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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.

Nervous System Night Sweats Nose Problems Nutritional Problems
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NERVOUS SYSTEM
A nerve is a cordlike structure that carries impulses from the Central Nervous System to the various parts of the body and from those parts back to the CNS. Any interference in those transmissions can result in various forms of impairment to the physical body.
TYPE DO FIRST NATURAL AGENTS HOW TO USE/MORE INFO
GENERAL See Univ of Maryland Ash, Prickly; Ashwaganda; Bugleweed; Lavender See Nervous Afflictions
HEMIPLEGIA
(Paralysis on one side of the body)
Requires professional medical supervision
See Univ of Maryland
Bala
= Arum
See individual herb pages
MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS Requires professional medical care
See Healthline
Ashwaganda; Black Currant; Blueberry; Bugleweed; Evening Primrose See Multiple Sclerosis
NERVE/NEUROLOGICAL PAIN See Healthline Cannabis
♠s; = Black Cohosh
See Nervous Afflictions
NEURALGIA
(Pain along the pathway of a nerve)
See Healthline Alliaria; Allspice; Ash, Prickly; Aspen, Quaking; Bead Tree; Betony; Cajuput; Cannabis; Catnip; Cayenne (trigeminal); Celandine; Chamomile; Clove; Cohosh, Blue; Coltsfoot; Fo-Ti; Horseradish; Juniper
= Black Cohosh; Camphor
See individual herb pages
NEURITIS
(Inflammation or degeneration of a nerve)
Requires professional medical care
See Healthline
Ash, Prickly; Asparagus See Neuritis
NEUROMUSCULAR DISEASE Requires professional medical care
See Healthline
= Calabar Bean See individual herb pages
NUMBNESS See WrongDiagnosis.com Astragalus; Barrenwort (extremities); Bay
= Aconite, Carmichael's; Arum (after stroke)
Same as above
PALSY
(Shaking/trembling, usually of the hands as a result of nerve paralysis or degeneration. Also see related topics in this section.)
Requires medical supervision
See Google treatment results
Bayberry; Buttonbush; Cayenne; Mugwort
= Bonduc Nut; Castor Bean (facial)
See Palsy
PARALYSIS Requires professional medical care
See Healthline
Anaphalis; Ash, Prickly (temporary paralysis/throat/tongue/mouth); Bala; Balsam; Bunchberry; Cayenne; Cedar, White; Damiana; Pearly Life Everylasting
= Abrus; Aconite (partial); Arnica; Belladonna; Castor Bean (facial)
See individual herb pages
PARKINSON'S DISEASE Requires professional medical care
See Healthline
Coltsfoot; Damiana
= Belladonna
Same as above
ST VITUS DANCE/CHOREA Requires professional medical care
See Healthline
= Ambrosia-2; Black Cohosh Same as above
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NIGHT SWEATS
Perspiring excessively during sleep
TYPE DO FIRST NATURAL AGENTS HOW TO USE/MORE INFO
GENERAL Can be a symptom of a serious condition. See your doctor.
See Healthline
Amur Cork Tree; Astragalus; Atractylodes macrocephela; Boneset See Night Sweats
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NOSE
Organ of smell
TYPE DO FIRST NATURAL AGENTS HOW TO USE/MORE INFO
CONGESTED/STUFFY NOSE See Healthline See Congestion and Colds/Congestion
INFLAMED NOSTRILS/RHINITIS See Healthline Asparagus; Burrweed (allergic); Horsemint (see Monarda)
= Arnica
Same as above
NOSEBLEEDS See MC FIRST AID GUIDE and Healthline See Bleeding
OBSTRUCTION See Healthline Coltsfoot See individual herb pages
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NUTRITIONAL PROBLEMS
The substances needed for life are derived from the digestion of food. Imbalances in any area can cause any of a variety of problems.
TYPE DO FIRST NATURAL AGENTS HOW TO USE/MORE INFO
GENERAL See Healthline Adder's Tongue; Alaria; Alfalfa; Barley (post-op); Currant, Red (see Black Currant); Cabbage; Cannabis; Cashew; Cattail; Chickweed; Cucumber; Pilewort (see Amaranth); Slippery Elm See individual herb pages
BERI-BERI
(A vitamin deficiency disease, mainly thiamine, seen in people whose main diet is polished rice. Symptoms are weakness, neuritis, then ultimately mental disturbances and heart failure. Treated with large doses of vitamin B.)
Requires professional medical care
See Healthline
Banana, Ryukyu (vit B6); Betel Nut; Cucumber
= Camphor
Same as above
MALNUTRITION Requires professional care
See Healthline
Astragalus; Black Currant Same as above
METABOLISM
(Process by which food is broken down into its basic elements to be utilized by the body for energy or growth)
See Healthline Atractylodes (to raise); Coltsfoot; Garlic (to regulate)
= Bryony
See Metabolic Activity
MINERALS/VITAMINS DEFICIENCY Requires professional medical evaluation
See Healthline
Alfalfa; Clover, Red (iron); Garlic (thiamine); Parsley (iron) See individual herb pages plus Minerals
POST-OP NUTRITION See Healthline Barley See individual herb pages
RICKETS
(A deficiency disease in infants caused by a lack of vitamin D which results in bone deformities such as bowed legs, funnel chest, and beading of the ribs.)
Requires professional medical care
See Healthline
Beggartick, Swamp; Centipeda; Walnut, Black Same as above
SCURVY
(A deficiency condition caused by a lack of vitamin C)
Requires professional medical evaluation
See Healthline
Adder's Tongue; Agrimony, Hemp; Apple; Ash, American; Balsam; Barberry, Common; Bayberry; Bearberry; Bilberry; Blueberry; Bogbean; Canella; Cardamine; Catnip; Cedar, White; Celandine; Chickweed; Cleavers; Dandelion; Poplar, Balsam; Poplar, Ontario
= Ash, Mountain; Columbine
Same as above
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