Tag - Herbal Materia Medica

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...

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...

anacetum vulgare

Tansy

Tanacetum vulgare Compositae Names: Batchelor’s Buttons Habitat: A common European wild plant. Collection: The leaves and flowers are collected during the flowering time between June and September. Part Used: Aerial parts. Constituents:...

Salvia officinalis

Red Sage

Salvia officinalis var. rubia Labiateae Names: Garden Sage Habitat: Native to Mediterranean region, cultivated worldwide. Collection: The leaves should be gathered shortly before or just atthe beginning of flowering in dry sunny weather in May or...

Thymus vulgaris

Thyme

Thymus vulgaris Labiatae Names: Common Thyme, Garden Thyme Habitat: Thyme is indigenous to the Mediterranean region, and cultivated widely.. Collection: The flowering branches should be collected between June and August on a dry sunny day. The...

Rheum palmatum

Rhubarb Root

Rheum palmatum Part Used: Rhizome of Rheum palmatum and other species, not the garden rhubarb. Constituents: Anthraquinone derivatives such as chrysophanic acid (=chrysophanol),emodin, aloe-emodin, rhein & physcion, with their O-glycosides such...

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...

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