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DISCLAIMER: These pages are presented solely as a source of INFORMATION and to provide stern warnings against use where appropriate. No claims are made for the efficacy of any herb nor for any historical herbal treatment. In no way can the information provided here take the place of the standard, legal, medical practice of any country. Additionally, some of these plants are extremely toxic and should be used only by licensed professionals who have the means to process them properly into appropriate pharmaceuticals. One final note: many plants were used for a wide range of illnesses in the past, but be aware that many of the historical uses have proven to be ineffective for the problems to which they were applied.



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= Denotes a POISONOUS agent/s. Professionals only! These agents are more common in Chinese medicine where they are especially processed to render them safe, or else used in homeopathic tinctures which are safe to take. There are also instances where one component of the plant is safe, as in the Castor Bean which is deadly, but its oil is safe to use.
Consider this page a starting point for your research and/or discussion with your medical professional as it cannot endorse the herbs which have been used traditionally for these conditions.
If you have a better link than the ones I have provided, please let me know.
The DO FIRST section will lead you to professional medical pages online for more information on the topic.
The HOW TO USE/MORE INFO section will take you to a more in depth discussion of the ways to use natural agents. Although not always stated, more information can be obtained on the individual herb pages.
The Healthline links are not all the same; they will take you to pages related to the specific topics.

Ear Edema Elephantitis Enuresis Epilepsy Esophagitis Eye/Vision Problems
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EAR
Is composed of the outer ear which protrudes from the side of the head; the inner ear which contains the actual organs of hearing and balance; and the middle ear which includes the bones, the ear cavity, the eustachian tubes leading to the throat and the mastoid bone cells
TYPE DO FIRST NATURAL AGENTS HOW TO USE/MORE INFO
EARACHE See Healthline See Aches/Pains and Ear
DISCHARGE FROM See Healthline Balsam of Peru See Ear
FOREIGN OBJECTS See MC FIRST AID GUIDE and seek immediate medical assistance if not easily corrected
HEARING PROBLEMS See Healthline Achryanthes Root; Betony
= Castor Bean
Requires medical assistance to determine cause
EAR INFECTION See Healthline Agrimony; Mullein; Plantain See Ear and
Infection
MIDDLE EAR PROBLEMS See Healthline Stoneroot Requires medical assistance to determine cause
TINNITUS See Healthline Ash, Prickly; Ginkgo; Selfheal
= Black Cohosh
See Tinnitus
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EDEMA
Accumulation of fluid in the tissues which causes swelling. Usually the result of heart or kidney disease, but other causes are possible.
TYPE DO FIRST NATURAL AGENTS HOW TO USE/MORE INFO
GENERAL See Healthline Adder's Tongue; Agave; Agrimony, Hemp; Agrimony, Water; Alder, American Black; Allspice; Aloe, False; American Ivy; Angostura; Anise; Apple; Arrowhead; Ash; Ash, Prickly; Ash, White; Asparagus; Asparagus, Chinese; Aspen, Quaking; Astragalus; Atractylodes lancea; Atractylodes macrocephela; Balm of Capaiba (unresponsive); Balmony; Balsam; Banana, Ryukyu; Bean; Beechdrops; Betel; Betel Nut; Bilberry; Bindweed; Birch, Common (cardial); Bistort; Blackberry; Blackberry Lily; Blueberry; Bogbean; Boneset; Bowman's Root; Broom, Dyer's; Buchu; Burdock; Butcher's Broom; Butter-and-Eggs; Cajuput; Candytuft; Carrot, Wild; Cashew; Cattail; Cedar, White; Celandine; Cereus, Night-blooming; Chamomile; Chervil; Chicory; Cleavers; Cohosh, Blue; Corn; Couchgrass; Dandelion; Elder; Ginkgo; Horseradish; Parsley; Stoneroot; Thistle, Blessed; Water Plantain; Yellow Vetch (see Astragalus)
= Abrus; Aconite; Adonis; Alder Buckthorn; Arrowwood; Asarabacca; Belladonna, Japanese-2; Black Cohosh; Bloodroot; Blue Flag; Bonduc Nut; Broom, Scotch (chronic); Broom, Spanish; Castor Bean
Requires medical assistance to determine cause. Also see Dropsy
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ELEPHANTITIS
A disease of tropical regions caused by a nemotode (Wuchereria bancrofti) and which obstructs the lymphatic system resulting in enlargement of body parts/organs, inflammation of the skin and underlying tissue, especially the legs and scrotum.
TYPE DO FIRST NATURAL AGENTS HOW TO USE/MORE INFO
GENERAL See Healthline Bala; Caesar Weed; Cashew
= Bonduc Nut
Requires medical diagnosis and treatment
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ENURESIS/BEDWETTING
When the problem occurs outside what is usually expected of a child or an older adult, then a professional medical evaluation is needed to determine cause.
TYPE DO FIRST NATURAL AGENTS HOW TO USE/MORE INFO
GENERAL See Healthline Black Musli; Bearberry; Blueberry; Buchu; Cardamom; Cleavers; Corn; Damiana Seek professional help for problem bedwetting
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EPILEPSY
A disorder of the brain characterized by convulsions and loss of consciousness which can be caused by a number of underlying conditions. Medical supervision absolutely required.
TYPE DO FIRST NATURAL AGENTS HOW TO USE/MORE INFO
GENERAL See Healthline Ailanto; Amber; Angelica; Anise; Apricot, Japanese; Aster; Bay; Bayberry; Bistort; Blueberry; Cannabis; Cardamine; Caroba; Mugwort; Water Plantain
= Arum; Belladonna; Belladonna, Japanese-2; Black Cohosh; Boxwood; Calabar Bean; Camphor
See Epilepsy
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ESOPHAGITIS
Inflammation of the esophagus (food pipe). Can be a result of Acid Reflux
TYPE DO FIRST NATURAL AGENTS HOW TO USE/MORE INFO
GENERAL See Healthline Marshmallow See Digestion and
Acid Reflux
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EYE/VISION PROBLEMS
Organ of sight. DON'T MESS AROUND WITH YOUR EYESIGHT. Get your eyes checked at regular intervals. This is especially important as you age. An eye exam can reveal problems going on within the body that might not otherwise be noticible.
Of historical interest is Belladonna which is still used in eye exams (pharmaceutical grade) to dilate the pupils as Italian belles of hundreds of years ago dropped the juice of the berries into their own eyes, thinking the wide open-pupil look was attractive. I'd snicker, but I have to think going around half-blind must have been torture. On the flip side of the coin, Calabar Bean has been used to contract the pupil.
TYPE DO FIRST NATURAL AGENTS HOW TO USE/MORE INFO
GENERAL See Healthline Arrowhead; Bachelor Button; Barberry, Common; Barberry, Indian; Barrenwort; Bodhi Seeds; Burnut; Carrot; Carrot, Wild; Eyebright; Pinks, Chinese; Sage, Clary; Walnut, Black
= Anemone, Canadian; Borax; Camphor
See Eyes
BLACK EYE See Healthline Hyssop Same as above
BLOODSHOT See Healthline Bamboo, Black; Bayberry Same as above
BLURRED VISION See Healthline Abalone; Celosia Same as above
BURNING/ITCHY See Healthline Agrimony Same as above
CATARACT See Healthline Capers; Carrot, Wild; Catnip; Celandine
= Butterfly Bush
See individual herb pages
CONJUNCTIVITIS See Healthline Agrimony; Bachelor Button; Bodhi Seeds; Calendula; Celosia; Centipeda; Chamomile; Chervil; Clover, Red; Cucumber; Elder; Eyebright; Fennel; Parsley; Selfheal; Walnut, English Same as above
CORNEAL ULCERS See Healthline Bachelor Button Same as above
CROSSED EYES/LAZY EYE See Healthline = Anemone, Canadian; Castor Bean Same as above
DOUBLE VISION See Healthline Asafetida Same as above
EYELIDS, INFLAMED/BLEPHARITIS See Healthline Agrimony; Chervil; Walnut, English
= Asthma Weed
Same as above
EYESTRAIN See Healthline Chamomile
𗾺 = Butterfly Bush
See Eyes
EYEWASH See Healthline Anise Homemade eyewash is not recommended as anything touching the eye must be sterile and unwanted complications can result
FAILING EYESIGHT/WEAK EYES See Healthline Allspice, Carolina; Apricot, Japanese; Bilberry (to improve); Blueberry (to improve); Clove; Eyebright
= Asarabacca; Boxthorn
See Eyes
FILM OVER EYES See Healthline Barley See individual herb pages
FLESHY GROWTHS See Health Finder Cicimatic See individual herb pages
GLAUCOMA
(Requires medical care to preserve sight. Can lead to loss of eye/s)
See National Institute of Health Bilberry; Cannabis
= Ash, Mountain-1; Calabar Bean
Same as above
INFECTION See your doctor
See Healthline
Capers Same as above
MACULAR DEGENERATION Requires professional medical care
See Healthline
Bilberry Same as above
NIGHT BLINDNESS See Healthline Annatto; Atractylodes chinensis; Atractylodes lancea; Atractylodes macrocephela; Atractylodes ovata; Bilberry; Blueberry
= Butterfly Bush
Same as above
PTERYGIUM
(An overgrowth of mucous membrane which extends over the inner portion of the conjunctiva of the eye)
See Healthline Abalone Same as above
RETINAL HEMORRHAGE See your doctor
See Healthline
Buckwheat; Celosia Same as above
SENSITIVITY to BRIGHT LIGHT See your doctor; can signal a serious condition
See All About Vision
Abalone; Celosia Same as above
SORE/INFLAMED/TIRED EYES See Allergies and My Dr.com Angelica; Angelica, American; Apple; Ash, Black; Ash, Northern; Aspen, Quaking; Balsam; Bayberry; Beechdrops; Burnut; Cabbage; Calendula; Celandine; Celosia; Chamomile; Chicory; Cucumber; Hyssop; Mullein; Plantain; Ragwort; Selfheal; Squawvine; Walnut, English
= Asthma Weed; Castor Bean; Thimbleweed (see Anemone)
See Eyes
STYES See Healthline Burdock; Celandine; Chamomile; Comfrey; Fennel; Nasturtium Same as above
SWOLLEN EYES See Healthline Bethroot Same as above
TEAR DUCT INFLAMMATION See Healthline Chamomile See individual herb pages
TICS See Healthline
= Anemone, Canadian Same as above
VISION, LOSS OF/BLINDNESS Requires professional care.
Refer to Healthline
Achryanthes Root; Centaury, American; Centaury, European; Coriander (as a result of smallpox)
= Arnica
Same as above
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