test2 When you’re purchasing herbs, you want to make sure that you’re getting a high quality product. The fresher the herbs, the more potent they are. You also want to choose herbs that are free from artificial ingredients that can harm the body. Bulk dried herbs help to maintain a healthy lifestyle in many different ways. The vast selection of superior quality wholesale herbs from The Herb Shop HWY 85 meets these diverse needs of our customers.

 

Mineral water intake reduces blood pressure among subjects with low urinary magnesium and calcium levels. Electrolyzed-reduced water protects against oxidative damage to DNA, RNA, and protein. Everybody’s body is different, you should consult with your doctor to find out if alkaline water is right for you.

Black Cherry

Scientific Name:Prunus serotina

Common Names:Bird cherry, rum cherry

Family:Rosaceae

Part Used:Bark

Habitat:Black Cherry is native to North America

Native Americans used black cherry as a medicinal herb to treat coughs. The bark from the black cherry tree was often made into a tea or syrup and used to expel worms, heal ulcers and treat burns. They also used it as a remedy for sore throat, pneumonia and lack of appetite. Black Cherry bark contains a glycoside called prunasin. This substance quells spasms in the smooth muscles of the bronchioles, thus reducing the cough reflex.

Black Cohosh

Scientific Name:Cimicifuga racemosa

Common Names:Black snakeroot, macrotys, bugwort, bugbane

Family:Ranunculaceae

Part Used:Roots, rhizome

Habitat:Black Cohosh is native to North America

The Cherokee Indians used black cohosh as a diuretic and as a remedy for fatigue and tuberculosis. Other native Americans used this herb to treat menstrual irregularities, rheumatism and sore throat. Today, black cohosh is used mainly to reduce the severity of premenopausal and menopausal symptoms, such as excessive sweating, depression and hot flashes.

CAUTION:Black cohosh is not the same as blue cohosh. Blue cohosh may be toxic and has not been tested for safety.

Boneset

Scientific Name:Eupatorium perfoliatum

Common Names:Indian sage, feverwort, agueweed, sweat plant

Family:Compositae

Part Used:Leaves and flowers

Habitat:Boneset is native to North America

Boneset was used by the Native Americans to induce sweating and to treat colds, flu, arthritis, indigestion, loss of appetite, constipation, cholera, dengue, typhoid and malaria. This plant is still in use today to treat colds, flu, fever and minor inflammation.

CAUTION:Boneset may cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea if consumed in large amounts. NEVER consume fresh boneset. It is toxic. It must be dried before consuming. Do not use it if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. People who are allergic to ragweed should not consume boneset.

Borage

Scientific Name:Borago officinalis

Common Names:Burrage, beebread, star flower, bee Plant, talewort

Family:Boraginaceae

Part Used:Flowers, seed oil

Habitat:Borage is native to Southern Europe

Borage is often used to treat fever, lung infections, inflammation of mucous membranes and as a diuretic. It may also be effective as a mild anti-depressant and sedative. Oil from Borage seeds are a rich source of gammalinolenic acid (GLA). GLA is a fatty acid used by the body to boost immunity and fight inflammation.

Boswellia

Scientific Name:Boswellia serrata

Common Names:Indian frankincense, Indian olibanum, dhup, and salai guggul

Family:Bruseraceae

Part Used:Resin

Habitat:Boswellia is native to Africa and Asia

Boswellia has been used in the Ayurvedic medicine system of India for over 2,000 years. Ancient healers used it to treat conditions such as asthma, fevers, cardiovascular disorders, rheumatism, and diabetes. Today, this herb is mostly used to treat inflammation and pain of the joints. The tree’s resin contains boswellic acid that acts as a 5-LOX (5-lipoxygenase) inhibitor.

CAUTION:Boswellia may cause nausea and diarrhea, if taken in large quanities. Pregnant women should first talk to their doctor before taking this herb. It should not be taken by people with severe liver or kidney disease.

Buchu

Scientific Name:Agathosma betulina

Common Names:Buchu, boegoe, bucco, bookoo, diosma

Family:Rutaceae

Part Used:Leaves

Habitat:Buchu is native to South Africa

Buchu is most often used as a stimulating tonic and a diuretic. It is now commonly used to treat urinary tract infections. In the past, this herb has also been used to treat arthritis, kidney stones and gout. It can also be used externally for bruises and sprains.

Burdock

Scientific Name:Arctium Lappa

Common Names:Wild Burdock, gobo, burr, beggar’s buttons

Family:Asteraceae

Part Used:Seeds, leaves and roots

Habitat:Burdock grows in the United States, Europe, Japan and China

Burdock was used by the ancient Greeks to treat wounds and infections. This herb is loaded with beneficial vitamins and minerals and is often used to treat liver and digestive problems, urinary tract infections, ulcers, eczema, psoriasis and to boost energy and stamina. It has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties and makes a good immune system booster and blood purifier.

Burdock is a strong detoxifier and could aggravate certain types of skin conditions before the healing process starts working. Burdock may interfere with several prescription drugs, like those for treating diabetes or blood sugar conditions. Pregnant or nursing women should talk with their doctor before taking this herb.

Butterbur

Scientific Name:Petasites hybridus

Common Names:Common butterbur, coughwort, pestilence wort

Family:Asteraceae

Part Used:Leaves, rhizomes

Habitat:Butterbur is native to Asia and Europe

Butterbur has traditionally been used to treat coughs, urinary problems, fever and to expel intestinal parasites. Now this herb is mostly used as an anti-inflammatory agent and to treat migraine headaches. It is sometimes used to reduce smooth muscle spasms. Some studies have found butterbur effective in reducing bronchial spasms in people having bronchitis and asthma. Butterbur extract is often just as effective as prescription antihistamines for treating allergic rhinitis and hay fever.

Calendula

Scientific Name:Calendula officinalis

Common Names:Pot marigold, poet’s mairgold, Cape Weed

Family:Asteraceae

Part Used:Flowers

Habitat:Calendula is native to the Mediterranean region

Historically, calendula was used to induce menstruation, break fevers, cure jaundice, treat open sores and for liver and stomach problems. It has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties and can be used externally for sunburn and eczema. Today this herb is most often used externally to treat slow healing wounds and to promote tissue repair.

CAUTION:Do not take Calendula internally if pregnant or nursing. Could cause miscarriage.

Cascara Sagrada

Scientific Name:Frangula purshiana

Common Names:Cascara buckthron, california buckthory, sacred bark

Family:Rhamnaceae

Part Used:Bark

Habitat:Cascara Sagrada is native to the Pacific Northwest in North America

Cascara Sagrada was used by Native Americans as a laxative and to treat constipation, colitis, upset stomach, jaundice and hemorrhoids. Today it is sometimes used as a laxative.

CAUTION:Cascara Sagrada is not recognized as safe by the FDA. Cascara Sagrada is often to strong of a laxative and can cause intense stomach discomfort. A more gentle laxative, such as Psyllium is usually recommended. Do not take if pregnant.

Catnip

Scientific Name:Nepeta cataria

Common Names:Catmint, catswort, catnep, catrup

Family:Lamiaceae

Part Used:Flowers, Leaves

Habitat:Catnip is native to Asia and Europe

Medieval herbalists often used catnip to treat coughs, scalp irritations, bruises, restlessness and gas. Modern herbalists use this herb primarily to treat upset stomach, colic, colds, fever, flu and diarrhea. It is sometimes used to treat inflammation, allergies and as a mild sedative.

CAUTION:Do not take Catnip if you are pregnant or nursing. Catnip may stimulate the uterus and cause miscarriage. Do not give to children. Unsafe to smoke.

Cat’s Claw

Scientific Name:Uncaria tomentosa

Common Names:Peruvian cat’s claw, hawk’s claw

Family:Rubiaceae

Part Used:Bark, root

Habitat:Cat’s Claw is native to South and Central America

Cat’s claw has been used by the natives of Peru for centuries to treat conditions such as asthma, bone pain, arthritis, urinary tract infections, ulcers and intestinal problems. Today, this herb is most often used to boost the immune system and as an anti-inflammatory. It is often taken for rheumatism and even to treat HIV and cancer.

CAUTION:Do not take Cat’s Claw if pregnant or nursing. Do not give to children.

Cayenne

Scientific Name:Capsicum annuum

Common Names:Red pepper, capsicum, chili pepper

Family:Solanaceae

Part Used:Fruit

Habitat:Cayenne is native to tropical regions of the Americas

Cayenne was used by Native Americans as a pain reliever and to halt infections. It was also used for toothache, arthritis and to aid digestion. This herb has anti-bacterial properties, can stimulate blood flow and is rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Many people consume cayenne to maintain cardiovascular health. Studies suggest that it may be able to reduce triglyceride levels and platelet aggregation in the blood.

CAUTION:Hot peppers like Cayenne may irritate the skin. Use care when handling. Taking large amounts of Cayenne could cause stomach discomfort.

Chamomile

Scientific Name:Matricaria recutita

Common Names:German chamomile, wild chamomile

Family:Asteraceae

Part Used:Flower heads, oil

Habitat:Chamomile is native to Asia, Africa and Europe

Used by the ancient Egyptians for fever and chills, chamomile is still in wide use today. This plant is used for colic, indigestion, flatulence, bloating heartburn and to calm nervousness. Chamomile has anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antiseptic, antibacterial and antispasmodic properties. Some people suffering from peptic ulcers find relief from drinking chamomile tea.

CAUTION:Chamomile may cause allergic reactions in people sensitive to ragweed or other plants in the daisy family.

Chaparral

Scientific Name:Larrea tridentata

Common Names:Creosote bush, stinkweed, gobernadora, hediondilla

Family:Zygophyllaceae

Part Used:Leaves, twigs

Habitat:Chaparral is native to the U.S. and Mexico

Native Americans used chaparral for rheumatism, intestinal problems, colds, flu, bronchitis, diarrhea and urinary tract problems. They also chewed the twigs of this plant to relieve toothaches. Today chaparral is known to contain a powerful antioxidant and is being studied as a possible treatment for cancer.

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