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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...

Rue

Ruta graveolens Rutaceae Names: Garden Rue, Herb of Grace, Herbygrass. Habitat: Native to Southern Europe, cultivated in Britain and elsewhere as an ornamental. Collection: The herb should be collected before the flowers open in the summer and dried...

Verbena officinalis

Vervain

Verbena officinalis Part Used: Aerial parts. Constituents: Iridoids, verbenin, verbenalin and bastatoside Miscellaneous; essential oil, mucilage and others. Actions: Nervine tonic, sedative, anti-spasmodic, diaphoretic, hypotensive, galactagogue...

Sarsaparilla

Smilax officinalis Liliaceae Habitat: The plants are climbing vines native to tropical America andthe West Indies. Collection: The roots and rhizome can be unearthed throughout theyear. Part Used: Root and rhizome. Constituents: * Saponins, based on...

Saw Palmetto

Serenoa serrulata Palmae Names: Sabal. Habitat: Eastern N. America. Collection: The berries of this impressive palm are gathered from September through until January. Part Used: Berries. Constituents: * Essential oil * Fixed oil, consisting of 25%...

Cassia angustifolia

Senna

Cassia angustifolia & Cassia senna Part Used: Dried fruit pods, and leaves. Constituents: Anthraquinone glycosides: in the leaf; sennosidesA and B based on the aglycones sennidin A & B, sennosides C & D which are glycosides of...

Capsella bursa-pastoris

Shephard’s Purse

Capsella bursa-pastoris Cruciferae Habitat: A common plant growing in many parts of the world. Collection: The herb can be collected from February until October. Part Used: Aerial parts. Constituents: Flavonoids; luteolin-7-rutinoside andquercitin-3...

Scutellaria laterifolia

Skullcap

Scutellaria laterifolia Part Used: Aerial parts. Constituents: Scutellarin, a flavonoid glycoside and many other flavones. Iridoids; catalpol is present Volatile oil and waxes, mainly C3l, C33 and C35 hydrocarbons Tannins Actions: Nervine tonic...

Ulmus fulva

Slippery Elm

Ulmus fulva Part Used: Inner bark. Constituents: Mucilage, composed of galactose, 3-methyl galactose, rhamnose and galacturonic acid residues. Actions: Demulcent, emollient, nutrient, astringent, anti-inflammatory. Indications: Slippery Elm Bark is...

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...

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