Benefits of Yellow Parilla

Also called American sarsaparilla and moonseed, so called from the crescent-shaped seeds. Yellow parilla grows in most of the Eastern U.S. The taste is bitter and nearly inodorous. It yields its virtues to water...

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...

Health Benefits of Pennyroyal

Pennyroyal belongs to the mint family. It is a native of Europe but is now a common garden plant in the U.S. The HERB is used. The taste and the odor is like mint. Its...

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....

Health Benefits of Peppermint

A native of Great Britain, peppermint is grown over most of the U.S. Commercially, it is grown in large acreages for the oil which is extracted and used in medicines, perfumes, confections, cold drinks,...

Benefits of Pipsissewa

Pipsissewa is also called rheumatic weed and false wintergreen. It is a native of the U.S. and is found in all the states. It is claimed the name is derived from 2 Greek words—"winter" and...

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...

Benefits of Ground Ivy

Ground ivy is a common wild plant with a strong aromatic odor and a bitter, acrid taste. From the time of the Anglo-Saxons, ground ivy has figured conspicuously in domestic medicine. The HERB is used. It...

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 Horseradish

Horseradish is a native of Europe, but is now cultivated in the U.S. The ROOT, official in its fresh state, has a strong pungent odor when scraped or bruised and a hot biting, somewhat sweetish...