Author - David L. Hoffmann BSc Hons MNIMH

David L. Hoffmann a leading authority on Phytotherapy, is a clinical herbalist from Britain where he was a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists and faculty member of the School of Herbal Medicine. He was the inaugural president of the American Herbalist Guild and has taught Phytotherapy throughout the English speaking world. David brings hands-on experience to his wealth of detailed knowledge and practice of Herbal Medicine. As a teacher, author and herbal consultant in North America, he blends the experience of generations of herbalists with the insights of modern medicine making accessible the powerful healing tool for today's healthy living
Collinsonia canadensis

Stone Root

Collinsonia canadensis Labiatae Habitat: Canada. Collection: Roots and rhizome are unearthed in the autumn. Part Used: Root and rhizome. Constituents: * Essential oil * Tannins * Saponins * Alkaloid *Resins * Organic acid Actions: Anti-lithic...

Verbena officinalis

Vervain

Verbena officinalis Part Used: Aerial parts. Constituents: Iridoids, verbenin, verbenalin and bastatoside Miscellaneous; essential oil, mucilage and others. Actions: Nervine tonic, sedative, anti-spasmodic, diaphoretic, hypotensive, galactagogue...

Sarsaparilla

Smilax officinalis Liliaceae Habitat: The plants are climbing vines native to tropical America andthe West Indies. Collection: The roots and rhizome can be unearthed throughout theyear. Part Used: Root and rhizome. Constituents: * Saponins, based on...

Rosmarinus officinalis

Rosemary

Rosmarinus officinalis Habitat: Native to the Mediterranean region, cultivated widelyelsewhere. Collection: The leaves may be gathered throughout the summer but are attheir best during flowering time. Part Used: Leaves and twigs. Constituents: *...

Scutellaria laterifolia

Skullcap

Scutellaria laterifolia Part Used: Aerial parts. Constituents: Scutellarin, a flavonoid glycoside and many other flavones. Iridoids; catalpol is present Volatile oil and waxes, mainly C3l, C33 and C35 hydrocarbons Tannins Actions: Nervine tonic...

Ulmus fulva

Slippery Elm

Ulmus fulva Part Used: Inner bark. Constituents: Mucilage, composed of galactose, 3-methyl galactose, rhamnose and galacturonic acid residues. Actions: Demulcent, emollient, nutrient, astringent, anti-inflammatory. Indications: Slippery Elm Bark is...

Cassia angustifolia

Senna

Cassia angustifolia & Cassia senna Part Used: Dried fruit pods, and leaves. Constituents: Anthraquinone glycosides: in the leaf; sennosidesA and B based on the aglycones sennidin A & B, sennosides C & D which are glycosides of...

Salvia officinalis

Red Sage

Salvia officinalis var. rubia Labiateae Names: Garden Sage Habitat: Native to Mediterranean region, cultivated worldwide. Collection: The leaves should be gathered shortly before or just atthe beginning of flowering in dry sunny weather in May or...

Tea tree

Ti Tree

Melaleuca alternifolia Myrtaceae Names: Tea tree Habitat: Swampy, low lying wetlands in New South Wales, Australia. Collection: Part Used: Essential oil. Constituents: Essential oil containing a range of terpenes and sesquiterpenes. Actions: Anti...

Valeriana officinalis

Valerian

Valeriana officinalis Part used: Rhizome, stolons & roots. Constituents: A range of unique chemical constituents have been found, but as with all herbal remedies it is a mistake to try to understand the plant from these chemicals alone. The...

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