One of the most ancient, medicinal plant preparations is herbal tea. It is soothing, widely tolerated, and highly effective for delivering potent medicine. Preparing and drinking herbal tea helps individuals to slow down and focus on their health and body.
The following monograph on fennel is an excerpt from the forthcoming book The Essential Guide to Western Botanical Medicine.
Botanical Name(s): Foeniculum vulgare, F. vulgare var. ruburum, F. vulgare var. dulce, F. vulgare var. vulgare, F. vulgare var. azoricum
Common Name(s): Fennel, bronze fennel,bitter fennel, sweet fennel, fenkel, hinojo (Spanish), finocchio (Italian), shatapushpa (Sanskrit), xiao hui xiang (Chinese)
Family Name: Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)
This time of year, you may notice the deep red, vibrant colors of maturing rosehips, as many other plants are dying back. Have you ever wondered about their medicinal uses? If so, read on, as we’re including a few recipes and a monograph on rosehips from our forthcoming book The Essential Guide to Western Botanical Medicine.
Botanical Name(s): Rosa canina, R. gallica, R. rugosa, R. villosa, R. spp.
Common Name(s): Rose hips, hip berries
Family Name: Rosaceae