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Elderberry, herbal remedy
Antiviral and antimicrobial, useful in case of bronchitis, cold and flu diseases, diuretic action, helpful in case of rheumatism and gout.
Elderberry, scientific name sambucus nigra, is a plant of the Caprifoliaceae family. Known since ancient times, nowadays several scientific studies have shown the properties of elderberry thanks to the mucilage, antioxidant and diuretic substances contained in this remedy. Elderberry, properties of the herbal remedy - Elderberry has proven to be effective in treating cold, flu and bronchitis diseases, it is in fact antiviral and antimicrobial (Porter et al, Phytother Res., 2017 - Hawkins et al...
Liver and kidney cleanser, diuretic, stomach protection.
The dandelion, scientific name taraxum officinale, commonly known as dandelion, is a spontaneous herbaceous plant of the Asteraceae family. This plant grows in gardens and meadows and blooms in early spring presenting itself with a beautiful flower of an intense yellow color. The dandelion is a plant widely used in herbal medicine and in detox cooking thanks to its leaves and roots that purify the liver, are diuretic and antioxidant (Choi et al, Int J Mol Sci, 2010). But the dandelion is also kn...
Black currant, herbal tea
Relieves muscle tension, helps in case of rheumatism, stomach pain but also water retention, stones, gingivitis and stomatitis.
The blackcurrant, scientific name ribes nigrum, is a shrub of the Grossulariaceae family, can reach 2 meters in height and is characterized by very dark fruits or berries. In herbal medicine, different parts of blackcurrant are used, for example its young buds are used to prepare glycerine macerate, which we have already talked about previously as a remedy for allergies. But even the blackcurrant leaves, once dried, are very interesting in the herbal medicine field and are the ingredients for po...
Anti-inflammatory, diuretic, analgesic and antibacterial, useful in case of cystitis, urinary gravel, calculi and rheumatism.
Spiny restharrow, scientific name ononis spinosa of the Fabaceae family, is a small shrub with thorns but with very scented flowers. From the roots of this plant we get a remedy well-known for millennia and in recent years also studied by science for its interesting action especially on the urinary tract, but let's understand better. Spiny restharrow, properties and uses - Spiny restharrow shows diuretic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal and healing properties (Ergene et al, J Ethn...
Remedy of ancient tradition with a powerful anti-inflammatory and antibacterial action proven by scientific studies, useful in case of acne, wounds, dermatitis, sores but also muscle pain, sciatica, rheumatism and stiff neck.
Hypericum, scientific name Hypericum perforatum, is a well-known and appreciated medicinal plant of the Clusiaceae family. Hypericum is also called St. John's Wort since its maximum flowering falls around June 24, St. John's Day. This plant is a natural remedy that can be used both internally, in fact, it is able to counteract depression, and for topical applications. In this post we will focus our attention on its cosmetic properties and on the effects of external uses of hypericum, in particul...
Relaxing, soothing, diuretic, digestive and antiseptic action, in the form of infusions, decoctions or bath useful in the case of migraines, depression, meteorism, insomnia, nervousness, anger, rheumatism, burns and acne, the scent helps to keep away moths and mosquitoes.
Lavender, scientific name Lavandula officinalis, is a plant belonging to the Labiate family. It is characterized by a blue-violet inflorescence organized in spikes and by an intense aroma that makes lavender a nice ornamental plant for gardens and balconies. But lavender also has an interesting healthy action. In fact, lavender shows a diuretic, antiseptic, fluidifying, digestive but also calming action recognized by tradition but also proven by scientific studies. Lavender can be used to prepar...
Food combinations and properties, the strawberries, better than aspirin
Source of vitamin C and salicylic acid, act as an aspirin by counteracting inflammations, cold, rheumatism, let’s see the best food combination that maximize the antioxidant properties or that, on the contrary, reduce them.
On the shelves of the supermarkets the strawberries start to appear, so delicious and juicy that these fruits are the joy of children and adults! But strawberries are also a powerful source of healthy substances whose action may be increased or, on the contrary, inactivated, by other food with which strawberries are served. Let’s see better in detail. Properties – Strawberries contain iodine, in particular, a cup of fresh strawberries may have about 13 mcg of this essential micronutrient, a go...
Pellitory of the wall
Anti-inflammatory, diuretic, emollient and expectorant, useful in case of cystitis, water retention, stones, hemorrhoids, rheumatism and gout, soothing and healing action to help treat dermatitis, wounds, insect bites, rashes caused by nettles, cracked skin and chapped lips.
Parietaria officinalis, also known as pellitory of the wall, upright pellitory or lichwort, is a plant of the Urticaceae family that includes also the nettle. The people who suffer from seasonal allergies surely have heard of the pellitory since its pollen can cause sneezing, rhinitis and asthma. However, the pellitory has also beneficial properties for the health. Properties - The remedy, taken orally, shows a diuretic, emollient and purifying effect, useful in case of water retention, stones...
Macerated preparation of several medicinal plants, useful in case of skin problems, from wounds to pimples, scars or blisters, helpful to treat stomach pain and poor digestion, rheumatism, gout, cold sores and sore throat, sinusitis, headache and tired eyes.
The Swedish bitter is a preparation obtained by maceration of various medicinal herbs and characterized by several and interesting properties and applications. Its formulation is attributed to Paracelsus, a Swiss doctor, alchemist and astrologer of the sixteenth century who called this powerful and, for that time, truly portentous product, Elixir Ad Longam Vitam, or elixir for a long life. Nowadays we know this natural remedy thanks to the well-known Austrian herbalist Maria Treben who, in her f...
Able to strengthen the immune system, useful to prevent or counteract cold, flu and cold sores, shows an anti inflammatory and painkilling action helpful in case of rheumatism and arthrosis.
Uncaria tormentosa is a medicinal plant belonging to the Rubiaceae family. It is native to the rainforests of Amazonia and central America and is called also cat’s claw because of its hook-like thorns needed by the plant to climb on the trees. Used as a remedy since ancient times thanks to its healthy action, now the properties of uncaria are recognized also by scientists (Reis et al, Int Immunopharmacol, Mar 2008 – de Paula et al, J Altern Complement Med, Jan 2015). In particular, according to ...
Purification of the liver, diuretic action, useful in case of rheumatism and constipation, remedy for skin problems such as dermatitis, hives, psoriasis or eczema, according to scientific studies antioxidant effect and able to prevent or treat osteoporosis.
Yellow dock, also known as curly dock, scientific name Rumex crispus, is a plant of the Polygonaceae family. The extract obtained from the roots of this plant is a remedy with purifying and diuretic properties, it stimulates the activity of the liver, is laxative, thus helping in case of constipation, and is useful in case of anemia as it provides iron. Moreover, rumex extract is characterized by a well demonstrated antioxidant effect, therefore useful to counteract oxidative stress and the dama...
External use for gout, rheumatism, sciatica, backache and cramps, for internal use vermifuge action, to be used under medical supervision.
The male fern, Polystichum filix-mas, belongs to the Aspidiaceae family and grows wild in the woods, especially of beech, oak and chestnut. It is characterized by large leaves with a big vein structure and has healthful properties, for which it was already known by ancient Greeks. In fact, Galen but also Dioscorides, Greek physicians, used it to counteract intestinal parasites. Nowadays its vermifuge effect is recognized if used internally, while, in case of external applications, the fern is ca...
Dandelion, herbal medicine
Protective effect on the liver, helps in case of poor digestion, useful to counteract acne caused by bad work of the liver, hypoglycemic, purifying and diuretic properties, against water retention, cellulite, constipation, high cholesterol and rheumatism.
Dandelion, or common dandelion, scientific name Taraxacum officinale, is a plant of the Asteraceae family. It is widespread in gardens and meadows and is characterized by elongated leaves with a toothed margin and by a beautiful yellow flower that matures into spherical seed heads called blowballs or clocks, consisting of single-seeded fruits attached to a pappus of fine hairs that are carried by the wind and make possible to disperse easily the seeds of the plant. The dandelion is a very intere...
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...
Painkilling and anti-inflammatory action in case of arthrosis, rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatism, tendonitis and bursitis, the remedy is useful also in case of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
Boswellia serrata is a tree belonging to the Burseraceae family and that grows in the hilly regions of India and China. From the trunk and from the branches of the boswellia a gum resin is extracted, known and used for centuries in Ayurvedica for its anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties with beneficial effects especially on the joints, bones and muscles. Therefore the remedy lends itself to be applied to treat inflammatory rheumatism, arthrosis, rheumatoid arthritis, tendonitis, bursitis a...
Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and digestive properties, able to counteract the formation of intestinal gases, stimulated the production of gastric juices, painkilling effect, soothes abdominal pain, spasms, arthritis and rheumatism, calming action.
Mace is a spice native to the Moluccas obtained from the internal part of the fruit of a tree, Myristica fragrans. From the same tree is obtained also nutmeg that comes, on the contrary, from the seed and has a more intense and less sweet taste than mace. Mace has vitamins, such as A, C and group B, and mineral salts, such as magnesium, iron, potassium, calcium, manganese, selenium and phosphorus, it contains also antioxidants, such as beta-carotene, very useful to counteract free radicals. In a...
Anti-inflammatory, anti-catarrhal, diuretic and astringent action, useful against illnesses caused by humidity, rheumatism, fever, sinusitis, tonsillitis, pharyngitis, but also irritations of the oral cavity and gingivitis.
The common alder, also known as black alder or just alder, scientific name Alnus glutinosa, belongs to the Betulaceae family. The plant is characterized by anti-inflammatory, anti-catarrhal, astringent and diuretic properties and is useful to counteract fever, sinusitis, bronchitis, rheumatism, cold but also tonsillitis, pharyngitis and gingivitis. Black alder acts also as a tonic and stimulant on circulation, memory and concentration. You can use both the tea and the glycerin macerate of black ...
Infusions and decoctions of leaves and bark are useful in case of fever, arthritis, rheumatism and epilepsy, the glycerin macerate stimulates the functionality of the kidneys.
The holly, scientific name Ilex aquifolium, is a plant of the Aquifogliacee family characterized by green and shiny leaves and beautiful red, but poisonous, berries. In the tradition, holly has been used as a good luck charm, to keep away demons or diseases, but also as an ornament and can also be found nowadays in many Christmas decorations and wreaths. In addition to this, the holly has also a use in herbal medicine, although nowadays very limited, thanks to its interesting diuretic, anti-rheu...
Antiseptic properties, able to thin catarrh, expectorant action, helps to treat various airway disorders such as cough, bronchitis, even chronic, asthma and sore throat, diuretic and purifying effect, against gout and rheumatism, helpful to relieve dermatitis or acne.
Elecampane, also known as horse-heal or elfdock, scientific name Inula helenium, belongs to the Asteraceae or Composite family and is characterized by very beautiful yellow flowers that can be admired from the beginning of spring until advanced autumn. Elecampane, already known by the ancients, is beneficial to the airway health, calms cough, acts against bronchitis, even chronic, and asthma due to an expectorant and antiseptic action. In addition to this, the remedy has also diuretic properties...
Digestive, carminative, anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties, oils and mother tinctures can be used for massages, useful in case of tendinitis, rheumatism, sprains, joint stiffness, rue has a beneficial action also on tired eyes, avoid home-made preparations because excessive doses may be toxic.
Rue, common rue or herb-of-grace, scientific name Ruta graveolens, is a plant of the Rutaceae family, well known and appreciated for its aroma so much that it is used as an ingredient for liqueurs and to flavor different dishes, but also for its beneficial properties. This plant, very useful in gardens because it helps keep away insects, mosquitoes, mice and vipers, is rich in essential oils that are characterized by a digestive, carminative, sedative, antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory action....
Vitamins and mineral salts, diuretic, purifying, digestive, antioxidant and tonic properties, regularizes the intestine, acts against constipation, useful against kidney stones, rheumatism and gout, stimulates the body during periods of convalescence or strong stress.
The celeriac, scientific name Apium graveolens var. rapaceum, is known also as celery root, it is indeed a variety of celery, it belongs to the Apiaceae family and its root, white and with a round shape, can be eaten. This vegetable is a low calorie food but it is rich in fibers, that are important for the bowel function, act against constipation and to counteract hunger. The celeriac contains also vitamins, including vitamin A, C and vitamin B, and mineral salts, especially iron, potassium, sel...
Corn or maize, scientific name Zea mays, belongs to the Graminaceae family. In addition to the nutritional and energizing properties of this cereal that can be eaten in various ways, corn is also appreciated in the form of herbal tea or mother tincture obtained by using corn silk, useful to counteract kidney stones, water retention, accumulation of toxins in the body, edema, but also rheumatism, gout and urinary tract inflammations such as cystitis. But let’s now see in detail the possible uses. SPAZIO herbal tea - As suggested by the well-known French herbalist Messegue, you can get an infusion from corn silk. Just an advice, use organic corn not sprayed with pesticides or other pollutants. Bring to boil a liter of water, remove then from the heat and infuse a handful of corn silk, leave to brew for ten minutes then filter and drink a couple of cups a day. SPAZIO Mother tincture - You can use mother tincture of zea mays, 30 drops from one to three times a day in a glass of water. Do not exceed with the doses and always take the remedy for a limited period of time to avoid possible side effects such as diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain..
diuretic properties, depurative, remedy in case of cystitis, gout, rheumatism, water retention, edema, kidney stones...
Vitamins and mineral salts, digestive, antioxidant, analgesic and anti-rheumatic properties, fat-burning food, helpful to keep under control the levels of cholesterol.
Paprika is a spice obtained from the pepper, Capsicum annuum, which is dried and then minced after the most inner white part and the seeds have been removed. It is precisely this step that differentiates paprika from chili powder, which is instead minced with all the seeds and the white part, called placentas where the capsaicin, the substance that gives the spiciness, is concentrated. There are two types of paprika, the sweet paprika obtained by removing completely seeds and placentas, and the ...
Diuretic, depurative and laxative properties, helpful against rheumatism, gout, renal colic, stones but also problems affecting the urinary tract, protects the liver and helps in the affection of this gland such as hepatitis or cirrhosis, for external use is helpful to treat parts affected by cramps, sores, irritations and dermatitis caused by frictions.
The lycopodium, scientific name Lycopodium clavatum, also known as ground pines or creeping cedar, is an evergreen plant belonging to the Lycopodyaceae family, it can be found in forests and mountainous areas. This remedy, used in herbal teas, has diuretic and laxative properties, useful in case of gout, rheumatism but also constipation and hemorrhoids, urinary tract infections and renal colic. Lycopodium herbal tea purifies the body from the toxins but protects also the liver and can be used in...
Diuretic properties helpful in case of edema, water retention, rheumatism, gout, stones, dropsy, able to raise blood pressure and for this reason it results useful in case of low blood pressure, regulates heart rate.
The Scotch broom or common broom, scientific name Cytisus scoparius, is a small shrub with golden yellow flowers. This plant has diuretic properties, useful in case of kidney stones, edema, gout, water retention and rheumatism, but scotch broom has also a vasoconstrictor effect, making it a remedy for hypotension because the broom works by narrowing blood vessels and thereby increasing the pressure. There is a cardiotonic action, too, because the plant is able to regularize the heart rate. The b...
Important diuretic, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, sudorific properties, useful in case of water retention, gout, rheumatism, stones, cellulite, able to purify from toxins, remedy to heal the flu, cicatrizing action.
Meadowsweet or spiraea ulmaria, scientific name Filipendula ulmaria, belongs to the Rosaceae family. Although it is different, from the esthetic point of view, from the rose, it is very close relative, because both have in common a very intense smell. Known and also used by King Alboin to treat gout, we now know that the meadowsweet has important and demonstrated diuretic properties that make it a remedy to treat edema of the legs, joint effusion, gout, rheumatism, kidney colic and stones of the...
Common grape vine
Vessel protective, draining and tonic action, protection of the proper functioning of the circulatory system especially microcirculation, lymphatic stasis, heavy legs, varicose veins, water retention, cellulite, anti-inflammatory, arthritis, rheumatism, colitis and Crohn's disease.
Common grape vine, its scientific name is Vitis vinifera, belongs to the Vitaceae family. Native to Asia, the grape vine has tonic, vasoprotective, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic and draining properties, it is a good remedy to treat varicose veins, cellulite and hemorrhoids. For this reason the grape vine acts as a remedy for care and protection of the circulatory system, promotes circulation, counteracts varicose veins, heavy legs and lymphatic stasis, reduces the formation of s...
Calming properties in cases of nervous system disorders and insomnia, diuretic and anti-inflammatory action for problems related to gout and rheumatism, expectorants, mucolytic and antispasmodic properties helpful for coughs and bronchitis, external-use remedy for bruises, sprains and skin irritated by the sun.
The primula, scientific name Primula veris or officinalis, belongs to the Primulaceae family, it is a plant characterized by golden and yellow flowers and it grows wild in fields and on the edge of the woods. Its name comes from the Latin primus, indicating that this plant blooms very early, immediately after the melting of the snow. The primula has anti-inflammatory, expectorant, diuretic, analgesic and anti-rheumatic properties as well as a calming effect for heart and nerves. The remedy can b...
Digestive, diuretic, antispasmodic, antiseptic and balsamic action, help to treat coughs with phlegm and bronchitis, neuralgia affecting the face, but also pimples and sores, rheumatism, sprains.
Thymus serpyllum, also known as Breckland thyme, wild thyme or creeping thyme, grows naturally in very sunny areas at the edge of woods or meadows. It belongs to the Lamiaceae family and has very similar properties to those of the thymus but it differs for a more delicate aroma due to the fact that it contains less essential oils than the true thyme, the one used in the kitchen. Wild thyme acts as a stimulant and tonic, has digestive and carminative, antispasmodic, diuretic, antiseptic, expector...
Vitamins and mineral salts, source of fibers for the proper functioning of the intestine and for an action against constipation, antioxidants, phytoestrogens useful to control hot flashes and other issues related to menopause, aid for the protection of the cardiovascular system because the edamame soybeans are helpful to lower bad cholesterol and blood pressure, a source of anti-inflammatory substances helpful in case of arthritis and rheumatism.
The edamame are immature soy beans in their pod. They can be eaten boiled or steamed, added to salads or soups. The edamame soybeans are an important source of proteins but also of fiber, useful for the proper functioning of the intestine, and antioxidants against aging processes. In addition to this, thanks to the presence of phytoestrogens, the isoflavones, completely vegetable substances that mimic the action of estrogens produced by the body and able to take their place, edamame are helpful ...
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