Herbs A to Z
This is an A to Z index of the herbs listed here in the Encyclopedia of Herbology. It serves as a concise look at each of the herbs and their medicinal uses. Eventually this will be a really long list. But for now, it’s a little short.
Bilberry – Vaccinium myrtillus – gastrointestinal disorders, diabetes, circulatory problems, as vision aids, to treat diarrhea, conditions of the heart and blood vessels, hardening of the arteries, varicose veins, decreased blood flow in the veins, and chest pain, chronic fatigue syndrome, hemorrhoids, osteoarthritis, gout, skin infections, kidney disease, and urinary tract infections.
Elder Tree – Sambucus Nigra – bruises, sprains, wounds and chilblains, colds and influenza, hay fever and sinusitis, a very good spring tonic and blood cleanser, used as a vehicle for eye and skin lotions
Marsh Mallow – Althea Officinalis – cough, sore throat, mouth ulcers, respiratory problems, bronchitis, diarrhea, indigestion, weight loss, swelling, cuts, wounds, boils, eczema, psoriasis
Oregon Grape Root – Berberis Aquifolium – Oregon grape root excels at treating infections and optimizing a sluggish liver. Its current herbal use is mainly in the treatment of gastritis and general digestive weakness, to stimulate the kidney and gallbladder function and to reduce catarrhal problems. It improves the digestion and absorption and is taken internally in the treatment of psoriasis, syphilis, haemorrhages, stomach complaints and impure blood conditions. Externally, it has been used as a gargle for sore throats and as a wash for blurry or bloodshot eyes.
Peppermint – Mentha x piperita – fevers, headaches, digestive disorders (especially flatulence) and various minor ailments, fevers and especially colds and flu, eases anxiety and tension, powerfully antiseptic, eases menstrual cramps, neuralgia, rheumatism and lumbago
Slippery Elm – Ulmus Rubra – digestive disorders, gastrointestinal conditions, sore throats, ulcers, gout, arthritis, stomach ache, intestinal worms, cough, and bronchitis, respiratory irritations, abortifacient, skin conditions, vaginitis, hemorrhoids, toothaches, spider bites
Yarrow – Achillea Millefolium – open wounds, nosebleeds, cuts, inflammation, hemorrhoids, headache, colds, flu, stomach ache, digestion, digestive, urinary systems, hay fever, asthma, respiratory problems, eczema, cold, flu, inflamed joints