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...

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 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...

Benefits of Clivers

Clivers is a plant common all over the U.S. It has an impleasant odor, which is lost when dried, and has an acidulous, astringent, and bitter taste. Cold or warm water extracts its virtues. Clivers...

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...

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 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 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 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,...