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Canker Sores - See Gum and Mouth Problems

Cancer:

  • Cat's Claw - Used in teas and tonics for more than 2,000 years.
  • Grapefruit - Seeds, pulp, and inner rind used for internal conditions.
  • Green Tea - Made solely with the leaves of Camellia Sinensis, it is known for its many helpful properties.
  • Jiaogulan - Known for its many health-giving qualities and anti-aging effects.
  • Maca - Used for centuries, Maca is consumed as a food and used for medicinal purposes.
  • Oat Straw - A food source and medical remedy since prehistoric times.
  • Olive Oil - A traditional tree crop long used in foods and medicines.
  • Pau d'arco - Long used for a wide range conditions.
  • Poke - Though parts of this plant are highly toxic to livestock and humans, it has long been used as a food and medicine by Native Americans.
  • Rosemary - Used for culinary purposes and in medicinal remedies.
  • Red Clover - Traditionally used for a number of conditions.
  • Sarsaparilla - Used for centuries in a wide variety of medicinal remedies.
  • Spirulina - A type of blue-green algae that is rich in protein, vitamins.
  • Sumac - Viewed by some tribes as a sacred plant, Sumac was used for both food and medicine.
  • Thistle -  This flowering plant of the daisy family, has been used for some 2,000 years for medicinal remedies.
  • Wheat Grass - The result of centuries of the cultivation, it is used for numerous medical conditions.
  • Wild Garlic - Used throughout its history for both culinary and medicinal purposes.

Chest Pain:

Childbirth:

  • Sage - Used for thousands of years in cooking and like other culinary herbs, it has long been thought to be a digestive aid aid and appetite stimulant.
  • Star Anise - The fruit of a small tree with a licorice-like flavor long used in medical remedies.
  • Wild Yam - Traditionally used as both food and medicine.
  • Wormwood - The leaves and flowering tops were gathered and dried to use in medicinal tonics.

Difficult Labor:

  • Buck Brush - Applies to a number of North American shrubs used in herbal medicine.

  • Feverfew - Used for a variety of internal medical problems. Should not be used by women who are pregnant.

Induce Labor:

  • Horsemint - Leaves and flowering stems used in teas, tonics, and salves for a variety of medical issues. Should not be used by pregnant women.

  • Partridgeberry - Used as food and medical problems, primarily for women.

  • Wild Carrot - Used as both food and for health conditions.

To Speed Childbirth:

  • Blue Cohosh - Root is used in teas and tonics.

  • Fenugreek - Used internally and externally for a variety of medicinal purposes.

  • Partridgeberry - Used as food and medical problems, primarily for women.

  • Raspberry - Leaves and fruits used in a wide range of medical issues.

To Speed Delivery of the Placenta:

 

 

Wichita mother and child

To Stop Post-Partum Hemorrhage:

To Stop Post-Partum Difficulties:

  • Ashwagandha - The whole plant is used in numerous remedies. Caution is advised in the use of this plant since it is toxic. 

  • Dong Quai - Used for more than a thousand years to treat a number of conditions.

  • Milkweed - Though it can be toxic if not prepared properly, Milkweed was used as a food and medicine, as well as in making cords, ropes, and a coarse cloth. Warning: Milkweed may be toxic when taken internally, without sufficient preparation.

To Relieve the Pain of Childbirth:

  • Blue Cohosh - Root is used in teas and tonics.

  • Cotton - Roots, leaves, and seeds have been used in the treatment of many conditions.

  • Hibiscus - Various species used in  traditional herbal medicines dating back to Roman times.

    Partridgeberry - Used as food and medical problems, primarily for women.

  • Wild Black Cherry - The dried inner bark was traditionally used in tea or syrups for several health problems.

Chills:

  • Ginger Root - Utilized as both a spice and medicine throughout the world.

  • Horsemint - Leaves and flowering stems used in teas , tonics, and salves for a variety of medical issues. Should not be used by pregnant women.

  • Osha - Having a wide variety of medicinal properties, Osha was highly valued by Native Americans.

  • Spearmint - Teas, poultices, and oils used internally and externally for several remedies.

  • Willow - The leaves and bark of the willow tree have been used since times of ancient Egypt and Greece.

Cholera:

  • Chokecherry - Used as both a source of food and medicine, it was considered one of the most important herbs in Native American medicine.

  • Senna - A large genus of flowering plants found to be helpful in many remedies.

  • Sweetflag - Has a very long history of medicinal use in many herbal traditions.

Cholesterol (to lower):

  • Boswellia - Fragrant resin utilized in a variety of ailments. Should not be used by the pregnant, breast-feeding women and children.

  • Fenugreek - Used internally and externally for a variety of medicinal purposes.

  • Ginger Root - Utilized as both a spice and medicine throughout the world.

  • Glucomannan - A dietary fiber that has long been used in Asia.  It is not recommended for use by pregnant or breast-feeding women.

  • Grapefruit - Seeds, pulp, and inner rind used for internal conditions.

  • Green Tea - Made solely with the leaves of Camellia Sinensis, it is known for its many helpful properties.

  • Gymnema Sylvestre - Has been used as natural treatment for diabetes for nearly 2,000 years.

  • Jiaogulan - Known for its many health-giving qualities and anti-aging effects.

  • Oat Straw - A food source and medical remedy since prehistoric times.

  • Psyllium Seed Husk - A rich fiber supplement, long used primarily to improve digestion.

  • Prickly Pear Cactus - Native Americans used the younger pads for food and in teas; while mature pads were used in poultices

  • Thistle -  This flowering plant of the daisy family, has been used for some 2,000 years for medicinal remedies.

  • Wild Garlic - Used throughout its history for both culinary and medicinal purposes.

Circulatory Health & Problems:

  • Buckwheat - The fruit seed was used as both a food and in herbal remedies.

  • Burdock - Roots and leaves utilized internally and externally. Avoid if pregnant or nursing.

  • Dong Quai - Used for more than a thousand years to treat a number of conditions.

  • Ginger Root - Utilized as both a spice and medicine throughout the world.

  • Ginko Biloba - One of the most ancient trees in existence, it has been used for both food and medicine.

  • Ginsing - Numerous specifies throughout the world have been used for thousands of years in medical remedies.

  • Grapefruit - Seeds, pulp, and inner rind used for internal conditions.

  • Lecithin - Found in several plants, it is beneficial for a variety of body systems.

  • Osha - Having a wide variety of medicinal properties, Osha was highly valued by Native Americans.

  • Persimmon - Long used as food and in traditional medicine.

  • Plantain - Considered to be one of the nine sacred herbs by the ancient Saxon people and has a long history of use as an alternative medicine dating back to ancient times.

  • Red Clover - Traditionally used for a number of conditions.

  • Rosemary - Used for culinary purposes and in medicinal remedies.

  • Sarsaparilla - Used for centuries in a wide variety of medicinal remedies.

  • Sassafras - Used extensively for food and medicine by Native Americans long before European settlers arrived.

  • Wild Rose - There are hundreds of species that have been used medicinally for thousands of years.

  • Wild Black Cherry - The dried inner bark was traditionally used in tea or syrups for several health problems.

  • Yarrow - Used for thousands of years, especially to stop bleeding.

  • Yellow Dock - Native Americans as a traditional medicine and food.

  • Yerba Mate - A species of Holly that has a long history as a medicinal herb.

Nuwati Healer Tea for Sinuses, Colds, Headache, Allergies, and Immune System

Colds:

  • Allspice - Dried unripe berries have long been used teas .

  • American Ginseng - Used in teas and tonics, and sometimes smoked by Native Americans.

  • Boneset - Dried leaves are used in tea. Caution is advised as it is toxic and has side effects.

  • Broom Snakeweed - Roots and leaves used in steam therapies, teas , and poultices.

  • Catnip - Stems and leaves make an aromatic tea which is useful for many conditions.

  • Cardinal Flower - Roots, leaf tea and poultices were used internally and externally.

  • Chokecherry - Used as both a source of food and medicine, it was considered one of the most important herbs in Native American medicine.

  • Cotton - Roots, leaves, and seeds have been used in the treatment of many conditions.

  • Dogwood - Bark, berries, and twigs used in decoctions internally and externally.

  • Echinacea - Roots were chewed, dried in tea, or pulverized for external use.

  • Elder - Ripe elderberries used as both a food and in medicinal remedies.

  • Eleuthero - Dried roots have been used for centuries. People with medicated high blood pressure should consult their doctor,  can cause insomnia.

  • Eucalyptus - Teas and ointments used for a variety of purposes.

  • Fennel - Seeds, leaves, and roots used in cooking and medicinal remedies.

  • Ginger Root - Utilized as both a spice and medicine throughout the world.

  • Goldenrod - Long used for a variety of ailments.

  • Goldenseal - Used internally and external for medicinal issues. Should not be taken by pregnant women.

  • Green Tea - Made solely with the leaves of Camellia Sinensis, it is known for its many helpful properties.

  • Honeysuckle - Used in traditional herbal remedies for thousands of years.

  • Horehound - Whole plant used internally and externally. People with gastritis or peptic ulcer disorders should use it cautiously.

  • Horsemint - Leaves and flowering stems used in teas , tonics, and salves for a variety of medical issues. Should not be used by pregnant women.

  • Mint - Dried leaves used in teas and food, found helpful in a number of remedies.

  • Native Hemlock - Used by Native Americans as a dye, for tanning hides, making baskets and wooden items, as well as medicinal remedies.

  • Osha - Having a wide variety of medicinal properties, Osha was highly valued by Native Americans.

  • Peppermint - in addition to flavoring, long used in traditional medicine for its calming and numbing effects. Should not be used or given to infants or small children.

  • Pinon - Used so extensively by Native Americans it was referred to by some tribes as the “tree of life.”

  • Rabbit Tobacco - Was thought to have had spiritual or mystic powers by many Indians.

  • Sage - Used for thousands of years in cooking and like other culinary herbs, it has long been thought to be a digestive aid aid and appetite stimulant.

  • Saltbush - Many species used for a variety of conditions.

  • Sarsaparilla - Used for centuries in a wide variety of medicinal remedies.

  • Sassafras - Used extensively for food and medicine by Native Americans long before European settlers arrived.

  • Savory - An aromatic herb used as a spice and in folk medicine.

  • Spearmint - Teas, poultices, and oils used internally and externally for several remedies.

  • Sumac - Viewed by some tribes as a sacred plant, Sumac was used for both food and medicine.

  • Sweetflag - Has a very long history of medicinal use in many herbal traditions.

  • Wheat Grass - The result of centuries of the cultivation, it is used for numerous medical conditions.

  • White Pine -  The inner bark, young shoots, twigs, pitch, and leaves have long been used by Native Americans in medical remedies.

  • Wild Black Cherry - The dried inner bark was traditionally used in tea or syrups for several health problems.

  • Wild Ginger - Native Americans used the roots as a seasoning as well as a medicinal herb.

  • Wild Onion - Traditionally used as both food and medicine.

  • Yarrow - Used for thousands of years, especially to stop bleeding.

Cold Sores - See Gum and Mouth Problems

 

Colic:

  • Blue Cohosh - Root is used in teas and tonics.

  • Catnip - Stems and leaves make an aromatic tea which is useful for many conditions.

  • Fennel - Seeds, leaves, and roots used in cooking and medicinal remedies.

  • Ginger Root - Utilized as both a spice and medicine throughout the world.

  • Horsemint - Leaves and flowering stems used in teas , tonics, and salves for a variety of medical issues. Should not be used by pregnant women.

  • Lemon Balm - A calming herb that has been used since the Middle Ages.

  • Licorice Root - Used as flavoring in food and for herbal remedies.

  • Rooibos - Used in teas to help with a variety of conditions.

  • Savory - An aromatic herb used as a spice and in folk medicine.

  • Star Anise - The fruit of a small tree with a licorice-like flavor long used in medical remedies.

  • Sweetflag - Has a very long history of medicinal use in many herbal traditions.

  • Valerian Root - Has been used as a medicinal herb since at least the time of ancient Greece and Rome.

  • Wild Black Cherry - The dried inner bark was traditionally used in tea or syrups for several health problems.

  • Wild Garlic - Used throughout its history for both culinary and medicinal purposes.

  • Wild Lettuce - Indigenous to North American, it was used for sedative purposes, especially in nervous complaints.

  • Wild Yam - Traditionally used as both food and medicine.

Colon Problems:

Concentration:

Congestion:

  • Horsemint - Leaves and flowering stems used in teas , tonics, and salves for a variety of medical issues. Should not be used by pregnant women.

  • Milkweed - Though it can be toxic if not prepared properly, Milkweed was used as a food and medicine, as well as in making cords, ropes, and a coarse cloth. Warning: Milkweed may be toxic when taken internally, without sufficient preparation.

  • Mullein - A tobacco-like plant and one of the oldest herbs, it has a long history of use as a medicine

  • Saltbush - Many species used for a variety of conditions.

  • Savory - An aromatic herb used as a spice and in folk medicine.

SeeLessO'Me Tea - For diet, appetite suppressant, energy, laxative, stomach soother and more.Constipation:

  • American Ginseng - Used in teas and tonics, it can be an effective laxative.

  • Boneset - Dried leaves are used in tea. Caution is advised as it is toxic and has side effects.

  • Buffaloberry - Used as food and in herbal remedies. Overindulgence can cause severe problems including death.

  • Cascara Sagrada - Dried bark used in teas . Bark must be aged and dried thoroughly before use.

  • Damiana - Used internally for a variety of medical issues.

  • Dong Quai - Used for more than a thousand years to treat a number of conditions.

  • Devil's Claw - Used in teas and tonics internally and in poultices externally. Should not be used by woman who are or may be pregnant.

  • Elder - Ripe elderberries used as both a food and in medicinal remedies.

  • Fennel - S eeds, leaves, and roots used in cooking and medicinal remedies.

  • Fenugreek - Used internally and externally for a variety of medicinal purposes.

  • Garcinia Cambogia - Fruit rind used in a variety of remedies. Not recommended for those with diabetes, people suffering any dementia syndrome, or pregnant and lactating women.

  • Glucomannan - A dietary fiber that has long been used in Asia.  It is not recommended for use by pregnant or breast-feeding women.

  • Gymnema Sylvestre - Has been used as natural treatment for diabetes for nearly 2,000 years.

  • Hibiscus - Various species used in  traditional herbal medicines dating back to Roman times.

  • Horehound - Whole plant used internally and externally. People with gastritis or peptic ulcer disorders should use it cautiously.

  • Mayapple - Having been long surrounded by folklore, this plant was used for a variety of medical purposes. Because of its toxicity, this herb should only be used by professional Herbalists.

  • Milkweed - Though it can be toxic if not prepared properly, Milkweed was used as a food and medicine, as well as in making cords, ropes, and a coarse cloth. Warning: Milkweed may be toxic when taken internally, without sufficient preparation.

  • Olive Oil - A traditional tree crop long used in foods and medicines.

  • Persimmon - Long used as food and in traditional medicine.

  • Psyllium Seed Husk - A rich fiber supplement, long used primarily to improve digestion.

  • Senna - A large genus of flowering plants found to be helpful in many remedies.

  • Sumac - Viewed by some tribes as a sacred plant, Sumac was used for both food and medicine.

  • Wheat Grass - The result of centuries of the cultivation, it is used for numerous medical conditions.

  • Yellow Dock - Native Americans as a traditional medicine and food.

Consumption - See Tuberculosis

 

Convalescence after acute illness or injury:

Contraceptives:

  • American Mistletoe

  • Antelope Sage

  • Blue Cohosh - Root is used in teas and tonics.

  • Cat's Claw - Used in teas and tonics for more than 2,000 years.

  • Dogbane

  • Indian Hemp - A type of marijuana it was used to make clothes, rope, and paper as well as boiling the roots into teas for medicinal problems.

  • Indian Paintbrush

  • Milkweed - Though it can be toxic if not prepared properly, Milkweed was used as a food and medicine, as well as in making cords, ropes, and a coarse cloth. Warning: Milkweed may be toxic when taken internally, without sufficient preparation.

  • Ragleaf Bahia - Used by several Native American tribes as a contraceptive.

  • Stoneseed - Seeds used for a number of medical ailments.

  • Wild Carrot - Used as both food and for health conditions.

  • Yellow Spined Thistle - Long been used by Native Americans in medicinal remedies.

Convulsions:

Cough:

  • Aspen - Tea was made from the inner bark of the Quaking Aspen tree.

  • American Licorice - Chewed or used in teas for internal issues, in a poultice externally.

  • Black Cohosh - Roots of the plant were used in teas for a variety of ailments.

  • Black Raspberry - Roots and leaves are boiled into tea or chewed, and washes used externally.

  • Bloodroot - Primarily used as a medicine for respiratory and digestive problems, it also used externally. Today, we know it is toxic and the FDA has classified it as unsafe.

  • Boneset - Dried leaves are used in tea. Caution is advised as it is toxic and has side effects.

  • Broom Snakeweed - Roots and leaves used in steam therapies, teas , and poultices.

  • Chokecherry - Used as both a source of food and medicine, it was considered one of the most important herbs in Native American medicine.

  • Echinacea - Roots were chewed, dried in tea, or pulverized for external use.

  • Eucalyptus - Teas and ointments used for a variety of purposes.

  • Evening Primrose - Used for both food and in medicinal remedies, decoctions were used for internal and external ailments.

  • Fennel - Seeds, leaves, and roots used in cooking and medicinal remedies.

  • Gymnema Sylvestre - Has been used as natural treatment for diabetes for nearly 2,000 years.

  • Hibiscus - Various species used in  traditional herbal medicines dating back to Roman times.

  • Horehound - Whole plant used internally and externally. People with gastritis or peptic ulcer disorders should use it cautiously.

  • Horsemint - Leaves and flowering stems used in teas, tonics, and salves for a variety of medical issues. Should not be used by pregnant women.

  • Lemongrass - Having anti-fungal properties, it has not only been used as an herbal medicine, but, also as a pesticide and preservative.

  • Marshmallow Root - Dating back thousands of years, this root has been used as a food and medicine.

  • Mullein A tobacco-like plant and one of the oldest herbs, it has a long history of use as a medicine.

  • Osha - Having a wide variety of medicinal properties, Osha was highly valued by Native Americans.

  • Plantain - C onsidered to be one of the nine sacred herbs by the ancient Saxon people and has a long history of use as an alternative medicine dating back to ancient times.

  • Pleurisy Root - Long been found to be effective for many respiratory disorders.

  • Rabbit Tobacco - Was thought to have had spiritual or mystic powers by many Indians.

  • Rose Hip - The fruit of the rose plant has long been used in teas to soothe a variety of problems.

  • Sage - Used for thousands of years in cooking and like other culinary herbs, it has long been thought to be a digestive aid aid and appetite stimulant.

  • Saltbush - Many species used for a variety of conditions.

  • Sarsaparilla - Used for centuries in a wide variety of medicinal remedies.

  • Saw Palmetto - Long prized as a food product, it was also used by Native Americans to make baskets and fans, as well as in medicinal remedies.

  • Schisandra - A genus of shrub that has many medicinal uses.

  • Senna - A large genus of flowering plants found to be helpful in many remedies.

  • Slippery Elm - The tree had many traditional uses by Native Americans.

  • Star Anise - The fruit of a small tree with a licorice-like flavor long used in medical remedies.

  • Sweetflag - Has a very long history of medicinal use in many herbal traditions.

  • Wheat Grass - The result of centuries of the cultivation, it is used for numerous medical conditions.

  • White Pine -  The inner bark, young shoots, twigs, pitch, and leaves have long been used by Native Americans in medical remedies.

  • Wild Black Cherry - The dried inner bark was traditionally used in tea or syrups for several health problems.

  • Wild Ginger - Native Americans used the roots as a seasoning as well as a medicinal herb.

  • Wild Lettuce - Indigenous to North American, it was used for sedative purposes, especially in nervous complaints.

  • Wild Onion - Traditionally used as both food and medicine.

Cramps:

  • Blue Cohosh - Root is used in teas and tonics.

  • Cardinal Flower - Roots, leaf tea and poultices were used internally and externally.

  • Chamomile - Commonly used in teas it is best known to help with sleep.

  • Ginko Biloba - One of the most ancient trees in existence, it has been used for both food and medicine.

  • Poke - Though parts of this plant are highly toxic to livestock and humans, it has long been used as a food and medicine by Native Americans.

  • St John's Wort - Most commonly known as an anti-depressant, it also has other medical uses.

  • Valerian Root - Has been used as a medicinal herb since at least the time of ancient Greece and Rome.

  • Wild Ginger - Native Americans used the roots as a seasoning as well as a medicinal herb.

Croup:

Cuts:

Cysts - Cystitis:

  • Buck Brush - Applies to a number of North American shrubs used in herbal medicine.

  • Burdock - Roots and leaves utilized internally and externally. Avoid if pregnant or nursing.

  • Cattail - Utilized as a food, as well as in external and internal medical remedies.

  • Uva Ursi - Used medicinally since the second century. Should not be used by pregnant women.

  • Wheat Grass - The result of centuries of the cultivation, it is used for numerous medical conditions.

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Disclaimer:  These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and we make no medical claims, nor intend to diagnose, treat, or heal medical conditions. Women who are pregnant or nursing, or persons with known medical conditions should consult their physician before taking any herbal products.

 

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