Loves Me… Loves Me Not

In our childhood we must have picked it and plucked its heart-shaped leaves while saying “should I, should I not” or “loves me, loves me not”. Shepherd’s purse is another widespread, resistant weed plant, a bit inconspicuous but extremely medicinal. In some languages it is also called “girl’s herb” for a good reason: it has […]

Gentleness and Strength

While picking raspberries, Zeus’ wet nurse Ida accidentally pricked her finger on a thorn. Raspberries were snow-white at the time, and her blood turned them red. That is what Greek mythology says. This plant, which originated in Asia and which was “sowed” by animals all over the place, is often found in archeological excavations, as […]

Maca, Super Food

Blueberries, salmon, turmeric, goji berries, coco, chia seeds, spinach, kefir, garlic, avocado… Not a day goes by without us coming across reports about foodstuffs that have extreme nutritional properties, brimming with anti-oxidants, polyphenols, vitamins and minerals. Some research shows that including them in our daily diet reduces the risk of developing chronic diseases, increases our […]

Herb Robert, Our Super-Hero

There is an element which is known to have extraordinary powers. Germanium stimulates the body’s immune response, it prevents the effects of free radicals, transmits oxygen – thus nourishing the cells, increases the levels of interferons which stimulate anti-bodies… Germanium is a super-hero which protects our body from bacteria, viruses and tumours. Double Nobel laureate […]

The protector of women

The first description of lady’s mantle dates back to 1539, when the German botanist and physician Hieronymus Bock, known also by his Latin name Tragus, kicked off the process of modernisation of medieval botany. Bock laid the foundations of modern science with his catalogue of 700 plants based on observation and detailed description. Kreutterbuch, literally translated as the […]

Menstruproblemation

Menstruation is an ever present phenomenon in every woman’s life, and a foundation of her functioning reproductive system. With small variations from month to month, menstrual bleeding is rather consistent. Thus, it is not difficult to detect sudden abnormalities. First of all, we need to know what ‘normal’ is. Periods should occur 21-35 days apart, […]