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Aloe, the miraculous plant also appreciated by Alexander the Great
Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, healing effect, useful in case of wounds, burns and sunburns, soothes irritation and itching, remedy in case of acne, protects the stomach and intestines, useful in case of heartburn and gastritis, strengthens the immune system.
Legend has it that it was the wise Aristotle who persuaded Alexander the Great to conquer an island, called Socotra, off the east coast of Africa. The reason for this further war effort was a plant, with which the island was covered. This plant was characterized by fleshy leaves, filled with a medicinal gel, considered a true elixir of youth and a miraculous cure for the body. This plant was aloe vera, which Alexander the Great used to cure his army, tired by bloody battles. As often happens, tr...
Honey, the yellow gold of kings and gods
Vitamins, mineral salts, amino acids and antioxidants, protects the respiratory tract, calms coughs, soothes and improves mood, strengthens the immune system, fights inflammation, metabolic syndrome and overweight, anti-aging, gastroprotective action.
The jewel inside the glass case shines and glows with gold. We are in Crete, in the archaeological museum of Heraklion, and in front of us there is the famous Mallia pendant. A gold jewel that depicts two bees depositing a drop of honey in a honeycomb. But this is not just any jewel, it was the jewel worn by the king of Crete and represented his power and his majesty. Honey has, in fact, always been associated with divinities, the newborn Zeus was fed with honey and honey is also considered not ...
Slow cosmetique, common marigold, the bride of the sun
Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, soothing and healing substances, useful in case of dry, irritated, burned skin, in the presence of dermatitis, ulcers but also itching caused by insect bites.
A symbol of light, energy and freedom, the common marigold, or calendula officinalis, has always ignited people's imagination. Born from the tears of Aphrodite, the goddess of beauty, marigolds are also called the brides of the sun because they open their petals to welcome the warm sunlight and close the corolla in the evening, when the sun disappears on the horizon. And do you know what was the symbol chosen by Margherita d'Orléans to represent her? A marigold that went around the sun with the ...
Mallow, the plant that cures all ailments
Powerful anti-inflammatory action useful to counter gastritis and cystitis, counteracts gastric ulcers, helps in case of cough, hoarseness, sore throat and inflammation of the oral cavity, excellent cleanser of acne-prone and impure skin, counteracts skin spots, psoriasis and couperose.
The Greek poet Hesiod laughed, in one of his poems, at those who did not know the properties of the plant, compared to real treasures. Orazio used to say that he ate only this plant, olives and chicory and Charles the Great ordered its cultivation in all the imperial gardens. We are talking about common mallow, a plant whose properties have been known since ancient times, so much that in the sixteenth century the doctors declared that anyone who drank a mallow tea for that day would chase away a...
Protective action on the stomach and gut, helpful in case of ulcer, inflammation of the gastric mucosa, poor digestion and sour stomach, contributes to lower cholesterol and protects the liver.
Mastika is a vegetable resin obtained from lentisk trees, scientific name Pistacia lentiscus (L.) var. chia. The latex that comes out from the trunks of these plants solidifies in contact with air becoming a hard resin with a drop shape that is often called the tears of Chios, from the name of the Greek island where the lentisks are cultivated from which the Mastika is extracted. Herodotus, the Greek historian lived in the 5th century BC, Galen and Dioscorides, two physicians of antiquity, spoke...
Chamomile, mother tincture
Antioxidant, sedative, anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic action, useful in case of irritable bowel, heavy periods but also toothache, neuralgia and ulcers.
Chamomile, scientific name chamomilla vulgaris or Matricaria chamomilla of the Compositae family, is probably one of the oldest remedies known to humans. From this plant various herbal products are obtained such as essential oils or herbal teas but also a mother tincture, a beneficial and practical remedy that we will discuss in this article. Chamomile mother tincture, properties - Chamomile mother tincture, thanks to the substances contained in it such as terpenoids and flavonoids, the main a...
Vitamins, mineral salts and antioxidants, probiotic and prebiotic food, able to protect the gastric mucosa, the digestion, the health of the intestinal flora and the immune system.
Sauerkraut is a symbol of German cuisine and is obtained by cutting the cabbage into thin slices and subjecting it to a fermentation process lasting a few months. Sauerkraut, however, has a very ancient origin that dates back to the Roman Empire when there was the need to have food supplies available in periods of time, such as winter, when fresh food was difficult to find. Fermentation preserves, or even improves, the nutritional values of cabbage and gives it a sour taste. Not for nothing it i...
Natural cosmetics, like kings and queens Part 12, the gold of the Maya
Useful in case of wounds, ulcers, psoriasis, acne but also mature skin with wrinkles, high healing and anti-inflammatory power.
Not a real precious metal but certainly gold for the skin, we talk about the Mimosa tenuiflora, or skin tree or Tepezcohuite, an evergreen plant belonging to the Fabaceae family, native to Central and South America and known as a source of beauty since the times of the ancient Maya. Mimosa tenuiflora, properties for health and beauty, what science says - In fact, in the bark of this tree there are active ingredients useful to treat skin lesions and with a high healing power. But it is not just...
Mung beans and their sprouts
Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, protein content and low caloric intake, useful in case of overweight and obesity, help to reduce cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure, in the form of sprouts powerful antimicrobial and antiviral action, proved useful also to counteract cold sores and Helicobacter pylori.
Mung bean, also called green gram or moong, scientific name Vigna radiata, is a plant of the Fabaceae or Leguminosae family. The fruits of this plant are pods that contain edible seeds characterized by a peel of an intense green color. These seeds can be found on the market both in the dried form, in this case they should be soaked in water and then cooked, or in the form of sprouts, the famous mung bean sprouts, that can also be self-produced at home. Mung beans are the most used seeds in the w...
Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, prebiotic, immunomodulatory and neuroprotective action, able to improve the cognitive functionalities both in healthy people and in case of degenerative illnesses, antidepressant action and able to counteract anxiety, protects the stomach and bowel mucosa, useful in case of ulcers or chronic inflammations of the digestive tract.
Hericium erinaceus, known also as lion’s mane mushroom or monkey head mushroom, is an edible mushroom native to North America, Europe and Asia. This particular mushroom isn’t just fascinating for its look, characterized by long and white spines, but also thanks to its healthy properties demonstrated by scientific studies. Properties – This mushroom is indeed antioxidant, it is able to stimulate the immune system but shows also a neuroprotective effect connected to the enhance of a protein, NGF...
Honeydew honey, compared to honey produced from nectar, is darker, less sweet and has antioxidant, antibacterial and powerful healing properties.
Honeydew honey differs from nectar honey for the raw material used by bees to produce honey. In nectar honey in fact the bees use, as its name suggests, the nectar of the flowers that is then transformed with bees’ enzymes in honey. But in wooded areas there are not always flowers to get nectar from, hence the solution is given by honeydew, captured by bees and then converted into honey. The honeydew is secreted by the plants themselves or by insects that feed on the sap of trees such as silver ...
Vitamins and mineral salts, powerful antioxidant and anticancer action, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, useful to keep blood pressure under control, protective action on the bronchi and gastric mucosa.
Blackberries are the fruits of a plant, scientific name Rubus ulmifolius, belonging to the Rosaceae family. Blackberries have interesting healthy properties and, based on data reported in the database edited by the Department of Agriculture of the United States of America, these fruits are rich in vitamin C (21 mg per 100 grams of blackberries), important to support the immune system, to fight free radicals, to absorb iron and to regenerate the skin, K (almost 20 micrograms per 100 g, about a th...
Purifying action on liver, spleen, pancreas and kidney, useful in case of urinary tract infections but also urinary gravel and stones, removes toxins, for external use helpful in case of pimples, eczema, dermatitis, wounds and dull skin.
The cleavers, also known as goosegrass or bedstraw, scientific name Gallium Aparine, is a plant belonging to the Rubiaceae family, that includes also the asperula, and is characterized by hooked hairs that grow out of the stem and leaves. As a remedy the cleavers has purifying, anti-inflammatory and diuretic properties, especially indicated to purify kidney, liver, spleen and pancreas, helps remove toxins but it is also useful in case of urinary gravel and stones and to counteract urinary tract ...
Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, support for the immune system, acts by lowering the blood pressure, useful in case of hypertension and against headaches, for external use accelerates the healing of wounds and ulcers, inflammation of the oral cavity, burns, able to protect the skin from sun damage, prevents cold sores.
Prunella, scientific name prunella vulgaris, also known as common self-heal or woundwort, is a plant of the Lamiaceae family, which is characterized by anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiseptic, astringent, healing and purifying properties. For internal use, the remedy can bring relief in case of migraine, high blood pressure, seasonal illnesses, since it acts by supporting the immune system, and diarrhea, while for external use the prunella is useful to accelerate the healing of wounds, inflam...
Anti-inflammatory properties, useful against cough, bronchial catarrh, hoarseness, pharyngitis and laryngitis, astringent, decongestant and soothing action useful for treating vein inflammation, but also skin irritations and diseases such as acne, pimples or ulcerations.
The Coltsfoot, scientific name Tussilago farfara, is a plant belonging to the family of Asteraceae that grows on clayey soils and is characterized by yellow flowers very similar to daisies. Known since ancient times, this remedy has expectorant, anti-catarrhal and anti-inflammatory properties and is used to treat persistent cough, hoarseness, but also bronchitis, pharyngitis and laryngitis, asthma and bronchial catarrh. You can prepare the herbal tea by leaving in infusion a teaspoon of flowers ...
Adaptogenic properties useful in case of stress and fatigue, anti-acid and digestive effect against ulcers, reflux and sour stomach, isoflavones able to relieve symptoms of menopause such as flushes or irritability, useful for osteoporosis prevention, antioxidants for heart health, able to counteract LDL cholesterol oxidation, helpful with tobacco and alcohol addiction.
Kudzu, scientific name Pueraria montana, is a plant of the Fabacee or Leguminosae family that includes also soy, beans, fava beans, peas and lentils. Native to Asia, it is used for cooking, in fact kudzu root powder works as thickener and gelling agent, but also as a natural remedy. Kudzu, in fact, contains isoflavones, natural compounds with a structure similar to human body estrogens, which help to soothe menopausal symptoms and osteoporosis, as reported in the study published in the Evidence-...
Digestive and carminative action, helpful in case of appetite, ulcer, stomach problems, poor or excessive acidity of the stomach, intestinal fermentation and digestion problems.
Calamus, also called sweet flag, is a medicinal plant of the Araceae family whose scientific name is Acorus calamus. The calamus grows along the edges of ponds, swamps and lakes and was already known as a remedy at the time of the ancient Greeks, in fact Galeno, the prominent Greek physician, used this plant as a diuretic. Nowadays the plant is considered an aromatic bitter. Calamus is able to stimulate digestion, is an antispasmodic and has carminative and diuretic properties. The remedy finds ...
Vitamins and mineral salts, energy food suitable for sporty people or in case of illnesses, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, against constipation, powerful antimicrobial action shown by scientific study, useful in case of ulcer in order to protect the stomach, for external use soothing and moisturizing properties, for irritations of the skin, dull and brittle hair, able to improve circulation.
Chestnut honey is obtained from the flowers of chestnut tree, it’s got a deep amber color and a slightly bitter taste. This type of honey is characterized by anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, for this reason it can be used in case of colds, flu, sore throat, cough but it can also improve the intestinal functionality and acts with an anti-microbial effect. Indeed, a study carried out in 2013 by a group of Spanish researchers and published on the scientific journal Food and Function...
Anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties proven by scientific studies, help in case of gastro esophageal reflux, ulcer, gastritis, heartburn, irritable colon but also cold and sore throat, applied externally is able to accelerate the healing processes of wounds, but also helps to soothe other skin problems such as acne, dermatitis, eczema.
Manuka honey is a honey produced from the nectar of the flowers of manuka, scientific name Leptospermum scoparum, a tree growing in New Zealand. This type of honey has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, according to the article published in 2008 on the journal Molecular Nutrition and Food research by a team of researchers of the University of Dresden. The researchers have found that the responsible for the antibacterial activity of this type of honey is the substance called Methylgl...
Digestive, cleansing, antioxidant and anti-cancer properties as demonstrated by scientific studies, action against bacteria, useful to counteract Helicobacter pylori and the bacteria of the respiratory tract, anti-inflammatory effect in case of swollen joints and joint pain.
Eutrema japonicum is a plant commonly known as wasabi or Japanese horseradish. It belongs to the Brassicaceae family and grows naturally in the coldest regions of Japan. The stem is used in order to obtain a green-colored paste, very spicy, called with the same name as the plant, wasabi, very appreciated with dishes like sushi. Wasabi, both the freshly grated stem, but very rare to find, and the dip, have digestive, antioxidant and antibacterial properties, useful against aging processes and the...
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...
Astringent and anti-inflammatory properties, useful in case of diarrhea, acne, eczema, irritations, ulcers, cicatrizing and soothing effects on the mouth, canker sores, sore throat, stomatitis and hemorrhoids.
Rubus fructicosus is a spontaneous bush belonging to Rosaceae family together with rose, strawberry, apple tree and raspberry. Its fruits, the wild blackberries, are delicious and have also important healthful properties against constipation, they improve digestion and soothe inflammations of the mouth and throat. But you can use also leaves, flowers and roots as a remedy to treat wounds and ulcers, to strengthen the gums, to heal hemorrhoids and against sour stomach or diarrhea. Remedy also for...
Tonic, helpful against seasonal illnesses, colds, sore throats, bronchitis and coughs, protects the stomach and bowel functions, diuretic, anti-cellulite, for external use it is useful to heal burns, wounds or ulcers.
Glechoma hederacea, commonly known as ground ivy, is one of the Lamiaceae or Labiatae plant family, the same family of sage and mint. Unlike climbing ivy, a different species, it does not climb on the obstacles but prefers to remain at the ground level. The plant is not toxic and is rich in vitamin C, it helps in case of respiratory problems such as cough or asthma, colds and bronchitis, and is a very powerful tonic. It also has diuretic properties and improves the functionality of the stomach a...
It brings relief to skin problems such as abscesses, pimples, insect bites, wounds and ulcers, help for problems related to the digestive system, diarrhea and dysentery, stimulant, tonic and aphrodisiac.
Hogweed, also called cow parsnip, is a perennial herbaceous plant belonging to the Apiaceae or Umbelliferae family. The plant grows wild in the meadows and woods and its scientific name is Heracleum spondylium, that refers to Heracles, the hero of Greek mythology known for his strong and powerful physique: the stem of the plant can reach indeed a very large size up to 2 meters. Well known by the peoples of the north, the hogweed can be used in case of ulcers, wounds, pimples, abscesses and insec...
It strengthens and gives elasticity to the walls of blood vessels, improves circulation, help in case of cellulite, heavy and swollen legs, heaviness in the legs, capillary fragility but also hemorrhoids, stimulates collagen, speeds healing of wounds, ulcers and burns.
Centella asiatica, known also as gotu kola, is a plant belonging to the Apiaceae or Umbelliferae family. This plant is a remedy in case of cellulite, but it is also helpful in case of edema and capillary fragility, heaviness and swelling in the legs. It has a phlebotonic action, by strengthening and making more flexible the walls of blood vessels, in this way centella improves circulation and is useful to treat the hemorrhoids. Even the skin can benefit from Centella, which stimulates collagen, ...
Vitamins and mineral salts, it contains potassium to regulate the pressure, able to protect the cardiovascular system and to improve concentration, energy, appeases hunger, antioxidants, protection of gastric ulcer.
Banana is a fruit rich in fibers and sugars. It provides mineral salts, such as potassium, very important for the cardiovascular system, to regulate the blood pressure and to improve concentration in the periods of mental fatigue, magnesium, calcium, iron, phosphorus and selenium, vitamins such as A, group B, C, K and J, but also important antioxidants such as lutein, beta-carotene. The banana is a high-energy fruit and this makes it an ideal snack in case of tiredness and physical and mental ef...
Tonic, able to fortify the body and the immune system, remedy and prevention in case of flu, cold, fever, rich in vitamin C, antiseptic and cicatrizing action, helpful in case of inflammations of the mouth and ulcers, anti-aging effect, against wrinkles and stretch marks.
Sea buckthorn is a tonic for the body and very helpful in periods of stress and weakness. It contains also vitamins, such as vitamin A, B, E and C, in a higher quantity than that contained in oranges and kiwi. For this reason, sea buckthorn is a valid remedy in case of flu, fever, cold, in order to heal such illnesses but also to prevent them. It has antiseptic properties, it is a relief indeed for inflammations of the mouth and ulcers, antioxidant and anti-aging effects. Glycerin macerat...
Antispasmodic properties, useful in case of insomnia, stress, palpitation, diuretic and detox properties, cicatrizing properties, remedy in case of wounds, ulcers, burns, acne, warts, wounds in the nose, varicose veins and phlebitis, antifungal action.
Calendula has antispasmodic properties, for this reason it can be used to treat palpitations, insomnia, and stress. In addition to this calendula has also diuretic, laxative and detox properties and protects the liver. This plant is also useful to regulate menstruation. For external use calendula has cicatrizing properties and can be applied in case of wounds, burns of the skin, skin irritations, acne, corn and calluses, wounds in the nose, it can also reduce varicose veins and phlebitis, ulcers...
Digestive properties, useful in case of sour stomach, protective action on gastric mucosa, can prevent and heal gastric ulcers, anti-inflammatory and expectorant properties, remedy in case of cough, sore throat, can treat the herpes labialis, able to increase blood pressure.
The licorice root has antiviral, anti-inflammatory, digestive and expectorant properties. For this reason licorice can be very helpful in case of cough, catarrh, sore throat and sour stomach. According to scientific studies, licorice is supposed to have a protective effect on gastric mucosa, by helping in case of stomach cramps and by preventing and healing ulcers in the stomach. In addition to this licorice seems also to create a protective film for the stomach with an important role in case ...
Rich in vitamins and mineral salts, like calcium, potassium, iron and phosphorus, source of folic acid against anemia and during pregnancy, anticancer and antioxidant properties, protection of the stomach, remedy in case of helicobacter pylori.
Broccoli are rich in mineral salts, such as calcium, iron, phosphorus and potassium, and vitamins, like vitamin C and vitamins of group B. In addition to this, broccoli contain also sulforaphane, an important substance that, according to recent studies, has anticancer properties. Sulforaphane protects also the lungs by removing all toxins. Broccoli protect the stomach and are a source of antioxidant properties, able to fortify the immune system and, according to recent studies, able to treat the...
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