Wood Avens Herb

The Health Benefits of Wood Avens Herb

Wood Avens (Geum urbanum), is a perennial plant used in medicinal herbal medicine and folklore culture. The avens is native to Britain and mainland Europe as well as to Central Asia.

 

Its root when freshly dug has a strong smell of cloves, and this is the reason for its genus More >

Galia Melon

The Health Benefits of Galia Melon

Melon is any of various plants of the family Cucurbitaceae with edible, fleshy fruit (like gourds or cucurbits). The word “melon” can refer to either the plant or specifically to the fruit.

 

One such melon is Galia melon, they provide beta carotene, linked with cancer prevention particularly lung cancer and More >

Cudweed Herb

The Health Benefits of Cudweed Herb

Cudweed is an herb its parts that grow above the ground are commonly used to make medicine. It’s more formal name of the plant is called Gnaphalium polycephalum. Cudweed is a fine herb that has been reintroduced into this new millennium by the Amish.

 

Avoid confusion with cat’s foot (Antennaria More >

Apple Mint Herb

The Health Benefits of Apple Mint Herb

Apple mint is a perennial herb plant that grows tall and is sometimes called the woolly mint. This herb grows tall to a height of 40-100 cm and spread as broad foliage.

 

In early times, the Greeks used apple mint to clean their banqueting tables and also added it to their More >

Alexanders Herb

The Health Benefits of Alexanders Herb

Alexanders herb, originated in Europe and Asia and has naturalized in Britain where it was grown in monastery gardens in the middle Ages as a pot-herb and vegetable.

 

The plant grows in autumn and has leaves throughout the winter, so was a useful source of nourishment. It is said that More >

Ogen Melon

The Health Benefits of Ogen Melon

Ogen melon is a melon which is roughly oblong in shape, with skin which starts out dark green and pales to a yellowish gold as the melon matures, with deep streaks of green, yellow, or orange in the skin. The term “Ogen melon” is also used to refer to a More >

Mizuna Vegetable

The Health Benefits of Mizuna Vegetable

Mizuna is an oriental vegetable distinguished by its elegant leafy look and attractive deep green colour. It is the young leaves that taste best when used raw, while the older leaves should be lightly cooked.

 

In fact the very name of mizuna greens has been inspired by the Japanese word More >

Romanesco Vegetable

The Health Benefits of Romanesco Vegetable

Romanesco is an edible flower, although it’s called broccoli, it’s really more of a cauliflower. This remarkable vegetable has many other culinary uses.  It’s great with pasta and in stews and its tender than ordinary cauliflowers.

 

The vegetable originates in Italy, where it was first identified in the 16th century. More >

Garlic Scapes

The Health Benefits of Garlic Scapes Vegetable

Garlic scapes are the flower stems that garlic plants produce before the bulbs mature. Growers often remove the scapes to push the plant’s energy toward bigger bulbs, and when harvested while they are young and tender, the scapes are delicious.

 

Garlic scapes usually are pencil thin as well as exuberantly More >

Canary Melon

The Health Benefits of Canary Melon

Canary melon is a fruit similar to that of honey dew and cantaloupe and is native to Persia. The name comes from the fact that it has a bright yellow skin the same colour as a canary.

 

The Canary melon is oval-shaped, with a smooth skin. When the melon is More >

Sorghum Herb

The Health Benefits of Sorghum Herb

Sorghum is an herb that is widely used for its medicinal benefits; it is indigenous to Africa, although it was domesticated in India before recorded history, a decoction of the seeds can be made into a paste for skin problems and irritation.

 

The grains are also a diuretic and a More >