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Cleansing and Healing Properties of Palo Santo

By |2019-02-15T16:21:54+00:00February 15th, 2019|Categories: Herbs & Plants, Knowledge, Substances|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Palo Santo is a mystical tree that grows on the coast of South America and is related to Frankincense, Myrrh, and Copal. In Spanish, the name literally means “Holy Wood”. It is part of the citrus family and has sweet notes of pine, mint, and [...]

Mayan Maize Myths

By |2019-02-13T04:12:08+00:00February 13th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Herbs & Plants|Tags: , , , , , , |

Like other Mesoamerican people, the traditional Mayas recognize in their staple crop, maize, a vital force with which they strongly identify. This is clearly shown by their mythological traditions. According to the 16th-century Popol Vuh, the Hero Twins have maize plants for alter egos and [...]

5 Benefits of Gotu Kola

By |2019-02-04T20:23:33+00:00February 4th, 2019|Categories: Herbs & Plants, Knowledge, Substances|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Gotu Kola? Here’s a plant you may have never of heard before. But it is a name you be keeping on your lazy Susan. Gotu Kola is an herb with truly remarkable health benefits for both the mind and body. It’s especially beneficial in treating [...]

6 Home Remedies for Dry Cough

By |2019-01-31T19:18:01+00:00January 31st, 2019|Categories: Herbs & Plants, Knowledge, Substances|Tags: , , , , |

A dry cough is a common symptom of asthma, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, and other lung and respiratory infections. Bouts of coughing usually get worse at night i.e. mostly when one is asleep, early in the morning, after meals and after you’re tired. A dry cough [...]

Moss – How a Simple Plant Can Benefit The Environment

By |2019-01-25T03:43:25+00:00January 25th, 2019|Categories: Herbs & Plants|Tags: , , , , |

Mosses are simple dense clumpy plants that usually grow in the shade. They have recently been categorized as their own type of Bryophytes and are building a reputation amongst the gardening community due to their positive environmental impact. It is commonly believed that mosses are [...]

Health Benefits of Guava

By |2019-01-09T04:05:11+00:00January 8th, 2019|Categories: Herbs & Plants, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The guava is a plant in the genus Psidium, which contains about 100 species of tropical shrubs and small trees. They are native to Mexico, Central America, and northern South America. Guavas are now cultivated throughout the tropical and subtropical regions in Africa, South Asia, [...]

Saffron Surprising Health Benefits

By |2018-12-25T00:40:30+00:00December 25th, 2018|Categories: Herbs & Plants, Knowledge, Substances|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Ancient cultures around the world have cherished saffron for centuries and have cultivated it for a variety of reasons, including use as a culinary spice, digestive aid, and mood-boosting aphrodisiac. Derived from the flower of Crocus sativus, saffron is produced just as it has been [...]

4 Health Benefits of Red Maca Powder

By |2018-12-05T04:29:26+00:00December 5th, 2018|Categories: Herbs & Plants, Knowledge, Substances|Tags: , , , , , |

Touted as one of the world's most powerful superfoods, red maca powder is made by drying and grinding red-skinned maca root which is primarily grown in high altitude regions of Peru. Although red maca root is closely related to other types of maca, research shows [...]

Hawthorn Tree – Folkore and Traditional Uses

By |2018-12-01T15:15:17+00:00December 1st, 2018|Categories: Culture, Herbs & Plants|Tags: , , , , , , |

Hawthorn is a large genus of shrubs and trees in the family Rosaceae, native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere in Europe, Asia, and North America. The name "hawthorn" was originally applied to the species native to northern Europe, especially the common hawthorn C. monogyna, [...]

Ergot: A Valuable Resource for Modern Medicine

By |2018-11-14T02:24:18+00:00November 14th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Herbs & Plants, Substances|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Ergot alkaloids are responsible for many deaths, including 40,000 recorded deaths in France back in 943, but these alkaloids have been utilized for medicinal purposes. Claviceps purpurea, better known as ergot, is a parasitic fungus that attacks the ovary of cereal grasses, there is much [...]