Properties of St. John’s Wort

The properties of St. John’s wort or St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum) have been studied for quite some time for their potential to reduce depression and alleviate mental problems. This fact is given by the presence of hypericin in St. John’s wort, a compound with many properties. St. John’s wort is a herbaceous plant that …

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Design your medicinal plant garden

Traditional home gardens are here to stay. Not only for those who have the pleasure of having a patio or garden, since in the city it is becoming more and more fashionable urban gardens or the rental of spaces to cultivate. In large cities, environmental education and sustainable development, and they have as a way …

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All properties of saffron

The saffron it is a very typical condiment in many cuisines. In Spain, we usually use it to season rice, using simply one or two stigmas per serving. Above all, we look for the deep flavor that is obtained from it and the characteristic of dyeing everything that touches that characteristic yellow. However, moving away …

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The properties and benefits of rosemary

One of the medicinal plants best known and appreciated is rosemary. From this plant we have allusions of infusions, honey, aromatic sprays, preservation of meat and cheeses, skin firming, etc. And, to tell the truth, rosemary has many properties that are applied both for their own benefit, as human beings, and for plants. The benefits …

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How to grow medicinal plants [BASIC GUIDE]

Although in this blog we intend to provide individual information on each aromatic or medicinal plant, there are times that, by their nature, they share some similar characteristics. If we know this information, it can be of great help when it comes to ensuring an interesting production. In any plant, knowing the climate you need, …

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Some reasons to grow cilantro

We start this blog about medicinal and aromatic plants with coriander, an herb very present in world cuisine and that, curiously, blooms from the summer. Coriandrum sativum enter dentr to the family of the umbellifers or apiaceae, and gender Coriandrum. It comes from the geographical area of the Middle East, the Mediterranean and some areas …

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Meet Pistacia terebinthus – Guide

Scientific and vulgar name Pistacia terebinthus. It is commonly known as cornicabra, descuernacabras, jedisco, cabricuerno or terebinto. Cultivation area and climatology It is typical of the Mediterranean area, especially the western part.  It is common to see it grow in countries or areas such as the Iberian Peninsula, Morocco, Canary Islands, Greece, Italy or Turkey. …

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Forgotten aromatic plants

There are many herbs and medicinal plants less known that have gone down in history. Either because they have stopped growing or because they are difficult to adapt and multiply in different climatic conditions, some of them may not even sound to the ears of the youngest. Others, however, still remain a workhorse, even if …

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