Since ancient times sage has been known for its healing properties. The very name of the plant "salvia" is translated from Latin as "to be healthy". Hippocrates considered this herb to be sacred. Egyptians widely used sage as they believed into its ability to prolong life and improve general health. Moreover, sage was utilized as a remedy for female infertility.
Lemon balm is a herbaceous perennial plant that has a distinctive lemon scent. It originates from the southeastern Europe, Mediterranean region, Central Asia and Iran. Lemon balm usually grows up to 70-150 cm in height. The leaves are similar to mint leaves and can vary in color from yellowish green to dark green. The flowers are small, white or light yellow and rich in nectar.
Horse chestnut, or Aesculus hippocastanum, is a flowering plant that belongs to the Sapindaceae family and is native to South East Europe. It’s usually a large tree that can reach up to 39 m in height. The palmately compound leaves are oppositely arranged and have about 5–7 leaflets.
Basil is a spicy, medicinal, annual, highly branched plant. Its leaflets are oblong, ovate, rare-toothed up to 5.5 cm long, has green or purple colour. Plant has a very pleasant balsamic smell. The stems, leaves and flower cups are rough to the touch. They accumulate the essential oil.
Autumn is not only a beautiful season, bright and unforgettable. At the beginning of autumn, the weather may be still warm, but it is necessary to dress warmly so as not to get sick. Let's talk about measures which can help to prevent colds.
Finger lemon is a very unusual citrus fruit which originates from the lower Himalayas and China. It’s often referred to as Buddha’s hand thanks to the shape of the fruit that is similar to the hand of praying Buddha. The mature finger lemon has long separate tentacles which resemble the fingers of the hand.
Sea buckthorn originates from the Himalayan highlands and is referred to as the "Holy fruit" by the local people. In China, the benefits of sea buckthorn berries have been known for about 12 centuries. And according to Mongolian legends, Genghis Khan and his army used these berries before every victorious battle.
What associations come to your mind when you think about pumpkins? Is it a pumpkin pie? Halloween and jack-o-lanterns? Or maybe pumpkin spice latte? In fact, apart from being so attractive, bright, plump and tasty, pumpkins are rich in essential nutrients and possess a great number of health benefits.
Potato, or Solanum tuberosum, is an upright, herbaceous, perennial, tuberous plant that belongs to the Solanaceae family. It originates from Central and South America, but nowadays it is widely naturalized. The plant can grow up to 0.6-1 m in height.
Sleeping is an integral part of our lives as well as breathing and eating. Without sound sleep a person can’t lead a normal productive life and it turns into a real torture. If you experience troubles with falling asleep, feel constant tiredness and fatigue, don’t hurry to take sleeping pills - try herbal medicine as it proves to be really effective in regulating the nervous system and stabilizing your sleeping schedule.