September 11, 2010

Rosemary oilRosemary is one of the most common herbs  used for skin care, both as an ingredient for cosmetic products and for aromatherapy. This medicinal plant is rich in many microelements and nutrients, including iron, calcium, vitamins and antioxidants, pinene, camphor, cineole, verbenon and other components which can provide our skin with a series of important benefits and improve our skin quality. Read the rest of this entry »

September 8, 2010

An apple a day keeps the doctor away! We all know this very well. However, in average we eat only 65-70 apples a year… But who does not like warm and almost therapeutic smell of an apple pie with cinnamon? Apples are definitely among the most common fruit in our latitudes, which are available and affordable year round. But do they really as beneficial and healthy as the old proverb says? Let’s try to find out together. Read the rest of this entry »

herbal preparationsBefore we define and analyze the specifics of a number of herbal preparations, as well as check out the tips on making them at home, there are some things and considerations one should go through before coming directly to the point. As I’ve mentioned before, preparing own herbal teas, decoctions, extracts, infusions and other types of herbal remedies is a very interesting and creative process, which however requires certain skills and knowledge. Read the rest of this entry »

berries Those of us who eat berries like strawberries, blackberries or blueberries (fresh or frozen) on a regular basis should not worry about their mental abilities and memory, even in the old age. The scientists say that the compounds which can be found in these types of berries can help in keeping our brain healthy and young, as well as supporting its essential functions and processes as we  age. Read the rest of this entry »

chinese herbsChina is a cradle of herbal medicine, and the depth of knowledge about therapeutic properties and healing powers of herbs in the framework of Traditional Chinese Medicine is really impressive. Modern scientists from the Homeland of Confucius are widely utilizing the rich knowledge received from their ancestors, and the achievements and new discoveries of modern Chinese herbalists and medical scientists are sometimes truly amazing and very promising. Read the rest of this entry »

Herbal RemediesHerbs and medicinal plants play a huge role in modern medicine. They can help us prevent and lower the chances of one or another disease, assist in curing our ailments and sicknesses. They can be also used for cleansing our body, stimulating blood circulation and metabolism, slowing down aging processes and rejuvenating our body tissues, as well as for various other purposes. However, what are the ways to prepare and administer medicinal herbs and plants for our health benefits? Read the rest of this entry »