Scientific name - Hedeoma pulegioides
Synonyms - Mentha pulegium
Popular names - stone mint, steinminze, poejo.
Distribution and Habitat - originating in North America, on sandy soil, drought.
Description - annual, stem very thin, erect, branched, finely pubescent, 15-45 cm high. Leaves ovat until obovata-oblong, ribbed, few soirees, top obtuse, base narrow, glabra, slightly pubescent, thin, upper leaves are smaller. Flowers in bunches, axillary, pedicel pubescent, less than or equal to calyx, calyx pubescent, lobes 3 short and 2 longer lobes. Corola white or blue-violet. Blooms in July-September.
Tolerances - tolerate a partial shading.
Requirements - prefers sunny position, solutioncountries well-drained, acidic.
Propagation - by seeds, spring or autumn.
Properties and Uses - entire plant has properties sudorific, carminative, stimulant, aromatic and sedatives. In traditional medicine Hedeoma pulegioides is used to treat chronic bronchitis, colic in children.
The leaves are harvested before flourishing. Tea leaf Hedeoma pulegioides is used for colds, fever, indigestion, headaches, induce menstruation, expectorant, against insects. Fresh leaves applied to the skin away flies and other insects.
Ingestion of essential oils Hedeoma pulegioides can be lethal, skin contact may cause dermatitis. Do not use during pregnancy.
Infusion d1 tablespoon of leaves in Hedeoma pulegioides a cup of hot water. Drink one cup a day.
Barrie R. Cassileth, Charles D. Lucarelli - Herb-Drug Interactions in Oncology - PMPH USA, 2003
Bill Church - West Virginia Medicinal Plants, Trees & Shrubs - Lulu, 2004
Jethro Kloss - Back to Eden - Lotus Press, 1997
Bellis perennis L. - bucks
Herbaceous perennial, prostrata, pubescent, 12-20 cm high. Rhizome short, fibrous roots. Leaves arranged in basal rosette, the surface covered with glandular hairs; language spatulate, crenata edge, rib median obvious, ribbed wing. Inflorescences solitary, 1.5-3 cm in diameter, involucre 3.8 mm high, bracts ovata or oval
Melia azedarach L.
Name the genre, Melia, derived from Greek and 'azedarach', the Persian word and means 'noble trees'.
Popular name: English: bread tree, Persian lilac, China berry; Nepal: bakaino, Tibet: smag sing.
Distrubuire - in Nepal at around 700-1700 m altitude village in Iran Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Bhutan and China.
Herbaceous annual, voluble, mono. Strain pentagonal in section, 6 m high. Leaves alternate, 5-7 lobate, the cordata, acuminata peak or acute, margins iregulat needle, 5-7 ribs, limb 15 x 15 cm, 10 cm long, ribbed, hairy. Flowers monoecious, in axillary Cime, long-pedunculate, yellow, 8 cm in diameter.
Agrimonia eupatoria L. - caoda Cancer, high turita
Agrimonia eupatoria - a perennial herb with a short rhizome and erect, hairy, usually unbranched stem. The basal leaves are arranged in a rosette. Is a common plant throughout Europe, ii is rare in north Scotland.
Cutter paniculata L.
Cutter paniculata L. - shrub or small tree of between 3-12 m tall, native of north-eastern India, Bengal, and Andaman. Ritidom black-brown. Leaves alternate, oval-lanceolata, top acute, margin entire or slightly evening, glabra, 10-20 cm long, ribbed by 1-1.5 cm, pubescent; stipele linear-lanceolata, acuminata, pubescent
Centaurea uniflora subsp. nervosa
Centaurea uniflora subsp. nervosa - originally from Northern Apennines, the Alps, south-eastern Carpathians and the Balkans. Hemicriptofita species, grows on dry meadows and rocky, limestone, from 1100 up to 2600 m altitude.
Saxifraga squarrosa - endemic sub-species of sub-Eastern Alps, grows on limestone rocks and debris, from 1200 m to 2500 m altitude.
Nigella sativa L.
Nigella sativa - annual species, native to the Mediterranean, the Balkans, Asia Minor, Caucasus, western Asia, India and North Africa.
It was used by Greeks to treat congestion agipteni and nose, toothaches, headaches, abdominal pains, rheumatism, and as a diuretic.