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vervain

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 …

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Black pepper

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 …

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Cayenne

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 …

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Agrimony

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 …

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Dandelion

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 …

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Tea tree

 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 …

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Feverfew

 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 …

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Bladderwrack

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 …

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Chicory

DESCRIPTION: You can recognize chicoryís initial growth by its long, deeply toothed (serrated) leaves, which eventually reach 3 to 6 inches in length. They hug the relatively warm ground and spread away from the root into a circle to catch more sunlightóthe basal rosette, common in cold weather when nothing …

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Myrrh

Myrrh Botanical ClassificationmyrrhFamily    Burseraceae Genus and specie     Commiphora myrrhaOther names Commiphora molmol, Mo Yoa, balsamodendron and bola.Description of the herb myrrhmyrrh Myrrh is a aromatic spiny shrub with yellow-red flowers, followed by pointed, ellipsoid fruits.Parts used The gum resin and oil are used.Properties Myrrh is a pungent, stimulating, astringent, …

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peony

Botanical:  Paeonia lactifloraFamily:  Paeoniaceae (peony) formerly Ranunculaceae (buttercup/crowfoot)Other common names:  Chinese Peony, Moutan, Tree Peony, Moutan Peony, Mudan If you thought the Peony was only a beautiful flower, think again!  Peony Root has been used in herbal medicine for thousands of years for its tranquilizing effect on the nerves, pain …

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