Archive for November, 2010

Horsetail (Equisetum Arvense)

Horsetail TeaHorsetail (Equisetum Arvense) is one of the oldest known herbal remedies famous for its vast variety of therapeutic properties. This is the only survived specie which belongs to an ancient family of plants living millions of years ago. Horsetail known also as Mare’s tale, Shave Grass, Bottlebrush, Paddock pipes, Candock and other names, is a very common plant throughout Northern hemisphere. Medicinal properties and health benefits of horsetail were discovered and studied by Galen, a famous physician who lived in the Roman Empire. This medicinal herb also plays an important role in Traditional Chinese medicine and modern Japanese alternative medicine. (more…)

Savory (Satureja hortensis)

Savory Health BenefitsSavory (Satureja hortensis) is a delicate annual herb which belongs to the mint family. Savory is widely used in East Europe and the US in culinary for garnishing salads, as an ingredient for soups and sauces, for spicing various meat and fish meals, etc. Numerous nutritional and health benefits of savory have been known for centuries and this herb is used to prepare savory tea, infusions, tinctures, syrups and other products. (more…)