Basic Information Common name: Skullcap Other Names: Blue Skullcap, Scullcap, Mad Dog Weed, Madweed, Helmet Flower Latin Binomial: Scutellaria lateriflora Parts Used: Aerial parts (leaves, stems, and buds)   Medicinal Uses Skullcap works almost exclusively as a nervine. However, because the nervous system navigates the entire body, the impact of skullcap can be felt in […]

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  Common name: Yarrow Latin Binomial: Achillea millefolium   Medicinal Uses If you’re a fan of Greek mythology, you may be familiar with it as the herb with which Achilles was thought to have treated his wounded soldiers after battle. Despite the legendary pursuits of the fictional hero that inspired its name, in modern medicine, […]

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Basic Information Common name: Dandelion Other Names: Lion’s Tooth, Puffball, Pissenlit, and Piscialetto (the latter two used in France and Italy, respectively, in reference to its propensity to cause bedwetting in children.) Latin Binomial: Taraxacum officinale Parts Used: Leaf and Root   Medicinal Uses Dandelion?! Yes, dandelion – the same pesky, yellow-headed weed that you […]

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