Herbology 101 - Herbal Remedies and Herb Information
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Basil (Ocimum bascilicum)
- Use: Leaves, Flowers.
Varieties: Sweet, Greek, Holy, Lemon, Thai, and Lime.
Everyone is familiar with Basil as a culinary staple, but herbalists also recommend drinking it as a tea for nausea, gas pains and dysentary. A bushy, easily grown annual, basil is an excellent plant for gro (more info - Basil)
WARNING: Do not use essential oil during pregnancy
Himalayan Viagra (Ophiocordyceps sinensis)
- A fungus that parasitizes larvae of ghost moths and produces a fruiting body valued as a herbal remedy.
O. sinensis is known in the West as a medicinal mushroom, and its use has a long history in Traditional Chinese medicine as well as Traditional Tibetan medicine. The hand-collected (more info - Himalayan Viagra)
Lemon Basil (Ocimum Basilicum)
- see Basil
Marjoram (Origanum vulgaris)
- Use: leaf, flowers, stalks.
With a taste remniscent of both thyme and oregano, this herb finds its way into blended herb and spice dishes like turkey stuffings and fish dishes.
This perennial is a wonderful container plant growing to a maximum of a metre high. A stalky plant with a lo (more info - Marjoram)
- 1, A tree (Olea Europ[ae]a) with small oblong or elliptical leaves, axillary clusters of flowers, and oval, one-seeded drupes. The tree has been cultivated for its fruit for thousands of years, and its branches are the emblems of peace. The wood is yellowish brown and beautifully variegated.
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Onion (Allium cepa)
- A bulbous plant having hollow leaves cultivated worldwide for its rounded edible bulb; also the edible bulb of an onion plant. Onions are liliaceous plants of the genus Allium (A. cepa) with long hollow leaves. The name is often extended to other species of the genus.
Onions contain c (more info - Onion)
WARNING: Recent evidence has shown that dogs, cats, guinea pigs, and other animals should not be given onions in any form, due to toxicity during digestion. The toxicity is caused by the sulfoxides present in ...more
- 1. (n) Any citrus tree bearing oranges;
2. (n) the round yellow to orange fruit of any of several citrus trees of the genus Citrus;
3. (n) a river in South Africa that flows generally westward to the Atlantic Ocean;
4. (n) any pigment producing the orange color;
5. (adj) (more info - Orange)
WARNING: Topical use may cause photosensitivity.
Oregano (Origanum heracleoticum)
- An aromatic Eurasian perennial in the mint family, oregano has pungent leaves used as seasoning with meats and fowl and in stews and soups and omelets. It is sometimes called wild marjoram, and its close relative O. majorana is known as sweet marjoram.
Use: leaves, stems, flowers.
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Oregon Grape (Oregon Grape)
- 1. Annual or perennial rhizomatous marsh grasses; seed used for food; straw used for paper
2. Grains used as food either unpolished or more often polished
Rice is type of grass that is a member of the Oryza genus, either O. sativa (Asian rice) or O. glaberrima (African rice). T (more info - rice)
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