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Wu wei and Principle of non-resistance
What to do when you don't know what decision to make? Or what to do when a problem haunts you and you can't find the solution? Stop and wait for the path to be cleared within you, this teaches Taoism, an ancient philosophy that today more than ever can help you find the well-being of the soul.
If there is silence, let it increase, something will emerge. If there is a storm, let it roar, it will calm down. This is a Taoist saying, expressed more than 2500 years ago by Laozi, a Chinese philosopher considered the father of Taoism. But how can such an ancient saying come to our aid today? Let's try to better understand and deepen how to apply this ancient philosophy to daily life, so that it can help us when we have to make difficult decisions, or when everything seems to oppress us and w...
Kukicha green tea
Supports the immune system, fights anxiety and stress and high blood pressure, improves cognitive function, anticancer, low in caffeine and therefore lends itself to being drunk even in the afternoon.
Lot of small sticks and twigs, this is kukicha green tea, a very particular Japanese tea that differs from other teas that are in the form of leaves. The aroma of kukicha green tea is sweet and stands out from other Japanese green teas that, on the other hand, have a scent that reminds of freshly picked grass. So let's see the types of kukicha, the properties and the preparation of this particular tea. Kukicha tea, types - Whether it's gyokuro, sencha or kukicha, the plant from which green tea...
Beauty and nature, lavender baths from ancient times
Lavender baths, an ancient tradition that can be recreated even today, to regenerate body and mind, to soothe sunburn and irritation, to remove tension and stress.
There was a time when the ancient Greeks turned to the Oracle of Delphi to have indications of where to go in order to look for well-being and luck away from the motherland. The destination of these people had become southern Italy, which would soon be called Magna Grecia. Magna Grecia, under the influence of Greek culture, was able to grow and reach incredible levels of splendor. But the Greeks brought not only philosophy, art and impetus to economic and commercial activity, but also beauty hab...
Vegetable garden, health and relax Part 7, mint, marjoram and oregano
Taking care of the garden helps fight anxiety and the constant dwelling on things and helps to free up resources to overcome any adversity. Not only that, in this way we can have available fruits and herbs with an important antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor action.
Working the soil, pruning plants, giving them water, these actions not only represent a cure for the garden but also for ourselves. They help us to get away from problems and to stop dwelling on things. This does not mean, of course, to escape from one's responsibilities or from the present time, on the contrary, by leaving the mind free and getting lost in the here and now, we bring out the talents and resources that will help us overcome any trauma, thought or concern. Today we see how to grow...
Vegetable garden, health and relax Part 6, gooseberry, red currant and coriander
Properties, uses and cultivation of gooseberry, red currant and coriander.
This is the time to take care of the garden! Taking care of plants, seeing them grow, bloom and then reap the fruits is healing, puts you in a good mood, removes bad thoughts and empowers the mind leaving it free to draw on its talents and resources. Because it is these resources that help us overcome any trauma, concern or obstacle. By taking care of a vegetable garden we also take care of ourselves! Today we talk about gooseberries, red currants and coriander. Gooseberry - Gooseberry, scient...
Vegetable garden, health and relax Part 5, tomatoes and zucchini
How to grow tomatoes and zucchini, two seedlings that cannot miss in your garden.
Watering the plants, seeing them grow full of life and then harvesting the fruits! Taking care of a vegetable garden is fascinating and beneficial, it relieves stress, anxiety and also allows you to have fruit, vegetables and aromatic herbs available every day. Today we talk about how to grow tomatoes and zucchini. Tomatoes - The tomatoes are plants that really cannot miss in a vegetable garden. Elongated tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, ribbed tomatoes, there are many varieties of tomatoes and all ...
Lemon balm, infusion, decoction and baths, against anxiety, insomnia and cramps
Lemon balm is analgesic, sedative, calming and digestive, it helps in case of abdominal pain, stomach ache and painful menstruation, reduces cough and is beneficial in case of headache.
Lemon balm, scientific name melissa officinalis, is a plant of the Lamiaceae family, the same as mint, oregano, sage and rosemary, to give some examples. With its leaves characterized by a lemon aroma, lemon balm is a wonderful choice for the gardens or the balconies where it can be grown. The lemon balm leaves can be used to prepare infusions and decoctions after a drying process. Alternatively, you can easily buy, even online, dried lemon balm leaves ready to be infused. But let's see the prop...
Vegetable garden, health and relax Part 4, chives, parsley and raspberry
Taking care of a garden counteracts stress and allows you to have a continuous production of plants and fruits with a high anti-inflammatory and antioxidant power, today we are talking about the chives, parsley and raspberry.
Taking care of a vegetable garden, whether in the garden or on the balcony, brings joy. Seeing the seedlings grow and enjoying their beauty and their fruits is therapeutic, it frees the mind from anxieties and worries and brings out talents and resources that we never imagined we would have. Not only that, garden plants are also valuable sources of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory substances that we can have available even without leaving home! So let's see growing tips, properties and uses of ...
Vegetable garden, health and relax Part 3, common marigold, lavender and strawberry
Today we talk about how to grow and use three very special garden plants, common marigold, lavender and strawberry!.
Taking care of the garden counteracts stress and induces relaxation, science says it, too (Hassan et al, Geriatr Gerontol Int, 2018)! For this reason, especially in particularly difficult periods such as the one we are experiencing, surrounding yourself with plants to grow can be truly therapeutic as well as a healthy choice, because as we will see, garden seedlings can be real powerful remedies at hand in addition to guaranteeing herbs and fruits to bring to the table. Common marigold - With ...
Vegetable garden, health and relax Part 2, thyme, lettuce, rocket and violets
Properties, uses and care of thyme, lettuce, rocket and violets.
Taking care of the garden is good, for health and mood, it helps remove anxiety, keeps the mind occupied making it free and creative, able to follow its potential and talents. That's why we decided to start this section dedicated to properties, uses and ways of growing herbs, flowers and plants that are available in supermarkets or nurseries in this period. Last time we talked about rosemary, primroses and basil, today it's the turn of thyme, lettuce, rocket and violets! Thyme - Thyme is antio...
Yoga nidra, yoga relaxation for self-healing
Yoga nidra is a yoga relaxation technique that induces intense and deep calm, makes the mind active, the thoughts clear, improves mood and contrasts agitation and depression.
Yoga nidra is the yoga of aware sleep, in it lies the secret of self-healing. With these simple words, the great yoga master Swami Satyananda Saraswati described this particular technique of yoga meditation, yoga nidra, literally the yoga of sleep, which he himself had created inspired by ancient practices of the Indian tradition. Yoga nidra is more than a relaxation exercise. Through guided meditation it brings the person into that state of calm that precedes sleep. In fact, Swami Satyananda Sa...
Vegetable garden, health and relaxation Part 1, basil, daisies and rosemary
Let's start this section dedicated to the vegetable garden by seeing properties, uses and advice on cultivation of basil, rosemary and daisies.
Taking care of the garden or vegetable garden, even on the balcony, is good for your health. Not only because in this way you have your own production of fruit, vegetables, aromatic plants or even flowers as a beautiful ornament for the house, absolutely under control, possibly organic and zero kilometer, but also because, it has been shown by scientific studies, it improves mood and fights anxiety (Soga et al, Prev Med rep, 2017). A Japanese study reported that observing plants even acts on the...
Natural remedies to reduce anxiety
We have at our disposal different techniques to counteract anxiety and panic, which ones? For example, making with hands, creating or cooking, but also herbal teas prepared with herbs of proven anxiolytic and relaxing action, not to forget different essential oils and pranayamas, the yoga breathing techniques.
What to do in case of anxiety? Especially now, in this difficult period, it can happen that you have worries, you may experience difficulty sleeping and poor concentration, but you can also notice symptoms such as an increase in heart rate or stomach problems. Chronic stress has been triggered and this situation should be counteracted for your mental calm but also for the health of the body. In fact, chronic stress worsens inflammation that has negative repercussions on the immune system. What t...
Tibetan singing bowls
Calming action, help to lower blood pressure and counteract anxiety and stress.
Tibetan singing bowls are a very ancient musical instrument. They look like bronze bowls, although the alloy, with which they are made, can include up to 12 metals, they do not have a clapper but are played using a stick that generates a deep and fascinating sound. Tibetan singing bowls are at the center of numerous scientific studies since it is believed that the vibration generated by them is able to act on mood and anxiety. But let's understand better. Tibetan singing bowls, what science sa...
Properties and dietary sources of tryptophan, the essential amino acid that helps in case of insomnia, sadness and anxiety.
Tryptophan is an amino acid discovered by two British biochemists, Hopkins and Cole, in the early 1900s and is one of the eight amino acids defined essential, that is that they are not produced by the body but have to be introduced with diet (Richard et al, Int J Tryptophan Res, 2009). Tryptophan, what is it? - Tryptophan is used by the brain to produce serotonin. Serotonin, in turn, is a neurotransmitter involved in various processes such as sleep induction, pain threshold control, thermoregu...
Food combination and cooking method, potatoes Part 2
What food you can prepare before an exam, or in case of anxiety or insomnia? Potatoes may be helpful thanks to their calming action, finally, we’ll see that French fries in some cases aren’t bad for health!.
Potatoes are edible tubers produced by the plant solanum tuberosum, belonging to the Solanaceae family. Potatoes aren’t a fatty food and, from the nutritional point of view, they are characterized by a high content in vitamins, such as group B and C, mineral salts, such as calcium, iron, phosphorus and potassium, that makes the potatoes a food able to relax, proteins and anti inflammatory and antioxidant substances (Camire et al, Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr, 2009). In the previous post we have seen s...
Food combinations and cooking methods, potatoes Part 1
Potatoes relax and are useful in case of stress, anxiety, agitation before exams and insomnia, find out how to cook and serve potatoes in order to maximize their properties.
Potato, solanum tuberosum, is a plant of the Solanaceae family. The edible part of the plant is formed by tubers, the potatoes, that are the enlarged underground stems. Potatoes can be purchased either when they have reached full maturity or when their development has been interrupted, in this case we speak of new potatoes. Be careful in case of germinated potatoes because solanine, a toxic alkaloid, is produced at this stage. Therefore, the germinated potato should not be eaten. Potatoes are a ...
Food combinations and cooking methods, the pumpkin Part 2
Pumpkin can protect the eyesight, is helpful in case of acne, psoriasis, coagulation problems, anxiety and insomnia.
Pumpkin is a powerful source of vitamins, especially A, important for the health of the immune system, skin and eyesight, E, which fights aging processes, K, which is essential to allow blood to clot properly, and group B, mineral salts, such as magnesium, potassium and calcium, which, together, show a calming and sedative action, and zinc, useful for the skin, especially in case of acne, wounds and infections. Finally, the pumpkin brings precious antioxidants such as beta-carotene (USDA Databas...
Food combinations and cooking methods, pumpkin Part 1
Food combinations and cooking methods to maximize the properties of the pumpkin, today we see the cooking in extra virgin olive oil and the combination with garlic, useful in case of coagulation problems, insomnia, anxiety and weak immune system.
Pumpkin is the fruit of several plants of the Cucurbitaceae family. The pumpkin, depending on the type, may have a round or elongated shape, a smooth or lumpy skin and a more or less sweet pulp with inside flat and white seeds. In general, the pulp of the pumpkin is a powerful source of beneficial substances while it is considered poor in calories, around 26kcal per 100 grams. The pumpkin brings mineral salts, such as potassium, magnesium, calcium and zinc, vitamins, such as A, important for the...
Chakras and yoga
The 7 chakras of traditional Indian medicine are placed along the spine and are associated with the different organs of the human body.
The chakras, based on the ancient writings of the Indian medical tradition, are the centers in which the energy of the body converges. The main chakras, a Sanskrit term meaning wheel, are seven and are located along the spine. According to tradition, they have the task of receiving and distributing vital energy, by ensuring the proper functioning of the body. Each chakra is in fact associated with particular organs and functions, now we’ll see better in detail! The seven chakras - The first ch...
Rosa centifolia, the flower with soothing, analgesic and antioxidant properties
Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and analgesic action, useful in case of joint pain, rheumatoid arthritis but also wounds and sores, rejuvenating and antiseptic properties suitable for all skin types, both skin with wrinkles and acne prone skin, it has a relaxing scent.
The rosa centifolia, also called Provence rose or May rose, is a type of hybrid rose of the Rosaceae family whose origin dates back to the seventeenth century. Its flower is characterized by a beautiful deep pink color with overlapping and fragrant petals. It has a very intense aroma, sweet and with notes of honey, that makes this rose an ingredient highly appreciated in perfumery. Rosa Centifolia oil, properties - The rosa centifolia also plays a leading role in cosmetics and as a natural rem...
Natural cosmetics, like kings and queens Part 11, Rose infused oil worthy of the Gods of Olympus
Rose oil is an excellent massage oil, it is relaxing and analgesic, even in case of back pain during pregnancy, if applied as a serum on face it is antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.
The palace of the king of Babylon Nebuchadnezzar was decorated with roses whose petals were used to prepare a scented oil. In ancient Greece and ancient Rome, roses were the symbol of the goddess of love, Aphrodite or Venus, they represented beauty and joy and the rose infused oil was also well known. About this special and powerful beauty oil spoke Pliny and Homer, who, in the Book XXIII of the Iliad described that Aphrodite applied on Hector's body a rose infused oil to protect him from the an...
Music, sounds and noise
Nature sounds, white noise and relaxing music, what do they have in common? According to scientific researches they act on body and mind with a relaxing and anxiolytic effect, by reducing the heart rate and anxiety, by improving the learning skills in adults and by helping babies fall asleep faster.
A walk in the woods, in silence, surrounded just by nature sounds, a low chirping, the murmuring of the wind and the babbling brook. Or a cozy room in which a calming and relaxing music is rising. The sounds that surround us aren’t just a background of our actions and life but have a pivotal role on the mood, the concentration and stress. Nature sounds and music for meditation have indeed an anxiolytic effect demonstrated by scientific researches, as we’ll see in the following. Nature sounds –...
Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, prebiotic, immunomodulatory and neuroprotective action, able to improve the cognitive functionalities both in healthy people and in case of degenerative illnesses, antidepressant action and able to counteract anxiety, protects the stomach and bowel mucosa, useful in case of ulcers or chronic inflammations of the digestive tract.
Hericium erinaceus, known also as lion’s mane mushroom or monkey head mushroom, is an edible mushroom native to North America, Europe and Asia. This particular mushroom isn’t just fascinating for its look, characterized by long and white spines, but also thanks to its healthy properties demonstrated by scientific studies. Properties – This mushroom is indeed antioxidant, it is able to stimulate the immune system but shows also a neuroprotective effect connected to the enhance of a protein, NGF...
Lemon balm, mother tincture
Sedative and relaxing action, useful before important exams, tests at work or during periods of intense anxiety and stress, helpful in case of heavy periods, nausea, abdominal pain, headaches, insomnia.
Lemon balm, also known as balm, common balm or balm mint, scientific name Melissa officinalis, is a plant of the Lamiaceae family. From the leaves of lemon balm a mother tincture is obtained characterized by a sedative, anxiolytic and antispasmodic action (Scholey et al, Nutrients, Nov 2014), therefore useful in case of anxiety, nervousness, insomnia and before exams at school or university or important tests at work. This remedy may be able, indeed, to mitigate the performance anxiety that thes...
Natural cosmetics, like kings and queens Part 8, lemon balm honey for the Nefertari’s bath
The lemon balm honey, thanks to its anti-inflammatory, soothing and calming properties, is beneficial for wounds, burns, in case of cough, insomnia and stress, it is one of the ingredients of the Nefertari’s bath, relaxing and regenerating.
Nefertari was a queen of Ancient Egypt, the wife of Ramses the Great, who dedicated her a temple that still fascinates all the people who have the opportunity to admire it, majestic and timeless, able to defy the centuries and the works of humans, Abu Simbel, set in the southernmost part of Egypt, in Aswan. Nefertari was much loved by Ramses and, as they say, also very beautiful and she took care of her beauty with ointments, creams and baths. Between history and legend, today we take inspiratio...
Food combinations Part 5, the best ways to eat artichokes
Raw artichokes, cooked in oil or boiled, prepared with ginger or garlic, every preparation has its properties in order to help the liver, to counteract poor digestion, insomnia, anxiety or anemia.
The artichoke is the flower bud of the plant Cynara scolymus. The artichoke is rich in iron, potassium, magnesium, cynarine, an alkaloid able to protect the liver and to lower the cholesterol, inulin, a prebiotic that protects and stimulates the bacterial flora of the gut, antioxidants such as tannins (Rondanelli et al, Monladi Arch Chest Dis, Mar 2013 – Lopez-Molina et al, Phytochemistry, Jun 2005). However, the properties of the artichoke depend on the ways of cooking and on the foods served t...
Pranayama are breathing techniques of yoga that have important benefits on the mind, by calming and removing the anxiety, and on the body, for example help to normalize the breath, are useful in case of asthma, lower blood pressure and counteract headaches and migraines.
Yoga is an ancient discipline, born thousands of years ago in India with the aim to restore and maintain balance and health of mind, body and emotions. We are witnessing a great spread of yoga all over the world and this thanks to the numerous scientific researches that are demonstrating its effectiveness as an aid to control stress and chronic inflammation in the body, which, as we have seen in several posts, can cause in the long run cardiovascular or autoimmune diseases, depression and even t...
Anti inflammatory lifestyle Part 2
Yoga, tai chi, qigong or mindfulness meditation, these are just some examples of disciplines that combine the health of body and mind and that, according to science, are able to silence the pro inflammatory processes.
Chronic inflammations can be considered one of the most dangerous enemies of our health. In silence, it works inside our body and create the conditions for several illnesses and also depression. Refined foods, fried foods and sugars act on our body by increasing chronic inflammation, also stress can increase chronic inflammation. In the previous posts we have seen the guide lines created by important universities such as Harvard or Rush University Medical Center of Chicago about healthy diet hab...
Remedy able to lower blood pressure and counteract anxiety and insomnia, to be taken under medical supervision.
Rauwolfia serpentina, or Indian serpentine, is a medicinal plant of the Apiaceae family known and appreciated for centuries thanks to its health benefits. From the roots of the plants of at least 18 months a remedy with hypotensive, antiarrhythmic and vasodilatory properties is obtained. Indian Serpentine is therefore used to treat anxiety, hypertension and insomnia. Its mechanism of action is well known and is based on an alkaloid present in the remedy, the reserpine, which acts on the nervous ...
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