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Asteraceae (Compositae)

Artemisia medicinal herbs from a busy lady !

Artemisia spp. And the name The scientific name Artemisia is often ascribed from the name of the goddess Artemis. You may see Artemis listed as the goddess of the hunt …

Lamiaceae (Labiatae)

Wood betony a revered cephalic medicinal

Stachys betonica Family Lamiaceae What is in a name? Named after its discoverers, the Vettones of Lusitania (Barker). However, de Baïracli Levy suggested the name is derived from Celtic ‘ben’ referring to head …

Other Botanical Families

Linden Blossom or Lime Flower Tree though not a citrus…

Tilia sp. Family: Tilioideae (formally Tiliaceae) Tilioideae is a sub-family of Malvaceae. French common name: Tilleul Linden Blossom or Lime Flower Tree So is it a linden blossom or lime flower tree? Both names …

Herbal Articles

Using Herbal Medicine and Natural Methods for Sciatica

Using Herbal Medicine and Natural Methods for Sciatica Earlier in the week I was contacted and asked for advice on sciatica. As sciatica affects so many people I decided it was …

Lamiaceae (Labiatae)

Motherwort, not only a herb for women

Leonurus cardiaca Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae) Culpeper believed the name (motherwort) was chosen as women are joyful mothers and it settles their wombs. The Latin name ‘cardiaca‘, because it is very useful for a …

Boraginaceae

Borage to lift the spirits and lose the wrinkles!

Borago officinalis Family: Boraginaceae French common name: bourrache Price notes Pliny named the plant euphrosinum. Believed due to the happiness borage instilled. The word borago is possibly from Latin ‘burra’ meaning …

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