Cardomom Elettaria cardamomum Aromatic herb used for mucus & with sweets.
Cayenne Capsicum frutescens Circulatory stimulant, primary in Thomsonian medicine.
Chive Allium schoenoprasum Best fresh as a diaphoretic.
Cilantro Coriandrum sativum Cilantro for heavy metal detox. Coriander as digestant.
Cinnamon Cinnamomum spp. Warms the body & promotes circulation.
Clove Syzgium aromaticum Warming aromatic. Oil specific for toothache.
Cumin Cuminum cyminum A bitter aromatic used to promote digestion.
Fenugreek Trigonella foenum-graecum For blood sugar, digestion, & milk production.
Garlic Allium sativum Anti-microbial, expectorant, & healthy for heart & circulation.
Garlic Mustard Sisymbrium alliaria Has properties similar to Garlic & Mustard.
Ginger Zinfiber officinalis “If Ginger can’t cure, than nothing can.”
Gogi Lycium chinense Used for blood & as tonic.
Holy Basil Ocimum sanctum Revered in spiritual traditions. Clears mucus.
Horseradish Amoracia lapathifolia Used to clear congestion.
Jujube Date Ziziphus jujuba Nourishes blood & chi, reducing stress & anxiety.
Kudzu Pueraria montana Thickener good at onset of fevers & for digestion.
Lavender Lavandula spp. Popular medicinal can be used in culinary.
Lovage Ligusticum levisticum Mostly used fresh from garden for digestive benefits.
Marjoram Origanum marjorana Aromatic digestant.
Marshmallow Althea officinalis Thickener used to nourish fluids.
Mesquite Prosopis spp. Pods used for flavor, digestion, and as an antimicrobial.
Morel Morchella spp. Fungal delicacy often dried for storage and used to reduce mucus.
Mustard Brassica spp. Used in plasters for pain and congestion. Clears mucus.
Nutmeg Myristica fragrans A primary carminative of the spice rack.
Orange Peel Citrus spp. Used in many Chinese herbal formulas for digestion and more.
Oregano Oreganum vulgare Dried or fresh herb for mucus. Essential oil very strong.
Parsley Petroselinum spp. Used as a cleansing diuretic.
Pepper Piper nigrum Warming herb to disperse mucus
Peppermint Mentha piperita Many medicinal uses including as nervine and digestant.
Poor Man’s Pepper Lepidium virginicum A wild seasoning like Shepherd’s Purse.
Ramp Allium tricoccum “Wild Leek” Medicinal uses similar to Garlic & Onion.
Rosemary Rosmarinus officinale Many medicinal uses, such as for circulation.
Safflower Carthamus tinctorius “Poor-Man’s-Saffron” for blood flow, etc.
Saffron Crocus sativus This “sattvic” (pure) herb is used to promote circulation.
Sage Salvia officinalis Prepared as tea for lungs & as anti-diaphoretic.
Sassafras Sassafras albidum Original seasoning and thickener for Gumbo, Sassafras can be used for its mucilaginous and aromatic properties and as a blood cleanser.
Schisandra (“Five Flavor Fruit”) Schisandra chinensis Chinese herb with many uses.
Shepherd’s Purse Capsella bursa-pastoris Used for mucus & to stop bleeding.
Shiitake Lentinula edodes Used in soup to boost immune system.
Slippery Elm Ulmus fulva Powder can be added to breakfast cereal & other foods.
Spearmint Mentha spicata Used like Peppermint.
Spicebush Lindera benzoin Formerly replaced Allspice. Great antimicrobial.
Spilanthes Spilanthes spp. A novel culinary herb, best known as an antimicrobial.
Star Anise Illicium verum Another great antimicrobial.
Sumac Rhus spp. Sour seasoning with astringent properties.
Thyme Thymus vulgaris One of the best for the lungs.
Turmeric Curcuma longa “So good for so many things.”
Umeboshi Prunus mume Pickled plum with many medicinal uses.
Watercress Rorippa nasturtium-aquatica Pungent ingredient disperses mucus.
Wild Ginger Asarum canadensis Similar properties to Ginger.
Wood Ear Auricularia auricula Thins blood & for sore throat. In Hot-and-Sour Soup.