“Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food.” Hippocrates

Herbs are used in many forms. These can be:

• Edible – usually the fruit, the leaves or the flowers, though some roots (such as burdock) are edible as well.

• Medicinal – various parts of the herb is used depending on the plant. For instance, astralagus root is used but it cannot be eaten. It can be made into a tincture or the dried root added to soups.

• Topical – some plants leaves are used best on the skin such as comfrey, mullein or plantain.

Herbs listed will note which area of the plant can be used. See Figures 1-6.

Fig. 1: ENTIRE PLANT

From flower to root

Fig. 2: FLOWER ONLY

Fig. 3: LEAVES ONLY

Fig. 4: ROOTS ONLY

Fig. 5: FRUIT ONLY

Fig. 6: FLOWER, LEAVES & FRUIT

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