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Purslane health benefits and therapeutic value

Purslane or Portulaca oleacera, is an annual crawling plant belonging to the Portulacaceae family. This plant is typical of the Mediterranean regions and is part of the Cretan diet.
Health benefits of purslane

Violet health benefits and therapeutic value

Violet (Viola odorata) is a small bushy plant with violet or white flowers, native to Asia, Europe, and North Africa. It is part of the Violaceae family. It is known for its medicinal properties and the many health benefits it procures the body.
Violet benefits

Barbary fig health benefits and therapeutic value

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.
Benefits of barbary fig

Dog rose health benefits, bundles of vitamin C against ageing

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 […]
Dog rose benefits

Fennel health benefits and therapeutic value

Very easy to identify thanks to its soft sweet aniseed fragrance, fennel is a biennial plant of which the bulb is eaten for its culinary value as well as its health benefits and therapeutic value.
Fennel health benefits

Bell pepper health benefits and therapeutic value

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.
Health benefits of bell pepper

Plants that reduce pain during menstruation

Menstruation often isn’t a fun period for women, and in some case it’s nearly debilitating. Many turn to plants to alleviate the pain and suffering connected to menses.
Plants to soothe pain during menstruation

Diarrhea, natural remedies to treat it

Symptom of digestive troubles that are quite frequent even though they aren’t severe, diarrhea disturbs the patient’s daily schedule to the point of becoming a nightmare when it lasts for too long.
Plants to treat diarrhea

Lavandin benefits, a generous herb for beauty

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!
Lavandin health benefits
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