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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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Myrrhis

Also known as Myrhh, this is grown in the garden both as an herb and flowering perennial. Foliage is bright green and almost fernlike in appearance, with a strong flavor and smell of sweet licorice. Large umbels of tiny white flowers appear in early summer, followed by shiny black seeds. Prune back hard after flowering to rejuvenate the leaves. Excellent for specimen effect in the June border. Seeds may be used to propagate, but must be sown immediately when fresh, in late summer.

Myrrhis...

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sep
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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.

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oct
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nov
laurel

Laurel

the laurel, which is called "daphne" is Greek, after the nymph's name. Apollo was heart-broken at the loss of Daphne and to remember her for ever, he made the laurel the symbol of tribute to poets. The laurel became therefore the symbol of the god.

The aromatic leaf from the bay laurel tree, it is an essential component of the classic bouquet garni: parsley, thyme and a bay leaf. The bittersweet, spicy leaves impart their pungent flavour to a variety of dishes and ingredients, making bay a...

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jun
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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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