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Herbs & Spices: Stinging Nettle for Small Intestines, Bladder & Lungs (L.) Urtica dioica

PHYLOGENETIC INFORMATION: Phylum: Angiosperm Class: Eudicot Family: Urticaceae Genus: Urtica Species: Urtica dioica Common Names: Nettle, Common Nettle, Nettle Leaf A flowering plant, Urtica dioica, better known as Stinging Nettle (or Nettle), falls within the Urticaceae family, the Urtica genus, and the dioica species. U. dioica consists of 45 genera and 550 species worldwide with …

Herbs & Spices: Astragalus for Long-Term Immune Support (L.) A. propinquus / A. membranaceus / A. mongholicus / Phaca membranacea

PHYLOGENETIC INFORMATION: Phylum: Angiosperm Class: Eudicot Family: Fabaceae Genus: Astragalus L. Species: A. propinquus  (syn. A. membranaceus), A. mongholicus (syn. Phaca membranacea) Common Names: Astragalus [root], Radix Astragali/Astragali Radix, milk vetch, membranous milk vetch, Chinese milk vetch, Mongolian milk vetch, Bok kay Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM): Huang qi Astragalus membranaceous is a flowering plant within …

(Herbs & Spices) Stinging Nettle for Small Intestines, Bladder & Lungs (L.) Urtica dioica

SOURCES:Bakshaee, Mehdi et al. “Efficiacy of Supportive Therapy of Allergic Rhinitis by Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica) root extract: a Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Clinical Trial.”Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research vol. 16, Suppl (2017): 112-118. Foster, Steven, & Duke, James A. (2014). Peterson Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs of Eastern and Central North America. New …

(Herbs & Spices) Black Pepper for Digestion & More… (L.) Piper nigrum

In this herbs and spices spotlight, we’ll explore the popular “king of spices” – black pepper also known as black peppercorn, pepper, and piper. Derived from an Indian name, its “genus name comes from the Latin name from the Greek word peperi”  (missouribotanicalgarden.org). Furthermore, “the word pepper comes from the Sanskrit pippali, meaning “berry” (Franklin, 2o19). Per the Healing …

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