Benefits of Butternut

An indigenous forest tree, butternut grows throughout most of the U.S. The hardwood is used for furniture and interior trim. The bark is used for dying wool a dark-brown color. The fruit, when half...

Benefits of Burdock

This plant is a native of Europe. It grows wild in the northern parts of the U.S. and is also cultivated. The botanical name is from a Celtic word meaning "hand," because it catches...

Benefits of Boneset

According to the Encyclopedia of Gardening, the name "eupatorium'' commemorates Mithridates Eupator, King of Pontus, who is credited with discovering that one of this species could be used as an antidote for poison. It is...

Benefits of Bitter Root

Bitter root is a native of the U.S. and flourishes in all parts of it. The ROOT is the part employed. Its taste is unpleasant and intensely bitter. It yields its medicinal properties to...

Benefits of Cubebs

Cubebs are native to Java where it grows luxuriantly in the woods and which furnishes much of the cubebs for commerce. They are not cultivated. The fruits or berries are called tailed pepper and...

Benefits of Beth Root

Beth root is a common plant growing in the Central and Western States. It is also known as ''birth root," a name given to it by the American Indians, who use it as an aid...

Benefits of Yellow Gentian

Yellow gentian grows among the Appenines, the Alps, the Pyrenees, and in other mountainous or elevated regions of Europe. It is now imported from Germany. It has been used as a medicine by the ancients,...

Benefits of Bayberry

Bayberry is an aromatic shrub growing over most of the U.S. It is considered by many to be one of the most useful and valuable herbs in the botanic field. The fruit, or BERRIES, are...

Health Benefits of Ginger

The Jamaica ginger is considered the best, although some ginger is now being cultivated in Florida. This is not to be confused with the wild ginger (Asarum Canadense), also known as the Canada snakeroot. A...

Benefits of Mistletoe

The mistletoe of the U.S. is the phorandendron flavenscens, the Oklahoma state flower. Mistletoe is a true vegetable parasite which sends suckers penetrating through the bark of the host tree, thus obtaining nourishment from it. In...