Health Benefits of Lemongrass

Lemon Grass
It has a lemon-like smell due to the fact that some of the aromatic compounds are the same as those found in lemons. It has been used traditionally in Sri Lanka for its soothing, calming properties. Lemon grass is used in herbal medicine for colds, indigestion and other digestive problems. It is a diuretic and a stimulating tonic for digestion and the liver. It is anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and astringent.

Health Benefits of Lavender

Lavender Health Benefits
Lavender is a plant with a tight purple flower that grows to 2 ft. It has historically been used for its wonderful smell and sedating action. It has been used for skin problems and as an antiseptic. Now it is also used for respiratory issues and as a blood thinner. Here we are using it for stress relief. One of its compounds linalool and linalyl acetate can help depress the nervous system, reducing pain. It is thought to lessen anxiety and, in many regions like Tibet, it is used for treating mental illness.

Health Benefits of Peppermint

Health Benefits of Peppermint
Peppermint is a vigorous aromatic perennial that is spread by runner under the soil and grows to about 2 foot tall. It has been very popular over the years for its minty flavour. It became popular for its refreshing taste that is soothing for digestion. The menthol is an antispasmodic that smoothes muscle contractions in the digestive tract and helps relieve pains, bloating, belching, headaches and colds.

Valerian: An Herbal Alternative to Sleeping Aids and So Much More


We’ve all been there. Restless. Laying awake in bed. Unable to stop worrying about the events of the day or fretting about how everything will get done in the morning. You become even more stressed when you realize that all this worry is cutting into your sleep-time and you’re bound to wake up tired the next morning. Mother Nature provides a powerful remedy to sleeplessness in the form of a dainty little flower, in the daisy family, known as Valerian. Valerian’s medicinal properties have been recognized since ancient times.

7 Health Benefits of Stinging Nettle

7 Health Benefits of Stinging Nettle
Stinging Nettle is a common perennial plant that was originally found in North America, Western Europe, northern Africa and Asia. While this plant ...

Health Benefits of Passion Flower

Health Benefits of Passion Flower
Passion Flower is a beautiful flowering vine that has over 400 species. The plant features a tasty fruit and vibrant flower. For centuries, early c...

Dandelion: Uncommon Health Benefits of a Common Flower

Dandelion Medicinal Herbs
The humble dandelion flower can be found on every continent.  This cheerful flower is a common sight in parks and on household lawns.  The flower is considered by many to be a pesky weed, but many more people also realize the numerous health benefits of dandelion.