Yarrow

Yarrow

BASIC INFORMATION Biological name (genus and species): Achillea millefolium Parts used for medicinal purposes: Berries/fruits Leaves Chemicals this herb contains: Achilleic acid Achilleine Bitters Caledivain Tannins Volatile oils KNOWN EFFECTS Reduces blood-clotting time. Interferes with absorption of iron and other minerals when taken internally. UNPROVED SPECULATED BENEFITS Acts as a mild sedative to cause drowsiness….

Yellow Cedar

Yellow Cedar

source : pixabay BASIC INFORMATION Biological name (genus and species): Thuja occidentalis Parts used for medicinal purposes: Leaves Chemicals this herb contains: Fenchone Pinipirin Tannins Thujetic acid Thujone Volatile oils KNOWN EFFECTS Stimulates central nervous system. Stimulates heart muscle to contract more efficiently. Destroys intestinal worms. Causes uterine contractions. Interferes with absorption of iron and…

Yellow Dock

Yellow Dock

source : pixabay BASIC INFORMATION Biological name (genus and species): Rumex crispus Parts used for medicinal purposes: Leaves Roots Chemical this herb contains: Potassium oxalate KNOWN EFFECTS Irritates skin when handled. Stimulates gastrointestinal tract. Miscellaneous information: Is used as food in salads. UNPROVED SPECULATED BENEFITS Temporarily relieves constipation. WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS Don’t take if you:…

Yellow Lady’s Slipper

Yellow Lady’s Slipper

source : pixabay BASIC INFORMATION Biological name (genus and species): Cypripedium pubescens Parts used for medicinal purposes: Roots Chemicals this herb contains: Resin Tannins Volatile acid Volatile oils KNOWN EFFECTS Irritates mucous membranes. Stimulates gastrointestinal tract. Increases perspiration. Miscellaneous information: Hairs on stems and leaves irritate body when touched. May produce skin eruption similar to…

Yerba Mate

Yerba Mate

source : pixabay BASIC INFORMATION Biological name (genus and species): Ilex paraguariensis St. Hill Parts used for medicinal purposes: Leaves Chemical this herb contains: Caffeine KNOWN EFFECTS Stimulates central nervous system. Helps body dispose of excess fluid by increasing amount of urine produced. Causes hallucinations. UNPROVED SPECULATED BENEFITS Is used as a laxative. Increases perspiration….