Materia Medica

Angelica

Botanical Name: Angelica Archangelica | Family: Umbelliferae (same family as parsley and carrots) Common name(s): Angelica Related: Don Quai GROWING Biennial or perennial | Zones 5-9 | 4 – 6 feet | Clusters of

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Aniseed

Botanical Name: Pimpinella anisum | Family: Umbelliferae Common name(s): Aniseed, Anise GROWING Annual; herbaceous | 1 1/2 – 3 feet tall  | Feathery leaves, yellow umbel

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Astragalus

Botanical Name: Astragalus membranaceus | Family: Fabaceae Common name(s): Chinese Astragalus, Huang Qi, Milk Vetch GROWING Perennial; herbacious | Zones 4-11 | 3-4 feet | Pale yellow

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Black Cohosh

Botanical Name: Cimicifuga racemosa (syn. Actaea racemosa) | Family: Ranunculaceae Common name(s): Black Cohosh, Rattleroot, Squawroot, Snakeroot, Bugbane GROWING Perennial; herbaceous | Zone 3-8 | 3-9 feet tall | Small white flowers in wand-like

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Blessed Thistle

Botanical Name: Cnicua benedictus | Family: Compositae Common name(s): Blessed thistle, Holy thistle GROWING Annual; herbaceous | Zone 5-9 | 10-30 inches tall | Hairy leaves and stems. Stems are 5-sided.

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Blue Cohosh

Botanical Name: Caulophyllus thalictroides | Family: Berberidaceae Common name(s): Blue Cohosh, Squawroot, Papoose Root GROWING Perennial; herbaceous | Zone 3-8 | 1-3 feet tall | Leaves dark purple when they emerge then they turn

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