Neal’s Yard Remedies Hereford Herbs List

Using Herbal Remedies

How to Make Herbal Tea
Place the herb mixture in a pot or strainer and pour over water just off the boil – boiling hot water may ‘burn’ some herbs and make them taste bitter. Leave to steep for 10-15 minutes. The quantity of herb used will vary on the strength of infusion required. A general guide is to use 1-2 teaspoons of herb to a cupful of water. 

Herbal remedies are usually taken 3 times a day, but this may vary depending on the situation.

Children can also use herbal medicine though there are herbs best avoided. The most appropriate herbs for children are Catnip, Chamomile, Elderberry, Elderflower and Lemon Balm. For ages 7-12 use at half an adult dose, ages 2-6 at a quarter adult dose. For infants under the age of 2 years, or for more information about the suitability of any other herbs in the treatment of children, consult a qualified Herbalist for advice.

Some of the herbs listed may also be available in tincture form. A tincture is an extraction of a herb using water and alcohol. It is a convenient way of taking herbal remedies as it only requires a few drops of tincture in water. The usual amount to take is between 1-2ml diluted in water. 1ml is roughly 25drops and a teaspoon is roughly 5ml. Ask in store for what tinctures are available.

All herbs sold at individual prices, with the smallest amount available being 25g (just under 1 ounce in weight.) 

50g mixed bags are also available, priced at £5 irrespective of the herbs included and their quantities. Ask in store about bespoke herbal blends.

We are happy to fill up any containers you wish to bring in for the herbs but please be aware that we cannot take responsibility if these containers have not been properly cleaned.

Alfalfa, Medicago sativa
Rich in minerals and a natural source of phytoestrogens

All Spice, Pimenta dioica
Sweet tasting spice that makes a good addition to herbal teas. Useful as a carminative to ease flatulence and dyspeptic pain

Aniseed (Spanish), Pimpinella anisum
Gentle spicy flavoured seeds that soothe coughs and indigestion

Bilberries, Vaccinum myrthillus
Known as the vision herb for its beneficial eyesight properties

Boldo, Peumus boldus
Valued as a liver and gall bladder remedy

Buchu, Barosma spp.
Sweet blackcurrant scented tea for urinary infections

Burdock Leaf and Root, Articum lappa
Mild tradition remedy for easing skin problems and cleansing

Caraway Seeds, Carum carvi
Slightly sweet taste, great for soothing coughs and windy digestion

Cardamom Pods, Elettaria cardamomum
Pleasantly warming, aids in calming indigestion. Can also be used to help stimulate appetite

Catnip, Nepeta cataria
Minty flavoured remedy traditionally used for colds and feverish conditions. Also useful for calming stomach upsets such as colic

Celery Seeds, Apium graveolens
Traditional remedies for rheumatism and gout, esp. where a diuretic action is needed

Chamomile Flowers, Matricaria recutita
A classic remedy for unwinding and calming the gut

Chickweed, Stellaria media
Tasty and nutritious, used to soothe itchy and irritated skin

Cinnamon, Cinnamomum zeylanicum
A traditional cold and flu remedy, also helpful for digestion
Powder £6.00/50g, Sticks £1.00 each

Cleavers, Galium apartness
Also known as goose grass, a traditional spring tonic and blood cleanse

Cloves, Syzygium aromaticum
Best known as a remedy for toothache

Coriander, Coriandrum sativum
Traditional remedy for wind and bloating
Seeds £3.00/50g, Ground £4.00g

Cornsilk, Zea mays
A popular ingredient in soothing blends for the urinary system

Couchgrass, Agropyron repens
Hated by gardeners but loved for its ability to ease cystitis

Crampbark, Viburnum opulus
Remedy of choice for cramps, spasms, muscle tension and period pains

Cumin, Cuminum cyminum
A popular warming spice for easing windy digestion
Seeds and Ground £4.00/50g

Damiana, Turnera diffusa
A tonic for both men and women with the traditional use of aphrodisiac

Dandelion, Taraxacum officinale
Herbal diuretic rich in potassium, also useful for skin conditions and as liver tonic

Devil’s Claw, Harpagophytum procumben
A traditional Kalahari remedy for painful joints

Dill Seed, Anethum graveolens
Traditional remedy for bloat, wind and colicky digestion

Echinacea, Echinacea purpurea
For the relief of cold and flu symptoms

Elderberries, Sambucus nigra
Rich in antioxidants to boost immunity and fight colds and flus

Elderflowers, Sambucus nigra
For easing congestion and catarrh with coughs and colds

Eyebright, Euphrasia spp.
A treatment for eye problems such as conjuntivitis

Fennel Seed, Foeniculum vulgare
Strong and popular flavoured seeds that relieve colic, spasms and trapped wind

Fenugreek, Trigonella foenum-grecum
An aromatic and flavoursome remedy for raised cholesterol levels

Feverfew, Tanacetum parthenuim
Strong acting bitter herb commonly used for migraines

Frankincense, Boswellia thurifera
Wonderfully fragrant resin commonly used for incense

Fumitory, Fumaria officinalis
Gentle remedy commonly used for skin problems

Ginger, Zingiber officinale
A popular and warming spice often used to ease digestive complaints and cold and flu symptoms

Ginkgo, Ginkgo biloba
Traditional remedy to aid memory and concentration

Golden Rod, Solidago virgaurea
Gentle herb traditionally taken for urinary and bladder problems

Gotu Kola, Hydrocotyle asiatica
Rich in antioxidants, a traditional Indian tonic for circulation

Hawthorn, Crataegus spp.
Rich in antioxidants, best known for use with the circulation system and the heart
Berries £3.00/50g, Flowering Tops £5.00/50g

Hibiscus, Hibiscus sabdariffa
Refreshing and pleasant tasting tea soothing for digestion

Hops (Fuggles), Humulus lupulus
Bitter tasting and sedative herb often found in sleep mixes

Horsetail, Equisetum arvense
Mineral-rich plant most commonly used to treat urinary problems

Jasmine Flowers, Jasminum spp.
Distinctively fragranced flowers with relaxing properties

Juniper Berries, Juniperus communis
Pleasant tasting berries with tonic properties

Kelp Powder, Laminaria digitata
Also known as Bladderwrack, rich in minerals, esp. iodine

Lady’s Mantle, Alchemilla vulgaris
A lady’s herb commonly used to help regulate heavy menstrual flow

Lavender, Lavendula angustifolia
A herb with many uses but mostly commonly associated with its calming properties

Lemon Verbena, Aloysia triphylla
Not to be confused with Verbena officinalis, Lemon Verbena is a remedy for stimulating and easing digestion

Lemongrass, Cymbophogon citratus
A tropical remedy for fevers and to aid sleep

Lemon Peel, Citrus limone
To add a fresh taste to any blend

Lemon Balm, Melissa officinalis
Calming for the digestive tract and the nerves, also useful in feverish conditions

Lime Flowers, Tillie spp.
A traditional remedy for anxiety, headaches and insomnia

Liquorice, Glycorrihiza glabra
Highly valued tonic for adrenal activity with anti inflammatory activity
Powder £4.00/50g, Sticks £2.00 each

Marigold, Calendula officinalis
The go-to herb to treat local skin problems but also valued for easing inflamed tissue of all sorts

Marshmallow Leaf, Althea officinalis
Milder acting than the root, mostly used to calm tissues in the urinary or respiratory systems

Meadowsweet, Filipendula ulmaria
One of the best remedies for inflamed and weak digestion but also helpful for rheumatism

Milk Thistle, Silybum marianum
Safe for breastfeeding mothers to aid milk secretion but maybe better known for aiding the liver and gall-bladder

Myrrh Gum, Commiphora molmol
Potent antiseptic, esp. useful for sore throats and mouth ulcers

Nettle, Urticaria dioica
Undervalued tonic remedy good for skin problems, joint pains and allergies

Nutmeg, Myristica fragrans
Distinctive sweet-tasting spice useful for relief of nausea, indigestion and wind

Oat Straw, Avena sativa
A wonderfully gentle herb, good for feeding the nervous system during times of stress and for helping soothe itchy skin conditions

Orange Blossom, Citrus aurantium
Distinctive, almost caramel fragranced, blossom that’s a wonderful addition to calming blends

Orange peel, Citrus sinensis
Sweetening addition to blends for stress

Passiflora/Passion Flower, Passiflora incarnata
A traditional sedative to relieve the symptoms of tension and anxiety

Pau D’arco, Tabebuia impetegiosa
Traditional Brazilian remedy for Candida and thrush

Peppercorns, Piper nigrum
The most popular of spices, a remedy for constipation and digestion
Black £5.00/50g, White & Pink £4.00/50g

Peppermint, Mentha piperita
Always popular, a great remedy for feverishness, coughs and indigestion

Plantain, Plantago lanceolata
A Traditional remedy for healing wounds and soothing mucous membranes

Psyllium Husks, Plantago ovata
Traditionally taken as a gentle bulk laxative and colon cleanser

Quassia Chips, Picrasma excelsa
Bitter and insecticidal, commonly used to repel nits

Raspberry Leaf, Rubus idaeus
Valued remedy for oral care and for toning the womb

Red Clover, Trifolium pratense
Useful for children with skin problems like eczema

Rose, Rosa damascena
A distixnctive astringent tonic
Buds and Petals, £9.00/50g

Rosehips, Rosa canina
A good natural source of vitamin C and antioxidants

Rosemary, Rosmarinus officinalis
A stimulating and warming herb

Red Sage, Salvia officinalis
Classic remedy for inflammation of the mouth

Senna Pods, Cassia angustifolia
To aid with constipation

Skullcap, Scutellaria laterifolia
Traditional nerving remedy to aid sleep and restore the nervous system

Slippery Elm, Ulmus fulva
A Native American remedy to soothe and protect the digestive tract

Star Anise, Illicium verum
Chinese spice and flavouring taken to calm wind and bloating

St John’s Wort, Hypericum perforatum
Soothing for the nervous system,

Spearmint, Mentha spicata
A cooling remedy to relieve cramps and spasms in the gut

Thuja, Thuja occidentalis
Native European remedy for treating warts and viral infections

Thyme, Thymus vulgaris
A classic remedy for easing coughs, colds and chest conditions

Turmeric, Curcuma longa
Rich in antioxidants and excellent for the liver

Uva Ursi, Arctostaphylos uva ursi
A traditional treatment for urinary tract infections and bladder irritability

Valerian Root, Valerian officinalis
Strongly distinctive fragrance, a key sedative remedy to relax anxious minds

Vervain, Verbena officinalis
Strengthens the nervous system while easing tension and stress

White Willow Bark, Salix alba
Traditional anti inflammatory, effective in relief of pain and stiffness

Wood Betony, Stachys officinalis
Traditional nervine to strengthen the nervous system while also having a sedative action

Wormwood, Artemisia absinthum
A bitter to stimulate appetite and digestion

Yarrow, Achillea millefolium
Native British remedy for lowering blood pressure and aiding the body with fevers

Ashwagandha Powder, Withania somnifera
An Ayurvedic herb said to give the strength and vigour of the horse

Astragalus Powder, Astragalus membranaceus
An adaptogenic herb to strengthen and help protect the body

Baobab Powder, Adansonia digitata
The African upside down tree, a rich source of vitamin C

Bee Pollen
Packed with vital nutrients, Traditional used for seasonal allergies

Cacao Powder, Theobroma cacao
Endorphin noosing and an excellent source of magnesium and antioxidants

Camu Camu Powder, Myrciaria dubia
From the Amazon, another rich source of vitamin C

Chia Seeds, Salvia hispanica
Cultivated by the Aztecs for endurance and wellbeing, Chia seeds  are a great source of a number of nutrients

Goji Berry, Lycium barbarum
Also known as Chinese Wolfberry, these are a traditional Chinese herb used to help increase longevity, beauty, strength and libido

Golden Berry, Physalis peruviana
A good source of concentrated nutrients, antioxidants and B vitamins

Hemp Powder, Cannabis sativa
High nutritional source of essential fatty acids, protein and amino acids

Lucuma Powder, Pouteria lucuma
A Peruvian superfruit and natural sweetener, this fruit is fibre packed to support healthy digestion

Maca Powder, Lepidium meyenii
Also known as Pervuvian Ginseng, for energy and vitality

Green Tea, Camellia sinensis
Traditional tea of a China and Japan, bursting with antioxidants and flavonoids

Matcha Green Tea Powder, Camellia sinensis
Nutrient rich and high in antioxidants

Mulberries, Morus spp.
Sweet, almost toffee flavoured berry. A powerhouse of nutrients, essential fatty acids and antioxidants, rich in vitamins and minerals

Olive Leaf, Olea europaea
Used as far back as the Ancient Egyptians, used for aiding high blood pressure

Rhodiola Powder, Rhodiola rosea
A Siberia herb, also known as Rose Root. Used to aid stress, fatigue and depression.

Neal’s Yard Remedies Hereford

Disclaimer. Different stores may stock different herbs and some herbs may be changed without notice.

This list is for general information purposes and not intended as a substitute for professional health advice. Any illnesses of a long-standing nature, or with severe symptoms, should be referred to a practitioner. Minor symptoms may benefit from self-treatment but if persistent should also be referred to a practitioner.

Some prescribed drugs will interact with certain herbs and anyone taking medication should consult a practitioner before taking herbal remedies. Please ask in store for a list on contraindications.

To find a qualified Herbalist in your area call Customer Advice on 01747 834 634