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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jan
ribollita--tuscan-bread-soup-with-vegetables

Ribollita Tuscan bread soup with vegetables

Boil the white beans in water for 2 hours. Chop the parsley, cellery, onion, and long onion and cook in a deep pan with olive oil with the piece of prosciutto with the bone. Add the whole tomatoes and cook for another half hour adding water slowly so it doesn’t dry out. Cut the left over vegetables and add them in the pan stirring well. Add the white beans using the water to cook the beans until everyting is covered. Add the vegetable stalk. Let it boil for 2 hours. At the end of cooking...

05
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...

11
sep
vitamin-b9-and-trigonella

Vitamin B9 and Trigonella

Vitamin B9, also known as folic acid, has many properties.
Plays an important role in brain functioning, effectiveness and into the bloodstream.
It is essential in cell division and formation of the genetic material.
Accommodation in yeast, leafy green vegetables and legumes.
It is useful for heart disease and prevents fetal spina bifida.

The seeds of Trigonella are a key ingredient in curry powder.
It's a bitter vegetables if consumed fresh, scent of celery and spinach.
If mixed with the dough...

02
jan
angelica-herb

Angelica herb

Angelica is used extensively in herbal medicine. The main constituents of Angelica are volatile oils, valeric acid, angelic acid, angelicin, safrole, scopoletin, and linoleic acid, making it useful in the treatment of fevers, colds, coughs, flatulent colic and other stomach disorders. A medicinal infusion made from stems, seeds, and root is carminative, diaphoretic, emmenagogue, sedative, stomachic and tonic. Angelica is used for obstructed menses and should not be taken in large quantities by...

29
may
chianti-:-medicis-wine

Chianti : Medici's wine

The history of Chianti dates back to at least the 13th century with the earliest incarnations of Chianti as a white wine. Today this Tuscan wine is one of Italy's most well known and recognizable wines. In the Middle Ages, the villages of Gaiole, Castellina and Radda located near Florence formed as a Lega del Chianti (League of Chianti) creating an area that would become the spiritual and historical "heart" of the Chianti region and today is located within the Chianti Classico Denominazione di...

23
jul
berries

Berries

The berries are groups of individual seeds, can be used on ice cream or fresh cooked and made into jam.
Have depurative, diuretic, anti-rheumatic and refreshing proprieties; not only that, they also help fight cardiovascular disease, keeping it clean and elastic arteries, because they help to eliminate the "bad" cholesterol from the blood.
In case of intestinal problems, is shown taking more or other berries because they contain a good percentage of fibers.

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