The Barbary fig tree or Opuntia ficus-indica is a cactus that grows 6 ½ to 16 feet (2 to 5 meters) tall. Sweet fruit on the flat, paddle-shaped segments covered with bunches of needles are actually chock full of health benefits.
Native to Asia, horseheal (or elfdock) is a herbaceous perennial belonging to the « Inula » genus, which is part of the aster (or Asteraceae) family. Famous for its therapeutic and medicinal properties,
Often thought of as a wild plant, dog rose –the rose-hips, specifically– has many health benefits that help cure body ailments. Dog rose is a plant native to North Africa, the Middle East and Europe. It grows in forest clearings and along forest edges, in hedges along grazing prairies and on rather dry soil (especially […]
Basil, from the latin root word Ocimum basilicum, is an herb and spice that is native to India and Southern Asia. Not hardy at all, it is usually grown in the summer, directly in the ground or in pots.
Though its botanical name is “Diospyros kaki“, you might mistaken it for a tomato. Smooth skin, color varying from orange to red based on variety and ripeness level: say hello to this tomato look-alike.
Bell pepper, or Capsicum annuum, belongs to the Solanaceae or nightshade family. This fruit, well integrated into our cooking, has many different uses and benefits for health and beauty! It is native to Central America and is part of the pepper family.
This a hybrid plant is a natural offspring of spike lavender (Lavandula latifolia) and noble lavender (L. augustifolia, also known as Lavandula officinalis). It of course shares the health benefits of its parents, and also has a few benefits of its own, too!