Classification by Organic Functions


 

I.NERVOUS APPARATUS

 

Calming plants: promotes nervous balance in the event of anxiety, nervousness and stress.
- Fragrant woodruff (Asperula odorata L.): flowering tops.
 Anti-spasmodic, aperitif, calming, digestive, diuretic, fluidifying.

- Hawthorn (Crataegus oxyacantha L.): bark, fruit, flowering tops.
Anti-spasmodic, calming, hypnotic, hypotensive.

- Bitter orange (Citrus aurantium L. var amara): flowers, leaves and zest of fruit.
Antispasmodic, aperitif, calming and hypnotic.

- Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia Mill.): Flowers.
Analgesic, anti-migraine, anti-spasmodic, broad spectrum antiseptic, astringent, bechic, calming, healing, muscle relaxant, hypnotic, cardiac regulator, vulnerable.

- Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis L.): leaves and flowering tops.
Antispasmodic, antiviral, calming, carminative, digestive, balancing of the nervous system.

- Linden (Tilia cordata Mill.): Flowering tops and sapwood.
Flowers: antispasmodic, bechic, calming, feverish, hypotensive.
Sapwood: cholagogue, choleretic, depurative, diuretic, febrifuge, cholesterol-lowering.

- Valerian (Valeriana officinalis L.): roots.
Anaphrodisiac, antispasmodic, calming, hypnotic, neurosedative.

 

Hypnotic plants: promotes sleep.
- Hawthorn (Crataegus oxyacantha L.): bark, fruit, flowering tops.
Anti-spasmodic, calming, hypnotic, hypotensive.

- Poppy (Papaver rhoeas L.): petals and seeds.
Antispasmodic, bechic, calming, hypnotic.

- Hops (Humulus lupulus L.): cones.
Anaphrodisiac, aperitif, calming, digestive, diuretic, galactogenic, hypnotic.

- Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata L.): aerial parts.
antispasmodic, anxyolitic, calming, hypnotic, neurosedative.

- Valerian (Valeriana officinalis L.): roots.
Anaphrodisiac, antispasmodic, calming, hypnotic, neurosedative.

 

Stimulating plants: Stimulates the nervous system in the event of fatigue, depression, stress and overwork.
- Royal jelly
Aperitif, dynamogenic, immunostimulating.

- Ginseng (Panax ginseng C.A. Mayer): roots.
Adaptogenic, expectorant, hypertensive, immunostimulant, hypoglycemic, general tonic.

- Mate (Ilex paraguariensis St Hill.): Leaves.
Depurative, diuretic, slightly laxative, general tonic.

- St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum): flowering tops.
Analgesic, anti-allergic, anti-depressant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, anxiolytic, calming, healing, vulnerable.

 

II- CIRCULATORY APPARATUS

 

Antispasmodic plants: calms muscle spasms.
- Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca L.): flowering tops.
Antispasmodic, calming, hypotensive, sedative.

- Hawthorn (Crataegus oxyacantha L.): bark, fruit, flowering tops.
Anti-spasmodic, calming, hypnotic, hypotensive.

- Valerian (Valeriana officinalis L.): roots.
Anaphrodisiac, antispasmodic, calming, hypnotic, neurosedative.

 

Fluidifying plants: promotes blood circulation.
- Garlic (Allium sativum L.): bulbs.
Anti-bacterial, antifungal, antiviral, fluidifying, hypoglycemic, hypocholesterolemic, hypotensive, tonicardiac.

- Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba L.): leaves.
Anti-edematous, antioxidant, fluidifying, veinotonic

- Sweet Clover (Melilotus officinalis L.): flowering tops.
Anticoagulant, antispasmodic, calming, fluidifying, hypnotic, veinotonic.

 

Hypotensive plants: reduces blood pressure, also often has a calming and diuretic effect:
- Garlic (Allium sativum L.): bulbs.
Anti-bacterial, antifungal, antiviral, fluidifying, hypoglycemic, hypocholesterolemic, hypotensive, tonicardiac.

- Hawthorn (Crataegus oxyacantha L.): bark, fruit, flowering tops.
Anti-spasmodic, calming, hypnotic, hypotensive.

- Olive tree (Olea europaea L.): bark, leaves and fruit.
Cholagogue, febrifuge, cholesterol-lowering, hypoglycemic, hypotensive, laxative.

 

Vasoconstrictor plants: substance which acts to reduce the blood vessels.
- Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens L.): cypress nuts and twigs:
Antiperspirant, venous decongestant, lymphatic decongestant, deodorant, vasoprotective, venotonic.

- Witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana L.): leaves.
Astringent, hemostatic, vasoprotective, vasoconstrictor, venotonic, vulnerable.

- Horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum L.): bark and seeds.
Anticoagulant, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, astringent, vasoprotective, veinotonic.

 

III- LOCOMOTOR APPARATUS

 

Anti-inflammatory plants: relieves rheumatic pain.
- Juniper (Juniperus communis L.): berries.
Analgesic, antifermentative, antiputrid, antiseptic, balsamic, depurative, diuretic, expectorant and bitter tonic.

- Harpagophyton (Harpagophytum procumbens DC.): Tubers.
Analgesic, anti-inflammatory and bitter tonic.

- Canada fleabane (Erigeron canadensis L.): flowering tops.
Astringent, anti-inflammatory and diuretic.

Cosmetic plants: slows the aging of the skin.
- Borage (Borago officinalis L.): flowers and seeds.
Calming, cosmetic, depurative, diuretic and sudorific.

- Comfrey officinale (Symphytum officinale L.): especially the root, leaves and flowers.
Anti-inflammatory, healing, emollient, tissue repair.

- Evening primrose (Oenothera biennis L.): seeds.
Anti-inflammatory, cosmetic, harmonizing menstrual cycles.

- Horsetail (Equisetum arvense L.): sterile stems.
Astringent, healing, diuretic, hemostatic and remineralizing.

 

Diuretic plants: increases urinary secretions and can relieve certain conditions such as rheumatism.
- Blackcurrant (Ribes nigrum L.): leaves, fruit and seed oil.
Anti-inflammatory, antiscorbutic, astringent, diaphoretic and diuretic.

- Ash (Fraxinus excelsior L.): leaves, bark and samaras.
Anti-inflammatory, depurative, diuretic and febrifuge.

- Meadowsweet (Spiraea ulmaria L.): flowering tops.
Anti-inflammatory, analgesic, diuretic and febrifuge.

- Blessed hardwood (Cnicus benedictus L.): flower heads.
Aperitif, digestive, depurative and diuretic.

 

Resolving plants: facilitates the absorption of engorgement and inflammation linked to bruises, blows.
- Arnica (Arnica montana L.): flowers.
Antiecchymotic, anti-inflammatory and resolving.

- Comfrey officinale (Symphytum officinale L.): especially the root, leaves and flowers.
Anti-inflammatory, healing, emollient, tissue repair.

- Pilosella (Hieracum Pilosella): whole plant.
Kidney problems, cystitis, albuminuria, dyspnea.

- Marigold (Calendula officinalis): flowers.
Softening, anti-acid, anti-inflammatory, anti-edematous, healing, emmenagogue, vulnerable.

 

IV- GENITO-URINARY APPARATUS

 

Diuretic plants: promotes the elimination of urine and also increases their volume.
- Cherry tree (Prunus cerasus L.): fruits and peduncles.
Diuretic, laxative and sedative of the urinary tract.

- Quackgrass (Agropyrum repens L.): rhizomes.
Cholagogue, depurative and diuretic.

- But (Zea mays L.): corn beard.
Diuretic, hypotensive and urinary sedative in case of cystitis.

 

Anti-inflammatory and urinary antiseptic plants: helps the body to fight against infectious agents.
- Heather (Calluna vulgaris L.): flowering tops.
Analgesic, anti-inflammatory and urinary antiseptic, antirheumatic and diuretic.

- Juniper (Juniperus communis L.): berries.
Analgesic, antifermentative, antiputrid, antiseptic, balsamic, depurative, diuretic, expectorant and bitter tonic.

- Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus): leaves and fruits.
Anti-oxidant, urinary antiseptic, astringent and hypoglycemic.

 

Hemostatic plants: stop hemorrhages.
- Shepherd's purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris L.): aerial parts.
Astringent and hemostatic.

- White lamier (Lamium album L.): flowering tops.
Anti-dandruff, astringent, digestive and vasoconstrictor.

- Wild mulberry (Rubus fructicosus L.): buds, dried leaves and fruits.
Astringent, hemostatic and vulnerable.

 

Emmenagogue plants: promotes menstruation.
- Yarrow (Achillea millefolium L.): flowering tops.
Antispasmodic, healing, emmenagogue, vulnerable.

- Artemisia (Artemisia vulgaris L.): leaves and flowering tops.
Abortive, emmenagogue, dewormer.

- Sage (Salvia officinalis L.): flowering tops and leaves.
Abortive, antiseptic, anti-milking, antiperspirant, choleretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, hypertensive, mucolytic, neurotonic, stimulating and neurotoxic.

- Marigold (Calendula officinalis): flowers.
Softening, anti-acid, anti-inflammatory, anti-edematous, healing, emmenagogue, vulnerable.

 

V- DIGESTIVE APPARATUS

 

Aperitif plants: stimulates appetite.
- Blessed thistle (Cnicus benedictus L.): flower heads.
Aperitif, digestive, depurative and diuretic.

- Gentian (Gentiana lutea L.): roots.
Aperitif, digestive, febrifuge and general tonic.

- Bitter orange (Citrus aurantium L. var amara): flowers, leaves and zest of fruit.
Antispasmodic, aperitif, calming and hypnotic.

- Small Centaury (Erythraea centaurium Pers.): Flowering tops.
Aperitif, digestive, febrifuge and bitter tonic.

- Pollen (Granum pollinis): pollen grains.
Aperitif, fortifying, remineralizing and invigorating.

 

Astringent plants: decreases the secretions of the organism. Facilitates wound healing.
- Agrimony (Agrimonia eupatoria L.): aerial parts.
Antidiabetic, astringent, diuretic and vulnerable.

- Benoîte (Geum urbanum): roots.
Astringent, feverish and invigorating.

- Bistort (Polygonum bistorta L.): leaves and rhizomes.
Astringent, hemostatic and vulnerable.

 

Carminative plants: fights aerophagia.
- Green anise (Pimpinella anisum L.): seeds.
Antispasmodic, carminative, galactogenic and stomachic.

- Chinese star anise (Illicium verum Hook): fruit.
Antispasmodic, carminative, stomachic and tonic.

- Coriander (Coriandrum sativum L.): leaves and seeds.
Antispasmodic, carminative, eupeptic and tonic.

- Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare Miller): seeds, stems and roots.
Antispasmodic, aperitif, carminative, diuretic, emmenagogue, galactogenic, stomachic.

- Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis L.): leaves and flowering tops.
Antispasmodic, antiviral, calming, carminative, digestive, balancing of the nervous system.

 

Digestive plants (eupeptic): stimulates digestive secretions in the event of digestive weakness, heaviness, dyspepsia.
- Angelica (Angelica arcangelica L.): seeds, roots (especially) and stems.
Analgesic, antispasmodic, calming and bitter tonic.

- Roman chamomile (Chamaemalum nobile L.): flowers.
Analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, calming and bitter tonic

- Tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus L.): leaves.
Antispasmodic, aperitif, emmenagogue and stomachic.

- Peppermint (Mentha x piperita L.): aerial parts.
Antacid, antifermentary, antilaiteuse, antiputrid, antispasmodic, carminative, cephalic, cholagogue, choleretic, digestive, hypertensive, neurotonic.
 
- Verbena officinalis (Verbena officinalis L.): aerial parts.
Antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory and bitter tonic.

 

Cholagogues and choleretic plants: cholagogue: stimulates the secretion of bile;
choleretic: promotes the evacuation of bile.

- Artichoke (Cynara scolymus L.): flower heads, pinnate leaves and roots.
Cholagogue, choleretic, depurative, diuretic, hypoglycemic and cholesterol-lowering.

- Chicory (Cichorium intybus L.): leaves and roots.
Cholagogue, depurative, diuretic and cholesterol-lowering.

- Fumitory: (Fumaria officinalis L.): aerial parts.
Cholagogue, choleretic, depurative and diuretic.

- Dandelion: (Taraxacum officinale Weber): flower buds, flowers, leaves and roots.
Cholagogue, choleretic, depurative, diuretic and bitter tonic.

- Black radish (Raphanus sativus L. var niger): root.
Antibacterial, antiseptic, cholagogue, depurative, diuretic and slightly laxative.

 

Laxative plants: facilitates the evacuation of stools gently without irritating the intestines.
- Buckthorn (Rhamnus frangula L.): dried bark.
Laxative and purgative.

- Marshmallow (Althaea officinalis L.): flowers, leaves and roots.
Soothing, emollient, laxative, diuretic, pectoral.

- Flax (Linum usitatissimum L.): flax flour and seeds.
Emollient and laxative.

- Purple (Malva sylvestris L.): flowers and leaves.
Softening, anti-inflammatory, bechic, emollient and laxative.

 

Deworming plants: facilitates the expulsion of intestinal worms.

- Absinthe (Artemisia absintium L.): leaves and flowering tops.
Emmenagogue, neurotoxic, bitter tonic and anthelmintic.

- Artemisia (Artemisia vulgaris L.): leaves and flowering tops.
Abortive, emmenagogue, dewormer.

- Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare L.): flowering tops at the start of flowering and seeds at maturity.
Tonic, digestive, exciting, diuretic, anthelmintic, emmenagogue, antiseptic. In high doses: convulsive and toxic.

 

VI- BREATHING APPARATUS

 

Antiseptic plants: substance that is applied to the skin to prevent or cure the development of bacteria or other microorganisms.
- Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus L.): leaves of aged twigs.
Antiseptic, anticatarrhal, febrifuge, astringent, hypoglycemic, tonic, diaphoretic.

- Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.): buds, needles, resin, essence.
Antiseptic for the respiratory tract, balsamic, antiseptic for the urinary and hepatic tracts, rubefiant, balsamic antiseptic.

- Propolis:
Antiseptic, antibiotic, healing, immunostimulant and vulnerable.

- Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis L.): leaves and flowering tops.
Analgesic, antiseptic for the respiratory tract, cholagogue, choleretic, digestive, expectorant and tonic.

- Thyme (Thymus vulgaris L.): flowering tops.
Broad spectrum antiseptic: antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, antiparasitic, antiviral. Hyperthermizing, immunostimulating and general tonic.

 

Bechic plants: cough remedy.
- Elder (Inula helenium): root.
Calming, expectorant, cholagogue, choleretic, antiviral and bactericidal, antifungal, vermifuge and emmenagogue.

- White broth (Verbascum thapsus L.): flowers and leaves.
Softening, anti-inflammatory, bechic, emollient, expectorant and pectoral.

- Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus L.): flower buds, flowers and seed.
Antibiotic, bechic, emmenagogue, expectorant, mucosecretory and mucolytic.

- White horehound (Marrubium album L.): leaves and flowering tops.
Antiseptic, aperitif, bechic, choleretic, fluidifying, emmenagogue, eupeptic and expectorant.

- Purple (Malva sylvestris L.): flowers and leaves.
Softening, anti-inflammatory, bechic, emollient and laxative.

 

Expectorant plants: helps to expel by the mouth the substances which obstruct the respiratory tracts and the bronchi.

- Hyssop (Hyssopus vulgaris L.): leaves and flowering tops.
Antiseptic, balsamic, béchique, respiratory decongestant, expectorant, mucolytic and bitter tonic.

- Primrose (Primula veris L.): flowers (without calyx), leaves and roots.
Antispasmodic, expectorant, mucolytic and resolving.

- Pulmonary (Pulmonaria officinalis L.): leaves.
Softening, anti-inflammatory, bechic, expectorant and febrifuge.

- Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara L.): flowers and leaves.
Softening, anti-inflammatory and béchique.

- Violet (Viola odorata L.): flowers and roots.
Softening, anti-inflammatory, bechic, expectorant, feverish and emetic.

 

Febrifying plants: lowers fever.
- Rosehip (Rosa canina L.): flowers and fruits.
Astringent, feverish and invigorating.

- Black elderberry (Sambucus nigra L.): berries, flowers and bark.
Diuretic, febrifuge, laxative.

 

Pectoral plants: treats chest ailments.
- White broth (Verbascum thapsus L.): flowers and leaves.
Softening, anti-inflammatory, bechic, emollient, expectorant and pectoral.

- Poppy (Papaver rhoeas L.): seeds and flower petals.
Antispasmodic, bechic, calming and hypnotic.

- Purple (Malva sylvestris L.): flowers and leaves.
Softening, anti-inflammatory, bechic, emollient and laxative.

- Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara L.): flowers and leaves.
Softening, anti-inflammatory and béchique.

- Violet (Viola odorata L.): flowers and roots.
Softening, anti-inflammatory, bechic, expectorant, feverish and emetic.

 

VII- METABOLISM IN GENERAL

 

Slimming plants: facilitates weight loss.
- Fucus (Fucus vesiculosus L.): thallus.
Slimming, cholagogue, appetite suppressant, diuretic, laxative, remineralizing and tonic.

- Guarana (Paullinia cupana Kunth): seeds.
Slimming, aphrodisiac and tonic.

- Green tea (Camellia sinensis L. var non fermentata): buds and leaves.
Slimming, antioxidant, bronchodilator, diuretic, lipolytic and tonic.

 

Aphrodisiac plants: stimulates sexual desire.
- Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum Nees): bark.
Broad spectrum anti-infectious (antimicrobial, antifungal, antiparasitic and antiviral), aphrodisiac, hyperthermisante, immunostimulant and general tonic.

- Coriander (Coriandrum sativum L.): leaves and seeds.
Antispasmodic, carminative, eupeptic and tonic.

- Ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe): rhizomes.
Antiseptic, antiviral, aphrodisiac, expectorant, respiratory decongestant and general stimulant.

- Nettle (Urtica dioica L.): leaves, seeds, young shoots and roots.
Anti-dandruff, antipruritic, antiseborrheic, aphrodisiac, depurative, diuretic and remineralizing.

 

Anaphrodisiac plants: inhibits sexual desire.
- Hops (Humulus lupulus L.): cones.
Anaphrodisiac, aperitif, calming, digestive, diuretic, galactogenic, hypnotic.

- Valerian (Valeriana officinalis L.): roots.
Anaphrodisiac, antispasmodic, calming, hypnotic, neurosedative.

 

Purifying plants: helps the body to evacuate toxins from the body.
- Burdock (Arctium lappa L.): roots.
Antibiotic, antifungal, antimicrobial, antipruritic, depurative, laxative and hypoglycemic.

- White birch (Betula alba L.): buds, bark, leaves and sap.
Depurative, diuretic and febrifuge.

- Nettle (Urtica dioica L.): leaves, seeds, young shoots and roots.
Anti-dandruff, antipruritic, antiseborrheic, aphrodisiac, depurative, diuretic and remineralizing.

 

Immunostimulating plants: stimulates the immune system.
- Garlic (Allium sativum): bulbs.
Anti-bacterial, antifungal, antiviral, fluidifying, hypoglycemic, hypocholesterolemic, hypotensive, tonicardiac.

- Purple Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea L.): roots.
Antibacterial, antiviral, immunostimulatory and vulnerable.

- Propolis: fluid extract.
Antiseptic, antibiotic, healing, immunostimulant and vulnerable

- Thyme :( Thymus vulgaris L.): flowering tops.
Broad spectrum antiseptic: antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, antiparasitic, antiviral. Hyperthermizing, immunostimulating and general tonic.

 

Plants of the 3rd age: stimulant with broad spectrum.
- Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba L.): leaves.
Anti-edematous, antioxidant, fluidifying, veinotonic

- Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus): leaves and fruits.
Anti-oxidant, urinary antiseptic, astringent and hypoglycemic.

- Sage (Salvia officinalis L.): flowering tops and leaves.
Abortive, antiseptic, anti-milking, antiperspirant, choleretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, hypertensive, mucolytic, neurotonic, stimulating and neurotoxic.

 

Stimulating plants: substances which increase the activity of the sympathetic nervous system facilitating certain functions of the organism.
- Rosehip (Rosa canina L.): flowers and fruits.
Astringent, feverish and invigorating.

- Guarana (Paullinia cupana Kunth): seeds.
Slimming, aphrodisiac and tonic.

- Mate: (Ilex paraguariensis St Hill.): Leaves.

Depurative, diuretic, slightly laxative, general tonic.


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