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.

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

Properties of mint as a medicinal plant

The properties of mint they are more than demonstrated, since it has been and is a widely used crop and focused on hygiene products, such as mouthwashes, toothpastes or even some gels or shampoos. In the kitchen, something less known, the incorporation of mint in desserts is increasingly gaining strength, as it combines very well

How to multiply medicinal and aromatic plants

Multiplication is essential to achieve new plants identical to the previous ones, in more juvenile states. Also, to ensure its cultivation in the season following the winter season. Either way, whether through seeds or vegetative parts, each species has its trick and its ideal form of multiplication. When it comes to multiplying plants, we have

Aromatherapy for Beginners

The aromatherapy it can improve your mood, protect you from harmful bacteria and help reduce the stress we suffer daily. All this is assured by various studies with criteria. However, researchers are not entirely sure how this is achieved. Only a decade ago, any graduate in medicine and healthcare institution scoffed at alternative healing techniques

Mallow as a medicinal plant

The mallow (Malva sylvestris) is a biennial herbaceous and perennial plant up to 1.5 m tall. Its stem is very hairy and woody. The root is fusiform. Flowers are pink or purple with darker purple veins. The fruit, which is disc-shaped, decomposes after ripening. It is distributed in most of the planet, as it easily

Solanum dulcamara or…the devil’s grapes!

We do not know with what name to stay, if with the scientist, solanum dulcamara, which sounds pretty good (it even has a sweet touch…) or one of the names as this one is known ancient medicinal plant, devil’s grape! It is not for less, to see the red and small fruits that it produces

The healing magic of Plantago lanceolata

Although many times we talk about cultivated plants that it is necessary to fertilize, water and care, Plantago lanceolata behaves totally differently. Simply by seeing it in a photograph, we know that it is a rustic plant, without ornamental characteristics, but with incredible potential as a medicinal plant. Plantago lanceolata, a rustic and forgotten plant

Plants that will keep your cholesterol at bay

Cholesterol is a disease that day by day is gaining ground. In Spain we boast of Mediterranean diet but we stay in the recipe books. That is why this problem, already established and one of the most worrying in the UNITED States, begins to be in European countries a real headache for the health system.