Health Benefits of Ascophyllum

Health Benefits of Ascophyllum

Scientific name:  Ascophyllum nodosum Other names: Brown Seaweed, Norwegian kelp Part used: Thallus Origins & Properties A common large brown seaweed, dominant on sheltered rocky shores. The species has long strap like fronds with large...

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The Power of Polyphenols

The Power of Polyphenols

What are Polyphenols?  Polyphenols are phytonutrients that can be found in certain plant foods such as fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices and seeds.  These micronutrients give the plants their specific dark red, purple or blue, vivid colors and...

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Health Benefits of Pineapple

Health Benefits of Pineapple

Scientific name:  Ananas Sativa Other names: Ananas comosus, Pineapple Part used: Fruit Origins & Properties Ananas is a genus of plants in the Bromeliad family, native to South America and Central America. Pineapples contain vitamin C, folic...

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Health Benefits of Green Tea

Health Benefits of Green Tea

Scientific name:  Thea sinensis, Camellia sinensis Part used: Leaves Origins & Properties Tea originated in China, probably near the Yunnan/Vietnam border. Cultivation of the plant then spread through China and into Taiwan and Japan. Camellia...

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Health Benefits of Fucus

Health Benefits of Fucus

Scientific name:  Fucus Vesiculosus Other names: Kelp, Bladderwrack, bladder fucus Part used: Thallus Origins & Properties It lives on rocks, cliffs, beaches of the Atlantic and Mediterranean colder waters. It can take several days out of...

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Health Benefits of Blueberries

Health Benefits of Blueberries

Scientific name: Vaccinium myrtillus Other names: Airelle – Dyeberry – Bilberry Part used: Leaves, Fruit Origins & Properties The blueberry, also known as bilberry plant, is a low-growing shrub native to northern Europe, but is...

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Health Benefits of Borage

Health Benefits of Borage

Scientific name:  Borago Officinalis L Origins & Properties Borage is a beautiful flowering plant that grows in the wild in the Mediterranean. It is cultivated and used widely throughout Europe for its healing properties and for a nice...

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Health Benefits of Ginseng

Health Benefits of Ginseng

Scientific name:  Panax ginseng Other names: Asian Ginseng, Chinese Ginseng, Guigai Part used: Roots Origins & Properties Asian ginseng grows in northern China, Korea, and Russia; its close relative. Dried, unprocessed ginseng root is called...

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Health Benefits of Eucalyptus

Health Benefits of Eucalyptus

Scientific name:  Eucalyptus globulus labill Other names: Tasmanian Blue Gum, Eurabbie, eucalyptus tree, ironbark, bloodwood and gum tree Part used: Leaves Origins & Properties Eucalyptus globulus is native to the state of Tasmania...

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