Tag - Herbal Materia Medica

Yellow Dock

Rumex crispus Polygonaceae Names: Curled or Curly Dock. Habitat: A common European weed. Collection: The roots should be unearthed in late summer and autumn, between August and October. Clean well and split length ways before drying. Part Used: Root...

Euonymus atropurpureus

Wahoo

Euonymus atropurpureus Part Used: Root bark. Constituents: Cardenolides based on digitoxigenin Alkaloids such as asparagine & atropurpurine Sterols; euonysterol, atropurpurol, homoeuonysterol Actions: Cholagogue, hepatic, laxative, diuretic...

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%...

Cassia angustifolia

Senna

Cassia angustifolia & Cassia senna Part Used: Dried fruit pods, and leaves. Constituents: Anthraquinone glycosides: in the leaf; sennosidesA and B based on the aglycones sennidin A & B, sennosides C & D which are glycosides of...

Capsella bursa-pastoris

Shephard’s Purse

Capsella bursa-pastoris Cruciferae Habitat: A common plant growing in many parts of the world. Collection: The herb can be collected from February until October. Part Used: Aerial parts. Constituents: Flavonoids; luteolin-7-rutinoside andquercitin-3...

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...

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