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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.

Immune System Impetigo Infection Inflammation Innoculation/Vaccine
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IMMUNE SYSTEM
A complex system within the body which recognizes, then protects against the harmful effects of pathogenic agents. Also see AIDS
TYPE DO FIRST NATURAL AGENTS HOW TO USE/MORE INFO
GENERAL PROBLEMS See Healthline Bee Pollen; Pau d' Arco; Reishi; Shitake (strengthening) See Immunity
IMMUNE DEFICIENCY See Healthline Achryanthes Root; Black Chebula; Reishi; Shitake Same as above
IMMUNE SYSTEM STIMULANT See Healthline Aloe; Astragalus (non-specific); Black-eyed Susan; Cat's Claw; Echinacea; Goldenseal; Marshmallow; Yellow Vetch (see Astragalus)
= Arnica
Same as above
MACROPHAGE
(A large white blood cell which destroys pathogens and foreign materials in the body)
See Healthline Dong Quai Same as above
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IMPETIGO
A highly contagious disease usually seen in children and infants which is characterized by scabby skin pustules.
TYPE DO FIRST NATURAL AGENTS HOW TO USE/MORE INFO
GENERAL See Healthline Canary Island Tea Plant; Usnea; Walnut, Black
Arnica
See Skin and Ointments
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INFECTION
Invasion of the body by a bacterial, viral, fungal, or parasitical agent. Also see specific body parts. Many of these conditions are serious and require professional medical care.
TYPE DO FIRST NATURAL AGENTS HOW TO USE/MORE INFO
INFECTION, GENERAL See Healthline Alliaria; Aloe; Anise; Astragalus (recurring); Balsam of Peru; Basil, Holy; Bayberry; Blackberry Lily; Bogbean (recurring); Burdock; Cardamom (tendency toward); Carrot, Wild; Cat's Claw (tendency toward); Cayenne; Chamomile; Chickweed; Cinnamon; Comfrey; Cranesbill (localized); Garlic; Ginseng, Siberian; Mullein; Onion; Plantain; Walnut, Black
= Apple, Balsam; Byrony; Melon, Bitter Indochinese
See Infection/Inflammation
BACTERIAL INFECTION See Healthline Ash, Northern; Balm of Copaiba; Fenugreek
= Arnica
Same as above
CANDIDA ALBICANS
(Also see Spleen
)
See Healthline Acidophilus; Asafetida; Atractylodes lancea; Barberry, Common; Barley; Bead Tree; Beggartick, Hairy; Cajuput; Chamomile; Cinnamon; Cohosh, Blue; Walnut, Black See individual herb pages
CEREBRAL See Cerebral Infection Bamboo, Black Same as above
CHEST INFECTION See Healthline See Colds/Flu, Congestion, and Respiratory Problems
FUNGAL: GENERAL See Healthline Acidophilus; Angelica; Apricot, Japanese; Buchu; Figwort; Tea Tree; Thyme
= Bloodroot
See individual herb pages
FUNGUS: ASPERGILLOSIS See Healthline Cinnamon Same as above
FUNGAL:
ATHLETE'S FOOT/DERMATOPHYTOSIS
See Healthline Apple; Burdock; Burnet;Tea Tree; Calendula; Chamomile; Cinnamon; Clover, Red; Cranesbill; Jewelweed; Walnut, Black
= Ambrosia-2; Asthma Weed; Bloodroot; Camphor
See Athlete's Foot and Feet
FUNGAL: NAIL See Healthline Chamomile; Tea Tree
= Bloodroot
See Feet
Also Long Creek herbal nail treatment.
Also, twice daily application (toenails only) of Vick's Vapo-Rub (use a cotton swab to apply and read cautions on the label)
FUNGAL: RINGWORM See Healthline Aloe; Balsam of Peru; Barberry, Common; Basil, Holy; Bead Tree; Cajuput; Cashew; Celandine; Lemongrass; Plantain; Sarsaparilla; Walnut, Black
= Anemone huperhensis; Arum; Bahia Powder; Camphor; Camphor, Borneo; Castor Bean
See Ringworm
FUNGAL: SKIN See Healthline Apricot, Japanese; Cinnamon; Figwort; Tea Tree See Skin Problems
FUNGAL: THRUSH
(A fungal infection of white patches in the mouth usually seen in children)
See Healthline Acidophilus; Bayberry; Beggartick, Hairy; Calendula; Canary Island Tea Plant; Candle Nut; Cranesbill; Garlic; Onion; Thyme; Walnut, Black See individual herb pages
GANGRENE Requires immediate medical attention!
See Healthline
Alder, American Black; Arrowroot; Aspen, Quaking; Bachelor Button; Balsam of Peru (ulcers); Bayberry; Cayenne; Chamomile (to prevent); Comfrey (ulcers); Garlic Same as above
GRAM NEGATIVE BACTERIA See Healthline Alfalfa Same as above
INFECTIOUS DISEASES See Healthline Apple (liver/gallbladder); Bachelor Button; Garlic; Onion
= Aconite; Bonduc Nut (preventative)
Same as above
PNEUMOCOCCUS See Healthline Lavender; Usnea Same as above plus Respiratory System
POST-VIRAL SYNDROME See Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Centaury, Euorpean
= Blackroot
See Fatigue
PUS See Healthline Arbutus; Arrowroot; Arsesmart; Ash, Prickly; Astragalus; Balloon Flower
= Birthwort, Frail
See individual herb pages
RESPIRATORY/LUNG INFECTIONS See Healthline See Colds/Flu, Congestion, and Respiratory/Lung Problems.
SINUS INFECTION See Healthline Black-eyed Susan; Echinacea; Eucalyptus; Goldenseal See Sinus
STAPHYLOCOCCUS Requires professional medical care.
See Healthline
Cinnamon; St Johnswort; Usnea See individual herb pages
STREPTOCOCCUS Requires professional medical care.
See Healthline
Comfrey; Lavender; Usnea Same as above
URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS (UTI) See Healthline See Urinary Tract, Bladder, and
Urinary Problems.
VAGINAL See Healthline See Reproductive System and Female Matters
VIRAL INFECTION See Healthline Annatto; Astragalus; Calendula (liver); Cat's Claw; Elder; Fenugreek See Colds/Flu
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INFLAMMATION
Body tissue's reaction to injury and evidenced by pain, heat, swelling and redness. Also see specific body parts.
TYPE DO FIRST NATURAL AGENTS HOW TO USE/MORE INFO
GENERAL See Healthline Abscess Root; Acacia; Achryanthes Root; Adder's Tongue; Agar-agar; Agave; Akebia; Alder; Alfalfa; Alkanet; Alliaria; Angelica; Angelica pubescens; Anise; Apple; Arsesmart; Ash; Ash, American; Ash, Northern; Ashwaganda; Asparagus; Aspen, Quaking; Avens; Bachelor Button; Bala; Balloon Flower; Balsam; Bamboo, Dwar; Barberry, Common; Bead Tree; Beech (due to dysentary); Beggartick, Hairy; Betel; Bilberry; Birch, Paper; Birch, Silver; Bishopweed; Bistort; Blackberry; Blackberry Lily; Black Currant; Blueberry; Bogbean; Borage; Brunsfelsia; Bupleurum; Burdock; Burnet; Butcher's Broom; Cabbage; Caesar Weed; Calendula; Canarium; Cannabis; Carrot, Wild; Cat's Claw; Cattail; Cayenne; Cedron; Celandine; Chamomile; Chicory; Chickweed; Cleavers; Cohosh, Blue; Coltsfoot; Comfrey; Coriander; Corn; Couchgrass; Crampbark; Cranesbill; Currant, Red (see Black Currant); Elder; Evening Primrose; Ginger; Hops; Licorice; Lungwort; Mallow, Purple-rose; Marshmallow; Meadowsweet; Mint; Mullein; Plantain; Poplar, White; Pussytoes, Lesser; Pussytoes, Plantain-leaved; Sage; Sage, Purple; Stoneroot; Walnut, Black; Walnut, English; Willow, White; Wintergreen; Yarrow
= Anemone chinensis; Arnica; Asthma Weed; Birthwort; Birthwort, Frail; Black Cohosh; Blackroot; Blue Flag; Bonduc Nut; Butterfly Weed; Camphor; Camphor, Borneo
See individual herb pages
EXTERNAL See Healthline Mint See Skin Problems and Ointments
GENITALIA See Healthline = Arnica See Female Matters, Male Miseries
and Ointments
INTERNAL See Healthline Chickweed See Infection/Inflammtion
MUCOUS MEMBRANES See Healthline Agrimony; Bael; Bilberry; Bindweed, Hedge; Chamomile
= Arum; Ash, Mountain-1
See individual herb pages
MOUTH See Healthline Mouth/Gums and Mouth
NERVES See Healthline Balm, Lemon See individual herb pages
PHLEBITIS
(Inflammation of a vein)
See your doctor
See Healthline
Borage; Butcher's Broom; Calendula; Coltsfoot; Garlic
= Arnica
Same as above
STOMACH See Healthline Acacia, Gum See Digestive Problems and Digestion
TENDONS/TENDONITIS See Healthline Comfrey; Cucumber
= Arnica
See Bursitis/Tendonitis
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INNOCULATION/VACCINE
Dead or weakened bacteria administered in a solution in order to build up body resistance. Often done in repeated injections to create immunity to specific diseases.
TYPE DO FIRST NATURAL AGENTS HOW TO USE/MORE INFO
SIDE EFFECTS See Healthline Cedar, White See individual herb pages plus Immunity
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