Benefits of Wahoo

This shrub, wahoo, grows in many sections of the U.S., mostly in the woods. The BARK of the root, trunk, and twigs is used, the root bark being the stronger. It has a bitter, acrid...

Benefits of Thyme

Thyme is native to South Europe, but is cultivated in many gardens in the U.S. The Greeks used thyme as incense and strewed the floors of monasteries, churches, and banquet halls, bringing out their...

Benefits of American Centaury

This plant grows in moist meadows in most of the U.S. It is considered preferable to the European centaury (Erytherea Centaurium) which it closely resembles. The whole HERB is used and should be collected when...

Benefits of Wild Cherry

In 1833, Botanist Michaux claims he saw, on the banks of the Ohio, wild cherry trees from 80' to 100' high with trunks 12' to 15' in circumference and undivided to the height of...

Benefits of Plantain

Although a native of Europe, plantain grows abundantly over most of the United States. The taste is astringent with no odor. It is an old remedy for the poisonous bites and stings of insects and...

Health Benefits of Parsley

Parsley is a Greek word meaning "stone breaker". The plant is a native of Sardinia and other parts of South Europe, but is now cultivated everywhere in the gardens of United States. It is...

Benefits of Yarrow

Yarrow is very common in Europe and the U.S. It is most often found on roadsides and waste lands. In the old days of tournaments, yarrow was called "soldiers woundwort," because it was the...

Benefits of Cranesbill

The name Cranesbill refers to the long beak-like projection on the seed. It is also known as alum root, which refers to its styptic properties. Indigenous, cranesbill grows throughout the U.S. It is no relation...

Benefits of American Columbo

Only one of its genus has been discovered. An indigenous plant, American columbo flourishes in the Southern and West- em portion of the U.S. Because the stem and flowers are produced only in the...

Benefits of Golden Seal

It is claimed the American Indians first used golden seal as a tonic. It is also called yellow root because the root is of a beautiful yellow color and used by the Indians as...