List Of Herbs Found In Our Herbal Teas - Some Herbs Can Also Be Found In Alka Sana Power Greens
Horsetail is used for “fluid retention” (edema), kidney and bladder stones, urinary tract infections, the inability to control urination (incontinence), and general disturbances of the kidney and bladder. The primary use of the herb, however, is as a diuretic. Gently stimulating increased urinary flow, horsetail helps "flush" infectious bacteria out of the bladder without altering the body's balance of electrolytes. It’s a natural source of silica which is necessary for the body to repair body tissue and helps form stronger bones and tendons.
Has a soothing anti-inflammatory healing effect on the lining of the bladder. It assists the kidneys in clearing out wastes, salts, and excess water by increasing urine production. It prevents the accumulation of fat and cholesterol in the liver. Inhibits microbial growth in the urinary system. Couch grass also helps alleviate irritating coughs, bronchitis, and laryngitis.
As a powerful diuretic and anti-inflammatory, Corn Silk increases urination, thus preventing the build-up of bacteria in the urethra. It soothes inflammation in the bladder and urinary tract and coats the lining of the urethra. Corn Silk can help to prevent the formation of kidney stones and can increase the percentage of urinary stones through the urinary tracts.
A powerful diuretic – a herb that increases the flow of urine, helping to cleanse the system of excess fluids and stimulating the kidneys. This causes the body to flush out uric acid and excess crystals that can cause many problems including gout, arthritis, and kidney stones. It stimulates bile flow and the production of digestive enzymes. They contain natural insulin that can work in the body that increases insulin production, thus lowering blood sugar levels.
The diuretic action of Cleavers helps to flush out waste, toxins, and excess fluid from the kidneys. It not only protects the liver from damage but also helps to heal with its cleansing properties. Cleavers also stimulate bile production and prevent bile ducts from becoming clogged. They can also be useful in protecting the lining of the bladder against irritation which can lead to an overactive bladder. Cleavers enhance the function of the lymphatic system, decrease congestion, and reduce swelling. The lymph-cleansing action of this herb in turn enhances the function of the immune system.
Parsley is full of vitamin k, vitamin A, vitamin c, folate and iron, which are important for kidney health. It is Antimicrobial, anti- anaemic, menorrhagic, anti-coagulant, anti-hyperlipidemic (lowers blood fat); anti-hepatotoxic (prevents liver toxicity), anti-hypertensive (lowers blood pressure), diuretic, hypoglycaemic, anti-oxidative, estrogenic (helps manage menstruation). It’s also said to prevent the absorption of salt into kidney tissue, preventing the formation of kidney stones.
This plant consists of hydroquinones which have a pronounced disinfectant effect within the urinary tract and to treat urinary problems such as cystitis, urethritis, urinary tract infections (UTIs), bladder stones, fluid retention, spasms, epilepsy, and anxiety. Whole plant is alternative, antibacterial, diaphoretic, diuretic, rubefacient, stimulant and tonic. It aids in the reduction of swelling and has a drying (astringent) effect on tissues. It is also recommended for more serious conditions such as kidney stones and gonorrhea.
Milk Thistle Herb:
This herb supports healthy liver function by keeping toxic substances from binding to liver cells and provides powerful antioxidant protection. It encourages healthy cholesterol synthesis. It also helps to maintain a healthy kidney, prostate, and promote optimal immune function. Milk thistle helps stop oxidative stress and free radical damage in the liver and vital gastrointestinal tract. Research shows milk thistle restores damaged cells.
Ginkgo is antioxidant rich which has positive effects on cognitive function. Ginkgo contains numerous flavonoids, compounds which proponents suggest can protect against aging-related issues such as dementia by improving blood flow to the brain. It has been shown to affect recall, recognition memory, reaction time, attention, concentration, mood, and energy levels. Also, it contains natural properties that improve blood flow which helps with eye health, blood pressure, fatigue, erectile dysfunction, and neuroprotective actions.
Echinacea is known for its beneficial effects on the immune system. It may help the immune system combat infections, bacteria, and viruses. Which allows for a faster recovery from illness. They are filled with plant compounds that function as antioxidants such as flavonoids, cichoric acid, rosmarinic acid which may help defend your body against oxidative stress. It activates a receptor that works by removing excess fat in the blood, which is a risk factor for insulin resistance. Allowing the cells to respond to insulin and sugar. It can help with mental health, alleviate pain and relieve skin problems.
This herb has been used to detoxify the liver and body. It can help reverse liver damage from alcohol consumption. Burdock does contain vitamin C, which is shown to boost the immune system; some research has also shown that it has antibacterial properties. It is believed to have anti-inflammatory properties. Also, Burdock root tea contains potassium, which may help to lower blood pressure and open blood vessels to improve blood flow. Burdock also supports healthy and vital skin and encourages healthy digestion and appetite.
Yellow Dock Root is high in Vitamin C which helps the immune system. It is particularly rich in glycosides, plant compounds that are known for their effects on protecting the liver. These phytochemicals can help to stimulate the liver, which in turn helps heal poor absorption of nutrients, stimulate the production of saliva, digestive enzymes, and increases bile production. Also high in antioxidants, Yellow Dock works to scavenge oxidative damage and stress caused by free radicals, including within liver tissue.
Red Clover is known for its traditional use as a blood purifier, using it to eliminate toxins from the bloodstream. It is an important herb for women’s health, used to remedy and can contribute to maintaining normal estrogen levels during the menopause. It also improves cardiovascular health and lowers the bone density loss of menopausal women. Red Clover promotes the drainage of mucus from the lungs by thinning the mucus and lubricating an irritated respiratory tract. It also promotes the secretion of sputum (phlegm), from the lower airways in a process known as expectoration. Also been used to treat irritating skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, and rashes. It boosts circulation which in turn speeds up the body’s natural elimination process which helps to clear skin conditions by moving the waste that builds up beneath the skin’s surface.
Barberry bark contains one of the most powerful plant alkaloids BERBERINE a phytonutrient that is responsible for many of its benefits. Berberine has been shown to stimulate the immune system and inhibit the ability of bacteria to attach itself to human cells. This herb stimulates and regulates the digestive system and aids in the secretion of bile, which is good for liver health. Berberine also acts as a mild purgative which makes Barberry highly effective for constipation. As well as combat bacterial Urinary Tract Infections and is an anti-inflammatory, Barberry will also soothe an inflamed urinary tract
Schisandra is considered an "adaptogen," meaning a plant or herb that balances the body's functions and maintains homeostasis. It can benefit all five yin organs: the liver, lungs, heart, kidneys, and spleen. Schisandra berries provide powerful antioxidant protection particularly from free radicals and other toxins in the environment that may cause liver and cellular damage. Schisandra is also used for preventing early aging and increasing lifespan, normalizing blood sugar and blood pressure, stimulating the immune system, and speeding recovery after surgery.
Goldenseal contains the powerful plant alkaloid berberine. Additionally, berberine is naturally an immune booster, antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal and has been shown to inhibit the ability of bacteria to attach itself to human cells. It’s highly effective for protecting and supporting the heart. Berberine can help to regulate heart rhythm and provide relief from arrhythmias and heart palpitations. It is ?a bitter herb that stimulates the secretion and flow of bile and can also be used as an expectorant. In alternative medicine. Goldenseal is used for infections of the mucous membranes, including the mouth, sinuses, throat, the intestines, stomach, urinary tract, and vagina.
Dandelion leaf and root have been used to treat liver, gallbladder, kidney ailments, weak digestion, and rheumatism. The Dandelion herb is used in detoxification of the liver, restoring hydration along with electrolyte balance. Dandelion root contains a bitter compound, "taraxacerin" that increases the level of bile secreted by the gallbladder, helping the liver to detoxify more efficiently. It is also diuretic, aiding the liver and kidneys to flush away excess water and waste, supporting the body as it eliminates harmful toxins. It promotes healthy lipid profiles, suppressing fat accumulation in the liver and reducing insulin resistance. This leaf also contains antioxidants that have a specific effect against liver toxicity.
Boldo leaves have the capability to increase the production of the bile in the liver resulting in reducing the gallstones in the gallbladder. The main function of the bile is to facilitate removal of wastes and toxins from the body through the liver which are causing harm to the body. Boldo helps safeguard the cells of the liver from the damage by the accumulated toxins, in addition to confining the free radical cell damage. Anti-inflammatory abilities also decrease liver inflammation, facilitating better healing and functioning of the organ. Leaves consist of different types of natural antimicrobial and anti-bacterial agents which help in improving the defense mechanism of the body.
Gentian herb has traditionally been used as “gastric stimulant” due to the effects that it has on saliva, bile and enzyme excretion. It has been known as a liver tonic and supporter of detoxification. Gentian’s compounds have anti-inflammatory effects that seem to benefit the cardiovascular, respiratory, and digestive systems. This herb has been shown to fight inflammation and positively modulate pain pathways in the brain to decrease discomfort. The anti-inflammatory properties of Gentian also make it useful in wound healing. It soothes inflamed tissues and has anti-bacterial and ant-microbial actions and improves blood flow to damaged tissue, speeding up the healing time. It may also help reduce antibodies and autoimmune reactions that can lead to joint pain, fatigue, and weakness.
Licorice protects the liver and fights the virus commonly responsible for hepatitis. It supplies valuable antioxidant compounds that promote healing and effectively blocking liver damage caused by alcohol. The herb's anti-inflammatory properties help calm hepatitis-associated liver inflammation. It can fight off the viruses that cause respiratory illnesses as well as relaxing bronchial spasms. Licorice root is a natural antacid that helps to relieve heartburn, indigestion, gastric and stomach ulcers, and acid reflux. It works by coating the digestive tract with mucous, protecting the stomach lining whilst speeding up its repair and restoring balance. It is a powerful adaptogenic herb, able to help the body to manage the stress hormone “cortisol” more efficiently. It is known to have 8 different anti-depressant compounds that assist with depression.
Uva Ursi is used as a diuretic, a treatment for urinary tract infections, painful urination, and kidney stones and lowers inflammation with its astringent effect. Arbutin is the natural chemical in uva ursi that’s mainly responsible for its urinary tract benefits. Once it’s metabolized in your body, arbutin is converted to hydroquinone, which passes through your kidneys into your urinary tract. Hydroquinone may relieve pain and inflammation in the bladder or urinary tract. It may also prevent harmful bacteria from growing, supporting a healthy bacteria balance.
Tribulus is used for kidney problems, including kidney stones, painful urination, and as a “water pill” (diuretic) to increase urination. Or heart and circulatory system problems, including chest pain, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and anemia for problems with digestion, including colic, intestinal gas (flatulence), constipation, and to expel intestinal parasitic worms; for pain and swelling (inflammation) of the tissue lining the mouth and sore throat.