il-cedro-del-libano,-lavacchio

CURIOSITY:

The Cedar of Lebanon is a species of cedar. Belongs to the family of coniferous trees. Thousands of years ago, extensive forests of this tree covered mountain slopes around the Middle East. Today in its area of origin in the chain of Mount Lebanon survive only a few hundred specimens. It is the tree represented in the flag of Lebanon.

In the Old Testament it is said that with the Lebanon cedar wood were built the columns of Solomon's temple; always, the precious Cedar of Lebanon-mighty and majestic-is a symbol of power and strength. Already at the time of the ancient Phoenicians, the Lebanese Cedar was used for its solid wood in building secure boats and small ships.

Curious and peculiar narrative is the history of the origin of Cedar of Lebanon, the current emblem of the Lebanese flag: in ancient times, the mighty tree covered numerous near eastern mountain areas, areas in which, at present, include very few specimens. Starting from 1600, the Cedar of Lebanon began to spread green spaces in all of Europe.

The #Fattoria Lavacchio, is a home of one these trees, in the Green Garden of the ancient villa belonging to Strozzi and Peruzzi.

Known is the use of glycerine macerate of Cedar of Lebanon gems for the treatment of Psoriasis of the skin, thanks to its regenerative capacity of tissues. Finally, we cannot forget the balsamic Lebanese cedar, as well as those catarrh and antibronchiali (decoction of bark). To relieve joint pain, we recommend an ointment made from bark.

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dec
horseradish

Horseradish

Horseradish (Armoracia rusticana, syn. Cochlearia armoracia) is a perennial plant of the Brassicaceae family (which also includes mustard, wasabi, broccoli, and cabbage)
The plant is probably native to southeastern Europe and western Asia.
The intact horseradish root has hardly any aroma. When cut or grated, however, enzymes from the now-broken plant cells break down sinigrin (a glucosinolate) to produce allyl isothiocyanate (mustard oil), which irritates the mucous membranes of the sinuses and...

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jan
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Lemon beebrush

Aloysia citrodora is a species of flowering plant in the verbena family Verbenaceae, native to western South America. Common names include lemon verbena and lemon beebrush.

Lemon verbena leaves are used to add a lemon flavor to fish and poultry dishes, vegetable marinades, salad dressings, jams, puddings, Greek yogurt and beverages. It also is used to make herbal teas, or added to standard tea in place of actual lemon (as is common with Moroccan tea). It can also be used to make a sorbet.

07
jan
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Recycling corks

A the bottle has been opened, what can be done with the used corks? We promote recycling corks. The small and simple gesture of recycling used cork stoppers provides an essential contribution to the vitality of the planet. Cork stoppers are environment friendly by nature - they are a 100% natural product and do not cause pollution if they end up in the rubbish bin. However, they are also fully recyclable and reusable, which means that they have a clearly positive impact from a sustainability...

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Water Kefir

Water kefir is a probiotic drink slightly alcoholic and fizzy, obtained from the fermentation of grains of kefir. There are two types of kefir: kefir milk and water kefir.

The water kefir is a great probiotic drink suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Also, it does not contain gluten and is also suitable for consumption by celiac. By virtue of its water kefir ferments works by rebalancing the intestinal flora, stimulates the intestinal immune system with beneficial effects on the immune system...

05
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bergamot

Bergamot

Bergamot (Citrus bergamia) has the fresh, sweet, citrus scent that is familiar to many as the flavoring in Earl Grey Tea. Uplifting and relaxing, it is good for building confidence and enhancing your mood. It has a long history of use for oily and troubled skin.

While the distinctive fruit of the bergamot (bergamotto of Italy, bergamote of France) is sometimes referred to as an orange, its resemblances to the oranges are so remote or lacking that it seems best to employ the European...

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