Scientific Name: Oenothera biennis Evening Primrose Oil has been shown to slightly reduce blood pressure.Continue reading "Evening Primrose"
Scientific Name: Amoracia rusticana The enzyme horseradish peroxidase (HRP), found in the plant, is used extensively in molecular biology and biochemistry primarily for its ability to amplify a weak signal and increase detectability of a target molecule. Leaf and root were used extensively for medicine in the middle ages, and continue to be employed in folk medicine. When cut […]Continue reading "Horseradish"
Scientific Name: Fallopia japonica variegata Knotweed contains resveratrol in the roots. Also being investigated as treatment for Lyme.Continue reading "Japanese Knotweed"
Scientific Name: Althaea officinalis Traditionally used as relief for irritation of mucous membranes, including use as a gargle for mouth and throat ulcers and gastric ulcers.Continue reading "Marshmallow"
Scientific Name: Paeonia officinalis Antispasmodic. It is typically used in the treatment of various epileptic disorders as well as muscle cramps.Continue reading "Peony"
Scientific Name: Plantago lanceleolata A tea from the leaves is used as a cough medicine. Contains phenylethanoids. Also used topically as a poltice for would healing.Continue reading "Plantian, Narrowleaf"
Scientific Name: Urtica dioca Used to treat rheumatism and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).Continue reading "Stinging Nettle"
Scientific Name: Rheum officinale The root of rhubarb has been used to alleviate fevers, inflammatory conditions, and digestive problems. Large amounts of the leaves of the rhubarb are toxic.Continue reading "Tibetan Rhubarb"
Scientific Name: Nicotina tabacum This is cultivated tobacco and source of nicotine. Medicinally, it is used as a sedative, diuretic, expectorant, and sialagogue.Continue reading "Tobacco"
Scientific Name: Isatis tinctoria Might be used to prevent cancer, as it can produce high levels of glucobrassicin. Also used as a dye plant.Continue reading "Woad"