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Artemisia

Artemisia

A very old spice from Curaçao, with the scientific name Ambrosia panuculata. It reaches a height of around 70 centimeters and has a gray-green color. The leaves are out and opposite to each other. The entire leaf up to the top point contains scales and each scale is again divided into folds. A flask is created with a lot of small flowers, most of them male. A few female flowers grow below. Artemisia used to be everywhere. Almost all courtyards had some Artemisia plants; not anymore. We take good care of our artemisia plants in our garden, so that they don't get lost. In the case of tired or sore feet, the leaves are being boiled and one pats with the infusion. We prepare artemisia oil for these complaints. We have had good results with this.

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Herbs and their past

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The use of herbs and their medicinal effect goes back to the very beginning of our history.

The earliest civilizations already used plants instinctively for both nutrition and healing. Also, the ancient Egyptians practiced herbal medicine - at a particularly high level. The Jewish people know clergymen who heal people with herbs. Around 460 BC, the father of medicine, Hypocrates, works in Greece. The Romans use herbs and flowers in various ways. In China, herbal systems have traditionally been developed for therapies. Native American Shamans and indigenous African cultures use herbs for healing and rituals.
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