Good Herbs

herbs, herbs that heal, herb reactions, herb safety, herbal cures for, herbs safety, gingko biloba,ginkgo bilobaHerbs seem to offer many health benefits. For instance, many herbalists claim they improve digestion, reduce joint pain, alleviate sleep problems, boost metabolism, and improve eyesight. Moreover, herbs have been used for thousands of years to successfully treat numerous medicinal problems, and, today, skeptics and traditional doctors are beginning to realize there may be health benefits associated with “good herbs.” To help you learn what good herbs are available, and how they might benefit you, here’s the list.

 Herbs and Possible Health Benefits
Possible Benefits Herbs
Acts as an Aphrodisiac Damiana, epimedium, guarana, saw palmetto, yohimbe
Improves Circulation Cayenne, garlic, ginger, gingko biloba, ahwthorn, prickly ash
Improves Digestion Burdock, chamomile, cinnamon, dandelion root, fennel, ginger, marsh mallow root, peppermint, spearmint, yellow dock
Improves Immune Function Astragalus, boneset, calendula, echinacea, lemon balm, milk thistle, pau d’ arco, schisandra berries, shiitake mushroom, Siberian ginseng
Improves Memory and Reduce Memory Loss Gingko biloba, gotu kola, rosemary, Siberian ginseng
Improves Sleep Hops, lavender, passionflower, skullcap, valerian, wild lettuce
Improves Vision Bilberry, blueberry, gingko biloba, lycium
Increases Energy and Metabolism American ginseng, Asian ginseng, Siberian ginseng, guarana, and yerba maté
Reduces Anxiety and Depression Chamomile, damiana, lavender, lemon balm, oats, rose, St. John’s Wort, Siberian ginseng
Reduces Joint Pain Black cohosh, boneset, cayenne, comfrey, crampbark, meadowsweet, turmeric, valerian, willow
Regulates Blood Pressure Buckwheat, garlic, ginkgo biloba, hawthorn
Strengthens the Respiratory System Calendula flowers, coltsfoot, elderberries, elecampane, garlic, horehound, licorice, lungwort, mullein, sage, thyme

9 Comments

  1. I always try to add herbs to my diet for the flavor they offer. Since I am watching my weight, I have to get flavor from places other than fat and sugar so herbs fill the bill. It’s wonderful to see that they have added benefits as well. Thanks for sharing this info with us.

  2. This is one of my favorite subjects. I love reading about foods and herbs that can aid us in having a healthy body and mind. I’ve tried a few of these and they really work. For example, when I get stressed at work, I drink a cup of chamomile tea which is provided at work and I feel so much calmer and relaxed. It really helps. I believe in herbs. Thanks for sharing this very useful info.

  3. Fantastic list!

    A few additions: Feverfew is really great for migraines; Birch is a great diuretic, anti-inflammatory, and pain reliever (best for joint pain); Flax helps with bone strength, as well as nails and teeth, and healthy skin, helps relieve colon problems and female disorders.

    Fennel, on your list under a digestion aid, is also an appetite suppressant– so very good to keep in your diet when you feel like you’re eating too much!

    — The Consumerista

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