Oregano grows wild throughout the world, but is native to the Mediterranean area. Oregano is a member of the labiate-mint family, it is closely related to and sometimes confused with Marjoram and Thyme. Oregano essential oil is produced from the oregano plant through the process of steam distillation. There are a variety of species referred to as oregano, but only a few qualify as high grade and are suitable for making oregano essential oil. Wild oregano (Oreganum vulgare) has the most potent medicinal qualities. Oregano essential oil should be made only from high-grade oregano that grows wild in the mountains of the Mediterranean.
Can you imagine a recipe without the onions in it? If you’ve been eating an apple a day to keep the doctor away, you would be wise to add an onion a day to that regimen. This wonderful bulb-vegetable, one of the oldest edible food sources known to humankind, is found in a bewildering array of recipes and preparations, be it your favorite salad, or mouth-watering gravy or curries. It has also been in used in traditional medicines since ancient times for its health promoting and curative properties.
Have you ever eaten flowers from your garden? Fruits, herbs and vegetables aren‘t the only things you can eat from your garden. From the earliest times, the blossoms of plants were used for sustenance, at first by trial and error and by watching what birds and animals ate. As time went on, traditions were established: it became known which flowers were edible and this information was passed on within families. A new research states that common edible flowers are rich in phenolic and have excellent antioxidant capacity. They can be added to your food to prevent chronic disease.
This Mother's Day, skip the flowers and give your mom something she really needs—the gift of good health.
There are many things you can do to give your mom a boost in terms of her physical (or mental) well-being. Most moms will truly appreciate that your Mother's Day gift is aimed at keeping her happy, healthy, and in your life for a long time.