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Damiana  Turnera aphrodisiaca or diffusa

A small aromatic shrub native to the northwest desert region of Mexico. It is also found in the desert southwest of the United States and in many parts of South America. The flowers are yellow, arising singly from axils of the leaves followed by a one-celled capsule splitting into three pieces. The flower has an aromatic smell with a bitterish taste.

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Dandelion  Taraxacum officinale

Compact, low-growing plant. Flowers: 1 bright yellow, sun-ray flower on a hollow stem. Root: Fleshy taproot, brown with milky, sap-filled core, often 1 foot long and 1/2 inch in diameter. Blooms: April to late Autumn.

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Dill  Anethum graveolens

Taproot sends up single stalk up to 3 feet; terminal umbel flowers, yellow with tiny petals. It produces great quantities of small, flattened, elliptical, ribbed seeds 1/6 of an inch long. Blooms July-September.

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Dong Quai  Angelica sinensis

Biennial or perennial with smooth, purplish stems and umbels of white flowers. Height: 3-7 feet. Blooms: May-August

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Dulse  Rhodymenia palmata

Dull dark red or reddish-brown seaweed. Its fronds are tough, flat, thin, almost opaque, and stalkless. Appears purplish underwater. Length: 4-12 inches

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