Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus/mongholicus)

Astragalus Astragalus membranaceus, Astragalus mongholicus Common Names:  Astragalus, huang qi (Chinese), ogi (Japanese), and hwanggi (Korean). Milk Vetch, Yellow Leader Folklore: Astragalus was known in the time of first century Greek physician Dioscorides, and the word itself is even more ancient, deriving from a Greek word meaning “anklebone”. Ankle bones were once used as a form of…

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California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica)

California Poppy  Eschscholzia californica Buy extract  here Other Names: Cup of Gold, Gold Poppy, Cup of Sunlight, California Sunshine, Cups of Flame Description Papaveraceae family Hardy annual Grows up to 2 feet Finely divided feathery leaves Shallow-cupped flowers appear in early summer (July-Sept) followed by long curved seedpods Habitat Native to western North America, but…

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Lomatium (Lomatium dissectum)

Lomatium (Lomatium dissectum) Other Names: Indian biscuit root, biscuit root, desert parsley, desert parsnip, fern-leafed lomatium, ferula dissoluta, Indian desert parsnip, Indian parsnip, leptaotaenia dissecta, tohza, toza, and wild carrot. Description: The name Lomatium generally refers to Lomatium dissectum, one of the numerous species and varieties of the Lomatium genus that is native to western…

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Marsh Mallow (Althaea officinalis)

Marsh Mallow Althaea officinalis                    altho– to cure (Greek) Malvaceae – malake – soft (Greek)   Other names: mallards, mauls, sweet weed, Schloss tea, mortification root Buy Marshmallow extract from Eagletree Herbs here    Description and Habitat Marsh mallow’s common name comes from its usual marshy and wet environment. A hardy perennial with soft downy…

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