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Betonica officinalis

Wood Betony

Betonica officinalis Labiatae Names: Bishopswort, Betony, Stachys betonica. Habitat: Europe including Britain, in open woods, hedge banks, grasslands and heaths. Collection: The aerial parts should be dried carefully in the sun. Part Used: Dried...

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...

Sweet Violet

Viola odorata Violaceae Names: Violet. Habitat: Widely found in Europe and Asia. Collection: The leaves and flowers are gathered in the spring, in March and April. Dry with care. Part Used: Leaves and flowers. Constituents: Phenolic glycosides...

anacetum vulgare

Tansy

Tanacetum vulgare Compositae Names: Batchelor’s Buttons Habitat: A common European wild plant. Collection: The leaves and flowers are collected during the flowering time between June and September. Part Used: Aerial parts. Constituents:...

Salvia officinalis

Red Sage

Salvia officinalis var. rubia Labiateae Names: Garden Sage Habitat: Native to Mediterranean region, cultivated worldwide. Collection: The leaves should be gathered shortly before or just atthe beginning of flowering in dry sunny weather in May or...

Thymus vulgaris

Thyme

Thymus vulgaris Labiatae Names: Common Thyme, Garden Thyme Habitat: Thyme is indigenous to the Mediterranean region, and cultivated widely.. Collection: The flowering branches should be collected between June and August on a dry sunny day. The...

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...

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