Quick tip! Use homemade remedies in conjunction with an appropriate powwow charm. For example, if you are applying a salve on a burn, be sure to use one of the helpful burn charms too!

Common uses for herbs

info taken from Herbal Medicine Natural Remedies by Anne Kennedy

Abscess - echinacea, goldenseal, yarrow

Acne - agrimony, aloe, calendula, chamomile, comfrey, sage

Allergies - feverfew, garlic, gingko biloba, peppermint

Asthma - garlic, gingko biloba, peppermint, rosemary, thyme

Athlete's foot - garlic, goldenseal

Backache - blue vervain, ginger, passionflower, peppermint

Bee sting - aloe, confers, echinacea, plantain

Bloating - dandelion, fennel, peppermint

Bronchitis - garlic, goldenseal, hyssop, licorice, peppermint, rosemary

Bruise - arnica, comfrey, hyssop, witch hazel

Burn - aloe, chickweed, comfrey, hyssop, mullein, plantain

Canker sore - calendula, goldenseal

Chapped lips - aloe, calendula, comfrey, hyssop

Chest congestion - Angelica, goldenseal, hyssop, sage

Chicken pox - aloe, calendula, comfrey, echinacea, goldenseal, licorice

Cold - comfrey, echinacea, garlic, ginger, horseradish, licorice, mullein, raspberry leaf, sage, thyme

Cold sore - echinacea, garlic, sage, goldenseal, St. John's Wort

Colic - chamomile, fennel, ginger, peppermint

Conjunctivitis - calendula, chamomile, goldenseal

Constipation - aloe, chickweed, dandelion

Cough - fennel, hyssop, licorice, mullein, sage, thyme

Cuts and scrapes - aloe, calendula, chamomile, comfrey, goldenseal, plantain, thyme

Dandruff - echinacea, rosemary

Diaper rash - aloe, chamomile, comfrey, echinacea, thyme

Diarrhea - agrimony, catnip, goldenseal, raspberry leaf

Dry skin - aloe, calendula, chickweed, comfrey

Earache - vervain, chamomile, echinacea, garlic, goldenseal, mullein

Eczema - aloe, calendula, chamomile, comfrey, goldenseal

Fatigue - feverfew, licorice, rosemary

Fever - vervain, feverfew, rosemary

Flatulence - Angelica, fennel, ginger, peppermint

Flu - catnip, chamomile, echinacea, garlic, goldenseal, hyssop, St. John's Wort

Gingivitis - calendula, chamomile, goldenseal, sage

Hair loss - ginger, ginkgo biloba, rosemary

Halitosis - fennel, ginger, peppermint, sage

Hangover - feverfew, hops, milk thistle

Headache - vervain, catnip, feverfew, skullcap

Heartburn - Angelica, fennel, ginger

Hemorrhoids - aloe, calendula, chickweed, comfrey, goldenseal, St. John's Wort, witch hazel

High blood pressure - Angelica, dandelion, lavender, rosemary

Hives - chamomile, comfrey, licorice, rosemary

Indigestion - Angelica, chamomile, fennel, ginger, peppermint, rosemary

Insect bites - basil, comfrey, echinacea, mullein, peppermint, plantain

Insomnia - catnip, chamomile, hops, passionflower, valerian

Jock itch - calendula, chamomile, garlic, goldenseal

Keratosis pilaris - aloe, calendula, chamomile, chickweed

Laryngitis - ginger, licorice, mullein, sage

Menopause - black cohosh, fennel, sage

Mental focus - basil, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, rosemary, sage

Mental wellness - Angelica, basil, chamomile, ginseng, hops, hyssop, licorice, passionflower, skullcap, St. John's Wort

Muscle cramps - ginger, rosemary

Nausea - chamomile, ginger, peppermint, raspberry leaf

Oily skin - peppermint, rosemary, witch hazel

Poison Ivy - calendula, chamomile, chickweed, comfrey, licorice

PMS - black cohosh, dandelion, ginger, St. John's Wort, raspberry leaf, rosemary

Prostatis - hops, saw palmetto, turmeric

Psoriasis - chamomile, comfrey, goldenseal, licorice

Arthritis - vervain, comfrey, ginger, licorice, rosemary

Ringworm - garlic, goldenseal

Rosacea - aloe, chamomile, feverfew, licorice

Shingles - comfrey, goldenseal, licorice

Sinus infection - echinacea, goldenseal, horseradish, hyssop, peppermint

Skin tag - dandelion, garlic, ginger

Sore muscles - fennel, ginger, hops, peppermint, St. John's Wort

Sore throat - agrimony, comfrey, licorice, peppermint, sage

Sprain - arnica, comfrey, ginger, peppermint, rosemary

Stiff joints - comfrey, ginger, horseradish, peppermint

Sunburn - aloe, comfrey, hyssop, witch hazel

Tendinitis - ginger, peppermint, turmeric

Travel sickness - chamomile, ginger

UTI - dandelion, horseradish

Warts - basil, garlic, horseradish

Weight loss - chickweed, dandelion, fennel, ginseng

Wrinkles - aloe, calendula

Yeast infection - calendula, chamomile, echinacea, garlic, passionflower