Medicinal Plants -- continued

11pmd

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

Over 100 bioactive ingredients used for hypertension, stop bleeding, and just about everything else. Very good plant to know.

12pmd

Red Clover (Trifolium pratenser)

 Traditionally used for certain cancers but not scientifically proven. Good in salads though--make sure it is not moldy (poisonous if moldy)

13pmd

Guelder Rose (Vibernum opulus)

Very bitter but can make good jam and antispasmodic medecine. Scientifically shown to be good for menstrual or other cramps and spasms. Unripe berries contain chlorogenic acid, betasitosterol and ursolic acid.

14pmd

Highbush Cranberry (Viburnum trilobum)

Not as bitter as above but similar uses

16pmd

(Echinacea contributed by Janine Phariss/Blue Sage Naturals, Inc)

Popular herbal medicine for almost the whole range of  human diseases and scientific studies have confirmed many uses. It is  considered to be a nonspecific immune system stimulant and also has insecticidal, bactericidal, and cortisone-like activity. Definitely worth researching!

17pmd

Heal-All, All-Heal, Selfheal (Prunella vulgaris)

Has antibiotic, hypotensive and antimutagenic qualities. Contains ursolic acid which is antitumor and diuretic.

18pmd

Hawthorn (Crataegus......)

Proven excellent heart and cardiovascular medicine with no side effects

19pmd

Bee Balm (Monarda didyma)

Historically, physicians used leaf tea for gas and to expel worms.

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