- amaryllidaceae (liliaceae)
- asteraceae (compositae)
- lamiaceae (labiatae)
- plant family
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…
Arnica, common, Arnica Montana
Arnica ointment, which naturopath doesn't have it in her arsenal? I certainly do. I also had the pleasure of seeing this cheerful plant in real life in the Drents-Friese Wold.…
Bear’s garlic, Allium ursinum L.
Bear's garlic, also known as wild garlic, is the little brother of garlic. Outwardly, they have some things in common, yet they don't look quite the same. For example, bear's…
Bistort, Polygonum bistorta L.
As a child I already thought bistort was intriguing, which is why I am writing a monograph about this particular plant and not about the tormentil, Potentilla erecta, a more…
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 as much as possible or plants that…
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…
Celandine, Chelidonium majus
I remember very well that my cousin had a wart and that my grandmother took him towards a plant at the back of the garden. It literally grew in the…
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,…
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…
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. You can even…
Cleavers, Galium aparine
Few plants live up to their name as cleavers, Galium aparine, does. Cleavers comes from the Germanic kleven, which means to stick to something. Just walk through cleavers in the…
Comfrey, Symphytum officinale
Comfrey, Symphytum officinale, and I go back a loooong time. We have had many adventures together. Like the time, way, way back, when my sister and I dug out a…