Use this alphabetical herb chart to find information
on the healing properties and actions of medicinal plants.
Spring tonics are intended to help quicken the senses and cleanse and depurify the body after a long winter.
Flowering Perennial :
There are over 300 species in the asparagus family, many are used medicinally, grown as ornaments or eaten as vegetables, the most well-known species, Asparagus officinalis, commonly referred to as just asparagus....
Annual/Perennial Herb :
Chickweed is best known for it's ability to cool inflammation and speed healing as a poultice or ointment for skin irritations, skin abscesses and boils...
Cinnamomum zeylanicum, C. cassia
: Cassia Bark, Sweet cinnamon
Evergreen Tropical Tree :
Cinnamon is recommended for treating weak digestion, low appetite and stomach upsets. It has powerful antibacterial and
antiviral properties and may help lower blood sugar....
Perennial Monocot reed :
Ginger combines well with many herbs, improving taste and potency. Ginger speeds up the delivery of healthy plant chemicals into the bloodstream while adding a spicy, hot zest to your favorite dishes....
Perennial herb :
Lemon balm is an aromatic mint with soothing, calming properties. Drink lemon balm tea when nerves, headaches or mild depression are preventing you from getting a good night's sleep...
Perennial Herb :
Peppermint has an antispasmodic effect that soothes stomachaches and relieves gas. Peppermint oil is cooling and analgesic, relieving heat and inflammation while it increases blood flow to the painful area....
Reishi, or Ling zhi mushroom has been used in traditional Chinese and Japanese medicines for thousands of years, who place it in the highest class of tonic medicines, those who benefit the vital life energy or Qi. ...
rhizomatous herbaceous perennial :
Spikenard root has a mild, pleasant licorice like flavor, often used as a substitute for sarsaparilla, though unrelated botanically, Spikenard is a relative of ginseng....
Perennial WildFlower :
Violets and pansies have been used medicinally for ages, and are an important part of traditional folk medicine. ...
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