How is ruin tea made?

Tea from the ruins of Sarajevo
How to drink ruin tea

Ruin tea

Preparation time 1 hour and 2 minutes

Cook for 5 minutes

preparation of ruin tea step 2

Pour one tablespoon of ruin with half a liter of cold water and let it boil and cook for 5 minutes.

Leave to stand for 45 to 60 minutes

Ruin tea

Remove from heat and let stand 45 to 60 minutes. Strain and drink 3 deciliter of tea 1 times a day.

Healing effects of ruin tea

Rujevina is used against diarrhea, against helps with periodontitis. Tea is also used for problems with hemorrhoids. It can be used against urinary tract infections to help with kidney problems.
For stronger and more persistent urinary tract infections, use E-Drops.

You can get tea and drops from the ruin in the Herbal Pharmacies Aromatica in Sarajevo or we send by mail to all parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Recipe for buckwheat bread and corn flour

buckwheat corn bread

Recipe for buckwheat and corn flour bread

Mirjana Hasanagić
For this delicious yeast-free bread, I don't need too much cooking skills, and the recipe will be appreciated by experienced housewives as well.
You need a deeper pan that can also be in the oven or a smaller pan.
For guaranteed success, use quality ingredients such as flour from the Raščić mill, which you can get at Aromatica.
Prep time 1 hr
Cook Time 20 Mins
Total Time 2 hrs 20 Mins
Course Side Dish
Kitchen Mediterranean
Servings 4 person
Calories 300 kcal


  • Stove
  • A pan that can also be in the oven or a small pan
  • A couple of bowls


  • 1.5 cups corn flour from the mill integral
  • 1.5 cups buckwheat flour from the mill integral
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon only sea ​​or Himalayan
  • 1/2 cups luka finely chopped
  • 1 piece hot pepper to taste
  • 1 cup young corn can be frozen or canned
  • 2 pieces Yeah yeah ulupana
  • 1 3 / 4 cups yogurt liquid
  • 4 tablespoons butter part can be replaced with fat


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Mix well corn and buckwheat flour, baking powder and salt, onion and pepper.
  • In another bowl, mix the eggs, yogurt or kefir. Add chopped onion, hot pepper and corn kernels.
  • Heat only two tablespoons of butter and mix with eggs and sour milk.
  • The other two tablespoons of butter or fat are melted in a pan until it starts to simmer.
    While the butter or fat is melting in the pan, mix all the ingredients in one bowl.
  • When everything is well mixed, pour out the utava in which the butter or fat is sizzling.
  • The crust should form immediately.
  • Bake on the stove for about one minute and transfer to the oven. Bake in the oven for another 25 to 30 minutes.
  • When the bread is baked, let it stand for another sixty minutes before cutting and serving.


The Aromatica herbal pharmacy offers a selection of ground integral flour from the Raščić mill.
Buckwheat, corn, rye, barley and wheat mill flour in Sarajevo in Aromatica.
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Products of the herbal pharmacy Elixir in Sarajevo

Elixir Kapi Herbal Pharmacy Aromatica Sarajevo

We are pleased to announce that Herbal Pharmacy Aromatica in Sarajevo offers all Elixir products.

Elixir Sarajevo


With its quality, the Elixir Company has established itself in the Bosnian market as one of the leading manufacturers of herbal drops and tinctures.

Elixir Sarajevo

Which Elixir products can be purchased at Aromatica Herbal Pharmacy?

It may be that, due to high demand, we do not currently have an Elixir product in stock at the moment, but generally in Aromatika you can find a complete line of these products.

Are there other types of herbal drops in Aromatics?

Aromatica also offers a complete range Herbamed Husino drops, as well as E-Kapi by Dr. Enes Hasanagić. We also keep an assortment of herbal drops and tinctures from other manufacturers.


Famous and popular Ramslin Kapi of wild garlic sremushka you can get in three different packages of 50ml, 100ml and 200ml. 

Watch the complete TV show Zone of Health about Ramslin drops and the beneficial effects of srems.

Elixir drops:

  • 🌿 For the stomach
  • 🌿 Herbal drops from the ruin
  • 🌿 For the spine
  • 🌿 Herbal drops of nettle or nettle
  • 🌿 For the thyroid gland
  • 🌿 Heart drops
  • 🌿 Calming drops
    🌿 Elixir female drop
  • 🌿 Elixir for lungs and bronchi
  • 🌿 For veins
  • 🌿 For the prostate
  • 🌿 For migraine
  • 🌿 For fat
  • 🌿 Liver drops

Cream elixir:

  • ???? For psoriasis
  • ???? For wrinkles
  • ???? For stains and freckles

Rosemary essential oil

Rosemary essential oil

Rosemary essential oil - Herbal pharmacy Aromatica Sarajevo

When used as a diffuser, rosemary essential oil reduces stress and fatigue, stimulates the function of the respiratory tract.

In massage, this essential oil facilitates digestion, relieves bloating, cramps and constipation, and stimulates circulation.

As a bath, rosemary essential oil strengthens the immune system, helps the body eliminate waste materials more easily, and relieves muscle pain.

In cosmetics, this essential oil soothes inflammation, stimulates hair growth, and makes hair and skin younger.

A reminder of the benefits of rosemary essential oil

Rosemary essential oil is an oil that strengthens the body, eliminates harmful bacteria, improves concentration, soothes digestive organs, and alleviates muscle pain. It can be used in numerous body care products, from skin and hair care products to aromatherapy products. Here we will give you local natural recipes that take advantage of the essential oils of rosemary.

Rosemary essential oil as a space freshener in a diffuser or spray (relieves sinus pain, improves concentration and gives energy)

In aromatherapy, rosemary essential oil improves alertness, eliminates bad mood and increases concentration. The scent of this essential oil stimulates the appetite, and is also known to reduce the levels of harmful stress hormones released during moments of tension. Inhalation of rosemary essential oil strengthens immunity by stimulating the activity of antioxidants, which fight free radical disease.

1. Rosemary essential oil blend for mating face for easier breathing

Use this mixture to purify the respiratory tract and relieve throat and nose obstruction.

Ingredient Quantity     

Rosemary essential oil 5 drops

Essential oil of incense resin 5 drops

Pine essential oil 5 drops

Grapefruit essential oil 5 drops

Carrier oil 1 teaspoon (15ml)

Instructions for preparation

  1. Put all essential oils in a dark 15 ml bottle with a dropper.
  2. Thoroughly clean your face.
  3. Boil 3 cups of distilled or filtered water.
  4. Remove the water from the fire, bring it to a bowl and let it stand for 5 minutes.
  5. Add an 1 drop of essential oil mixture to the still evaporating water.
  6. Leave the pan aside for 10 minutes.
  7. Flip a large towel over your head, shoulders and bowl.
  8. Lean so that your face is 25-30 cm away from the pan with water and essential oils.
  9. Make sure your eyes are closed because the oil can cause irritation.
  10. Breathe in on your nose and out in your mouth. In this way you will get rid of constipation, slime, inflammation, itching and other symptoms of colds and allergies.

2. Rosemary essential oil space refreshing spray to remember and concentrate

Use a blend of these essential oils to stay awake and concentrated, especially while learning.

Ingredient Quantity 

Rosemary essential oil 6 drops

Lemon essential oil 3 drops

Lavender essential oil 3 drops

Witch hazel 1 tbsp

Distilled water ½ cups

Instructions for preparation

  1. Pour hamamelis into a dark 120 ml glass vial with spray.
  2. Add all the essential oils.
  3. Gently shake the bottle to combine all ingredients.
  4. Add distilled water.
  5. Shake vigorously.
  6. Spray the mixture in the room you are in to improve memory and concentration.

3. Blend with rosemary essential oil in an energy diffuser

This mixture stimulates physical activity and prevents feeling tired.

Ingredient Quantity 

Rosemary essential oil 4 drops

Grapefruit essential oil 4 drops

Lime essential oil 4 drops

Instructions for preparation

  1. Add all the essential oils to the 2 ml glass vial.
  2. Shake the bottle to combine the ingredients.
  3. According to the manufacturer's instructions, add the appropriate number of drops to the diffuser.

Use of rosemary essential oil for massage (reduces pain, cellulite, stretch marks and varicose veins)

When used for massage, rosemary essential oil has a detoxifying property that facilitates digestion, relieves bloating, cramps and constipation. During massage, this oil stimulates circulation, which causes the body to better absorb nutrients from food.

1. Blend with rosemary essential oil for pain relief

Use this mixture to relieve muscle and joint pain.

Ingredient Quantity     

Rosemary essential oil 5 drops

Nutmeg essential oil 5 drops

Lavender essential oil 5 drops

Carrying oil 1 tbsp

Instructions for preparation

  1. Put all the ingredients in a dark bottle.
  2. Close it and shake it gently to combine ingredients.
  3. Take the 1 teaspoon of the mixture and massage the sore spot for at least 30 minutes to allow the skin to absorb.

2. Massage blend with rosemary essential oil to reduce cellulite

A blend of these oils improves circulation and reduces the appearance of uneven skin.

Ingredient Quantity                                                                                                      

Rosemary essential oil 5 drops

Benzoin resin essential oil 5 drops

Sea buckthorn essential oil 5 drops

Lemon essential oil 5 drops

Carrying oil 4 teaspoons

Instructions for preparation

  1. Put all ingredients in a dark 20 ml glass jar.
  2. Close it and shake it to combine the ingredients.
  3. If necessary, place the 1 spoon of the mixture in the palm of your hand and massage the sore spot.

3. Mixture with reuzmarin essential oil and coconut oil

Use this blend to reduce the appearance of irregularities and unwanted marks on the skin.

Ingredient Quantity                                                                                                      

Rosemary essential oil 10 drops

Carrying coconut oil 1 cup

Instructions for preparation

  1. In one jar of approximately 2,5 dl mix the ingredients.
  2. Put the desired amount of mixture on your palms and directly massage the areas where the stretch marks have appeared.
  3. Continue to gently massage the skin for 30 minutes for absorption.

4. A blend of rosemary essential oil and shi butter to reduce varicose veins

This mixture helps in the circulation and reduction of the appearance of varicose veins.

Ingredient                                                      Quantity                                                                                    

Rosemary essential oil 10 drops

Basil essential oil 10 drops

Grapefruit essential oil 5 drops

Geranium essential oil 5 drops

Shea butter ½ cups

Carrying coconut oil ¼ cups

Carrying jojoba oil ¼ cups

Liquid vitamin E 1 tbsp

Instructions for preparation

  1. In a double-bottomed pan over medium heat, melt shi butter and coconut oil.
  2. Get out of the fire.
  3. Add other ingredients (jojoba oil, liquid vitamin E and essential oils).
  4. Allow the mixture to cool for 1-2 hours until it is white and semi-solid.
  5. With a hand mixer, mix the mixture until it becomes a soft and foamy body cream (about 10 minutes).
  6. Apply body milk upward in the direction of the heart to increase circulation (eg if you want to massage your feet, apply milk in the direction of your knees, if you massage your wrist, then apply it in the direction of your shoulders).
  7. Store the product in a jar at room temperature. Do not leave it in a humid and bright place to prevent it from melting. If exposure to the light source is unavoidable, keep it in the refrigerator.
  8. This body milk can last for 6 months.

Tip: It is recommended that you avoid using this product at bedtime, since essential oils can cause intermittent sleep.

Rosemary essential oil in baths (improves mood and relieves muscle pain)

Diluted with carrier oil and used in baths, this essential oil has detoxifying properties, which can help boost immunity. Rosemary essential oil stimulates the body to expel waste materials faster and soothe digestive problems. Its analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties make it ideal for relieving muscle pain.

1. Aromatherapy bath with a mixture of essential oils for lifting mood

If you use this blend you will have a sense of satisfaction and calmness.

Ingredient                                                Quantity                                                                                                      

Rosemary essential oil 4 drops

Bergamot essential oil 3 drops

Essential oil of bottles 3 drops

Carrying oil 1 tbsp

Instructions for preparation

  1. Put all the ingredients in a dark glass or plastic 15 ml bottle.
  2. Close it and shake it to combine the ingredients.
  3. Dip the mixture into warm water.
  4. Store the rest in a dark and cool place, outside of a damp bathroom.

2. Blend with rosemary essential oil as a bath for pain relief

Use this mixture to relieve muscle and joint pain.

Ingredient                                              Quantity                                                                                                      

Rosemary essential oil 2 drops

Lavender essential oil 2 drops

Marjoram essential oil 2 drops

Instructions for preparation

  1. Put all ingredients in a dark 10 ml glass or plastic vial.
  2. Close it and shake it to combine the ingredients.
  3. Soak in warm water.
  4. Stir the water to which you have added the oil mixture.
  5. Get in the tub and enjoy the feeling of pain relief.
  6. Store the rest of the mixture in a cool, dark place. Do not store it in a humid place such as a bathroom.

Use of rosemary essential oil in cosmetics (reduces skin imperfections and promotes hair growth)

In cosmetic hair care products, rosemary essential oil and its properties stimulate the follicles, making the hair longer and stronger, slowing the loss of pigment, preventing hair loss, hydrating dry scalp, reducing the amount of dandruff. Antimicrobial, antiseptic, astringent, antioxidant properties make this essential oil an important ingredient in skin care products that aims to die, even treating dry or oily skin, eczema, inflammation and acne. Effective on all skin types, this oil can be an ingredient in soaps, face washes, face masks, toners and creams, tightening the skin while keeping it hydrated, giving it a glow with no unwanted traces.

1. Blend with rosemary essential oil and aloe acne reducing gel

Use this mixture to soothe dry, irritated and inflamed skin.

Ingredient                                                           Quantity                                                                                                        

Rosemary essential oil 6 drops

Aloe vera gel 1 tbsp

Preparation instructions

  1. Put the aloe vera gel in one bowl.
  2. Spoon the rosemary essential oil with a spoon.
  3. If necessary, apply a gel to your face in a thin layer. First of all, wash your hands.
  4. Leave the gel 10-15 minutes before rinsing.
  5. For best results, it is recommended to use the mixture daily.

2. Blend with rosemary essential oil and grape seed oil for acne prone skin

Use this blend to reduce irregularities and irritation on face skin.

Ingredient                                                              Quantity                                                                                                      

Rosemary essential oil 2 drops

Carrying oil of grape seeds 1 teaspoon

Preparation instructions

  1. In a 5 ml glass bottle, mix grape seed oil and rosemary essential oil.
  2. Use your fingers or a suitable brush to apply the oil to a problematic spot on the skin.
  3. This mixture is mild enough to be used daily.

3. Blend with rosemary essential oil and castor oil to strengthen hair

This blend gives your hair elasticity and makes it stronger.

Ingredient                                                          Quantity                                                                                                      

Rosemary essential oil 4-5 drops

Carrying coconut oil 2 teaspoons

Castor oil 2 teaspoons

Instructions for preparation

  1. In a small saucepan over low heat for 1-2 minutes, melt the coconut and castor oil until it is warm enough to touch. (Make sure that the oil does not overheat or boil.)
  2. Remove the pan from the heat and stir with a spoonful of rosemary essential oil.
  3. With your fingertips, massage the mixture into the scalp.
  4. Wait 15 minutes before rinsing.
  5. You can apply the mixture once a week or every third day.

4. Rosemary essential oil and coconut oil for stretch marks

By applying this blend you can reduce the appearance of scars and unwanted marks on the skin.

Ingredient                                                              Quantity                                                                                                      

Rosemary essential oil 3-4 drops

Carrying coconut oil 4 tablespoons

Instructions for preparation

  1. Combine all ingredients in a dark 60 ml glass or plastic bottle.
  2. Close it and shake it well.
  3. If necessary, apply the mixture to a problematic area on the skin.
  4. This mixture is mild enough, so you can use it 2-3 times a day.

5. Rosemary essential oil serum for hair growth

This blend stimulates healthy hair growth in a natural way.

Ingredient                                                         Quantity                                                                                                      

Rosemary essential oil 8 drops

Lavender essential oil 6 drops

Sage essential oil 3 drops

Almond oil 50 ml

Instructions for preparation

  1. In a dark glass or plastic 50 ml bottle, mix all the ingredients.
  2. Close it and shake it to combine the ingredients.
  3. Apply serum to hair and scalp as needed. You can use a brush or comb to apply the serum evenly.
  4. You can use the serum daily or every other day after showering to enhance hair growth.

6. Blend with rosemary essential oil as a mask to stimulate hair growth

This blend makes your hair lush and hydrated.

Ingredient                                                          Quantity                                                                                                      

Rosemary essential oil 6 drops

Carrying coconut oil 1 teaspoon

Honey 1 tbsp

Egg 1 piece

Instructions for preparation

  1. Put all ingredients in one container.
  2. Whisk them until the mixture is smooth.
  3. If necessary, apply the mixture to your hair and wait for 30-60 minutes.
  4. Rinse the mask with warm water and dry your hair naturally (without hair dryer). Otherwise, you can dry it with the cold air of the hair dryer.
  5. This mask can be used once a day to enhance hair growth and quality.

7. Hair growth stimulating shampoo

This blend stimulates the growth of shiny and healthy hair and restores its natural color.

Ingredient                                                       Quantity                                                                                                      

Rosemary essential oil 10 drops

Carrying coconut oil 1 teaspoon

Turmeric powder 1 tsp

Nettle leaf 2-3 bunches

Apple cider vinegar 1 cup

Baking soda 1 tbsp

Instructions for preparation

  1. Soak the nettle leaves in boiling water.
  2. Wait for it to cool before draining the water.
  3. Add the other ingredients to this nettle tea and combine everything well.
  4. If necessary, shampoo wet hair with this.
  5. You wait 2-5 minutes for your hair to absorb shampoo.
  6. Rinse your hair.

8. Moisturizing serum with rosemary essential oil for better brow growth

For stronger eyebrows, use this blend.

Ingredient                                                   Quantity                                                                                                      

Rosemary essential oil 1 drop

Lavender essential oil 1 drop

Cedar essential oil 1 drop

Instructions for preparation

  1. Put all three oils in mascara.
  2. To combine the ingredients, rotate the mascara brush. (Avoid moving the brush up and down to prevent air from entering and draining the product.)
  3. If necessary, apply mascara on the eyebrows with light movements from the bottom up.
  4. Essential oils will give your mascara a pleasant scent and extend its shelf life by reducing the amount of bacteria that accumulate in the bottle.


The use of organic oils is recommended, since the end product is applied close to the sensitive parts.

It is very important to note that no essential oil is ever applied to the eyes, ears or nose.

9. Blend with rosemary essential oil as a moisturizing oil for healthy beard growth

This blend will encourage a healthier and denser facial hair growth without causing skin irritation.

Ingredient                                                     Quantity                                                                                                      

Rosemary essential oil 6 drops

Lavender essential oil 6 drops

Carrying jojoba oil 15 ml

Carrier coconut oil 15 ml

Instructions for preparation

  1. Combine carrier oils in one dark 30 ml glass or plastic bottle.
  2. Add essential oils.
  3. Close the bottle and shake the mixture gently.
  4. If necessary, apply some oil to the palm of your hand, rub and apply to your chin.
  5. This formula can be applied daily.

10. Blend with rosemary essential oil to restore pigment to gray hairs

This blend restores color to naturally dark hair.

Ingredient                                                       Quantity                                                                                                      

Rosemary essential oil 7-10 drops

Water 3 cups

Vegetable glycerin 1 teaspoon

Instructions for preparation

  1. Put all the ingredients in a plastic bottle and mix.
  2. Before applying this product, wash your hair with shampoo, apply a conditioner, and rinse.
  3. Apply Rosemary essential oil to your hair and wait for 1 minutes.
  4. Rinse your hair well with cold water.


Do not use this product on lightly colored hair as it may darken it.

11. Blend with rosemary essential oil as a mask to stimulate facial circulation

This blend can enhance facial circulation, making skin rejuvenated and radiant.

Ingredient                                                         Quantity                                                                                                      

Rosemary essential oil 10-15 drops

Rose absolute 10-15 drops

Honey cups

Instructions for preparation

  1. Combine all ingredients in a dark glass jar with an airtight lid.
  2. Leave the container in a warm and dark place for 2-3 Sunday.
  3. In a double-bottomed pan over low heat, heat the pan containing the mixture.
  4. Instructions for use: Wash face and hands first, then apply mixture to face, making sure it does not come in contact with eyes.
  5. Leave the mask on for 10-15 minutes. Honey will stimulate circulation.
  6. Rinse the mask well and apply the moisturizer of your choice.



Description and habitat: Ginger is an upright perennial plant that reaches a height of up to 1 m. It is a tropical plant that can be found in East Asia and Australia. Countries like India and China are the biggest producers of ginger. Its large tubular rhizome (underground tree) is part of a plant used for medicinal purposes.

Ginger is now grown in most tropical and subtropical countries, and its origin is unknown.

Parts of the plant for use: A fresh and dried rhizome is used.

The benefits of ginger and its use for therapeutic purposes

Ginger has been used for thousands of years for food preparation and in folk medicine.

It has long been used to treat nausea. Science has confirmed the use of ginger as a natural remedy for nausea and related conditions such as morning sickness and nausea during travel.

Ginger contains many anti-fungal elements which makes it a popular herb for the treatment of athletic foot.

Studies have shown that ginger root stops the production of cytokines that cause inflammation. Therefore, its use to treat inflammation in traditional medica is becoming increasingly popular.

Ginger is also used in traditional medicine to stimulate appetite, stimulate sweating, and combat body odor.

Another popular use of ginger is in the treatment of joint pain, especially conditions that result from poor circulation.

Ginger contributes to heart health. It has been shown to slow the production of bad cholesterol and triglycerides in the liver and prevent platelet clotting and aggregation in blood vessels, which is associated with atherosclerosis and blood clots.

Ginger root is used to treat gastrointestinal disorders such as bloating, indigestion and diarrhea. It has also been shown to reduce the intensity of menstrual cramps.

Ginger root is also used to treat some of the symptoms of colds and flu, such as thinning slime and treating shivering.

Cough, asthma, halitosis, fever, sinusitis, menstrual cramps and carts are conditions that are treated with ginger in folk medicine.

Ginger is also a popular natural remedy for heartburn.

Ginger root / Zingiber officinale radix / 60 grams

Dosage for therapeutic purposes

Ginger is available as a fresh herb, or dried root, in tablets, capsules, powder, or as tea.

Common daily doses are:

Fresh ginger root: 9 g of dried ginger root daily. This can be taken as tea or in pastries. Take 5-6 thin slices of fresh ginger and soak them in hot water for 30 minutes to get fresh ginger tea.

Dried ginger root: 150-300 mg dried ginger root can be taken three times a day in capsule or powder form.

The dried ginger root can also be used for tea. A teaspoon of dried powder can be added to about half a liter of hot water, left for 30 minutes, after which you will receive tea.

Tablets and capsules usually come in doses of 150mg-500mg.

Possible side effects of ginger

Pregnant women should be careful with ginger because of the possibility of causing uterine contractions.

Ginger has also been shown to interfere with (absorb) dietary iron and vitamins that break down in fats.

Abdominal pain is a common side effect of taking large doses of ginger. This herb can enhance the action of blood thinners, barbiturates, beta blockers, insulin and other diabetes medicines.

Because it dilutes blood, ginger should not be used before surgery.


01 Agrimony Agrimonia

Other names: wounded, turkey, jigger, mullet, small thistle, small thistle, March, grass all over the world.

Habitat: An indigenous plant species in the northern hemisphere, Petrovac can be found in North America, England, southern and central parts of Scotland, Asia.

Petrovac is a plant that grows along roads and edges of meadows, in places that are sunny or partially shaded, and on land that is dry and alkaline. Petrovac seed is firm and its weathering requires cold weather.

Description of plant: Petrovac is a medium-sized plant, 50-200 cm high. The lushness of the plant is reflected in the leaves and yellow flowers growing from one top. The leaves and stems are covered with fine hairs. The reverse of the leaf has a resinous structure.

The whole plant is aromatic, even its root, and the scent of apricot is the one that characterizes it. Numerous yellow flowers are clustered in tips that expand when the seed reaches maturity.

Petrovac blooms from June to early September in most areas.

Parts of the plant used: dried leaves, flower, stem.

Parts of the petrovac should be harvested when the plant is in bloom even before seed capsules are formed.

Stems thicker than 5 mm should not be harvested while the lower parts of the plant should be left to grow again.

The plant is dried at a temperature of 35 degrees Celsius, and then stored in containers in which it will be protected from light and moisture.

Petrovac has a mild aromatic scent and an angry and bitter taste and can be used in the form of extracts (as tea), tablets, capsules, liquid extracts and tinctures.

Advantages of Petrovac and its use

Dried petrovac flowers are used to make tonics or diet drinks and are thought to clean the blood. Petrovac is used as a natural cough remedy.

This herb contains tannins that are believed to help ease digestion, and for mild and acute diarrhea. It is also good for bowel problems and helps to strengthen the mucous membranes and improve their function.

The diuretic effect of petroleum removes water and helps cleanse the kidneys and bladder, as well as remove kidney stones. It is sometimes combined with corn silk to relieve the symptoms of cystitis and urinary incontinence.

Due to its ability to purify the blood, petrovac can help relieve the symptoms of jaundice, liver disease and other problems affecting the blood. This herb helps the liver, which is loaded with accumulated toxins, which causes the organ to function better and get rid of the disease.

Petrovac is widely used locally to alleviate rheumatism, skin conditions such as pimples, acne, even lymphatic pimples and eczema, without any adverse effects occurring during moderate use.

Petrovac has long been used to heal wounds and snake bites, as well as to stop bleeding. Due to the presence of silicon, this plant is considered as an astringent agent in cuts and scratches.

Petrovac can have a beneficial effect on cough, sore throat, bronchitis, asthma and varicose ulcers. Biting fluid from this herb can also reduce mucus buildup in the nose, returning breathing back to normal.

Petrovac is also used by women who suffer from heavy menstrual bleeding and urinary infections.

Petrovac or turkey / Agrimonia eupatoria / 40 grams

Petrovac dosage and administration

Petrovac tea is made from dried leaves or powder, one teaspoon per cup of boiling water and boiled gently for about 5 minutes before consuming.

German Commission E has confirmed that Petrovac tea is good for controlling diarrhea, and chilled tea can be used for grunting to reduce sore throat inflammation and pain.

Petrovac hot porridge is applied locally and is obtained by boiling the plant in water over low heat for 10-20 minutes to the extent that 10% aqueous extract is obtained.

Extracts and tinctures of Petrovac, 1-3 ml of liquid extract (1: 1 in 25% alcohol) is considered as the starting point once daily for adults, or as an infusion containing 2-4 g dried plants, three times a day.

Possible side effects and interactions of petrovac

Whether it is a natural or a synthetic cure, petrovac should be used with caution. People who have allergies or hypersensitivity to this plant, of course, should not use it.

It is considered safe for topical use as a tea or drink and has been put on the list of natural spices by the European Council. Due to its high tannin content, petrovac should be used in moderate doses both on the skin and for internal use.

Large amounts can cause gastrointestinal problems and complications related to other diseases.

Patients who have excessive bleeding or bleeding disorder in their medical history should use it at milder doses.

The use of petrovac during pregnancy and lactation should be avoided as the risks are not yet known.


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Other names: primrose, primrose, sunflower.

Habitat: Lamb is widespread in temperate regions of Europe and Asia. It is frost resistant, but not uncommon in parts of the world located in the northern latitude.

Lamb grows in shade as well as in places that are completely sunny until the soil is moist enough.

Description of plant: Aubergine is a low perennial plant whose leaf rosette is 5-15 cm long. The flowers are grouped at the apex of the stem, which can reach a length of 20 cm.

Lamb is more commonly found in meadows and its seeds are commercially available as bird feed.

Eggplant flowers are yellow and have a pleasant aroma, covered with orange dots. Lamb is among the first to bloom in the spring.

Parts of the plant for use: flower, leaf, root.

Benefits of lamb and its use for medicinal purposes

William Shakespeare was so intoxicated with the beauty and benefits of lamb that he made her immortal by mentioning her several times in his plays.

The famous English botanist Nicholas Kalpeper is in 17. It has been claimed for centuries that anyone who uses distilled lamb water or grease from its flower can be germinated.

Nowadays, herbalists still make lotion for skin cleansing. It is thought to be useful for treating acne, pimples and other irregularities in the skin.

Lamb is considered to be unique when it comes to removing dirt from the skin and opening the pores, which makes the skin look fresher and smoother.

Strawberry has been used for centuries to prepare tea for calming. The leaves of this plant have a mild narcotic effect and are used as a herbal remedy for insomnia and hyperactivity.

In Europe, lambing drink, which has a calming effect, has been used in Europe for generations for nerve and anxiety problems. Lamb flower is believed to be a mild sedative and is used to calm children and help them fall asleep.

Aubergine root has an expectorant effect and can be used to treat cold and flu symptoms. Also, the root of lamb affects the dilution of mucus, which contributes to its easier removal from the body.

Fennel is used in folk medicine to reduce blood clotting and is sometimes used as an antirheumatic agent.


This herb is widely used in Europe for whooping cough, and more recently its expectorant activity is well known.

Current research addresses the effects of lamb on asthma and allergies.

The antispasmodic properties of lamb make it a herb that can be useful for treating epilepsy, shivering and even Parkinson's disease.

Although rare nowadays, maceration of lamb blossoms was once bruised and was thought to accelerate the healing process.

Fennel is often used as an herbal alternative for treating kidney problems and urinary tract infections.

Dosage and administration

When the lamb is prepared as a tea or infusion, the patient should drink an 1 cup 3 approximately once a day, approximately at meal time.

2-4 ml lamb tincture may also be used 3 times daily. This herb can be applied as ointment or cream as needed, but usually no more than 2-3 times a day.

Possible side effects of lamb

Lamb should not be used by pregnant women and people using blood clotting drugs because both herbs and medicines have the same properties, so cumulative value can be uncomfortable.

There are rare cases where people are allergic to the stamens of this plant, but this condition is not serious and can be easily treated.

White mustard

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Mustard, like broccoli and cabbage, is a plant that belongs to the crusader or cabbage family. Mustard originates in temperate regions of Europe. It has been cultivated on the soil of North America, Asia and Europe for thousands of years as a medicinal plant, and has been known by the ancient Greeks and Romans. For decades, it has been widely used in the crop, with most being produced in California and Montana until 1950. , and about ten years later, the production of mustard was moved to the countries of the Midwest. Today, it is grown in over twenty countries, including the European Union, Nepal, Canada, Ukraine and India. Due to its taste and healing properties, the use of mustard is quite popular around the world.

Due to commercial cultivation, as well as the use of flower stems, leaves and seeds, three types of mustard are best known: white mustard (Sinapis alba), black mustard (Sinapis nigra) and brown mustard (Sinapis juncea). Milder taste is a characteristic of white mustard while black and brown mustard have a stronger aroma and taste.

Mustard nutrients

Mustard is a plant whose every edible part contains elements that are important to our body. Mustard seed is a rich source of minerals such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium. Also, it is a good source of dietary folates and vitamin A. Mustard leaves are a great source of minerals we mentioned recently, namely potassium, calcium and phosphorus. They are also a good source of magnesium and dietary fiber. The leaves are immensely rich in vitamin content, such as vitamin A and vitamin K with folates, and vitamin C in moderation.

Phenols and other valuable nutrients present in various parts of this plant, such as seeds and leaves, as well as the oil obtained from it, have a wide medicinal application and unique taste. Below, we will address the effectiveness of mustard for therapeutic purposes.

Prevents cancer

Because it belongs to the cabbage family, mustard has seeds that contain huge amounts of healthy phytonutrients called glucosinolates and have proven effective against various cancers, such as bladder, colon, and cervical cancers. Glucosinolates are broken down to form isothiocyanates by the myrosinase enzymes found in mustard. Various studies have shown that these components have anticancer effects because they stop the growth of cancer cells and even protect the body from developing them. The chemopreventive properties of mustard seeds help restore glutathione levels and stimulate the induction of apoptosis without harming normal healthy cells.

Cures psoriasis

Mustard seeds are effective against psoriasis, which is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disorder. Scientific studies have confirmed its effectiveness in treating inflammation and wounds associated with psoriasis. According to research, treatment with mustard seed also stimulates the activity of good enzymes such as superoxide dismutase, glutathione peroxidase and catalase, which stimulate the protective and healing effect of such diseases.

Relieves contact dermatitis

Mustard seeds have a therapeutic effect on contact dermatitis. Research has shown that the consumption of mustard seeds helps treat the symptoms of contact dermatitis, such as tissue healing and decreased ear swelling.

Improves cardiovascular health

Mustard oil is a healthy choice when choosing edible oil. Studies evaluating the effects of mustard oil on patients who have a predisposition to heart attack have shown positive results in reducing the rate of cardiac arrhythmia, reducing ventricular hypertrophy, and chest pain associated with this condition. The cardioprotective property of mustard oil is probably attributed to the presence of omega-3 fatty acids in addition to other beneficial elements.

Relieves respiratory problems

The value of mustard seeds is that they can cure cold and sinus problems. It is an excellent decongestant and expectorant that helps remove mucus from the airways. Various home remedies include the use of mustard seeds or oil to treat a number of sinus-related diseases. It is, for example, ground mustard seed for soaking the feet to loosen the respiratory organs, as well as gargling tea to soothe a sore throat. Having the ability to heat, heartburn can penetrate deep into the tissues and remove excess accumulated mucus. This feature of heartburn is a call for caution since it can create a burning sensation on unprotected tissue.

Mustard seeds have been shown to cure chronic bronchitis. During an asthmatic attack, massage with a mixture of mustard oil and a small amount of camphor facilitates breathing by removing the sludge. Balm or hot mash of mustard seed has been used since ancient times to treat bronchitis and to stimulate circulation.

Heals pain

A hot mash or mustard seed balm helps cure pain and cramps. Heartburn has the ability to cause redness and irritation, so when applied as a balm, it has an analgesic effect and relieves pain caused by limb paralysis, rheumatism and other muscle aches. It is important to note that mustard balm can cause blisters if applied directly to the skin. To avoid this, a piece of linen should be placed on the skin and then applied to it.

It repels poisons

Mustard seeds have protective emetic properties that resist the effect of poison on the body. Mustard seed decoction helps in cleansing the body especially in the case of poisoning caused by narcotics and excessive alcohol intake.

It treats fungal infections

The antibacterial properties of mustard seed have proven to be effective for the healing of scarring resulting from a fungal infection on the skin. Topical application of mustard seed paste to clean skin washed with warm water soothes the symptoms associated with fungal infections.

Nourishes skin and hair

Mustard also adds to the beauty. If you boil the oil of this plant with henna leaves, it can help stimulate healthy hair growth. Mustard seeds, fried in sesame or coconut oil, are effective for treating acne and make the face cleaner.

Controls diabetes

Mustard leaf is ideal for diabetics. Studies have shown that this herb has antioxidant properties to counteract the action of free radicals and to protect against the adverse effects of oxidative stress in diabetics. Research has shown that mustard oil helps to reduce the levels of glycolized proteins and serum glucose. Helps reduce lipid peroxidation and stimulates glucose metabolism.

It has the ability to lower cholesterol

Mustard leaves have an astonishing cholesterol-lowering power. Studies have shown that vegetables from the cabbage family have an incredible ability to bind bile acids into the digestive tract, making it easier to get them out of the body. The bile acids are usually composed of cholesterol, and the binding process helps to reduce it. Another important point to note is that the mustard leaves have a better binding capacity for bile acid than the raw leaves. Therefore, lightly steam them and add some roasted cumin, salt and pepper. Enjoy!

Mustard leaves are a huge source of nutrients, reducing the formation of blockages in the arteries and preventing disorders such as atherosclerosis. These leaves also contain Vitamin B6, which prevents platelet clotting and mitigates the risk of thrombosis.

Cures menopause

Mustard leaves may prove effective in women who are menopausal. The presence of magnesium and calcium promotes bone health and prevents bone loss associated with menopause. It helps to replace low magnesium content in the bones and can help reduce the risk of osteoporosis in menopausal women.

Helps detoxify

Mustard leaves can help the body's detoxification system because they contain strong antioxidants and fibers. Glucosinolates in leaves help regulate the action of the enzyme in the detoxification process as well as eliminate toxins from the body.

Mustard or mustard seed. White / Sinapis alba / 40 grams

Side effects of heartburn

It is always recommended to be careful when trying something for the first time, especially when you are not aware of allergic reactions, such as hypersensitivity to mustard seeds. Some known side effects are:

Skin problems: Mustard has a warming ability, so be careful when applying it to your skin.

Strumogenic substances: Thermally untreated seeds and mustard leaves contain substances called strumogens that can interfere with thyroid function. People who already have a problem with the thyroid gland should always heat treat the mustard before using it to neutralize the aforementioned elements.

Oxalates: Mustard contains oxalate, which is known to interfere with calcium absorption. People already suffering from oxalate-related disorders, such as kidney stones, should be cautious and not take an overdose.


Heartburn is effective in relieving pain caused by stiff muscles, sore joints, relieving sluggish obstruction, tumors and pneumonia. Mustard seeds are thought to help treat seizures in children. Mustard powder relieves pain and discomfort during menstruation. Helps stimulate metabolism and eliminate excess fat. Mustard leaves have a high amount of Vitamin A, which can improve eye health, and fiber that enhances digestion. The nutritional action of magnesium in mustard helps maintain a healthy tone and function of the blood vessels.


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Lavender is often used in cosmetics such as soaps and shampoos because of its scent, but it also has many medicinal properties that are not widely known.

Lavender can be used to reduce anxiety, improve sleep and manage pain.

Lavender belongs to a group of plants that are indigenous to southern Europe, northern and eastern Africa, southwest Asia and southeast India.

The use of lavender for medical purposes has been known throughout history. In the Middle Ages, lavender was used by doctors to treat epilepsy and migraine attacks.

Lavender essential oil can be taken orally, can be inhaled or can be applied topically to the skin as an oil or lotion.

Elements of lavender

The genotype, environment and processing of lavender essential oil affect the chemical composition of the plant itself. Different types of lavender also contain different elements.

The main elements of lavender are:


Linalyl acetate




Both linalool and linalyl acetate have a sedative effect.

Lavender mechanisms

Lainalool and linalyl acetate have both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

Lavender essential oil increases HSP70 activity, which stops the LPS-induced inflammatory responses.

Lavender essential oil can also inhibit GABA receptor binding, causing a calming effect and reducing anxiety.

Health benefits of lavender

Lavender reduces stress

Lavender oil lowers blood pressure, lowers heart rate, lowers body temperature, suggesting a reduction in acute stress response. It reduces anxiety, emotional pain and perception of pain.

Lavender increases heart rate variability, which is a signal for increased stress tolerance. However, this effect is short-lived.

Lavender reduces anxiety and depression

Lavender increases brainwaves for relaxation (alpha and aunt).

In mice, the intake of lavender oil orally alleviated their anxiety via voltage-controlled type N and type P / Q calcium channels. They inhibited the hippocampus, the brain region responsible for anxiety disorders.

One study found that in 140 women who gave birth, levels of anxiety, stress and postpartum depression significantly decreased when they inhaled lavender daily.

In situations that cause lower levels of anxiety, lavender helps reduce heart rate, increases variation between heartbeats, reduces sweat secretion, which indicates a decrease in anxiety levels. Increasing variation between heart rates indicates greater tolerance for stress.

In situations that cause higher levels of anxiety, lavender increases the variation between heart rate in women and sweat secretion in men. However, while an increase in variation between heartbeats indicates a slight decrease in anxiety in women, an increase in sweat secretion shows the opposite effect in men.

Lavender improves sleep quality

Inhaling lavender can help with insomnia, and can improve sleep quality by reducing stress reactions, lowering your heart rate when relaxed, and briefly increasing the variability between heartbeats.

Lavender oil increases sleep efficiency by allowing longer and firmer sleep. It lowers the time to stay awake during the night, as does the morning fatigue. Lavender also reduces discomfort.

One study, in which an 31 participant participated, all of whom were healthy, found that lavender increased the percentage of time we spend in deep sleep. In women, lavender increased the phase of light sleep and decreased REM sleep while in men the effect was the opposite.

Scientists have studied brain activity in 10 healthy women exposed to lavender. Research has shown that lavender increases both brain alertness and a sense of relaxation.

Lavender improves brain function

One study found that aromatherapy with lavender, rosemary, lemon and orange essential oils increased cognitive function in 17 elderly patients with Alzheimer's disease.

Lavender has an anti-inflammatory effect

Lavender essential oil has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. This herb stops inflammation in the lungs and prevents bronchial asthma.

Lavender promotes wound healing

Lavender treats wounds, burns, ulcers and other skin disorders. Applying lavender oil to afts reduces inflammation, pain, size and healing time.

Lavender helps reduce pain and itching

Lavender essential oil can alleviate muscle pain and itching caused by insect bites. Aromatherapy with lavender can relieve joint pain. In 30 healthy subjects and 34 renal patients, the intensity of needle stick pain decreased after the site was treated with lavender essential oil.

Lavender relieves menstrual cramps

Two studies showed that lavender used for aromatherapy massage of the abdominal area significantly reduced the severity of menstrual cramps.

Lavender helps with headache

One clinical trial involving 47 patients showed that inhaling lavender oil can significantly reduce headache intensity compared to placebo.

Lavender could increase hair growth

In 86 patients who started balding, massaging a mixture of lavender essential oils, thyme, rosemary and cedar, an improvement was observed in the symptoms of hair loss.

Lavender flower / Lavandula officinalis / 60 grams

Side effects of lavender

Three pre-pubertal boys who regularly applied products containing lavender and tea tree oils on a regular basis developed gynecomastia, an increase in breast tissue, which is due to the estrogenic and testosterone blocking properties found in these oils.

High concentrations of lavender oil can be toxic to human skin cells.

When in contact with air, lavender oil oxidizes and produces chemicals that irritate the skin, which can cause rashes.

Common side effects of lavender are:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea
  • Poor digestion

Restrictions on the use of lavender

Although brief lavender therapy is relatively safe, all the effects of this herb on humans are unknown. More long-term research and clinical trials need to be done before determining the effectiveness of lavender.