by AgroWeb on February 20, 2017

Surprising Facts to Know about Dandelion Tea

Dandelion is used for the treatment of muscle aches, loss of appetite, upset stomach, intestinal gas, gallstones, joint pain, eczema and bruises. It also increases urine production and serves as a laxative to increase bowel movements. Some people use dandelion to treat infection, especially viral infections and even cancer. It’s also used as a skin toner, blood tonic and digestive tonic...

by AgroWeb on February 20, 2017

Season's best invigorating smoothie

AgroWeb takes this opportunity to guide you towards a unique combination of natural products. You will get to know how to prepare an intensely detoxifying drink with beets, ginger and cleansing herbal drink to restore and purify your body cells. Not only you will be able to make it in a very easy and simple way, but also you will know all the magical properties of its ingredients and their direct...

by AgroWeb on February 17, 2017

Great varieties of having Brussels sprouts

For a start, Brussels sprouts have far higher protein content, than most vegetables and when you add together with all the vitamins and minerals that they contain, you get some very good reasons to include them in your diet. Brussels sprout together with arugula or rucola as it is mainly known, is grown extensively in Divjaka and Lushnje, same with finocchi and or baby cabbage. For decades, ...

by AgroWeb on February 13, 2017

Garlic and Ginger Combination for Health

Garlic and ginger are two herbs that possess many amazing therapeutic uses and health benefits, alongside their more common uses in the kitchen. Both of these herbs have been studied for their effectiveness in fighting infections, preventing and reducing inflammation and various other applications. Antiseptic for Wounds Garlic has strong antifungal, antiviral and antibacterial properties. The ...

by AgroWeb on February 13, 2017

5 Natural Allergy Remedies

This is the season for sniffling, sneezing and itching. Breathe easier with these medically proven natural allergy remedies. Members of the sniffling, sneezing and itching allergy demographic typically rely on numerous drugs and sprays for relief — often with mixed results. Many pharmaceutical treatments relieve sneezing and itching, but do little to treat congestion, and vice versa. In ...

by AgroWeb on February 9, 2017

Discover Elderberry for your health

Looking for a natural remedy that has a very long history of medicinal use? There’s evidence that the elderberry may have been cultivated by prehistoric man. Sambucus nigra is the full scientific name of the most common variety used for medicinal purposes. It’s a well-known and very used plant in Albania as well. There are also recipes for elderberry-based medications dating back to ...

by AgroWeb on February 8, 2017

The Health Benefits of Aronia Tea

Aronia or Chokeberry is a small berry packed with health benefits especially its tea that can be found in the form of tea bags in health food stores. Fresh aronia berries are commonly used to make juice, jam, syrup, and wine. Dried aronia berries, which are available in many health food stores in Albania, can be eaten as a healthy snack, added to muesli, or used in muffins and other baked goodies...

by AgroWeb on February 6, 2017

The Uniquely Amazing Benefits of Pomegranate Tea

Pomegranate tea is very successfully used in diseases of the stomach and bowel, it is fresh and it flushes and removes toxins and other poisons away from the organism. Pomegranate tea also injects freshness to the human mind. Pomegranate flowers contain tannin and styptic properties of tonic. It is a remedy very much recommended to relieve abdominal pain, hemorrhage, hemorrhoids, and for gargling...

by AgroWeb on February 1, 2017

The outstanding benefits of drinking jasmine tea

Jasmine flower is very popular worldwide for its beauty, fantastic fragrance and cultural and industrial importance. Jasmine originated in the western Himalayan region of China. It is basically found in the temperate zones of tropical regions all over the world. This type of flower is widely cultivated in India. The name jasmine came from a Persian word Yasmin that means the gift of god. Jasmine ...

by AgroWeb on February 1, 2017

Health Benefits of Mulberry Tea

Mulberry tea is the tea, which is extracted from the mulberry tree leaves. It is an ever present to Albania but it is also cultivated worldwide. Black mulberry and White mulberry are the most known species among the 10 species. Usually Albanians are very much aware of the wonderful taste of mulberry fruits, but even the leaves contain some amazing benefits. The leaves are harvested in winter and ...

by AgroWeb on January 30, 2017

Motherwort - The Scope of Albanian Leonurus Cardiaca

Since ancient times, motherwort has been used to treat palpitations and rapid heartbeat, especially when associated with anxiety. The ancient Greeks and Romans honored it for a remedy for both physical and emotional heart distresses. The botanical name – Leonurus cardiaca – describes the plant's appearance and indicates medicinal uses. Leonurus, the genus name, means “lion&rsquo...

by AgroWeb on January 26, 2017

Raspberry Leaf - “The Woman’s Herb”, but not only

When I think of one taste that defines my childhood, it would be raspberries. I remember picking them in our garden and eating handfuls of them instead of filling the basket, as I was supposed to. I remember sitting on the terrace and drinking delicious tea made of fresh red raspberry leaves. Somehow over time the taste of raspberry leaf tea stopped being associated with summer, but with winter ...

by AgroWeb on January 24, 2017

Surprising Benefits of Nettle Tea

Although not the first type of tea that many people choose, nettle tea is a delicious and beneficial beverage that can ease pain, soothe allergies, improve the immune system, protect the heart, optimize digestion, relieve inflammation and heal the skin, among others.Nettle is a well-known wild plant in Albania usually used in culinary for making the famous pie with nettles. Found in Europe, and ...

by AgroWeb on February 16, 2017

White Horehound

White horehound is the common name of Marrubium vulgare, a small flowering perennial plant that looks a great deal like mint, and is a part of the same family. It also boasts many of the same health benefits as other members of the family, making it an important plant in a number of traditional medicinal practices. The flowers of this plant are white and can also be used, along with the leaves, in...

by AgroWeb on January 29, 2017

Benefits of Albanian Mountain Tea

Albanian mountain tea is made from the leaves of plants from the Sideritis species. An herbal tea, Albanian mountain tea has been drunk for its health benefits for centuries. Sideritis Raeseri mountain tea is a naturally caffeine-free herbal tea infusion made from the dried flowers, leaves and stems of the Sideritis plant, which flourishes throughout high elevations in the mountains of Albania. ...

by AgroWeb on January 23, 2017

10 herbal teas to warm you up!

During the winter months, many of us often lack energy. Make consuming a warm herbal tea before and after meals a wintertime habit to keep energy levels up and boost the immune system. For your stomach, drinking hot beverages in winter is the equivalent of wearing a woolly hat on your head or socks on your feet. Enjoying a warm drink during the cold winter months can help maintain your body's ...

by AgroWeb on February 4, 2017

The Thyme Cure For Your Cough

The winter cold season brings with it various miseries—including bronchitis, an inflammation of the bronchial tubes or bronchi. These medium and large sized passageways carry air from the trachea to the lungs, and when they become inflamed—typically as a result of either a cold or flu—the result is acute bronchitis. Chronic or persistent bronchitis is most often caused by ...

by AgroWeb on January 27, 2017

Jujube Tea for A Strong Immunity Boost

Jujube tea is an herbal tea prepared from the sweet, fleshy jujube fruits. It is enriched with loads of vitamins and nutrients. It contains natural sugar, vitamin A, B1, B2 and C and is commonly used to treat various health ailments, ranging from sore throat to anemia. For centuries jujube fruits have been used for various medicinal purposes, especially in the Asian traditional medicine. Because ...

by AgroWeb on February 7, 2017

Rockrose: The Medicinal Herb for Body, Mind and Soul

An inconspicuous, ancient Greek medicinal herb is popular again. Prepared as a tea, it is three times as healthy as green tea, protects cells from premature ageing, eliminates heavy metals from the body – and even helps in case of acne and neurodermatitis. Its name: “Cistus,” rockrose, or Rock Rose. It can be found also in the areas of South Albania. On Chalkidiki, peninsula, a ...

by AgroWeb on January 31, 2017

Benefits of Lungwort - The Medicinal Herb

If you are suffering from a cold and are having difficulties breathing freely, lungwort may be one of the best natural solutions. This traditional medicinal plant is still drunk as a tea and is available in several other forms. So what is lungwort and what is it good for? Lungwort otherwise known as lungwort leaf or by its scientific name – Pulmonaria officinalis, is an appropriately named ...

by AgroWeb on January 30, 2017

Echinacea Benefits: A Potent Natural Remedy

Echinacea purpurea is a simple flowering plant and a member of the daisy family. More commonly known as purple coneflower, many people grow this powerful herb without even realizing it! The name derives from the Greek word ekhinos (hedgehog) because the cone resembles a small hedgehog. The flowers, leaves and roots of this plant can all be used differently in natural remedies. In general, the ...

by AgroWeb on January 21, 2017

Benefits of Mullein for Breathing Benefits

The benefits of mullein consist of its broad use in healing ailments of the respiratory organs and a variety of other illnesses. The plant is tall, has large and flat leaves and boasts yellow, five-petaled flowers at the apex of the stalk. Originally from Europe, mullein can be found in Albanian mountain slopes as it easily self sows. Mullein has a long tradition of being used as an herbal cure ...

by AgroWeb on January 17, 2017

The Power of Albanian Wild Peppermint

As we approach the season of candy canes and peppermints, it's a perfect time to pay homage to the medicinal herb that gives these winter treats their flavor: peppermint. Far from just a flavoring for candies, the therapeutic effects of fresh peppermint leaves and peppermint essential oil have been known since ancient times, and its aromatic aroma has come to symbolize hospitality in many ...

by AgroWeb on January 9, 2017

Albanian Oregano Tea Benefits For Health

The leaves of the Mediterranean oregano plant Oreganum vulgare are used either fresh or dried, and you can also brew them to make tea. In addition to their strong flavor, oregano leaves contain 40 different medicinally active compounds. They are a traditional remedy in herbal medicine, and clinical studies on oregano's possible usefulness suggests that oregano tea shows significant health ...

by AgroWeb on February 1, 2017

From Farm to Table: Nutrient Losses in Vegetables

Whenever we think about cooking food, we attempt to find the best way how to preserve the nutritional values of our favorite vegetables. In our journey to healthy eating, we also tend to enjoy raw vegetables such as spinach that is often used in salads or steamed to keep most of its vitamins. However, things are not as worst as we ever imagined. Vitamin A and beta carotene are well preserved ...

by AgroWeb on February 11, 2017

Ginger Powder: How to Make Your Own

Ginger is becoming a big part of our everyday meal in Albania, especially as tea in this cold season. Did you know that you can also make ginger biscuits with fresh homemade ginger powder? AgroWeb will show you how to make ginger powder and what to use it for. Dry ginger powder made with organic ginger has a beautiful smell and sharp taste that can never be got with ordinary dry ginger powder. ...

by AgroWeb on January 9, 2017

Fruits and vegetables may help you avoid cold, flu this winter

Cold and flu season is well under way. It can be tough to avoid getting the sniffles or contracting the full-fledged flu in the winter, which can especially be a drag during the holiday season. However, experts are sharing a few ways we can all eat healthy to stay healthy this winter, and hopefully avoid getting sick for all of the holiday parties and get-togethers. Rather than taking ...

by AgroWeb on December 26, 2016

The health properties of orange blossom

 Orange blossom is widely used both in the culinary arts as well as medicinally and is well known for its therapeutic properties. Albania especially the Middle and South region, is reach of citrus and oranges, as they are now in season. To reap the multiple benefits of it, you can make orange blossom water or make a tea or essential oil. This white flower grows on three different fruit trees...

by AgroWeb on December 15, 2016

Tea made from walnut partitions for heart problems and strokes

Many AgroWeb.org readers know about the healing properties of walnuts. However, few people know about what is really unique healing properties of partitions walnuts, i.e. their inner part, which we usually after the splitting of nuts thrown together with a shell. If we believe to the old Albanian folk recipes then “partitions” between walnuts are very useful in the fight against heart...

by AgroWeb on December 8, 2016

Artemisia - The plant of moon’s goddess

Artemisia is a hardy perennial herb originally native to Asia but now grows naturally worldwide. It has long been recognized by Traditional Chinese Medicine. Tea made from the dried leaves recommended as a treatment for fevers. As the name Wormwood implies, the plant has had a tradition of use as an antihelminthic - i.e. for the treatment of parasites. Artemisia has a bitter taste and there is ...