PLANT GLOSSARY

BARK, LEAVES, HERBS, FRUITS & ROOTS

A SIMPLE GUIDE TO THE HEALTH AND SPIRITUAL BENEFITS OF PLANTS

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MUGWORT

Artemisia vulgaris

Relieves cramps. Reduces restlessness. Thought by the Egyptians to increase prophetic abilities and psychic protection.

CHAMOMILE

Matricaria chamomilla

Anti-inflammatory. Soothes the nervous system. Encourages tranquillity and peace.

PASSIONFLOWER

Passiflora incarnata

Clinically proven to reduce anxiety and support positive sleep hygiene.

LEMON VERBENA

Aloysia citrodora

Strengthens the immune system, promotes better digestion. 100% effective at dealing with insomnia.

YARROW

Achillea millefolium

Named after the Greek hero Achilles. This herb stimulates blood circulation, lowers blood pressure, and acts as a sedative in high quantities.

DANDELION LEAF

Taraxacum officinale

This common weed replenishes iron levels.

GOLDENROD

Solidago

Increases urine flow and flushes out the kidney which is an important form of detoxification for the body.

PAU D’ARCO

Tabebuia impetiginosa

Has to been found to contain an important compound named lapachol which has been proven to combat candida overgrowth.

RASPBERRY LEAF

Rubus idaeus

Can help to tone the uterus which may lead to less cramping and a smoother period.

CARDAMON

Elettaria cardamomum

Known to be energy-boosting and used as a natural stress-reliever in Ayurveda practice. It is also used as a digestive aid.

GUAYUSA

Ilex guayusa

Contains the amino acid L-theanine that neutralises the jitters accustomed to caffeine plants. It is used by Amazon natives to stimulate the mind and invokes visions.

HIBISCUS

Zoborodo leaves (Nig)

Tarty in colour and flavour, it reduces the likelihood of cardiovascular disease and is an anti-oxidant.

STAR ANISE

Illicium verum

B-vitamins found in the spice helps to balance the neuro-chemicals in the brain. Known to increase the libido in both men and women.