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LISTED BY NAME OF HERB, PLANT, OR FOOD
Aloe Vera- Soothes burns, stimulates the production of collagen.
Apigenin (a phyto-nutrient found in parsley, chamomile tea, cruciferous vegetables, celery, and more)- induces autophagy, reduces some drug resistance (such as to chemo drugs), protects kidneys (especially from drug injury), decreases the buildup of amyloid plaques (that are found in Alzheimer's and some other disorders).
Arnica- Helps heal sprains, bruises, and other soft-tissue injuries. The flowers can be infused into oil, or combined with other ingredients to make a salve or lotion. With the exception of homeopathic arnica, it should not be used internally or on open wounds.
Evaluation of the efficacy of Withania somnifera(Ashwagandha) root extract in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder: A randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial
Anxiolytic-antidepressant activity of Withania somnifera glycowithanolides: an experimental study
Black Seed (Nigella Sativa)- Mast cell stabilizer
Burdock Root- Contains butyric acid and lauric acid.
Camel Milk (see this post)
Here is the post that I made about Camel Milk
Chaga Mushroom- Immune support (Chaga mushrooms grow on birch trees so people with a birch tree allergy and/or Oral Allergy Syndrome associated with birch trees may want to be cautious with this one).
Chamomile- Calming and soothing to the nervous system.
Chili powder- Reduces pain. The sensation of pain depletes a chemical called substance P, and when substance P is used up, the ongoing tissue damage of arthritis, shingles, cluster headaches, fibromyalgia, or lower back injury does not result in pain.
Cod Liver Oil (CLO)- Source of healthy oils as well as vitamin A and vitamin D.
Epigenetic changes induced by curcumin and other natural compounds.
Echinacea- Basic immune system support.
Elderberries- Immune support. Extensive research show that elderberries stop the production of hormone-like cytokines that direct a class of white blood cells called neutrophils to cause inflammation, and they increase the production of non-inflammatory infection-fighting cytokines as much as 10 fold.
Ginger- Anti-inflammatory, aids in digestion, and can reduce nausea.
Green Tea (extract)- Immune support, anti-viral, mast cell support.
Mast cell stabilizing and anti-anaphylactic activity of aqueous extract of green tea (Camellia sinensis)
Gymnemma- Helps control blood sugar levels.
Lactuca Virosa (Wild Lettuce)- Pain reduction.
Pain relief, said to be as powerful as morphine
Manuka honey can help treat drug-resistant bacteria
Milk Thistle- Supports detoxification in the liver
Randomized controlled trial of silymarin treatment inpatients with cirrhosis of the liver.
Mint - Calming to the nervous system and supports digestion.
Olive Leaf Extract (OLE) - anti-microbial
Passionflower- is a GABA reuptake inhibitor
Quercetin- Mast cell stabilizer
Quercetin attenuates neuronal death against aluminum-induced neurodegeneration in the rat hippocampus.
Bioavailability of Quercetin for certain foods
Raspberry Leaf- Good source of B vitamins, minerals, and vitamin C. Especially good at supporting women's reproductive health.
Reishi Mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum)- Reduces insulin resistance, supports immune system.
Ganoderma lucidum reduces obesity in mice by modulating the composition of the gut microbiota
Low dose resveratrol ameliorates mitochondrial respiratory dysfunction and enhances cellular reprogramming
Rhodiola- Adrenal support. Rhodiola compounds stimulate the release of dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin into ascending pathways that activate the cerebral cortex, stimulating analyzing, evaluating, calculating, and planning functions. The stimulant effect then moves to the prefrontal cortex, where it contributes to memory functions including encoding, sorting, storage, and retrieval.
Sauerkraut - One of the best dietary sources of vitamin C, and also provides healthy microbes and support for the gut flora.
St John's Wort- Boosts serotonin levels so can help some people with depression and anxiety.
Medical Attributes of St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum)
Stinging Nettle- Helps to clear excess histamine from the body, good for reducing allergic symptoms.
How To Harvest Nettle Without Getting Stung
Sulforaphane (Extract from Broccoli Sprouts)-
Chemical Derived from Broccoli Sprouts Shows Promise in Treating Autism
Sulforaphane treats skin cancer
Wakame- The fucoidan sugars in wakame are antiviral against herpes viruses; a study published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine reported that taking an extract of wakame prevented and reduced the severity of recurrent herpes outbreaks.
Wild Blueberry- High content of the amino acid tyrosine, which is the precursor to dopamine. Blueberries are also high in anti-oxidants.
LISTED BY CONDITION/SYMPTOM TREATED
Anti-Fungal- Garlic, thyme, grapefruit seed extract (GSE), pau d'arco, caprylic acid (found in coconut), coconut oil, and camel's milk..
Anti-Inflammatory- Omega-3 oils, ginger, camel's milk, curcumin
21 Anti-histamine Foods That Fight Inflammation And Stabilize Mast-Cells
Anti-Microbial- Manuka honey, oil of oregano (OOO), grapefruit seed extract (GSE), camel's milk, garlic, and berberine (Oregon grape extract is a common source).
Anti-Oxidants- Ellagic Acid (found in pomegranates, cranberries, red raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, walnuts, and pecans), sour cherry juice, pau d’arco, dried oregano, wild blueberry
Improved antioxidant and anti-inflammatory potential in mice consuming sour cherry juice (Prunus Cerasus cv. Maraska).
Anti-Parasitic- Diatomaceous Earth (DE), garlic, wormwood, and black walnut shells.
Anti-Proliferative (Anti-Cancer) - Ellagic Acid (especially for prostate cancer), Ojibwa tea, and curcumin.
Anti-Viral- Lauric Acid (from coconut), camel's milk, green tea, olive leaf extract (OLE), and wakame (a type of seaweed).
Sulforaphane and skin cancer
Connective Tissue Support- Aloe Vera juice, vitamin C, gelatinous broth, and diatomaceous earth.
Mast Cell Stabilizers- Black seed (Nigella Sativa, aka black cumin seed), quercetin, green tea, mangosteen, lutein, rutin (found in buckwheat), fresh dill, raw red onion, and capers.
NeuroProtek- Mast cell support, especially in the brain.
A case series of a luteolin formulation (NeuroProtek®) in children with autism spectrum disorders
Ojibwa Tea- Immune system support
Speak - This is a supplement that is a combination of oils that supports brain function, especially in regards to speech.