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Stellaria media (Chickweed)

Chickweed

Scientific name: Stellaria media Other Names: Adder’s Mouth, Passerina, Satin Flower, Starweed, Starwort, Stitchwort, Tongue-Grass, Winterweed Habitat: The plant is found worldwide. Leaves, Stem and Root The plant is 5 to 30 cm high. The stem is decumbent and weak, heavily branched and often grows to an impressive length. It creeps along the ground, is […]

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How To Make Chickweed Salve / Ointment For Skin Conditions

Chickweed, scientifically known as Stellar maria, is a herb that is traditionally used to combat health conditions including obesity and dietary insufficiencies. It is however more popularly known for its skin healing abilities. Chickweed is administered both internally and externally to address skin conditions. Here we look at the uses of chickweed ointments and how […]

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Herbs - how to use herbs

Ways We Use Herbs (Herbal Preparations)

What are herbs? A herb can be described as ‘any plant with leaves, seeds, or flowers used for flavouring, food, medicine, or perfume.’ This article focuses on the medicinal uses of herbs, looking at some of the ways we can use herbs as a part of our healing regimen. The forms in which we use […]

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Herbs and their properties - this is Damiana

Herbs, Parts Used, Properties & Uses

Common Name Parts Used Latin Name Family Properties & Uses Chemical Constituent Abelmosk seeds Hibiscus moschatus Malvaceae nervine, perfume, aphrodisiac, demulcent Acacia gum resin Acacia senegal, A. vera Leguminoseae gum, sweets, adhesives, demulcent gums, tannins Alfalfa leaves, sprouts Medicago sativa Leguminosae nutritive protein Allspice seeds Pimenta officinalis Myrtaceae spice, carminative eugenol, cineole, caryophyllene Allspice, Carolina […]

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