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Sage, properties and uses in the kitchen
Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antiseptic, improves digestion, is carminative and antispasmodic, drives away anxieties and insomnia, improves mood, fights tumors and hyperglycemia, helps in menopause in case of hot flashes and excessive sweating, protects the brain, improves memory and combats cognitive impairment.
In the vegetable gardens, sage begins to appear, with its tender and fragrant leaves, it is a real joy for the palate! But it is not just a matter of taste, sage is also a precious source of health properties, already known for centuries. In fact, in one of its writings the Salerno medical school, the most famous medical school of the Middle Ages, said, what should a person who grows sage in his garden die of? Not to mention the vinegar of the four thieves ... in fact, a French legend wants that...
Ginkgo biloba, the ancient plant that protects the brain
Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory action, counteracts the formation of blood clots, improves blood flow to the brain, counteracts neurodegeneration, improves memory and attention.
What a fascinating plant ginkgo biloba is! Tree of ancient origin, it is estimated indeed that it appeared about 250 million years ago, it is nowadays a highly appreciated ornamental plant, used in parks and gardens also because it is very resistant to pollutants. To show its degree of resistance, think that in Hiroshima there are still six specimens of ginkgo biloba that survived the explosion of the nuclear bomb. But ginkgo biloba is also appreciated for its beneficial properties on brain heal...
Essential oils and brain, the best essences for all ages
Some essential oils more than others can improve attention and memory in students and people who carry out intense intellectual activity, let's also see which essential oils can help prevent cognitive decline.
Essential oils, when inhaled or applied to the skin, bring important antioxidant substances from the terpene family that, once they enter the blood flow, reach the brain where they can carry out their beneficial action. What is interesting is that essential oils can be helpful at all ages, both for improving memory and concentration in case of students or people who carry out intellectual activity and for limiting cognitive impairment in older people. Not all essential oils are equally beneficia...
Food combinations and cooking methods, hazelnuts
Hazelnuts protect the heart, brain and the immune system, counteract chronic inflammation, support memory and brain activities, reduce cardiovascular risk. Let's see the best food combinations to maximize these properties.
Hazelnuts are loved by children and adults thanks to their sweet and slightly buttery taste that make them a truly irresistible mid-morning snack. But hazelnuts are also very healthy, in fact, they help to counteract chronic inflammation, which, in the long run, can weaken the immune system and cause obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease (Di Renzo et al, Oxid Med Cell Longev, 2019). Not only that, hazelnuts protect the heart, in fact, they are rich in unsaturated fatty acids, increase goo...
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...
Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antiviral, protects the brain and heart, helps control blood sugar and body weight, improves mood and fights stress, increases concentration, when added to bread, potatoes or meat helps fight the toxicity of those carcinogenic substances that develop at high temperatures, help in case of acne.
Rosemary, scientific name rosmarinus officinalis, is an aromatic plant of the Lamiaceae family, native to the Mediterranean basin but nowadays widespread almost everywhere in the world. Rosemary is proudly displayed in gardens, vegetable gardens and balconies and, when rubbed between the fingers, its needles release a stimulating and fascinating aroma. But rosemary is also a great natural remedy, let's see what science says! Rosemary, properties - Rosemary contains active ingredients that give...
Coffee, delight and health in the cup
Coffee is antioxidant, anticancer and anti-inflammatory, protects the brain and liver and counteracts depression, improves attention.
According to the legend, an Ethiopian shepherd one day, while he was taking his goats to pasture, came across some coffee plants. The goats ate the leaves and berries of this plant and at night, instead of sleeping, the goats continued to walk full of energy and vivacity as never before. The shepherd then tried to grind the berries to make an infusion, coffee was born! Coffee is, today, one of the most known, appreciated and consumed drinks in the world. But is this just a tasty habit or can cof...
Matcha green tea
Vitamins and mineral salts, antioxidant, lowers blood sugar and cholesterol, strengthens attention and memory without causing agitation, relaxing and anti-stress, anti-tumor effect.
Matcha is a type of Japanese green tea that is made, like the other varieties of green tea, from the leaves of Camellia sinensis. This tea is considered very valuable and is generally used in tea ceremonies. However, nowadays, the use of matcha is expanding becoming not only a ceremonial drink but also a real super drink. And science has also started to take an interest in matcha, by dedicating numerous studies to this green tea. Let's try to understand the properties of matcha, why it is consid...
Petitgrain essential oil
Anti inflammatory and antimicrobial, useful in case of acne and oily skin but also excessive sweating, anti stress remedy, able to counteract anxiety and insomnia and able to improve concentration.
What an amazing and generous plant is the bitter orange! Indeed, from bitter orange, scientific name citrus aurantium, three different types of essential oils and a floral water are obtained, all products well appreciated both in cosmetics and aromatherapy. From the peel of the fruits of this plant the bitter orange essential oil is extracted, from the flowers the well known neroli essential oil is obtained but also leaves and branches are important! In fact, through steam distillation of leaves...
Vitamins, energy and powerful antioxidants, protects the brain and improves memory, supports the heart by reducing blood pressure and bad cholesterol, anti-tumor action and against free radicals.
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)
Well demonstrated neuroprotective action, able to improve attention and cognitive functionalities, antioxidant and anti inflammatory.
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 ...
Iron is essential to several life processes and a deficiency of this mineral may cause tiredness, irritability and poor concentration, it should be taken through diet thanks to food sources such as red meats, fishes but also leafy greens, legumes and chocolate.
Iron is an essential element for the human body since it plays a pivotal role in several life processes. Iron indeed participates in the formation of the red blood cells, in addition to this, it is a component of many enzymes such as that responsible for energy production. This trace element should be introduced though diet but not all the ingested iron is then absorbed by the body. In fact, the percentage of iron absorbed by the small intestine ranges from 5 to 35% on the basis of the condition...
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...
Essential oils against post-holiday stress
The best essential oils to counteract and overcome the post-holiday stress but also poor memory and concentration, irritability and anxiety.
Holidays are coming to an end and we have to return to our daily life, in the office or at school, with all the thoughts, tasks and stress. It may often happen that after a relaxing period it is not so easy to adapt to the old life and we can experience the post-holiday stress with anxiety, nervousness, irritability, insomnia, poor concentration and excessive tiredness. How to overcome this condition? Also in this case a help is given by the essential oils, that can be diffused in the room with ...
Lemongrass essential oil
Tonic and stimulant action, useful in case of poor concentration, against bad smells, anti mosquitos repellent.
Lemongrass, scientific name cymbopogon citratus, is a plant belonging to the Graminacee family. From steam distillation of its chopped leaves an essential oil is obtained. This oil has tonic and stimulant properties and acts as a repellent against mosquitos. Don’t sunbathe right after the use of this essential oil because of its photosensitizing effect. Let’s see in detail the main applications. Tiredness, stress, poor concentration – Lemongrass essential oil is a powerful remedy in case of st...
Lesser Periwinkle, mother tincture
Demonstrated hypotensive action, improves blood supply to the brain, useful in case of memory loss and high blood pressure.
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...
Vitamins and energy, able to support the immune system and brain capacity, improves memory, lactose free.
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 ...
The buds help to fight inflammations and infections, rhinitis, gout and rheumatism, the seeds are useful in case of mental fatigue, anxiety, memory and concentration problems, help before and during exams.
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...
Water – Why it is essential
Water is essential for all the processes that regulate the life, from the regulation of the body temperature to the transport of nutritive substances, when we feel the sense of thirst we have already lost 1-2% of water and we can feel the effects related to dehydration such as headache, tiredness, poor concentration, constipation and also hunger.
There isn’t a simpler and more efficient natural remedy than water. Water can be easily found everywhere, it flows from the taps at home, it can be bought in bottles but we often don’t give enough importance to it. Water is essential for the health of the body, this so precious liquid plays a role in carrying the nutritive substances to the cells and the toxins and wastes outside the body, water regulates the body temperature through sweating, is a shock absorber for organs such as the eye or t...
Swiss stone pine essential oil
Balsamic and expectorant action, useful in case of cold, cough and catarrh, acts as a painkiller in case of arthritis, muscle pain, muscle stretch, improves blood circulation, purifying action, against insects and bad smells, improves concentration and self confidence.
Swiss stone pine, also called Swiss pine or stone pine, scientific name Pinus cembra, is a tree typical of the region of the Alps. From this plant an essential oil is obtained, this oil results useful against illnesses of the respiratory tract, is able to stimulate the immune system, to act in case of arthritis, to improve concentration and purify the rooms. Let’s see how to use the Swiss stone pine essential oil. Cold, cough, catarrh - Swiss stone pine oil is able to thin catarrh and acts by ...
Anti-anxiety property proven by numerous scientific studies, antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory action.
Evergreen magnolia, or Magnolia grandiflora, is a medicinal plant of the Magnoliaceae family of ancient origin, since traces of this plant date back more than 95 million years ago. The magnolia bark is used to obtain a highly appreciated anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antioxidant remedy used in traditional Chinese medicine to counteract diarrhea, cough and problems of the urinary tract. Moreover, according to a research carried out in 1997 by a team of scientists from the Gunma University ...
Anti-inflammatory, laxative and antioxidant properties, help to control blood pressure, strengthen the immune system, promote brain function, remedy in case of nervousness, respiratory tract infections, sore throat and neuralgia.
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...
Black pepper essential oil
Analgesic, antiseptic and antimicrobial properties, helpful to relieve muscle and joint pain, against rheumatism, remedy in case of cold, flu and other diseases of the respiratory tract, sore throat, against the formation of intestinal gas, promotes the production of gastric juices, helpful for concentration and mental activity.
From distillation of the berries of Piper nigrum the black pepper essential oil is obtained, it has analgesic, digestive, antimicrobial and tonic properties, it helps in case of water retention and in case of joint and muscle pain. Unlike the spice, the black pepper essential oil is not spicy but it is better to avoid using it on swollen and warm parts, with capillaries and on chapped or damaged skin, use it always in small amounts and dilute it. Joint and muscle pain, rigidity of ligaments, ...
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...
Adaptogenic action that supports the body in case of stress and makes it more resistant to fatigue, tonic and invigorating properties, indicated in cases of fatigue, decreased energy, stress, anxiety as well as loss of desire, strengthens the immune system, improves the mental clarity and concentration.
The Eleutherococcus, or Siberian ginseng, is a medicinal plant from the Araliaceae family with tonic, invigorating and anti-stress properties. The Eleutherococcus does not present toxicity, on the contrary, it is able to adapt and modulate its activity against issues and diseases without having a specific action on a single organ. You can use this remedy in cases of physical and mental fatigue, low energy and strength, in order to fight irritability and anxiety, to deal with stressful situations...
Spearmint essential oil
Relaxing, mucolytic and anti-inflammatory properties, helpful in case of catarrh, sinusitis, cold, bronchitis, headache, able to improve concentration, painkiller in case of contractures caused by stress.
From spearmint an essential oil with balsamic, mucolytic, anti-inflammatory, refreshing and relaxing properties is obtained. You can use spearmint essential oil in case of cold, sinusitis, bronchitis, headache but also during periods of stress characterized by pain and contractures, mental fatigue, it also improves concentration. Spearmint essential oil has a sweeter aroma than peppermint but the properties are quite the same. Cold, cough, catarrh – You can prepare steam inhalation with spea...
Red thyme essential oil
Antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties, useful against illnesses of the respiratory tract, sinusitis, sore throat, catarrh, helpful in case of diseases of the genito-urinary tract, helps in case of muscle strain and pain, sciatica, low back pain, back pain, able to improve concentration and mental activity.
Red thyme essential oil is a powerful antiseptic and antifungal remedy, it results useful in case of infections, cystitis, candida, bronchitis, asthma, catarrh, cold, sore throat, sinusitis and flu. In addition to this, red thyme essential oil is also useful in case of eczema, acne, insect bites, infections of the gums and, from the emotional point of view, it is able to reactivate the mental functionalities and to give courage and strength. Do not use during pregnancy, breastfeeding, in childre...
Diuretic and antioxidant properties, helpful to prevent stones, useful in case of water retention and cellulite, digestive action, good for concentration, energy, able to lower bad cholesterol LDL, weight-loss effect.
Mate, also known as yerba mate, is a South American traditional infused drink. This herbal tea is rich in caffeine, for this reason it results a good choice in case of tiredness or if you need high concentration. In addition to this, mate has also antioxidant properties, it has a diuretic effect by helping the kidneys to work, it is a remedy in case of water retention, cellulite and to prevent stone formation, it improves blood circulation and stimulates the metabolism. But mate has also a weigh...
Vitamins, proteins, minerals, antioxidants, boosts the immune system, adaptogenic properties, helpful in case of stress and physical and mental fatigue, detoxifying effect, provides energy, improves intellectual activity and metabolism, lowers cholesterol, strengthens walls of blood vessels, anti-inflammatory properties, helpful in case of prostatitis and benign prostatic hypertrophy.
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...
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 ...
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