Category Plants

Health Benefits of Matricaria Chamomilla

Other names: Chamomile, German chamomile, Hungarian chamomile, wild chamomile, blue chamomile,scented mayweed Origins & Properties Matricaria chamomilla is native to southern and eastern Europe. Today the plant can be found on all continents. It has a branched, erect, and smooth stem,…

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Health Benefits of Turmeric

Scientific name:  Curcuma Longa Other names: Curcuma, tumeric Part used: Root Origins & Properties The origin of Curcuma Longa is Southern Asia, most probably from India. Fruits ripen below ground. The leafy shoots may be three to five meters tall…

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Health Benefits of Sage

Scientific name:  Salvia officinalis Other names: Broadleaf Sage, Common Sage, Dalmatian Sage, Garden Sage Part used: Leaves Origins & Properties Sage has one of the longest histories of use of any culinary or medicinal herb. Ancient Egyptians used it as a…

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Health Benefits of Squash Seeds

Scientific name:  Cucurbita maxima Other Names: Chilacayote, acorn squash, butternut squash, field pumpkin, fig-leaf gourd, pepo, pumpkin, squash, yellow summer squash, zucchini Part used: Seeds Origins & Properties Cucurbita maxima, one of at least five species of cultivated squash, is…

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Health Benefits of Linden

Scientific name:  Tilia Other names: Lime tree, Lime bush, basswood Part used: Wood, bark, flowers Origins & Properties Linden is native to the Northern Hemisphere, in Europe and eastern North America, but the greatest species diversity is found in Asia. Reaching typically…

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