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Asclepias tuberosa

Pleurisy Root

Asclepias tuberosa Asclepiadaceae Names: Butterfly Weed. Habitat: USA Collection: The rhizome should be unearthed in March or April. Clean,split and dry. Part Used: Rhizome. Constituents: * Cardenolides, including asclepiadin * Flavonoids; rutin...

Allium sativum

Garlic

Allium sativum Liliaceae Habitat: Cultivated worldwide. Collection: The bulb with its numerous cloves should be unearthed when the leaves begin to wither in September. They should be stored in a cool dry place. Part Used: Bulb. Constituents:...

Eupatorium perfoliatum

Boneset

Eupatorium perfoliatum Compositae Names : Feverwort Habitat : N. America Collection : Boneset should be collected as soon as the flowers open in August or September. Part Used : Dried aerial parts Constituents : Sesquiterpene lactones ; eupafolin...

Echinacea and Goldenseal - boost immune system and lower inflammation

On Echinacea & Goldenseal

Herbal medicine has a long tradition of use in the treatment and prevention of immune-related disorders. And Echinacea is one of the most commonly prescribed botanicals for the immune system. Echinacea is considered a "blood purifier," primarily due...

Influenza

Influenza is a viral infection of the respiratory tract that is very contagious and is spread by contact with an infected person, and can reach epidemic proportions in the winter months. Dr. Janet Zand discusses the common causes and outlines a...

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