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. 

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

Children
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.

Tinctures
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
£6.00/50g

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
£4.00/50g

Aniseed (Spanish), Pimpinella anisum
Gentle spicy flavoured seeds that soothe coughs and indigestion
£4.00/50g

Bilberries, Vaccinum myrthillus
Known as the vision herb for its beneficial eyesight properties
£7.00/50g

Boldo, Peumus boldus
Valued as a liver and gall bladder remedy
£4.00/50g

Buchu, Barosma spp.
Sweet blackcurrant scented tea for urinary infections
£14.00/50g

Burdock Leaf and Root, Articum lappa
Mild tradition remedy for easing skin problems and cleansing
£5.00/50g

Caraway Seeds, Carum carvi
Slightly sweet taste, great for soothing coughs and windy digestion
£3.00/50g


Cardamom Pods, Elettaria cardamomum
Pleasantly warming, aids in calming indigestion. Can also be used to help stimulate appetite
£6.00/50g

Catnip, Nepeta cataria
Minty flavoured remedy traditionally used for colds and feverish conditions. Also useful for calming stomach upsets such as colic
£6.00/50g

Celery Seeds, Apium graveolens
Traditional remedies for rheumatism and gout, esp. where a diuretic action is needed
£4.00/50g

Chamomile Flowers, Matricaria recutita
A classic remedy for unwinding and calming the gut
£4.00/50g

Chickweed, Stellaria media
Tasty and nutritious, used to soothe itchy and irritated skin
£4.00/50g

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
£5.00/50g

Cloves, Syzygium aromaticum
Best known as a remedy for toothache
£5.00/50g

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
£4.00/50g

Couchgrass, Agropyron repens
Hated by gardeners but loved for its ability to ease cystitis
£4.00/50g

Crampbark, Viburnum opulus
Remedy of choice for cramps, spasms, muscle tension and period pains
£6.00/50g

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
£5.00/50g

Dandelion, Taraxacum officinale
Herbal diuretic rich in potassium, also useful for skin conditions and as liver tonic
£3.00/50g

Devil’s Claw, Harpagophytum procumben
A traditional Kalahari remedy for painful joints
£4.00/50g

Dill Seed, Anethum graveolens
Traditional remedy for bloat, wind and colicky digestion
£4.00/50g

Echinacea, Echinacea purpurea
For the relief of cold and flu symptoms
£6.00/50g

Elderberries, Sambucus nigra
Rich in antioxidants to boost immunity and fight colds and flus
£4.00/50g

Elderflowers, Sambucus nigra
For easing congestion and catarrh with coughs and colds
£4.00/50g

Eyebright, Euphrasia spp.
A treatment for eye problems such as conjuntivitis
£5.00/50g

Fennel Seed, Foeniculum vulgare
Strong and popular flavoured seeds that relieve colic, spasms and trapped wind
£3.00/50g

Fenugreek, Trigonella foenum-grecum
An aromatic and flavoursome remedy for raised cholesterol levels
£3.00/50g

Feverfew, Tanacetum parthenuim
Strong acting bitter herb commonly used for migraines
£6.00/50g



Frankincense, Boswellia thurifera
Wonderfully fragrant resin commonly used for incense
£3.00/50g

Fumitory, Fumaria officinalis
Gentle remedy commonly used for skin problems
£4.00/50g

Ginger, Zingiber officinale
A popular and warming spice often used to ease digestive complaints and cold and flu symptoms
£3.00/50g

Ginkgo, Ginkgo biloba
Traditional remedy to aid memory and concentration
£4.00/50g

Golden Rod, Solidago virgaurea
Gentle herb traditionally taken for urinary and bladder problems
£5.00/50g

Gotu Kola, Hydrocotyle asiatica
Rich in antioxidants, a traditional Indian tonic for circulation
£5.00/50g

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
£4.00/50g

Hops (Fuggles), Humulus lupulus
Bitter tasting and sedative herb often found in sleep mixes
£5.00/50g

Horsetail, Equisetum arvense
Mineral-rich plant most commonly used to treat urinary problems
£4.00/50g

Jasmine Flowers, Jasminum spp.
Distinctively fragranced flowers with relaxing properties
£5.00/50g

Juniper Berries, Juniperus communis
Pleasant tasting berries with tonic properties
£4.00/50g

Kelp Powder, Laminaria digitata
Also known as Bladderwrack, rich in minerals, esp. iodine
£4.00/50g

Lady’s Mantle, Alchemilla vulgaris
A lady’s herb commonly used to help regulate heavy menstrual flow
£6.00/50g

Lavender, Lavendula angustifolia
A herb with many uses but mostly commonly associated with its calming properties
£5.00/50g

Lemon Verbena, Aloysia triphylla
Not to be confused with Verbena officinalis, Lemon Verbena is a remedy for stimulating and easing digestion
£6.00/50g

Lemongrass, Cymbophogon citratus
A tropical remedy for fevers and to aid sleep
£4.00/50g

Lemon Peel, Citrus limone
To add a fresh taste to any blend
£3.00/50g

Lemon Balm, Melissa officinalis
Calming for the digestive tract and the nerves, also useful in feverish conditions
£6.00/50g

Lime Flowers, Tillie spp.
A traditional remedy for anxiety, headaches and insomnia
£5.00/50g

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
£4.00/50g

Marshmallow Leaf, Althea officinalis
Milder acting than the root, mostly used to calm tissues in the urinary or respiratory systems
£4.00/50g

Meadowsweet, Filipendula ulmaria
One of the best remedies for inflamed and weak digestion but also helpful for rheumatism
£4.00/50g

Milk Thistle, Silybum marianum
Safe for breastfeeding mothers to aid milk secretion but maybe better known for aiding the liver and gall-bladder
£4.00/50g

Myrrh Gum, Commiphora molmol
Potent antiseptic, esp. useful for sore throats and mouth ulcers
£5.00/50g

Nettle, Urticaria dioica
Undervalued tonic remedy good for skin problems, joint pains and allergies
£3.00/50g

Nutmeg, Myristica fragrans
Distinctive sweet-tasting spice useful for relief of nausea, indigestion and wind
£6.00/50g

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
£4.00/50g

Orange Blossom, Citrus aurantium
Distinctive, almost caramel fragranced, blossom that’s a wonderful addition to calming blends
£4.00/50g

Orange peel, Citrus sinensis
Sweetening addition to blends for stress
£3.00/50g

Passiflora/Passion Flower, Passiflora incarnata
A traditional sedative to relieve the symptoms of tension and anxiety
£6.00/50g

Pau D’arco, Tabebuia impetegiosa
Traditional Brazilian remedy for Candida and thrush
£4.00/50g

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
£4.00/50g

Plantain, Plantago lanceolata
A Traditional remedy for healing wounds and soothing mucous membranes
£5.00/50g

Psyllium Husks, Plantago ovata
Traditionally taken as a gentle bulk laxative and colon cleanser
£4.00/50g

Quassia Chips, Picrasma excelsa
Bitter and insecticidal, commonly used to repel nits
£2.20/50g

Raspberry Leaf, Rubus idaeus
Valued remedy for oral care and for toning the womb
£4.00/50g

Red Clover, Trifolium pratense
Useful for children with skin problems like eczema
£5.00/50g 

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
£3.00/50g

Rosemary, Rosmarinus officinalis
A stimulating and warming herb
£3.00/50g

Red Sage, Salvia officinalis
Classic remedy for inflammation of the mouth
£4.00/50g

Senna Pods, Cassia angustifolia
To aid with constipation
£4.00/50g

Skullcap, Scutellaria laterifolia
Traditional nerving remedy to aid sleep and restore the nervous system
£9.00/50g

Slippery Elm, Ulmus fulva
A Native American remedy to soothe and protect the digestive tract
£9.00/50g

Star Anise, Illicium verum
Chinese spice and flavouring taken to calm wind and bloating
£5.00/50g 

St John’s Wort, Hypericum perforatum
Soothing for the nervous system,
£5.00/50g

Spearmint, Mentha spicata
A cooling remedy to relieve cramps and spasms in the gut
£4.00/50g

Thuja, Thuja occidentalis
Native European remedy for treating warts and viral infections
£4.00/50g

Thyme, Thymus vulgaris
A classic remedy for easing coughs, colds and chest conditions
£4.00/50g

Turmeric, Curcuma longa
Rich in antioxidants and excellent for the liver
£4.00/50g

Uva Ursi, Arctostaphylos uva ursi
A traditional treatment for urinary tract infections and bladder irritability
£4.00/50g

Valerian Root, Valerian officinalis
Strongly distinctive fragrance, a key sedative remedy to relax anxious minds
£5.00/50g

Vervain, Verbena officinalis
Strengthens the nervous system while easing tension and stress
£4.00/50g

White Willow Bark, Salix alba
Traditional anti inflammatory, effective in relief of pain and stiffness
£4.00/50g

Wood Betony, Stachys officinalis
Traditional nervine to strengthen the nervous system while also having a sedative action
£5.00/50g

Wormwood, Artemisia absinthum
A bitter to stimulate appetite and digestion
£4.00/50g

Yarrow, Achillea millefolium
Native British remedy for lowering blood pressure and aiding the body with fevers
£3.30/50g

Superfoods
Ashwagandha Powder, Withania somnifera
An Ayurvedic herb said to give the strength and vigour of the horse
£3.85/50g

Astragalus Powder, Astragalus membranaceus
An adaptogenic herb to strengthen and help protect the body
£6.60/50g

Baobab Powder, Adansonia digitata
The African upside down tree, a rich source of vitamin C
£6.60/50g

Bee Pollen
Packed with vital nutrients, Traditional used for seasonal allergies
£3.50/50g

Cacao Powder, Theobroma cacao
Endorphin noosing and an excellent source of magnesium and antioxidants
£2.75/50g

Camu Camu Powder, Myrciaria dubia
From the Amazon, another rich source of vitamin C
£8.25/50g

Chia Seeds, Salvia hispanica
Cultivated by the Aztecs for endurance and wellbeing, Chia seeds  are a great source of a number of nutrients
£3.30/50g

Goji Berry, Lycium barbarum
Also known as Chinese Wolfberry, these are a traditional Chinese herb used to help increase longevity, beauty, strength and libido
£3.85/50g

Golden Berry, Physalis peruviana
A good source of concentrated nutrients, antioxidants and B vitamins
£3.85/50g

Hemp Powder, Cannabis sativa
High nutritional source of essential fatty acids, protein and amino acids
£2.20/50g

Lucuma Powder, Pouteria lucuma
A Peruvian superfruit and natural sweetener, this fruit is fibre packed to support healthy digestion
£3.85/50g

Maca Powder, Lepidium meyenii
Also known as Pervuvian Ginseng, for energy and vitality
£2.20/50g

Green Tea, Camellia sinensis
Traditional tea of a China and Japan, bursting with antioxidants and flavonoids
£3.85/50g

Matcha Green Tea Powder, Camellia sinensis
Nutrient rich and high in antioxidants
£14.85/50g

Mulberries, Morus spp.
Sweet, almost toffee flavoured berry. A powerhouse of nutrients, essential fatty acids and antioxidants, rich in vitamins and minerals
£2.20/50g

Olive Leaf, Olea europaea
Used as far back as the Ancient Egyptians, used for aiding high blood pressure
£3.85/50g

Rhodiola Powder, Rhodiola rosea
A Siberia herb, also known as Rose Root. Used to aid stress, fatigue and depression.
£6.60/50g

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