Tag - Herbal Medicine

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...

Rubus idaeus

Raspberry

Rubus idaeus Rosaceae Habitat: Cultivated in most temperate countries. Collection: The leaves may be collected throughout the growing season.Dry slowly in a well-ventilated area to ensure proper preservation ofproperties. Part Used: Leaves and fruit...

Dioscorea villosa

Wild Yam

Dioscorea villosa Part Used: Dried underground parts. Constituents: Steroidal saponins, based on diosgenin: dioscin, dioscorin, and others. Actions: Anti-spasmodic, anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, hepatic, cholagogue, diaphoretic. Indications:...

Mitchella repens

Partridge Berry

Mitchella repens Rubiaceae Names: Squaw Vine. Habitat: N. America. Collection: Being an evergreen herb, it may be found all year round inthe forest and woodland habitat it likes. It is best collected in flowerbetween April and June. Part Used:...

Pasque Flower

Anemone pulsatilla Ranunculaceae Names: Pulsatilla, Wind Flower, Meadow Anemone. Habitat: Europe and parts of Russia, cultivated elsewhere. Collection: The stalks should be gathered at the time of floweringwhich is in March or April.. Part Used:...

Passiflora incarnata

Passion Flower

Passiflora incarnata Part Used: Leaves and whole plant. Constituents: Alkaloids; harmine, harman, harmol, harmaline, harmalol, and passaflorine. Flavonoids; apigenin and various glycosides, homoorientin, isovitexin,kaempferol, luteolin, orientin...

Parietaria diffusa

Pellitory of the Wall

Parietaria diffusa Urticaceae Habitat: Native to Europe, including Britain. Collection: The parts above ground are collected between June andSeptember. Part Used: Aerial parts. Constituents: * Flavonoids; 3-glucosides & 3-rhamnosides...

Mentha pulegium

Peppermint

Mentha piperita Part Used: Aerial parts. Constituents: The whole complex of primary plant constituents and acharacteristic array of secondary plant constituents are present.Pharmacologically important constituents include an essential oil...

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