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Lavender hydrolat
The hydrolat, or aromatic water, is produced simultaneously with the essential oil. In fact, during the steam distillation process, two products are obtained, one is the essential oil which is fat-soluble, namely it melts in fats and this is why in all indications it is reported to add a few drops of essential oil to the cream or a carrier oil, and the other is the hydrolat, which is instead water-soluble. The essential oil is concentrated and intense and, with some exceptions, cannot be used pu...
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Malva, external use
Malva, scientific name Malva sylvestris, also known as common mallow, is a generous and very beneficial plant. It is indeed an ingredient for herbal teas very useful to calm coughs, bronchitis and colds or to soothe inflammations of the digestive tract such as gastritis or even to counteract constipation, as already described in a previous post. In addition to this it can also be used for external applications to treat canker sores, sore throat, itching, pimples, abscesses, gout and rheumatism. ...
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Rice starch
Rice starch is a grandma’s old remedy, it looks like a very fine white powder and is obtained from rice, Oryza sativa. Rice starch belongs to the class of carbohydrates and, besides the use in cooking as a thickener, it has also very useful and interesting properties in the cosmetic field. This remedy is indeed characterized by soothing, anti-inflammatory, moisturizing, cleansing and refreshing properties. It can be applied on the skin, even the most sensitive, in case of redness, irritation and...
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Cardiospermum
Cardiospermum halicacabum, or cardiospermum, is a medicinal climbing plant belonging to the Sapindaceae family. Widespread in Africa, India and South America, the plant owes its name to the appearance of its seeds that are as large as peppercorns, but brown with a white heart. Cardiospermum has anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory, anti-itching, soothing and moisturizing properties, and, for these reasons, it is used as an alternative to cortisone creams to treat and soothe itching, skin infections ...
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Chervil
Chervil, Anthriscus Cerefolium, is also called garden chervil and is an annual plant with anti-inflammatory, purifying and diuretic properties, it results helpful in case of constipation, gout, rheumatism, water retention, skin problems and insect bites but also in case of eye diseases, red and inflamed eyes. Some wild varieties are toxic, for this reason choose always cultivated chervil and buy it in herbalist’s or specialized shops. Since its properties dissolve with the heat chervil is not a ...
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Parsley
Parsley is used to flavor and garnish dishes: from salads to omelets, side dishes and fish. The plant is rich in vitamin C, A and K, mineral salts such as calcium, phosphorus, copper and is a stimulant for the appetite and digestion. Parsley also has diuretic and cleansing properties for blood and liver and, thanks to the vitamin C contained, parsley promotes the iron absorption, for this reason it is recommended for those who suffer from anemia. Parsley helps also in case of inflammations of th...
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English plantain
English plantain is a plant that grows spontaneously on the edges of meadows, paths and on the mountains. This plant has astringent and anti-inflammatory properties, can heal wounds and block bleeding, it is useful in case of hemorrhoids, insect and animal bites. In addition to this, English plantain is also able to fortify the immune system and results helpful to treat cold, sinusitis, allergy and bronchitis, thanks to the expectorant properties. Fresh juice – Grind some leaves of plantain a...
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Sorrel
Sorrel, or common sorrel, is an herb with anti-inflammatory, febrifugal, laxative and digestive properties. This plant can stimulate the appetite, it is able to purify the body, has diuretic but also tonic and vermifuge effects. Therefore it can be used to treat all the digestive problems, the disorders of the stomach and intestines, diarrhea and colic, hemorrhoids and ulcers in the mouth, the lack of appetite and fever. It can be also a remedy, for external use, in case of acne and other skin i...
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Elm
Elm has detox, anti-inflammatory and cicatrizing properties. You can drink elm decoction or you can take it as glycerine macerate. Decoction for internal use – The decoction is prepared from elm bark. It results a remedy in case of tonsillitis and laryngitis because the substances in the decoction are able to remove the mucus. It helps also in case of gastrointestinal affects. Boil 60 gr of elm bark in one liter of water, when the liquid part will be halved remove from heat, strain and drink u...
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