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Prunella vulgaris

originally published in The Canadian Journal of Herbalism WINTER 2006 Common names: All-heal, Carpenter’s herb, Brunella, Heart of the Earth, Self-heal, Xia ku cao Name origins: Prunella, Brunella, Bronella, are corruptions of the German word “braune”. The German...

Pulsatilla vulgaris [Pasque flower]

originally published in The Canadian Journal of Herbalism WINTER 2006 Constituents Pulsatilla should not be used fresh. Volatile oil sesquiterpene lactone ranunculoside – ranunculin, is converted upon drying to protoanemonin and in turn to anemonin in the dried...
Lavandula angustifolia [Lavender]

Lavandula angustifolia [Lavender]

originally published in the Canadian Journal of Herbalism WINTER 2006   Constituents Volatile oils up to 5% monoterpenes – camphor, cineol, borneol, limonene, linalool up to 38% [antiseptic, fungicide], linalyl acetate up to 55%. Triterpene – ursolic...