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Agrimony, common, Agrimonia eupatoria L.

This plant can regularly be found along the rivers, waving happily with its long clusters full of yellow flowers. Agrimony, Agrimonia eupatoria, is incredibly versatile when it comes to medicinal…
agrimony - agrimonia eupatoria - flower and racerne

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Arnica, common, Arnica Montana

Arnica ointment, which naturopath doesn't have it in their arsenal? I certainly do. I also had the pleasure of seeing this cheerful plant in real life in the Drents-Friese Wold.…
common arnica - arnica montana - flower

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Bear’s garlic, Allium ursinum L.

Bear's garlic, Allium ursinum - also known as wild garlic - is the little brother of the garlic we so love in the kitchen. Outwardly, they have some things in…
bear's garlic - allium ursinum - whole plant

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Birch, silver, Betula pendula

There are many species of birch on earth. Where I come from you'll mainly find the silver birch, Betula pendula, and the downy birch, Betula pubescens and mixtures of the…
birch - betula pendula - trees

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Bistort, Polygonum bistorta L.

Since I was a child I have admired bistort, Polygonum bistorta. To me, she was a rather intriguing plant, which is why I am writing a monograph about this particular…
bistort - polygonum bistorta - inflorescence

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Black cohosh, Actaea, Cimicifuga racemosa

Black cohosh, Cimicifuga racemosa or Actaea racemosa, has a special place in this plant vademecum. In general, I prefer to use indigenous plants or plants that have been established here…
black cohosh - cimicifuga racemosa - inflorescence

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Blackcurrant, Ribes nigrum

Sometimes you come across plants that perfectly combine usefulness with tastiness. As far as I'm concerned, blackcurrant, Ribus nigrum, is one of those. I really love berries of all shapes…
blackcurrant - ribes nigrum - berry and leaf

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Chamomile, Matricaria recutita

Who hasn't sat on a couch with a cup of chamomile tea in hand? Well, I for sure have. Although it is becoming more and more difficult to find chamomile,…
chamomile - matricaria recutita - flowers

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Chaste tree, Vitex agnus castus

During my studies I have come across this plant, chaste tree, Vitex agnus castus, often enough. Because many diseases that we typically see in women have hormonal causes, this was…
chaste tree - vitex agnus castus - herb

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Chicory, Cichorium intybus L.

This beautiful plant with its lively lilac purple flowers is widely applicable. Chicory, Cichorium intybus, can be used for medicinal and magical purposes and is also edible. Its domesticated siblings,…
chicory - cichorium intybus - flower

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