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
Ginkgo biloba Ginkgo biloba is one of the oldest surviving species of trees. It has been grown in China for more than 200 million years. For thousands of years, it has been used in Chinese traditional medicine to treat… 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