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Cypress, mother tincture and extract
The cypress, scientific name cupressus, is a plant of the family Cupressaceae characterized by the typical candle-like and tapered shape. But the cypress is not just a beautiful ornamental tree, it has also important healthy properties. In a previous post we have already seen its use in the form of decoction, now we focus the attention on two preparations that you can easily find in herbalist’s or chemist’s shops, the fluid extract and the mother tincture. The fluid extract, obtained from the be...
The privet, scientific name Ligustrum vulgare, is a shrub that belongs to the Oleaceae family. Known and appreciated for its ornamental role, it is commonly used indeed to delimit gardens and properties, it is also used in herbal medicine for its anti-inflammatory, cicatrizing and anti-catarrhal properties useful to treat especially the oral cavity and the upper respiratory tract. In particular, from the buds of the privet a powerful glycerin macerate is obtained, you can take 50 drops of this p...
The silver fir, Abies Alba, belongs to the Pinaceae family and is characterized by a silver gray bark that has small cavities containing turpentine, a resin with balsamic and anti-inflammatory properties, used in case of cough, bronchitis but also gout and rheumatism. It is also used in the industrial field for the preparation of paints. From the silver fir buds, a glycerin macerate with beneficial properties for the body is obtained. The glycerin macerate of silver fir helps indeed to fight off...
Angelica is a plant with umbrella-like flowers rich in healthy properties. Angelica has antispasmodic properties, it is tonic, anti-inflammatory, and has also detox and carminative effects. Thanks to these properties angelica is able to soothe menstrual and abdominal cramps and prevents the formation of intestinal gas. Useful in case of headache and rheumatism, angelica is also able to fortify bronchi and lungs. Do not take angelica during pregnancy and lactation or in case of sun exposure ...
Rosa canina (dog-rose)
Dog Rose is rich in vitamin C and antioxidants. It regulates the immune response and, in this way, dog rose is very useful in case of all types of allergy, it relieves allergy symptoms such as cough or rhinitis. In addition to this, dog rose is able to regulate metabolism and to avoid lacks of energy that can occur at the beginning of spring or caused by stress. Dog rose can help also in case of water retention and has anti-inflammatory properties. The anti-inflammatory action is useful in cas...
Mugo pine has a powerful anti-inflammatory power, especially for what concerns the respiratory tract. The essential oil obtained from mugo pine is used to treat all infections of respiratory tract and has expectorant and balsamic action. Steam Inhalation – to treat diseases of the respiratory tract and to get rid of catarrh steam inhalation can be very useful: add to a bowl full of hot water some drops of mugo pine essential oil. Massages – Mugo pine essential oil acts with an anti-infla...
Savoy cabbage belongs to cabbage family and contains iron, potassium , selenium as well as vitamins such as vitamin C, K, E and carotenoids. These features make savoy cabbage a very important vegetable for the daily diet, since, according to studies, it has anti-cancer properties. So, add raw savoy cabbage to your salads. Savoy cabbage is also a source of fiber, very helpful in case of constipation. If you suffer from hypothyroidism it is better to eat savoy cabbage not more than twice a week ...
Mountain tea or shepherd's tea (syderitis syriaca)
Syderitis syriaca is a plant used to prepare a tea, that in Greece is called tsai vounisio, mountain tea. You can find this plant in the best herbalist’s shops or, if you are so lucky to visit Greece, in all supermarkets . In order to prepare a wonderful herbal tea bring some water to boil, remove from heat and add 5 cm of the plant for every cup of water for 10-15 minutes, filter and drink. It will be like tasting the hot and sweet Greek hills!...
Blackcurrant (Ribes nigrum)
You can find the glycerin macerate of blackcurrant (Ribes nigrum) in chemist’s or herbalist’s shops. Take 40-50 drops two times a day by diluting it with water or tea. In case of allergy start assuming the glycerin macerate of blackcurrant one month before the onset of allergy and go on for all the period of time of allergy. You can also use the glycerin macerate of blackcurrant in case of respiratory tract and throat infections in order to fortify the immune system. The Ribes nigrum behaves a...
Myrtle essential oil
to prevent cough, bronchitis and respiratory tract infections, burn 7 drops of myrtle essential oil in the oil burner. In case of cough and bronchitis apply some thyme cream with two drops of myrtle essential oil on the chest three times a day....
Heat a cup of water to boiling and remove from heat. Infuse 1 tablespoon of mallow and wait for 10 minutes, filter and drink....
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