Materia Medica

Dill

Botanical Name: Anethum graveolens | Family: Umbelliferae Common name(s): Dill GROWING Annual; herbaceous | 2-3 feet tall  | Feathery leaves, yellow umbel flowers, seeds in late

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Dong Quai

Botanical Name: Angelica sinensis (syn. A. polymorpha) | Family: Umbelliferae (syn. Apiaceae) Common name(s): Dong quai, Chinese angelica, Dong qui, Dang gui, Tang quei, Female ginseng Related: Angelica, which can

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Echinacea

Botanical Name: Echinacea Augustifolia & Echinacea Purpurea | Family: Compositae Common name(s): Purple Coneflower GROWING Perennial; herbaceous | zones 3-9 | 2-4 feet (Purperea is taller) | pinkish purple flowers

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Elecampane

Botanical Name: Inula helenium | Family: Compositae Common name(s): Scabwort, Elf dock, Horseheal GROWING Perennial | Zones 4 – 9 | 4 – 5 feet | Large golden yellow flowers in July

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Ephedra

Botanical Name: Ephedra sinica, et al. | Family: Ephedraceae Common name(s): Ma Huang (Chinese species), Desert Tea, Joint Fir GROWING Perennial herb | Zones 4-9 | 2 feet | Produces male and female

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False Unicorn

Botanical Name: Chamaelirium lutem | Family: Liliaceae Common name(s): False Unicorn, Helonias, Colic root, Devil’s bit, Fairy wand, Star grub root, Grub root GROWING Evergreen herb | Zone 5-8 | 1

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