Category Medicinal plants

Valerian - effect, application, cultivation and harvest
Medicinal plants

Valerian - effect, application, cultivation and harvest

Valerian root has proven itself as a herbal sedative.Baldrian, also known as witch or cat herb, is a honeysuckle family and is known to relax and help you fall asleep. The plant is easy to grow yourself. Here you can find out what symptoms the medicinal herb is used for and what you need to watch out for when growing in your own garden.

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Red turnip - effects and dangers

The red beet, also red beet, red fruit beet or dwarf beet, loves warmth, grows up to four meters along trees and walls and decorates hedges with scarlet berries. Like henbane or belladonna, Bryonia dioica is one of the most poisonous plants. Nevertheless, folk medicine often used it - as an emetic, against worms and to end unwanted pregnancies.
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Juniper - juniper berries: application, effects and risks

The common juniper (Juniperus communis) loves sun and stony ground. It is widespread in Europe, fertilized mythology as a shrub of life and has been in demand as a medicinal plant since ancient times , Jochandel, Kaddig, Kranewitt, WecholterFamily: cypress family (Cupressaceae) Distribution: The common juniper has the widest distribution of all conifers.
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Black cumin - black cumin oil: effect and application

Black cumin (Nigella sativa) grows wild in Iraq and Turkey. It is grown in Southern Europe, South Asia, Iran and North Africa, especially in Egypt. Its seeds serve as a spice and a remedy and give the Iranian sangak bread, for example, its typical taste. The Romans called black cumin Panacea, which means "heals everything".
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Cajeput (Melaleuca) - Cajeput oil

The Cajeput tree (Melaleuca), also known as myrtle heather, is still relatively unknown to us as a medicinal herb. In his South Pacific homeland, on the other hand, the healing effects of cajeput oil have been known for a long time and are used, among other things, to treat skin and respiratory diseases and to treat pain.
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Thuja (Thuja occidentalis) - application and effects

The tree of life bears its name because it saved the lives of French sailors. Also because of its evergreen branches, it is considered a symbol of life. We know it as a ubiquitous hedge plant. Thuja occidentalis, the Latin name, can be used medically - for example against infections of the respiratory tract and bacterial and viral diseases.
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Hops (Humulus lupulus) - use and effects

With malt, yeast and water, hops (Humulus lupulus) are the raw material for beer. This leaves the medical significance in the shade: Its active ingredients improve the quality of sleep, have an antibacterial effect, sedate and are probably even suitable for anti-cancer medicines. Areas of application: Insomnia, restless sleep, anxiety, nervousness, stress symptoms, neuralgic, rheumatic and arthritic pain, menstrual and menopausal symptoms (controversial), indigestion, loss of appetite, bacterial inflammation, possible effects against cancer.
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Saffron - effect, application and dosage

In Iran, za’faran means “to be yellow”. It became "saffron" for the most expensive spice that colors food saffron yellow. Saffron is so expensive because it is extracted from the crocus sativus flower threads. Several hundred thousand flowers have to be collected for one kilogram of the noble spice. In the Orient, the crocus is an important medicinal plant - and modern science confirms medically effective substances in abundance.
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Angelica - angelica balm

The angelica (Angelica archangelica) is also called medicinal angelica, which indicates its importance as a medicinal plant. According to the earlier popular belief, it should ward off plague, spells and poisons - it is itself weakly toxic. Medical experts of old times praised them highly, modern studies show a potential against breast cancer, aging of the skin and bacterial infections.
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Cornflower - application, effects and cultivation

Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus) used to be a field like cereals, and in summer the yellow of the grain mixed with the sky blue of the flowers. Herbicides have marginalized beauty, but it is now recovering and is no longer on the list of endangered species. Centaurea is not only a beauty, but also a well-known medicinal plant.
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Coriander - healing effects, application and cultivation

Coriander (Coriandrum sativum) is an umbelliferous plant that comes from the Mediterranean region. The fruit has been popular as a spice and medicine since ancient times, which is why the plant is now grown in large parts of the world. The seeds are said to help against constipation and bloating.Staff for corianderScientific name: Coriandrum sativumFamily: Umbelliferous plants (Apiaceae) Popular names: Wandlouse herb, Arabian parsley, Chinese parsley, Indian parsley, caliander, clanner, garden coriander, herb coriander, herb coriander, herb coriander, coriander, coriander, spelled coriander, herb coriander, herb coriander, coriander, coriander, coriander, spelled coriander, coriander, coriander, spelled coriander, coriander, spelled coriander, coriander, coriander, coriander, coriander, coriander, coriander, coriander, coriander, coriander, coriander, coriander, coriander, coriander, coriander, coriander, coriander Dizziness, bug dill, bugweed, bugbugsPreparation: Originally Eastern Mediterranean, today cultivated worldwideApplications: Stomach discomfort, digestion, bloating, cosmetics, bug infestationProperties used: herb (leaves) and seeds (fruit) .
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Pine as a medicinal plant - application and effect

Pine trees, also known as pine trees, are a genus of coniferous plants. The individual types of pine form similar bioactive substances and have similar healing effects. When we speak of “pine” in Germany, we usually mean the forest pine (Pinus sylvestris). We know this as wooden furniture and kindling.
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Heather - use, effects and cultivation

The heather, in Latin Calluna vulgaris (also heather or simply heather), became a national myth in Germany through the "heath poet" Hermann Löns. The Loki Schmidt Foundation also named it the “Flower of the Year 2019” to show that the plant is endangered in many places. Calluna plays a role in folk medicine and contains arbutin.
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Galangal - origin, ingredients and use

It not only looks like ginger, but is also related to it. We are talking about the Great Galangal (Alpinia galanga), which is often mistakenly referred to as 'Galant'. Originally native to China, it is now cultivated in large parts of Asia and is in great demand not only as an exclusive spice, but also as a medicinal herb.
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Birch as a medicinal plant - effect and application

When it comes to birch (Betula), most people immediately think of the striking white bark of the tree. Because of them, the deciduous trees have an exceptional ornamental value and are planted in tree avenues, parks and gardens in many places. Most people are no longer aware that the birch also serves as a medicinal plant.
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Euphrasia (eyebright)

Medicinal plants sometimes already have the hoped-for benefits: Eyebright (Latin Euphrasia) also means eye herb or light herb and is said to improve eyesight, correct myopia and help the eyes adapt to strong light. Euphrasia is also used to relieve swelling of the eyelids during inflammation.
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Bearberry - effect and application

Bearberry leaf tea against urinary tract diseases When it comes to urinary tract infections, the real bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) is one of the most important medicinal herbs. Many herbal medicines for cystitis and Co. cannot do without this herb. Arctostaphylos uva-ursi can also help with other complaints in the lower abdomen.
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Schisandra (split basket)

With us, the red berries of the split basket (Schisandra) are still completely new. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), on the other hand, has been using Schisandra berries for thousands of years to treat various diseases, including severe organ infections such as hepatitis.
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