After your naturopathic consultation you will more than often have a blend of herbs to take home. Listed are the herbs i use frequently.


Actions: Antiallergic, hypocholesterolaemic
Indications: Hay fever, Asthma, Dermatitis, Urticaria, Hypercholesterolaemia (possible benefit)


Actions: Immune enhancing, heptoprotective, choleretic (helps stimulate the liver to increase output of bile), anthelminitic.
Indications: Acute infections – viral, bacterial or parasitic; Chronic infections, Infection preventions, Infective hepatitis, Intestinal worms, Liver insufficiency, digestive weakness, Flatulence, Immune support in asthma.
Safety: Best avoided in the first trimester of pregnancy.


Actions: Immune enhancing, tonic, adaptogen, cardiotonic, hypotensive diuretic
Indications: Chronic infections, Infection prevention, Night sweats, chronic immune deficiency, poor immunity, Debility, fatigue, Leukopaenia, Chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, post-viral syndromes, Mild congestive cardiac failure, bronchiectasis, During chemotherapy or radiotherapy for cancer, Organ prolapse, HIV/AIDS, angina pectoris
Safety: Not advisable in acute infections


Actions: Antiallergic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory
Indications: Asthma, hay fever, dermatitis, urticaria; Acute infections, especially respiratory and gastrointestinal; Hypertension; Diabetic neuropathy (to prevent); Restless foetus; During chemotherapy
Safety: Best avoided in the first trimester of pregnancy


Actions: Antihaemorrhagic, astringent, mild expectorant, uterine tonic
Indications: Menorrhagia, metrorrhagia; Post-partum haemorrhage; Dysfunctional uterine bleeding; Leucorrhoea (as a douche)
Safety: Saponins may cause or aggravate gastro-oesophageal reflux


Actions: Oestrogen modulating, uterine tonic, spasmolytic, antirheumatic
Indications: Menopausal symptoms; Spasmodic dysmenorrhoea, premenstrual syndrome; Osteoarthritis (especially small joint), rheumatoid arthritis; To prepare for labour; Myalgia; Tinnitus
Safety: Contraindicated during pregnancy (except in the last few weeks to assist with birth); Controversial in breast cancer


Actions:    Antiobesity, thyroid stimulant
Indications:    Hypothyroidism, subclinical or clinical obesity (associated with poor thyroid activity); Osteoarthritis (in association with obesity)
Safety:    Contraindicated in hyperthyroidism.  Caution during pregnancy and lactation.


Actions:    Spasmolytic, uterine and ovarian tonic, emmenagogue, oxytocic
Indications:    To assist with labour; Spasmodic dysmenorrhoea; Ovarian pain; Uterine prolapse; Secondary amenorrhoea; Endometriosis
Safety:    Contraindicated in early pregnancy and lactation.  Use in late pregnancy should only be undertaken by experience clinicians


Actions:    Depurative, mild laxative, lymphatic, cholagogue
Indications:    Chronic skin disorders including dermatitis, acne, psoriasis, rosacea; Digestive liver insufficiency and associated symptoms such as nausea, constipation and headache; Enlarged lymph glands; Splenic enlargement; To assist with weight loss


Actions:    Urinary antiseptic, mild diuretic
Indications:    Cystitis, urethritis, dysuria; Recurrent cystitis; Acute prostatitis; Chronic prostatitis


Actions:    Anti-inflammatory, hepatoprotective, antitussive, diaphoretic
Indications:    Autoimmune disease (especially involving the liver or kidneys); Hepatitis, liver damage, nausea; Poor digestive liver function; Influenza, common cold; Chronic cough; Uterine prolapse (combined with Astragalus)
Safety:    Saponins may cause or aggravate gastro-oesophageal reflux


Actions:    Depurative, diuretic depurative
Indications:    Chronic skin disorders including dermatitis, acne, psoriasis, rosacea; Furunculosis; Gout; rheumatism, rheumatoid arthritis


Actions:    Mild laxative, cholagogue, depurative
Indications:    Constipation; Poor digestive liver function; Exudative skin eruptions


Actions:    Vulnerary, lymphatic, anti-inflammatory, styptic (haemostatic), antimicrobial, antiviral (topically), antifungal (topically)
Indications:    Internal treatment for: Peptic ulcers; Enlarged lymph glands; Acne, sebaceous cysts; Spasmodic dysmenorrhoea
Topical treatment for: Mouth ulcers, herpes simplex lesions; Acne, dermatitis; Wounds, ulcers, varicose ulcer, bed sores; Minor burns, inflamed skin, nappy rash; Haemorrhoids, varicose veins; insect bites


Actions:    Immune enhancing, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant
Indications:    Poor immunity, tendency to infections; Convalescence, debility, chronic immune deficiency; HIV/AIDS; Adjunct therapy in cancer; Rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis; Chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia; Autoimmune disease; Immune support in asthma or Lyme disease
Safety:    Contraindicated in pregnancy.


Actions:    Anti-inflammatory, spasmolytic, carminative, mild sedative, antiulcer, vulnerary, diaphoretic
Indications:    Irritable bowel syndrome, food sensitivities; Flatulent colic, flatulence, gastrointestinal tract colic and inflammation, diarrhoea; Teething and infantile colic; Gastritis, peptic ulcers, gastro-oesophageal reflux; Topically for dermatitis, mouth ulcers, wounds; Travel sickness; Restlessness, anxiety, insomnia, nervous dyspepsia
Safety:    Avoid in known allergy


Actions:    Prolactin inhibitor, dopaminergic agonist, indirectly progesterogenic, galactagogue
Indications:    Premenstrual syndrome, especially with mastalgia; Latent hyperprolactinaemia, erratic ovulation; Acne; Relative oestrogen excess, polycystic ovary syndrome, cystic hyperplasia of the endometrium; Uterine fibroids, endometriosis; Oligomenorrhoea, polymenorrhoea, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, menorrhagia, metrorrhagia; Amenorrhoea (to enhance fertility); Benign breast growths, ovarian cyst (follicular), painful ovulation; Sleep maintenance insomnia; Excessive libido in men; For premenstrual-like symptoms in association with menopause; Post-natal depression; Difficult lactation; Threatening miscarriage
Safety:    Best not taken in conjunction with progestogenic drugs, the contraceptive pill or hormone replacement therapy.  May aggravate pure spasmodic dysmenorrhoea not associated with premenstrual syndrome.


Actions:    Carminative, aromatic digestive, expectorant
Indications:    Digestive weakness, dyspepsia; Anorexia; Intestinal colic, abdominal bloating, flatulent colic; Nausea, diarrhoea; Food allergies/sensitivities


Actions:    Depurative, lymphatic, diuretic depurative
Indications:    Chronic skin disorders including dermatitis, acne psoriasis, rosacea; Enlarged or inflamed lymph glands; Kidney stones, dysuria


Actions:    Urinary demulcent, antilithic, mild diuretic
Indications:    Cystitis, urethritis, dysuria; Acute prostatitis, chronic prostatitis; Enuresis; Kidney stones


Actions:    Spasmolytic, hypotensive, peripheral vasodilator, mild sedative, astringent
Indications:    Spasmodic dysmenorrhoea, endometriosis; Miscarriage (threatened or repeated); Hypertension; To prepare for labour; Irritable bowel syndrome, tension headache; BPH or chronic prostatitis as spasmolytic

DAMIANAHealthy Basil

Actions:    Nervine tonic, tonic, mild laxative
Indications:    Anxiety, depression; Impotence, to enhance libido; Nervous dyspepsia, constipation


Actions:     Bitter tonic, choleretic, mild laxative, antirheumatic, cholagogue, mild diuretic
Indications:    Digestive liver insufficiency, dyspepsia; Flatulent colic, anorexia, constipation; Gall stones, cholecystitis, gall bladder dysfunction; Rheumatism; Chronic skin disorders


Actions:     Anti-inflammatory, antianaemic, antiplatelet, uterine tonic, mild laxative, antiarrhythmic
Indications:    Spasmodic dysmenorrhoea, endometriosis; Secondary amenorrhoea, menstrual irregularity; Debility; Impaired peripheral circulation, Buerger’s disease, cerebrovascular disease, angina pectoris; Liver damage; Cardiac arrhythmias, palpitations
Safety:    Contraindicated in pregnancy (first trimester).  Caution with warfarin, acute infections and heavy menstruation


Actions:    Immune enhancing, immune modulating, depurative, lymphatic, anti-inflammatory, vulnerary, sialogogue
Indications:    Acute infections: viral, bacterial or parasitic; Chronic infections, swollen lymph glands, splenic enlargement; Infection prevention, to slow immunological ageing; Upper and lower respiratory conditions; Skin conditions; Gastrointestinal conditions; Urinary tract infections; Dental caries (to prevent), laryngitis, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, mouth ulcers; Other systemic infections including glandular fever, Ross River virus, mastitis, measles, mumps; Autoimmune disease; Adjunct therapy in cancer; To promote healing, venomous bites; Chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, post-viral syndromes


Actions:    Diaphoretic, anticatarrhal
Indications:    Common cold, influenza, acute sinusitis; Acute infections (with fever), pleurisy, acute bronchitis, measles; Chronic sinusitis, hay fever, otitis media, pharyngitis, laryngitis, nasopharyngeal catarrh, catarrhal deafness, sinus headache; Asthma (with sinusitis)


Actions:    Anticatarrhal, anti-inflammatory, astringent, mucous membrane tonic
Indications:    Nasopharyngeal catarrh, chronic sinusitis, hay fever, serous otitis media, pharyngitis, conjunctivitis, blepharitis, catarrhal deafness, sinus headache; Common cold, acute sinusitis, measles; Asthma (with sinusitis); Dry eyes
Safety:    Do not apply herbal tinctures or extracts directly to the eye


Actions:    Uterine tonic, ovarian tonic, oestrogen modulating
Indications:    Menopausal symptoms; Infertility (female), secondary amenorrhoea, erratic ovulation; Leucorrhoea, uterine prolapse, cystic hyperplasia of the endometrium, adenomyosis; Spasmodic  dysmenorrhoea, ovarian pain, ovarian cyst, chronic pelvic inflammation; Threatened miscarriage, morning sickness; Menorrhagia, dysfunctional uterine bleeding
Safety:    Saponins may cause or aggravate gastro-oesophageal reflux


Actions:    Carminative, spasmolytic, expectorant, orexigenic, galactagogue, antimicrobial, oestrogen modulating
Indications:    Intestinal colic, flatulence, flatulent colic, infantile colic, dyspepsia; Difficult lactation, spasmodic dysmenorrhoea, secondary amenorrhoea; Nasopharyngeal catarrh, acute or chronic bronchitis, bronchial asthma, cough; Topically for idiopathic hirsutism, conjunctivitis, blepharitis, pharyngitis; Irritable bowel syndrome; Possibly to assist weight loss
Safety:    Caution in gastro-oesophageal reflux


Actions:    Bitter tonic, sialagogue, cholagogue
Indications:    Digestive weakness, hypochlorhydria, anorexia, constipation; Flatulence, flatulent colic, intestinal colic, abdominal bloating, nausea; Cachexia, debility, convalescence; Food allergies/sensitivities; Intestinal worms or parasites
Safety:    Caution in peptic ulcer disease and digestive hyperacidity


Actions:    Antiemetic, carminative, peripheral circulatory stimulant, anti-inflammatory, antiplatelet, diaphoretic, pungent, aromatic digestive
Indications:    Nausea, morning sickness, travel sickness; Digestive weakness, dyspepsia, intestinal colic, abdominal bloating, flatulent colic; Acute infections, fever, common cold; Acute bronchitis, bronchiectasis, chronic bronchitis, asthma, bronchial asthma; Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatism; Spasmodic dysmenorrhea, endometriosis; Impaired peripheral circulation, Raynaud’s syndrome; Irritable bowel syndrome; Food allergies/sensitivities
Safety:    Caution in peptic ulceration, gallstones, pregnancy and with warfarin


Actions:    Choleretic, hepatoprotective, hepatic trophorestorative, cholagogue, mild bitter tonic, hypocholesterolaemic, hypolipidaemic, antiemetic, diuretic, depurative, diuretic depurative
Indications:    Digestive liver insufficiency, dyspepsia, irritable bowel syndrome; Gall stones, cholecystitis, gall bladder dysfunction; Hypercholesterolaemia, elevated triglycerides; Nausea, flatulent colic, constipation, flatulence, anorexia, abdominal bloating; Gout, chronic skin conditions; Food allergies/sensitivities; Liver damage


Actions:    Anti-inflammatory, diaphoretic, diuretic, anticatarrhal
Indications:    Nasopharyngeal catarrh, chronic sinusitis, hay fever, serous otitis media, pharyngitis, catarrhal deafness, influenza; Kidney or bladder stones; Cystitis, urethritis, nephritis


Actions:    Antihaemorrhagic, anticatarrhal, mucous membrane trophorestorative, antimicrobial, antibacterial, bitter tonic, anti-inflammatory, depurative, vulnerary, choleretic, reputed oxytocic
Indications:    Nasopharyngeal catarrh, chronic sinusitis, hay fever, serous otitis media, pharyngitis, conjunctivitis, blepharitis, catarrhal deafness, sinus headache; Acne, dermatitis, Peptic ulcer or gastritis, nausea; Acute gastrointestinal infection with diarrhoea (nonviral), giardiasis, hypertyraminaemia; Lower respiratory catarrh, bronchiectasis, chronic bronchitis; Bowel flora, to modify
Safety:    Best avoided during pregnancy and lactation


Actions:    Choleretic, cholagogue, spasmolytic, mild laxative, anti-inflammatory, antiviral (topically), vulnerary (topically)
Indications:    Digestive liver insufficiency, dyspepsia, irritable bowel syndrome; Gall stones, cholecystitis, gall bladder dysfunction; Migraine headache, psoriasis; Topically for warts


Actions:    Expectorant, bronchospasmolytic
Indications:    Asthma, bronchial asthma, pertussis, chronic bronchitis; Cough, upper and lower respiratory catarrh


Actions:    Antidiabetic, hypoglycaemic, hypocholesterolaemic, hypolipidaemic, antiobesity
Indications:    Diabetes, insulin resistance; Metabolic syndrome X, to assist with weight loss; Sweet craving, dysglycaemia (lower doses); Hypercholesterolaemia, elevated triglycerides
Safety:    Saponins may cause or aggravate gastro-oesophageal reflux


Actions:    Cardioprotective, mild cardiotonic, hypotensive, peripheral vasodilator, antiarrhythmic, antioxidant, mild astringent, collagen stabilising
Indications:    Mild congestive cardiac failure, cardiac arrhythmias; Angina pectoris, to prevent heart attacks, cardiomyopathy; Impaired peripheral circulation, Buerger’s disease; Hypertension, palpitations; Mild anxiety; Menopausal symptoms (hot flushes/flashes)


Actions:    Mild diuretic, astringent, styptic, antihaemorrhagic
Indications:    Cystitis, urethritis, haematuria, dysuria; Prostatitis, benign prostatic; hyperplasia; Nocturnal enuresis


Actions:    Carminative, spasmolytic, mild sedative, diaphoretic, TSH antagonist, antiviral (topically)
Indications:    Insomnia, anxiety, irritability, depression; Infantile colic, flatulence, flatulent colic, intestinal colic, nervous dyspepsia; Fever, common cold, influenza; Irritable bowel syndrome


Actions:    Anti-inflammatory, mucoprotective, adrenal tonic, expectorant, demulcent, mild laxative, anticariogenic, antitussive
Indications:    Peptic ulcer, gastritis, gastro-oesophageal reflux; Adrenal depletion, physical stress, Addison’s disease; Polycystic ovary syndrome, infertility (female), androgen excess (female); Acute or chronic bronchitis, asthma, cough, bronchial asthma; Constipation


Actions:    Demulcent, reflex demulcent, emollient
Indications:    Gastro-oesophageal reflux, peptic ulcer, gastritis; Asthma, acute or chronic bronchitis, cough; Cystitis, urethritis, dysuria; Inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, ulcerative colitis; To modify bowel flora


Actions:    Antacid, anti-inflammatory, mild urinary antiseptic, astringent, mucoprotective
Indications:    Peptic ulcer, gastritis, gastro-oesophageal reflux; Dyspepsia, diarrhoea, irritable bowel syndrome, gastrointestinal inflammation; Fever, common cold


Actions:    Expectorant, demulcent, anticatarrhal, vulnerary
Indications:    Acute bronchitis, chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis, tracheitis, lower respiratory catarrh, cough; Common cold, influenza, pharyngitis; Peptic ulcer, diarrhoea


Actions:    Nervine tonic, tonic, thymoleptic
Indications:    Debility, convalescence; Fatigue, mild depression; Insomnia; Menopausal symptoms


Actions:    Hypotensive, antioxidant, bitter tonic
Indications:    Hypertension, angina pectoris


Actions:    Depurative, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial
Indications:    Chronic skin disorders, psoriasis, acne, dermatitis
Safety:    Best avoided in pregnancy and lactation


Actions:    Spasmolytic, mild skeletal muscle relaxant, anticonvulsant, anti-inflammatory, cognition enhancer, antiallergic, oestrogen modulating
Indications:    Polycystic ovary syndrome, endometriosis, fibroids, adenomyosis, androgen excess, oestrogen excess; Epilepsy, to improve memory, concentration or mental performance; Spasmodic dysmenorrhoea, menstrual irregularity, leucorrhoea, menorrhagia; Migraine headache


Actions:    Anxiolytic, spasmolytic, mild sedative, hypnotic
Indications:    Sleep onset or maintenance insomnia; Anxiety, excitability, irritability; Nervous tachycardia, tension headache, palpitations


Actions:    Immune enhancing, antitumour, antibacterial, antifungal, antiparasitic, depurative
Indications:    Adjunct therapy in cancer; Intestinal parasites or candida


Actions:    Antibacterial, immune modulating, expectorant, antifungal
Indications:    Acute bronchitis, acute tonsillitis, acute pharyngitis, infectious otitis; Acute sinusitis, common cold


Actions:    Diaphoretic, expectorant
Indications:    Acute bronchitis, pertussis, pleurisy, pneumonia, cough; Common cold, influenza, fever


Actions:    Astringent, vulnerary, antibacterial, antifungal, antiparasitic, antiviral, immune modulating, antioxidant, antitumour, local anaesthetic
Indications:    Common cold, influenza, infectious otitis media, tonsillitis, chronic sinusitis; Peptic ulcer, gastritis, gastrointestinal infection, mouth ulcers


Actions:    Depurative, antitumour
Indications:    Chronic skin disorders including dermatitis, psoriasis


Actions:    Antipyretic, adrenal tonic, antihaemorrhagic, anti-inflammatory
Indications:    Adrenal depletion, autoimmune disease; Rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, urticaria; Chronic nephritis; Fever, constipation, haematuria, metrorrhagia, epistaxis


Actions:    Adaptogenic, tonic, antioxidant, antitumour
Indications:    Debility, emaciation, cachexia, chronic immune deficiency; Fatigue, physical stress, convalescence, failure to thrive; To improve physical performance, impotence; As a tonic for the elderly; To improve mental performance, concentration and memory, especially when under stress; Chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, post-viral syndromes


Actions:    Spasmolytic, antioxidant, astringent, antihyperhidrotic, antimicrobial
Indications:    Menopausal symptoms, excessive sweating; To improve memory and concentration; To inhibit lactation; Fatigue, tension headache, fever


Actions:    Depurative, anti-inflammatory, antirheumatic
Indications:    Chronic skin disorders; Rheumatoid arthritis, gout, nephritis, rheumatism; Debility, fatigue, physical stress


Actions:    Hepatoprotective, antioxidant, adaptogenic, nervine tonic, antitussive, oxytocic, mild antidepressant
Indications:    To enhance phase I/II detoxification by the live, chronic hepatitis, chronic liver damage; Fatigue, physical stress, debility; To improve physical, exercise and mental performance and concentration; Night sweats


Actions:    Tonic, galactagogue, sexual tonic, adaptogenic, spasmolytic, antidiarrhoeal, diuretic
Indications:    Menopausal symptoms; Infertility or low libido in women and men, male impotence; To promote lactation, sexual debility


Actions:    Antihaemorrhagic, uterine antihaemorrhagic, urinary antiseptic, styptic
Indications:    Menorrhagia, metrorrhagia; Dysfunctional uterine bleeding; Acute cystitis, haematuria


Actions:    Adaptogenic, immune modulating
Indications:    Physical stress, fatigue, convalescence, mild depression; Cancer during chemotherapy and especially radiotherapy; To improve physical, exercise and mental performance and concentration; Debility, chronic immune deficiency, as a tonic for the elderly


Actions:    Antidepressant, nervine tonic, antiviral, vulnerary
Indications:    Depression, anxiety, irritability, emotional stress; Menopausal symptoms, premenstrual syndrome; Herpes simplex, hepatitis, shingles, viral infections; Neuralgia, sciatica, trigeminal neuralgia; Insomnia


Actions:    Hepatoprotective, hepatic trophorestorative, antioxidant, choleretic
Indications:    Liver damage, liver cirrhosis, hepatitis A, B and C, fatty liver, chronic active hepatitis; Gall stones, digestive liver insufficiency, dyspepsia; Nausea, flatulent colic, constipation, flatulence, abdominal bloating; Type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome X; Haemochromatosis, to reduce heavy metal burden


Actions:    Antimicrobial, depurative, antiviral, antifungal
Indications:    Warts, viral infections; Common cold, acute sinusitis


Actions:    Antihaemorrhagic, caridprotective, anti-inflammatory, antiarrhythmic, hypocholesterolaemic
Indications:    Menorrhagia, metrorrhagia, uterine haemorrhage; Haemoptysis, haematuria, gastrointestinal bleeding; Traumatic injury especially with haematoma and bruising; Angina pectoris, cardiac arrhymias, hypercholesterolaemia; To assist with weight loss


Actions:    Tonic, aphrodisiac, fertility agent
Indications:    Male infertility, impotence, decreased libido; Female infertility, menopausal symptoms, polycystic ovary syndrome; To improve physical or exercise performance; Fatigue, convalescence, physical stress


Actions:    Anxiolytic, mild sedative, hypnotic, spasmolytic
Indications:    Anxiety, excitability, panic attacks, emotional stress, irritability; Insomnia; Nervous dyspepsia, intestinal colic; Hypertension, tension headache


Actions:    Antitussive, mild sedative, astringent
Indications:    Cough, bronchitis, tracheitis, pleurisy, pneumonia, pertussis; Common cold


Actions:    Spasmolytic, anti-inflammatory, antirheumatic, oestrogen-modulating
Indications:    Menopausal symptoms; Spasmodic dysmenorrhoea, intestinal colic, diverticulitis, ovarian pain; Female infertility, threatened miscarriage


Actions:    Tonic, adaptogenic, mild sedative, anti-inflammatory, immune modulating, antianaemic
Indications:    Debility, emaciation, cachexia, anaemia, chronic immune deficiency, leukopaenia; Fatigue, physical stress, convalescence, failure to thrive; During chemotherapy or radiotherapy for cancer; To improve physical performance, impotence; As a tonic for the elderly; Insomnia, osteoarthritis; Chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia; post-viral syndromes


Actions:    Sedative, bitter tonic
Indications:    Tension headache, dizziness, anxiety, neuralgia


Actions:    Diaphoretic, antipyretic, peripheral vasodilator, anti-inflammatory, spasmolytic, bitter tonic, styptic, antimicrobial, antihaemorrhagic, vulnerary
Indications:    Menorrhagia, gastrointestinal bleeding; Common cold, influenza, fever; Anorexia, dyspepsia, intestinal colic; Hypertension


Actions:    Hypnotic, mild sedative, hypotensive, anxiolytic
Indications:    Anxiety (especially with excessive sweating), insomnia (sleep inset), emotional stress; Night sweats, irritability, palpitations; Hypertension.


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Monday - 9am-1pm
Tuesday & Wednesday - 9am-5pm
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