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Common horsetail (Equisetum arvense)
horsetail

Horsetail has antimicrobial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and diuretic properties. The plant is very useful in treatment of kidney, bladder problems, prostate and urinary infections and bleedings.

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Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
Achillea millefolium

Yarrow is considered to be antipyretic, diaphoretic, astringent, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, carminative, cholagogue, hemostatic and sedative. It has been shown useful in cases of fevers and colds (usually in form of a tincture or infusion).

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Greater celandine (Chelidonium majus)
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Greater Celandine is considered to be a mild analgesic, cholagogic, antimicrobial, oncostatic and sedative. Recent studies suggest that the plant could be very useful in relieving gallbladder spasms, and that it can act as a gallbladder stimulator.

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Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca)
Leonurus cardiaca

The herb contains the alkaloid leonurine, which is a mild vasodilator and has a relaxing effect on smooth muscles.

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Common Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium)
Artemisia absinthium

Absinthe wormwood is considered to be an anthelmintic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, cholagogue, febrifuge, tonic and stomachic. It is often recommended in treatment of indigestion and gastric pains.

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Common melilot (Melilotus officinalis)
Melilotus officinalis

Yellow Sweetclover is considered to be an antibacterial, anticoagulant, astringent, laxative,  carminative and emollient. The plant is very helpful in removing gas from the digestive system and in inducing urination.

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Wild Thyme (Satureja hortensis)
Thymus serpyllum

Wild Thyme has a rich history of medicinal uses, and is very useful in treatment of various ailments. In folk medicine, the plant had been considered to have antiseptic, diuretic, sedative and expectorant properties.

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St.-John’s-wort (Hypericum perforatum)
Hypericum perforatum

St John’s Wort is considered to be an anodyne, antibiotic, astringent, bactericide, cholagogue, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, vermicide and vermifuge. Traditionally, the plant was used in treatment of menstrual disorders, as a wound healer, for external ulcers, respiratory and bladder conditions.

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Marshmallow (Althaea officinalis)
Althaea officinalis

Marshmallow is considered to have demulcent, expectorant, diuretic, and emollient and vulnerary properties. Leaves are generally used in treatment of the respiratory and urinary system disorders, especially in cases of urethritis and kidney stones.

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Common thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
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Thyme has been considered to be antiseptic, antimicrobial, antispasmodic, astringent, anthelmintic, antitussive, carminative, disinfectant, expectorant and tonic.

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Corn silk (Zea mays)
Zea mays

Corn silk is considered to have detoxifying, relaxing and diuretic properties. Traditionally, Corn silk has been used in treatments of urinary and genital infections, stomach disorders, skin rashes and sore throat.

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Common origanum (Origanum vulgare)
Common origanum

Oregano has long been used as a medicinal herb in treatment of various conditions: fevers, diarrhea, indigestion, jaundice and vomiting. Recent studies have shown that Oregano displays anti-oxidant, anti-fungal and antibiotic properties.

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Shepherd’s purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris)
Bourse à pasteur

Shepherd’s Purse can be used fresh or dry in form of a tea or an infusion. The plant is considered to be an astringent, anti-inflammatory, diuretic and styptic. Used internally, Shepherd’s purse is very effective in cases of excessive menstrual flow, and is usually used to stop heavy bleedings and hemorrhaging.

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Peppermint (Mentha piperita)
Mentha piperita

Peppermint is considered to have astringent, antiseptic, emetic and stimulant qualities. It has a long history of medicinal use, especially in treatment of digestive complaints.

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Knotgrass (Polygonum aviculare)
Polygonum aviculare

Knotgrass is considered to be astringent, diuretic, emetic, purgative, vulnerary and styptic. It has been used for centuries in folk medicine for diarrhea, coughs, bronchial catarrh, inflammations of the mouth and upper respiratory tract, liver and kidney disorders.

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Wild pansy (Viola tricolor)
viola-tricolor

It is considered as a “blood purifier”, and therefore associated with treatment of all sorts of skin problems (acne, eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, itching). Due to its expectorant properties, it is recognized as helpful in treatment of bronchitis, asthma and whooping cough.

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