23
oct
2015

pimpinella

The Pimpinella plant genus consists hardy annual herbs that reach from 45 to 90 cm in height.

Some common names for Pimpinella include Aniseed and Anise.

Aniseed blooms in the summer with umbels of tiny white flowers and plants are converted for their seeds; these should be harvested once they begin to turn gray and loosen easily from their coats.

An essential oil is obtained from the seed, used in perfumery, tooth pastes, medicinally and as a food flavouring.
The powdered seed can be used as a dentrifice and mouthwash.
The plant is an ingredient of pot-pourri and can be also used as an insect repellent but it is also said to attract mice.

 

20
apr
aspirin

Aspirin

Ingredients:

- 3 tablespoons of Linden flowers
- 3 tablespoons of elder flowers
- 3 tablespoons of violet flowers
- 3 tablespoons of mint leaves

Prepare a bowl with water and place it on the stove to heat. Equip yourself with pestle and start chopping and mixing of the Linden flowers, sambuco, violet along with mint leaves. Pour 2 tablespoons of the mixture into the boiling water into the bowl and let rest for 10 minutes. Strain the infused into a cup and softened with a teaspoon of honey before...

18
jun
herbal-tea-of-absinthe

Herbal tea of Absinthe

Dried and crushed Absinthe, hot water, sugar as taste.

Digestive and bitter herbal tea. Need to know how to measure out the amount infused wisely to avoid a preparation absolutely undrinkable. Use no more than 1/4 of a teaspoon of chopped and dried grass or a green leaf per cup of water. With these proportions bad taste is pleasant and sugar is even more acceptable. A small cup of BREW after meals is great for good digestion.

Wormwood is also used to combat fleas, dog garden scale insects...

23
mar
pappa-al-pomodoro
10
apr
honey-and-cosmetic

Honey and cosmetic

HONEY MASK

acacia honey, pine family or thyme

With refreshed face and just dried, spread a thin layer of honey, leaving it under for about 20 minutes, then rinse.
For its qualities, honey mask is indicated for dehydrated and dried, but is also useful for keeping in good health of every skin type.
The properties of the form can of course be extended to the whole body, sprinkling and immersing himself entirely, after few minutes in lukewarm bath.

You find the honey for your masks and a range...

01
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...

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...

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