Horsemint, also known as Eastern Bee balm, Wild Bergamot, Wild Oswego Tea, and Monarda is a very common and useful medicinal herb. Horsemint has a distinctive citrus or lemony scent when the leaves are rubbed or crushed.
It is very easy to grow and often forms large colonies. Bees and More >
Roselle tea is the infusion made from the calyces (sepals) of the Hibiscus sabdariffa flower, an herbal tea drink consumed both hot and cold by people around the world. Some tea drinkers use this tea to aid in weight loss.
The body produces an enzyme known as amylase which functions More >
Roselle is an annual or perennial herb and is one of the species of Hibiscus. In some places, the plant is primarily cultivated for the production of bast fibre from the stem of the plant.
While still immature, this plant can have whitish or yellowish colours with a dark reddish More >
Wood Avens (Geum urbanum), is a perennial plant used in medicinal herbal medicine and folklore culture. The avens is native to Britain and mainland Europe as well as to Central Asia.
Its root when freshly dug has a strong smell of cloves, and this is the reason for its genus More >
Cudweed is an herb its parts that grow above the ground are commonly used to make medicine. It’s more formal name of the plant is called Gnaphalium polycephalum. Cudweed is a fine herb that has been reintroduced into this new millennium by the Amish.
Avoid confusion with cat’s foot (Antennaria More >
Apple mint is a perennial herb plant that grows tall and is sometimes called the woolly mint. This herb grows tall to a height of 40-100 cm and spread as broad foliage.
In early times, the Greeks used apple mint to clean their banqueting tables and also added it to their More >
Alexanders herb, originated in Europe and Asia and has naturalized in Britain where it was grown in monastery gardens in the middle Ages as a pot-herb and vegetable.
The plant grows in autumn and has leaves throughout the winter, so was a useful source of nourishment. It is said that More >
Sorghum is an herb that is widely used for its medicinal benefits; it is indigenous to Africa, although it was domesticated in India before recorded history, a decoction of the seeds can be made into a paste for skin problems and irritation.
The grains are also a diuretic and a More >
Pygeum is an evergreen tree native to African forest regions. It can grow to approximately 45 m in height. Pygeum fruit is a red berry, resembling a cherry when ripe.
The bark is used as medicine. The major active components of the bark are fat-soluble sterols (phytosterols) and fatty acids. More >
Boxwood, commonly known as box in England, is a strong smelling plant that is sometimes used to treat a number of ailments.
The boxwood’s trunk bark is gray, and its branch bark is a yellow colour and is native to southern and western Europe (particularly the Mediterranean countries), West Asia More >
Celosia, also known as woolflowers and cockscomb, is a member of the amaranth family, and originated from the native regions of Asia and Africa. The leaves and the young shoots can be cooked and eaten as a vegetable.
The leaves also have a soft texture and a mild spinach-like taste. More >