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Calendula Officinalis
calendula
Origin of name
The name Calendula stems from the Latin kalendae, meaning first day of the month, presumably because pot marigolds are in bloom at the beginning of most months. The common name marigold most likely refers to the Virgin Mary, or its old Saxon name 'ymbglidegold', which means 'it turns with the sun'.

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Hamamelis Virginiana
hamamelis
Geographical area
Grows wild in the eastern part of North America, mainly in humid woody areas, or is cultivated as a decorative shrub (New Brunswick, from Quebec to Minnesota, down south to Florida, Louisiana and Texas); although it is imported from North America, Hamamelis is also grown in Europe, particularly in France (Ardèche region).
 
Pharmaceutical properties
Bark and leaves: Astringent, anti-inflammatory and local hemostatic properties.
 
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Malva Sylvestris
mallow
Origin of name
Mallow or mauve, which gave its name, as of the 19th century, to the color that is characteristic of the plant's flowers, stems from Malva, which was its name during the Roman period. Its etymology has its roots in the Greek word "malakos", which means soft.
Achillea Millefolium
Milfoil
Origin of name
The name Milfoil comes from Greek mythology. Around 1200 BC, Achilles was advised by the Centaurs to use it to treat wounded soldiers.

Oat

Avena Sativa
oat
Origin of name
(1753), Plantarum Species, Carl von Linné. From Avena with the Latin adjective sativus ("cultivated").  
 
Pharmaceutical properties
Antioxidants such as avenanthramides, tocopherols and tocotrienols Softening properties.
 
Useful facts
Wild Oat has been qualified as harmful, while "cultivated oat" is very useful... Proof of this: the name "Avena" used by Virgil (Egl.

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Rosmarinus Officinalis
Rosemary
Origin of name
The origin of the name Rosmarinus is still uncertain: Latin ros marinus, which translates as dew of the sea is certain, others feel that it comes from sumac (rhus, a plant with a strong odor that grows near the sea). Why this reference to the sea when rosemary doesn't necessarily grow near the sea? Because the warmest locations are near the coast.

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Viola Odorata L.
violet
Origin of name
The genus name Viola is derived from the Latin name viola, which means flower, color and stock.
 
Pharmaceutical properties
Widely known for its aromatic qualities, Violet also boasts significant emollient and softening properties. Drawn from the heart of the flower, its beneficial properties restore a delectable sensation of well-being to the skin. Known active principles: Mucilage.

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