November 30th & December 2nd, 2013: The root of the licorice shrub treats digestive problems, inflammation, ulcers, colds and many other ailments, but it creates problems when consumed in excess, raising blood pressure and causing electrolyte imbalances. American candy manufacturers substitute anise seed flavoring.
November 23rd & 25th, 2013: Licorice is an important shrub around the world, treating many ailments. The chemicals contained in licorice are thought to decrease swelling, thin mucus secretions, decrease cough, and increase the chemicals in our body that heal ulcers.
November 16th & 18th, 2013: The leaves, bark (sans thorns), root bark and berries of Prickly Ash are medicinal, soothing sore throat and skin inflammation, increasing saliva, and improving blood flow and digestion. North Americans used it to numb toothache.
November 9th & 11th, 2013: Henbane is the source of the drug hyoscyamine, the alkaloid that put Juliet to sleep and poisoned Hamlet's father. In proper doses, it helps relieve gastrointestinal disorders, heart problems, and symptoms of Parkinson's Disease.
November 2nd & 4th, 2013: Belladonna, or deadly nightshade, is reputed to have poisoned Emperor Augustus, but in spite of its name, the scopolamine nightshade contains is medicinal, inducing sleep and calming motion sickness. http://www.floradelaterre.com/
October 12th & 14th, 2013: Saw Palmetto II: Extracts of the berries of saw palmetto are an effective remedy for mild to moderate Benign Prostate Hyperplasia, but its popularity is tough on the species. http://www.floradelaterre.com
September 28th & 30th, 2013: Sylphion was so valuable to the ancient North African city of Cyrene - the only place where it grew - that the plant was pictured on the city's coins. People harvested sylphion to extinction for its medicinal and seasoning properties. http://www.floradelaterre.com
September 21st & 23rd, 2013: Witch hazel is an astringent, shrinking tissue and tightening skin and blood vessels. Nondistilled water extracts, without alcohol, are the most beneficial. http://www.floradelaterre.com
September 7th & 9th, 2013: Garden sage is a plain little herb that packs a medicinal punch.Depending on how it's prepared, sore throat, sweating, nervous system conditions, digestion, hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause are all affected by it. http://www.floradelaterre.com
August 24th & 26th, 2013: Oats are a sedative and fine nutraceutical, useful in soothing eczema and itchiness; reducing cholesterol, anxiety and chronic stress; and providing fiber. www.floradelaterre.com
August 10th & 12th, 2013: Hyssop is spicy, warming, & antiviral. Its sweet aroma attracts humans, and its purple flowers attract honeybees. Hyssop should be avoided during pregnancy. http://www.floradelaterre.com