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Mint

A less traditional use of mint

Radek Štěpán 13. 01. 2023

Who doesn’t know mint? This plant is often used both in households and in the food industry and there are many good reasons. Check products sold in supermarkets and you will learn that it is used in many of them.

Aloe

Remedies directly form nature: herbs for scrapes and bruises

Radek Štěpán 30. 11. 2022

Do you love trips to the wild, running, or outdoor activities? Well, that is good, because outdoor activities are the best. You can relax, enjoy pleasant sceneries and recharge your batteries. But when you are enjoying outdoor activities sometimes things…

Milk thistle

Milk thistle – weeds but also a medicinal herb

Radek Štěpán 10. 11. 2022

Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) is a rather interesting plant. It is valued for its medicinal properties, but it is also considered highly invasive and therefore weeds. It contains a chemical called silymarin, which is known to improve liver health, and…

Indian mint

Indian mint (Coleus amboinicus) eliminates common cold naturally

Radek Štěpán 08. 11. 2022

Autumn is beautiful and some of us love it, but there are definitely days when you get a runny nose, cold or similar unpleasant ailment. Yes, it is very annoying, but attacking the pharmacy and trying to find the miracle…

Peppermint

Mint – a cure for many problems

Radek Štěpán 06. 11. 2022

What herb can you find in almost every garden? Mint? Yes, you guessed right. Mint literally grows out of water and if you just let it be it can take over a huge space. Thanks to its multifunctional use it…

Rosemary

Process rosemary before the first frost hits

Radek Štěpán 26. 10. 2022

Rosemary, (Rose de Marie) came to us from the Mediterranean. The Romans called it the “sea dew,” because it thrived on slopes near seashores. In its homeland it grows up to 1.5 meters tall, but in Central Europe it is…

Mushroom spice

Rungia klossii or Mushroom spice – a contradictory novelty?

Radek Štěpán 29. 06. 2022

Do you know a plant called a mushroom plant or mushroom herb or mushroom spice? This herb is one of the current novelties that you may see in many florist and garden shops. The Latin name is Rungia klosii. If…

Horseradish

Growing horseradish in the garden is fun and never boring

Radek Štěpán 09. 06. 2022

You certainly know that the best horseradish is from your own garden. But how to grow high-quality and strong roots? You may try the annual growing method, but those of us living in Eastern Europe, especially in Czech…

thyme

Thymus: A Forgotten Beauty

Radek Štěpán 04. 06. 2022

Thymus (Thyme) is a popular herb and is very similar to another plant – Thymus vulgaris. It has a wide range of uses and it is widely used in kitchen, but also in medicine. It is very aromatic,…

satureja

Satureja should be part of any herb garden

Radek Štěpán 27. 05. 2022

Who would not know satureja? This spice with a rather strong aroma has a sharp taste and it is also used as a medicine. For example, satureja is part of a Provencal space mix and it is also…