Medicinal plants

Properties and medicinal uses of hibiscus

Hibiscus has been used for a long time in folk medicine, mainly in cleansing the body of toxins, since it stimulates the metabolism, showing a mild laxative and diuretic effect, preventing the accumulation of...

Pennyroyal mint: properties, benefits and uses

This medicinal plant, known as pennyroyal or pennyroyal, has great benefits for the body and is widely used in natural medicine. Coming from the Labiatae family, Mentha pulegium can grow very well in places where...

Calendula tea: benefits and uses of this medicinal tea

Tea made from the dried flowers of calendula can help with digestive problems, inflammation or menstrual cramps. Read on to learn about the benefits of the infusion of dried calendula leaves. Calendula is probably one...

Thyme and thyme tea – properties and health benefits

The thyme is a tasty herb with therapeutic properties that has many health benefits. The thyme tea can help lower blood pressure, eliminate respiratory infections, relieve dry cough and reduce anxiety. Your skin can also benefit from the...

6 ways to treat infections using natural remedies

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Alarming statistics indicate that drug-resistant skin infections are on the rise. Unfortunately,  many drugs commonly used for such infections are sometimes ineffective due to resistance to antibiotics. Check out the following natural remedies to...

Why you shouldn’t throw away the sprouted garlic

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Have you ever bought too much garlic and it started to sprout before you could use it? Turns out those bright green shoots don't mean it's gone bad. A new study says that garlic sprouted for five days...

Mistletoe and its natural medicinal benefits

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The mistletoe is known to play a mystical role in many customs and magical rituals as well. Although this parasitic plant (plants that obtain their nutrients through another plant), found high up in the branches...

How to use rosemary to energize your body and mind

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The rosemary is a shrub intensely fragrant evergreen needle leaf that thrives in a warm climate temperate and Mediterranean. Growing on a large woody shrub, this powerful herb displays a gorgeous, bee-friendly fanfare and tiny blue...

Ways to use rosemary beyond the kitchen

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When you think of rosemary, you can imagine those dry, pointy chunks you find in the spice aisle at your grocery store. Although not everyone likes things dry, fresh rosemary is nevertheless a very aromatic and...

Fenugreek – ancient medicinal plant against diseases

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The many health benefits that fenugreek has have been known for many centuries. This herbaceous plant is closely related to trignoella caerulea.   Its spicy seeds are not only an important element in Asian and Indian cuisine,...

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