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2021-09-20 19:29
The Autumnal Equinox or Mabon occurs this year on 22nd of September.This is the moment when day is equal to night & balance is created between them.From the Summer solstice, the minutes… Read More
2020-09-05 19:18
ELDERBERRY: Elderberries are a rich source of vitamins A, B & C, potassium & antioxidants, mildly laxative, diuretic & diaphoretic.Elderberries soothe so… Read More
2020-06-20 21:14
Midsummer's Day is 24 June, three days after the Summer Solstice.In ancient times, the Summer Solstice was a fire-festival of great importance when the burning of bale-fires ritually strengt… Read More
2020-01-03 08:54
The minerals & vitamins found in goji berries are sodium, potassium, calcium, iron, zinc, selenium, vitamin C, carotene, thiamin, riboflavin, lutein, lycopene, zeaxanthin, polysaccharide… Read More
2019-10-30 11:29
As rue was thought of as the herb of repentance, the October 31 Celtic festival of Samhain included rue in the casting out of the old year & welcoming in the new. It was also one of t… Read More
2019-08-07 08:50
Catnip is in the mint family & while catnip is stimulating to cats, it has the opposite effect on humans. Drinking this relaxing nervine before bed can help wind down after a busy day, p… Read More
2019-08-04 17:59
Peas contain high amount of fiber, vitamins A, B & C & no fat, making them a good cancer fighter.Although green peas are rich in antioxidants & iron, zinc & B vitamins.T… Read More
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2019-06-13 14:56
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2019-05-03 06:46
Pine needle tea is high in vitamins A & C.Fresh green needles have 5 x the amount of vitamin C found in one lemon.Pine needles are especially useful for afflictions of the respiratory sy… Read More
Book Of Autumn & Book Of Winter
2019-01-31 08:57
Here I am on the finishing line today,,its been such a long, yet rewarding journey :) Two more of my books are published, My Book of Autumn & My Book of Winter, fits in so well with… Read More
Book Of Summer
2019-01-25 12:27
My second book,my Book of Summer, got published & my e-book is free to download form now until Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 11:59 ,enjoy beautifuls!!! My Book of Summer Read More
2019-01-17 06:32
If you love my space & would like to support my further work & studies on herbal medicine & energy healing,you can do that by buying one of my books from Amazon.Thank you Lo… Read More
2018-10-17 11:23
Hops is phytoestrogenic, anti carcinogenic, antiviral, anti inflammatory.Hops includes vitamin E, vitamin B6 & Vitamin C, have antioxidant properties & makes the immune system more a… Read More
2018-10-16 12:01
One orange provides 130 % of your vitamin C needs for the day, boosting the immune system.Oranges also contain vitamin A ,calcium , thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B-6, folate, pantothe… Read More
2018-10-04 18:56
Spinach is an excellent source of vitamins C & A, iron & potassium.Spinach juice is good as a cleansing blood tonic, healing the intestinal tract, hemorrhoids, an… Read More
2018-10-03 13:17
Basil is an excellent source of vitamin K & manganese; a very good source of copper, vitamin C & a good source of calcium, iron, folate, magnesium & omega-3 fatty acids.Basil's b… Read More
2018-10-02 17:49
Prunus laurocerasusThe leaves & fruit pips contain cyanolipids that are capable of releasing cyanide & benzaldehyde. The latter has the characteristic almond smell associated with cy… Read More
2018-09-28 04:29
Mulberries are filled with iron, riboflavin, vitamin C, vitamin K, potassium, phosphorous & calcium.The black mulberry berries are antioxidant, tonic for the blood & anti-inflammato… Read More
2018-09-27 08:09
Oak is slightly tonic, strongly astringent, antiseptic. Antiphlogistic, disinfectant, hemostatic, stomachic, styptic, vulnerary.The bark is regarded as food & a good source of iron &… Read More
2018-08-15 12:26
Peaches are good source of vitamin E,Vitamin A, vitamin K, niacin & copper,calcium,potassium, magnesium,zinc,iron, manganese, calcium & phosphorus.As an excellent source of the stron… Read More
2018-07-31 08:51
Agrimony contains Iron, flavonoids, silica, vitamins B & K.Agrimony is vulnerary, healing herb, with anti-inflammatory & diuretic properties.Agrimony is particularly good for treatin… Read More
2018-07-26 09:35
Sumac is full of vitamin C, Omega 3 fatty acids, protein, fiber & important trace minerals like potassium, calcium, magnesium & phosphorus.Sumac is antifungal, antimicrobial, antioxi… Read More
2018-06-18 06:11
The bay leaf is an astringent, diuretic & antiseptic & has a number of health benefits.The antioxidant vitamin C gives the bay leaf anti-viral properties,it also boosts immunity, hea… Read More
2018-06-15 06:23
The medicinal parts of the plant are the seeds & the dried flower, which contains silymarin. This bioflavonoid stimulates the liver to produce healthy liver cells & acts as an antiox… Read More
2018-05-22 20:30
Wisteria's seed is diuretic & is used in the treatment of heart ailments.PRECAUTIONS:The seed of all members of this genus is poisonous.The bark contains & resin are poisonous.The se… Read More
2018-04-25 06:15
Allium ursinumWild garlic contains high levels of folic acid, an essential B vitamin & has positive benefits on the digestive system.Wild garlic acts as a prebiotic, encouraging the grow… Read More
2018-04-19 17:50
All the species of Magnolia trees possess similar therapeutical virtues, which are found especially in the bark & fruit.This herb can be taken for long periods without any ill effects.Th… Read More
2018-03-30 10:45
Groundsel has been used since long time in medicinal uses & has various actions of anthelmintic, antiscorbutic, diaphoretic, diuretic, emmenagogue.A weak infusion of the plant can be giv… Read More
2018-02-17 20:32
Cumin seeds contain vitamins A, B1, B2, niacin, vitamin E, Vitamin C, sodium, phosphorous, potassium, manganese,magnesium, copper, calcium, selenium, iron & zinc.Cumin is an effective re… Read More
2018-02-14 14:51
Black pepper is an excellent source of manganese & vitamin K, E & C a very good source of copper,iron, magnesium, chromium & calcium.Black pepper has stimulant, expectorant… Read More
2018-02-13 12:19
Caraway spice is an excellent source of minerals like iron, copper, calcium, potassium, manganese, selenium, zinc & magnesium.It’s seeds are a rich source of certain vitamins inclu… Read More
2018-02-12 19:00
Star anise is rich in antioxidants & vitamin A & C, which help fight free radicals that are responsible for early aging & diabetes.Star anise contains calcium, potassium, iron &a&hell…Read More
2018-02-09 16:53
Cardamom has a high amount of manganese &  smaller amounts of fiber & iron, as well as plenty of vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, potassium, pyridoxine, riboflavin, thiamine, vita… Read More
2018-02-07 08:50
The vitamins found in cloves are vitamin C, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin D & vitamin K.Minerals in cloves include calcium… Read More
2018-02-06 07:12
Juniper berries are packed with antioxidants which can be incredibly helpful in maintaining good cellular function.Juniper berries also contain volatile oils, vitamin C & flavonoids whic… Read More
2018-02-05 07:12
Nutmeg is toxic in large doses.Nutmeg is an antibiotic, anti-inflammatory & expectorant. It relieves painful muscles & rheumatism, helps in reducing stress, anxiety & treats… Read More
2018-02-03 10:28
Different parts of the mustard plant have been proven beneficial in treating cancer, diabetes & detoxification of the body.Health benefits of mustard include relief from muscular pains… Read More
2018-01-30 07:13
Imbolc, Candlemas & Groundhog Day are all celebrated at the mid point between the Winter Solstice & the first day of Spring.Traditionally it marks the beginning of spring in the… Read More
2018-01-27 07:17
The leaves are mildly analgesic.Juice is used externally for shingles.The juice & extract of the plant have an old reputation for the treatment of epilepsy.A decoction of the leaves is c… Read More
2018-01-26 07:10
Castor plant has anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial & liver protecting properties.Castor oil or eranda taila  is extracted from castor beans is very good laxative, anti… Read More
2018-01-25 07:12
Taro root contains many antioxidants like beta-carotene & cryptoxanthin, as well as minerals like magnesium, iron, zinc, phosphorous, potassium, manganese & copper.The leaves of the… Read More
2018-01-24 10:08
Cinnamon is a warming tonic.Cinnamon is a great source of magnesium, fibre, iron & calcium.It is a powerful antiseptic, with antiviral & antifungal properties & is often indicate… Read More
2018-01-23 15:27
All types of honey,both raw & heated,work naturally to harmonize the liver,neutralize toxins & relieve pain.Honey has neutral warming/cooling energy.Honey is antibacterial, anti-micr… Read More
2017-12-18 14:39
Mistletoe is used as a nervine, antispasmodic, tonic & narcotic, used for epilepsy & other convulsive nervous disorders.It has a long history as an herbal treatment for delirium, hys… Read More
2017-10-07 09:17
Health benefits of corn include controlling diabetes, prevention of heart ailments, lowering hypertension & prevention of neural-tube defects at birth.The plant is said to have anticance… Read More
2017-10-04 06:18
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2017-10-03 06:13
The oil, or lozenges & cough drops made from eucalyptus mature leaves are useful for lung diseases, gout, syphilis, gonorrhea, typhoid, varicose ulcers, croup, diphtheria, malaria, neura… Read More
2017-09-27 06:11
Horseradish has good amounts of vitamin-C, which is a powerful water soluble anti-oxidant.The root has some of the minerals in moderation like sodium, potassium, manganese, iron, copper, zin… Read More
2017-09-26 06:13
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2017-09-25 02:06
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2017-09-17 08:33
Lousewort is an antioxidant,mild sedative & muscle relaxant,useful in treating physical overexertion.Its been used for stomache ulcers,rheumatism & urinary problems.Helps to get rid… Read More
2017-09-16 07:48
As it is mildly toxic Bittersweet leaves, stem & root bark are best used externally as a poultice or salve.As a poultice the leaves are good for treating herpes, boils & gout.It woul… Read More
2017-09-15 06:12
Lichens are thought to have natural antimicrobial & antibiotic properties.  Usnic acid in linchens has been found to be effective against gram positive bacteria such as Pneumococcu… Read More
2017-09-14 06:18
Empetrum nigrumCrowberries are an excellent source of fiber, antioxidants, manganese, copper & vitamin C & K.Crowberries juice when consumed daily helps in controlling blood sugar le… Read More
2017-09-13 06:12
Valerian is useful as a digestive aid, is helpful in cases of gas, diarrhea & cramps & alleviates the pain of ulcers.In the respiratory tract, it i… Read More
2017-09-08 06:09
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2017-09-07 03:46
Flax is a sweet herb that has laxative & expectorant qualities, also soothing irritated tissues. Crushed flax seed is used in the treatment of severe cases of chronic constipation (usua… Read More
2017-09-07 03:45
The blossoms of wild hay of the mountains are an indispensable herbal aid for healing & curative detoxifying baths, ointments & poultices.The hayflowers can be used for foot soaks, h… Read More
2017-09-05 06:21
Oat straw & Oats carry the highest levels of magnesium of all the known herbs as well as chromium, sodium, silicon, calcium, iron, niacin, phosphorous, riboflavin & selenium.O… Read More
2017-09-03 09:36
Arthritis, ague, cardio-vascular problems, chest congestion, chest pain, colds, constipation, coughs, diarrhea, diuretic, eczema, eye sight, fevers, feverish tuberculosis, hemorrhoids, hig… Read More
2017-09-01 08:28
Coriander leaves are not only good for beautifying the dishes but also neutralize gastric acidity.The seeds as well as the leaves kill bacteria & fungi & are good for anyone who has… Read More
2017-08-31 05:07
Peppermint is used to treat flatulence, gallstones , heartburn, irritable bowel syndrome & morning sickness.Peppermint has long been thought to be particularly useful for digestion, dizz… Read More
2017-08-30 06:21
Lemon Balm helps relieve anxiety attacks, palpitations with nausea & phobias & when used as a sedative it is good for children. It combines well with peppermint to stimulate circulat… Read More
2017-08-29 07:45
Rosemary is a good source of vitamins A & C, phosphorous,iron, magnesium & zinc. Rosemary contains antioxidants that may aid circulation, help prevent gallbladder disease &… Read More
2017-08-28 10:23
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2017-08-27 08:17
The herb is considered to be a treasure of protein, cellulose, tannins & sugars. It also contains phosphor, calcium, zinc, ascorbic acid, silicon & carotin. Knotgrass has a diuretic… Read More
2017-08-26 13:52
Roses come in countless varieties. All are edible but the wild varieties are preferred for use in herbal medicine. The best roses for medicinal use are fragrant & deep red or cabbage ros… Read More
2017-08-25 08:48
Globe artichoke remains a key herb for strengthening liver & kidney function, supporting detoxification in chronic conditions such as arthritis,gout & liver disease.Globe artichoke l… Read More
2017-08-24 08:35
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2017-08-23 08:03
There are many varieties of  Dock growing wild which are all edible. Dock can be used fresh, dried or in tincture form.Dock is a wonderful blood purifier & body cle… Read More
2017-08-21 08:51
The petals are taken as a bitter tonic & stimulant improving digestion, as well as for possibly supporting the liver function.Drink it as a tonic, bitter & liver… Read More
2017-08-20 05:33
There are traces of Vitamin A, a high level of calcium & magnesium, potassium, iron, manganese & zinc in the chamomile.In traditional folk medicine, it has been widely used as a seda… Read More
2017-08-19 06:39
Gooseberry is a very good source of vitamin C.LEAVES & BARK:The young & tender leaves of the shrub, if eaten raw in a salad; drive forth the gravel.Gargling with a concoction made o… Read More
2017-08-18 07:59
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2017-08-17 07:49
Bilberry leaf & fruit contain a variety of antioxidant compounds that may prevent the development of cardiovascular disease.In addition to vitamin C, the berries contain plant chemicals… Read More
2017-08-16 08:18
Also known as Wild Hyssop.Will strengthen the nervous system while easing depression & melancholia.Good for fever & best for colds.Vervain is known to invigorate the contraction of… Read More
2017-08-15 07:41
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2017-08-09 08:33
Thyme is a member of the mint family. Thyme leaves contain thymol, a powerful antiseptic chemical used in World War I to disinfect battlefield wounds. Thyme is a natural expectorant which ma… Read More
2017-08-06 09:39
Olives are high in healthy, cholesterol-lowering mono unsaturated fats & are rich in many health-protective nutrients, including an array of antioxidants. LEAVES:A decoction of the fr… Read More
2017-08-05 07:56
The roots & seeds are diaphoretic, diuretic, tonic & vulnerary.It is used as an ointment for treating wounds & skin infections.The flowers are used to be eaten for curing digesti… Read More
2017-08-04 07:58
Pineapple weed has the same herbal medicinal value as it’s herbal cousin. A tea made with the leaves, flowers, and stems, is relaxing for tension and stress. It is also useful for s… Read More
2017-08-03 08:25
Lavender has profound relaxing, calming, uplifting effects.It is a mild antidepressant, helpful in dispelling depression & melancholy.An herb used traditionally to imbue courage & st… Read More
2017-08-02 08:14
Studies suggest that Echinacea contains active substances that enhance the activity of the immune system, relieve pain, reduce inflammation & have hormonal, antiviral & antioxidant e… Read More
2017-08-01 07:04
Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E & selenium are found in Eyebright.The remedies made from the eyebright are used in the treatment of conditions affecting the eyes, problems affecting the… Read More
2017-07-31 08:07
The primary efficacy of herb Robert is in the form of an astringent that is applied topically to skin bruises & exasperations.The leaves of herb Robert are known to possess anti-rhe… Read More
2017-07-30 08:37
Lupine is rich in minerals & vitamins such as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, sodium & has a high content of manganese.The seeds soaked in water to soften them are applied… Read More
2017-07-27 07:44
Borage contains high levels of calcium & iron. Potassium, zinc, B & C vitamins & beta carotene are packed into the borage plant making it very nutritional.Borage is well known fo… Read More
2017-07-25 08:00
Ragwort is used for leukorrhea or suppressed menstruation. It is also used to speed childbirth. Some women use it to cause the uterus to contract.Recommended for gravel & other prob… Read More
2017-07-24 07:53
Meadowsweet is a mild, but effective anti-inflammatory herb used to treat arthritis & other aches & pains.Meadowsweet leaves & flowers contain salicylates, compounds that are con… Read More

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