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30 Most Popular Herbs for Natural Medicine

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Herbs are finally getting the recognition they deserve even though we all know that plants and herbs are the foundation for the pharmaceutical industry. Years ago, anyone interested in using or “prescribing” plants for medicinal purposes had to rely on folklore and anecdotes. There was little proven, reliable research on herbs (and most of it was in German). But with public demand, studies have mounted and we now have proof (even among U.S. scientists!) that herbs are viable treatments for many ailments. Herbs for natural medicine can be a great alternative to many sicknesses. 

30 Most Popular Herbs for Natural Medicine


1. Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is a natural antibacterial, anti-fungal, antiviral, wound and burn healer, natural laxative, soothes stomach, helps skin disorders.

2. Basil

Basil is a powerful antispasmodic, antiviral, anti-infectious, antibacterial, soothes stomach.

3. Black Cohosh

Black Cohosh relieves menopausal hot flashes, relieves menstrual cramps, helps circulatory and cardiovascular disorders, lowers blood pressure, reduces cholesterol, useful for nervousness and stress. Note: Do not use during pregnancy.

4. Black Walnut

Black Walnut is good for eliminating parasites, good for fungal infections, good for warts and poison ivy, aids digestion.

5. Cinnamon

It has been proven that 99.9% of viruses and bacteria cannot live in the presence of cinnamon. So it makes a great antibacterial and antiviral weapon.


6. Cayenne

Cayenne is a catalyst for other herbs, useful for arthritis and rheumatism (topically and internally), good for colds, flu viruses, sinus infection and sore throat, useful for headache and fever, aids organs kidneys, heart, lungs, pancreas, spleen and stomach, increase thermogenesis for weight loss.

7. Clove Bud

Clove Bud improves the immune system, they are also an antioxidant and doubles as an antibacterial and antimicrobial fighter.

8. Cypress

The therapeutic properties of cypress oil are astringent, antiseptic, antispasmodic, deodorant, diuretic, haemostatic, hepatic, styptic, sudorific, vasoconstrictor, respiratory tonic and sedative.

9. Dandelion

Dandelion is helpful for PMS, good for menopause, increases ovarian hormones.

10. Echinacea (coneflower)

Echinacea boosts white blood cell production, immune system support, anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties, good for colds, flu and infection. Note: Use no more than two weeks at a time. Do not use if you are allergic to sunflowers or related species.

11. Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus is a natural anti-infectious, antibacterial and antiviral.

12. Garlic

Garlic helps fight infection, detoxifies the body, enhances immunity, lowers blood fats, assists yeast infections, helps asthma, cancer, sinusitis, circulatory problems and heart conditions.

13. German Chamomile


German Chamomile helps stress, anxiety and insomnia, good for indigestion, useful for colitis and most digestive problems, effective blood cleanser and helps increase liver function and supports the pancreas. Improves bile flow from the liver, it is good for healing of the skin that might come from a blistering chemical agent.

14. Geranium

Geranium dilates bile ducts for liver detoxification, antispasmodic, stops bleeding, anti-infectious, antibacterial.

15. Ginger

Ginger helps nausea, motion sickness and vomiting, useful for circulatory problems, good for indigestion, and is also an effective antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.

16. Lavender

Lavender assists with burns, antiseptic, used as a stress reliever, good for depression, aids skin health and beauty.

17. Lemon

Lemon is known for its antiseptic properties, Essential Science Publishing says that: According to Jean Valnet, M.D. the vaporized essence of lemon can kill meningococcal bacteria in 15 minutes, typhoid bacilli in one hour, Staphylococcus aureus in two hours and Pneumococcus bacteria within three hours. Lemon also improves micro-circulation, promotes white blood cell formation, and improves immune function.

18. Marjoram

Marjoram is a natural anti-infectious, antibacterial, dilates blood vessels, regulates blood pressure, soothes muscles.

19. Marshmallow

Marshmallow aids bladder infections, diuretic (helps fluid retention), helps kidney problems, soothes coughs, sore throats, indigestion, and as a topical agent it is said to be anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and wound-healing.

20. Melissa

Melissa assists in issues with the nervous system, blisters, and has antimicrobial properties.

21. Mullein

Mullein can be used as a laxative, good for asthma and bronchitis, useful for difficulty breathing, helps hay fever.

22. Myrrh



Myrrh is a natural anti-infectious, antiviral, soothes skin conditions and supports immune system. Also an antispasmodic that helps to reduce spasming due to spasms caused by nerve agents.

23. Oregano

Oregano is a powerful antibiotic and has been proven to be more effective in neutralizing germs than some chemical antibiotics. It has been effective against germs like Staphylococcus aureas, Escherichia coli, Yersinia enterocolitica and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

24. Pine

Pine a is a natural antidiabetic, cortisone-like, severe infections, hypertensive

25. Rosemary

Rosemary is a natural antiseptic, antibacterial, cleansing and detoxes the body. Supports the liver and combats cirrhosis.

26. Rosewood

Rosewood is a natural anti-infectious, antibacterial, and antiviral.

27. Sage

Sage is used in anxiety, nervous disorders, as astringent, in abdominal disorders, anti inflammatory.

28. Spearmint

Spearmint calms the Nervous System, aides with Nerve Agents.

29. Tea Tree

Tea Tree Oil is a natural disinfectant, antibacterial, anti-fungal, burns, good for all skin conditions.

30. Thyme

Thyme is effective against Anthrax and Tuberculosis


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