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St. John's Wort

This herb is used to treat depression, anxiety, insomnia, hyperinsomnia (excessive sleep), wounds, and hemorrhoids.

Saw Palmetto

Saw palmetto is used to treat urinary symptoms associated with an enlarged prostate gland. In addition, this herb may stimulate appetite and act as a diuretic.

Peppermint

This herb may enhance digestion and used to treat irritable bowel syndrome, nausea, morning sickness, menstrual cramps, poor appetite, gas, diarrhea, headache, migraine, and skin irritations.

Pau d'Arco

This herb contains naphthoquinones - chemical compounds with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.

Milk Thistle

Milk Thistle is used to treat psoriasis. This herb may also protect the liver from acetaminophen, a non-aspirin pain reliever.

Licorice

Licorice derivatives have been used to cleanse the colon, relieve bronchitis (increase fluidity of mucus), kill staph and strep infections and control candida.

Lemon Balm

Lemon balm is from the same plant family as mint and contains tannins, eugenol, and terpenes. Tannins are antiviral—eugenol kills bacteria and relaxes muscle spasms—and terpenes are essential oils known to be antiviral and calming.

Kava Kava

Kavapyrones, a key chemical component in kava, is believed to impact the brain much the same way as certain pharmaceutical drugs. Kavalactone, another active chemical in kava, can numb the mouth, gums, and/or tongue.

Hawthorn

Hawthorn dilates coronary blood vessels, and may help deteriorating heart function, arteriosclerosis, mild types of arrhythmia, and anemia. It may also help lower cholesterol and build immunity.

Grape Seed Extract

Grape seed extract is an herbal preparation made from grapes. The extract contains oligomeric proanthocyandin (OPC), an important antioxidant.

Ginseng: American, Asian, Siberian

Each ginseng type may help alleviate stress (physical, mental, environmental), fatigue (increases endurance, stamina), poor mental performance (eg, concentration), symptoms associated with menopause, and may protect against colds.

Goldenseal

Goldenseal may cleanse the body, counter infection, and strengthen the immune system. It may help to relieve cold/flu symptoms (sore throat, earaches),and improve digestion.

Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo biloba is often referred to as GBE (Ginkgo Biloba Extract). Although ginkgo biloba is a tree, the leaves are used to make standardized GBE preparations.

Ginger

In herbal preparations ginger is used to cleanse the colon (bowel disorders), stimulate circulation, and to reduce the symptoms of motion, morning, and seasickness.

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