26
sep
2015

catnip

Nepeta cataria is cultivated as an ornamental plant for use in gardens. It is also grown for its attractant qualities to house cats and butterflies.

The plant is drought tolerant and deer resistant. It can be a repellant for certain insects, including aphids and squash bugs.

Nepetalactone is a mosquito and fly repellent. Oil isolated from catnip by steam distillation is a repellent against insects, in particular mosquitoes, cockroaches and termites.

Catnip contains the feline attractant nepetalactone. Nepeta cataria (and some other species within the genus Nepeta) are known for their behavioral effects on the cat family, not only on domestic cats but also other species of cats. Several tests showed that leopards, cougars, servals, and lynxes often reacted strongly to catnip in a manner similar to domestic cats and while lions and tigers can react strongly as well, they do not react all the time.

With domestic cats, N. cataria is used as a recreational substance for pet cats' enjoyment, and catnip and catnip-laced products designed for use with domesticated cats are available to consumers. Not all cats are affected by catnip; roughly 33% are not affected by the plant. The behavior is hereditary.

17
jan
shampoo-aloe-vera-e-rosmarino
02
jan
arznei-engelwurz

Arznei-Engelwurz

Die Arznei-Engelwurz oder Echte Engelwurz (Angelica archangelica) ist eine Pflanzenart innerhalb der Familie der Doldenblütler (Apiaceae).

Die Angelika schmeckt sehr aromatisch, angenehm und leicht süßlich.

Die Engelwurz wurde lange Zeit von der Schulmedizin unterschätzt: In ihr enthalten sind unter anderem Gerbstoff und Vitamin B 12, die in unserem Körper Glückshormone freisetzen. Dies kann bei leichten depressiven Verstimmungen helfen.

Ein Tee aus der Wurzel kann helfen, wenn uns...

23
dec
straccetti-del-mulino

Straccetti del Mulino

Ingredients: ( for 6 people)

Sauce:
- 4 sausages
- 1 onion
- 5 tomatoes
- extra virgin olive oil

Peal the onion, and slice it up into small cubes. Heat up a frying pan with a bit of extra virgin olive oil in it and get the onions brown. Add the sausages in, cook them together for about 15 minutes, than add a glass of white wine to it. When it starts to evaporate, add the chopped tomates and cook for about an other 40 minutes.

Pasta:
- 5 Cups flour ( 500 gr )
- 5 Eggs
- salt
- extra virgin...

05
oct
lemon-balm

Lemon balm

Lemon Balm was dedicated to the goddess Diana, and used medicinally by the Greeks some 2,000 years ago. In the Middles Ages lemon balm was used to soothe tension, to dress wounds, and as a cure for toothache, skin eruptions, mad dog bites, crooked necks, and sickness during pregnancy. It was even said to prevent baldness. As a medicinal plant, lemon balm has traditionally been employed against bronchial inflammation, earache, fever, flatulence, headaches, high blood pressure, influenza, mood...

23
nov
hyssop

Hyssop

Hyssopus officinalis or hyssop is a herbaceous plant of the genus Hyssopus native to Southern Europe, the Middle East, and the region surrounding the Caspian Sea. Due to its properties as an antiseptic, cough reliever, and expectorant, it is commonly used as an aromatic herb and medicinal plant

The perennial plant hyssop is native to the Mediterranean region and is considered a holy plant. During the time of the Romans, this herb was used against the plague, as a disinfectant and for treatment...

13
aug
b-vitamins

B Vitamins

B vitamins are a class of water-soluble vitamins that play important roles in cell metabolism. Though these vitamins share similar names, research shows that they are chemically distinct vitamins that often coexist in the same foods. In general, supplements containing all eight are referred to as a vitamin B complex. Individual B vitamin supplements are referred to by the specific name of each vitamin (e.g., B1, B2, B3 etc.)

Further below a list of the B vitamins:

  • Vitamin B1 (thiamine)
  • ...

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