Archive for May, 2011

Goldenrod (Solidago Canadensis)

Goldenrod Health BenefitsGoldenrod (Solidago Canadensis) known also as Solidago, is a common medicinal herb which grows throughout the Northern Hemisphere and has been widely used for a variety of its healing powers. It is a tall herb with beautiful golden flowers which grows along the roads and in woody rhizomes. Historically, it played a role of natural herbal sweetener which was used to sweeten herbal teas and various herbal remedies. It has very pleasant sweet flavor which resembles the one of anise. There are numerous goldenrod health benefits which can help us treat many ailments and diseases. (more…)

Borage (Borago Officinalis)

borage teaBorage (Borago Officinalis) known to many people as Starflower, is a small annual plat with beautiful blue star-shaped flowers. Leaves of this plant are sometimes used with culinary purposes, namely to add refreshing cucumber flavor to the foods. In medicine, borage infusion or borage tea are used for numerous therapeutic properties of this herb. Besides, borage can be applied externally in the form of poultice, mainly to health inflammatory swellings or eye problems. Borage seeds are used for producing essential oil with great medicinal qualities. (more…)