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The Many Uses Of Eucalyptus Tree

By | 2018-08-11T23:23:27+00:00 August 11th, 2018|Categories: Herbs & Plants, Knowledge, Substances|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Most people readily recognize the scent of eucalyptus, but many don’t realize that this evergreen tree also has a wide variety of uses. Koala bears typically come to mind when thinking about eucalyptus, although it is used by humans as well. The most common type [...]

Mullein (Verbascum thapsus): Ancient Medicinal Plant

By | 2018-08-08T11:22:42+00:00 August 8th, 2018|Categories: Herbs & Plants, Knowledge, Substances|Tags: , , , , |

Verbascum thapsus, the great mullein or common mullein, is a species of mullein native to Europe, northern Africa, and Asia, and introduced in the Americas and Australia. It is a hairy biennial plant that can grow to 2 m tall or more. Its small, yellow [...]

7 Important Health Benefits of Ginger

By | 2018-08-06T21:39:19+00:00 August 6th, 2018|Categories: Herbs & Plants, Knowledge, Substances|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a tropical flowering plant whose fragrant underground stem, or “rhizome” – known as ginger root. It has been widely used for centuries as a spice as well as an alternative medicine. Ginger is also widely used as a flavoring or fragrance [...]

Agave – Traditional Uses and Healing Properties

By | 2018-08-03T17:52:33+00:00 August 3rd, 2018|Categories: Herbs & Plants, Knowledge, Substances|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Native to the deserts of Central America, agave is a succulent perennial with large rosettes of thirty to sixty fleshy, sharply-toothed leaves that reach a height of six feet. Agave produces clusters of yellow flowers, growing to three inches across and bloom on a polelike [...]

Important Feng Shui Plants and Trees

By | 2018-07-25T00:29:02+00:00 July 25th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Herbs & Plants, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , |

Feng shui is a tradition that really likes drawing parallels with nature. It talks about the integration of human life with nature so as to achieve maximum positive chi. One of the best ways through which a person can achieve the maximum benefit and unity [...]

Benefits and Medicinal Uses of Thyme (Thymus Vulgaris)

By | 2018-07-24T11:53:31+00:00 July 24th, 2018|Categories: Herbs & Plants, Substances|Tags: , , , , , |

The aromatic thyme (Thymus Vulgaris) plant is a perennial and woody shrub harnessing square stems and attractive flowers. A member of the mint family, thyme is an herb that originates in the Mediterranean basin and has a number of varieties, each with its own distinctive [...]

Alchemy and the Evolution of Modern Science

By | 2018-07-17T17:09:15+00:00 July 17th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge, Spirituality, Substances|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Origins of Today's "Central Science" Many of the earliest chemists, physicians, and philosophers were also alchemists. The word alchemy brings to mind a cauldron-full of images: witches hovering over a boiling brew, or perhaps sorcerers in smoky labs or cluttered libraries. Despite these connotations [...]

10 Powerful Medicinal Flowers

By | 2018-07-17T08:57:15+00:00 July 17th, 2018|Categories: Herbs & Plants, Knowledge, Substances|Tags: , , , , , |

Did you know that flowers can be used to cure various ailments? Well, medicinal flowers can cure anything of rashes, to “funny tummy” or even to calm anxiety. Flowers are a completely natural medicine, meaning that you don’t have to worry about any nasty side [...]

Calendula Officinalis Benefits

By | 2018-07-11T02:04:13+00:00 July 11th, 2018|Categories: Herbs & Plants, Knowledge, Substances|Tags: , , , , |

Calendula officinalis, or pot marigold, bears bright yellow flowers that resemble daisies and make it an ornamental favorite, but it's also edible and has medicinal value. Active ingredients in its flower petals have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial abilities that help heal cuts and burns. If you [...]