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Granatappel

Granatappel

The granatapel (Punica granatum) is a tall bush with long, thorny branches. She is originally from Persia. The leaves are glossy and on top they are red in color. The flowers have bright orange colors and are hanging at the ends of the branches. From the young granatapel flowers that we pick from the garden, we prepare a flower remedy. The fruit is round and the inside is juicy, but contains large cells like the citrus. Each cell has a pit of approximately 3 mm in size. Around the seeds the fruit has a sort of a jelly. We eat that. Because the fruit contains many sheets and because the sheets do not taste good, eating the fruit requires careful peeling of each cell.

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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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