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Chamomile, Matricaria recutita

I like sitting on my couch with a cup of chamomile tea in my hands. Although it is becoming increasingly difficult to find chamomile, Matricaria recutita, in the wild, it…
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Lemon balm, Melissa officinalis L.

When I only think of lemon balm, Melissa officinalis, the sun starts to shine. Thing is, I like putting some lemon balm leaves into my drinking water when the weather…
lemon balm - melissa officinalis - tea

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Mallow, common, Malva sylvestris L.

Common mallow, Malva sylvestris, is one of my favourites and not just because of its cheerful pink to purple flowers. In the past, mallow tea supported me through troubles concerning…
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Marigold, Calendula officinalis

Marigold, Calendula officinalis, always gives us one last sun salutation before we head into winter. This cheerful plant continues to flower bravely until the moment night frost arrives. Marigold is…
marigold - calendula officinalis - flower and butterfly

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Marshmallow, Althaea officinalis

Did you know that sweet, soft confectionery that you can buy in shops under the name Marshmallow used to be made from the root of a plant? That plant, unsurprisingly,…
marshmallow - althaea officinalis - flower and leaf

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Milk thistle, Silybum marianum

Milk thistle, Silybum marianum, is a wild beauty found in rugged places. Everyone should read about this plant at the beginning of spring. At that time of the year, multitudes…
milk thistle - silybum marianum - bud

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Motherwort, Leonurus cardiaca

In this monograph we are going to look at a plant that is not native to the Netherlands, but has been happily living here since at least the 7th century.…
Motherwort - leonurus cardiaca - inflorescense

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Mugwort, Artemisia vulgaris

As you can see from the Latin name Artemisia vulgaris, mugwort is related to wormwood. Compared to wormwood, mugwort contains significantly less thujone. Therefore, this is a plant that is…
mugwort - artemisia vulgaris - leaves and inflorescence

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Peppermint, Mentha piperita

Believe it or not, there are people who think that peppermint is nothing but a white, round and flat piece of candy. Interestingly, many take this particular sweet after a…
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