H — Herb Directory

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— Crataegus oxyacantha. Hawthorn is a well-known effective herbal remedy for cardiac conditions, for which it has been applied since time immemorial. The plant is used to regulate heart tone, blood pressure, and pulse. It may also be applied to prevent heart atherosclerosis, and artery obstruction.

Himalayan Cedar

— Cedrus deodara. Family Coniferae. Himalayan Cedar is particularly useful for respiratory conditions, as it may induce expectoration. It is additionally applied for diarrhea, dysentery, and may also be used for inflammations and fevers.

Honeysuckle flowers

— Lonicerae japonicae. Family Caprifoliaceae. The herb is applied in a wide variety of infectious and inflammatory conditions. Primarily, it is used for respiratory tract infections and inflammations, but may also be applied for digestive disorders.


— Humulus lupulus. Family Hemp. Hops are an excellent remedy for a range of digestive conditions, like indigestion, lack of appetite, and flatulence. Its primary use nevertheless consists in treatment of nervous disorders, like insomnia and anxiety. Hops may also be applied to treat urinary infections.


— Marrubium vulgare. Family Labiatae. Horehound is primarily applied to treat respiratory conditions, like bronchitis, especially that associated with severe coughs. Additionally, it can be applied to promote stable digestive activity, by acting as a bitter principle. As a topical remedy, Horehound is applied for healing wounds.

Horse Chestnut

— Aesculus hippocastanum. Family Hippocastanaceae. Horse chestnut is primarily applied for sprains, bruises and other traumas which can occur due to sport activity. Additionally, the remedy is effective in treating varicose veins, and vein insufficiency. It is externally applied for skin sores and inflammations.


— Cochlearia armoracia. The herb is applied for a range of respiratory conditions, including coughs and bronchitis. It may also be used in digestive conditions, and is beneficial for improving gastro-intestinal functionality.


— Equisetum arvense, Equiseti hiemalis, Mu zei. Family Equisetaceae. Horsetail is primarily applied for bladder and kidney diseases, arthritis, osteoporosis, and urinary tract infections. Due to its anti-inflammatory and healing properties the herb is applied for curing both external and internal wounds and sores.


— Radicis houttuyniae. Family Saururaceae. The herb is successfully used for toxic pulmonary conditions, linked with yellow phlegm. It is also used as an anti-inflammatory remedy.

Hundred Husbands

— Asparagus adscendens, Asparagus racemosus, Asparagus gonoclados, Asparagus sarmentosus. Family Liliaceae. The herb is applied for a wide range of conditions, including spasms and pains, diarrhea and dysentery, kidney conditions, digestive disorders, impotence and infertility, and rheumatism.


— Hydrangea arborescens. Family Saxifragaceae. Hydrangea is primarily applied to relieve urinary conditions, like kidney stones and gravel. It is also used to treat prostate gland enlargement and inflammations.


— Hyssopus officinalis. Family Labiatae. The herb is primarily applied for relieving spasms, especially the ones connected with coughs, bronchitis, and so on. Additionally, it may be used to treat anxiety, and hysteria. As a diaphoretic remedy the plant is used in common colds.