Health - page 3

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.
Purslane, lettuce and more health in the plate

Spring Detox course

Cleansing and boosting the body at winter’s end is the goal of a detox course. Feeling light and full of energy as days grow longer and more beautiful is only a few bites away!
Vegetables that help detox the body in spring

Violet health benefits and therapeutic value

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

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.
Sliced orange yellow barbary fig.

Butterbur, an anti-allergy plant

A dioecious herbaceous perennial plant that belongs to the Asteraceae family, butterbur can be identified thanks to its scale-like floral scapes bearing flowers
Health benefits of butterbur are numerous

Scutellaria skullcaps to treat anxiety

Native to North America, blue skullcap or mad-dog skullcap is a herbaceous plant of the mint family that, if well exposed to sunlight, will grow very well in moist and rich soil – storing nutrients and compounds that share excellent health benefits.
Skullcap (scutellaria) health benefits

Basil health benefits and therapeutic value

Basil, from the latin root word Ocimum basilicum, is a 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.
Yellow basket with a healthy basil harvest.

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.
Close-up of a black currant

Nutmeg health benefits and therapeutic value

Nutmeg (or Myristica fragrans) is the seed kernel of the nutmeg tree‘s fruit. This plant is an exotic spice condiment that belongs to the Myristaceae family. It is native to Indonesia.
Health benefits of nutmeg, here a few layed out to dry

Lentil health benefits and therapeutic value

Lentil is a very significant nutrient. Lentil has been cultivated since the earliest civilizations for its seeds which are particularly rich in nutrients, especially protein.
Lentils spilling from a jar
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