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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.


= 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.

Gallbladder Gland Gout

Located under the liver it is a pear shaped sac in which bile is stored
GENERAL Requires professional care.
See Healthline
Agrimony; Ajuga; Amur Cork Tree; Angostura; Artichoke; Bachelor Button; Balmony; Balmony, Indian; Barberry, Common; Betony; Birch, Silver; Bogbean; Butter-and-Eggs; Calendula; Caraway; Cardamom; Carrot, Wild; Centaury, European; Chicory; Crampbark; Dandelion; Pussytoes; Rosemary; Sage; Sage, Purple; Thistle, Blessed; Walnut, Black
= Arrowwood; Ash, Mountain-1; Blackroot; Blue Flag
See Gallbladder
FUNCTION Same as above Boldo Same as above
GALLBLADDER COLIC Requires professional care
See Healthline
Bishop Flower; Crampbark Same as above
GALLSTONES/OBSTRUCTIONS Requires professional care
See Healthline
Agrimony, Water; Almond; Apple; Balmony; Bearberry; Boldo; Buchu; Burdock; Caesar Weed; Chicory; Corn; Couchgrass; Dandelion
= Alder Buckthorn; Arrowwood; Asthma Weed; Broom Scotch
Same as above
INFECTIOUS DISEASES OF Requires professional care
See Healthline
Apple See individual herb pages
INFLAMMATION OF Same as above Barberry, Common; Boldo; Celandine
= Blackroot
Same as above
INFECTION Same as above Dandelion Same as above
There are quite a number of glands within the human body, each manufacturing a chemical which is utilized somewhere else. There are basically two types: those which send their chemicals directly into the blood stream and belong to the endocrine system, and those which secrete through a duct to surrounding tissue and are known as exocrine glands. Problems involving the glands require professional diagnosis; more serious problems can be an underlying cause
GENERAL PROBLEMS See Healthline Alfalfa; Ash, Prickly; Bayberry; Betel; Carrot, Wild; Cleavers See Glands
ADRENAL GLANDS See Healthline See Adrenal Glands
(Enlargement of the thyroid gland due to several different causes: iodine deficiency, hyperactivity of the gland, and hyperactivity of the gland with increased basal metabolism. Proper diagnosis by a medical professional is the key to treatment.)
See Healthline/Goiter and Healthline/Grave's Disease Balm, Lemon; Bayberry; Poplar, White See Grave's Disease and Thyroid
LYMPH GLANDS (nodes) See Healthline Barberry, Common; Bistort; Bogbean; Calendula (infection); Clover, Red
= Blue Flag; Castor Bean; Melon, Bitter Indochinese
See Lymph System
MAMMARY See Healthline See Breast and Breast
PAROTID/SALIVARY GLAND See Healthline Bay (tumors); Burdock See individual herb pages
PITUITARY GLAND See Healthline Alfalfa; Ginseng See Glands
SWOLLEN GLANDS See Healthline American Ivy; Apple; Bearsfoot, American; Betel; Bistort; Bogbean; Cleavers; Clover, Red; Coltsfoot; Crampbark; Figwort; Selfheal; Walnut, English See Glands plus Ointments
(Part of the lymph gland system)
See Healthline Astragalus See individual herb pages
Also see Goiter above
See Healthline Balm, Lemon (hyperthyroid); Bayberry; Bugleweed; Horseradish (hyperthyroid); Walnut, Black
= Blue Flag
See Thyroid
A type of arthritis that most commonly inflames the big toe, but can appear in other joints, and is caused by an excess of uric acid in the blood.
GENERAL See Healthline Adder's Tongue; Agrimony; Alfalfa; Alfilaria; Alliaria; Allspice; Angelica; Anise; Ash; Ash, White; Asparagus; Asparagus, Chinese; Avocado; Balm, Lemon; Basil, Holy; Bean; Beggartick, Swamp; Betony; Bilberry; Birch, Common; Birch, Paper; Birch, Silver; Bishopweed; Blackberry; Black Currant; Bogbean; Broom, Dyer's; Buchu; Burdock; Burnet; Butcher's Broom; Cabbage; Cajuput; Calendula; Cannabis; Capers; Carrot, Wild; Cat's Claw; Cayenne; Celandine; Centaury, European; Chervil; Chicory; Clover, Red; Cohosh, Blue; Comfrey; Coriander; Costmary; Couchgrass; Dandelion; Elder; Fo-Ti; Ground Pine; Johnny-Jump-Up; Juniper; Nettle, Blind; Parsley; Poplar, Balsam; Poplar, Ontario; Poplar, White; Ragwort; Sarsaparilla; Sassafras; Walnut, English
= Alder Buckthorn; Arnica; Broom, Scotch; Buttercup; Camphor; Castor Bean
See Gout
CHRONIC Same as above Cascara Sagrada Same as above
URIC ACID SPECIFIC Same as above Alfalfa (neutralize); Ash; Bean; Corn; Cucumber; Horseradish Same as above

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