Artichoke (Cynara scolymus L.), known as globe artichoke it’s one of the oldest cultivated plants and it has been used since the ancient Greeks and Romans. The plant is native to the Mediterranean region. In the Middle Ages in Europe, the artichoke was consumed primarily by the royals and the rich. Artichoke Herb is very popular in Italian cuisine and is...
Asarabacca Herb (Asarum europaeum L.), also known as European wild ginger, hazelwort, and wild spikenard, is native to large parts of temperate Europe, grows on areas with loose soil, like sloped areas of runoff around trails. Asarabacca is an ornamental plant. Its decorative qualities are especially valued in Japan.
Agrimony (Agrimonia eupatoria L.) is a plant native to the temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. In the natural state, it grows common in Europe and Central Asia. The raw material of Agrimony Herb is the top part of the plant harvested before and during flowering. It has a delicate smell and a bitter taste. Agrimony Herb was known in ancient times...
Black Horehound is a native plant to the Mediterranean region and to central Asia and has a very strong characteristic smell. Black Horehound has a long tradition in herbal medicine.
Fuller’s Teasel is native to Eurasia and North Africa and is also known as wild teasel. It has prickly leaves and stem, and pinkish or purplish flower. Fuller’s Teasel was originally grown to be used in the wool industry.
Angelica (Angelica archangelica L.) is known also as garden angelica or wild celery grows on damps soils of north Europe. It is closely related to Dong Quai, one of the most respected female tonics (restorers) in traditional Chinese medicine. Angelica Root can be used in gin distillation and have some culinary uses such as jams or omelettes.
Birch (Betula pendula L.) is a native tree to cold, northerly climates of Europe. Birch is also called cherry birch, sweet birch, and white birch. Silver birch is often planted in parks and gardens, grown for its white bark and gracefully drooping shoots. Birch wood is believed to ward off evil, banish fears and build courage.
Blessed Thistle a thistle-like plant in the family Asteraceae, native to the Mediterranean region. Blessed Thistle Herb prepared as a tea can used for loss of appetite. In manufacturing, blessed thistle is used as a flavouring in alcoholic beverages. Don’t confuse blessed thistle with milk thistle (Silybum marianum).
Borage Herb is also known as starflower, bee bush. It is a medicinal herb with edible leaves and flowers. This herb can be used in soups, salads, lemonade, cocktails, preserves, jelly, or used in desserts in the form of fresh or candied flowers.
Buckthorn Bark comes from a shrub native to Europe, Western Asia, and the Middle East.
Burnet Herb (knowns as great burnet) grows in North America, North Africa, Canary Islands and in many parts of Europe. It is also found in Asia.
Catnip Herb, commonly known as catswort, and catmint, grows naturally in southern and eastern Middle East, Central Asia and parts of China. It has been used in European natural medicine for generations.