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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...

Achillea millefolium

Yarrow

Achillea millefolium Compositae Names: Milfoil Habitat: Native to Eurasia and naturalized in North America, found intemperate zones. Collection: The whole of the plant above ground should be gathered when in flower between June and September. Part...

Juniperus communis

Juniper Berries

Juniperus communis Cupressaceae Names: Habitat: Widely distributed throughout the world, particularly Europe. Collection: The ripe, unshrivelled berries should be collected in the autumn and dried slowly in the shade, to avoid losing the oil present...

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...

Golden Rod

Solidago virgaurea Compositae Habitat: A common garden and wild plant in Britain and Europe. Collection: Gather stalks at the time of flowering, which is between July and October, preferably from plants not yet blooming. Dry in the shade or not...

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...

Corn Silk

Zea mays Graminaceae Collection: The stigmas should be collected just before pollination occurs, the timing depends upon climate. It is best used fresh as some of the activity is lost with time. Part Used: Stigmas from the female flowers of maize...

Buchu

Barosma betulina Rutaceae Names: Bucco, Agathosma betulina. Habitat: S. Africa. Collection: The leaves should be collected during the flowering and fruiting stage. Part Used: Leaves. Constituents: Volatile oil, diosphenol (=buchu camphor), pulegone...

Cleavers

Galium aparine Rubiaceae Names: Goosegrass, Clivers. Collection: The plant should be gathered before flowering and dried in the shade. Parts Used: Dried aerial parts and the fresh expressed juice. Constituents: Glycoside asperuloside, gallotannic...

Cranberries

Cranberries (Vaccinium oxycoccus, V. macrocarpon) are members of the Ericaceae (Heath) Family and a relative of blueberries. The genus name, vaccinium is from the Latin vaca, meaning, “cow” as they enjoy this plant. Also known as...

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