Aconite Napellus

Aconite Napellus. Monkshood. Wolfsbane. A tall upright plant with dark blue flowers, 4 – 5 feet tall. Growing in damp, covered parts in mountainous country in northern and mid Europe, notably Switzerland, Germany and Sweden. It is to be found in high mountains ‘where there is a lot of wind, storms and activity’. Its sphere…

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Arnica Montana

Arnica Montana – Common names: Leopard’s Bane. Wolf’s Bane. Bruisewort. Fall Herb. A member of the compositae family, it is found distributed in northern temperate and arctic regions. Arnica is a mountain plant favouring high mountain sides with steady sunlight and high pastures in moist, peaty, siliceous soils at approximately a thousand metres. The higher…

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Bryonia Alba

Bryonia Alba

Bryonia Alba. Bryonia Dioca. Wild Hops. White Bryony. The common Bryony of England is the Bryonia Dioca, but it is Bryonia Alba which has had the Homoeopathic proving. Bryonia is less rapid in its action than Aconite. Its effect goes deeper and it often takes up the work where Aconite leaves off. It acts on the…

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Calendula Officinalis – A member of the compositae family where multiple florets, both disk and ray floret types, to form a single flower head. The flower heads follow the sun and will close when dark cloud passes over, closing at sunset to open with the dawn next day. Native of the Mediterranean, with numerous cultivars…

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Drosera Rotundifolia

Drosera Rotundifolia – Sundew. Round Leaved Drosera. Tincture of active fresh plant. Historical: Soon after publishing On the Origin of Species, Darwin wrote a letter of November 1860 to the lawyer and geologist Charles Lyell in which he described himself upon meeting Drosera Rotundifolia the carnivorous Sundew, exclaiming that he was ‘frightened and astounded’ by…

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Dulcamara (Woody Nightshade)

Dulcamara (Woody Nightshade)

Dulcamara. Woody Nightshade. Botannical name: Solanum Dulcamara. Of the family N.O Solanaceae. Commonly known as Bittersweet, Dulcamara, Felonwood, Felonwort, Scarlet Berry. Violet Bloom. These names are beautifully descriptive of the plant: Solanum Dulcamara (Woody Nightshade): Specimens of this plant found during a summer’s day walk on the beach at Chichester on 7th August 2016, (see photographs).…

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