19
may
2016

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 thick and fleshy, green to grey-green, with some varieties showing white flecks on their upper and lower stem surfaces. The margin of the leaf is serrated and has small white teeth. The flowers are produced in summer on a spike up to 90 cm (35 in) tall, each flower being pendulous, with a yellow tubular corolla 2–3 cm (0.8–1.2 in) long.Like other Aloe species, Aloe vera forms arbuscular mycorrhiza, a symbiosis that allows the plant better access to mineral nutrients in soil.[6]

Aloe vera leaves contain phytochemicals under study for possible bioactivity, such as acetylated mannans, polymannans, anthraquinone C-glycosides, anthrones, other anthraquinones, such as emodin, and various lectins.

Aloe vera has been widely grown as an ornamental plant. The species is popular with modern gardeners as a putatively medicinal plant and for its interesting flowers, form, and succulence. This succulence enables the species to survive in areas of low natural rainfall, making it ideal for rockeries and other low water-use gardens

Extracts from Aloe vera are widely used in the cosmetics and alternative medicine industries, being marketed as variously having rejuvenating, healing, or soothing properties. However research supporting this usage hasn't unequivocally supported benefit and safety.

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apr
ivy-salad

Ivy salad

Thoroughly wash the fennel, cicerbite and chives and cut them into a salad bowl.
Mix everything together and add olive oil, lemon, salt and a pinch of pepper.
Give your salad a unique aroma adding Ivy flowers and some mint leaves for garnish.

Ingredients:

- fennel
- chives
- mint leaves
- flowers of Ivy
- cicerbite
- olive oil
- salt
- pepper
- lemon

17
sep
lovage

Lovage

It is in flower from July to August and seeds ripen from August to September. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by insects.
The plant is self-fertile. It is noted for attracting wildlife.

Lovage is a warming and tonic herb for the digestive and respiratory system. It is used primarily in the treatment of indigestion, poor appetite, wind, colic and bronchitis. The roots, leaves and fruits are antispasmodic, aromatic, carmative, diuretic. They are...

14
sep
myrrhis

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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jan
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frittelle
19
sep
celery-relieves-sore-throat

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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