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Lady's Mantle

— Alchemilla vulgaris. Family Rosaceae. Lady’s Mantle is primarily used to treat abnormalities, linked with female reproductive system, like insufficient menstruations, menorrhagia, metrorrhagia, as well as help women overcome menopausal symptoms. Additionally applied for healing sores and ulcers in the mouth. Relieves diarrhea.

Large-leafed gentian root

— Gentianae qinjiao. Family Gentianaceae. Large-leafed gentian root is mostly used to relieve rheumatic and arthritic conditions, which are linked with redness, swelling, pains, as well as muscle spasms. Chinese homeopathists prescribe it for asthenic fevers, accompanied by tuberculosis, and even AIDS.


— Lavandula officinalis. Family Labiatae. Lavender is successfully used to relieve stress and other nervous conditions, due to its mild capacity to stimulate the nervous system. The herb can additionally be applied as a soothing remedy for rheumatic pains and various types of spasms.


— Ledebouriellae divaricatae. Family Umbelliferae. The herb is known to relieve rheumatic conditions, bacterial infections, as well as decrease pains and spasms, especially those associated with influenza and colds. Occasionally, Ledebouriella is used for bowel complaints.

Lemon grass

— Andropogon citratus. Family Gramineae. Lemon grass is applied to treat digestive system conditions, like colic and flatulence. It is also used as a remedy for female problems, like irregular menstruations. Additionally the remedy is applied to reduce spasms, for which purpose it’s applied topically as a liniment.


— Glycyzrrhiza glabra. Family Papilionaceae, Leguminosae. Licorice is primarily applied to relieve liver conditions, like cirrhosis and recurrent hepatitis. It is also used for some digestive disorders, like gastritis, stomachaches, colic, and so on. Additionally, it may be applied in respiratory conditions, like sore throats, coughs, and bronchitis. It is highly effective for a wide range of inflammations.

Life Root

— Senecio aureus. Family Compositae. Life Root is applied as a primary uterine stimulant in any case where this action is needed. It is also used to promote menstruation and relieve menopausal symptoms. The herb is efficient in treating tuberculosis.

Lily of the Valley

— Convallaria majalis. Lily of the Valley is stated to relax heart muscles, and treat heart conditions. It may be applied in any sort of convulsions, including epileptic ones. It is also used to stimulate brain and mental activity. However, due to its toxic content the herb is not recommended for internal application.


— Tilia europea. Family Tiliaceae. Linden is effectively used to treat nervous disorders, especially those accompanied by hypertension. It relaxes the nerves, in addition to relieving spasms, and can thus be employed for migraine headaches. Its capacity to induce perspiration is used to relieve feverish conditions, including influenza, and common colds.


— Lobelia inflata. Family Campanulaceae. Lobelia’s primary use consists in relaxing the nervous system, both autonomic and central. Additionally the herb is applied for treating respiratory system condition due to its expectorative properties. Highly potent in curing asthma and bronchitis.

Long Pepper

— Piper longum. Family Piperaceae. Long Pepper is primarily applied to relieve coughs, bronchitis, sore throats, and other respiratory conditions. It is also useful for rheumatic pains, paralysis, gout, and so on. The herb is believed to boost sexual libido.

Loquat leaf

— Eriobotryae japonicae. Family Rosaceae. Loquat leaf is an excellent remedy for coughs, and conditions associated with it, except common cold. It is used for phlegm which is hard to expectorate. Additionally, it is a good preventative for vomiting.


— Pulmonaria officinalis. Family Boraginaceae. There are two main areas, in which lungwort is commonly applied. First, it is used to relieve pulmonary conditions, like bronchitis, and coughs. Secondly, it is successfully used to relieve diarrhea, and treat bleeding hemorrhoids, due to its astringent capacity. Used externally, it works well for cuts, wounds, and other skin eruptions.