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Aloe vera Use leaves, gel and juice Used for burns, cuts and as a laxative Contains bradykinase,

salicylic acid, magnesium lactate Helps reduce swelling, inflammation and redness.

Malus sylvestris, Pyrus malus Use fruit. Used for heart diseases, diabetes, toxin exposure, and diarrhea. Contains antioxidant flavanoid, and pectin.

Borago officinalis or Star flower Use seed oil Used for dry skin, eczema, asthma, preterm babies, and rheumatoid arthritis. Contains essential fatty acid, and gammalinolenic acid.

Nepeta cataria Use flowers and leaves Used for nerves, anxiety, digestion, and insomnia Has nepetalactone as an antispasmodic and sedative.

Matricana recutida (European), Anthemis nobillis (Roman and English) Use flowers Used for nerves, ulcers, anxiety, stress Produces light blue oil with apple scent. Contains bisabolol (relaxing), apigenin (antianxiety), and azulene (anti inflammatory)

Cinnamomum zeylanicum, cassia, and saigoonicum Use inner bark Used for infections, pain and digestive problems. Oil is an antiseptic Eugenol is an anesthetic Cinnamon boosts enzyme trypsin in body.

Theobroma cacao Use seeds/beans Used for heart disease, stroke, cancer, physical and psychological well being. Only dark chocolate helps body Has antioxidants, caffeine, theobromine, and phenylethylamine.

Helps to heighten

senses and emotions.

Coffea arabica, liberica, robusta Use seeds/beans Caffeine is used for lethargy, stamina, colds, asthma, pain and kidney stones Has antioxidants for diabetes

Anethum graveolens Use fruits/seeds, leaves for cooking Antifoaming agent that helps for no intestinal gas bubbles. Seed oil inhibits bacteria in intestinal tract Has been used for digestive problems for over 3000 years

Echinacea angustifolia Use primary roots, leaves and flower Helps with immunity, infections, colds and flu Boosts macrophages, and mimics interferon (virus fighting compound) Contains chinacoside antibiotic

Sambucus nigra (Europe), S. canadenisis (America) Use berries and flower extract Helps with flu, gum disease, stroke and heart attack Contains cytokines and anthocyanins

Eucalyptus globulus Use leaves and seed oil Helps with cold, flu, wounds and headaches Contains eucalypto for its strong aroma and healing powers.

Allium satiuum Use bulbs Most powerful in genus, dates back to 3000 B.C Treates infections, and high cholesterol Has antibiotic alliin, works with enzyme allinase to make allicin Also has anti-protozoan properties

Zingiber officinale Use rhizomes/roots Used for morning or motion sickness, ingestions and heart disease Is a gastrointestinal antispasmodic Contains gingerols that block certain serotonin receptors

Gingko biloba Use leaves Used for memory, clots and vertigo Has antioxidant compound of ginkgo flavone glycosides and terpene lactones Also interferes with platelet activation factor

Cola nitida, vera, acurninata Use nuts (seed leaves, cotyledons) Used for asthma Has caffeine Used in Coca-Cola, but very little amounts for caffeine

Lavandula augustofolia Use flowers First herb of aromatherapy Used for anxiety, stress, insomnia, antiseptic Has over 150 compounds and oil aroma penetrates body quickly

Glycyrrhiza glabra Use rhizomes and roots Used for coughs, cold, ulcers, canker sores Acts like adrenal hormone aldosterone Has glyryrrhetinic acid and deglycyrrhizinated licorice

Althaea officinalis Use roots, sometimes leaves and flowers Used for wounds, respiratory problems and cough The mucilage with water is a soothing protective gel Marshmallows today have none

Ilex paraguayensis, paraguanesis Use leaves Used for fatigue, colds and PMS Has caffeine and rich in vitamin C Often known as yerba mat

Petroselinum crispum Use root and seed mostly but all parts used Hish in protein, iron, potassium, magnesium, and vitamins A, B and C Used as breath freshener and diuretic Oil has apiol and myristicin, also has a high level of chlorophyll

Mentha piperita Use leaves and flowers Used for digestion, colds, headache, infection, pain and cough Aromatic oil menthol Properties very similar to spearmint

Rosa canina, rugosa, centifolia Use fruits/hips or petals Used for cold, flu and mouth sores Rich in Vitamin C Combines with ascorbic acid to work

Rosmarinus officinalis, prostratus Use leaves Used for food poisoning, infection, digestive problems and memory Has oil with antioxidants, and enzyme acetylcholinesterase

Smilaz oifficinalis, febrifuga Use rhizome and root Used for high blood pressure, congestive heart failure and PMS Has saponins which are diuretics

Melaleuca alternifolia Use leaf oil Kills microorganisms that cause infection Used for wounds, acne, fungus, yeast infections, lice Used as antiseptic Oil contains terpenoids

Hamamelis virginiana Use leaves and bark Used on cuts, bruises, bites, aches, fever, cold, and sore throat Pungent clear liquid extract Tannin acid called catechol tannin

Salix alba Use bark Used for fever, pain, inflammation, arthritis Active ingredient is salicin Aspirin originally made out of this tree

Images from Google. Brinkmann, Gehrmann, Koch, Tschirch. Medicinal Herbs A Compendium. Binghamton: The Hawthorn Press, 2005. Print. Castlemann, Michael. The New Healing Herbs. USA: Rodale Inc., 2009. Print. Wong, James. Grow Your Own Drugs. Pleasantville: Readers Digest, 2009. Print. Wood, Matthew. The Book of Herbal Wisdom. Berkeley: North Atlantic Books, 1997. Print.