Clover (Holy Trinity)

Clover is a beautiful plant that is also know as trefoil. Trifolium (latin “three” and leaves “folium”) is a 3-leaflet herb. If you find a 4-leaflet (quatrefoiled) clover, it might bring you luck.  There are many species of clovers with different colours of flowers; white, red and pink.

It is safe to use leaves, flower and blossom seeds. It can be eaten as salad and made into beautiful flower tea and used as decoration for cakes. It grows abundantly everywhere and is widely used as a medicinal herb.

Clovers are full of nutrients and phytochemicals, beneficial plant compounds. Phytochemicals are anti-inflammatory for example reducing menopausal symptoms and improving blood flow. Red clover is a source of many nutrients including calcium, chromium, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, thiamine, and vitamin C. Red clover is a rich source of isoflavones (chemicals that act like estrogens and are found in many plants).

Red clover extracts contain high amounts of isoflavones. These compounds help to alleviate menopausal symptoms including reducing sweats and lowering depression and anxiety. Isoflavones in Clover have been found to improve bone health thus preventing osteoporosis and improving bone density especially during menopause.

It has also been used medicinally to treat several conditions including cancer, whooping cough, respiratory problems, and skin inflammations, such as psoriasis and eczema. Health care practitioners believe that red clover “purifies” the blood by acting as a diuretic (helping the body get rid of excess fluid) and expectorant (helping clear lungs of mucous), improves circulation, and helps to cleanse the liver.

Red clover extract has been scientifically proven to improve hair and skin health by reducing the hair loss and promoting skin wellness. Research has proved that it can also reduce the risk of prostate cancer.

Moringa- Drumstick Tree

Have you ever heard of Moringa? It is very popular and well known in Asian countries, including India and Africa too.

Moringa oleifera is a beautiful plant that can grow into a magnificent tree. It is also known as horseradish tree or drumstick tree. Moringa plant can be eaten raw (leaves, flowers, roots), or in a capsule, tea or powder form.

First of all, Moringa has been used traditionally for years for its herbal medicinal qualities in treating skin disorders, diabetes and infections and it is backed by scientific research.

Secondly, it is rich in nutrients of Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Iron, Vitamin b2(riboflavin), Vitamin A (beta-carotene) and magnesium. Nutrient density is remarkable. It has higher amount of Vitamin C compared to oranges, more Vitamin A compared to carrots, more potassium compared to bananas and more calcium than milk and yoghurt.

Thirly, this plant is full of antioxidants, that works against oxidative stress on your cellular level. Oxidative stress can cause many diseases. Moringa plant contains beta-carotene, quercetin and chlorogenic acid, these are all powerful antioxidants. And it has similar anti-cancerous nutrients like in broccoli and cauliflower.

This tree can reduce your blood sugar levels, cholesterol and inflammation. That’s really good news!


Jasmine- Edible flower

Jasmine, scientifically known as Jasminum is a beautiful plant and flower which has intoxicating aroma that can fill a room with a heavenly scent.  Delicious tea with medicinal properties is made from beautiful jasmine flowers.

Firstly, jasmine tea is high in antioxidants, that are very beneficial against oxidative stress within your cells. It can reduce your risk of cardiovascular diseases.

Secondly, drinking jasmine tea may help you to lose weight due to speeding metabolism. It may also aid your body’s ability to secrete insulin and normalise blood sugar levels. Therefore, it will also reduce the risk of developing diabetes.

Thirdly, it also contains amazing polyphenols that prevent tooth decay by preventing acid forming on the tooth enamel. One research found that drinking green tea (that contains catechins) was as effective as normal antiseptic mouth wash in reducing dental plaque and preventing bad breath. It is effective cure for scratches, wounds and cuts.

Fourthly, jasmine tea (green tea) contains caffeine and L-theanine, which may help to increase brain function by increasing alertness and short-term memory. This can also decrease your risk of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

Lastly, antioxidants in Jasmine tea are powerful in preventing free radical damage which helps in fighting against cancer.

So many health benefits comes from these beautiful plants that can improve your well-being, it’s always worth a try!