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 Pokeweed

Poke or pokeweed is a native of the U.S. and grows abundantly throughout the states. The young shoots and leaves are much used as food early in the spring boiled like spinach. The leaves, berries...

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...

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,...

Health Benefits of Sumach

Variously called smooth sumach, Pennsylvania sumach, and upland sumach, this shrub is found in almost all parts of the U.S. The bark and the leaves are astringent, but the official parts are the BARK and...

Benefits of Hyssop

Common hyssop is a native of Europe, where, just as in this country, it is cultivated in gardens. It is growing wild in many places over the U.S. today. The FLOWERING TOPS and LEAVES are...

Benefits of Sassafras

Sassafras is common throughout the U.S. Almost all parts are aromatic. The ROOT BARK and the BARK of the TREE is mostly used. The woody root is usually sold in the form of chips. The...

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 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....

Benefits of Asafoetida

Asafoetidea is a native of Persia and other countries of the East. It appears to have been known in the East from very early ages and, notwithstanding its repulsive odor, is at present much...