Tag - Herbal Medicine

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...

Commiphora molmol

Myrrh

Commiphora molmol Burseraceae Habitat: North east Africa and Arabia. Collection: The gum resin is collected from the bushes that secrete it in the arid regions. Part Used: Gum resin. Constituents: Volatile oil, containing heerabolene, cadinene...

Phytolacca americana

Poke

Phytolacca americana Phytolaccaceae Names: Pokeweed. Habitat: N. America Collection: The root should be unearthed in the late autumn or spring.Clean it and split lengthwise before drying. Part Used: Root. Constituents: Triterpenoid saponins; the...

Urtica dioica

Nettle

Urtica dioica Urticacea Names: Stinging Nettle Habitat: Everywhere! Collection: The herb should be collected when the flowers are inbloom. Part Used: Aerial parts. Constituents: * Chlorophyll in high yields * Indoles such ashistamine and serotonin *...

Zanthoxylum americanum

Prickly Ash

Zanthoxylum americanum Rutaceae Names: Tootheache Tree Habitat: Canada and the USA. Collection: The berries are collected in late summer and the bark isstripped from the stems of this shrub in the spring. Part Used: The bark and berries...

Quercus robur

Oak Bark

Quercus robur Part Used: Bark. Constituents: The whole complex of primary plant constituents and acharacteristic array of secondary plant constituents are present. The 15-20%tannins produce the dominant pharmacological effects. Actions: Astringent...

Trifolium pratense

Red Clover

Trifolium pratense Papilionaceae Habitat: Widely distributed throughout Europe including Britain, naturalized in N. America and many other parts of the world. Collection: The flowerheads are gathered between May and September. Part Used: Flowerheads...

Avena sativa

Oats

Avena sativa Gramineae Habitat: Widely distributed as a cereal crop. Collection: The fruit and straw are gathered at harvest time, inAugust. The stalks are cut and bound together. Leave them upright to dry andthen thresh out the fruit. The straw is...

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