Tag - mint

Therapeutic uses of basil, coriander and mint in ancient times

Herbs of the gods. This is how ancient people regarded some of today’s most commonly used spices. Nowadays we use them mainly to flavour our food and to a much lesser extent for their healing properties, but in ancient Greece and Rome things were different. Spices were associated with magic, rituals, and religion, as ancient people imagined their gods as pleasant-smelling deities. Since basil, coriander and mint are among the most popular herbs we use today, we invite you [...]

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5 herbal remedies for intractable headaches

Stress, hormonal imbalances, digestive disorders, chaotic eating and cervical spondylosis are the main five “sources” of the headache that strikes at you from time to time. Strike back with five heavy – though apparently fragile – pieces in the arsenal of folk phytotherapy! 1. Chamomile – the mediaeval aspirin In ancient Greece chamomile flowers was a universal remedy, used to treat a great variety of diseases, inflammations of every description, and fever. At the dawn of the Middle Ages, another benefit [...]

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