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Comfrey

Comfrey (Symphytum officinale) Description Comfrey (Symphytum officinale) is not advisable as a food for humans even though the young leaves are considered edible. This is because the plant itself actually has toxic characteristics. Its leaves arise from the ground as a rosette and are covered with tiny rigid hairs. It is used as a healing […]

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Pulsatilla

Pulsatilla Herb Description The Pulsatilla herb (Pulsatilla vulgaris) is a medicinal herb that is native to North America, parts of Europe and in Asia. It is also referred to as Pasque Flower, Wind Flower or Meadow Anemone in some parts of the world. This plant has violet colored, bell shaped flowers which bloom in the […]

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Passion Flower

Passion Flower Description Passion flower (Passiflora incarnate) may also be called Maypop or passionflower. Even though it is considered to be a tropical plant, there are some varieties that may grow in colder climates as well. Passion flower grows in the wild but may be cultivated in small gardens with a lot of shade and […]

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Lobelia

Lobelia Herb Description This attractive herb is typically an annual but under certain circumstances can become a biennial that can reach heights of up to three feet. It has a hairy upright stem with angular growths. The top is multi branched with a green and slightly violet color. Leaves are usually pale green but some […]

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Honey

Honey Description Honey is a naturally sweet, sugary-thick substance produced by honeybees from nectars and other plant secretions. Its major components are glucose, fructose, and water. Other contents include amino acids, Vitamins, minerals and special enzymes. Honey has various types of flavors and with different colors depending on its aging and source. It is commonly […]

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Fo Ti Root

Fo-Ti Root (Polygonum multiflorum) Fo-ti root has long been used as a remedy in China. It is said to be the “Elixir of Life” and is credited with keeping one vigorous and extending their life span. In China its most famous quality is that of a longevity herb. Over the centuries, it has acquired a […]

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Wheat Starch

Wheat Starch Description Wheat starch comes from the wheat plant with the genus Triticum of the grass family, Gramineae. Wheat is further classified into winter wheat and spring wheat but most of the wheat starch comes from the winter wheat variety. Hard flour which is also derived from wheat is made into various breads and […]

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Horse Chestnut

Horse Chestnut Extract Description Horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) is also known as simply horse chestnut, and as Buckeye and Spanish chestnut. Almost all of the part of the horse chestnut plant is used for medicine such as its chestnut seeds, bark, leaves and flowers, however it is its extract that has been proven to contain […]

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Calendula Officinalis

Calendula Officinalis Description Calendula officinalis may also be called pot marigold and it is a flowering plant that is native to southern Europe and is now cultured in parts of northern Europe and in places where there is warm temperate weather in many countries all around the world. This plant grows up to 80 cm […]

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Hydrocotyle

Hydrocotyle Description Hydrocotyle (Hydrocotyle bowlesioides) may also be known as pennywort, marsh penny, thick-leaved pennywort or Indian pennywort. This plant has a very long creeping stem that is often seen in ponds, lakes and rivers. Some hydrocotyle species can also grow in places near the sea. The leaves of this plant are small which appear […]

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