Materia Medica

Coltsfoot

Botanical Name: Tussilago farfara | Family: Compositae Common name(s): Horsehoof, Coughwort GROWING Perennial herb | Zones 3-7 | up to 20 inches | Long-stalked, hoof-shaped leaves appear after a large, daisy-like yellow

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Comfrey

Botanical Name: Symphytum officinale, uplandicum* | Family: Boraginaceae Common name(s): Comfrey, Knitbone GROWING Perennial; herbaceous | Zones 3-9 | 3-4 feet tall | Flowers late spring thru summer Prefers well-drained, moist soil |

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Corn Silk

Botanical Name: Zea mays | Family: Gramineae Common name(s): Corn silk, corn tassles GROWING Annual | Zones 4-8 | Garden vegetable See this Old Farmer’s Almanac article on growing corn

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Cramp Bark

Botanical Name: Viburnum opulus | Family: Caprifoliaceae Common name(s): Cramp Bark, High Cranberry, Snowball Tree, Guelder Rose, Squaw Bush GROWING Perennial; shrub | Zone 2-7 | 8-15 feet tall | White flowers in

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Damiana

Botanical Name: Turnera aphrodisiaca, T. diffusa | Family: Turneraceae Common name(s): Damiana, Mexican Holly GROWING Shrub | Zone 9-11 | 3-6 feet tall | Serrated green leaves, yellow flowers, sweet-smelling fruit 4-6 hours

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Dandelion

Botanical Name: Taraxacum Officianale | Family: Compositae Common name(s): Dandelion GROWING Perennial, herbaceous, broad-leaf | zones 3-9 | full sun to part shade | 8 –

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