Olive Leaf (Olea europea)

Olive leaf is commonly used as an antibacterial and antiviral supplement. Its even better application is on heart health. Promoting lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol...

Turmeric (Curcuma longa)

Turmeric is one of the oldest herbal medicines in the world. The benefits of turmeric are many, and its broad yet powerful actions have landed it among the most highly...

Schisandra (Schisandra chinensis)

Schisandra is known commonly as the "5 flavor berry". In Chinese medicine, it's used to tone all 5 flavors. In western herbal medicine, it's used just as vaguely, to tone the...

Tea (Camellia sinensis)

Camellia sinensis is the plant that brings us tea in all its many colors and flavors. It has a fairly high level of caffeine, and plenty of antioxidants. It makes a great tea for...

Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica)

Stinging nettle is nutritious, antinflammatory, and antioxidant. It's used for a wide range of conditions. One of the most interesting uses is known as urtication...

Walnut (Juglans nigra)

Walnut is a very versatile tree. The bark is used as a potent astringent, and the green, unripe husks make for a great antiparasitic agent. The husks can be extracted and made into...

Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium)

Wormwood is commonly used to treat parasites, induce sweating to lower fevers, and is a central ingredient in making absinthe. The main constituent is thujone, which is...

Ginger (Zingiber officinale)

Ginger is by far one of the most renowned and well known herbs of all time. It's no surprise then that this delicious spicy root has a long list of medicinal benefits...

Guarana (Paullinia cupana)

Guarana seeds contain double the caffeine as coffee. This Amazonian medicinal plant is a great addition to supplements and smoothies for its stimulating, antioxidant effects...

Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum)

Milk thistle is renowned for its ability to improve the flow of milk in lactating females, and treat liver conditions of all kinds. It works by increasing the...

Slippery Elm (Ulmus fulva)

Slippery elm bark is high in nutritious mucilage. It's great for treating all kinds of inflammation both inside and out. Internally, it can be used for conditions like...

Chinese Skullcap (Scutellaria baicalensis)

Skullcap is one of the best nervines on earth. The Chinese variety still has these nervine qualities, but is the best species for its anti-allergic, and antinflammatory...

Feverfew (Tanecetum vulgare)

Feverfew is the best known herb for treating migraine headaches. Despite its name, however, it isn't very good for...

Peppermint (Mentha piperita)

Peppermints volatile oil contains a rich source of the characteristic menthol. this chemical is often used as a flavouring agent. It is also a great carminative, and...

Rehmannia (Rehmannia glutinosa)

Rehmannia is an important traditional Chinese medicinal herb for treating "heat" conditions. In western herbal medicine the conditions this herb is used for strike a similar resemblance...

Coffee (Coffea arabica)

Coffee is one of the most widely consumed beverages in the entire world. Contrary to popular belief, its beautiful stimulating nature, and potent antioxidant profile make it a great health beverage...