Piper Longum Herb

The Health Benefits of Piper Longum Herb

Piper Longum Herb

Long pepper (Piper longum), sometimes called Indian long pepper, is a flowering vine in the family Piperaceae. Long pepper is a slender aromatic climber, with a large perennial woody root and jointed stems thickening at the nodes. Long pepper is popular in parts of Africa, mostly in the More >

Purple Mangosteen Fruit

The Health Benefits of Purple Mangosteen Fruit

Purple Mangosteen Fruit

The mangosteen plant is an evergreen, erect tree reaching about 20- 60 ft in height a tree that belongs to the family of Clusiaceae. Each tree bears several deep purple coloured round shaped fruits, capped with light green calyx at the stem end native to Southeast Asia but More >

Tomatillos vegetable

The Health Benefits of Tomatillos

Tomatillos vegetable

Vegetables form an important part of our daily diet; the market is crammed with varieties of vegetables. They are naturally good and contain lots of minerals and vitamins. They help in protecting our body against cancers, diabetes and heart diseases. Tomatillo is one of those vegetables that are essential More >

Winter Savory Herb

The Health Benefits of Winter Savory Herb

Winter Savory Herb

Winter savory is an herb. The leaves and stems are commonly used to make medicine. Savory is a carminative herb recommend for gas and digestive upsets, including colic, diarrhoea and indigestion. Its antiseptic and astringent properties make it a good treatment for sore throats. A poultice of the More >

Vervain Herb

The Health Benefits of Vervain Herb

Vervain Herb

Vervain, (verbena officinalis) is a perennial herb from the mint family used by Ancient Romans to sanitize their temples and homes; it can be described as a slender plant with small, pale lilac flowers borne on leafless spikes. The parts that grow above ground are used to make medicine. More >

Alehoof Herb

The Health Benefits of Alehoof Herb

Alehoof Herb

Alehoof (Glechoma hederacea) is a perennial herb native to Europe. The tea of the dried plant is high in Vitamin C and is often used to treat minor wounds and scratches.  Used fresh, the plant is considered edible and nutritious in salads, and may be steamed as a potherb. The More >

Blessed Thistle

The Health Benefits of Blessed Thistle

Blessed Thistle

Blessed thistle is a popular plant and was commonly used during the middle Ages to treat the bubonic plague and as a tonic for monks. Blessed thistle is prepared as a tea and used for loss of appetite and indigestion; and to treat colds, cough, fever, bacterial infections and More >

Echinacea Herb

The Health Benefits of Echinacea Herb

Echinacea Herb

Echinacea is a very popular herb and can be found in several species that are used to make medicine from its leaves, flower, and root and are native to North America and were used as traditional herbal remedies by the Great Plains Indian tribes. It is used especially for More >

Horehound Herb

The Health Benefits of Horehound Herb

Horehound Herb

Horehound is a perennial, aromatic herb of the mint family. The plant has oval leaves covered with white, woolly hairs, and bears small, white flowers and is native to Europe and Asia but has now been cultivated in other parts of the world. Horehound has been used traditionally as More >

Ice plant

The Health Benefits of Ice Plant

Ice plant

Ice plant (Mesembryanthemum crystallinum) is native to South Africa, but common in chaparral habitats around the world. Ice plant is attractive, with fleshy green leaves covered with small fibers, causing them to sparkle like ice in the sun. There are a number of different “ice plants.” However, plant taxonomy More >

Spider Plant

The Health Benefits of Spider Plant

Spider Plant

Spider Plant scientifically known as Chlorophytum Comosum is an indoor plant that offers many health benefits as it is commonly used to remove harmful chemicals from the air. Native to Africa spider plant is a wild green leafy vegetable that is now grown in other parts of the world like More >