Archive for October, 2012

Milk Thistle (Silybum Marianum)

Benefits of Milk ThistleMilk thistle (Silybum Marianum) is a flowering medicinal plant of the daisy family which has got this interesting name due to a shape of its leaves: they have white milky bands that used to believed to be Mother Mary’s milk. The plant is sometimes called¬†silymarin and originates from the Mediterranean region. It can be found in plenty in dry and warm areas of modern Europe, Africa, North America and South America. Milk Thistle has been used for over two thousand years as an excellent natural liver tonic and as a medicinal herb to treat kidney and bladder problems. It is an effective natural detoxification agent which can be used virtually by everyone who does not suffer from allergic reactions to this herb. In the middle ages, it was recommended to consume the leaves and young shoots of the plant in order to enjoy the mentioned benefits of milk thistle. (more…)

Guava (Psidium guajava)

Guava TeaGuava is a known tropical tree with nutritious fruits used for food. Native to the countries of Central America like Panama and Mexico, guavas are known as goiabeira, guayabo, kuawa, or amrood (in Arabic nations), and nowadays this tree is being cultivated in tropical and subtropical zones around the world, including Australia.¬† Guava fruits have culinary uses: for preparing beverages, sauces, powder mixtures, dried fruit mixtures, jelly, marmalade, and so on. The spicy of apple guava (Psidium guajava) has a variety of therapeutic properties and its leaves or bark are included to a number of natural treatments and herbal remedies in folk medicines of some nations. This medicinal plant has been used in alternative medicine for many centuries, primarily for the effects of guava leaves and guava tea for various gastrointestinal problems. (more…)