Brief Introduction: Henna is the aerial part of Lawsonia inermis, traditionally it is used as a red dye. External formulation made of henna is also used to treat eczema, skin sores, and scabies infestations.
Brief Introduction: The Hibiscus sabdariffa has ruby-red flowers, it is an annual plant native to tropical Africa. Today it grows in tropical climates from Sri Lanka to Mexico. The part of the flower used medicinally are the calyxes, or outer floral envelopes, which are picked while still immature, then dried.
Brief Introduction: Humulus lupulus is a perennial vine native to North America, Europe, and Asia, now it is cultivated around the world. The dried female inflorescence, fruit, and separated glandular hairs are used medicinally. In ancient times, hops pickers tend to become tired, so hops were used as a stuffing material in sleep pillows or dream pillows to help individuals who suffer from insomniacs and restless sleepers.
Brief Introduction: Marrubium vulgare is a perennial flowering plant, it grows in many parts of the world, including Europe and North America. The leaves are dried, and the flowering tops and the dense whorls of white flowers, are picked to prepare medicinal remedies. Traditionally, the herb horehound was used as a popular remedy for cough and cold since ancient Roman times.
Brief Introduction: Horseradish has been cultivated for about two thousand years and was introduced into North America by the early colonists. The fresh or dried roots are used medicinally.The plant is native to the Volga-Don region and has spread to almost all of Europe and other parts of the world.
Brief Introduction: Horsetail is an ancient nonflowering perennial with hollow, bamboolike stems and tiny scalelike leaves. The sterile green stems are used medicinally.The herb is the dried green, sterile shoots, and fresh sterile shoots.
Brief Introduction: Hydrangea arborescens is an upright, woody-stemmed shrub, a native of eastern North America, typically grows to about 3 meters high. It has large oval leaves and heavy clusters of tiny, creamy white flowers. The dried rhizomes and roots are used medicinally.
Brief Introduction: The pointed leaves and small blue and violet flowers of Hyssopus officinalis, a hardy, stiff-stemmed perennial shrub native to Eurasia and naturalized in North America. The essential oil distilled from both the leaves and the flowering tops is used medicinally as well.