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Astragalus Contains polysaccharides. Root tea may enhance immunity, protect from colds, flu and cancer. Many protect liver, imporove adrenal functions, boost energy.
(Arctium Lappa)
Root contains polyacetylenes that are anti-bacterial, anti-fungal. Arctigenin in burdock may inhibit tumor growth. Burdock root tea may provide relief from psoriasis and acne. Chinese use it for respiratory diseases, mumps, measles.
Shizandra Chinensis Fruit considered adaptagen. May boost immunity in times of stress. May provide relief from asthma, coughs. Kidney tonic.
Siberian Ginseng (Eleutherococcus Senticosus) May enhance immunity increasing the body's capacity to resist stress. Chinese suggest it lengthenslife and boosts energy.
(Panax Quinquefolius) and
(P. Ginseng Adaptogens)
Enhance immunity. Root extracts treat impotence, stress, cocaine withdrawal, diabets and radiation sickness.
(Zingiber Officinalis)
Digestive aid, possible cancer protection, may prevent post-operative vomiting and nausea, prevents motion sickness, lowers serum cholesterol. May prevent clotting, reduce heart rate, reduce fever, sooth asthma.
Cinnamon Antiseptic, may suppress urinary infections. Eugenol in cinnamon may suppress pain.
Cone Flowers
(Echinacea Purporea) and
(E. Angustifolia)
Strengthen immune system, fight cold and flu. Increases phagocytosis, anti-arthritic, radiation sickness preventative, anti-candida, anti-herpes, anti-listeria. May help body destroy tumor cells.
Golden Seal
(Hydrastis Canadensis)
Contains berberine, hydrastine. Digestive aid. Strengthens immunity, stimulates macrophage. Stimulates liver and gall bladder. Anti-biotic, anti-fungal. Continued use may destroy good intestinal flora.
Clove Contains eugenol used in mouthwashes and toothpastes, dis-infectant, digestive aid. Anti-oxidant. Clove oil is potent and should be use under medical supervision.
Reishi Mushroom
(Ganoderma Lucidum)
Shiitake and enoki mushrooms may lengthen lifespan. Spores may be anti-inflammatory. Polysaccarides and triterpenoids may enhance immunity.
Ginkgo Biloba Leaf extract contains ginkgolides, bilobalide. Slows aging process, improves distal blood flow to brain, extremities. May help prevent heart attack or stroke. Improves short-term memory and reaction time. May relieve asthma, tinnitus, male impotence, macular degeneration of retina, dizziness.
(Taraxacarum Officinal)
Mineral rich root decoction may cleanse blood, nourish liver. Leaf tea diuretic may relieve bloating of PMS. Leavsa are high in cancer fighting anti-oxidants.
(Urtica Diolca)
Freeze dried and fresh herb may relieve hay fever and allergies. It is rich in iron, high in Vitamin A. Diuretic tea. May help childhod and eczema and nervous eczema.
Yellow Dock
(Remax Crispus)
Root astringent, laxative. Use to terat psoriasis, eczema, urticaria. Root decoction is bitter tonic and may be good for colon and liver function. Leaves are high in anti-oxidant and Vitamin A.
(Matricaria Chamomilla) and
(Anthernis Nobilis)
Tea may aid digestion, prevent ulcers, anti-inflammatory. Aquaeous extraction can be used as hair rinse. Inhaling tea steam may relieve asthma. May stimulate immunity, increasing macrophage activity and may stimulate liver regeneration.
St. John's Wort (Hypericum Perforatum) May enhance immunity, anti-biotic, anti-inflammatory, topic wound and burn treatment. May be sedative and have anti-depressant qualities.
(Valeriana Officinalis)
Root tea and extraction proven sedative without side effects of tranquilizers.
(Origanum Vulgare)
Contains thymol and carvacrol, expectorant, digestive aid, anti-spasmadic. High in free radical quenching anti-oxidants. May expel intestinal worms.
(Thymus vulgaris)
Contains anti-septic thymol and carvacol. Tea or leaves stimulates appetite. Anti-bacterial, relaxes muscles of digestive system.
(Curcuma Longa)
May be anti-inflammatory, anti-coagulant, anti-tumor, anti-bacterial, anti-parasitic. May incrase fat digestion by increasing bile. May protect animal livers.
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Immune Enchancing Medicinal Plants
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