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Rue

Ruta graveolens Rutaceae Names: Garden Rue, Herb of Grace, Herbygrass. Habitat: Native to Southern Europe, cultivated in Britain and elsewhere as an ornamental. Collection: The herb should be collected before the flowers open in the summer and dried...

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...

Plantain

Plantago major Plantaginaceae Names: Greater Plantain Habitat: A common “weed” in Britain and many other parts of theworld. Collection: Gather during flowering throughout the summer. Dry as fastas possible as the leaves will discolour if...

Lungwort Herb

Pulmonaria officinalis Boraginaceae Habitat: Shady places throughout Europe including Britain, cultivated in gardens. Part used: Leaves. Collection: The leavres should be gathered during and after flowering, between March and September...

Hyssop

Hyssopus officinalis Labiatae Habitat: A common garden plant. Part Used: Dried aerial parts. Collection: The flowering tops of Hyssop should be collected in August and dried in the sun. Constituents: Terpenoids; including marrubiin, oleanolic and...

Daisy

Bellis perennis Compositae Collection:The flowers may be picked between March and October. Part Used: Fresh or dried flower heads. Constituents: Saponins Tannin Essential oil Flavones Bitter principle Mucilage. Actions: Expectorant, astringent...

Balm of Gilead

Populus candicans Salicadeae Names: Poplar buds, Balsam Poplar Habitat: Cultivated in Europe & N. America. Collection: Part Used: Closed buds. Constituents: Phenolic glycosides; salicin, populin (benzoyl salicin) and chrysin Volatile oil, the...

Pumpkins

Pumpkins (Curcurbita pepo) are members of the Curcurbitaceae (Gourd) Family, and a relative of melons and squash. Their genus is from the Latin for gourd and species name is derived from the Greek word for “Sun ripened.” Originating in...

Allergies and Asthma in Children

Allergic conditions can begin at any age. Infants can develop eczema soon after birth. Babies can also suffer from asthmatic reactions to viruses, with chronic coughs and/or wheezing following colds. Preschoolers may develop sensitivity to milk and...

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