Archive for June, 2010

Lemon Balm (Melissa Officinalis)

Lemon BalmLemon Balm (Melissa Officinalis) is a perennial herb with pleasant lemony aroma, commonly known as Melissa and as one of the best herbal remedies for reducing nervous tension, soothing and promoting sleep. Melissa originates from Europe, but now it is cultivated around the world. It has been used for centuries not only for a vast variety of therapeutic properties and benefits. In particular, it was used to spice the wines or as a source for excellent honey production. In our epoch, it found its use in cosmetics, medicine and even polish manufacturing. (more…)

Ginger (Zingiber officinale)

ginger rootGinger is one of the oldest known medicinal plants which has been used for centuries in Traditional Chinese Medicine and is highly regarded in modern Indian culture. Amazing therapeutic properties and health benefits of ginger root are mentioned in Koran, as well as in the works of Confucius and Avicenna. Ginger is considered to be a unique and universal herbal remedy for a great variety of diseases and ailments. It is mostly used in the form of ginger root tea or tincture. (more…)