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Ozark Encyclopedia – M – Mayapple

Mayapple, American Mandrake – Podophyllum peltatum

Parts used: root, fruit

Traditional uses: Poisonous. Root soaked in whiskey and taken for rheumatism and as a purgative. Boiled root eaten as a purgative. 426 more words


Ozark Encyclopedia – M – Manure

Chicken manure for pneumonia – “Some old settlers make poultices of chicken manure mixed with lard as a treatment for pneumonia; it is said that the dung of black chickens is best.” ~Randolph OMF 94… 415 more words


Ozark Encyclopedia – L – Lady's Slipper

Lady’s Slipper – Cypripedium

Parts used: root

Traditional uses: Roots used for menstrual disorders. Infusion of roots used for stomachaches and kidney disorders. Roots used for spasms and fits. 210 more words


More Than Ever Driven Towards Creating My Own Runic Herbal Tradition

I went to Alpine Cosmetics in Torrance, California during the weekend. I needed to restock on some herbs & herbal products and they have German imports there that I can’t find anywhere else. 533 more words

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Ozark Encyclopedia – J – Jimsonweed

Jimsonweed – Datura stramonium

***CAUTION! Poisonous!***

Parts used: flower, leaf

Traditional uses: Poisonous. Poultice of wilted leaves used on boils and fresh wounds. Smoked for asthma. 597 more words


Klunzinger, Upper Egypt: Its People and Its Products

This is the second in a series of blog posts that will briefly outline the texts we’re reading and who wrote them.

Klunzinger’s Upper Egypt: Its People and Its Products. 380 more words

Ozark Encyclopedia – H – Horsemint

Horsemint – Monarda bradburiana (often several of the Monarda genus)

Parts used: leaf, flower

Traditional uses: Infusion used for colds, chills, as a febrifuge, and for bowel complaints. 124 more words