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Dog rose, herbal medicine
Rosa canina, also known as dog rose, is a spontaneous plant belonging to the Rosaceae family. The glycerine macerate is obtained from its buds while the mother tincture is obtained from the berries of this wonderful plant. Let’s see better in detail properties and uses of these two amazing remedies! Glycerine macerate of dog rose, properties and uses - Glycerin macerate of rosa canina is characterized by a high content of antioxidants such as quercetin, ellagitannins and kempferol (Jimenez et ...
The prunum mume, also called the Japanese plum, is a fruit tree halfway between the plum tree and the apricot tree. The plant is native to China and produces fruits that, in shape and appearance, remind of an apricot. The fruits are dried and pickled for several months together with shiso leaves, or Laminaria Purpurea, which gives to the fruits their typical reddish color. After this process the fruits take the name of umeboshi plums. The umeboshi plums are the most common form with which people...
Sea as a source of health
Renè Quinton was a biologist who, at the beginning of the last century, saw sea water as an important source of health for the body. Indeed, he considered this water as a real medicine, similar to the blood that flows in the body and able to keep alive, according to Quinton, something that can survive just in the blood and organic liquids, the white blood cell. Sea water can enter the body through the skin but can also be taken orally or sprayed into the nose. Bathing in the sea - But why sea ...
The plant of cocoa, Theobroma cacao, belongs to the family of Sterculiaceae and is native to south America. When the seeds are extracted from the fruits of the tree they are subjected to a multi step process involving fermentation, drying, roasting and grinding in order to obtain, as a final product, the cocoa powder that we can purchase in the shops. A fine, brown and scented powder that is commonly used for cooking, sweets, drinks but also as an ingredient of beauty cosmetics. Let’s see the pr...
Luffa operculata is a form of luffa, a climbing plant belonging to the Cucurbitaceae family that includes also pumpkin, watermelon, melon and cucumber. Luffa operculata is one of the most appreciated natural remedies used to treat rhinitis, sinusitis and hay fever and you can easily find it in herbalist’s or chemist’s shops in the form of a nasal spray. Scientific studies have shown that luffa is beneficial and efficient to counteract these type of illnesses, indeed, according to a research publ...
Hildegard of Bingen was a German religious and naturalist who lived in the twelfth century. She was a very eclectic character, in fact she dedicated herself to the study of herbs to treat the human body but she wrote also several treatises on medicine, botany but also philosophy and cosmology. Among all the home remedies that Saint Hildegard proposed we can find the elixir of violet. This drink, which takes its name from one of its ingredients, is prepared from flowers and leaves of violet (Viol...
Helycrisum has antihistamine, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and expectorant properties. It can be used in order to treat all the issues related to the respiratory tract. Helycrisum helps to get rid of catarrh, treats cough and the inflammations in the nasal mucosa. Helycrisum is also a remedy in case of trauma or skin issues such as cold sore (herpes simplex), psoriasis, sunburns and irritations. Herbal tea – In case of cough, bronchitis, catarrh, asthma prepare a herbal tea with a tablespo...
Rosa canina (dog-rose)
Dog Rose is rich in vitamin C and antioxidants. It regulates the immune response and, in this way, dog rose is very useful in case of all types of allergy, it relieves allergy symptoms such as cough or rhinitis. In addition to this, dog rose is able to regulate metabolism and to avoid lacks of energy that can occur at the beginning of spring or caused by stress. Dog rose can help also in case of water retention and has anti-inflammatory properties. The anti-inflammatory action is useful in cas...
the australian bush flower essence Bauhinia can be found in herbalist’shops or specialized shops. Take 7 drops of Bauhinia essence in the morning and in the evening. Like all australian bush flower essences the drops should be put under the tongue for a few minutes. Helpful remedy in case of food intolerance, colitis and allergies....
Blackcurrant (Ribes nigrum)
You can find the glycerin macerate of blackcurrant (Ribes nigrum) in chemist’s or herbalist’s shops. Take 40-50 drops two times a day by diluting it with water or tea. In case of allergy start assuming the glycerin macerate of blackcurrant one month before the onset of allergy and go on for all the period of time of allergy. You can also use the glycerin macerate of blackcurrant in case of respiratory tract and throat infections in order to fortify the immune system. The Ribes nigrum behaves a...
Buy in herbalist’s shop some baobab dried fruit pulp. Add a teaspoon of baobab fruit pulp to a glass of water or, even better, of almond milk. Drink it before meals. Baobab fruit pulp is rich in vitamin C and has an anti-allergic action....
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