Benefits of Chickweed

This plant, considered a curse by many gardeners because of its creeping and twining among other plants, is worth its weight in gold. It is a good nutritious food which can be eaten raw as...

Benefits of Queen’s Delight

Queen's delight is a native of the U.S. and grows in the pine barrens from Virginia to Florida. When wounded, it emits a milky juice. The ROOT is the part used. The taste is bitter,...

Health Benefits of Pomegranate

Pomegranates grow wild upon both shores of the Mediterranean and are cultivated in all countries where the climate is sufficiently warm to allow the fruit to ripen, including our gulf states and other warm...

Benefits of Echinacea

A native of the U.S., growing mostly on the Western prairies. (Echinacea) The ROOT is the part used. It has thick black roots with a pungent taste and no odor. It is largely used in...

Benefits of European Columbo (Cocculus Palmatus)

This climbing plant is a native of and grows wild in Mozambique, Africa. The American columbo is the root of the Frasera Carolinesis, which is sometimes used as a substitute. It is claimed the...

Benefits of Red Raspberry

This plant needs no introduction as it is quite common. It is extensively cultivated as well as growing wild in many places. It belongs to the rose family. Unfortunately the medicinal value of raspberry leaves...

Benefits of Cayenne

The African bird pepper (Capsicum Baccatum), from the W. Indies and So. America, is considered the purest and best stimulant known. CAPSICUM ANNUM is extensively cultivated in this country, and although a large quantity...

Benefits of Bistort

This plant is a native of Europe and the north of Asia. Called "snakeweed" because it is supposed the leaves and the ROOTS have a powerful faculty to resist poison. The ROOT is the official...

Benefits of Black Horehound

Black horehound is a native of Europe, but is now naturalized in America. It has an unpleasant taste and the odor is disagreeable. All that has been written for the white horehound also applies to...

Benefits of Witch Hazel

The witch hazel grows over most of the Eastern U.S. For centuries, the shoots of this tree were used as divining rods to discover water and metals underground. It is an old time medical...