Western herbal medicine considers the diuretic hydrangea as being particularly helpful in the treatment of kidney and bladder stones. The herb is given for many other conditions that affect the genitourinary system, including cystitis, urethritis, enlarged prostate, and prostatitis.
Nettle improves the body's resistance to pollens, moulds, and environmental pollutants. It stabilises mast cell walls, which stops the cycle of mucous membrane hyperactivity, and it nourishes and tones the veins, improves veins' elasticity, reduces inflammation, and helps prevent blood clots. It also helps curb the appetite, cleanses toxins from the body, and energises, making … Continue reading Nettle Benefits: Snapshot
Burdock improves the elimination of metabolic wastes through the liver, lymph, large intestines, lungs, kidneys, and skin.
Hawthorn is used mainly for heart and circulatory disorders, in particular for angina. Western herbalists consider it literally to be a "food for the heart," increasing blood flow to the heart muscles and restoring normal heartbeat. Recent research has confirmed the validity of these uses.
The primary use of fennel seeds is to relieve bloating, but they also settle stomach pain, stimulate the appetite, and are diuretic and anti-inflammatory
Cat’s claw is an anti-inflammatory agent and immune stimulant. It is also good for all forms of arthritis. It has also been shown to have anticancer, antioxidant, antiviral, and cardiovascular effects. In folk medicine, it has been used for diarrhea and gastritis.
Juniper berries make an excellent antiseptic for urinary tract conditions such as cystitis. Their essential oil is quite stimulating to the kidney nephrons, however, so people with kidney disease should avoid this herb. Juniper's bitter action aids digestion and eases flatulent colic. The herb is taken internally for rheumatism and arthritis, and, used externally, helps … Continue reading Juniper Benefits: Snapshot
The premier herb for women in Ayurveda, Shatavari is similar to dong quai in its action and effects. Internally for infertility, loss of libido, threatened miscarriage, menopausal problems. It increases milk, semen and nurtures the mucous membranes. It both nourishes and cleanses the blood and the female reproductive organs. It is good food for menopause … Continue reading Shatavari Benefits: Snapshot