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Tea Remedies

Tea
Ailments Addressed
Country
of Origin
agnus castus Agnus castus, also referred to as vitex or chaste tree, is used to regulate female hormones. It is used to treat menstrual problems, such as irregular periods. Asia
alfalfa leaf Alfalfa can be used to help lower blood cholesterol, reduce arthritic pain, and treat asthma and hayfever. Asia, northern Africa, Europe
aloe vera Aloe vera is an effective laxative, and it is also used to soothe and heal ulcers in the digestive tract. Africa, tropical areas
amla Amla has a high vitamin C content, and it is useful in the treatment of anemia and wasting diseases.  
angelica This herb, also known as dong quai, is used as a remedy for PMS symptoms and painful or irregular menstruation. It is also known to help hypertension and arrhythmia. western Europe
anise Anise is used as a digestive aid and helps to relieve gas, bloating and nausea. It helps treat coughs and asthma. northern Africa, western Asia
ashwagandha Ashwagandha, also referred to as winter cherry, is used to lower fevers, ease stress, and is used to treat anemia because of its rich iron content. India
astragalus Astragalus root aids physical endurance and can help reduce blood pressure. It also boosts the immune system, so it is useful for colds and flu. China, Mongolia
basil Basil helps to relieve the discomfort of nausea and gas. It also contains compounds known to lower blood pressure.  
bayberry Bayberry bark was used by Native Americans to alleviate fever. It has also been used to treat diarrhea. America
betony Betony, also referred to as wood betony, is a light sedative that is useful in soothing headaches. It also stimulates the digestive system. Europe, Asia
bilberry Bilberry can be used to treat capillary ailments, such as vericose veins and frigid capillaries. It also has an antibacterial action and is used to cure diarrhea. Europe, North America
birch Both the leaves and bark make a tea useful for treating fevers, abdominal discomfort, and rheumatism. America
black cohosh root This root was used by Native Americans to ease painful or heavy menstruation. It can also alleviate arthritis pain. Eastern United States, Canada, cultivated in Europe
black pepper Black pepper has a stimulating effect on blood circulation and on digestion. It helps alleviate constipation, flatulence, and bloating. India, cultivated around the world
blackberry leaves Blackberry leaves contain an astringent which helps to clear up mouth sores. They can also be used to treat diarrhea and hemorrhoids Europe, North America, South America, Australia
blessed thistle Blessed thistle is an appetite stimulant and can be taken to relieve flatulence and indigestion.  
burdock root Burdock root is used to clear up skin blemishes such as acne, boils, and abscesses. Europe, Asia, cultivated around the world
cardamom Cardamom helps aid digestion and relieve indigestion and cramps. It also has a reputation as an aphrodisiac.  
cascara sagrada Cascara sagrada is a natural laxative, which is useful in treating constipation, hemorrhoids, and other colon disorders. North America(Pacific)
catnip Catnip is used to calm upset stomachs, to alleviate menstrual and uterine disorders, and to relieve the effects of stress. Originally found in Europe and western Asia, this plant now also grows in the U.S. and Canada.
cat's claw Cat's Claw is useful in treating ulcers. It has an antioxidant action, and it also can be used to lower blood pressure and cholesterol. South America, Asia
cayenne Cayenne helps improve blood circulation. It contains compounds that are considered to be antibiotics, and it is used to fight sinus infections and colds. In addition, cayenne is a digestive aid. South America, cultivated in tropical areas
celery seed Celery seed is a diuretic, which is useful in lowering blood pressure. It also helps to relieve spasms in muscles and is used as a digestive aid. Europe, cultivated around the world
chamomile This popular herb is known for its calming effects. It is also a remedy for stomach upset and gas. Europe
chaste tree Chaste tree, also referred to as vitex or agnus castus, is used to regulate female hormones. It is used to treat menstrual problems, such as irregular periods. Asia
chasteberry Chasteberry helps to regulate and balance female hormones. It is used to alleviate irregular menstruation and premenstrual symptoms. Asia, Europe
chickweed This herb aids digestion and relieves stomach upset. Europe, Asia, cultivated around the world
chicory Chicory is beneficial to the liver, and it is recommended to help those suffering from jaundice. It is also a digestive aid which help reduce bloating and other digestive problems. Europe, northern Africa, Asia
cinnamon bark Cinnamon aids digestion, alleviating nausea and diarrhea. Its antiviral properties make it useful in treating colds and flu. Sri Lanka, India
clove Clove can help reduce fever and also have antiviral properties. It also aids digestion and relieves abdominal bloating. Indonesia, southern Philippines
coltsfoot Coltsfoot is used for treating coughs, asthma, and other respiratory ailments. Europe, Asia, North America
coriander Coriander is a digestive aid that helps to alleviate bloating, gas and other intestinal ailments. Europe, Asia, cultivated throughout the world
cornsilk Cornsilk is good for the kidneys, and it is used to treat bed wetting, urinary infections, and kidney stones. cultivated around the world
cowslip flowers Cowslip is a calming pain reliever and sleep aid which is also used to alleviate headaches. Europe, western Asia
cramp bark Cramp bark is used as a diuretic and to relieve spasms and cramps, especially menstrual cramps. It also helps to ease the effects of tension. Europe, eastern United States
cranberry Cranberry is known for its ability to prevent and alleviate urinary tract infections. It is also used to help break down gall and kidney stones.  
cumin Cumin is a digestive aid that helps relieve flatulence and bloating. It is also used in herbal medicine to treat colds, fevers, and insomnia. Europe, Asia
damiana This herb is considered to be an aphrodisiac and an antidepressant. It is also used to alleviate menstrual pain. Mexico, western United States
dandelion Dandelion tea is a common remedy for stomach aches and constipation. It also is a diuretic which helps to remove wastes from the body. This action benefits the liver and gallbladder. Throughout the U.S. and worldwide
devil's claw Devil's claw is used to alleviate joint pain resulting from arthritis and other muscular problems. Africa
dill Dill is used as a digestive aid, especially to relive flatulence. It also used to calm respiratory ailments such as coughs and colds. Europe, Asia, cultivated throughout the world
Dong Quai This herb, also known as angelica, is used as a remedy for PMS symptoms and painful or irregular menstruation. It is also known to help hypertension and arrhythmia. western Europe
du zhong Du zhong, also known as eucommia, has been clinically shown to reduce moderately high blood pressure. It also help control frequent urination. China
echinacea Echinacea, also known as purple coneflower and Kansas snakeroot, is commonly used for boils, abscesses and infections. It stimulates the immune system and is also used to treat asthma. Southeastern United States, cultivated in Europe
elderberry Elderberry is used for its anti-inflammatory properties to treat respiratory ailments such as allergies and chronic congestion. It is also used to shorten bouts of flu. Europe, cultivated in temperate areas
elecampagne Elecampagne has antiseptic properties that are used to treat infections. It also helps to clear mucus from the respiratory system. Europe, Asia, cultivated in temperate areas
ephedra Ephedra is used to help clear mucus from the nose and lungs. It is also a stimulant which can raise blood pressure. China
eucalyptus Eucalyptus has strong antiseptic properties. It is also used to help clear mucus from the respiratory system, which is useful in treating ailments such as bronchitis and asthma. Australia
eucommia Eucommia, also known as du zhong, has been clinically shown to reduce moderately high blood pressure. It also help control frequent urination. China
eyebright Eyebright will help dry up mucus, so it is used to help clear nasal passages, reduce inflammation due to conjunctivitis, and alleviate upper respiratory infections. Europe
fennel Fennel is used as a digestive aid which settles stomach pain and alleviates bloating. It also helps ease sore throats and is a mild expectorant. Tea made from fennel seed is also used aid weight loss. western Europe, cultivated throughout the world
fenugreek Fenugreek is used to help lower blood cholesterol. It is also helpful in lowering fevers. In addition, it is used as a digestive aid and to treat stomach ulcers. northern Africa, cultivated in India
feverfew Feverfew is best known for reducing the severity and number of migraines. It has also been used to treat fevers and to stimulate menstruation.  
flax Flax, also known as linseed, helps to calm the digestive tract and the urinary tract. Europe, Asia
fo-ti Fo-ti is used in Chinese medicine to strengthen the kidneys and the liver. It has also been clinically shown to reduce blood pressure and cholesterol levels. China
gardenia Gardenia is used to reduce fevers, ease insomnia, and soothe irritability and restlessness. It is also employed as a headache cure. China
ginger   Asia
ginkgo Ginkgo is used to improve memory and treat dementia related to physical ailments, such as dementia resulting from Alzheimer's Disease or stroke. This herb reduces clotting factors in the blood, which helps improve circulation. China, cultivated in Europe and the eastern United States
ginseng Ginseng helps the body handle stress and fatigue. It also boosts the immune system. China, North Korea
goldenseal Goldenseal has antibacterial properties that are useful in treating colds, inflammations, and bacterial infections. It also helps to control menstrual bleeding. In addition, it can help control high blood pressure. North America
gotu kola Gotu kola helps rejuvenate memory and concentration. It also helps to improve circulation and to relieve the effects of arthritis. India, southern United States
green tea Green tea helps to fight fatigue. It may also inhibit tooth decay and reduce the risk of several types of cancers. Asia
guarana Guarana helps relieve headaches, especially migraines. It also boosts energy levels and is used as a treatment for chronic diarrhea. South America
hawthorn Hawthorn can help lower blood pressure and treat heart disease such as angina, palpitations, and heart failure. It also helps to bring both low and high blood pressure into the normal range. Northern Hemisphere
hibiscus Hibiscus helps to reduce fever and to treat stomach upset.  
hops Hops is used as a sedative and to ease indigestion. It also has antibiotic properties. Europe, Asia
horehound Horehound helps to thin phlegm and dry up coughs. It also increases the appetite and is used as a light laxative. Europe, North America, South America
horsetail Horsetail, also known as shavegrass or bottlebrush, contains calcium and is used to help repair connective tissue and to strengthen bone. Europe, North America, South America, northern Africa, northern Asia
juniper berry Juniper berry is useful in the treatment of urinary infections. It is a digestive aid, and it can help alleviate the symptoms of arthritis. Europe, Asia, North America
Kansas snakeroot Kansas snakeroot, also known as echinacea and purple coneflower, is commonly used for boils, abscesses and infections. It stimulates the immune system and is also used to treat asthma. Southeastern United States, cultivated in Europe
kava kava Kava kava can help relieve pain and relax tense muscles. It also has antiseptic properties which are useful in treating urinary and bladder infections. This herb is also known as an aphrodisiac. Pacific Islands, cultivated in the United States and Australia
kelp Kelp is rich in vitamins and minerals. It stimulates the immune system, and has been shown to aid weight loss efforts. Since kelp contains iodine, it has been used to treat or prevent goiter. Atlantic and Mediterranean oceans
lavender Lavender contains a mild sedative which can help relieve sleeplessness and irritability. It also helps to reduce stress and depression. Europe, cultivated around the world
lemon balm Lemon balm is used to ease anxiety, irritability and restlessness. It is also used for cases of mild depression. In addition, it helps to relieve cold sores and reduce the likelihood of future outbreaks. Europe, Asia, Africa
lemon grass Lemongrass is used as a remedy for digestive ailments and to help reduce fever. It is also used as a light sedative. southern India, Sri Lanka, and cultivated in tropical regions
licorice Licorice helps to thin phlegm in order to clear up coughs and bronchitis. It also has anti-inflammatory properties, which helps conditions such as arthritis. Licorice has a gentle laxative effect. eastern Europe, western Asia
linden Linden, also referred to as tilia flower, helps to alleviate stress and panic, especially nervous palpitations. It is used to treat colds, flu, and headaches. Europe
lobelia Lobelia stimulates the respiratory system, promoting stronger and deeper breathing. This herb is used to treat bronchial asthma and bronchitis. It is also used as an aid to help smokers quit. United States
marshmallow Marshmallow is helpful in treating sore throats, coughs, asthma and bronchial congestion. It is also used to alleviate digestive problems, such as ulcers. Europe, North America, South America
mate Mate is beneficial in the treatment of fatigue, headaches, and migraines. Southern Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina
milk thistle Milk thistle contains compounds that protect against liver damage. This herb has been used to treat hepatitis and cirrhosis of the liver. It is also used to alleviate mild depression. Europe, western United States, Australia
motherwort Motherwort is a light sedative that also has positive effects on the cardiovascular system. It is also used to alleviate delayed menstruation. Asia, Europe, North America
mugwort Mugwort is used as a digestive aid. It also acts as a stimulant to the uterus and is used to promote regular menstruation.  
mullein Mullein has expectorant properties which are useful for treating respiratory ailments, such as bronchitis, congestion, and coughs. Europe, Asia, cultivated in other temperate areas
nettle This herb helps to alleviate menstrual pain and bleeding. Australia, southern Africa, the Andes, and temperate areas in the Northern Hemisphere
oat straw Oat straw helps to comfort nervousness and has antidepressant properties.  
parsley Parsley helps to promote the start of menstruation, and also reduces menstrual pain. It is also a digestive aid. Europe, cultivated around the world
passionflower Passionflower is light sedative that is used for its relaxing effect and as a remedy for insomnia. It is also used to relieve minor pain, such as headaches.  
pau d'arco Pau d'arco, also known as taheebo, has antifungal properties and is often used to to fight yeast infections. It also may help prevent cancer, but the laboratory results are mixed South America
peppermint Peppermint tea is used for nervousness, insomnia, cramps, coughs, migraines, heartburn, nausea, and headaches. Eastern United States, Europe
pleurisy root Pleurisy root helps to clear phlegm from the respiratory system, which is useful in treating bronchitis, coughs, and asthma. It is most commonly used to treat pleurisy. United States
psyllium  
licorice Licorice helps to thin phlegm in order to clear up coughs and bronchitis. It also has anti-inflammatory properties, which helps conditions such as arthritis. Licorice has a gentle laxative effect. eastern Europe, western Asia
raspberry leaf Raspberry leaf is useful in treating heavy menstrual bleeding and relaxing uterine spasms. It also helps to alleviate diarrhea.  
red clover Red clover supports the health of the arteries. It is used as an anti-diarrhetic. Red clover also contains compounds that inhibit the growth of tumors. Europe, Asia, cultivated in North America and Australia
rhubarb Rhubarb affects the lower digestive tract. Apparently, large amounts will help to cure diarrhea, while smaller amounts are a fairly strong laxative. temperate areas
rosehips Rose hips are a good souci of vitamin C. They are useful in treating bladder problems.  
rosemary Rosemary aids the circulation of blood to the head. It also helps recovery from long-term illnesses, and it is used to treat stress and mild depression. Europe, cultivated around the world
sage Sage is a digestive aid. It is also useful in encouraging a steady menstrual flow, which is helpful for women with light or irregular menses. cultivated around the world
sarsaparilla   Asia, Australia, tropical rainforests
saw palmetto Saw palmetto is used to treat prostate ailments, especially enlarged prostate glands. It is additionally used to increase sexual desire and has been used to enlarge women's breasts.  
schizandra Schizandra helps to protect the liver. It also boosts the nervous system and aids the body in dealing with stress. China
senna Senna is used to treat constipation. It is specifically used when a soft stool is required due to lower digestive tract injury. Africa
skullcap Skullcap can help alleviate premenstrual tension, rheumatism, and hiccups. It also has sedative effects. North America
slippery elm Slippery elm is used to treat coughs, bronchitis and other respiratory ailments. Canada, eastern United States
spearmint Spearmint helps the body produce digestive juices; it alleviates spastic colons, digestive cramps and gas. North America, Europe, Asia
St. John's Wort St. John's wort is used to relieve tension, depression, and anxiety. It is also helpful in alleviating the symptoms of menopause. Native to Europe, cultivated throughout the world
taheebo Taheebo, also known as pau d'arco, has antifungal properties and is often used to to fight yeast infections. It also may help prevent cancer, but the laboratory results are mixed South America
thyme Thyme is useful in relieving sore throats and respiratory ailments, such as bronchitis, asthma, and hay fever. It also helps to relax muscle spasms. Europe, cultivated around the world
tilia flower Tilia flower, also referred to as linden, helps to alleviate stress and panic, especially nervous palpitations. It is used to treat colds, flu, and headaches. Europe
tormentil Tormentil is a strong astringent used for canker sores and throat infections. It is also used to alleviate diarrhea. Europe, Asia
tulsi Tulsi, also known as holy basil, has been shown to reduce blood sugar level, and it is used in the treatment of some types of diabetes. It also helps to protects the heart from the effects of stress. Asia, South America
valerian root Valerian root is a sedative that is helpful in reducing anxiety and panic. It also relaxes muscles, alleviating muscle and menstrual cramps. Europe, Asia
vitex Vitex, also referred to as chaste tree or agnus castus, is used to regulate female hormones. It is used to treat menstrual problems, such as irregular periods. Asia
wheat grass Wheat grass, also referred to as couch grass, is a diuretic commonly used for urinary tract infections. It also helps to slow the growth and to promote the breakdown of kidney stones. Europe, North America, South America, Asia, Australia
white willow bark White willow bark contains a substance similar to aspirin, and it is used for fevers, aches and pains, and the discomfort of arthritis. Europe, Africa, Asia
wild yam Wild yam has anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties. It is helpful in reliving arthritis pain, rheumatism, and painful menstruation  
winter cherry Winter cherry, also referred to as ashwagandha, also referred to as winter cherry, is used to lower fevers, ease stress, and is used to treat anemia because of its rich iron content. India
wintergreen Wintergreen soothes the digestive system and helps to relieve flatulence and colic. It aids in soothing pain associated with arthritis and rheumatism North America
wood betony Wood betony, also referred to as betony, is a light sedative that is useful in soothing headaches. It also stimulates the digestive system. Europe, Asia
yarrow Yarrow has antiallergenic and anti-inflammatory properties. It also helps alleviate colds, flu, and hayfever. It can also lower blood pressure and improve circulation. Europe, Asia
yellow dock Yellow dock is a gentle laxative. It also promotes the functioning of bile, which removes toxins from the body. Europe, Africa, around the world
yerba santa Yerba Santa has expectorant properties and is used to treat respiratory ailments, such as sore throats, colds, asthma, and bronchitis. North America
yucca Yucca helps to purify the blood. It is useful in treating arthritis and inflammatory disorders  

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