Herbal Remedies: Appalachian Herbs

Medicinal plants from the southern Appalachians such as foxglove, St. John's wort, witch hazel, mayapple, Indian tobacco, butterfly weed, blue cohosh, Queen Anne's lace, Oswego tea and peppermint.



Purple Foxglove Flowers
Pretty and potent: Foxglove is the source of digitalis, a cardiac stimulant extracted from the leaves that has kept millions of heart patients alive.
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Bee Balm
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Peppermint
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Foxglove
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Blue Cohosh
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Witch Hazel
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