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    • Common name: Wormwood, old woman. Family: Compositae Habitat/Cultivation: A wayside plant native to Europe, now grows wild in central Asia and eastern parts of the US. The leaves and flowering tops are gathered at the end of flowering periods between July and end September. Parts used: Leaves and flowering tops Traditional use: Used to expel worms (tapeworms, threadworms, roundworms) stomach…
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    • £4.50£21.00
    • Common name:  Vervain Blue Vervain, Wild Hyssop Latin name: Verbena officinalis Parts used: Ariel parts (leaf stem and flowers) Traditional use: Vervain is useful in many diseases as a pain reliever and antirheumatic used to relieve joint pain as a poultice. Vervain is good for headache, earache, neuralgia, rheumatism, etc. as well as its relaxing effect on the nervous system. Herbalists consider Vervain especially helpful when depression is related to…
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    • Common name:  Barberry Latin name: Berberis vulgaris Parts used: Root and or stem bark Traditional use: Barberry is a traditional bitter tonic that helps support the liver functions and cleanse a congested system. Barberry is rich natural source of berberine. Berberine is bright yellow and somewhat bitter, and has long been used in traditional medicine for its anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial effects. Constituents:  The root bark is a rich source…
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    • £4.50£31.50
    • Common Name: Sarsaparilla Latin name: Smilax Part used: Root and Rhizome Constituents:  parillin (smilacin), glucoside, sarsapic acid, saponins: sarsasaponin, sarsaparilloside, many flavonoids and starch Key Ind: Chronic skin disorders, RA, Gout, used medicinally by herbalists for the prevention of gout, arthritis, inflammations of the joints, and is particularly useful for scaling skin conditions, like psoriasis, especially when accompanied by irritation. Safety issues: People with kidney…
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    • £4.50£22.00
    • Common name: Ginkgo, maidenhair tree Bai guo (TCM) Family: Ginkgoaceae Habitat/Cultivation: Found wild only in China and possible japan. A unique species with no known close living relatives. Grown in large scale plantations in China, France and USA. Parts used: The leaves. (TCM use the seeds for urinary problems) Traditional use: Western use has concentrated on the leaves and its ability to improve circulation. Increases…
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    • £4.50£27.00
    • Common name:   Clivers, Cleavers, Galium, Goosegrass, Catchweed, Coachweed Family:  Rubiaceae Habitat/Cultivation   An annual growing plant to around 3m.  Flowers from June to August, Hermaphrodite flowers, self-pollinating as well as flies and beetles. Hedgerows, develops as a weed on cultivated land. Enjoys moist and grassy places, any soil types. Parts used: Aerial parts. Leaves young shoot tips are eaten raw. Or used for tea. Seeds are…
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    • £4.50£36.00
    • Common name: St Johns Wort, hard hay. Family: Hypericaceae Habitat/Cultivation: Grown on the sunny slopes and dry grasslands as well as the edge of pine woods. The entire plant above the ground should be collected when in flower and dried as quickly as possible. Parts used: Aerial parts Traditional use: Considered primarily for the nervous system (menopausal, neurosis, hysteria)and disorders and injuries  of the spine neuralgia, sciatica…
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    • Common name: Globe artichoke Family: Compositae Habitat/Cultivation:  Woodlands, cultivated gardens in sunny areas preferring well drained soil. The leaves are harvested during growth. The bulbs are harvested prior to flowering. Parts used:  The globe artichoke is the immature flower of the plant and is widely used as a gourmet delicatessen. Not to be confused with a Jerusalem artichoke. The Leaves are also used medicinally…
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    • Common name: Meadowsweet, queen of the meadow, Bride wort, Quaker lady. Family: Rosaceae Habitat/Cultivation: Native to Europe It grows easily in damp places and prefers ditches and banks of streams and rivers. Can be propagated  by root division in Autumn or spring, but seeds itself freely. Leaves and flower tops are harvested in summer when the flowers are open. Parts used: Flowering tops and leaves…
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    • Common/synonyms Name:  Common Thyme, Garden Thyme. Family: Labiatae. Habitat/cultivation:  Thyme is cultivated worldwide from seed. Preferring light chalky soil. Harvested in mid to late summer. Parts used:  Flowers leaves and stems. Properties/traditional use: Infections. The  antiseptic and tonic properties of thyme make it a useful tonic for the immune system in chronic, especially fungal, infections. Also used as an effective remedy for chest infections, such as…
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    • Lemon Balm (Organic)
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    • Common name:  Lemon Balm, Honey plant, Bee balm Family:  Lamiaceae Habitat/Cultivation: Native to southern, eastern and central Europe and from the Caucasus on to Iran. Is now grown throughout the world. Easily grown from seed or root cuttings. It quickly establishes itself and spreads. The flowering time is June to October when the aerial parts are picked just before the…
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    • Common name: Gotu kola Indian pennywort Family: Umbelliferae Habitat/Cultivation: Native to southern India,tropical and sub tropical parts of Australia, Africa and America. Marshy areas and river beds are prefered habitat. Gathered wild . Parts used: Ariel parts Traditional use: In India traditionaly used for leprosy, skin and digestive problems. Rejuvenate mind and body
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    • Common name: Stinging nettle, common nettle, urtica radix (root) urtica herba, urtica galeopsifolia Family: Urticaceae Habitat/Cultivation: Generally regarded as a weed. It grows throughout the temperate regions of the world particularly on nitrate rich soils in waste places. Aerial parts are picked in summer when the plant is in flower. The root is harvested in summer. Parts used: Aerial parts Traditional use:…
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    • Common/synonyms Name: Common Dandelion, piss a bed, Lions Teeth Family: Compositae Habitat/Cultivation: Dandelion grows wild everywhere. France & Germany cultivate from propagated seed. Parts used: Leaves are used raw in salads or juiced. cooked like spinach also dried for herbal preparations. Flowers used for wine and bud can be pickled like capers. Properties/Traditional use: Leaves and fresh root are a…
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    • Common name: Cramp Bark, Black Haw, Stagbush, sweet viburnum, guelder-rose, water elder, arrowwood Family: Caprifoliaceae Habitat/Cultivation: Cramp Bark grows in woodlands hedges and thickets in Europe, Eastern and North America. It is propagated from seeds sown in Autumn. The Bark and branches are collected in spring and summer when the plant is in flower. It has distinctive red berries. Parts used: Bark. Traditional use: Formally used…
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