– the healing properties of good taste
Nature has arranged things so that it has made herbs healthy and tasty. In addition to giving foods a specific taste, smell, often color, spices have medicinal properties. Because the role of the food is twofold, on the one hand, it builds the body, and on the other gives a sense of satisfaction. Sensual sensory organs are needed for experiencing pleasure, so sensation receptors for smell get excited by entering the kitchen, and the sensation of taste deepens hunger and desire for food. Fragrances and flavors are linked to our psyche and affect the secretion of digestive juices that allow the degradation of food. These properties apply to all spices.
Many medicinal properties of Mediterranean spices, used for centuries in public medicine and cosmetics for preparing teas, beverages, baths, tinctures, and creams, have been proven by clinical trials in scientific laboratories in modern times.
It has thus been confirmed that the mother nitrogen, which in the past was known as an antibiotic for poor people, indeed possesses strong antibiotic properties, and that oregano has been proven to be one of the strongest natural antioxidants. Thanks to these and other beneficial properties, Mediterranean spices today are indispensably used in modern phytotherapy, treatment with natural, herbal preparations.
Traditional Mediterranean dishes are unthinkable without Mediterranean spices. But apart from being aromatic and nutritious, Mediterranean spices have many healing and cosmetic properties, and they are used for centuries to prepare various preparations that relieve many diseases and maintain hygiene and stimulate the beauty of the body.
The mother nitrogen possesses strong antibiotic properties, and oregano has been proven to be one of the strongest natural antioxidants.
Antiseptics and antibiotics
Many spices also have specific healing properties, such as antiseptic and antibiotic. Action in terms of antibiotics means destroying microorganisms. Active substances in plants destroying microorganisms are called photons. They have been discovered lately, even though people have known for a long time that some plants can help them when they get sick or their illness is threatened. The most commonly used natural antibiotics in our area are garlic, oregano, thyme, mint, sage, and laurel.
Garlic – The active substance in garlic is allicin and, with its antibiotic effects, it is also tested for carcinogenic properties. The garlic is very successfully regulated by blood pressure and is used as a pressure relief device. It can also be used in the prevention of colds or when it has already appeared, and it is usually recommended to eat cheese in salads. Used in many vegetables and legumes. Its properties will be best preserved if it is added to the meal before the end of cooking and is processed thermally for three to five minutes.
Oregano – Mravinac, or in a nation called oregano, is an indispensable ingredient of pizza and lasagna. Although growing throughout Croatia, because of the rich content of essential oils, it is more aromatic than the coastal and island regions. The most important medicinal oregano materials are tannins and bitter substances, and essential oils. For medicinal purposes, it is used to treat the cavity, throat, and bronchial lips. Because it works favorably on mucous membranes in the body, it is also used to treat mucous membranes of the stomach and intestines.
Lover – Laurel leaf is often used in the preparation of pea varieties, game dishes, and sauces, and marinades. It has a strong and pleasant smell that is given by essential oils and mirror alcohol, which, along with bitter substances, is responsible for the healing properties of the lover. It is also used for the preservation of food, especially for the packaging of dry figs, because it does not allow the development of bacteria and molds.
Basil, sage, fennel, lavender;
Basil, which was considered a divine plant, was placed in the world of water and on the altars and has long been known as an antiseptic and a natural antibiotic. Because of its properties, it was used to relieve inflammation after insect and snake injections, but also to heal wounds. As the basil ingredients refresh, relax, and soothe the skin, it is often used in skincare products, especially those that are prone to acne and lichen. Basil-based preparations are also used to relieve tense muscles, to stimulate digestion, and relieve cramps, and to strengthen the nervous system, and restore physical strength.
Sage, whose Latin name salvia in translation means “to be healthy”, is an unusual herbaceous plant. It has a strong antiseptic effect, so it has been burning in hospital rooms in the past. In addition to being an antiseptic, it acts against fungi, soothes inflammation of the skin and mucous membranes, and stimulates skin healing, so it is used for sore throat, cough, colds and flu, and for treating wounds. Regulating the operation of the sebaceous glands, alleviating sweating, sage is used for cosmetic purposes. In addition, sage encourages digestion and facilitates the digestion of fatty and sweet foods, and generally strengthens the body, stimulating its defense mechanisms.
Comic, which belongs to plants that are first recognized as healing agents, is, due to its antiseptic, antitoxic, antibiotic, and anti-inflammatory properties, most often used in digestive tract disorders and respiratory tract. Komori improves digestion, prevents bloating, and removes bumps and cramps, and stimulates appetite. It positively affects the infections of the airways, inflammation of the throat and hoarseness, and how it stimulates mucus secretion and coughing, alleviates cough and asthma attacks. It helps to control urinary tract infections and alleviates problems with rheumatism. It stimulates blood circulation and secretion of harmful substances, so it is also effective against cellulite.
Lavender has always been used for skin care and has been added to baths as early as the era of ancient Rome. Lavender cleanses, soothes, strengthens, and refreshes the skin, stimulates its moisture and blood circulation, and makes it gentle, soft, and healthy. But in addition to everyday care, lavender helps with burned and burned skin, as well as in the appearance of acne, eczema, and psoriasis. In addition, it reduces sweating, improves hair growth and benefits the health of nails, and reduces stress-related digestion problems, relaxes tired and painful muscles, relieves painful periods and menopause problems, and generally calms the entire body.
Laurel, thyme, oregano, rosemary;
The laurel, which in ancient times was not only a symbol of courage and glory but was protected by its beliefs both from illness and thunder, was due to its healing properties dedicated to the god of medicine Eskulap. Positively affects digestion and strengthens appetite and stimulates coughing, so it helps with bronchitis, colds, and flu. Laureate-based preparations, which are a natural antiseptic, are also used in the treatment of various rash and especially for the softening of the subcutaneous sores. Massage with oil from the laurel relieves rheumatic pain and pain in the muscles and joints, for example in stretching and spraying.
Lavender has always been used for skincare and has been added to baths as early as the era of ancient Rome. Cleans soothes, strengthens, and refreshes the skin.
The mother of nitrogen, which due to its aromatic odor burned in the temples in honor of the gods, because of its antibiotic properties in public medicine for centuries, was known as an antibiotic for the poor. It primarily stimulates, promotes, and strengthens many bodily functions, thereby stimulating circulation and digestion, raising the organism’s defense mechanisms and blood pressure, disinfecting the skin, and facilitating wound healing, and facilitates coughing, but also difficulty urinating. It is very effective in inflammation of the airways, the lining of the cavity, and painful muscles and joints, and because of its properties, it is used to strengthen the nerves and stimulate memory and concentration.
Oregano, whose name in Greek means “joy of the mountains”, has been used for the treatment of colds, headaches, toothache, and various digestive problems, as well as psychiatry, from the earliest times. Furthermore, oregano, known from ancient times as one of the strongest natural antiseptics and antibiotics with strong antibacterial and antiviral activity, is also recognized as one of the strongest natural antioxidants in modern phytotherapy. It stimulates the digestion and functioning of the liver and bile and is successfully applied in acute and chronic inflammation of sinus, virosis, influenza and cold, as well as chronic headaches.
Rosemary, a favorite plant of ancient gods, is very popular in folk medicine as well. From rosemary, whose name is translated “sea dew” in the translation, preparations have been prepared for various pains, such as rheumatism, gout, and inflammation of the joints. It is a natural antiseptic, and it is used for cosmetic purposes for skin and hair care, as well as for the removal of dandruff. It stimulates digestion and relieves bloating and soothes cramps in the intestines and stomach. Generally strengthens the body, improves circulation and acts against low blood pressure and cleanses the blood, and stimulates urinary excretion. It is also successful in calming nervous tension.