Beet Root (Beta vulgaris)
Beet Root contains an
extraordinary variety of amino acids as well as iron. This herb is an
excellent anti-inflammatory and blood cleanser. Beet Root improves
circulation, and balances blood sugar levels.
Bee Pollen is considered
to be a potent healer, and source of regenerative power. It is said to
have been the secret "ambrosia" eaten by the Ancient Gods to
acquire eternal youth. Today, scientists realize that Bee Pollen does
contain healing properties that create a feeling of rejuvenation within
the body. New scientific discoveries reveal how Bee Pollen has been able
to extend life span as well as heal ailments. Bee Pollen is an excellent
energy source, and contains a wide range of vitamins, minerals, amino
acids, including zinc.
Reference: Bee Pollen and
Your Health, Carlson Wade, 1978
Bilberry (Vicinlum myrtillus) (Root)
Bilberry is an old remedy,
rediscovered. Research has found its properties to be beneficial for the
eyes. Bilberry contains a high amount of bioflavonoids that help to
stabilize connective tissue of the lens and eye. Bilberry may be
beneficial in treating macular degeneration. The macula is the central
area of the retina in the eye responsible for fine vision. Macular
degeneration is caused by atrophy or degeneration of the macula and is
one of the leading causes of decreased visual activity. Bilberry
bioflavonoids are important for the development and maintenance of the
connective tissue of the gums, and therefore aids in the prevention of
periodontal disease. Bilberry contains substances that help to
strengthen and support vein walls, and therefore aids in the prevention
of varicose veins.
Bilberry is very rich in
bioflavonoids, manganese, phosphorus, iron and zinc. It also contains
moderate amounts of magnesium, potassium and selenium, as well as trace
amounts of calcium, sodium and silicon.
Black Cohosh (Cimicifuga
Black cohosh was widely
used by the American Indians and later by American colonists for the
relief of menstrual cramps and menopause. Black cohosh offers a suitable
natural alternative to hormone replacement therapy for menopause. Black
Cohosh is a traditional herbal medicine used to relieve symptoms of back
and muscle pain, headache, tension, nervousness and water gain
associated with PMS and hot flashes and nervousness associated with
Black Walnut (Juglans
Nigra) (Hulls & Leaves)
- Black Walnut hulls have similar
ability as garlic in treating parasitic infections. Black Walnut
has the ability to kill the parasites. Excellent for retarding
some unwanted and potentially malignant growths. Excellent for
getting rid of intestinal parasites and worms. Helps promote bowel
regularity. May also help eliminate warts, which are troublesome
growths caused by viruses. Black Walnut has also been found
effective in treating ring worm and other types of fungal
Bladderwrack (Fucus vesiculosus) (Whole herb)
Bladderwrack is a seaweed that
has been used in the treatment of obesity since the seventeenth century.
Its high iodine content is thought to stimulate thyroid function.
Bladderwrack is part of the kelp family and contains many of the
important compounds and elements found in kelp. Germany, France, and
Britain recognize bladderwrack for its ability to fight obesity and
Bladderwrack (Milan, Italy: Indena S.P.A., 1987)
Bulgarian Puncture Vine
(Tribulus terrestis) (Root)
Standardized to 45% furostanol
saponins This herb is
scientifically grown and prepared in Bulgaria to meet standards for
pharmaceutical use. Tribulus terrestris has long been used as a
traditional treatment for impotence and as a libido enhancer in men.
Tribulus is widely used in Europe and has only recently been introduced
in North America. Commonly known has puncture vine, tribulus has been
used in Asia as a stimulant for sexual deficiency. Tribulus is known as
GOKSHURA in the Ayurvedic Materia Medica where it is listed as an
aphrodisiac as well as for many other purposes. In the United States it
is used by body builders to enhance energy levels and muscle mass.
Specific pharmacological activities of
tribulus: Males – increases libido (sexual desire), improves strength
of erection and spermatogenesis (formation and development of sperm);
may increase the level of testosterone (a hormone secreted by the
testes, the most potent natural anabolic – androgenic hormone).
Burdock Root (Arctium lappa)
Burdock root is one of the best
herbs to promote healthy skin, general cleansing and overall
health.Burdock promotes healthy skin through internal cleansing. This
herb promotes perspiration, which expels toxins from the skin and blood.
It promotes liver function and increases bile flow, which in turn
cleanses the blood and reduces toxin production in the GI tract. Burdock
root has been used in treating psoriasis and acne, among other skin
Burdock root is officially
recognized in Britain, France, Germany and Belgium for its internal
cleansing properties and its ability to treat skin disorders.
Butternut Root Bark (Juglans cinerea)
Butternut does not cause all the gripping and discomfort associated with
most laxatives. This makes butternut the laxative of choice for most
conditions. Most other laxatives with long term use, will cause the body
to become dependent on them – but not butternut. Therefore, butternut
is ideal for chronic constipation. Butternut
is a laxative that is used to treat dysentery and diarrhea. It also has
the ability to expel worms. Butternut improves liver function and
stimulates bile production and flow. The description of butternut’s
laxative effect as "soothing and tonifying" is well justified.