Category: Herbs and Spices

Is coconut oil good for your teeth?

Coconut oil has been getting a lot of attention lately, and for good reason. It’s linked to numerous health benefits, including weight loss. There have also been claims that it can clean and whiten your teeth, while helping to prevent tooth decay. This article examines the latest research on coconut oil, your dental health and teeth. What is Coconut…

Chestnuts as a remedy: protect the kidneys and are full of vitamins

Chestnuts are attributed to medicinal properties, and because of their high energy value, are especially recommended for athletes and children. They help with kidney and digestive problems, chestnut tea works great in relieving the symptoms of asthma and bronchitis, and can be eaten in soups and salads. Nothing resembles autumn like hot chestnuts warming frosty…

Chilli

The chili pepper (also chile, chile pepper, chilli pepper, or chilli), is the fruit of plants from the genus Capsicum which are members of the nightshade family, Solanaceae. Chili peppers are widely used in many cuisines as a spice to add heat to dishes. The substances that give chili peppers their intensity when ingested or…

Tansy

WHAT OTHER NAMES IS TANSY KNOWN BY? Barbotine, Bitter Buttons, Buttons, Chrysanthemi Vulgaris Flos, Chrysanthemi Vulgaris Herba, Chrysanthemum vulgare, Coq des Jardins, Daisy, Erva dos Vermes, Herbe Am ère, Herbe du Bon Chasseur, Herbe de Chartreux, Herbe au Coq, Herbe de Saint-Marc, Herbe de Sainte-Marie, Herbe aux Vers, Hind Heal, Parsley Fern, Scented Fern, Sent-Bon, Stinking Willie, Tanaceto, Tanacetum…

Sorrel

WHAT OTHER NAMES IS SORREL KNOWN BY? Acedera, Acedera Común, Azeda-Brava, Common Sorrel, Field Sorrel, Garden Sorrel, Oseille, Oseille Commune, Oseille des Champs, Petite Oseille, Petite Oseille des Brebis, Red Sorrel, Rumex acetosa, Rumex acetosella, Sheep’s Sorrel, Sorrel Dock, Sour Dock, Surette, Vignette, Vinette, Wiesensauerampfer. WHAT IS SORREL? Sorrel is a plant. People use the…

Wild Rosemary

Latin name: Ledum palustre Family: Ericaceae (Heath Family) Medicinal use of Wild Rosemary:  The leaves and young flowering shoots are astringent, diaphoretic, disinfectant, diuretic, laxative, pectoral, stomachic and tonic. The plant is more strongly narcotic than L. groenlandicum and should not be used without expert supervision. A tea is taken internally in the treatment of asthma, coughs, colds,…