We deal in herbal products, concentrating on health supplements, grooming, hair care and skin care, but we have found that our visitors are looking for more information on herbs – even herbs that we do not use in our products – and for this reason we have included a concise Herbal encyclopedia.
If there is no one who can teach you the use of herbs, I suggest you choose a book or two and start studying! Or visit your local health food store, and ask for someone who can guide you to someone in your area who can teach you or work with you on a professional level. There are a lot of good herbal correspondence courses out there as well. You can find several good ones with your favorite search engine.
The herbs listed in this Herbal encyclopedia have a myriad of uses the world over. This listing is by no means a complete one, but it can help you with quick references when needed. Here I will list just a few of the most common herbs and the uses of each.
Obviously, most of these herbs have a much longer list of uses, and there are thousands of healing herbs around the world, but this is meant to be FAST! And I have yet to find a specific source in my own studies that covered every herb known to man. That would have to be a very large reference book! My book and others can give you more complete information on each herb listed here. This Herbal encyclopedia does not contain an extensive listing of Chinese or Ayurvedic herbs; while I often work with these in my clinic, there are other web sites with extensive information regarding these items and I see no reason to duplicate those efforts.
Garlic is used as a carminative, aphrodisiac, expectorant, and stimulant. It possesses anti-inflammatory, antiarthritic, hypolipidemic, anticoagulant, hypoproteinemic, hypocholesteremic, antibacterial, antifungal, antihypertensive and hypoglycemic action. It increases prothrombin time and fibrinolytic action.
Garlic or Allium Sativum is a nerve stimulant and revigorating tonic that has been known for its value in cases of sexual weakness.
Tulsi has antioxidant properties, and helps boost the body’s ability to fight off damaging free radicals, which have been linked to disease and aging. It is an adaptogen that helps the body fight the effects of ongoing stress and also balances the mind, nerves and emotions.
It is known to maintain the health of the throat chest and lungs. In fact, it helps protect the entire respiratory tract.