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 Mistletoe

The mistletoe of the U.S. is the phorandendron flavenscens, the Oklahoma state flower. Mistletoe is a true vegetable parasite which sends suckers penetrating through the bark of the host tree, thus obtaining nourishment from it. In...

Benefits of Bayberry

Bayberry is an aromatic shrub growing over most of the U.S. It is considered by many to be one of the most useful and valuable herbs in the botanic field. The fruit, or BERRIES, are...

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 Black Pepper

Black pepper vines grow in the East Indies, Java, and Sumatra. We are told that the best pepper grows in Malabar but that the U.S. derives their chief supply from Sumatra and Java. They...

Benefits of Culvers Root

Culvers root is a native of the U.S. and grows throughout the country. The best (medicinally) is grown where there is limestone. The ROOT, which is the part used, is gathered in the fall of...

Benefits of Uva Ursi – Bearberry

This hardy shrub, uva ursi, grows in great abundance in the northern part of the U.S. Also known as bearberry, it was formerly imported from Europe to the States. The GREEN LEAVES are the only...

Benefits of Prickly Ash

Prickly ash is a native of Northern, Middle, and Western America. It should not be confused with the Southern prickly ash, properly called angelica tree (Aralia Spinosa). The LEAVES and the CAPSULES have an aromatic...

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...

Health Benefits of Cloves

The clove tree was once confined to the Molucca Islands. Now the U.S. derives its chief supplies from Zanzibar. The UNEXPANDED FLOWER BUDS are the part of the plant used, and are first gathered...