Definitions Of Herb Classifications Beginning With Letter C



Herb classifications, also referred to as medicinal properties are found in medicinal plants to aid in preventative and curative actions of various diseases. Beginning with letter C are the following definitions of the actions of these medicinal herbs.


Carminative herbs are used to alleviate and prevent gas from attacking and remaining in the intestines. These herbs are hops, valerian, catnip, nerve root, scullcap, angelica, chamomile, fennel, cloves, peppermint, sheep sorrel and wormwood, sweet marjoram, parsley, rosemary, spearmint and fennel seed.


Cathartics herbs are used as laxatives and purgatives to ease constipation. This means that the action can either be mild or forceful. These herbs should be used with precaution and they should not be used frequently due to the fact that they can weaken the digestive muscles. The herbs are psyllium, casacara sagrada, rhubarb, aloes, senna, ginger, buckthorn, butternut, balomy, elder, blue flag, barberry as well as bloodroot.


Cephalic herbs are used to treat diseases that mainly affects the upper parts of the body including diseases of the head. These herbs are periwinkle, rosemary, basil, rhodiola, peppermint as well as cardamom,


Cholagogue herbs are used to activate outflow of bile from the liver in the intestines. These herbs are St. John's Wort, agrimony, blessed thistle, wahoo, wild yam, barberry, blue flag, goldenseal, calendula, celandine, culver's root, milk thistle and fringe tree.


Cordial herbs are combined with alcohol to make a very stimulating and digestive tonic or drink. This combination may also be used to treat cold, flu, enhance libido as well as sleeplessness. These herbs are ginger, fennel, chamomile, cinnamon and cardamom.


Cytophylactic herbs stimulate and support cellular regeneration and can therefore be used as skincare against aging. These herbs are lavender, gotu kola, immortelle flower oil

Herb Classifications Or Actions By Letters


Updated April 02, 2015

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