Archive for December, 2010

Skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora)

skullcap benefitsSkullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora), or hoodwood, blue skullcap, mad-dog skullcap, etc., is a perennial herb which grows throughout the United States and Europe. It can be found on the roadsides, fields, meadows, wet ditches or forests – in any sort of shady and moist environment. It is a member of mint family. The herb has very beautiful blue flowers which usually appear not on the top but all along the stem of the herb. The flowers bloom during the period from May to August, and it is the best time to pick this medicinal herb as well. (more…)

Spinach (Spinacia oleracea)

Health Benefits Of SpinachSpinach (Spinacia oleracea) is known as one of the most useful green veggies packed with essential nutrients and natural elements. It originates from the Middle East: namely, from the warm lands of Persia, and in the Middle Ages spinach became very popular in France, Spain and other countries of Southern Europe. Nowadays it is being widely cultivated throughout the world. Spinach is recommended by modern nutritionists as the best source of iron, vitamins, minerals and mineral salts. (more…)