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Turmeric

Botanical Name: Curcuma longa | Family: Zingiberaceae Common name(s): Turmeric, Jiang huang, Haldi GROWING Perennial; herbaceous | Zones 10 – 11 (if grown inside, minimum temperature is

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Prickly Ash

Botanical Name: Zanthoxylum americanum | Family: Rutaceae Common name(s): Prickly Ash, Toothache Tree, Yellow Wood, Suterberry GROWING Shrub; perennial | Zone 3-7 | 8-15 feet tall | Small greenish flowers before leaves

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Chickweed

Botanical Name: Stillaria media | Family: Caryophyllaceae Common name(s): Chickweed, Starweed, Starwort, Stitchwort (and more!) GROWING Annual; considered a weed | Zones 3-8 | Grows along ground, 6-15 inches | Very

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Plantain & Psyllium Seed

Botanical Name: Plantago species | Family: Plantaginaceae Common name(s): Plantain (there are over 200 varieties) GROWING The psyllium seed produced commercially is from a cultivated variety of plantain native

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Golden Seal

Botanical Name: Hydrastis Canadensis | Family: Ranunculaceae Common name(s): Goldenseal, Puccoon Root, Yellowroot GROWING Perennial; herbacious woodland plant | Zones 3-9 | 10 – 15 inches | Greenish white flowers in spring,

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Oregon Grape

Botanical Name: Mahonia Aquifolium (a.k.a. Berberis Aquifolium) and related species| Family: Berberidaceae Common name(s): Oregon Grape, Mountain Grape, holly leaved barberry GROWING Evergreen shrub | Zones 4/5 – 8 | 6 feet tall, 3-5

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Chaparral

Botanical Name: Larrea Tridenta | Family: Zygophyllaceae Common name(s): Chaparral, Creosote bush, Greasewood, Hediondilla, Governadora, Guamis GROWING Perennial; Evergreen shrub | dessert areas of the Southwest | 3-6 feet | yellow flowers

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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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Yellow Dock

Botanical Name: Rumex Crispus | Family: Polygonaceae Common name(s): Yellow Dock, Curly Dock, Broad-leaved Dock GROWING Perennial | zones 3-9 | 1-3 feet | numerous pale green drooping flowers, from June – July. Plant seeds

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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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Sassafras

Botanical Name: Sassafras Officianale / Sassafras Albidum / Sassafrass Varifolium | Family: Lauraceae Common name(s): Sassafras, Saxifras, Tea Tree, Mitten Tree, Cinnamonwood GROWING Tree, deciduous |

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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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Plaintain

Botanical Name: Plantago Major | Family: Plantaginaceae Common name(s): Common Plantain, Greater Plantain, Broad-leaved Plantain, Ripple Grass, Englishman’s foot, Ribwort GROWING Perennial, herbaceous, broad-leaf | Temporate

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Red Clover

Botanical Name: Trifolium Pratense | Family: Leguminosae Common name(s): Red Clover, Trebol (Spanish) GROWING Perennial, herbaceous | Zones 5-9 | Full sun, partial shade | 12-15″

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Nettle

Botanical Name: Urtica Diocia | Family: Urticaceae Common name(s): Nettle, Stinging Nettle, Ortiga (Spanish) GROWING Perennial, herbaceous | Zones 5-9 | Full sun, partial shade |

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