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Maitake

— Grifola frondosa. As far as its treating ability is concerned, maitake is applied for a wide range of immunity disorders, including even cancer and AIDS. The mushroom is known to increase vitality and good health. It is also potent of relieving hypertension, and reducing cholesterol levels in blood.

Malabar Nut

— Adenanthera vasika, Adhatoda vasika. The main plant’s ability consists in treating respiratory diseases and producing an expectorative effect. Additionally it can be used to reduce or eliminate spasms, treat insect bites, soothe the nervous system.

Malantelli

— Mucuna monosperma. Family Papilionaceae. Plant seeds are commonly applied to treat coughs, asthma, and tongue inflammations.

Marshmallow

— Althaea officinalis. Marshmallow is known to produce a positive effect on one’s urinary organs, reducing the symptoms of cystitis, urethritis. The leaves act as a potent expectorative remedy, and the root is used for relieving the diseases of the digestive system, including those of inflammatory origin, like gastritis or ulcer.

Meadowsweet

— Filipendula ulmaria. Family Rosaceae. Meadowsweet is one of the most effective digestive herbs. It is applied for a wide range of gastro-intestinal conditions; especially those linked with elevated acidity, like gastritis, ulcers and so on. Additionally, meadowsweet is applied to reduce muscle and joint pains due to its capacity to relieve inflammations.

Milk Hedge

— Euphorbia lingularia, Euphorbia neriifolia. Family Euphorbiaceae. Milk Hedge is used to relieve skin conditions, like warts, scabies and ulcers, and so on. Additionally it can be applied to treat coughs and asthma. It is considered to be a good remedy for spleen and liver conditions as well.

Milk Thistle

— Silybum marianum. Family Compositae. Milk Thistle is an effective medicine for liver disorders, due to its capacity to induce bile movement and thus promote liver activity. It is also used as a digestive aid, due to its bitter content. Milk Thistle is capable of eliminating gallstones.

Milkweed

— Asclepias syriaca. The herb is particularly useful for kidney and bladder conditions, due to its diuretic effect. It is also beneficial for liver, stomach diseases, and may be used to treat gallstones. Taking it in large doses is not recommended.

Mineral Pitch

— Asphaltum. Mineral Pitch is considered to be almost a cure-all due to the fact it is applied in a wide range of conditions, ranging from female problems like amenorrhea, to skin conditions, like eczema, and nervous disorders, like insanity, epilepsy, and hysteria. It may also be applied for digestive conditions, including liver and gall stones. Moreover, the substance relieves urinary infections.

Mint

— Menthae haplocalycis. Family Labiatae. Mint is commonly applied to induce perspiration, reduce flatulence, and treat stomach conditions. It is additionally used for headaches, sore throat, conjunctivitis and other inflammatory diseases.

Morning glory seeds

— Pharbitidis purpurea. Family Convolvulaceae. Morning glory seeds are applied to relieve constipation and water retention. They are also applied to drive away bowel helminthes. The herb may induce expectoration, as well.

Motherwort

— Leonurus cardiaca. Family Labiatae. Motherwort is an excellent heart-toning medicine, which executes a mild action on the cardiovascular system. It is used in the cases of tachycardia and other cardiovascular disorders, particularly if they are accompanied by nervous tension and anxiety. Additionally, the herb is used to treat menstrual disorders and cramps, as well as relieve menopausal symptoms.

Mountain Ebony

— Bauhinia racemosa, Bauhinia variegata. Family Caesalpiniaceae. Mountain Ebony is applied to treat digestive conditions, like flatulence, constipation, and is generally used to improve digestive activity. Moreover, it can be used as a remedy for skin conditions, gonorrhea, edema, malaria, and even sore throats.

Mouse Ear

— Pilosella officinarum. Family Compositae. Mouse Ear is an effective remedy for respiratory conditions, like coughs, bronchitis, bronchitic asthma, which can be accompanied with severe coughs, and even bloody coughing. As a topical remedy, Mouse Ear may be used to heal wounds and sores, as well as fractures and hernia.

Moutain peony

— Paeonia suffruticosa, Moutan radicis. Family Ranunculaceae. Mountan peony is an effective remedy for blood circulation. It can be used to regulate menstrual flow in women, and can also relieve nasal bleeding, caused by any conditions.

Mugwort

— Artemisia vulgaris. Family Compositae. Mugwort acts as a mild stimulant on the nervous system. It can thus be used in nervous debility, as well as for other nervous conditions. Mugwort can also be used to improve one’s appetite, and promote digestive functionality. Its additional application consists in inducing menstruation.

Mulberry twig

— Mori albae Ramulus. Family Moraceae. The twigs are effectively used to promote blood circulation, relieve rheumatic and arthritic pains, and reduce spasms. Additionally, it can be used for edema and hypertension.

Mullein

— Verbascum thapsus. Family Scrophulariaceae. A widely used expectorative remedy. Helps to fight even strong cough, often associated with bronchitis. Also acts as an anti-inflammatory remedy. The herb is known for its mild sedative characteristics, as well.

Mung bean

— Phaseoli radiati. Family Leguminosae. Mung beans are effectively applied for any conditions, associated with fevers, including heat strokes. Additionally, it is known to relieve poisoning, including body intoxication by aconite.

Muskroot

— Nardostachys jatamansi. Family Valerianaceae. Muskroot is applied for treating spasms and pains, primarily those associated with bowel colic, flatulence and so on. It is used to treat nervous system disorders, like hysteria. The plant produces a stimulative effect on the organism.

Mustard

— Sinapsis alba, Brassica nigra, Brassica alba. Family Cruciferae. Due to its irritating effect imposed on the skin, mustard induces blood circulation in the area of external application. For this reason the herb is used for soothing muscle and bone pains, as well as treating common colds, bronchitis, flu, and so on.

Myrobalan

— Terminalia reticulata, Terminalia chebula. Family Combretaceae. Myrobalan is a beneficial Ayurvedic herb, which in combination with two other herbs is applied to treat heart diseases, eye conditions, respiratory conditions, like sore throats and asthma. It is additionally applied for some nervous disorders.

Myrrh

— Commiphora Myrrha, Balasmodendron myrrha. Family Burseraceae. Myrrh is a herb characterized by strong healing properties, due to which fact it’s applied both externally and internally to treat sores, wounds, and ulcers, including skin conditions, boils, as well as sire throats, mouth sores, gum bleeding and so on. It is additionally applied for simulating the digestive system.