Rimedi Naturali con le erbe medicinali

An infusion against halitosis

To make your breath smell good, drink a cup of infusion prepared with 30 g (1.05 oz) of juniper berries infused in boiling hot water for 10 minutes after each meal.

A remedy for mosquito bites

A practical and rapid recipe to reduce insect stings burning and swelling: make a compress with crushed parsley.

A remedy for tired feet

After having a footbath, dry your feet with a towel.
Soak a cotton ball in rose water and rub them well. Then let it evaporate.
You will feel very light feet in ten minutes!

How to prepare rose water

Rose water is a light and fresh astringent. It’s a recommended tonic lotion for greasy skin.

It’s helpful to treat pimples and impure skin. It’s helpful also for skin irritated by the sun.
It’s helpful to remove beauty masks. It’s helpful in the preparation of cosmetics.

To prepare homemade rose water, put three handfuls of fresh rose petals in an enamelled kettle filled with distilled water. Boil on a low fire for half an hour. Then switch it off and let it cool before draining. This lotion can be kept for few days in a dark and hermetic glass bottle. After closing it, shake it energetically.
It’s obviously sold also in the perfumery or at the chemist’s, if you are lazy or do not have available ingredients.

foto di Andrzej Pastuszak

Detox the liver with artichokes

Artichokes cooking water is a very good drink for the liver.
Drink in small glasses, 2-4 times per day.
 They can also be soaked, letting 100 g (3.52 oz) of artichoke leaves stand in 1 l of water and ½ l of dry white wine for 10 minutes. Drink in a small glass after meals.

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