Originating from Europe and Asia, burdock now grows in all the temperate zones of the world. It is grown in Europe and China by sowing in the spring. The seeds are harvested in summer and the whole plant is harvested picked in the warmest of summer.
The cherry tree is native to the Middle East and was introduced to France in 1585 by Jean Morelot. It is to King Louis XV that we owe his intensive cultivation, for his fruit and his wood, famous end and The cherry was used in ancient times by the Greeks to treat gout. At the Middle Ages, the cherry tail was recommended to facilitate the evacuation of urine.
Originally from Europe, St. John’s Wort grows in many temperate regions of the world It is cultivated by sowing in the spring or by division of the rhizome in autumn. The flowering tops are harvested in the middle of summer was known as a devil’s hunt that drove evil spirits away, a plant used in white magic.
An edible fruit made from a wild shrub, acerola has been used by Amazonian Indians all the time, especially to fight against diarrhea, dysentery and liver problems. The Spanish conquistadores did not miss to discover the virtues of this fruit from the sixteenth century and it is they who gave it the name acerola.
Throughout Black Africa, the Securidaca longepedunculata are known to keep snakes away from habitations. On the other hand, by swallowing about one gram of roots, traditional healers protect themselves from snake bites when they go out into the bush to harvest.
This plant is very popular with birth attendants all over the Sahel. The leaves are particularly recommended for the delivery of pregnant women because they are oxytocic. On the other hand and perhaps by analogy, the leaves and roots are used in sterility and impotence. The leaves are also used as depuratives. The seeds can be grilled as a substitute for coffee.
There are three main traditional indications for antidysenteric, diuretic febrifuge. Trunk bark and roots are used in the form of decoction or maceration in intestinal this plant: and parasites, blenorrhoea, ascites and sterility. ‘Holarrhena floribunda is prescribed as an antidysenteric and antiamibian in the African pharmacopoeia published by the OAU’.
In Asia and some African countries like Nigeria, this plant is known as a medicine for asthma, bronchitis and respiratory diseases. In West Africa, Euphorbia hirta is mainly known as galactagogue and antidysenteric. It is from its indications that we have been able to verify the action and isolate certain chemical constituents responsible for these uses. Ephorbia hirta is part of the composition of some dilatory bronchial specialties and has already been marketed by a European laboratory as antiamibien. Since 1985, this plant has been listed in the African Pharmacopoeia published by the Organization of African Unity (OAU).
Witch hazel is native to Canada and the eastern United States Today it is commonly found in Europe II grows from marcots or sowing, made in autumn. The leaves are harvested in summer and dried in the shade as quickly as possible Witch hazel has been used since time immemorial by the shamanic doctors of the Indian peoples of North America, who used it to treat many inflammatory problems, for its ability to stop the haemorrhages and to remedy the too abundant rules.
Most plants of the family Gentianaceae are native to the Alps and mountainous regions of the Iberian Peninsula and the Balkans They grow between 700 and 2400 m altitude. Yellow gentian is grown from seedlings or by division its fleshy and robust roots. Victim of its success, the wild species is threatened with extinction, it is protected in some countries.
The queen of the meadow has its origins in Europe. For centuries, it aromatic and decorative virtues. It is thus added uses primarily its this plant to wines, meads, beers. The druids I used to treat and considered sacred, it was supposed to bring good luck and it is found in bridal bouquets of the Middle Ages. Melliferous plant, it was then called bee plant. It was used until the sixteenth century as ornament or aroma and medicinal plant by the healers of the time.