MEDICINAL AND OTHER USES OF NORTH AMERICAN PLANTS A HISTORICAL SURVEY WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE EASTERN INDIAN TRIBES CHARLOTTE ERICHSEN BROWN
Medicinal uses of tobacco in history
The tobacco plant, Nicotiana, has probably been responsible for more deaths than any other herb present, tobacco smoking is causing over 3 million deaths a year worldwide, and if current smoking trends continue the annual mortality will exceed 10 million by around 2030. 1 Add to this the mortality from cancers caused by oral uses and the death toll becomes still higher.
Native American and Other Ancient Remedies – Legends of
St John’s Wort – Most commonly known as an anti-depressant, it also has other medical uses. Valerian Root – Has been used as a medicinal herb since at least the time of ancient Greece and Rome. Wild Lettuce – Indigenous to North American, it was used for sedative purposes, especially in nervous complaints. Aphrodisiac:
Medicinal plants - Wikipedia
Medicinal plants, also called medicinal herbs, have been discovered and used in traditional medicine practices since prehistoric times. Plants synthesise hundreds of chemical compounds for functions including defence against insects, fungi, diseases, and herbivorous mammalsrous phytochemicals with potential or established biological activity have been identified.
100+ Medicinal Plants and Their Uses - Practical Self Reliance
Mar 26, 2021Other’s take a bit more effort to find, and you’d need to venture into the woods or cultivate in a home herb garden. By providing medicinal plants with pictures and descriptions, along with common uses and medicinal preparations, I hope to simply open your eyes to the wonderful world of medicinal plants growing all around us.
Medicinal Herb Garden | Florida State University
Nov 18, 2015Anise Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum) is a North American perennial herb in the Mint family that was used medicinally by Native Americans for cough, fevers, wounds, diarrhea. The leaves are fragrant when crushed with an anise-like scent.
Violet's Edible and Medicinal Uses | Chestnut School of
Apr 13, 2016The leaves and flowers of the common blue violet, along with many other species, are edible and medicinal. The “confederate violet” is an escaped cultivar (cultivated variety) of Viola sororia —it has white flowers with blue streaks and is an inhabitant of lawns in the southeastern United States.
Herbal medicine - Wikipedia
Herbal medicine (also herbalism) is the study of pharmacognosy and the use of medicinal plants, which are a basis of traditional medicine. There is limited scientific evidence for the safety and efficacy of plants used in 21st century herbalism, which generally does not provide standards for purity or dosage. The scope of herbal medicine commonly includes fungal and bee products, as well as
Medicinal Cannabis: History, Pharmacology, And
THE MEDICINAL CANNABIS DEBATE. As a Schedule I controlled substance with no accepted medicinal use, high abuse potential, concerns for dependence, and lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision—along with a national stigma surrounding the potential harms and implication of cannabis use as a gateway drug to other substances—transitioning from a vilified substance to one
16 Medicinal Trees for Your Herbal Medicine Chest
Nov 09, 2018According to A Boreal Herbal: Wild Food and Medicinal Plants of the North, “The spring catkins are high in vitamin C and can be eaten, on their own, fried up with other plants or in soups.” Pussy Willow catkins in the early spring.
Herbs List - A Guide To Medicinal Herbs and Their Uses
Habitat: Echinacea is native to Central and Eastern North America. Echinacea is very popular for treating colds and flu. This herb is a great immune system booster. Many people enjoy it as a healthy tea. Some of it’s other uses are for treating sore throat and upper respiratory tract infections.