Tag - Herbal Medicine

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...

Oregon Mtn Grape

Berberis aquifolium Berberidaceae Names: Oregon Grape Root, Mountain Grape. Habitat: Oregon, N. America, cultivatied as a garden plant elsewhere. Collection: The underground parts are collected in the autumn,carefully cleaned, cut into slices and...

Petroselinum crispum

Parsley

Petroselinum crispum Umbelliferae Habitat: Native to the Eastern Mediterranean, cultivated worldwide. Collection: The root is collected in the autumn from two year oldplants. the leaves can be used any time during the growing season. Part Used: 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:...

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