Archive for August, 2010

Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara)

Health Benefits of ColtsfootColtsfoot (Tussilago farfara) is a common herbal remedy for various lung, chest and respiratory system problems. It is a perennial woolly plant native to the British Isles, Europe and North America, and it is also known as Coughwort, Bullsfoot, British Tobacco, Assfoot, Horse Hoof and with other names. Coltsfoot looks a bit like dandelion, it blossoms in the early spring and reaches the height of 15-25 cm.  This herbal remedy is most commonly used in the form of coltsfoot tea. (more…)

Peppermint (Mentha piperita)

Peppermint (Mentha piperita) is one of the most common spices used in almost all cultures of the world. This medicinal plant is very rich in menthol, a volatile oil and the main agent of this plant. Peppermint and menthol taste is the most popular one for chewing gums, toothpastes and other daily products we all use. Peppermint is added to many of our favorite dishes, starting from meat and fish and ending up with candies and chocolate. (more…)