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Peppers, the colors of health
Green, red, yellow or orange? Let's discover the properties of peppers based on the color of the skin and pulp.
Cheerful and tasty, peppers are a very versatile ingredient in the kitchen. And at the greengrocer you can really find them in quite all the colors of the rainbow. In fact, peppers, in their sweet variety, can be green, usually harvested before reaching full ripeness, yellow, orange and red. Often the choice falls on the classic red pepper, but, in fact, within a varied and balanced diet, a good idea would be to include them all. The point is that it is not just an aesthetic question, in fact, w...
Blueberries, the fruits that save the eyesight
Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties for the well-being of sight, help protect eyesight from age-related diseases but also help to improve vision, the process of accommodation, even in the presence of myopia, and counteract visual fatigue.
In the complex and fascinating mechanism of vision, light is filtered by the different parts of the eye, such as the cornea, lens and vitreous humor before reaching the retina. The photoreceptors in the retina convert light into electrical impulses which are then conveyed to the brain through appropriate cells and the optic nerve. In the retina, due to the complexity of the processes in place, cellular respiration is faster than in any other tissue in the body and this exposes the eye to a great...
Red rose, the queen of flowers
Tonic for digestion, stimulates liver purification, modulates the immune system especially as regards the airways, counteracts phlegm, cough, sore throat and cold, soothes burnt and chapped skin, counteracts wrinkles, acne and blackheads but it is also an ally for the health of the eyes, both when they appear swollen and when they are tired, irritated and red. The rose also improves mood, calms the nervous system and is a tonic for the whole organism.
It is said that when the archaeologist Howard Carter entered Tutankhamun's tomb for the first time in 1922, there was a scent of flowers in the air. And, from what is said, it seems that the thing that released this perfume was a bouquet of red roses, which Carter found on the pharaoh's sarcophagus, probably the last gift from his wife. Roses have always been a symbol of beauty and love, they are the sacred flowers of Aphrodite who gave them the wonderful red color by running once in a field of ...
Eyes and health, herbal medicine and nutrition to protect eyesight
Broken glasses water, infusion of calendula and sage but also foods rich in antioxidants, all help to protect vision and eyes, counteracting dry and tired eyes, weak eyes and difficulty in night vision.
With our eyes we play, work, discover and explore. But the eyes can also get tired, appear red, irritated, we may find more difficult to focus on objects or see in the dark. But nature and diet can help us, taking care of vision and eye health. Let's see better. In the following we will talk about mild ailments, which can happen in everyday life due to allergies, too many hours spent at the computer for work, unbalanced diet, prolonged use of the face mask. Broken glasses water - In the Middl...
Eye yoga, useful against eyestrain
Eye exercises to relax the eye muscles, to improve their efficiency and to increase the frequency with which, during the day, we blink spontaneously, in order to keep the eye lubricated and prevent blurred vision, double vision, red eye and headache.
There is even yoga for the eyes! And it works, counteracting eye strain that causes burning eyes, red eyes and blurred vision. Several scientific studies have been able to demonstrate the benefits of this type of ocular gymnastics, such as a research published recently that observed that undergoing eye exercises for an hour, twice a week for eight weeks, led to a significant decrease in eyestrain (Kim et al, J Phys Ther Sci., 2016). But what are these exercises, which, if practiced consistently,...
Slow cosmetique, not only in salads, the properties of cucumber for skin and eyes
The cucumber counteracts puffy eyes and eye bags and decongests the area. Not only that, cucumber is useful in case of acne, regulates sebum production and soothes inflammation, but it is also helpful in case of sunburn, skin irritation and mature skin with wrinkles and blemishes.
Nature has a solution for everything! Slow cosmetique, the movement born in Belgium with the aim to focus the attention back on the skin, is well aware of this. The basic idea is that a few simple and natural ingredients can give the skin, eye area and hair what they need. Small tricks are enough, such as not throwing away the leftover piece of cucumber when you have prepared the salad. Have you ever thought that cucumber can become a real beauty treasure? Let's see all the uses to make cucumber...
Natural cosmetics, like kings and queens Part 47, Cleopatra's eye bags
Small remedies to combat bags and dark circles drawn directly from nature, such as tea, parsley and potatoes!.
History describes her as a woman of extraordinary beauty, almost fairytale, capable of making leaders fall in love with her. If we close our eyes we can probably imagine her taking care of her skin with masks with Nile mud, sandalwood essences and donkey milk baths. We are talking about Cleopatra, probably the most famous and admired among the queens of Egypt. And how many times, probably with a hint of envy, have we idealized her face, imagining it perfect, without flaws. Well, the truth seems ...
Apples, the colors of health
Red, yellow or green apples, for each color there is a different antioxidant with different properties and different benefits for the health of the skin, eyes, heart, brain and more.
Green, red and yellow apples brighten up the shelves of the greengrocer. But does the different color of the skin of apples also determine different properties? Yes, as we will see. In particular, some antioxidant and anti-inflammatory substances that determine the color of the peel and also some properties vary while the nutritional profile, therefore the quantity of water, fibers, the presence of vitamins A and C and mineral salts such as potassium remains constant (Nicklas et al, Food Nutr Re...
Eye exercises, yoga for the eyes
Eye exercises help to counteract the symptoms of eye fatigue such as red eye, blurred vision and difficulty in focusing.
Working on the computer and reading are activities that involve near vision. The life we lead requires more and more actions of this kind that cause eyestrain that is reflected in tired, dry, itchy, red eyes that struggle to focus on objects at different distances and blurred vision (Kim et al, J Phys The Sci, 2016). However, thanks to targeted exercises also associated with yoga breathing techniques, such as pranayamas, it is possible to obtain benefits by relaxing the eyesight and putting the ...
Vitamins, antioxidants for the well-being of eyesight and skin, mineral salts and fibers, hepatoprotective, anti-inflammatory and useful action to keep blood pressure at bay, relaxing and antispasmodic properties.
Physalis peruviana is a plant belonging to the Solanaceae family, the same as potatoes, aubergines and tomatoes. The fruits, called golden berries, are round yellow berries with a bitter sweet taste, with notes of pineapple and vanilla. Golden berries can be purchased in specialized shops or online in the form of dried berries. Golden berry, properties - Golden berries are a source of carbohydrates, therefore energy, of fiber, vitamin C, vitamins of group B and K, tocopherol, carotenoids, such...
Natural cosmetics, dark circles and wrinkles around the eyes
Tea, cucumber and plant based oils to counteract dark circles, bags under the eyes and wrinkles in the area around the eyes.
The area around the eyes is not rich in sebaceous glands and collagen like the rest of the body and the skin appears thinner. That’s why it is easier for wrinkles and lines to form and to see the subcutaneous network of capillaries making the area darker. Moreover, this part tends to accumulate fluids forming bags under the eyes. So how can wrinkles, eye bags and dark circles be countered? Let's see the main natural remedies! Tea for eye contour - Tea, both green and black, contains caffeine a...
Eyes and health, computer vision syndrome
Good habits and remedies to counteract computer vision syndrome.
For work, as a hobby, for fun, to keep in touch with people that live far away or simply to get informed, the computer is becoming a truly indispensable tool. However, together with the increase in the hours spent on the PC, there is also an increase of a condition that scientists call computer vision syndrome. This disorder affects the eyes and their functioning causing blurred vision, maybe after hours on the computer what we previously saw without problems then we see with difficulty so much ...
Ocular exercises, let’s increase eye mobility to improve eyesight
Some eye exercises proposed by the physician Bates to increase eye mobility and the ability to focus the objects.
William Bates was a physician from New York who created a method to improve vision through eye exercises, visualization and relaxation techniques. This method has been and is at the center of many debates between those who claim that the method has no effect and those who have experienced improvements, slight or moderate (Tiwari et al, Int J Yoga, 2018 - Gopinathan et al, Ayu, 2012). What is certain is that perhaps with the Bates exercises you will never take off your glasses but surely you will...
Chamomile floral water, gold for your beauty
Anti-inflammatory, soothing and healing, useful in the case of acne, erythema, dry and delicate skin, red and swollen eyes, diaper irritation, excellent aftershave thanks to the tonic and calming action, antispasmodic and relaxing properties helpful in case of insomnia and headache.
During the steam distillation process of the chamomile flowers to extract the essential oil, a truly beneficial cosmetic product is also obtained, the chamomile floral water. The plant that undergoes this process can be either the common chamomile, or Matricaria chamomilla, or the Roman chamomile, Anthemis nobilis, both from the Asteraceae family. Now let's understand the properties and applications of chamomile floral water, which you can easily buy in herbalist's shops or in specialized natura...
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...
Rose water, liquid beauty
Antioxidant, soothing, refreshing and anti-inflammatory properties, tonic for the skin, ideal in case of wrinkles, acne, sensitive and dry skin, helpful against bags under the eyes and red eyes, remedy in case of dandruff and itchy scalp.
Rose water, or rose floral water, is a product for the beauty of face, eyes and hair that is obtained during the process of distillation of rose petals to produce the essential oil. At the end of this process, in addition to the essential oil of rose, rose water is also obtained that preserves the incredible properties of this fragrant and velvety flower. For the homemade preparation instead, the infusion of the petals is used. The petals are added to the boiling water and left to rest for about...
Vitamins and mineral salts, powerful antioxidant and able to protect the body from the effects of diabetes and high levels of blood sugars, able to strengthen the skin, eyesight and immune system.
The pomelo, also known as pummelo and pamplemousse, scientific name Citrus maxima, is a plant belonging to the Rutaceae family. This plant is becoming very popular thanks to its fruits, considered the most ancient citrus fruits cultivated by men. The fruits of pomelo are characterized by a smooth and green peel and by a flesh with a color ranging from yellow to red. These fruits have been considered since ancient times a remedy to stimulate the appetite, to protect and improve the functionality ...
Beauty, wellness and natural cosmetics, SOS tired eyes Part 2
Blue light blocking lens, water rose and exercises for eye muscles are all helpful methods in case of eye strain and red and tired eyes, are soothing and improve the eyesight.
There are several methods to give relief to tired, red and burning eyes. In the previous post we’ve seen the benefits of the herbal natural remedy Swedish bitter and particular eye exercises. Today we’ll see other remedies that may be helpful for tired eyes. Blue light blocking lens – What we call light is in fact a mix of electromagnetic waves characterized by different frequencies. Among the components of light blue light is raising many concerns because of its potentially harmful effect on ...
Beauty, wellness and natural cosmetics, SOS tired eyes Part 1
Let's see how the bitter Swedish, a well known and appreciated natural remedy, and some eye exercises, can help to relax and to bring benefit in case of tired eyes.
How often do you have at the end of the day tired, red and burning eyes? I imagine often, especially if you work with the computer, or if you have to drive for several hours, but also reading in a room with bad lighting may cause tired eyes. Among herbal remedies, natural cosmetics, exercises and small precautions there are interesting methods able to bring relief to watery or swollen eyes, that have problems to focus the objects and burn. Swedish bitter - The Swedish bitter is a tincture obta...
We propose some ocular exercises in order to increase eye mobility, to improve the focus of objects, eyesight, the attention and the memory, an exercise useful in case of glaucoma is also described.
How is it possible to protect, or even improve, eyesight? Today we’ll see some eye exercises with the aim to increase ocular mobility, attention and memory. In fact, in the brain similar areas are dedicated to attention and ocular movements and, for this reason, by acting on a domain we may obtain benefits also in the other one (Di Noto et al, PLoS One, Mar 2013). A first exercise, developed by the American physician William H. Bates and described in his book The Cure of Imperfect Sight by Treat...
Vitamins such as A, useful for the health of skin and eye, and mineral salts, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory action demonstrated by scientific studies, diuretic effect, able to regulate the intestinal functions.
Loquat fruits are the fruits of the tree Eriobotrya japonica, also called Japanese medlar or Japanese plum, that belongs to the Rosaceae family and is native to China. Loquat fruits ripen in spring until the start of summer and have a round shape, with a peel color from yellow to orange and a pulp that can be acidulous if loquat fruits are still not ripe and sweeter when full ripeness is reached. Loquat fruit is rich in water and, thanks to this characteristic, it has diuretic properties very us...
Relaxation and regeneration technique for tired eyes.
Sunning is, together with palming, one of the eye relaxation technique proposed by dr. Bates, according to which some vision problems such as myopia, presbyopia or astigmatism can be improved by doing daily exercises in order to relax the eyes. In addition to this, on the basis of this method, the exercises should not just bring benefit to the vision but play also a role in relaxing the mind to help us face the daily life with calm and serenity, and this is not a small thing! Nowadays the eyes a...
Vitamins and mineral salts, antioxidant, anticancer and anti-inflammatory properties, able to lower the bad cholesterol and at the same time to increase the good cholesterol, this property has been demonstrated by scientific studies, finally kale is helpful to keep under control blood sugar and has important nutrients to protect the eye health.
Kale belongs to the Brassicacee family like cauliflower and cabbage. It has green leaves, a fibrous stem and is characterized by so important healthy properties that it is considered a true superfood. This vegetable has vitamins, such as vitamins A, B1, B2, B2, C, K and mineral salts such as magnesium, potassium, manganese, calcium, iron and phosphorus. Kale has also a high antioxidant power thanks to the substances contained in it, quercetin and kaempferol, according to the study reported in 20...
Relaxation for eyes and mind, useful for those people who spend most of the time at computer or, in general, doing activities that cause eye strain with consequences such as difficulties in focusing things, dry eyes or burning eyes.
The eye-care physician W.H. Bates studied, in the early 1900s, a technique in order to improve eyesight in case of myopia, astigmatism or other problems related to the eyes. Among the exercises proposed by Bates here we speak about palming, that has the purpose to relax the eyes and the mind in order to counteract stress, anxiety and vision fatigue that, according to dr Bates, can cause a lot of eye disorders. Although this method hasn’t a scientific basis it has improved life quality and a lot...
Digestive, carminative, anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties, oils and mother tinctures can be used for massages, useful in case of tendinitis, rheumatism, sprains, joint stiffness, rue has a beneficial action also on tired eyes, avoid home-made preparations because excessive doses may be toxic.
Rue, common rue or herb-of-grace, scientific name Ruta graveolens, is a plant of the Rutaceae family, well known and appreciated for its aroma so much that it is used as an ingredient for liqueurs and to flavor different dishes, but also for its beneficial properties. This plant, very useful in gardens because it helps keep away insects, mosquitoes, mice and vipers, is rich in essential oils that are characterized by a digestive, carminative, sedative, antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory action....
Vitamins and mineral salts, anti-cholesterol properties, anti-cancer action, protection for the cardiovascular system in people with type 2 diabetes, valuable antioxidants for the health of the eyes, rich in fibers and proteins, satiating power.
Pistachios are the fruits of the Pistacia vera, a member of the Anacardiaceae, or Cashew, family and originating from the Middle East. This type of dried fruit is rich in vitamins such as A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, C, E, but also mineral salts such as iron, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, manganese and copper. Pistachios bring also good fats for the health of the cardiovascular system, in fact pistachios help to lower LDL cholesterol and a Pennsylvania University study published on the Journal of ...
Antioxidant, protective effect on circulation, capable of strengthening the blood vessels, diuretic and anti-inflammatory action against urinary tract infections, remedy for diarrhea, able to improve the adaptation of vision in those with eye problems.
The bilberry, scientific name Vaccinium myrtillus, is a plant of the Ericaceae family. The bilberry was already known to Dioscorides, a greek physician of the first century AD, who used it as a remedy for dysentery. The bilberry fruits are rich in flavonoids, help to strengthen capillaries and to improve circulation resulting helpful to prevent and treat problems such as capillary fragility, chilblains, varicose veins and blood circulation problems also in people who are suffering from diabetes....
Astringent and tonic properties, internally used to treat diarrhea, dysentery, inflammation of the digestive tract, poor digestion, sore throat, catarrh, cold, bronchitis, for external use it helps to heal small wounds, promotes healing of bruises, sprains, the reabsorption of edema, indicated as a treatment for dark circles but also acne, blackheads, seborrheic dermatitis, wrinkles, dull skin.
The Gallic Rose, also known as rose of Provins or French rose, is admired for its beauty and color but has also important healing properties. You can collect the petals of the rose, let them dry in a cool place and then store them in a paper bag. In this way you will be able to prepare herbal teas with astringent and tonic properties, helpful in case of diarrhea, dysentery, but also inflammation of the digestive tract, poor digestion, sore throat, cold, cough and bronchitis. For external use the...
Vitamins, lutein and beta-carotene, able to protect the health of eyes, useful to decrease the level of cholesterol and sugar in blood, antioxidant.
Goji berries can be found in all supermarkets or specialized shops. Goji berries are sold in the dried form and it is better to buy sun dried organic goji berries because if dried in the oven there is the risk to lose all the healthy properties. Goji berries contain antioxidants that, according to a study performed in 2010 by University of Sydney, are able to protect the skin form sun damages. Goji berries are also rich in zinch and vitamin C, are very useful to lower cholesterol and to control...
Tired eyes, conjunctivitis, eye swelling, stye.
Cornflower floral water contains anti-inflammatory and decongestant substances and it is one of the best remedies in case of tired eyes, conjunctivitis, eye swelling and stye. Cornflower floral water can be found in herbalist’s or chemist’s shops or you can prepare by yourself. Take a handful of fresh cornflower flowers, put them in a liter of distilled water, boil for 5 minutes and let stand for half an hour. Strain and keep the cornflower water in a jar in the fridge for about one month. To...
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