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Vervain – Side Effects and Health Benefits

Botanical Name: Verbena officinalis. Other Common Names of Vervain: Common or European vervain, enchanter’s plant, herb-of-the-cross, herb of grace, holy herb, ma bian cao, pigeon’s grass, pigeonweed, simpler’s joy, verbena. Habitat: Vervain was brought from Europe to North America and…

Varuna – Health Benefits and Side Effects

Botanical Name: Crataeva nurvala. Other Common Names: Three leaved caper, barun, baruna, borun, crataeva, varun, bonna pithagola. Habitat: Varuna is found throughout India, especially in sub-Alpine zones along streams and rivers. It prefers a wet soil with a pH of…

Tea Tree Oil – Herb Benefits and Side Effects

Botanical Name of Tea Tree: Melaleuca alternifolia. Other Common Names: Narrow-leaved tea-tree, ti-tree, narrow-leaved paperbark, snow in summer, melaleuca (French), Teebaum, (German), teoljebuske (Swedish). Habitat The tea tree is native to the humid coastal areas of New South Wales and…

Sweet Grass – Benefits, Uses and Side Effects

Botanical Name: Hierochloe odorata, Anthoxanthum nitens. Other Common Names: Holy grass, myskgräs, festgræs, reyrgresi, buffalo grass, vanilla grass, vanilla-scented grass, manna grass, Russian buffalo grass, seneca grass, zebrovka, zubrowski, duftendes mariengras, mariengras, hierochloé odorant, hierba de la virgen. Habitat: This…

Sun Spurge Uses, Benefits and Side Effects

Botanical Name: Euphorbia helioscopia. The genus Euphorbia (spurge) contains over 1600 species making it one of the most species-rich plant genus in the world. The common characteristic of all these species is that they contain poisonous, milky latex-like sap that…

Soapwort Benefits, Uses and Side Effects

Botanical Name: Saponaria officinalis. Other Common Names: Soapweed, bouncing bet, wild sweet William, Fuller’s herb, lady’s washbowl, leatherwork, hierba jabonera (Spanish), saponaire (French), Echtes Seifenkraut (German), såpnejlika (Swedish), þvottajurt (Icelandic), rohtosuopayrtti (Finnish), sæbeurt (Danish), såpeurt (Norwegian). Habitat: Soapwort is originally…

Rupturewort – Benefits, Uses and Side Effects

Botanical Name: Herniaria glabra. Other Common Names: Smooth rupturewort, glabrous rupturewort, herniary, green carpet, brudurt (Danish), herniaire (French), Bruchkraut (German), herniaria (Spanish). Habitat: The plant grows wild in Europe, West Asia, and North Africa. The plant grows well in dry…