Valeriana officinalis

Valerian Monograph

Valerian Monograph Valerian is an effective remedy for nervous system complaints and was famously put to use in the second world war as a treatment for shell shocked soldiers. Botanical Name:  Valeriana officinalis Family:  Valerianaceae Parts Used:  Root and rhizome Flowering Period:  June – August Constituents:  volatile oil (borneol, camphene, valerenic acid), alkaloids, iridoid valepotriates, …

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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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