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    • £4.50£13.50
    • 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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    • £10.00£55.00
    • Common name: Black cohosh Latin Name: Cimicifuga racemosa Parts used: Root and Rhizomes Traditional use:  Black cohosh is used mainly to treat women's problems, especially painful periods and problems associated with the menopause Constituents: Contains numerous chemical constituents, among them isoflavones which mimic hormonal activity. Actions: Useful for hot flushes, vaginal dryness, and even the depression sometimes associated with menopause.
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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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    • Barberry
    • £4.50£22.50
    • 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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    • Common Name: Yarrow, Milfoil, old man’s pepper, nosebleed Family: Asteraceae or Compositae Chemical: azulene; borneol, terpineol, camphor, cineole, isoartemesia ketone, and a trace of thujone, lactones, flavonoids, tannins, coumarins, saponins, sterols, a bitter glyco-alkaloid (achilleine), cyanidin, amino Parts used: Aerial parts. Tea can be made from fresh or dried cut leaves and flowers. Known Hazards: Avoid in pregnancy, can cause allergic skin reaction in…
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    • £5.00£33.75
    • Common Name  Moringa Family:  Moringacae  Habitat/Cultivation  Moringa oleifera is a small, fast-growing, drought deciduous tree or shrub that reaches 12 m in height at maturity. It has a wide-open, typically umbrella- shaped crown and usually, a single stem. Its wood is soft and its bark is light. It tends to be deeply rooted  Parts used:  Leaf seeds and seed pods oil, Traditional use:  childbirth, colds,…
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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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    • £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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    • 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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    • £8.50£41.00
    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • St. Johns’ Wort
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    • 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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    • £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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