The 24 best herbs for medical use as selected by 'Fernsehwoche'
Translation and botanical name of herbs supplied by Zentrum Publishing.
Name Medicinal Use
Arnica (Arnica montana) topical for joint pain, nerve pain, bruises, sprains, inflammations of mouth and throat.
Artichoke (Cynara scolymus) stomach and intestinal problems, increases flow of bile, improves metabolism of fat and lowers cholesterol.
Eyebright (Euphrasia officinalis) local use for conjuctivitis; internal use for hayfever.
Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) nervousness, insomnia.
Comfrey (Symphytum officinale) local, topical use to speed healing of broken bones, sprains, arthrosis. Some warnings concern internal use!
Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica) supports health of bladder, urinary system, prostate enlargement, gallbladder, liver, hair growth (contains lots of iron).
Oats (Avena sativa) the straw has been added to baths to help with nervousness and skin inflammation; the grain is nourishing and helps speed recovery from debilitating illness.
Hops (Humulus lupulus) nervousness.
Ginger (Zingiber officinale) nausea, travel sickness, migraine, nervousness and anxiety.
St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum) depression, skin injuries.
Chamomile, German (Matricaria chamomilla) inflammation of mouth, gum, throat, stomach and intestines.
Garlic (Allium sativum) lowers cholesterol, antibaterial, lowers blood pressure; external for warts.
Caraway (Carum carvi) flatulence, stomach trouble, chewed for stomatitis.
Pumpkin seeds (Cucurbita pepo) prostate enlargement, certain parasites.
Flax (Linum usitatissimum) gastro-intestinal problems, constipation, cell-respiration, prevention of cancers.
Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum) mushroom poisoning, liver disease, hepatitis, cirrhosis.
Marigold (Calendula officinalis) inflammation of mouth, throat, wounds, phlebitis.
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) circulation, memory, exhaustion.
Sage (Salvia officinalis) inflammation of membranes, mouth, throat, stomach, excessive sweating, nerves, bronchi.
Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea) bronchitis, infections.
Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) bronchitis, cough, inflammation of mouth, gum, throat, stomach, antibacterial.
Willow Tree bark (Salix alba) inflammations, minor pains, rheumatism, gout.
Hawthorn (Crataegus) strengthens the heart, palpitations, weak pulse.
Onion (Allium cepa) cough, inflammations, hardening of arteries, contains the flavonoid quercetin.

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