Archive for October, 2011

Common Horehound (Marrubium vulgare)

horehoundCommon Horehound (Marrubium vulgare) is a perennial medicinal her, a member of mint family. Known also as houndsbane, marrubium, eye of the star, haran haran, bull’s blood, mapiochin, blanc rubi, and so on, this herb is one of the easiest to grow. It has characteristic square shape stem, dark green leaves covered with white soft hairs, and small white flowers which are very attractive to bees. Horehound can be found all around Europe, North Africa and the Middle East region, it grows in abundance around the roads, on the fields and in wastelands. (more…)

Periwinkles (Vinca Major & Vinca Minor)

Periwinkle Tea BenefitsCommon Periwinkle is a perennial shrub with dark green leaves, numerous branches and beautiful flowers of blue, pinkish, purple or white colors. It is cultivate throughout the world and highly valued not only for its numerous therapeutic properties and healing actions, but also for its decorative, ornamental and cultural purposes. Periwinkle has a long history of usage as a healing herb in Traditional Chinese Medicine, as well as in Europe and the Caribbean region.  Periwinkle tea benefits have been known for centuries and successfully used to treat a great number of diseases and ailments. (more…)