Aromatic plants


Absinthe: legend and appearance

Absinthe is one of the aromatic plants whose properties have been known since ancient times, its name derives from the Greek “artems” and means “healthy”. According to some scholars, it was connected to the Greek goddess Artemis and to the Latin divinities of Diana and Selene, due to the wide uses of this plant in the gynecological field.During the nineteenth century, its use spread mainly associated with states of hallucination caused by the liqueur that if it derives from it but, in reality, the properties of this plant are very different and much healthier. It is a very fragrant and very bitter perennial plant. It has a horizontal stem on which small round, furrowed and branched stems sprout, covered with many silver-colored leaves. Its flowers are yellow and have a tubular shape,

The numerous properties of absinthe

Absinthe is one of the aromatic herbs with a higher concentration of active ingredients. An oil containing substances called lactones is extracted from its leaves; these owe their name from the plant and are: absintin, anabsintina and anabsina.Già in ancient times it was used for its anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and digestive properties. Its tonic and digestive properties have also been recognized for a long time.In addition to these characteristics, which make it useful in the herbal field, it is possible to obtain an excellent insecticide and a repellent for rodents.Despite its numerous properties, a constant use of large quantities of this plant. IS’

How to grow absinthe

Absinthe, in Italy, grows spontaneously in many areas, especially if dry and sunny.It is possible to cultivate it, in our garden, both as an annual and as a perennial. you will have to do is choose a sunny place and have a decidedly rich and well-drained soil available. first weeks of life, it is important that young plants are guaranteed a fairly moist soil. This can only be a problem if we plant the plants in the summer, as humidity is generally not a particular problem in the spring.

Absinthe: The allergy to absinthe

Absinthe is a particular plant and it is possible that some people are allergic to it. The allergy to absinthe can be determined by various factors, pollen occupy a place of consideration but the large percentage of active ingredients present in the plant should not be neglected. Pollen has a very high degree of allergenicity. as a cause of allergies, it depends on its being a composite plant which, not having large flowers, tends to disperse its pollen in the surrounding environment.The symptoms with which the allergy manifests itself are the most common such as colds, red eyes and respiratory problems which, in the most serious cases, can turn into asthmatic forms.It is much easier for these to occur after the rains because the water,

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