05
oct
2015

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 disorders, palpitations, toothache and vomiting. A tea made from Lemon balm leaves is said to soothe menstrual cramps and helps relieve PMS.

Lemon balm is widely used to treat anxiety and insomnia in Europe. It reduces anxiety and stress and eases sleep disorders. Recently it produced an unexpected result in a research study: it greatly increased the ability to concentrate and perform word and picture tasks.

In a study of lemon balm at Northumbria University in England students were tested for weeks while using either Lemon balm or a placebo. The students did significantly better on the tests after taking Lemon balm and continued to post improved scores for up to six hours after taking the herb. The students taking Lemon balm were noted to be calmer and less stressed during the tests.

30
jul
mint

Mint

Mint leaves can be used fresh or dried and used later.

Bring flavor to iced or hot teas, fruit drinks, vegetables (peas and carrots).

The Mint salasa is an excellent side dish to lamb.

In the heat of these days, is nice a refreshing good drink with water and mint leaves, put in the refrigerator to become cold!
Has digestive properties, antiseptic and sedative properties.

09
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.

26
sep
catnip

Catnip

Nepeta cataria is cultivated as an ornamental plant for use in gardens. It is also grown for its attractant qualities to house cats and butterflies.

The plant is drought tolerant and deer resistant. It can be a repellant for certain insects, including aphids and squash bugs.

Nepetalactone is a mosquito and fly repellent. Oil isolated from catnip by steam distillation is a repellent against insects, in particular mosquitoes, cockroaches and termites.

Catnip contains the feline attractant...

17
nov
fai-da-te:-gufi-di-pigne
23
nov
hyssop

Hyssop

Hyssopus officinalis or hyssop is a herbaceous plant of the genus Hyssopus native to Southern Europe, the Middle East, and the region surrounding the Caspian Sea. Due to its properties as an antiseptic, cough reliever, and expectorant, it is commonly used as an aromatic herb and medicinal plant

The perennial plant hyssop is native to the Mediterranean region and is considered a holy plant. During the time of the Romans, this herb was used against the plague, as a disinfectant and for treatment...

22
jul
berry

Berry

In order to plant shrubs, you must wait until the last frost and dig deep to place the roots. It is necessary for all types of berries a trellis to support their growth.

At the end of the summer the branches should be pruned and tied up, carefully considering the presence of thorns.

Produce fruit in abundance and the only enemies you may encounter are birds. Berries may be climbing or bushy.

It is recommended to use natural fertilizers does not affect the taste of the fruit when ripe.

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