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: 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: Centaurea macrocephala Many species of Centaurea have been used historically to treat diabetes, hypertension, diarrhea, and malaria.Continue reading "Globe Centaurea"
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: Rauvolfia serpentina Reserpine is an alkaloid first isolated from R. serpentina and was widely used as an antihypertensive drug.Continue reading "Indian Snakeroot"
Scientific Name: Artemisia princeps Used in TCM and Western Herbalism for sleep and dreaming.Continue reading "Japanese Mugwort"
Scientific Name: Achillea clypeolata x Achillea ‘Tagetea’ Moonshine yarrow is used topically to help heal wounds such as cuts or abrasions.Continue reading "Moonshine Yarrow"
Scientific Name: Artemesia abrotanum Used as an air freshener due to its strong camphor-like odor. It has also been studied for its antiseptic properties in treating ailments of the liver, spleen, and stomach.Continue reading "Southernwood"
Scientific Name: Inula ensifolia Similar to Elcampagne.Continue reading "Swordleaf Inula"
Scientific Name: Tanacetum vulgare Used to stimulate menstruation, alleviate migraines or as an anthelmintic. The flowers and leaves of tansy are toxic due to a compound called thujone.Continue reading "Tansy"