Medicinal Plants And Their Health Benefits

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Nature has offered and bestowed us with a large collection of useful herbs, plants and trees. The number of useful medicinal plants and herbs may surprise you and the types of medicinal uses they have may leave you stunned. There are many important medicinal properties and due to these, some plants can help fight fever, provide pain relief and cure various kinds of infections and allergies as well. Let’s find out about some of the best medicinal plants and their benefits.

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California Poppy

This plant is an effective nervine which means that it is an anxiety reliever and is safe to be used also in the case of children.  This plant also helps to provide quick relief from nervousness and tension and this can be done by converting it into tea.

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Blood Flower

This is a type of a tropical milkweed which has long been favoured as a heart stimulant and is also effective as a worm repellent.

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Tansy

Tansy is another really popular medicinal plant which too has many kinds of benefits and advantages. This plant is often used for flavouring beers and stews.  It is also a very good insect repellent and is used for this by people across many countries where it is grown.  Rubbing this plant on the skin can make it a good bug repellent as well.

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Korian Mint

Korian mint or regular old mint has many health benefits as well as medicinal properties. It helps in soothing headaches, calming the stomach and also fighting nausea. This plant can also prove to be effective in reducing nervousness and fatigue.  Since it is an antiviral, it helps to fight colds and flu as well.

Woolly Around the World: Washington D.C.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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We received some inspirational Woolly Living Wall Planter photos from Andy Akester this week. When he and his wife relocated from lush Seattle to a new home in the heart of Washington DC, they no longer had green space in their backyard. Our Living Wall Planters transformed their backyard into a gorgeous green focal point of their home.

A Quick & Healthy After School Snack for Your Kids

Thursday, August 14, 2014

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photo by Erin Gleeson

Recipe via The Forest Feast

Zucchini and Carrot Ribbons with Edible Flowers
Use a peeler to shave long ribbons of zucchini and carrots. Sautee´ over medium heat until slightly wilted (3-5 min.?), with a bit of olive oil. Serve with a squeeze of lemon and a pinch of coarse sea salt. Garnish with edible flowers!
(wild radish and mustard flowers are an option for the edible flowers)

Woolly Around the World: Creative Office of “Make”

Thursday, August 7, 2014

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This week we received beautiful photos of our Living Wall Planter’s from Canada courtesy of Teresa Watling in the offices of “Make” which is a curated group of artisans, thinkers and makers. Their studio is filled with photographers, videographers, directors, designers, writers, musicians, illustrators, crafters and curious curators. Our planters really come to life in their creative environment!

Featured in Vail Lifestyle Magazine’s Summer 2014 Edition

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

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Our Living Wall Planter is featured in Vail magazines Summer Issue!

 

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