Spices and Officinal Plants

Follow us and you will discover all the healing properties of spices, wild herbs and medicinal plants that nature makes available to us.



St. John's wort St. John's wort flowers botanical illustration

Hypericum Hypericum Perforatum or St. John's Wort

Today we are going to get to know the St. John's wort better known as Hypericum. From the Latin, Hypericum Perforatum, a perennial medicinal plant that has remarkable phytotherapeutic and curative properties with a great historical past in the ...
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almond tree and almond fruit

Almond its medical properties that are good for the heart

Almond has medical properties to be discovered. But first let's clarify a bit. Is almond a spice? Although you think of almonds as a dry fruit in shell, in fact ...
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pomegranate also known as pomegranate apple plant and fruit

The Pomegranate also known as Mela Granata from the Latin Malum Granatum

The elusive red seeds of the garnet apple - grana apple - are dried and used as a spice in India. Scientific studies have always linked them to good heart and prostate health. Every ...
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juniper berries

Juniper berries

There are over 70 species of Juniper and Juniper berries which include both tree and shrub varieties. Juniper berries are spices in all respects and take three years to reach ...
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garlic trine garlic triquetrum

Trigono Garlic or Wild Garlic

Garlic Trigono (Garlic Triquetrum) is a perennial plant, rather widespread in Italy and in the Mediterranean area, which spreads in dense colonies. With the arrival of spring, everywhere is an explosion of flowers and leaves ...
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Ligurian prebuggiun herbs

The Prebouggion or Ligurian Prebuggiun

Today we are going to discover the Ligurian Prebouggion or Prebuggiun. A blend of spontaneous herbs typical of Ligurian cuisine but not only this one. It is basically a mix of wild herbs cooked using a ...
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common myrtle berries flowers

The Common Myrtle typical of our Mediterranean Macchia

The Common Myrtle 'Myrtus Comunis' is an evergreen shrub native to the Mediterranean scrub. Known since ancient times, it is used for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties in herbal preparations, including home-made ones. Also known for its ...
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American nutmeg tree with fruits

American nutmeg a pinch of healing power

When the nutmeg was first imported to America in the XNUMXth century, it immediately became fashionable among the rich young people of the continent. Thus it began to make itself known as the American Nutmeg. These young men ...
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intuitive herbal medicine genoa marco fossati laboratories in nature

Intuitive Herbalist by Marco Fossati in Genoa Prebuggiun Ligure

We accidentally discovered, through the indispensable word of mouth, of the Intuitive Herbalist of Marco Fossati in Genoa. This trip will tell us about Ligurian Prebuggiun, a typical territorial mixture, used for the filling of pansoti then seasoned with the very delicate sauce ...
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Italian oregano dry ground plant

Oregano an Italian speaking spice and protection against infections

The oregano speaks Italian. Especially thanks to its world famous pizzas on which this spice is often used. I challenge you to find a pizzeria or an Italian restaurant where they are not present ...
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galangal spice health thailand root poor plant

Galangal a spice from Thailand for our health

Galanga a spice from Thailand that keeps us healthy and gives us an extra pinch of spiciness to our cuisine. If you love Thai cuisine, you will undoubtedly come across Galanga a ...
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cardamom flower and powder

Cardamom a spice to guard the stomach and digestion

Cardamom is as old as civilization and is synonymous with good digestion. It has always been and continues to be one of the most expensive spices in the world. Towards the end of the Middle Ages, in the late ...
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