Mushrooms especially morels like Morchella (Morchella angusticepes) in a natural state.

Morchella Angusticeps

March 6, 2019 smitsa 0

Morchella angusticepes Peck (M. angusticepes Peck) is a very interesting fungus as well as being a Morel. It is a member of the Morchellaceae family which […]

Image of lungs.


June 25, 2018 smitsa 0

A compound that sometimes gets mentioned in the same breath as theobromine and caffeine is theophylline. It is chemically known as 1,3-dimethylxanthine and is a […]

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Justicia adhatoda

December 1, 2017 smitsa 0

Justicia adhatoda is a herb in the Acanthaceae family which has had long importance in India for the treatment of bronchial diseases and for inducing […]

A tisane of elderflower, leaves with glass on a white cloth.

The Properties Of Elderflower

May 4, 2017 smitsa 0

The Elderflower (species: Sambucus nigra  Family: Caprifoliaceae), or Sambucus, is a shrub growing all over the world. It is mostly found throughout the Northern hemisphere and has been much revered […]

A white bowl of eucalyptus oil, two vials and some leaves and flowers on a brown table.


May 4, 2017 smitsa 0

The image of a sleepy Koala is a common vision munching on Eucalyptus leaves in Australia. It is this marsupial’s only food source which says a lot about the nutritional values […]

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May 4, 2017 smitsa 0

The flower of Eyebright, also known as Euphrasia, looks a bit like a bloodshot eye, which may be why, since the 14th Century, the plant […]

Lemon balm or melissa officinalis isolated on white background

Lemon Balm

April 20, 2017 smitsa 1

  The lemon balm (Melissa officinalis L.) is a perennial herb in the Lamiaceae family which is native to Southern Europe and the Mediterranean in particular. […]

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March 9, 2017 smitsa 0

Forskolin is a key active ingredient from the root of Plectranthus forskohlii (syn. Coleus forskholi ) which predominantly grows in India, Nepal and Thailand. It […]