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What a wonderful fruit the pomegranate is! With a rounded shape and a hard rind, the fruit of the Punica granatum tree, or pomegranate, is a berry that contains inside its seeds of a beautiful deep red color, juicy and sweet with a slight bitter note. Pomegranate seeds are edible, can be added to yogurt or salads, pasta recipes or desserts, but they can also be used to obtain a fragrant and really healthy juice! Today we are talking about the properties of pomegranate juice. Pomegranate juice,...
Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri)
Bacopa monnieri, also called brahmi or waterhyssop, is a perennial herb whose fame is growing fast all over the world as a remedy to improve memory. It belongs to the ancient Ayurveda and, nowadays, it is the subject of several scientific studies to test the properties that, according to tradition, brahmi should show. Beyond the advertising catchphrases, often without a true basis, that consider bacopa a remedy able to heal quite any disorder, from heart diseases to anxiety, brahmi shows a real ...
The plant of cocoa, Theobroma cacao, belongs to the family of Sterculiaceae and is native to south America. When the seeds are extracted from the fruits of the tree they are subjected to a multi step process involving fermentation, drying, roasting and grinding in order to obtain, as a final product, the cocoa powder that we can purchase in the shops. A fine, brown and scented powder that is commonly used for cooking, sweets, drinks but also as an ingredient of beauty cosmetics. Let’s see the pr...
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...
Lesser Periwinkle, mother tincture
Lesser periwinkle, scientific name Vinca minor, also known as dwarf periwinkle or myrtle, is a plant of the Apocynaceae family characterized by beautiful small, blue-violet flowers. As a remedy, the periwinkle has a proven hypotensive effect (Quevauviller 1955) thanks to a substance, the vincamine, which is able to lower the blood pressure and induces peripheral vasodilation. Moreover, this substance contained in the plant also has the ability to promote the supply of oxygen to the brain and thu...
Ghee, or clarified butter, is a type of butter where the proteins and the water have been removed. Ghee is an ingredient of traditional Indian cuisine and is used in place of butter and oil for cooking and frying because it is characterized by a high smoke point, comparable with that of olive oil, it doesn’t burn and resists at high temperatures. But ghee has also an interesting therapeutic use thanks to the revitalizing and digestive properties, in addition to this is considered to act against ...
Silver birch, also known as Betula pendula or warty birch, belongs to the Betulaceae family, it is a very resistant tree about 20 meters tall with a white and smooth bark. From this type of plant two glycerin macerates with different applications are prepared, one obtained from the buds, with anti-inflammatory properties, while the other, obtained from the seeds, is used as a support for cognitive functions. But let's see better in detail. Buds - Silver birch buds stimulate the activity of the...
Lecithin comes from the ancient Greek lekithos that means egg yolk, because this substance was obtained for the first time by the French chemist and pharmacist Maurice Gobley from the egg yolk. Lecithin belongs to the family of phospholipids and is characterized, due to its chemical composition, by the ability to keep together water and fats that normally are not miscible. Lecithin acts as an emulsifier and, for this reason, it is used in the food industry, for example to prepare sauces, creams,...
Yellow cowslip orchid
Caladenia flava is a type of orchid native to Western Australia and characterized by a wonderful yellow flower with red streaks. From this plant a flower remedy called Yellow cowslip orchid is obtained. The remedy acts on both the body and the mind. From the physical point of view, this Australian flower helps to relieve the contractures, makes the body more flexible, removes any stiffness and, since it acts by harmonizing the pituitary gland, it can also be useful in order to re-balance the hor...
Jujubes are the fruits of the jujube, or Ziziphus jujuba, a plant of the Rhamnaceae family also known as the Chinese date. Jujubes help to regulate blood pressure, have laxative properties but have also a digestive, disinfectant and antioxidant effect against free radicals. These fruits are rich in vitamins A, B and C, useful in protecting and strengthening the immune system, bring mineral salts such as potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium and phosphorus, improve brain performance and help to fig...
The bee pollen is collected by the bees from the flowers and brought to the hive, where it is picked to become a powerful supplement for humans. The granules of bee pollen are generally yellow and contain, in fact, proteins, essential fatty acids omega 3 and omega 6, sugars, vitamins, including vitamin A, group B, C, D, E, and minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, iron, potassium, copper, zinc and magnesium, and antioxidants. Bee pollen strengthens the body, by helping to deal with stress and ph...
There are different types of green tea: in fact, whereas the plant, the Camelia Sinensis, is the same, the collection period, the region and the processing method change. One of the best green tea is matcha tea: the matcha tea doesn’t look like the other green teas that consist of leaves to be infused, matcha tea is instead a green powder that should be dissolved in water. The matcha tea powder, obtained from the best qualities of Gyokuro, one of the most valuable Japanese green tea, is drunk t...
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 ...
Guaranà is a plant originated in the Amazonian rainforest. Guaranà contains caffeine and for this reason it has toning, energetic, stimulating and exciting properties. It is able to improve concentration and to give energy in case of weakness, in addition to this the guaranà speeds up the metabolism and can be helpful to reduce the excess of body fat. For the same reasons it is better not to use guaranà in children, if you suffer from high blood pressure or hyperthyroidism or arrhythmia. Finally...
Ginseng is a plant from the Araliaceae family and is known for its stimulant, tonic and energizing properties for the body. Ideal against stress or in cases of debilitated and tired body, it helps the body to adapt himself, it fortifies the immune system and improves memory, reflexes and concentration. Ginseng has also an hypoglycemic action, which helps to keep your blood sugar under control, and aphrodisiac properties. You can find the ginseng as mother tincture, in this case you can take 30 d...
Spirulina is a green-blue microalgae that lives in lakes, therefore it contains little iodine. This algae is rich of healthy substances and nutrients, so much that it is counted among the “super foods”. Spirulina is reach in chlorophyll, an antioxidant that helps against free radicals, is able to strengthen the immune system and can also purify the body from heavy metals. Spirulina contains also vitamins, such as vitamin A and those from group B, C and E, mineral salts such as iron, magnesium, m...
If you enjoy eating dark chocolate you will be happy to know that it has also healthy properties. But you should choose dark chocolate, this means chocolate that contains high amount of cocoa, at least 70%, because milk increases calorie and fat and cancels the effect of the molecules inside the chocolate and, as a consequence, the healthy action. Cocoa contains polyphenols, the same quantity as a cup of green tea. Polyphenols have a protective action against cancer and cardio-vascular illnesse...
Maca is a plant native to Peru. The most important part of maca is the root, also called Peruvian ginseng, with important healthy properties and used also by Incas. The properties of this plant are probably due to the fact that maca lives in the high Andes with important temperature range, this forces the plant to develop a mechanism of auto-protection. First of all, maca is rich in iron, zinc, calcium and vitamins A, C and of group B. Maca is also energetic and can be very helpful in case of s...
Klamath blue green algae
Klamath blue green algae comes from Upper Klamath Lake in Oregon. You can find capsules of this algae in chemist’s or herbalist’s shops. Why is this algae so important? First of all it is a source of vitamin B12, a very important vitamin for our body because plays a role in the formation of red blood cells and determines the health of the nervous system. Klamath blue green algae contains also chlorophyll and omega 3 fatty acids, with anti-cholesterol, antioxidants and anti aging properties. Th...
Astragalus has been known for millennia and used by ancient Chinese medicine, it is first of all a tonic for the body, very helpful in case of stress. Astragalus gives energy, improves concentration and memory. According to recent studies, astragalus is able to fortify the immune system. For this reason, the root of this plant results very useful in case of flu or cold. Astragalus can also protect the liver by helping it restore its functions in case of illness or medicines. Even though astraga...
Schisandra contains lignans, substances very important in order to protect and purify the liver. In addition to this schisandra can help increase memory, reflexes, concentration and brain efficiency and is useful against insomnia caused by stress. Schisandra can be found as dried berries, that can be added to breakfast yogurt or that can be eaten as snack, or as tablets or herbal tea. tablets – For one month, before bed and against insomnia, stress and anxiety, try one tablet of 500 mg dry sc...
Ginkgo biloba improves the blood flow to the brain, by improving as a consequence concentration and memory. You can take ginkgo biloba in capsules , one or two a day, for a month more times a year. Do not use ginkgo biloba if you are using anticoagulants...
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