Zen’s Herbal Database

Organic, Botanical, Natural Medication

Herbal Medicine

Below is a list of internationally recognized medicinal herbs with links for purchase. Disclaimer: Zen’s Medicine offers short summarized information regarding each herb. For more information read Terms.

Annise Seed- supportive of the liver and hydrate the skin, useful for diarrhea and fever

Ashwagandha Root- anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, calming effects, mood stabilizer, adaptogen 

Astragalus Root- immune system booster, cardiovascular, anti-aging, adaptogen 

Burdock Root- detoxification, deep blood purifier

Cat Nip- known to relieve stress and stimulate the appetite

Cinnamon- blood sugar control, anti-spasmodic

Celery Seed- known alleviate symptoms of arthritis and gout

Chamomile Flower- relaxing properties, sleepy time herbal tea

Chaga Mushrooms- immune modulator, adaptogen, integrated with cancer treatment

Cleavers- cleanse for kidneys & urinary system, used for cystitis and water retention

Dandelion Root- detoxification, liver

Echinacea Herb- strong natural immune system boost

Eleuthero Root (GINSENG) energy and concentration, no caffeine, Chinese Medicine

Elder Berry- protection against bacterial infection & control of diabetes

Elder Flower- combats free radicals, inflammation & relieves coughs and congestion

Eucalyptus- works as a decongestant, mild antiseptic

Euphrasia (Eyebright) Powder- helps with allergies, itchy and/or watery eyes

Fenugreek Seed- woman have used this to produce more breast milk, assists mucous glands to stop or create more mucous, acts as an insulin

Ginger Root- soothing agent for digestive discomfort & digestion

Ginkgo Biloba Leaf- circulation in the brain, memory improvement

Gout Kola Herb- varicose veins (may strengthen veins), chronic venous insufficiency, energy and mental clarity

Grindela Leaf- lymphatic system support and helps with bacterial and viral infection

Gymnema Sylvestre Leaf- known as a sugar destroyer

Hibiscus- helps regulate blood pressure

Holy Basil Leaf- antibacterial, settle stomach, adaptogen aka Tulsi leaf 

Honey Bush- high antioxidants, longevity, South African Tea

Horny Goat Weed- libido booster, energy

Hyssop Leaf- respiratory support of coughs, sore throat, and asthma

Kava Kava Root- anxiety, insomnia

Lavender Flowers Superb- relaxation, flower aroma

Lemon Balm- known to ease stress andanxiety, naturally contains rosmarinic acid

Lemon Peel- healing properties for skin through vitamin support 

Licorice Root- used to soothe gastrointestinal problems

Maca Root – natural aphrodisiac, fertility support, sexual health

Marshmallow Root- used to treat stomach ulcers & swelling of the stomach lining

Milk Thistle Leaf- detoxification liver

Mullein Leaf- anti-inflammatory of respiratory, and flu like symptoms

Moringa Leaf- anti-aging, numerous rejuvenating properties

Nettle Leaf- beneficial for prostate, anti-inflammatory, gout, arthritis

Olive Leaf- anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral, antioxidants, regulate blood pressure

Orange Peel – healing properties for skin through vitamin support

Passion Flower Herb– numerous healing properties and health support 

Red Clover Blossom- blood cleanser, used for menopausal symptoms 

Rhodiola Root- combats fatigue, neurological support, protection & mental health

Rooibos South African Red Bush- helps promote balanced inflammation, arthritis, contains iron, zinc, calcium, manganese and magnesium

Rose Flowers- floral, relaxing, used for multiple blends, skin cares, and drinks

Rose Hips- used to help reduce pain, stiffness & inflammation

Schisandra Berries- anti-anxiety properties, used to combats fatigue

Soldiago (Goldenrod)- natural diuretic to increase urine flow & support muscle spasms

Spearmint- antibacterial, settle stomach

Stevia- no calorie sweetener, sugar replacement & diabetic friendly

St. John’s Wort- mental clarity, brain friendly & balances depressive thoughts

Thyme- used for diarrhea & stomach ache

Tumeric- spice, known for anti-inflammatory properties, antioxidants, stomach pain

Valerian Root- anxiety, insomnia

Uva Ursi- supports urinary tract system & aids in digestion 

Yerba Mate- workout energy, filled with vitamins, minerals & anti-oxidants

Yerba Santa- respiratory herb used for tuberculosis, asthma & chronic bronchitis

 

 

Natural Medicine in America

In 1992, Congress established the Office of Unconventional Therapies, which later became the Office of Alternative Medicine (OAM), to explore “unconventional medical practices.” In 1998, OAM became the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM). NCCAM is a center within the National Institutes of Health. The Institute of Medicine, in its book entitled, Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the United States, stated that more than one-third of American adults reported using some form of CAM and that visits to CAM providers each year exceed those to primary care physicians.

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