Frankincense (Boswellia spp.)

Frankincense (Boswellia thurifera, Boswellia serrata, Boswellia sacra) Other common names: Olibanum, Ru Xiang, salai guggal, Indian frankincense, Arabic frankincense.  The following information may not be re-posted, copied or published without my […]

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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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Eyebright (Euphrasia officinalis)

Eyebright (Euphrasia officinalis) Other common names: Euphrasia herb, augentrostkraut, oculara, euphrasy *Note: There are several medicinal species in the euphrasia genus, many of which have hybridized with each other over time. […]

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Dead nettles (Lamium spp.)

Dead nettles (Lamium spp.) Other common names: Archangel, henbit, blind nettle, bee nettle, deaf nettle *Note: This entry covers the three most widely used dead nettle species – white (Lamium album), […]

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Irish moss (Chondrus crispus)

Irish moss (Chondrus crispus) *Note: There have been concerns expressed by some that carrageenan -a constituent extracted from Irish moss – may cause inflammation and other potential health risks. The validity […]

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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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Watercress (Nasturtium officinale)

Watercress (Nasturtium officinale) Other common names: Tall nasturtium, wasserkresse *Not to be confused with Tropaeolum majus, aka Indian cress, or “garden nasturtium.” The following information may not be re-posted, copied or published without […]

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