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Saw Palmetto

Serenoa serrulata Palmae Names: Sabal. Habitat: Eastern N. America. Collection: The berries of this impressive palm are gathered from September through until January. Part Used: Berries. Constituents: * Essential oil * Fixed oil, consisting of 25%...

Pasque Flower

Anemone pulsatilla Ranunculaceae Names: Pulsatilla, Wind Flower, Meadow Anemone. Habitat: Europe and parts of Russia, cultivated elsewhere. Collection: The stalks should be gathered at the time of floweringwhich is in March or April.. Part Used:...

Allium sativum

Garlic

Allium sativum Liliaceae Habitat: Cultivated worldwide. Collection: The bulb with its numerous cloves should be unearthed when the leaves begin to wither in September. They should be stored in a cool dry place. Part Used: Bulb. Constituents:...

Ginkgo Biloba

An abundance of research has been undertaken on this ancient plant, revealing a wide range of profound and important therapeutic effects. They can be grouped into cardiovascular, neurological and metabolic effects. Here we shall focus on the...

Eupatorium purpureum

Gravel Root

Eupatorium purpureum Compositae Names: Gravelweed, Joe-Pye Weed, Queen of the Meadow. Do not confuse with Boneset: Eupatorium perfoliatum Habitat: USA Collection: The root and rhizome should be dug up in the autumn after the plant has stopped...

Turnera diffusa

Damiana

Turnera diffusa Turneraceae Names: Turnera aphrodisiaca Habitat: Southern USA, Mexico and parts of sub-tropical America andAfrica. Collection: The leaves and stems are gathered at the time off lowering. Part Used: Dried leaves and stems...

Vitex agnus-castus

Chaste Berry

Vitex agnus-castus Verbenaceae Names: Vitex, Chasteberry. Collection: The very dark berries should be picked when ripe, which is between October and November. They may be dried in sun or shade. Part Used: The fruit. Constituents: Iridoid glycosides...

Caulophylum thalictroides

Blue Cohosh

Caulophylum thalictroides Berberidaceae Names : Papoose Root, Squawroot Habitat : USA Collection : The roots and rhizome are collected in the autumn, as at the end of the growing season they are richest in natural chemicals. Part Used : Root &...

Cimicifuga racemosa

Black Cohosh

Cimicifuga racemosa Ranunculaceae Names: Black Snakeroot, Bugbane, Rattleroot, Rattleweed, Squawroot. Habitat: USA and Canada. Collection: The roots are unearthed with the rhizome in autumn after the fruits have ripened. They should be cut...

Viburnum prunifolium

Black Haw

Viburnum prunifolium Caprifoliaceae Names: Stagbush, American Sloe. Habitat: Eastern and Central USA. Collection: The bark from the roots and the trunk is collected in the autumn. The shrubs should be dug out and the bark stripped from roots and...

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