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Herb and Vitamin Info Page

~herbs marked with an asterik are beneficial for those suffering with IBS.~

  • ACIDOPHILUS*: Promotes healthy bacteria in intestines
    helps digest food, decreases bloating, prevents bad breath
    inhibits and reduces candidiasis (yeast infections)
  • VITAMIN B12: Healthy for nervous system
  • BLACK COHOSH*: PMS Symptoms, relieves cramps, smooth muscle relaxant
  • VITAMIN C: Healthy cell development/wound healing
  • CRANBERRY: Helps urinary tract function
  • CAL/MAG/ZINC: Bone/muscle function/metabolism
  • CHROMIUM PICOLINATE: Regulates blood sugar, metabolism; builds muscle tissue
  • DANDELION: Diuretic, good for liver, improves function of kidneys, stomach; good source of potassium
  • DEVILS CLAW: Great for lower back pain
  • DONG QUAI*: Menstrual regulator; smooth muscle relaxant
  • VITAMIN E: Antioxidant
  • ECHINACEA: Immune stimulant, useful in colds, flu, sorethroat and allergies; good for PMS symptoms
  • EYEBRIGHT: Relieves eye strain
  • FENNEL SEED*: digestive aid, relieves cramps & gas
  • FEVERFEW: Migranes, headaches
  • FOLIC ACID: Good for heart
  • GARLIC*: Antibiotic, lowers blood pressure, colon protectant
  • GINGER ROOT*: Queezy stomach, intestinal gas reliever, digestive aid
  • GINGKO BILOBA: Memory booster
  • GINSENG: Energy/stress fighter
  • GOLDEN SEAL: Helps digestion, relieves cold/flu symptoms, congestion
  • GOTU KOLA: Good for blood pressure, liver, heart,decreases fatigue
  • GUARANA: Energy
  • HAWTHORNE BERRY: Good for blood pressure, heart function, sore throat, cholesterol
    excellent sleep aid (just take with a beer)
  • KAVA KAVA: The world's best herbal calmative
  • L LYSINE: Cold sore preventive
  • LICORICE ROOT: Relieves the pain of bursitis, Promotes estrogen, expectorant for coughs
  • OAT BRAN: Fiber
  • POTASSIUM: Good for muscle function; good for blood pressure
  • ST. JOHN'S WORT: Natural Anti-depressant; Calms, viral fighter, relieves cramps
  • SARSAPARILLA*: Soothes mucous membranes, relieves gas, digestive tonic
  • VITEX/CHASTE BERRY: "Balances the female repro system" benefits both PMS and menopausal symptoms.
  • VALERIAN ROOT: herbal calmative, sleep promoter. Seems to work the same way Kava does, but without the liver damage. :)


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    Great cross reference to vitamins
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    A link to bulletin boards for the discussion of herb uses


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