Dr. Sebi Herbs
According to Dr Sebi it's important to maintain "consistent use of natural botanical remedies", doing so will help to cleanse and detoxify the body.
Having traveled all over the world, Dr. Sebi was well-versed in many forms of "alternative" health and healing. Knowledge that he acquired from herbalists spanning a range of different backgrounds.
In his approach to herbalism, Dr. Sebi made use of a range of different plants, some common in the West such as Bladderwrack, Burdock, Lily of the Valley.
Most of those are known in the West and are widely used for their various medicinal properties.
One of the (many) ways Dr. Sebi really set himself apart as a herbalist and healer is through the additional use of more exotic plants native to Mexico and South America, i.e. Pau Pereira, Flor de Manita and Hombre Grande, these can be much harder to acquire.
If you want to learn more about some of the rarer herbs he used be sure to download this extended herb list.
Herb List (Some Herbs Used by Dr. Sebi)
This is a list of some of the herbs contained in Dr. Sebi's compounds.
Its ability to increase circulation to the skin and to detoxify the epidermal tissues makes it suitable in treating a wide range of skin conditions such as carbuncles, eczema, abscesses, psoriasis, and acne. This plant is believed to be effective in fighting bacteria and fungus cultures and was traditionally used in blood purification.
Being rich in iodine, Bladderwrack boosts the metabolism by stimulating thyroid function hence assisting in fighting cellulite and obesity.
This is believed to be one of the most potent anti-inflammatory herbs of all time.
This herb gives the user an overall healthy feeling by soothing the central nervous system, decongesting the liver and respiratory system, cleansing toxins, easing coughs and colds and lowing fever. The body gets a general calm effect.
Also known as Red Willow Bark, this herb is very useful in boosting libido.
The herb helps in purification of the lymph system through it's tonic and diuretic properties. It can assist in purifying blood by treating conditions such as arthritis and psoriasis. Cleavers can also treat urinary infections and help in cleaning urinary stones and gravel.
Stomach upsets, joint pain, bruises, loss of appetite, intestinal gas, aching muscles, gallstones, and eczema are some of the issues that Dandelion can address. The herb can also be used as a skin toner, blood or digestive tonic.
Chronic fatigue syndrome, neuralgia (nerve pain), sinus pain, and sciatica (back and leg pain) are conditions that elderberry can treat. It can also be used for allergic rhinitis (hay fever), laxative for constipation, induce sweating, and increase the flow of urine.
Irish moss, sometimes called "sea moss", is said to provide nutrition on a cellular level! It is the only plant based source of thyroid hormones, and with 92 minerals in each serving it is one of nature's greatest superfoods.
This can be used in treating some liver conditions naturally which include hepatitis, cirrhosis, gallbladder disorders, and jaundice. Some people believe it lowers cholesterol levels hence benefiting the heart. Milk thistle can be fairly easy to find in North America.
This herb is used for containing various skin conditions including burns, cancer of the skin, sores, and chronic diseases like psoriasis and eczema.
Red Raspberry is commonly known to benefit pregnant women due to its capability to counter nausea, leg cramps, and improve sleep. The benefits are attributed to the high potassium, b-vitamins, magnesium, and iron content in this herb.
This root facilitates absorption of minerals in the body because it is highly rich in iron content. NO other plant surpasses the iron levels in this root. It can contain conditions that are related to psychological stress and anxiety such as fear of illness, nervous asthma, excitability, and emotional states.
This herb is excellent in combating stomach upsets, migraines, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), depression, ADHD, headaches, epilepsy, and mild tremors. When mixed with german chamomile, blue vervain or other herbs that stimulate drowsiness, Valerian root can be effectively used for fighting insomnia.
Yellow Dock Root
Blood purification and general detoxification particularly in the liver are the best purposes that this herb serves. It can trigger the movement of the bowel to assist in removing waste in the intestinal tract and increase urine flow to facilitate the elimination of toxins.
While the use of herbs and natural remedies is an important step on your journey to greater health, you must remember to also make the correct adjustments to your eating habits by following the recommended food list.