'Officinal Plants' Category Articles


Tea Against Stress

Saturday, December 24th, 2011

TEA AGAINST STRESS In today’s society, especially in large cities, we keep a hectic pace of life that everyone, in varying degrees, have suffered or are suffering stress as a result of any of the following causes:

Germander, Centaury, Melissa

Monday, May 9th, 2011

GERMANDER, CENTAURY, MELISSA Germander, little oak, pins or hunting-fever (Teucrium chamaedrys), a culinary southern Europe and spread throughout the Mediterranean, is a perennial aromatic plant whose leaves are similar, but smaller, than oak, where one of its common names.

Blessed Thistle, Holly, Star Thistle

Monday, May 9th, 2011

BLESSED THISTLE, HOLLY, STAR THISTLE Blessed Thistle (Cnicus benedictus) is a Composite found mainly in Mediterranean countries, but has also naturalized in North America and South Africa. The adjective specific nomenclature of Linnaeus, benedictus, “blessed”, stresses the plant was already estimated in the past, though then the many therapeutic properties attributed to him were mostly […]


Monday, May 9th, 2011

ORCHIDS If we had the chance to make a trip to Asia Minor, Greece or the Soviet Union, we certainly heard of the “salep,” and it will even be able to taste as ice, soft drinks, cakes, soups.

Bitter Orange, Angelica, Sour Cherry, Raspberry

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

BITTER ORANGE, ANGELICA, SOUR CHERRY, RASPBERRY The bitter orange or sour orange (Citrus aurantium). Sour orange tree of the Rutaceae family is native to India and China and introduced in France at the time of the Crusades.


Saturday, May 7th, 2011

GENTIAN Among the many species of gentian (Gentianaceae family), the most interesting herbal pharmacology and are undoubtedly the major gentians say, that is to say, especially Gentiana lutea and others such as Gentiana punctata, Gentiana purpurea, Gentiana Pannonia. Under the terms of gentian minor, we group the milkweed and Gentiana Gentiana erueiata. As for Gentiana aeaulis […]


Friday, April 29th, 2011

ARTICHOKE Artichoke is a vegetable that grows in the Mediterranean region. It is a very leafy plant. Unfortunately most of us don’t know much about artichoke so in our daily diet we don’t consume it. It has a very high nutritional and unique value in terms of vitamin and minerals. In this article we will […]


Thursday, April 28th, 2011

COCONUT The scientific name of coconut is “cocos nucifera” and grows in tropical regions. This plant is native to Morocco. Coconut has been used for centuries in tropical region for rehydration, health and beauty. In this article we will describe benefits and content of coconut.

The Cloves

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

THE CLOVES Cloves is obtained from a tropical tree. The tree is evergreen, has a conical shape and native to Indonesia. It is a pungent and delicious spice. This is known by everybody that it is good for bad breath. However, this is not the only benefit. 


Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

GINSENG  Panax ginseng is the scientific name of the plant and it is generally known as Korean ginseng. Panax is a Greek word and it means “full recovery”. In recent years, it becomes more popular and is recommended by plant scientists and specialist doctors.  It is especially useful for those who want to have a child. It […]