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croton eleuteria (cascarilla)

Cascarilla (Croton Eleuteria )

Summary Scientific Name: Croton eleuteria, Cascarilla officinalis. Family: Euphorbiaceae. Other Names: Cascarilla, Sweetwood, Sweet Bark, Bahama Cascarilla, Eleutheria, Cascarilla Cortex, Cortex Thuris, Aromatic Quinquina, False Quinquina, Sweet Wood Bark, Sweet Bark. Habitat: Indigenous to the West Indies, also grown in tropical areas of America. Description

Equisetum arvense / Horsetail / Shave grass.

Horsetail (Shave Grass) – Benefits & Uses

Scientific Name: Equisetum arvense L. Other Names: Shavegrass, Pewterwort, Nature’s hoover, Bottle-Brush, Corn Horsetail, Dutch Rushes, Field Horsetail, Horse Willow, Horsetail Grass, Horsetail Rush, Paddock-Pipes, Scouring Rush, Shave Grass, Toadpipe Medicinal Parts The medicinal parts are the dried green, sterile shoots and fresh sterile shoots,

White Dead Nettle

White Dead Nettle

Scientific Name: Lamium album Other Names: Blind Nettle, Dumb Nettle, Dead Nettle, Deaf Nettle, Bee Nettle, Archangel, Stingless Nettle, White Archangel Medicinal Parts The medicinal parts are the flowers and leaves. Constituents Flavone glycosides, mucilage, tannin. Main Action Anti-catarrhal. Uses of the White Dead Nettle

Croton (Pavana)

Summary The genus Croton belongs to the Euphorbiaceae family, which comprises approximately 1300 species. Many Croton species have been used as folk medicines. Scientific name: Croton pavana (syn. Croton tiglium) Related species: Croton lechleri, Croton megalocarpus, Croton palanostigma, Croton salutaris Other names: Croton Seeds, Tiglium,

Tetrapleura tetraptera

Herbal Medicine in Ghana Part 1

Research Title: An Exploratory Ethnobotanical Study of the Practice of Herbal Medicine by the Akan Peoples of Ghana Researchers: Caroline Abel, BSc (Hons), MNIMH, and Kofi Busia, PhD, BSc (Hons) Herb Med, MCMA Abstract This exploratory ethnobotanical study took place in Kumasi, the capital city