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Sarsaparilla Benefits - Detoxify Your Blood. Sarsaparilla Detoxifies The Body What Is Sarsaparilla? Sarsaparilla is a plant of the Smilax species. Sarsaparilla is a woody vine that produces small flowers and either red, black, or blue berry like fruit. Sarsaparilla is native to South America and the Caribbean where the Jamaican or Honduran Smilax ornata and Mexican Smilax aristolochiifolia originate. Sarsaparilla fruit was once used to make popular sarsaparilla soft drinks, which has a taste similar to root beer. Sarsaparilla has also been used by herbalists in traditional medicine for hundreds of years because of its medicinal properties. Herbalists have used sarsaparilla’s anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and toxin binding properties to purify the blood and treat skin conditions. Sarsaparilla has been used in traditional medicine to treat skin conditions like psoriasis and leprosy, rheumatoid arthritis and joint pain, headaches, colds, and sexual impotence.

Detoxification, Anti-inflammatory, And Anti-Cancer Properties. Evolvulus Alsinoides. Medicinal Plants: Portulaca oleracea Pedda-pavilikura Paruppu-kirai Ghol Koluppa pourpier. Synonyms: Portulaca consanguinea, Portulaca fosbergii, Portulaca hortensis , Portulaca intermedia, Portulaca latifolia, Portulaca marginata, Portulaca neglecta, Portulaca officinarum, Portulaca oleracea, Portulaca olitoria , Portulaca parvifolia, Portulaca pilosa, Portulaca retusa, Portulaca sativa, Portulaca suffruticosa, Portulaca sylvestrisSanskrit: घोटक ghotaka, लोणिका lonika, Kozuppa, Brihat Lonikaa, Lonaa, Loni, Ghoddhika, Ghotikaa, Upodika, Khursaa. FG Creole: croupier, pourpier. FG Wayapi: akusinami. French: pourpier. Negro: bembe.Surinam Hindu: lonia. Surinam Javan: krokot. Ayurvedic uses: Agnimandya., Sotha, Arsha, Gulma, Prameha, VranaLiver, spleen, kidney complaints Refrigerant (reduces body heat), mild spasmodic, diuretic, antiscorbutic.

Gulasiman or purslane is reported to be used locally as an anti-hemorrhagic, diuretic and remedy for bums and skin diseases. Gastritis, enteritis, improves liver function, antitoxic, antiinflammation, diabetes, hepatitis. 1. Tragia Involucrata (Choriyanam) Ayurveda herbal cancer cure, Cancer treatment through Ayurveda. DARF India. Index.

Magickal & Medicinal Herbs

Herbs-Treat and Taste: WORMWOOD HERB - HEALTH BENEFITS AND USES: HOW TO MAKE WORMWOOD TISANE. Common wormwood is, like rue one of the bitterest herbs and has gone down in literature as a synonym for bitterness or something which is disagreeable in the extreme. It gets the name Artemesium from the goddess Artemis who was also the Roman goddess Diana. Legend has it that she found the Artemisia herbs and gave them to Chiron the centaur so that he could practise medicine.

The Greek word ‘apsinthon’ means without pleasure, which is probably a reference to wormwood’s bitterness. The plant has a tall flowering stem which can grow to 2½ feet tall and has silky white hairs on it and green-yellow flowers in July through to October. Wormwood has been used in medicine for thousands of years and is mentioned in the Eber’s Papyrus, one of the oldest existing Egyptian herbals, dating from about 1552 BC. The flowering tops have been preferred through the ages as they are not as strong or bitter as the rest of the plant, although the whole plant can be used. “For the bite of an adder. Method. 6 Edible Plants You Can Forage for in New York City | Inhabitat New York City. Photo via Shutterstock Eating things off the ground is typically frowned upon in New York City, but edible plant expert "Wildman" Steve Brill has made a name for himself doing just that. Known as "America's Go-to Guy for Foraging," Brill is now in his 32nd year of leading tours showing hungry naturalists where they can find flora that is also food in city parks.

We recently caught up with Wildman to find out what kinds of tasty, wild morsels are just waiting to be picked right here in our city. Read on to learn about six edible plants you can find in NYC, and keep an eye out for Brill's new book, Foraging with Kids, when it comes out in March. Foraging is a fascinating and rewarding pastime, but it can also be deadly if the right precautions aren’t observed. Many edible plants also have poisonous lookalikes, so it is of the utmost importance that anything you plan to eat be identified with 100% certainty first. Photo via Shutterstock Photo via Shutterstock Photo via Shutterstock. IV: Kitchen Medicinals | Living Farmacy at Rancho Margot. Many of the herbs growing on the ranch are similar to those we might grow in our own home gardens or keep as ornamental plants in the home. Some make delicious additions to salads or refreshing teas while others are great for those little kitchen accidents and common physical discomforts.

Ajo Garlic; Alliaceae: Allium sativa Pharmacology: antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, vasodilator, antiplatelet Garlic is a species of the onion family, related to shallots, leeks, and chives and has been used throughout history for both culinary and medicinal purposes. The bulb is made up of sections called cloves which have a pungent and spicy flavor suitable for cooking and medicine. Albahaca Sweet Basil, Lamiaceae: Ocimum basilicum Pharmacology: antispasmodic, aromatic, carminative, digestive, galactogogue, stomachic and tonic (infusion) Basil is a fragrant herb used in both the kitchen for cooking and in the green house to repel insects from preying on the growing vegetables. Apazote Clavelón, Amapola. Prunus spinosa L. - blackthorn. The Nature of Florida: Dune Plants. Hair Care Herbs. Natural herbal rinses are gentle and nourishing for the scalp. They rely upon botanicals, to promote healthy hair and scalp, rather than the synthetic ingredients and chemicals that can damage hair and cause build-up.

Herbal infusions have been used for centuries to naturally soften hair, increase manageability, and restore luster, body and bounce. Herbal hair rinses can provide a deep cleansing, lighten, darken or enrich your natural hair color, soothe irritation, prevent dandruff or stimulate the scalp to increase growth. Read about our Herbal Hair Tea Rinses *Scalp conditions: inflammation, dandruff, irritated or sensitive skin, itchiness, dermatitis Visit our Vinegar Rinse page for recipes using Hair Care Herbs!

Please see our line of Organic Herbal Hair Tea Rinses Please Note: The information on this website is for educational purposes only and is in no way intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health condition. Health Benefits of Rose Water and Flower Water. Plant Real Florida | Bring Your Landscape to Life with Native Plants. Plant Real Florida | Bring Your Landscape to Life with Native Plants. Plant Profile: Lemon Bacopa/ Blue Waterhyssop, Bacopa caroliniana. By Jacqueline Maxwell, Joshua West, and Megan Van Fleet This post is one of a series from professor Nisse Goldberg's Botany students at Jacksonville University.Classification Kingdom: PlantaeDivision: MagnoliophytaClass: MagnoliopsidaOrder: PlantaginalesFamily: PlantaginaceaeGenus: BacopaSpecific epithet: caroliniana DescriptionBacopa caroliniana, commonly known as lemon bacopa or blue waterhyssop, thrives in both fresh and brackish water.

This aquatic herb can be found in both ponds and wetlands throughout the state, where it prospers in shallow water. Lemon bacopa is one of three native Bacopa species in Florida. Some taxonomists may place the genus in the family Scrophulariaceae. The plant's common name is derived from its bright green, succulent leaves (Figure 1), which, when crushed, have a lemony scent. Looking for a plant to accent your home aquarium? References. Salt scrubs as an herbal remedy. Resorts and day spas usually offer many luxuries including soothing massages, aromatherapy baths, and salt scrubs. Tired skin is rejuvenated and busy minds are calmed during the process. For just a fraction of the cost, many of the same results can be obtained at home. Herbal scrubs are easy to make and require only a few ingredients.

Purchase a pound of natural sea salt, a good cold-pressed vegetable or nut oil, and any favorite essential oil at a natural foods store. Lavender essential oil is always a good choice for any skin preparation. The recipe is simple. Another salt scrub recipe for the shower uses equal measures of sea salt and Epsom salts, almond oil to cover, 6 drops of lavender oil, 6 drops of patchouli oil, and 3 drops of orange oil. A mix of ordinary cooking ingredients can produce a wonderful scrub. Here's a scrub that is suitable for outdoor showers only (there's a possibility of stopping up the drain). Body Treatments | The Karma Day Spa. Purchase 5 Body Treatments and get the 6 one "FREE" We have a custom aromatherapy blending bar to customize each treatment with aroma oils of your choice. Aromatherapy Blending Bar Note: To avoid sensitivity, please do not shave on the day of these treatments. Relaxing Scalp and Foot Massage - $45/30mins Rosemary and lavender essentials oils are infused onto the scalp, followed by a rejuvenating massage of your scalp, neck, shoulders, and then a warm towel is wrapped around your head with slow compression to help you relax.

Body Polish - $75/45mins Custom Blend Aromatherapy The invigorating of aromatic blend of dead sea salts and essentials oils, deeply exfoliated your body to remove the impurities, dulling surface skin cells, revealing your new skin underneath. Scrub Me With Love - $75/45mins A deeply hydrating and invigorating body scrub, utilizing crush herbs and roses, sea salt and essentials oils. Lavender Bloom Body Polish- $75/45mins Lemon Drop Body Polish - $75/45mins Effects: regenerates. Discover the Lost Art of Keying Wild Plants. Erin is the Communications Manager at Mountain Rose Herbs and an apprenticing herbalist at the Columbines School of Botanical Studies, where she botanizes and wildcrafts medicinal plants in the magnificent Oregon Cascades. www.mountainroseherbs.com Sunlight peeks through the misty morning canopy and dapples the open book in my lap with gold. A soft breeze whispers through the forest carrying the fragrance of May blossoms and bird songs.

I sit in a wet patch of fluttering Oxalis, a wild yellow violet smiling into my hand lens, and read the couplet aloud… 26a - Leaves finely dotted, flecked, or reticulately mottled with purple, rather firm and coriaceous, persistent and generally pubescent, plant stoloniferous; mostly in moist woods. Viola sempervirens 26b - Leaves not flecked with purple, thin, generally withering during the winter, often glabrous, plant not stoloniferous; montane to alpine. Viola orbiculata Erin keying out a furry Cat's Ear Lily at Mt. Mini Herb Fairy Gardens. Make your own Miniature Herb garden! Sometimes called Fairy gardens, these little garden scenes are so much fun to make and tend to. If you make yours with herbs, you can even use the trimmings in the kitchen! You do not need fancy equipment to put them together, either.

Some simple and beautiful little gardens can be made with twigs and stones and even mulch or aquarium gravel can be used for paths and walkways. Easy Gravel Path! Dollhouse miniatures can add a lot of personality to your mini herb garden. If you are handy with clay, you can create your own special items from the oven bake clays such as Fimo or Sculpey.

Bark Chip Path The herbs you choose should all have similar light and water requirements- so try not to plant shade and water lovers with herbs that prefer sun and drier soil. Golden Lemon Thyme Some of the best plants for Fairy gardens are the thyme plants. Fairies love thyme, did you know? If you have a favorite thyme, use it! Elfin Thyme Rosemary Lavender Add Your Herbs. Sonoran Plant Profile – Estafiate | Desert Tortoise Botanicals. Estafiate or Western Mugwort Aretmisia ludoviciana – Estafiate Other names: Western Mugwort, Western Wormwood, Louisiana Sagewort, Prairie Sagewort, Mountain Sage, Simonillo, Itzauhyatl (Nahuatl) Origin: Native throughout the entire western US Energetics: Warm & Dry. Bitter, Pungent, slightly Astringent. Vital stimulant, Tonic Relaxant Properties: Digestive, Carminative, Diaphoretic, Aromatic Bitter, Anti-inflammatory, Analgesic, Decongestant, Sedative, Nervine, Hepatic, Cholagogue, Choleretic, Diuretic, Expectorant, Emmenagogue, Anodyne, Anthelmintic, Antioxidant, Antispasmodic, Anti-fungal, Hemostatic, Styptic Organ Affinities: Liver, gall bladder, gut, nervous system, female reproductive, lungs, muscle tissue, tendons/ligaments, endocrine, brain, skin, blood The particular species at hand, A. ludoviciana, is named for the previous Louisiana Territory as it is found throughout this area.

Moon Goddess Its name “Artemisia” comes from the Greek goddess of the moon, Artemis. Fluidity in Movement. Wormwoods - Herbal Encyclopedia. Botanical and Common Names Cautions They contains thujone, a narcotic poison that can damage the nervous system and cause mental deterioration. The levels vary considerably among the different species, however, and usually very high doses over a period of years are required before any effects are noted. Avoid during pregnancy as it is a uterine stimulant and may cause fetal abnormalities.

Avoid during breastfeeding as thujone can be passed to the baby. If using tinctures for liver or digestive complaints, use the hot-water method to reduce the alcohol content. Those with bleeding problems should also avoid the herb as large doses can be toxic. Description Southernwood is native to southern Europe. Yin chen hao is native to Southeast Asia, and has been used for thousands of years. Levant is native to the region stretching from the eastern Mediterranean to Siberia. Tarragon is native to Russia, western Asia, and the Himalayas; but now cultivated worldwide as a culinary herb. History Key Actions. Wormwood. Artemisia absinthium Other Names absinthium, absinthe wormwood, bitter wormwood, common wormwood, green ginger, grand wormwood, old woman Wormwood is an herbaceous, perennial species of Artemisia native to Eurasia and Northern Africa.

It has a hard woody rhizome and multiple straight stems reaching about a meter in length with leaves arranged in a spiral formation along their length. This gives it a rather bushy appearance. The flowers appear from July to October. Wormwood can be found growing wild in many areas. The name Artemesia derives from the name of the Goddess Artemis. The name absinthum may come from a word meaning "unenjoyable" referring to the bitter taste. The name wormwood refers to the historic use of this plant as a cure for intestinal worms. It is said that wormwood first grew from the path of the serpent as it exited the Garden of Eden.

Wormwood may be grown from cuttings taken in early spring or late fall, root division in autumn or sown from seed. 'On St. "St. See Also. Mugwort. Artemisia vulgaris Other names for Mugwort Cronewort, Common wormwood, wild wormwood, Felon herb, St. John's Plant, Chrysanthemum weed, sailor's tobacco, moxa, Artemis Herb, Naughty Man, Old man, Old Uncle Henry, Muggons Mugwort is occasionally confused with Wormwood Artemisia absinthium. Tell the difference by examining the leaves. Mugwort is a member of the daisy family (Asteracea) with characteristic disk flowers in panicles, (a panicle is a flower made up of many small flowers, in groups, several off the same stem) very small, reddish or greenish yellow. Mugwort is very hardy though it prefers nitrogenous soil and lots of sun. Harvest mugwort shortly before it flowers and hang the leafy steps upside down in a dry place away from sunlight to dry.

Collect the root in autumn. Dried mugwort added to a fire will help keep it smoldering for a long time. Mugwort's long stems and nifty leaves make great wreathes and garlands. Mugwort has a slightly bitter taste. See Also. Mugwort and Wormwood. Spring Mugwort | Natural Health by Karen. Live Naturally with Herbs: Lemon Verbena - NaturalNews.com. Meet Claire. Florida Wildflower Foundation. Mix Packets - Florida Wildflowers Growers Cooperative. Bulk Seeds for Species. Florida Association of Native Nurseries (FANN)

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