Our herb guide
We continuously collect information about different herbs and their mechanisms of action, based on both scientific research and traditional use. Hence, our herb guide is a dynamic resource that is continuously updated and expanded. Our main aim is to provide you as a consumer with an in-depth insight into the herbs used in our products.
Important to note is that health claims for products are subject to regulations from the Swedish Food Agency. Our herbal guide should not be interpreted as health claims for our products, but rather as a guide to the traditional use of the herbs.
Regarding our products and their presentation, Pharmacy Garden strictly follows the health claims approved by the European Commission. This guarantees that we stay within the regulations and guidelines established to ensure both product safety and correct information to our customers.
Creeping thyme is a small, aromatically scented
semi-shrub which in the old herbal books - like the yellow marl - often perishes
the name Jungfru Marie bed straw. There are several subspecies of
the back thyme which differs both in terms of the hairiness of the stem, the shape of the leaves
and the flowering time as in terms of the claims on the plant site.
Creeping thyme was used in ancient Egypt for embalming, and since ancient times it has been used in the form of tea, extracts and spice bags for stomach and intestinal problems,
for coughs and asthma as well as for rubbing in rheumatism and contusions.
Tea on the hill thyme is antispasmodic and expectorant and light
antiseptic and has been used for respiratory problems, cough and whooping cough and to stimulate digestion and appetite. The herb's effect on respiratory catarrh is widely known. On the other hand, you probably don't want to know about thyme's reputation as effective against both alcohol cravings and hangovers (Linné). In alternative medicine, thyme is used for digestion and for inflammations in the intestines and urinary tract.
Buckwheat & skin care
Buckwheat cleanses and tightens the skin, kills bacteria, soothes itching. Use for bathing difficult-to-heal, infected and permanent wounds, minor burns, boils and acne. The Egyptians used thyme, like so much
other, in case of embalming. Buckwheat is good to use for oily skin and loose skin.
Basil (Ocimum basilicum) is an aromatic and medicinal plant
herb that comes from countries like India, Pakistan and Iran. It grows in tropical
climate and is very sensitive to cold temperatures. Basil is a fragrant plant that has been used for hundreds of years both in the kitchen and as an alternative medicine.
What is Basil good for?
Basil tea has amazing healing powers thanks to
its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory components. It can also counteract muscle spasms.
Basil is high in essential oils, antioxidants and other nutrients, making it great for your health
in many ways. But some do not know its amazing powers and have no idea how good it is for health.
Basil tea is one of the better ways to use the herb.
Basil is good for your respiratory system. The antibacterial, detoxifying and anti-inflammatory properties of basil help clean your airways and remove disease-causing toxins.
Basil also removes mucus to relieve symptoms of
bronchitis and asthma. Because it also improves your immune system, tea is on
basil an effective remedy for colds and flu.
The rehydrating effects of the tea are perfect for
to support the functions of the kidneys. This is especially true when fluids and toxins are present in your kidney tissue. Basil's anti-inflammatory effect helps your kidneys do their job properly, which prevents infection
and kidney problems.
Its antioxidants also create a protective barrier to
counteract oxidative damage and toxins, and thus reduce the risk of kidney stones and
chronic diseases. As if that wasn't enough, the tea increases your urine production, which helps remove bacteria that grows in the urinary tract.
The natural basil extract that comes from drinking
it as tea acts as an anti-stress component that makes you relax both
physically and mentally in just a few minutes. Taking it in small amounts can help you stop excessive production of cortisol (a stress hormone). Instead, it increases the secretion of positive endorphins.
As it counteracts oxidative stress, it is also good for
to optimize performance.
Good for mouth infections
The antimicrobial components in basil tea create a protective barrier against bacteria that cause infections and diseases. They clean your mouth deeply and remove food residues that facilitate bacteria
to multiply. It is also a home remedy for bad breath and gingivitis, and reduces inflammation.
Basil tea is an effective solution for headaches. Its
anti-inflammatory and soothing properties help optimize cellular
oxygenation and improve circulation. It happens both when you drink it as tea and when you apply it with warm compresses.
Thanks to its high content of flavonoids and tannins, tea is
on basil which counteracts early aging in the cells. These substances, together with the essential oils of the herb,
protects tissues from the degradation caused by free radicals. The
also helps prevent other serious diseases.
Good for the stomach
Basil is good for your digestion and helps to
control pain, gas and inflammation. Drinking what tea gives you
healthy gut bacteria and help remove waste. It is also one
great home remedy for constipation, as it regulates the pH of the stomach and
stops excessive production of stomach acids.
Drinking the tea every day is a way to balance the body
inflammatory processes, especially if you have injured yourself or have arthritis.
Basil reduces inflammation, stimulates the removal of fluid retention and
helps with pain.
Known as a strong antioxidant with a beneficial effect on mucous membranes and veins such as preserves eye function.
With an exceptionally high amount of vitamin-C, blueberry leaves (Myrtilli folium) are an extraordinary antioxidant
Fenugreek has been used for thousands of years in the world, it is
still a relatively new and unknown product for us in Scandinavia.
Fenugreek has many good properties.
Fenugreek is a herb that grows in North Africa, the Middle East and South-Eastern Europe. It is a plant with a spicy scent, which is often used as an herb. We know best
the one from curry because they are a fixed ingredient in most curry mixes together with turmeric. In fact, it is the fenugreek seeds that give curry its special aroma.
The herb contains substances that have a good antioxidant effect and
The plant's seed has been used for thousands of years as a natural medicine against:
Inflammation, Poisoning, Stomach/intestinal problems, Heartburn, Ulcers and Fever
In addition, there are examples of it being used for boils, kidney diseases, chronic cough,
tuberculosis, impotence and baldness. However, there is no scientific test
in this area, so you should not replace conventional medicine with natural remedies.
Good against inflammation
Fenugreek has for many years been used as a natural anti-inflammatory medicine
permission. However, it has not yet been scientifically proven that it actually has
a positive effect on inflammation. However, there are many who believe in the seeds
ability. It is especially in the form of an ointment or as a poultice. If you have one
infection, you should always consult a doctor.
Can lower your blood sugar
Some studies have been conducted on animals with diabetes, showing that their
blood sugar levels decrease when given fenugreek seeds. This one
anti-hyperglycemic effect also seems to apply to humans.
Can lower your cholesterol
Fenugreek seeds contain polysaccharides, such as hemicellulose,
pectin, mucilage, tannin and saponins. These polysaccharides appear to lower
the body's level of LDL cholesterol because they reduce the colon's absorption of
Reduces symptoms of PMS and menopause
Fenugreek contains the nutrient Cholin (choline) which according to studies
can be used to reduce symptoms of PMS and menopause in women.
Another benefit of choline is that it can also improve memory,
learning ability and ability to concentrate, as well as helping fat metabolism in
Provides increased strength
In a 2010 study, it was found that people who strength trained regularly
became stronger by taking 500 mg of fenugreek extract daily. Two groups
were tested, one of which was given a fenugreek extract and the other a placebo.
Both groups had the same diet and exercise program. The result was clear that
in the group that received fenugreek extract, they became stronger - a result that
has since recurred in other tests.
A good source of important minerals and vitamins
Fenugreek seeds are rich in minerals and vitamins. They contain e.g.
large amounts of potassium, calcium, iron, selenium, copper, manganese, zinc and magnesium.
In addition, they contain vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, A, C and folic acid and
If the supplement is taken in normal amounts, there are no side effects.
Swedish terms for fallow wood include; brackwood, inkbush, brakal,
bracken bush, bracken, bracken, bracken, bracken, bracken, goat's egg, yellow bark,
Lettre, sprakwood, svartal, thorn, thorn, thorn, gorse heg, thorn,
thresher, wild haggis birch
Fallow wood is common on moist, nutrient-poor soil. Blooms in June-July, but continues
until September. On the same bush you can see both flowers and ripe berries
at the same time.
Goats like to eat the leaves, which also greatly increase the milk supply of cows.
What is it used for?
Scrap wood is mild or strong laxative depending on the dose. Used internally at
The bark has been used as medicine since the 13th century. The bark, stored at least one year and
used as a laxative. maximum 1 g of dried bark per day.
The Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC), which is part of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), has determined that chicory root can be used to relieve symptoms of mild digestive disorders, such as:
Flatulence, slow digestion and satiety and bloating) and temporary loss of appetite.
It should only be used by adults and children over 12 years of age.
The Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC), which is part of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), has determined that lemon balm can be used to relieve mild stress symptoms and to aid sleep, as well as to treat symptoms of mild digestive disorders including bloating.
It should only be used by adults and children over 12 years of age.
Dill seeds / Anethum graveolens, grows naturally in southern Europe and came to northern Europe in the 16th century as a cultivated plant. Dill has been consumed as a spice and aromatic herb for more than 5000 years. Used to treat convulsions, colic in infants and children and against nausea and vomiting. Dill seeds are considered soothing and can be used as an evening tea. Contains, among other things, vitamin C, calcium, iron, folic acid and zinc.
It is the bark of this mighty tree that benefits our body.
Oak bark is a well-used natural medicine. Among other things, it has anti-inflammatory properties
and tannic properties .
Oak bark is good for sores and irritations in the mucous membranes,
eg bleeding gums. The high content of tannins gives a strong astringency
property and should be used internally with great caution and small doses. High
doses can cause nausea and irritate the stomach
Oak bark contains substances that help resist the appearance of microbes and inflammation. The substance tannin, which is the main substance in the tannins of the bark, helps to protect the tissue of the oral mucosa from irritation when it
gets on it or the skin. It can reduce pain and inflammation. Oak bark
structure also includes -carotene, ellagic acid, gallic acid, pectins, sugars, flavonoids, pentosans, starch and other useful substances. The oak bark contains a large amount of antibacterial substances. Tannins, which are part of the oak bark, interact with proteins, forming a protective layer that protects the tissue from irritation.
The Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC), which is part of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), has determined that fennel seeds are traditionally used for:
• symptomatic treatment of mild, spasmodic gastrointestinal complaints including bloating and flatulence.
• treatment of minor cramps associated with menstrual periods.
• as an expectorant for coughs associated with colds.
Germander or Teucrium species are rich in essential oils and contain up to 12% tannins. Also contains flavonoids, di-terpenes, iridoid monoterpene and traces of alkaloids. Germander is used in folk medicine for the treatment of diarrhoea, cough, jaundice and
abdominal pain. Scientific study of Teucrium shows that it has cytotoxic and
Germander also reduces stomach acid, and can be used to improve general immunity. Bile, liver and pancreas are fine if you take this tea regularly. There is a lot of vitamin C and other substances that have strong
Greek mountain tea, scientifically known as Sideritis, is an herb native to the Mediterranean region, especially Greece. It has been used in traditional medicine and as a popular herbal tea in the region for a long time. Greek mountain tea is thought to have several potential health benefits, although research remains limited and many of its purported effects need more careful study. Here are some areas where Greek Mountain Tea has been suggested to be useful:
- Antioxidant properties: Greek mountain tea contains natural antioxidants, including polyphenols, flavonoids and phenolic acids. These antioxidants can help protect the body's cells against oxidative stress and damage from free radicals.
- Anti-inflammatory effects: Some studies have suggested that compounds in Greek mountain tea may have anti-inflammatory properties, which could potentially help reduce inflammation in the body and thereby alleviate some health problems.
- Improved digestion: In some cultures, Greek Mountain Tea is used as a traditional remedy to promote digestion, relieve stomach upset, and help reduce bloating and gas.
- Mild sedative effect: Greek mountain tea has been reported to have mild sedative properties and can be used to promote relaxation and reduce stress and anxiety.
- Immune Support: Some research studies have suggested that the herb's compounds can have a positive effect on the immune system, which can help the body deal with infections and diseases.
It is important to point out that while there is some promising research surrounding Greek mountain tea and its potential health benefits, more rigorous studies and clinical trials are necessary to confirm these claims. If you are considering using Greek Mountain Tea for any specific health purpose, it is recommended that you consult with a qualified health professional or physician for individual guidance and safety information.
The Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC), which is part of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), has determined that Turmeric is traditionally used for the relief of mild digestive problems, such as bloating, slow digestion and gas.
Slipper Elm (Ulmus rubra) has for centuries been used by
the indigenous people of North America, and later by European settlers.
Among other things, Slippery Elm has been used to treat gastrointestinal disorders (acid reflux, inflammatory bowel disease, IBS, constipation and diarrhea. Slippery Elm is a is a demulcent. Demulcents are herbs that contain distinct mucus that provides a cooling and moisturizing coating that works for to reduce inflammation The mucilage has a soothing and protective effect on the stomach, and has also been used to treat urinary tract inflammation.
In the United States, Slipper Elm is approved for sale by the FDA as an over-the-counter preparation for a number of ailments.
The Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC), which is part of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), has determined that raspberry leaf can be used for the relief of minor spasms and menstrual pain (dysmenorrhoea), as well as the treatment of mild inflammation of the mouth or throat and mild diarrhea.
Hibiscus tea is a fragrant tea made from the dried flowers of the
tropical Hibiscus sabdariffa flowers. Hibiscus sabdariffa flowers are
native to Africa and growing in many tropical and subtropical regions
around the world - including Thailand, China and Mexico. These flowers
is one of many species of shrubs, trees and flowers in the mallow family
Hibiscus tea has a fruity, refreshing taste that many people enjoy
hot or ice cold. Many people drink it because of its potential health benefits. While research shows that there may be some truth to these claims, there may also be potential
risks. More research is required.
Hibiscus tea contains vitamin C - a nutrient that plays many important roles in the body.
Vitamin C or ascorbic acid is an antioxidant. It can help strengthen your immune system and can help prevent
cell damage caused by free radicals in the body. This can reduce your risk of developing many significant health complications such as
heart disease, diabetes and cancer.
Hibiscus tea contains other antioxidants, such as anthocyanins. Anthocyanins give the plant its vibrant color.
They can also prevent many chronic diseases, as well as provide antibacterial effects.
Although hibiscus tea may not contain many vitamins or
minerals, it contains vitamin C and other antioxidants. Current research shows that herbal tea can provide many health benefits:
Lower blood pressure
High blood pressure increases the risk of heart disease. Some studies show
that drinking hibiscus tea can help reduce the systolic
blood pressure compared to placebo.
Other studies show that it can help lower both systolic and diastolic blood pressure.
Reduce cholesterol levels
Some studies show that hibiscus tea can reduce cholesterol levels - a
another risk factor for heart disease. In one study, people who
drinking hibiscus tea increases "good cholesterol"
(high-density lipoproteins) and a reduction in "bad" cholesterol (low-density lipoproteins). However, many of the current studies have been limited to individuals with certain conditions, and some show
Improve liver health
Hibiscus tea can help improve liver health. A study with hamsters showed that hibiscus extract can help reduce markers of
liver damage. A study with human participants showed that
hibiscus extract can improve hepatic steatosis, which can reduce the risk of liver failure.
Prevention of cancer
Along with anthocyanins, hibiscus tea also contains another antioxidant called polyphenols, which have been shown to have anti-cancer properties. Much of the current research is about
test tube studies.
One study showed that hibiscus extract limits cell growth and reduces the invasiveness of oral cancer.
Other test-tube studies show that hibiscus tea can help to
prevent the spread of prostate cancer cells and stomach cancer cells.
Hibiscus tea can provide antibacterial properties. Again, the current research is limited to test tube studies. One showed that
hibiscus extract inhibits E. coli.
It can also be as effective as some medications in fighting many different strains of bacteria.
Promote weight loss
Several studies show the potential of hibiscus to promote
weight loss and obesity prevention. One study showed that hibiscus extract reduced body weight, body fat and body mass index after 12 weeks.
Potential risks of hibiscus coast
Although hibiscus tea may provide health benefits, it may also carry some risks. These risks include:
Hibiscus and mallow allergies
If you are allergic or sensitive to hibiscus flowers (or other plants in the mallow family), you should avoid drinking hibiscus tea.
Hibiscus tea may interact with some medications. It may decrease
the effectiveness of the malaria drug chloroquine. If you take medication for high blood pressure or diabetes, it can cause a significant drop in blood pressure. The plant also contains phytoestrogens (or
plant oestrogens) which can reduce the effectiveness of contraceptives.
Concerns about pregnancy
Phytoestrogens in hibiscus tea can cause complications during
the pregnancy. For example, they can trigger premature labor. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you may want to avoid or seek out hibiscus tea
Some research points to high concentrations of hibiscus extract - potentially causing liver damage.
Most of the current research on hibiscus coast is limited to animal and test-tube studies. More research is needed to fully
understand the real benefits and risks that the tea has to offer.
Ashwagandha, also known as Withania somnifera, is an herb that has a long history of use in traditional Indian medicine, known as Ayurveda. It has been used for its potential health benefits and adaptogenic properties. Adaptogens are substances that are said to help the body adapt to various forms of stress and influence. Here are some areas where ashwagandha has been suggested to be useful:
- Stress management and anxiety: Ashwagandha has adaptogenic properties that are said to help the body cope with and adapt to stress. Some studies have suggested that ashwagandha can help reduce stress hormones such as cortisol, thereby contributing to a sense of calm and relaxation. It has also been researched as a potential natural treatment for mild to moderate anxiety.
- Sleep quality: Ashwagandha has also been used to improve sleep quality and alleviate sleep disorders. Its relaxing properties can help promote a better night's sleep.
- Cognitive function and memory: Like Ginkgo biloba, ashwagandha has been researched for its possible cognitive benefits, including improving memory and concentration. However, research is limited and mixed in this area.
- The immune system: Some studies have suggested that ashwagandha may have immunomodulatory properties, which can help the body respond to infections and diseases. Research in this area is still ongoing.
- Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties: Ashwagandha contains natural antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce oxidative stress and inflammation in the body.
It's important to note that while there is some research to support these purported health benefits, ashwagandha's effectiveness and safety are still subjects of continued study. As with any dietary supplement, you should consult a physician before using ashwagandha, especially if you have existing medical conditions or are taking other medications. Herbs can interact with medications and cause unwanted side effects.
Ginger contains many different substances that are beneficial for the body. Including
contains ginger antioxidants, vitamins A, C, E and B6, magnesium,
iron, copper and zinc.
Ginger is good for digestion. The herb stimulates the intestines and thus the production of
digestive enzymes . Ginger can calm the stomach, reduce gas formation and prevent constipation.
Ginger has also been used to treat inflammation in the body for several years
hundred years when it is said to have an anti-inflammatory effect. Many eat it to avoid joint problems and some to reduce exercise pain.
Kalmus root has been used in Asia for at least 2000 years for several different reasons.
The ancient Chinese used it to prevent bloating and constipation, as they experienced an improvement in intestinal muscle contractions.
In Ayurvedic medicine, Kalmus root has been used as a remedy for fever, asthma and bronchitis, as well as a sedative.
The root has also been used by the ancient Greeks and many other European cultures for gastrointestinal problems (everything from reflux to constipation), including ulcers, inflammation of the lining of the stomach (gastritis), intestinal gas (flatulence), and upset stomach.
Both respected in traditional and conventional medicine. Chamomile is the most popular medicinal herb with multi-therapeutic properties that treat various diseases and ailments such as:
Indigestion, minor spasms, flatulence and bloating, stomach ache, minor ulcers (open sores), colic, nervous colon, intestinal worms, dysmenorrhea, kidney stones, and eye infections. Chamomile is so multi-therapeutic that it is also used against:
Insomnia, headache, sinusitis, cold and cough, pharyngitis and inflammation of the mouth and throat. Various skin conditions and skin irritations can also be treated with chamomile.
Contains essential oil and flavonoids (antioxidants), which together contribute to the herb's medicinal effects.
Chamomile can possibly be confused with daisy. But daisies have broad leaves, while chamomile leaves are small-lobed.
Ginkgo biloba is an herb derived from one of the oldest tree species on earth. Its leaves have been used in traditional medicine for centuries, especially in East Asian cultures. Proponents of Ginkgo biloba claim that it has several health benefits, although the scientific research is not always entirely clear-cut. Here are some areas where Ginkgo biloba has been suggested to be useful:
- Cognitive function and memory: One of the best-known uses of Ginkgo biloba is to improve cognitive function and memory, especially in older adults. Some studies have suggested that Ginkgo may have a mild positive effect on memory function and cognitive abilities, although results have varied and not all studies have supported these claims.
- Circulation and vascular health: Ginkgo biloba is also said to improve blood circulation and vascular health by dilating blood vessels and improving blood flow. This has led to it being used as a supplement for people with circulatory problems, such as peripheral vascular disease.
- Antioxidant effects: Ginkgo biloba contains antioxidants that can help fight free radicals and reduce oxidative stress in the body. This can be beneficial in protecting cells and tissues from damage and in reducing the risk of certain diseases.
- Migraines and headaches: Some people have reported that using Ginkgo biloba has helped them reduce the frequency and intensity of migraine attacks or other types of headaches.
- Depression and anxiety: There are some studies that have investigated whether Ginkgo biloba can have positive effects in alleviating symptoms of depression and anxiety, although the results have been contradictory.
It is important to note that research on Ginkgo biloba's efficacy and safety is mixed, and many studies have had methodological limitations. In addition, Ginkgo biloba may interact with certain medications and cause side effects in some people. Before using Ginkgo biloba or any other dietary supplement for health purposes, you should always consult your doctor for individual recommendations and to ensure that it is safe and appropriate for your situation.
Acts as an intestinal stimulant that increases the production of stomach acid and therefore helps with constipation, indigestion or intestinal gas, which also reduces muscle spasms in the intestine. Coriander is not only effective in treating various stomach ailments, but it is also a strong diuretic and lowers blood pressure by stimulating the blood vessels, and has a dilating effect. It is also a blood sugar-lowering agent, which stimulates insulin production.
Artichoke (Cynara scolymus) tea has been used in traditional and folk medicine in various parts of the world due to its potential health benefits. Artichoke is an edible plant and is commonly used as food, but its leaves have also been used to brew tea with purported health benefits. Here are some of the areas where artichoke tea has been suggested to be beneficial:
- Digestion and liver health: Artichokes are thought to have natural properties that can promote digestion and support liver health. It can help increase the production of bile and promote the digestive process by breaking down fats and increasing the absorption of nutrients. Some proponents claim that artichoke tea can be especially helpful for people with digestive or liver problems.
- Cholesterol Management: Some studies have suggested that artichoke may have a positive effect on cholesterol levels. Compounds in artichokes, such as cynarin, can help lower levels of "bad" LDL cholesterol and increase levels of "good" HDL cholesterol, which can help support cardiovascular health.
- Blood sugar regulation: Artichoke tea has been suggested to affect blood sugar levels and insulin resistance, especially in people with type 2 diabetes. Some studies have shown that artichoke may have some positive impact on blood sugar management, but more research is needed to determine its exact effectiveness.
- Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties: Artichoke contains antioxidants and has purported anti-inflammatory properties. This can be beneficial in fighting oxidative stress and inflammation in the body.
It is important to note that while there is some scientific research and traditional use to support these claimed health benefits, more rigorous clinical studies are necessary to confirm them. Before using artichoke or any other herbal tea for health purposes, it is strongly recommended that you consult a physician or qualified health professional, especially if you have existing medical conditions or are taking other medications.
It is a spice from the cumin plant, it contains
aromatherapy oils, magnesium, iron, zinc, calcium, A, B complex and vitamin E speed up your metabolism and help you avoid vitamin deficiencies.
Benefits of cumin seed tea:
The ripe cumin seeds are collected for drying and cumin is used for various purposes.
Cooked cumin has many benefits:
Drink cumin seed tea on stressful days. Cumin seeds can help you unwind with a calming and relaxing effect.
A cup of caraway seed tea a day balances blood sugar.
After heavy meals you can
eliminate the burning and bloating in the stomach with cumin.
In case of abdominal distension. In such cases, cumin can help.
For a strong immune system, you can add cumin to your herbal tea options.
Cool the brewed cumin and cleanse the skin with this tea. It will nourish your skin as it contains vitamins.
The Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC), which is part of the EU's
Medicines Agency (EMA), has determined that cumin seeds can be used to relieve
problems in the digestive system such as bloating and gas.
Spearmint occurs naturally in Eurasia and on
Canary Islands. Wild kingmint occurs rarely in Scandinavia up
to Jämtland and Nordland county, but in Finland only in the southernmost parts.
The plant is found in some places in the United States, but is not native there.
The essential oils from Kungsmyntan are powerful and aromatically fragrant.
The dominant substance is thymol, which is also found in thyme. Thymol is both disinfectant and antispasmodic and works very well in severe cases
coughing attacks (eg whooping cough). The substance also has a killing effect on fungi and
parasites of several kinds of intestinal worms.
Because spearmint contains much less thymol than thyme, it has been overshadowed in modern medicinal use. However, it can partially replace thyme in cough mixtures. The antispasmodic effect is enhanced by the addition of small amounts of the insectivorous plant sileshair. Tea off
spearmint stimulates digestion and can also be used as a gargle for inflammations in the mouth and throat. In addition to the disinfection effect
of the thymol, the tannins in the plant also suppress bacterial infections.
Spearmint is also known to have a strong
Quickroot is a perennial
grass and closely related to wheat. Considered by gardeners and farmers
it only as an unwelcome and hard-to-eradicate weed. The elongated, richly branched rhizome is almost impossible to get rid of once it has escaped into a field. Even small broken pieces of the rhizome that remain behind
digging or plowing ceaselessly shoots new shoots. It is this indomitable vitality that has given the plant its name - the word originally means nimble
In folk medicine, it has been used for rheumatism,
gout and skin conditions; acts diuretic and antibiotic; can be used at
treatment of urinary tract infection, in case of inflammation of the urethra and
the prostate gland.
Medicinal action: Diuretic, disinfectant,
laxative. Agropyren has a broad antibiotic effect. Dietary nutrient with free and bound
fructose (fruit sugar).
Ingredients: Potassium salts, triticin, (3-18
%, soluble carbohydrate, made up of fructose). Mucus. Vanilloside (glucose-vanillin).
0.01-0.05% essential oil consisting of 95% agropyrene and 5% carvone.
Licorice root (Glycyrrhiza glabra) is a species in the pea family. It grows naturally from eastern and southern Europe to eastern Asia. The species is grown in, for example, France and Germany. Licorice first came to Sweden in the 60s to help with stomach problems such as gastritis, stomach ulcers and heartburn.
The plant has meter-long and relatively thick roots. The root is mainly used as
flavoring agents in medicines and sweets, as well as other products such as chewing tobacco. Dried liquorice roots are available in health food stores and pharmacies.
Licorice root is rich in many anti-inflammatory substances and antioxidants that make us feel good. Licorice also has very calming effects on the body, which also reduces stress
Medicinal licorice root is rich in antioxidants that have the task of counteracting free radicals
radicals and oxidative stress. It also contains isoflavones (phytoestrogen),
B vitamins, as well as phenolic substances such as carotenoids, flavonoids, chalcones and coumarin. Approximately 50 different substances of these types have been identified in licorice root.
According to the Swedish Food Agency , it can be harmful to eat a lot of licorice (guidelines missing) over a long period of time. For example
the salt balance in the body can be disturbed, you can get edema - an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the body - high blood pressure, weight gain, heart problems and headaches.
Lavandula is a genus of 47 known species of flowering plants in the mint family, Lamiaceae. It is native to the Old World and is found on Cape
Verde and the Canary Islands, and from Europe across to northern and eastern Africa,
Mediterranean, southwest Asia to India.
Lavender has been traditionally used for a long time as it has been shown to help relieve tension, restlessness, sleep problems,
indigestion, cramps and poor blood circulation. The direct effect on the nervous system lowers the stress level and promotes healthy sleep.
You can boil dried lavender flowers
in boiled water which you then pour into a spray bottle. Perfect if your skin is dry or irritated, and can also relieve eczema. The lavender, which
contains an essential oil that increases blood circulation in the skin, stimulates cell growth and is good against pimples.
In June and July, the linden blossoms from Skåne and up to
Dalarna and Ångermanland. Then the newly opened flowers are picked as, in the form of one
warming tea, is an effective antiperspirant for infections and colds. Just like elderberry, linden flower contains glycosides that relieve
infections and has an antipyretic effect.
Studies show that the linden flower extract has a beneficial effect
on the human intestinal micro-bacteria as it promotes an increase in the amount
bacteria responsible for the production of SCFA. The anti-inflammatory
the effect may be linked to both changes in the microbiota composition
and direct activity of bioavailable metabolites.
Flax is an annual slender ancient cultivated plant that is about 50 cm high. It comes from the genus linum which includes 200 species in the northern hemisphere. To
the genus includes wild flax, flower flax and common flax.
It has a tall, slender, leafy stem, usually branched towards the top.
What is flax good for?
Flax has been known as a medicine for millennia.
Flaxseeds swallowed whole or crushed have a mild laxative effect, making them good for constipation. It has today been recognized as a remedy for a sluggish stomach.
Linseed gruel is supposed to be good as stomach medicine. Externally, crushed seeds mixed with warm water are used to make a porridge
poultices for boils, rashes, hard-to-heal wounds or painful body parts.
The oil is used in the pharmaceutical industry to make liniments
for burns and rheumatic pains.
The Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC), which is part of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), has determined that flaxseed can be used to treat common constipation. The HMPC also concluded that, based on its long-term use, flaxseed can be used to relieve gastrointestinal discomfort.
Flaxseed should only be used by adults and adolescents over 12 years of age.
Dandelion root is well known for stimulating appetite and bile secretion. It also stimulates the secretion of urine and facilitates bowel movements. It is used for inflammation of the gallbladder, gallstones,
indigestion and muscular rheumatism.
The European Medicines Agency on dandelion root:
Traditional herbal medicine used to relieve symptoms related to mild digestive disorders (such as feeling
abdominal fullness, flatulence and slow digestion).
Traditional herbal medicine for temporary loss of appetite.
Traditional herbal medicine to increase the amount of urine to achieve flushing of the urinary tract or as an additional treatment in case of less
Dandelion root is a traditional herbal medicine for use in specified indications based exclusively on long-term
Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) is an herb that has been used in traditional medicine for centuries, particularly to promote liver health. The active component in milk thistle is called silymarin and is believed to be responsible for its potential health benefits. Here are some of the areas where milk thistle has been suggested to be beneficial:
- Liver health: Milk thistle is particularly known for its potential benefits for the liver. Silymarin is considered to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that can support the liver's ability to neutralize toxins, purify the blood and deal with the harmful effects of harmful substances such as alcohol or certain drugs. It is often used as a supplement to support people with liver problems or to promote general liver health.
- Detoxification and protection against liver poisoning: Milk thistle can help strengthen the liver's ability to detoxify the body by supporting the integrity of liver cells and counteracting damage from toxic substances.
- Bile production: Silymarin in milk thistle is said to increase the production of bile, which is an important component of the digestive process and contributes to fat metabolism.
- Insulin resistance and blood sugar regulation: It has been suggested that milk thistle may have a positive effect on insulin resistance and blood sugar management, which may be particularly beneficial for people with type 2 diabetes.
- Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties: Milk thistle contains antioxidants that can help protect cells from oxidative stress and inflammation.
It is important to note that while there is some scientific research supporting these potential health benefits, research is still ongoing and more clinical studies are needed to determine the exact extent of milk thistle's effects. Before using milk thistle or any other supplement for health purposes, you should consult with a physician or qualified health professional, especially if you have existing medical conditions or are taking other medications.
Monk pepper, also known as Vitex agnus-castus or Chinese cowslip, is an herb that has been used in traditional medicine for centuries, primarily to support women's health. It is thought to have hormone-regulatory and regulatory properties that may be beneficial for various aspects of women's reproductive health. Here are some areas where peppermint has been suggested to be useful:
- The menstrual cycle and PMS (premenstrual syndrome): Bell pepper is said to help balance hormones by affecting the production of prolactin and other hormones involved in the menstrual cycle. It has been used to relieve symptoms of PMS, such as mood swings, irritability, breast tenderness, and abdominal pain.
- Irregular menstruation: For people with irregular menstrual cycles or amenorrhea (absence of menstruation), black pepper can be used as a natural way to help regulate the cycle and restore hormonal balance.
- Fertility: Bell pepper has sometimes been used as a supplement to support fertility by regulating ovulation and hormonal conditions. It can be especially helpful for women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or other hormonal imbalances.
- Menopause: Some women use black pepper to help relieve symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes, night sweats, and hormonal changes. However, the exact effect of black pepper on menopause is not yet fully understood.
It is important to point out that while bell pepper has been used for these purposes, the scientific research surrounding its effectiveness is limited and varied. Results and individual reactions may vary. If you are considering using bell pepper for any of these purposes, it is important to consult with your doctor or a qualified health professional for individual recommendations and safety information.
Nettle leaves have been used in folk medicine as a diuretic and anti-inflammatory agent for a wide range of ailments.
Stinging nettles are used for e.g. anemia, edema and diabetes, but also to purify the blood, balance blood pressure and cholesterol and to support stomach and intestinal health. Externally, nettle leaves have been used for rheumatic ailments.
Nettle leaves are also a so-called superfood that can be used in cooking as they are very nutritious. Contains significant amounts of various vitamins, minerals and amino acids.
The Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC), which is part of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), has determined that peppermint leaves can be used to relieve digestive-related problems such as indigestion and flatulence. They should only be used for adults and children over 4 years of age.
Calendula is known to be good for skin health. Calendula extract works well to use for acne, eczema and minor burns.
Calendula is also bactericidal against staphylococci and strengthens the body's immune system
For the inside of the body, marigold is anti-inflammatory and bactericidal
against, among other things, staphylococci. Since calendula contains salicylic acid, the medicinal herb is also pain-relieving for headaches and pain associated with menstruation.
Calendula resolves cramps in the walls of the gallbladder, in the stomach and intestinal tract as well
bladder . This makes the marigold useful for catarrh in the stomach and intestines and stomach ulcers. It is the essential oil of calendula that contributes the greatest healing effect.
Calendula's versatile healing properties, combined with the herb's ease of cultivation, make it the hero of the home pharmacy. Calendula has an anti-inflammatory effect on both the inside and outside of the body. You can use both flowers and leaves in salads, herbal oil, infusion and much more. Among other things, calendula is perfect for treating hard-to-heal wounds and irritating skin cracks. The herb provides support for new skin formation.
The Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC), which is part of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), has determined that Röllika can be used traditionally for temporary loss of appetite and mild digestive problems including bloating and flatulence. They can also be used for minor stomach cramps associated with menstruation and for the treatment of small superficial wounds.
Senna alexandrina is part of the senna genus, and the pea family. No
subspecies are listed.
Senna is the fruit (pod) or leaf of the plant Senna alexandrina. It is
approved in the US as a laxative for the short-term treatment of constipation. Senna
contains chemicals called sennosides. Sennosides irritate the mucous membrane in
the intestine, causing the laxative effect.
Senna is an FDA approved laxative. It is used to treat constipation and also to clear the bowel before procedures such as colonoscopy.
People also use senna for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), hemorrhoids,
weight loss and many other conditions.
The plant is also called Åkermönja or Åkergräs
Small burdock is a tall perennial herb found on meadow slopes, with rosette-shaped, unevenly divided leaves and yellow flowers in axillary inflorescences. The fruits are easily spread by the base of the flower, on which they
sits, is equipped with curved bristles (converted outer lining blades) and therefore light
adheres to animals and humans.
It has shown coagulative, diuretic, astringent and anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic, and other effects.
Chinese healers have used the herb for many centuries as a sleep aid, and to improve menstrual difficulties. The Indians used it to treat various health problems, and in Europe Burdock has been used for sore throats, coughs, diarrhea and various skin conditions. Boron is also good for the kidneys and
the liver, in case of poor digestion, as well as in case of incontinence, cystitis, urinary tract infection.
Can prevent gallstones and kidney stones. It is a superior herb for tension and
upset stomach and if you feel nervous and anxious.
Little human research has been conducted at Småborre. More research is needed for
to understand how it affects people's health
The Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC), which is part of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), has determined that walnut leaves are traditionally used to relieve minor inflammatory conditions of the skin and to reduce excessive sweating of the hands and feet.
The wild apple is a very rare tree in the wild state
Sweden. In south-eastern Europe it is more frequent. The wild apple is one
very hardy tree that is very well adapted to both drought and late frost
and it does not suffer from the diseases that kill many of the apple trees.
However, the wild apple is a weak competitor that needs enough sunlight. IN
an edge of the forest that it enjoys very well here, however.
Wild apple fruit contains vitamins A and B along with a large amount of vitamin C, then pectins, sugars, cellulose; malic acid,
amber, oxalic and citric acid, minerals and smaller amounts of tannins. Wild apple supports our immune system, soothes the intestinal tract and has an anti-inflammatory effect.
Wintergreen (Satureja montana) is an herb. The leaves and stems are used to make medicine. Satureja montana, is a perennial, semi-evergreen herb in the family Lamiaceae, native to warm temperate regions of southern Europe, the Mediterranean and Africa. It has dark green leaves
and summer flowers ranging from pale lavender, or pink to white. The closely related plant, summer heather (Satureja hortensis L.) is an annual plant.
Although it grows literally everywhere, Vinterkyndel is of the highest quality on the Serbian mountain Rtanj. Poetically described as the birthplace of the Serbian gods, and often called - the magical mountain, Rtanj's precise pyramidal geometry, wonderful nature,
endemic plants, healthy energy radiation, special climate, mysterious cultural heritage, natural radiation ionized air, intrigue the world with
its aura of mystery. There are 25 endemic plant species and for some of them our wild herb collectors climb to the 1565 meter high peak called Šiljak (The Peak). A subspecies of the Winter Candle is one of these
endemic herbs found only on Rtanj mountain.
There is evidence that the Winter Candle was already used for about 2000 years by the ancient Romans and Greeks. Winter candles can be assigned antiseptic, aromatic,
carminative and digestive properties.
What is it used for?
It has been used as a remedy for premature ejaculation, increased sex drive,
colic and a remedy for inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract
(gastroenteritis), cystitis, nausea, diarrhoea, tracheal obstruction, sore throat
and menstrual disorders. It has even been used as an expectorant and in the treatment of bee stings, or insect bites, by using a poultice of the leaves.
How does it work?
Vinterskyndeln act as a diuretic (diuretic) and by widening the blood vessels.
Vinterkyndel is safe in the amounts used in food, but it is not
enough information to know if it is safe to use in higher than recommended amounts.
Vinterkyndel can have the same effect as diuretics. One takes to
example medicine with lithium in, Vinterkyndel can reduce the absorption of lithium. Talk to your healthcare provider before using this product if you
taking any form of lithium medication. Your lithium dose may need to be changed.
The appropriate dose of Vinterkyndel depends on several factors such as the user's
age, health and several other conditions. At this time, there is insufficient scientific information to determine an appropriate dose range for Vinterkyndel. Be sure to follow the relevant instructions for the product.
Valeriana, or valerian root as it is called in Swedish, is one
perennial herb that grows widely in Europe and Asia. In Sweden, it is mainly found in
southern part of the country, in damp places.
Valerian is the best documented and most widely used herb for sleep disorders. It also has a long folk tradition and was already used in ancient Greece and
Roman Empire. The herb has long been used in Swedish folk and school medicine as well
sedatives and sleeping pills. Valerian's calming effect will help you if you suffer from mild anxiety and sleep problems.
Studies on both humans and animals have shown that valerian
has a mild sedative effect. Several studies show that valerian can make us fall asleep faster and sleep more deeply. In a multicenter study of 11,000
people experienced roughly 70 percent effect. But there are also studies that don't
demonstrated effect. Unlike common sleep medications, valerian is not habit-forming and usually does not produce a day-after effect, as it has a short
half-life in the body. Some studies also show anxiety- and stress-relieving effects, something you can also benefit from during the day.
Valerian is sold both pure and together with other calming herbs, to
for example hops or lemon balm. Due to the sedative effect, it is not recommended
who took valerian to drive afterwards. According to studies, valerian affects i
normal doses don't knock you out the next day like traditional sleep medications can.
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