Archive for August, 2011

Caraway (Carum Carvi)

Caraway seed benefitsCaraway (Carum Carvi) is a medicinal herb native to the Mediterranean region, North Africa, India and other South Asian regions, but currently it is being cultivated throughout the globe. It belongs to the same family as dill and cumen. Caraway has been used since the Middle Ages for numerous medicinal and culinary purposes. For herbal remedies and herbal preparations, such part of the herb as caraway seed is used. The main product which can help us enjoy numerous health benefits of caraway is caraway seed oil: a very rich and useful natural product, one of the most used essential oils known as a powerful medicinal remedy. (more…)

Angelica (Angelica Atropurpurea)

health benefits of angelicaAngelica (Angelica Atropurpurea) is a perennial aromatic herb with flattened leaves and small yellowish or greenish flowers, native to North America. This herb is quite easy to cultivate and very easy to find growing in its natural habitat on the fields, at the sides of the roads and so on. Angelica herb has centuries of medicinal and culinary use, and in ancient times it was also used for various magic and spiritual rituals: in particular, for protecting human souls against witches and evil spirits. Young branches of this herb are supposed to be edible and can be added to vegetable salads and other meals. Health benefits of angelica can be enjoyed by using angelica tea which is made from angelica root, seeds and stems. (more…)