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Starting at: $6.80The foundation for most of the formulary work at Phyto-Rx Formulae has been phytopharmacology - what most people call "plant medicine". The result of this work has been the creation of specific combination formulas created to address specific health care concerns.
Phyto Rx (tm) is a departure from our established formulary work in that it uses well-established extraction methods, using an alcohol base, to create traditional, reasonably priced herbal tinctures.
Starting at: $10.50Latin (botanical) name: Astragalus membranaceus
Common names: Astragalus, Chinese Astragalus, Chinese Milkvetch, Huang Qi, Huang Qui, Huang-qi, Membranous Milk Vetch, Milk Vetch Root, Yellow Vetch
Plant Description:The Astragalus plant is native to the northern and eastern regions of China. It generally grows to a height of 16-18 inches and its leaves can be found in pairs. One plant may have as many as 20 leaflet pairs. Only the dried root of this plant is used in medicinal applications. The plant should be four years or older before harvesting. Learn More
Starting at: $9.15Latin (botanical) name: Cimicifuga racemosa
names: Lappa, Fox's Clote, Thorny Burr, Beggar's Buttons, Cockle Buttons, Love Leaves, Philanthropium, Personata, Happy Major, Clot-Bur
Plant Description: The Burdock plant is a member of the thistle family and can be found most often in the pastures of North America. In its preferred climate with sufficiently damp soil, it may exceed three feet in height. The Burdock plant produces burrs that are known to adhere to clothing and animal fur. The flower is purple and the leaves grow at alternating levels on both sides of the stem. The heart shaped leaves are green on top and whitish on the bottom. The roots, stems and seeds can be eaten. The leaves are often used in salads and the stems are boiled to be eaten like asparagus. The root of the Burdock is the essential part used in medicinal preparations. Its root contains exceptional levels of B complex and vitamin E, as well as trace minerals such as potassium, phosphorous, chromium, cobalt, iron, magnesium, silicon, zinc and sodium. Learn More
Starting at: $10.50Latin (botanical) name: Harpagophytum procumbens
Common names: Devil's Claw,Grapple Plant, Wood Spider
Plant Description: Devil's Claw is a plant that is found in large parts of Southern Africa, primarily in the Kalahari Sands of Namibia, Botswana, South Africa, Angola and to a lesser extent, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Its tubers grow off its tap root and are shaped like elongated sweet potatoes. From the flowers grow woody, sharply curved, sticky, barbed fruits, which give Devil’s Claw its name. The plant spreads about 18" and has tubular pinkish white flowers which may have purple or yellow spots. The leaves are large and heart-shaped. Although the name comes from the fruit, the part of the plant used for its medicinal value is the tuber. Learn More
Starting at: $9.90Latin (botanical) name: Humulus Lupulus
Common names: Hops, Humulus, Lupulus
Plant Description: The Hop is a native perennial British plant and can be found growing wild in hedges and copses. It was introduced to Scotland, and is occasionally found in Ireland. Hops are also grown in France, South Russia, Australia and New Zealand. The root is stout and the stem, flexible and tough, twists in a clockwise direction and grows up to 6 feet in length. It is prickly with a strong fiber. The heart-shaped, lobed leaves are dark green, with finely serrated edges. They grow opposite on foot-stalks, though sometimes the upper leaves are arranged singly on the stem. The flowers grow out from the leaves' axils. The Hop is dioecious; in other words, male and female flowers are on separate plants. The male flowers are in loose bunches and grow to be 3-5 inches long. The female flowers, leafy and cone-shaped, are called strobiles. When mature, they grow to be about 1-1/2 inches long. They are yellowish-green in color and oblong and rounded in shape. Within the female flowers is a small fruit that is sprinkled with yellow, translucent glands. It looks a bit like yellow grains, and as it contains 10% Lupulin, a bitter principle, this is the substance used for medicinal purposes Learn More
Starting at: $9.90Latin (botanical) name: Tabebuia impetiginosa (Lapacho)
Common names: Pau D'Arco, Ipe Roxo, Lapacho, Tahuari, Taheebo, Tabebuia ipe, Tajy
Plant Description: Native to the Andes, Pau D'Arco is a large rainforest tree found in tropical parts of South America. It can grow to a height of 150 feet and the base of the tree can be 4 to 6 feet in diameter. The bark is smooth, and the stems are yellowish-green with opposite deciduous leaves in whorls. The stems have five elliptic leaves of unequal size. They are either ovate or lanceolate. The flowers of the Pau D'Arco, which bloom in the spring, come in a variety of colors, from deep purple to yellow to blue, generally with a yellow throat. Conical or bell-shaped, they have 5 curly lobes. The fruit is a longish capsule made of two valves enclosing winged seeds.