22 Herbs Inside
Lemon balm is a perennial herb from the mint family. The leaves, which have a mild lemon aroma, are used to make medicine and for flavoring foods and beverages. Used alone or as part of various multi-herb combination products, it seem to have a sedative and calming effect. It might also reduce the growth of some viruses.
A perennial ornamental plant, used as a characterizing ingredient in Vermouths as well as in some other alcoholic beverages. It has a long history of use as a medicinal herb and is valued especially for its tonic effect on the liver, gallbladder and digestive system. It is used for dyspepsia, as a bitter to counteract poor appetite, for various infectious diseases, Crohn’s disease etc.
It has excellent edible, medicinal and other uses. The fruit is used to add flavor and color to preserves, jams, pies, sauces, and is used to make wine. The flowers are crisp and somewhat juicy, have an aromatic smell and flavor and are delicious raw as a refreshing snack. They are used as in making sparkling wine and excellent sweet tea, stewed fruits, jellies and jams because they add a nice muscate flavor.
Also called German chamomile, it is a well-known medicinal plant species from the Asteraceae family, often referred to as the “star among medicinal species.” Nowadays it is highly favored and much used in folk and traditional medicine. Its multi-therapeutic, cosmetic, and nutritional values have been established through years of traditional and scientific use and research.
Salvia is a perennial, evergreen subshrub, with woody stems, grayish leaves, and blue to purplish flowers. It is a member of the mint family Lamiaceae and native to the Mediterranean region. Sage has a very long history of effective medicinal and culinary use and is an important domestic herbal remedy for disorders of the digestive system. The whole herb is antihydrotic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, stimulant and tonic.
Thyme is any member of the genus Thymus of aromatic perennial evergreen herbs in the mint family Lamiaceae. A Mediterranean herb with dietary, medicinal, and ornamental uses. The flowers, leaves, and oil of thyme have been used to treat a range of symptoms and complaints, including diarrhea, stomach ache, arthritis and sore throat. Thyme is also thought to have antibacterial, insecticidal, and possibly antifungal properties.
Yarrow has a high reputation and is widely employed in herbal medicine, administered both internally and externally. It is used in the treatment of a very wide range of disorders but is particularly valuable for treating wounds, stopping the flow of blood, treating cold, fever, kidney diseases etc. The whole plant is used, both fresh and dried, and is best harvested when in flower.
St. John's wort
The use of this species as a herbal remedy to treat a variety of internal and external ailments dates back to the time of the ancient Greeks. Since then, it has remained a popular treatment for anxiety, depression, cuts, and burns. Recent research suggests the effectiveness of this herb in treating other ailments, including inflammation-related disorders, and bacterial and viral diseases, and as an antioxidant and neuroprotective agent.
Coriander or cilantro is a wonderful source of dietary fiber, manganese, iron and magnesium as well. Coriander lowers bad cholesterol (LDL) and increases the levels of good cholesterol (HDL), very good food for digestive system, coriander promotes liver functions and bowel movements. It can stimulate insulin secretion and lower blood sugar levels. It’s a very good herb to promote the nervous system. It can stimulate the memory.
Elecampane has a long history of use as a medicinal herb. A gently warming and tonic herb, it is especially effective in treating cough, consumption, bronchitis and many other complaints of the chest as well as disorders of the digestive system. It cleanses toxins from the body, stimulating the immune and digestive systems and treating bacterial and fungal infections.
А species of ornamental plant native to Mediterranean region of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. It was historically used as a medicinal herb for the treatment of gout. The plant is widely used in making alcoholic drinks with a bitter base, which have digestive or appetite-promoting qualities.
One of the most common species used as the “hawthorn” of traditional herbalism. Hawthorn leaf, flower, and berry have been praised over the centuries for their heart elevating properties. Believed to uplift and strengthen both the physical and emotional heart, hawthorn, as it supports healthy cardiovascular function, was also revered for ceremonial and spiritual purposes.
It was historically used as a medicinal herb for the treatment of gout. From root to flower, dandelion are highly nutritious plants, loaded with vitamins, minerals and fiber. Dandelion are full of potent antioxidants which may explain why this plant has such broad health applications.
Basil, also known as Saint Joseph’s Wort, is a herb that belongs to the mint family. It is used in cooking and may have some health benefits. Basil’s proposed benefits include reducing inflammation and is said to have anti-aging and antibacterial properties. Studies have shown that basil “contains a wide range of essential oils, rich in phenolic compounds and a wide array of other natural products including polyphenols.
Oregano is a culinary and medicinal herb from the mint, or Lamiaceae family. It has been used in medicine and cooking for thousands of years. It adds flavor and may have a number of health benefits. The chemicals that give the herb its unique and pleasant smell are thymol, pinene, limonene, carvacrol, ocimene and caryophyllene. It is believed to contain potent antioxidants and to have anti-bacterial properties.
Linden is a common name for trees belonging to the Tilia genus. The dried flower, leaves, and wood are used for medicine. People use linden for conditions such as cold, headache, trouble sleeping (insomnia), itchy skin, and many others. Linden tea has been used in folk medicine across cultures to relieve high blood pressure, calm anxiety, and soothe digestion.
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