Archive for July, 2010

Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)

fennelFennel (Foeniculum vulgare) is widely used throughout the world not only as an ingredient for various meals, but as a powerful herbal remedy for many diseases and health conditions. Fennel as a vegetable can be eaten raw or cooked, and also it can play a role of a component for liquors, mouthwashes and toothpastes. This plant is native for the Mediterranean region and was important for the warriors in the Ancient Greece. In our times, fennel is frequently consumed in the form of tea and everyone who has no sensitivity to essential oils like Anethol, can enjoy fennel tea benefits. (more…)

St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum)

st johns wortSt. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) is a perennial herb with lovely yellow blossoms, indigenous to Europe, the Middle East, Russia, China, India and North America. It has been known and used for more than two millenia for a variety of St John’s Wort benefits and therapeutic properties. The plant received its name after St. John the Baptist as it is believed to blossom in the late June, on the birthday of the saint. In Ancient Greece, the blossoms of the plant were used to ward off evil spirits, etc. (more…)