Herbal Blog

Welcome to Patrizia’s Herbal Blog, sharing the love of all things herbal. Information about herbs, and health.

This blog is intended for educational purposes only and it’s not meant to replace professional healthcare advice.

Bacopa

Bacopa Monnieri. Family: Plantaginaceae Bacopa, a perennial creeping herb, thrives in damp soils and marshes across the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, and other tropical regions like Madagascar, the Caribbean, South America, and Hawaii. A small succulent plant...

Catnip

Nepata cataria | Family Lamiaceae Nepeta cataria, a well-established medicinal herb, stands distinguished among its counterparts like N. mussinii (syn. N. racemosa), N. nervosa, N. grandiflora, and N. x faassenii, which primarily serve as ornamental additions to...

Boneset

Eupatorium perfoliatum | Family: Asteraceae Having grown and utilized Boneset for numerous years, I highly recommend it as a must-have remedy for the flu season. Its efficacy in alleviating body aches caused by viruses, especially those accompanied by neurological...

Umckaloabo

Pelargonium sidoides | South African Geranium | Family: Geraniaceae Traditional Uses: Indigenous people of South Africa traditionally used Pelargonium sidoides roots for various ailments, including diarrhea, colic, gastritis, tuberculosis, cough, hepatic disorders,...

Solomon Seal

Polygonatum spp. Solomon's Seal, a prized herb renowned for its efficacy in treating musculoskeletal injuries, holds a special place in my herbal clinic. Having cultivated it for years, I've not only ensured a reliable supply for my practice but also shared its...

Mullein

Verbascum thapsus. Family: Scrophularia Originating from Europe and Western Asia, Mullein (Verbascum thapsus) has been introduced to America and Australia and has successfully naturalized across the globe. In Australia, this hardy biennial plant thrives in open, drier...

Lion’s Mane

Lion’s Mane mushroom stands out among the many health-boosting fungi, renowned for its versatility in the kitchen and centuries-long traditional use. Its unique appearance, resembling creamy dangly threads, hides a subtle seafood-like flavour when fresh. Today, it’s...

Black Horehound

Ballota Nigra - Black Horehound, is a native European herb that has found its way to various corners of the world. This perennial plant thrives in temperate regions, boasting both medicinal and ecological significance. Originally from Europe, Iran, and Macaronesia,...

Dandelion

DANDELION - Taraxacum Officinale Family: Asteraceae Temperate weed from the Northern Hemisphere, naturalised in New Zealand and Australia, on wasteland, river flats, pastures, grasslands, lawns, and gardens. Self-sows freely. Plants grown in deep, moist soil provide...

Self-Heal

Prunella vulgaris - Self-heal, Heart of the Earth You will find this herb in the field, amongst all the other wild spring greens. Prefers a wet habitat and is easy to spot in summer when it’s flowering. I have found it wonderful for reducing heat, inflammation, and...
Bacopa

Bacopa

Bacopa Monnieri. Family: Plantaginaceae Bacopa, a perennial creeping herb, thrives in damp soils and marshes across the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, and other tropical regions like Madagascar, the Caribbean, South America, and Hawaii. A small succulent plant...

Catnip

Catnip

Nepata cataria | Family Lamiaceae Nepeta cataria, a well-established medicinal herb, stands distinguished among its counterparts like N. mussinii (syn. N. racemosa), N. nervosa, N. grandiflora, and N. x faassenii, which primarily serve as ornamental additions to...

Boneset

Boneset

Eupatorium perfoliatum | Family: Asteraceae Having grown and utilized Boneset for numerous years, I highly recommend it as a must-have remedy for the flu season. Its efficacy in alleviating body aches caused by viruses, especially those accompanied by neurological...

Umckaloabo

Umckaloabo

Pelargonium sidoides | South African Geranium | Family: Geraniaceae Traditional Uses: Indigenous people of South Africa traditionally used Pelargonium sidoides roots for various ailments, including diarrhea, colic, gastritis, tuberculosis, cough, hepatic disorders,...

Solomon Seal

Solomon Seal

Polygonatum spp. Solomon's Seal, a prized herb renowned for its efficacy in treating musculoskeletal injuries, holds a special place in my herbal clinic. Having cultivated it for years, I've not only ensured a reliable supply for my practice but also shared its...

Mullein

Mullein

Verbascum thapsus. Family: Scrophularia Originating from Europe and Western Asia, Mullein (Verbascum thapsus) has been introduced to America and Australia and has successfully naturalized across the globe. In Australia, this hardy biennial plant thrives in open, drier...

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