26
sep
2016

thyme-plant

The thyme group of herbs is aromatic, versatile, and plentiful -- over fifty varieties are judged beneficial for culinary or garden uses.

When cooking with thyme be sure to add it early in the process so the oils and flavor have time to be released. This herb is great when used fresh, and goes well in many typical southern Italy pasta sauces which often feature peppers and eggplants. Thyme also is a great complement for many vegetables, including tomatoes and roasted potatoes. Many grilled and oven roasted fish recipes, such as spigola (sea bass) ortriglie al forno (mullets), call for thyme. For roasted and grilled meats, thyme marries well with sage and rosemary. When you grill, you can get great results if you marinate the meat for a few hours before grilling with those three herbs (thyme, sage and rosemary), along with good quality Italian olive oil and pepper. Thyme is often used in stocks and stews - it is an essential component of the bouquet garni and herbes de Provence that are often used in Italian cooking - and in aromatic oils as well.

The essential oil of common thyme (Thymus vulgaris) - usually referred to as "oil of thyme" - contains 20-54% thymol. Thymol belongs to a naturally-occurring class of compounds known as "biocides" (substances that can destroy harmful organisms). When thymus is used alongside other biocides, such as carvacrol, it has strong antimicrobial attibutes. Scientists at the University of Manitoba, Canada, wrote in the International Journal of Food Microbiology3 that thymol can reduce bacterial resistance to common drugs such as penicillin.

15
may
strawberries-for-dry-skin

Strawberries for dry skin

Ingredients: 7 strawberries, 1 teaspoon of honey, 1 teaspoon of brown sugar.

Wash the strawberries and reduce them to a pulp with the aid of a mortar. Add the sugar and continue to stir and mash. Leave the mixture for 15 minutes and add 1 teaspoon of honey. Continue to mix all the ingredients, once they are well mixed, let it sit for 15 minutes before applying.

Apply on the face with circular movements, avoiding the eye area. Once sprawled over the entire face, leave on for 15/20 minutes....

20
may
raspberry-mouthwash

Raspberry mouthwash

Ingredients: 100 ml of water, raspberry leaves

Mince and chopped some raspberry leaves (according to the use you make of mouthwash) and pour 100 ml of boiling water over 3 teaspoons of chopped leaves.
Let stand, then strain. Use it for external use against skin diseases and inflammation of the mouth; for mouthwash and gargle several times a day.

19
sep
celery-relieves-sore-throat

Celery relieves sore throat

Decoction of celery for the sore throat

50 g of celery leaves; 1 L water

Prepare the decoction pouring 40 gr of celery leaves in a liter of cold water.
Bring to a boil for 5/7 minutes. Then, filter the concoction with a fine mesh strainer.
Drink 2/3 cups per day (depending on the intensity of inflammation).

The decoction is used as footbath to relieve the chilblains.

28
jan
ma-quale-celiachia...
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...

15
apr
shampoo-naturale-al-miele

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