Steven Horne

Steven Horne is professional member and recent past president of the American Herbalists Guild (AHG) and a professional member of the International Iridology Practitioner’s Association (IIPA).  He has also served on the board of directors of both organizations.

An herbalist, natural health teacher, author, and consultant, his work has taken him all over the United States and Canada and to several foreign countries, including Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, England and Mainland China to share this wealth of knowledge. He has spoken at HerbFest, Whole Foods Expo, Clayton College’s annual conference, AHG’s annual symposium, and numerous conventions and conferences. He is a popular speaker and students find what he teaches is practical and easy to understand and apply.

Steven is the founder Kether One, Inc. and Tree of Light Publishing. He also offers personal health consultations through ABC Herbs.

Content Posted by Steven Horne

Biological Terrain Chart for the Hepatic System

This is an article discussing the six imbalances in biological terrain as they manifest themselves in the hepatic system. It includes a downloadable color chart.


LIV-J is a gentle liver cleansing formula developed by herbalist Jeanne Burgess. It helps to decongest the liver by promoting the flow of bile and gently strengthening liver function. LIV-J is also an excellent digestive formula, as its herbs help relieve bloating and abdominal distension while improving the digestion of proteins and fats.

Milk Thistle Combination

Milk Thistle Combination:
Protecting the Liver from Environmental Toxins

In modern society, the liver carries a heavy burden. Every food additive we consume, every pollutant in our drinking water, every pesticide residue, every drug we take, and in fact, just every chemical we are exposed to will need to be processed by the liver in order to be eliminated from the body. Milk Thistle Combination is a powerful blend of herbs and nutrients that help to protect the liver against chemical poisons and improve its ability to detoxify at the same time.

Chinese Blood Stimulator

Chinese Blood Stimulator, or "Bu Xue" (Increase Wood) is an herbal combination that enhances immunity and strengthens the liver by nourishing the blood and nurturing the Yin.  It helps relieve agitation in the nervous system.  Enhancement of blood circulation helps to resolve menstrual problems, high blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels.  Chinese Blood Stimulator strengthens all body organs.

Digestive Bitters

Digestive Bitters is an herbal formula for improving appetite and digestion, while easing acid burning and gas. The taste of something bitter in the mouth has an effect on the nervous system that stimulates the activity of the stomach and gall bladder. Bitters promote the flow of bile, which helps the body breakdown fats. It also helps the liver detoxify itself. Digestive Bitters can help prevent excessive belching, bloating, poor appetite, acid indigestion, and sour stomach. It is especially beneficial for aiding digestion when consuming fatty foods or heavy meats that cause sluggish digestion in some people.

Chinese Spleen Activator

Spleen Activator is a formula for strengthening the earth element by tonifying the spleen chi. It improves the digestion and metabolism of proteins, minerals and other nutrients to enhance muscle tone, improve physical development, enhance energy and increase appetite for healthy foods. It is a valuable formula for people who are thin and weak or overweight with poor muscle tone.

Stomach Comfort

Millions of people at one time or another suffer from problems with excess stomach acid. Stomach Comfort offers the antiacid benefits of calcium carbonate, one of nature’s best antacids, without the chemical ingredients found in many commercial antacids.

Biological Terrain Chart for the Digestive System

This is an article discussing the six imbalances in biological terrain as they manifest themselves in the digestive system. It includes a downloadable color chart.

The Disease Tree™

Anyone who has been studying with me for any length of time has heard me refer to the Disease Tree™. This model comprehensive framework helps a person understand where disease comes from and how to approach it from a holistic perspective rather than a symptom-treatment perspective. It is found in our Comprehensive Guide to Nature's Sunshine Products and many of our coursess. I've decided to post it here because I want as many people as possible to understand this concept, because it gives structure to everything a person learns about disease, health, the body, remedies, and assessment techniques.

The Six Tissue Terrains

The biological terrain is the internal environment of the body and is the common demonimator in the entire disease process. Understanding biological terrain is key to understanding the basic actions of herbs and how to select effective remedies. This article introduces the six tissue states and corresponding basic actions of herbs. It also lists NSP products that can be helpful for balancing each of the six biological terrain imbalances.