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Buffalo Bone Tea to Strengthens bones, connective tissue, hair and nails, and the nervous systemHair Health, Loss:

Hay Fever:

  • Bee Pollen - One of the oldest health foods used by man, it is mixed with food or drinks, or as a pill supplement today.

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

Nuwati Healer Tea for Sinuses, Colds, Headache, Allergies, and Immune SystemHeadache (including Migraine):

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

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

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

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

  • Geranium - Scented geranium used in teas for various conditions.

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

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

  • Four Directions Balm For Sinuses, Colds & HeadachesGuarana - Containing caffeine, it has many of the same effects as coffee.

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

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

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

  • Lavender - Dating back to Roman times, Lavender has been used in teas, balms, food, and medicinal remedies.

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

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

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

  • Pennyroyal - Long used to treat medical problems and to eradicate pests. Pennyroyal should not be used in any way by pregnant women. Over ingestion of this herb has caused death.

  • Nuwati Healer Tea for Sinuses, Colds, Headache, Allergies, and Immune SystemPeppermint - 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.

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

  • Skullcap - A powerful medicinal herb, it was cultivated by  Native Americans for use in several remedies. Pregnant women should not take Skullcap.

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

  • 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.

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

    White Willow - The use of willow bark dates back thousands of years.

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

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

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

 

 

Heart and Circulatory Health & Problems:

  • The Warrior Tea - Antioxidant tea for general good health, help the heart and heal wounds, promote digestion, and improve mental processes. Green Tea - Made solely with the leaves of Camellia Sinensis, it is known for its many helpful properties.

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Heartburn:

  • Dandelion - Used in both foods and internal and external medical remedies.

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

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

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

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

  • Stevia - An herb long used as a sweetener which also has medical remedy properties.

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

  • Wormwood - The leaves and flowering tops were gathered and dried to use in medicinal tonics.

Hemorrhoids:

Hepatitus:

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

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

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

  • Pennyroyal - Long used to treat medical problems and to eradicate pests. Pennyroyal should not be used in any way by pregnant women. Over ingestion of this herb has caused death.

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

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

Herpes:

  • Pau d'arco - Long used for a wide range conditions.

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

Hiccups:

Hyperactivity:

  • Passion Flower - Has a long history of use among Native Americans that and were adapted by early European colonists. Do not take passionflower if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Hypertension (mild):

Hysteria:

  • Passion Flower - Has a long history of use among Native Americans that and were adapted by early European colonists. Do not take passionflower if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

  • Skullcap - A powerful medicinal herb, it was cultivated Native Americans for use in several remedies. Pregnant women should not take Skullcap.

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

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Nuwati Healer Tea for Sinuses, Colds, Headache, Allergies, and Immune SystemImmune System (strengthen):

  • Bee Pollen - One of the oldest health foods used by man, it is mixed with food or drinks, or as a pill supplement today.

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

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

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

  • Indian Paintbrush - Used for several purposes these plants are potentially toxic if the roots or green parts are consumed.

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

  • 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.

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

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

  • Spirulina - A type of blue-green algae that is rich in protein, vitamins.

  • White Willow - The use of willow bark dates back thousands of years.

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

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

Impotence:

Infection:

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

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

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

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

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

  • Spirulina - A type of blue-green algae that is rich in protein, vitamins.

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

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

Infertility:

  • Maca - Used for centuries, Maca is consumed as a food and used for medicinal purposes.

  • Tribulus -  This herb has been used in traditional medicine for centuries.

Inflamed Nasal Passages:

Inflammation/Swelling:

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

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

  • Arnica - Used externally only for aches, pains, and wound. Poison if taken internally.

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

  • Blackberry - Tea made from the root-bark is utilized to sooth these types of ailments.

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

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

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

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

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

  • Chasteberry - Berries and flowers used in teas. Pregnant or breast-feeding women should not take chasteberry.

  • Dandelion - Used in both foods and internal and external medical remedies.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • Gentiana - Extremely bitter herb used for both internal and external problems. May cause irritation in persons who have ulcers, and may also cause headache, nausea or vomiting.

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

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

  • Lavender - Dating back to Roman times, Lavender has been used in teas, balms, food, and medicinal remedies.

  • 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.

  • Oak - Acorns and bark used for a variety of medical ailments.

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

  • 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.

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

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

  • Skullcap - A powerful medicinal herb, it was cultivated Native Americans for use in several remedies. Pregnant women should not take Skullcap.

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

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

  • Western Skunk Cabbage - This plant with a "skunky" has long been used by Native Americans as a topical medicine.

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

  • 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.

  • White Willow - The use of willow bark dates back thousands of years.

  • Witch Hazel - Widely used for medicinal purposes by American Indians.

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

  • Yellow Root - Though toxic in large doses, Native Americans made a tea of it to treat several medical problems.

Insect Bites and Stings:

  • Moccasin Tracks Balm - For skin irritations, burns, poison ivy, insect bites, sunburn, and gum irritationsBloodroot - 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.

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

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

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

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

  • Lavender - Dating back to Roman times, Lavender has been used in teas, balms, food, and medicinal remedies.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • Stiff Goldenrod - Long been used to stop bleeding and other ailments.

  • Tobacco - Long been important in Native American culture for social, religious, ceremonial purposes as well as in medicinal remedies.

  • Witch Hazel - Widely used for medicinal purposes by American Indians.

Insect Repellents and Insecticides:

  • Catnip - Oils from the plant are found effective in repelling insects, mice, and rats.

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

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

  • Pennyroyal - Long used to treat medical problems and to eradicate pests. Pennyroyal should not be used in any way by pregnant women. Over ingestion of this herb has caused death.

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

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

Insomnia:

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

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

  • Hops - Though most commonly known for its use in beer, it also has medicinal properties.

  • Kava Kava - Used there for thousands of years as a folk remedy and as a social and ceremonial beverage.

  • Lavender - Dating back to Roman times, Lavender has been used in teas, balms, food, and medicinal remedies.

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

  • Passion Flower - H as a long history of use among Native Americans that and were adapted by early European colonists. Do not take passionflower if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

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

  • Skullcap - A powerful medicinal herb, it was cultivated Native Americans for use in several remedies. Pregnant women should not take Skullcap.

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

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

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

Intestinal Worms:

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

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

  • 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.

  • Gentiana - Extremely bitter herb used for both internal and external problems. May cause irritation in persons who have ulcers, and may also cause headache, nausea or vomiting.

  • Black Gum - Used by Native Americans in baths, washes, and tonics.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • Tobacco - Long been important in Native American culture for social, religious, ceremonial purposes as well as in medicinal remedies.

Itching:

  • Feverwort - Used internally and externally in herbal medicine.

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

  • Pennyroyal - Long used to treat medical problems and to eradicate pests. Pennyroyal should not be used in any way by pregnant women. Over ingestion of this herb has caused death.

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

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

 

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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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