Scienitfic Name: Eupatorium rugosum The common name boneset apparently derives from the plant’s historical use in treating dengue fever (which is also known as breakbone).Continue reading "Chocolate"
Scientific Name: Echinacea purpurea Reduces cold symptoms. Also contains antioxidants and properties that are anti-inflammatory. Echinacea also has been known to help reduce anxiety, lower blood pressure, and help fight against cancer.Continue reading "Echinacea"
Scientific Name: Inula helenium Besides the storage polysaccharide inulin (C6H12O6[C6H10O5]n), a polymer of fructose, the root contains helenin (C15H20O2), a stearoptene, which may be prepared in white acicular crystals, insoluble in water, but freely soluble in alcohol.Continue reading "Elecampane"
Scientific Name: Petasites japonicus For fever, spasms, and lung disease.Continue reading "Fuki Giant Butterbur"
Scientific Name: Dipsacus sativus The Fuller’s Teasel was formerly widely used in textile processing, providing a natural comb for cleaning, aligning and raising the nap on wool. Topically used for small wounds, fistulae, psoriasis, and as a rub for arthritis.Continue reading "Fullers Teasel"
Scientific Name: Lobelia siphilitica At one time the root of this plant was believed to be effective in the treatment of syphilis.Continue reading "Great Blue Lobelia"
Scientific Name: Arctium lappa Roots are used to promote healthy hair and skin.Continue reading "Greater Burdock"
Scientific Name: Artemisia princeps Used in TCM and Western Herbalism for sleep and dreaming.Continue reading "Japanese Mugwort"
Scientific Name: Tagetes Treats burns and swollen bug bites.Continue reading "Marigold"
Scientific Name: Silybum marianum Research suggests that milk thistle extracts both prevent and repair damage to the liver from toluene and/or xylene.Continue reading "Milk Thistle"