house plants

Juniper berry

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Juniper berry uniper berry is the female seed cone of a fruit produced by various species of juniper trees. Juniper tree is a short evergreen shrub about 4 to 6 feet high, mainly found in the plains of Europe and other parts of the Northern Hemisphere. Juniper berry is not a true berry, but only a cone with unusually fleshy …

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Yam(sweet potato)

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Yam (Sweet Potato) Sweet Potato or Yam is a tuberous crop with scientific name Ipomoea Batatas. Its plant is a creeper with heart shaped or lobed leaves. The tubers color vary from purple or red to pale yellow or white, depending upon the variety, soil type, climate and minerals. The red variety has drier and harder flesh while the white …

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Senna

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Senna leaves and tea are used in colon cleanse and laxative formulas as well as Asian cuisine. This herb stimulates the colon, causing a quick transit time. Senna, whether found as leaves, in a tea, in a colon cleanse or a weight loss formula, is an excellent, but sometimes misunderstood, laxative herb. Senna increases the peristaltic action of the large …

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vervain

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For thousands of years, blue vervain has been used as an herbal remedy. The Chinese used this herb to treat malaria, dysentery, and congestion. It was also used during the middle Ages to help cure plagues. Blue vervain was also used by Native Americans as a natural tranquilizer for treating nervous conditions, along with female problems. In Germany, modern research …

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Agrimony

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Agrimony Scientific name : Agrimonia eupatoria L. Other names: Church steeples, Cocklebur, Philanthropos, Stickwort Family: Rose family – Rosaceae Agrimony is a pretty plant with spikes of tiny yellow flowers (church steeples) and fruit with hooked bristles at the top (cockleburs). It grows wild by roadsides, fields and woods. Although the plant has no narcotic properties, tradition holds that when …

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Black pepper

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Black pepper Black pepper is derived from the fruit of a climbing vine native to southern India and Sri Lanka. White pepper is likewise made from this fruit but is processed differently. Used almost universally, black pepper is one of the most common condiments worldwide and figures prominently in most curry recipes. It is also frequently included in the prescriptions …

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Cayenne

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Cayenne – Capsicum minimum Also known as chilli pepper, hot pepper and Tabasco pepper. Most households throughout the West will include some form of Cayenne in the kitchen but most people probably do not realise what a powerfully healing herb it really is. It is particularly a great blood circulation stimulant. This ability to stimulate the circulation means that cayenne …

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Dandelion

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Dandelion Traditionally, dandelion has been used to cure breast illnesses, bloating, disorders of the gastrointestinal system, aching joints, and skin conditions. The leaves have large amounts of numerous vitamins, including A, C, D, and B-complexes, as well as minerals like iron, magnesium, zinc potassium, manganese, copper, choline, calcium, boron, and silicon.General Information For many people, dandelions are simply a yard …

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Feverfew

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 Feverfew Feverfew has been used in traditional folk medicine in Europe for centuries. Some of the ailments this herb has been used for include arthritis, fever and headaches. The name of this herb is derived from its ability to reduce fevers. Some of the other conditions feverfew is used for include labor problems, upset stomach, skin disorders as well as menstruation …

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Tea tree

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 Tea tree Tea tree oil is made from the extracts of leaves of the Melaleuca alternofilia, this is a plant found in Australia. Tea tree oil uses were discovered by Australian aboriginals to treat different kinds of conditions ranging from acne to dandruff. Recent trials have concluded that tea tree oil can also be used to treat athlete’s foot. The …

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Bladderwrack

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Preparation: Fluid Extract of FucusRelated entries: Laminaria The marine plant, Fucus vesiculosus, Linné.Nat. Ord.—Fucoideae.COMMON NAMES: Bladder-wrack, Sea-wrack, Cut-weed, Kelp-ware, Black-tang, Quercus marina.ILLUSTRATION: Bentley and Trimen, Med. Plants, 304. Botanical Source.—Fucus vesiculosus is a perennial sea-weed. Its root is a hard, flattish disk. The frond or thallus ranges from a few inches to 4 feet in length, and from 2 lines …

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