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This species is closely related to that of the standard Wormwood. It has an extensive history of use as a medicine, spiritual catalyst for stimulating dreams, the minds eye, and is a main ingredient in the historic brew known as Absinthe. Wormwood has a long history of use for ridding the body of parasitic worms.
This herb is loaded with vitamins, antioxidants and even essential amino acids. It's particularly high in vitamins D, K, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, and others. Alfalfa has also been commonly used as a fodder crop, and to stimulate the fertility of soil.
Aloe Vera is prized among herbalist for cuts and burns. Some even consume it for treating ulcers. Although it has a long history of use as medicine dating back to even the ancient Egyptians, it has not been evaluated or approved by the FDA. The plant is easily cloned by pulling up one stalk by the root and transplanting it.
Anise is typically used in the form of a tea to help relieve congestion caused from allergies, colds, and flues. It's also used as in the original recipes for Absinthe in combination with Wormwood and Fennel. Pharmacologically, Anise contains
anethole which is a very mild stimulant. The plant contains many other compounds as well.
Arnica is typically used in the form of an external tincture. It's applied on sprains, bruises, and wounds. This is one of many plants that is not used repeatedly. It's also not suggested for internal use because it often has irritating effects on the stomach.
The scientific name of the species is Withania somnifera, while the Opium Poppy has the scientific name of Papaver somniferum. Both are associated with sleep. The plant has a vast history of use in Ayurvedic medicine. It is supposed to have anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, anti-stress, antioxidant, mind-boosting, immune-enhancing, and rejuvenating properties.
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