Mushrooms and Humans: Mythology and Mycology Mushrooms are not animals and not plants, but rather strange creatures. Many mushrooms contain poisons that can kill people, others change the senses. In many cultures, they were therefore seen as carriers of mysterious powers; they were ingredients for magic, and shamans used them to enter the "other reality".
Category Medicinal plants
The rock rose (Cistus incanus) comes from southern Europe. The shrub with the fragrant pink-red flowers does not belong to the roses, but to the family of the rock rose family, which consists of around twenty types of rock rose. The gray-haired Cistus incanus is said to have a special healing effect, although various types of cystus are now used as tea.
Plums taste sweet and stimulate digestion The commercial plum is a cross between the cherry plum and the sloe. Most of the world's cultivation takes place in China. The fruits of the plum tree contain mostly water, but also vitamins, minerals and trace elements.
Lavender is one of the few plants that not only arouses desire through their fragrance and the beauty of the flowers, but also shines with healing effects to a great extent. Lavender works against bacteria, viruses and fungi, it inhibits inflammation, cares for the skin, relaxes and reduces stress. In the garden, he helps ward off pests.
Wild fruits are shrubs and shrubs, the fruits of which we can eat. This also includes the archetypes of our apples, pears or cherries. Collecting and planting wild fruit is in vogue - with good reason: The wild fruits contain plenty of vitamins, minerals and vital substances; they usually taste more intense than cultivars and some have a high value as ornamental plants.
Cherries, whether sweet or sour, not only flatter the palate, but are also very healthy. The wild cherry, whose fruit tastes quite bitter, originally comes from Southeast Europe. In Central Europe, it has been as common in sparse forests as on the edges of forests since the Middle Ages. In contrast to wild cherries, the fruits of the cultivated cherries are sweet.
The sweet herb, or Aztec sweet herb (Lippia dulcis), is still relatively unknown to us as a medicinal herb. In his American homeland of Mexico, on the other hand, it has been traditional folk medicine for centuries, if not millennia. Characteristic of the sweet smelling plant is not only a high sugar content, but also a considerable content of camphor, which makes the plant a highly valued remedy for respiratory diseases and painful inflammation in Mexico.
The lemon verbena (Aloysia citrodora), also known as the lemon shrub, owes its name to its lemony aroma. Because of it, the shrub is a popular fragrant plant in the garden. Lemon verbena not only smells very refreshing, but also harbors some healing ingredients. For example, the lemon scent is associated with an extremely invigorating and appetizing effect.
Nasturtium - colorful, healthy and flower of love The nasturtium combines good taste, beautiful flowers and healing power, thrives in the shade, on the balcony as well as in the garden and requires little maintenance. It is easy to plant and keeps predators such as insects and snails away. So all in all a dream plant for the herb garden.
We use the rhubarb vegetable plant like fruit. In contrast to fruit, we do not use fruit for this, but the leaf stalks - and in medicine the roots. Ingredients The leaf stalks are good for squeezing juice out of them, because 100 grams contain almost 95 grams of water. There are 0.6 grams of protein, 1.3 grams of carbohydrates, 0.1 grams of fat and 3.2 grams of fiber.
We appreciate daisies as an ornamental plant on the balcony or in the garden. However, it has been forgotten as a remedy for coughs and cramps. It is a perennial plant with a short rhizome that develops several leaf rosettes in autumn, from which stems grow up to one meter high in the following spring.
Whoever looks at him will surely not be attracted to his appearance. Black, clumsy, round and rough - the black radish. Not a feast for the eyes, but a food that can develop its effect even when raw. The black radish, known in the technical language Raphanus sativus niger, belongs to the genus of cruciferous vegetables, like mustard, horseradish and radish.
Rizol is an ozonide. Oxygen becomes ozone and this binds to unsaturated fats such as the mixture of castor oil and olive oil, for example. This is how the name Rizol came about, composed of "Riz" from castor oil and "Ol" from olive oil. Ozonides have been known as a therapeutic agent since 1915. The American doctor Dr.
Medicinal plant milk thistle: how it is used and how it works The milk thistle, in the technical language Silybum marianum, is one of the daisy family. Originally it was at home in Southern Europe, Asia Minor and North Africa, but since the Middle Ages it can also be found in Central Europe. The plant is 30 to 150 centimeters tall.
Most people today only know the sloe, if at all, as a thorny scrub. Allotment gardeners who are upset about the "messy hedges" of their neighbors are sometimes amazed when they are told that some gardens are self-sufficient and that the "messy" sloe, unlike English lawns, is edible fruit.
Sharp means "cresso" in Old High German, and the name says it all for the watercress. The spiciness gives it mustard oil glycosides, which also have a healing effect and focus on the cress as a spice and salad plant. Here is a brief overview of the most important facts in advance: Watercress occurs wildly in clear flowing waters in Europe and has been cultivated for centuries.
The common yarrow already bears the medicinal plant in its name: In Old High German, "garwe" roughly translated means healer. Our ancestors also saw that sheep and other animals are crazy about the plant and eat it first when they come to a new pasture. In the Iliad, Achilles heals the wounded soldiers with the herb, which leads to the Latin name Achillea.
Dill herb - spice and medicinal plant at the same time Dill is one of our most common spices and is known to everyone from pickled cucumbers. That is why this umbellifer is also called cucumber herb. The herb is less well known as a medicinal plant. The active ingredients have a lot to offer: dill contains many vitamins, minerals and essential oil.
How to collect wild herbs properly in spring Is the monotony of iceberg lettuce and tasteless cucumbers sticking to your throat? Do you watch with annoyance how your neighbors in the garden make everything in the bio bin disappear that an entire family can feed on? We show you which herbs and medicinal plants are in season in spring, what you should pay attention to when collecting and what variety of uses there are for edible wild plants.
Corn salad - A particularly healthy local vegetable "If I don't get Rapunzeln, I'll die," says the Grimm brothers fairy tale Rapunzel, which also gave the corn salad the name Rapunzelsalat. Botanically, the lamb's lettuce is called Valerianella and is related to the valerian.
Radish juice - a means of naturopathy Radish juice is an ancient home remedy. The radish root was an important plant in ancient Egypt. In the Middle Ages it was one of the most important plants in monastery medicine. The radish juice is best known for its use in coughing. But this juice has even more potential for action.