Many of us are familiar with garlic's ability to help fight off colds and other infections and ginger's help with stomach issues, such as morning sickness.
"Charlemagne ordered this herb (marshmallow root) planted throughout his kingdom to ensure a plentiful supply. It is an old time remedy for gastrointestinal disorders, and is recommended for raw throats and chests due to coughs and bronchitis."
But what about all these odd-sounding names for herbs that come up in a search for useful home remedy treatments, like butcher's broom, devil's claw or fo-ti?
It can be difficult starting out with medicinal herbs, when it seems you're more busy sorting out their names than giving them a try. This 13-page primer is a veritable A to Z of common medicinal herbs and their uses, so you've got a little help.