Mark Tierno's Medicinal Herbs Database

    Fennel Seed
Botanical Name   Foeniculum vulgare
System Affected   gas, stomach, obesity, liver, eyes, aphrodisiac
Properties   Remedy vs gas, acid stomach, gout, cramp, spasms, heartburn. Excellent obesity fighter. eyes, Good eyewash. Liver cleaner. asthma promotes breast milk production (don't use as oil, can cause miscarriage) female aphodisiac
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Notes   also called: foeniculum vulgare, sweet fennel
Toxicity   more than 1 tsp of the oil can be toxic
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    Figwort (Throatwort; Heal-All)
Botanical Name   Scrophularia nodosa
System Affected   skin, wounds, diuretic, healing, pain
Properties   Skin eruptions, wounds, abscesses, cleansing effect, pain remover (apply leaves as poltice to wound). Diuretic (taken internally) Makes a healing tea
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Notes   Also called Carpenter's Square
Toxicity   none
Dosage   tea: 1oz to 1qt boiling water, 1/4 cup 2Xs/day

    Fig
Botanical Name   Ficus carica
System Affected   laxative, skin/sores, bronchials, nose/throat
Properties   soothing to irritated surfaces: for warts & sores, before fruit is ripe use milk from point on branch where fruit broken off); Boils- lay opened ripe fruit on boil. constipation nose & throat (as a tea: sniffed into nose or dropped into ear when lukewarm) fdig juice and lemon juice: coughs, asthma, bronchitis
Description   fruit & leaves of tree
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Notes   a nutritious food
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    Hyssop
Botanical Name   Hyssopus offucinalis
System Affected   asthma, blood pressure, eyes, excretory, bruises, HIV
Properties   excellent for asthma, blood pressure eyes, liver, yellow jaundice coughs, colds, pulmonary tuberculosis w/ pickled figs cleans intestinal tract, reduces lymphatic fluid bruises, cuts (apply direct w/ wine & warm water) epileptics general body cleaner HIV Hyssop-leaf Thoroughwort: bladder, kidney, skin, uterus, stomach
Description   whole plant, but usually leaf
Origin   europe, mid east
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    Kelp
Botanical Name   Laminaria, various species
System Affected   iodine, infection, hair, nails, diuretic, vitamins
Properties   High content of natural plant iodine for propper function of thyroid; fights infection. Has high levels of calcium, potassium, magnesium, vitamins Excellent for (falling) hair & nails skin (wrinkles, sagging) acne, arthritis, bones, diabetes, heart, cleanses arteries reproductive organs, prostate indigestion, colon cleanser, anemia, brain
Description   seaweed
Origin   sea coasts
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Toxicity   none
Dosage   10 grains. Tea: 1oz kelp/1 pint hot water

    Plantain, Ribgrass
Botanical Name   Plantago lanceolata
System Affected   blood, lungs, diarrhea, wounds
Properties   leaf juice: blood cleansing, strengthen weak lungs, fight colds, diarrhea and similar digestive complaints Leaves: made into a poultice is put on wounds to prevent infection
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    Sacred Fig(Pipal Tree, Bo-Tree)
Botanical Name   Ficus religiosa
System Affected   bowels, skin
Properties   bowels, skin anti-bacterial properties
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Origin   India
Notes   sacred to Hindus and Buddhists
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    Small Leafed Fig
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System Affected   breast
Properties   breast
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Notes   also called: polynesian banyan, strangler fig
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    Strangler Fig
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System Affected   chest, heart
Properties   chest heart
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    Thyme
Botanical Name   Thymus vulgaris
System Affected   mucus, infection, migraines, chest, lungs, sties
Properties   Removes mucus from head, lungs, respiratory passages. Fights infection. Relieves migraines (as a tea). Amenorrhea, body odor Sties (apply direct)
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Toxicity   none
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