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Botanicals Growing at Happy Hollows **

Health Benefits and Usages

** list is not comprehensive at this time and contains some of the plants not all 



Calendula officinalis

Calendula has a powerful wound healing ability and antimicrobial action.  Used for skin conditions promoting healing and growth for ulcers/ cuts and wounds.  Used internally to heal the digestives system in ulcerative conditions or damage from NSAID use.  Menstrual cycle normalization.



Echinacea spp. (angustifolia, purpurea)

Valuable in treating chronic infections where the infection is lengthy and one is feeling run down and depleted.  Often used in combination with other herbs for the treatment of cold and flu during the early onset phase.


Milk Thistle

Silybum marianum

Main remedy used in Western herbal medicine to protect the liver and its activities.  Used in conditions where the liver is stressed ; infection, excess alchool, environmental toxins.  Other uses include benefits in hormonal balance and depression.

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Hyssopus officinalis

Hyssop 's primary traditional uses were for stomach and chest.  Hyssop is a valuable expectorant that has antibacterial and relaxing effects.  It helps thin mucus and move it up and out of the lungs.    Excellent for relieving spasmodic coughing.   

An aromatic digestive which helps in the absorption of nutrients and supports liver function.   


Wild Rose

Rose spp.

Rose petal tea or tincture is a wonderful nerve tonic , helping in anxiety to relax the nervous system , for those who feel overwhelmed or in emotional shock.   Often used to support the healing of those in trauma or who are suffering from loss.



Mentha spp. (piperita)

Infusions or tinctures, whether solely peppermint or in combination with other herbs help support digestive ailments, stress and headaches, respiratory congestion and stomach aches.  



Taraxacum officinale

Very helpful local herb whose roots serve as an excellent bitter liver tonic.  The bitter action stimulates the vagus nerve which assists in gut-heart-brain communication.  Roots assist those with sluggish digestion and constipation, whereas the leaves function as a safe and natural diuretic.


Plantago spp.  (major/lanceolata)

Ribwort plantain is used as a juice or tincture to soothe and reduce inflammation in the upper respiratory tract, nose , sinuses and throat.  

Broadleaf plantain is used to heal the mucosal lining of the digestive tract.



Crataegus spp.

Hawthorne is an extremely valuable tonic for the heart and the cardiovascular system.  The berries are particularily useful in supporting the strength and resiliance of the heart and the blood vessel system.  Enhancing blood vessel elasticity and improving flow of oxygenated blood to the heart muscle.   Inflammation support throughout the system.



Achillea millefolium

Yarrow is a wonderful tonic for the cardiac system.  Supporting healthy blood vessels, helping to tone and improve their integrity while reducing inflammation of the blood vessel lining, supporting healthy blood pressure.  Varicose vein healing.


Matricaria recutita

The mother of the stomach.  Warming, digestive herb which relaxes the stomach and the digestive tract, improving movement and helps relieve gas.  Helps improve the secretion of digestive enzymes.  Often used in a combination with other herbs to address acid reflux, nausea, gastric ulcers and IBS.


Cucurma longa

Although not growing on the property, we import organic tumeric and make a wonderfully fresh product in capsule form for its strong anti-inflammatory medicinal actions.  Very important healing herb in joint disease, cancer, stress and cardiovascular disease.

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