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Freezing wild garlic properly – so you can use it in salads

Radek Štěpán 21. 04. 2023

This herb, which grows almost everywhere, is unique. Unfortunately, freezing degrades it so much that if you use it after thawing it is almost a worthless piece of a “green” stuff. However, there is a little trick that will help…

When processing aloe vera, the age of leaves matters

Radek Štěpán 25. 03. 2023

Aloe vera is one of the best-studied and known medicinal herbs, yet some aspects of its healing effects are still rather unknown. For example, did you know that the most active substances are concentrated in leaves that are about a…


You can make a nasal oil to relieve the symptoms of a common cold with just two ingredients

Radek Štěpán 22. 03. 2023

The assortment of cold and “stuffy” nose fighting products sold in pharmacies is not a great at this moment, and if you are not really into in herbs, you probably don’t even know nasal oils exist. Sure, you heard about…


Bad banana ends, beer made from bananas and other funny things

Radek Štěpán 27. 01. 2023

Do you know which herb is one of the tallest? If you guessed the banana tree than you guessed correctly. It can reach a height of up to 16 meters. Bananas are regarded one of the oldest fruits. They were…


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…


Medicinal roots. The hunt for a natural treasures begins in autumn

Radek Štěpán 26. 09. 2022

Autumn is already in full swing and many of us enjoy the harvest. It should be quite rich again, right? But let us not forget the nature and the wild flora around us. That’s right, we are talking about wild…


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…

smoked salmon

If you want to have a great BBQ, you simply cannot do without these herbs

Radek Štěpán 13. 08. 2022

Summer is already here but the temperature did not reach the magical thirty degrees, so we are all looking forward to barbequing. But to have a great barbeque you need great spices and herbs and you do not have to…

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,…