Herbal Profile: Peppermint

Herbal Profile: Peppermint

  Common Name: Peppermint Latin Name: Mentha piperita Origin: Mediterranean Part Used: aerial parts Constituents: menthol, menthone, 1,8-cineole, methylacetate, methofuran, isomenthone, limonene, b-pinene, a-pinene, germacrene-d, trans-sabinene, hydrate and...
Herbal Profile – Blueberry Leaf

Herbal Profile – Blueberry Leaf

Common Name: Blueberry Leaf Latin Name: Vaccinium corymbosum Origin: Native to N. America, E. Asia Part Used: Leaf, root and fruit Taste: similar to raspberry leaf in smell and look, not as clumpy and has thick stems, slightly sweet/green taste. Constituents:...
Herb Profile: Kava Kava

Herb Profile: Kava Kava

Common Name: Kava Kava Latin Name: piper methysticum Origin: Pacific ocean islands [Polynesia, Melanesia and parts of Micronesia] Part Used: root “So nice they named it twice!” This is a popular anti-anxiety herb it is mildly sedative, a muscle relaxant...
Herb Profile: Plantain

Herb Profile: Plantain

Common Name: Plantain Latin Name: Plantaog Major (common or broad leaf plantain), Plantago Lanceolata (ribwort or narrow leaf plantain) [used interchangeably]. Origin: Europe Part used: leaves, seeds, seed hulls/husks Taste: cool, mainly drying, green, bitter, salty...