Saffron (Crocus sativus) – The world’s most precious spice – Why is the so expensive, history and legends, health benefits

Saffron is known in the world as the most expensive spice. Aromatic, healing, special – only a kilogram of this spice requires 200,000 flowers. Find out where saffron comes from, how it is used and why it is so special. The name saffron originates from the Persian language, from the word za’faran, which means beContinue reading “Saffron (Crocus sativus) – The world’s most precious spice – Why is the so expensive, history and legends, health benefits”

Poppy (Papaver somniferum) – health benefits of poppy seeds

Poppy (opium poppy, opium cocoon, lat. Papaver somniferum) is considered one of the oldest plant cultures that have been grown for thousands of years. It is not known exactly where the plant comes from, the Middle East and Asia Minor are mentioned, and today it is grown all over the world where the climatic conditionsContinue reading “Poppy (Papaver somniferum) – health benefits of poppy seeds”

Recipe for liqueur, wine and wormwood tea – improves appetite and mood

Wormwood, like all other bitter herbs, should be taken only before meals. Then they have a beneficial effect on the stomach, improve appetite and mood. From wormwood we can make medicinal liqueur, wine and tea ourselves. If you buy ingredients for the preparation you will not be able to buy fresh leaves, but you willContinue reading “Recipe for liqueur, wine and wormwood tea – improves appetite and mood”

Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) – a symbol of health

The medicinal plant wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) is widely known for all its healing powers and is one of the most valued and long-used medicinal plants. The ancient Greeks considered it a true symbol of health. Although it is a symbol of bitterness, its name comes from the Greek word artemis which means healthy. Legend hasContinue reading “Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) – a symbol of health”

Medicinal teas and Calendula oil – recipes and application

Medicinal herbs used to be much more cultivated, and Calendula was in great demand. Calendula is grown as an ornamental, and less often as a medicinal plant. The inflorescence is bright orange. Blooms from May to November. The flower is used in the treatment, and less often the whole plant or freshly squeezed juice, whichContinue reading “Medicinal teas and Calendula oil – recipes and application”

Calendula officinalis – Beautiful medicinal flowers

Calendula is one of the most widely used plants in phytotherapy, folk customs and magic of peoples around the world. In ancient Rome, it was believed that Calendula flowers sprouted on the grave of a vestal who died of grief, unhappily in love with a young Roman man. Science has shown, however, that this wonderfulContinue reading “Calendula officinalis – Beautiful medicinal flowers”

Turmeric (Curcuma longa) – a natural antibiotic

Many experts claim that turmeric can help us treat liver problems, breathing problems, autoimmune disorders and neurological problems. Turmeric is a perennial herbaceous plant native to tropical South Asia. It belongs to the ginger family and is used as a spice. Many people in South India wear dried turmeric root beads around their necks asContinue reading “Turmeric (Curcuma longa) – a natural antibiotic”

Rosemary herb (Salvia rosmarinus) – restores energy and strengthens memory

The scent of rosemary has been associated with a good memory for centuries, students in ancient Greece wore rosemary wreaths to exams. Translated from Latin his name means “healing sea dew”. Rosemary raises the energy of the whole organism. It stimulates circulation, improves digestion and the immune system. It energizes the whole organism, and atContinue reading “Rosemary herb (Salvia rosmarinus) – restores energy and strengthens memory”

Chicory – a healthy substitute for coffee

Chicory is best known as a beverage, more precisely as a coffee substitute. As early as the 19th century, the French began to grow and drink it as an addition to coffee or on their own. Thanks to its coffee-like taste and low price, the beverage of this plant became extremely popular and spread aroundContinue reading “Chicory – a healthy substitute for coffee”

Chicory (Cichorium intybus) : A powerful plant that strengthens immunity and relieves stress

This Mediterranean plant is rich in minerals, such as zinc, magnesium, manganese, calcium, potassium, as well as vitamins A, B6, C, E, K, and has been known for centuries for its beneficial effects on health. It is usually added to salads, its leaves can be prepared in the same way as spinach, while the rootContinue reading “Chicory (Cichorium intybus) : A powerful plant that strengthens immunity and relieves stress”