flavonoids

MADDER. A STONE BREAKER

MADDER. A STONE BREAKER />
In the wild, it grows in Dagestan, Azerbaijan and other regions of the Caucasus, in the Crimea, in Central Asia, as well as in areas with temperate and tropical climates of Africa and America. It grows in riverbank shrubs, steppe meadows, and forest edges, in bright pine forests, orchards, vineyards and along fences. read more

PASSION FLOWER: A FLOWER OF PASSION OR PEACE?

PASSION FLOWER: A FLOWER OF PASSION OR PEACE? />
Passion Flower, or Passiflora, is a grassy vine that leads the climbing lifestyle with the help of tendrils. In this case, the tendrils, first stretch out, make circular movements in search of support, then tightly wrap around it and pull the entire plant up. The flowers have a strong odor and unusual structure. read more

LOVE POTION OR SIMPLY DAMIANA

LOVE POTION OR SIMPLY DAMIANA />
Turnera Diffusa is a perennial shrubby plant, reaching a height of 50 to 100 cm. The stems are thin, upright, and red-brown in color. The elongated leaves are alternately arranged on the stems. Leaf plates have teeth along the edge. At the base, there are two small tubercles - nectar glands. Flowering begins in early spring. read more

GARDEN BURNET. SCARY NAME OF A USEFUL PLANT.

GARDEN BURNET. SCARY NAME OF A USEFUL PLANT. />
Garden Burnet is a perennial herbaceous plant that can reach 20-100 cm in height. The rhizome of the plant is thick, ligneous, horizontal, reaches up to 12 cm in length. The stem is hollow, ribbed, smooth, up-straight, branched in the upper part. The basal leaves are rather large. The stem leaves are sessile. read more

WHAT IS ARONIA GOOD FOR?

WHAT IS ARONIA GOOD FOR? />
Aronia is a species of the genus Aronia belonging to the subfamily Maloidae from the family Rosaceae. The genus includes about 15 species, growing mainly in moist places. Aronia is a shrub up to 2-5 m high. The old trunks are grayish-black in color; the young branches are cherry red. read more

SUPPORT YOUR HEALTH WITH BUCHU

SUPPORT YOUR HEALTH WITH BUCHU />
Agathosma Betulina grows exclusively in South Africa, and is cultivated only there. Shrubs are abundant in mountains in the Western Cape of South Africa. It is likely that the reason for this is the peculiarity of the climate of this region, where winters are mild and humid, and summers do not look like tropical. read more

UMCKALOABO OR AFRICAN GERANIUM AND ITS BENEFITS

UMCKALOABO OR AFRICAN GERANIUM AND ITS BENEFITS />
Currently, there are about 50 varieties of Pelargonium. The plant is quite unpretentious, that is why it has gained popularity among lovers of houseplant. Light-loving plants that easily tolerate a lack of moisture do not winter in the open ground. The genus is extensive, includes 250 species that grow mainly in South Africa, as well as in Australia and Asia Minor. read more

SWEET REMEDY FROM CHINA

SWEET REMEDY FROM CHINA />
The birthplace of Rheum palmatum is the mountain forests of Central China. There are 20 types of Rhubarb, which are grown in household plots, in vegetable gardens, and in specialized farms, as a food and medicinal plant. In Tibetan folk medicine, Rhubarb is used to treat poisoning and inflammatory diseases, it is also included in the remedies "for the expulsion of poisons." read more

UVA URSI. HERB THAT CAN TAME THE BEAR

UVA URSI. HERB THAT CAN TAME THE BEAR />
It grows predominantly in dry pine forests and larch forests, mainly on sandy soil, in birch-larch woodlands, on the meadows, coastal rocks and scree, on gravelly places in the Alpine belt. It prefers open, well-lit places, does not like to grow near other plants. This plant is typical for the forest zone of the Northern Hemisphere. read more

EYEBRIGHT: CONSOLATION FOR THE EYES

EYEBRIGHT: CONSOLATION FOR THE EYES />
The plant has a taproot capable of going deep into the soil. Haustoria often develop on the roots, with the help of which the herb attaches to the donor plant and nourishes. If Eyebright grows among the grasses or other useful plants, it can grow at the expense of them, but it will gradually dry out the “donors”. read more

WATERCRESS: THE MOST POPULAR GREEN REMEDY OF THE USA

WATERCRESS: THE MOST POPULAR GREEN REMEDY OF THE USA />
Watercress is a perennial plant, reaching the height of 60 cm or more. A moisture-loving, relatively cold-resistant and shade-tolerant plant. The stem is hollow, creeping, usually rooting at the base. The leaves are green, simple, without stipules, pinnate, with wide petioles and 2-7 pairs of oblong or oval leaves. read more

BENEFICIAL PROPERTIES OF SHEPHERD'S PURSE

BENEFICIAL PROPERTIES OF SHEPHERD'S PURSE />
Shepherd's Purse is found in Europe, India, and Western Asia. It is a widespread weed plant. It grows in the fields, gardens, near houses, along roads, along ditches, etc. It grows in temperate and subtropical regions of the globe. The reserves of the species are very large, many times greater than the need for raw materials. read more

WITCH HAZEL. VALUE OF THE MAGIC NUT

WITCH HAZEL. VALUE OF THE MAGIC NUT />
Hamamelis virginiana has such popular names as "Witch Hazel" and "Witch Nut." The reason for this is its late flowering, unusual for other plants. The prevalence of the “Witch Nut” was much wider: in the Paleo-and Neogene periods of the Cenozoic era, Witch Hazel grew throughout Europe and North America. read more

UNIQUE PROPERTIES OF CELANDINE

UNIQUE PROPERTIES OF CELANDINE />
The plant is found in light and shady broadleaf forests among bushes, less often in light coniferous forests, in groves and coastal shrubs. Celandine grows predominantly on nitrogen-rich soils. The ants that use seeds for food and carry them over long distances contribute to the widespread use of Celandine. read more

MEADOWSWEET: VERSATILE HERB REMEDY

MEADOWSWEET: VERSATILE HERB REMEDY />
Meadowsweet (Latin. Filipéndula Ulmaria) is a representative of the genus Filipéndula, of the subfamily Rosoideae, of the Rosaceae family. The generic name Filipendula is formed from "filum" (thread) and "pendulus" (hanging), because the root tubers seem to hang on filiform roots. The genus combines up to 10 species. read more

HARSH BUT HEALTHY OREGANO

HARSH BUT HEALTHY OREGANO />
Since the Middle Ages, Oregano has occupied an important place among Mediterranean herbs. The name of this fragrant plant with small green leaves is translated as "decoration of the mountains" or "mountain joy". Oregano is often confused with marjoram. Although these herbs are both with a tart spicy smell and are similar in appearance, they have different taste and healing properties. read more

OMNIPOTENT BLACK CUMIN

OMNIPOTENT BLACK CUMIN />
The homeland of Black Seed is the Mediterranean and South-West Asia. The plant is common in the countries of the Mediterranean, Europe, Asia, and North Africa. Black Cumin is cultivated in India and Egypt. India is the main producer and the largest exporter of this herb. read more

CLOSER LOOK AT MAYAPPLE OR AMERICAN MANDRAKE

CLOSER LOOK AT MAYAPPLE OR AMERICAN MANDRAKE />
North American Indians actively used Wild Mandrake as an emetic, anthelmintic and laxative remedy. There is a historical fact that North American Indians wore dried pieces of rhizomes of Mayapple around their necks, as an amulet. There is also evidence of the use of parts of Wild Mandrake to commit suicide. read more

ACEROLA. STAGGERING STOREHOUSE OF VITAMIN C

ACEROLA. STAGGERING STOREHOUSE OF VITAMIN C />
It is assumed that Acerola can prevent heart disease, depression, can boost immunity and improve metabolism. It was also believed that Acerola was able to be anticancer and anti-aging remedy. The natives believe that Acerola can promote antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, detoxicant, liver tonic, alkaline effects on our body. read more

NO MUD, NO LOTUS

NO MUD, NO LOTUS />
A large number of active substances stipulates useful properties of this flower. The leaves of the plant contain flavonoids, leucoanthocyanidins and alkaloids; rhizomes are rich in tannins, starch, resin, and rubber and vitamin C are present in all parts of the lotus. Remedies from this curative plant are able to stimulate the human immune system thanks to the high concentration of vitamin C. Different types of this natural medicine contain protein, manganese, copper, sugar, oils, useful macro- and microelements. read more