Quinoa

Quinoa

Quinoa is a seed from a vegetable related to spinach, chard, and beets …(Chenopodium quinoa; /ˈkiːnwɑː/ or /kɪˈnoʊ.ə/, from Quechua kinwa or kinuwa).  It has been around for more than five thousand years. Inca’s called it the “Mother of all grains”, because it...

Self Heal

Self heal, the generic name, Prunella, (Prunella vulgaris; Family Lamiaceae (Labiatae); Perennial ) is a wonderful medicinal flower and herb which as the name suggests has tremendous healing properties. Self-heal, a member of the mint family, looks much like a mint...

Lavender

Lavender, Lavandula, is a genus of 47 known species of flowering plants in the mint family, Lamiaceae.  The most widely cultivated species, lavendula angustifolia, is often referred to as lavender, and there is a color named for the shade of the flowers of this...

Chives

Chives (Allium schoenoprasum) belong to the lily family. Chives are part of the allium family of vegetables and herbs, which also includes garlic, scallions, onions and leeks. Allium vegetables have been cultivated for centuries for not only their characteristic,...

Valerian

Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) is a medicinal herb and root that has significant sedative and tranquilizing properties that can provide tremendous benefit to both the central nervous system and the muscular system. Valerian contains calcium, manganese, quercitin,...

Raspberries

Raspberries are one of the top antioxidant fruits and are an essential food for optimum health. Raspberries belong to the Rose family of plants along with apples, apricots, blackberries, cherries, peaches, pears, plums, strawberries, and even almonds are a distant...

Figs

Figs are a highly prized and nourishing fruit that have been used to treat nearly every known disease since ancient times. Botanically figs belong to the mulberry family (Moraceae), in the genus: Ficus; scientific name: Ficus carica. They can be red, yellow, or...

Fennel

Fennel is considered both a vegetable and herb due to its wide ranging nutritional and healing benefits. The Fennel herb (Foeniculum vulgare) has a long history of use. The Egyptians and the Chinese used it strictly for medicinal purposes in early history. During the...