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Today we are talking about another member of the cabbage family, Pak Choi, scientific name Brassica Rapa Chinensis. Pak Choi, also called bok choy, is native to China but nowadays it can be found in specialized shops all over the world. Pak choi means, in Cantonese, white vegetable and is characterized by important healthy properties. Pak choi, properties - This type of cabbage has a high content of glucosinolates, powerful antioxidant and anticancer substances that release all their powerful ...
The peony, scientific name peonia officinalis, of the Peoniaceae family, is a plant that is characterized by large flowers and bright colors. The peony is also called the queen of the flowers of the Celestial Empire since, it is said, the Chinese emperor loved this plant and considered it a symbol of nobility. But the fame of the peony is also intertwined with Greek mythology. In fact, according to the legend, Peone, from which the name peony would derive, healed Pluto, wounded by Hercules, prec...
Bugle, scientific name Ajuga reptans, is an evergreen plant that belongs to the Lamiaceae family. It is also known as St. Lawrence plant, blue bugle, common bugle or carpet bugleweed, and is characterized by interesting anti-inflammatory, disinfectant, antiseptic and astringent properties. It can be applied to treat problems of the skin, hair, but also for digestive problems. For external use it is possible to prepare an infusion and use it to gargle, in order to counteract red gums, to clean wo...
Flax seeds, other uses
Our grandmothers knew about natural remedies. Here an ancient remedy, handed down through generations, used to fight persistent cough that continues also during night, sinusitis and bronchitis, ideal for this period of the year. We are talking about the flax seed compress, simple but effective at the same time. The first thing is to grind the flax seeds, which must be dry and therefore do not pre-soak them. Alternatively, you can buy flax flour, you can find it in specialized stores. Now moisten...
Black-Eyed Susan is an Australian bush flower remedy obtained from Tetratheca ericifolia, a flower characterized by mauve petals and tips of the stamens rich in black pollen, hence the name of the remedy. The Australian bush flower essence Black-Eyed Susan helps impatient and hasty people, those who accumulate too many activities and tend to have a hectic and stressful life, those who think that time is never enough. This Australian bush flower essence provides calm and relaxation, promotes intr...
Cassava, also known as yuca, manioc or Brazilian arrowroot, scientific name Manihot esculenta, belongs to the Euphorbiaceae family and is native to Central and South America. The Cassava root has a rough and brown peel and inside an edible white pulp, it can be cooked like a potato, boiled, steamed and served in the form of mashed potatoes. The important thing is that it has to be cooked, it is in fact not advised the consumption of raw cassava, with the exception of certain varieties, due to th...
Black salt of Cyprus
There are several types of black salt, such as the black salt of Hawaii, Indian black salt from the mountains of India and very rich in minerals or the black salt of Cyprus. The latter is extracted through the process of evaporation from the waters of salt lakes of the island of Cyprus and its color is due to the presence of active vegetable carbon obtained by combustion of wood of linden, birch and willow. It is this addition that gives to the salt its typical color and makes it also useful to ...
Hordeum vulgare, or barley, is a plant belonging to the Graminaceae family that has been cultivated and known since prehistoric times. Barley has very interesting nutritional properties, it is, in fact, rich in minerals such as phosphorus, important for memory and cognitive functions, iron, potassium, magnesium, zinc, selenium, manganese and copper, by resulting, for this reason, a cereal with a protective action on the bones and with remineralizing properties. In addition to this barley contain...
Cauliflower is a winter vegetable of the Brassicaceae or Cruciferae family. It is rich in fibers and, due to its high satiating power combined with low calories intake, it is well suited to be introduced into the diet of those people who are overweight. In addition to this, the cauliflower contains minerals such as potassium, that results helpful to regulate blood pressure, calcium, magnesium, zinc, manganese, selenium, phosphorus, but also vitamins A, group B, C, E, K, J, antioxidants such as l...
The eschscholzia, or California poppy, is a medicinal plant with sedative, antispasmodic and relaxing properties, able to induce sleep without the numbness effect typical of sleeping pills. The plant is native to North America but it has also been introduced in Europe. Try to take the eschscholzia in case of insomnia, difficulty in falling asleep but also in order to give relief to the pain that affects the digestive tract and biliary tract, colitis, irritable bowel syndrome and gastritis. Of th...
Psyllium is a herbaceous plant of the Plantaginaceae family. The most interesting part, from the point of view of the properties, is represented by its seeds, small black seeds that can be used in case of constipation, but also to reduce the inflammation of the mucosa and to restore the peristalsis in case of colitis and irritable bowel. The psyllium seeds are rich in fibers and soothing mucilages, which, in contact with water, swell and form a gel very useful against constipation by stimulating...
The potatoes, with a yellow or white paste, but also with red skin, are tubers, rich in magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, important to control the pressure, vitamin C and B. Potatoes also bring carbohydrates, resulting therefore a high energy food. For the same reason those who have problems with diabetes, high levels of blood sugar or overweight should eat the potatoes carefully without exceeding in quantity and without eating them with other sources of carbohydrates such as bread and pasta. Vi...
Passiflora, also known as the passion flower, so called because it recalls the crown of thorns, is a medicinal plant already known by the Aztecs, it was brought to Europe in the seventeenth century and used for its antispasmodic and sedative properties. This plant calms the central nervous system and helps, as demonstrated by scientific studies, both to treat and to prevent insomnia, irritability, restlessness and anxiety, even during menopause, by relaxing without generating depression, the pla...
Pineapple is mostly constituted by water, it contains also important vitamins, such as vitamin A, vitamins of group B, C, K, mineral salts such as manganese, potassium, phosphorus and magnesium. This fruit contains also an enzyme, the bromelain, with a powerful anti-inflammatory action, for this reason it results helpful in case of cystitis, gastritis, colitis and irritable bowel syndrome, prostatitis. Pineapple helps also the digestion, mostly after heavy meals or for those with digestive probl...
Verbena is a tonic for the body and has antispasmodic properties, for this reason it is very helpful in case of insomnia, anxiety and stress. In addition to this, verbena has also febrifuge properties, speeds up the healing process of wounds, burns, sunburns and infections and it is used in case of rheumatism and joint pain. Thanks to its astringent effect verbena is very useful in case of colitis and diarrhea and thanks to anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties this plant is useful to ...
Melissa officinalis (Lemon balm)
Lemon balm has antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory and carminative effect, for this reason it is used to sooth menstrual cramps and treat digestive problems, colitis and abdominal cramps. Thanks to the antispasmodic properties, lemon balm can also be very helpful in case of anxiety, stress, nervous breakdown and possible somatization because this plant is able to treat the contractions of the organs: of the heart that can cause tachycardia, of the nervous system with insomnia, headache and tiredn...
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....
This sweet spice influences the blood sugar level by lowering it. So, you can use cinnamon to prepare cakes and biscuits, a pinch of cinnamon indeed will make your sweets very tasty but will also have an effect in controlling the blood sugar levels. Cinnamon is very powerful, in fact this spice helps in case of colitis, fortifies the immune system and is an antioxidant. Moreover, on the basis of a research performed in 2013 by the University of California of Santa Barbara cinnamon may contain ...
Ficus Carica (Common fig)
You can find the glycerin macerate of fig in chemists’s or herbalist’s shops. Take 30 drops of glycerin macerate of fig before main meals in order to win acid reflux and its symptoms, stomach pain and , colitis....
In case of colitis or more in general intestinal problems eat some overcooked rice with its cooking water. This helps reduce the irritation, absorb toxins and restore intestinal flora. You can continue this treatment for some days until the symptoms disappear....
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