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Acanthopanax

— Acanthopanacis gracilistyliradicis. The main purpose for which this herb is used is to improve blood circulation in the organism. Also used to boost body development in the early years. Additionally can be applied as a diuretic.

Aconite

— Aconitum falconeri. Family Ranunculaceae. In normal doses used as a pain relief, prevents the inflammations. Aconite soothes diabetes symptoms. Beware of taking it with no consultation. Highly poisonous and not recommended to take without supervision.

Agrimony

— Agrimonia eupatoria. Family Rosaceae, Rose. Agrimony is known to produce a beneficial effect on one’s digestive system, and act as a potent remedy for diarrhea. Serves as a good anti-inflammatory medicine and is known to possess antibiotic agents.

Alder Buckthorn

— Rhamnus frangula. Family Rhamnaceae. Alder buckthorn is applied as an effective laxative medication for any type or cause of constipation. Additionally this plant is used to treat hemorrhoids, colic, eliminate obesity. The effect its bark produces is stable with every use, even if it’s taken repeatedly for several times.

Alfalfa

— Medicago sativa. Family Leguminosae. Alfafa is an herb characterized by a high content of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients in it. It is widely used to treat diabetes, high cholesterol levels, supply the digestive system, and soothe the pains. It also acts as an anti-bacterial remedy and even applied to treat cancer.

Alisma

— Alismatis orientalis. Family Alismataceae. Alisma is considered potent in fighting bacteria, decreasing high blood pressure and normalizing sugar levels in blood. It’s additionally applied for diarrhea, edema, and serves as a diuretic.

Alkanet

— Anchusa officinalis. Family Borage, Boraginaceae. Alkanet has been referred to as a potent remedy for respiratory diseases, especially those connected with accumulation of mucus. The plant produces an expectorative effect. Additionally it is used as a remedy for skin diseases.

Aloe Vera

— Aloe barbadensis, Aloe Vera, Aloe Indica, Aloe Barbados. Family Liliaceae, Lily. Aloe Vera is generally applied for a wide range of diseases, from digestive ones to respiratory ones. Used for constipation, stomach ulcers, enlarges spleen, colds, coughs, and inflammations of different kinds. Aloe Vera is also known for its skin healing ability and is effectively applied to treat skin problems.

Amaranth

— Amaranthus cruentus, Amaranthus hypochondriacus. Amaranth is an herbal medicine known for centuries. Its primary use is to reduce menstrual bleeding. Additionally the plant is applied to treat diarrhea, accompanied with bloody stools. Successfully used to treat skin conditions, and externally applied for this purpose.

American Cranesbill

— Geranium maculatum. Family Geraniaceae. The plant produces a healing effect on digestive system disorders, including those connected with bleeding, like stomach ulcers, or hemorrhoids. The herb is additionally used to cure diarrhea and eliminate inflammations.

American Ginseng

— Panax quinquefolius, Panax Ginseng. Family Araliaceae. Ginseng has been treated as a universal remedy for all diseases, and used in herbal medicine for centuries. It aids the digestive system, helps in curing digestive disorders, and also acts positively on the nervous system. Ginseng is known as an effective body energizer.

American Mistletoe

— Phoradendron flavescens. American mistletoe has acquired a popularity of aphrodisiac herb since it was used by Romans. It has also been applied for treating menstrual bleeding and causing labor contractions. The plant is able to cause bowel contraction. Due to its poisonous origin it’s not recommended to use internally.

American Sanicle

— Sanicula marilandica. American Sanicle is applied for healing sores, ulcers, and different types of injuries, both externally and internally. The plant is also known for its capacity to reduce menstrual bleeding, prevent diarrhea, as well as treat constipation. Applied to cure sore throat and treat respiratory tract inflammations.

Anemarrhena

— Anemarrhenae asphodeloides. Family Liliaceae. The plant is applied to fight inflammations, reduce fevers, kill bacteria, soothe pains and relax the nervous tension. Additionally used to reduce excessive sexual desire.

Angelica

— Angelica sinensis, Angelica archangelica. Family Carrot, Umbelliferae. Angelica is a potent remedy, used to treat reproductive system disorders in females. It is applied to treat menstrual bleeding, menses irregularity, uterine spasms, and PMS syndrome, as well as fight flatulence.

Anise

— Pimpinella anisum. Family Umbelliferae, Carrot. Anise has been applied for several purposes since the ancient times. Its primary use is linked with its expectorative ability, which the plant boasts in fighting coughs and respiratory system disorders. Additionally, the plant is applied to ease childbirth, promote lactation, and cure digestive disorders, especially meteorism and flatulence.

Apricot seed

— Semen pruni armeniaceae. Family Rosaceae. Apricot seed is a widely used remedy for coughs, induced by bronchitis, and asthma. It works well due to its moisturizing capacity, and is also able to reduce spasms, associated with the mentioned conditions.

Arjuna Myrobalan

— Pentaptera glabra, Pentaptera angustifolia, Terminalia arjuna. Family Combretaceae. Arjuna is a highly effective Ayurvedic remedy for heart diseases of any kind. It is additionally applied as a stimulant, and is also used to treat diarrhea, hemorrhoids and dysentery. Its topical application is prescribed for wounds, sores, and bone fractures.

Arka

— Asclepias gigantea, Calotropis gigantea. Family Asclepiadaceae. Arka is used as an aid in case of digestive disorders like constipations. It also soothes muscle pains, especially in the rectal area. In Ayurvedic combinations Arka is used to treat skin conditions. Also used as a relief for hemorrhoids.

Arnica

— Arnica montana. Family Compositae. The herb is known to produce a diuretic effect, boost perspiration, reduce coughs, and heal the wounds and sores. Only used in small concentrations, and diluted before external application.

Arogyapacha

— Trichopus zeylanicus. Family Trichopodaceae. The plant can be successfully used to eliminate tiredness and weakness in the body. Additionally, it may be applied as an aid in convalescence.

Asafoetida

— Ferula asafoetida. Family Umbelliferae. Asafoetida is mainly applied to treat digestive system disorders, like diarrhea, and is also known for its capacity to reduce stomach pains of severe character. Applied topically to treat and prevent insect and snake bites.

Ashoka

— Sarca indica. Family Caesalpiniaceae. Ashoka is applied to treat uterine bleeding and disorders, as well as treat ovary inflammations and tumors. Additionally it is used to fight dysentery and hemorrhoids accompanied with bleeding. Acts as a strong astringent.

Ashwagandha

— Physalis flexuosa, Withania Somnifera. Family Solanaceae. The principle effect this plant produces on the organism is that of immune system enhancement. Boosting body performance overall, this herb is also known to produce a positive effect on sexual libido and drive. Additionally used as a medicine for depression.

Asian Ginseng

— Panax ginseng. Asian ginseng is generally considered to be a cure-all in Chinese medicine. It is applied to treat respiratory system conditions, like coughs, bronchitis, and other diseases, especially accompanied by fevers. It energizes the body and mind due to its stimulative properties. It boosts sexual desire. Ginseng is believed to act positively on female reproductive system.

Astragalus

— Astragalus membranaceus. Family Leguminosae. Astragalus is a remedy used to enhance immune system functionality and purify blood. Additionally applied as an aid in chemotherapy, and used to increase metabolic rates, and renew blood supply after labor and in case of strong blood loss.

Autumn Crocus

— Colchicum autumnale. Family Liliaceae, Lily. Autumn Crocus is potent of reducing arthritis and gout symptoms, mainly pains. Colchicine accounts for this healing property, but on the other side it’s highly poisonous and should not be applied internally.