Benefits of Lobelia

Native to the northeastern U.S., lobelia is now growing throughout all the states. All parts of it are possessed of medicinal activity, but the ROOT and inflated capsules (SEEDS) are the most powerful. The plant...

Benefits of Linseed

Originally from Egypt, this plant is now cultivated in the U.S. ( Linseed ) The fiber of linseed has been used for centuries in the manufacture of textiles. The roasted seeds are eaten as a...

Health Benefits of American Mandrake

Indigenous, American mandrake grows luxuriantly in moist shady woods and in low marshy grounds. It is the only species belonging to the genus. The leaves are said to be poisonous. The fruit has a subacid,...

Health Benefits of Marshmallow

Marshmallow is found in moist places in the U.S. In Europe it is largely cultivated for medicinal use. The whole plant abounds in mucilage, which is especially abundant in the root. The root has...

Benefits of White Pond Lily

This plant is common in ponds throughout most of the U.S.( White Pond Lily ) The ROOT is the medicinal part. The taste is mucilaginous and astringent with no odor. White pond lily tones the mucous...

Benefits of Licorice

Licorice is a native of So. Europe, growing in the U.S. in rich, moist soil. It is without smell and of a sweet mucilaginous taste which is sometimes mingled with a slight degree of acrimony....

Benefits of Motherwort

In Japan, this plant is called "herb of life." A member of the mint family and originating in Europe and Asia, motherwort has become naturalized in the United States as well. It has a peculiar...

Benefits of Mullein

Mullein was known as the torch flower in the days of the Romans because the soldiers dipped the plant into tallow to make torches. Mullein is common throughout the U.S. It is a naturalized...

Benefits of Lady’s Slipper

Ladies' slipper grows in the rich woods and meadows in the U.S. The ROOT is the part used in medicine. The odor is lightly valerianic (it is sometimes called American valerian); the taste is sweetish,...

Health Benefits of White Oak

The white oak is one of the most magnificent and noble hardwood trees growing in most of the U.S. It is the oak most highly valued for its timber with the exception of the...