Herbal Remedies

Obligatory Disclaimer:  The herbal remedies and uses within these pages are - to the best of my knowledge safe when used in moderation, except where specified.  I have noted hazards and contraindications where appropriate, but nothing takes the place of common sense, moderation, and knowledge of your plant materials when involved in self-medication with plants. These pages are for informational purposes only, and I cannot be held liable for misuse or inappropriate handling of the information within.

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Ailment Appropriate Herbs
Acne Aloe Vera, Bee Balm, Calendula, Cornflower, Dandelion, Evening Primrose, Feverfew, Goldenseal, Green Tea Lemongrass, Periwinkle, Violet, Yarrow
Age Spots Onion
After-Shave Sage
AIDS Aloe Vera, Green Tea
Alertness Ginkgo
Allergic Reactions Aloe Vera
Allergies Evening Primrose, Ginkgo, Goldenrod
Alzheimer's Disease Broccoli, Ginkgo, Sage
Antiseptic Bee Balm, Cornflower, Eucalyptus, Goldenrod, Lavender, Sage, St. John's Wort
Anti-Aging Broccoli, Ginkgo, Ginseng, Green Tea
Anti-Bacterial Bee Balm, Eucalyptus, Green Tea, Lavender, Lemon Balm
Antiperspirant Sage
Anti-Viral Aloe Vera, Green Tea, St. John's Wort
Anxiety St. John's Wort, Lavender, Poppy, Valerian, Chamomile
Aphrodisiac Ginkgo, Ginseng
Appetite Stimulant Bee Balm, Mint, Lavender, Tarragon, Thyme, Yarrow
Appetite Suppressant Beans, Fennel
Aromatherapy Bee Balm, Angelica, Lavender, Lemongrass
Arterial Disease Evening Primrose, Ginkgo
Arthritis Aloe Vera, Angelica, Broccoli, Feverfew, Goldenrod, Lavender, Mint, St. John's Wort
Asthma Aloe Vera, Chamomile, Eucalyptus, Evening Primrose, Feverfew, Ginkgo, Lobelia, Plantain, Marjoram, Valerian
Astringent Scented Geranium, Yarrow
Atherosclerosis Ginkgo
Athlete's Foot Aloe Vera, Calendula, Garlic, Goldenseal Lavender, Lemongrass, Thyme
Attention Deficit Disorder Valerian
Attention Span (increase) Ginkgo
Back Pain Lavender, St. John's Wort
Back Pain (due to kidney problems) Hydrangea
Bacterial (Anti) Eucalyptus, Green Tea, Lavender, Lemon Balm
Bedwetting Valerian
Bee Stings Bee Balm, Calendula, Dandelion, Lavender, Parsley, Plantain, Savory (Summer)
Bladder (overall health) Ground Ivy, Hydrangea, Plantain, Uva Ursi
Bladder Infections Garlic, Goldenrod, Hydrangea, Parsley, Uva Ursi
Bleeding Cayenne, Periwinkle, Yarrow
Blisters Aloe Vera, Calendula, Lavender, Plantain
Bloating Bee Balm, Evening Primrose, Oregano, Uva Ursi
Blood Circulation (increase) Ginkgo, Periwinkle
Blood Oxygen (increase) Periwinkle
Blood Pressure (lower) Chervil, Chives, Garlic, Green Tea, Onion, Periwinkle, Tomato, Valerian
Blood Pressure (regulate) Ginseng, Green Tea
Blood Purifier Echinacea
Blood Sugar Normalizer Aloe Vera, Beans, Ginseng, Green Tea, Plantain
Blood Thinner Garlic
Boils Eucalyptus, Plantain
Bowels - Inflammatory Disease Green Tea
Breath Freshener Anise, Fennel, Lavender, Parsley
Breast - Increase Mother's Milk Dill, Fennel
Breast - Fullness while Nursing Dill, Fennel
Breast Pain - Pre-Menstrual Evening Primrose
Bronchitis Borage, Eucalyptus, Hyssop, Chamomile, Oregano, Lobelia, Plantain, Poppy, St. John's Wort, Thyme, Violet
Bruises Bay, Borage, Calendula, Caraway, Cornflower, Feverfew Hydrangea, Hyssop, Lavender, Plantain, Sage, St. John's Wort, Rosemary
Burns Aloe Vera, Calendula, Chamomile, Echinacea, Eucalyptus, Hydrangea, Lavender, Onion, Plantain, St. John's Wort, Yarrow
Callouses Dandelion
Cancer - Breast Broccoli, Green Tea
Cancer - Colon Broccoli
Cancer - Esophageal Green Tea
Cancer - General Aloe Vera, Periwinkle
Cancer - Liver Green Tea
Cancer - Lung Aloe Vera, Broccoli
Cancer - Pancreatic Green Tea
Cancer - Preventative Broccoli, Carrot, Tarragon, Tomato
Cancer - Prostate Aloe Vera, Fennel, Green Tea
Cancer - Rectal Broccoli
Cancer - Skin Green Tea
Cancer - Stomach Aloe Vera, Broccoli, Garlic, Green Tea
Cancer - Testicular Periwinkle
Cancer - Treatment Aloe Vera, Echinacea, Lantana, Violet
Canker Sores Goldenseal, Lavender
Cardiovascular Disease Ginkgo, Green Tea
Cerebral vein and artery dilator Periwinkle
Chicken Pox Calendula, Lantana
Cholesterol (lower) Beans, Evening Primrose, Garlic, Lemongrass, Onion, Tomato
Circulatory Problems Evening Primrose, Lemongrass
Cirrhosis Aloe Vera, Dandelion, Evening Primrose
Cognitive Function  - Improve Ginkgo, Periwinkle
Cold Angelica, Anise, Bee Balm, Cayenne, Chamomile, Echinacea, Eucalyptus, Feverfew, Garlic, Goldenrod, Ground Ivy, Horehound, Lantana, Lavender, Marjoram, Plantain, Poppy, Radish, Rosemary, Violet, Yarrow
Cold Sores Bee Balm, Echinacea, Green Tea, Hyssop, Lavender, Uva Ursi
Colic Bee Balm, Caraway, Catnip, Chamomile, Dill, Fennel, Garlic, Ground Ivy, Lovage, Mint Savory (Summer), Valerian
Colitis Aloe Vera
Congestion Aloe Vera, Angelica, Anise, Bee Balm, Borage, Chamomile, Eucalyptus, Garlic, Ginseng, Goldenseal, Ground Ivy, Horehound,   Lobelia, Marjoram, Periwinkle, Plantain, Poppy, Rosemary
Conjunctivitis Aloe Vera
Constipation Basil, Chicory, Dandelion, Violet
Cough Angelica, Anise, Bee Balm, Borage, Echinacea, Garlic, Ginseng, Horehound, Lantana, Lobelia, Marjoram, Oregano, Plantain, Poppy, Radish, St. John's Wort, Violet
Crabs Thyme
Cuts Bee Balm, Calendula, Cornflower, Garlic, Goldenrod, Goldenseal, Green Tea Hyssop, Lantana, Lemon Balm, Lemongrass, Lavender, Oxalis, Plantain, Uva Ursi, Yarrow
Cystitis Chamomile, Ground Ivy, Plantain, Uva Ursi
Dandruff Mint, Lavender, Rosemary
Delusions Valerian
Dementia Ginkgo
Depression Borage, Lavender, Periwinkle, Rosemary, St. John's Wort, Valerian
Depression (PMS) Evening Primrose
Dermatitis Periwinkle
Detoxifier Aloe Vera, Ground Ivy, Plantain
Diabetes - Alleviate Thirst Savory (Summer)
Diabetes - Blood Sugar Reduction Broccoli, Ginseng, Green Tea, Lantana, Plantain, Sage
Diabetes - Poor Circulation Evening Primrose
Diaper Rash Calendula, Lavender, Plantain
Diarrhea Borage, Chamomile, Goldenseal, Ground Ivy, Plantain, St. John's Wort, Savory (Summer), Thyme, Uva Ursi Valerian, Yarrow
Diet Aid Fennel
Digestion/Indigestion/Gastrointestinal Aloe Vera, Angelica, Anise, Basil, Bee Balm, Caraway, Catnip, Cayenne, Chamomile, Chervil, Chicory, Coriander, Dandelion, Dill, Fennel, Feverfew, Goldenrod, Goldenseal, Green Tea, Ground Ivy, Hyssop, Lantana, Lavender, Lovage, Marjoram, Mint, Oregano, Parsley, Radish, Rosemary, Sage, St. John's Wort, Savory (Summer), Thyme, TansyTarragon, Valerian, Yarrow
Dizziness Marjoram
Diuretic Chervil, Goldenrod, Ground Ivy
Dry Skin Aloe Vera, Evening Primrose
Dysentery Green Tea
Dysmennhorea Uva Ursi
Earache Caraway, Garlic
E-Coli Bacteria Green Tea
Eczema Aloe Vera, Bee Balm, Chervil, Goldenrod, Periwinkle, Plantain, Rosemary
Emphysema Plantain
Energy (Increase) Ginseng
Epilepsy (Relieve Symptoms) Valerian
Erectile Dysfunction Ginseng
Exhaustion Goldenrod, Lavender, Valerian
Expectorant Anise, Chervil, Horehound, Hyssop, Rosemary, Savory (Summer)
Extremities - Cold Cayenne
Extremities - Numbness Ginkgo, Valerian
Extremities - Pain Ginkgo, Valerian
Extremities - Tingling Ginkgo, Valerian
Eye Inflammation Periwinkle
Eye Fatigue Cornflower, Parsley
Eye Pain Cornflower, Anise
Eye Swelling Cornflower, Parsley
Eye Wash Chervil, Chicory, Cornflower, Fennel, Goldenseal, Plantain
Facial Cleanser Fennel, Mint
Facial - Steam Cornflower
Fatigue Dandelion, Goldenrod, Periwinkle, St. John's Wort, Tarragon
Fear (Reduce Anxiety) Bee Balm, Lavender, Valerian
Fever Reducer Bee Balm, Borage, Calendula, Cayenne, Chamomile, Lantana, Lemon Balm, Oxalis, Plantain, Radish, Tansy, Yarrow
Flatulence Angelica, Anise, Basil, Bay, Bee Balm, Caraway, Chamomile, Coriander, Dill, Fennel, Feverfew, Lavender, Lovage, Mint, Oregano, Sage, Savory (Summer), Tansy, Yarrow
Flea Repellant Fennel
Flu Calendula, Echinacea, Eucalyptus, Feverfew, GarlicGoldenrod, Green Tea Ground Ivy, Lantana, Plantain, Radish, St. John's Wort, Tarragon
Freckles Onion
Frostbite Aloe Vera, Cayenne
Fungicide Aloe Vera, Garlic, Goldenseal, Lemongrass
Gallbladder Dandelion, Lavender
Gallstones Dandelion
Gas Angelica, Anise, Basil, Bay, Bee Balm, Caraway, Chamomile, Coriander, Dill, Feverfew, Lavender, Oregano, Sage, Savory (Summer), Tansy, Valerian
Gastritis Plantain
Glands (swollen) Oregano
Goiter Plantain
Gout Chervil, Chicory, Fennel, St. John's Wort, Tansy
Gums - bleeding Periwinkle
Hair Conditioner Yarrow
Hair Coloring Sage
Hair Highlighter Calendula, Chamomile
Hair Loss Lavender, Onion, Rosemary
Hay Fever Chamomile, Marjoram, Plantain
Headache Basil, Chamomile, Evening Primrose, Lavender, Lovage, Marjoram, Oregano, Periwinkle, Poppy, Rosemary, Scented Geranium, Valerian, Violet
Heart (strengthen) Cayenne, Ginseng
Heartburn Aloe Vera
Heart Disease (Prevention) Broccoli, Carrot, Cayenne, English Pea, Green Tea Tomato
Heart Problems Due to Stress Valerian
Hangover Cayenne, Ginkgo, Violet
Hemorrhoids Aloe Vera, Chamomile, Ground Ivy, Periwinkle, Plantain, St. John's Wort, Uva Ursi, Yarrow
Hepatitis Aloe Vera, Dandelion, Green Tea
Herpes Sores Aloe Vera, Bee Balm, Green Tea, Hyssop, Lavender, St. John's Wort, Tarragon, Uva Ursi
Hiccups Fennel
HIV Aloe Vera, Green Tea
Hoarseness Plantain
Hodgkin's Disease Periwinkle
Hyperactivity Valerian
Hypertension Chervil, Chives, Garlic, Green Tea, Onion, Periwinkle, Plantain, Tomato, Valerian, Yarrow
Immune System Booster Ginseng, Green Tea, Snap Pea
Impotence Ginkgo
Indigestion Aloe Vera, Bay, Bee Balm, Calendula, Caraway, Cayenne, Chamomile, Dandelion, Lantana, Lavender, Savory (Summer)
Insect Bites & Stings Aloe Vera, Bee Balm, Echinacea, Feverfew, Lantana, Lavender, Lemon Balm, Parsley
Insect Repellant Bee Balm, Eucalyptus, Feverfew, Lavender, Lemongrass
Insomnia Anise, Chamomile, Ginseng, Lavender, Poppy, St. John's Wort, Violet
Intestines Dandelion, Plantain
Intestinal Worms Aloe Vera, Plantain, Thyme, Tansy
Irritability Lavender, St. John's Wort, Valerian
Irritability (PMS) Evening Primrose
Irritable Bowel Plantain
Itching Skin Aloe Vera, Evening Primrose, Garlic, Lavender, Oregano
Jaundice Chicory, Fennel, Parsley
Joint Pain Lantana, Lavender, Mint
Kidney Infection Aloe Vera, Ground Ivy, Hydrangea, Uva Ursi
Kidney Weaknesses Dandelion, Ground Ivy, Hydrangea, Lovage, Tansy, Uva Ursi
Kidney Stones Chervil, Dandelion, Fennel, Goldenrod, Hydrangea, Parsley, Plantain, Uva Ursi
Kidneys (strengthen) Dandelion, Ginseng, Hydrangea, Plantain, Uva Ursi, Yarrow
Laryngitis Goldenrod, Thyme
Laxative Chicory, Plantain, Violet
Leukemia - Fight Leukemia Cells Green Tea
Leukemia - In Children Periwinkle
Lice Parsley, Thyme
Lips (Cracked or Dry) Goldenseal, Plantain
Liver (alcohol damage) Dandelion, Fennel
Liver (strengthen) Dandelion, Ginseng
Liver Problems Aloe Vera, Chicory, Dandelion, Fennel, Lavender, Yarrow
Lower Back Pain Lemongrass
Lungs (strengthen) Ginseng
Lupus Evening Primrose
Lymph Nodes (swollen) Echinacea
Macular Degeneration Ginkgo
Measles Echinacea, Lantana
Memory Ginkgo, Ginseng
Menopause Fennel, Periwinkle
Mental Clarity Ginseng
Menstruation (Cramps) Chamomile, Evening Primrose, Feverfew, Mint, St. John's Wort, Tarragon, Yarrow
Menstruation (Promote) Calendula, Oregano
Menstruation (Regulate) Evening Primrose, Lemon Balm, Periwinkle, Plantain, St. John's Wort, Uva Ursi
Migraines Feverfew, Lavender, Valerian
Mood - (Improve) Bee Balm, Ginkgo, Lavender
Mouth Sores or Ulcers Lavender, Oxalis, Periwinkle, Sage
Mouthwash Goldenseal, Lavender, Marjoram, Oregano, Thyme
Multiple Sclerosis (Relieve Symptoms) Ginkgo, Valerian
Muscle Aches Eucalyptus, Hydrangea, Lavender, Oregano
Muscle Cramps Feverfew, Hydrangea, Lavender, Valerian
Muscle Pain Eucalyptus
Muscle Stiffness Eucalyptus
Muscle Weakness Valerian
Muscular Sclerosis Evening Primrose
Nail Biting Valerian
Nausea Bee Balm, Fennel, Mint
Nephritis Uva Ursi
Nerve Pain St. John's Wort
Nerves & Nervousness Bee Balm, Lavender, Valerian
Nervous Disorders & Hysteria Chamomile, Ginseng, Lavender, Marjoram, Tansy, Tarragon, Valerian
Neuralgia Eucalyptus, Lemongrass, St. John's Wort
Nosebleeds Periwinkle
Obesity Evening Primrose
Osteoporosis Broccoli
Pain Killer Lavender, Poppy, St. John's Wort
Pancreas (strengthen) Dandelion, Ginseng, Uva Ursi
Panic Attacks Valerian
Peripheral Neuropathy Ginkgo, Valerian
Peripheral Vascular Disease Ginkgo
Perspiration Calendula, Sage
Pinkeye Lovage
Pleurisy Chervil
PMS Evening Primrose, Plantain
Pneumonia Eucalyptus
Poison Ivy Aloe Vera, Plantain
Prostate - Inflammation Evening Primrose, Hydrangea, Uva Ursi
Prostate - Enlarged Evening Primrose, Hydrangea, Uva Ursi
Psoriasis Aloe Vera
Psychoactive Catnip?
Rashes Aloe Vera, Bay, Borage, Calendula, Chamomile, Evening Primrose, Lavender, Oxalis, Savory (Summer), Tarragon, Yarrow
Respiratory distress/infection Angelica, Anise, Borage, Chamomile, Eucalyptus, Garlic, Horehound, Lantana, Lobelia, Marjoram, Radish Rosemary, Violet
Reynaud's Syndrome Ginkgo
Rheumatism Aloe Vera, Bay, Cayenne, Chicory, Coriander, Eucalyptus, Feverfew, Goldenrod, Lantana, Lavender, Lemongrass, Marjoram, OreganoPlantain, St. John's Wort, Tansy, Valerian, Violet, Yarrow
Rheumatoid Arthritis Evening Primrose, Goldenrod, Ground Ivy
Rosacea Aloe Vera
Scabies Lantana, Thyme
Scalds Aloe Vera, Lavender
Scars Aloe Vera, Hyssop, Plantain
Sciatica Lemongrass, St. John's Wort, Valerian
Scleroderma Evening Primrose
Scrapes Bee Balm, Calendula, Cornflower, Eucalyptus, Garlic, Goldenseal, Green Tea Hyssop, Lantana, Lavender, Lemon Balm, Lemongrass, Oxalis, Uva Ursi, Yarrow
Scurvy Ground Ivy
Sedative Bee Balm, Catnip, Lavender, Lemon Balm, Poppy, Valerian
Sex Drive - Enhance Ginkgo, Savory (Summer)
Sex Drive - Reduce Savory (Winter)
Shingles Aloe Vera, Valerian
Shortness of Breath Ginseng
Sinus - Clogged Goldenseal, Ground Ivy
Sinusitis Chamomile, Ground Ivy, Marjoram, Plantain
Skin Irritations Bee Balm, Ground Ivy, Lavender, Lovage, Oxalis, Plantain
Skin Eruptions (misc) Bay, Borage, Chamomile, Chicory, Cornflower, Garlic, Lantana, Lavender, Savory (Summer), Tansy, Tarragon, Violet
Skin Health Dandelion
Skin Pores (unclog) Lemongrass, Yarrow
Skin Ulcers Echinacea, Lantana, Lavender, Plantain
Skin Freshener Chervil, Yarrow
Sleep Aid Bee Balm, Lavender, Valerian
Sluggishness Dandelion
Small Intestines (strengthen) Uva Ursi
Smoking Cessation Plantain
Snakebite Lantana, Plantain
Sores Aloe Vera, Bee Balm, Dandelion, Eucalyptus, Garlic, Goldenrod, Ground Ivy Horehound, Lavender, Lemon Balm, Oregano, Sage, Thyme, Rosemary, Violet, Yarrow
Sore Throat Bee Balm, Cayenne, Echinacea, Eucalyptus, Garlic, Goldenrod, Goldenseal, Hyssop, Lantana, Periwinkle, Sage, Savory (Summer)
Spleen Dandelion, Uva Ursi
Sprains Bay, Borage, Cayenne, Hydrangea, Lavender, Lemongrass, Marjoram, Plantain, Tansy
Spring Tonic Chervil, Dandelion, Ground Ivy, Yarrow
Spleen (strengthen) Ginseng
Splinters (draw out) Plantain
Stamina Ginkgo, Ginseng
Stomach Dandelion
Strep Throat Garlic
Stress Basil, Bay, Bee Balm, Chamomile, Ginseng, Lavender, Valerian
Stroke (Preventative) Carrot, English Pea, Green Tea
Stroke (Reduce Damage) Ginkgo
Stomach Ache Calendula, Lavender, Marjoram
Stomach Cramps Basil, Bee Balm, Calendula, Chamomile, Echinacea, Mint, Tarragon, Valerian, Yarrow
Stomach Ulcers Aloe Vera, Garlic, Scented Geranium
Sty Aloe Vera
Sunburn Aloe Vera, Lavender, St. John's Wort
Sweating (Induce) Lemon Balm
Swelling Borage, Cayenne, Chicory, Oregano, Parsley, Plantain
Teething Pain in Babies Chamomile
Tendonitis Lemongrass
Tension Bee Balm, Lavender, Valerian
Thumb Sucking Valerian
Tinnitus Ginkgo, Ground Ivy, Periwinkle
Tonic (general) Dandelion
Toothache Cayenne, Garlic, Marjoram, Oregano, Poppy, Tarragon
Toothbrush Lantana
Tooth Decay Green Tea
Tranquilizers Periwinkle
Tumors Periwinkle
Ulcers Eucalyptus, Garlic, Lantana, Plantain, St. John's Wort, Valerian
Upset Stomach Aloe Vera, Angelica, Anise, Basil, Caraway, Catnip, Cayenne, Chamomile, Chervil, Chicory, Coriander, Lavender, Marjoram, Mint, Oregano, Parsley, Rosemary, Sage, Savory (Summer), Thyme, TansyTarragon
Urinary Tract Health (overall) Hydrangea, Uva Ursi
Urinary Tract Infections Aloe Vera, Goldenrod, Hydrangea, Oxalis, Uva Ursi, Yarrow
Urinary Problems Calendula, Echinacea, Hydrangea, Oregano, Uva Ursi
Urticaria Aloe Vera
Uterine Cramps Valerian
Vaginal Infection Aloe Vera
Varicose Veins St. John's Wort
Vertigo Ginkgo
Virus Prevention Garlic, Lemon Balm, Tarragon
Vomiting Basil, Bee Balm, Chamomile, Mint
Warts Aloe Vera, Dandelion, Onion

Wasp Stings

Lavender, Periwinkle, Savory (Summer)
Weight Loss Evening Primrose
Wheezing Feverfew, Ginseng
Worms in Children Garlic, Fennel, Lantana, Plantain, Tarragon
Wounds Aloe Vera, Bee Balm, Cayenne, Cornflower, Eucalyptus, Garlic, Goldenseal, Green Tea, Horehound, Lavender, Onion, Plantain, Rosemary, Sage, St. John's Wort, ThymeYarrow
Wrinkles Aloe Vera
Yeast Infection Echinacea, Goldenseal, Uva Ursi

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