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Ginger, Zingiber officinale, is one of the most widely consumed aromatic spices in the world, used in cooking and as a main ingredient in many…>
by Keri Marshall, MS, ND ECHINACEA: A BRIEF HISTORY OF USE AND RESEARCH Echinacea has been used and revered for hundreds of years in North…>
by Dr. Mary Bove Elderberry, the dark blue/black fruit from the shrub Sambucus nigra has traditionally been used as a food made into wines, syrups,…>
The Acerola is a deciduous tree, believed to originate from the Yucatan, and is distributed from South Texas through Mexico and Central America…
This is sometimes called smooth, tag or hazel alder. You will find this shrublike tree growing along streams, ponds and lakes throughout much…
This plant is probably better known as an agricultural product for livestock or cover cropping, but in recent years its high nutritional value…
Aloe is one of the most commonly used medicinal plants of all time. The genus is native to Africa, and is very common…
American ginseng is deeply rooted in the North American Herbal tradition and has been a fabled herb of commerce especially in trade with…
A member of the lamiaceae family, this plant has a long history of use in western botanical medicine. It is used to support…
In Ayurvedic medicine, Andrographis, commonly known as Kalmegh or "King of Bitters" has long been used as a bitter tonic, stomachic, antipyretic, and…
This flowering plant is native to the Mediterranean region and Southwest Asia. It is in the Apiaceae family of plants and related to…
Here we are referring to the red inner bark beneath the outer glistening bark of the Terminalia arjuna tree. This tree is found…
As the species name indicates this perennial herb can be found growing in Montana as well as other parts of the northwestern United…
The Artichoke plant is a type of thistle, related to Silybum marianum (Milk Thistle) and is thought to be native to Northern Africa…
This plant is a member of the Solanaceae family and has over 4,000 years of traditional use in its native India, Pakistan and…
Astragalus (huang qi) has been a foundational herb in Traditional Chinese Medicine for hundreds of years. It is included in formulas to support…
This plant is a perennial thorny shrub growing up to 12 feet high and native to central and southern Europe, northwest Africa and…
This evergreen shrub is found in various habitats ranging from New England to Delaware and Maryland in the United States. However, the plant…
The common garden beet is a plant we all know and some of us love for the deep red tuber greens that taste…
Bilberry is a perennial shrub native to Northern Europe, Northern America, and Canada. The plant produces a berry similar to the American Blueberry…
Bitter melon is a member of the Cucurbitaceae family (cucumbers, pumpkins and watermelons), and is a perennial climbing elongated fruit that resembles a…
This particular species is Native to the rich woodlands of the Eastern part of the US from Massachusetts all the way west to…
Primarily found in Europe and North America, black elderberries have long been used in traditional cultures to support immune function. Elderberry has an…
The black walnut tree is Native from New England all the way down the east coast and over to Texas. It is a…
King's American Dispensatory a classic source of Western botanical medicine written in 1898 by Harvey Wickes Felter, M.D. and John Uri Lloyd, Phr.…
Not to be confused with Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum). Blessed thistle is native to the Mediterranean, a member of the Aster family (asteraceae)…
Blue Vervain is also known as American Blue Vervain and Simpler's Joy. This plant is in the Plant Family Verbenacea, but not to…
This very interesting form of Brown Seaweed blooms from June to September in the Mediterranean Sea. It has a glowing white appearance that…
The bark of this 18 to 25 foot tree has been used in it’s native Europe, Western and Northern Asia and naturalized parts…
Bupleurum is a member of the Apiaceae family of plants and has been a staple of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for over 2,000…
This plant is very widely distributed and can be found growing in field borders, roadsides, and empty spaces across China, Europe, Britain, North…