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Oregano, properties and uses in the kitchen
Anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antimicrobial, protects the stomach and intestines, counteracts the oxidation of cholesterol, fights free radical damage and aging processes, hypoglycemic action, supports the immune system and fights fungi, such as candida of the oral cavity, and infections.
Oregano, scientific name Origanum vulgare, is an aromatic plant belonging to the Lamiaceae family, highly appreciated for cooking as a scented spice. A pinch of oregano perfumes and enriches different types of culinary preparations, such as sauces, bruschetta, pizzas or salads. But oregano not only gives to the dishes its aroma but also important properties for health. Today, therefore, we see the properties and uses of oregano in the kitchen. Oregano, properties - Oregano provides mineral sal...
Kukicha green tea
Supports the immune system, fights anxiety and stress and high blood pressure, improves cognitive function, anticancer, low in caffeine and therefore lends itself to being drunk even in the afternoon.
Lot of small sticks and twigs, this is kukicha green tea, a very particular Japanese tea that differs from other teas that are in the form of leaves. The aroma of kukicha green tea is sweet and stands out from other Japanese green teas that, on the other hand, have a scent that reminds of freshly picked grass. So let's see the types of kukicha, the properties and the preparation of this particular tea. Kukicha tea, types - Whether it's gyokuro, sencha or kukicha, the plant from which green tea...
Okra, the vegetable with healthy properties you don't expect
Antioxidant, anti-diabetes, counteracts the accumulation of fat in the blood, is anticancer and fights depression, soothes irritations of stomach and intestines, modulates the action of the immune system, anti-inflammatory.
Okra or okro, scientific name Abelmoschus esculentus, is a typical plant of warm countries such as Tunisia, Egypt or Ethiopia but it is also grown in Italy, America and Asia. The fruits of okra, similar to green peppers, are used in the kitchen as vegetables. And what a vegetable! In fact, okra is a very healthy food to which science has dedicated several studies published in international journals. So let's try to understand the properties of okra and its uses in the kitchen. Okra, properties...
Flowers to eat, colors, scents and health are served Part 4, chamomile and dandelion
Chamomile is antioxidant but also anti diabetes while the dandelion protects the immune system, is anti aging and fights diabetes and tumors.
We are used to give flowers as a gift, or to grow them to beautify our garden or balcony. But the flowers are not only beautiful to look at, some can be added to recipes making them even healthier thanks to their anti-aging properties. Let's understand the action of two very common flowers, chamomile and dandelion. However, remember that it is important not to collect flowers on the sides of the roads or in the fields to avoid ingesting pollutants or pesticides. Edible flowers can be either boug...
Mineral salts, proteins and precious antioxidants, help regulate blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure, support for the immune system.
We will soon be able to see watermelon, the fruit with a sweet and juicy flesh, on the greengrocer's shelves. However, today we are not talking about the properties of watermelon pulp, but about those of its seeds! Oh yes, watermelon seeds, those small black seeds contained in the red pulp and that often are left aside, not only can be eaten but are also characterized by interesting healthy properties, too. Let's see better! Watermelon seeds, properties - Watermelon seeds are rich in oils, uns...
Antioxidant properties, supports the immune system and counteracts cognitive decline, counteracts the development of chronic diseases, protects the skin.
Beta-carotene is a substance belonging to the group of carotenoids, which are antioxidant substances synthesized by plants and which gives the bright color to different types of fruit and vegetables. Beta carotene is then converted into vitamin A in the body. Let's see why it is important to take beta-carotene with the diet, what are the properties of this substance and what are the main food sources. Beta carotene, properties – Beta carotene is a powerful antioxidant, able to counteract the d...
Irish seaweed moss
Antiviral and anticancer properties, provides mineral salts, proteins and fibers, protects the health of the brain, of the immune system and of the intestinal flora.
The crondo crispo, also known as Irish moss, is a red alga that grows in the Atlantic waters, it is found along the coasts of Ireland, Portugal but also Canada and the United States. It has dense reddish branches and grows on the rocks where there is low water. Irish moss is appreciated in the kitchen for its thickening properties, a bit like agar agar but the result is a softer cream, perfect therefore to be added to soups and sauces. But the properties of this alga certainly do not stop here, ...
Reishi, the mushroom of immortality that improves breathing
Strengthens and modulates the action of the immune system, soothes cough and asthma, antitumor and antioxidant, increases energy and vitality, antiallergic.
The reishi, scientific name Ganoderma lucidum, is a mushroom that comes from Japan, considered among the medicinal mushrooms used for millennia by traditional medicine. Not for nothing, in fact, it is also known as the mushroom of immortality, able to promote longevity and good health. So let's see, on the basis of scientific studies, what are the beneficial properties of this so special mushroom. Reishi, properties – To the reishi mushroom are recognized antioxidant properties, namely, it is ...
Vitamin D, dietary sources and its action to boost the immune system
Vitamin D protects bone health but also plays a very important role on the immune system. Let's see what are the main food sources of vitamin D.
According to scientific research, it is clear that vitamin D performs several important actions. Beyond the known effect on calcium metabolism, and therefore on bone health, vitamin D also plays an essential role in modulating the immune system (Aranow et al, J Investig Med., 2012). A deficiency of vitamin D is connected to a greater risk of infection, but that's not all. In fact, as the latest research dedicated to the novel coronavirus is making it clear, vitamin D would also help to avoid an ...
Antioxidant, antimicrobial and immune support properties, deep detoxifying action, helps to keep pressure and cholesterol under control, antithrombotic.
Wild garlic, scientific name Allium ursinum, is a plant belonging to the Liliaceae family. The name, wild garlic, derives from the Latin word ursus, which means bear, based on the popular belief that bears, once they come out of hibernation, consume this plant to purify themselves of accumulated toxins and to regain their strength. Wild garlic is characterized by broad leaves that smell of garlic due to the presence of sulfur compounds. And it is precisely this aroma that makes wild garlic a rea...
Passion fruit or maracuja, a real superfood for the body and the immune system
Vitamins, mineral salts, carbohydrates and antioxidants, counteracts chronic inflammations, supports the immune system, helps to lower blood pressure and improves digestive processes thanks to the presence of fiber.
Passiflora edulis is a plant of the genus Passiflora, family of Passifloraceae, but is also known by the Portuguese name maracuja. The fruit of the plant, the maracuja or passion fruit, is a berry characterized by a hard zest, a very soft pulp rich in seeds and by a very intense scent that makes the passion fruit an ideal ingredient for the preparation of juices and ice creams. There are many types of passion fruit but the two main varieties are the purple passion fruit, or passiflora edulis, wi...
Immune system, health smoothies
An immune system that works well is important to deal with attacks from viruses, bacteria and fungi. Diet plays an essential role, here are some ideas of juices and smoothies to fill up on vitamins, mineral salts and antioxidants.
Against coronavirus what we can do is to stay at home as much as possible avoiding causes of infection, to maintain a safety distance between people of at least one meter, but two meter or 6 feet is better, to wash your hands often with soap and water and/or to use a disinfectant solution containing at least 60% alcohol. These are the rules to follow, there is no miraculous food that, if taken in large quantities, protects from coronavirus. However, this does not mean that it is not important to...
Immune system and diet, health also passes from the table
Vitamin E and probiotics strengthen the immune system, especially the defenses of the respiratory tract, it is good to limit vegetable pie with cheeses and bechamel sauce and high glycemic index foods because in the long run they could increase inflammation and weaken the immune system.
A healthy immune system, able to be on alert, ready to recognize threats and attacks and to counter them, is essential. Certainly against the coronavirus pandemic that we all are facing, the first weapon is the prevention of infection. Therefore, it is pivotal to avoid crowded places, to keep the safety distance between people of 1 meter, better two meters or 6 feet, to wash often your hands with soap and water for a minute and to disinfect hands and surfaces with a solution prepared with water ...
Immune system, how is it influenced by dietary choices
Green light to cinnamon, cloves and turmeric, but also whole grain cereals and legumes that keep inflammation under control, attention instead to preparations that increase blood sugar peaks and cause liver overload.
A strong and healthy immune system protects us from external attacks by viruses, bacteria, parasites and fungi. That's why it's important to take care of it. How? With lifestyle, therefore not smoking, limiting alcohol intake, reducing chronic stress, practicing moderate physical activity, yoga and meditation, but also with diet. Some foods in fact, as we have seen in previous posts and as we will see below, show clear antibacterial and antiviral properties, other foods, instead, can induce infl...
The power of imagination regenerates the brain and boosts the immune system
What can we do when we suddenly become masters of a lot of free time? Maybe we didn't ask for it, it's a situation that is imposed on us but we can certainly take advantage of it and learn again to use the regenerating power that is in our mind, also able to strengthen the immune system. How? With imagination!.
Do you remember when as a child you could play for hours, completely absorbed in building castles, forts, dollhouses? And while brick after brick the building was created or the furniture was placed, the characters came to life in your mind, the story was created and nothing mattered, except the time you were lived in. Over the years, unfortunately, many of us have lost this ability to imagine. The world has become problems, watches, run and how many times is the mind thinking to the next action...
Immune system, how to boost it
Relaxation techniques, diet, herbs and spices to stimulate the proper functioning of the immune system.
The immune system is the mechanism by which the body defends itself against aggressions. It is therefore essential to protect and strengthen it, so let's try to understand how lifestyle and diet can contribute to the health of our immune system. Stress, mind body techniques - Mind body medicine focuses on the union between mind, body and brain and uses disciplines such as yoga, tai chi, listening to music or meditation. These techniques are based on the idea that mental state affects body heal...
Garlic, supplements, properties and benefits
From garlic, different types of herbal remedies are obtained, such as powdered extract, aqueous or oily extract and aged garlic, each with different properties, such as strengthening the immune system, protecting the heart or fighting inflammation.
Garlic, scientific name allium sativum, is an essential ingredient for cooking, it is excellent rubbed on slices of toasted bread and really delicious minced and added to the preparations of sauces and fillings. But garlic is also a powerful source of important substances for health. In fact, it is useful in reducing cardiovascular risk and tumors, has an antioxidant and antimicrobial effect, helps detoxification processes and is protective for the liver (Bayan et al, AJP, 2013). These propertie...
Dog rose, herbal medicine
Glycerine macerate and mother tincture are obtained from dog rose, the remedies are antioxidant, anti-allergic and able to stimulate the immune system, useful in case of sinusitis, cold, cold sores, warts but also asthma and allergies.
Rosa canina, also known as dog rose, is a spontaneous plant belonging to the Rosaceae family. The glycerine macerate is obtained from its buds while the mother tincture is obtained from the berries of this wonderful plant. Let’s see better in detail properties and uses of these two amazing remedies! Glycerine macerate of dog rose, properties and uses - Glycerin macerate of rosa canina is characterized by a high content of antioxidants such as quercetin, ellagitannins and kempferol (Jimenez et ...
Natural remedies for flu, glycerin macerates and mother tinctures
Rosa canina, black alder and echinacea taken together to boost the immune system to protect the body from seasonal illnesses.
Sore throat, sinusitis, rhinitis and cough, these are the symptoms that often accompany us throughout the autumn and winter period. But natural remedies in the form of macerates and tinctures extracted from plants such as rosa canina, black alder and echinacea may be really helpful. Let's see what are the best treatments that you can use for flu symptoms, alone or together to exploit their synergy. However, before starting to take the remedies, always ask your doctor for advice if you are pregna...
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...
Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anticancer, strengthens the immune system, useful for lowering blood sugar and therefore helpful in case of type 2 diabetes, protective for brain health, diuretic action.
The poria mushroom, scientific name Wolfiporia extensa, belongs to the Polyporaceae family and is also known as Poria cocos. This edible mushroom has been known and used by traditional Chinese medicine for more than 2000 years and, as often happens, in recent years science has also been interested in its properties, trying to verify and understand them. Poria mushroom, properties - Nowadays we know that, thanks to the presence of polysaccharides, triterpenoids and fatty acids, the poria fungus...
Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antitumor and able to support the immune system, help to overcome moments of stress and fatigue, protect the stomach and counteract allergies.
The prunum mume, also called the Japanese plum, is a fruit tree halfway between the plum tree and the apricot tree. The plant is native to China and produces fruits that, in shape and appearance, remind of an apricot. The fruits are dried and pickled for several months together with shiso leaves, or Laminaria Purpurea, which gives to the fruits their typical reddish color. After this process the fruits take the name of umeboshi plums. The umeboshi plums are the most common form with which people...
Food combinations and cooking methods, pumpkin Part 1
Food combinations and cooking methods to maximize the properties of the pumpkin, today we see the cooking in extra virgin olive oil and the combination with garlic, useful in case of coagulation problems, insomnia, anxiety and weak immune system.
Pumpkin is the fruit of several plants of the Cucurbitaceae family. The pumpkin, depending on the type, may have a round or elongated shape, a smooth or lumpy skin and a more or less sweet pulp with inside flat and white seeds. In general, the pulp of the pumpkin is a powerful source of beneficial substances while it is considered poor in calories, around 26kcal per 100 grams. The pumpkin brings mineral salts, such as potassium, magnesium, calcium and zinc, vitamins, such as A, important for the...
Antioxidant, source of vitamins and mineral salts, it strengthens the immune system, helps lower cholesterol and blood sugar, promotes the synthesis of collagen and hyaluronic acid by fighting wrinkles.
The auricularia auricula judae, also known as wood ear or jelly ear, is an edible mushroom characterized by a particular ear-like elongated shape. This fungus grows on tree trunks, especially elder, and has been used since ancient times in China as a food and herbal remedy (Balakrishnan et al, International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Jan 2015). From the auricularia fungus a supplement is obtained with important medicinal properties, useful for the well-being of the organism...
Synergistic action of the herbs that make this mixture, useful in case of digestive problems, weak immune system, fatigue, diabetes.
Mu tea is not a particular type of tea but a mixture of herbs and roots able to tone the body, to stimulate the immune system and digestion, to protect the liver and the kidneys, to counteract water retention, fever, hemorrhoids and acne. This blend was formulated in the 50s by the Japanese Georges Ohsawa, considered the father of macrobiotics, and includes from 9 to 16 ingredients. Each ingredient of this special tea brings important healthy properties for different problems and all act in syne...
Antioxidant, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antitumor action, protects the heart and the thyroid, better to take it with the diet.
Selenium is a trace element essential for the body and health thanks to its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor action, it is also beneficial for the heart, the immune system and the thyroid. Selenium was first described in 1817 and owes its name to the Greek term selene, which indicates the moon, referring to the light and silvery color that selenium assumes when it is melted and then cooled. In the past it was erroneously believed that selenium was toxic, however, in the 60s, this be...
Immune system, how to protect it Part 2, plants and foods
Herbs and plants, fruit, vegetables and mushrooms, they can be powerful weapons that we can deploy to strengthen the immune system.
Viruses, bacteria, toxins and yes, even tumors, are all the aggressions from which the immune system defends us. That's why it's important to take care of it. There are lifestyle habits and particular food choices that can help strengthen the immune system, some more known, others less. We’ll see better in detail and we’ll try also to understand what remedies are really effective and supported by scientific studies. Vitamins - Vitamins C and E have powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory pr...
Immune system, how to protect it Part 1, healthy habits
How to protect and strengthen the immune system with natural remedies with diet and healthy habits.
The immune system is our shield, thanks to chemical reactions and biological processes it has the task of protecting us from any aggression, which can occur in the form of viruses, bacteria, parasites but also tumors, as emerged from recent scientific researches that are studying the connection between the immune system and cancer cells (Corthay et al, Front Immunol, May 2014 - Palmer et al, PNAS, Feb 2018). It is therefore important to take care of our defenses, whatever the season! Fortunately...
Vitamins and mineral salts, able to lower blood sugar levels, helpful to counteract cholesterol, against water retention and cellulite, able to protect the liver, the stomach and the heart, reduce the waist line.
Aronia, scientific name aronia melanocarpa, is a bush belonging to the Rosaceae family. Its fruits, called aronia berries or chokeberries, are berries that, for what concerns their appearance, remind the blueberries but the taste is a bit sourer. Aronia berries can be found in the form of dried berries or in the form of juices. Chokeberries, properties – As for the properties, aronia berries are a source of vitamin K, useful for the health of bones and the proper blood clotting, vitamin C, gro...
Kombucha, the immortal health elixir
Vitamins and mineral salts, digestive action, protective on the microbiota, detox and antioxidant, able to stimulate the immune system, antifungal properties able to counteract the bacteria of Candida.
Kombucha is a fermented and sweetened tea of ancient tradition, consider that the first signs of this drink date back to Chinese dynasty Qin in around 250 B.C.. For Chinese people kombucha was and is the true health elixir, they call it indeed the immortal health elixir, considered able to balance and protect the digestive processes. From China the fame of this drink has grown all over the world and even science is focusing its attention on its healthy properties. Kombucha, what is and propert...
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