Meridians

SELECTION GUIDE

HABITAT AND USES FOR SELECT HERBS

PLANTS FOR MOIST-DAMP TO WET SOIL: Eclipta, Filipendula, Scutellaria, Tussilago, Viburnum

PLANTS FOR WELL-DRAINED TO DRY, SANDY OR STONY SOIL: Asclepias, Astragalus, Baptisia, Hedeoma, Hypericum, Marrubium, Nepeta, Onopordum, Vitex, Withania

PLANTS FOR WOODLAND / DECIDUOUS SHADE: Allium, Aralia, Arisaema, Chamaelirium, Cimicifuga, Dioscorea villosa, Medeola, Osmorhiza, Polygonatum, Rudbeckia, Stylophorum, Viburnum

PLANTS FOR WOODS EDGE, CLEARINGS, PART SHADE: All of the above plus Angelica, Chelidonium, Digitalis, Gynostemma, Leonurus, Lilium, Lunaria, Urtica


EDIBLE / LEAVES, SPRING SHOOTS: Amaranth, Aralia, Barbarea, Chenopodium, Malva, Perilla, Polygonatum, Rudbeckia, Urtica

EDIBLE / ROOTS: Allium, Arctium, Codonopsis, Dioscorea batatas, Medeola, Osmorhiza, Platycodon

EDIBLE / FLOWERS: Calendula, Hibiscus, Polygonatum

EDIBLE / GRAIN: Amaranth, Chenopodium gigantem

EDIBLE / BEVERAGE, FLAVORING: Agastache, Foeniculum, Hibiscus


MEDICINAL / RESPIRATORY: Alcaea, Asclepias, Lobelia, Marrubium, Platycodon, Tussilago

MEDICINAL / DIGESTIVE: Agastache, Filipendula, Foeniculum

MEDICINAL / NERVE (stress, pain, insomnia, etc):
Bupleurum, Chrysanthemum, Filipendula, Hypericum, Lactuca, Lavendula, Leonurus, Nepeta, Papaver, Passiflora, Scutellaria, Verbena

MEDICINAL / TONIC (health promoting, longevity): Astragalus, Codonopsis, Dioscorea batatas, Eclipta, Gynostemma, Withania

MEDICINAL / IMMUNE: Astragalus, Baptisia, Echinacea, Gynostemma

MEDICINAL / SKIN: Arctium, Calendula

MEDICINAL / REPRODUCTIVE: Chamaelirium, Cimicifuga, Dioscorea, Leonurus, Viburnum, Vitex (female); Epilobium (male)


CRAFT: Alcaea, Calendula, Foeniculum, Hypericumm Polygonum, Rubia (dye); Hibiscus, Urtica (fiber); Anthoxanthum (incense)

HERBAL SMOKE: Lactuca, Leonurus sibirica, Lobelia, Nicotiana, Papaver, Passiflora, Tussilago

NATIVE WILDFLOWERS: Arisaema, Asclepias, Baptisia, Chamaelirium, Cimicifuga, Hypericum, Lilium, Osmorhiza, Passiflora, Polygonatum, Rudbeckia, Scutellaria, Stokesia, Stylophorum, Thermopsis