Herbs, Uses and Benefits – the “I Through L” list Alphabetically from Moss to Lobelia

Herbs Uses and Benefits the I Through L list Alphabetically from Moss to Lobelia
Herbs Uses and Benefits the I Through L list Alphabetically from Moss to Lobelia

I have listed a series of Herbs that start with the letters “I through L” from Irish Moss to Lobelia, to make it easy for you to find the Herb you’re looking for quickly.  

 Fights inflammation and acts as a diuretic.
Jaborandi helps stimulate milk production and flow in nursing mothers

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.  Pregnant women or those breast feeding should be extremely careful before taking any herbs during the pregnancy and while breastfeeding to avoid complications before, during, and after childbirth.  

Irish Moss – Recommended for many intestinal disorders (assists in the formation of stools). Used in skin lotions, and hair rinses for dry hair. 

Jaborandi – Fights inflammation and acts as a diuretic. Helps stimulate milk production and flow in nursing mothers. Beneficial for fever, colds and flu, bronchitis, colon disorders and edema. Topically, useful for baldness and for promoting circulation in the capillaries.  

Jatoba – Fights inflammation, free radicals, bacterial and fungal infection. Increases energy. Beneficial for asthma, bronchitis, bursitis, bladder infection, Candida, fungal infections, arthritis, and prostatitis.  

Juniper – Diuretic. Recommended for: asthma, bladder infection, fluid retention, gout, kidney problems, obesity, prostate disorders, inflammation, congestion, regulation of blood sugar levels. 

Kava Kava – Diuretic. Genito-urinary antiseptic. Recommended for: anxiety, depression, insomnia, stress-related disorders, urinary tract infections, physical and mental relaxation. 

 Suppresses alcohol cravings
Kudzu suppresses alcohol cravings

Kudzu – Suppresses alcohol cravings. Lowers blood pressure, relieves headache, stiff neck, vertigo, and tinnitus. Useful for treating alcoholism, colds, flu and gastrointestinal problems.  

Lady’s mantle – Anti-inflammatory, diuretic, and anti-viral aid. Helps heal mucous membranes, improve blood clotting, and increase perspiration. Helps regulate menstruation, reduce excessive bleeding and ease cramps. Good as a douche for vaginal irritation.  

Lavender – Recommended for: burns, headaches, psoriasis, skin problems, stress, depression. Beneficial for the skin.  

Lemon Grass – Astringent. Tonic. Good for skin and nails. 

Licorice – Recommended for allergic disorders, asthma, chronic fatigue, depression, emphysema, fever, herpes virus infection, hypoglycemia, inflammatory bowel disorders, colon cleansing, decreasing muscular spasms, increasing fluidity of mucus in the lungs and bronchial tubes, promoting adrenal gland function. Has estrogen – and progesterone-like effects; may change the pitch of the voice. Stimulates the production of interferon. 

Lobelia – Recommended for asthma, bronchitis, colds and flu, cardiovascular disease, epilepsy, pain, and viral infection. Serves as a cough suppressant and relaxant that aids in hormone production and reduces cold symptoms and fever. Note: use with caution. 

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