Antitussive and Expectorant Herbs

Medicines which facilitate the bringing up or the transformation of phlegm from the respiratory tract are called "expectorant." Those which control coughing and soothe the throat are called "antitussive." Expectorants generally have antitussive action...

Benefits of White Horehound

This plant is a native of Europe, but has been naturalized in this country. Although cultivated in gardens, it now grows wild in many places. (White Horehound) The HERB has a strong, rather agreeable odor,...

Benefits of Bistort

This plant is a native of Europe and the north of Asia. Called "snakeweed" because it is supposed the leaves and the ROOTS have a powerful faculty to resist poison. The ROOT is the official...

Benefits of Red Raspberry

This plant needs no introduction as it is quite common. It is extensively cultivated as well as growing wild in many places. It belongs to the rose family. Unfortunately the medicinal value of raspberry leaves...

Chinese Tonics – Legend of Horny Goat Weed

Once there was a goat-herd in ancient China who noticed that several of his billy-goats were especially randy, often mounting their mates many times in a brief span of time. Curious about, and perhaps...

Vital Organs of Chinese Medicine

The functioning relationships among the vital organs are key factors in the Chinese approach to the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Their predictable interactions, based on yin-yang and the Five Elements, permit the experienced...

Benefits of Sassafras

Sassafras is common throughout the U.S. Almost all parts are aromatic. The ROOT BARK and the BARK of the TREE is mostly used. The woody root is usually sold in the form of chips. The...

Liver Sedative Herbs: Hangover Cure?

These drugs have specific affinity for the liver and function to "calm ascending liver-yang" and all its attendant nervous symptoms. Many serious nervous ailments are directly related to liver dysfunction. "Stop the wind" means...

Red Clover Benefits

Red clover is the state flower of Vermont. The FLOWERS should be gathered in perfect bloom, and if desired, dried and packed for use later. The taste and odor is agreeable. Red clover is very useful...

Benefits of Hyssop

Common hyssop is a native of Europe, where, just as in this country, it is cultivated in gardens. It is growing wild in many places over the U.S. today. The FLOWERING TOPS and LEAVES are...