Herbal Remedies

Peppermint Monograph

Peppermint Monograph

Peppermint Monograph Peppermint is commonly known as a remedy for colds and intestinal spasms. Botanical Name: Mentha piperita Family: Lamiaceae Parts Used: Leaves or aerial parts before flowering Flowering Period: July – October Constituents: Volatile oil (menthol), flavonoids, phenolic acids, triterpenes, bitter principle, gum, resins Medicinal Actions: Internally – antispasmodic, carminative, antiemetic, antitussive, diaphoretic, stomachic, …

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Mullein (Verbascum thapsus) Monograph

Mullein Monograph

Mullein is commonly known as a respiratory remedy, stimulating fluid production and reducing inflammation which makes it a great expectorant. Read on for the full monograph …

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Mullein Folklore

Mullein Folklore

Mullein Folklore Mostly known as a respiratory herb but she has many other uses.  Read on to learn about Mullein’s common names and the reasons behind them: Quaker’s Rouge – the hairs on the leaves are an irritant.  Quaker women would rub their cheeks with the hairy leaves to create a red irritation or as …

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Surprising Uses of Sage

Sage Salvia officinalis – meaning to heal or be healthy. A few years back 🙂 I wrote how I was going to talk about some of the more common herbs that grow easily in England as I felt the more exotic herbs had too much of the spotlight.  So I want to talk about these …

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