Chrysanthemum spp.

Chrysanthemum spp.  Other common names: Mums, chrysanths, golden flower, Yao Jiu Ha, Ye Ju Hua, florist’s chrysanthemum, garden mums. The following information may not be re-posted, copied or published without […]

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Hawthorn (Crataegus spp.)

Hawthorn (Crataegus spp.) Other common names: Mayblossom, whitethorn, hawberry, hagthorn, may tree. *Note: There are a number of hawthorn species that are used in cooking and medicine. The ones most commonly […]

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Reishi mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum)

Reishi mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum) Other common names: Red reishi, lingzhi mushroom, shenzhi, mulingzhi, ruicao, xiancao, God’s herb, holy mushroom, lacquered bracket, lucky fungus. The following information may not be re-posted, copied or published […]

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Garlic (Allium sativum)

Garlic (Allium sativum) Other common names: Poor man’s treacle, camphor of the poor, stinking rose, ajo, lasuna, rason The following information may not be re-posted, copied or published without my permission and […]

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Evening primrose (Oenothera biennis)

Evening primrose (Oenothera biennis) Other common names: Evening primrose oil, sundrop, fever plant, common evening primrose, scabish, night candle, night willow, wild beet The following information may not be re-posted, copied […]

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Pellitory (Anacyclus pyrethrum)

Pellitory (Anacyclus pyrethrum) Other common names: Pyrethrum officinarum (syn.), Pyrethri radix (syn.), Anthemis pyrethrum (syn.), Matricaria pyrethrum (syn.), pellitory of Spain, Spanish chamomile, Akkal-Kara/Akarkara. *Not to be confused with Pellitory-of-the-wall, […]

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Peony (Paeonia officinalis)

Peony (Paeonia officinalis) syn. Paeonia Corallina Other common names: Paeony, peony root, common peony, farmers peony, chi shao, moutan, udsalam *In herbal journals, there are references to a “male peony” and “female peony”…these are […]

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Red raspberry (Rubus idaeus)

Red raspberry (Rubus idaeus)  Other common names: Red raspberry, European raspberry, raspis, hindberry, the Bramble of Mount Ida. There are a number of different cultivars in the Rubus genus that share similar properties. Most raspberries used […]

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Sweet almond (Prunus amygdalus var. dulcus)

Sweet almond (Prunus amygdalus var. dulcus) Other names: Amygdalus communis, Amygdalus dulcis, Prunus dulcis var. dulcis *Note: This plant is different from its relative, bitter almond (var. amara), mostly in that it has no […]

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Coffee (Coffea arabica)

Coffee (Coffea arabica) Other names: Java, caffea (There is another plant  that can be sold commercially as coffee, which is Coffea canephora – because of its high caffeine level it […]

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Sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum)

Sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum) Other names: Basil,  common basil, garden basil, Saint Joseph’s Wort, brenhinllys (Welsh) The following information may not be re-posted, copied or published without my permission and appropriate credit […]

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Calendula (Calendula officinalis)

Calendula (Calendula officinalis) Other common names: English marigold, Scottish marigold, ruddes, pot marigold, oculus christi, solis sponsa, bride of the sun, ringelblume, butterwort, kings cup *Not to be confused with […]

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Celery (Apium graveolens var. dulce)

Celery (Apium graveolens var. dulce) Other common names: Smallage, celery seed, selleriefruchte, garden celery The following information may not be re-posted, copied or published without my permission and appropriate credit […]

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Cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitata)

Cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitata) Other common names: Cultivars include white cabbage (capitata var. alba), red cabbage (capitata f. rubra) and Savoy cabbage (capitata var.sabauda) The following information may not be re-posted, copied or published without my permission and appropriate credit […]

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Pine (Pinus spp.)

Pine (Pinus spp.) Other common names: Balsam fir, white pine, Pinus sylvestrus, and others (various species). The following information may not be re-posted, copied or published without my permission and […]

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Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) Other common names: Common yarrow, soldier’s woundwort, staunch weed, yarroway, devil’s plaything, herbe militaris, old man’s pepper, nose bleed plant, sanguinary, thousand-leaf, garawa The following information may […]

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Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra)

Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) Other common names: Licorice root, liquorice, sweet root, Liquiritia officinalis, lycorys, lacrisse The following information may not be re-posted, copied or published without my permission and appropriate […]

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Sunflower (Helianthus annuus)

Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) Other common names: Corona solis, marigold of Peru, Chrysanthemum perunianum The following information may not be re-posted, copied or published without my permission and appropriate credit given. […]

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Common horsetail (Equisetum arvense)

Common horsetail (Equisetum arvense) Other common names: Snake grass, bottle-brush, shave grass, field horsetail, puzzle grass, pewter wort The following information may not be re-posted, copied or published without my […]

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Blueberry/Bilberry (Vaccinium spp.)

Blueberry (Vaccinium spp.) Other common names: Vaccinium corymbosum (North America’s most common blueberry variety), Vaccinium myrtillus (known in Europe as bilberry) and other species under the same common names, whortleberry, high bush […]

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Corn silk (Zea mays)

Corn silk (Zea mays) Other common names: Corn!, maize The following information may not be re-posted, copied or published without my permission and appropriate credit given. Please contact me via […]

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Wood betony (Stachys betonica, aka Betonica officinalis)

Wood betony (Stachys betonica, aka Betonica officinalis) Other common name: Bishopswort The following information may not be re-posted, copied or published without my permission and appropriate credit given. Please contact me […]

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Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) Other common name: Rosemarine, garden rosemary The following information may not be re-posted, copied or published without my permission and appropriate credit given. Please contact me via […]

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Arnica (Arnica montana)

Arnica (Arnica montana) Other common names: Mountain tobacco, leopard’s bane The following information may not be re-posted, copied or published without my permission and appropriate credit given. Please contact me […]

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Guggul (Commiphora wightii)

Guggul (Commiphora wightii) Other common names: Guggal, Mukul myrrh tree, guggulipid (product name), balsamodendrum mukul, devadhupa, bdellium tree, koushika, palankasha, balsamodendrum wightii, Commiphora mukul. Family: Burseraceae The following information may not […]

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Cumin (Cuminum cyminum)

Cumin (Cuminum cyminum) Other common names: Cumino aigro, sometimes spelled “Cummin”, Kreuzkümmel Family: Apiaceae The following information may not be re-posted, copied or published without my permission and appropriate credit given. Please […]

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Elder (Sambucus nigra)

Elder (Sambucus nigra) Other common names: Black elder, ellhorn (German), pipe tree, elderberry, European elder, hylantree, bour- or boretree. Caution: Do not consume red elder berries, this is not the same species […]

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Garden Angelica (Angelica archangelica, or Archangelica officinalis)

Garden Angelica (Angelica archangelica, or Archangelica officinalis) Other common names: Wild celery, Norwegian angelica, holy ghost, archangel, angelique. *Be aware that there are multiple species of angelica, some used medicinally […]

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