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AngelicaAngelica archangelicastimulates appetite, aids digestion, and eases gas and stomach cramps leaves and root.
Dead ringer for hemlock, never harvest from the wild.
enhances sun sensitivity
ChickweedStellaria mediasoothes itchingaerial parts when needed 
CleaversGalium aparinesoothing diuretic and treats skin diseases collect stems and leaves while still juicy  
Curled DockRumex crispusstimulant laxativelift roots in the autumn, dry for future use 
CouchgrassAgropyrum repenscystitis, gout, rheumatism lift roots, dry for future use  
DandelionTaraxacum officinalediuretic reduces water retention, dissolves gallstonesgather young leaves in spring, harvest roots in May and June. Both are dried for later use.use for gallstones only under qualified supervision.
Echinacea (Coneflower)Echinacea angustifolia, E. purpureacombats colds, flu, infections, slow-healing wounds, and inflammed skin conditions. Boosts the body's production of interferonlift roots in the autumn, dry for future useavoid with TB, autoimmune diseases, MS, lupus or collagen diseases
ElderSambucus nigracoughs, colds, bronchitisflowers in June and July, dry for future use, berries in September raw fruit can cause nausea and vomiting; avoid elder if pregnant.
FeverfewTanacetum partheniumimproves circulation, reduces inflammation, relieves migrainepick aerial parts when neededcan cause mouth ulcers, avoid if pregnant, taking contraceptive pill or on anti-clotting therapy
FumitoryFumaria officinaliscooling irritated skin, eg. acne or eczema; diuretic and purgative; reduces blood pressurecollect aerial parts when needed, dry for later use.avoid if taking prescribed drugs for blood pressure or heart problems; also during pregnancy.
GarlicAllium sativumimproves resistance to infection, antimicrobial activity, cardiovascular treatmentsmature cloves, best effect if consumed uncooked 
GingerZingiber officinalequells the queasiness of motion sickness,stimulates saliva flow and digestive activity, settles the stomach, relieves vomiting, and eases pain from flatulence and diarrhoea. use root, fresh or dried, but fresh tastes best avoid dried gingerroot during pregnancy, fresh ginger is fine. Also if suffering from gallstones.
HawthornCrategus oxyacanthadilates blood vessels, good for the ageing heartflowers, leaves and berries, dry for future use 
LavenderLavendula (most species), angustifolia most potentlifts spirits, relaxes, settles stomachpick aerial parts when flowers begin to open from June to August, dry for future useavoid during pregnancy and when breastfeeding
HorsetailEquisetum arvenserich in minerals, tissue strengthening, antiarthritic, diuretic; styptic propertiesgather unblemished stems in summer, use dried while still greenavoid if there are heart problems, kidney disease or during pregnancy
Ivyhedera helixwood and leaves used to ease coughs; also externally to reduce cellulite, ease itching, to treat warts and scabieswood chips and young, fresh leavesexcess use can slow heart rate; the berries are poisonous
Lemon BalmMelissa officinalisrelieves stomach spasms and aids digestion - treats flatulence; anti-viral - used to treat herpes.pick aerial parts when needed, or dry in open air for later useprolonged use may reduce sex hormones.
Lesser CelandineRanunculus ficariaastringent and soothing applied externally to relieve pilesuse whole plant, uproot when in full flower, air dry; use in cream, ointment or suppositorymay irritate skin, avoid during pregnancy and when breastfeeding
NasturtiumTropaeolum majusresistance to infection, source of vitamin Cpick aerial parts when growing, freeze for future use 
PlantainPlantago majorastringent, reduces catarrh, stops bleeding in minor cutspick leaves during flowering in May and June, dry for future use 
Purple ConeflowerEcinacea purpurea (E. angustifolia thought to be more potent)resistance to infectionlift roots in the autumn, dry for future use 
Purple LoosestrifeLythrum salicariaflavonoids strengthen blood vessels, tannins treat diarrhoeaflowering stems when in full flower, dry and crumble to powder 
Red CloverTrifolium pratensenourishes skinflowers  
RosemaryRosmarinus officinalisimproves blood supply to head pick aerial parts when needed 
SageSalvia officinaliseases inflamed mucous membranes, indigestion, during growing season from April, dry for winter useavoid if epileptic, avoid when pregnant
Solomon's SealPolygonatum multiflorumcalming and drying action in diarrhoealift roots in the autumn, dry for future use 
St John's WortHypericum perforatummelancholiapick aerial parts as flowers appear in June and July, dry for future useprolonged use sensitizes skin to sunlight, interacts with some prescription medicines, avoid during pregnancy and when breastfeeding
ThymeThymus vulgaris (pulegioides more potent)expectorant, antibacterial, antifungalpick aerial parts when required 
YarrowAchillea millefoliumencourages sweating during fever, is a digestive tonic releiving flatulence, wound cleansing externally, stops bleedingaerial parts when in flower from June to September, dry for future usecan cause skin rash and sun sensitivity, avoid large doses if pregnant or breastfeeding

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