Archive for December, 2012

Bilberry (Vaccinium Myrtillus)

Bilberry BenefitsBilberry (Vaccinium Myrtillus) is a shrub native to North Asia, Europe, Western United States and Western Canada. The shrub is also known as European blueberry, huckleberry, hurtleberry, fraughan, blaeberry or whortleberry, and it is highly valued for its blue fruit (edible) and leaves with unique therapeutic properties. In medical traditions of many European and Asian countries, bilberry leaves and fruits have been used for over the last millennium to treat a great number of ailments and health conditions. In particular, at times of the World War II pilots from the UK and the US used bilberry jam or bilberry tea in order to improve their vision. Bilberry infusion and bilberry extract have plenty of uses which can be found among the bilberry benefits listed below, so go on reading this article to learn more. (more…)

Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus)

Eucalyptus treeEucalyptus known also as Tasmanian blue gum tree or Australia fever tree, is one of the most popular herbal remedies which has been widely used around the globe to treat a great number of health conditions. Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus) is an evergreen tree native to Australia which is currently cultivated and being sold to all other countries of the world mainly from the Green Continent and Tasmania island though there are quite successful attempts to grow eucalyptus trees in North America (California), Europe (Cyprus, Portugal, Spain, etc.), Africa, Hawaii, and other locations. Eucalyptus tree is a very tall plant, and in alternative medicine it is primarily valued as a source of highly therapeutic eucalyptus oil produced by steam distillation from the ground leaves of eucalyptus tree. Eucalyptus tea is another form of using this herbal remedy. (more…)