Archive for February, 2014

Devil's claw

The Health Benefits of Devil’s Claw

Devil’s claw

Devil’s claw scientifically called Harpagophytum procumbens, is an herb that is native to southern Africa. The roots and tubers of the plant are commonly used to make medicine. This plant got its name because of the small hooks on the plant’s fruit. It has been used for thousands of More >

Devil's claw Tea

The Health Benefits of Devil’s Claw Tea

Devil’s claw Tea

Devil’s claw has been used for its tea for centuries; it has a lot of anti-arthritic properties and offers a cure for arthritis and rheumatism. The benefits of devil’s claw tea were recognized during the early 20th century, it was later introduced in Europe where it was used More >

Banaba

The Health Benefits of Banaba Herb

Banaba

Banaba scientifically known as Lagestroemia Speciosa is a flowering plant that grows in warm climate like the Philippines and India. Banaba is widely used in the Philippines and as herbal medicine for diabetes. Banaba is also being studied as a weight-loss supplement for its ability to delay or reduce the More >

Slippery Elm Herb Tea

The Health Benefits of Slippery Elm Tea

Slippery Elm Herb Tea

Slippery elm is a medium-sized tree native to North America. It can reach well over 50 feet in height and is topped by spreading branches that form an open crown. The red, brown, or orange branches grow downward, and the stalkless flowers are arranged in dense clusters. More >

Slippery Elm Herb

The Health Benefits of Slippery Elm Herb

Slippery Elm Herb

Slippery elm (Ulmus fulva) as the name suggest is a slippery plant, the red, brown, or orange branches grow downward, and the stalkless flowers are arranged in dense clusters. The plant’s leaves are long and green, and they darken in colour during the fall. The bark has deep More >

Cardamom Herb Oil

The Health Benefits of Cardamom Oil

Cardamom scientifically known as Elettaria Cardamomum is a popular spice widely used in cooking.

Its oil is extracted by steam distillation from the seeds of the fruit gathered just before they are ripe and is sweet, spicy and almost balsamic in fragrance and is clear to pale yellow in colour, More >

Cardamom Herb

The Health Benefits of Cardamon Herb

Cardamom Herb

Cardamom is an herb that is used as a spice all over the world, native to Asia and southern India that grows up to 13 feet tall and belongs to the Zingiberaceae family and is related to ginger. Cardamom is rich in magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and calcium. It also More >

Cardamom Herb Tea

The Health Benefits of Cardamom Tea

Cardamom Herb Tea

Cardamom also known as Elaichi in India is the name for a plant species and its seeds is native to India and Southeast Asia. Cardamom is used for digestion problems including heartburn, intestinal spasms, irritable bowel syndrome, intestinal gas, constipation, liver and gallbladder complaints, and loss of appetite. More >

Mace Herb

The Health Benefits of Mace Herb

 

Mace Herb

Myristica fragrans, the nutmeg tree, is the only plant that gives us two spices.  Mace can be described as the dried lacy reddish aril of the nutmeg fruit. Mace has a slightly warm taste and a fragrance similar to that of nutmeg. It is used to flavour bake goods, More >

Mace Herb Oil

The Health Benefits of Using Mace Oil

Mace oil is steam-distilled from the arils of the nutmeg fruit. Both nutmeg and mace oils are similar; very pale yellow and very fluid.

Nutmeg smells spicy, pleasant and hot, mace very strongly spicy. Both oils change as they become old, turning dark brown and smelling disagreeable, acidic and turpentine-like, More >

Butterbur Tea

The Health Benefits of Butterbur Tea

Butterbur Tea

Butterbur is a plant from the daisy family, native to mainland Europe, as far north as Scandinavia. It also grows in Western Asia and has been successfully introduced to Northern America. Butterbur tea that is brewed from this plant is a natural remedy against migraine and asthma. It is More >