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Herbal Remedies

Definition of Herbal Remedies for What are Herbal Remedies? Herbal Remedies are natural plant substances used to treat and prevent illness and aid the healing process. In medicinal use any of the parts of natural plants might be considered "herbs", including the leaves, roots, flowers, seeds, seed pots, resin, berries, root bark, inner bark and cambium (the green growth layer just next to the bark) or other parts of the plant.

Herbal Remedies and Native American Spritual Healing
The Native Americans believed that natural herbs affect the spirit or soul of the person. Spiritual Healing, which includes the use of natural Herbal Remedies, is undertaken by the Shaman or Medicine Man and is  based on the beliefs and healing practices of Native Americans. This type of healing combines elements of spirituality, ceremonies and rituals using natural Herbal Remedies for healing and cleansing. For additional information refer to the Preparation and Application of Herbal Medicinal Plants. Natural herbs and herbal remedies and treatments have long been used as the basis of traditional Native American herbal medicine.

Chart of Medicinal Herbal Remedies and Treatments
The Medicine Man needed to know the properties of Herbal Remedies, how they should be prepared and the quantities that were safe to administer. Herbal Remedies can be used in many ways, using different parts of the plant for healing. Some of the Herbal Remedies used were toxic or poisonous but were not dangerous if the correct quantities were taken. Different remedies and medicines are created from the leaves, flowers, juice, berries, nuts, bark, rootstock and roots to make powders, poultices, essential oils, ointments, tinctures, salves and teas.

Herbal Herbs

CAUTION: The following Chart of Medicinal Herbal Remedies is provided for information only. The preparation methods of each herb and the correct quantities must be measured before administering any Herbal Remedies.

DISCLAIMER: 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.

Medicinal Herbal Remedies & Treatments Chart

Names of Illness and SicknessMedicinal Herbal Remedies
Names of Herbs used to treat the symptoms of illnesses and sickness

Herbal Remedies for

Acne
 
Goldenseal, Sassafras, Sweetfern, Cranberrybush, Elderberry, Goldenseal
 

Herbal Remedies for

Anxiety
 
Cranberrybush, Bayberry, Bearberry, Bugleweed, Burdock
Catnip, Comfrey, Purple Coneflower, Flowering Dogwood, Gentian, Goldenseal, Goldthread, Horseweed, Liverleaf, Mistletoe

Herbal Remedies for

Arthritis
 

Arnica, Sassafras, Meadowsweet,
Black snake root aka Cohosh, Honeysuckle
 

Herbal Remedies for

Asthma
 
Skunk Cabbage, Indian Tobacco, Wintergreen and
Mullein

Herbal Remedies for

Backache
 
Arnica, Gentian, Horsemint, Black Cohosh

Herbal Remedies for

Blood Pressure
 
Juniper, Yarrow, Cranberrybush (Crampbark), Pennyroyal
 

Herbal Remedies for

Bronchitis
 
Bloodroot, Creosote Bush, Wormwood, Liverleaf

Herbal Remedies for

Burns
 
Yellow-Spined Thistle, Purple Coneflower

Herbal Remedies for

Cold Sores
 
Sage, Chaparral, Lomatium, Burdock
 

Herbal Remedies for

Colds
 
Sage, Wild Cherry, Boneset, Indian tobacco, Liverleaf, Sage, Yarrow,
Elderberry, Sweetgrass

Herbal Remedies for

Colic
 
Catnip

Herbal Remedies for

Constipation
 
Tamarack, Elderberry, Boneset, Dogwood

Herbal Remedies for

Coughs
 
Wild Cherry, American Elder, Black Cherry, Boneset, Bugleweed, Catnip, Comfrey, Liverleaf, Sage, Sweetgrass

Herbal Remedies for

Dermatitis
 
Burdock, Butternut, Goldenseal, Sassafras, Sweetfern, Witch Hazel, Cranberrybush, Elderberry, Goldenseal, Sweetgrass 

Herbal Remedies for

Depression
 
Cranberrybush, Bayberry, Bearberry, Burdock
Comfrey, Purple Coneflower, Flowering Dogwood, Gentian, Goldenseal, Goldthread, Horseweed, Liverleaf, Peppermint, Sweetgrass

Herbal Remedies for

Diabetes
 
Bearberry, Wild Carrot, Bugleweed, Devilís Club, Cranberry

Herbal Remedies for

Diarrhea
 
Juniper, Willow, Blackcherry, Wild Black Cherry, Dogwood, Geranium,
White Oak, Mullein, Cranberry, Elder, Boneset

Herbal Remedies for

Digestive Disorders
 
Butternut, Black Cherry, Dandelion, Yellow Root,
Purple Coneflower, Gum Plant, Horsemint, Sage, Sweetfern,
White Mustard, Peppermint, Spearmint

Herbal Remedies for

Dysentery
 
Black Raspberry, Star Grass, Buckwheat, Wild Ginger

Herbal Remedies for

Ear infection
 
Chaparral, Mullein, Goldenseal
 

Herbal Remedies for

Eczema
 
Cranberrybush (Crampbark), Elderberry, Goldenseal, Yarrow

Herbal Remedies for

Eyes
 
Goldenseal, Sagebrush, Pennyroyal, Black Cherry, Sweetgrass
 

Herbal Remedies for

Fever
 
Willow, Dogwood, Willow, Feverwort

Herbal Remedies for

Gas
 
Sagebrush, Peppermint, Tansy, Spearmint, Catnip, Horsemint, Pennyroyal
 

Herbal Remedies for

Gout
 
Birch, Wormwood, Chicory, Pennyroyal, Burdock
 

Herbal Remedies for

Headache
 
Boneset, Willow, Dogwood, Horsemint, Peppermint, Pennyroyal,
Spearmint, Yarrow

Herbal Remedies for

Heart and Blood
Pressure Problems
 
Green Hellebore, Cranberrybush, American Hemp
Prickly Pear Cactus, Sassafras, and Dogbane

Herbal Remedies for

Heartburn
 
Peppermint, Juniper, Spearmint, Horsemint, Sage, Sweetfern,
White Mustard, Dandelion

Herbal Remedies for

Inflammations and Swellings
 
Horsemint, Pokeberry, Witch Hazel, Blackberry, Arnica, Dandelion, Elder
Mullein, Yarrow

Herbal Remedies for

Influenza
 
Indian tobacco, Native Hemlock, Bloodroot, Elderberry, Sage, Sassafras,
Black Cherry, Yarrow

Herbal Remedies for

Insect Bites and Stings
 
Purple Coneflower, Stiff Goldenrod, Trumpet Honeysuckle, Wild Onion
and Garlic, Saltbush, Broom Snakeweed, Tobacco, Goldenseal
(Insect Repellent)

Herbal Remedies for

Insomnia
 
Passion Flower, Indian Tobacco, Wild Lettuce, Chamomile, Sweetgrass
 

Herbal Remedies for

Kidneys
 
Dandelion, Yarrow, Bearberry, Goldenrod, Juniper, Oak
 

Herbal Remedies for

Liver
 
Gentian, Goldenseal, Liverleaf, Cranberry, Dandelion, Goldenrod, Yellow Root

Herbal Remedies for

Menopause
 
Oak, Alfalfa, Chasteberry, Sage, Red Clover, Sweetgrass
 

Herbal Remedies for

Migraine
 
Boneset, Willow, Dogwood, Horsemint, Peppermint, Pennyroyal,
Spearmint, Yarrow

Herbal Remedies for

Nausea
 
Chamomile, Feverwort, Ginger Root, Peppermint, Raspberry, Spearmint
 

Herbal Remedies for

Piles
 
Goldenrod, Slippery Elm, Witch Hazel, Yarrow, Buck Brush
 

Herbal Remedies for

Rheumatism
 
Pokeweed, Wintergreen, Bloodroot, White Mustard, Yarrow,
Black snake root (Cohosh), Boneset, Sassafras, Skunk Cabbage

Herbal Remedies for

Sedatives
 

Wild Black Cherry, Hops, Wild Lettuce, Chamomile, Feverwort,
Wild Ginger, Sweetgrass
 

Herbal Remedies for

Skin
 

Oak, Burdock, Butternut, Goldenseal, Sassafras, Sweetfern, Witch Hazel, Cranberrybush, Elderberry, Goldenseal,
Red Clover, Sweetgrass (for chapping and windburn) 
 

Herbal Remedies for

Sleep
 
Passion Flower, Indian Tobacco, Wild Lettuce, Chamomile, Sweetgrass
 

Herbal Remedies for

Sore Throat
 
Purple Coneflower, Bloodroot, Liverleaf, Black Snakeroot, Goldenrod, Mullein, Oak, Blackberry, Sage, Slippery Elm
 

Herbal Remedies for

Stomach
 
Willow, Juniper, Sage, Peppermint, Wild Cherry, Spearmint, Cranberry, Dandelion, Feverfew, Pennyroyal, Yarrow
 

Herbal Remedies for

Stress
 
Black Cohosh, Buck Brush, Chamomile, Feverwort, Wild Ginger, Comfrey, Purple Coneflower, Flowering Dogwood, Gentian, Goldenseal, Goldthread, Horseweed, Liverleaf, Mistletoe, Sweetgrass

Herbal Remedies for

Sweating
 
Elder, Black Cohosh
 

Herbal Remedies for

Tinnitus
 
Black Cohosh
 

Herbal Remedies for

Toothache
 
Purple Coneflower, California poppy, Yarrow, Ginger Root, Slippery Elm
 

Herbal Remedies for

Water Retention
 
Dandelion, Yarrow, Bearberry
 

Herbal Remedies for

Wounds
 
Birch, Sage, Wild Cherry, Arnica, Buck Brush, Dogwood, Goldenrod, Goldenseal, Horsemint, Juniper, Yarrow, Sagebrush
 
Names of Illness and SicknessMedicinal Herbal Remedies
Names of Herbs used to treat the symptoms of illnesses and sickness

Medicinal Herbal Remedies & Treatments Chart

Medicinal Herbal Remedies
Medicinal Herbal Remedies for Acne, Anxiety, Arthritis, Asthma, Backache, Blood Pressure, Bronchitis, Burns, Cold Sores, Colds, Colic, Constipation, Coughs, Depression, Dermatitis, Diabetes, Diarrhea, Digestive Disorders, Dysentery, Ear infection, Eczema, Eyes, Fever, Gas, Gout, Headache, Heart and Blood, Heartburn, Inflammations and Swellings, Influenza, Insect Bites and Stings, Insomnia, Kidneys, Liver, Menopause, Migraine, Nausea, Piles, Rheumatism, Sedatives, Skin, Sleep, Sore Throat, Stomach, Stress, Sweating, Tinnitus, Toothache, Water Retention and Wounds.

The Medicine Man and the Herbal Remedies
The  of Herbal Remedies and how they should be used during spiritual experiences and the healing process. Over 2000 medicinal plants were used in the preparation of Herbal Remedies that the Medicine Man, or Shaman, needed to identify in order for him to become an expert in the knowledge of medicinal herbs. The Shaman spent his whole life identifying and collecting such plants and Herbal Remedies. Natural Herbal Remedies were created using the medicinal properties of trees, ferns, grasses, shrubs, flowers, nuts, berries, vines and forbs (a broad-leaved herb other than a grass, found growing in prairies, fields and meadows.

 

 

Preparing Herbal Remedies
Medicinal Herbal Remedies are prepared in several different ways as each of the herbs release its healing powers in specific forms. Methods in the preparation of Herbal Remedies included making infusions (hot teas), decoctions (boiled teas), tinctures (using alcohol and water extracts), macerations (cold soaking) in order to make powders, ointments,  poultices, and salves. The Medicine Man required his knowledge and skills to create Herbal Remedies for the vast variety of ailments treated by modern doctors. The following Chart of Herbal Remedies provide details of the names of common herbs and plants used by the Shaman as medicinal Herbal Remedies and healing aids to treat the illnesses, sickness and disease experienced by tribe members.

Medicinal Herbal Remedies and Treatments - Caution
Before administering any herbal remedies it is essential to understand the properties of each of the herbs used in Medicinal Herbal Remedies, how they should be prepared and the quantities of herbs that are safe to administer. Herbal Remedies can be used in many ways, using different parts of the plant for healing. Some Herbal Remedies use toxic or poisonous herbs, but they are not dangerous if the correct quantities are taken. CAUTION: The above Chart of Medicinal Herbs and Remedies is provided for information only. The preparation methods of each herb and the correct quantities must be measured before administering any Herbal Remedies.

Medicinal Herbal Remedies
Medicinal Herbs for Remedies for Acne, Anxiety, Arthritis, Asthma, Backache, Blood Pressure, Bronchitis, Burns, Cold Sores, Colds, Colic, Constipation, Coughs, Depression, Dermatitis, Diabetes, Diarrhea, Digestive Disorders, Dysentery, Ear infection, Eczema, Eyes, Fever, Gas, Gout, Headache, Heart and Blood, Heartburn, Inflammations and Swellings, Influenza, Insect Bites and Stings, Insomnia, Kidneys, Liver, Menopause, Migraine, Nausea, Piles, Rheumatism, Sedatives, Skin, Sleep, Sore Throat, Stomach, Stress, Sweating, Tinnitus, Toothache, Water Retention and Wounds.

 

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Pictures and Videos of Native Americans
Discover the vast selection of pictures which relate to the History of Native Americans and illustrate many decorations and tattoos used by American Indians. The pictures show the clothing, tattoos, war paint, weapons and decorations of various Native Indian tribes that can be used as a really useful educational history resource for kids and children of all ages and a means to study their interpretation. We have included pictures to accompany the main topic of this section - Native American Culture. The videos enable fast access to the images, paintings and pictures together with information and many historical facts.

 

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