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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...
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 ...
The black poplar, or populus nigra, is a tree belonging to the family of Salicaceae that includes also willow, is native to southern and central Europe and some Asian regions and can be even 30 meters high. The buds of the black poplar, harvested at the beginning of the spring, are used to obtain the glycerin macerate of the plant. This remedy is used to fight respiratory infections such as chronic bronchitis, it has balsamic and expectorant properties. In addition to this, the glycerin macerate...
Buchu, Agathosma betulina but previously known as Barosma betulina, is a medicinal plant belonging to the Rutaceae family native to South Africa. The remedy has an antiseptic action on the urinary tract, it is diuretic and disinfectant with similar properties to those of bearberry. You can use buchu in case of recurrent infections of the urinary tract such as cystitis and urethritis, problems related to prostate but also water retention. For what concerns how to take it you can find buchu in th...
Hoary willowherb, scientific name Epilobium parviflorum, is a plant of the Onagracee family characterized by antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. The remedy is used specially to treat problems related to prostate, to the urinary tract and to the skin. Hoary willowherb is useful in case of prostatitis and benign prostatic hyperplasia, because an active substance contained in the plant has the ability to inhibit the proliferation of prostaglandin. This use, that comes from tradition, yo...
The monks cress, known also as garden nasturtium or Indian cress, scientific name Tropaeolum majus, belongs to the Tropeolaceae family and is native to the forests of South America. Imported by Europeans in the seventeenth century and used as a remedy against scurvy, nowadays monks cress is recommended to treat bronchial and pulmonary irritations and bladder infections thanks to the antibacterial, disinfectant, antifungal, expectorant and mucus thinning properties. Monks grass is also slightly l...
Pilosella, scientific name Hieracium Pilosella, also known as mouse-ear hawkwee is a plant belonging to Compositae family. Pilosella has been known and used as a remedy since the 12th century, in fact Saint Hildegard, a German Benedictine abbess and naturalist, spoke about this plant in her writings. Today we know that pilosella has diuretic, astringent, antiseptic and antibiotic properties, this last characteristic has been confirmed by the presence of umbelliferone, an hydroxycoumarin that act...
The cuttlefish, sepia officinalis, is a cephalopod mollusk that lives in the sea on sandy seabeds. Very appreciated in cooking, cuttlefish brings a few calories and contains proteins, vitamins such as A, B1, B2, B12, C and D, mineral salts such as selenium, zinc, copper, iron and phosphorus. Cuttlefish contains cholesterol and purine, so it is a food that should be limited in those who suffer from hypercholesterolemia and gout. The cuttlefish produces, to defend itself, the characteristic ink, w...
Solidago virgaurea, or goldenrod, belongs to the Asteraceae family medicinal plant, also known as Composite. It is characterized by abundant yellow inflorescences, from which it takes its name, in fact the latin word virga aurea indicates the yellow, gold color of the flower spike. The Goldenrod has a diuretic, anti-inflammatory, decongestant and antiseptic action on the urinary tract. Given these properties, you can use the plant as a remedy for cystitis, inflammations and infections affecting ...
Celery has been cultivated and used at first as a medicinal plant and only later as food. Also known by the ancient Greeks and mentioned in Homer's Iliad where Achilles used it to treat his horses, celery has diuretic properties, it stimulates appetite and is helpful for all problems related to the stomach such as gastritis or sour stomach. Then, thanks to minerals and vitamins celery is also a good tonic in case of convalescence and has a calming effect on the nervous system. Celery is constitu...
Thelesperma, also called Greenthread, is a kind of plant belonging to the Asteraceae family widespread in America. The Native American tribes used this plant to prepare a tea with healthy properties. The drink, which takes the name of tea Navajo or Hopi tea, is prepared by boiling for five minutes about 6 cups of water with a bundle of the plant, in fact, once the Greenthread plant is harvested, washed and dried it is folded into small tied bundles. In this way you’ll get a tea that is helpful i...
Cranberry is rich in vitamin C, that makes this berry a source of antioxidants. In addition to this, cranberry has also a diuretic action, has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, for this reason it can be helpful especially in case of cystitis. According to scientific studies, cranberry results a valid remedy in order to prevent and treat the infections of the urinary tract because it seems to be able to remove the bacteria from mucosa. Cranberry helps also to lower cholesterol and mai...
Echinacea stimulates the immune system and has antiviral properties, for this reason it results very helpful to fortify the immune system , to prevent and to heal flu, cold, fever, cough but also infections of the urinary tract such as cystitis. Mother tincture – To heal try to take 30 drops of mother tincture of echinacea in a glass of water three times a day. To prevent take 15 drops in a glass of water once a day. Capsules – 500 mg of dry extract of echinacea in capsules twice a day witho...
You can use all parts of raspberry: fruits, flowers and leaves. Each part of the plant has indeed healthy properties: let’s see them in detail. Fruits – Raspberries are rich in minerals such as magnesium, phosphorus, iron, potassium, zinc, but also vitamins, especially vitamin C with anti-inflammatory properties, vitamin A, E, K and vitamins of group B. In addition to this, according to recent studies, raspberries are also a valuable source of ellagic acid, a powerful antioxidant with anticanc...
Hibiscus tea has refreshing properties and it is able to hydrate the tissues. This drink has also a diuretic effect, for this reason it is very useful in case of water retention and cellulite. Hibiscus tea has antiseptic properties for the urinary tract and can be used as a remedy in case of cystitis and other infections. Hibiscus tea is bright red thanks to the anthocyans that have also vasoprotective properties helpful in case of capillary fragility, varices and hemorrhoids. Since the diure...
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