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Mallow: for sleepy intestines

[Reading time: 2 minutes] Pliny said: 'Whosoever shall take a spoonful of the Mallows shall that day be free from all diseases that may come to him.' Mallow is not a well-known herb, and many underestimate it. However, once you... Continue Reading →

Lavender: mens sana in corpore sano

“Lavender’s blue, dilly dilly, lavender’s green When I’ll be king, dilly dilly, you’ll be my queen…” Lavender is an herb native of northern Africa and the mountainous regions of the Mediterranean. Its strong and beautiful smell is typical of the... Continue Reading →

Sunburns: how to basic

[Reading time: 3 minutes] I am an extremely pale person, let’s start there. A couple weeks ago I went to the beach with my friends to celebrate a girl’s birthday, and being the smart person I am I forgot to... Continue Reading →

Mint: for upset stomachs

[Reading time: 2 minutes] Mint is a humble herb, able to survive in extremely harsh conditions: that is why it represents sobriety and temperance, as well as being the symbol of a love that remains strong against adversities. This popular... Continue Reading →

Myrtle: for stressed lungs

[Reading time:  3 minutes] Myrtle has always had an extremely positive meaning: super common in places like Sardinia and Corsica, it was the herb dedicated to Aphrodite, the goddess of love and lust. Unfortunately, there is no evidence of myrtle... Continue Reading →

Rosemary: for stressed brains

[Reading time: 2 minutes] How many times have you walked through a market, a country path or simply passed in front of a window and smelled the amazing aroma of rosemary? This herb has been used for millenniums by the... Continue Reading →

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