Hydrastis canadensis Cherokee Indians introduced goldenseal to settlers. It was commonly used topically for eye and skin irritation and orally for infections.
In modern times, it has been popular because of the belief that it can mask illicit… Continue reading
Mentha piperita or M. balsamea Willd Peppermint is a hybrid mint species that is a cross between watermint and spearmint. It is native to Europe and the Middle East and grows very well with lots of water. If you… Continue reading
Calendula officinalis Calendula is a perennial plant that grows in fertile soils in North America. Historically, these medicinal plants were used for gangrene and protection against the plague.
Ocimum basilicum (Sweet Basil) Basil is a medicinal plant that is native to India, Asia, and Africa. This plant species is part of the mint family, but you may know it best for its use in food. Aside… Continue reading