Plant benefits

Most plants are medicinal in some way, some of them have been used as such for centuries. Learn about what each plant can do for you.

Dill health benefits and therapeutic value

Dill or Anethum graveolens holds its name from the Greek word anethon, “that which grows fast”. It is an annual plant 3 feet (1 meter) tall, native to Southern Europe and the Middle East.
Benefits of dill for the body

Kiwi, it helps prevent heart disease

The kiwi, a world-famous fuzz-covered brown fruit has long been known to harbor many health benefits and a high nutritional value. It belongs to the Actinidiaceae family. For the past 2000 years, this fruit has been cultivated and grown, often to provide for tasty desserts. It’s among the few food items known to trigger allergy.
Kiwi sliced open and set upon a cloth

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

Moringa, dried leaves loaded with vitamins

Moringa is a plant that historically originated in India and in other Southeast Asian countries. It is now grown throughout the world in tropical and sub-tropical climates for its medicinal benefits and because it’s so easy to cultivate.
Moringa health benefits

Lichen health benefits and therapeutic value

A combination of fungus, algae and bacteria living together, lichen isn’t a plant. It looks like seaweed, is similar to plants in many respects, and comes with an amazing diversity which result innumerable health benefits.
Lichen health benefits and therapeutic value

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
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