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Lemon, the juice with many benefits for heart, skin and stomach health
Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, useful in case of nausea, stomach pain, difficult digestion and heartburn, fights the formation of urinary tract stones, detoxifies, helps to keep blood sugar, cholesterol and pressure under control.
According to the myth, when Zeus and Hera got married, Gaea, the Earth, donated to the bride a lush garden called the garden of the Hesperides. This garden was located at the end of the then known world, in the West, where the Sun sets. Guarding the garden and its splendid plants were three nymphs, the Hesperides. In the garden, every flower, every bush and every grass was full of life, however, among all that wonderful vegetation, a tree stood out, the tree with golden fruits. And according to ...
Vitamins, mineral salts and antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and diuretic action, useful against stones, protects the heart by lowering blood pressure and the risk of type 2 diabetes, helps control weight and reduces the waistline.
The pear is the fruit of the Pyrus trees of the Rosaceae family, one of the oldest plants cultivated by humans. The pear is delicious and versatile, it can be taken both as fresh fruit and in the form of candied fruit, jams or juices. But the strength of the pear is that it is also a powerful source of health! Let's see its properties, proven by scientific studies. Pear, properties - The pear is rich in fiber, therefore useful for the proper functioning of the intestine. But a healthy intestin...
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...
Diuretic, antibacterial, antiseptic and astringent action, useful in case of acute or chronic cystitis, urethritis and calculi.
Bearberry, scientific name Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, is a plant of the Ericaceae family from which an important natural remedy is obtained able to treat urinary tract infections. These infections, which include, for example, cystitis, are very common, especially in women. It is estimated that throughout her life every woman has a 50% risk of developing one of these infections (Trill et al, Trials, 2017). Often urinary tract infections are treated with antibiotics, however, in case of recurrent cy...
Couch grass, herbal medicine
Diuretic, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory, useful in case of stones and urinary tract infections, cystitis but also cellulite and water retention.
Elymus repens, also known as couch grass, scientific name Agropyrum repens, is a plant of the Gramineae family. The couch grass is considered an invasive weed and a problem for those who have a garden, however, in the herbal medicine field, from this plant we get a very useful remedy. Cough grass mother tincture, uses and properties - In fact, the mother tincture obtained from the rhizome of cough grass is diuretic and antibiotic due to its content in essential oils, saponins, flavonoids, muci...
Maple, herbal medicine
Gallstones, neuralgia caused by shingles, helpful in case of high cholesterol and type 2 diabetes.
The maple, scientific name acer campestre, is a tree of the Aceraceae family. From its buds a herbal remedy is obtained, the glycerine macerate of maple, with interesting healthy properties, let's see them! Maple glycerine macerate, properties - The glycerine macerate of maple is antiviral, anti-inflammatory and protects the cardiovascular system, the liver and the biliary tract. In fact, this remedy helps to reduce cholesterol levels, has a protective action on blood vessels by helping to cou...
Stinging nettle, the herbal tea for health and beauty
Detox and anti inflammatory action, antibacterial and digestive properties, useful in case of gout, rheumatism, retention, kidney stones, acne, eczema, wounds, benign prostatic hypertrophy but also bleedings, hypoglycemic properties, source of vitamin C.
Stinging nettle, scientific name urtica dioica, is a plant belonging to the Urtica genus well known for its action that causes stinging and itching on the skin. The leaves, indeed, are covered by hair that, when breaks, releases a substance that causes the rash. However, it is in fact this substance that makes the nettle so healthy. Stinging nettle is indeed a valuable natural remedy, known and appreciated for centuries for both the wellbeing of the body and the beauty of skin and hair. Stingi...
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...
Food combinations and cooking methods, onion Third Part
Let’s see how to get benefit from the diuretic, expectorant, antiseptic and antibiotic properties of the onion with two yummy and versatile preparations, boiled and fried onion.
The onion is an edible bulb belonging to the Liliaceae family and also one of the most healthful and protective foods that you can find. Thanks to the several scientific studies that have focused their attention on the properties of the onion, today we know that this vegetable may bring benefit in case of catarrh, cough, bronchitis and flu thanks to the antibiotic and expectorant action, is helpful to keep at bay blood sugar levels, it is diuretic and therefore able to counteract water retention...
Calming and draining properties, useful against water retention, nervous hunger and kidney stones.
Vinegar is one of the most popular and widespread dressing, it gives flavor and is low calorie. The most common vinegar is that of wine followed by apple cider vinegar, but on the market there are several varieties of vinegar, produced from cereals or fruit, each with a particular aroma and properties. For example, there is blackcurrant vinegar, obtained through a slow process of acetification in wooden barrels of fermented blackcurrant juice. This vinegar has soothing and draining properties. F...
Vitamins such as A, useful for the health of skin and eye, and mineral salts, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory action demonstrated by scientific studies, diuretic effect, able to regulate the intestinal functions.
Loquat fruits are the fruits of the tree Eriobotrya japonica, also called Japanese medlar or Japanese plum, that belongs to the Rosaceae family and is native to China. Loquat fruits ripen in spring until the start of summer and have a round shape, with a peel color from yellow to orange and a pulp that can be acidulous if loquat fruits are still not ripe and sweeter when full ripeness is reached. Loquat fruit is rich in water and, thanks to this characteristic, it has diuretic properties very us...
Mineral salts, high intake of fibers that give a sense of satiety, counteracts constipation and helpful to keep under control the levels of blood sugar and cholesterol, the insoluble fibers of rye have a protective role against gallstones formation, low glycemic index in respect of white bread, gives energy for a long period of time.
Rye, scientific name secale cereale, is an ancient cereal grain already cultivated more than 2000 years ago in Asia Minor. Nowadays rye flour, obtained through the grinding of the rye grains, is used to prepare a tasty black bread, rich in mineral salts, such as potassium, phosphorus and calcium and able to bring a high quality fiber, useful to support the digestive processes, the intestinal transit by counteracting constipation and helpful to keep under control the levels of cholesterol and bl...
Able to lower the cholesterol, helpful for the nervous system, strengthens memory and brain functions, prevents the formation of gallstones, protection for the liver, boosts metabolism, in cosmetic you can use lecithin in order to make a mask for dry hair.
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,...
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...
Diuretic properties, useful in case of cellulite, water retention, overweight or obesity due to water retention, renal failure at the initial stage, kidney stones, beech has also a cholesterol-lowering effect.
The common beech, scientific name Fagus sylvatica, belongs to the Fagacee family and looks like a very large tree with a smooth and thin bark. The beech buds are used to prepare the glycerine macerate of this plant, a diuretic remedy used to treat issues such as cellulite, water retention, overweight due to water retention but also kidney stones or renal failure at the initial stage. The glycerine macerate also reduces cholesterol levels in the blood. You can take the glycerine macerate, 50 drop...
Vitamins and mineral salts, antioxidant properties, helpful to prevent kidney stones, acts against fats, protective role for what concerns atherosclerosis.
Key lime, scientific name Citrus aurantiifolia, is a citrus that belongs to the Rutaceae family. This fruit, that is often confused with the lemon, is smaller than lemon and has a green peel. If we compare the key lime with the lemon, we can note that the key lime contains less vitamin C but more citric acid, that is very important in order to improve the digestive processes, to fight fat and to prevent kidney stones. Key lime is also rich in antioxidants, vitamins of group B and A, and mineral ...
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...
Cholagogic and diuretic properties, helps the removal and prevention of small stones of the biliary tract, thins the bile, protects and improves the functioning of the liver, useful in case of jaundice, purifying action.
Combretum micranthum G. Don, or combreto, is a plant originating from African and belonging to the Combretaceae family. The combreto has variable shapes depending on the region in which the plant lives, it may therefore be a shrub or a tree but can also looks like a vine. The plant is rich in polyphenols, in particular flavonoids and catechins, which give it diuretic and cholagogic properties. This means that the remedy is helpful in case of gallstones because it thins the bile. But the combreto...
Vitamins and mineral salts, protection against colon cancer, gallstones and Alzheimer's disease, proteins, folate, good fatty acids that help control cholesterol, energy.
The seeds of peanut, or Arachis hypogaea, which is a plant of the Fabaceae family, are also called groundnut or goober. They are used to extract peanut oil, a very light oil that is used to prepare mayonnaise, or can be consumed as a delicious snack or in the form of food paste, the famous peanut butter. Peanuts are rich in mineral salts such as magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc, calcium, phosphorus, selenium and manganese, vitamins such as B, E and J, fibers, folate and proteins. Peanuts are ver...
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 action, helpful with water retention, cellulite, edema, rheumatism but not acute rheumatism, able to prevent cystitis and stones, helpful to control blood cholesterol levels and to improve insulin production, protect the pancreas function, a help against hypertension and the effects on the kidneys.
Asparagus officinalis, or asparagus, is a medicinal plant of the Liliaceae family. Its properties have been known since ancient times, in fact the Greek physician Galen recommended it for its diuretic activity, now we know that you can use both the roots than the sprouts, called asparagus with the same name of the plant. The asparagus are diuretics, for this reason they result helpful in cases of water retention, rheumatism or arthritis, gout, edema, kidney stones and to prevent cystitis. But as...
Diuretic, antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties for what concerns the urinary tract, effective action against the formation of kidney stones, the remedy indeed can prevent them and speed up their expulsion, protective effect on the liver.
Phyllanthus niruri, also known as gale of the wind, stonebreaker or seed-under-leaf, is a plant native to the Amazon rainforest, but it can also be found in India, China or the Bahamas as well as the southern United States. The Stonebreaker has diuretic properties, a disinfectant action on the urinary tract and, one of the most important characteristics, is able to prevent and combat the formation of kidney stones and gallstones, in fact, the name Stonebreaker is due to the fact that, on one han...
Digestive properties, regulates bile production, protects the liver, laxative and detoxifying action.
Boldo, scientific name Peumus boldus, is a perennial medicinal plant of the Monimiacee family. Since ancient time boldo has been used by people who live in the Andes for its stimulant properties of the gastrointestinal tract, in fact this plant is able to regulate the production of bile and to thin it, boldo can activate and protect the liver and aids digestion. The boldo has also a laxative, detoxifying and diuretic action and is useful to treat gallstones and urinary tract problems. Do not exc...
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...
Mineral salts and vitamins, fat burning properties, diuretic, digestive and detox action, able to purify the body from visceral fat, protects the liver.
Daikon, also called Japanese radish, is a variety of common radish that is very similar to the carrot, but with a white color. Native to East Asian, the daikon is well known and appreciated in Japanese cuisine, where it is used to prepare the miso soup or eaten as a side dish with fish. The daikon is considered a fat-burning food, especially in case of visceral fat which is an important risk for the health of the body. This vegetable is also rich in minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron, pot...
Purifying, detoxifying and laxative action, it helps the muscles to relax in case of stress, it helps to reduce bruising, swelling and water retention, facial and body scrubs able to exfoliate without damaging the skin's protective barrier, remedy for corns and foot pain, thorn but also against pests of plants, gallstones and oily skin and hair.
Magnesium sulfate heptahydrate is commonly known as Epsom salts, from the English city where these salts were discovered for the first time, Epsom, in the Great Britain. It is a natural mineral that is used to purify the body, eliminate toxins, relieve constipation but also, for external use, to reduce bruising and swelling. You can find the Epsom salts in chemist’s shops, health food stores or online stores. Let's see how to use them. Bath - To reduce edema and water retention but also to rel...
Purifying action, diuretic properties, remedy in case of kidney stones and renal colic, aphthae, inflammations of the mouth, sore throat or pharyngitis, healing and anti-inflammatory action in case of wounds or ulcers.
Agrimony is a plant with diuretic and digestive properties, it is able to purify the liver and is helpful in case of kidney stones and renal colic. Agrimony is, first of all, a remedy to treat infections of the mouth and of the throat, pharyngitis, wounds or cold sores, aphthae. Let’s see now how to take the agrimony. Herbal tea - Leave to brew a half handful of flowers and leaves in a liter of water for ten minutes. The brew so prepared can be taken internally or, in case of wounds or ulcers,...
Anti-inflammatory, wound-healing and diuretic properties, remedy in case of urinary tract disorders, bleeding, sore throat, water retention, kidney stones, helpful to prevent hair loss but also in case of excessive sweating of the feet, to be used to stop bleeding including nosebleeds.
Equisetum, or horsetail, is a plant which grows wild in fields, however, it is better to buy the herb in specialized shops since there are different species of horsetail and some of these are toxic. Equisetum has an anti-inflammatory, healing and diuretic action. It has beneficial and curative properties against urinary tract infections, kidney stones, water retention and cellulite. In addition to these properties, the horsetail is a remedy to treat wounds, ulcers, sores, bleeding, including nos...
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