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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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    • Ashwaghanda (Organic)
    • £4.50£58.00
    • Common name: Ashwaghanda Parts used: Root Traditional use: Adaptogenic, Tonic, Anti inflammatory, immune modulating Constituents: Steroidal compounds Actions: Tonic, adaptogen, anti-inflammatory, immune modulating Medicinal use: fatigue ,physical stress, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis
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    • Globe Artichoke
    • £4.50£36.50
    • 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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    • £4.50£25.00
    • 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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    • £4.50£24.00
    • Common name: Chaste tree berry, chaste lamb, three leaf chaste tree, five leaf chaste tree berry, seashore chaste tree berry Family:  Verbenacea Habitat/Cultivation: Native to the Mediterranean region and western Asia. Cultivated in sub-tropical areas around the world, becoming naturalised in many regions. The very dark berries should be picked when ripe, between October and November. Parts used: The berries. Traditional use: Hormone regulator,…
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    • £4.50£26.00
    • Family: Hippocastanaceae Habitat/Cultivation: Woodland, parks and garden canopy. The ripe chestnut should be gathered as they fall from the trees in September and October. Parts used: The fruit that is the Horse chestnut, leaves and bark Traditional use: Rheumatism, Varicose veins, neuralgia, rectal complaints, dizziness, headache, spasmodic asthma, it was regarded as a remedy for congestion and engorgement. Dull and aching pains in…
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    • £4.50£24.00
    • Common name: Milk Thistle Silybum marianum, St Marys thistle. Family: Compositae Habitat/Cultivation: Native to the Mediterranean, grows throughout Europe, but is rare in Britain. It grows wild on waste land and is also cultivated in ornamental gardens. Loves sunny position and self seeds. The mature seed heads (achenes) are cut and stored in a warm place. After a few days…
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    • £4.50£23.50
    • 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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    • Stinging Nettle Leaf (Organic)
    • £4.50£36.00
    • 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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    • Dandelion Leaf
    • £4.50£36.00
    • 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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    • Bladderwrack
    • £4.50£30.00
    • Common name: Kelp/Bladderwrack, Fucus, Seaweed, dried Parts used: Whole plant Traditional use: Kelp is commonly used in herbal medicine to stimulate the thyroid function, and can be effective in weight loss as part of a low calorie diet. Bladderwrack has been praised as a weight loss tool for generations and many people are starting to realise how beneficial it can be. When your body is working…
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    • Rhodiola Rosea
    • £5.50£60.00
    • Common name: Rhodiola, Golden root, Rose root, Aaron’s rod Family: Crassulaceae Habitat/Cultivation: Prefers high altitude regions. Found as  ground cover as well as in crevices of mountain rocks, likes well drained soil, cannot grow in the shade. A perennial plant growing to 0.3 mt by 0.3mt  hardy and not frost tender,  flowering from May - Aug a dioecious non self-fertility plant needing bees for pollination. Parts…
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    • £5.50£21.00
    • Common Name: Elder Family: Caprifoliaceae Habitat/Cultivation: Native in Europe, thrives in woods hedges and waste ground. Found in most temperate regions. Propergated from cuttings in spring flower tops are harvested in late spring and the berries are picked in early autumn. Parts used: Flowering tops, berries. Leaves. Traditional use: Flu colds and chest conditions.
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    • £5.50£44.00
    • Common name: Sage Family: Lamiaceae Habitat/Cultivation: Native to the Mediterranean, and is cultivated all around the world. A popular garden herb. It thrives in sunny conditions and is grown from seed in spring. The leaves are picked in the summer. Parts used: Leaves small stems and flowers Traditional use: Why should a man die while sage grows in the garden. An excellent remedy…
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    • £5.50£67.00
    • Common name: Saw Palmetto berries, sabal serrulata Family: Palme Habitat/Cultivation: A small palm growing to 6m (20ft). Indigenous to North America and can be found growing in sand dunes along the Atlantic and Caribbean coast. An impressive palm, It needs well drained soil and plenty of sun, seeds are propagated in spring. The berries are harvested in autumn then dried with the seeds removed.…
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