Chia seeds, useful properties and applications
Chia seeds possess tonic, antioxidant, tonic effect. Chia seeds are very popular with vegetarians, flour of toasted seeds is used in making nutritional drinks, and the seed oil is used…

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Julia PAL - instructor of the Delhi pranic healing Foundation
Julia Pahl, a native of St. Petersburg, lives in India since 1988 with her husband and daughter. With pranic healing Master Choa Kok Sui, she met by chance in March…

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The cultivation of medicinal plants

The demand for medicinal raw materials is constantly increasing. This cannot fail to affect the stocks of the plants represented in the composition of natural flora.

The disappearance of some valuable wild plants also contribute to intense economic activity, air pollution, degradation of soil etc.

In this regard, there is a growing need of artificial cultivation of medicinal plants in culture. They are used fresh and do not pass through the trading network, where their healing properties are reduced. However, the high demand it is advisable to grow plants on large areas.

Medicinal plants generally prefer well-lit open spaces at neutral or slightly alkaline soils. Every plant has features in agricultural practices, therefore laying the vegetable garden it is advisable to begin with small quantities of the most easily cultivated species, gradually expanding the size and range. To save the aroma of drying plants with roots and store in tightly closed containers. Poorly dried commodity mould, it is therefore necessary to equip the place for drying. It is better to dry on a mesh struts in well-ventilated areas at a temperature of 30-40 °C. The usable area on the racks for drying grass to 1 m 2 must be 1/3 m 2 . Continue reading

Buckwheat honey: the benefits and harms

What is buckwheat honey? The difference of buckwheat honey from other varieties. The use of buckwheat honey in folk medicine, cosmetology. The harm possible from the use of honey.

One of the treats that nature gives us, is the honey. Thanks to the hardworking bees we have natural healthy product. Depending on what the bees collect the nectar makes the honey of various types: floral, Linden, buckwheat, chestnut, acacia, peppermint, etc.

Buckwheat honey is a monofloral honey collected during the flowering period of buckwheat, dark-brown, sometimes with a reddish tinge. Honey from the flowers of buckwheat has a very distinct pleasant persistent fragrance and delicate taste. To buy buckwheat honey in liquid form is usually in July, when the buckwheat fades, but in some regions and in early August.

Unlike light honey, buckwheat contains more iron and protein. In the composition of this honey contains many different nutrients: calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, iron, etc.

The honey from buckwheat is known for its toning and anti-inflammatory properties. Continue reading

Pepper – a vegetable native to South America

The pepper belongs to the same nightshade family as the tomato . And he also came to us from South America. Already 6 thousand years ago it was cultivated by the Indians as a cultivated plant. And grow the peppers in their homeland in the form of a perennial shrub. The appearance of pepper in Europe associated with the name of Christopher Columbus, who met with this plant in Haiti. The first mention of it in Europe is dated 1493, which coincides with the return of the great Navigator from America to Spain. Assumed that brought them to the plant will replace a very expensive then black pepper. And although these hopes were dashed, green pepper called “Spanish”, too, suited the taste of the Europeans. In the mid-nineteenth century, the pepper came to us. First, we only used as a spice. And over time, especially in the southern regions, was first cultivated peppers as vegetables.

In taste pepper is conventionally divided into sweet and spicy .

Sweet pepper, or a vegetable (it is also called Bulgarian ), widely used in fresh, stewed, fried, stuffed, pickled and marinated.

To sweet peppers peppers also belong . dried fruit prepare vitamin powder — paprika . 100 g of this spice only ascorbic acid contains more than 1,000 mg% 100 g mass. Continue reading