Tennessee Coneflower


Tennessee Coneflower


Latin Name: echinacea tennesseensis, echinacea
Alternative Name: purple coneflower, sampson root
Forms Available: root, flower

Tennessee Coneflower – echinacea tennesseensis, echinacea – This herb enhances the immune system. It has antibiotic propteries. It was used by the Native American Indians to aid in the treatment of wounds, snake bites, infections and burns. It is still used to boost the immune system, treat infections, and to treat viruses. This herb also stimulates the circulation and, in a hot infusion, can help lower fevers. It also has anti-inflammatory properties.

Aromatherapy & Health Uses: Echinacea has antibiotic properties and is used used to boost the immune system, treat infections, and to treat viruses.


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Thyme

Thyme

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Latin Name: thymus vulgaris
Alternative Name: common thyme, mother of thyme, garden thyme.
Forms Available: essential oil, leaf, powder, whole, above-ground portions of the herb

Thyme – thymus vulgaris – Also known as Common Thyme, Mother of Thyme, and Garden Thyme. A Druid sacred herb, culinary Thyme aids the digestion of fatty foods and is part of bouquet garni and Benedictine liqueur. Thyme oil is distilled from the leaves and flowering tops and is a stimulant and antiseptic. It is a nerve tonic used externally to treat depression, colds, muscular pain and respiratory problems. The oil is added to acne lotions and mouthwashes. Research has confirmed Thyme strengthens the immune system.
Thyme is an excellent lung cleanser. Use it to dry up and clear out moist phlegm and to treat whooping cough. It makes a good tea for the mother after childbirth, as it helps expel the placenta. Steep one-half teaspoon fresh herb or one teaspoon dried herb in one-half cup of hot water for five minutes. Take up to one and a half cups a day in quarter-cup doses. A natural antiseptic, thyme is often used in salves for wounds, swellings, sciatica, and failing eyes. The tea relieves gas and colic -as does the oil, taken in 1-5 drop doses. The tincture can be used in 10-20 drop doses, taken three times a day. Use thyme for headaches and hangovers.

Aromatherapy & Health Uses: Abscess; Acne; Bruises; Burns; Cuts; Dermatitis; Eczema; Insect Bites; Lice; Arthritis; Gout; Muscular Aches and Pains. Key Qualities: Stimulating; Restorative; Warming; Reviving; Refreshing; Purifying; Antidepressant.

Other Uses: Thyme is burned in incense to purify an area. A place where wild thyme grows will be a particularly powerful energy center on earth. A magical cleansing bath can be make by pouring a tea made with thyme and marjoram into the bathwater.


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Tobacco


Tobacco


Latin Name: nicotiana tabacum
Alternative Name: tabacca, tabaci folia
Forms Available: leaf

Tobacco – nicotiana tabacum – This annual or biennial has large, long leaves and green-white to rose tubulur florwers. The cured, dried leaves are smoked as a narcotic, but the poisonous nicotine they contain causes heart and lung disease and cancer. North and South American tribes smoke the leaves in ceremonies and apply poultices to sprains, to infected cuts and bites, and to problem skin. The juice is applied externally to relieve facial neuralgia, and wet leaves offer a quick cure for hemorrhoids. Research has revealed a chemical in the leaves that inhibits tumors.


Other Uses: Candidates for some shamanic systems must drink tobacco juice to induce visions as part of their trainng. Tobacco has long been used in religious ceremonies by some of the American Indians. Indeed many peoples still regard the plant as sacred


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Tree of Heaven


Tree of Heaven


Latin Name: ailanthus altissima
Alternative Name: hemelboom
Forms Available: leaf, bark

Tree of Heaven – ailanthus altissima – This herb is more used in Chinese herbal medicine – treats dysentery and diarrhea. It is antispasmodic and a cardiac depressant and has been used to treat heart palpitations, epilepsy and asthma. It has also been used to treat malaria and fevers.

Aromatherapy & Health Uses: A chinese herbal medicine: treats dysentery,and diarrhea. Also is anitspasmodic and a cardiac depressant. Has been used, internally, to treat malaria.


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Trout Lily


Trout Lily


Latin Name: erythronium americanum
Alternative Name: adder’s tongue, adder leaf, american troutlily, dog’s tooth violet, serpent’s tongue, yellow snowdrop
Forms Available: root, leaf

Trout Lily – erythronium americanum – This plant has highly emetic properties.The leaves and juice from the leaves have been applied, externally, in a poultice to treat swellings, ulcers, wounds and tumors.

Aromatherapy & Health Uses: Internally, a highly emetic plant. The leaves and juice from the leaves have been applied, externally, in a poultice to treat swellings, ulcers, wounds and tumors.


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Tulip Poplar


Tulip Poplar


Latin Name: liriodendron tulipifera
Alternative Name: tulip tree, white wood, poplar, yellow wood, canoe wood,
Forms Available: root, bark

Tulip Poplar – liriodendron tulipifera – The bark is diuretic, stimulant and tonic. Internally, a tea from the bark treats dysentery, indigestion, arthritis, rheumatism, fevers, and coughs. Externally, the tea has been used in a wash, to treat wounds, sores and boils. This bark has also been used to aid the expulsion of worms from the body.

Aromatherapy & Health Uses: The bark is diuretic, stimulant and tonic. Internally, a tea from the bark treats dysentery, indigestion, arthritis, rheumatism, fevers, and coughs. Externally, the tea treats wounds, sores and boils.


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Unicorn Root


Unicorn Root


Latin Name: aletris farinosa
Alternative Name: colic root, star grass, true unicorn root
Forms Available: root

Unicorn Root – aletris farinosa – This root is used mostly in the treatment of miscarriages, it has a tonic effect on the female organs. Decoctions have also been used to relieve flatulence and treat uterine problems. It is anti-inflammatory, diuretic, bitter, narcotic and tonic. Raw Unicorn Root is emetic.

Aromatherapy & Health Uses: Used to treat miscarriage, excessive gas, diarrhoea, rheumatism.


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