized by skin eruptions, slight fever, and malaise. Also called varicella.(3) common cold. (4) poor circulation. (5) prostate problems. (6) kidney ailments.^5^6tropical America, west Africa^7^8(1) Pittsburgh Spice and Seasoning Company; 102 33rd Street; Pittsburgh, PA 15201 (2) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Nature's Answer (3) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Natural High (4) Nature's Way; 10 Mountain Springs Parkway; P.O. Box 4000; Springville, Utah; 84663; 1-800-9-NATURE (5) Wyoming Wildcrafters; P.O. Box 3876; Jackson, WY 83001; tel. 1-307-733-6731 (6) Magic Garden Herb Co.; P.O. Box 332; Fairfax, CA 94930 (7) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (8) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (9) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942 (10) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Eclectic Institute (11) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9Stimulates circulatory system when taken internally, enhances the action of other herbs when taken with them.
~CENTURY PLANT^1Agave americana^2agave, aloe, american agave, american aloe, american century, flowering aloe, maguey, miracle of nature, spiked aloe^3(1) antiseptic: Capable of preventing infection by inhibiting the growth of microorganisms.(2) disinfectant: Disinfects by destroying, neutralizing, or inhibiting the growth of disease-carrying microorganisms.(3) diuretic: Tends to increase the discharge of urine.(4) laxative: Stimulates evacuation of the bowels.(5) tonic: Restores or increases body tone, producing or stimulating physical, mental, or emotional vigor.^4(1) diseased liver. (2) jaundice: Yellowish discoloration of the whites of the eyes, skin, and mucous membranes caused by deposition of bile salts in these tissues. It occurs as a symptom of various diseases, such as hepatitis, that affect the processing of bile. Also called icterus.(3) pulmonary tuberculosis.^5fiber^6American Southwest, Mexico^7^8^9The century plant is probably the most multi-purpose of all plants. The sap has disinfectant properties and can be taken to check the growth of putrefactive bacteria in the stomach and intestines. It can also be used as a disinfectant diuretic that is useful for syphilis. Water in which century plant fiber has been soaked for a day can be used as a scalp disinfectant and tonic incases of falling hair. The Aztecs made paper from the leaves, and the leaf fibers were made into strong thread. The leaf, when dried, can be smoked like tobacco. An extract of the leaves, made into a ball, lathers like soap. The leaf thorns can be used for pins and needles. The dried flower stems can be used to make a thatch that is impervious to water. The flower stem is fermented to make a wine called Pulque which is an alcoholic beverage popular in Northern Mexico. Pulque is futher distilled to make Vino Mescal.
~CHAMOMILE^1Anthemis nobilis^2belgian chamomile^3(1) sedative: Soothes, calmes, or tranquilizes; reducing or relieving anxiety, stress, irritability, or excitement.(2) stomachic: Strengthens or stimulates the stomach.(3) tonic: Restores or increases body tone, producing or stimulating physical, mental, or emotional vigor.^4(1) colic: Severe abdominal pain caused by spasm, obstruction, or distention of any of the hollow viscera, such as the intestines. Often a condition of early infancy, colic is marked by chronic irritability and crying.(2) common cold. (3) migraine: A severe, recurring headache, usually affecting only one side of the head, characterized by sharp pain and often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and visual disturbances. Also called megrim.(4) overtiredness. (5) stomach spasms.^5^6Belgium, France^7^8(1) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Nature's Answer (2) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Natural High (3) Nature's Way; 10 Mountain Springs Parkway; P.O. Box 4000; Springville, Utah; 84663; 1-800-9-NATURE (4) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Rainbow Light (5) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Zand Herbal Formulas (6) Magic Garden Herb Co.; P.O. Box 332; Fairfax, CA 94930 (7) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (8) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (9) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942 (10) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Eclectic Institute (11) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Herb Pharm (12) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Nature's Answer (13) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9One of the best remedies for women who suffer from stomache upsets.
~CHAPARRAL^1Croton corymbulosus^2encilla, manzanilla^3^4(1) oral candida. (2) thrush: A contagious disease caused by a fungus, Candida albicans, that occurs most often in infants and children, characterized by small whitish eruptions on the mouth, throat, and tongue, and usually accompanied by fever, colic, and diarrhea.(3) upset stomach.^5^6north Mexican desert, Southwest US^7desert^8(1) Wyoming Wildcrafters; P.O. Box 3876; Jackson, WY 83001; tel. 1-307-733-6731 (2) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (3) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560^9It is brewed into a tea.
~CHASTE TREE^1Vitex negundo^2vitex^3(1) expectorant: Promotes or facilitates the secretion or expulsion of phlegm, mucus, or other matter from the respiratory tract.(2) tonic: Restores or increases body tone, producing or stimulating physical, mental, or emotional vigor.^4(1) cold: A viral infection characterized by inflammation of the mucous membranes lining the upper respiratory passages and usually accompanied by malaise, fever, chills, coughing, and sneezing. Also called In this sense, also called the common cold.(2) cough: An illness marked by frequent coughing.(3) dysentery: An inflammatory disorder of the lower intestinal tract, usually caused by a bacterial, parasitic, or protozoan infection and resulting in pain, fever, and severe diarrhea, often accompanied by the passage of blood and mucus.(4) headache: A pain in the head.(5) malaria: An infectious disease characterized by cycles of chills, fever, and sweating, caused by the parasitic infection of red blood cells by a protozoan of the genus Plasmodium, which is transmitted by the bite of an infected female anopheles mosquito. Also called swamp fever.(6) rheumatism: Any of several pathological conditions of the muscles, tendons, joints, bones, or nerves, characterized by discomfort and disability.(7) pneumonia: An acute or chronic disease marked by inflammation of the lungs and caused by viruses, bacteria, or other microorganisms and sometimes by physical and chemical irritants.(8) worms: Infestation of the intestines or other parts of the body with worms or wormlike parasites; helminthiais.^5^6^7^8^9The leaves are smoked to treat headaches, and infusion of the leaves are used to treat ulcers and abcesses. The flower buds are used to treat pneumonia, the roots as an expectorant and tonic, and the oil is rubbed on rheumatic joints. The root, leaves, and fruits are used to treat colds, coughs, and bacterial dysentery, and to prevent malaria.~CHICALOTE^1Argemone mexicana^2Chicalote, Prickly Poppy^3(1) anodyne: Soothes or eliminates pain.(2) narcotic: Reduces pain, alters mood and behavior, and usually induces sleep or stupor.^4(1) pain: An unpleasant sensation occurring in varying degrees of severity as a consequence of injury, disease, or emotional disorder.^5^6Mexico^7dry fields, roadsides^8(1) ...of the jungle; p.o. box 1801; sebastopol, ca 95473^9Said to be more powerful than opium. Used in Mexico as an anesthetic during surgery. The capsule is pierced or opened; sap is collected, dried and smoked or taken orally.~CHIVE^1Allium schoenoprasum^2^3(1) digestive: Aids digestion.(2) laxative: Stimulates evacuation of the bowels.^4(1) constipation: Difficult, incomplete, or infrequent evacuation of dry, hardened feces from the bowels.(2) indigestion: Inability to digest or difficulty in digesting something, especially food.^5^6^7^8^9 ~CINNAMON^1Cinnamomum zeylanicum^2^3(1) aromatic: Fragrant or sweet-smelling.(2) carminative: Induces the expulsion of gas from the stomach and intestines.^4(1) griping: Sharp, spasmodic pains in the bowels.(2) nausea: A feeling of sickness in the stomach characterized by an urge to vomit.^5^6Sri Lanka^7^8(1) Pittsburgh Spice and Seasoning Company; 102 33rd Street; Pittsburgh, PA 15201 (2) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Nature's Answer (3) Magic Garden Herb Co.; P.O. Box 332; Fairfax, CA 94930 (4) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (5) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (6) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942 (7) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9Exported from ancient times. It is referred to in the Bible. Cinnamon Bark is useful to expel gas from stomach and bowels and to control griping and nausea.
~CLEAVERS^1Galium verum^2bedstraw, burweed, catch-weed, cleaverwort, coachweed, goose grass, gosling weed, hedge-burs, loveman, stick-a-back, sweethearts^3(1) antispasmodic: Relieves or prevents spasms, especially of smooth muscle.(2) aperient: Gently stimulates evacuation of the bowels; laxative.(3) diaphoretic: Produces or increases perspiration.(4) diuretic: Tends to increase the discharge of urine.(5) vulnerary: Is used in healing or treating wounds.^4(1) bleeding: Emitting or losing blood.(2) catarrh: Inflammation of mucous membranes, especially of the nose and throat.(3) skin cancer. (4) skin problems. (5) sores: Open skin lesions, wounds, or ulcers.(6) stones: Mineral concretions in an organ, such as the kidney or gallbladder, or other body part.(7) tuberculosis: An infectious disease of human beings and animals caused by the tubercle bacillus and characterized by the formation of tubercles on the lungs and other tissues of the body, often developing long after the initial infection.(8) wounds: Injuries in which the skin or other external surface is torn, pierced, cut, or otherwise broken.^5^6^7moist or grassy places^8(1) Wyoming Wildcrafters; P.O. Box 3876; Jackson, WY 83001; tel. 1-307-733-6731 (2) Middle Middle Farms; 75 SMC; LaVeta, CO 81055; Ph. 719 742-5315 (3) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (4) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (5) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942^9The seeds are used as a substitute for coffee in Sweden. Externally the crushed leaves are applied with a bandage to swellings, skin cancer, above the site of the tumor, or over an abscess, mixed with chickweed. The predominant uses are external, although the tea has been recommended for stomach and intestine catarrh and for irritations of mucous membranes, including those of the urinary tract.
~CLOVE^1Eugenia caryophyllus^2^3(1) carminative: Induces the expulsion of gas from the stomach and intestines.(2) cosmetic: Beautifies the body, especially the face and hair.^4^5^6East Indies, Madagascar, Zanzibar^7^8(1) Pittsburgh Spice and Seasoning Company; 102 33rd Street; Pittsburgh, PA 15201 (2) Magic Garden Herb Co.; P.O. Box 332; Fairfax, CA 94930 (3) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (4) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (5) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942 (6) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9The oil is used in cosmetics and the untreated buds as a spice.
~COCA^1Erythroxylum coca^2spadic^3(1) stimulant: Temporarily arouses or accelerates physiological or organic activity.^4^5cocaine^6Peruvian Andes^7^8^9Cultivated from early times for its leaves which are used as a masticatory. The leaves contain cocaine, an alkaloid that exerts a stimulant action when chewed.~COCONUT^1Cocos nucifera^2^3^4(1) skin ailments.^5vitamin F^6^7^8(1) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9The oil is soothing for skin ailments.
~COFFEE^1Coffea arabica^2^3(1) stimulant: Temporarily arouses or accelerates physiological or organic activity.^4(1) migraine: A severe, recurring headache, usually affecting only one side of the head, characterized by sharp pain and often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and visual disturbances. Also called megrim.(2) chronic asthma: A chronic respiratory disease, often arising from allergies, that is characterized by sudden recurring attacks of labored breathing, chest constriction, and coughing.^5caffeine^6Africa, Middle East, tropics^7^8(1) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (2) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9It increases the painkilling effects of some analgesics. It is addictive, and excessive intake can cause jitters and insomnia.
~COLORINES^1Erythrina flabelliformis^2^3(1) hallucinogen: Induces hallucination.(2) stuporific. (3) poison: Causes injury, illness, or death.^4^5^6Mexico^7^8^9One quarter to one half of a seed is chewed and swallowed for hallucinogenic and stuporific effect. The seeds are extremely toxic.~COLTSFOOT^1Tussilago farfara^2coughwort^3(1) demulcent: Soothes or softens; used especially to relieve pain in inflamed or irritated mucous membranes.
(2) expectorant: Promotes or facilitates the secretion or expulsion of phlegm, mucus, or other matter from the respiratory tract.^4(1) asthma: A chronic respiratory disease, often arising from allergies, that is characterized by sudden recurring attacks of labored breathing, chest constriction, and coughing.(2) bronchial irritation. (3) bronchitis: Chronic or acute inflammation of the mucous membrane of the bronchial tubes.(4) chest ailments. (5) cough: An illness marked by frequent coughing.(6) diarrhea: Excessive and frequent evacuation of watery feces, usually indicating gastrointestinal distress or disorder.(7) laryngitis: Inflammation of the larynx.^5^6^7near water^8(1) Middle Middle Farms; 75 SMC; LaVeta, CO 81055; Ph. 719 742-5315 (2) Magic Garden Herb Co.; P.O. Box 332; Fairfax, CA 94930 (3) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (4) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (5) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942 (6) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9Used in cough mixtures and is regarded as one of the most effective known herbs for this purpose. Coltsfoot is also used in herbal tobaccos to relieve chest ailments.
~CORIANDER^1Corianderum sativum^2coriander, chinese parsley^3(1) sedative: Soothes, calmes, or tranquilizes; reducing or relieving anxiety, stress, irritability, or excitement.(2) digestive: Aids digestion.(3) anodyne: Soothes or eliminates pain.^4(1) pain: An unpleasant sensation occurring in varying degrees of severity as a consequence of injury, disease, or emotional disorder.(2) insomnia: Chronic inability to fall asleep or remain asleep for an adequate length of time.(3) indigestion: Inability to digest or difficulty in digesting something, especially food.(4) flatulence: The presence of excessive gas in the digestive tract.(5) migraine: A severe, recurring headache, usually affecting only one side of the head, characterized by sharp pain and often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and visual disturbances. Also called megrim.^5^6^7^8^9The seed is a mild narcotic, aids digestion, eases migraine, and reduced flatulence. The leaves are called "cilantro".~COTTON^1Gossypium herbaceum^2^3(1) aphrodisiac: Arouses or intensifies sexual desire.(2) abortifacent.^4^5^6Mediterranean islands^7^8(1) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (2) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9Chew the root to stimulate the sexual organs. It promotes the menstrual flow contracts the uterus during childbirth. Action on the uterus is similar to ergot.
~CRAMP BARK^1Viburnum Opulus^2^3^4(1) cramps: Spasmodic contractions of the uterus, such as those occurring during menstruation or labor, usually causing pain in the abdomen that may radiate to the lower back and thighs.(2) uterine pain.^5^6^7^8(1) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (2) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (3) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Herb Pharm^9The juice counteracts bed-wetting.
~CUCUMBER^1Cucumis sativus^2^3(1) refrigerant: Lowers body temperature, reducing fever.^4(1) sunburn: Inflammation or blistering of the skin caused by overexposure to direct sunlight.(2) fever: Any of various diseases characterized by abnormally high body temperature.(3) intestinal flu.^5vitamin A^6^7^8^9The leaves treat fever and intestinal flu. It is sometimes hard to digest. The peel contains vitamin A.~CUMIN^1Cuminum cyminum^2^3(1) carminative: Induces the expulsion of gas from the stomach and intestines.(2) tonic: Restores or increases body tone, producing or stimulating physical, mental, or emotional vigor.(3) stimulant: Temporarily arouses or accelerates physiological or organic activity.^4(1) flatulence: The presence of excessive gas in the digestive tract.(2) colic: Severe abdominal pain caused by spasm, obstruction, or distention of any of the hollow viscera, such as the intestines. Often a condition of early infancy, colic is marked by chronic irritability and crying.(3) diarrhea: Excessive and frequent evacuation of watery feces, usually indicating gastrointestinal distress or disorder.^5^6north Africa^7^8(1) Pittsburgh Spice and Seasoning Company; 102 33rd Street; Pittsburgh, PA 15201 (2) Magic Garden Herb Co.; P.O. Box 332; Fairfax, CA 94930 (3) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (4) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (5) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9A favorite veterinary medicine for horses that are blown through eating fresh spring grass.
~DAMA DA NOITE^1Cestrum laevigatum^2lady of the night^3(1) euphoriant: Tends to produce euphoria.^4^5^6southern coast of Brazil^7^8^9The leaves are smoked for their eurphoria-causing effects.
~DAMIANA^1Turnera diffusa^2^3(1) aphrodisiac: Arouses or intensifies sexual desire.(2) euphoriant: Tends to produce euphoria.(3) tonic: Restores or increases body tone, producing or stimulating physical, mental, or emotional vigor.^4(1) hormonal imbalance. (2) liver ailments. (3) nervous depression. (4) poor appetite.^5^6California, Mexico, Texas, tropical America^7^8(1) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Nature's Answer (2) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Natural High (3) Nature's Way; 10 Mountain Springs Parkway; P.O. Box 4000; Springville, Utah; 84663; 1-800-9-NATURE (4) Magic Garden Herb Co.; P.O. Box 332; Fairfax, CA 94930 (5) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (6) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (7) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942 (8) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Nature's Answer (9) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9Mild aphrodisiac and marijuana-like euphoriant lasting 1-1.5 hours when smoked. Smoke is harsh on lungs, and best used in a water-pipe. Regular, moderate use has a tonic effect on the sexual organs. Also aids hormonal imbalances and gives energy to limbs. Some say excessive long-term use may be toxic to the liver. A liqueur called Creme de Damiana is manufactured in Guadalajara in Mexico.
~DANDELION^1Taraxacum officinale^2^3(1) diuretic: Tends to increase the discharge of urine.(2) tonic: Restores or increases body tone, producing or stimulating physical, mental, or emotional vigor.(3) blood cleanser. (4) reduces water retention. (5) mild laxative.^4(1) anemia: A pathological deficiency in the oxygen-carrying component of the blood, measured in unit volume concentrations of hemoglobin, red blood cell volume, or red blood cell number.(2) water retention. (3) kidney ailments. (4) congestion: An accumulation of excessive blood or tissue fluid in a vessel or an organ.^5iron, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin P^6temperate climates^7^8(1) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Nature's Answer (2) Nature's Way; 10 Mountain Springs Parkway; P.O. Box 4000; Springville, Utah; 84663; 1-800-9-NATURE (3) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Rainbow Light (4) Wyoming Wildcrafters; P.O. Box 3876; Jackson, WY 83001; tel. 1-307-733-6731 (5) Middle Middle Farms; 75 SMC; LaVeta, CO 81055; Ph. 719 742-5315 (6) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (7) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (8) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (9) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942 (10) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Eclectic Institute (11) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Herb Pharm (12) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Nature's Answer (13) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9The root is frequently used as a substitute for coffee, though it contains no caffeine. Aids in eliminating poisons from the body.
~DEER'S TONGUE^1Trilisa odoratissima^2american wild vanilla^3(1) diuretic: Tends to increase the discharge of urine.(2) aphrodisiac: Arouses or intensifies sexual desire.^4(1) malaria: An infectious disease characterized by cycles of chills, fever, and sweating, caused by the parasitic infection of red blood cells by a protozoan of the genus Plasmodium, which is transmitted by the bite of an infected female anopheles mosquito. Also called swamp fever.^5^6temperate parts of North America^7^8(1) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (2) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9Highly regarded as an aphrodisiac, and is said to induce erotic dreams.~DEVIL'S CLAW^1Proboscidea louisianica^2^3^4(1) arthritis: Inflammation of a joint or joints resulting in pain and swelling.(2) rheumatism: Any of several pathological conditions of the muscles, tendons, joints, bones, or nerves, characterized by discomfort and disability.^5^6^7^8(1) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Nature's Answer (2) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Natural High (3) Nature's Way; 10 Mountain Springs Parkway; P.O. Box 4000; Springville, Utah; 84663; 1-800-9-NATURE (4) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (5) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (6) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Nature's Answer^9Relieves symptoms of arthritis and rheumatism.
~DILL^1Anethum graveolens^2^3(1) carminative: Induces the expulsion of gas from the stomach and intestines.(2) stomachic: Strengthens or stimulates the stomach.^4(1) dyspepsia: Disturbed digestion; indigestion.(2) flatulence: The presence of excessive gas in the digestive tract.(3) stomach ailments.^5^6^7^8(1) Pittsburgh Spice and Seasoning Company; 102 33rd Street; Pittsburgh, PA 15201 (2) Magic Garden Herb Co.; P.O. Box 332; Fairfax, CA 94930 (3) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (4) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942 (5) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691 (6) Trout Lake Farm; 149 Little Mountain Road; Trout Lake, WA 98650^9One of the earliest medicinal herbs known in Europe. Regarded as one of the best stomachics for young children.
~DOG ROSE^1Rosa canina^2rosehips, wild briar^3(1) tonic: Restores or increases body tone, producing or stimulating physical, mental, or emotional vigor.^4^5vitamin C^6^7^8(1) Trout Lake Farm; 149 Little Mountain Road; Trout Lake, WA 98650 (2) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (3) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (4) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942 (5) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9It is a good tonic for old dogs.
~DONG QUAI^1Angelica sinensis^2^3^4(1) pollen allergies. (2) painful menstruation.^5^6China^7^8(1) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Nature's Answer (2) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Natural High (3) Nature's Way; 10 Mountain Springs Parkway; P.O. Box 4000; Springville, Utah; 84663; 1-800-9-NATURE (4) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Rainbow Light (5) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Zand Herbal Formulas (6) Wyoming Wildcrafters; P.O. Box 3876; Jackson, WY 83001; tel. 1-307-733-6731 (7) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (8) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (9) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (10) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942 (11) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Nature's Answer^9Inhibits the antibody igE, a key part of the pollen allergies.
~DRAGON'S BLOOD^1Daemonorops propinquus^2^3(1) astringent: Draws together or constricts tissues; styptic.^4(1) dysentery: An inflammatory disorder of the lower intestinal tract, usually caused by a bacterial, parasitic, or protozoan infection and resulting in pain, fever, and severe diarrhea, often accompanied by the passage of blood and mucus.^5^6Malaya^7^8^9Much used in magical rituals.
~ECHINACEA^1Echinacea angustifolia^2coneflower^3(1) alterative: Tends to restore to normal health.(2) antiseptic: Capable of preventing infection by inhibiting the growth of microorganisms.(3) antiviral: Destroys or inhibits the growth and reproduction of viruses.(4) blood cleanser. (5) stimulates immune system.^4(1) common cold. (2) boils: Painful, circumscribed pus-filled inflammations of the skin and subcutaneous tissue usually caused by a local staphylococcal infection. Also called furuncles.(3) ear infections. (4) gland infections. (5) insect bites. (6) pus formations. (7) impetigo: A contagious bacterial skin infection, usually of children, that is characterized by the eruption of superficial pustules and the formation of thick yellow crusts, commonly on the face.(8) spider bites: Poisoning resulting from the bite of a venomous spider.(9) typhoid: An acute, highly infectious disease caused by a bacillus (Salmonella typhi) transmitted chiefly by contaminated food or water and characterized by high fever, headache, coughing, intestinal hemorrhaging, and rose-colored spots on the skin. Also called enteric fever.(10) viruses: Any of various simple submicroscopic parasites of plants, animals, and bacteria that often cause disease and that consist essentially of a core of RNA or DNA surrounded by a protein coat. Unable to replicate without a host cell, viruses are typically not considered living organisms.(11) wounds: Injuries in which the skin or other external surface is torn, pierced, cut, or otherwise broken.^5^6tropics^7^8(1) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Nature's Answer (2) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Natural High (3) Nature's Way; 10 Mountain Springs Parkway; P.O. Box 4000; Springville, Utah; 84663; 1-800-9-NATURE (4) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Zand Herbal Formulas (5) Wyoming Wildcrafters; P.O. Box 3876; Jackson, WY 83001; tel. 1-307-733-6731 (6) ...of the jungle; p.o. box 1801; sebastopol, ca 95473 (7) Magic Garden Herb Co.; P.O. Box 332; Fairfax, CA 94930 (8) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (9) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (10) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (11) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (12) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942 (13) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Eclectic Institute (14) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Herb Pharm (15) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Nature's Answer (16) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Boericke & Tafel (17) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Natural High (18) Trout Lake Farm; 149 Little Mountain Road; Trout Lake, WA 98650^9Echinacea eliminates bacteria and germs from the body, and boosts the immune system. It is best taken when the first symptoms of a cold appear. It can also be used externally for wounds, boils and pus formations.
~EPENA^1Virola calophylla^2yopo^3(1) hallucinogen: Induces hallucination.(2) MAO inhibitor.^4^5^6Brazil, Colombia^7forest^8^9This plant is used by tribal people in the Amazon basin. It is a powerful instantaneous hallucinogen. The peak effects last about thirty minutes, during which time the user experiences color and size changes and dizziness. An excessive dose may cause headache and confusion during the first five minutes and may cause nausea on a full stomach. Physical pain or discomfort may be amplified during the first ten minutes. The after-effects may last several hours and may include buoyant feelings and pleasant stimulation.
~EUCALYPTUS^1Eucalyptus globulus^2fevertree, tasmanian blue gum^3(1) insect repellent. (2) flea repellent.^4(1) asthma: A chronic respiratory disease, often arising from allergies, that is characterized by sudden recurring attacks of labored breathing, chest constriction, and coughing.(2) bladder ailments. (3) bronchitis: Chronic or acute inflammation of the mucous membrane of the bronchial tubes.(4) common cold. (5) cough: An illness marked by frequent coughing.(6) fever: Any of various diseases characterized by abnormally high body temperature.(7) influenza: An acute contagious viral infection characterized by inflammation of the respiratory tract and by fever, chills, muscular pain, and prostration. Also called grippe.(8) gastritis. (9) kidney ailments. (10) malaria: An infectious disease characterized by cycles of chills, fever, and sweating, caused by the parasitic infection of red blood cells by a protozoan of the genus Plasmodium, which is transmitted by the bite of an infected female anopheles mosquito. Also called swamp fever.(11) skin ailments. (12) stuffy nose. (13) tuberculosis: An infectious disease of human beings and animals caused by the tubercle bacillus and characterized by the formation of tubercles on the lungs and other tissues of the body, often developing long after the initial infection.^5^6Australia^7^8(1) Magic Garden Herb Co.; P.O. Box 332; Fairfax, CA 94930 (2) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (3) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (4) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942 (5) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9May be inhaled to treat asthma, coughs and stuffy nose. May be rubbed into the skin with oil as an insect and flea repellent.
~EVENING PRIMROSE^1Oenothera biennis^2tree primrose^3(1) astringent: Draws together or constricts tissues; styptic.^4(1) anorexia nervosa. (2) arteriosclerosis. (3) hyperactivity: Having behavior characterized by constant overactivity.(4) menstrual troubles. (5) dermatitis: Inflammation of the skin.(6) schizophrenia: Any of a group of psychotic disorders usually characterized by withdrawal from reality, illogical patterns of thinking, delusions, and hallucinations, and accompanied in varying degrees by other emotional, behavioral, or intellectual disturbances. Schizophrenia, often associated with dopamine imbalances in the brain and defects of the frontal lobe, may have an underlying genetic cause.^5^6^7^8(1) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Nature's Answer (2) Nature's Way; 10 Mountain Springs Parkway; P.O. Box 4000; Springville, Utah; 84663; 1-800-9-NATURE (3) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Source Naturals^9
~FENNEL^1Foeniculum vulgare^2^3(1) carminative: Induces the expulsion of gas from the stomach and intestines.(2) diuretic: Tends to increase the discharge of urine.(3) hallucinogen: Induces hallucination.(4) intestinal aid. (5) stomachic: Strengthens or stimulates the stomach.^4(1) abdominal cramps. (2) colic: Severe abdominal pain caused by spasm, obstruction, or distention of any of the hollow viscera, such as the intestines. Often a condition of early infancy, colic is marked by chronic irritability and crying.(3) gas: Flatulence.(4) intestinal ailments. (5) kidney ailments. (6) liver ailments. (7) stomach ailments.^5potassium, vitamin A^6Mediterranean^7^8(1) Pittsburgh Spice and Seasoning Company; 102 33rd Street; Pittsburgh, PA 15201 (2) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Nature's Answer (3) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Natural High (4) Nature's Way; 10 Mountain Springs Parkway; P.O. Box 4000; Springville, Utah; 84663; 1-800-9-NATURE (5) Wyoming Wildcrafters; P.O. Box 3876; Jackson, WY 83001; tel. 1-307-733-6731 (6) Magic Garden Herb Co.; P.O. Box 332; Fairfax, CA 94930 (7) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (8) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (9) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (10) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942 (11) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9Generally used to flavor licorice powder. Helps kill appetite when dieting. 5-20 drops of Fennel oil can cause epileptic-like convulsions and hallucinations. Constituents in the oil are toxic to liver and harsh to kidneys. Normal amounts as used in flavoring are apparently safe.~FLY AGARIC^1Amanita muscaria^2^3(1) hallucinogen: Induces hallucination.^4^5^6north temperate zones^7forest^8^9Effects vary with individuals, source of mushroom, and dose. The usual pattern is dizziness, twitching and some nausea after 30 minutes, followed by numbness of feet and twilight sleep for 2 hours, with colorful visions and intensified awareness of sounds. After this, one may feel buoyant with great energy and strength. Hallucinations and distortion of size are common. The entire experience lasts about 5-6 hours. Side effects include flushing of the skin and lethargy. Before harvesting these or any mushrooms for ingestion one should establish positive identification. Several closely related amanita species are fatally poisonous. Large amounts of Amanita muscaria can also be poisonous.
~FOXGLOVE^1Digitalis purpurea^2purple foxglove^3(1) diuretic: Tends to increase the discharge of urine.(2) heart tonic. (3) sedative: Soothes, calmes, or tranquilizes; reducing or relieving anxiety, stress, irritability, or excitement.^4^5^6^7^8(1) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9A valuable heart tonic, but a fatal poison if taken in large amounts. This plant must not be taken unless prescribed.
~GALANGA^1Alpinia officinarum^2east india root, galangal^3^4(1) persistent flatulence.^5^6East Indies, southeast Asia^7^8^9
~GARLIC^1Allium sativum^2^3(1) blood cleanser.^4(1) arteriosclerosis. (2) asthma: A chronic respiratory disease, often arising from allergies, that is characterized by sudden recurring attacks of labored breathing, chest constriction, and coughing.(3) athlete's foot: A contagious fungal infection of the skin usually affecting the feet and sometimes the hands, characterized by itching, blisters, cracking, and scaling.(4) bladder ailments. (5) common cold. (6) cough: An illness marked by frequent coughing.(7) hornet stings. (8) kidney ailments. (9) scorpion stings. (10) snake bite: Poisoning resulting from the bite of a venomous snake.(11) toothache: An aching pain in or near a tooth.(12) worms: Infestation of the intestines or other parts of the body with worms or wormlike parasites; helminthiais.^5allicin, B vitamins, hormones, phosphorus, potassium, protein, vitamin C^6^7^8(1) Pittsburgh Spice and Seasoning Company; 102 33rd Street; Pittsburgh, PA 15201 (2) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Nature's Answer (3) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Natural High (4) Nature's Way; 10 Mountain Springs Parkway; P.O. Box 4000; Springville, Utah; 84663; 1-800-9-NATURE (5) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Source Naturals (6) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (7) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942 (8) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Eclectic Institute (9) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691 (10) Trout Lake Farm; 149 Little Mountain Road; Trout Lake, WA 98650^9The fresh bulbs are cooked and eaten to treat asthma, colds, coughs, and to control worms. A fresh poultice of the mashed plant has been used to treat hornet stings, snake bite, and scorpion stings. The bulb, roasted with olive oil, has been used to treat kidney and bladder ailments. The bulb is pressed against the gum to treat toothache.
~GINGER^1Zingiber officinale^2^3(1) carminative: Induces the expulsion of gas from the stomach and intestines.(2) expectorant: Promotes or facilitates the secretion or expulsion of phlegm, mucus, or other matter from the respiratory tract.^4(1) cold extermities. (2) colic: Severe abdominal pain caused by spasm, obstruction, or distention of any of the hollow viscera, such as the intestines. Often a condition of early infancy, colic is marked by chronic irritability and crying.(3) diarrhea: Excessive and frequent evacuation of watery feces, usually indicating gastrointestinal distress or disorder.(4) flatulence: The presence of excessive gas in the digestive tract.(5) indigestion: Inability to digest or difficulty in digesting something, especially food.(6) intestinal gas. (7) morning sickness. (8) nausea: A feeling of sickness in the stomach characterized by an urge to vomit.(9) poor circulation. (10) suppressed menstruation.^5^6China, West Indies^7^8(1) Pittsburgh Spice and Seasoning Company; 102 33rd Street; Pittsburgh, PA 15201 (2) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Nature's Answer (3) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Natural High (4) Nature's Way; 10 Mountain Springs Parkway; P.O. Box 4000; Springville, Utah; 84663; 1-800-9-NATURE (5) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Zand Herbal Formulas (6) Wyoming Wildcrafters; P.O. Box 3876; Jackson, WY 83001; tel. 1-307-733-6731 (7) Magic Garden Herb Co.; P.O. Box 332; Fairfax, CA 94930 (8) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (9) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (10) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942 (11) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Eclectic Institute (12) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Nature's Answer (13) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9Promotes a feeling of warmth.
~GINKGO^1Ginkgo biloba^2^3(1) improves circulation. (2) reduces blood clotting. (3) oxygenates the brain.^4(1) clotting of the blood. (2) dizziness.^5^6^7^8(1) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Enzymatic Therapy (2) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Nature's Answer (3) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Natural High (4) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Rainbow Light (5) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Zand Herbal Formulas (6) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (7) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (8) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Eclectic Institute (9) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Herb Pharm (10) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Nature's Answer (11) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Eclectic Institute (12) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Herb Pharm (13) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Nature's Answer^9The ginkgo tree has existed on earth longer than any other, between 200 million and 300 million years. Ginkgo increases mental acuity, improves blood circulation, reduces clotting of the blood, and improves oxygen flow to the brain. It also relieves dizziness and ringing in the ears.
~GINSENG^1Panax quinquefolium^2chinese panacea, panax, gift of the gods^3(1) adaptogen. (2) aphrodisiac: Arouses or intensifies sexual desire.(3) digestive: Aids digestion.(4) rejuvinative. (5) tonic: Restores or increases body tone, producing or stimulating physical, mental, or emotional vigor.(6) increases virility. (7) increases stamina. (8) increases strength.^4(1) digestive troubles. (2) prostate problems. (3) kidney ailments.^5^6China, Mongolia^7^8(1) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Enzymatic Therapy (2) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Nature's Answer (3) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Natural High (4) Nature's Way; 10 Mountain Springs Parkway; P.O. Box 4000; Springville, Utah; 84663; 1-800-9-NATURE (5) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Source Naturals (6) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Zand Herbal Formulas (7) Wyoming Wildcrafters; P.O. Box 3876; Jackson, WY 83001; tel. 1-307-733-6731 (8) Magic Garden Herb Co.; P.O. Box 332; Fairfax, CA 94930 (9) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (10) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (11) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (12) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942 (13) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Herb Pharm (14) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Nature's Answer (15) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9It is free of irritative after-effects. It is used as a tonic for the aged and senile and for sufferers from digestive troubles. The genuine wild-grown root is probably the most expensive herb in the world.
~GOLDENSEAL^1Hydrastis cadensis^2yellow root^3(1) antibiotic: Destroys or inhibits the growth of microorganisms. Used in the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases.(2) antiseptic: Capable of preventing infection by inhibiting the growth of microorganisms.(3) blood cleanser. (4) laxative: Stimulates evacuation of the bowels.^4(1) arteriosclerosis. (2) athlete's foot: A contagious fungal infection of the skin usually affecting the feet and sometimes the hands, characterized by itching, blisters, cracking, and scaling.(3) common cold. (4) eczema: A noncontagious inflammation of the skin, characterized chiefly by redness, itching, and the outbreak of lesions that may discharge serous matter and become encrusted and scaly.(5) gland infections. (6) influenza: An acute contagious viral infection characterized by inflammation of the respiratory tract and by fever, chills, muscular pain, and prostration. Also called grippe.(7) kidney ailments. (8) liver ailments. (9) mouth sores. (10) mucous ulcerations. (11) pyorrhea: Purulent inflammation of the gums and tooth sockets, often leading to loosening of the teeth.(12) prostate problems. (13) ringworm: Any of a number of contagious skin diseases caused by several related fungi, characterized by ring-shaped, scaly, itching patches on the skin.(14) sores: Open skin lesions, wounds, or ulcers.(15) ulcerations. (16) wounds: Injuries in which the skin or other external surface is torn, pierced, cut, or otherwise broken.^5^6^7^8(1) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Nature's Answer (2) Nature's Way; 10 Mountain Springs Parkway; P.O. Box 4000; Springville, Utah; 84663; 1-800-9-NATURE (3) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Rainbow Light (4) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Zand Herbal Formulas (5) Wyoming Wildcrafters; P.O. Box 3876; Jackson, WY 83001; tel. 1-307-733-6731 (6) Magic Garden Herb Co.; P.O. Box 332; Fairfax, CA 94930 (7) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (8) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (9) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942 (10) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Eclectic Institute (11) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Herb Pharm (12) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Nature's Answer (13) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9Used as an external wash for gums, wounds, ringworm, eyes, and eczema.
~GOTU KOLA^1Centella asiatica^2kola^3(1) strengthens the heart. (2) improves memory.^4(1) depression: A psychotic or neurotic condition characterized by an inability to concentrate, insomnia, and feelings of extreme sadness, dejection, and hopelessness.(2) high blood pressure. (3) nervous breakdown: A severe or incapacitating emotional disorder, especially when occurring suddenly and marked by depression.^5^6^7^8(1) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Nature's Answer (2) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Natural High (3) Nature's Way; 10 Mountain Springs Parkway; P.O. Box 4000; Springville, Utah; 84663; 1-800-9-NATURE (4) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Rainbow Light (5) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Zand Herbal Formulas (6) ...of the jungle; p.o. box 1801; sebastopol, ca 95473 (7) Magic Garden Herb Co.; P.O. Box 332; Fairfax, CA 94930 (8) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (9) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (10) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942 (11) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Herb Pharm (12) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Nature's Answer (13) ...of the jungle; p.o. box 1801; sebastopol, ca 95473^9It is commonly used to treat depression, but has been reported to cause depression in well-adjusted individuals.
~GUARANA^1Paullinia cupana^2^3(1) anorectic: Suppresses or causes loss of appetite.(2) emmenagogue: Induces or hastens menstrual flow.(3) stimulant: Temporarily arouses or accelerates physiological or organic activity.^4(1) arthritis: Inflammation of a joint or joints resulting in pain and swelling.(2) migraine: A severe, recurring headache, usually affecting only one side of the head, characterized by sharp pain and often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and visual disturbances. Also called megrim.(3) suppressed menstruation.^5caffeine^6Brazil^7forest^8(1) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Nature's Answer (2) ...of the jungle; p.o. box 1801; sebastopol, ca 95473 (3) Magic Garden Herb Co.; P.O. Box 332; Fairfax, CA 94930 (4) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118^9Guarana contains two and a half times more caffeine than coffee.
~HAWAIIAN WOOD ROSE^1Argyreia nervosa^2baby hawaiian wood rose^3(1) hallucinogen: Induces hallucination.^4^5lysergic acid amindes^6Asia, Hawaii^7forest^8(1) ...of the jungle; p.o. box 1801; sebastopol, ca 95473 (2) ...of the jungle; p.o. box 1801; sebastopol, ca 95473^9Four to eight seeds are ground and consumed or soaked in water, strained, and drunk. Effects are a hallucinogenic experience with extreme lassitude. Nausea may be experienced during the first hour or two. The total experience lasts about six hours. Tranquil feelings may continue for twelve or more hours afterwards. Pregnant women or persons with history of liver ailments should not take lysergic acid amindes.
~HEAL ALL^1Prunella vulgaris^2^3^4(1) bruises: Injuries to underlying tissues or bone in which the skin is not broken, often characterized by ruptured blood vessels and discolorations.(2) sores: Open skin lesions, wounds, or ulcers.(3) wounds: Injuries in which the skin or other external surface is torn, pierced, cut, or otherwise broken.^5^6^7^8(1) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118^9A poultice of this herb will make wounds, bruises, or sprains feel better.
~HEATHER^1Calluna vulgaris^2^3(1) astringent: Draws together or constricts tissues; styptic.(2) antiseptic: Capable of preventing infection by inhibiting the growth of microorganisms.(3) sedative: Soothes, calmes, or tranquilizes; reducing or relieving anxiety, stress, irritability, or excitement.(4) tonic: Restores or increases body tone, producing or stimulating physical, mental, or emotional vigor.^4(1) rheumatism: Any of several pathological conditions of the muscles, tendons, joints, bones, or nerves, characterized by discomfort and disability.(2) urinary tract infection. (3) kidney infection. (4) acne: An inflammatory disease of the sebaceous glands and hair follicles of the skin that is marked by the eruption of pimples or pustules, especially on the face.^5^6^7^8^9 ~HEMP^1Cannabis sativa^2cannabis, dagga, diamba, ganja, hashish, hemp, maconha, marijuana, pot, riamba^3(1) appetizer: Stimulates the appetite.
(2) euphoriant: Tends to produce euphoria.^4(1) bladder inflammation. (2) depression: A psychotic or neurotic condition characterized by an inability to concentrate, insomnia, and feelings of extreme sadness, dejection, and hopelessness.(3) glaucoma: Any of a group of eye diseases characterized by abnormally high intraocular fluid pressure, damaged optic disk, hardening of the eyeball, and partial to complete loss of vision.(4) gonorrhea: A sexually transmitted disease caused by gonococcal bacteria that affects the mucous membrane chiefly of the genital and urinary tracts and is characterized by an acute purulent discharge and painful or difficult urination. Women often have no symptoms.(5) nervous spasms.^5THC^6China, India, Middle East, Russia^7^8^9May be smoked, brewed into a tea, or used as a spice in foods.
~HIMALAYAN JUNIPER^1Juniperas macropoda^2himalayan juniper^3(1) intoxicant: Intoxicates.(2) hallucinogen: Induces hallucination.(3) hypnotic: Causes sleep; a soporific.^4^5^6^7^8^9 ~HOLY THISTLE^1Carbenia benedicta^2^3(1) diaphoretic: Produces or increases perspiration.(2) emmenagogue: Induces or hastens menstrual flow.^4(1) cough: An illness marked by frequent coughing.(2) menstrual troubles.^5^6southern Europe^7^8^9It was used by Roman women for menstrual troubles.
~HOPS^1Humulus lupulus^2^3(1) anodyne: Soothes or eliminates pain.(2) sedative: Soothes, calmes, or tranquilizes; reducing or relieving anxiety, stress, irritability, or excitement.(3) stuporific. (4) tonic: Restores or increases body tone, producing or stimulating physical, mental, or emotional vigor.^4(1) diarrhea: Excessive and frequent evacuation of watery feces, usually indicating gastrointestinal distress or disorder.(2) dizziness. (3) insomnia: Chronic inability to fall asleep or remain asleep for an adequate length of time.(4) jaundice: Yellowish discoloration of the whites of the eyes, skin, and mucous membranes caused by deposition of bile salts in these tissues. It occurs as a symptom of various diseases, such as hepatitis, that affect the processing of bile. Also called icterus.(5) pain: An unpleasant sensation occurring in varying degrees of severity as a consequence of injury, disease, or emotional disorder.(6) restlessness: Not able to rest, relax, or be still.(7) stomach ailments.^5^6^7^8(1) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Nature's Answer (2) Wyoming Wildcrafters; P.O. Box 3876; Jackson, WY 83001; tel. 1-307-733-6731 (3) ...of the jungle; p.o. box 1801; sebastopol, ca 95473 (4) Trout Lake Farm; 149 Little Mountain Road; Trout Lake, WA 98650 (5) Magic Garden Herb Co.; P.O. Box 332; Fairfax, CA 94930 (6) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (7) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (8) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942 (9) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Eclectic Institute (10) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691 (11) ...of the jungle; p.o. box 1801; sebastopol, ca 95473 (12) Trout Lake Farm; 149 Little Mountain Road; Trout Lake, WA 98650^9May be smoked, extracted into alcohol or steeped in water. When smoked, it gives a mild, marijuana-like high with sedative qualities. Produces a calming effect on the nervous system. Excessive use over a long period may cause dizziness, mental stupor, and mild jaundice symptoms in some individuals.
~HYSSOP^1Hyssopus officinalis^2^3(1) improves circulation.^4(1) common cold.^5^6^7^8(1) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Nature's Answer (2) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (3) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (4) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (5) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942 (6) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Nature's Answer (7) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9Frequently combined with other herbs to cure the common cold.
~IBOGA^1Tabernanthe iboga^2^3(1) aphrodisiac: Arouses or intensifies sexual desire.(2) hallucinogen: Induces hallucination.(3) promotes endurance. (4) stimulant: Temporarily arouses or accelerates physiological or organic activity.^4^5^6west-central Africa^7^8^9It is used by members of the Bwiti religion to seek information from ancestors and the spirit world. Intoxication is practiced in Bwiti initiation ceremonies, where very large doses are taken that are sometimes fatal. Users report a feeling of levitation; rainbow-like effects seen surrounding objects; altered time-perception; auditory, gustatory, and olfactory synesthesia; and mood swings varying from fear to euphoria.
~INDIAN SNAKEROOT^1Rauwolfia serpentina^2snakeroot^3(1) tranquilizes mind.^4(1) high blood pressure. (2) insanity: Persistent mental disorder or derangement.^5^6India^7^8^9Tranquilizes the mind without causing stupor and ataxia. Effects are delayed for several days to several weeks because reserpine must be converted in the body into secondary substances. Used to treat insanity and by holy men to produce states of tranquility conducive to meditation. Effects last for several days.
~IPECACUANHA^1Cephaelis ipecacuanha^2^3(1) emetic: Causes vomiting.(2) expectorant: Promotes or facilitates the secretion or expulsion of phlegm, mucus, or other matter from the respiratory tract.^4(1) bronchial ailments. (2) chest ailments.^5^6South America^7^8(1) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9Regarded as one of the most beneficial of all plants. It is used in thousands of proprietary and ethical medicines.
~IVY^1Hedera helix^2common ivy^3(1) purgative: Cleanses or purges, especially causing evacuation of the bowels.(2) specific: Acts on a particular thing.(3) stimulant: Temporarily arouses or accelerates physiological or organic activity.^4(1) abscesses: A localized collection of pus in part of the body, formed by tissue disintegration and surrounded by an inflamed area.(2) plague: A contagious, often fatal epidemic disease caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis, transmitted from person to person or by the bite of fleas from an infected host, especially a rat, and characterized by chills, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, and the formation of buboes. Also called bubonic plague.
(3) ulcers: Lesions of the skin or a mucous membrane such as the one lining the stomach or duodenum that is accompanied by formation of pus and necrosis of surrounding tissue, usually resulting from inflammation or ischemia.^5^6Europe^7^8(1) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9In medieval Europe, it was believed to be a cure for the plague.
~JAMAICAN DOGWOOD^1Piscidia erghrina^2dogwood^3(1) anodyne: Soothes or eliminates pain.(2) sedative: Soothes, calmes, or tranquilizes; reducing or relieving anxiety, stress, irritability, or excitement.^4(1) pain: An unpleasant sensation occurring in varying degrees of severity as a consequence of injury, disease, or emotional disorder.(2) nervous tension. (3) neuralgia: Sharp, severe paroxysmal pain extending along a nerve or group of nerves.(4) neuritis: Inflammation of a nerve or group of nerves, characterized by pain, loss of reflexes, and atrophy of the affected muscles.(5) sciatica: Pain along the sciatic nerve usually caused by a herniated disk of the lumbar region of the spine and radiating to the buttocks and to the back of the thigh.^5^6Atlantic coast of South America, West Indies^7^8^9This should be taken only when prescribed, as it can be dangerous.
~JICAMA^1^2^3^4^5potassium, vitamin C^6^7^8^9 ~JIMSON WEED^1Datura inoxia^2thornapple^3(1) hallucinogen: Induces hallucination.(2) hypnotic: Causes sleep; a soporific.(3) intoxicant: Intoxicates.^4(1) asthma: A chronic respiratory disease, often arising from allergies, that is characterized by sudden recurring attacks of labored breathing, chest constriction, and coughing.^5atropine, hyoscyamine, scopolamine, tropanes^6Peruvian Andes, Mexico, southwestern U.S.^7garbage dumps, open places^8^9The stems and leaves are smoked to relieve asthma or produce a mild intoxication. The leaves and seeds added to hemp in India and for extra effects. Excessive amounts are toxic. May cause blacking out and severe headaches. Yaqui Indian brujos claims that smoking or ingestion of the flowers will cause insanity.~JUNIPER^1Juniperus communis^2^3(1) digestive: Aids digestion.(2) diuretic: Tends to increase the discharge of urine.(3) stimulant: Temporarily arouses or accelerates physiological or organic activity.^4(1) cystitis: Inflammation of the urinary bladder.(2) gout: A disturbance of uric-acid metabolism occurring predominantly in males, characterized by painful inflammation of the joints, especially of the feet and hands, and arthritic attacks resulting from elevated levels of uric acid in the blood and the deposition of urate crystals around the joints. The condition can become chronic and result in deformity.(3) inflammations. (4) kidney ailments. (5) kidney ailments. (6) prostate problems. (7) rheumatic pain. (8) stones: Mineral concretions in an organ, such as the kidney or gallbladder, or other body part.(9) temporary bloating. (10) urethritis: Inflammation of the urethra.^5^6^7^8(1) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Nature's Answer (2) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Natural High (3) Nature's Way; 10 Mountain Springs Parkway; P.O. Box 4000; Springville, Utah; 84663; 1-800-9-NATURE (4) Magic Garden Herb Co.; P.O. Box 332; Fairfax, CA 94930 (5) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (6) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942 (7) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691 (8) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118^9Juniper berries are used to flavor gin. Not to be taken in large quantities or for long periods of time. It is of particular value to women.
~KAVA KAVA^1Piper methysticum^2ava, awa, grog, kava, kava kava^3(1) diuretic: Tends to increase the discharge of urine.(2) hallucinogen: Induces hallucination.(3) narcotic: Reduces pain, alters mood and behavior, and usually induces sleep or stupor.(4) sedative: Soothes, calmes, or tranquilizes; reducing or relieving anxiety, stress, irritability, or excitement.(5) stimulant: Temporarily arouses or accelerates physiological or organic activity.(6) tonic: Restores or increases body tone, producing or stimulating physical, mental, or emotional vigor.^4(1) cystitis: Inflammation of the urinary bladder.(2) incontinence: The quality or state of being incontinent.(3) painful urination. (4) urethritis: Inflammation of the urethra.^5^6Hawaii, New Guinea, South Pacific islands^7^8(1) Nature's Way; 10 Mountain Springs Parkway; P.O. Box 4000; Springville, Utah; 84663; 1-800-9-NATURE (2) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Rainbow Light (3) ...of the jungle; p.o. box 1801; sebastopol, ca 95473 (4) Magic Garden Herb Co.; P.O. Box 332; Fairfax, CA 94930 (5) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (6) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942 (7) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Herb Pharm^9A strong stimulant with tonic and diuretic qualities, that is used to relieve conditions of incontinence. It can be fermented and used as an intoxicant liquor. Taken too freely, it produces hallucinations. Causes pleasant stimulating after 30 minutes (sooner in alcohol). After another 30 minutes euphoric and lethargic sedative effects are felt but with unimpaired mental alertness. Depresses spinal activity, not cerebral activity. After a time, one may desire sleep. Total experience lasts 2-3 hours. After effects include pleasant, relaxed feelings with no hangover. Used normally, kava is stimulating to appetite and generally beneficial. In the islands two methods of preparation are used. If dried kava roots are simply made into a tea, the water-soluble components are released and it acts as a mild stimulating tonic. If materials are first chewed, then spit into a bowl and mixed with coconut milk, powerful narcotic resins are released in emulsion. Those who do not wish to pre-chew the root may do either of thefollowing for the same result: (1) 1 oz. pulverized or finely ground kava is mixed with 10 oz. water or coconut milk, 2 tablespoon coconut oil or olive oil, and 1 tablespoon lecithin and blended in a blender or food processor until liquid takes on milky appearance. Serves 2-4 persons. (2) Extract resins with ispropyl rubbing alcohol in heat bath, remove solvents by evaporation. Redissolve in just enough warmed brandy, rum, or vodka. Honey may be added to sweeten. A small cordial glass per person should be enough. The first method emulsifies the resins, the second method dissolves them in alcohol.The latter is the more potent method because alcohol swiftly carries resins into the system. Generally nontoxic. If fresh root or alcohol extract is used excessively for several months, it may become habit-forming and cause yellowing, rashes, scaliness or ulcers of skin, diarrhea, emaciation, loss of appetite, reddening and weakening of the eyes. These symptoms disappear rapidly when kava intake is stopped or reduced.
~KHAT^1Catha edulis^2cafta, kat, khat^3(1) cardiac: Relating to the heart.(2) euphoriant: Tends to produce euphoria.(3) hallucinogen: Induces hallucination.^4^5^6Ethiopia^7Wooded areas^8(1) ...of the jungle; p.o. box 1801; sebastopol, ca 95473^9Fresh leaves are chewed or brewed as tea. Reported effects include stimulation, euphoria, mental clarity, followed occasionally by hallucinations terminating in drowsiness, sleep, or depression. Respiratory and pulse rate increase. Initial use is sometimes accompanied by dizziness,lassitude, epigastric pain, decreased cardiovascular capacity. Prolonged use may result in cardiac diseaes, appetite loss, reduction in sexual drive, delirium tremens.
~KIWI FRUIT^1^2Kiwi Fruit^3^4^5vitamin C^6New Zealand^7^8^9 ~KOLA NUT^1Cola nitidia^2cola nut, kola^3(1) aphrodisiac: Arouses or intensifies sexual desire.(2) heart tonic. (3) nerve stimulant. (4) promotes endurance.^4^5caffeine, kolanin, theobromine^6west Africa^7^8(1) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Nature's Answer (2) Magic Garden Herb Co.; P.O. Box 332; Fairfax, CA 94930 (3) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (4) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691 (5) ...of the jungle; p.o. box 1801; sebastopol, ca 95473^9It is prepared by chewing or grinding the seed and then boiling in water, 1 tablespoon per cup. It is an economizer of muscular and nervous energies. It also aids in combustion of fats and carbohydrates, and reduces combustion of nitrogen and phosphorus in the body.
~KWASHI^1Pancratium trianthum^2^3(1) hallucinogen: Induces hallucination.(2) poison: Causes injury, illness, or death.^4^5^6west Africa^7^8^9Kwashi is used by the Dobe !Kung in Botswana in a coming-of-age ceremony where the bulbs of the plant are cut in two and rubbed over incisions in the scalp, resulting in hallucinations caused by toxic alkaloids.
~LAUREL^1Kalmiella hirsuta^2^3^4(1) itch: An irritating skin sensation causing a desire to scratch.(2) mange: Any of several chronic skin diseases of mammals caused by parasitic mites and characterized by skin lesions, itching, and loss of hair.^5^6^7^8^9Used as a cure for itch, and for mange in dogs. A strong docoction is applied to the affected area. One application is usually all that is needed.
~LEMON^1Citrus limonia^2^3^4^5magnesium, vitamin C^6^7^8(1) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (2) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9 ~LEMON BALM^1Melissa officinalis^2balm mint, bee balm, blue balm, cure-all, dropsy plant, garden balm, lemon balm, melissa, sweet balm^3(1) antispasmodic: Relieves or prevents spasms, especially of smooth muscle.(2) carminative: Induces the expulsion of gas from the stomach and intestines.(3) diaphoretic: Produces or increases perspiration.(4) digestive: Aids digestion.(5) emmenagogue: Induces or hastens menstrual flow.(6) stomachic: Strengthens or stimulates the stomach.^4(1) asthma: A chronic respiratory disease, often arising from allergies, that is characterized by sudden recurring attacks of labored breathing, chest constriction, and coughing.(2) chronic bronchial catarrh. (3) colic: Severe abdominal pain caused by spasm, obstruction, or distention of any of the hollow viscera, such as the intestines. Often a condition of early infancy, colic is marked by chronic irritability and crying.(4) cramps: Spasmodic contractions of the uterus, such as those occurring during menstruation or labor, usually causing pain in the abdomen that may radiate to the lower back and thighs.(5) dizziness. (6) dropsy: An excessive accumulation of serous fluid in tissue spaces or a body cavity.(7) dyspepsia: Disturbed digestion; indigestion.(8) women's ailments. (9) flatulence: The presence of excessive gas in the digestive tract.(10) hysteria: A neurosis characterized by the presentation of a physical ailment without an organic cause, sleepwalking, amnesia, episodes of hallucinations, and other mental and behavioral aberrations.(11) indigestion: Inability to digest or difficulty in digesting something, especially food.(12) insect bites. (13) insomnia: Chronic inability to fall asleep or remain asleep for an adequate length of time.(14) melancholy: Sadness or depression of the spirits, marked by pensive reflection or contemplation.(15) migraine: A severe, recurring headache, usually affecting only one side of the head, characterized by sharp pain and often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and visual disturbances. Also called megrim.(16) milk knots. (17) nervous problems. (18) sores: Open skin lesions, wounds, or ulcers.^5^6Mediterranean^7along roadsides, fields, gardens^8(1) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (2) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (3) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (4) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Herb Pharm (5) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691 (6) Trout Lake Farm; 149 Little Mountain Road; Trout Lake, WA 98650 (7) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (8) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560^9Used during pregnancy for headaches and dizziness. The warm infusion of the leaves has diaphoretic effects, and when added to bath water is also said to promote the onset of menstruation. Use the crushed leaves as a poultice for sores tumors, milk-knots, and insect bites. Balm is also used in herb pillows because of its agreeable odor. When bruised, the whole plant smells like lemon. It is used to induce copious perspiration.~LEMON GRASS^1Andropogon schoenanthus^2camel's hay, geranium grass, oil-plant^3^4^5^6African tropics and sub-tropics, Asia^7^8(1) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Nature's Answer (2) Trout Lake Farm; 149 Little Mountain Road; Trout Lake, WA 98650 (3) Magic Garden Herb Co.; P.O. Box 332; Fairfax, CA 94930 (4) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (5) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (6) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9The youn leaves are used to make a tea.~LETTUCE^1Lactuca scarriola^2^3^4^5vitamin P^6^7^8^9 ~LIBERTY CAP^1Psilocybe semilanceata^2psilocybe mushroom^3(1) hallucinogen: Induces hallucination.^4^5psilocin, psilocybin^6northern temperate zone^7cow fields, tall grasses^8^9Mushrooms are consumed on empty stomach. The number depends upon size, species, time of harvest, and the individual's tolerance. Reported effects include muscular relaxation and mild visual changes during the first 15-30 minutes followed by giddiness, straying of concentration, visual and auditory hallucinations, lassitude, and feelings of disassociation without loss of awareness. Peak is 1-1.5 hours after ingestion. Total experience lasts approximately 6 hours. Taken too soon after food may cause nausea. Normal use by adults does not indicate toxicity. Do not consume mushrooms gathered wild until positively indentified by expert mycologist.
~LIME^1Citrus aurantifolia^2^3^4^5vitamin C^6^7^8^9 ~LINDEN FLOWER^1Tilia europoea^2lime flowers^3(1) nervine. (2) stimulant: Temporarily arouses or accelerates physiological or organic activity.(3) tonic: Restores or increases body tone, producing or stimulating physical, mental, or emotional vigor.^4(1) hysteria: A neurosis characterized by the presentation of a physical ailment without an organic cause, sleepwalking, amnesia, episodes of hallucinations, and other mental and behavioral aberrations.^5hormones^6^7^8(1) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Nature's Answer (2) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (3) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (4) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9It is a strong but safe nervine for relief of headaches and hysteria. The Vikings spread the flowers on the floor of bridal bed chambers to ensure that the children should be tall and beautiful.
~LION'S TAIL^1Leonotis leonurus^2^3(1) euphoriant: Tends to produce euphoria.^4^5^6South Africa^7^8^9The dark green resin is scraped or extracted from the leaves and flower parts and added to tobacco or other smoking mixtures. The dried leaves may also be smoked or chewed. Users experience an euphoric, marijuana-like high. Persistent use may lead to habituation, to the same degree as tobacco.
~LOTUS^1Nelumbium speciosum^2^3^4^5^6northern Africa, tropical Asia^7^8(1) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9It is held sacred throughout the far east, the deities of various sects being frequently decorated with its flowers. The seeds are edible.~MA HUANG^1Ephedra sinica^2ephedra^3(1) antihistamine: Counteracts the physiological effects of histamine production in allergic reactions and colds.
(2) increases virility. (3) stimulant: Temporarily arouses or accelerates physiological or organic activity.^4(1) allergies: Abnormally high sensitivity to certain substances, such as pollens, foods, or microorganisms. Common indications of allergies may include sneezing, itching, and skin rashes.(2) obesity: The condition of being obese; increased body weight caused by excessive accumulation of fat.^5ephedrine^6^7^8(1) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Nature's Answer (2) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (3) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (4) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (5) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942^9Promotes the brown (older) fat in the body to burn while dieting. Epehdrine is a key ingredient in many diet pills.
~MADAGASCAR PERIWINKLE^1Catharanthus roseus^2periwinkle^3(1) euphoriant: Tends to produce euphoria.(2) hallucinogen: Induces hallucination.^4^5akuammine, vinblastine, vincamine, vincristine, vindoline^6Madagascar^7^8^9The dried leaves are smoked to cause euphoria and hallucinations. Vincamine improves mental ability in cerebrovascular disorders. Causes immedate reduction of white corpuscles. Excessive or prolonged use causes itching and burning skin, hair loss, ataxia, and degeneration of muscle tissue. Use of this plant can be very dangerous.
~MAIDENHAIR^1Adiantum capillus-veneris^2five-finger fern, maiden fern, rock fern^3(1) expectorant: Promotes or facilitates the secretion or expulsion of phlegm, mucus, or other matter from the respiratory tract.(2) pectoral: Relieves disorders of the chest or respiratory tract.
^4(1) cough: An illness marked by frequent coughing.^5^6^7^8(1) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (2) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9Believed in ancient Egypt to be the most certain of all medications to assist hair growth. It is widely used in shampoos and cough medicines.
~MALABAR-NUT^1Adhatoda vasica^2^3(1) antispasmodic: Relieves or prevents spasms, especially of smooth muscle.(2) expectorant: Promotes or facilitates the secretion or expulsion of phlegm, mucus, or other matter from the respiratory tract.^4(1) asthma: A chronic respiratory disease, often arising from allergies, that is characterized by sudden recurring attacks of labored breathing, chest constriction, and coughing.(2) chest diseases.^5^6India^7^8^9It is believed in the East to be the best possible treatment for all chest diseases. Also used in herbal tobacco to relieve asthma.
~MALE FERN^1Dryopteris filix-mass^2bear's paw root, shield fern^3^4(1) tapeworm: Any of various ribbonlike, often very long flatworms of the class Cestoda, that lack an alimentary canal and are parasitic in the intestines of vertebrates, including human beings.^5^6Europe, Middle East^7^8(1) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9The male fern is regarded as the remedy most certain to expel tapeworms. It can cause blindness if left in the system to long. Use only under medical supervision.
~MANDRAKE^1Mandragora officinarum^2mandragora, satan's apple^3(1) hallucinogen: Induces hallucination.^4^5hyoscyamine, ragorine, scopolamine, tropanes^6Mediterranean Countries^7^8(1) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (2) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9Medieval European witches made a brew from boiling the crushed root. It causes hallucinations followed by death-like trance and sleep. It is said to cause insanity, and is generally very dangerous.
~MANGO^1Mangifera indica^2^3^4^5vitamin A, vitamin C^6^7^8^9The leaves are good for tea.
~MARJORAM^1Origanum majorana^2sweet marjoram^3(1) antispasmodic: Relieves or prevents spasms, especially of smooth muscle.(2) tonic: Restores or increases body tone, producing or stimulating physical, mental, or emotional vigor.^4(1) migraine: A severe, recurring headache, usually affecting only one side of the head, characterized by sharp pain and often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and visual disturbances. Also called megrim.^5^6Europe^7^8(1) Magic Garden Herb Co.; P.O. Box 332; Fairfax, CA 94930 (2) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (3) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942 (4) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9
~MATARIQUE^1^2^3(1) diuretic: Tends to increase the discharge of urine.(2) stomachic: Strengthens or stimulates the stomach.(3) anodyne: Soothes or eliminates pain.^4(1) colic: Severe abdominal pain caused by spasm, obstruction, or distention of any of the hollow viscera, such as the intestines. Often a condition of early infancy, colic is marked by chronic irritability and crying.(2) jaundice: Yellowish discoloration of the whites of the eyes, skin, and mucous membranes caused by deposition of bile salts in these tissues. It occurs as a symptom of various diseases, such as hepatitis, that affect the processing of bile. Also called icterus.(3) lower back pain.^5^6Mexico, the Sierra Madre mountains in northern^7mountains^8^9Chew to freshen breath and clean the teeth. It soothes the stomach. The tea relieves lower back pain and jaundice. Given to babies for colic.
~MATE^1Ilex paraguensis^2paraguay tea, yerba mate, yerba de mate^3(1) aphrodisiac: Arouses or intensifies sexual desire.(2) stimulant: Temporarily arouses or accelerates physiological or organic activity.^4(1) arthritis: Inflammation of a joint or joints resulting in pain and swelling.(2) rheumatism: Any of several pathological conditions of the muscles, tendons, joints, bones, or nerves, characterized by discomfort and disability.^5^6Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, South America^7near streams in forests^8^9This tea is widely consumed in South America. It is not as upsetting to the system as coffee or tea. It is frequently used as an aphrodisiac and more generally as a draught to relieve rheumatism and arthritis, for which it is claimed to be very effective. The caffeine content is very high.
~MILK THISTLE^1Silybum sp.^2^3^4(1) alcoholism: The compulsive consumption of and psychophysiological dependence on alcoholic beverages.(2) cirrhosis: A chronic disease of the liver characterized by the replacement of normal tissue with fibrous tissue and the loss of functional liver cells. It can result from alcohol abuse, nutritional deprivation, or infection especially by the hepatitis virus.(3) hepatitis: Inflammation of the liver, caused by infectious or toxic agents and characterized by jaundice, fever, liver enlargement, and abdominal pain.(4) liver ailments.^5^6^7^8(1) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Nature's Answer (2) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Rainbow Light (3) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Zand Herbal Formulas (4) Wyoming Wildcrafters; P.O. Box 3876; Jackson, WY 83001; tel. 1-307-733-6731 (5) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (6) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (7) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (8) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (9) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942 (10) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Herb Pharm (11) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Nature's Answer^9 ~MIRITI^1Mauritia flexuosa^2ita palm, tree-of-life^3^4^5^6South America, Tropical South America^7^8^9From the juice, a slightly acidic liquor is fermented.
~MORMON TEA^1Ephedra nevadensis^2ephedra^3(1) stimulant: Temporarily arouses or accelerates physiological or organic activity.(2) appetite suppressant.^4(1) asthma: A chronic respiratory disease, often arising from allergies, that is characterized by sudden recurring attacks of labored breathing, chest constriction, and coughing.(2) congestion: An accumulation of excessive blood or tissue fluid in a vessel or an organ.^5^6American Southwest^7^8(1) Magic Garden Herb Co.; P.O. Box 332; Fairfax, CA 94930^9No serious side effects known. May depress appetite if used to excess. Contains little or no ephedrine.
~MORNING GLORY^1Ipomoea violacea^2badoh begro, piuli, tlilitzin^3(1) hallucinogen: Induces hallucination.^4^5D-lysergic acid amide, ergometrine, lysergic acid amide^6^7^8^9In southern Mexico, this vine is one of the principal hallucinogens used for divination and curing rituals. 5-10 grams of seeds are thoroughly chewed and swallowed or may be thoroughly ground and soaked in 1/2 cup water for half an hour, strained and drunk. Reported effects are a hallucinogenic experience lasting about 6 hours. Persons with history of hepatitis or other liver ailments should not take lysergic acid amides. Ergometrine has uterus-stimulating properties and should not be taken by pregnant women. Some suppliers treat morning-glory seeds with poison to discourage use as a mind alterant, or with methyl mercury to prevent spoilage (symptoms: vomiting, diarrhea). If treated seeds are planted, toxins are not transmitted to the next generation.
~MUIRA PUAMA^1Liriosma ovata^2liriosma, potency wood^3(1) aphrodisiac: Arouses or intensifies sexual desire.(2) stimulant: Temporarily arouses or accelerates physiological or organic activity.^4(1) nervous exhaustion.^5^6Brazil^7^8(1) Magic Garden Herb Co.; P.O. Box 332; Fairfax, CA 94930 (2) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118^9Believed to be one of the strongest and most reliable aphrodisiacs. It is reported to prolong virility into extreme old age. Also used by women suffering from nervous exhaustion. It is best taken in moderate doses for a few weeks.
~MULLEIN^1Verbascum thapsus^2^3(1) anodyne: Soothes or eliminates pain.(2) astringent: Draws together or constricts tissues; styptic.(3) demulcent: Soothes or softens; used especially to relieve pain in inflamed or irritated mucous membranes.
(4) pectoral: Relieves disorders of the chest or respiratory tract.
(5) sedative: Soothes, calmes, or tranquilizes; reducing or relieving anxiety, stress, irritability, or excitement.^4(1) anemia: A pathological deficiency in the oxygen-carrying component of the blood, measured in unit volume concentrations of hemoglobin, red blood cell volume, or red blood cell number.(2) breathing problems. (3) bronchial inflammations. (4) bursitis: Inflammation of a bursa, especially in the shoulder, elbow, or knee joint.(5) fever: Any of various diseases characterized by abnormally high body temperature.(6) glandular swelling. (7) hay fever: An allergic condition affecting the mucous membranes of the upper respiratory tract and the eyes, most often characterized by nasal discharge, sneezing, and itchy, watery eyes and usually caused by an abnormal sensitivity to airborne pollen. Also called pollinosis.(8) infection: Invasion by and multiplication of pathogenic microorganisms in a bodily part or tissue, which may produce subsequent tissue injury and progress to overt disease through a variety of cellular or toxic mechanisms.(9) lung inflammations. (10) bronchial inflammations. (11) pain: An unpleasant sensation occurring in varying degrees of severity as a consequence of injury, disease, or emotional disorder.(12) tonsillitis: Inflammation of the tonsils.(13) urinary irritability.^5^6Europe^7^8(1) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Nature's Answer (2) Wyoming Wildcrafters; P.O. Box 3876; Jackson, WY 83001; tel. 1-307-733-6731 (3) Magic Garden Herb Co.; P.O. Box 332; Fairfax, CA 94930 (4) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (5) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (6) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942 (7) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Nature's Answer (8) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9Regarded as one of the best known, most effective, and safest painkillers in the plant kingdom.
~NETTLE^1Urtica dioica^2stinging nettle^3(1) digestive: Aids digestion.(2) diuretic: Tends to increase the discharge of urine.(3) tonic: Restores or increases body tone, producing or stimulating physical, mental, or emotional vigor.^4(1) boils: Painful, circumscribed pus-filled inflammations of the skin and subcutaneous tissue usually caused by a local staphylococcal infection. Also called furuncles.(2) cramps: Spasmodic contractions of the uterus, such as those occurring during menstruation or labor, usually causing pain in the abdomen that may radiate to the lower back and thighs.(3) gouty pains. (4) insomnia: Chronic inability to fall asleep or remain asleep for an adequate length of time.(5) intestinal problems. (6) irregular menstrual periods. (7) leucorrhea. (8) pain: An unpleasant sensation occurring in varying degrees of severity as a consequence of injury, disease, or emotional disorder.(9) sores: Open skin lesions, wounds, or ulcers.(10) stomach ailments. (11) tumors: Abnormal growths of tissue resulting from uncontrolled, progressive multiplication of cells and serving no physiological function.(12) uterine cramps. (13) varicose veins. (14) weak menstual flow. (15) anemia: A pathological deficiency in the oxygen-carrying component of the blood, measured in unit volume concentrations of hemoglobin, red blood cell volume, or red blood cell number.(16) bronchorrhea. (17) dandruff: A scaly scurf formed on and shed from the scalp, sometimes caused by seborrhea.(18) gastric hypersecretion. (19) kidney ailments. (20) neuralgia: Sharp, severe paroxysmal pain extending along a nerve or group of nerves.(21) vaginitis: Inflammation of the vagina. Also called colpitis.^5fiber, hormones^6Cosmopolitan^7^8(1) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Nature's Answer (2) Nature's Way; 10 Mountain Springs Parkway; P.O. Box 4000; Springville, Utah; 84663; 1-800-9-NATURE (3) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Zand Herbal Formulas (4) Wyoming Wildcrafters; P.O. Box 3876; Jackson, WY 83001; tel. 1-307-733-6731 (5) Middle Middle Farms; 75 SMC; LaVeta, CO 81055; Ph. 719 742-5315 (6) Magic Garden Herb Co.; P.O. Box 332; Fairfax, CA 94930 (7) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (8) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942 (9) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Eclectic Institute (10) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Herb Pharm (11) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Nature's Answer (12) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691 (13) Trout Lake Farm; 149 Little Mountain Road; Trout Lake, WA 98650 (14) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118^9Best used only in the cut and sifted form and made into a decoction, due to the fibers in the herb. Re-invigorates the liver and kidneys. Stimulates the digestive system and milk in nursing mothers. Rejuvenates the hair and skin when used as wash. Used as a rinse for dandruff and to strengthen the hair shaft.
~NIGHT-BLOOMING CEREUS^1Cereus grandiflorus^2^3(1) diuretic: Tends to increase the discharge of urine.(2) heart stimulant.^4(1) angina pectoris. (2) arrythymias. (3) fearfulness: The prolonged feeling of anxiety or apprehension; timidity; nervousness.
(4) palpitations: Irregular, rapid beating or pulsation of the heart.(5) prostate diseases.^5^6Jamaica^7^8^9It is used to treat palpitations caused by too much coffee, tobacco, or other stimulants that cause an uncentered or unsettled feeling.
~NUTMEG^1Myristica fragrans^2^3(1) carminative: Induces the expulsion of gas from the stomach and intestines.(2) euphoriant: Tends to produce euphoria.(3) hallucinogen: Induces hallucination.(4) stomachic: Strengthens or stimulates the stomach.(5) stuporific.^4^5safrole^6East Indies^7^8(1) Pittsburgh Spice and Seasoning Company; 102 33rd Street; Pittsburgh, PA 15201 (2) Magic Garden Herb Co.; P.O. Box 332; Fairfax, CA 94930 (3) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (4) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942 (5) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9A valuable stomachic and carminative when used in small amounts as a spice. If taken in abundance it is a hallucinogen. For hallucinatory effects: 5-20 grams of whole or ground nutmeg is ingested. Symptoms of hallucinatory dosage include possible nausea during the first 45 minutes, followed in several hours by giddiness, and then dryness of the mouth and throat, flushing of skin and bloodshot eyes, heavy intoxicated feeling, incoherent speech and impaired motor function. This is followed by tranquil feelings, stupor with inability to sleep, euphoria and twilight state dreams. The total experience lasts about 12 hours, followed by 24 hours of drowsiness and sleep. May cause temporary constipation and difficulty in urination. Nutmeg oils increase fat deposits on liver. Contains safrole, which is carcinogenic and toxic to liver.
~NUX VOMICA^1Stiychnos nux vomica^2poison nut^3(1) stimulant: Temporarily arouses or accelerates physiological or organic activity.(2) tonic: Restores or increases body tone, producing or stimulating physical, mental, or emotional vigor.^4^5poison^6Burma, India^7^8^9When expertly dispensed the seeds are an excellent stimulant and general tonic, and are widely used in medicinal preparations for this purpose. Can be poisonous.
~OAT^1Avena sativa^2^3(1) nerve tonic.^4(1) spasms: Sudden, involuntary contractions of a muscle or group of muscles.^5arginine, vitamin A, B vitamins, vitamin B1, vitamin E, vitamin F^6Temperate climates^7^8(1) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Nature's Answer (2) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Eclectic Institute (3) Trout Lake Farm; 149 Little Mountain Road; Trout Lake, WA 98650^9Stimulates the genital organs.
~OAT STRAW^1^2^3^4(1) leg cramps.^5^6^7^8(1) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (2) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560^9
~OKRA^1^2^3^4^5potassium, vitamin C^6^7^8^9
~OLIVE^1Olea europaea^2^3(1) cosmetic: Beautifies the body, especially the face and hair.(2) laxative: Stimulates evacuation of the bowels.^4^5vitamin F^6Mediterranean^7^8(1) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Ellon (2) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (3) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9Olive oil is one of the safest laxatives. It soothes and softens the anal passages. It is also much used in the preparation of cosmetics and for the treatment of hair.~OLIVER BARK^1Cinnamomum oliveri^2australian cinnamon^3(1) promotes endurance. (2) stimulant: Temporarily arouses or accelerates physiological or organic activity.^4^5^6Eastern states of Australia^7^8^9A strong stimulant which promotes endurance. Used by Aborigines to strengthen themselves before beginning long walkabouts.
~OLOLUIQUE^1Rivea corymbosa^2^3(1) hallucinogen: Induces hallucination.^4^5D-lysergic acid amide, lysergic acid amide, turbicoryn^6Southern Mexico^7mountains^8(1) ...of the jungle; p.o. box 1801; sebastopol, ca 95473^915 or more seeds are thoroughly ground and soaked in 1/2 cup water. Reported effects are an LSD-like experience lasting about 6 hours, with relaxed feelings afterwards. Nausea may be experience during first hour. Persons with a history of liver ailments should not take lysergic acid amides.
~ONION^1Allium cepa^2^3^4^5iodine, selenium, vitamin A, B vitamins, vitamin C^6^7^8(1) Pittsburgh Spice and Seasoning Company; 102 33rd Street; Pittsburgh, PA 15201 (2) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691 (3) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Boericke & Tafel (4) Trout Lake Farm; 149 Little Mountain Road; Trout Lake, WA 98650 (5) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118^9
~OPIUM POPPY^1Papaver somniferum^2poppy^3^4^5opium^6^7^8^9 ~ORANGE^1^2^3^4^5B vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin P^6^7^8(1) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (2) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9Most of the vitamin C in Oranges is located in the peel.~OREGANO^1^2^3(1) disinfectant: Disinfects by destroying, neutralizing, or inhibiting the growth of disease-carrying microorganisms.(2) diuretic: Tends to increase the discharge of urine.^4(1) burns: Injuries produced by fire, heat, radiation, electricity, or a caustic agent.(2) common cold. (3) cough: An illness marked by frequent coughing.(4) skin irritation. (5) sour stomach. (6) suppressed menstruation. (7) toothache: An aching pain in or near a tooth.(8) wounds: Injuries in which the skin or other external surface is torn, pierced, cut, or otherwise broken.^5^6^7^8(1) Pittsburgh Spice and Seasoning Company; 102 33rd Street; Pittsburgh, PA 15201 (2) Magic Garden Herb Co.; P.O. Box 332; Fairfax, CA 94930 (3) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (4) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (5) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942 (6) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9Helps to increase the flow of urine. It can be used for washing burns, wounds, and skin irritations.
~OREGON GRAPE^1Berberis aquifolium^2berberis^3(1) blood cleanser.^4^5^6^7^8(1) Wyoming Wildcrafters; P.O. Box 3876; Jackson, WY 83001; tel. 1-307-733-6731 (2) Trout Lake Farm; 149 Little Mountain Road; Trout Lake, WA 98650 (3) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (4) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (5) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942 (6) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942^9Relieves bronchial ailments, but is principally used in cosmetics.
~PAPAYA^1Carica papaya^2melon tree, pawpaw^3(1) digestive: Aids digestion.^4(1) duodenal ulcers: Lesions of the beginning portion of the small intestine, starting at the lower end of the stomach and extending to the jejunum, that are accompanied by formation of pus and necrosis of surrounding tissue, usually resulting from inflammation or ischemia.
(2) peptic ulcers.^5papain, potassium, protein, vitamin A, vitamin C^6Sub-tropical areas^7^8(1) Nature's Way; 10 Mountain Springs Parkway; P.O. Box 4000; Springville, Utah; 84663; 1-800-9-NATURE (2) Magic Garden Herb Co.; P.O. Box 332; Fairfax, CA 94930 (3) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (4) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942 (5) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9The milky juice of the fruit contains an enzyme called papain,which is one of the best digestives known. It is much used in invalid foods. It is also used to tenderize steak. The leaf is used after a heavy meal and will also break down proteins for digestion.
~PAPRIKA^1Capsicum tetragonum^2hungarian cayenne^3(1) promotes longevity.^4^5vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin P^6Hungary^7^8(1) Pittsburgh Spice and Seasoning Company; 102 33rd Street; Pittsburgh, PA 15201 (2) Magic Garden Herb Co.; P.O. Box 332; Fairfax, CA 94930 (3) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (4) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942 (5) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9Said to promote longevity.
~PARSLEY^1Carum petroselinum^2^3(1) diuretic: Tends to increase the discharge of urine.(2) emmenagogue: Induces or hastens menstrual flow.^4(1) amenorrhoea. (2) antispasmodic. (3) bladder ailments. (4) cholecystitis: Inflammation of the gallbladder.(5) colitis: Inflammation of the colon.(6) dysmenorrhea: Painful menstruation.(7) gastritis. (8) gravel: The sandlike granular material of urinary calculi.(9) kidney ailments. (10) stones: Mineral concretions in an organ, such as the kidney or gallbladder, or other body part.^5iron, potassium, vitamin A, B vitamins, vitamin B1, B vitamins2, vitamin P^6Europe^7^8(1) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Nature's Answer (2) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Natural High (3) Nature's Way; 10 Mountain Springs Parkway; P.O. Box 4000; Springville, Utah; 84663; 1-800-9-NATURE (4) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (5) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (6) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942 (7) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9Parsley is one of the best diuretics, and is also used to freshen breath. Parsley is the richest source of vitamin A, containing even more than carrots.
~PASSION FLOWER^1Passiflora incarnata^2^3(1) antispasmodic: Relieves or prevents spasms, especially of smooth muscle.(2) arterial sedative. (3) hallucinogen: Induces hallucination.(4) MAO inhibitor. (5) muscle relaxant. (6) narcotic: Reduces pain, alters mood and behavior, and usually induces sleep or stupor.(7) sedative: Soothes, calmes, or tranquilizes; reducing or relieving anxiety, stress, irritability, or excitement.(8) tranquilizer: Reduces tension or anxiety.^4(1) agitation: Extreme emotional disturbance; perturbation.(2) migraine: A severe, recurring headache, usually affecting only one side of the head, characterized by sharp pain and often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and visual disturbances. Also called megrim.(3) nausea: A feeling of sickness in the stomach characterized by an urge to vomit.(4) neurogenic pain: Pain originating in the nerves or nervous tissue.^5harmala alkaloids, harmine^6southern U.S., West Indies^7^8(1) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Nature's Answer (2) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Natural High (3) Wyoming Wildcrafters; P.O. Box 3876; Jackson, WY 83001; tel. 1-307-733-6731 (4) Magic Garden Herb Co.; P.O. Box 332; Fairfax, CA 94930 (5) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (6) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (7) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942 (8) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Eclectic Institute (9) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Herb Pharm (10) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Nature's Answer (11) ...of the jungle; p.o. box 1801; sebastopol, ca 95473 (12) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560^9It may be smoked or steeped as a tea (1/2 oz./1 pt. boiled water). It is a fast-acting narcotic and sedative. The fruit is used for conserves and flavoring. When smoked, it produces a very mild, short-lasting marijuana-like high. May cause nausea. Harmala alkaloids are short-term MAO inhibitors, and are dangerous when combined with certain foods and/or drugs.
~PATCHOULI^1Pogostemon patchouli^2^3(1) aphrodisiac: Arouses or intensifies sexual desire.(2) appetite suppressant. (3) cosmetic: Beautifies the body, especially the face and hair.^4^5^6Malaysia^7^8(1) ...of the jungle; p.o. box 1801; sebastopol, ca 95473 (2) Magic Garden Herb Co.; P.O. Box 332; Fairfax, CA 94930 (3) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (4) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (5) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942 (6) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9Where they can be procured fresh, the leaves are bruised and spread on floors to arouse erotic feelings. Also used as a perfume base for cosmetics, and is imported for this purpose by many countries. Used in combination with Spirulina to deaden the appetite naturally - this combination being one of the strongest herbal appetite suppressants known.
~PAU D'ARCO^1Tanebuia altissima^2^3(1) blood purifier.^4(1) AIDS: A severe immunological disorder caused by the retrovirus HIV, resulting in a defect in cell-mediated immune response that is manifested by increased susceptibility to opportunistic infections and to certain rare cancers, especially Kaposi's sarcoma. It is transmitted primarily by venereal routes or exposure to contaminated blood or blood products.(2) candida: Any of the pathogenic yeastlike imperfect fungi of the genus Candida.(3) dermatitis: Inflammation of the skin.(4) eczema: A noncontagious inflammation of the skin, characterized chiefly by redness, itching, and the outbreak of lesions that may discharge serous matter and become encrusted and scaly.(5) gout: A disturbance of uric-acid metabolism occurring predominantly in males, characterized by painful inflammation of the joints, especially of the feet and hands, and arthritic attacks resulting from elevated levels of uric acid in the blood and the deposition of urate crystals around the joints. The condition can become chronic and result in deformity.^5^6Andes^7^8(1) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Nature's Answer (2) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Natural High (3) Nature's Way; 10 Mountain Springs Parkway; P.O. Box 4000; Springville, Utah; 84663; 1-800-9-NATURE (4) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Rainbow Light (5) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Source Naturals (6) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Zand Herbal Formulas (7) Wyoming Wildcrafters; P.O. Box 3876; Jackson, WY 83001; tel. 1-307-733-6731 (8) ...of the jungle; p.o. box 1801; sebastopol, ca 95473 (9) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (10) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (11) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Herb Pharm (12) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Nature's Answer^9Healing herb used by the Incas. Regarded as superior for all immune system related problems.
~PEA^1Pisum sativum^2^3^4^5copper, fiber, manganese, vitamin A, B vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin P^6^7^8(1) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118^9 ~PEACH^1Prunus persica^2^3^4^5iron, vitamin A, B vitamins, vitamin B1, vitamin B17^6^7^8(1) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (2) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9The kernel contains vitamin B17. Dried Peaches contain iron.
~PEANUT^1Arachis hypogaea^2^3^4^5alanine, inositol, phenylalanine, tryptophan, B vitamins, vitamin B1, vitamin F^6^7^8^9 ~PELLITORY^1Anacyclus pyrethrum^2pyrethrum^3^4(1) neuralgia: Sharp, severe paroxysmal pain extending along a nerve or group of nerves.(2) pain: An unpleasant sensation occurring in varying degrees of severity as a consequence of injury, disease, or emotional disorder.(3) toothache: An aching pain in or near a tooth.^5^6South of France, Spain^7^8^9Used as a tincture to relieve neuralgia and toothache. The navigator Vasco da Gama, who had an impacted wisdom tooth, carried it with him on his epic voyage.
~PELLITORY-OF-THE-WALL^1Parietaria officinalis^2pellitory^3(1) diuretic: Tends to increase the discharge of urine.(2) laxative: Stimulates evacuation of the bowels.^4(1) gravel: The sandlike granular material of urinary calculi.(2) urinary ailments.^5^6Europe^7^8^9Has produced powerful results when used to treat urinary ailments and gravel. Used by pregnant women as a mild laxative.
~PERIWINKLE^1Vinca major^2^3(1) astringent: Draws together or constricts tissues; styptic.(2) tonic: Restores or increases body tone, producing or stimulating physical, mental, or emotional vigor.^4(1) menorrhagia: Abnormally heavy or extended menstrual flow.(2) metrorrhagia. (3) rectal lesions:
^5^6Warmer parts of Europe^7^8(1) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Nature's Answer (2) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (3) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942 (4) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9
~PERUVIAN BALSAM^1Myroxylon Pereirae^2^3(1) stimulant: Temporarily arouses or accelerates physiological or organic activity.^4(1) catarrh: Inflammation of mucous membranes, especially of the nose and throat.(2) eczema: A noncontagious inflammation of the skin, characterized chiefly by redness, itching, and the outbreak of lesions that may discharge serous matter and become encrusted and scaly.(3) leucorrhea. (4) ringworm: Any of a number of contagious skin diseases caused by several related fungi, characterized by ring-shaped, scaly, itching patches on the skin.(5) skin troubles.^5^6South America^7^8^9Used as a lotion for skin troubles.
~PEYOTE^1Lophophora williamsii^2devil's root, dumpling cactus, mescal button, pellote, sacred mushroom^3(1) cardiac: Relating to the heart.(2) emetic: Causes vomiting.(3) narcotic: Reduces pain, alters mood and behavior, and usually induces sleep or stupor.^4(1) painful joints.^5mescaline^6^7^8^9The dried buttons have been used as a sacrament in Mexico for 3000 years. It is used to gain knowledge, prophesize the future, and for almost every type of illness. It is also applied externally to painful joints.
~PICHI^1Fabiana imbricata^2^3(1) diuretic: Tends to increase the discharge of urine.(2) hepatic: Acts on the liver.(3) stimulant: Temporarily arouses or accelerates physiological or organic activity.^4(1) catarrh: Inflammation of mucous membranes, especially of the nose and throat.(2) kidney ailments. (3) liver ailments.^5^6South America^7^8^9Regarded as a very effective hepatic.~PINE^1Tsuga canadensis^2hemlock bak, pine bark^3(1) astringent: Draws together or constricts tissues; styptic.^4(1) leucorrhea.^5^6Canada^7^8(1) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Ellon (2) Magic Garden Herb Co.; P.O. Box 332; Fairfax, CA 94930 (3) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9A very strong astringent, used by women for the treatment of leucorrhea. Regarded as excellent for tanning high-grade leather.
~PINEAPPLE^1Ananas comosus^2^3(1) digestive: Aids digestion.^4(1) indigestion: Inability to digest or difficulty in digesting something, especially food.^5bromelin, vitamin C^6^7^8(1) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118^9Contains the enzyme bromelin, which is an aid to digestion.
~PIPILZINTZINTLI^1Salvia divinorum^2salvia^3(1) hallucinogen: Induces hallucination.^4^5psilocybin^6Southern Mexico^7^8(1) ...of the jungle; p.o. box 1801; sebastopol, ca 95473^9Pipilzintzintli is a hallucinogen similar to psilocybin with colorful visual patterns, but milder and lasting only 2 hours. Some people experience nausea during the first 1/2 hour; otherwise no unpleasant or harmful side effects are known. Salvia divinorum can only be found in Mexico, where it is extremely rare. About 70 large fresh leaves are thoroughly chewed and swallowed or crushed and soaked in 1 pt. water for 1 hour, strained, and drunk.
~PIPSISSIWA^1Chimaphila umbellata^2ground holly^3(1) alterative: Tends to restore to normal health.(2) tonic: Restores or increases body tone, producing or stimulating physical, mental, or emotional vigor.^4(1) kidney ailments. (2) rheumatoid ailments. (3) stomach ailments. (4) typhus: Any of several forms of infectious disease caused by rickettsia, especially those transmitted by fleas, lice, or mites, and characterized generally by severe headache, sustained high fever, depression, delirium, and the eruption of red rashes on the skin. Also called prison fever, ship fever, typhus fever.^5^6Northern Hemisphere^7shady forests^8^9It is said to quickly restore mobility to those who feel run down and debilitated. A hot infusion is used to induce perspiration in the treatment of typhus. The berries are eaten for stomach ailments. A decoction of the plant is used as a tonic, and to treat rheumatism and kidney ailments.
~POMEGRANATE^1Punica granatum^2^3^4^5potassium^6^7^8^9
~POPPY^1Papaver somniferum^2^3(1) anodyne: Soothes or eliminates pain.(2) narcotic: Reduces pain, alters mood and behavior, and usually induces sleep or stupor.^4(1) pain: An unpleasant sensation occurring in varying degrees of severity as a consequence of injury, disease, or emotional disorder.^5^6Asia, Europe^7^8^9The poppy is famous for its ability to ease pain. It is a strong narcotic, however, and should be used only on prescription.
~PSYLLIUM^1Plantago ovata^2fleawort^3(1) demulcent: Soothes or softens; used especially to relieve pain in inflamed or irritated mucous membranes.
(2) laxative: Stimulates evacuation of the bowels.^4^5^6India^7^8(1) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Natural High (2) Nature's Way; 10 Mountain Springs Parkway; P.O. Box 4000; Springville, Utah; 84663; 1-800-9-NATURE (3) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Source Naturals (4) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (5) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942^9When the seeds are soaked they swell into a demulcent mass which, when taken, soothes and cleans the bowels. Used to produce natural bulk and maintain intestinal health. Slows the absorption of carbohydrates, thus helping to control blood sugar levels.
~PUFFBALL^1Lycoperdon bovista^2^3(1) narcotic: Reduces pain, alters mood and behavior, and usually induces sleep or stupor.^4^5^6Europe^7heath land, pastures, woods^8^9If burned its smoke has a slight narcotic effect and can be used to stupefy bees.
~PUMPKIN^1Cucurbita pepo^2^3^4(1) prostate problems.^5alanine, folic acid, phenylalanine, B vitamins, vitamin B1, vitamin B15, zinc^6^7^8(1) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Nature's Answer (2) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9Said to cure even the most difficult prostate problems.
~RAPE DOS INDIOS^1Maquira sclerophylla^2^3(1) hallucinogen: Induces hallucination.^4^5^6Brazilian Amazon^7^8^9A hallucinogenic snuff prepared from the dried fruit was once used in ceremonies by Indians in the Pariana region of the Brazilian Amazon, but encroaching civilization has ended this custom.
~RASPBERRY^1Rubus idaeus^2^3(1) astringent: Draws together or constricts tissues; styptic.^4(1) common cold. (2) morning sickness. (3) mouth sores. (4) pyorrhea: Purulent inflammation of the gums and tooth sockets, often leading to loosening of the teeth.(5) ulcers: Lesions of the skin or a mucous membrane such as the one lining the stomach or duodenum that is accompanied by formation of pus and necrosis of surrounding tissue, usually resulting from inflammation or ischemia.(6) wounds: Injuries in which the skin or other external surface is torn, pierced, cut, or otherwise broken.^5vitamin A, B vitamins, vitamin B1, vitamin C^6Cosmopolitan^7^8(1) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Nature's Answer (2) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Natural High (3) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Zand Herbal Formulas (4) Wyoming Wildcrafters; P.O. Box 3876; Jackson, WY 83001; tel. 1-307-733-6731 (5) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (6) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (7) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942 (8) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Eclectic Institute (9) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Nature's Answer (10) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691 (11) Trout Lake Farm; 149 Little Mountain Road; Trout Lake, WA 98650^9Can be used as a mouthwash, and to clean wounds. Especially good for strengthening the uterus. Taken by pregnant women to ease childbirth, prevents premature labor and miscarriage and increases milk flow. The leaf contains vitamin B1.
~RED POPPY^1Papaver rhoseas^2corn poppy, poppy^3(1) anodyne: Soothes or eliminates pain.(2) expectorant: Promotes or facilitates the secretion or expulsion of phlegm, mucus, or other matter from the respiratory tract.^4(1) cough: An illness marked by frequent coughing.^5^6^7^8^9Frequently used in cough misxtures.~RED ROSE^1Rosa gallica^2french rose^3(1) astringent: Draws together or constricts tissues; styptic.(2) tonic: Restores or increases body tone, producing or stimulating physical, mental, or emotional vigor.^4(1) arteriosclerosis. (2) common cold.^5B vitamins2, vitamin C, vitamin P^6Warmer parts of Europe^7^8^9Referred to in medieval times as the tonic for lovers. Its principal use now is to provide a base for perfumery. Its hips contain more vitamin C than any other food.~REISHI^1Ganoderma lucidum^2ling zhi, reishi mushroom^3^4(1) AIDS: A severe immunological disorder caused by the retrovirus HIV, resulting in a defect in cell-mediated immune response that is manifested by increased susceptibility to opportunistic infections and to certain rare cancers, especially Kaposi's sarcoma. It is transmitted primarily by venereal routes or exposure to contaminated blood or blood products.(2) arthritis: Inflammation of a joint or joints resulting in pain and swelling.(3) asthma: A chronic respiratory disease, often arising from allergies, that is characterized by sudden recurring attacks of labored breathing, chest constriction, and coughing.(4) bronchitis: Chronic or acute inflammation of the mucous membrane of the bronchial tubes.(5) insomnia: Chronic inability to fall asleep or remain asleep for an adequate length of time.(6) cancer: Any of various malignant neoplasms characterized by the proliferation of anaplastic cells that tend to invade surrounding tissue and metastasize to new body sites.^5^6^7^8^9Ihe "mushroom of deathlessness" has a long association with increased spiritual energy and longevity. It aids circulation and lowers blood pressure, while reducing heart strain. It boosts the immune system and reduces free radicals.~RICE^1Oryza sativa^2brown rice^3^4(1) indigestion: Inability to digest or difficulty in digesting something, especially food.^5arginine, PABA, B vitamins, vitamin B1, vitamin B15, vitamin F, vitamin H^6^7^8(1) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118^9This easily digested grains is the staple of half the world. The sprouts relieve indigestion and strengthen the spleen and stomach.
~ROSEMARY^1Rosmarinus officinalis^2^3(1) nervine. (2) sharpens memory.^4(1) baldness: Lacking hair on the head.(2) flatulence: The presence of excessive gas in the digestive tract.(3) halitosis: The condition of having stale or foul-smelling breath.(4) migraine: A severe, recurring headache, usually affecting only one side of the head, characterized by sharp pain and often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and visual disturbances. Also called megrim.^5^6Near East, Southern Europe^7^8(1) Pittsburgh Spice and Seasoning Company; 102 33rd Street; Pittsburgh, PA 15201 (2) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Nature's Answer (3) Magic Garden Herb Co.; P.O. Box 332; Fairfax, CA 94930 (4) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (5) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (6) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942 (7) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9Said to be especially good for persistent headaches and migraine. Freshens breath. Stimulates bile releases from gallbladder, relieves gas and sharpens memory. Used as a hair rinse to aid balding. Large amounts taken internally can cause fatal poisoning.
~RUSSIAN KNOTGRASS^1Polygonum erectum^2knotgrass^3(1) astringent: Draws together or constricts tissues; styptic.^4(1) diarrhea: Excessive and frequent evacuation of watery feces, usually indicating gastrointestinal distress or disorder.^5^6Russia^7^8^9Used to relieve children's diarrhea.
~RYE^1Secale cereale^2^3^4^5vitamin F^6^7^8^9 ~SAGE^1Salvia officinalis^2salvia^3(1) astringent: Draws together or constricts tissues; styptic.(2) digestive: Aids digestion.^4(1) esophageal irritation. (2) laryngitis: Inflammation of the larynx.(3) pharyngeal irritation. (4) sore throat. (5) tonsillitis: Inflammation of the tonsils.(6) quinsy: Acute inflammation of the tonsils and the surrounding tissue, often leading to the formation of an abscess.^5^6^7^8(1) Pittsburgh Spice and Seasoning Company; 102 33rd Street; Pittsburgh, PA 15201 (2) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Nature's Answer (3) Magic Garden Herb Co.; P.O. Box 332; Fairfax, CA 94930 (4) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (5) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (6) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942 (7) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Nature's Answer (8) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691 (9) Trout Lake Farm; 149 Little Mountain Road; Trout Lake, WA 98650 (10) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (11) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560^9Used as a gargle and mouthwash for gums, sore throats and tonsillitis. Helps digest rich foods. Helps decrease milk production when weaning.
~SAGEBRUSH^1Artemisia tridentata^2mescaha, sage^3(1) antiseptic: Capable of preventing infection by inhibiting the growth of microorganisms.^4(1) wounds: Injuries in which the skin or other external surface is torn, pierced, cut, or otherwise broken.^5^6north Mexican desert, southwest U.S.^7desert^8^9It can be used as an antiseptic for bathing wounds, and as a hair rinse.
~SAN ISIDRO^1Psilocybe cubensis^2psilocybe mushroom^3(1) hallucinogen: Induces hallucination.^4^5psilocin, psilocybin^6Central America^7cow dung^8^9Mushrooms are consumed on empty stomach. The number depends upon size, species, time of harvest, and the individual's tolerance. Reported effects include muscular relaxation and mild visual changes during the first 15-30 minutes followed by giddiness, straying of concentration, visual and auditory hallucinations, lassitude, and feelings of disassociation without loss of awareness. Peak is 1-1.5 hours after ingestion. Total experience lasts approximately 6 hours. Taken too soon after food may cause nausea. Mazatec Indians claim that constant use of these mushrooms over extended period will accelerate the aging process. Normal use by adults does not indicate toxicity. Many related species may be found wild throughout USA and Canada. Do not consume mushrooms gathered wild until positively indentified by expert mycologist.
~SAN PEDRO^1Trichocereus pachanoi^2^3(1) hallucinogen: Induces hallucination.^4^53-methoxytyramine, homoveratrylamine, mescaline^6Ecuador, Peru^7^8(1) ...of the jungle; p.o. box 1801; sebastopol, ca 95473^9Similar to peyote but more tranquil. Contains mescaline, which causes nausea in some people. It is taken a little at a time for about an hour to avoid a chemical shock to the system. Normal dosage is a piece 3 inches in diameter and 3 to 6 inches long. This is either peeled and eaten, or boiled in 1 quart of water for 2 hours, then strained.
~SARSAPARILLA^1Smilax officinalis^2^3^4(1) benign prostatic hypertrophy. (2) gonad steroid deficiencies. (3) semi-eroded cervix.^5hormones^6^7^8(1) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Nature's Answer (2) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Natural High (3) Nature's Way; 10 Mountain Springs Parkway; P.O. Box 4000; Springville, Utah; 84663; 1-800-9-NATURE (4) Wyoming Wildcrafters; P.O. Box 3876; Jackson, WY 83001; tel. 1-307-733-6731 (5) Magic Garden Herb Co.; P.O. Box 332; Fairfax, CA 94930 (6) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (7) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (8) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942 (9) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Herb Pharm (10) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Nature's Answer (11) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9 ~SAW PALMETTO^1Serenoa serrulata^2sabal^3(1) aphrodisiac: Arouses or intensifies sexual desire.(2) diuretic: Tends to increase the discharge of urine.(3) irritant: Causes irritation, especially physical irritation.(4) sedative: Soothes, calmes, or tranquilizes; reducing or relieving anxiety, stress, irritability, or excitement.^4(1) gland infections. (2) prostate irritation. (3) urethritis: Inflammation of the urethra.^5^6Pacific coast of North America^7^8(1) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Nature's Answer (2) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Natural High (3) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Zand Herbal Formulas (4) Wyoming Wildcrafters; P.O. Box 3876; Jackson, WY 83001; tel. 1-307-733-6731 (5) Magic Garden Herb Co.; P.O. Box 332; Fairfax, CA 94930 (6) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (7) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (8) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942 (9) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Eclectic Institute (10) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Herb Pharm (11) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Nature's Answer^9Considered to have an amazing aphrodisiac effect, it is said to preserve virility into old age. It is safe and without irritant effects.
~SCARLET PIMPERNEL^1Anagallis arvensis^2pimpernel^3^4^5poison^6^7^8^9Can be poisonous and should be used with caution.
~SCHIZANDRA^1Schisandra chinesnsis^2fruit of five flavors, magnolia vine^3(1) anti-aging. (2) stimulant: Temporarily arouses or accelerates physiological or organic activity.(3) promotes endurance. (4) aids concentration.^4(1) AIDS: A severe immunological disorder caused by the retrovirus HIV, resulting in a defect in cell-mediated immune response that is manifested by increased susceptibility to opportunistic infections and to certain rare cancers, especially Kaposi's sarcoma. It is transmitted primarily by venereal routes or exposure to contaminated blood or blood products.(2) infection: Invasion by and multiplication of pathogenic microorganisms in a bodily part or tissue, which may produce subsequent tissue injury and progress to overt disease through a variety of cellular or toxic mechanisms.(3) depression: A psychotic or neurotic condition characterized by an inability to concentrate, insomnia, and feelings of extreme sadness, dejection, and hopelessness.(4) high blood pressure.^5^6China^7woodland^8^9The berries harmonize the processes of the internal organs and help control the balance of the body's physiological processes. They increase oxygen absorbtion and boost the immune system.~SCULLCAP^1Scutellaria laterifolia^2skullcap^3(1) nervine. (2) tonic: Restores or increases body tone, producing or stimulating physical, mental, or emotional vigor.^4(1) convulsions: Intense, paroxysmal, involuntary muscular contractions.(2) infection: Invasion by and multiplication of pathogenic microorganisms in a bodily part or tissue, which may produce subsequent tissue injury and progress to overt disease through a variety of cellular or toxic mechanisms.(3) hysteria: A neurosis characterized by the presentation of a physical ailment without an organic cause, sleepwalking, amnesia, episodes of hallucinations, and other mental and behavioral aberrations.(4) insomnia: Chronic inability to fall asleep or remain asleep for an adequate length of time.(5) irritability: The quality or state of being irritable; testiness or petulance.(6) leg cramps. (7) myalgia: Muscular pain or tenderness, especially when diffuse and nonspecific.(8) neuralgia: Sharp, severe paroxysmal pain extending along a nerve or group of nerves.(9) pain: An unpleasant sensation occurring in varying degrees of severity as a consequence of injury, disease, or emotional disorder.(10) restlessness: Not able to rest, relax, or be still.(11) saint vitus dance: A nervous disorder occurring chiefly in childhood or during pregnancy, closely associated with rheumatic fever, and characterized by rapid, jerky, involuntary movements of the body. Also called Sydenham's chorea
(12) sciatica: Pain along the sciatic nerve usually caused by a herniated disk of the lumbar region of the spine and radiating to the buttocks and to the back of the thigh.(13) tension: Mental, emotional, or nervous strain.(14) tremors: Involuntary tremblings or quiverings, as from nervous agitation or weakness.
^5^6United States^7^8(1) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Nature's Answer (2) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Natural High (3) Nature's Way; 10 Mountain Springs Parkway; P.O. Box 4000; Springville, Utah; 84663; 1-800-9-NATURE (4) Wyoming Wildcrafters; P.O. Box 3876; Jackson, WY 83001; tel. 1-307-733-6731 (5) Magic Garden Herb Co.; P.O. Box 332; Fairfax, CA 94930 (6) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (7) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (8) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942 (9) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Eclectic Institute (10) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Herb Pharm (11) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Nature's Answer (12) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9Can be safely taken by persons of any age under any conditions. It sometimes will anesthetize fingers, lips, and toes.
~SCURVY GRASS^1Cochlearia officinalis^2^3^4(1) complexion blemishes: Imperfections that mar or impair the natural color, texture, and appearance of the skin, especially of the face.^5^6Southern England^7^8^9Considered most effective method of allaying complexion blemishes. It was carried on all ships on long passages up to a century ago to prevent scurvy. Also used as a gargle.
~SELF-HEAL^1Prunella vulgaris^2all-heal, blue curls, brownwort, carpenter's herb, carpenter's weed, hercules woundwort, hock-heal, sicklewort, woundwort^3(1) antispasmodic: Relieves or prevents spasms, especially of smooth muscle.(2) astringent: Draws together or constricts tissues; styptic.(3) bitter tonic. (4) diuretic: Tends to increase the discharge of urine.(5) styptic: tends to check bleeding by contracting the tissues or blood vessels; hemostatic.(6) vermifuge: Causes expulsion of intestinal worms; anthelmintic.
(7) vulnerary: Is used in healing or treating wounds.^4(1) bronchial ailments. (2) diarrhea: Excessive and frequent evacuation of watery feces, usually indicating gastrointestinal distress or disorder.(3) hemorrhage: Excessive discharge of blood from the blood vessels; profuse bleeding.(4) pharyngitis: Inflammation of the pharynx.(5) stomatitis: Inflammation of the mucous tissue of the mouth.(6) throat ailments. (7) thrush: A contagious disease caused by a fungus, Candida albicans, that occurs most often in infants and children, characterized by small whitish eruptions on the mouth, throat, and tongue, and usually accompanied by fever, colic, and diarrhea.(8) wounds: Injuries in which the skin or other external surface is torn, pierced, cut, or otherwise broken.^5^6Great Britain^7^8^9Was once used by opera singers for throat ailments.
~SERLIK^1Polypodium fragrans^2polypody^3^4^5^6East Siberia^7^8^9
~SHALLOT^1^2^3^4^5iron^6^7^8(1) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118^9 ~SHANSI^1Coriaria thymifolia^2^3(1) hallucinogen: Induces hallucination.(2) stuporific.^4^5coriamyrtine, coriatine, pseudotutine, sesquiterpenes, tutine^6Andes^7^8(1) ...of the jungle; p.o. box 1801; sebastopol, ca 95473^9Little is known about this plant. Some tribes regard it as toxic. Those who have used it report sensations of flight. Large doses may cause stupor, coma, convulsions. The berries are usually eaten, but the active substances are also in the leaves.~SHIITAKE^1Lentinula edodes^2^3(1) anticancer. (2) tonic: Restores or increases body tone, producing or stimulating physical, mental, or emotional vigor.^4(1) anemia: A pathological deficiency in the oxygen-carrying component of the blood, measured in unit volume concentrations of hemoglobin, red blood cell volume, or red blood cell number.(2) diabetes: Any of several metabolic disorders marked by excessive discharge of urine and persistent thirst, especially one of the two types of diabetes mellitus.
(3) cancer: Any of various malignant neoplasms characterized by the proliferation of anaplastic cells that tend to invade surrounding tissue and metastasize to new body sites.(4) high blood pressure. (5) high cholesterol.^5amino acids^6^7^8^9 ~SO'KSI^1Mirabilis multiflora^2jalap^3(1) hallucinogen: Induces hallucination.^4^5^6Arizona, Colorado, Northern Mexico, Utah^7among rocks and shrubs, elevations of 2500-5000 ft, on hillsides^8(1) ...of the jungle; p.o. box 1801; sebastopol, ca 95473 (2) ...of the jungle; p.o. box 1801; sebastopol, ca 95473^9Used by Hopi medicine men for diagnostic divination. No known negative effects. The large root is chewed and juice is swallowed. Root of similar species Mirabilis jalapa (four-o'clocks) may possess similar activity, but it is also a powerful emetic. Mirabilis multiflora has 2-5 flowers per calyx; Mirabilis jalapa has only one.
~SOAPWORT^1Saponaria officinalis^2fuller's herb^3^4(1) skin diseases.^5^6Europe^7^8(1) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (2) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118^9Used as an infusion it is a very soothing and effective cure for skin diseases. It is much used in the brewing industry.
~SOLOMON'S SEAL^1Polygonatum multiflorum^2^3(1) astringent: Draws together or constricts tissues; styptic.(2) demulcent: Soothes or softens; used especially to relieve pain in inflamed or irritated mucous membranes.
(3) tonic: Restores or increases body tone, producing or stimulating physical, mental, or emotional vigor.^4(1) women's disorders.^5^6Great Britain^7^8(1) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (2) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942 (3) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9Makes a good complexion lotion.
~SORREL^1^2^3^4^5fiber, iron, vitamin A, vitamin C^6^7^8(1) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9
~SOURSOP^1Anona muricata^2corossol, guanabana, prickly custard apple^3^4^5^6Tropical America^7^8^9Very tasty indeed.~SOUTH AFRICAN PERIWINKLE^1Vinca rosa^2periwinkle^3^4(1) diabetes: Any of several metabolic disorders marked by excessive discharge of urine and persistent thirst, especially one of the two types of diabetes mellitus.
^5^6South Africa^7^8^9This plant has recently been shown to be an effective treatment for diabetes. Its performance is said to be authoritatively authenticated in South Africa, where it has been the subject of much experimentation.~SOUTHERNWOOD^1Artemisia abrotanum^2^3(1) stimulant: Temporarily arouses or accelerates physiological or organic activity.^4(1) suppressed menstruation.^5^6Europe^7^8(1) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (2) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118^9Infusions have been taken by women since Roman times to encourage menstruation. It is also a mild stimulant.
~SOY BEAN^1Glycine max^2bean, soya bean^3(1) hydrogue.^4^5alanine, phenylalanine, protein, vitamin E, vitamin F^6China^7^8^9Recent discoveries reveal that it has hydrogue qualities: it can dehydrate the body by voiding water from the tissues. It is used to make tofu.
~SPEARMINT^1Mentha viridis^2^3(1) carminative: Induces the expulsion of gas from the stomach and intestines.(2) stimulant: Temporarily arouses or accelerates physiological or organic activity.^4(1) colic: Severe abdominal pain caused by spasm, obstruction, or distention of any of the hollow viscera, such as the intestines. Often a condition of early infancy, colic is marked by chronic irritability and crying.(2) gravel: The sandlike granular material of urinary calculi.(3) painful urination. (4) spasms: Sudden, involuntary contractions of a muscle or group of muscles.^5^6Northern Hemisphere^7^8(1) Magic Garden Herb Co.; P.O. Box 332; Fairfax, CA 94930 (2) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (3) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (4) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942 (5) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9One of the very best carminatives. Its action is certain and gentle, and is particularly suitable for the very young and the very old. Relieves suppressed and painful urination and gravel in the bladder.
~SPEEDWELL^1Veronica officinalis^2european tea^3(1) diuretic: Tends to increase the discharge of urine.^4^5^6Europe^7^8(1) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942^9
~SPINACH^1Spinacia oleracea^2^3^4^5potassium, vitamin A, B vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin P^6^7^8(1) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118^9 ~SPIRULINA^1^2^3(1) appetite suppressant.^4(1) obesity: The condition of being obese; increased body weight caused by excessive accumulation of fat.^5^6^7ocean^8(1) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Earthrise (2) Nature's Way; 10 Mountain Springs Parkway; P.O. Box 4000; Springville, Utah; 84663; 1-800-9-NATURE (3) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Rainbow Light (4) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Source Naturals (5) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118^9When taken minutes before meals it lessens the desire for food. It is one of the most concentrated sources of nutrition. It is an especially strong appetite suppressant when combined with Patchouli.~SPOTTED SPURGE^1Euphorbia maculata^2black scourge, bowman's root, milk purselane, spotted euphorbia, yerba de la golondrina^3(1) laxative: Stimulates evacuation of the bowels.(2) strong purgative.^4(1) skin eruptions. (2) sores: Open skin lesions, wounds, or ulcers.(3) warts: Hard, rough lumps growing on the skin, caused by infection with certain viruses and occurring typically on the hands or feet.^5^6North Ameirica^7^8^9The milky sap is a strong purgative and gentle laxative, when taken internally. The sap is rubbed on the skin to treat warts, sores, and skin eruptions.
~SQUILL^1Urginea maritima^2^3(1) cathartic: Purges the bowels; a laxative.(2) diuretic: Tends to increase the discharge of urine.(3) expectorant: Promotes or facilitates the secretion or expulsion of phlegm, mucus, or other matter from the respiratory tract.^4(1) asthma: A chronic respiratory disease, often arising from allergies, that is characterized by sudden recurring attacks of labored breathing, chest constriction, and coughing.(2) bronchial ailments. (3) catarrh: Inflammation of mucous membranes, especially of the nose and throat.^5^6North Africa, Southern Europe^7^8^9It is used in hundreds of ethical and proprietary medicines.
~ST. JOHN'S WORT^1Hypericum perforatum^2^3(1) diuretic: Tends to increase the discharge of urine.(2) expectorant: Promotes or facilitates the secretion or expulsion of phlegm, mucus, or other matter from the respiratory tract.(3) poison: Causes injury, illness, or death.^4(1) agitation: Extreme emotional disturbance; perturbation.(2) AIDS: A severe immunological disorder caused by the retrovirus HIV, resulting in a defect in cell-mediated immune response that is manifested by increased susceptibility to opportunistic infections and to certain rare cancers, especially Kaposi's sarcoma. It is transmitted primarily by venereal routes or exposure to contaminated blood or blood products.(3) cough: An illness marked by frequent coughing.(4) depression: A psychotic or neurotic condition characterized by an inability to concentrate, insomnia, and feelings of extreme sadness, dejection, and hopelessness.^5hypericin, poison^6Great Britain^7^8(1) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Nature's Answer (2) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Natural High (3) Nature's Way; 10 Mountain Springs Parkway; P.O. Box 4000; Springville, Utah; 84663; 1-800-9-NATURE (4) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Rainbow Light (5) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Zand Herbal Formulas (6) Wyoming Wildcrafters; P.O. Box 3876; Jackson, WY 83001; tel. 1-307-733-6731 (7) Middle Middle Farms; 75 SMC; LaVeta, CO 81055; Ph. 719 742-5315 (8) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (9) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (10) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (11) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942 (12) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Eclectic Institute (13) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Herb Pharm (14) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Nature's Answer (15) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691 (16) Trout Lake Farm; 149 Little Mountain Road; Trout Lake, WA 98650 (17) Middle Middle Farms; 75 SMC; LaVeta, CO 81055; Ph. 719 742-5315^9Hypericin, the active ingredient, might become a useful AIDS therapy, having the ability to inhibit retroviral infections in animal and laboratory tests. It must be used carefully, because large doses have poisoned grazing animals when they fed on it.
~STAR ANISE^1Illicium verum^2chinese anise^3(1) appetizer: Stimulates the appetite.
(2) digestive: Aids digestion.^4(1) chest pain. (2) rheumatism: Any of several pathological conditions of the muscles, tendons, joints, bones, or nerves, characterized by discomfort and disability.(3) flatulence: The presence of excessive gas in the digestive tract.^5^6^7^8^9 ~STEVIA^1Stevia rebaudiana^2^3^4^5stevioside^6^7^8^9The leaves contains the substance "stevioside", which is 250 times sweeter than sugar.~STILLINGIA^1Stillingia sylvatica^2cockup hat, marcory, queen's delight, queen's root, silver leaf, yaw root^3(1) cathartic: Purges the bowels; a laxative.(2) diuretic: Tends to increase the discharge of urine.(3) emetic: Causes vomiting.^4^5^6^7^8^9 ~STORAX^1Liquidambar orientalis^2sweet gum^3(1) aphrodisiac: Arouses or intensifies sexual desire.(2) expectorant: Promotes or facilitates the secretion or expulsion of phlegm, mucus, or other matter from the respiratory tract.(3) stimulant: Temporarily arouses or accelerates physiological or organic activity.^4(1) fungus infection. (2) scabies: A contagious skin disease caused by a parasitic mite (Sarcoptes scabiei) and characterized by intense itching.^5^6Turkey^7^8^9Known to be one of the best expectorants, it is also a powerful stimulant of special value for its aphrodisiac qualities. It is usually made up into ointments.
~SUMA^1Pfaffia paniculata^2amazon ginseng^3^4(1) cancer: Any of various malignant neoplasms characterized by the proliferation of anaplastic cells that tend to invade surrounding tissue and metastasize to new body sites.^5^6^7^8^9 ~SWEET POTATO^1Ipomoea batatas^2potato^3^4^5potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C^6^7^8^9 ~SWISS CHARD^1^2^3^4^5iron, potassium, vitamin A^6^7^8^9 ~SYRIAN RUE^1Peganum harmala^2rue^3(1) hallucinogen: Induces hallucination.^4^5^6Middle East^7^8(1) ...of the jungle; p.o. box 1801; sebastopol, ca 95473 (2) ...of the jungle; p.o. box 1801; sebastopol, ca 95473^9One ounce of seeds is thoroughly chewed and swallowed, and is more effective when mixed with tropanes.~TAMARILLO^1^2tree tomato^3^4^5vitamin C^6Peruvian Andes^7^8^9 ~TAMARIND^1Tamarindus indica^2^3(1) anthelmintic: Acts to expel or destroy parasitic intestinal worms.(2) laxative: Stimulates evacuation of the bowels.(3) refrigerant: Lowers body temperature, reducing fever.^4^5^6^7^8^9 ~TANGERINE^1Citrus reticulata^2^3^4^5vitamin C^6^7^8^9
~TANSY^1Tanacetum vulgare^2bitter buttons, hindheal, parsley fern^3(1) abortifacent. (2) anthelmintic: Acts to expel or destroy parasitic intestinal worms.(3) bitter tonic. (4) emmenagogue: Induces or hastens menstrual flow.(5) tonic: Restores or increases body tone, producing or stimulating physical, mental, or emotional vigor.^4(1) bruises: Injuries to underlying tissues or bone in which the skin is not broken, often characterized by ruptured blood vessels and discolorations.(2) hysteria: A neurosis characterized by the presentation of a physical ailment without an organic cause, sleepwalking, amnesia, episodes of hallucinations, and other mental and behavioral aberrations.(3) rheumatism: Any of several pathological conditions of the muscles, tendons, joints, bones, or nerves, characterized by discomfort and disability.(4) worms: Infestation of the intestines or other parts of the body with worms or wormlike parasites; helminthiais.^5^6Europe^7^8(1) Magic Garden Herb Co.; P.O. Box 332; Fairfax, CA 94930 (2) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (3) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9Tansy is one of the oldest known anthelmintics and is usually used to rid children of worms. Tansy can be poisonous, even externally. An overdose can be fatal.~TARRAGON^1Artemisia dracunculus^2estragon^3(1) appetizer: Stimulates the appetite.
(2) digestive: Aids digestion.(3) diuretic: Tends to increase the discharge of urine.(4) emmenagogue: Induces or hastens menstrual flow.(5) hypnotic: Causes sleep; a soporific.(6) stomachic: Strengthens or stimulates the stomach.^4(1) digestive problems. (2) insomnia: Chronic inability to fall asleep or remain asleep for an adequate length of time.^5^6^7^8(1) Pittsburgh Spice and Seasoning Company; 102 33rd Street; Pittsburgh, PA 15201 (2) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (3) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9
~TEA^1Camellia thea^2^3(1) stimulant: Temporarily arouses or accelerates physiological or organic activity.^4^5caffeine^6China^7^8^9 ~TEA TREE^1Melaleuca leucadendron^2cajaput, white tea tree^3^4(1) bruises: Injuries to underlying tissues or bone in which the skin is not broken, often characterized by ruptured blood vessels and discolorations.(2) hiccups: Spasms of the diaphragm resulting in rapid, involuntary inhalations that are stopped by the sudden closure of the glottis and accompanied by a sharp, distinctive sound.(3) rheumatism: Any of several pathological conditions of the muscles, tendons, joints, bones, or nerves, characterized by discomfort and disability.(4) toothache: An aching pain in or near a tooth.^5^6Australia, East Indies^7^8^9Usually made up into lotions and ointments. It is used for all forms of rheumatism and bruises and gives comfort when rubbed on to the gums for sufferers from toothache. A few drops taken on sugar quickly ends hiccups.
~THORN APPLE^1Datura stramonium^2stramonium^3(1) anodyne: Soothes or eliminates pain.(2) narcotic: Reduces pain, alters mood and behavior, and usually induces sleep or stupor.^4(1) asthma: A chronic respiratory disease, often arising from allergies, that is characterized by sudden recurring attacks of labored breathing, chest constriction, and coughing.(2) congestion: An accumulation of excessive blood or tissue fluid in a vessel or an organ.(3) heavy chest colds. (4) lung congestion.^5^6Europe^7^8(1) ...of the jungle; p.o. box 1801; sebastopol, ca 95473^9It is of great value in the treatment of asthma, heavy chest colds and lung congestion. It is also used as an ointment to relieve external inflammation. It is very dangerous and should be used with great caution.
~THUJA^1Thuja occidentalis^2arborvitae, red cedar, tree of life, yellow cedar^3(1) diaphoretic: Produces or increases perspiration.(2) emmenagogue: Induces or hastens menstrual flow.(3) irritant: Causes irritation, especially physical irritation.(4) emmenagogue: Induces or hastens menstrual flow.(5) stimulant: Temporarily arouses or accelerates physiological or organic activity.^4(1) amenorrhoea. (2) cough: An illness marked by frequent coughing.(3) fever: Any of various diseases characterized by abnormally high body temperature.(4) headache: A pain in the head.(5) pain: An unpleasant sensation occurring in varying degrees of severity as a consequence of injury, disease, or emotional disorder.(6) rheumatism: Any of several pathological conditions of the muscles, tendons, joints, bones, or nerves, characterized by discomfort and disability.(7) skin fungal infection. (8) swelling. (9) warts: Hard, rough lumps growing on the skin, caused by infection with certain viruses and occurring typically on the hands or feet.^5^6^7^8(1) Middle Middle Farms; 75 SMC; LaVeta, CO 81055; Ph. 719 742-5315 (2) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Boericke & Tafel^9Used externally for the relief of muscular aches and pains, and rheumatism. Also used in the form of a salve for warts and other skin problems. Taken internally, it is a mild stimulant. Overdose can be fatal.
~THYME^1Thymus vulgaris^2garden thyme^3(1) anthelmintic: Acts to expel or destroy parasitic intestinal worms.(2) antiseptic: Capable of preventing infection by inhibiting the growth of microorganisms.(3) antispasmodic: Relieves or prevents spasms, especially of smooth muscle.(4) carminative: Induces the expulsion of gas from the stomach and intestines.(5) diaphoretic: Produces or increases perspiration.(6) expectorant: Promotes or facilitates the secretion or expulsion of phlegm, mucus, or other matter from the respiratory tract.(7) promotes perspiration. (8) sedative: Soothes, calmes, or tranquilizes; reducing or relieving anxiety, stress, irritability, or excitement.^4(1) bronchial ailments. (2) chronic gastritis. (3) diarrhea: Excessive and frequent evacuation of watery feces, usually indicating gastrointestinal distress or disorder.(4) kidney stones. (5) laryngitis: Inflammation of the larynx.(6) lung ailments. (7) throat ailments. (8) whooping cough: A highly contagious disease of the respiratory system, usually affecting children, that is caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis and is characterized in its advanced stage by spasms of coughing interspersed with deep, noisy inspirations. Also called pertussis.^5^6Europe^7^8(1) Pittsburgh Spice and Seasoning Company; 102 33rd Street; Pittsburgh, PA 15201 (2) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Nature's Answer (3) Magic Garden Herb Co.; P.O. Box 332; Fairfax, CA 94930 (4) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (5) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (6) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942 (7) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9It makes an excellent mouthwash and gargle due to its antiseptic action. Excessive internal use can cause symptoms of poisoning.
~TOBACCO^1Nicotiana tabacum^2^3^4^5nicotine, poison^6^7^8(1) ...of the jungle; p.o. box 1801; sebastopol, ca 95473^9This plant is smoked by millions throughout the world. It contains nicotine, which is a highly addictive, poisonous substance.
~TOMATILLO^1^2^3^4^5niacin, thiamin, vitamin A, vitamin C^6^7^8(1) ...of the jungle; p.o. box 1801; sebastopol, ca 95473^9
~TONKA BEAN^1Dipteryx odorata^2^3(1) aromatic: Fragrant or sweet-smelling.(2) cosmetic: Beautifies the body, especially the face and hair.(3) heart tonic. (4) narcotic: Reduces pain, alters mood and behavior, and usually induces sleep or stupor.^4^5^6South America^7^8(1) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (2) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691 (3) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118^9Much used in the cosmetics industry, as the seeds are aromatic. It also has very strong narcotic properties, and should only be taken when prescribed.
~TREE RHODODENDRON^1Rhododendron arboreum^2^3(1) intoxicant: Intoxicates.^4^5^6East Indies, Himalayan region, Malaya, Sri Lanka^7^8^9The flowers are at times intoxicating.
~TRUE UNICORN ROOT^1Aletris farinosa^2colic root^3(1) stomachic: Strengthens or stimulates the stomach.(2) women's tonic.^4(1) colic: Severe abdominal pain caused by spasm, obstruction, or distention of any of the hollow viscera, such as the intestines. Often a condition of early infancy, colic is marked by chronic irritability and crying.(2) women's ailments. (3) menopause: The period marked by the natural and permanent cessation of menstruation, occurring usually between the ages of 45 and 55.^5^6U.S.^7^8(1) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Nature's Answer^9Known to be one of the best tonics for female use - excellent for loss of virility and for debility and troubles arising from menopause. Also an extremely effective stomachic.
~TURKEY CORN^1Corydalis formosa^2choice dielytra, stagger weed, wild turkey pea^3(1) bitter tonic. (2) digestive: Aids digestion.(3) diuretic: Tends to increase the discharge of urine.^4(1) kidney ailments. (2) scrofula: A form of tuberculosis affecting the lymph nodes, especially of the neck, that is most common in children and is usually spread by unpasteurized milk from infected cows. Also called struma.(3) skin diseases.^5^6^7^8^9Large doses are poisonous.
~TURMERIC^1Curcuma longa^2^3^4(1) athlete's foot: A contagious fungal infection of the skin usually affecting the feet and sometimes the hands, characterized by itching, blisters, cracking, and scaling.(2) impetigo: A contagious bacterial skin infection, usually of children, that is characterized by the eruption of superficial pustules and the formation of thick yellow crusts, commonly on the face.^5^6Asia^7^8(1) Pittsburgh Spice and Seasoning Company; 102 33rd Street; Pittsburgh, PA 15201 (2) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (3) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (4) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9Can be made into a paste and applied externally to treat impetigo. It is also used to treat athlete's foot.
~TUTU^1Coriaria sarmentosa^2wineberry^3^4^5poison^6New Zealand^7^8^9Wine is made with the fruit. The seeds are poisonous.
~VALERIAN^1Valeriana officinalis^2heliotrope^3(1) nervine. (2) sedative: Soothes, calmes, or tranquilizes; reducing or relieving anxiety, stress, irritability, or excitement.(3) tranquilizer: Reduces tension or anxiety.^4(1) epileptic fits. (2) hypertoniticity. (3) hysteria: A neurosis characterized by the presentation of a physical ailment without an organic cause, sleepwalking, amnesia, episodes of hallucinations, and other mental and behavioral aberrations.(4) insomnia: Chronic inability to fall asleep or remain asleep for an adequate length of time.(5) nervous stomach. (6) neuralgia: Sharp, severe paroxysmal pain extending along a nerve or group of nerves.(7) pain-induced irritability. (8) skeletal muscle spasms. (9) sleeplessness: Unable to sleep.(10) tension: Mental, emotional, or nervous strain.^5^6^7marshy areas^8(1) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Nature's Answer (2) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Natural High (3) Nature's Way; 10 Mountain Springs Parkway; P.O. Box 4000; Springville, Utah; 84663; 1-800-9-NATURE (4) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Rainbow Light (5) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Zand Herbal Formulas (6) Wyoming Wildcrafters; P.O. Box 3876; Jackson, WY 83001; tel. 1-307-733-6731 (7) Magic Garden Herb Co.; P.O. Box 332; Fairfax, CA 94930 (8) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (9) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (10) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (11) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (12) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (13) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942 (14) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Eclectic Institute (15) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Herb Pharm (16) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Nature's Answer (17) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691 (18) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691 (19) Trout Lake Farm; 149 Little Mountain Road; Trout Lake, WA 98650^9It has an unpleasant taste and smell. No serious side effects are known.~VANILLA^1Vanilla planiflora^2vanilla bean^3^4^5^6Mexico, West Indies^7^8(1) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (2) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (3) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9Used for flavoring.
~WAHOO^1Euonymus atropurpureus^2arrow-wood, bitter ash, burning bush, indian arrow, spindle tree^3(1) alterative: Tends to restore to normal health.(2) cardiac: Relating to the heart.(3) cholagogue. (4) diuretic: Tends to increase the discharge of urine.(5) expectorant: Promotes or facilitates the secretion or expulsion of phlegm, mucus, or other matter from the respiratory tract.(6) laxative: Stimulates evacuation of the bowels.(7) tonic: Restores or increases body tone, producing or stimulating physical, mental, or emotional vigor.^4(1) chest congestion. (2) dandruff: A scaly scurf formed on and shed from the scalp, sometimes caused by seborrhea.(3) fever: Any of various diseases characterized by abnormally high body temperature.(4) indigestion: Inability to digest or difficulty in digesting something, especially food.(5) liver ailments. (6) lung congestion.^5^6U.S.^7^8(1) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9Its powerful cholagogue qualities make it one of the most effective aids for the alleviation of liver ailments. The powdered bark is used for dandruff and scalp irritation. The leaves and fruit can cause symptoms of poisoning.
~WAKE ROBIN^1Arum triqhyllum^2american wake robin, arum^3(1) expectorant: Promotes or facilitates the secretion or expulsion of phlegm, mucus, or other matter from the respiratory tract.^4(1) common cold. (2) cough: An illness marked by frequent coughing.(3) lung congestion.^5^6U.S.^7^8^9Used in cough medicines.~WATERCRESS^1Nasturtium amphibium^2scurvy grass, tall nastrurtium^3^4(1) anemia: A pathological deficiency in the oxygen-carrying component of the blood, measured in unit volume concentrations of hemoglobin, red blood cell volume, or red blood cell number.(2) catarrh of upper eczema. (3) respiratory tract. (4) gout: A disturbance of uric-acid metabolism occurring predominantly in males, characterized by painful inflammation of the joints, especially of the feet and hands, and arthritic attacks resulting from elevated levels of uric acid in the blood and the deposition of urate crystals around the joints. The condition can become chronic and result in deformity.(5) heart ailments. (6) indigestion: Inability to digest or difficulty in digesting something, especially food.(7) kidney ailments. (8) tuberculosis: An infectious disease of human beings and animals caused by the tubercle bacillus and characterized by the formation of tubercles on the lungs and other tissues of the body, often developing long after the initial infection.^5iodine, iron, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin P^6North temperate regions^7^8(1) Middle Middle Farms; 75 SMC; LaVeta, CO 81055; Ph. 719 742-5315^9It has been used in salads since the beginning of recorded history. It is eaten as a treatment for kidney and heart ailments, and is a very effective expectorant. It is believed to induce abortion in pregnant women and cause temporary sterility in men. Excessive or prolonged use can lead to kidney problems.
~WATERMELON^1^2^3^4(1) bedwetting. (2) pinworms: Any of various small nematode worms of the family Oxyuridae that are parasitic on horses, rabbits, and other mammals, especially Enterobius vermicularis, a species that infests the human intestines and rectum. Also called threadworm.^5^6^7^8^9The seeds are used to expel pinworms.~WHEAT^1^2^3^4^5choline, copper, folic acid, hormones, inositol, niacin, PABA, selenium, vitamin B1, vitamin B5, vitamin B6, vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin F, zinc^6^7^8^9 ~WHITE OAK^1Quercus alba^2oak^3^4(1) bladder stones. (2) loose teetch. (3) mouth sores. (4) sores: Open skin lesions, wounds, or ulcers.(5) stones: Mineral concretions in an organ, such as the kidney or gallbladder, or other body part.(6) varicose veins.^5^6^7^8(1) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Nature's Answer (2) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Natural High (3) Nature's Way; 10 Mountain Springs Parkway; P.O. Box 4000; Springville, Utah; 84663; 1-800-9-NATURE (4) Magic Garden Herb Co.; P.O. Box 332; Fairfax, CA 94930 (5) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (6) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (7) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942 (8) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9Used is enemas and douches. The bark tea is used to treat burns and mouth sores. A decoction of boiled bark is used to treat sore eyes.~WHITE PINE^1Pinus strobus^2deal pine, soft pine^3(1) expectorant: Promotes or facilitates the secretion or expulsion of phlegm, mucus, or other matter from the respiratory tract.^4(1) common cold. (2) congestion: An accumulation of excessive blood or tissue fluid in a vessel or an organ.(3) coughs. (4) sores: Open skin lesions, wounds, or ulcers.(5) wounds: Injuries in which the skin or other external surface is torn, pierced, cut, or otherwise broken.^5^6^7^8(1) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (2) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9 ~WHITE SAGE^1^2sage^3^4(1) poison oak: The rash caused by the plants Rhus toxicodendron, or Rhus diversiloba.^5^6^7^8(1) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560^9The tea is taken internally as a remedy for poison oak. It can also be taken externally, with affect area being bathed in the same solution.~WHITE WILLOW^1Salix alba^2willow^3(1) anodyne: Soothes or eliminates pain.(2) antiperiodic. (3) tonic: Restores or increases body tone, producing or stimulating physical, mental, or emotional vigor.^4(1) arthritis: Inflammation of a joint or joints resulting in pain and swelling.(2) fever: Any of various diseases characterized by abnormally high body temperature.(3) malaria: An infectious disease characterized by cycles of chills, fever, and sweating, caused by the parasitic infection of red blood cells by a protozoan of the genus Plasmodium, which is transmitted by the bite of an infected female anopheles mosquito. Also called swamp fever.(4) pain: An unpleasant sensation occurring in varying degrees of severity as a consequence of injury, disease, or emotional disorder.^5salicin^6Europe^7beside streams and river^8(1) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Nature's Answer (2) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Natural High (3) Nature's Way; 10 Mountain Springs Parkway; P.O. Box 4000; Springville, Utah; 84663; 1-800-9-NATURE (4) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (5) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (6) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942 (7) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Nature's Answer^9Prevents the recurrence of certain diseases, particularly malaria. Aspirin is derived from white willow. It is excellent for headache, pain, and as a fever reducing anti-inflammatory agent, without side effects.~WILD CHERRY^1Prunus serotina^2black choke, cherry, choke cherry, rum cherry, wild black cherry^3(1) astringent: Draws together or constricts tissues; styptic.(2) pectoral: Relieves disorders of the chest or respiratory tract.
(3) sedative: Soothes, calmes, or tranquilizes; reducing or relieving anxiety, stress, irritability, or excitement.(4) stomachic: Strengthens or stimulates the stomach.(5) tonic: Restores or increases body tone, producing or stimulating physical, mental, or emotional vigor.^4(1) bronchial ailments. (2) chest ailments. (3) congestion: An accumulation of excessive blood or tissue fluid in a vessel or an organ.(4) cough: An illness marked by frequent coughing.(5) diarrhea: Excessive and frequent evacuation of watery feces, usually indicating gastrointestinal distress or disorder.(6) hemorrhoids: An itching or painful mass of dilated veins in swollen anal tissue. Also called piles.(7) labor pain. (8) lung congestion. (9) shortness of breath. (10) whooping cough: A highly contagious disease of the respiratory system, usually affecting children, that is caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis and is characterized in its advanced stage by spasms of coughing interspersed with deep, noisy inspirations. Also called pertussis.^5^6North America^7^8(1) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Nature's Answer (2) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (3) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (4) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942 (5) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9It is one of the more reliable treatments for lung congestion and whooping cough. The leaves have poisoned cattle.
~WILD DAISY^1Bellis perennis^2english daisy^3(1) anodyne: Soothes or eliminates pain.(2) antispasmodic: Relieves or prevents spasms, especially of smooth muscle.(3) demulcent: Soothes or softens; used especially to relieve pain in inflamed or irritated mucous membranes.
(4) digestive: Aids digestion.(5) expectorant: Promotes or facilitates the secretion or expulsion of phlegm, mucus, or other matter from the respiratory tract.(6) laxative: Stimulates evacuation of the bowels.(7) purgative: Cleanses or purges, especially causing evacuation of the bowels.(8) tonic: Restores or increases body tone, producing or stimulating physical, mental, or emotional vigor.^4(1) bladder ailments. (2) burns: Injuries produced by fire, heat, radiation, electricity, or a caustic agent.(3) catarrh: Inflammation of mucous membranes, especially of the nose and throat.(4) chest ailments. (5) colic: Severe abdominal pain caused by spasm, obstruction, or distention of any of the hollow viscera, such as the intestines. Often a condition of early infancy, colic is marked by chronic irritability and crying.(6) common cold. (7) intestinal ailments. (8) kidney ailments. (9) liver ailments. (10) stiffness. (11) soreness. (12) stomach ailments.^5^6^7^8^9
~WILD GINGER^1Asarum canadense^2black snakeweed, canada snakeroot, coltsfoot snakeroot, false coltsfoot, heart snakeroot, indian ginger, southern snakeroot, vermont snakeroot^3(1) carminative: Induces the expulsion of gas from the stomach and intestines.(2) contraceptive: Prevents conception.
(3) diaphoretic: Produces or increases perspiration.(4) expectorant: Promotes or facilitates the secretion or expulsion of phlegm, mucus, or other matter from the respiratory tract.(5) irritant: Causes irritation, especially physical irritation.^4(1) colic: Severe abdominal pain caused by spasm, obstruction, or distention of any of the hollow viscera, such as the intestines. Often a condition of early infancy, colic is marked by chronic irritability and crying.(2) flatulence: The presence of excessive gas in the digestive tract.(3) upset stomach.^5^6^7^8(1) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118^9It can used to induce sneezing. A strong decoction of the roots has been used as a contraceptive.
~WILD HYSSOP^1Pycnanthemum virginianum^2prairie hyssop, virginia mountain mint, virginia thyme^3(1) antispasmodic: Relieves or prevents spasms, especially of smooth muscle.(2) carminative: Induces the expulsion of gas from the stomach and intestines.(3) diaphoretic: Produces or increases perspiration.(4) promotes perspiration. (5) stimulant: Temporarily arouses or accelerates physiological or organic activity.(6) tonic: Restores or increases body tone, producing or stimulating physical, mental, or emotional vigor.^4(1) flatulent colic.^5^6^7^8^9Large doses can be poisonous.
~WILD LETTUCE^1Lactuca virosa^2lettuce^3(1) anodyne: Soothes or eliminates pain.(2) hypnotic: Causes sleep; a soporific.(3) sedative: Soothes, calmes, or tranquilizes; reducing or relieving anxiety, stress, irritability, or excitement.^4(1) nervous cough.^5lettuce opium^6Warm parts of Europe^7^8(1) Wyoming Wildcrafters; P.O. Box 3876; Jackson, WY 83001; tel. 1-307-733-6731 (2) Middle Middle Farms; 75 SMC; LaVeta, CO 81055; Ph. 719 742-5315 (3) Magic Garden Herb Co.; P.O. Box 332; Fairfax, CA 94930 (4) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (5) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (6) ...of the jungle; p.o. box 1801; sebastopol, ca 95473^9Materials are extracted from the dense heart of the plant in a juicer, dried in the sun or an oven on low heat, and the resulting sludge is smoked like opium. Its effects are similar to opium but less pronounced. Formerly used in medicine as an opium substitute. Large quantities may be toxic. Some lettuce opium is also found in other Lactuca species including market lettuce, but amounts are usually insignificant.
~WILD OREGON GRAPE^1Mahonia aquifolium^2california barberry, holly mahonia, oregon grape, rocky mountain grape, trailing mahonia^3(1) blood purifier. (2) diuretic: Tends to increase the discharge of urine.(3) laxative: Stimulates evacuation of the bowels.(4) tonic: Restores or increases body tone, producing or stimulating physical, mental, or emotional vigor.^4(1) acne: An inflammatory disease of the sebaceous glands and hair follicles of the skin that is marked by the eruption of pimples or pustules, especially on the face.(2) constipation: Difficult, incomplete, or infrequent evacuation of dry, hardened feces from the bowels.(3) eczema: A noncontagious inflammation of the skin, characterized chiefly by redness, itching, and the outbreak of lesions that may discharge serous matter and become encrusted and scaly.(4) herpes: Any of several viral diseases causing the eruption of small blisterlike vesicles on the skin or mucous membranes, especially herpes simplex or herpes zoster.(5) psoriasis: A noncontagious inflammatory skin disease characterized by recurring reddish patches covered with silvery scales.(6) rheumatism: Any of several pathological conditions of the muscles, tendons, joints, bones, or nerves, characterized by discomfort and disability.(7) skin conditions.^5^6western North America^7^8^9 ~WILD YAM^1Dioscorea villosa^2china root, colic root, devil's bones, rheumatism root, yam, yuma^3(1) antispasmodic: Relieves or prevents spasms, especially of smooth muscle.(2) diaphoretic: Produces or increases perspiration.(3) diuretic: Tends to increase the discharge of urine.(4) expectorant: Promotes or facilitates the secretion or expulsion of phlegm, mucus, or other matter from the respiratory tract.^4(1) bilious colic. (2) cramps: Spasmodic contractions of the uterus, such as those occurring during menstruation or labor, usually causing pain in the abdomen that may radiate to the lower back and thighs.(3) neuralgia: Sharp, severe paroxysmal pain extending along a nerve or group of nerves.(4) urinary tract pain.^5^6^7^8(1) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Nature's Answer (2) Wyoming Wildcrafters; P.O. Box 3876; Jackson, WY 83001; tel. 1-307-733-6731 (3) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (4) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (5) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942 (6) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Herb Pharm^9 ~WINTERGREEN^1Gaultheria procumbens^2canada tea, checkerberry, deerberry, ground berry, ground holly, hillberry, mountain tea, partrige berry, spiceberry, spicy wintergreen, spring wintergreen, teaberry, wax cluster^3(1) analgesic: Reduces or eliminates pain.(2) anodyne: Soothes or eliminates pain.(3) aromatic: Fragrant or sweet-smelling.(4) astringent: Draws together or constricts tissues; styptic.(5) carminative: Induces the expulsion of gas from the stomach and intestines.(6) diuretic: Tends to increase the discharge of urine.(7) stimulant: Temporarily arouses or accelerates physiological or organic activity.^4(1) diarrhea: Excessive and frequent evacuation of watery feces, usually indicating gastrointestinal distress or disorder.(2) dysentery: An inflammatory disorder of the lower intestinal tract, usually caused by a bacterial, parasitic, or protozoan infection and resulting in pain, fever, and severe diarrhea, often accompanied by the passage of blood and mucus.(3) pain: An unpleasant sensation occurring in varying degrees of severity as a consequence of injury, disease, or emotional disorder.(4) rheumatism: Any of several pathological conditions of the muscles, tendons, joints, bones, or nerves, characterized by discomfort and disability.(5) suppressed menstruation. (6) toothache: An aching pain in or near a tooth.^5^6North America^7^8(1) Magic Garden Herb Co.; P.O. Box 332; Fairfax, CA 94930 (2) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (3) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942 (4) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9It is one of the best remedies for rheumatism known. The tea is also used to relieve pain.
~WISTARIA^1Wistaria chinensis^2^3(1) aromatic: Fragrant or sweet-smelling.^4^5^6China^7^8^9It is used for food.
~WITCH HAZEL^1Hamamelis virginiana^2hazel nut, pistachio, snapping hazel, spotted alder, striped alder, tobacco wood, winterbloom^3(1) astringent: Draws together or constricts tissues; styptic.(2) hemostatic: Acts to arrest bleeding or hemorrhage.(3) sedative: Soothes, calmes, or tranquilizes; reducing or relieving anxiety, stress, irritability, or excitement.(4) tonic: Restores or increases body tone, producing or stimulating physical, mental, or emotional vigor.^4(1) bruises: Injuries to underlying tissues or bone in which the skin is not broken, often characterized by ruptured blood vessels and discolorations.(2) diarrhea: Excessive and frequent evacuation of watery feces, usually indicating gastrointestinal distress or disorder.(3) eye irritation. (4) insect bites. (5) nerves. (6) poison ivy: The rash caused by the plant Rhus radicans.(7) skin irritation. (8) vaginitis: Inflammation of the vagina. Also called colpitis.^5^6^7forest^8(1) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Nature's Answer (2) Magic Garden Herb Co.; P.O. Box 332; Fairfax, CA 94930 (3) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (4) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (5) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942 (6) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9Used as an astringent, gargle and douche. Apply externally to bruises and sprains. Use the inner bark as a poultice on irritated eyes. Place witch hazel twigs in water and add hot rocks in an enclosed room to create a sauna for sore muscles.
~WORMSEED^1Chenopodium ambrosioides^2feather geranium, goosefoot, jerusalem oak, jesuit tea^3(1) anthelmintic: Acts to expel or destroy parasitic intestinal worms.^4(1) worms: Infestation of the intestines or other parts of the body with worms or wormlike parasites; helminthiais.^5^6Central America^7^8^9 ~WORMWOOD^1Artemisia absinthium^2absinthe^3(1) anthelmintic: Acts to expel or destroy parasitic intestinal worms.(2) antiseptic: Capable of preventing infection by inhibiting the growth of microorganisms.(3) antispasmodic: Relieves or prevents spasms, especially of smooth muscle.(4) carminative: Induces the expulsion of gas from the stomach and intestines.(5) cholagogue. (6) febrifuge: Reduces a fever; an antipyretic.(7) stimulant: Temporarily arouses or accelerates physiological or organic activity.(8) stomachic: Strengthens or stimulates the stomach.^4(1) flatulence: The presence of excessive gas in the digestive tract.(2) gastric pain. (3) heartburn: A burning sensation, usually centered in the middle of the chest near the sternum, caused by the reflux of acidic stomach fluids that enter the lower end of the esophagus.(4) indigestion: Inability to digest or difficulty in digesting something, especially food.(5) liver insufficiency. (6) poor appetite.^5^6^7^8(1) Magic Garden Herb Co.; P.O. Box 332; Fairfax, CA 94930 (2) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (3) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (4) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942 (5) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9Excessive long-term use of wormwood liqueur (absinthe) may be habit-forming and cause brain damage.~YAGE^1Banisteriopsis caapi^2ayahuasca, yage, yaje^3(1) hallucinogen: Induces hallucination.^4^5tetrahydroharmine, haraline, harmalol, harmine^6Amazon and Orinoco basins, South America^7river basins^8(1) ...of the jungle; p.o. box 1801; sebastopol, ca 95473^9The stem is pounded in mortar, usually with other local psychoactive materials (mostly solanaceous plants), boiled in just enough water 2-24 hours, strained, reduced to 1/10 volume. 4 oz. cup is drunk by natives. Others should start with 1/4 this amount. It is a powerful hallucinogen, and should be treated with respect.
~YAM^1^2^3^4^5hormones, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C^6West Africa^7^8(1) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (2) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118^9
~YARROW^1Achillea millefolium^2milfoil^3(1) diaphoretic: Produces or increases perspiration.(2) stimulant: Temporarily arouses or accelerates physiological or organic activity.^4(1) bleeding lungs. (2) common cold. (3) heavy chest colds. (4) fever: Any of various diseases characterized by abnormally high body temperature.(5) hemorrhoids: An itching or painful mass of dilated veins in swollen anal tissue. Also called piles.(6) influenza: An acute contagious viral infection characterized by inflammation of the respiratory tract and by fever, chills, muscular pain, and prostration. Also called grippe.(7) skin rash. (8) weak stomach.^5^6Temperate areas^7pastures, roadsides, fields, waste places^8(1) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Nature's Answer (2) Wyoming Wildcrafters; P.O. Box 3876; Jackson, WY 83001; tel. 1-307-733-6731 (3) Middle Middle Farms; 75 SMC; LaVeta, CO 81055; Ph. 719 742-5315 (4) Magic Garden Herb Co.; P.O. Box 332; Fairfax, CA 94930 (5) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (6) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (7) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942 (8) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Nature's Answer (9) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691^9Native Americans used a tea made from yarrow to treat a weak stomach. The tea is also used to break a fever by increasing perspiration. A poultice made from the whole plant is used to treat a skin rash.
~YELLOW DOCK^1Rumex crispus^2^3(1) blood purifier. (2) laxative: Stimulates evacuation of the bowels.^4(1) anemia: A pathological deficiency in the oxygen-carrying component of the blood, measured in unit volume concentrations of hemoglobin, red blood cell volume, or red blood cell number.(2) boils: Painful, circumscribed pus-filled inflammations of the skin and subcutaneous tissue usually caused by a local staphylococcal infection. Also called furuncles.(3) chicken pox: An acute contagious disease, primarily of children, that is caused by the varicella-zoster virus and characterized by skin eruptions, slight fever, and malaise. Also called varicella.(4) constipation: Difficult, incomplete, or infrequent evacuation of dry, hardened feces from the bowels.(5) eczema: A noncontagious inflammation of the skin, characterized chiefly by redness, itching, and the outbreak of lesions that may discharge serous matter and become encrusted and scaly.(6) hemorrhoids: An itching or painful mass of dilated veins in swollen anal tissue. Also called piles.(7) ileocecal spasms. (8) itch: An irritating skin sensation causing a desire to scratch.(9) measles: An acute, contagious viral disease, usually occurring in childhood and characterized by eruption of red spots on the skin, fever, and catarrhal symptoms. Also called rubeola.(10) psoriasis: A noncontagious inflammatory skin disease characterized by recurring reddish patches covered with silvery scales.(11) rashes. (12) ringworm: Any of a number of contagious skin diseases caused by several related fungi, characterized by ring-shaped, scaly, itching patches on the skin.(13) skin eruptions. (14) steatorrhea: Excessive discharge of fat in the feces.(15) swelling.^5^6^7^8(1) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Nature's Answer (2) Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Natural High (3) Nature's Way; 10 Mountain Springs Parkway; P.O. Box 4000; Springville, Utah; 84663; 1-800-9-NATURE (4) Wyoming Wildcrafters; P.O. Box 3876; Jackson, WY 83001; tel. 1-307-733-6731 (5) Middle Middle Farms; 75 SMC; LaVeta, CO 81055; Ph. 719 742-5315 (6) Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118 (7) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (8) Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560 (9) Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942 (10) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Eclectic Institute (11) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Herb Pharm (12) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Nature's Answer (13) Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691 (14) Middle Middle Farms; 75 SMC; LaVeta, CO 81055; Ph. 719 742-5315^9Apply the crushed green leaves to a boil to bring it to a head. Use the juice of the leaves externally to treat ringworm. A decoction of the fresh roots can be taken internally as a laxative and treatment for skin ailments.
~YELLOW PARILLA^1Menispermum canadense^2american sarsaparilla, moonseed, texas sarsaparilla, vine-maple, yellow parilla^3(1) appetizer: Stimulates the appetite.
(2) bitter tonic. (3) diuretic: Tends to increase the discharge of urine.(4) laxative: Stimulates evacuation of the bowels.^4(1) blood disorders. (2) boils: Painful, circumscribed pus-filled inflammations of the skin and subcutaneous tissue usually caused by a local staphylococcal infection. Also called furuncles.^5^6eastern North America^7^8^9Restores appetite and energy. Increased dosage has a laxative action. Large doses can be poisonous.
~YERBA COLORADA^1^2^3^4(1) chest pain. (2) back pain. (3) influenza: An acute contagious viral infection characterized by inflammation of the respiratory tract and by fever, chills, muscular pain, and prostration. Also called grippe.^5^6north Mexico, southwest U.S.^7desert^8^9
~YERBA DEL INDIO^1^2^3(1) appetizer: Stimulates the appetite.
(2) digestive: Aids digestion.^4^5^6north Mexico, Southwest US^7desert^8^9It is a remedy for rattlesnake bites. The root is crushed, cooked, then placed on the snake bite after it has been bled and sucked. The victim then drinks the tea continuously, in large quantities.
~YOHIMBE^1Corynanthe yohimbe^2^3^4^5ajmaline, yohimbiline, yohimbine^6tropical West Africa^7^8(1) ...of the jungle; p.o. box 1801; sebastopol, ca 95473 (2) The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Herb Pharm^9The addition of vitamin C causes faster and more potent effects. Reported effects are warm, pleasant spinal shivers after 30 minutes.


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