Category: Monographs

Feverfew

  Tanacetum parthenium Common Name: Feverfew, bachelor’s button, febrifuge plant, wild chamomile, wild quinine   Family: Asteraceae TCM Name: Xiao bai ju Ayurvedic Name: N/A Parts Used: Flowers and (primarily) leaves  Native To: Balkan peninsula Medicinal Notes Feverfew is often cultivated in gardens for ornamental purposes. It…

Arnica

Arnica montana  Common Name: Arnica, leopard’s bane, wolfsbane, mountain tobacco   Family: Asteraceae TCM Name: N/A Ayurvedic Name: N/A Parts Used: Flowers Native To: Europe Medicinal Notes Arnica is a hardy perennial in the aster family (Asteraceae) which grows at elevation in the subalpine meadows and open…

Calendula

Calendula officinalis Common Name: Calendula, marigold, pot marigold   Family: Asteraceae TCM Name: Jin zhan ju Ayurvedic Name: N/A Parts Used: flowers, ray florets Native To: South central Europe, North Africa Medicinal Notes Calendula is an annual in the aster family (Asteraceae) which is native to south central Europe North…

Oregano

Origanum vulgare Common Name: Oregano, wild marjoram, and Mexican wild sage   Family: Lamiaceae TCM Name: Tu Yin Chen Ayurvedic Name: Sathra Parts Used: Leaves, flowering stems Native To: Southern Europe, southwest Asia, and the Mediterranean Medicinal Notes Oregano is part of the mint family (Lamiaceae) with…