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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…


Fresh dill: A great herb to keep on hand

Radek Štěpán 10. 10. 2022

Do you like the smell of a fresh dill? If so, forget about the dried herb. Naturally, fresh herbs smell much better and taste better too. Dill is a spice, but it may also be used as vegetable or medical…


Tropaeolum – commonly known as nasturtium is not only an ornamental plant, but also a tasty herb

Radek Štěpán 23. 09. 2022

Nasturtium is a beautiful plant that can grow either as a shrub (Tropaeolum minus) or as a climbing plant (Tropaeolum majus). Orange, yellow or red flowers are typical for this plant and its leaves resemble water lilies. The plant is…

Sanguisorba officinalis

Sanguisorba officinalis, commonly known as the great burnet – both a medicinal and salad herb

Radek Štěpán 28. 06. 2022

At first glance, you are fascinated by its reddish funny looking cones, which resemble chimney brushes. That is why “Sanguisorba officinalis” is known in some parts of the world as the “chimney sweeper.” It usually blooms from June to August,…


Water retention problem and herbs that help

Radek Štěpán 05. 04. 2022

An organism or body that retains an excessive amount of water cannot be considered a healthy organism. Unfortunately, water retention is a common problem – and we seem to encounter this problem more and more often. This problem may be…