Herb Profile: Mullein

Herb Profile: Mullein

         Mullein Botanical Name: Verbascum thapsus Common Names: Scots: Aaron’s rod, Shepherd’s club, White Mullein, Cuddy-lugs (Donkey’s ears), Hag’s Taper, Cowboy’s Toilet Paper Family: Scrophulariaceae – the Figwort family Parts Used: Dried leaves and...
Herb Profile: Roseroot

Herb Profile: Roseroot

Rhodiola rosea Family: Crassulaceae Common names:, Rhodiola, Roseroot, Golden Root, Arctic root, Rosy Stonecrop, Tibetan Ginseng, Gaelic-Lus nan Laoch-Plant of the champion or hero. Synonyms: Sedum rhodiola. S. rosea. (L.)Scop. Roseroot growing on a cliffside in the...
Herb Profile: Wood Avens

Herb Profile: Wood Avens

Botanical Name: Geum urbanum Common Names: Avens, Herb Bennet, Colewort, Benedict’s Herb, Radix caryophyllata Family: Rosaceae (The Rose Family) Parts Used: Root, leaves Botany & Identification: A hedgerow and woodland herb found over most of Europe. Common in...
Herb Profile: Artist’s Bracket Fungus

Herb Profile: Artist’s Bracket Fungus

Botanical Name: Ganoderma applanatum Common Names: Artist’s Conk, Shelf Fungus, White Mottled Rot Mushroom, Bear Bread, Powder Coated Monkey’s Bench   Family: Ganodermataceae Parts Used: Fruiting Body of the Fungus Related Species: There are many species of Ganoderma...
Herb Profile: Rosebay Willowherb

Herb Profile: Rosebay Willowherb

Botanical Name: Chamaenerion angustifolium (previously Epilobium angustifolium) Common Names: Rosebay Willowherb, Bombweed, Singerweed, London’s Ruin Family: Onagraceae – Willowherb/Evening Primrose Family Parts Used: Leaves and flowers Botany &...
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