Stiff plants with large, thick leaves. It is said to have medicinal purposes for burned or damaged skin.

American Aloe

Stiff plants with large, thick leaves. It is said to have medicinal purposes for burned or damaged skin.

A flower that is used for medicinal purposes, mostly for treatment of bruises.

Arnica

A flower that is used for medicinal purposes, mostly for treatment of bruises.

A plant whose starchy compounds for treating poison arrow wounds

Arrowroot

A plant whose starchy compounds for treating poison arrow wounds

"Cinchona is a genus of trees found exclusively on the Andes in Peru and adjacent countries, and recently introduced into India, producing a medicinal bark of great value known as Peruvian bark."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Cinchona

"Cinchona is a genus of trees found exclusively on the Andes in Peru and adjacent countries, and recently…

A plant or tree whose bark is harvested for the treatment of Malaria.

Cinchona

A plant or tree whose bark is harvested for the treatment of Malaria.

Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium; syn. Chrysanthemum parthenium) is a traditional medicinal herb which is found in many old gardens, and is also occasionally grown for ornament. The plant grows into a small bush up to around 18 inches high, with citrus-scented leaves and is covered by flowers reminiscent of daisies. It spreads rapidly, and they will cover a wide area after a few years. Feverfew has been used for reducing fever, for treating headaches, arthritis and digestive problems. It is hypothesized that by inhibiting the release of serotonin and prostaglandins, both of which are believed to aid the onset of migraines, feverfew limits the inflammation of blood vessels in the head. This would, in theory, stop the blood vessel spasm which is believed to contribute to headaches.

Feverfew

Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium; syn. Chrysanthemum parthenium) is a traditional medicinal herb which…

A genus of hardy plants, Gentians belong to the order Gentianaceae. They have a bitter taste, and one species, G. lutea, is largely used as a bitter tonic in medicine. Gentians are not easy plants to establish in a garden, on account of their need of root moisture and their dislike of root disturbance. It is best to raise them from seed, although slow to germinate. The most commonly cultivated Gentian is the Alpine G. acaulis, with large, deep-blue flowers on a dwarfed plant.

Gentian

A genus of hardy plants, Gentians belong to the order Gentianaceae. They have a bitter taste, and one…

Ginger is the dried rhizome of the tropical plant Zingiber officinale. It is used in cookery, because of its aromatic volatile oil, and as a confection, either in syrup or 'crystallized' with sugar. In medicine, it is usually employed as a carminative, usually in the form of the tincture. It is grown principally in the East Indies (its original home), the West Indies, and tropical Africa.

Ginger

Ginger is the dried rhizome of the tropical plant Zingiber officinale. It is used in cookery, because…

A South American plant that is sought after for its roots.

Ipecac

A South American plant that is sought after for its roots.

A pink flower that typically blooms in the Spring. The plant has been used for centuries as a medicinal herb, and the leaves are commonly eaten by caterpillars. They reach up to 1 foot in height.

Pulmonaris Officinalis

A pink flower that typically blooms in the Spring. The plant has been used for centuries as a medicinal…

Also known as Myrica cerifera. A small tree native to North America. It is commonly used for candle-making, as well as a medicinal plant.

Branch of Wax Myrtle

Also known as Myrica cerifera. A small tree native to North America. It is commonly used for candle-making,…