The chamomile plant got its name from the Greek words chamos and milos - ground and apple. The ancient Egyptians believed chamomile was a sacred gift from God and a cure for many diseases. They als...

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Fennel Seeds

Ancient Roman texts mention the value of this herb for its aromatic seeds and succulent edible stalks. The Romans introduced the herb to Britain during the Roman occupation and the ruler Charlemagne (...

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Ginger Root

As well as being a delicious cooking spice, ginger has long been believed to provide many health benefits. It is one of the oldest remedies in herbal and aromatic traditional treatments, especially...

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Of all the medicinal herbs known to mankind, ginseng is perhaps the most legendary of all. In fact, Chinese emperors once valued the plant more than gold itself and often sent thousands of their best...

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Hawthorn Leaves

Hawthorns are popularly used in beverages and candies, especially in Asian cultures, while in Europe and North America it is quite common to eat hawthorns raw, cook them or preserve them in the form o...

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Lavender is a type of flowering plant that belongs to the mint family. There are more than 30 species of lavender originating in sunny dry areas for example the Mediterranean region and parts of Afric...

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Lemon oil

Lemon oil is great for boosting the immune system. It aids weight loss, is an excellent stress-buster and cleanses the body. Plus, it adds an extra fruity note to our delicious detox tea....

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Lemon peel

The origin of the lemon is unknown, though lemons are thought to have first grown in Assam, a region in northeast India, northern Burma and China. Lemons entered Europe near southern Italy during the...

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Lemongrass, also known as citronella grass, is a type of flowering plant that belongs to the family of grasses. It originates from southern parts of India and Shi Lanka. It can be used in treatmen...

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Liquorice Root

The liquorice plant is a shrub and officially a weed. It is about four feet tall with purplish flowers and grows in hot, dry places. Its botanical name comes from the Greek words meaning “sweet root...

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Orange oil

There are a variety of orange oils and they are all citrus essential oils along with grapefruit, lemon, lime, bergamot and yuzu. Even today Essential Oils remain mysterious. It is not possible for...

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Orange peel

This is arguably the best part of the fruit to consume but few people do. Orange peel is high in certain phytochemicals, flavonoids, and other antioxidants as well as providing vitamin A, B, C, copper...

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Senna plants can grow to between 3 and 60 feet tall and are particularly attractive to bees, the main pollinators of the plant. Leaves and flowers of Siamese senna are used in human diet. They are...

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Tie Guan Yin Oolong

Ti Kuan Yin is one of the most famous types of Chinese oolong tea. Ti means Iron and Kuan Yin means Avalokitesvara, the Goddess of Mercy. Therefore, it’s also known as the Iron Goddess of Mercy tea...

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Valerian Root

Valerian is herbaceous plant that belongs to the honeysuckle family and has been cultivated and used for medical purposes for several thousand years. Valerian acts as a mild tranquilizer in patients...

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Yerba Mate

Yerba Mate is made from dried leaves of the Ilex paraguariensis tree which is a native South American tree found in countries such as Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay. Yerba mate has been use...

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