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Nature's Sunshine Products
Nature's Choices
Herbal Products for Your Health
by Steven H. Horne, Herbalist AHG

Single Herbs:

Alfalfa - natural source of vitamins, minerals, trace minerals. Used for arthritis, anemia, healing injuries, pituitary gland. Available as ATC concentrate also.

Barley Juice Powder - natural source of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes. Protects body from free radical damage and radiation. Nutritive.

Bee Pollen - contains all known vitamins and essential amino acids, many minerals, trace minerals enzymes, coenzymes. Use to increase energy, reduce allergic response in hayfever, improve athletic performance. Nutritive.

Bilberry Fruit (Concentrate) - Aids eye problems such as failing vision, night vision, glaucoma, cataracts, irritated and tired eyes, etc.

Black Cohosh - has estrogenic effect. Regulates female cycle, relieves symptoms of menopause. Stimulates contractions during labor, eases afterbirth pains. Relaxes muscle cramps and spasms. Anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic.

Black Walnut - is high in iodine for thyroid. Used for hemorrhoids, intestinal worms, fungus cold sores, fever blisters. Anti-fungal and anti-parasitic. Available as ATC concentrate and extract.

Blessed Thistle - strengthens the liver, purifies the blood, helps hormonal imbalances. Use for teenage acne, menstrual problems, loss of memory.

Burdock - helps skin and live problems. Stimulates the flow of bile and purifies the blood. Use for acne, arthritis, blood poisoning, cancer. Alternative, liver tonic and vulnerary.

Butcher's Broom - removes build-up on arteries, prevents blood clots and strokes, cleans and tones veins. Use for prevention of post-operative thrombosis, heart disease, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, heavy legs.

Capsicum - promotes circulation, improves high or low blood pressure, increases digestion and absorption, clears congestion, helps stop bleeding wounds.

Cascara Sagrada - strong, natural laxative, stimulates peristalsis in the colon, stimulates the flow of bile, helps detoxify the liver.

Catnip - aids digestive ailments such as colic, gas, acid indigestion, digestive cramps. Has a tranquilizing effect relieving anxiety, nervous disorders, insomnia, menstrual cramps. Good remedy for children. Nervine and soporific.

Chamomile - relaxes nerves, calms stomach, reduces inflammation. Used for nervous tension, inflammation (especially in the digestive tract), colds and fever, digestive upset. Good remedy for children. Nervine and anti-inflammatory.

Charcoal - used for first aid to prevent ingested poisonous chemicals from being absorbed (consult poison control center before use). Also for intestinal gas and diarrhea, cholesterol reduction and insect bites.

Chickweed - helps weight loss. Contains saponins which break down fats and suppress the appetite. Is mildly diuretic.

Cornsilk - mucilaginous and diuretic herb used for kidney and bladder inflammation, painful urination, water retention, high blood pressure.

Damiana - an aphrodisiac, aids loss of sexual drive in men or women. Also used as a blood purifier and diuretic. Aids nervous anxiety and depression.

Dandelion - a blood purifier, alterative, diuretic. High in potassium. Use for anemia, arthritis, jaundice, water retention, liver problems.

Dong Quai - acts as a female tonic, regulates the menses, increases fertility, relieves symptoms of PMS and menopause, builds the blood. Also used for anemia and arteriosclerosis. The female "ginseng" in Chinese medicine.

Echinacea Purpurea - stimulates the immune system, helps body fight and contain infection. Used for colds, bacterial infection, lowered resistance.

Eyebright - use topically as an eyewash for cataracts, inflamed eyes and eyelids, pink eyes. Use internally for upper respiratory congestion.

Feverfew - eases and helps prevent some types of migraine headaches, prevents blood clots and may relieve the inflammation of arthritis.

Garlic - natural antibiotic that kills bacteria, viruses, fungus. Prevents heart disease by lowering high blood pressure and preventing hardening of arteries. Available as High Potency, SynerPro and Garlic Oil Capsules.

Ginger - remedy for digestive disturbances such as nausea, vomiting, intestinal gas. Used for motion sickness and morning sickness.

Ginseng, Korean - a stimulating adaptogen. Helps the body adapt to stress, improves brain processes, increases energy, balances blood pressure and blood sugar. Male hormonal herb, aids prostate problems. Helps some menstrual disorders.

Ginseng, Siberian - a milder adaptogen than Korean or American Ginseng. Has a special affinity for helping male problems. Best ginseng for long term use.

Ginseng, Wild American - native to North America and Canada. An adaptogen with actions similar to Korean Ginseng but is cooler and less stimulating.

Golden Seal - a natural antibiotic and immuno-stimulant. Clears infection, improves digestion, cleans the liver. Use to fight cholera, staph, strep, Escherichia coli bacteria. Also helps to lower high blood sugar levels in diabetics.

Gotu Kola - enhances circulation to the brain helping problems such as memory loss, mental fatigue, inability to concentrate.

Guggul Lipid - protects the heart. Shown to lower cholesterol by over 20% without dietary changes. Prevents blood clots and helps with weight loss.

Hawthorn Berries - are used to strengthen the heart. Improves the tone, oxygen uptake and circulation of the heart muscle. Dilates blood vessels and normalizes high or low blood pressure. Cardiotonic and astringent.

Hops - calmative, nervine, sedative. Use for insomnia and digestive pains of a nervous stomach. Have estrogenic effects. Nervine and soporific.

Horsetail - high in silica, a mineral important to the health and formation of bone, hair, skin, nails. Also used for urinary disorders and to stop bleeding.

Hydrangea - helps pass kidney and bladder stones. Prevents the build-up of calcium relieving calcium stones, bone spurs, calcifications. Acts as an anti-inflammatory, diuretic and laxative thereby aiding kidney infections and arthritis.

Juniper Berries - have a strong diuretic action. Use for water retention, difficulty passing urine, bladder and urinary problems. Avoid in kidney inflammation.

Kava Kava - soothes the nerves and brings a relaxed state helping nervousness, anxiety, tension, insomnia. Also use for fungal, urinary and bladder infections.

Kelp - high in iodine which stimulates the thyroid gland, prevents goiters and boosts metabolism. Treats radiation exposure and clears toxicity of heavy metals. Also high in sodium, potassium and trace minerals. Nutritive.

Licorice Root - strengthens the adrenals to produce cortisol, an anti-inflammatory hormone, and adrenaline (ephinephrine), the hormone which produces the body's "fight or flight" response. Relieves ulcers, intestinal inflammation, dry cough, fatigue, sugar or caffeine cravings. Improves stamina and endurance. Helps hypoglycemia by stabilizing blood sugar levels. Anti-inflammatory, demulcent, hormonal.

Lobelia - helps asthma and bronchitis by relaxing bronchioles, relieves spastic cough and decongests lymphatics. Also relaxes muscle spasms, intestinal cramps, seizures. In large doses it induces vomiting. Nervine and anti-spasmodic.

Marshmallow - mucilaginous herb that soothes and reduces irritation in the digestive system, urinary passages and lungs. Used for dry cough, irritated bladder, inflamed kidneys and intestinal inflammation. Nutritive and demulcent.

Mullein - strengthens the lungs in chronic, degenerative respiratory diseases. Use for lung congestion, chest colds, bronchitis, croup. Rehydrates the lungs.

Nopal - strengthens the immune system. Contains phytochemicals which inhibit cancer growth. Has anti-inflammatory and diuretic properties. Improves the utilization of insulin helping adult-onset diabetes.

Parsley - stimulates digestion and improves the appetite. Increases urinary output, improves kidney function,helps to lower blood pressure, stimulates menstruation, dries up breast milk.

Parthenium - stimulates the immune system. Used historically for urinary tract infection. Sometimes used as an adulterant to echinacea.

Passion Flower - acts as a nervine and sedative to relieve insomnia, calm the nerves, reduce muscle spasms and convulsions. Helps to regulate the heart beat.

Pau d' Arco - for conditions of fungal growth such as athlete's foot and candida. Has antibiotic properties which treat viruses, fever, infections, cold, flu and respiratory and circulatory problems. Use in arthritis, cancer and AIDS therapy.

Psyllium Seeds - have same properties as psyllium hulls but have a milder action. Best for conditions of bowel irritation.

Psyllium Hulls - mucilaginous herb which absorbs water to bulk and lubricate stool. Helps constipation and diarrhea. Drawing action pulls infection and poisons from the body. Helps to reduce cholesterol and blood sugar levels.

Red Clover - blood and liver purifier, alterative. Strengthens the immune system. Use for tumors, cancer, arthritis, skin problems, whooping cough.

Red Raspberry - stimulates, tones, regulates the female organs. Can be used throughout pregnancy to relieve morning sickness and enhance lactation.

Rose Hips - rich source of vitamin C and bioflavonoids which strengthen the immune system and help body tissues to heal. Nutritive and astringent.

Safflowers - relieve digestive problems. Strengthen the liver and gallbladder. Help to break fevers by inducing perspiration.

Sage - astringent and antiseptic. Promotes tissue repair and fights infection causing bacteria. Use for dyspepsia, sore throat, night sweats.

Sarsaparilla - purifies the blood by strengthening the liver and kidneys. Relieves arthritis and skin problems. Strengthens the reproductive glands, helping men increase low sperm count and women to have hormonal balance.

Saw Palmetto - tones the male reproductive system relieving symptoms of benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) and enhancing male sex hormones. Also helps weight gain, respiratory and digestive weakness.

Slippery Elm - absorbs toxins from the GI tract and calms and soothes the entire digestive system. A mild laxative. Useful for diarrhea, especially in children. Nutritive food for sick children and the elderly. Nutritive, vulnerary, demulcent.

Spirulina - source of easily digested proteins, vitamins, minerals. Brings a full feeling to those trying to lose weight and provides all the essential amino acids. Clears conditions of toxicity and fights fatigue. Nutritive.

St. John's Wort - relieves depression. Has antibacterial, antiseptic, antiviral activities. Helps repair nerve damage from injuries. Also has anti-retroviral (HIV) action., which may be helpful in AIDS. Causes phototoxicity (sensitivity to light) so avoid excessive exposure to sunlight when using this herb.

Uva Ursi - strong diuretic used to treat kidney and bladder infections and incontinence. Disinfects the urinary tract. Disinfectant, diuretic, astringent.

Valerian Root - popular nerve tonic and sedative. Helps insomnia, nervous tension and anxiety and works to regulate the heartbeat. Nervine and soporific.

White Oak Bark - astringent. Use for diarrhea, hemorrhoids, varicose veins. Has antiviral and antimicrobial activity. Helps sore throat and bleeding gums.

Wild Yam - anti-spasmodic and anti-inflammatory helps intestinal cramps and pain, menstrual cramps, rheumatism and diarrhea. Has been used for birth control, but does not contain progesterone. Anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic.

Yarrow - astringent and wound healer. Has antiseptic action, stops bleeding and reduces pain. Also helpful for colds, flu and lymphatic congestion.

Yellow Dock - blood purifier which strengthens the liver and increases the flow of bile. Use for skin rashes and jaundice. Improves assimilation of iron in anemia. Helpful for skin eruptive diseases like measles and chicken pox.

Yucca - blood-purifier and anti-inflammatory. Has been used to help problems such as arthritis and infection of the bowel.

Combination Herbs:

5-W - taken during the last five weeks of pregnancy to bring on labor and make it easier.

AG-X - eases digestive disturbances such as indigestion, gas, belching, bloating.

ALJ - works to expel mucus and aid respiratory problems such as allergies, pneumonia, cough, chronic sinus congestion.

APS-II (with White Willow Bark) - a pain reliever and anti-inflammatory. Use in cases of arthritis, menstrual cramps, headaches, nervous tension.

Artemisia Combination - for intestinal parasites such as dysentery, pinworms, hookworms, giardiasis. Not recommended for long term use.

AS (with Gymnema) - assists in weight loss by curbing excessive appetite and sugar craving. When chewed Gymnema makes sugar tasteless.

BLG-X - eases digestive problems such as indigestion, gas bloating. Strengthens the liver and cleanses the blood.

BON-C - speeds the healing of damaged tissues such as broken bones, cuts, torn cartilage or ligaments.

BP-X - cleans the blood and strengthens the liver. Has laxative and diuretic effect. Use for problems such as eruptive skin diseases, jaundice, fever, arthritis, constipation.

BRN-AV - respiratory remedy for bronchitis, asthma, cough. Works to dilate bronchial tubes, reduce inflammation, expel phlegm, fight infection.

C-X - a female corrective. Relieves menopause symptoms such as hot flashes, insomnia, nervous irritability, hormonal imbalance, sexual disinterest.

CA, Herbal - helps the body utilize calcium. Use for broken bones, injured tissues, spasms and cramps, growth of a child during pregnancy.

Capsicum & Garlic with Parsley - works to bring down high blood pressure. Improves circulation and increases immunity. Parsley helps mask garlic odor.

CC-A - an antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, decongestant, expectorant. Helps remedy the common cold. Eases symptoms of respiratory congestion, nausea, headache, sore muscles, chill and fever and helps to fight infection.

CC-A Relief - a pack. Includes IGS-II, ALJ, CC-A. Designed to help prevent and care for winter colds and flus.

CLT-X - an anti-inflammatory formula for intestinal inflammation such as colitis, diverticulitis and ulcerations.

Cranberry & Buchu Concentrate - used for urinary tract infections and water retention. Strong diuretic action.

E-Tea - is a blood purifier and traditional anti-cancer formula.

Eight - for nervous system disorders. Use for mild inflammation, pain, nervous tension, headaches, stress. Helps to reduce the craving of people who are trying to quit smoking, drinking alcohol or taking drugs such as pain killers.

Elderberry Combo - prevents or treats colds and flu by strengthening the immune system and working as a natural antibiotic.

Energ-V - increases energy and reduces fatigue.

Eyebright Plus - high in luten which is a carotenoid found in the eye important to eye health. Prevents eye diseases, macular degeneration, blindness.

Fasting Plus - relieves hunger and fatigue, stabilizes the blood sugar, enhances elimination of toxins while fasting.

Fat Grabbers - contains herbs high in fiber which absorb fat and reduce cholesterol. May help dissolve fatty deposits.

FC with Dong Quai - general female corrective forPMS, menstrual irregularity, menopause. Can be used for extended periods of time.

FCS II - general female corrective for PMS, menstrual irregularity, menopause. More medicinal than FC w/Dong Quai and is recommended that it be used for shorter periods of time.

Fenugreek & Thyme - decongestant and expectorant to relieve sinus and lung congestion. Especially helpful for sinus headaches.

Fitness Plus - contains stimulants and adaptogens which help improve athletic performance. Neutralizes waste acids that cause sore muscles, tones the structural system, improves digestion and circulation.

Four - a decongestant and expectorant used for asthma, dry cough, mucus, sinus headache that may accompany hayfever and allergies. Works to open, clear, relax the lungs.

Garcinia-Chi - a pack. Includes Garcinia Combination, Energ-V, SF. Aids weight loss.

Garcinia Combination - herbal weight loss product which decreases hunger, helps use long-chain fatty acids while preventing them from forming, balances the blood sugar, increases energy.

GC-X - used to lower high blood pressure, strengthen the immune system and improve elimination and circulation.

GG-C - provides energy by rejuvenating overworked glands. Helps a broad range of mental and physical problems such as jet lag, inability to concentrate, fatigue.

Ginkgo & Hawthorn Combination - improves circulation to the heart and brain. Especially helpful for the elderly.

Ginkgo/Gotu Kola - helps improve memory and aid in brain function by improving circulation to the brain. May be helpful for Alzheimer's patients.

Herbal Pumpkin - cleanses the lower bowel and helps to remove worms and parasites from the body. High in zinc, a remedy for prostate problems.

Herbal H-p Fighter - fights the spiral bacteria, helicobater pylori, which scientists say cause ulcers. Helps to relieve and heal the inflamed stomach tissues.

HIGS II - for respiratory and lymphatic infections. Safe for hypoglycemics. Use for swollen lymph nodes, low grade infections, earaches, infected wounds.

HS II - strengthens the heart and the circulatory system, balances the blood pressure, lowers cholesterol levels, prevents and treats heart disease.

HSN-W - contains herbs rich in silica for healthy hair, skin, fingernails. Keeps bones strong but flexible and helps strengthen the nervous system.

HVP - sedative and nervine for poor sleepers. Relaxes the smooth muscles while reducing anxiety, stress, hyperactivity.

HY-A - designed to help hypoglycemics. Corrects blood sugar imbalances, stabilizes adrenal glands, improves digestion.

I-X - supplies iron in an easily digested plant form. A good supplement for those who are anemic, generally weak, fatigued, pregnant.

IGS II - used for respiratory and lymphatic infections. Natural antibiotic. May help with colds, flu, headache, earache, sore throat. If hypoglycemic take HIGS II instead.

IN-X - a stronger remedy for swollen lymph nodes and infection than IGS II and HIGS II. Supports the immune and eliminative systems helping ear infection, flu, tonsillitis, prostate inflammation, kidney infection.

JNT-A - anti-inflammatory and pain reliever designed for arthritis and other inflammatory conditions such as gout and Lupus. Available as ATC concentrate and vegitabs.

JNT-AV - used for arthritis. Relieves inflammation. Builds, cleanses and heals degenerated tissue. Has diuretic properties.

JNT-Ease - a pack. Includes Glucosamine Sulfate, JNT-A, Proactazyme, Flax Seed Oil. Works to relieve arthritis.

JP-X - diuretic and antiseptic properties help urinary and glandular weakness. Use for weak sexual function, scanty urination, water retention.

K - diuretic formula which relieves water retention. Use for bladder and kidney inflammation, bed wetting, scant urination.

KC-X - contains herbs high in iodine which strengthen the thyroid gland. Helps to boost energy. Clears congestion and cleans the lymph.

Kudzu/St. John's Wort (Concentrate) - helps those trying to stop excessive drinking of alcohol. Blocks the metabolism of alcohol in the liver and helps fight the depression that comes with withdrawal.

LB-X - acts as a mild laxative. Helps cleanse and tone the colon, reduce intestinal cramping, increase digestive fluids.

LBS II - stimulant laxative, softens the stool and relieves constipation. Cleanses and tones the colon, improves digestion, reduces gas and cramping, helps the growth of friendly bacteria.

LH - for chronic weakness of the lungs. Thins and expels mucus helping to relieve conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, respiratory congestion.

LIV-A - helps to build the liver, increase digestion, build the blood, strengthen the kidneys. Use for age spots, sluggish gall bladder, liver diseases.

LIV-J - works to build and cleanse the liver. Use for age spots, alcoholism, a sluggish liver.

Lobelia/St. John's Wort - designed to help people stop smoking. Relaxes nerves and reduces nicotine cravings. Has anti-depressant effects. Strengthens damaged respiratory and immune systems.

Marshmallow & Fenugreek - clears mucus and phlegm. Soothes irritated respiratory passages. Use for dry cough, throat tickle, bronchitis, hoarseness.

Marshmallow & Pepsin - breaks down undigested proteins, clears the large and small intestines, increases absorption of nutrients.

Men's Formula (Concentrate) - addresses male problems. Helps to increase male glandular function, reduce prostate enlargement, relieve urinary disease. High in zinc, a mineral males need for proper sexual function.

Morinda Citrifolia & Officianalis - strengthens the immune system by increasing white blood cell count. Has anti-bacterial activity. Promotes cellular growth and repair. Helps repair pancreatic cells and joints. May help type II diabetes, arthritis, wounds, burns, cancer, lowered immune response and inflammatory diseases. Brings an overall feeling of wee-being.

Natural Changes - a pack. Includes CX, Wild Yam and Chaste Tree, Flaxseed Oil, Calcium with Magnesium and Vitamin D. Helps ageing women balance hormones, relieve stress, ease symptoms of menopause, prevent heart disease and osteoporosis.

NBS-AV - used to treat diabetes. Contains gymnema which blocks sugar absorption in the intestines.

NF-X - a general female corrective. Balances the female hormones helping infertility, PMS, menstrual irregularity, menopause. Also useful for urinary infections and can be used during pregnancy. Similar to FCS-II but more stimulant.

P-14 - designed to support the pancreas of the diabetic. Lowers blood sugar levels. Contains diuretic herbs which help to cleanse the body.

P-X - relieves prostate enlargement and urinary problems in men. Also used to help diabetes and kidney or bladder infections.

Papaya Mint Chewable Tablets - contain digestive enzymes which break down proteins. Stimulate hydrochloric acid production, improve digestion, expel parasites, prevent gas and heartburn.

Pau d' Arco Power Pack - a pack. Includes E-Tea, Pau d' Arco, SC Formula. Used to treat cancer.

PBS - helps diabetics to lower their blood sugar. Strengthens the pancreas. Contains cedar berries which help the body produce insulin.

PLS II - was designed to be an instant poultice to promote healing. Mix capsule contents with water or aloe juice. Use the paste on swellings, bites, stings, burns, minor injuries. Can be used internally to soothe intestinal irritations.

PS II - works to relieve prostate enlargement and urinary problems in men.

RE-X - helps the body to relax without dulling the reflexes. Use for nervous disorders, anxiety, insomnia, stress, muscle spasms.

SC Formula - contains shark cartilage and reishi mushrooms. Works to boost the immune system, prevent tumors, fight cancer.

Senna Combination - is an extremely strong laxative combination. Use only occasionally to relieve severe constipation.

SF - contains diuretics and mild laxatives to help with weight loss. It also works to help suppress the appetite, build energy, improve digestion, break down fat.

SKN-AV - an Ayurvedic combination which helps skin problems such as acne, boils, eczema, infection, inflammation, ulcers, psoriasis.

SN-X - an alternative to over-the-counter antihistamines. It drys excessive sinus drainage, improves digestion, detoxifies the body.

Special Formula #1 - a cleansing combination. Stimulates digestive organs, cleanses the bowel, strengthens the liver, acts as a blood purifier and glandular tonic. Traditionally used for cancer or toxemia.

Stress Pack (with Nutri-Calm) - 10 day pack. Includes STR-J, Suma Combination. Nutri-Calm, Hops Concentrate. Nervines and adaptogens work together to treat stress and nervous disorders.

STR-J - a nervine formula. Used for stress, nervousness, anxiety, addictions, Crohn's disease, hyperactivity, muscle tension, nervous indigestion.

SUMA (combination) - adaptogenic herbs that strengthen the body's ability to cope with stress. Balances body systems, enhances circulation to the brain, stimulates the immune system, increases stamina and endurance.

Super Algae - high nutritional supplement. Contains all amino acids as well as carbohydrates, carotenoids, trace minerals. Helps to lower cholesterol and build the immune system.

THIM-J - strengthens the thymus gland helping to regulate the immune system. The thymus converts lymphocytes into "T" cells to fight invaders in the body.

Three - supplement of vitamins, minerals and trace minerals. Use for anemia, weak digestion and glandular imbalance. Helpful for pregnant women and pets.

TS II (with Hops) - contains herbs rich in organic iodine which build the thyroid. Also helps nervous stress which is common with low thyroid function.

U - relieves ulcers and internal bleeding. Also use for boils, sore gums, slow healing wounds.

UC3-J - for colon care. It relieves inflammation in the digestive tract helping problems such as Chron's disease, colitis, hemorrhoids, hiatal hernia, inflamed intestines, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerations.

Una de Gato ( Cat's Claw) - builds the immune system. Aids intestinal disease and hormonal imbalances. May help relive degenerative diseases such as arthritis and cancer. Anti-inflammatory.

Wild Yam & Chaste Tree - helps to regulate and balance the hormonal cycles in women. Reduces PMS, menstrual irregularities and cramping.

X-A - a tonic for the male and female glands which stimulates sex drive. Helps balance hormones relieving frigidity and impotency.

X-Action w/Yohimbe Pack (men's) - a tonic for the male glands which helps to stimulate sex drive. Promotes sperm production and increases erectile function.  Have a Healthy Day!

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