Benefits of Cinchona – Peruvian Bark

It has been written that genuine cinchona trees grow wild in So. America, principally in the region of Bogota, Peru, but some are now cultivated in Europe. Many varieties have been found, even one...

Benefits of Balmony

Balmony, a native of North America, grows in the damp soils all over the U.S. Its virtues are imparted to water or alcohol. Where a torpid liver is involved, babnony is one of our finest tonics....

Benefits of Wood Sanicle (European)

An old Italian proverb says: "He who hath self-heal and sanicle needs no other physician." Wood sanicle is a native of England. The taste is bitter, astringent, and subsequently acrid with no odor. It is an...

Benefits of Santonica

Originating in Russia, santonica is called "Levant wormseed" in Europe. The seeds or unexpanded flower buds are used. It has a very strong aromatic odor and a very bitter, disagreeable taste. It contains a volatile...

Balm of Gilead Benefits

This tree is also known as the Carolina poplar and is used as a shade tree. The BUDS are gathered in the spring before they expand. They are balsamic, somewhat sticky, and exude a...

Benefits of Jamacian Sarsaparilla

The native American sarsaparilla is called Smilax Sarsaparilla, It is claimed it does not possess the same properties as the imported. The name "sarsaparilla" is expressive of the character of the plant, being derived from...

Benefits of Senna

Senna grows wild in great abundance on the Mediterranean coast of Africa, in the vicinity of Tripoli. It is known commercially as "Tripoli senna," receiving the name Tripoli from the place of export. Senna was...

Abbreviations and Measurements Units Used in Herbal Medicine

The general methods of preparing herbs are by infusion, decoction, or extraction. An infusion is made by steeping one teaspoonful of leaves or flowers in one cup of boiUng water for 5 to 10...

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...