Herbs Found In Our Age

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Authors: Dawna, Ubahsur, Morni, Arthaine, Ela and Drasil

This is an evergrowing list of medicinal herbs and natural remedies found and used in our Age. Please click on the name to get a full description. A little warning to everyone interested in herbs: We do not give advice on the medicinal use of herbs here. Please do not try to treat yourself or others with homemade remedies! Homemade remedies are not standardized, so you don't know how much you are actually taking. There might be poisonous parts in your preparation, no matter how much attention you pay. If you are sick please see a health care professional. Some pharmacies provide excellent advice on natural medicine and you can buy standardized remedies from them.
You can find explanations on what the different preparartions are and when they are normally used here. For a more complete listing of herbs please look at some of our links.

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Bayberry Bark

Bayberry bark is a circulatory stimulant as well as an astringent for diarrhea and dysentery.

Birch Leaf

Remedy for cystitis and other infections of the urinary system.

Blessed Thistle

Effective treatment for headaches, fever and female complaints.

Broom Flowers

Valuable remedy where there is a weak heart and low blood pressure.


Burdock is used to treat dry skin and dandruff.


Tea is a valuable drink in every case of fever, because of its action in inducing sleep and producing perspiration without increasing the heat of the system.


Remedy for diarrhoea, and of avail to stop bleeding of the lungs or bronchial tubes and bleeding at the nose.

Clove Oil

Eases nausea, vomitting and flatulence while stimulating the digestive system. Powerful local antiseptic and mild anesthetic - good for tooth aches.


Cough medicine, aids healing of ulcers and hiatushernia.

Couch Grass Root

Generally used for urinary tract infections, soothes irritation as well as inflammation.


Damiana is primarily used for female complaints and is well known for restoring the body's vital energies.

Dandelion Root

Best know for its ability to support the liver and to purify and cleanse the blood.

Dong Quai

Principally used for female complaints, Dong Quai is also used to promote normal blood circulation, blood pressure, colon function, lung, pituitary, kidney and lymphatic system support.


Leaves: primarily for bruises, sprains, wounds and chilblains.
Flowers: treat colds as well as hay fever and sinusitis.


Stomach and intestinal rememedy. Externally: eases muscular and rheumatic pain.

Flaxseed Oil

Aids pulmonary infections. When used as a poultice helps boils, carbuncle, shingles and psoriasis.


The spores are medicinally employed as a dusting powder in various skin diseases.


Many marvellous effects and healing powers have been ascribed to Garlic. It possesses stimulant and stomachic properties.

Golden Seal

Helps digestive problems. Externally used for eczema, ringworm and earache.

Gotu Kola

One of the most widely used and important Ayurvedic herbs on the market today.


It is often used internally and externally to relieve piles. It is soothing to the digestive organs.


Stress related headaches, depression, strengthening of nervous system, soothe and promote natural sleep.

Lemon Balm

Mild sedative with a delicate lemon scent and flavor.

Linden (Lime)

Relaxation of nervous tension.


It is a mild remedy in disorders of the liver, indigestion, etc.

Malva Flowers

Helps with gastritis, stomach ulcers, laryngitis and more.


Helps ease tension headaches, muscular and rheumatic pain. Can be used as a mouthwash. Lotion may be made to sooth stings and bites.


Motherwort tea has long been used as excellent support for the heart and female complaints.


Mugwort aids digestion, depression and eases tension.


Stimulates the immune system to produce white blood cells. Direct anti-microbial effect.


Aromatic, astringent.


Relaxes spasmodic pain and eases anxiety. Stimulates menstrual process and strengthens uterine contractions.


From its stimulating, stomachic and carminative properties, it is valuable in certain forms of dyspepsia, being mostly used for flatulence and colic. It may also be employed for other sudden pains and for cramp in the abdomen.


A slow emetic and purgative with narcotic properties.


Aromatic, soothing.




Helps healing of cold sores and other cuts in the oral cavities.


Used internally in chronic bronchitis; also in gonorrhoea and gleet.


Used primarily with skin problems. Helps fevers and systemic infections.

Saw Palmetto

This versatile plant provides a wide range of benefits for women.

Slippery Elm

Soothing nutritive perfectly for gastritis, gastric or duodenal ulcer, enteritis, colitis and diarrhea.

Southern Wood

Same "tonic action" as bitters. Aiding menstrual flow by initiating a delayed menstruation.


In feverish conditions the fruit is invaluable, and is also recommended for stone. Strawberry vitamins are of value in sprue.

Sweet Bay

Soothes skin.


Stimulates digestive process as well as menstruation. Lotion useful in cases of scabies.


Disinfectant, relaxant of stomach muscles.


High in vitamins A and C, edible, relaxing qualities. Cough remedy. Used in skin conditions, urininary infections.

White Oak Bark


White Willow Bark

Tonic, antiperiodic and astringent.

Witch Hazel

Used as an astringent wherever there has been bleeding internally or externally.



Yam, Wild

Helpful in relieving menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes.


Astringent, diaphoretic, standard remedy for aiding body to deal with fevers.

The following herbs are in preparation: Alum Root, Belladonna, Cuckoopint, Mandrake, Peruvian Bark, St. John's Wort and some more!