Monthly Archives: December 2018

Gastrodia elata: Another Anti-Anxiety Herb?

Gastrodia elata is a perennial herb of the Orchidaceae (Orchid) family of plants. Gastrodia elata grows in parts of Asia including Nepal, Bhutan, Korea, Taiwan, Siberia, India and Japan. The plant grows in mountainous regions in forest clearings and it … Continue reading

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Edible Plants in the United Kingdom

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Nardostachys jatamansi (Nard)

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Galphimia Plants: Mood Elevating Goodness?

Galphimia is a Genus of plants that belongs to the Malpighiaceae family of flowering plants. There 26 species of plants in this group and they comprise plants that can be classified as shrubs or small trees. Evidence suggests that some … Continue reading

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Erythrina velutina: A Leguminous Anxiety Cure?

Erythrina velutina is species of tree that belongs to the Fabaceae or legume family of plants. Common names for the tree include mulunga. Erythrina velutina is a perennial deciduous trees that can reach heights of around 10 meters and it … Continue reading

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Bitter Orange (Citrus aurantium): Anxiety Cure?

Bitter orange (Citrus aurantium) is a type of citrus tree native to Asia, but which is now found all over the World. Other common names for bitter orange include Seville orange, sour orange, bigarade orange or malalade orange. Bitter orange … Continue reading

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Dong Quai (Angelica sinensis): A Possible Treatment for Mood Disorders?

Angelica sinensis is a herb from the Umbelliferae family, which also include celery, carrots and parsley. The common name for Angelica sinensis is dong quai. Dong quai grows in the mountainous regions of East Asia countries including Korea, China and … Continue reading

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Nepeta Plants (E.g. Catnip)

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Passiflora edulis (Passion Fruit)

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