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Bergamot herbal plant and its culinary and medicinal properties-History of Herbs

Bergamot-(Monarda didyma) Labiatae Perennial     This native of North America is one of the most sweetly fragrant herbs. It has mint- like foliage and honeyed heads of tousled blossoms. Propagation is by seed or root division, and sometimes cuttings, in spring, the best position for the plant is where the roots will be cool in summer, and  whose the 1.20 m (4ft) stems can catch  the sun. it is ideally...

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Medicinal use of Wood sage in Quinsy, Sore Throat, Colds fevers, Palsy, Kidney, Bladder Ailments

Wood sage: Teucrium scorodonia Part used: Whole plant Tonic, vermifuge, alterative, diuretic, slightly diaphoretic improves appetite. Good wash for sores combined with chickweed. Used as a poultice for tumours combined with comfrey and ragwort. Useful in quinsy, sore throat, colds fevers, palsy, kidney and bladder ailments. Increases flow of urine and also the menstrual flow.

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Medicinal use of Water pepper in Scanty Menstruation, Uterine Troubles, Cold, Cough, Kidney Disorder

Water pepper : Polygonum punctatum – smart weed Part used: Whole plant Astringent, diaphoretic, tonic, stimulant, emmenagogue, antiseptic For scanty menstruation. All uterine troubles, gravel in bladder, colds, coughs, bowel complaints, kidney disorders. Valuable in appendicitis. Use as enema and place hot fomentation to abdomen. Used as a wash in erysipelas. Use in cold water.

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Medicinal use of Rosemary in Cold, Colic, Nervous Ailments

Rosemary: Rosemarinus officinalis Part used: leaves and flowers Stimulant, antispasmodic, emmenagogue, tonic, astringent , diaphoretic, carminative, nervine, aromatic, cephalic Old – fashioned remedy for colds, colic, nervous ailments. Very good for nervous headache. Good mouth – wash for gums, halitosis, sore throat. Helpful in insanity. Aids digestion, cough. Strengthens the eyes. Oil used for ointments, liniment and in perfumery. Helps a weak memory, quickens the senses, clears the vision. Best...

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Medicinal use of Velvet Plant in Cough, Cold, Colic and Diarrhea

पाढ़ पाढ़ कोई वृक्ष या पौधा नहीं बल्कि एक बेल होती है | इसके कोने में से सफेद और सूक्ष्म मोर के समान फुल निकलता है | इसके पत्ते गोल होते हैं तथा फल मक्का के दानों की भांति लाल होते हैं | गुण तथा लाभ पाढ़ उष्ण, चरपरा, कडुवा, पोक्षण तथा हल्का होता है | इसके द्वारा हम खांसी, नजला, जुकाम, शूल, ज्वर, अतिसार जैसे रोगों का उपचार कर...

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Medicinal use of Mullein Asthma, Croup, and  Bronchitis

Mullein: Verbascum Thapsus Part used: Leaves and root Anodyne, diuretic, demulcent, antispasmodic, vulnerary, stringent, emollient, pectoral For asthma, burn root and inhale fumes. A tea of the leaves is useful in asthma, croup, bronchitis, all lung ailments, bleeding from lungs, difficult breathing, and hay fever. Good for gargle. Hot tea is good applied to mumps, tumours, sore throat, excellent for dropsy, sinusitis, swollen joints. One ounce boiled in a pint...

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Medicinal use of Motherwort in Female Trouble, Cramp and Liver Disorders

Motherwort: Leonurus cardiac Part used: Tops and leaves Antispasmodic, nervine, emmenagogue, laxative, hepatic Excellent results in female trouble. Useful in cramp, convulsions, hysteria, sleeplessness, delirium tremens, liver  disorders, suppressed urine, colds ( especially chest colds). Increases menstrual flow. Has excellent affect if   taken during  pregnancy. Expels worms. Strengthens the heart- two table spoonfuls of the infusion every two hours. An excellent and to digestion when taken at mealtime. A hot...

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Medicinal use of Horsemint and Hyssop

Horsemint: Monarda Punctata Part used: Leaves and tops Aromatic, pungent, bitter, carminative, stimulant, nervine, diuretic, diaphoretic, antiseptic New drug from Monarda Punctata for athlete’s foot, psoriasis, ringworm and impetigo.   Hyssop: Hyssopus officinalis Part used: Whole plant Aromatic, sudorific, pectoral, expectorant, febrifuge, anthelmintic, aperients, stimulant, carminative, tonic An old Bible remedy. Increases circulation, reduces blood pressure. Kills body lice and hair lice. Expels worms. Used in jaundice, dropsy, for the...

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