These 3 herbs will replace the whole kit

Caraway (lat. Carum carvi) Biennial plant of the Umbelliferae. His birthplace — Central and Northern Europe. In our land it is one of the oldest spices. Grows well in gardens, though sometimes can be found in meadows and even on poor soils, rocky foothills, usually where little grows (main — a sufficient amount of calcium and moisture). Sown from April to June. Ripens in August-September.


In warmer regions of the Mediterranean grow thyme Roman, it has large gray-green fruit. This cumin is one of the components of a well-known seasoning "curry". Used for meat, for baking bread, confectionery industry.
In all the southern recipes mentioned cumin is the fruit of cumin is an annual plant, originating from India. Cumin fruits have a sharper taste and smell, but smaller. However, cumin can not be compared with anything, and all of its subtypes are useful.
As a spice used mainly the seeds that are formed in the second year of the life of the plant.

Cumin is sprinkled with molasses bread, soups (onion, potato), soup. He enters into the composition of many sauces.

The most delicious cheeses in France are made with cumin.

They also stuffed the pork fat and meat, add to the traditional Christmas dish — a duck and goose with apples. It is especially popular in the so-called salt dough.

In the Czech Republic it is often added to stewed cabbage.

Cumin is indispensable in preservation: sauerkraut, tomatoes, cucumbers, plums acquire a very pleasant taste.

Good fish — baked, pickled, stewed.

Mandatory and added it and the best liqueurs.


Well-known for the healing properties of cumin. It contributes to the overall purification of the body, has the ability to disperse the "evil winds" — the gases formed in the intestine, improves digestion and heals the eyes.

Caraway oil:

You will need 100 g of milled in a coffee grinder cumin, 1 kg of homemade butter, 50 g of dried or fresh calendula (flowers).
Melt butter, add calendula flowers and let it sit on low heat for 10 minutes. Add cumin, drain, mix and allow to cool. Spread on bread, add to oatmeal, as a seasoning for potato dishes.

It is believed that caraway neutralizes solanine potatoes produced after Dec. We used to use old potatoes with sprouts up to new crop. Many healers consider it unhealthy, as accumulated in the vegetable harmful substances are bad for the body. Cumin will help to neutralize the negative ingredients of the food, if you sprinkle food to them.

Borage (lat. Boraqo officinalis)

Borage, or starflower, is an annual plant. Its homeland is the South Europe. Previously, borage was grown as a therapeutic plant. Borage is very beautiful, reaches a height of 70 cm, grows rapidly, forms many powerful blue flowers and fuzzy leaves. If you RUB the leaf it smells of cucumber, which has earned him such a name.


In cooking, use young leaves, the tops of the plants flowers. Cut very fine, fluffy hairs that are not injected; added to salads or steamed vegetables, to meat. All the old plant is dried, hanging over the root and grind into powder, which is sprinkled with cucumber salad, fish, different cereals, omelets, and vegetable soups. Very tasty borage with cottage cheese or cheese. Because the leaves have an intense cucumber smell, you can cook great oil. Sometimes prepare a salad with olive oil, onion and red pepper.

Swiss doctors say that borage treats the nervous system, relieves depression. Ancient healers used it as a tonic for men, honoring one of the most effective plants to increase the potency. SV. Hildegard advised, in addition to the salad, to give your favorite men special tea.

Borage is not whimsical. So it is easy to grow in the garden.

Cucumber tea: 1 tablespoon of borage pour 1 Cup of boiling water, 10 minutes insist, add 1 tbsp of rosehip syrup. Drink 2 times a day after meals.

Medicinal liquor (tonic): the Leaves and flowers of borage put in a jar, cover with brandy, add honey and cinnamon. To survive 20 days in a dark place, drain. Drinking to improve the tone of 20ml as needed.


It is a perennial plant of the family Labiatae. Grows on all lands, mainly forests on sandy soil. There are local variants of this plant, differing in odor and color.


Use neatly cut with scissors the tops of the plants. Dry them spread out on sieves, in the attic. Then put in a glass jar with a lid and as needed grind into a powder.

I must say that in the Czech Republic and Slovakia no meal is cooked without addition of thyme. Pour it in a bowl of soup, added to salads, cookies, often in sauces. Used in the intake of fatty, hard to digest meals. In France thyme mixed with flour and egg, the batter used for frying fish and meat. Widely used in the preparation of homemade cheese.

Thyme is a widely known medicinal plant. It has strong antibacterial and antifungal properties, enhances digestion; it is recommended in many diseases of the respiratory tract. There is evidence that it (like many herbs purple) contains one of the most valuable trace elements Li, amplifying, regulating pituitary function.

The thyme also found phytohormones, perfectly healing the thyroid gland and a female trouble. Men, it soothes, and so the monks called him God's grass and has taken to eliminate sexual desire, so as not to distract from humble service to sinful thoughts.

For small children, thyme is a wonderful sleep aid, a mild sedative.

That's what the recipe suggested SV.Hildegard cerebral palsy (children cerebral paralysis), post-stroke conditions and many other problems associated with the nervous system:

Oil for the treatment of nervous system:

1 litre of olive oil heated to a temperature of 40 C, pour it into 50 g of crushed into flour thyme.

Put in a water bath for 2 hours to cook on low heat, infuse for 12 hours.

Strain through cheesecloth and keep the cold sealed.

Every night RUB into the area of the spine, from the tailbone to special points on the neck.

The effect of this oil relieves muscle spasms in patients with cerebral palsy. Also advice to all disgruntled people do with this oil-massage the feet, hands, face, neck area to improve the General condition.

Bean salad with thyme:

  • 0.5 Cup large white beans,
  • 1 tbsp chopped thyme (dry or fresh),
  • 1 onion,
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil,
  • yogurt, salt.
Soak the beans overnight in the same water cook until tender, drain the water. Finely chop the onion and lightly brown, mix with beans. Add thyme, salt, yogurt, or vegetable oil to taste. To serve as a separate dish. published




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