Monthly Archives: May 2016

Wormwood {Artemisia absinthium}

Also, Known As: Absinthe Absinthium Ajenjo Common Wormwood Green Ginger Madderwort Old woman Wormwood Primarily native to Europe, wormwood is a perennial shrub-like herb that has grayish-white colored stems wrapped with delicate and glossy hairs. Wormwood normally grows up to a height between one and three feet and bears leaves that are smooth, hairy and contain secretary cells. They also

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Morinda {Morinda citrifolia / Morinda officinalis}

Also, Known As: Ba Ji Tian Morinda Noni The herb commonly called the morinda is botanically known as Morinda citrifolia. The name noni is also used for commercial purposes. The plant is widespread throughout much of the Pacific region and among the Pacific island societies – morinda is one of the main traditional sources of herbal medicine. The morinda is a small

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Southernwood {Artemisia abrotanum}

Also, Known As: Southernwood Southernwood (botanical name, Artemisia abrotanum) is a shrub-like plant that grows perennially to a height of three feet (one meter) and possesses a potent aroma. The stems of this shrub are woody while it bears fluffy leaves that have a silver-green hue. The flowers of this plant are yellowish in color. Southernwood belongs to the genus Artemisia,

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Life Root

Senecio aureus Also, Known As: Cocashweed Coughweed False Valerian Golden Ragwort Golden Senecio Liferoot The herb known as the life root is a perennial wild flower species of the daisy family of plants – Asteraceae; it reaches about half to two m in height. A small rosette of basal leaves approximately six to eight inches across is found at the

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Bitter Principles

In modern herbal medicine, bitter principles occupy a central place in herbal therapeutics beating the acrid constituents. Most people consuming herbal medicines complain about the bitterness of the medicines prescribed. This is the only defining attribute of herbal medicine and the only feature to set it apart from other therapies. The bitter principles work by stimulating the bitter receptors of

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Chickweed {Stellaria media}

Also, Known As: Adder’s Mouth Chickweed Indian Chickweed Satinflower Scarweed Starweed Starwort Stitchwort Tongue Grass White Bird’s-eye Winterweed The plant known as the chickweed is a very fragile appearing herb; as a plant it is actually a very lusty annual plant characterized by the presence of matted to straight green stems growing in profusion over vast areas of land. The

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