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— Petroselinum crispum. Family Umbelliferae. Parsley is applied for a range of digestive problems, including flatulence, and constipation. It is additionally applied as a uterine stimulant, and due to this aim it helps regulate insufficient menses. However, parsley should thus be avoided during pregnancy.

Partridge Berry

— Mitchella repens. Family Rubiaceae. Partridge Berry is an excellent remedy for labor preparation. It helps strengthen the womb and the organism before childbirth. Additionally, the herb is employed for menstrual cramps. It can also be used in chronic dysentery and diarrhea, as it stimulates the mucous membranes.

Pashana Bedha

— Saxifraga ligulata. Pashana Bedha is applied to treat diarrhea, relieve pains and spasms, as well as coughing. It may be applied for urinary organ conditions, like bladder stones. Additionally the plant is applied to reduce fevers.

Pasque Flower

— Anemone pulsatilla. Family Ranunculaceae. Pasque flower is applied for a wide range of conditions, but is primarily used to relieve pains and spasms, especially those occurring in the reproductive system. Additionally, it may be applied to relieve nervous tension, and various conditions, associated with it. It is also beneficial in respiratory conditions, including asthma.

Passion Flower

— Passiflora incarnata. Family Passifloraceae. Passion flower is primarily applied to treat nervous disorders, due to its relaxing action on the central nervous system. It is successfully applied for insomnia and anxiety. Additionally, the herb can be applied for the cases of seizure, and hysteria, accompanied by spasms, and may be used for the conditions, associated with spasmodic activity, on a wide scale.

Pau d’arco

— Tabebuia impestiginosa. Pau d’arco is primarily applied to relieve pains, associated with any conditions. It is effective for bacterial and fungal infections, and is even investigated for its potential capacity to treat cancer. Additionally, it is thought to treat sexually transmitted diseases. The herb is applied for colic and other digestive conditions, associated with pains.


— Pyrethrum radix, Anacyclus pyrethrum. Pellitory is known to produce a positive effect on the digestive system. Acts as a pain relief and reduces several types of pains, including toothaches, epilepsy pains. Also used to treat sore throat. Pellitory is widely applied due to its skin stimulative activity.

Pellitory of the Wall

— Parietaria diffusa. Family Urticaceae. Pellitory of the Wall is safely applied to treat urinary conditions, accompanied by inflammations, like pyelitis and cystitis. It may be also applied to drive away excess liquid from the body, particularly in case it is accumulated due to kidney disorders.


— Hedeoma pulegioides, Mentha pulegium. Family Labiatae. Pennyroyal is capable of inducing menstruation and womb contractions, for which reason it’s not recommended for pregnant women. Additionally used to fight meteorism and increase fluid circulation in the organism.


— Mentha piperita. Family Labiatae. Peppermint is a potent remedy applied for relieving the conditions associated with the digestive system, like flatulence, bowel colic and inflammations, bowel ulcers, nausea and vomiting. It is applied to treat nausea and vomiting, associated with pregnancy. Additionally peppermint is used to treat mild nervous system disorders, like nervousness and anxiety.

Perilia leaf

— Folium petillae frutescentis. Family Labiatae. Perilla leaves are applied to induce excessive sweating, prevent nausea and vomiting, treat chest congestion and coughs, particularly in case of common colds.

Perilla seed

— Perillae frutescentis. Family Labiatae. Perilla seed is an effective remedy for coughs, associated with cold phlegm accumulation in respiratory passages. It may also be used to relieve mild constipation, caused by bowel dryness.


— Vinca minor, Vinca major. Family Apocynaceae. Periwinkle’s astringent properties are responsible for the majority of its applications. It may be applied in case of diarrhea, and colitis, as it provides sufficient tension in intestinal walls. It is also applied to regulate menstrual bleeding, and other conditions, associated with hemorrhage.


— Phellodendron amurense. Family Rutaceae. Phellodendron is effectively used for inflammations and infections, associated with excessive discharge. It may be applied for night swearing and afternoon fevers. As a topical remedy, the herb is used for damp heat skin conditions.


— Phragmites communis. Phragmites is successfully applied to treat bacterial infections, especially in the urinary tract, accompanied by dark urine, painful urination and other symptoms. It may also be used to treat lung conditions, associated with yellow phlegm, which is hard to expectorate.


— Phytolacca acinosa, Phytolacca esculenta. Family Phytolaccaceae. Phytolacca is applied to relieve gland congestions, especially lymphatic node swelling and congestion, abdominal ascites, and edema. Phytolacca is also characterized by its ability to prevent cancer and resolve tumors and lumps.


— Pinelliae ternatae. Family Araceae. The primary use of pinellia consists in fighting coughs due to its potency to boost expectoration. The herb is also applied for curing inflammations. Additionally the herb is applied for vomiting and nausea, as well as gland swelling.


— Plantago major. Family Plantaginaceae. Plantain is widely used due to its healing capacity. It is able to relieve pains, and stop bleeding. The herb is used to treat coughs as it induces expectoration and may relieve spasms in inflamed mucous membranes.

Plantain seed

— Semen plantaginis. Family Plantaginaceae. Plantain seed is used to treat inflammations, urinary infections, dysentery, and diarrhea. It is believed to relieve eye conditions, like blurred vision, photophobia, and conjunctivitis.


— Platycodi grandiflori. Family Campanulaceae. Platycodon is a plant applied for treating respiratory conditions, like common coughs, colds, lung inflammations, tuberculosis, and bronchitis. It’s primary ability consists in moving mucus and raising the body energy up.

Pleurisy Root

— Asclepias tuberosa. Family Asclepiadaceae. Pleurisy Root is a number one remedy for respiratory system diseases, accompanied with coughs and inflammations, like flu, colds, pneumonia, pleurisy and so on. It reduces spasms, and is even applied for treating gas accumulation in the bowels.

Poison bulb

— Crinum Asiaticum. Family Amaryllideae. Poison bulb is especially effective as a cleansing remedy in case of poisoning, as it causes vomiting and purifies the bowels. It is also used to relieve whitlows and other inflammatory conditions of fingers and toes. Moreover, poison bulb is used to relieve ear pains and conditions, and can be safely applied to cure joint inflammations in rheumatism.


— Phytolacca decandra, Phytolacca americana. Family Phytolaccaceae. Poke is a potent herb used to purify the digestive system, stimulate its functionality and fight some disorders, like constipation. Also applied to treat long-term rheumatism, and scurvy. Externally the herb can serve as a remedy for skin parasites. Only small doses recommended.


— Polypori umbellati. Family Polyporaceae. Polyporus is effective in treating urinary and genital infections, cystitis, and water retention. It is additionally used in diarrhea, and bacterial infections. Polypropus is beneficial as a preventative remedy for cancer.


— Poriae cocos. Family Polyporaceae. Poria mushroom is successfully applied to calm nervous system and treat nervous disorders, like anxiety, insomnia, restlessness, and so on. It may be used to relieve tachycardia, edema, urinary disorders, and edema.


— Portulacae oleraceae. Family Portulacaceac. The herb is applied to relieve inflammatory conditions, reduce pains, relieve urinary infections, and aid digestive activity.


— Prunellae vulgaris. Family Labiatae. Prunella is known as an efficient herbal remedy for hypertension and its symptoms due to its ability to make the vessels relaxed. Additionally, this herb is applied as an anti-inflammatory remedy, and is potent of reducing fevers.


— Plantago ovata, Plantago ispagula. Psyllium is primarily applied as a laxative remedy, due to its excellent capacity to reduce constipation. However, it has also been found beneficial in treating atherosclerosis, obesity and weight loss, high cholesterol levels, and irritable bowel syndrome. Additionally, the plant may be used to reduce elevated arterial tension.

Pubescent angelica

— Angelicae pubescentis. Family Umbelliferae. Pubescent angelica is applied to treat inflammations and pains, especially rheumatic ones, occurring in the lower part of the corpus. Additionally it is applied to soothe the nerves and reduce blood pressure.


— Pumice. The plant is applied to treat urinary infections, including kidney and bladder stones. It is applied to promote expectoration of yellow phlegm. Additionally, the herb is applied for lymphatic inflammations, induced by phlegm accumulation.


— Cucurbita popo L. Family Cucurbitaceae. Pumpkin is a highly nutritional plant which is used as food. It is rich in vitamin A, C and potassium, which makes it especially beneficial for heart conditions and wound healing. Its fiber rich content makes it a useful diet supplement for those who want to prevent atherosclerosis.

Pumpkin Seeds

— The seeds are applied for a wide range of conditions, from digestive to reproductive ones. It is used to improve skin appearance, due to high content of zinc and vitamin A in them. Additionally, they can be applied to prevent prostate enlargement and other male problems, like impotence. The seeds are highly nutritional and can be used as food as well.


— Inula racemosa. Family Compositae. Pushkarmoola is widely applied in cardiovascular conditions, like ischemic heart disease, dyspnea, and chest pains. Its effectiveness is proven by multiple researches.


— Pygeum africanum. Lipophilic extract of pygeum is successfully applied to treat benign prostate hyperplasia, but its effect should be monitored for a period of half a year or more than that.