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Peppermint, the plant with a thousand uses
Analgesic, antiseptic, digestive, carminative, brings energy, counteracts both physical and mental fatigue, protects the airways, calms coughs, headaches and abdominal pains, is anti-stress, stimulates hair growth and counteracts itching.
The myth comes to us thanks to the Metamorphoses, the poem written by the Roman poet Ovid. And the myth speaks of the nymph Myntha, daughter of the god of rivers and endowed with a unique beauty that made anyone who looked at her fall in love. Unfortunately, Pluto, the god of the Underworld, fell in love with her. And when Proserpina, Pluto's wife, noticed it, she, blinded by her anger, transformed Myntha into a plant, which could not attract attention due to its normal shape and color. Pluto, g...
Gentian, the root that protects the stomach
Gastroprotective and hepatoprotective, useful in case of aerophagia, stomach pain, cramps, difficult digestion and nausea, thanks to the anti-inflammatory and mucolytic action also useful in case of sinusitis and respiratory tract diseases.
Legend has it that the king of Illyria Genzio, who also gave the plant its name, first understood the properties of gentian root in the second century BC and gave it to his people to fight the plague. In the year 1000 a pestilence struck the Hungarian people. According to the tradition, also in this case the gentian came to the aid. One night, in fact, King Ladislao had a dream in which he was asked to shoot an arrow into the sky that, falling to the ground, would show him the most appropriate r...
The treasures of the hive against viruses and bacteria
Royal jelly and propolis are characterized by an antiviral and antibacterial action, useful against sore throats, colds, sinusitis and in general against the infections of the upper and lower respiratory tract.
If the bee disappears from the surface of the Earth, man would have no more than four years left to live. This quote has been attributed for some time to the great physicist and Nobel Prize-winning Albert Einstein who, however, as it seems based on recent reconstructions, never said this sentence. In any case, this statement certainly gives a good idea of ??the importance of these small buzzing insects. Without bees, there would be a drastic drop in the production of fruit and vegetables and the...
Ancient knowledge and medicinal herbs Part 1, eucalyptus
Antispasmodic, soothing, antibacterial and antiviral, stimulates the immune system, useful against asthma, cough, phlegm, cold, sinusitis and bronchitis, for the skin it fights acne and regulates the production of sebum.
Nineteenth century, Rome, malaria raged in and around the city due to the marshy grounds on which the city itself stood. But at a certain point something happened, some monks who had settled in the abbey Le Tre Fontane, in Rome, began to work the hectares of land around the abbey and planted eucalyptus trees. These trees grew strong and soon the health of the monks improved day by day. Immediately it was thought that the reason was the healthy power of eucalyptus, even capable of absorbing the s...
Pelargonium or South African geranium, the remedy for coughs and colds
Antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antiviral action, useful in colds, coughs, sinusitis and sore throats, relieves symptoms and accelerates healing.
Pelargonium is a plant of the Geraniaceae family, native to Africa and nowadays spread all over the world in its various variants. We have for sure to mention the geranium plants that decorate balconies and gardens with their colored petals! But geraniums are also a natural remedy from which essential oils with anti-inflammatory, anti-acne and mosquito repellant properties are extracted. Today we are talking about a particular type of geranium, called South African geranium, scientific name pela...
Antiseptic, stimulates the immune system, useful in case of diseases of the upper respiratory tract, cough, sore throat, runny nose and sinusitis, also helpful in case of wounds and canker sores.
Baptisia is a plant of the Fabaceae or Leguminosae family, the same as chickpeas and lentils, just to give some examples. Baptisia is considered a remedy in case of diseases of the respiratory tract for the well-being of the nose and throat. But let's see what science says about this plant and its applications. Baptisia, properties - Baptisia is antiseptic and is a remedy capable of stimulating the immune system, as proven by scientific studies (Beuscher et al, Planta Med, 1985). Not only that...
Dog rose, herbal medicine
Glycerine macerate and mother tincture are obtained from dog rose, the remedies are antioxidant, anti-allergic and able to stimulate the immune system, useful in case of sinusitis, cold, cold sores, warts but also asthma and allergies.
Rosa canina, also known as dog rose, is a spontaneous plant belonging to the Rosaceae family. The glycerine macerate is obtained from its buds while the mother tincture is obtained from the berries of this wonderful plant. Let’s see better in detail properties and uses of these two amazing remedies! Glycerine macerate of dog rose, properties and uses - Glycerin macerate of rosa canina is characterized by a high content of antioxidants such as quercetin, ellagitannins and kempferol (Jimenez et ...
Essential oil blend of the four thieves
Blend of essential oils with a powerful antibacterial, analgesic, anti inflammatory and anti viral action, useful to counteract the growth of bacteria and able to play a role in preventing or soothing the symptoms of flu.
On the wall of the museum in Marseille a recipe of a very special remedy is hanging, the vinegar of the four thieves. It is obtained by macerating several herbs in vinegar to create a lotion that should be applied on the body. This tradition has its roots in the legend of the four thieves, four friends that, it is said, in order to plunder the houses without being infected by the plague that hit Marseille in 1720 made this special medicinal vinegar. In the course of time the recipe changed, some...
Siberian fir essential oil
Antimicrobial, anti inflammatory and expectorant, useful in case of cold, sinusitis, flu and sore throat, able to remove tensions and reduce arousal states.
Through steam distillation of the branches of the Siberian fir, scientific name Abies sibirica of the Pinaceae family, a very special essential oil is obtained, able to give freshness and to purify the rooms but also useful to act against stress. In general, it is a well tolerated essential oil, even by skin. Let’s see now how to use it and how to exploit its properties, on the basis of scientific researches. Able to purify the rooms, against cold and flu – This essential oil is anti inflammat...
Eucalyptus, mother tincture
Anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and balsamic action on the airways, useful in cases of cough, phlegm, asthma, sinusitis and sore throat, it also acts by reducing blood sugar.
Eucalyptus, scientific name Eucalyptus globulus, is an evergreen medicinal plant of the Myrtaceae family. Eucalyptus is widely used in herbal medicine in the form of infusion, decoction, essential oil or mother tincture. Today, we will talk about the mother tincture obtained from eucalyptus leaves. Eucalyptus mother tincture, properties - This natural remedy has a balsamic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and mucus thinning effect and regulates mucus production mainly thanks to the action of ...
Helichrysum essential oil
Anti-inflammatory, healing, antifungal and antimicrobial action, useful in case of acne, psoriasis, athlete’s foot, wound and blisters, beneficial properties for the airways, relaxing on body and mind, useful in case of mental exhaustion.
Through steam distillation of the flowers of helichrysum, scientific name Helichrysum italicum of the Asteraceae family, a really beneficial and precious essential oil is obtained. This essential oil is used to treat several skin disorders, ecchymosis but also problems affecting the respiratory tract and, from the emotional point of view, it helps counteract mental exhaustion and burnout. But let’s see better the uses. Helichrysum essential oil for the skin – In literature (Orchard et al, Evi...
Sea as a source of health
For baths, oral use or as a nasal spray, sea water has innumerable benefits for health and beauty.
Renè Quinton was a biologist who, at the beginning of the last century, saw sea water as an important source of health for the body. Indeed, he considered this water as a real medicine, similar to the blood that flows in the body and able to keep alive, according to Quinton, something that can survive just in the blood and organic liquids, the white blood cell. Sea water can enter the body through the skin but can also be taken orally or sprayed into the nose. Bathing in the sea - But why sea ...
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...
Cypress, mother tincture and extract
Mother tincture in case of colds, flu, phlegm and cough while fluid extract for water retention and venous insufficiency.
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...
Natural remedy to treat rhinitis, sinusitis and hay fever, on the basis of scientific studies.
Luffa operculata is a form of luffa, a climbing plant belonging to the Cucurbitaceae family that includes also pumpkin, watermelon, melon and cucumber. Luffa operculata is one of the most appreciated natural remedies used to treat rhinitis, sinusitis and hay fever and you can easily find it in herbalist’s or chemist’s shops in the form of a nasal spray. Scientific studies have shown that luffa is beneficial and efficient to counteract these type of illnesses, indeed, according to a research publ...
Mucolytic and expectorant action, remedy in case of allergy with sinusitis, stuffy nose, sensation of phlegm stuck in the throat, cough, it has also purifying and anti-inflammatory properties.
Hildegard of Bingen was a German religious and naturalist who lived in the twelfth century. She was a very eclectic character, in fact she dedicated herself to the study of herbs to treat the human body but she wrote also several treatises on medicine, botany but also philosophy and cosmology. Among all the home remedies that Saint Hildegard proposed we can find the elixir of violet. This drink, which takes its name from one of its ingredients, is prepared from flowers and leaves of violet (Viol...
Method developed by a German physician in order to treat problems such as skin diseases, digestive problems or problems related to the bones as well as to the nervous system, without scientific basis.
Schuessler salts are part of a therapeutic method introduced in the second half of the nineteenth century by the German physician Schuessler. The method uses 12 preparations based on diluted inorganic minerals that, according to the studies of Schuessler, are always present in human blood and tissues. Each of these preparations may be able to influence different body functions on the basis of the consideration that the mineral salts are indispensable for a proper functioning of the organs and, a...
Hyssop essential oil
Balsamic, expectorant, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory action, helpful to counteract problems related to cough, bronchitis, sinusitis and pharyngitis, remedy in case of cold sores, useful to improve digestion and to counteract stress, tiredness and poor digestion.
Hyssopus officinalis, also known as hyssop, is a plant that belongs to the Labiate family. From hyssop an essential oil with balsamic, expectorant, anti-inflammatory and tonic properties is obtained, able to treat problems of the airways but also to improve the digestive processes, to protect the skin, to balance blood pressure and the mood. However, this essential oil is contraindicated during pregnancy, breastfeeding, in small children or if you suffer from epilepsy and convulsions. Let’s see ...
Antioxidant properties, useful in case of rhinitis and sinusitis, reduces the secretions and swelling of the mucous membranes, improves circulation, helps in case of cold hands and feet, edema of the lower limbs, hemorrhoids.
The Collinsonia Canadensis, commonly known as richweed, is a medicinal plant of the Labiate family, native to North America and widely used by the Native Americans for its properties. The root of this remedy is used indeed in case of illnesses of the airways such as chronic rhinitis, sinusitis and phlegm, since it acts by reducing the secretions and swelling of the mucous membranes, all situations that otherwise could promote stagnation and the consequent proliferation of germs and bacteria. The...
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 ...
Flax seeds, other uses
Emollient and anti-inflammatory properties, helps to calm the persistent cough, against sinusitis, useful in case of stomach pain, colitis, gastritis and inflammation of the stomach.
Our grandmothers knew about natural remedies. Here an ancient remedy, handed down through generations, used to fight persistent cough that continues also during night, sinusitis and bronchitis, ideal for this period of the year. We are talking about the flax seed compress, simple but effective at the same time. The first thing is to grind the flax seeds, which must be dry and therefore do not pre-soak them. Alternatively, you can buy flax flour, you can find it in specialized stores. Now moisten...
Basil essential oil
Antiseptic, calming, decongestant and expectorant properties, useful to protect intestinal flora, able to treat diseases of the respiratory tract, calms the stomach cramps, ideal for rheumatism and muscular cramps, able to help in case of acne and to fortify hair, calms the mind and makes it active, promotes mental clarity.
From steam distillation of the leaves of basil, scientific name Ocimum basilico, plant belonging to the Lamiaceae family, an essential oil is obtained. This essential oil has decongestant, antiseptic and calming properties, in addition to this it is also able to balance the intestinal flora. You can use this essential oil in case of poor digestion but also cold, bronchitis, otitis, sinusitis, headache and migraine, rheumatism. You can apply it also on insect bites or in order to fortify the hair...
Palmarosa essential oil
Anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and disinfectant properties, useful to treat problems of the skin such as wrinkles thanks to the regenerating action, scars, stretch marks, acne, eczema, you can use the essential oil also to treat the hair cot of dogs and cats, helps to rebalance the intestinal bacterial flora if altered, useful against sinusitis and bronchitis, action against nervousness and stress, anger.
Palmarosa essential oil is extracted by steam distillation from the leaves of an Indian grass, Cymbopogon martinii, with a sweet scent that reminds of that of the rose. This essential oil has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, moisturizing and antimicrobial properties, it is used in case of alterations of the intestinal bacterial flora, problems related to the respiratory tract such as sinusitis and bronchitis, to treat skin with wrinkles, stretch marks, acne or eczema, in order to soften hair of do...
Niaouli essential oil
Antiseptic action, useful to treat skin problems such as psoriasis, insect bites, acne, itching, fungus, expectorant, anti-inflammatory and balsamic properties to treat cough, catarrh, bronchitis, cold, sinusitis, useful in case of muscle pain or rheumatism, from the emotional point of view it helps face the changes.
Melalueca viridiflora, commonly known as broad-leaved paper bark, is an evergreen tree belonging to the Mirtaceae family and native to Australia. The niaouli essential oil is obtained by stem distillation from its leaves and has antiseptic, balsamic, expectorant, antibacterial, antiviral properties. In addition to this niaouli essential oil has also a protective and boosting action on the immune system. From the emotional point of view, it is balancing and promotes the openness to other people,...
Cajeput essential oil
Antiseptic, expectorant and balsamic properties, useful against the infections of the respiratory tract such as cold, bronchitis, cough, sinusitis, but also of the urinary tract like cystitis and urethritis, remedy against insects, mosquitos and pests, painkilling action in case of muscle pain, neuralgias, rheumatism and arthritis, useful in case of acne or psoriasis, strengthening action, suitable for those people who have problems in communications and relation.
Like the Tea Tree also the cajeput tree, scientific name Melaleuca leucadendra, has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. The plant belongs to the Mirtaceae family, it grows in Australia, India and Indonesia and in Malaysian language its name means “white wood” because of the color of the bark, the scent is very similar to that of eucalyptus. From the leaves of this plant an essential oil is obtained through steam distillation. The cajeput essential oil, thanks to its properties, is used ...
Ravensara essential oil
Antiviral, antibacterial, antiseptic and soothing properties, useful in case of respiratory diseases, virus and all types of herpes, fungus, against water retention, swollen belly, abdominal pain, remedy in case of anxiety.
Ravensara essential oil is obtained from Ravensara aromatica, a plant native to Madagascar and belonging to the Lauraceae family. This essential oil has antiviral, antiseptic, expectorant and soothing properties and, for this reason, it can be applied in case of virus of the respiratory tract, bronchitis, sinusitis, cold, pharyngitis, but it results also useful in case of mononucleosis, chicken pox, herpes zoster. It helps relieve pain of the joints, of the muscles or of the nerves. Ravensara es...
Decongesting action for oropharyngeal mucosa, anti-inflammatory properties for the first airways, catarrh and sedative properties, useful in case of sinusitis, colds, tracheitis, pharyngitis, cough, allergic rhinitis.
The Hornbeam, scientific name Carpinus betulus, is a tree with a gray, smooth bark. From its buds the glycerine macerate is obtained. This remedy has anti-inflammatory properties, indicated especially for the upper airways, it has an action against catarrh, is a decongestant for oropharyngeal mucosa and a sedative for cough, it has an antihemorrhagic action. You can take the glycerine macerate in case of sinusitis, bronchitis, rhinopharyngitis, tracheitis, cough. The dosage is 50 drops three tim...
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...
Inflammation of the upper respiratory tract, sinusitis, ear infections, chronic conjunctivitis and ophthalmia with secretions, nasal stuffiness.
The pulsatilla, called also pasque flower, wind flower or meadow anemone, is a perennial herbaceous plant belonging to the Ranunculaceae family. The homeopathic remedy based on this plant is used to treat inflammation with catarrh of the upper airways but also chronic conjunctivitis, ear infections and ophthalmitis with yellow secretions. In case of dense and yellow secretions, nasal congestion, ear infections, sinusitis but also convalescence after respiratory diseases you can try to take the p...
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...
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