Simple List of Medicinal Herbs and Their Uses

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To avoid disease and live a healthy life, a good diet and sensible eating is critical. When your natural diet is not enough, consider using natural herbs to supplement your diet and treat your ailment accordingly. We’ve complied a simple list of medicinal herbs and their uses for you in a digestible format. These plants have been used effectively for thousands of years around the world for medicinal purposes. We use the N.E.S.T. strategy as the key to our well-being: increase natural nutrients (N), increase mental and physical energy (E), decrease stress (S), and reduce toxicity (T). Combine herbs from each group for a holistic health treatment for your ailments.

Legend:
N = nutrient, E = energy, S = stress relief, T = treat toxicity

Herb / Spices
Botanical Name
Group Uses
Alfalfa
Medicago sativa
N Loaded with vitamins, minerals, trace minerals and protein. Good for arthritis, digestive problems, and reducing high cholesterol. (Buy Alfalfa)
American Ginseng
Panax quinquefolius
E Used to strengthen immune system; stamina, digestive disorders, diabetes, and ADHD support. General tonic for holistic wellness.
Ashwagandha (Indian ginseng, Winter cherry)
Withania somnifera
S Used for stress reduction and neural protection. (Buy Ashwagandha)
Astragalus
Astragalus membranaceus
E Used to strengthen the immune system and increase energy.
Bee Pollen
Entomophile pollen
N Used for energy. Rich in vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, and trace minerals.
Burdock
Arctium Lappa
T Strong detoxifier. Used to treat liver and digestive problems, urinary tract infections, ulcers, eczema, and psoriasis. (Buy Burdock Root)
Calendula (Marigold)
Calendula officinalis
T With its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, it’s used to break fevers, treat open sores, help with liver and stomach problems when sick. (Buy Calendula)
Cayenne
Capsicum annuum
E Used as a pain reliever and to aid digestion. It’s also great for weight loss and cardiovascular health.
Chamomile
Matricaria recutita
S Has anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antiseptic, antibacterial and antispasmodic properties. Used for indigestion and to calm nervousness as a sleep aid.
Chaste berry (Vitex) Used to relieve menstrual cramps and promote normal menstruation. (Buy Vitex)
Cinnamon
Cinnamonum verum
T Used to lower blood sugar, soothe digestion, treat nausea and inflammation.
Comfrey
Symphytum officinale
Known as the natural healer, it’s used to stop bleeding and make the body heal faster as it makes cells grow faster. Not recommended for internal consumption because of potential damage to the liver. (Buy Comfrey root)
Dandelion
Taraxacum officinale
T Used as a potent diuretic and detoxifying herb.
Echinacea
Echinacea purpurea
T Used as an immune system booster.
Eleuthero (Siberian Ginseng) E Used as an energizer and stress reducer. (Buy Eleuthero (Siberian Ginseng))
Fo-Ti
Polygonum multiflorum
N Longevity herb. Used to strengthen bones, tendons and muscles as well as to nourish blood.
Ginkgo Biloba
Ginkgo biloba
E Used as a cognitive enhancer and memory booster by increasing blood flow and oxygen to brain cells. (Buy Ginkgo Biloba)
Gotu Kola
Centella asiatica
E Fortifies the immune system. Strengthen the adrenals and boosts brain functions. (Buy Gotu Kola)
Guarana Seed
Paullinia cupana
E Used as natural slow releasing energy booster. Contains caffeine.
Kava Kava
Piper Methysticum
S Used as a natural anti-anxiety treatment and mood enhancer. Has a calming effect.
Kola Nut
Cola acuminata
E Used to boost the metabolism, optimize digestion, improve cognition, and increase circulation. Contains caffeine. (Buy Kola Nut)
Maca
Lepidium meyenii
N Rich in vitamins, minerals, good fats, plant sterols and amino acids, it’s used to enhance physical strength and stamina, and boost libido.
Milk Thistle
Silybum marianum
T Used to protect the liver and detoxify the blood.
Moringa
Moringa oleifera
N Health enhancing plant. Rich in many important nutrients, including protein, vitamin B6, vitamin C, riboflavin and iron. (Buy Moringa Leaf)
Mullein
Verbascum thapsus
T Used for respiratory problems, such as chest colds, bronchitis and asthma. Works as an expectorant. Is anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory. (Buy Mullein Leaf)
Passion Flower
Passiflora incarnata
S Used as a calming herb for anxiety, insomnia, seizures and hysteria. (Buy PassionFlower)
Stevia
Stevia rebaudiana
Used as a sugar subsitute. Doesn’t add calories with additional benefits of being plant-based. (Buy Pure Stevia Leaf powder)
Suma (Brazilian Ginseng)
Pfaffia paniculata
E Root contains many important vitamins, pantothenic acid, minerals, and trace minerals such as zinc, magnesium and iron. Also contains saponins, making it an effective adaptogen. (Buy Suma Root)
Turmeric
Curcuma longa
T Used as an anti-inflammatory to treat any inflammation symptoms. (Buy Turmeric Root)
Tribulus Terrestris
Tribulus terrestris
E Used as to increase levels of testosterone, sex drive and performance. (Buy Tribulus Terrestris)
Valerian
Valerian officinalis
S Great for sleep aid and stress relief. (Buy Valerian Root)
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