Herb Categories

There are a number of different categories into which herbs are classified based on how they affect the body.  These are described below.

There are a number of different categories into which herbs are classified based on how they affect the body
Choosing Your Herbs Correctly Can Be Beneficial to Your Health

What are adaptogen herbs?  The answer is simple; they are thought to be a way to help you cope with the stress, anxiety, depression, and fatigue.  Also they are thought to help alleviate issues surrounding diabetes, ulcers, as well as the immune system, cardiovascular system, lungs, kidneys and metabolism


These herbs have immune system enhancers which help the body adjust to change, regulate stress and restore natural immune resistance.  Herbs which are used for this purpose include:

  • Echinacea
  • Garlic
  • Gingko biloba
  • Ginseng
  • Goldenseal
  • Pau d’arco and Suma
  • Schizandra
  • Rhodiola Rosea
  • Glycyrrhiza
  • Rosa Majalis
  • Lepidium and many more
They are nontoxic to people
Abusing Herbs Can Endanger Your Health

They are nontoxic to people, and they are believed to help increase a person’s resistance to stresses of the mind and body, as well as bring back balance to the mind and body.  Adaptogen herbs are also thought to be the only natural substances able to be used to achieve optimal homeostasis in the body.

Commonly Used Herbs

Commonly used Herbs that stimulate gradual changes in metabolism and tissue function in acute and chronic conditions and increase overall health, energy, vigor and strength are used on a day to day basis by many people.   These are similar to tonics, which help both the overall systems as well as aiding particular organs, tissues and cells. These include aloe vera, black cohosh, blue cohosh, blue vervain, capsicum, cascara sagrada, chamomile, damiana, dandelion, Echinacea, fenugreek, garlic, gentian, ginger, gingko biloba, goldenseal, hawthorn, horsetail, milk thistle, red clover, red raspberry, schizandra, suma, yarro and yellow dock root and many more.  

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