Herbs

herbs

What is a herb?

A herb is a plant with specific parts being roots, leaves, flowers or berries, that may have pharmacological activity in the body; this can range from very subtle to profound.

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    Agnus Castus

    Agnus Castus – Vitax agnus castus

  • Aloe vera

    Aloe vera

    Aloe vera – Aloe barbadensis Mill.

  • Artichoke

    Artichoke

    Artichoke – Cynara scolymus L.

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    Bilberry Fruit

    Bilberry Fruit – Vaccinium myrtillus L.  

  • blackcohosh

    Black cohosh

    Black cohosh – Cimicifuga racemosa

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    Calendula flower

    Calendula flower – Calendula officinalis L.

  • chamomile

    Chamomile

    Chamomile – Matricaria recutita (German Chamomile), Chamaemelum nobile (Roman Chamomile)

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    Cinnamon bark

    Cinnamon bark– Cinnamomum verum

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    Cranberry

    Cranberry- Vaccinium oxycoccos L.

  • devils-claw

    Devil’s Claw

    Devil’s Claw –Harpagophytum procumbens

  • echinacea

    Echinacea

    Echinacea – Echinacea angustifolia, Echinacea purpurea, Echinacea pallida

  • elderflower

    Elderflower

    Elderflower comes from the potentially toxic Elder plant (Sambucus), and has white or cream coloured flowers.

  • eveprimrose

    Evening primrose

    Evening primrose – Oenothera biennis L.

  • feverfew

    Feverfew

    Feverfew –Tanacetum parthenium

  • flaxseed

    Flaxseed

    Flaxseed– Linum usitatissimum

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    Garlic

    Garlic – Allium sativum.L

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    Ginger

    Ginger – Zingiber officinale Roscoe

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    Ginkgo biloba

    Ginkgo biloba-Ginkgo biloba L.

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    Green Tea

    Green Tea– Camilla sinensis

  • lavender

    Lavender flower

    Lavender flower- Lavandula angustifolia Miller

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    Lemon balm

    Lemon balm – Melissa officinalis L.

  • milkthistle

    Milk thistle

    Milk thistle – Silybum marianum L. Gaertn.

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    Passionflower

    Passionflower – Passiflora incarnata L.

  • pelargonium

    Pelargonium

    Pelargonium – Pelargonium sidoides

  • rhodiola

    Rhodiola

    Rhodiola – Rhodiola rosea L.

  • rosehip

    Rose hip

    Rose hip- Rosa canina

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    Rosemary

    Rosemary – Rosmarinus officinalis L.

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    Sage

    Sage – Salvia officinalis

  • saw-palmetto

    Saw palmetto

    Saw palmetto – seronoa repens

  • stjohnswort

    St John’s wort

    St John’s wort  – Hypericum perforatum

  • turmeric

    Turmeric

    Turmeric – Curcuma longa L.

  • vallerian

    Valerian

    Valerian- Valerina officinalis

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