Chrysopogan zizanoides (formerly Vetiveria zizanoides)

Common Names: KhusKhus, Vetivert, Akar Wangi

During an herbal adventure in Morocco, I was introduced to the fascinating plant known as "Vetiver". At a Women's Cooperative we visited, they were busy experimenting with the planting of vetiver on the hillsides to help prevent erosion of the soil. They were pleased with the results they had experienced so far with this tough, tenacious plant, and hoped to continue to enjoy positive effects.

Hamemelis virginiana

From the Greek hama, at the same time and melis, fruit

Common Names: Winterbloom, Snapping Hazelnut, Spotted Alder


Ruta graveolens

from the Greek reuo, to set free

Common Names: Herb of Grace, Countryman’s Treacle, Bashoush, Herbygrass, Hreow, Mother of Herbs, Rewe