Islandic Herbs

> View images of the most common herbs used   Angelica is one of the most powerful healing herbs in Iceland. Anti-inflammatory, cooling, anti-rheumatic, relieves sore muscles and arthritis, antifungal, antibacterial. Research shows that Iceland-grown angelica effects cancer cells. Avocado Oil Loaded with vitamins, proteins, amino acids, essential fatty acid and carotene. Emollient, reperative, regenerative and rejuvenating with superior moisture. Great for dyhadrated, malnourished, sun damaged and mature skin, and skin suffering from eczema, psoriasis. Easily absorbed into deep tissues. Beauty Leaf / Tamanu is used to treat acne and acne scars, burns and blisters, psoriasis, eczema, dry, scaly and itchy skin, athletes foot, age spots, foot and body odour. Superior moisturizing agent, stimulates cell regeneration and prevents premature aging. Bergamot is effective in treatment for eczema, psoriasis, acne, itching, seborrhea (excessive oiliness), minor wounds and skin ulcers. Popular in aromatherapy because of its positive effects on anxiety and depression. Blueberries are a superfood that contain higher levels of antioxidants than any other food. Revitalising, healing, reduce scarring and slow the aging process. Bilberries have powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant and antiseptic qualities. Treats itching, varicose veins, supports capillary veins, minimizes bruising. Good for the eyes. Calendula contains carotenoids and saponins. Cleansing, softening and soothing, anti-inflammatory. Great for stubborn wounds, sores, acne, ulcers, bed sores, varicose veins, bruises, rashes, eczema etc. Black Pepper Analgesic,antiseptic,antitoxic,aphrodisiacandtonic.Blackpepperoilcantreatpain,rheumatism,chills,flu,colds.Increasescirculationandboosts the senses. Caraway Antiseptic, astringent, disinfectant, and stimulant properties. Minimizes bruises, boils and acne and brightens the complexion. Cayenne acts as a pain reliever when applied to skin. It is antieptic and stimuates circlulations, and is good for cold hands and feet. Chamomile German has healing, calming, emollient, tonic, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It contains azulene which helps to reduce puffiness and cleanse pores of impurities. Chamomile Roman is anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and mild sedative. Often used ulcers, eczema, itching and wounds. Comfrey has astringent, soothing and healing effects. Anti-fungal, anti-flammatory, minimizes bleeding. Repairs tissue damage and stimulates cell-growth. Used to treat psoriasis, eczema, skin ulcers, wounds (including stubborn, slow healing woulds), arthritis, bunions, and varicose veins. Cornflower is calming and sedatve, anti-inflammatory, anti-irritant, antibacterial, antioxidant, slightly astringent and cleansing. Often used to treat eye complaints. Cranberry very nourishing as it contains Omega 3,6 and 9. Effective as an anti-aging treatment: protects and repairs the skin from sun damage, improves collagen and elastin fibers, provides superior moisturization, has smoothing and softening effects and gives the skin added suppleness. Creeping Thyme has antiseptic, anti-fungal, anti-viral and tonic properties. Stimulates circulation, good in treating arthritis and rheumatism. Evens and brightens skin tone. Cypress Antiseptic, astringent, deodorizing and balances fuilds. Refines oily and spongy complexions and tightens pores. Helps repairs broken capillaries. In massage and aromatherapy it helps overcome anxiety and depression and eases the nerves. Damiana is a stimulating, warming aphrodisiac herb, used in aromatherapy to increase sexual performance and lifts the spirit. Calms the mind and helps reduce depression and anxiety. Dandelion Root helps reduce joint aches and is a good treatment for acne, eczema and psoriasis. Very detoxifying and cleansing, reduces swelling and balances fluids. Devils Claw helps reduce swelling, arthritis, joint and lower back pains. It helps reduce and heal boils, sores and skin ulcers. Eucalyptus Clears clears chest and sinuses, relieves discomforts from colds and flu, sinusitis and bronchitis when inhaled. Heals wounds and abscesses. Analgesic, anti-flammatory, antiseptic, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, deodorant, healing. In aromatherapy it is good for clearing the mind and help concentration. Eye bright stimulates and tones the skin. Anti-inflammatory, soothing and brightening. Has a positive effect on mucus and has for centuries been used to treat eye complaints. Field Poppy is a natural sedative and has a calming, relaxing effect on the mind. Frankinsence Antiseptic, astringent, balancing and healing. Stimulates cell regrowth, a good tonic and evens skin tone and texture. Great as anti-aging treatment. Grapefruit stimulates the lymphatic system, good treatment for water-retention. Detoxifying, disinfectant, decongesting and tonic. Great for cellulite and acne. In aromatherapy it is used to fight depression and promote positive thinking. Greater Celandine has an influence on cell division and is believed to have pain relieving qualities. Used to treat warts, calluses and corns, eczema, psoriasis, blisters and bruises. Antiviral, anti-flammatory, cleansing and healing. Heartsease is a good skin cleanser, Purifying,anti-inflammatory and soothing for sensitive skin. Treats imperfections, acne eczema .Contains anti-oxidants, regenerates skin cells, gently increases circulation and strengthens capillary veins. Good as anti-aging treatment. Heather / ling extract High in silica which is essential for healthy skin tissue. Anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, tonic, purifying, astingent, healing, improves circulation, rejuvinates connetive tissue, promotes skin cell regeneration. Horse Chestnut increases circulation and improves the health of veins and capillaries and prevents capillary fragility and varicose veins. Reduces inflammation, puffiness and edema, promotes better and healthier collagen and supportive skin structure. Horsetail High in silica which is essential for healthy skin tissue. Improving circulation. A good tonic, rejuvenating for the connective tissue and regenerating skin cells. Has astringent and healing properties, mild sedative, antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic and healing. Icelandic Moss Alkalizing, cleansing, emollient; smoothing, soothing , tonic, astringent. Very healing for chronic wounds and boils. Icelandic Seaweed High in iodine, minerals, vitamins and rare trace elements that provide nourishment and protection. Increases circulation, rehydrates, slows the aging process, reduces cellulite, improves skin elasticity and detoxifies. A “superfood”. Jojoba has exceptional skin-softening properties, minimizes fine lines and wrinkles and promotes skin suppleness. Rejuvenating, redehydrating and balancing (particularily good for oily skin). Juniper Antiseptic, astringent, carminative, healing, detoxifying and tonic. Good to treat inflammation, for example acne, cellulite and rheumatic pain. Juniper berries Cleansing, antiflammatory, antirheumatic, antifungal, carminative, antiseptic, antioxidant, tonic. Kidney Vetch Astringent and healing. Ancient remedy for skin eruptions, slow-healing wounds, minor wounds, cuts and bruises. Balances skin condition, strengthens its resistance to destructive environmental influences and slows down the aging process. Refines and softens. Ladies Bedstraw has a cleansing and tonic effect on the skin. Used to treat skin disorders, inflammation, slow healing wounds, boils and blackheads. Lady’s Mantle has a cleansing, toning and binding effect on sagging skin, (anti-aging), anti-flammitory, anti-rheumatic, vulnerary, hemostatic, promotes tissue healing. Lavender Antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-viral, anti-toxic, anti-inflammatory, restorative and tonic Exceptionally healing and mildly sedative. Used to treat abscess, acne, eczema, minor infections, oily skin, boils, burns, sunburn, wounds and psoriasis. Increases blood circulation and relieves congested skin. Used in aromatherpy to sedate, relax and de-stress. Lemon grass Especially good for oily, acne-prone skin ands contains natural painkilling properties torelieve muscular aches and pains. Lemon Peel is antiseptic, astringent, antibacterial, tonic, controls bleeding. Treats infection, removes cellulite, balances cell fluids and increases circulation. Minimizes redness and brightens the complexion. In aromatherapy, lemon peel is used to fight depression and enhance focus. Licorice is anti flammatory and relieves itching.Treats eczema, herpes, shingles, sunburn and insect bites. Antacid, good for joint pains. Meadowsweet is antibacterial,antacid, anti-flammatory, anti rheumatic and astringent. Healing and reduces pain, treats arthritis and skin inflammations. Meadow sweet was a forerunner of aspirin. Menthol Crystal/crystallized peppermint gives a refreshing and cooling sensation, act as an analgesic and relieve respiratory congestion. Myrrh has exceptional healing and hydrating properties, even on severly dry and damaged skin. Heals chronic wounds, sores and ulcers. Prevents tissue degeneration and promotes skin-repair. Myrrh has almost miracolous rejuvenating effects on any skin. Nettle has an anti-inflammatory effect. Treats arthritic and rheumatic pain, sciatica, neuralgia, burns and insect bites, cellulite, acne, boils, eczema, psoriasis and varicose veins and wounds. Tones and firms skin tissue. Oar Weed is rich with vitamins and minerals. Toning, strengthening, detoxifying and cleansing. Supports the collagen and protects against free-radicals. Good anti-aging treatment. Patchouli is an aphrodisiac herb. It stimulates new cell growth, prevents scarring, Astringent, tonic, revitalizing, diuretic, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory. Great for repairing cracked, dry and dehydrated skin. It is very soothing and calming and suits sensitive skin. Peppermint analgesic and anesthetic properties. Boosts blood circulation, relieves itching and toxic congestion. Anti-septic, cooling and anti-inflammarory, astringent, reduces dilated capillary veins and minimizes redness. Peppermint is perfect as relief for tired, swollen feet. Pineapple Weed / Wild Chamomilesoothes redness, itching and irritation in the skin. Ideal for sensitive skin. Red Clover eases irritating skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, especially in children. Treats athletes foot, arthritic pain, burns, insect bites, lymphatic swelling and wounds. Rosemary analgesic and astringent, antibacterial, antifungal and anti-parasitic. Stimulates blood flow, relieves pains and sore muscles. Firms and works against skin sagging, reduces puffiness and swelling. Strengthens capillaries, minimizes bruising. Antioxidant, rejuvenating ad stimulating, evens and clears skin tone and texture. In aromatherapy it is used to clear the mind and improve memory. Rosewood is antibacterial, analgesic , antiflammatory and tonic. Stimulates skin cells and rejuvenates, good for mature skin. In aromatherapy is has anti-depressant and aphrodisiac effects. Sage astringent, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, antimicrobial, anti-viral and tonic. Good for acne skin, eczema, insect bites and other skin eruptions. Saw Palmetto is a warming, sedating herb with aphrodesiac effects. Used to improve sexual vigour. Seabuckthorn is anti-inflammatory, nourishing, revitalizing, and restorative. Stimulates tissue-regeneration, protects and repairs skin from sun damage and environmental radiation. Good as anti-aging treatment and for malnourished skin. Helps heal skin after radiation therapy or laser surgery. Contains high levels of carotene. Shark Oil helps with skin repair and renewal of the skin cells. Rich in omega 3. Minimizes liver spots, supports rapid healing and minimizes scar formation. Good for psoriasis. Shepards Purse controls bleeding, minimizes bruising, itching and inflammation. Strengthens veins, treats varicose veins. It is a “blood cooling” herb, it is said to lower fever when applied to the wrists. Silverweed is rich in minerals, essential fats and tannins. Astringent, analgesic, treats inflammation, skin ulcers, controls bleeding and minimizes scarring.Good for oily complexions. Soapwort is used for washes and treating skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, boils, and acne. Toning and regenerating. Contains beneficial saponins. Tea-tree is antiseptic, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral and used to treat skin infections, acne, athlete’s foot, plantar warts, warts, insect bites, cold sores, minor cuts, vaginal yeast infections. In aromatherapy it boosts the immune system. Thyme is a warming and stimulating herb that is astringent, antiseptic, anti-fungal, cleansing, and tonic. It is antacid and incrases blood flow, good for rheumatism, arthritis and fever pains. Walnut is used treat herpes and eczema, acne, inflammation, sunburn, itchiness and perspiration. A great emmollient and tan accelerator. White Dead Nettle is a mild cleanser, healing, anti-inflammatory, calming and soothing. Good for acne. Astringent, tones the skin and tightens pores. Rich in tannin. Willow is a painkiller, good for athritis and joint aches and increases circulation. Good treatment for acne. Astringent, cleansing, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory. Sloughs off dead skin cells and stimulates new cell growth. White Willow is used treat acne, arthritis pain, bunions, burns, corns, eczema, gangrene, warts and wounds. Witch Hazel is astringent, cleansing, anti-inflammatory, calms irritation, minimizes redness, treats varicose veins, controls bleeding, minumises bruises and treats burns and muscular aches. Wolf berries / Goji-berries are rich in nutrients and high in antioxidants that slow the signs of aging. Give a wonderful flawless complexion. 18 different aminoacids, B-C-E vitamins, carotene and powerful anti-aging minerals. Woodland Geranium is antiseptic, astringent, deodorant, haemostatic, tonic and healing. Soothes irritations and clears up clogged skin. Good for acne. Wormwood Oil is antiseptic, minimizes scarring, releaves excess fluids in the tissues. A good cleanser. Yarrow is used to treat acne, blemishes, oily skin and eczema. Promotes tissue repair. Very healing for wounds. Ylang-ylang is a stimulative, antiseptic and sedative herb that fights skin irritation and boils and balances skin. In aromatheraphy is it used as an aphodisiac to awaken sensuality and increase libido, and as an antidepressant. Summer Savory antiseptic and astringent, in aromatherapy it enhances the sex drive.