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Coffee, delight and health in the cup
Coffee is antioxidant, anticancer and anti-inflammatory, protects the brain and liver and counteracts depression, improves attention.
According to the legend, an Ethiopian shepherd one day, while he was taking his goats to pasture, came across some coffee plants. The goats ate the leaves and berries of this plant and at night, instead of sleeping, the goats continued to walk full of energy and vivacity as never before. The shepherd then tried to grind the berries to make an infusion, coffee was born! Coffee is, today, one of the most known, appreciated and consumed drinks in the world. But is this just a tasty habit or can cof...
Natural cosmetics, like kings and queens Part 29, Ulysses and the oil that Nausicaa gave him
In ancient Greece massage oils were used instead of soap, which was not known, they helped to make the skin soft, radiant and elastic, they fought muscle pain and tiredness, let's see how to prepare the perfumed oils mentioned by Homer in his Odyssey.
As Homer narrates in his Odyssey, Ulysses took ten years to return home after the end of the Trojan War. In his grueling journey Ulysses reached distant and magical lands, inhabited by cyclops, by people who ate the fruit of the lotus that gave oblivion, by nymphs and sorceresses, he overcame its mortal nature descending into Hades to interrogate the prophet Tiresias, he was called to face mermaids and sea monsters, until he was shipwrecked, alone and without companions lost along the journey, i...
B vitamins are water soluble and act for the well-being of the eyes, skin, liver, kidneys, nervous system, blood flow and immune system. Let's see the main food sources.
The B vitamins are a group of eight water-soluble vitamins that play an essential role in the functioning of the body's cells. In fact, they participate in the synthesis of DNA and guarantee the good health of the nervous and immune systems (Kennedy et al, Nutrients, 2016). Since the B vitamins are not stored in the body for a long time, they should be replenished regularly through a varied diet (Schellack et al, SAPJ, 2015). Following the Mediterranean diet has shown to increase the levels of m...
Mineral salts such as magnesium and iron, powerful antioxidant food with a demonstrated protective action on brain and heart, able to lower blood pressure, counteracts chronic inflammations, improves the mood and has a beneficial action in case of allergies, acts against fat accumulation and to reduce the waistline.
The plant of cocoa, Theobroma cacao, belongs to the family of Sterculiaceae and is native to south America. When the seeds are extracted from the fruits of the tree they are subjected to a multi step process involving fermentation, drying, roasting and grinding in order to obtain, as a final product, the cocoa powder that we can purchase in the shops. A fine, brown and scented powder that is commonly used for cooking, sweets, drinks but also as an ingredient of beauty cosmetics. Let’s see the pr...
Iron is essential to several life processes and a deficiency of this mineral may cause tiredness, irritability and poor concentration, it should be taken through diet thanks to food sources such as red meats, fishes but also leafy greens, legumes and chocolate.
Iron is an essential element for the human body since it plays a pivotal role in several life processes. Iron indeed participates in the formation of the red blood cells, in addition to this, it is a component of many enzymes such as that responsible for energy production. This trace element should be introduced though diet but not all the ingested iron is then absorbed by the body. In fact, the percentage of iron absorbed by the small intestine ranges from 5 to 35% on the basis of the condition...
Lemongrass essential oil
Tonic and stimulant action, useful in case of poor concentration, against bad smells, anti mosquitos repellent.
Lemongrass, scientific name cymbopogon citratus, is a plant belonging to the Graminacee family. From steam distillation of its chopped leaves an essential oil is obtained. This oil has tonic and stimulant properties and acts as a repellent against mosquitos. Don’t sunbathe right after the use of this essential oil because of its photosensitizing effect. Let’s see in detail the main applications. Tiredness, stress, poor concentration – Lemongrass essential oil is a powerful remedy in case of st...
Vitamins, also vitamin B12 that is lacking in vegetarians, but also mineral salts, antioxidants, proteins, the lecithin contained in the egg yolk limits the absorption of cholesterol.
Eggs are well known and eaten all over the world, they are constituted by a protective shell, the yellow egg yolk and the egg white. The most common eggs are the chicken eggs but you can find also other types of eggs such as duck or quail eggs. It has been long debated whether or not eggs should be considered a nutritious food that cannot miss in a healthy diet. Some people in fact claim that eggs can cause high cholesterol and therefore cardiovascular diseases. Scientists are studying eggs in o...
Cocoa essential oil
Scent able to give a feeling of wellbeing, energy and vitality, useful against tiredness, depression sadness, helpful in case of stress or to counteract stress eating, able to stimulate the tissues, to tone and nourish the skin, against cellulite, for soft and glossy hair.
Cocoa essential oil is obtained through the processing of the seeds of cocoa plant, scientific name Theobroma cacao. This essential oil is characterized by a special aroma and interesting antioxidant properties and can be used in cosmetic, aromatherapy but also to give to your dishes a fascinating scent. Let’s see the main uses of one of the yummiest essential oils. Cosmetic – Cocoa essential oil is used to perfume the cosmetics. In addition to this, thanks to its antioxidant and nourishing pr...
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 ...
Vitamins, mineral salts and antioxidants, able to lower the blood pressure according to scientific studies, against anemia, anti-cancer, brings fiber that guarantee a sense of satiety and a control of cholesterol, against constipation and water retention.
Beetroot, also known as garden beet or red beet, scientific name Beta vulgaris, is a plant that belongs to the Chenopodiaceae family and is characterized by an edible root with interesting healthy and nutritional properties. Beetroot indeed, especially if you eat it raw, is very rich in folate, has mineral salts such as iron, potassium, phosphorus, calcium and magnesium, vitamins of groups B and C and water, very useful to counteract water retention. Thanks to these characteristics the beetroot ...
Water – How much should you drink?
The indicative quantity is 8 glasses of water per day but it depends on constitution, sport and climate, between water in plastic or glass bottles it is better to choose the latter, if possible it is better to avoid filters, hard water with limestone doesn’t damage the kidneys and is better than water subjected to processes in order to remove limestone.
When we speak about water, the basis of all the processes in our body, we can’t rely on our feelings. The initial stage of dehydration indeed can be misunderstood by our brain and we can feel hunger and not thirst. Then, the sense of thirst depends on age, in elderly is less pronounced, in addition to this and at any age we feel this sense only when we have lost 1-2% of the volume of liquid. But, in this situation, also the first effects of dehydration may occur, such as bad mood, tiredness, pro...
Water – Why it is essential
Water is essential for all the processes that regulate the life, from the regulation of the body temperature to the transport of nutritive substances, when we feel the sense of thirst we have already lost 1-2% of water and we can feel the effects related to dehydration such as headache, tiredness, poor concentration, constipation and also hunger.
There isn’t a simpler and more efficient natural remedy than water. Water can be easily found everywhere, it flows from the taps at home, it can be bought in bottles but we often don’t give enough importance to it. Water is essential for the health of the body, this so precious liquid plays a role in carrying the nutritive substances to the cells and the toxins and wastes outside the body, water regulates the body temperature through sweating, is a shock absorber for organs such as the eye or t...
Tonic and invigorating action, suitable for fatigue, exhaustion, depression, aphrodisiac properties proven by scientific studies, useful to treat digestive problems.
Muira puama is one of the names given to the Ptychopetalum Ovata, a medicinal plant that belongs to the Olacacee family and is native to Brazil. Muira puama, that translated means wood of power, refers to the tonic, rejuvenating and aphrodisiac properties of the remedy. Muira puama is therefore used in case of general fatigue, tiredness, exhaustion, depression but also loss of libido. This last effect in particular has also been confirmed by several scientific studies, such as the research publi...
Vitamins and mineral salts, folic acid, powerful antioxidant action, supports the immune system, omega 3 fatty acids to control cholesterol levels, if applied externally in the form of oil has soothing and anti-wrinkle properties, against stretch marks, acne and skin irritations.
Wheat germ is a part of the caryopsis of the wheat, or Triticum aestivum. Although rich in nutrients, this part is removed together with the bran during grinding to obtain white flour. Wheat germ contains vitamins, such as vitamins from group B and E, which is a powerful antioxidant useful against free radicals and aging processes, mineral salts such as calcium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, but also folic acid, fibers and fatty acids omega 3, important to control cholesterol levels in the b...
Spruce essential oil
Balsamic and expectorant properties, useful in case of stuffy nose, cold, cough, flu, painkilling and anti-inflammatory properties, remedy for muscle strain, distortion, rheumatism and gout, the fresh smell gives serenity and counteracts mental tiredness.
Spruce essential oil, Picea excelsa, is characterized by its balsamic and expectorant properties. For this reason this essential oil helps expand breath and relieve chest congestion. It is also a remedy that acts as painkiller, let’s see the main uses. Cough, cold – Spruce essential oil fluidifies the catarrh, you can use it in case of cough, cold, fever and flu. Bring to boil a pot full of water, then remove it from heat and prepare steam inhalation by adding 3-4 drops of spruce essential oil...
Aphrodisiac and energizing properties, useful in case of impotence and asthenia, diuretic action, remedy in case of gout, rheumatism, digestive and antifermentative properties, for swollen belly, diarrhea, helpful in case of cough thanks to the expectorant action.
Satureja, also called savory, belongs to the Labiatae family. The name comes from satyr because of the aphrodisiac properties of the plant well known also by ancient Greeks, who dedicated satureja to Dionysos, the Greek god of grape harvest, wine and ritual madness. Savory has tonic, energizing, antifermentative, digestive, expectorant, against diarrhea, diuretic and aphrodisiac properties, the last reported also by the well known French herbalist Messèguè. Use this remedy in case of asthenia, ...
Vitamins and mineral salts, tonic in periods of tiredness and stress, able to provide energy, healthy for the cardiovascular system, can help to control cholesterol, against cramps, reinforcement for the immune system and the bones.
Pine nuts are the edibles seeds of certain varieties of pines, such as the domestic pine. Widely used in preparations such as pesto alla Genovese sauce or castagnaccio, a typical chestnut flour cake eaten in some regions in Italy, the pine nuts contain vitamins such as vitamin A, B, C and E, and mineral salts, such as phosphorous, calcium, zinc, magnesium and potassium. The antioxidants of the pine nuts help against aging processes and to protect the cardiovascular system, while the lutein, also...
Bergamot essential oil
Tonic action in case of tiredness and depression, calming action in case of stress and anxiety, anti-inflammatory and sebum- regulating properties, helpful in case of acne, oily skin, insect bites, bad breath and eczema.
The begamot is a citrus fruit with tonic, regulating, calming, anti-inflammatory and cicatrizing properties, useful especially in case of skin diseases, acne and oily skin. Let us see the main uses and applications of the bergamot essential oil. In case of stress and tiredness – Bergamot essential oil is a powerful emotional regulator: in case of tiredness and depression it is a tonic for the body and stimulates the vitality, while in case of stress, anxiety, mental confusion it is able to giv...
In case of debilitated body, tiredness and stress ginseng has stimulant properties, energizing and tonic action, it improves memory and concentration, It helps to control the blood sugar, aphrodisiac properties.
Ginseng is a plant from the Araliaceae family and is known for its stimulant, tonic and energizing properties for the body. Ideal against stress or in cases of debilitated and tired body, it helps the body to adapt himself, it fortifies the immune system and improves memory, reflexes and concentration. Ginseng has also an hypoglycemic action, which helps to keep your blood sugar under control, and aphrodisiac properties. You can find the ginseng as mother tincture, in this case you can take 30 d...
Against constipation, vitamins such as vitamin A, B and C, mineral salts such as potassium and magnesium against tiredness, strengthens the immune system, the sight, the bronchi and the breathing, ally in case of overweight and obesity, it contains important antioxidants against free radicals and the aging processes.
The mango is a fruit that grows in the tropical areas, it is very tasty and has important healthy benefits. The mango, indeed, contains vitamins, including vitamin A, vitamins of group B and the vitamin C, it is able to strengthen the immune system and it is important for the sight, the bronchi and the breathing. Mango contains also mineral salts, especially potassium and magnesium, in this way this fruit is very helpful to fight the tiredness. The mango helps to lose weight, by avoiding the for...
Purifying properties, able to protect the liver, tonic for the body, can stimulate the appetite, helpful in case of fever, allergy, sea, air and car sickness, helpful in case of problems of the cardiovascular system.
Cardus marianus, also called milk thistle or Marian thistle, is a tonic for the body, ideal during periods of stress, it is also able to stimulate the appetite and is a remedy against weakness and tiredness, fever and illnesses of the liver such as cirrhosis, hepatitis or other problems caused by excess of alcohol and medicines, because cardus marianus can purify and protect this gland. In addition to this, it is very useful in case of heavy period, nose bleeds but also wounds and it has an eff...
It regulates cholesterol levels and blood sugar, antioxidants with anti-cancer activity, laxative if eaten cooked, astringent when eaten raw, important vitamins to fight tiredness, lack of appetite and to facilitate digestion, it protects teeth, hair and nails.
Apple, if eaten with the peel, is able to lower the cholesterol levels and to regulate the blood sugar. This fruit is also rich in antioxidants. If eaten raw it is astringent but if eaten cooked has laxative action against constipation. It contains the vitamin B1, that counteracts the loss of appetite and tiredness, and the vitamin B2, that aids digestion and strengthens hair and nails. The apple also contains fluoride, that strengthens teeth and protects them from tooth decay....
Geranium essential oil
Against mosquitoes, antiseptic properties especially in case of acne, sunburns, wounds and skin irritations, able to improve the circulation of blood, remedy in case of water retention, able to regulate the emotions and against aggression.
The geranium essential oil has anti-inflammatory properties, it is a tonic, can heal wounds and is able to regulate the emotions. Let’s see the main uses. Against mosquitoes – The geranium essential oil is a useful remedy to keep away mosquitoes, for this reason it is common to see geranium plants on the balconies. In order to benefit from the anti-monsquitoes properties of the geranium essential oil you can diffuse it in the room by adding 1 drop per m2 in the oil burner, or you can add some ...
Rosemary essential oil
Detox action, acne, dark spot of the skin, oily skin, joint pain, muscle pain, tiredness, able to increase memory.
Do not use rosemary essential oil during pregnancy and lactation, for children, if you suffer from epilepsy. Purification and help for digestion – To stimulate digestion and the purification from toxins take 2-3 drops of rosemary essential oil with 1/2 teaspoon of honey. This remedy is also useful to purify the liver. Anti-inflammatory property – In case of joint or muscle pain apply some drops of rosemary essential oil mixed with sweet almond oil. To clean the skin – Rosemary essential o...
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