Herbs and the minerals they contain

Herbs and the minerals they contain is a very involved subject and should be we researched well beforehand.

MINERALS

***CALCIUM This mineral builds and protects bones and teeth. Helps maintain regular heartbeat. Prevents muscle cramping.
HERBAL SOURCES: Alfalfa, burdock root, cayenne, chamomile, chickweed, chicory, dandelion, eyebright, fennel seed, fenugreek, flaxseed, hops, horsetail, kelp, lemongrass, mullein, nettle, oat straw, paprika, parsley, peppermint, plantain, raspberry leaf, red clover, rose hips, shepherd’s purse, violet leaves, yarrow, yellow dock.
***CHROMIUM This mineral is vital in the synthesis of glucose and the metabolism of cholesterol, fats and proteins. Maintains blood pressure and blood sugar levels.
HERBAL SOURCES: Catnip, horsetail, liquorice, nettle, oat straw, red clover, sarsaparilla, wild yam, yarrow.
***COPPER This mineral converts iron to haemoglobin. Protects against anaemia. Needed for healthy bones and joints.

HERBAL SOURCES: Sheep sorrel.

***IODINE This mineral is needed in trace amounts for a healthy thyroid gland, and to help metabolize excess fat.
HERBAL SOURCES: Calendula, tarragon leaves, turkey rhubarb.
***IRON This mineral is essential for metabolism, and the production of haemoglobin.
HERBAL SOURCES: Alfalfa, burdock root, catnip, cayenne, chamomile, chickweed, chicory, dandelion, dong quai, eyebright, fennel seed, fenugreek, horsetail, kelp, lemongrass, liquorice, milk thistle seed, mullein, nettle, oatstraw, paprika, parsley, peppermint, plantain, raspberry leaf, rose hips, sarsaparilla, shepherd’s purse, uva ursi, yellow dock.
***MAGNESIUM This mineral prevents calcification of soft tissue. Helps reduce and dissolve calcium phosphate kidney stones. Helps prevent birth defects. Improves cardiovascular system.
HERBAL SOURCES: Alfalfa, bladder wrack, catnip, cayenne, chamomile, chickweed, dandelion, eyebright, fennel, fenugreek, hops, horsetail, lemongrass, liquorice, mullein, nettle, oat straw, paprika, parsley, peppermint, raspberry leaf, red clover, sage, shepherd’s purse, yarrow, yellow dock.
***MANGANESE Minute quantities of this mineral are needed for healthy nerves, blood sugar regulation, normal bone growth, and thyroid hormone production.
HERBAL SOURCES: Alfalfa, burdock root, catnip, chamomile, chickweed, dandelion, eyebright, fennel seed, fenugreek, ginseng, hops, horsetail, lemongrass, mullein, parsley, peppermint, raspberry leaf, red clover, rose hip, wild yam, yarrow, yellow dock.
***MOLYBDENUM Small amounts of this mineral are required for nitrogen metabolism. Supports bone growth, and strengthens teeth. HERBAL SOURCES: Red clover blossoms.
***PHOSPHOROUS This mineral is needed for teeth and bone formation, nerve impulse transfer, normal heart rhythm, and kidney function.

HERBAL SOURCES: Burdock root, turkey rhubarb, slippery elm bark.

***POTASSIUM This mineral regulates water balance, and muscle function. Important for health nervous system and regular heart rhythm.
HERBAL SOURCES: Catnip, hops, horsetail, nettle, plantain, red clover, sage, skullcap.
***SELENIUM This mineral provides an important trace element for prostate gland in males. Protects immune system and helps regulate thyroid hormones.
HERBAL SOURCES: Alfalfa, burdock root, catnip, cayenne, chamomile, chickweed, fennel seed, ginseng, garlic, hawthorn berry, hops, horsetail, lemongrass, milk thistle, nettle, oat straw, parsley, peppermint, raspberry leaf, rose hips, sarsaparilla, uva ursi, yarrow, yellow dock.
***SULFUR This mineral helps skin and hair. Fights bacterial infection. Aids liver function. Disinfects blood. Protects against toxic substances.
HERBAL SOURCES: Horsetail.
***VANADIUM This mineral is needed for cellular metabolism and formation of bones and teeth. Improves insulin utilization.

HERBAL SOURCES: Dill.

***ZINC This mineral promotes growth and mental alertness. Accelerates healing. Regulates oil glands. Promotes healthy immune system, and healing of wounds.
HERBAL SOURCES: Alfalfa, burdock root, cayenne, chamomile, chickweed, dandelion, eyebright, fennel seed, hops, milk thistle, mullein, nettle, parsley, rose hips, sage, sarsaparilla, skullcap, wild yam.