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.

The prehistoric diet included medicinal plants

Lately we are recovering lost values or traditions that come even from prehistory. One of them is the well-known Paleolithic diet, where all processed foods are despised, with unsaturated fats and full of preservatives (E….) and opt for the natural, minimally processed and cooked. Although we have obviously evolved, there are things that should never

7 Remedies That Prove Santolina is a Great Plant

We could say without fear of being wrong that the Santolina is in the top 10 of aromatic and medicinal plants in Spain. We know well-used plants such as thyme, rosemary, sage, etc. However, santolina has not yet gained its popularity, albeit time to time. In this article medicinal plants, we want to give you

10 properties of Agrimonia (Agrimonia eupatoria)

It is known as agrimony or St. William’s wort, and is a typical plant of the Iberian area. To the point that it grows spontaneously and is accustomed to large periods of drought. However, in this article we will offer information on both the medicinal properties assigned to agrimony and the shape of its cultivation

Uses and properties of saponaria that you did not know

Saponaria officinalis, also known as soap dish in traditional culture, is today a spectacular ornamental plant that has always had great medicinal and practical uses. Among them, the one that stands out the most is that of being able to manufacture soap without the use of caustic soda. As soon as we enter the cultivation

Properties of Topped lavender or French Lavender

It is known as Lavandula stoechas but it is well known as Topped Lavender. If we move through villages or rural and traditional areas it may be better to name it as French Lavender (a very particular name). Nothing to say about this medical plant except for all the properties it has, if we know