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Herbal Remedies

Herbs N-S

Here are the herbs from the letter N through the letter S:

  • Nettles grow wild and have been used in recipes and herbal remedies for generations. Learn how this plant can stimulate the immune system and tame eczema in Nettles: Herbal Remedies.
  • Oats are a staple of the breakfast table, but the small seeds of this plant can also be used medicinally. Read Oats: Herbal Remedies to start lowering cholesterol and healing minor cuts and scrapes with this herb.
  • The Oregon grape thrives in temperate, wet climates like -- well -- Oregon. Read Oregon Grape: Herbal Remedies to find out how this herb can be used to fight off infections and improve digestion.
  • Passion flower was a commonly used medicinal herb in Aztec society. Today we also recognize this herb's ability to treat anxiety, insomnia, and epilepsy. Find out more in Passion Flower: Herbal Remedies.
  • The attractive flowers of this wild herb have been used for a broad spectrum of herbal remedies. In Red Clover: Herbal Remedies, learn how to use this herb to treat everything from respiratory problems to infertility.
  • While you probably already have dried sage in your kitchen, it is the fresh leaves that have a bounty of healing properties. Read Sage: Herbal Remedies to learn how to use this herb to treat menstrual cramps, diarrhea, and bacterial infections.
  • St. John's Wort has garnered a lot of attention recently as an herbal alternative to medications like Paxil and Zoloft. Separate fact from fiction at St. John's Wort: Herbal Remedies.
  • There have been many unsupported claims about saw palmetto. For instance, people have said it cures impotence or can be used as a steroid substitute. There is little evidence for these claims, but you can learn the real health benefits of this herb in Saw Palmetto: Herbal Remedies.
  • The delicate white flowers of this herb can help regulate menstrual periods and alleviate uterine cramps. Learn more in Shepherd's Purse: Herbal Remedies.
  • Despite its gruesome name, Skullcap is actually an invaluable herb for the treatment of rabies and muscle spasms. Get all the details in Skullcap: Herbal Remedies.
  • The bark of the slippery elm tree can be used to make a powerful brew known to reduce swelling and repair damaged tissues. Learn more in Slippery Elm: Herbal Remedies.

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