Socrates-Coménius“GreenHarmony” Medicinal Plantsandrecipesfromourgrandmothers Portugal
Theseare somerecipestakenfromourparents and otherresearches. Thisisjustthebeginning of a workwewanttopresent in ourschoolthisschoolyear. Homemaderecipes are madeaccordingto ancestral folk wisdoms, believedtohavehighly beneficial properties and sometimesneglectedbyconventional medicine. The“mézinhas”, as they are called in portuguese are therefore“remedies “ popular medicine, or medicine nowadaysseen as «alternative»
Cabbage, “Brassicaoleracea “ Burns Burns dressing, this "Compress" plant must be placed on top of the burn and should be renewed when dry. Ingredients-cabbage leaves, olive oil. Soak a face of a cabbage leaf in olive oil and place on top of the burn. Don't forget to renew, for a new leaf also soaked in olive oil, when dry.
Carrots, “Daucuscarota“ Kidneystone: Infused for kidney stone, this infusion should be drunk at least once per day. Ingredients-20 to 30 g raw carrot, one gallon of water Put raw carrot in one gallon of boiling water and allow to infuse for 10 minutes. Filter and drink. Cough: Cuta carrotslices and cover ir withyellowsugar. Letituntilthecarrotdried. Take a spoon of thisjuice.
Chamomile, “Matricariarecutita” Relaxing: Infusion of Chamomile Ingredients-30 g of Chamomile flowers, one gallon of water. Heat a gallon of water, and when boiling add the chamomile flowers. Let infuse, i.e. boil for 10 minutes. Filter and drink a cup very hot.
Cherries, “Prunusavium” Bladderafections: Makeandinfusionwithstemsofcherriesandtakeseveraltimes a day.
CitronTree, “Lipiacitriodora” Digestion Ingredients-30 g citron tree leaves, one gallon of water. Heat a gallon of water and when boiling add the citron tree leaves. Let infuse, i.e. boil for 5 minutes. Filter and drink
Claw of cat, “Uncaria tomentosa” Foracne: Sincetheyblowout, cleanitwithaninfusion of claw of cat (Uncaria tomentosa).
Eucaliptus, “Eucalyptusglobulus” Coughs: The vapours of this infusion for respiratory problems must be inhaled (with both nose and mouth) before bedtime. If necessary, use a towel to cover your head. Ingredients - 4 new branches leaves of eucalyptus, one gallon of water. Prepare the infusion warming up to boiling a gallon of water. Add the Eucalyptus leaves and boil 10 mn.
Garlic, “Alium” Forinsect bites: Rubwithvinegar. Forthebeestings, rubhalf a garlicin the bite.
Geranius, “Pelargoniumhortorum” Bladderafections: Boil a fewleavesofGeraniumsandtakethisinfusion.
HardWheat, “Trigo Durum” Herpes skinorbody: Burningwheattoachieve a kind of oil, thatyouhave placed in allaffectedareas. (use tobe done bythebeblacksmithswhichfloatedthisoil)
Laureltree, “Laurusazorica“ Insomnia: Ingredients-15 g of laurel tree leaves, one gallon of water. Bring to boil one gallon of water in a stainless steel container. Add the laurel tree leaves and leave to infuse for 10 minutes. Filter and drink a cup before bedtime.
Lemon, “Citruslimonum” Colds: Take a glassoflemonjuiceandhoneybeforebedtime.
Lettuce, “Lactucasativa“ Insomnia Ingredients - 30 g lettuce leaves, one gallon of water. Place lettuce in stainless steel container with a gallon of water and bring to the boil so thoughtlessly. Filter and drink a cup before bedtime.
Linseed, “Linumusitatissimum” Fever: Rubberwithlinseedoil, forehead and pulses and coveritwith a bandage.
Maize, “Zeamays” Bladderafections: Makeaninfusionwiththebeardmaize and takeseveral times a day. (mixedbristles of corn in a gallon of water and boil)
Netle, “Urticadioica” Chilblian: Strokethewith a nettle in affectedareas. (No bites feel, and thisactivatecirculation, improvingquickly). Rheumaticpains. Prepare a cup withboilingwater and takethree times a dayforrheumaticpain, appetitelack and prostata, acne and otherskinconditions. Verygoodforbrittlenails.
Olive tree, “Olea Europaea” Bellyache: Rubbedthebellywithhotoil and lay upsidedown. Makeaninfusionwithfiveorsixleaves of olive tree and drinkitseveral times a day. Painears: Heat a litle of olive oil, wet a cotton and putit in theear. Burns: Burns dressing, this "Compress" plant must be placed on top of the burn and should be renewed when dry. Ingredients-cabbage leaves, olive oil. Soak a face of a cabbage leaf in olive oil and place on top of the burn. Don't forget to renew, for a new leaf also soaked in olive oil, when dry.
Chapfoot: Wharma litle of olive oil and mixwithonion, skin and applyonfeetsbeforedressthem. Infusion for hypertension: This infusion should be taken three times a day. Ingredients – 30 g. of olive tree leaves, one gallon of water. Heat the water in a stainless steel container and when boiling add the olive tree leaves. Simmer for 10 minutes. Filter and drink. Forcolds and pulmonar afections: Heata little of olive oil and rubbthechest and coverwithanabsorbentpaper.
Onion, “Allium cepa” Throatandcough: Thisinfusionshouldbedrinkthreetimes a daywhilesymptomspersist. Ingredients-a gallon of water, a lemon, dried onion peel, honey or sugar to taste. Place a quart of water in a stainless steel container along with the lemon cut into quarters and onion peels. Simmer on medium heat until bake lemon and after filter. When drinking sweet with honey or sugar. Cutanonion in two and putit o thenighttableberforebedtime.
Parsley, “Petrosoliumsativum” Forthebabysconstipation: Places a parsleystalkwith olive oil in theass of thebaby
Potato, “Solanumtuberosum” Headache: Cut a potato in slices and theputaround of the head with a bandage.
Rosemary, “Lavandulastoechas” Insomnia: Ingredients - 20 g Rosemary, a gallon of water. Bring to boil one gallon of water in a stainless steel container. Add rosemary and let it infuse, i.e. boil for 10 minutes. Filter and drink a cup before bedtime.
WildFig, “Solanumsodomeum” Warts: Short stem Wild Fig and appliedhisjuice in thewart.