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False Unicorn

— Chamaelirium luteum. Family Liliaceae. False Unicorn is one of the most efficient remedies for uterine stimulation. It can additionally be applied to regulate menstrual cycle, and induce menstruation. The plant is applied in any case where reproductive system activity is impaired.


— Foeniculum vulgare. Family Umbelliferae. Fennel has been used as a food supplement and a medical remedy for ages. Its estrogenic activity is responsible for a wide range of fennel’s applications, especially for female problems like irregular menses, insufficient lactation, menopausal cramps, and so on. Additionally, fennel is applied for digestive problems like flatulence, colic (especially in infants), constipation, and so on.


— Trigonella foenum-graecum. Family Leguminosae. Fenugreek is a well known spice utilized in culinary dishes. Moreover, it can be used for digestive disorders, stomach deficiency, and bowel cramps. It is especially beneficial for high cholesterol levels in blood.


— Chrysanthemum parthenium, Tanacetum parthenium. Feverfew can be applied to treat digestive conditions, like flatulence and constipation. It is also used to induce menstruation and relieve menstrual cramps. As it name states, the herb may also be used for fevers.


— Scrophularia nodosa. Family Scrophulariaceae. Figwort is used to relieve skin conditions, primarily those associated with irritation and itching, like eczema, and psoriasis. Additionally, the herb is applied for cleansing the body, due to its laxative and diuretic ability.

Five-finger grass

— Potentilla reptans, Potentilla canadensis. The herb is primarily applied to treat diarrhea and internal bleeding, like nasal bleeding. It can additionally be used as a mouthwash or a gargle.


— Polygonum multiflorum. Family Polygonaceae. Chinese herbalists prescribe this herb for premature aging, weakness, impotence, infertility, and immunity disorders. It is considered beneficial for high cholesterol levels, constipation, and atherosclerosis.

Forsythia fruit

— Forsythiae suspensae. Family Oleaceae. Forsythia is widely applied for influenza and common colds, as it is capable of relieving severe fevers, accompanied by thirst and delirium. Additionally, the herb can be applied for inflammatory conditions, like cancer tumors, furuncles and carbuncles, boils, and sore throat.


— Chionanthus virginicus. Family Oleaceae. Fringetree is primarily applied to relieve gallbladder and liver conditions, including gall stones. It may also be used as a liver stimulant. Moreover, the plant is successfully applied to treat other conditions, if used as part of herbal therapy. It can be taken to treat mild constipation.


— Fritillariae cirrhosae. Family Liliaceac. Primary herb’s application consists in treating coughs of various types and origin, particularly chronic coughs with hard expectoration. It may also reduce spasms associated with coughing.


— Fumaria officinalis. Family Fumariaceae. Fumitory’s primary application consists in treating skin conditions, like eczema, and acne. This action potentially originates from its cleansing capacity. Additionally, the herb can be used externally in conjunctivitis.