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The properties of the Oil of andiroba

I think many residents of our latitudes know of such a plant as the tree crab, or Andiroba Carapa Guiana. However, the beneficial properties of oil of andiroba was able to hear much. Crab tree andiroba grows in the South American region and is a deciduous tree that grows everywhere in Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Guyana and French Guiana. Andiroba is an evergreen tree that often reaches a height of 30 meters.

The diameter of the trunk of andiroba usually equals one meter. In the region of growth is widely use highly durable wood plants. In addition, very popular and the demand is vegetable oil andiroba, which is obtained through cold pressing of fruit plants. Antirobe the fruit pulp contains significant amounts of vegetable oil, which is enriched useful for the human body compounds.

Oil antirobe by resembles other vegetable oils and has a yellow color and a characteristic nutty smell. On taste vegetable oil antirobe bitter. It should be noted that andiroba oil differs in its chemical composition, which contains a record number of fatty acids. The chemical composition of oil antirobe obogascheniya F and in addition to the rich content of stearic, oleic, linolenic, myristic and linoleic acids. Continue reading

Journey to Peru. Part 2. Shamans.

From Cusco we moved into the enchanted Garden Leslie, which is still above the city of Cusco, high in the mountains in the Andes.

Garden Leslie — “cult” heavenly place. In the design of this place drawing from all possible religions, angelic and shamanic sacred symbols, symbols of rock and pacifist movement of hippies. Here everything is mixed: shaman feathers of the Condor, Jesus, Buddha, John Lennon… Grace!

Shamans are all different.

Luis was a very kind, pure, innocent like a child. Puma — erudite wit. Kush — sage.

Love and thank yourself for the ability to be in the right place at the right time:)

Shaman Puma and Coca leaves.

Shaman Luis. Continue reading

Grass oregano — the usefulness and harm. Recipes of traditional medicine

It is a perennial plant with pink flowers has long been used by many people as a spice and as a medicinal herb. Oregano has many beneficial properties and a pleasant spicy aroma. As it spread throughout Eurasia, except the far North, is used very widely. Not only as a condiment and folk remedies used herb oregano. The benefits and harms of the studied its official medicine, and it is considered a good antiseptic and antiviral agent.

Description of plants

This beautiful fragrant flower can be found everywhere: on forest edges, glades, among shrubs. It likes Sunny places and often grows in extensive thickets. This plant is unpretentious and not very demanding on the soil, so in many countries, oregano is cultivated. Besides names, you can find many other: oregano, motherboard, forest mint, or a scapular. What is this weed? The plant usually grows in height from 30 to 90 centimeters, has straight reddish stems, covered with small hairs. A powerful rhizome, creeping. Find out the oregano by ovate pointed leaves with a spicy aroma. Continue reading