Alder – Burns & inflammations.
Alehoof – Panacea or cure-all. (eg: indigestion, headaches, sinus infections, sore throats and fevers.)
Angelica – Coughs, colds, appetite stimulant, indigestion, warming herb for those who feel the cold.
Bay – Migraine headaches.
Chamomile – Calming, helps with stress, anxiety & insomnia, soothes digestion, period pains.
Caraway – Relieves indigestion, stomach aches, wind & bloating.
Cinnamon – Helps stop vomiting, relieves flatulence, fends off colds, may help regulate blood sugar.
Clove – Relieves nausea, indigestion, toothache and has mild antiseptic properties.
Daisy – Coughs & catarrh, bronchitis & sinusitis.
Dandelion – Natural diuretic, helps with liver problems. High in potassium and other vitamins & minerals so good all-round tonic.
Dock – All round tonic and conditioner for the blood. Constipation, jaundice.
Elderberry + Elderflower – Fevers, coughs, colds & bronchitis, mild laxative.
Fennel – Aids digestion, helps prevent heartburn and constipation. Stills pangs of hunger. Freshens breath.
Feverfew – The ‘migraine herb’. Fevers & other aches and pains.
Ginger – Nausea caused by travel sickness, morning sickness. Colds & flu.
Grapeskin – Contains resveratrol-Lowers risk of heart disease. Anti-inflammatory, anti-coagulant, antioxidant.
Hops – Sedative, assists anxiety and digestive problems.
Lemon Balm – Calming, relaxing, promotes sleep. Assists memory function.
Lime Flower + Lime Leaf – Infusions for indigestion, hypertension, feverish colds & flu.
Liquorice – Anti-inflammatory, decongestant, coughs & colds, mild laxative, IBS.
Meadowsweet – Indigestion, heartburn, mild analgesic.
Nutmeg – Coughs and ailments of the digestive system.
Peppermint – Indigestion, colic, helps control nausea & vomiting. Freshens breath.
Poppy – Mild pain such as earache, toothache, neuralgia. Coughs, insomnia, poor digestion.
Rosemary – ‘Herb of remembrance’, aid to concentration & memory. Anxiety & mild depression.
Samphire – Aids digestion. Diuretic.
Thyme – Mild antiseptic and expectorant for coughs, colds & throat /gum infections.
Vervain – Cure all. Indigestion, insomnia, mild depression, hot flushes. Mild analgesic, headaches, colds.
Sources of information include: Blair Montague-Drake- A Monastic Herbal, Breverton’s Complete Herbal, James Wong-Grow your own Drugs, M Grieve-A Modern Herbal, D Hoffman-The New Holistic Herbal, Wikipedia