Archive for March, 2012

Kava (Piper methysticum)

Kava Health BenefitsKava-kava, or Kava (Piper methysticum) is a member of the pepper family, a medicinal herb which grows in the South Pacific region. Nowadays, when alternative medicine and using herbal remedies are becoming more and more popular, herbs like kava coming from far away island and territories gained more popularity. Throughout tropical islands of South Pacific, from New Guinea to Hawaii, this herb has been used for centuries due to numerous therapeutic health benefits of kava. In particular, kava leaf tea is considered a sacred beverage that is used in many local rituals and traditions, as well as as a medicine or just a drink for a friendly talk. (more…)

Arnica (Arnica Montana)

health benefits of arnicaArnica is among the most commonly used herbal remedies known for its anti-inflammatory properties around the globe. For over five centuries this medicinal herb has been used in Europe, Russia, Latin America and North America for a variety of health conditions and ailments. Arnica is a perennial plant with small yellow flowers resembling daisies. The flowers (dried of fresh) are used for herbal preparations with this natural remedy, which usually include arnica tincture (also used as a base for compresses and poultices), arnica powder, arnica oil, arnica ointments, and various arnica extracts, which are recommended only for topical use, not oral. (more…)