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Pot Marigold (calendula)


Pot Marigold (calendula)(ноготки) -Marigolds have been used traditionally as culinary herbs and medicinal plants. The petals are edible and can be used either fresh in salads, or dried to color cheese or as a replacement for saffron. A yellow dye could also be extracted from the flowers. In traditional medicine, Marigold is considered to be one of the most valuable, miraculous and universal medicinal plant. Its flowers have carotenoids (anti-inflammatory and anti-genotoxic, to alleviate pain, and for antiseptic action). Pot Marigold has been used traditionally for abdominal cramps and constipation. Marigold is widely used in various products or medications. It rarely causes allergic reactions, and almost has no side-effects.

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Amaranth


Amaranth - has been cultivated as a grain for 8 000 years. It was a staple food for the Aztecs, but the cultivation of amaranth was further banned by the conquistadores. Research on grain amaranth started back in the USA in the 1970’s. Because of its chemical composition, this unique plant is used in cooking, medicine, cosmetology, and as feed product for animals. Much of the grain also grown for human consumption is sold in health food shops. The grain can also be popped and mixed with honey. Amaranth grain can also be used to extract amaranth oil - a particularly valuable pressed seed-oil with many commercial applications.

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Filipendula ulmaria (labaznik - tavolga)


Filipendula ulmaria (labaznik - tavolga) - one of the most widely used medicinal plant. The whole plant possesses a pleasant taste and flavour, leading to the use of the plant as a strewing herb, strewn on floors to give the rooms a pleasant aroma, and it is also used to flavor wine, beer, and many vinegars. The flowers can be added to stewed fruit and jams, giving them a subtle almond flavor. It has many medicinal properties. The whole plant is a traditional remedy for an acidic stomach, and the fresh root is often used in infinitesimal quantities in homeopathic preparations. Dried, the flowers are used widely. It is also a frequently used as spice in Scandinavia. This plant contains the chemicals used to make aspirin (discovered in 1897 by Felix Hoffmann, an employee of the German firm Bayer), and when chewed it is a good natural remedy for relieving headaches. It could also be one important component of tea blending. In fact, Filipendula ulmaria flowers or herb have been used in the traditional Austrian medicine as tea for treatment of rheumatism, infections, and fever. We are also using it in our Novgorod-Siverskiy specially blended tea with Ivan-tchai and leaves of raspberry.

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Rosebay willowherb or Fireweed (Ivan-Tchai)


Rosebay willowherb or Fireweed (Ivan-Tchai -not only healthy, but also very tasty tea. Its leaves have been traditionally used as tea and were even exported as tea leaves, known in Western Europe as Koporye Tea (Копорский чай). Fireweed leaves can undergo fermentation, much like real tea. This very Ukrainian tea has been used in the traditional Austrian medicine for the treatment of disorders of the prostate, of the kidneys, and of the bladder. Ivan-Tchai is a very tasty, healthy Ukrainian tea !