06
dec
2015

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 folate; they are also a complementing source of other vitamins such as thiamine, niacin, and riboflavin, plus some dietary minerals including calcium, iron, potassium, zinc, copper, and manganese. Cooked amaranth grains are a complementing source of thiamine, niacin, riboflavin, and folate, and dietary minerals including calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, copper, and manganese - comparable to common grains such as wheat germ, oats and others.[17]

Amaranth seeds contain lysine, an essential amino acid, limited in grains or other plant sources. Most fruits and vegetables do not contain a complete set of amino acids, and thus different sources of protein must be used. Amaranth too is limited in some essential amino acids, such as leucine and threonine.Amaranth seeds are therefore a promising complement to common grains such as wheat germ, oats, and corn because these common grains are abundant sources of essential amino acids found to be limited in amaranth.

Amaranth may be a promising source of protein to those who are gluten sensitive, because unlike the protein found in grains such as wheat and rye, its protein does not contain gluten

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frittelle
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mosquito-repellent

Mosquito repellent

Ingredients: 100 ml of Aloe vegetable oil, 8 drops of eucalyptus essential oil, 5 drops of lavender

Soak for a few minutes to sterilize in a little bottle (the container of your oil) into the boiling water. Pour in sterilized once the 100 ml of vegetable oil. Using a dropper then add the essential oil of Citronella and Lavender (or what you like more). Applied on the body in the evening after shower: is a great after Sun and a mosquito repellent.

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feb
how-to-make-soap

How to make Soap

Make scented soap is simple and also you can rediscover the pleasure of doing from you that these days does not hurt your wallet, health and the environment.

How to make SOAP at home, here are the necessary ingredients:

- olive oil
- lye
- distilled water or tap water

As utensils you will need:

- an electronic scale
- a stainless steel pot
- a meat thermometer that goes from -10 to + 110 degrees Celsius
- a wooden or stainless steel spoon for stirring
- a wooden spoon for mixing
- a...

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lamponi
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may
yarrows-oil

Yarrow's oil

Yarrow, also known as Martin Grass, Wildflower, Dogwood, is a great soothing and is also useful for excessive sweating.

400 g of Yarrow flowers, 1 L of almond oil

Put  to soak for 30 days 400 g of fresh flowers of Yarrow in almond oil. After maceration time, apply the oil obtained out of irritation, redness and rash.

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oct
lemon-balm

Lemon balm

Lemon Balm was dedicated to the goddess Diana, and used medicinally by the Greeks some 2,000 years ago. In the Middles Ages lemon balm was used to soothe tension, to dress wounds, and as a cure for toothache, skin eruptions, mad dog bites, crooked necks, and sickness during pregnancy. It was even said to prevent baldness. As a medicinal plant, lemon balm has traditionally been employed against bronchial inflammation, earache, fever, flatulence, headaches, high blood pressure, influenza, mood...

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