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Plants of Summer

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Plants of Summer
Burdock Arctium spp.

Family: Asteraceae – Aster family

Medicinal Actions:

Alterative, Antibacterial, Anti-Inflammatory, Antineoplastic, Antioxidant, Antiretroviral, Demulcent, Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Cholagogue, Hepatic, Hypoglycemic

Cattail Typha spp.

Family: Typhaceae - The Cattail Family

Medicinal Actions: Expectorant, Demulcent, Diuretic
Evening Primrose Oenothera spp.

Family: Onagraceae – Primrose family

Medicinal Actions: Antiasthmatic, Anti-Inflammatory, Carminative, Emollient,
Goldenrod Solidago canadensis

Family: Asteraceae – The Aster or Daisy or Composite Family

Medicinal Actions: Astringent, Diuretic, Lithotriptic
Great Mullein Verbascum thapsus

Family: Scrophulariaceae – Figwort family

Medicinal Actions: Antiasthmatic, Antibacterial, Anticatarrhal, Anti-Infective, Anti-Inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Antispasmodic, Antitussive, Demulcent, Expectorant, Lymphatic, Pectoral
Highbush Cranberry Viburnum trilobum

Family: Caprifoliaceae – Honeysuckle family

Medicinal Actions: Antispasmodic, Antiasthmatic
Indian Cucumber Medeola virginiana

Family: Liliaceae – Lily family

Jewelweed Impatiens capensis

Family: Balsaminaceae– Touch Me Not family

Medicinal Actions: Antipruritic, Demulcent, Emollient
Lamb's Quarters Chenopodium album

Family: Amaranthaceae – Amaranth family

Medicinal Uses: This plant is supposedly used in traditional African medicine, but I am not familiar with any of these uses.
Motherwort Leonurus cardiaca

Family: Lamiaceae – Mint family

Medicinal Actions: Analgesic, Antispasmodic, Cardiac Tonic, Carminative, Diuretic, Emmenagogue, Nervine, Sedative, Vasodilator
Plantain Plantago spp.

Family: Plantaginaceae – Plantain family

Medicinal Actions: Alterative, Antibacterial, Astringent, Anti-Inflammatory, Antifungal, Antimicrobial, Antiseptic, Antitussive, Antitoxin, Antiviral, Demulcent, Diuretic, Expectorant, Haemostatic, Laxative, Tonic - Sexual Male, Vulnerary
Queen Anne’s Lace Daucus carota

Family: Apiaceae – Carrot, Celery, or Parsley family

St John's Wort Hypericum perforatum

Family: Clusiaceae – Mangosteen family

Medicinal Actions: Analgesic, Antidepressant, Anti-Infective, Antimicrobial, Antineoplastic, Antiretroviral, Antiviral, Nervine
Staghorn Sumac Rhus typhina

Family: Anacardiaceae - The Cashew or Sumac Family

Medicinal Actions: Antidiarrheal, Antiseptic, Antitussive, Astringent, Diuretic, Emetic, Tonic
Stinging Nettle Urtica dioica

Family: Urticaceae – Nettle family

Medicinal Actions: Alterative, Antiarthritic, Anticatarrhal, Anti-Inflammatory, Antirheumatic, Astringent, Depurative, Diuretic, Immunostimulant, Pectoral, Tonic

Wild Bergamot Monarda fistulosa

Family: Lamiaceae – Mint family

Medicinal Actions: Antifungal, Anti-Inflammatory, Antioxidant, Astringent, Cardiac Tonic, Carminative, Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Haemostatic, Febrifuge, Parasiticide, Soporific, Vermifuge

Willow Salix spp.

Family: Salicaceae – Willow family

Medicinal Actions: Analgesic, Antiarthritic, Anti-Inflammatory, Febrifuge, Stomachic
Wintergreen Gaultheria procumbens

Family: Ericaceae – Heath or Heather family

Medicinal Actions: Analgesic, Anti-Inflammatory, Antineoplastic, Antirheumatic, Febrifuge, Stomachic
Witch Hazel Hamamelis virginiana

Family: Hamamelidaceae – Witch Hazel family

Medicinal Actions: Anti-Inflammatory, Astringent, Haemostatic, Sedative, Styptic, Vasoconstrictor
Yarrow Achillea millefolium

Family: Asteraceae – Aster Family

Medicinal Actions: Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Antiviral, Cholagogue, Diuretic, Haemostatic, Hypotensive, Spasmolytic

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