Tag - Herbal Medicine

Artemisia absinthum

Wormwood

Artemisia absinthum Compositae Habitat: Native to Europe, N. Africa and Western Asia, cultivated in the USA and elsewhere. Collection: The leaves and flowering tops are gathered at the end of the flowering period between July and September. Part...

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...

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...

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...

Rosmarinus officinalis

Rosemary

Rosmarinus officinalis Habitat: Native to the Mediterranean region, cultivated widelyelsewhere. Collection: The leaves may be gathered throughout the summer but are attheir best during flowering time. Part Used: Leaves and twigs. Constituents: *...

Valeriana officinalis

Valerian

Valeriana officinalis Part used: Rhizome, stolons & roots. Constituents: A range of unique chemical constituents have been found, but as with all herbal remedies it is a mistake to try to understand the plant from these chemicals alone. The...

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...

Verbena officinalis

Vervain

Verbena officinalis Part Used: Aerial parts. Constituents: Iridoids, verbenin, verbenalin and bastatoside Miscellaneous; essential oil, mucilage and others. Actions: Nervine tonic, sedative, anti-spasmodic, diaphoretic, hypotensive, galactagogue...

Sarsaparilla

Smilax officinalis Liliaceae Habitat: The plants are climbing vines native to tropical America andthe West Indies. Collection: The roots and rhizome can be unearthed throughout theyear. Part Used: Root and rhizome. Constituents: * Saponins, based on...

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