Archive for November, 2012

Health Benefits Of Grape Leaves

Benefits of Grape LeavesGrape leaves are very well known as a natural remedy with quite a good number of health benefits. Grape leaves are used in many nations of South Europe and the Middle East for cooking: in particular, grape leaves staffed with rice, meat with onions, or some other types of filling are very popular meals recommended for a healthy Mediterranean diet plan. In modern United States, it is hardly possible to find those who know about excellent nutritional properties and advantages of consuming grape leaves. At the same time, it is still possible to see bottled or canned grape leaves to be used for cooking meals or for preparing one or another type of herbal remedies. According to the regulations of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, adding grape leaves (fresh or cooked) to your daily diet is a very smart and healthy choice for all modern American people. (more…)

Comfrey (Symphytum Officinale)

Comfrey OintmentComfrey¬†(Symphytum Officinale) is a common medicinal herb and gardening plant which has been used for centuries to treat plenty of health conditions. It is a perennial herb originating from Central Asia and Europe, and since the times of ancient Greece comfrey is playing a role in traditional medicines of most of the European and Asian nations. Some comfrey species are very poisonous, and most of the comfrey species are actually quite harmful to our liver. That is why all treatments and natural solutions with comfrey are recommended to be used only topically. Comfrey ointments, gels, creams, and also comfrey infusions made from comfrey root are known and highly valued for a variety of properties, including anti-inflammatory, stimulating, analgesic, detoxifying, revitalizing, bone healing, skin healing and repairing, and many other therapeutic properties. (more…)

Horse Chestnut (Aesculus Hippocastanum)

Horse chestnut seedHorse Chestnut (Aesculus Hippocastanum) is a tree which commonly grows throughout the regions with temperate climate in Northern Hemisphere in parks and forests, in housing developments, both urban and rural areas. It is native to Greece and the Mediterranean region and now has been widely cultivated around the world. To Europe, this tree was introduced in the sixteenth century by a famous plant collector John Tradescant, and since those times horse chestnut seed, bark, leaves, and flowers have been used in alternative medicine for a variety of conditions and diseases. Apart of that, in many countries of modern Europe horse chestnut leaves and seeds have numerous other uses, including producing beer, producing special type or starch, producing soaps and other cosmetic products, cooking, and so on. (more…)