Oleander Plant Health Benefits 1

Oleander Plant Health Benefits

Pedanius Dioscorides, the Greek physician, pharmacologist, botanist, and author (1st century A.D.), already warned that the flowers and leaves of the oleander plant are “deadly” Read more »

Poisonberry Plant Benefits 2

Poisonberry Plant Benefits

The poisonberry plant belongs to the Solanaceae family, the same family as the potato, and both plants contain the same active component: solanine in their leaves and fruit. This plant is native... Read more »

Betony Plant Benefits 3

Betony Plant Benefits

The physicians of ancient Greece and Rome regarded the betony plant as a kind of panacea. It is believed that Roman Emperor Nero’s physician wrote a list of forty-seven diseases that can... Read more »

Field Scabious Plant Health Benefits 4

Field Scabious Plant Health Benefits

The name of the field scabious plant comes from the Latin word scabies (which means, precisely, scabies) since from the Middle Ages onwards, it has been used to treat diverse skin afflictions,... Read more »

Madonna Lily Health Benefits 5

Madonna Lily Health Benefits

The Madonna lily is an ornamental plant that has been cultivated since ancient times. A ceramic glass found on the island of Crete (17th century B.C.) on which a Madonna lily was... Read more »

Solomon's Seal Plant Benefits 6

Solomon’s Seal Plant Benefits

Every year a new stem grows from the rhizome of Solomon’s seal plant, and when it dries and disappears in winter, it leaves a mark, as if it were a seal. After... Read more »

Prickly Pear Health Benefits 7

Prickly Pear Health Benefits

Ancient Mexican natives used prickly pear leaves as poultices to heal wounds and bruises. Spanish colonists brought it to Europe, where it spread quickly all over the Mediterranean basin. Prickly Pear Scientific... Read more »

Celandine Plant 8

Celandine Plant

Pedanius Dioscorides in the first century A.D. already mentioned the celandine plant and remarked that swallows restore the sense of sight to their chicks by touching their eyes with a bit of... Read more »

Hound's Tongue Plant 9

Hound’s Tongue Plant

The hound’s tongue plant has been used from the 16th century onwards as part of some famous French pills (at that time) discovered by the renowned French surgeon Ambroise Pare (1510-1590). Beside... Read more »

Birchwort Plant 10

Birchwort Plant

Two thousand five hundred years ago, Hippocrates used the birchwort plant for difficult labor. Hence, its Greek etymology: aristos (excellent) and lokios (labor). At present, its Read more »