Scientific Name: Asarum europaeum Poisonous in large doses. Diuretic, emetic, purgative and cathartic.Continue reading "European Wild Ginger"
Scientific Name: Hydrastis canadensis Contains the isoquinoline alkaloids: hydrastine, berberine, berberastine, hydrastinine, tetrahydroberberastine, canadine, and canalidine.Continue reading "Goldenseal"
Scientific Name: Epimedium grandiflorum Used for men’s sexual health.Continue reading "Horny Goat Weed"
Scientific Name: Berberis thunbergii Contains berberine which has been used as an effective antiseptic. It is also being researched for its use in diabetes mellitus, cancer and depression.Continue reading "Japanese Barberry"
Scientific Name: Podophyllum peltatum Contains podophyllotoxin, which is used topically to treat genital warts caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). The entire plant, except for the fruit, is poisonous.Continue reading "Mayapple"
Scientific Name: Aconitum napellus Aconite is well known for its extreme toxicity. The tuberous root is used in traditional medicine, although all parts of the plant are considered to be toxic.Continue reading "Monkshood"
Scientific Name: Mahonia aquifolium Contain the alkaloid berberine, known as an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial used in the treatment of infection.Continue reading "Oregon Grape"
Scientific Name: Ranunculus repens A poultice of the chewed leaves has been used in the treatment of sores, muscular aches and rheumatic painsContinue reading "Creeping Buttercup"
Scientific Name: Houttuynia cordata yúxīng cǎo; literally fishy smell herb. Recent studies suggest it may have anit obesity properties.Continue reading "Chameleon Plant"
Scientific Name: Sanguinaria canadensis Blood root has been added to dentifrices to reduce plaque and treat gingivitis and periodontal disease.Continue reading "Bloodroot"