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Poor man's ginseng, the remedy that takes care of the brain, intestines and defenses
Strengthens the immune system by modulating the response to external threats, protects the health of the microbiota by acting as a prebiotic and increasing the presence of good bacteria, counteracts gastritis, acidity and reflux, anti-fatigue remedy, strengthens the body in case of stress and fatigue.
There is, in Asia, a climbing plant, the Codonopsis pilosula. Well, from the extracts of this plant a natural remedy is obtained, also called bastard ginseng or poor man's ginseng, as its action is similar to ginseng but sweeter. In particular, the bastard ginseng is neuroprotective, it helps in case of heartburn and gastritis, it strengthens the defenses and the intestinal microbiota. Not only that, Codonopsis is also a remedy capable of strengthening the body, making it more resistant to fatig...
Yogurt, the superfood with unthinkable properties
Vitamins, minerals, probiotics and proteins, supports the immune system, the microbiota, helps to keep body weight and visceral fat under control, protects the heart and fights type 2 diabetes, strengthens muscles and bones, makes the body more resistant to fatigue.
Delicious, creamy and fresh, yogurt is a food that everyone really likes. Produced from the fermentation of milk by bacterial cultures, yogurt is also versatile. In fact, it lends itself to being eaten alone, for breakfast or as a snack, to accompany desserts or to make delicious sauces, such as the Greek tzatziki sauce, of which you can find the recipe in the Healthy Food section. Today let's talk about the properties of yogurt! In this article we will limit ourselves to talking about yogurt ob...
Rosemary oil, the fluid of immortality
Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, useful as anti-aging, against wrinkles but also in the case of acne-prone skin, soothes itching and dermatitis, even of the scalp, protects the beauty of the hair by counteracting its fall and stimulating microcirculation, antispasmodic and calming action, helps in case of cramps, abdominal pain and stomach pain, heavy periods, soothing for the mood, the aroma improves concentration.
Legend has it that Apollo fell madly in love with Leucotoe, daughter of the king of Babylon. However, the girl was kept segregated in the palace and by order of her father she could never be left alone. Thus it was that Apollo took the form of Leucotoe's mother in order to make her handmaids go away and be able to remain alone with the girl. But Clizia, a nymph in love with Apollo, insanely jealous, decided to report everything to the king of Babylon who condemned his own daughter to be buried a...
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...
Chromotherapy, the healing power of colors
How colors, both observed and visualized, can improve memory and act on our moods, bringing benefit in case of tiredness, sadness but also anger and irritability.
Chromotherapy, or color therapy, is based on the idea that colors can affect our mood and our health, bringing benefits in cases of disorders such as sadness, poor concentration and anxiety. Chromotherapy is a very ancient healing technique, it is believed that even the ancient Egyptians used it and nowadays several scientific studies have been able to prove its effectiveness. So let's try to understand how it works and how the particular colors can benefit us. Chromotherapy, what science says...
Woods, more than an anti-stress, a real stimulant for the immune system
Anti-inflammatory, antitumor and antioxidant action, supports the immune system thanks to the absorption by our body of the essential oils released by the trees, reduction of blood pressure, helpful in case of anxiety, stress, bad mood and depression.
A silent forest, where everything seems motionless but in reality beats with life. The shoes creak on the path as you make your way through ferns and mosses, the air is fresh and clean, slightly scented with aromas of resin. The forest is a unique experience to be immersed in nature, to detach from stress and to bring benefit to body and mind, so much that even science has been interested in its properties for health and a term has been coined to indicate the immersion in a woods as a regenerati...
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 ...
Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antitumor and able to support the immune system, help to overcome moments of stress and fatigue, protect the stomach and counteract allergies.
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...
Synergistic action of the herbs that make this mixture, useful in case of digestive problems, weak immune system, fatigue, diabetes.
Mu tea is not a particular type of tea but a mixture of herbs and roots able to tone the body, to stimulate the immune system and digestion, to protect the liver and the kidneys, to counteract water retention, fever, hemorrhoids and acne. This blend was formulated in the 50s by the Japanese Georges Ohsawa, considered the father of macrobiotics, and includes from 9 to 16 ingredients. Each ingredient of this special tea brings important healthy properties for different problems and all act in syne...
Supports the heart and muscles, reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes, its deficiency causes fatigue, cramps, arrhythmias and constipation.
Potassium, symbol K, is a mineral element present in our body where it plays a very important role. Potassium, functions - Potassium is present in intracellular fluids, helping to maintain cell function and determining the amount of water within the cell itself. But potassium also affects the activity of the muscles and, therefore, also that of the heart by carrying out a protective action on the cardiovascular system and reducing the risk of heart attack and heart disease. Moreover, a high in...
Vitamins and minerals, fiber and water, powerful antioxidant action, useful to protect the health of eyesight and skin.
The blood plums, also known as Japanese blood plums, are the fruits of the prunus salicina tree, and should not be confused with the plums, which instead are the fruits of the European plum or prunus domestica. The blood plums make their appearance on the market shelves at the beginning of the summer and, unlike the plums, can be eaten only fresh and are not dried. These fruits have a soft pulp, a color ranging from yellow to red or deep purple and a round shape, not as elongated as the plums, w...
Giant Sequoia, herbal medicine
Tonic action, useful in the case of osteoporosis, an aid to help fight depression, asthenia and lack of appetite in the elderly, useful in cases of benign prostatic hypertrophy, both in humans and dogs.
Giant sequoia, also called giant redwood or big tree, scientific name sequoia gigantea, is a plant belonging to the Cupressaceae family. From its young shoots a glycerine macerate is obtained, able to protect the tissues, with a stimulating action on the organism, a tonic effect but also antidepressant properties. Therefore, this macerate is suitable to be used as a natural remedy in case of fatigue, osteoporosis, even in menopause, apathy, loss of appetite and depression, even in the elderly. M...
Food combinations and cooking methods, asparagus
With diuretic, weight-loss and protective action on heart, brain and vessels, the asparagus can be eaten steamed or raw, combined with particular foods able to work in synergy and to increase its properties.
The edible parts of asparagus, scientific name Asparagus officinalis of the Liliaceae family, are its young shoots. These vegetables bring important healthy substances, such as rutin, with a protective action on the heart, brain and blood vessels, quercetin, an anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and antioxidant substance, but also fibers, beneficial for the gut, vitamins A, B, C, K and E, zinc and folic acid, namely vitamin B9, (Nishimuro et al, Nutrients, Apr 2015 - Ganeshpurkar et al, Saudi Pharm,...
Vitamins, mineral salts and proteins, restorative action, protects the intestinal tract by supporting the action of probiotics, helps maintain muscle mass.
Chestnuts are the fruits of the chestnut tree, Castanea sativa, and can be tasted in different ways and preparations, from boiled to roasted chestnuts or even in soups. Today we’ll see another use of chestnuts, the flour, obtained by drying and grinding chestnuts. This flour is naturally sweet and can be used to thicken puddings, smoothie, soups, to prepare desserts such as cakes, biscuits and plum cakes or the famous castagnaccio, you can find the recipe in the Healthy Food section. Chestnut fl...
Protects the liver from the action of chemicals and toxic substances but also from a diet high in fats, reduces LDL cholesterol and blood sugar levels, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, tonic.
Amla, scientific name Phyllantus emblica, is a plant of the Fillantaceae family and is known mainly for its fruits, similar to green plums, which have the same name. The fruits of amla are considered an elixir of long life, able to promote longevity and there is plenty of scientific studies supporting the Ayurveda tradition that considers amla one of the essential ingredients for good health. These berries have in fact a special protective action on the liver. In particular, amla, according to s...
Vitamins and mineral salts, antioxidants, slightly laxative action useful in case of constipation, diuretic properties and help to fight excess of uric acid, contain melatonin.
Cherry is the fruit of plant Prunus avium and delights us with its sweetness for a fairly limited period of time, from the beginning of June until the end of July. But cherries are not just delicious, they also have interesting healthy properties. They are in fact a source of vitamins, such as A, C, B1, important for the proper functioning of muscles and the nervous system, B2, useful for the health of skin, nervous system and vision, and mineral salts such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron...
Improves the resistance of the body to fatigue, useful in convalescence, stress or period of exams, boosts the metabolism, helpful to lose weight in case of overweight or obesity, diuretic and digestive properties, helps in case of headaches, especially if connected to digestive problems, against car sickness and sea sickness.
The Kola nut is the fruit of several species of plants belonging to the genus Cola but it is also the ingredient of a famous drink known all over the world, the cola, although nowadays can be replaced by artificial flavors. The Kola nut is characterized by interesting properties, is indeed rich in tannins, caffeine and theobromine, substances that are released gradually and that are able to stimulate the nervous system, improve blood flow but also boost the metabolism. Therefore, the kola nut pr...
Adaptogenic properties useful in case of stress and fatigue, anti-acid and digestive effect against ulcers, reflux and sour stomach, isoflavones able to relieve symptoms of menopause such as flushes or irritability, useful for osteoporosis prevention, antioxidants for heart health, able to counteract LDL cholesterol oxidation, helpful with tobacco and alcohol addiction.
Kudzu, scientific name Pueraria montana, is a plant of the Fabacee or Leguminosae family that includes also soy, beans, fava beans, peas and lentils. Native to Asia, it is used for cooking, in fact kudzu root powder works as thickener and gelling agent, but also as a natural remedy. Kudzu, in fact, contains isoflavones, natural compounds with a structure similar to human body estrogens, which help to soothe menopausal symptoms and osteoporosis, as reported in the study published in the Evidence-...
Vitamins and mineral salts, antioxidants, satiating power, able to fight anemia, fatigue and weak immune system, constipation, useful to control cholesterol and blood pressure, the decoction used for wraps helps against hemorrhoids and otitis.
Apricots are the fruits of the apricot tree, or Prunus armeniaca, of the Rosaceae family. Fresh apricots contain vitamins A and C and mineral salts such as potassium, iron, magnesium and phosphorus, they are also rich in beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant with a protective role in heart disease, cataracts and stroke and inhibition of tumor cell growth, as reported in the guidelines of the American Institute for cancer research about phytochemicals and their effect on human health. Apricots ar...
Vitamins and mineral salts, stimulating action, helpful in case of periods of physical and mental stress, tiredness, depurative action, able to restore health of skin and hair, useful to boost and support the immune system, indicated in case of digestive problems, sour stomach, gastro esophageal reflux, constipation, inflammation and recurrent respiratory tract diseases, in case of illnesses such as Parkinson.
Papaya, also called papaw or pawpaw, scientific name Carica papaya, is a tree of the Caricaceae family that can reach a height of 10 meters. The fruit, which has the same name as the plant, is a very large, orange-colored berry with a sweet and juicy pulp that contains many seeds in the form of black grains. Rich in vitamin C, A and E, but also potassium, magnesium, zinc and antioxidants, papaya fruit helps to fight free radicals and counteracts aging processes. It is useful to restore health an...
Counteracts fatigue and listlessness, improves brain activity by stimulating brain function, improves the quality of sleep and fights insomnia, aphrodisiac properties.
Velvet bean, scientific name mucuna pruriens, is one of the Fabaceae or Leguminosae family tree. It is a legume native to tropical Africa and Asia. The seeds of mucuna pruriens contain the amino acid L-dopa, a precursor of the neurotransmitter dopamine, which is important in many physiological processes since it helps to regulate mood, movement and the sphere of sexuality. You can take velvet bean in the form of dry extract of seeds, 10-50% L-Dopa, 1 -2 capsules daily in the morning with a glass...
Useful in case of asthenia, depression, recurrent infections that heal slowly, with zinc it results useful to restore balance in case of hormonal changes and disorders connected to them such as acne localized on the chin, hair loss.
Copper is an essential trace element, it facilitates the transport and the use of iron from the intestine and is therefore useful in case of anemia, asthenia and convalescence. The copper has also an antiseptic effect, it fortifies the immune system, it is used in case of fever or inflammatory and infectious processes of the joints and of the respiratory tract, especially if recurrent, it is important for the production of melanin, the natural pigment that gives color in hair and eyes. Natural s...
Vitamins and mineral salts, benefits during pregnancy due to the presence of folic acid, energy, aid in periods of tiredness, lack of appetite, convalescence and for athletes, food against constipation, high satiating power, help to keep the nervous system healthy.
Chestnuts are the fruit of the chestnut tree, are rich in nutrients and until a few years ago represented the staple food of mountain populations and in times of famine, hence the name "bread of the poor". Chestnuts are also rich in vitamins, especially vitamin B and C, folic acid, very important during pregnancy, and are ideal for convalescents, in the elderly and in case of fatigue and chronic fatigue. These fruits are energetic, contain minerals such as manganese, phosphorus, calcium, magnesi...
Energetic action and tonic, strengthens the immune system, B group vitamins, minerals, ideal during periods of stress, fatigue, intense study, convalescence.
Royal jelly is a substance that is produced by worker bees to feed the larvae and the queen bee, it contains sugar, proteins, vitamins, such as vitamin B9 or folic acid, and other vitamins of group B, including vitamin B5 or pantothenic acid useful for skin health, against dandruff and aging processes, mineral salts, such as iron, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, copper, manganese, silicon. Royal jelly is a very energetic food, able to improve the immune system defenses, with anti-inflammatory ...
Adaptogen plant, it helps the body to improve the resistance during periods of physical and mental stress, remedy in case of weakness, able to improve memory and concentration, it decreases excess fat.
Rhodiola is a plant that grows at high altitudes, in high mountains. It has antioxidant properties and it is used in case of physical and mental weakness, apathy, listlessness. Rhodiola is indeed an adaptogen plant, it helps the body to adapt to stress and it improves strength. It is able to enhance memory and concentration and, in addition to this, rhodiola helps reduce excess fat by acting on metabolism. In case of high blood pressure or if you are taking drugs it is always better to ask your ...
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