Medicinal plant of the month September: black cohosh

Even the indigenous peoples used the roots of the plant as a remedy and it is also used in modern phytotherapy: black cohosh. While it used to be used to treat snake bites, it is now considered a herbal alternative to hormone therapy in gynecology. Its effectiveness has been proven in several studies. Black cohosh: […]

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Medicinal Plant of the month August: the goldenrod

Goldenrod has been used to treat urinary tract infections for more than 700 years. The goldenrod’s Latin name, Solidago, means ‘healthy’. So it is no wonder that it is used as a medicinal plant. Goldenrod – effective for urinary tract infections Botanically, the goldenrod can be divided into two species: Goldenrod: reaches heights of up […]

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Medicinal plant of the month July: The hogweed

The poisonous hogweed is rampant again in Bavaria. It is mainly found in ditches, in forest areas and on the banks of streams. Wherever it grows, it also multiplies quite rapidly there, which is why it regularly puts conservation organizations on the alert. Hogweed: Absolutely avoid skin contact with the plant The plant species, brought […]

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Plant of the Month June: Foxglove

The common foxglove, which belongs to the plantain family, is native to Central and Western Europe. Since it is also popular as a houseplant, it is also cultivated. As a biennial plant, it can grow to a remarkable height of up to two meters. The oval leaves of Digitalis purpurea are lance-shaped, the flowers are […]

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Cherry Blossom – May Plant of the Month

Medicinal Plant of the Month May: Cherry Blossom In May, many trees and shrubs delight every nature lover and gardener with their lush inflorescences. This also applies to the cherry tree, which shows its most beautiful blossoms in April and May. The cherry blossom not only looks breathtakingly beautiful, but also has a special meaning. […]

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The Tulip – April Plant of the Month

Tulips (Tulipa) are the largest genus of bulbs in the lily family. There are around 150 different wild species in Central and Southern Europe, the Near East to Central Asia and North Africa. The garden tulip has been cultivated from several wild species in the Middle East. The only wild tulip that can be found […]

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Bakuchiol – the alternative to Retinol

Bakuchiol is considered a new star in the beauty sky. It ensures higher collagen production in the skin and is therefore a real alternative to synthetically produced retinol. Especially for users who struggled with skin irritation after using retinol. Bakuchiol – the “natural retinol” Bakuchiol has been used in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine for a […]

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Iris germanica – precious natural product from Bavaria

Iris germanica is not only very popular because of its beauty. It adorns many gardens and settles on embankments and walls. Its designation as “Knight Sword Lily” has historical roots: it was often used to fortify castle walls. As a so-called “magic plant”, the iris was planted on castle rocks to ward off enemies, dug […]

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New plant health system in the EU

Cfm Oskar Tropitzsch GmbH is a registered entrepreneur in accordance with the new Plant Health Regulation (EU) 2016/2031. This registration with the Bavarian State Ministry of Agriculture was necessary due to the legal changes relating to the Plant Health Ordinance. The CFM is therefore authorized to import goods subject to phytosanitary certificate from third countries […]

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Pepper from the Amazonas

Originally from southwestern India — pepper has found its way to us in Europe as a spice and remedy. Pepper was already known as a preservative and spice for food in ancient times and was therefore very popular as a luxury item in early Europe. In some epochs, this seasoning was outweighed with gold, which indicated its astonishing triumph even then. The flavor originates mainly from the alkaloid piperine. The digestive properties have always been used against gastrointestinal pain.

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Momordica balsamina – balsam apple

Also known as balsam apple or bitter melon, it belongs to the pumpkin family and is native to tropical regions of Africa, Arabia, Asia and the Caribbean. This plant has special medicinal and nutritional values and is used in traditional medicine in many countries. It contains resins, alkaloids, flavonoids, glycosides, steroids, terpenes and saponins, which […]

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Plant of the month December

Bixa orellana – Achiote The Achiote is one of the oldest crop plants in South America and is now cultivated in the complete tropical area. As early as the 1490’s the red dye obtained from the ground seeds has been used to color textiles and for red ink. Today annatto is a verified food colorant […]

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