Mimosa hostilis – Jurema Tree

Mimosa hostilis – Jurema Tree
FAMILY: Leguminosae GENUS: Mimosa SPECIES: Hostilis, Tenuiflora COMMON NAMES: Jurema Tree, Tepescohuite, Cabrero (‘goatherd’), Carbon (‘charcoal’) The Mimosa hostilis plant is a bushy tree that can grow up to 8 meters in height. It has short,...

Entada rheedii – African Dream Herb

Entada rheedii – African Dream Herb
FAMILY: Fabaceae (Legume Family) GENUS: Entada SPECIES: Rheedii COMMON NAMES: Adenanthera Gogo, African Dream Herb, Balugo, Dipai, Dream Bean, Entada Phaseolides, Entada Pursaetha, Entada Rheedei, Garambi, Garbi, Gogo, Gogong-bakai, Kakavalli, Kessing, Lipai, Matchbox...

Duboisia hopwoodii – Pituri Bush

Duboisia hopwoodii – Pituri Bush
FAMILY: Solanaceae GENUS: Duboisia SPECIES: Hopwoodii COMMON NAMES: Pituri Bush, Bedgerie, Camel Poison, Emu Plant, Pitchiri, Poison Bush Image credit: Herbalistics Duboisia hopwoodii is an evergreen shrub with woody stems that can grow up to three meters in height....

Mandragora officinarum – Mandrake

Mandragora officinarum – Mandrake
FAMILY: SolanaceaeGENUS: Mandragora SPECIES: Officinarum COMMON NAMES: Abu’l-ruh (Old Arabic, “master of the life breath”), Adamova Golowa (Russian, “Adam’s head”), Alrauinwortel (Dutch), Alrune (Swedish), Antimelon (“In The...

Pogostemon cablin – Patchouli

Pogostemon cablin – Patchouli
FAMILY: Lamiaceae GENUS: Pogostemon SPECIES: Cablin COMMON NAMES: Patchouli, Patchouly, Pachouli Purchase Patchouli Leaves Pogostemon cablin, or patchouli, is a bushy herb of the mint family that has erect stems reaching two or three feet in height and that produces...
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