CIMICIFUGA RACEMOSA

CIMICIFUGA RACEMOSA

FAMILY :: RANUNCULACEAE
BLACK COHOSH: Very ornamental for the shade garden, with long plumes of creamy white flowers that are described by some as smelling like rotting flesh. Emmenagogue, antirheumatic, sedative. Eases uterine cramps.

HYDRASTIS CANADENSIS

HYDRASTIS CANADENSIS

FAMILY :: RANUNCULACEAE
GOLDENSEAL: A popular home remedy as well as being listed in the US and British Pharmacopoeias for ailments of the mucus membranes. Grows well in loose, acid, hardwood forest soil in heavy shade. Requires winter cold for proper growth.