What Is Lippia Alba? Irresistible Benefits Of Bushy Lippia

Bees On Lippia Alba Leaves

Many elderly individuals consider Lippia Alba as one of the most effective traditional remedies for common ailments.  Known locally as Santa Maria, Lippia Alba is a flowering, perennial shrub native to the Caribbean and the Americas. It is a popular member of the Verbenaceae family, with several scientific studies confirming its medicinal benefits.  This article … Read more

6 Differences Between Jamaican Oregano And Italian Oregano

Italian Oregano And Jamaican Oregano

I always knew that there were differences between Jamaican Oregano and Italian Oregano but assumed they were simply different varieties. However, I got a bit confused when I found out that some people consider them one and the same. So, I did some research. Jamaican Oregano is a perennial, tropical shrub belonging to the Verbenaceae … Read more

Lippia Micromera: Little Known Truths About Jamaican Oregano

Lippia Micromera Jamaican Oregano Spanish Thyme

My Jamaican Oregano plant became the subject of a debate when a  visitor identified it as Spanish Thyme, while his wife referred to it simply as Thyme.  After a brief investigation, we were pleasantly surprised to discover that we were all somewhat correct. Lippia Micromera, also known as Jamaican Oregano, is an aromatic herb native … Read more

What Is Spanish Thyme? 8 Things You Should Know (Pictures)

Spanish Thyme Plectranthus Aboinicus

Spanish Thyme, known locally as Big Thyme, is a soft-stem perennial herb used to season many Caribbean and East Indian cuisine and is valued for its medicinal benefits.  Its scientific name is Plectranthus Aboinicus. It is a member of the mint family, with a flavor similar to Oregano. Since I remember, we’ve always had Spanish … Read more

10 Differences Between Syntropic Farming And Permaculture

Syntropic Farming Vs Permculture

While looking for methods to create a food forest in my backyard, I came across Permaculture and Syntropic Farming.  I was fascinated by the similar results both systems produced.  However, I soon noticed subtle differences in their philosophies and objectives, impacting their approach to system design and food production. Let’s look at 10 differences between … Read more

How To Create A Syntropic Garden (A Beginner’s Guide)

Consortium Of Tropics Plants

A Syntropic Garden is a regenerative food production system that mimics nature, growing vegetables and other crops amongst trees on a small plot of land, usually less than an acre. It is based on the Core Principles from Syntropic Agroforestry and draws from many other natural farming techniques and practices.  This combination helps it achieve … Read more