Archive for November, 2010

White Chestnut Flower Essence

White ChestnutWhite Chestnut (Aesculus Hippocastanum) is one of the most common trees which grow throughout Northern hemisphere in all temperate regions. In Europe and Asia this gorgeous tree is known as Horse Chestnut , in the UK it is usually called conker tree, and in the US and Canada the name buckeys is most commonly used. White chestnut tree is also known for its specific ornamental leaves and beautiful flowering shrubs: tall cone panicles (15-25 cm long) with 30-40 small white flowers on each. These flowers infused in natural spring water were used by Dr. Bach for preparing one of the most potent and important flower essences of his, White Chestnut flower essence. (more…)

Nettle Tea

Nettle Tea BenefitsNettle or stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) is a common medicinal herb which has been known and used around the world for many centuries for a variety of its curative powers . Nettle tea is usually made of leaves and roots of the plant. In ancient times, in many countries it was used as an effective tonic and an excellent herbal remedy for women’s problems mostly liked to pregnancy and childbirth. In particular, it was used to stop excessive bleeding, stimulate milk production, speed up after birth recovery and so on. (more…)