Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Elderberry Juice, Black Tea and Jasmin Oil.

Autumn is on its way, you cannot avoid it. The nights grow colder and the sun is losing some power. Stop your colds and your sneezing. Have some elderberry juice ready. If you'd like to be ahead, before it hits you then pluck a basket, full of the healthy black elderberries and make some juice. Take care it might give extra colour to your kitchen table.
If you cannot find elderberries in your  nearby forest, there is enough elderberry - like bottles with juice and soup in the frost disc - to get in the shops.

Scientific research has shown that elderberry juice can reduce fever, tiredness, headache and relieve sore throats. The elderberry juice is a vitaminbomb with a high content of C-vitamins and flavonoids. which promote the absorption of the vitamins. 

Black Tea
The green tea is the most emphasized tea, when it's about your health, but the black tea has also entered the field. The black tea contains some flavonoids, which Australian scientists have examined for their regulating effect on the blood pressure. The scientists selected a group of 112 women and men, who all had a high blood pressure. Half of the group had to drink three cups black tea daily, the other half had to drink three cups of a drink without flavonoids.

It showed already from the first day that the group, which drank black tea, had reduced their blood pressure. The experiment ran for six months, and the effect stayed all the way. The group, who did not get the black tea, had  unchanged blood pressure.

Source: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Jasmin Oil
If you suffer from anxiety, or if you have a constant feeling of uneasiness then try to get some etheric Jasmin oil. Just if to stick your nose down in a blooming jasmin makes you feel you'll have to take a deep breath and let the good feeling spread in your body.
The concentrated etheric oil from jasmin shows that it is able to compete with the most common anxiety medicines like barbiturates, benzodiazepines and propofol.

German scientists conclude in Journal of Biological Chemistry that there is scientific evidence to use the etheric oil of jasmin against anxiety, uneasiness and insomnia. A fragrance lamp and a bottle of the etheric jasmin oil can help you. Let the fragrance spread in your room and feel the tranquility!

Source: Magazine Søndag, Nyt om din sundhed, Søndags Sundhedspanel. 2013.
photo 2005/2012 : grethe bachmann nielsen


Kittie Howard said...

Great post, as always, Grethe. I adore--absolutely adore--the scent of Jasmine. (Did I tell you I'm a candle 'freak"?) Your post makes me want to light my candles now.

Thyra said...

Thank you very much Kittie, I think we should go out soon to buy some candles, and I want to find such a fragrance lamp and get some jasmine oil. On the pharmacy? I haven't seen the lamps for years, but they must exist in some gift-shop?

Have a nice day
Grethe ´)

Teresa Evangeline said...

I'm going to call my local herb shop, Stone Woman Herbal, and ask about both elderberry juice/tea and jasmin oil ... Thank you, Grethe!

Out on the prairie said...

Very nice, I need some jasmine to help me sleep better

Carolyn said...

Ahhhh elderberry wine... I need to try that again. I do drink tea... black, green and white as well as Jasmine tea.

I used to sell essential oils in my little shop ... jasmine was one of my favorites.

good morning, Grethe ;)

Thyra said...

That really sounds good. And what a special name for a herb shop. She's probably also got precious stones?

Teresa, have you seen the butterfly photos on Stardust's blog ? You can find her in my sideboard.
Grethe ´)

Thyra said...

Steve, I'm sorry if you've got some of this insomnia. I've got some of it too. I'll also try jasmine and have a good night's sleep.
Grethe ´)

Thyra said...

Good morning Carolyn. It must be lovely to have a shop with such delicious wares. A scented shop.

Hav e a nice day!
Grethe `)

Gerry Snape said...

I've been away again and keep thinking...I hope that there will be some elderberries left when I get back home the cordial Grethe.

Thyra said...

Hej Gerry, have you been out rtravelling again? You'll end up like a globetrotter.
Gerry, I'm not sure ´) but (about the cordial) do you mean that I have been too rough in some of my posts? I sometimes get angry at people in DK who hurt nature, but never at my friends here on the blogs. Maybe it has someting to do with my language! Oh dear!! Please tell me!

I hope you'll find some elderberries when you get home!
Grethe ´)