Materia Medica

Buchu

Botanical Name: Agathosma betulina | Family: Rutaceae Common name(s): Buchu GROWING Perennial; bush | South Africa and some parts of South America – cannot grow easily outside of its natural habitat |

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Burdock

Botanical Name: Arctium Lappa | Family: Compositea (thistle group) Common name(s): Burdock, Common Burdock, Lappa, Rox’s Clote, Thorny Burr, Beggar’s Buttons, Cockle Buttons, Clot-Bur GROWING Biennial, herbacious

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Calamus

Botanical Name: Acorus calamus | Family: Araceae Common name(s): Sweet Flag, Calamus, Sweet Sedge GROWING Perennial | Zones 4-11 | 1-4 feet tall  | Cattail-like leaves, flowers

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Cascara sagrada

Botanical Name: Rhamnus purshiana | Family: Rhamnaceae Common name(s): Cascara Sagrada, Sacred Bark, California Buckthorn GROWING Evergreen Tree | Zones 4a-9b | 32 feet tall  | Flowers

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Catnip

Botanical Name: Nepeta Cataria | Family: Labiatae (Mint family) Common name(s): Catnip, Nebada (Spanish) GROWING Perennial; herbaceous | zones 3-7 | 15-24 inches tall | white, purple-spotted flowers on

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Cayenne

Botanical Name: Capsicum Annuum | Family: Solanaceae Common name(s): Cayenne GROWING Annual; herbaceous | 24 inches | White, star-shaped flowers early to midsummer followed by green fruit that turns red at maturity. Full

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