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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.

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MEASLES
Highly contagious viral infection which inflames the mucous membranes of the eye, nose, and throat. It is accompanied by a high fever and spreading rash.
TYPE DO FIRST NATURAL AGENTS HOW TO USE/MORE INFO
GENERAL Requires professional medical attention
See Healthline
Anemarrhena; Asafetida; Bay; Bistort; Burdock; Calendula; Catnip; Chamomile; Cleavers; Clover, Red; Coriander
= Asthma Weed; Black Cohosh; Butterfly Weed
See Measles
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MENOPAUSE
That time in a woman's life when periods stop and she ceases to be fertile. (Then we get to be crones and kick up our hells...er, heels).
TYPE DO FIRST NATURAL AGENTS HOW TO USE/MORE INFO
GENERAL See Healthline Aglaia; Agnus-Castus; Alfalfa; Aloe; Anise; Bethroot; Betony; Borage; Calendula; Chamomile; Clover, Red; Damiana; Shatavari (see Asparagus); Walnut, English
= Aconite; Black Coshosh; Boxthorn
See Female Matters
HOT FLASHES See Healthline Clover, Red; Damiana Same as above
MENOPAUSAL DEPRESSION
(Also see mental health below)
See Healthline Chamomile See Depression
POST-MENOPAUSAL VAGINAL DRYNESS See Healthline Arrowhead; Comfrey KY-Gel applied twice daily
See Female Matters
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MENTAL HEALTH
The state of mental and emotional health perceived as a sense of contentment and wellbeing without extremes of unbalanced or confused behavior.
TYPE DO FIRST NATURAL AGENTS HOW TO USE/MORE INFO
ANXIETY
(A condition which involves a state of apprehension, uneasiness, and fear which is out of proportion to the threat. In Anxiety Syndrome the condition is chronic and is evidenced by rapid heart beat, difficulty breathing, and profuse sweating triggered by anxiety escalating to panic)
See Healthline Amber; Balm, Lemon; Bamboo, Black; Basil, Holy; Betony; Borage; Cabbage; Calendula; Cedar, White; Cedar, True; Chamomile; Cohosh, Blue; Crampbark; Damiana; Hawthorn; Poppy; Selfheal; Valerian
Also: Sugar free diet
See Anxiety and Sedative Herbs
BIPOLAR STATES See Healthline = Belladonna, Japanese-1 See Nervous Afflictions
CABIN FEVER See Healthline Balm, Lemon See Nervous Afflictions
DEPRESSION If depression is deep and won't lift, seek medical help.
See Healthline
Achryanthes Root (postpartum); Ash, American; Ash, Red; Balm, Lemon; Balmony; Basil, Holy; Bergamot; Borage; Bupleurum; Cabbage; Calamint, Lesser; Calendula; Cannabis; Cat's Claw; Cayenne; Chamomile (menopausal); Chervil; Clove; Damiana; Elder; Ginkgo; Ginseng, Siberian; Lavender; Lovage; Lovage, Black; New Jersey Tea; Rosemary; St Johnswort (occasional); Thistle, Blessed (poor appetite due to); Yarrow See Depression
FRIGHT See Healthline Balm, Lemon (stage fright)
= Aconite
See individual herb pages
GENERAL UNEASINESS/
DISTURBED EMOTIONS
See Healthline Amber; Asafetida; Bamboo, Black; Banana, Ryukyu; Basil, Holy; Catnip; Elder See Nervous Afflictions
GRIEF See Healthline Borage; Selfheal Same as abpve
HYPERSENSITIVITY See Healthline Chamomile Same as above
HYPOCHONDRIA See Healthline Same as above
HYSTERIA See Healthline Allspice; Amber; Angelica; Angelica, American; Asafetida; Aspen, Quaking; Balm, Lemon; Bay; Bayberry; Bead Tree; Betony; Black Haw; Blueberry; Borage; Cardamine; Chamomile; Cleavers; Cohosh, Blue; Crampbark; Hops; Walnut, Black
Ambrosia-2; Stargrass
Same as above
MOOD ELEVATOR See Healthline Balm, Lemon; Bupleurum See individual herb pages
NERVOUS CONDITIONS: GENERAL See Healthline Acacia; Agave; Ajuga; Alfalfa; Amber; Ambrette; Angelica; Anise; Aquilaria; Ash, Prickly; Ashwaganda; Asparagus; Asparagus, Fern; Aster, Purple-stemmed; Astragalus; Balloon Vine; Balm, Lemon; Barberry, Common; Basil; Basil, Holy; Bay; Beechdrops; Betony; Black Chebula; Black Currant; Black Haw; Black Musli; Bogbean; Boneset; Borage; Bugleweed; Bupleurum; Burnut; Butternut; Calamint, Lesser; Campion, Starry; Cascara Sagrada; Catnip; Cayenne; Cedar, White; Cedar, True; Cedron; Centaury, European (mild action); Chamomile; Cinnamon; Clover, Red; Cohosh, Blue; Crampbark; Damiana; Elder; Gotu Kola; Hops; Lavender; Motherwort; Mugwort; Oats, Wild; Passion Flower; Peach; Periwinkle; Skullcap; Thistle, Blessed; Thyme; Valerian
= Adonis (nervous heart); Ambrosia-2; Belladonna; Black Cohosh; Bloodroot; Castor Bean
See Nervous Afflictions
NERVOUS ANXIETY See Healthline Same as above plus Anxiety and Nervous Afflictions
NERVOUS COUGH See Healthline Same as above plus Cough
NERVOUS DIARRHEA See Healthline See Nervous Afflictions and Bowels
NERVOUS DISEASES/CONDITIONS See Asafetida;
= Arnica
See Nervous Afflictions
NERVOUS EXCITEMENT See Healthline = Asarabacca Same as above
NERVOUS EXHAUSTION/MENTAL FATIGUE See Women To Women Allspice; Angelica; Ashwaganda; Balm, Lemon; Basil, Holy; Damiana; Ginseng, Siberian
♠s; = Abrus
Same as above plus Fatigue
NERVOUS HEADACHE See Healthline See Aches/Pains/Headaches and Aches & Pains
NERVOUS HEART/PALPITATIONS See Healthline Ailanto; Balm, Lemon; Beggartick, Swamp; Betony; Black Haw; Borage; Bugleweed; Catnip; Cedar, White; Cereus, Night-blooming; Cohosh, Blue; Crampbark; Hops; Johnny-Jump-Up; Linden; Motherwort; Yarrow
= Adonis; Asarabacca
See Nervous Afflictions and Heart
NERVOUS IRRITABILITY See Healthline Asafetida; Avens, Yellow; Bamboo, Dwarf; Clove; Cumin See Nervous Afflictions
NERVOUS PERSONALITY/WEAK NERVOUS SYSTEM Same as above Asafetida; Basil, Holy; Same as above
NERVOUS STOMACH/INDIGESTION/COLITIS See Healthline Same as above plus Digestive Problems
NERVOUS TENSION/STRESS See Healthline Balm, Lemon; Basil; Basil, Holy; Betony (headache due to); Bupleurum; Cajuput (muscles tight due to); Calamint, Lesser; Catnip; Chamomile; Crampbark (muscles tight due to); Ginseng; Ginseng, Siberian; Lavender; Linden; Poppy, California; Skullcap; Valerian; Yarrow See Nervous Afflictions
PHOTOPHOBIA
(A fear of light, but also the name of an Eye condition)
See Healthline Abalone See individual herb pages
SEXUAL PROBLEMS with a NEUROTIC BASIS Requires therapy
See Healthline
Damiana; Hops Same as above
TRAUMA Requires emergency medical attention
See Healthline
= Aconite See Shock
UNBALANCED MIND/INSANITY/MADNESS Requires professional medical care
See Healthline
Aster, Calico; Cannabis; Catnip
= Castor Bean
See Nervous Afflictions
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MISCELLANEOUS
Topics unable to be indexed.
TYPE DO FIRST NATURAL AGENTS HOW TO USE/MORE INFO
BETA SITOSTEROL See Wikipedia Carrot, Wild See individual herb pages
CHRONIC HIP DISEASE See Healthline = Blue Flag See Aches & Pains
CONTRACTS HARDENED TISSUE Avens See individual herb pages
CONTROL DISCHARGES Black Chebula Same as above
COUNTERACTS ANTIDEPRESSANTS and SEDATIVES = Calabar Bean Same as above
ELEVATE PROTHOMBIN LEVELS See Wikipedia = Ash, Mountain Same as above
EXCESSIVE CRYING IN BABIES See Healthline Selfheal Same as above plus Babies/Children
FREE RADICALS See Free Radicals Reishi See individual herb pages
INHIBITS 1gE ANTIBODY Dong Quai Same as above
INHIBITS PROSTAGLANDINS See Wikipedia Comfrey Same as above
INOPERABLE CONDITIONS Birch Mushroom Same as above
MIMICS PARASYMPATHETIC NERVOUS SYSTEM See Wikipedia = Calabar Bean Same as above
PRESERVATIVE PROPERTIES Poplar, Ontario Same as above
PROSTAGLANDINS See Wikipedia Bilberry Same as above
RADIATION/STRONTIUM-90 See Wikipedia/Strontium and Wikipedia/Radiation Alaria; Alfalfa; Aloe; Apple; Bee Pollen; Buckwheat; Ginseng, Siberian; Reishi; Spiderwort (detector) Same as above
SUBSTITUTE for QUININE See Wikipedia Boldo Same as above
TOXIC CONDITIONS/
ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTANTS
Clover; Red; Ginseng; Ginseng, Siberian
= Alder Buckthorn
See Detox
TUBEROSITIES of the FACE See Free Dictionary Bay See individual herb pages
UV PROTECTION Aloe Same as above
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MOUTH
The oral cavity. The opening through which food is received into the body and includes the lips, gums, tongue, and teeth (teeth dealt with under a separate topic).
TYPE DO FIRST NATURAL AGENTS HOW TO USE/MORE INFO
GUMS: BOILS Requires professional medical attention
See Dental Health
Bodhi Seeds See Mouth and Teeth
GUM DISEASE: GENERAL Requires professional medical supervision
See Perio.org
Barberry, Common (pyorrhea); Bayberry (pyorrhea); Bilberry; Bistort (gingivitis); Black Chebula; Bottle Gourd; Burnet; Caesar Weed (gingivitis); Calendula (gingivitis); Cayenne (pyorrhea); Chamomile (gingivitis); Cinnamon; Cranesbill; Goldenseal; Myrrh (pyorrhea); Sage (to strengthen); Sage, Purple (to strengthen); Walnut, English
= Alder Buckthorn; Bloodroot (gingivitis)
Same as above
GUMS: INFLAMED/SORE Same as above Acacia; Avens; Beech; Betony; Bilberry; Bistort; Blackberry; Black Chebula; Cranesbill; Cashew; Catnip; Tea Tree Same as above
GUMS: ULCERATIONS/SORES Same as above Balloon Flower; Bamboo, Dwarf; Barberry, Common Same as above
MOUTH: BLEEDING See Patient.co See Bleeding
MOUTH: CANCER Requires professional medical attention
See Healthline
See Cancer
MOUTH: CANKERS See Healthline Avens, Water; Bayberry; Beech, American; Betel Nut; Birch, Sweet; Burdock; Cinnamon; Walnut, Black See individual herb pages
MOUTH: DRY See Healthline Cayenne Same as above plus see 'Salivation' below and Throat/Mouth
MOUTH: INFECTION Requires professional medical attention
See Perio.org
Black Currant; Borage; Garlic; Plantain
= Alder Buckthorn
See Infection and Throat/Mouth
MOUTH: INFECTION, FUNGAL Requires professional medical attention
See Healthline
Thyme Same as above
MOUTH: INFLAMED/SORE/STOMATITIS See Healthline Acacia; Agrimony; Angelica; Arsesmart (nursing mother); Avens; Bamboo, Black; Bayberry; Bilberry; Bistort; Blackberry; Black Chebula; Blueberry; Burnut; Corn; Cranesbill; Marshmallow; New Jersey Tea; Sage; Sage, Purple See Mouth and Inflammation
MOUTH: SWOLLEN PALATE See Healthline Bay Same as above
MOUTH: ULCERS/ULCERATIONS/SORES Should be seen by your doctor/dentist
See Healthline
Acacia, Gum; Anaphalis; Anemarrhena; Bachelor Button; Bamboo, Black; Beechdrops; Benzoin; Bistort; Currant, Red (see Black Currant); Cedar, White (fetid); Celosia; Chickweed; Cinnamon; Cranesbill; Elder; Ragwort; Speedwell; Walnut, Black
= Camphor, Borneo; Columbine
Same as above plus Wounds
ORAL HYGIENE/
BAD BREATH/HALITOSIS
See Healthline Allspice; Ambrette; Amomum; Angelica; Anise; Anise, Star; Avens; Balsam Pear; Basil, Holy; Bodhi Seeds; Boneset, Asian; Cardamom; Clove; Coriander; Lavender See Throat/Mouth
SALIVATION See Healthline Alfalfa; Canarium; Clove See Sialagogue
TONGUE: PARALYSIS See Healthline Ash, Prickly See individual herb pages
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MUCUS/MUCOUS MEMBRANES
Produced by various membranes throughout the body, think of it as lubrication for body tissues. The usual problems run from too much to too little. And yeah, the spelling is crazy because it's 'mucus', but 'mucous' when it's being descriptive (as in mucous membrane).
TYPE DO FIRST NATURAL AGENTS HOW TO USE/MORE INFO
GENERAL See Healthline Balsam; Balsam of Peru; Bamboo, Black; Bayberry; Bearberry; Bistort; Blackberry (to loosen); Boneset; Butternut; Balloon Flower; Calendula; Cayenne; Chamomile; Chives (internal); Sage (to soothe); Sage, Purple (to soothe) See Congestion, Inflammation and related topics.
EXCESSIVE MUCUS See Healthline Acacia; Ammoniac Gum; Apple; Avens; Bayberry; Bistort; Boneset; Burrweed; Butternut; Calendula; Camu-Camu; Cayenne; Chicory; Chickweed; Chives; Horehound; Lemon; Plantain; Thistle, Blessed
= Ambrosia-2; Asthma Weed; Blackroot; Cabbage, Skunk
Same as above
TOO LITTLE MUCUS/DRYNESS
(to increase)
See Healthline Achryanthes Root; Bayberry See individual herb pages
MUCOUS MEMBRANES:
IRRITATIONS
See Healthline Marshmallow Same as above
MUCOUS MEMBRANES:
ULCERATIONS
See Healthline Goldenseal
= Arum
Same as above
MUCOUS MEMBRANES: URINARY TRACT See Healthline Betony; Parsley, Piert See Urinary Problems
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MUMPS
A highly contagious viral infection of the parotid glands (salivary glands) located at the angle of the jaw. Can also affect testicles, ovaries, and the pancreas, as well as other glands.
TYPE DO FIRST NATURAL AGENTS HOW TO USE/MORE INFO
GENERAL Requires professional medical supervision
See Healthline
Balm, Lemon; Blackberry Lily; Burdock; Cleavers; Crampbark; Elderberry (syrup); Pussytoes
= Melon, Bitter Indochinese
See Mumps
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MUSCLE PROBLEMS
Fibrous tissue which can lengthen or shorten as required to move bones and joints. Voluntary muscles require nerve impulses from the brain to function. Involuntary muscles, such as the heart can contract and relax without outside nerve stimulation.
TYPE DO FIRST NATURAL AGENTS HOW TO USE/MORE INFO
GENERAL See Healthline Achryanthes Root; Ajuga; Balsam; Bay; Bead Tree; Butternut; Cedar, White; Celandine; Chamomile; Crampbark; Cumin; Dong Quai; Hops; Juniper; Mate; Meadowsweet; Oregano, Common; Oregano, Greek; Poplar, Balsam; Rosemary; Valerian; Witch Hazel
= Black Cohosh; Bogbean; Bryony; Camphor
See Muscles
ACHES/PAINS/MYALGIA See Healthline Same as above plus Aches/Pains
ATROPHY See Healthline Anise See individual herb pages
CRAMPS/SPASMS See Healthline Angelica (mild); Basil, Holy; Black Haw; Calamint, Lesser; Celandine; Chamomile; Clove; Crampbark; Stoneroot
= Arnica
See Cramps, Muscle and Muscles
MUSCLE DAMAGE See Healthline Comfrey See individual herb pages
MUSCLE STIFFNESS See Healthline Horseradish; Marshmallow; Sage; Sage, Purple; Selfheal (knees)
= Castor Bean
See Rheumatism, Muscles,
and Cramps, Muscle
MUSCLE TENSION See Healthline Cajuput; Crampbark See individual herb pages
MYASTHENIA GRAVIS Requires professional medical care
See Healthline
= Calabar Bean Same as above
NEUROMUSCULAR DISEASES Requires professional medical care
See Healthline
= Calabar Bean Same as above
OCULAR MUSCLES See Healthline = Castor Bean Same as above
PULLED MUSCLES See Healthline Cajuput; Calendula; Poplar, Balsam See Muscles
SPRAINS See MC FIRST AID GUIDE Agrimony; Amaranth; Anaphalis; Apple; Aspen, Quaking; Bay; Bearberry; Blackberry Lily; Buchu; Cajuput; Calendula; Cayenne; Celandine; Chamomile; Comfrey; Pearly Life Everlasting; Poplar, Balsam; Poplar, White; Pussytoes, Lesser; Pussytoes, Plantain-leaved; Stoneroot; Tansy
= Arnica
See Sprains
WEAKNESS of BACK/KNEES See Healthline Aquilaria; Ashwaganda See individual herb pages
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