Botanical Name: Olea Europaea Other Common Names: african olive, brown olive, common olive, European olive, olive tree, small-fruited olive, wild olive Habitat: Olea Europaea is native to southern Europe, northern Africa and western Asia. African olive (subspecies) is native to Africa, Madagascar, western Asia and the Indian subcontinent. Description: Olive leaves are from the … [Read More...] about Olive Leaf Extract & Oleuropein Benefits & Uses
St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum) is an easy plant to both grow and care for. It is mainly grown for its medicinal properties but also for ornamental purposes due to the plant’s beautiful flowers. How to Grow St. John’s Wort - ©The Herbal Resource The plant is a hardy perennial and has a shrub-like appearance with a protruding stamen that is surrounded by bright yellow flower petals. It … [Read More...] about How do you grow St. John’s Wort?
In the past 20 years, people in the Northeastern United States have grown increasingly weary of tick bites due to their potential to communicate devastating diseases like Lyme and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Now, having spread to much of the US and now Europe, tick bites are something to be highly conscious of when outdoors. Many people have had encounters with ticks when venturing … [Read More...] about What are natural solutions to repel and kill ticks?
If you're new to CBD and figuring out what will work best for you, it can be easy to get lost in a wormhole of information. Some companies boast being CBD isolate, while others act like full spectrum is the natural and pure way to go- but some people don’t know the difference between the two! There’s definitely a difference, and which you pick will be entirely up to how you view CBD. What … [Read More...] about CBD Isolate or Full Spectrum? What’s the Difference?
With their rich repertoire of anti-infective substances, medicinal plants have always been key in the human fight to survive pathogens and parasites. The search for herbal drugs with novel structures and effects is still one of the great challenges of natural product research today. Scientists from Leipzig University (UL), the Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry (IPB) and the German Centre for … [Read More...] about Medicinal plants thrive in biodiversity hotspots
The Medicinal Herb Daisy Daisies contain essential oil, tannins, mucous substances, flavonoids, bitter substances, organic acids, resins, and inulin. The active ingredients are found in all parts of the plant. Daisy has anti-inflammatory and mild astringent properties and has been used internally, in tea form, as an herbal remedy for the common cold, bronchitis and other … [Read More...] about Did you know that Daisy herb has been used to treat the common cold?
Berberine was first used in China and India where it appears in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. Used as a dye, it has a distinctive yellow color. Berberine is an alkaloid bioactive compound which occurs naturally in several plants including goldenseal, barberry, tree turmeric, Oregon grape and goldthread. Scientific studies have shown that berberine has many pharmacological uses … Read More... about Berberine Toxicity, Uses, and Benefits
Botanical Name: Nigella sativa Other Common Names: fennel flower, black cumin, black onion seed, black caraway and kalonji Habitat: Nigella sativa is native to Southern Europe, North Africa and Southwest Asia and it is cultivated in many countries in the world such as the Middle Eastern Mediterranean region, South Europe, India, Pakistan, Syria, Turkey, Saudi Arabia. Description: Olive … [Read More...] about Black Seed (Nigella Sativa) Benefits & Uses