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— Euonymus atropurpureus. Family Celastraceae. Wahoo is very effective in treating gallbladder and liver conditions, by removing congestion and inducing bile movement. It is additionally used to treat digestive problems like constipation especially that associated with liver problems. The herb is also used for treatment of gallbladder stones and their prevention.


— Citrulli vulgaris. Family Cucurbitaceae. Watermelon is characterized by excellent diuretic properties which are suitable in treating urinary infections. Moreover, the fruit is also applied to treat fevers, particularly in people overexposed to heat.

Western Hemlock

— Thuja occidentalis. Family Cupressaceae. Western Hemlock is applied in a wide variety of conditions, especially those associated with senility. It can be used to treat enuresis and sphincter weakness, particularly occurring due to paralysis. Additionally, it may be used for several respiratory conditions, like bronchitis, sore throats, and so on. It stimulates the uterus, promoting menstruation. As a topical remedy it can be used for abnormal growing structures and various sores, including gangrenous ones.

White Birch

— Betula alba. White birch is beneficial in urinary conditions, like cystitis. In order to relieve rheumatic pains, gout, and mild arthritis, the herb uses its diuretic properties, purifying the system of excess liquid. It is additionally applied to treat kidney stones. Externally the remedy is used for muscle pains.

White Clover

— Trifolium repens. White Clover is an effective remedy for body purification. It can be applied to purify blood in case за ulcers, boils and other skin conditions. As a topical remedy it is used to heal sores and other eruptions. Nearly identical to red clover in usage conditions.

White Leadwort

— Plumbago zeylanica. Family Plumbaginaceae. White Leadwort is a herb which is known to increase appetite, induce digestive activity. It is sometimes used as a remedy for diarrhea. As an external remedy it is applied for skin conditions, like scabies, hard-healing sores, and so on. Warning! The herb is poisonous.

White mulberry leaf

— Mori albae. Family Moraceae. White mulberry leaf induces excessive sweating, and can also be used for treating pulmonary congestion, associated with yellow phlegm, sore throat and coughing. Additionally, the herb can be used to decrease blood pressure.

White Poplar

— Populus tremuloides. Family Salicaceae. White Poplar is a potent anti-septic and an anti-inflammatory remedy. Used to soothe pains associated with rheumatism and arthritis. Also applied to cure urinary infections like cystitis, and boost the digestive system’s functionality. In this regard the herb is also applied to increase appetite.

Wild Carrot

— Daucus carrota. Family Umbelliferae. Wild Carrot is applied for treating urinary infections due to its antiseptic capacity and diuretic effect. It is especially beneficial in treating kidney stones and preventing their formation. Additionally the plant is applied for treating flatulence and bowel colic.

Wild Cherry Bark

— Prunus serotina. Family Rosaceae. Wild Cherry Bark is applied to relieve respiratory conditions, like coughs, associated with irritation, chest pains and conditions, bronchitis, asthma, and so on. It may be used to improve digestion due to its bitter taste. Moreover, the herb is employed to soothe heart conditions, associated with nervous disorders.

Wild Indigo

— Baptisia tinctoria. Family Leguminosae. Wild Indigo’s primary use consists in relieving inflammations of several types, including lymph node inflammation and enlargement. Moreover, it can be used to relieve bacterial infections. As a topical remedy it is applied directly to sores to help heal them.

Wild Lettuce

— Lactuca virosa. Family Compositae. Wild Lettuce is an effective remedy for pains and spasms, including muscle spasms associated with rheumatism, and acute coughing. It may also be used to reduce nervous disorders, like insomnia, anxiety (particularly in children), and so on.

Wild Pond Lily

— Nymphaea odorata. Wild Pond Lily is an effective remedy for bronchial conditions, inflammatory body processes, diarrhea, and leukorrhea. It may be used for kidney and bladder inflammations, and dropsy. The herb is often prescribed for bowel colic in infants.

Wild Violet

— Viola odorata. Family Violaceae. Wild Violet is a potent remedy for coughs, especially those associated with bronchitis. The herb is additionally applied for skin conditions like eczema. It is believed to cure cancer and its symptoms, for which reason it is widely applied by Indian tribes for different kinds of cancers.

Wild Yam

— Dioscorea villosa. Family Dioscoriaceae. Wild Yam is applied for a wide range of conditions, but is especially beneficial for liver conditions, gallbladder problems, and various digestive disorders. It can also be used to relieve rheumatoid arthritis and reduce inflammations.


— Gaultheria procumbens. Wintergreen is an effective remedy for fevers, especially those associated with rheumatism. Also used to treat bladder conditions, flatulence, gonorrhea, dropsy, stomach pains and disorders. Applied externally for skin conditions.

Witch Hazel

— Hamamelis virginiana. Family Hamameliadaceae. Witch Hazel is one of the most popular astringent remedies, which is highly beneficial for hemorrhage of external and internal character, as well as diarrhea, and dysentery. Additionally, it can be applied as a topical remedy for bleeding sores.

Wood Betony

— Betonica officinalis. Family Labiatae. Wood Betony produces a mild stimulating effect on the nervous system, simultaneously providing its relaxation, due to which reason it’s applied to treat nervous conditions, like anxiety, and used to treat headaches associated with these conditions. The remedy is additionally applied to improve digestive functions, and is used for curing bowel helminthes.

Wood Sage

— Teucrium scorodonia. Wood Sage is an effective remedy for boils, swellings and sores. It can boost one’s metabolic rates, and is particularly applied to increase bad appetite.


— Artemisia absinthum. Worwood is commonly used to increase one's appetite, as it's potent of provoking excess appetite juice excretion. The herb is also used as a medicine against several types of helminthes. Wormwood is also known as a relief for abdominal pains caused by gastritis and gallbladder.