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Herbology 101 - Herbal Remedies and Herb Information

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Black Walnuts (Juglans)

1. Any of various trees of the genus Juglans. The seven or eight known species are all native to the north temperate zone.
2. The nut of any of the various walnut trees having a wrinkled two-lobed seed with a hard shell.

Walnuts are thick-shelled, and nearly globular drupes. Wa   (more info - Black Walnuts)
WARNING: Walnuts and other tree nuts are important food-allergen sources that have the potential to be associated with life-threatening, IgE-mediated systemic reactions in some individuals. ...more

Dog Rose (Rosa canina)

Parts used: Hips, leaves, petals

Not only beautiful to see and smell, Dog Roses are a truly multipurpose part of the wild and garden, and very much underrated. Their cousins the Japanese Rose have many of the same properties. Do not think to limit them to your bath and perfume.
(more info - Dog Rose)

Indian Tobacco (Nicotiana quadrivalvis)

A species of wild tobacco native to the western United States, where it grows in many types of habitat.

Wahoo (Wahoo)

Wasabi (Wasabia japonica)

A member of the Brassicaceae family, which includes cabbage, horseradish, broccoli, kale and mustard. Wasabi is also called Japanese horseradish, although horseradish is a different plant (which is often used as a substitute for wasabi).

The chemical in wasabi that provides for its in   (more info - Wasabi)
WARNING: Raw brassica vegetables contain goitrogens, which can suppress the function of the thyroid gland and induce the formation of a goiter by interfering with iodine uptak...more

Watercress (Nasturtium officinale)

1. Any of several perennial water-loving cresses that grow in clear ponds and streams;
2. Colour: of a moderate yellow-green color that is greener and deeper than moss green and yellower and darker than pea green.

Watercresses are members of the Family Brassicaceae or cabbage f   (more info - Watercress)
WARNING: Raw brassica vegetables contain goitrogens, which can suppress the function of the thyroid gland and induce the formation of a goiter by interfering with iodine uptak...more

Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus)

The very large oblong or roundish fruit of a cucurbitaceous plant (Citrullus vulgaris) of many varieties; also, the plant itself.

The fruit sometimes weighs many pounds; its pulp is usually pink in color, and full of a sweet watery juice. It is a native of tropical Africa, but is now    (more info - Watermelon)

Wheat Germ (Wheat Germ)

White Cardamon (Amomum cardamon)

White Oak (White Oak)

White Pine (White Pine)

White Pond Lily (White Pond Lily)

Wild Celery (Wild Celery)

Wild Cherry (Prunus serotina)

The wild cherry; as, Prunus serotina (wild black cherry), valued for its timber; P. Virginiana (choke cherry), an American shrub which bears astringent fruit; P. avium and P. Padus, European trees (bird cherry).

As the main ancestor of the cultivated sweet cherry, the Wild cherry is o   (more info - Wild Cherry)

Wild Indigo (Baptisia australis)

A flowering plant in the family Fabaceae (legumes). It is native to much of central and eastern North America and is particularly common in the Midwest, but it has also been introduced well beyond its natural range. Naturally it can be found growing wild at the borders of woods, along streams or in    (more info - Wild Indigo)

Wild Lettuce (Lactuca)

There are two main species of lettuce commonly refered to as "wild lettuce": one common in North America (Canada lettuce) and the other common to Europe (Prickly Lettuce).

Canada lettuce (Lactuca canadensis):
This is a generally biennial herb in the daisy family growing from a    (more info - Wild Lettuce)

Wild Licorice (Glycyrrhiza lepidota)

Wild Yam (Dioscorea villosa)

Also called: Aluka, Rheumatism Root, China Root
Parts used: root and rhizomes.

There are many varieties that form the group of edible roots we refer to as "yams". The most commonly used one in terms of Herbology is Dioscorea villosa, or Wild Yam, which is found in more tempera   (more info - Wild Yam)

Willow, Black (Willow, Black)

Willow, White (Willow, White)

Witch Hazel (Hamamelis)

1. any of several shrubs or trees of the genus Hamamelis; bark yields an astringent lotion.
2. lotion consisting of an astringent alcoholic solution containing an extract from the witch hazel plant (Hamamelis Virginica), which blossoms late in autumn.

wolfberry (Lycium barbarum)

Goji berries (also known as Chinese wolfberry, bocksdorn, or matrimony vine) have been an integral part of the Chinese medical tradition for almost 2,000 years. They are related to potatoes, tomatoes, eggplants, deadly nightshade, chili peppers, and tobacco.

High in antioxidants, Goji   (more info - wolfberry)
WARNING: In vitro testing has shown Wolfberry tea to inhibit warfarin metabolism. Organochlorine pesticides are conventionally used in commercial wolfberry cultivation to mitigate destruction of the delicate ...more

Wood Betony (Wood Betony)

Woodruff (Asperula odorata)

With a fragrance remniscent of vanilla and fresh hay, this wonderful gem will be a perennial in areas where the winters are gentle or if it is brought inside. Grows to about eight inches high, in sun or semi-shade. Best known as a fragrance in certain german wines.   (more info - Woodruff)

Wormseed (Wormseed)

Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium)

1. Any of several low composite herbs of the genera Artemisia or Seriphidium.
Also called Ajenjo and Old Woman.

Most commonly: a grey-green/whitish composite shrub (Artemisia Absinthium) growing about 1 foot high, having a bitter and slightly aromatic taste, formerly used as a    (more info - Wormwood)
WARNING: This plant has been ruled DANGEROUS by the US Food and Drug Administration and the Australian government. The volatile oil of wormwood is a narcotic poison. DO NOT MIX WITH ALCOHOL. Can cause res...more


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