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Health Benefits of Wild Thyme from Lemnos Island

Learn AboutWild ThymeBenefits Health Benefits   Contains many active principles that are found to have disease-preventing and health-promoting properties. Thyme herb contains thymol, one of the important essential oils. Thymol has been found scientifically to have antiseptic and anti-fungal characteristics. The other volatile oils in thyme include carvacolo, borneol, and geraniol. Thyme contains many flavonoid [...]
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Health Benefits of Cistus / Rock Rose

Learn AboutRock RoseBenefits Health Benefits Rock rose is used to treat panic, stress, extreme fright or fear, and anxiety; and for promoting calmness and relaxation. Scientific studies have confirmed cistus’ ability to help eliminate toxins in the body. The plant’s anti-aging properties extend to its effect on the skin. The very polyphenols that support our [...]
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Health Benefits of Turmeric

Learn AboutTurmericBenefits Health Benefits   The consumption of turmeric, alone or in combination with other herbal ingredients, can reduce the pain caused by osteoarthritis. Early research suggests that taking curcumin, a chemical found in turmeric, might improve symptoms of long-term inflammation in the middle layer of the eye. Curcumin might also effectively treat various inflammatory [...]
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Health Benefits of Mastic gum / Mastiha of Chios

Learn AboutMastic GumBenefits Health Benefits Stomach and intestinal ulcers. Taking mastic powder by mouth for 2 weeks seems to reduce symptoms and improve healing in people with intestinal ulcers. Consumption of mastic can reduce low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, the so-called bad cholesterol, as well as in total cholesterol levels. Early research suggests that taking mastic by [...]
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Health Benefits of Hypericum Oil

Learn AboutHypericum OilBenefits Health Benefits   Hypericum oil is widely used for sunburns (first degree), nerve traumas, sore muscles, bruising burns (first degree), varicose veins, sciatica, rheumatic pains and joint pains. It is also used as an antiseptic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, styptic and wound healing (first degree) natural remedy. It is said that it can be [...]
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Health Benefits of Fenugreek

Learn AboutFenugreekBenefits Health Benefits   Fenugreek is used for digestive problems such as loss of appetite, upset stomach, constipation and inflammation of the stomach (gastritis) This spice is also used for conditions that affect heart health such as “hardening of the arteries” (atherosclerosis) and for high blood levels of certain fats including cholesterol and triglycerides. [...]
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Health Benefits of Caper

Learn AboutCaperBenefits Health Benefits   Being flower buds, capers are in fact very low in calories, 23 calories per 100 g. However, this spice-bud contains many phytonutrients, antioxidants and vitamins essential for optimum health. Capers are one of the plant sources high in flavonoid compounds rutin (or rutoside) and quercetin. Capers are in-fact a very [...]
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Health Benefits of Hippophae / Sea buckthorn

Learn AboutHippophae / Sea buckthornBenefits Health Benefits   Hippophae contains vitamin C, alpha-tocopherol, large amount of carotenoids and vitamin E, mineral elements (K, Na, Mg, Ca, Fe, Zn, Se), monosaccharides sugars, organic acids, free amino-acids, volatile compounds, various flavonoids (quercetin, myricetin and kaempferol), fatty acids, triacylglycerol, glycerolphospholipids, phytosterols, zeaxanthin esters and phelonic compounds. Due to [...]
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Health Benefits of Summer Savory / Throubi

Learn AboutSummer Savory / ThroubiBenefits Health Benefits Many chemical components in summer savory are thought to decrease muscle spasms and kill bacteria and fungus. Throubi is very helpful against coughs and sore throat. Summer savory belongs to the most beneficial herbs that can help intestinal disorders including cramps, indigestion, gas, diarrhea, nausea and loss of [...]
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Health Benefits of Fliskouni Mint / Pennyroyal

Learn AboutPennyroyalBenefits Health Benefits   Pennyroyal is applied to the skin to kill germs, keep insects away and treat skin It is also used topically for gout, venomous bites, and mouth sores; and as a flea-killing bath. In manufacturing, pennyroyal oil is used as a dog and cat flea repellent. Fliskouni is also used to [...]