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Yellow flag

A beautiful plant which grows in moist shady locations. Flowers deep yellow veined with brown. Formerly employed for diarrhea and…

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Yellow Bedstraw

Tops and roots are sources of yellow and red dyes. Decoction is useful for bladder and kidney complaints, and has…

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Ylang-ylang oil

A floral essential oil from a flowering tree of the same name, commonly used in fragrances. Available at health food…

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Yellow sweet clover

A flowering plant that can be used to treat insomnia and fight hypertension. Available at health food stores and nurseries.…

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Yarrow wrap

A wrap made with blooms from the yarrow plant to treat cuts and abrasions. Yarrow is available at health food…

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Yucca

Semi-desert hardy plant. Roots contain two per cent saponin, a soapy substance valuable in shampoos, leaving a fine sheen to…

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Yew

An evergreen tree or shrub with dark green leaves that produces red, berry-like fruits.

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Yerba Mate

A form of holly that is grown in Paraguay. Mate tea is a popular South American beverage. More stimulating than…

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Yellow-Dock

Perennial, herbaceous, green-flowered weed. Yellow-Dock also known as Curly Dock, Narrow-Leafed Dock, and Curled Dock.

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Yellow Cedar

A tall fragrant tree of the pine family that bears cones. Yellow Cedar also known as Thuja.

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