MATERIA MEDICA – DILL

Botanical name: Anethum graveolens Common name: Dill Family: Apiacae Parts used: Young leaves, flowers and seeds Native Region: Found in the Mediterranean region and southern Russia, and as a weed growing in corn fields of Spain and Portugal Botanical Description: The...

Materia Medica – Thyme

Botanical name: Thymus vulgaris Common name: Thyme, Garden Thyme Family: Labiatae (Mint) Parts used: Young leaves and flowers Native Region: There are more than 220 species of the genus Thymus, most of which are low growing, perennial, small evergreen shrubs, native...

MATERIA MEDICA – PARSLEY

Botanical Name: Carum petroselinum (AKA: Petroselinum crispum) Common Name: Parsley Family: Umbelliferae (Apiaceae) Ayurvedic/TCM Name: Prajmoda Parts Used: leaves, seeds and roots in some varieties Native Region: Indigenous to the eastern Mediterranean; naturalized...

Materia Medica – Rosemary

Botanical Name: Rosmarius officinalis (dew of the sea) Common Name: Rosemary Family: Labiate (Lamiacae) Ayurvedic/TCM Name: Rusmari/mi die xiang Parts Used: Herb leaves, stem and roots Native Region: Native to Portugal and Mediterranean areas 

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Materia Medica – Chickweed

Botanical Name: Stellaria media (translated as star) Common Name: Chickweed Family: Carophyllaceae (carnation) Ayurvedic/TCM Name: Cha qi fan lu Parts Used: Herb Native Region: Native to Europe, found throughout temperate regions of North America Geographic...

Materia Medica – Turmeric

Botanical Name: Curcuma longa Common Name: Turmeric Family: Zingiberaceae Ayurvedic/TCM Name: Haridra, Aushadhi, Gouri, and Kanchani Parts Used: Rhizomes and tuber

Native Region: Southern Asia

Geographic Distribution: China, Bengal & Java, can be grown in pots...
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