Plants

Yarrow

Achillea millefolium, commonly known as yarrow or common yarrow, is a flowering plant in the family Asteraceae. Benefits Yarrow is an herb. The above ground parts are used to make medicine. Yarrow is used for fever, common cold, hay fever, absence of menstruation, dysentery, diarrhoea, loss of appetite, gastrointestinal (GI) tract discomfort, and to induce …

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Violets

Viola is a genus of flowering plants in the violet family Violaceae. It is the largest genus in the family, containing between 525 and 600 species. Violets have heart-shaped leaves with purple-blue flowers. Some varieties also have white or yellow blooms. Although in some areas they are considered annuals or biennials, wild violets often self-seed, …

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Thyme

Thyme is the herb of some members of the genus Thymus of aromatic perennial evergreen herbs in the mint family Lamiaceae. Thymes are relatives of the oregano genus Origanum. They have culinary, medicinal, and ornamental uses, and the species most commonly cultivated and used for culinary purposes is Thymus vulgaris. Thyme is an herb from …

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Strawberry

The garden strawberry (or simply strawberry; Fragaria × ananassa) is a widely grown hybrid species of the genus Fragaria, collectively known as the strawberries, which are cultivated worldwide for their fruit. The fruit is widely appreciated for its characteristic aroma, bright red colour, juicy texture, and sweetness. It is consumed in large quantities, either fresh …

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St. John’s Wort

Hypericum perforatum, known as perforate St John’s-wort, is a flowering plant in the family Hypericaceae and the type species of the genus Hypericum. St. John’s wort is a plant with yellow, star-shaped flowers. St. John’s wort is most commonly used for depression and mood disorders. There is some strong scientific evidence that it is effective …

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Southernwood

Southernwood, or Artemesia abrotanum, is known by many other names including Lad’s Love, Boy’s Love, Old Man, Southern Wormwood, Oldman Wormwood, Lover’s Plant, Appleringie, Garderobe, Our Lord’s Wood, Maid’s Ruin, Garden Sagebrush, European Sage, Sitherwood, Cola plant, Lemon Plant, maid’s love, maid’s passion, Sabbath day posy, slovenwood and sweet Benjamin. It belongs to the daisy …

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Salad Burnet

Sanguisorba minor, Salad burnet is an attractive perennial plant grown for both its edible leaves and its medi cinal properties. Medicinally, it was once used against the Plague and to control haemorrhaging, but today it is mostly known for its astringent properties. Salad burnet is a member of the rose (Rosaceae) family. As an herb, …

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Sage

Salvia officinalis is a perennial, evergreen subshrub, with woody stems, grayish leaves, and blue to purplish flowers. It is a member of the mint family Lamiaceae and native to the Mediterranean region, though it has been naturalized in many places throughout the world. Sage is a staple herb in various cuisines around the world. Its …

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Rosemary

Rosemary is a fragrant evergreen herb native to the Mediterranean. It is used as a culinary condiment, to make bodily perfumes, and for its potential health benefits. Rosemary is a member of the mint family Lamiaceae, along with many other herbs, such as oregano, thyme, basil, and lavender. The herb not only tastes good in …

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Roses

A rose is a woody perennial flowering plant of the genus Rosa, in the family Rosaceae, or the flower it bears. There are over three hundred species and tens of thousands of cultivars. They form a group of plants that can be erect shrubs, climbing, or trailing, with stems that are often armed with sharp …

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