I have listed a series of Herbs that start with the letter “D’” and “E” to make it easy for you to find the Herb you’re looking for quickly. Please check with your family physician before taking any herb to see if it is safe for you or if there are any possible “reactions” or “interactions” with any prescribed medication, or other supplementation that you may be taking.
Damiana – Energy tonic and aphrodisiac. Stimulates muscular contractions of the intestinal tract. Brings oxygen to the genital area. Recommended for sexual and hormonal problems and as a sexual tonic for women.
Dandelion – Diuretic. Bloodstream and liver cleanser. Increases bile production. Reduces serum cholesterol and uric acid. Tonic for kidneys, pancreas, spleen, and stomach. Recommended for abscesses, anemia, boils, breast tumors, cirrhosis of the liver, fluid retention, hepatitis, jaundice, rheumatism. NOTE: Dandelion has been said to help prevent age spots and breast cancer.
Devils claw – Relieves pain and reduces inflammation. Acts as a diuretic, sedative and digestive stimulant. Good for back pain, arthritis, rheumatism, diabetes, allergies, liver, gallbladder, kidney disorders, arteriosclerosis, lumbago, gout and menopausal symptoms.
Dong Quai – Stimulates the effects of ovarian and testicular hormones. Recommended for female problems: premenstrual syndrome, hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms, and vaginal dryness.
Echinacea – Anti-inflammatory. Antiviral. Stimulates certain white blood cells. Enhances the immune and lymphatic system. Useful for colic, colds, flu, and other infectious illnesses. Helpful for snakebite.
Elder – Antioxidant. Cleanses the system. Recommended for: constipation, inflammation, fevers, poor circulation, respiratory problems. Helpful in building up blood, the immune system, and eliminate perspiration. Flowers are useful in soothing skin irritations.
Ephedra – Decongestant, appetite suppressant. Assists in fluid elimination, relieving bronchial spasm, and central nervous system stimulation. Recommended for: allergies, asthma, colds, and other respiratory complaints, as well as for depression and obesity. May decrease and elevate mood. CAUTION: Not to be used in cases of panic attacks, glaucoma, heart disease, high blood pressure, or in combination with MAO inhibitor drugs prescribed for depression.
Eucalyptus – Antiseptic (mild). Good for colds, coughs and other respiratory problems. Clears congestion. Reduces swelling by increasing blood flow. Relaxes tired and sore muscles. CAUTION: Recommended for external use only.
Eyebright – Used as eyewash. Eases discomfort from eye strain or minor irritations. Recommended for: allergies, itchy and/or watery eyes, runny nose