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Archive for the 'Medicinal Herbs' Category

Health Benefits Of Catnip

Author: Carla Fiscina
April 25, 2011

health benefits of catnipCatnip (Nepeta cataria) also known as field balm, catswort or catmint, is a perennial mint which grows in northern Hemisphere in the most territories with moderate climate. It is a plant with small dark-green and fuzzy leaves and with small tubular flowers. From the historical perspective, this herb was used in Ancient Egypt as a sacred herb which relates to the cat goddess Bast. Also, it was cultivated and valued in Ancient Rome, and in the British Isles catnip tea was a very common beverage until the black tea was brought there from the Far East. For herbal remedies and herbal preparations, as well as for culinary purposes, usually stems, leaves and flowers of catnip are used. Read the rest of this entry »


Feverfew Tea Benefits

Author: Carla Fiscina
March 22, 2011

FeverfewFeverfew (Tanacetum parthenium) is a perennial plant which grows throughout Europe, North America and Australia. It has a very long history of being used as a traditional folk remedy for migraine prevention and treatment of chronic headaches. This herb belongs to the same botanical family as sunflower and chamomile. Therapeutic properties and medicinal action of fewerfew were well-known in the Middle Ages: in those times it was a great remedy to prevent epidemics and treat malaria. Read the rest of this entry »


Health Benefits Of Lungwort Tea

Author: Carla Fiscina
March 10, 2011

health benefits of lungwort teaLungwort (Pulmonaria gen.) is a perennial plant which grows throughout Europe and Western Asia. It has beautiful small reddish and light purple flowers and is one of the first herbs to flower in April. Leaves of this medicinal herb have been used for centuries as an ingredient of many folk remedies: in particular, this herb helped the Europeans to combat one of the worst natural disasters in our history, the pandemics known as the Black Death.Lungwort is the most commonly used in the form of lungwort infusion, or lungwort tea. Read the rest of this entry »


Health Benefits Of Gentian

Author: Carla Fiscina
November 19, 2010

Gentian Root TeaGentian (Gentiana lutea L) known also as Yellow Gentian, bitter root or gall weed, belongs to a crowded family of the gentians, which embraces about 180 species and is a common herb that growth throughout the areas with temperate climate. This medicinal herb received its name after one of the most known ancient herbal remedies enthusiasts, the king of Illyria – Gentius. He was amongst the first those who started using this herb for treating wounds, as well as an effective natural antidote for various types of poisons. Read the rest of this entry »


Health Benefits Of Yarrow

Author: Carla Fiscina
October 8, 2010

yarrowYarrow (Achillea Millefolium) is a perennial herb which we can see very often in roadsides and meadows in Europe and North America. It is believed that the plant is known for more than three millenia. In old times this herb was used for decorating gardens and houses, and it also played a role as an important ingredient for various herbal remedies. It is possible to use flowers, leaves, stems and roots of yarrow for various herbal preparations and homemade remedies. Read the rest of this entry »


Health Benefits Of Goldenseal Root

Author: Carla Fiscina
September 16, 2010

Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis) also known as Yellow root, Orange root, eyebalm or Wild curcuma, is a small perennial herb which can be found in southeastern Canada and northeastern US. From the historical perspective, goldenseal was among the earliest known cures for cancer used by the Cherokees. Nowadays, thick well-developed root of this medicinal plant is widely utilized as a multi-purposed remedy for many health conditions and ailments. Read the rest of this entry »


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