Monthly Archives: May 2016

Aconite

Aconitum napellus Also, Known As: Aconite Auld Wife’s Huid Blue Rocket Cuckoo’s Cap Friar’s Cap Jacob’s Chariot Monkshood Soldier’s Cap The aconite is a shrub which sports purplish blue aconite flowers that bloom during the summer as well as during the fall and are generally shaped like a helmet. The form of the flowers is especially intended to draw as

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Summer Herbs: Feverfew {Tanacetum parthenium}

Also, Known As: Bride’s Button Compositae Featherfew Featherfoil Febrifuge Plant Feverfew Wild Chamomile The feverfew herb has been used as an herbal remedy since the time of Dioscorides-78 A.D. The herbal remedies made from the feverfew was used to treat problems such as a headache, the development of menstrual irregularities in women, disorders such as stomachaches, and all types of fevers in

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Soapwort

Saponaria officinalis Also, Known As Bouncing Bet Fuller’s-herb Lady’s-washbowl Latherwort Old-maid’s-pink Soapwort The soapwort is a perpetual plant, which is also popularly known as the bouncing bet in America. It also has several folk names like the latherwort that are derived from the herb’s distinguished feature to produce lather like the soaps. The herb has rich content of saponins that

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Motherwort {Leonurus cardiaca}

Also, Known As: Lion’s Ear Lion’s Tail Lion’s Tart Motherwort Although motherwort is indigenous to Europe, over the years, the plant has acclimatized itself to the different conditions all over North America. Presently, motherwort is found in the terrain ranging from Nova Scotia to Montreal and southern parts of North America to Texas and North Carolina. The plant thrives best

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Arnica

Arnica montana Also, Known As: Arnica Arnica Flowers Arnica Root Common Arnica Leopard’s Bane Mountain Arnica Mountain Daisy Mountain Tobacco Wolfsbane The herb known as the arnica is characterized by a creeping rhizome; arnica is an aromatic and perennial plant, which gives out a basal rosette of four to eight downy leaves which reach a length of about one and

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