Canadian Medicinal Crops
By Ernest Small and Paul M. Catling
The major part of this work is a series of detailed accounts of important native Canadian medicinal plants.
This work can be used as a guide to many resources that are helpful to a farmer and marketer who are interested in growing medicinal crops in Canada. The explosive interest in herbal products that provide medicinal or health benefits has made information on this topic vitally important to the public and crucial to farmers, merchants, economists, teachers, the pharmaceutical industry, and the medical arts professions.
- Achillea millefolium (yarrow)
- Acorus calamus (sweet flag)
- Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (bearberry)
- Arnica (arnica species)
- Caulophyllum (blue cohosh species)
- Chamerion angustifolium (fireweed)
- Cimicifuga racemosa (black cohosh)
- Echinacea pallida (purple coneflower)
- Hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel)
- Hierochloë odorata (sweet grass)
- Humulus lupulus (hop)
- Hydrastis canadensis (goldenseal)
- Laminariales (kelp species)
- Oenothera biennis (evening primrose)
- Oplopanax horridus (devil's club)
- Panax quinquefolius (ginseng)
- Podophyllum peltatum (May-apple)
- Polygala senega (seneca snakeroot)
- Rhamnus purshianus (cascara)
- Rhodiola rosea (roseroot)
- Sanguinaria canadensis (bloodroot)
- Taraxacum (dandelion species)
- Taxus brevifolia (pacific yew)
- Vaccinium macrocarpon (cranberry)
- Vaccinium myrtillus (bilberry)
The content of this section is largely based on Canadian Medicinal Crops by Ernest Small and Paul M. Catling, and is published by NRC Research Press. Print copies of the first edition of this book can be purchased at the NRC Research Press bookstore.
Cautionary Note and Disclaimer
Medical self diagnosis and self medication, as noted frequently in this work, are potentially hazardous and are not recommended. Folkloric information is often flawed, and is given here for historical perspective only. The authors are professional botanists, and can not provide medical advice. References to the medicinal uses of plants are not intended to replace the medical advice of trained health-care professionals. This work presents extensive information gathered from the literature, and some error and omission is inevitably incorporated into compilations of this type. Original sources of information should be checked in critical studies. Liability arising directly or indirectly from the use of any of the information provided here is specifically disclaimed.