Category: Monographs

Self-heal

Prunella vulgaris Common Name: All-Heal, Blue Curls, Brownwort, Brunelle, Brunelle Commune, Brunelle Vulgaire, Brunette, Carpenter’s Herb, Carpenter’s Weed, Charbonnière, Heal-All, Heart of the Earth, Herbe au Charpentier, Hercules Woundwort, Hock-Heal, Petite Consoude, Prunela, Prunella, Prunelle, Prunelle Vulgaire, Self Heal, Sicklewort, Siclewort, Slough-Heal, Woundwort   Family: Lamiaciae TCM Name: Xia Ku Cao Ayurvedic Name: N/A Parts Used: leaves, flowering tops Native To: Northern Hemisphere Medicinal Notes The plant has…

Yarrow

 Achillea millefolium Common Name: bloodwort, common yarrow, carpenter’s weed, knight’s milfoil, noble yarrow, old man’s pepper, nosebleed and staunchgrass.   Family: Asteraceae TCM Name: Ya Luo Ayurvedic Name: N/A Parts Used: leaves, flowering tops, roots Native To: Northern Hemisphere Medicinal Notes “Thou pretty herb of Venus Tree Thy…

Red Clover

Trifolium pratense Common Name: Beebread, Cow Clover, Meadow Clover, Miel des Prés, Purple Clover, Trebol Rojo, Wild Clover.   Family: Fabaceae TCM Name: Mu, Hsun Tsao Ayurvedic Name: Tripatra Parts Used: Flowers, leaves Native To:  Native to Europe, Central Asia, North Africa. Medicinal Notes The name “trifolium” derives form the…

St John’s Wort

Hypericum perforatum Common Name: St John’s Wort, Tipton’s Weed, Chase-Devil, Klamath Weed, Touch and Heal, Goatweed Family: Hypericaceae TCM Name: Guan Ye Lian Qiao Ayurvedic Name: N/A Parts Used: Leaf, Flower Native To: Europe Medicinal Notes According to White Rabbit Institute of Healing: “St John’s…

Comfrey

  Symphytum officinale Common Name: Comfrey, Knitbone, Bruisewort   Family: Boraginaceae TCM Name: N/A Ayurvedic Name: N/A Parts Used: Leaves and roots Native To:  Europe    Medicinal Notes According to The Pharmaceutical Journal: “Dioscorides’s ‘Materia medica’ is the oldest materia medica in Europe. Created at the same time as, but…

Plantain

Plantago ssp Common Name: plantain, white-man’s footprint, waybread, Englishman’s foot, fleawort, ribwort   Family: Plantageinaceae TCM Name: Che Qian Cao Ayurvedic Name: N/A Parts Used: Leaves and seeds Native To:  Europe and Asia   Medicinal Notes “And you, Waybread, mother of herbs, Open from the east, mighty…

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…