Health Benefits of Myrrh

According to an ancient legend, the gum resin of myrrh is the bitter tears of Myrrha whom the Gods turned into the myrrh shrub to protect her from her drunken father. He was Theias,...

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,...

Benefits of Garden Hollyhock

This plant grows in gardens all over the U.S. Its name is derived from altheao—meaning "to cure."(Garden Hollyhock) The WHOLE PLANT is used. The medicinal properties of the garden hollyhock is similar to the marshmallow,...

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 White Horehound

This plant is a native of Europe, but has been naturalized in this country. Although cultivated in gardens, it now grows wild in many places. (White Horehound) The HERB has a strong, rather agreeable odor,...

Benefits of Catnip

Catnip is a common garden plant. Its odor and taste is mint- like and strongly aromatic. It gets its name from the fact that cats like to eat it and roll themselves in it. It...

Benefits of Juniper

The juniper is a native of Europe but has become naturalized in this country and grows wild in most parts of the U.S. The FRUITS and TOPS of the juniper are the only official parts....

Health Benefits of Pennyroyal

Pennyroyal belongs to the mint family. It is a native of Europe but is now a common garden plant in the U.S. The HERB is used. The taste and the odor is like mint. Its...

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 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...