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Ivy, to clear the respiratory tract and counter cough, bronchitis and colds
Anti-inflammatory, expectorant, antibacterial, antispasmodic and bronchodilator properties, useful against cough, cold, bronchitis but also asthma, sore throat and flu symptoms.
Legend has it that an ivy plant enveloped the body of the child Dionysus to protect him from the flames generated by a lightning bolt from Zeus. And this is why an ivy branch is always depicted around the head of the god of wine and grapes. Over the centuries, however, the sacred value of the plant has been somewhat lost, considering it almost a weed or a plant with a mere decorative purpose. Instead, ivy leaves are a concentrate of substances useful for health, especially in this period when it...
Good breathing prolongs life and improves mood
The importance of breathing and how to improve its quality with exercises, extracts, herbal teas and massages with essential oils.
Breathing is an action that accompanies all of us in every moment of the day and night, since our birth. Perhaps this is why, taken by the stress of everyday life, we often do not give to breathing much importance. But let's try to stop for a moment and pay attention to our breathing. How many times, during a difficult conversation, we found ourselves with bated breath, practically without breathing. How many business phone calls have we made while breathing only superficially? Yet, a few small ...
Rhododendron essential oil, the balsamic essence that protects the airways and brings a good mood
Antiviral and antibacterial, protects throat and lungs, fights asthma, anti-inflammatory and analgesic action useful in case of muscle pain, back pain and rheumatism, calms and relaxes, fights sadness and depression, cosmetic action for skin and hair, useful in case of acne and dermatitis, wrinkles and mature skin, but also dry and brittle hair.
Protect the respiratory tract, but also relax and let yourself be enveloped by a good mood thanks to the essential oil of rhododendron, scientific name rhododendron anthopogon, a type of rhododendron native to Tibet, the Himalayas and Pakistan. But this essential oil is also a valuable cosmetic for skin and hair and helps to counteract pain. Let's discover all its properties based on scientific research. Rhododendron essential oil, antiviral and beneficial for the airways - Rhododendron essen...
Breathing, the simplest natural remedy for viral infections, asthma, insomnia and anxiety
Breath as a natural remedy. Let's see the best breathing techniques that, based on scientific research, have been shown to counteract anxiety, depression, insomnia, asthma and even viral infections of the respiratory tract.
Breathing and the way we do it can become our powerful allies against asthma, but also colds, respiratory tract infections, anxiety and insomnia. Let's see how small tricks or simple exercises that you can practice even every day for a few minutes can help improve well-being and quality of life. Sometimes solutions and remedies are something we really have… under our noses! Breathing through the nose against viral infections - Between the mouth and nose, it is best to breathe through the nose...
Tiger balm, against headache, back pain and respiratory tract diseases
Thanks to the essential oils that compose it, it performs an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, analgesic and antimicrobial action, useful in case of tension headaches, stiff neck, back pain but also to improve breathing, to open the nose and to counteract asthma.
Rangoon, Burma, 1870. In his laboratory a herbalist named Aw Chu Kin worked hard by mixing herbs and oils together, he was looking for something able to relieve pain and to make humans forget the suffering caused by muscle and joint ailments. And eventually he found it. And it was so powerful that a large commercial empire was developed on the basis of this herbal product, carried on by the children of Aw Chu Kin and by the children of his children. We are talking about tiger balm, one of the mo...
Moringa, the miracle tree
Antioxidant and anticancer, protects the heart, helps to keep blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol under control, supports the liver and kidneys, tones the mind, strengthens the immune system from the attack of viruses and bacteria, useful analgesic action against migraines, anti-inflammatory, counteracts asthma and overweight, also useful for the beauty of the skin.
Few things are certain in life, but one thing was sure. Anyone who went to see Fidel Castro, whether he or she was a head of state or a celebrity from the world of sport or show business, had to go through his garden. And above all that person had to listen to him describe in detail the beneficial properties of a particular plant, his favorite, of which he had a personal cultivation, the moringa, or miracle tree. Not only that, it is also said that Fidel Castro used to chew moringa leaves like c...
Black spruce essential oil, the Christmas essence that is good for the brain, lungs, skin and hair
Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, calming and neuroprotective, this essence fights inflammation of the respiratory tract, insomnia and sadness, soothes irritated skin and calms dermatitis, fights dandruff and acne.
Christmas is warmth, sweet sensations but also balsamic aromas that envelop us, giving calm, freeing the mind and opening the breath. Today we see the properties of a very particular essential oil, in fact we are talking about the essence obtained from the branches and needles of the black spruce, scientific name Picea mariana. This essential oil, with its warm forest aroma, immediately brings to mind the holidays, the family gathered around the tree, laughter, but it also has another characteri...
Ancient knowledge and medicinal herbs Part 1, eucalyptus
Antispasmodic, soothing, antibacterial and antiviral, stimulates the immune system, useful against asthma, cough, phlegm, cold, sinusitis and bronchitis, for the skin it fights acne and regulates the production of sebum.
Nineteenth century, Rome, malaria raged in and around the city due to the marshy grounds on which the city itself stood. But at a certain point something happened, some monks who had settled in the abbey Le Tre Fontane, in Rome, began to work the hectares of land around the abbey and planted eucalyptus trees. These trees grew strong and soon the health of the monks improved day by day. Immediately it was thought that the reason was the healthy power of eucalyptus, even capable of absorbing the s...
Vitamins, mineral salts and high amounts of protein, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory action, an aid against asthma, helpful to keep cholesterol levels under control.
Boletus edulis, the scientific term says little but it is certainly known to everyone with the name of porcini mushroom, as it is commonly called. The porcini mushroom is certainly among the tastiest mushrooms that can be found in specialized shops and at the greengrocer's. But the porcini mushroom also has some interesting health properties, let's see them! Porcini mushrooms, properties - The porcini mushroom stands out, compared to other edible mushrooms, for its high protein content. Not on...
Reishi, the mushroom of immortality that improves breathing
Strengthens and modulates the action of the immune system, soothes cough and asthma, antitumor and antioxidant, increases energy and vitality, antiallergic.
The reishi, scientific name Ganoderma lucidum, is a mushroom that comes from Japan, considered among the medicinal mushrooms used for millennia by traditional medicine. Not for nothing, in fact, it is also known as the mushroom of immortality, able to promote longevity and good health. So let's see, on the basis of scientific studies, what are the beneficial properties of this so special mushroom. Reishi, properties – To the reishi mushroom are recognized antioxidant properties, namely, it is ...
Useful in case of cough, bronchitis and asthma, diuretic, counteracts the formation of stones, calming action in case of abdominal pain caused by abundant menstruation, abdominal cramps and renal and biliary colic.
Visnaga, also called kella, scientific name Ammi visnaga, is a plant of the Apiaceae family. This remedy was already known to the ancient Egyptians and Arabs who used it to treat kidney colic. Nowadays it is possible to find mother tincture obtained from visnaga seeds in herbalist’s and chemist’s shops. So let's see now, on the basis of scientific research, the properties of this herbal remedy. Visnaga, properties - The mother tincture of visnaga is appreciated for its spasmolytic action, also...
Dog rose, herbal medicine
Glycerine macerate and mother tincture are obtained from dog rose, the remedies are antioxidant, anti-allergic and able to stimulate the immune system, useful in case of sinusitis, cold, cold sores, warts but also asthma and allergies.
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 ...
Eucalyptus, mother tincture
Anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and balsamic action on the airways, useful in cases of cough, phlegm, asthma, sinusitis and sore throat, it also acts by reducing blood sugar.
Eucalyptus, scientific name Eucalyptus globulus, is an evergreen medicinal plant of the Myrtaceae family. Eucalyptus is widely used in herbal medicine in the form of infusion, decoction, essential oil or mother tincture. Today, we will talk about the mother tincture obtained from eucalyptus leaves. Eucalyptus mother tincture, properties - This natural remedy has a balsamic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and mucus thinning effect and regulates mucus production mainly thanks to the action of ...
Useful against nausea, sour stomach, poor digestion, high levels of cholesterol and blood sugar, cough, characterized by antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor properties, protects the liver, joints and brain.
Ginger, scientific name Zingiber officinale, is a plant of the Zingiberaceae family native to the Far East but nowadays widely known all over the world. The part of ginger that we use is the fleshy and fragrant rhizome, fresh, sliced or grated, in the dried form as a powder or even in the form of candied fruit. Ginger is a spice used to flavor sweet and savory dishes, but also to prepare healthy herbal teas. In fact, ginger is characterized by beneficial properties, which we are now going to see...
Source of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory substances, able to protect kidneys but especially the liver from the action of free radicals caused by viral infections, alcohol or medicine abuse, able to rebalance the transaminases, beneficial action in case of asthma.
Desmodium, scientific name Desmodium adscendens, called also tick trefoil or tick clover, is a plant belonging to the Fabaceae family used to protect liver and kidneys and to fight asthma. Desmodium is a natural medicine of tradition, known and used for centuries by the people of the Amazon rainforest and Africa. Nowadays, desmodium is the subject of various scientific studies to test its effectiveness. Properties - What is emerging from the scientific researches is that desmodium is a source ...
Useful in case of cough, both dry and with phlegm, bronchitis, asthma, inflamed throat.
Grindelia, also known as gumweed, scientific name Grindelia robusta, is a plant native to California and Mexico belonging to the Asteraceae family, just like chamomile, marigold or arnica. Grindelia is a remedy with proven anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties, moreover, it is also expectorant and anti-asthmatic thanks to particular antioxidant and protective substances, saponins and flavonoids, contained in the resin that covers the flowerheads of grindelia. From these flowerheads it i...
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...
Antiseptic properties, able to thin catarrh, expectorant action, helps to treat various airway disorders such as cough, bronchitis, even chronic, asthma and sore throat, diuretic and purifying effect, against gout and rheumatism, helpful to relieve dermatitis or acne.
Elecampane, also known as horse-heal or elfdock, scientific name Inula helenium, belongs to the Asteraceae or Composite family and is characterized by very beautiful yellow flowers that can be admired from the beginning of spring until advanced autumn. Elecampane, already known by the ancients, is beneficial to the airway health, calms cough, acts against bronchitis, even chronic, and asthma due to an expectorant and antiseptic action. In addition to this, the remedy has also diuretic properties...
Take this remedy always under medical supervision, useful to treat asthma and bronchitis, rhinitis, laryngitis and urticarial, able to counteract hypotension.
Ephedra, scientific name ephedra distachya, is a plant of the Efedraceae family characterized by bronchodilator, antihistaminic and hypertensive properties. This effect is due to the alkaloids present in the remedy, ephedrine and pseudoephedrine, considered performance-enhancing substances for sporty people. Ephedrine was an ingredient of many dietary supplements, but since 2004 in the United States is no longer on the market because of some deaths caused by an abuse of this substance. However,...
Anti-inflammatory properties, useful against cough, bronchial catarrh, hoarseness, pharyngitis and laryngitis, astringent, decongestant and soothing action useful for treating vein inflammation, but also skin irritations and diseases such as acne, pimples or ulcerations.
The Coltsfoot, scientific name Tussilago farfara, is a plant belonging to the family of Asteraceae that grows on clayey soils and is characterized by yellow flowers very similar to daisies. Known since ancient times, this remedy has expectorant, anti-catarrhal and anti-inflammatory properties and is used to treat persistent cough, hoarseness, but also bronchitis, pharyngitis and laryngitis, asthma and bronchial catarrh. You can prepare the herbal tea by leaving in infusion a teaspoon of flowers ...
Strawberry tree honey
Antioxidant properties against free radicals and aging processes proven by scientific studies, useful against asthma, diuretic properties and, according to tradition, antiseptics properties of the urinary tract.
Strawberry tree honey is one of the rarest and most valuable honey. In fact, the strawberry tree, scientific name Arbutus unedo of the Ericaceae family, the same as the erica and the blueberries, blooms in late autumn between October and November. For this reason, the honey production is restricted only to certain areas where bees can do their job without the fermentation of honey due to humidity and rainfall, very likely in this time of year. For example, in Italy, only Sardinia and Tuscany can...
Detoxifying and energetic action, a support for skeleton and muscles, useful in case of allergic affections of various types such as asthma, rhinitis or hives, dermatitis, psoriasis, it has exfoliating, antiseptic, healing and disinfectant properties useful to treat very oily skin, acne, blackheads, seborrheic dermatitis and psoriasis.
Sulfur is a chemical element with important beneficial properties. This mineral was already known in ancient times as a method to purify the environments. It is the sulfur that Ulysses, in the Odyssey of Homer, uses to purify the house before he meets Penelope after the massacre of the suitors. Today we know that sulfur has an energetic action since it has a role in converting carbohydrates into energy, but it has also a detoxifying action by promoting the elimination of toxins that accumulate i...
Remedy against dry cough, which continues during night, useful in case of catarrh and asthma, bronchitis, expectorant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, calming and relaxing properties of the airway smooth musculature.
Drosera rotundifolia, commonly known as common sundews or round-leaved sundew, is a medicinal plant of the Droseracea family. It is a carnivorous plant, the name derives indeed from the Greek droseròs that means covered with dew because of the small drops that cover the leaves and act as bait. This remedy has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, it is an effective cough sedative, muscle relaxant on the airway smooth musculature due to a substance, the droserone contained therein, but als...
Oakmoss essential oil
Soothing and cicatrizing properties, helpful to hydrate, soothe and heal skin irritations, wounds and dry skin, useful to treat diseases of the respiratory tract, asthma, cough, bronchitis and catarrh, able to act on the emotional sphere, to balance the inside of us in case of unresolved situations of the past, able to improve self-confidence, aphrodisiac action, fixative for other essences.
Evernia prunastri, also known as oakmoss, is a species of lichen that grows primarily on the trunk of oaks but can also be found on other types of tree such as fir and pine. From this lichen an essential oil with antiseptic, expectorant and cicatrizing properties is obtained, this essential oil gives energy and stability, like the oaks. Let’s see the main uses. Natural fixative – It is able to extend the duration of other essences. Diseases of the respiratory tract – Oakmoss essential oil i...
Sage essential oil
Helpful in case of hormonal imbalances, irregular and heavy periods, menstrual cramps, premenstrual syndrome, hot flashes in menopause, cellulite, water retention, alopecia related to hormonal problems, remedy in case of asthma, bronchitis, excessive sweating of the feet, inflammations of the gums, canker sores or aphthae, nervous breakdown and anxiety.
Salvia officinalis, sage, is a plant of the Labiate family. Rich in natural estrogens, that result very helpful in order to regulate the menstrual cycle and relieve the effects of menopause, sage is used to obtain an essential oil able to treat all the imbalances of the female genital tract, namely irregular or heavy periods, premenstrual syndrome but also hot flashes and irritability in menopause. From the emotional point of view sage essential oil is suitable to be used in case of nervous brea...
Protective action for lungs and liver, preserves the elasticity and inhibits sclerosis, indicated in the case of asthma, pulmonary emphysema, bronchitis but also cirrhosis and chronic hepatitis, decreases cholesterol, reduces uric acid, can be used together with the blackcurrant glycerine macerate to potentiate the effect in the case of asthma.
Hazel, scientific name Corylus avellana, is a plant belonging to the Betulaceae family. Its glycerine macerate is a remedy in case of bronchitis and, in general, in case of diseases related to the lungs. The glycerine macerate has, in fact, an anti-sclerosis action and prevents that the lungs lose elasticity, that can cause, for example, asthma, emphysema or bronchitis. The glycerine macerate of the hazel, however, is also used in chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis since it acts on connective liver...
Tonic, helpful against seasonal illnesses, colds, sore throats, bronchitis and coughs, protects the stomach and bowel functions, diuretic, anti-cellulite, for external use it is useful to heal burns, wounds or ulcers.
Glechoma hederacea, commonly known as ground ivy, is one of the Lamiaceae or Labiatae plant family, the same family of sage and mint. Unlike climbing ivy, a different species, it does not climb on the obstacles but prefers to remain at the ground level. The plant is not toxic and is rich in vitamin C, it helps in case of respiratory problems such as cough or asthma, colds and bronchitis, and is a very powerful tonic. It also has diuretic properties and improves the functionality of the stomach a...
Remedy for pain and contracted muscles, headache, used to treat allergic disorders, food allergies, hives, eczema, asthma, help in case of insomnia, anxiety and panic attacks.
The Scutellaria baicalensis, also known as Baical skullcap, comes from Russia and China and is widely used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat allergies, inflammation, flu, liver and lung diseases and headaches. The herbaceous plant has in fact anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-allergic, antispasmodic and sedative properties, it can be used in case of back pain, because it is able to relax the muscles, headaches, but also insomnia and anxiety states, panic attacks, but especially in case o...
Natural antihistamine, emergency remedy care in case of allergic reactions, source of essential fatty acids for healthy skin, immune system and heart, able to lower cholesterol.
Perilla frutescens, called also shiso or chinese basil, is an annual plant that belongs to the Lamiaceae species. It is mainly cultivated in the East where it is used to flavor soups and seafood dishes, the variety characterized by red leaves is used in a very famous seasoning, umeboshi, but you can find preparations of perilla in specialty shops. Perilla is a powerful anti-inflammatory and natural antihistamine: in case of allergies perilla represents a valid remedy to treat emergencies but al...
Remedy for heartburn, indigestion and flatulence, antispasmodic properties useful in case of stomach cramps, but also asthma and palpitations, remedy in case of neuralgia and migraines.
Lemon verbena (lippia citriodora), also called lemon beebrush, belongs to the vervain family, verbena officinalis belongs to this species too. Lemon verbena comes from South America but can also be found in North America and Europe, the plant is richer, in respect of verbena officinalis, in healing properties. Lemon verbena can be used in case of poor digestion, heartburn, flatulence. This herb results a remedy to treat stomach cramps, asthma and heart palpitations thanks to the antispasmodic ac...
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