Herbs

Know more about the herbs used in the magic complex of Aladdin 37

Hyssopus


Hyssopus (Hyssop) is a genus of herbaceous or semi-woody plants in the family Lamiaceae, They arearomatic, with erect branched stems up to 60 cm long covered with fine hairs at the tips. Theleaves are narrow oblong, 2–5 cm long. The small blue flowers are borne on the upper part of the branches during summer. By far the best-known species is the Herb Hyssop (H. officinalis), widely cultivated outside its native area in the Mediterranean.

The use of hyssop as an herbal remedy dates back to Biblical times. Hyssop has been prescribed for a multitude of medical conditions, although there are few high-quality human trials researching these uses. It has been used traditionally as an antispasmodic, expectorant, emmenagogue (stimulates menstruation), stimulant, carminative (digestive aid), peripheral vasodilator, anti-inflammatory, anticatarrhal, antispasmodic, tonic and sweat-inducer, also been used to treat inflammation and tinnitus.

Peppermint


Peppermint (Mentha × piperita, also known as M. balsamea Willd. is a hybrid mint, a cross between watermint and spearmint. The plant, indigenous to Europe and the Middle East, is now widespread in cultivation in many regions of the world.It is found wild occasionally with its parent species (Wikipedia)

According to a document issued by the South African Department of Agriculture, the Roman author Pliny in his Natural History tells us that the Greeks and Romans crowned themselves with peppermint at their feasts and adorned their tables with its sprays, and that their cooks flavoured both their sauces and their wines with its essence.

Menthol activates cold-sensitive TRPM8 receptors in the skin and mucosal tissues, and is the primary source of the cooling sensation that follows the topical application of peppermint oil.

Garden Angelica


Angelica archangelica, commonly known as garden angelica, wild celery, and Norwegian angelica, is a biennial plant from the Apiaceae family, a subspecies of which is cultivated for its sweetly scented edible stems and roots.

Angelica acts as abitter digestive aid that can help calm a nervous stomach and tension-related digestive disorders. The fruit, leaf, and root of angelica stimulate digestion, help dispel gas, and calm a nervous stomach.

Angelica contains a variety of chemicals including angelic acid, angelicin, safrole, scopeletin, linleic acid, and valeric acid. These chemical constituents make the angelica useful in the treatment of variety of illness, for example, A powder made from angelica dried root is used for athlete’s foot, as well as an insecticide and pesticide..