Common Herbs and Designated Uses

Billberry: Diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, cataracts, varicose veins

Cascara sagrada: Constipation

Cat's claw/Cat's dew: Arthritis, immune system stimulant

Cayenne: Atherosclerosis, pain, cluster headaches, psoriasis

Cranberry: Urinary tract infections

Devil's claw: Analgesics, anti-inflammatory uses, tendinitis

Dong quai: Dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, menorrhalgia

Echinacea: Colds and flu, yeast infections

Evening primrose oil: Eczema, liver damage and inflammation, mastalgia, PMS

Feverfew: Migraine headache, fever

Garlic: Cholesterol lowering, high blood pressure, simple infections

Ginger: Nausea, vomiting, motion sickness, arthritis, headache

Ginkgo biloba: Circulation, dementia, depression, tinnitus, vertigo

Goldenseal: Respiratory disorders, infections and inflammation

Gotu kola: Circulation, stress and fatigue

Grape seed: Atherosclerosis, diabetes, varicose veins, wound healing

Green tea: Anti-inflammatory, cholesterol, cancer prevention

Kava: Anxiety, insomnia, stress

Licorice: Adrenal failings, bronchitis, ulcers, respiratory illness

Milk Thistle: Liver cirrhosis, hepatitis, gallstones

Saw palmetto: Benign prostatic hyperplasia

St. John's wort: Mild to moderate depression

Valerian: Insomnia, stress, anxiety