Savory essential oil: properties, use and contraindications
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Savory essential oil: properties, use and contraindications

Savory essential oil: properties, use and contraindications

Savory essential oil is derived from Satureja , a plant of the Labiate family. Known for its many properties, it is antibiotic and antibacterial, and useful against colitis , candidiasis, fatigue. Let's find out better. Properties and benefits of the essential oil of Savory Immunostimulant and tonic : it helps strengthen the immune system and stimulates the adrenal glands, counteracting cases of asthenia and hypotension ...

Hawthorn: methods of use and contraindications

Hawthorn: methods of use and contraindications

Hawthorn is a bush that belongs to the Rosaceae family, easily recognizable by the small white flowers that are very similar in shape to the wild rose from which it differs only in the white color. Hawthorn commonly grows in Italy so much that in some areas of our peninsula it creates real forests or hedges almost entirely composed of hawthorn...

Ginkgo Biloba, natural supplement for the eyes

Ginkgo Biloba, natural supplement for the eyes

If we look at the properties of Ginkgo Biloba from an analogical point of view we could say that this supplement takes care of the roots of "our plant". But not only! We discover the benefits of this supplement for eye health , but also for other organs. Ginkgo biloba for the eyes (and not only) If the roots are well cared for, hydrated, supported and fluidized, the foliage is also healthy...

Fumaria officinalis

Fumaria officinalis

A bit of history : Fumaria was already known in antiquity as a regulator of the biliary tract. Dioscorides and Galen appreciated its beneficial properties on blood purification and prescribed Kapnion (Gr. = Smoking) for liver diseases, jaundice and dermatitis. In the 1500s, it was called Fumus Terrae because it was believed to have been generated by the emanations of vapor emitted from the ground which, after the rain, consolidating, took on the appearance of plants...

Melissa officinalis

Melissa officinalis

Curiosity: Melissa is also known as Cedronella, Limona Grass or Cedar Grass. In the tenth century the Arabs used it as a cordial and against melancholy. Lemon balm enters the composition of the "chartreuse" of the "bénédictine". Lemon balm is one of the ingredients of the note "Anti-sister water of the Discalced Carmelites", a useful remedy for insomnia and nervous excitement. ...

The cosmetic properties of borage oil

The cosmetic properties of borage oil

The precious borage oil Obtained from the cold pressing of the seeds of Borago officinalis , a plant of pink borage is probably native to the East, and is widespread in most of Europe and in America. Borage oil is a vegetable oil used both for internal and external use . It is taken in the form of capsules to rebalance the female hormonal system , as an anti-cholesterol, but not only...

Lüscher's Color Test in Bach Flower Selection

Lüscher's Color Test in Bach Flower Selection

Understanding the emotions underlying subjective symptoms and discomfort is an essential step in choosing the most suitable Bach Flowers. However, it is difficult to understand real emotions through words , which too often do not correspond to truth and many times even express the opposite of the real situation...

Decoction of parsley, the recipe

Decoction of parsley, the recipe

Parsley is a traditional plant of the Mediterranean area that has spread in Asia and then in the rest of the world. In Italy parsley is one of the most cultivated seedlings in the vegetable gardens and it is so in use that pots are even grown on window sills to have fresh parsley in the kitchen for use in recipes...

Bach flowers for menopause

Bach flowers for menopause

The Bach flowers for menopause act on the emotional states that emerge in this crucial phase of every woman's life, in which the menstrual cycle is interrupted, and consequently, marks the end of the fertile period . While not representing a disease, but a natural physiological event, it is experienced by the majority of women as a pathological condition, a " fracture " that involves inevitable physical, psychological and social repercussions...

Strawberries and purification

Strawberries and purification

The strawberry ( Fragaria vesca ) grows spontaneously in the woods, at a certain altitude, but is widely cultivated in the vegetable garden and greenhouse; it has a fresh taste and pronounced aroma, especially in the wild species that grows in the woods. Let's find out about the properties. Properties and benefits of strawberries for purification Strawberries, like wild berries in general, contain many important nutrients ...

Nervousness?  Try the passion flower

Nervousness? Try the passion flower

"How nervous!!!! "; " I have nerves on edge" ; "You feel nervousness in the air, there is tension "! They are all common expressions that well summarize one's own state or of several people (because nervousness can be contagious) in which the psychic and physical equilibria are altered ...

Bach Flowers to overcome shyness

Bach Flowers to overcome shyness

Bach flowers for shyness intervene on a series of emotional symptoms, restoring balance , calm and confidence in one's abilities . Shyness is a reaction against some situations experienced with discomfort , embarrassment or shame . It can manifest with redness , palpitations , stuttering , excessive confidentiality , refusal of contact with others to the point, in the most serious forms, of pathologies such as anxiety and social disorders...

The reasons for using herbalist shampoos

The reasons for using herbalist shampoos

The reasons for using herbalist shampoos are mainly two: the delicacy of washing and respect for the environment . If you take a look at the substances that make up the ingredients of any shampoo, apart from the functional ones that make the product specific for a certain type of hair or skin (greasy hair, dry with dandruff etc...

Aspen: the Bach flower for ancestral fears

Aspen: the Bach flower for ancestral fears

Flower therapy uses the Bach Aspen flower to eliminate fears , related to unknown things, for which there are no explanations or justifications. People who need this remedy give shape to their ghosts and allow the anxieties to rise to the surface, submerge them and upset their lives. These people live with a dark premonition that something terrible is about to happen, but what especially causes them anguish is the failure to give a real cause to these fears...

Licorice, better not to abuse it

Licorice, better not to abuse it

Use of licorice Licorice , Glycyrrhiza glabra, is a perennial plant with cheerful bright green leaves. Licorice is used naturally, as a root, for infusions or herbal teas, or as a stick in purity; or it can also be found processed to make logs or candies, tinctures or even the lesser known licorice essential oil...

Tamanù oil, natural healing and more

Tamanù oil, natural healing and more

The tamanù oil is a vegetable oil that comes from a tree native to tropical Asia, known in botany as Calophyllum Inophyllum ; it has an emerald green color and its aromatic scent is widespread in Polynesia, where it is also known as Atì , in southern India and in Sri Lanka. In Europe it came under the name " domba oil " and was used to alleviate rheumatism and scabies. ...

The flower and the archangel of the month of March

The flower and the archangel of the month of March

VERVAIN is the remedy of Bach in March, which leads us from revolution to reform, it is the flower of those who have great ideals and mistakenly believe they know the absolute truth, trying to make others follow him. It can sometimes happen to feel pervaded by a great sense of justice, guided by great ideals, struggling and trying to convince others to follow our advice because we are sure to know what is good for them, we can do it with our children, with the friend of the heart or we can suffer it ourselves...

For irritated skin, here are 3 vegetable oils to help

For irritated skin, here are 3 vegetable oils to help

During the winter months, due to cold, temperature changes and wind, the skin can be irritated, dry and reddened. The skin can also become irritated due to other factors, such as after waxing or shaving. To prevent and treat skin irritations it is possible to take advantage of the properties of vegetable oils with emollient and soothing activity and which help to limit water loss from the epidermis...

Akashic and Bach Flower Registers.  Why match them and how

Akashic and Bach Flower Registers. Why match them and how

I have often been asked if Bach Flowers and Akashic Record Readings are compatible methods that can be used in parallel to help a person improve his or her physical and daily situation. Despite what one might think, considering the different origins and development of the two methods, my professional experience has led me to argue that we are not talking about two worlds so separate and distant...

Herbal teas for him and her

Herbal teas for him and her

The day was long for both of us. After dinner, one of the two brings the steaming cup of tea to the table. A gesture that serves to say to the other: "Speak to me". The ritual of the herbal tea must be enjoyed calmly, both during the preparation and when it is poured and then sipped. But first of all, there is the choice of suitable aromatic herbs...

Vegetable oils for hair

Vegetable oils for hair

The packs with vegetable oils are useful to nourish the hair, restructure it and make it softer, shiny and easily detangled: these are therefore ideal remedies for those with dry, brittle, damaged hair with split ends , but also for those who have curly hair that tends to frizz. How and how much to use vegetable oils on the hair To use vegetable oils on the hair, just mix the vegetable oils best suited to your hair type: to facilitate the application, try to combine vegetable butters or viscous oils with more fluid oils and, for a better result, you can heat the mixture in a water bath...

The other side of Bach Flowers

The other side of Bach Flowers

Edward Bach, father of flower therapy , was a doctor and immunologist of great fame at the beginning of the last century. Many of us know his story. But very few are those who know its most intimate, truer aspects. Only a fraction of his studies, his discoveries (not only in terms of flower therapy) have been made known...

Teas for fever

Teas for fever

Body temperature rises above the limits considered to be normal (37 ° C) and you find yourself dealing with the disorder commonly referred to as fever . The symptom can reflect a series of numerous causes : infections, sunburn, muscle fatigue, inflammatory states of a non-infectious nature, metabolic diseases, poisoning....

Neem oil for psoriasis

Neem oil for psoriasis

Psoriasis is an autoimmune skin disease that causes redness and peeling. Neem oil is traditionally used to treat psoriasis: let's see when and how to use neem oil in psoriasis . What is psoriasis Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that causes skin lesions characterized by redness followed by desquamation...

Cardamom herbal tea for the intestine

Cardamom herbal tea for the intestine

Cardamom is a spice obtained from the Elitaria cardamom , very common in Eastern and Arabic cuisine, but now widespread also in Europe. Already known in the past for its therapeutic properties , it has always been used as a cure for colds and coughs, but also for stomach pain. We discover two recipes of herbal teas and infusions useful precisely for the treatment of these various diseases...

Bach Flowers for fatigue

Bach Flowers for fatigue

The use of Bach Flowers for fatigue consists of a gentle and non-contraindication therapy, used in flower therapy, to restore energy and renewed enthusiasm , in periods of weakness , exhaustion and mental fatigue , and able to quickly restore the state of general well-being. The flower remedies are able to re - establish the balance both physically and psychically , intervening on the emotional causes that prevent the body from recovering energy through rest, which can be traced more often to prolonged states of psycho-physical stress , inability to to recognize one's limits, due to an exce...

Hawthorn: the gemmoderivato for tachycardia

Hawthorn: the gemmoderivato for tachycardia

In gemmotherapy hawthorn is used for tachycardia and to rebalance the cardiovascular system. In the form of gemmoderivata it retains its botanical name Crataegus oxyacantha , to distinguish it from other extracts based on this plant; and is considered the great protector of the heart when it is prey to arrhythmias , tachycardia , palpitations and annoying feelings of altered heartbeat ...

Essential oils for breast care

Essential oils for breast care

Breast care: a gesture of love for oneself The breast is a very important part for the woman, and not only from an aesthetic point of view. The volume and the skin of the breast are subject to monthly changes , due to the hormonal cycle. In addition, the breast can change its shape and size depending on age, diet, physical activity and weight changes...

Wilde Rose, the floral essence that will make you fall in love with life again.

Wilde Rose, the floral essence that will make you fall in love with life again.

Today I will talk about this floral essence and we will see together why in the course of life a person can develop this disharmony. The Wilde Rose person is predominantly apathetic, listless, I would say resigned to the unsatisfactory flow of life, he no longer fights, he believes that there are no more chances for improvement, he only feels the victim of an unfortunate fate; his way of doing things is dull, dark, taciturn generally tends to infect the people around him; sometimes living with a person Wild Rose can become difficult, because it tends to close in on itself, loves solitude very m...

Daytime sleepiness?  Let's try 3 herbal remedies

Daytime sleepiness? Let's try 3 herbal remedies

April sweet sleep ... Often, especially in Spring, we are surprised by daytime sleepiness . A tiredness that accompanies us from the morning to awakening. We would pay gold to be able to "crush a refreshing nap", but most of the time it cannot be done, due to daily duties and tasks. Sometimes this form of asthenia is caused by a liver that is too intoxicated and weighed down by winter, from a protein diet that has warmed us in the coldest months, but which now needs to be lightened and purified...

Panic attacks: word to naturopathy

Panic attacks: word to naturopathy

More and more people in Italy today suffer from panic attacks, when they have to face particular situations, such as the car, the plane, crowded places, isolated places, they literally go on tilt, finding themselves frightened, without an objective reason, if not fear of the crisis. Let's see how to deal with them...

The tea routes in Rome

The tea routes in Rome

The tea routes in Rome Buying good tea is serious. It's a bit like buying good wine. We must rely on experienced people who have acquired the necessary knowledge on the subject. Today tea is found everywhere: from the supermarket, to the Sunday organic market, to the shops. But it must be said that a good selection of all the teas in the world can only be found in some specialized shops...

Chromotherapy with essential oils

Chromotherapy with essential oils

Chromotherapy with essential oils Chromotherapy is a natural remedy that uses light and therefore colors to give psycho-physical well-being. One of the ways to exploit the potential of colors is to do chromotherapy using essential oils. Essential oils are complex aromatic mixtures consisting of volatile organic substances...

Turmeric and black pepper, why take them

Turmeric and black pepper, why take them

Turmeric is an effective natural remedy for dyspepsia , liver and biliary tract problems, cognitive impairment and rheumatic pain, but why is it preferable to take turmeric with black pepper ? Let's see it together. What is turmeric Turmeric is the rhizome of Curcuma longa L., a perennial herb of the Zingiberaceae family native to southern Asia and now cultivated in different areas, particularly in India...

Water retention problems?  Let us help ourselves with 4 herbs

Water retention problems? Let us help ourselves with 4 herbs

It can happen to all of us to notice that in certain areas of our body there are edematous stagnations, especially in the abdominal area, on the thighs, on the buttocks and on the arms. These annoying accumulations of liquids can be due to a sedentary lifestyle , a poor diet , heart and kidney failure , stress that sometimes makes us "run right and miss without even having time to pee"...

Chinese green tea

Chinese green tea

Chinese green tea is one of the most drunk in the world. In China, green tea takes its name depending on the province of origin or the place where it was born. There are lots of Chinese green teas, the best known are Gunpowder, Pi Luo Chun, Long Jing, Mao Feng, Hua Ding, Plum blossom. Chinese green tea: Gunpowder Among these Chinese green teas stands first of all the Gunpowder , the most exported Chinese green tea, nicknamed "gunpowder" because its leaves are rolled up in small very closed pallets that look like the grains of the explosive mixture, ready to explode, or to open, when t...

Try the devil's claw against joint pain

Try the devil's claw against joint pain

What is the Devil's Claw? It is a plant used since the nineteenth century, but only today is it recognized for its many healing properties. It is an African plant widespread in the red sand stretches of the Kalahari, and in the Namibian steppes, with prickly fruit in the shape of a claw, from which its name is born...

Hawthorn: herbal tea for the heart

Hawthorn: herbal tea for the heart

There are different plants in nature that are able to help the heart in its daily work. Among these is important the hawthorn which, thanks to the active ingredients present in its fruits, has a beneficial effect on the cardiovascular system. Let's find out more about how to prepare a hawthorn herbal tea useful for the heart...

Menopause and gemmoderivati

Menopause and gemmoderivati

The gemmoderivati ​​for menopause are remedies that act on multiple apparatuses treating a series of symptoms, related to the changes that women find themselves living, in this delicate period of their life. Menopause is characterized by a hormonal and metabolic imbalance that can cause unpleasant symptoms such as flushing , mood disorders, sleep disorders, depression, but also real diseases. In...

3 anti-wrinkle oils: what they are and how to use them

3 anti-wrinkle oils: what they are and how to use them

Anti-wrinkle oils for the beauty of our skin? We can really wander at will in the world of vegetable oils , appreciate the scent, the texture and above all the relationship with our epidermis. The vegetable oils with eudermic properties are rich in tocopherols, carotenoids, phytosterols, all antioxidant substances that help to counteract free radicals, to revitalize the skin and nourish it by elasticizing it...

Echinacea for the immune system

Echinacea for the immune system

To prevent a simple cold or a trivial sore throat transform into something more serious, it is possible to play in advance with the medicinal plants. One of the best known remedies for its remarkable efficacy, is undoubtedly Echinacea. Immune system and echinacea The Echinacea ( Echinacea angustifolia) is a herbaceous plant originating from the United States, characterized by particular flowers, similar to daisies with thin petals, red-purple...