Fragrant herbs used for healing

Herbal Materia Medica

Thuja occidentalis

Western Hemlock

Thuja occidentalis Cupressaceae Names: Thuja Collection: The twigs of this evergreen conifer can be gathered all year round, but are best during the summer. Part Used: Young twigs Constituents: l% Volatile oil including thujone; flavonoid glycoside;...

Daucus carrota

Wild Carrot

Daucus carrota Umbelliferae Names: Queen Anne’s Lace, Bird’s Nest Weed, Devil’s Plague (!) Habitat: Europe, Asia, North America and N. Africa. Collection: The aerial parts of the herb should be collected betweenJune and August when...

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...

Polygala senega

Snake Root

Polygala senega Aristolochiaceae Names: Senega Snake Root Habitat: USA Collection: Part Used: Rhizome. Constituents: Triterpenoid saponins based on the aglyuconespresenegenin, senegenin, hydroxysenegin, polygalacic acid and senegenic acid. Phenolic...

Hypericum perforatum

St. John’s Wort

Hypericum perforatum Hypericaceae Habitat: A native European , including British, plant. Collection: The entire plant above ground should be collected when in flower and dried as quickly as possible. Part Used: Aerial parts. Constituents: Essential...

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...

Drosera rotundifolia

Sundew

Drosera rotundifolia Droseraceae Habitat: Grows throughout Europe on wet heaths, moors and sphagnum bogs, especially in Wales. Collection: The whole of the plant is gathered during the flowering period in July or August. Part Used: Entire plant...

Sweet Violet

Viola odorata Violaceae Names: Violet. Habitat: Widely found in Europe and Asia. Collection: The leaves and flowers are gathered in the spring, in March and April. Dry with care. Part Used: Leaves and flowers. Constituents: Phenolic glycosides...

anacetum vulgare

Tansy

Tanacetum vulgare Compositae Names: Batchelor’s Buttons Habitat: A common European wild plant. Collection: The leaves and flowers are collected during the flowering time between June and September. Part Used: Aerial parts. Constituents:...

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