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Asteraceae (Compositae)

Milk Thistle not more of your dam thistles…

Carduus (or Silybum) marianus Family: Asteraceae First of all… Outlander… Well I have been avidly watching Outlander Season 3 waiting for some of my medicinal friends to arrive. I know …

Asteraceae (Compositae)

Artemisia medicinal herbs from a busy lady !

Artemisia spp. And the name The scientific name Artemisia is often ascribed from the name of the goddess Artemis. You may see Artemis listed as the goddess of the hunt …

Asteraceae (Compositae)

Hemp-Like Immune Boost or Raspberries and Cream ??

Eupatorium cannabinum Family: Asteraceae What’s in a name? The scientific name ‘cannabinum’ means hemp-like and refers to the leaves of this plant thought to resemble Cannabis sativa. Common names include …

dandelion TaraxacumAsteraceae (Compositae)

Dandelion teeth of the lion – for kidney, liver and digestive function

Taraxacum officinale Family: Asteraceae So why dandelion? I have sat down to write this post for a friend. Ian is a fantastic photographer. Frequently his stunning photographs include trees, squirrels …

Asteraceae (Compositae)

Marigold my favourite drop of golden sun

Calendula officinalis Family: Asteraceae French common name: souci Regular readers will no doubt have guessed Calendula officinalis (marigold) is a particular personal favourite. I have mentioned this medicinal ally so many times. …

elecampane medicinal garden Thyme BreaksAsteraceae (Compositae)

Elecampane for coughs and chest complaints

Inula helenium Family: Asteraceae The name is thought to derive from Greek ‘helenion’ meaning ‘Helen’ possibly from Helen of Troy. One story describes the plants growth from her tears. The …

leuzea aude southern franceAsteraceae (Compositae)

Leuzea sp. a fascinating Asteraceae

Leuzea sp. (conifera) Family: Asteraceae French common name: leuzée conifère I was fascinated by this plant which I first found growing early June on the Plateau de Bouichet in Aude. I …