Hyssop Plant

  Hyssop or Hyssopus is a genus of herbaceous and semi-woody plants, that has about six species, native to Mediterranean regions and Central Asia. The plants of the genus Hyssopus belong to the family, Lamiaceae or the mint family. The term hyssop is generally used for the plant, Hyssopus officinalis, which is the most widely recognized species of...

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Herbs in Ayurveda

  Ayurveda, is one of the oldest medical systems in the world, which originated around 3000 years ago. This ancient medicine system has a firm belief in curing the causative element of a disease, rather than suppressing its symptoms or treating it superficially. Ancient Ayurveda, bases its practices on five...

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Safe Herbs During Pregnancy

  Herbs are natural, but being natural does not mean that they are always safe. Pregnancy is one such condition, during which you have to be highly cautious about what you consume. Most of the herbs are considered safe, if used according to the instructions of a qualified herbal practitioner....

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Organic Herbs

  Herbs are defined as 'a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs'. These are often seed producing plants which grow either once or twice a year, or throughout the year. Organic herbs are those which are grown naturally, that is to say, they...

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Spice: The Variety of Life

  By Deborah Lambeth Picture this: you sit down for dinner, see a sizzling steak on your plate and just cannot wait to dig in and eat it. You slice it, take one bite, and realize, "hey, there isn't garlic in it. Isn't that cinnamon?" Obviously it makes a difference...

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Side Effects of Herbs

  Herbal medicine has gained considerable popularity as an alternative treatment for alleviating a number of health problems, including heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and even certain types of cancer. However, various studies and research have highlighted some possible side effects, if some of these herbs are taken in...

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Herbs for Rheumatoid Arthritis

  The herbs that are used for rheumatoid arthritis help to reduce the joint inflammation. Reduction in pain and stiffness in the joints and problems with the regular movement of the joints are other areas that may also be treated with these herbs. At the same time, these herbs also...

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Herbs to Avoid During Pregnancy

  Herbs have been an integral part of human life since time immemorial. They are used for culinary, cosmetic, and medicinal purposes. Various herbs have been linked to a healthy pregnancy and safe childbirth, but there are some which should be avoided during pregnancy, because they can be detrimental to...

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