Undoubtedly, pineapple is a king of tropic fruits. Nowadays, it is available even to those who live in the most northern regions of the planet. Pineapple contains great amounts of vitamins and minerals, that is why it has a great consumer demand, especially in winter. This fruit originates from Brazil, where pineapple plants grow in their natural habitat. However, in our times pineapple is being cultivated in greenhouses throughout the world, starting for China and ending with the United States. Pineapple fruits can grow up to 11 lbs! Their pulp has 85 % water, as well as numerous useful elements and nutrients including Vitamins B1, B2, B12, C, PP, carotene, iron, zinc, copper, potassium, calcium, magnesium, iodine, manganese, glucose and organic acids and many more. Read the rest of this entry »

Chamomile Tea

Author: Carla Fiscina
February 23, 2009

TeaMany people enjoy drinking Chamomile tea, and so do I. Some years ago I discovered that drinking a cup of Chamomile tea every morning or before going to bed helped me to improve my problematic digestive system. Also, inhaling the vapors of Chamomile infusion before the bedtime helped me to fall asleep much faster. Chamomile teas are made from fresh organic flowers of Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) and can be purchased in almost every grocery or health food store in our country. Specialists estimated that the world’s population consumes about 1 million cups of Chamomile tea every day – wow! This tea has a unique soothing soft taste and very beautiful fragrance, resembling the smell of fresh apples. Besides, I have to mention that Chamomile tea is one of the safest herbal remedies, which can be used to treat children and adults. The most important restriction is possible allergy to Chamomile flowers. Read the rest of this entry »

February 6, 2009

Potato FlowerThe potato (Solanum tuberosum) is one of the most favorite and popular vegetables in many countries of the world. It came to our lands from the Southern American continent, namely the mountains of Peru, and for centuries it has been used in many folk medicines (starting from Oriental or Russian and ending with Central American) for its numerous therapeutic properties. Recently, it was scientifically proven that the vitamins, organic acids, mineral composites, enzymes and microelements that can be found in raw potato juice have various positive effects on our health. Read the rest of this entry »

Herbal Remedies for Arthritis

Author: Carla Fiscina
September 25, 2008

Arthritis PatientRheumatoid arthritis is one of the most frequent chronic diseases and it is estimated that currently over 2 million Americans suffer from it. This disease embraces all the conditions connected with inflammation of the tissues in the joints, therefore, it is usually accompanied with pains (arthralgia) and damages. It usually occurs in people after 55, mainly in women, but it also can be diagnosed in children and teenagers. Arthritis can be caused by abnormalities of immune system, genetic and environmental factors, as well as by problems with digestive system, which cause accumulation of toxins in your body that sooner or later can reach the joints. Read the rest of this entry »