Category Medicinal plants

Harvesting medicinal plants and spring herbs: collection calendar, tips and use
Medicinal plants

Harvesting medicinal plants and spring herbs: collection calendar, tips and use

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.

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Lungwort - application and effects

The lung herb was already used as a medicinal plant in folk medicine. The type of spotted lungwort common in this country also bears names such as lungwort, Arzenil lung herb and fox lung herb. However, it was not used as a remedy for lung diseases, but its leaves were reminiscent of the lung.
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Mint - types, effects and uses

Variety of mint species is wide Mint is an all-round talent. Not only does it give chewing gum the taste and good breath, it also seasoned desserts and cocktails, lamb and vegetables. As if that weren't enough, the herbaceous plant also has two dozen varieties - some taste of apple, others of chocolate.
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Mistletoe herb - application and healing effects

Mistletoe herb - the holy parasite Mistletoe is a half parasite and belongs to the sandalwoods. Their bushes grow on the wood of trees, depending on the species on hardwood or softwood. They played an outstanding role in traditional medicine and are still used today for various purposes in medicine.
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Wasserdost - effect, application and own cultivation

Medicinal plant Wasserdost helps with colds and liver diseasesWasserdost has many names, and some remember that our ancestors attributed magical properties to the plant. It is called thunder herb or dragon herb, blue weather cool and weather herb, weather clover, deer herb, deer gorse or deer dost because it should keep rain away as a plant of the deer and weather god.
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Chili

The chilli - origin and properties The chilli is a special kind from the kind of the paprika plants, botanically called Capsicum, which belong to the family of the nightshade family. It originally comes from Central and South America, probably also from Asia. The chilli varies in size, color and taste.
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Wild garlic

Wild garlic is a so-called wild vegetable that is relatively widely processed in the local forests, especially in southern Germany. Bear's garlic is not only ideal for use in the kitchen, but is also known in naturopathy as a medicinal plant that can be used against a wide variety of complaints.
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Broccoli

Broccoli is one of the so-called flowering vegetables and is rated as a particularly healthy vegetable variety due to its ingredients. Broccoli can score with numerous secondary plant substances such as the flavonoids, but also with minerals such as calcium, iron, potassium and sodium.
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Cauliflower

Cauliflower is a cultivated variant of the vegetable cabbage, botanically called Brassica oleracea. Cauliflower is easily recognized by the white fleshy flower sprouts that converge in a head. Cauliflower originally comes from Anatolia and belongs to the flowering vegetables. The cabbage has many different local names such as cauliflower, cheese cabbage, cauliflower, black cabbage or minaret cabbage.
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Strawberries

Strawberries, botanically called Fragaria, are perennial herbaceous plants that produce the well-known and popular collective fruit, which are also known as strawberries. Strawberries have played a role in human nutrition since the Stone Age and have been grown extensively since the Middle Ages.
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Deadwood - Origin, Significance and Promotion

Deadwood: A hotbed of life Deadwood includes dead trees. There is standing dead wood, in which the tree is not removed, and lying dead wood, which lies on the earth and rots. In a primeval forest in Europe up to 30 of the wood consists of dead trees, in an economic forest mostly only a tenth of it.
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Cork oak - cork application and use

The cork oak - use natural cork, protect the ecosystem Sustainable consumption usually means choosing the lesser evil, i.e. using materials whose production harms nature as little as possible. For some products, however, demand protects unique biotopes with an immense biodiversity.
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Griffonia - effects, uses and side effects

Griffonia - the African black beanGriffonia simplicifolia, in German African black bean, is traditionally used by people to create a good mood and boost libido. It is a creeping plant that gets wooded and grows in the rainforests of West and Central Africa. As an aphrodisiac, it is mainly used in Ghana.
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Cannabis

Cannabis is the scientific name for hemp. This special plant genus has been used by humans for various purposes for thousands of years. The fibers of the plant are suitable, for example, for the production of ropes and fabrics, the seeds can be consumed directly or processed into cooking oil, and for some years certain ingredients in cannabis have also been increasingly used as active ingredients in medicine.
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Apple

An apple can score with many healthy ingredients such as vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, calcium, iron, unsaturated fatty acids and so-called pectins. The pome fruit is therefore valued not only for its taste, but also for its positive effects on health.
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Avocado

Avocados are a versatile, extremely healthy fruit that is becoming increasingly popular in Germany. The fruit is particularly popular for the preparation of sauces, guacamole and spreads. Avocados contain many vitamins, minerals and unsaturated fatty acids and they have been proven to help lower cholesterol.
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Bananas

Bananas are extremely nutritious fruits that can score especially with a high content of fiber, potassium, magnesium and trace elements. In this country, the so-called dessert bananas are primarily consumed, which can be consumed raw. These are opposed to plantains, which cannot be eaten uncooked.
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Comfrey

Comfrey is a medicinal plant that already indicates the attributed effect in its name. Because it was used earlier for broken bones and blunt joint injuries - it should do the bones (legs) good. Especially the comfrey is still used today against sprains, bruises and joint pain, but there are also numerous other types.
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