Gallipots, brought over to England from the Mediterranean to hold makeup and ointments. Specifically, "puppy water" (The Lady's Dressing Room). OED: "the urine of a puppy, formerly used as a cosmetic." It was believed to be an anti aging recipe and to improve complexion.
Britain under pressure to accept African migrant quotas after Med drownings
An Italian patrol ship arrived in Malta on Monday with 24 bodies recovered out of hundreds feared drowned after a migrant boat capsized in the Mediterranean. The death toll from Sunday’s shipwreck off the coast of Libya is one of the highest yet. Officials said there had been at least 700 people on board, some reportedly locked in the hold. Another boat carrying migrants ran aground off the Greek island of Rhodes, with authorites saying that at least three people had died
Milkweed: The Ricinus are popularly known as castor oil plant belonging to the species of flowering plant such as, Euphorbiaceae. It is typically raised and grown as an ornamental plant in the Southeastern Mediterranean Basin, Eastern Africa, and India. The seeds of the plants is very toxic containing ricin. In 2007,the Guiness Book of World record declare Ricinus as the most poisonous plants. The symptoms of poisoning may felt within 2–4 hours including burning sensation in the mouth and…
HERBS & THE LIVER: What is Astragalus? (atractylis gummifera) - Astragalus is a plant native to Asia. The leaves of this plant produce a sweet resin that can be made into chewing gum (hence, the scientific name "gummifera"). In Mediterranean countries, it's also used to treat fever, induce vomiting and increase urination. However, this plant has toxins that can lead to acute liver failure. * #herb #liver #health
Diets for Naturally Preventing Kidney Stones A kidney stone is a hard mass that forms within your kidneys due to the intake of minerals and salts. What most people don’t realize is that these kidney stones can be present within your body for many years, and they might never produce any symptoms whatsoever. If the stones happen to grow large enough that they block the flow of your urine, then the pain will unfortunately be difficult to bear.
Rosemary is widely used as a spice when cooking, especially in Mediterranean dishes. It is also used for its fragrance in soaps and other cosmetics. Traditionally, it has been used medicinally to improve memory, relieve muscle pain and spasm, stimulate hair growth, and support the circulatory and nervous systems. It is also believed to increase urine flow, and treat indigestion. rosemary has been shown to have antioxidant properties.