Acorus calamus – Sweet Flag

Acorus calamus – Sweet Flag
FAMILY: Arum GENUS: Acorus SPECIES: Calamus COMMON NAMES: Calamus, Sweet Flag, Ajil-i-turki (Persian), Akoron (Greek), Bajegida (Kannada), Bhadra (Sanskrit), Bojho (Nepali), Ch’ang (Chinese), Erba di Venere (Italian, ‘plant of Venus’), Flagroot,...

Agave americana – Agave

Agave americana – Agave
FAMILY: Agavaceae GENUS: Agave SPECIES: Americana, Mescal, Salmiana, etc. COMMON NAMES: Agaves, Mezcal Plants, Century Plant, Chupalla, Maguey, Pita Most species of agave, particularly those used for food and beverages, are hardy plants with thick roots and fleshy...

Cannabis indica – Indian Hemp

Cannabis indica – Indian Hemp
FAMILY: Cannabaceae GENUS: Cannabis SPECIES: Indica COMMON NAMES: Azallu (Assyrian), Bandsch, Bang, Black Prince, Canamo de India (Spanish), Canapem Indiana (Italian), Gai Ando (Vietnamese), Ganja, Hemp, Hierba Santa (Spanish, ‘sacred herb’), Indian Hemp,...

Melissa officinalis – Lemon Balm

Melissa officinalis – Lemon Balm
FAMILY: Lamiaceae (Mint) GENUS: Melissa SPECIES: Officinalis COMMON NAMES: Balm, Balm Mint, Bee Balm, Blue Balm, Cytria, Erva Cidrera, Garden Balm, Hashishat al Nahil, Honey Plant, Kovanutu, Lemon Balm, Nd, Ogulotu, Seiyo-Yama-Hakka, Sweet Balm, Toronjil, Tronjon...

Aconitum ferox – Blue Aconite

Aconitum ferox – Blue Aconite
FAMILY: Ranunculaceae GENUS: Aconitum SPECIES: Ferox COMMON NAMES: Aconite, Aticish (Nepali, ‘very poisonous’), Bachnag (Persian), Bish (Arabic), Black Aconite, Blue Aconite, Himalayan Monkshood, Mithavis (Hindi), Monk’s Hood, Sman-chen (Tibetan,...
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