Sage has been used specifically to each aching muscles and for all manner of nervous ailments.
Sarsaparilla has been used historically in Latin America to combat deadly poisons. Native Americans used sarsaparilla roots for skin diseases, rheumatism, gout, as a syrup for coughs and colds, and as a blood purifier for abscesses and ulcers. Acts as a synergist when mixed with Sassafras.
Can be used for skin eruptions, rheumatism, gout, and arthritis. Has been said to make a good blood purifier and make you more resistant to colds and throat infections. Acts as a synergist when mixed with Sarsaparilla.
Saw Palmetto is one of the most popular herbal choices for men suffering from benign Prostatic Hyperplasia or BPH.
Schisandra is used for the treatment of different diseases, including insomnia, irritation, palpitation, dyspnea, and in the treatment of skin disorders and as sedative. Also used to treat coronary heart disease.
Schizandra (Schizandra chinensis) is found in Northern China, Japan and Korea. Historically listed among China's most important herbs, Schizandra is currently popular worldwide as a tonic and in Asia as a food
Scotch Broom may be used as a cardiac stimulant and narcotic but can be poisonous in large doses.
Scullcap, also spelled Skullcap, is traditionally uses as a tonic for the nervous system.
Senna is a shrub that grows in India, Pakistan, and China. Senna has a long tradition of use topically for treatment of skin conditions and internally as an herbal laxative.
Shatavari is useful in treating numerous conditions of the sexual organs in both women and men. Also useful for hyperacidity, stomach ulcers, dysentery, and bronchial infections.
Sheep Sorrel is high in oxalic acid, sodium, potassium, iron, manganese, phosphorous, beta carotene, and vitamin C. It is one of the ingredients in the Essiac remedy. It is a mild diuretic, mild antiseptic, and a mild laxative.
Useful in blood clotting. Soothes irritation and is useful for diarrhea and children's bedwetting problems.
Skunk Cabbage is said to be good for ringworm as well as sores and swellings when used externally. Internally, Skunk Cabbage has been used in treating arthritis, chorea, hysteria, edema, whooping cough, worms, epilepsy, and convulsions in pregnancy and labor.
Slippery Elm is often recommended for use in connection with sore throats, respiratory irritations, gastrointestinal conditions, and ulcers.
Soy isoflavones are phytoestrogens found in soybeans that have estrogenic activity.
Spilanthes is primarily useful in treatment of dysentery but has also been used to treat toothaches, skin conditions, and others.
St. John's Wort, also known as hypericum is an herb with a range of benefit, but is commonly prescribed in Germany as treatment for depression.
Approximately 300 times sweeter than sugar, stevia is available as liquid, powder, and tablets.
Increases bodily secretions and acts as an antivenereal for syphilis. Also useful for chrnoic skin and liver problems.
Stoneroot has been an effective treatment of all muscles and tissues where congestion, irritation, and constriction prevail. It is useful as a heart tonic and in treating problems of the urinary tract and reproductive organs, treating hemorrhoids and sinusitis, as well as stimulating the nervous system and mucous membranes.
Claims have been made that Suma is an immune enhancer, an adaptogen (helps combat stress), and that it possesses anticancer activities. In light of the lack of known traditional use, and of modern research confirming health benefits, use of Suma is not recommended for any condition at this time.
Sundew is a beneficial herb for lung ailments and helps to cure coughs. Has been specifically recommended for dry coughs, bronchitis, whooping cough, asthma, and "bronchial cramps."
Sweet Annie was used by Chinese herbalists in ancient times to treat fever. Today, this herb is used most commonly to treat parasites, malaria, and cancer.