Archive for the 'Medicinal Herbs' Category

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 »

Benefits Of Dandelion Root

Author: Carla Fiscina
August 5, 2010

Benefits of dandelion rootDandelion (Taraxacum officinale) is a very common weed which grows in valleys and lawns throughout Europe and North America. It received its name after a Latin expression “a tooth of lion” as a reference to jagged edges of the leaves of this plant. Despite being considered weed, dandelion root and leaves have been used for centuries for their nutritional and medicinal properties. Read the rest of this entry »

Top 6 Herbs For Women

Author: Carla Fiscina
July 24, 2010

Herbal RemediesIn our times, herbal medicine distinguishes specific needs of modern women and offers them great solutions for their specific problems, including PMS and menopausal disorders, menstrual cramps and irregularities, hormonal imbalances, as well as depression,  mood swings and other related conditions. Read the rest of this entry »

Wild Thyme Tea

Author: Carla Fiscina
July 21, 2010

Wild thymeWild Thyme (Thymus serpyllum) is a medicinal herb which is native to dry regions of Europe, especially high valleys of the Alps, plateaus, moorlands and so on. It is distinguished from Common Thyme and is cultivated separately for its high therapeutic values.  This medicinal herb has been used for a long period of time: in particular, in Ancient Greece its name was associated with power and high spirit. Also, it was used in Tibetan medicine as an effective tonic and relaxant. Read the rest of this entry »