Known for its association with the Hyacinthus of Greek mythology, this plant has been used medicinally since ancient times. Though it was more widely used in the past, it is still used today. Hyacinth’s bulb is a sturdy base that grows the stem, which blooms between the months of April and May bluebell flowers that are purple-bluish in color. It is also commonly known as the bluebell plant or wild hyacinth.
WHERE IT CAN BE FOUND:
Great Britain, Western Europe, the Pacific Northwest, Indiana, Kentucky, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia
PROPERTIES AND USE:
Diuretic, insecticide, and treats HIV and cancer
For all conditions, dry and powder the bulb. (Fresh bulbs are poisonous.) To make an infusion, stir 1 teaspoon dried bulb powder in 1 cup boiling water. Sip throughout the day.