Medicinal uses of plants

“Food is our medicine” is literally true when you realise that a huge number of the plants we eat have medicinal properties. On this page we use historical and modern references to detail medicinal uses of some of the plants and seeds we grow and sell. Compiled by Ellen Tasou.


This website contains general information about plants and their medicinal uses based on historical and modern sources.  The information is not advice, and should not be treated as such. While we endeavour to ensure that the information on this website is correct, we do not warrant the accuracy and completeness of the material on this website.  We may make changes to the material on this website, or to any information in it, at any time without notice.

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Medicinal plant uses

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Glossary of medicinal plant terms

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