Benefits of Tansy

Tansy is an old world plant now naturalized and growing all over the U.S. It is often grown in the herb garden for medicinal purposes and occasionally for flavoring. The name "tansy" is presumed...

Benefits of Guaiacum

This is a tropical tree native to the W. Indies, with some growing, in So. California and So, Florida. The common name given to it, lignum vitae, means "wood of life," evidently referring to...

Benefits of Holy Thistle

The holy thistle is a native of Europe, now cultivated in gardens all over the world. It is now naturalized in the U.S. It has a feeble, unpleasant odor and an intensely bitter taste, more...

Benefits of Thyme

Thyme is native to South Europe, but is cultivated in many gardens in the U.S. The Greeks used thyme as incense and strewed the floors of monasteries, churches, and banquet halls, bringing out their...

Benefits of Gravel Root

Gravel root grows in low grounds from Canada to Virginia across the U.S. The ROOT is the official portion. It has a bitter, aromatic, and astringent taste, and its virtues yield to water by decoction...

Benefits of False Unicorn

False Unicorn is also known as fairy wand, studflower, and falsely called blazing star and devil's bit. False unicorn grows in the moist woodlands and meadows of the south, east and midland states. Its taste...

Benefits of True Unicorn

True unicorn is found in almost all parts of the U.S. growing in fields and about the borders of the woods. It is intensely bitter, the bitterness being extracted by alcohol. The decoction is moderately...

Benefits of Oregon Grape

Also known as holly-leaved barberry, it grows principally in California. The taste is bitter, and the plant has no odor. (Oregon grape) Oregon grape ROOT is of much value in impurities of the blood and...

Benefits of Golden Seal

It is claimed the American Indians first used golden seal as a tonic. It is also called yellow root because the root is of a beautiful yellow color and used by the Indians as...

Benefits of American Gentian

Indigenous, the American or blue gentian grows in the grassy swamps and meadows of North and South Carolina. The dried root has at first a mucilaginous and sweetish taste, which is soon succeeded by an...