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Tends to restore normal health, cleanses and purifies the blood and alters existing nutritive and excretory processes gradually restoring normal body functions.
The absence or suppression of menstruation.
Destroys and/or stops the growth of bacteria.
Inhibits the growth of and/or destroys micro-organisms.
Lessens and eases nausea and prevents or relieves vomiting.
Destroys and/or prevents the growth of fungi.
Prevents or decreases the secretion of milk.
Counteracts and/or diminishes inflammation and its effects.
Relieves voluntary and involuntary spasm of muscles.
Inhibits a virus and/or viral strain.
A mild laxative.
An herb which contains volatile essential oils which aids digestion and relieves gas.
Firms tissue and organs and reduces discharge and secretion.
A bitter herb which (in small amounts) stimulates digestion and otherwise regulates fire in the body.
Gives a soothing and sedative action.
Heart tonic or restorative.
Relieves intestinal gas, pain and distention and promotes peristalsis (balance).
Promotes the flow and discharge of bile into the intestine (gall bladder).
Soothes, protects and nurtures internal membranes.
Removes toxins from the body.
Causes perspiration and increases elimination through the skin.
Contains substances that aid digestion (ferments acids).
Promotes activity of the kidney and bladder and increases urination.
For painful or difficult menstruation.
Helps promote and regulate menstruation.
Promotes the discharge of phlegm and mucus from the lungs and throat.
Promotes the secretion of milk.
Equilibrium of the internal environment.
A powerful nervine relative and sedative that induces sleep.
Excessive bleeding during menstruation.
Depresses the central nervous system, thus reducing pain and promoting sleep.
Strengthens the function activity of the nervous system – both sedatives or stimulants.
Increase weight and density and nourishes the body.
Causes watery evacuation of intestinal contents.
Reduces body temperature and relieves thirst.
With local application, stimulates capillary dilation and action. Causes skin redness.
Calms and tranquilizes by lowering functional activity of the organ or body part.
Increases internal heat, dispels internal chill, strengthens metabolism and circulation.
Strengthens the stomach function.
Stimulates nutrition and increases the systemal tone, usually in the absence of illness.
Expels or repels intestinal worms.
Assists in the healing of wounds.