Wild lettuce (Lactuca virosa)

Wild lettuce (Lactuca virosa)

Wild lettuce (Lactuca virosa), by Franz Eugen Köhler, Koehler’s Medicinal-Plants. Valerian contains actinidine which mimics the odor of cat urine, the herb can be used like catnip to attract cats. It had been used to bait traps to attract rats. The Pied Piper fairy tale describes the Pied Piper of Hamelin, Germany using his magic pipes and valerian to attract rats.

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Valerian

Valerian

Valeriana officinalis, 1897 Franz Eugen Köhler, Köhler’s Medizinal-Pflanzen. Valerian contains actinidine which mimics the odor of cat urine, the herb can be used like catnip to attract cats. It had been used to bait traps to attract rats. The Pied Piper fairy tale describes the Pied Piper of Hamelin, Germany using his magic pipes and valerian to attract rats.

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Hops

Hops

Hops are the flowers generally known as seed cones of the hop plant, (Humulus lupulus). Hops are put to use as a flavoring and stability in the brewing of beer. they are nearly always dried right before they are used in the brewing process. The sugar-rich liquid produced from malt is boiled with hops. Then the nasty mix is cooled down and yeast is added, to start fermentation. As with grapes, the site in which hops are cultivated has effects on their qualities along with the the qualities iof the beer they make.

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Gunpowder Green Tea

Gunpowder Green Tea

Gunpowder Green Tea is a variety of green Chinese tea crafted in Zhejiang Province of China in which every single leaf is actually rolled into a small rounded pellet. It is assumed to take its English name from the fact that the tea looks like blackpowder grains. The tea that is used for this rolling and shaping approach is in most cases applied either to dry green tea or Oolong tea. When you shop for gunpoder green tea it is critical to look for glistening pellets, which shows that the tea is fresh.

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dong quai

dong quai

Angelica sinensis, commonly known as “dong quai” or “female ginseng” is an herb from the family Apiaceae, indigenous to China. Dong quai (Angelica sinensis). Angelica is a genus of about 60 species of biennial and perennial herbs in the family Apiaceae. Dong quai’s chemical ingredients consist of coumarins, phytosterols, polysaccharides, ferulate, and flavonoids. Dong quai is used in many of the over 100,000 medicinal formulations described within the traditional documents of Asian herbology.

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