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Helpful Plant: Tarragon

Before there were pharmacies and pills there were plants. Everything that grows can hurt or heal.

Disclaimer: This post is meant to educate and should not be used in replacement of actual medical advice.

About Tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus)

Tarragon illustration

This is a shrubbry with a wooden stem that can grow up to three feet tall. It is part of the Plantae kingdom, Asterales order,Asteraceae Family, Artemisia genus.

It is a garden herb that was originally found in Siberia and North-West America. The most Common use is a spice for cooking.

Medical Uses

Tarragon can be made into an infusion which is good for issues with the urinary tract. It can also help with flatulence and  bloating.

 

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Helpful Plant: Hollyhocks

Before there were pharmacies and pills there were plants. Everything that grows can hurt or heal.

Disclaimer: This post is meant to educate and should not be used in replacement of actual medical advice.

About Hollyhocks Altheae Rosea

This garden plant comes in four different colors: white, yellow, pink and purple, and can grow up to seven feet. It is part of the Plantae kingdom, Malvales order,Malvaceae Family, Alcea genus.

This flower originated in China and was used as the symbol of the Tokugawa regime in Japan. It flowers from mid to late summer. Because of its thick stalk it is sometimes used as firewood.

Medical Uses

Although it’s not very tasty, it can be eaten. The flowers when picked in full bloom can be soothing  and can be used as a diuretic. When made into an infusion it can fight coughs and bronchitis. It has also been used to prevent miscarriages, help ruptures, dissolve coagulated blood from falls and blows and can be used to kill worms in children.

 

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