- Chamomile is one of the most widely used and well-loved herbs in the world. From ancient Greece to Chinas royal courts, this herb has been used for hundreds of years in over 26 countries for its various healing properties. It is adored for its mildly bittersweet, flowery taste and its ability to soothe and calm the body, mind and spirit.
- It is adored for its mildly bittersweet, flowery taste and its ability to soothe and calm the body, mind and spirit.
- - Calming effect, anti-anxiety
- - Helps to induce sleep
- - Helps wounds heal faster
- - Helps relieve anxiety in people with neurological disorders
- Chamomile can commonly be found in low-elevation hilltops and mountains.
- They are ready to harvest at full bloom, normally between September-November.
- When harvesting, use your fingers to comb through to get just the flower head. Once the flowered are thoroughly dried and cooled, store in a well-sealed glass jar.
- Dahurian Angelica is a perennial tall herb that is mostly produced in Henan and Hebei provinces. It is in a conic shape, 7 to 24cm long, 1.5 to 2cm in diameter, grayish yellow or yellowish brown in color, with crosswise lenticels-like process scattered, and rootlets marks. It has a rich, pungent aroma with a slight bitter taste.
- - Removes humidity and dampness from the body
- - Prevents nausea and fainting
- - Reduces symptoms of atrial fibrillation
- - Relieves tightness in abdomen, flatulence
- It is commonly found a long river banks, streams, mangrove forests, humid mountains and valleys.
- Best harvest period if from July-October. As the steam and leaves begin to dry and become brown, cut off the upper part first. Then dig out the roots, remove small roots and dirt. Dry over a small fire.
- Biota Orientalis grows as either a large shrub or small tree, developing to be approximately 3-7 milimeters in length.
- - Helps boost heart, colon, liver, and kidney function
- - Serves as a sedative for individuals experience
- - irregular heartbeats and insomnia
- Normally harvested during winter months Biota Orientalis is native to China, Japan, North Korea, and some parts of northeastern Iran.
- Usually found on cliffs, steep and rocky hillsides. Remove the plant, clean and dry, grind into a powder, and store in shade.
- Panax Ginseng has yellowish-green umbrella-shaped flowers that grow in a circle around a straight stem. It typically blooms in mid-summer and is commonly found in China, Korea, Vietnam, and Japan.
- It has the capacity to stimulate or soothe the nervous system, balance metabolic processes, and decrease blood sugar
- - Potent antioxidant which may reduce inflammation
- - Boosts brain function and immune system
- - Lower blood sugar
- - Calm and soothing effect
- Push a pitchfork or needle-nose spade into the ground about 6 inches from the plant, dig under the plant and gently pry the root loose.
- If there is any risk of damaging the roots of adjacent, immature ginseng plants, do not attempt to harvest the plant. Wash and dry the roots.
- Aloe Vera is a short-stemmed (or stemless) succulent plant which belongs to the Lily family. The colour of its thick fleshy leaves with serrated margin varies from green to grey-green.
- Its flowers are pendulous with yellow tubular corolla approximately 2-3 cm. long.
- - Helps to combat depression
- - Anti-anxiety
- - Detoxification properties, removes toxins
- Originating from the Mediterranean and southern African region, Aloe Vera is harvested at 2-3 years.
- Its lower half has excellent medicinal properties. Simply remove, clean and slice horizontally into pieces, leave to dry.