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: Sambucuc nigra Anthocyanidins, the flavonoids in ripe berries have antiviral and immune modulating effectsContinue reading "Elderberry"
Scientific Name: Asarum europaeum Poisonous in large doses. Diuretic, emetic, purgative and cathartic.Continue reading "European Wild Ginger"
Scientific Name: Ficus carica Figs are used for their mild, laxative action, and are employed in the preparation of laxative confections and syrups.Continue reading "Fig"
Scientific Name: Digitalis purpurea Due to the presence of the cardiac glycoside digoxin, the leaves, flowers and seeds of this plant are all poisonous to humans and some animals and can be fatal if eaten. Typically used to treat heart failure and irregular heart rhythm.Continue reading "Foxglove"
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: Gingko biloba Used for memory disorders, including Alzheimer’s.Continue reading "Ginkgo"
Scientific Name: Centaurea macrocephala Many species of Centaurea have been used historically to treat diabetes, hypertension, diarrhea, and malaria.Continue reading "Globe Centaurea"