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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raspberry

Raspberry

Very fragile fruit, but yummy!!

Thanks to their vitamin C content, raspberries are known for their anti-inflammatory properties of the respiratory tract; only recently, thanks to recent scientific studies, came to light, especially with regard to the variety of dark raspberries, anticancer properties of this delicious fruit.

Even the leaves of raspberry, as rich in tannins, have healing properties that can bring benefits to our health: an infusion with its leaves is very useful against...

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amaranth

Amaranth

Amaranthus, collectively known as amaranth, is a cosmopolitan genus of annual or short-lived perennial plants. Some amaranth species are cultivated as leaf vegetables, pseudocereals, and ornamental plants. Most of the species from Amaranthus are summer annual weeds and are commonly referred to as pigweed

Amaranth greens are a common leaf vegetable throughout the tropics and in many warm temperate regions. See Callaloo

Cooked amaranth leaves are a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, and...

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Aloe vera

Aloe vera is a succulent plant species of the genus Aloe. It grows wild in tropical climates around the world and is cultivated for agricultural and medicinal uses. Aloe also is used for decorative purposes and grows successfully indoors as a potted plant.

The cosmetic and medicinal value of the plant is debated. It is found in many consumer products

Aloe vera is a stemless or very short-stemmed succulent plant growing to 60–100 cm (24–39 in) tall, spreading by offsets. The leaves are...

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Thai basil

Thai basil is a type of basil native to Southeast Asia that has been cultivated to provide distinctive traits. Widely used throughout Southeast Asia, its flavor, described as anise- and licorice-like and slightly spicy, is more stable under high or extended cooking temperatures than that of sweet basil. Thai basil has small, narrow leaves, purple stems, and pink-purple flowers.

Thai basil is a tender perennial but is typically grown as an annual. As a tropical plant, Thai basil is hardy only...

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vitamin-a

Vitamin A

Vitamin A is found in the liver, spinach, broccol, carrots, Zucchini, oranges, tomatoes and apricots and has many positive effects: anticanerogena, antiosidante, prevents skin aging, promotes the growth of nails, teeth and hair and improves eyesight.

The overcooking of foods destroy the vitamin A content of the same.

Vitamin A brings considerable benefits to men, as it increases sperm production, but also in women because it counteracts the negative effects of premenstrual syndrome. During...

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sorrel

Sorrel

Common sorrel or garden sorrel (Rumex acetosa), often simply called sorrel, is a perennial herb in the family Polygonaceae. Other names for sorrel include spinach dock and narrow-leaved dock. It is a common plant in grassland habitats and is cultivated as a garden herb or leaf vegetable (pot herb)

Common sorrel has been cultivated for centuries. The leaves may be puréed in soups and sauces or added to salads; they have a flavour that is similar to kiwifruit or sour wild strawberries. The...