Tonic Herbs for Your Health

inner vitality herbal remediesTonic herbs are considered to be body normalizers, usually mild and subtle in action, and often taken in small doses. These herbs are often used in prevention, to aid and tone glands and organs, and restore balance to organ systems under stress:

Whole Body System Tonics
• Echinacea • Astragalus • Licorice • Siberian Ginseng • Hawthorn • Sarsaparilla • Aloe Vera • Ginger Root • Lapacho

Reproductive System Tonics
MALE • Pygeum • Saw Palmetto • Sarsaparilla • Damiana • Siberian Ginseng
FEMALE • Dong Quai • Black Haw • Cramp Bark • Valerian • Ginger • Fenugreek • Red Raspberry • False Unicorn • Licorice • Black Cohosh • Chaste Berries • uterine tonics

Immune System Tonics
• Echinacea • Siberian Ginseng • Panax Ginseng • Astragalus • Gotu Kola • Licorice • Taheebo • Garlic • Bearberry

Cardiovascular System Tonics
• Hawthorn • Motherwort • Butcher’s Broom • Turmeric • Gotu Kola • Rosemary • Siberian Ginseng • Bilberry • Buckwheat • Linden • Valerian • Garlic

Respiratory System Tonics
• Mullein • Elecampane • Coltsfoot • Thyme • Plantain

Digestive System Tonics
• Gentian • Agrimony • Dandelion • Milk Thistle • Artichoke • Ginger • Turmeric • bitter tonics

Urinary System Tonics
• Buchu • Bearberry • Cornsilk

Nervous System Tonics
• Valerian • Oats • Skullcap • Vervain • Mugwort • St. John’s Wort • Siberian Ginseng • Ginkgo Biloba • Hops • Peppermint • Chamomile • Linden • Passionflower • Lemon Balm

Musculoskeletal System Tonics
• Horsetail • Alfalfa • Devil’s Claw • Comfrey • Nettles • Bogbean • Celery Seed • Yarrow • Saw Palmetto • Wild Yam • Sarsaparilla • Echinacea • Licorice Root

Skin Tonics
• Cleavers • Nettles • Red Clover • most alteratives

Source: Herbalist Peter Laker. Not intended as medical advice or cure; it is recommended that herbs are only used under the advice of a trained professional, and for a maximum of 8 weeks at a time, followed by 2 weeks off.

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