Sarada's Remedies

Herbs We Use

Organic and Wildcrafted Eastern and Western Herbs

Sarada's Remedies uses the highest quality organic and wildcrafted herbs on earth. We praise Mother Nature.

Below are names and descriptions for many of the plant-based ingredients in our all-natural Ayurvedic tinctures.

Note: Statements on this page have not been evaluated by the FDA. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. Research, contact us for more information, or consult your healthcare provider.

Herbs used by Sarada's Remedies

Our products are formulated with herbs steeped in the Ayurveda tradition of good health and long life.

Key for herb information presented below:

Common Name (Other Name) - Latin Name; Family

Sarada's Remedies: Name of our product(s) with this herb.
Uses: Ethnomedicinal and common.
Properties: V is for Vata, P is for Pitta, K is for Kapha (see Introduction to Ayurveda)


Apricot Seed (Xing ren) - Prunus armeniaca; Rosaceae

Sarada's Remedies: Lung Vitality Tonic
Uses: Antitussive, expectorant, laxative, treats cold and coughs, demulcent, dissolves tumors, antispasmodic.
Properties: Bitter, sweet / heating / pungent. KP- V+

Astragalus (Huang Qi) - Astragalus membranaceus

Sarada's Remedies: Herbal Immunity (also known as Flu Buster)
Uses: Antibacterial, supports immune system, consolidates defensive energy, detoxification, energy tonic, blood tonic, regulates fluids.
Properties: Sweet / heating.

Ashwagandha - Withania somnifera; Solanaceae

Sarada's Remedies: Man! Power, Mind Awake
Uses: Tonic, rejuvenative, aphrodisiac, nervine, sedative, general debility, nerve exhaustion, convalesence, loss of memory, loss of muscular energy, insomnia, paralysis, anemia, infertility, spermatorrhea, fatigue.
Systems: reproductive, nervous, respiratory.
Properties: Bitter, astringent, sweet / heating / sweet. VK- P+

Atractylodis (Bai Zhu) - Atractylodes macrocephala; Compositae

Sarada's Remedies: Woman! Power
Uses: General body tonic, digestive aid, diuretic, regulates appetite, builds energy, tonifies spleen and stomach.
Properties: Sweet, bitter / slightly heating.

Brahmi (Man t'ien hsing) - Hydrocotyle asiatica; Umbelliferae

Sarada's Remedies: Mind Awake, Woman! Power
Uses: Increases longevity, increases memory and intelligence, awakens crown chakra, balances left and right brain hemispheres, rejuvenation, alternative, febrifuge, diurectic, nervous disorders, epilepsy, senility, premature aging, hair loss, skin eruptions.
Systems: Nervous, circulatory, digestive.
Properties: Bitter / cooling / sweet.

Chaparral - Larrea divaricata; Zygophyllaceae

Sarada's Remedies: Herbal Immunity (also known as Flu Buster)
Uses: Increases immune system, alternative, antiviral, antiseptic, resolvent cleanser, decreases damp heat, stimulates and dredges the liver, promotes cleansing, dissipates tumors.
Properties: Bitter / cooling / pungent. PK- V+

Cherry bark - Prunus virginiana; Rosaceae

Sarada's Remedies: Lung Vitality Tonic
Uses: Antitussive, antiaspasmodic, expectorant, alternative, pectoral, carminative, calms respiration, allay cough and asthma, helps stomach disorders.
Properties: Bitter, astringent / cooling / sweet. PK- V neutral.

Chyrsanthemum - Chrysanthemum indicum; Compositae

Sarada's Remedies: Woman! Power
Uses: Diaphoretic, antipyretic, antispasmodic, alternative, helps headache, sore throat, heat in upper body, eye infections, nose bleeds, liver diseases, dysmenorrhea, promotes lactation.
Systems: digestive, respiratory, nervous.
Properties: Bitter, sweet / cooling / pungent. PK- V+ (in excess).

Coltsfoot - Tussilago farfafa

Sarada's Remedies: Lung Vitality Tonic
Uses: Antitussive, expectorant, demulcent, anti-inflammatory, sedates cough, helps dry cough and shortness of breath, antispasmodic.
Properties: Pungent, slightly sweet / heating.

Dandelion (Pu gong ying) - Taraxacum offincinale; Compositae

Sarada's Remedies: Kidney Vitality Tonic, Woman! Power
Uses: Alternative, diuretic, laxative, bitter tonic, liver digestion, gall stones, congested lymph, breast sores, breast tumors, diabetes, edema, ulcers, detoxifying tumors and cysts.
Systems: Circulatory, digestive, urinary, lymphatic.
Properties: Bitter, sweet / cooling.

Echinacea - Echinacea augustifolia; Compositae

Sarada's Remedies: Herbal Immunity (also known as Flu Buster)
Uses: Activates immunity, antiviral, antibacterial, clears toxins, restrains infections, resolves tumors, decreases pain, decreases eruptive fevers, promotes cleansing congested lymph.
Properties: Pungent, salty / cooling / dry.

Herbs used by Sarada's Remedies

Ginkgo (Yin guo ye) - Ginkgo biloba; Ginkgoaceae

Sarada's Remedies: Mind Awake
Uses: Vitalizes heart blood, restores capillary and coronary cirulation,restores brain and nerves, promotes clear thinking, relieves depression, increases memory.
Systems: Cardiovascular, nervous, respiratory, urogenital.
Properties: Sweet, bitter, astringent.

Goldenseal - Hydratis Canadensis; Ranunculaceae

Sarada's Remedies: Herbal Immunity (also known as Flu Buster)
Uses: Antiseptic, antibiotic, antipyretic, antimicrobial, resolves mucus, decreases inflammation, clears toxins, parasites, decreases heat liver-gallbladder, decongestive.
Properties: Bitter, astringent / cooling / pungent. PK- V+

Gotu Kola (Mandukaparni) - Centella asiatica

Sarada's Remedies: Mind Awake, Woman! Power
Uses: Alterative, tonic, diuretic, local stimulant, promotes intelligence, promotes longevity.
Properties: Bitter, astringent / cooling / sweet. VK+ P-

Horehound - Marrubium vulgare; Labiatae

Sarada's Remedies: Lung Vitality Tonic
Uses: Diaphoretic, diuretic, antispasmodic, bitter tonic, restores normal glandular secretions, helps lung diseases, relieves palpitations.
Properties: Bitter, pungent / cooling / pungent. KP- V+

Isatis (Ban len gen) - Isatis tinctoria; Cruciferae

Sarada's Remedies: Herbal Immunity (also known as Flu Buster)
Uses: Antiviral, antibacterial, anticancer, eliminates pathogenic heat and toxins from blood, relieves swollen throat conditions.
Systems: Heart, lung, stomach.
Properties: Bitter / cooling.

Jatamamsi (Indian Spikenard) - Nardostachys jatamamsi

Sarada's Remedies: Mind Awake
Uses: Balances all three doshas, sedative though promotes awareness, strengthens mind, insomnia, hysteria, epilepsy, neuralgia.
Systems: Nervous, digestive, respiratory.
Properties: Sweet, bitter, astringent / cooling / pungent. VPK=

Lemon Balm - Melissa officinalis

Sarada's Remedies: Herbal Immunity (also Flu Buster), Mind Awake, Woman! Power
Uses: Nervine, carminative, diaphoretic, sedative, antidepressant, Qi tonic, rejuvenation effects, relaxes nervous system, antiviral.
Properties: Pungent, sweet / cooling / pungent. KP- V neutral.

Licorice (Yasti Madhu, Gan cao) - Glycyrrhiza glabra; Leguminosae

Sarada's Remedies: Clear Skin & Cool Body, Herbal Immunity (also Flu Buster), Kidney Vitality Tonic, Lung Vitality Tonic, Man! Power, Mind Awake, Woman! Power
Uses: Tonic, demulcent, expectorant, rejuvenation, laxative, increases Qi, provides moisture-relieves dryness, relieves cough and wheezing, clears toxins, decreases infections. Calms mind, nourishes Spirit, Sattvic, nourishes brain, increases cranial and cerebrospinal fluid, promotes contentment and harmony.
Systems: digestive, respiratory, nervous, reproduction, excretory.
Properties: Sweet, bitter / cooling / sweet. VP- K+ (in excess).

Lobelia - Lobelia inflata; Lobeliaceae

Sarada's Remedies: Herbal Immunity (also known as Flu Buster), Lung Vitality Tonic
Uses: Antispasmodic, diaphoretic, emetic, expectorant, stimulates lungs, circulates Qi, relaxes nervous system.
Properties: Pungent / heating / pungent. K- PV+

Longan fruit (Long yan rou) - Euphoria longan

Sarada's Remedies: Woman! Power
Uses: Tonifies heart and spleen, nourishes blood, calms spirit, supports memory, relieves insomnia, heart palpitations, antifungal.
Systems: Circulatory, digestive.
Properties: Sweet / warming.

Lychii berry (Gou qi zi) - Lycium chinensis

Sarada's Remedies: Kidney Vitality Tonic, Man! Power, Woman! Power
Uses: Blood tonic, supports kidney, adrenals, liver, promotes cheerfulness, increases vitality, improves vision, calms heart and nervous system, increases longevity, hyperglycemic, antifungal, hypertension.
Properties: Sweet / neutral.

Marshmallow - Althea offinalis; Malvaceae

Sarada's Remedies: Lung Vitality Tonic, Man! Power
Uses: Nutritive tonic, rejuvenative, expectorant, demulcent, emollient, diuretic, laxative, helps cough, bronchitis, whooping cough, decreases kidney/bladder inflammation, decreases infection or bleeding.
Systems: Respiratory, urinary, digestive, nervous.
Properties: Sweet / cooling / sweet. VPK=

Motherwort - Leonurus cardiac; Labiatae

Sarada's Remedies: Woman! Power
Uses: emmenagogue, diaphoretic, diuretic, alternative, uterine stimulant, relaxant, cardiac tonic, carminative.
Properties: Bitter, pungent / cooling / pungent. PK- V+

Herbs used by Sarada's Remedies

Mullein - verbascum thaspus; Scrophulariaceae

Sarada's Remedies: Lung Vitality Tonic
Uses: Antispasmodic, anti-tussive, anti-inflammatory, demulcent, expectorant, relieves cough.
Properties: Bitter, astringent, sweet / cooling / pungent. PK- V+

Nettles - Urtica dioica; Urticaceae

Sarada's Remedies: Lung Vitality Tonic
Uses: Expectorant, diuretic, tonic, nutritive, chlorophyll, vitamin A/C, increases energy, hemostatic, nourishes blood, relieves fatigue.
Systems: Blood, fluids, respiratory, digestive, connective tissue.
Properties: Astringent, little sweet and salty / cooling.

Osha - Ligusticum porteri; Umbelliferae

Sarada's Remedies: Herbal Immunity (also known as Flu Buster)
Uses: Antiviral, expectorant, antibacterial, reduces fevers, restores lungs, soothes throat.
Properties: Pungent, bitter/ heating/ pungent. KV- P+

Poke root - Phytolacca decandra; Phytolaccaceae

Sarada's Remedies: Herbal Immunity (also known as Flu Buster)
Uses: Alternative, emetic, cathartic, promotes lymph cleansing, clears toxins, dissipates tumors, relieves liver Qi stagnation.
Properties: Bitter / cooling / pungent. PK- V+

Propolis - Resina Propoli

Sarada's Remedies: Herbal Immunity (also known as Flu Buster), Lung Vitality Tonic
Uses: Rich in minerals, B vitamins, flavonoids, supports immune system, relieves influenza, sore throat, nasal congestion, respiratory conditions, ulcers, tumors.

Reishi (Ling zhi) - Ganoderma lucidum

Sarada's Remedies: Herbal Immunity (also known as Flu Buster)
Uses: Anti-tumor, immune stimulant, nervine, strengthens spirit, heart tonic, antibacterial, anti-allergenic, anti-inflammatory, anti-tussive, increase spiritual awareness, longevity.

Rehmannia (Shu di huang) - Rehmannia glutinosa; Scrophulariaceae

Sarada's Remedies: Woman! Power, Kidney Vitality Tonic
Uses: Nutritive tonic, rejuvenation, sexual debility, weak kidneys, low back pain, irregular menses, anemia, hair loss, cirrhosis, senility, diabetes.
Systems: Reproductive, urinary, digestive, respiratory.
Properties: Sweet, bitter / cooling / sweet. PV- K+

Rose (Shatapatri, Yeu ji jua) - Rosa spp.; Rosaceae

Sarada's Remedies: Mind Awake, Woman! Power
Uses: Alternative, nervine, emenagogue, carminative, opens mind and heart, decreases heat in upper body, headache, dizziness, refreshes eyes, removes irritability, promotes peace.
Systems: Circulatory, female reproductive, nervous system.
Properties: Sweet, astringent / cooling.

Schizandra (Wu wei zi) - Schizandra chinensis; Magnoliaceae

Sarada's Remedies: Kidney Vitality Tonic, Woman! Power
Uses: Yin and Yang tonic, promotes proper liver function, relieves hepatitis, enriches kidney yin, supports lungs, quiets spirit, calms heart, insomnia.
Properties: Sour, salty, sweet, pungent, bitter / heating.

Shankhapushpi - Evolvulus alsinoides

Sarada's Remedies: Mind Awake
Uses: Tonic, antidepressant, improves memory, increases intelligence, aids brains function, alternative, anticonvulgent, antiepileptic, removes addictions, removes evil spirits.
Properties: Astringent / heating / sweet. VPK-

Shatavari (tian men dong) - Asparagus racemosus; Liliaceae

Sarada's Remedies: Woman! Power
Uses: Female reproductive tonic, sexual debility, infertility, impotence, menopause, leucorrhea, dehydration, diarrhea, dysentery, stomach ulcers, hyperacidity, lung disorders, hematemesis.
Properties: Sweet, bitter / cooling / sweet. PV- K+ (in excess).

Siberian ginseng - Eleuthro senticosus; Araliaceae

Sarada's Remedies: Kidney Vitality Tonic, Mind Awake
Uses: Tonic, adrenal support, increase energy, antirheumatic, antispasmodic.
Properties: Pungent, sweet/ heating/ sweet. VK- P+

St. Johns Wort - Hypericum perforatum; Hypericaceae

Sarada's Remedies: Herbal Immunity (also known as Flu Buster)
Uses: Antispasmodic, expectorant, stimulates lungs, strengthens and restores nervous system, lifts the spirit and rids depression, relieves infection and pain.
Properties: Bitter, pungent / cooling / pungent. PK- V+

Tulsi - Ocimum sanctum

Sarada's Remedies: Mind Awake
Uses: Adaptogen, tonic, relieves cold and flu, increases memory and awareness, gives sense of well being, immune stimulant, relieves cough, awakens spiritual insight.
Properties: Bitter, sweet, pungent / heating.

Vitex - Vitex agnus caltus; Verbaenaceae

Sarada's Remedies: Woman! Power
Uses: Circulates uterus Qi, harmonizes menstruation, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, infertility, PMS, hormonal balancing, leucorrhea, excessive lactation, spermatorrhea, increases sexual vitality, reduces irritability.
Properties: Bitter, pungent, a bit astringent / neutral / dry.

White Pine - Pinus alba; Pinaceae

Sarada's Remedies: Lung Vitality Tonic
Uses: Expectorant, diaphoretic, carminative.
Properties: Pungent / heating / pungent.


In the Ayurveda tradition of good health and long life: V is for Vata, P is for Pitta, K is for Kapha.

Note: Statements on this page have not been evaluated by the FDA. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. Research, contact us for more information, or consult your healthcare provider.

See our all-natural Ayurvedic herbal tinctures.

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