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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;...

Wild Cherry Bark

Prunus serotina Rosaceae Names: Virginia Prune Bark. Habitat: Widely distributed throughout Canada and the USA. Collection: The bark is gathered from young plants in the autumn, when it is most active. The outer bark is stripped off and the inner...

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...

Asclepias tuberosa

Pleurisy Root

Asclepias tuberosa Asclepiadaceae Names: Butterfly Weed. Habitat: USA Collection: The rhizome should be unearthed in March or April. Clean,split and dry. Part Used: Rhizome. Constituents: * Cardenolides, including asclepiadin * Flavonoids; rutin...

Trifolium pratense

Red Clover

Trifolium pratense Papilionaceae Habitat: Widely distributed throughout Europe including Britain, naturalized in N. America and many other parts of the world. Collection: The flowerheads are gathered between May and September. Part Used: Flowerheads...

Althaea officinalis

Marshmallow

Althaea officinalis Part Used: Root and leaf. Constituents: In the root: Mucilage, l8-35% Miscellaneous; about 35% pectin, l-2% asparagine, tannins. In the leaves: Mucilage; including a low molecular weight D-glucan Flavanoids such a kaempferol...

Mouse Ear

Pilosella officinarum Compositae Common name: Hawkweed Habitat: A common British and European plant growing in sandy soil. Part used: Aerial parts. Collection: Mouse Ear should be collected when in flower between May andJune. Constituents:...

Mullein

Verbascum thapsus Scrophulariaceae Names: Aarons Rod, Great Mullein. Habitat: Native to Britain, Europe and parts of Asia. Collection: The leaves are collected in mid-summer before they turn brown, dry in the shade. The flowers are gathered between...

Cephaëlis ipecacuanha

Ipecacuanha

Cephaëlis ipecacuanha Rubiaceae Folk names: Ipecac, Rio, Matto Grosso. Habitat: Native to tropical South America, including Brazil, and cultivatedin southern Asia. Part used: Root and rhizome. Collection: The root of this small South American shrub...

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