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Bancha green tea
Bancha green tea is a Japanese green tea, probably one of the best known and most drunk in the world. This tea derives from the second or third harvest of the biggest leaves of the Camellia sinensis, which is the tea plant. Therefore, bancha cannot be considered as valuable as other types of green tea such as gyokuro or sencha but, despite this, it is highly appreciated for its stronger aroma and powerful properties, which are in any case remarkable. Bancha green tea, properties – First of all...
Cistus, scientific name Cistus incanus, is a plant belonging to the Cistaceae family and is characterized by leaves with a rough surface similar to sage and beautiful violet pink flowers. This plant was well known and appreciated for its healthful properties since ancient times. However, over the years it has been forgotten and then, finally, discovered again also thanks to the numerous scientific researches about its incredible benefits. The cistus is in fact rich of polyphenols, powerful antio...
Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, is an essential substance to life, it is water-soluble and should be introduced in our body with diet or through supplements because the body isn’t able to produce it. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant, according to scientific studies (Vojdani et al, Cancer Detect Prev, 2000 or Padayatty et al, J Am Coll Nutr, 2003), supports immune system and protects the cells from the dangerous action of the free radicals. Vitamin C is able to lower the blood pressure by promoti...
The Russian doctor F. Karach presented for the first time to the Western world the oil pulling technique, the method of Ayurveda able to strengthen the teeth, the gums and the jaw, improves the health of the oral cavity and rejuvenates the skin. Although the oil pulling has been known in India for centuries, its diffusion in other countries is due to dr. Karach, which, in the ‘90s, described the oil pulling during a meeting of oncologists and experts in bacteriology of the Russian Academy of sci...
Sesame oil, for external use
Sesame oil is extracted from the seeds of sesame, scientific name Sesamum indicum, whose particular and sweet taste is preserved in the oil. This plant based oil is well known and appreciated in the Ayurveda for applications on skin, hair and teeth so much that, from the Indian word that indicates the massage made with sesame oil, champo, comes our word shampoo. Sesame oil is also rich in vitamins, such as A, E and group B, and is characterized by antioxidant properties that prevent the oil fro...
Coconut oil is an oil obtained through cold pressing of the dry pulp of the coconut. This oil is solid at temperatures below 25°C and is rapidly growing in popularity thanks to its particular properties. We don’t speak about the possible use of coconut oil for cooking, this use is indeed still very debated and there are different opinions about its safety, some people think that coconut oil can cause an increasing in LDL cholesterol levels, on the contrary other people are sure that the content ...
Sencha green tea
A Chinese legend says that the discover of tea, 5000 years before Christ, was made by emperor Shen Nong, who used to boil water to purify it. One day, a leaf carried by the wind landed inside the cup. The Emperor was fascinated by the aroma and the color that came from it. But actually, the exact origin of tea is unknown, but what is certain is that this drink has been well known and appreciated for a long time thanks to its taste and its powerful properties. Although there are different varieti...
White tea is a type of tea obtained from the plant Camelia sinensis, the same as black and green tea. This variety is produced exclusively by using the unopened and tender buds of Camelia sinensis coated with a white fluff, hence the name white tea. Then these buds are withered by vaporization and then are slowly dried without being subjected to any other process. White tea is produced mainly in China, generally in the Fujian region, it is considered rare, valuable and with a delicate aroma so m...
The sesame, like all oilseeds, can be considered an excellent supplement: it brings calcium in significant quantities, a tablespoon of sesame contains 100 milligrams of this mineral, but also iron, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, zinc and selenium, and vitamins , especially the group B and E. Thanks to the large amount of calcium contained, eating sesame becomes very important for the health of teeth and bones and to prevent osteoporosis. The sesame helps to control cholesterol, by avoiding th...
Like the raspberry, also in case of strawberry it is possible to use leaves, roots and fruits thanks to the healthy properties of this plant. Some people are allergic to strawberries with symptoms such as hives, itching, rash, but these effects are often due to the powerful detox property of strawberry. Fruit – Strawberry is rich in vitamin C, A, B1, B2 but also phosphorus, calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium. In addition to this, the fruit (the real fruits are the seeds!) contains also antiox...
Fruit – White mulberry fruits are rich in fiber, proteins, tannins, vitamins, like vitamin A, vitamin B and vitamin C, and iron. For the last property these fruits can be very helpful in case of anemia. Moreover, according to scientific studies, white mulberry fruits have also an antibacterial action that can be important to prevent dental caries. Tablets – Scientific studies have demonstrated that the white mulberry extract is able to lower the level of blood sugar, for this reason white m...
To treat corns and calluses – If you have corns or calluses on your feet or hands try this footbath: add to a basin full of warm water 3 tablespoons of baking soda and soak your feet. This treatment helps to make the skin soft. Then, massage the skin with corn or calluses with this compound: 3 tablespoons of baking soda and 1 teaspoon of water, in order to remove dead cells. To whiten teeth– Baking soda can be used also to whiten your teeth. Try this homemade toothpaste: mix 1 tablespoon of ...
Chia seeds are small dark seeds from Central and South America. Chia seeds are rich in calcium, for this reason they are very important for the health of teeth and bones, and contain also vitamin C, iron and potassium. Chia seeds contain Omega 3 fatty acids, too. As a consequence, chia seeds are able to control the cholesterol in blood, by lowering bad cholesterol and at the same time by increasing good cholesterol. According to recent studies, chia seeds are also able to stabilize the quantity...
Green tea, especially if it comes from Japan, is rich in antioxidants, vitamins, in particular vitamin C, group B, E and K, and minerals, such as fluorine, potassium and magnesium. The antioxidants neutralize the free radicals that cause the aging process of cells and the minerals are important for the care of the teeth, to prevent the formation of dental caries and for bone mineralization in menopause. A lot of studies confirm that green tea is able to control the level of sugar in blood and ...
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