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.

02
jan
zitronenstrauch

Zitronenstrauch

Der Zitronenstrauch (Aloysia citrodora), auch Zitronenduftstrauch, Zitronenverbene oder – besonders in der Schweiz – Verveine genannt, ist eine Pflanzenart aus der Familie der Eisenkrautgewächse (Verbenaceae).

Zitronenverbene wird nicht nur als Badezusatz verwendet, der eine erfrischende Wirkung entfaltet, sondern auch zur Parfümierung beziehungsweise Verfeinerung von Seifen.

Die Zitronenverbene wird auch für die Zubereitung von Getränken genutzt. Legt man frisch gepflückte...

15
apr
shampoo-naturale-al-miele
20
jun
vitamine

Vitamine

Vitamine sind organische Verbindungen, die der Organismus nicht als Energieträger, sondern für andere lebenswichtige Funktionen benötigt, die jedoch der Stoffwechsel nicht bedarfsdeckend synthetisieren kann. Vitamine müssen mit der Nahrung aufgenommen werden, sie gehören zu den essentiellen Stoffen. Pflanzen benötigen keine Vitamine, sie können alle für sie notwendigen organischen Stoffe selbst synthetisieren.

Einige Vitamine werden dem Körper als Vorstufen, sogenannte Provitamine...

23
oct
pimpinella

Pimpinella

The Pimpinella plant genus consists hardy annual herbs that reach from 45 to 90 cm in height.

Some common names for Pimpinella include Aniseed and Anise.

Aniseed blooms in the summer with umbels of tiny white flowers and plants are converted for their seeds; these should be harvested once they begin to turn gray and loosen easily from their coats.

An essential oil is obtained from the seed, used in perfumery, tooth pastes, medicinally and as a food flavouring.
The powdered seed can be used...

28
jan
ma-quale-celiachia...
28
jun
are-you-nervous?-use-the-mint

Are you nervous? Use the mint!

PEPPERMINT TEA

1 tablespoon of dried Peppermint, 2.5 dl of water

Let stand for 5 minutes in boiling water the dried Peppermint, then filtered. Consume 2 cups per day, morning and evening.
Great for those nervous.

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