It collects the descriptions of the medicinal plants used successfully in the Florentine medicinal tradition, with the main characteristics and properties,

The Rigamo Herb: the Ancient Secret of Oregano in the Laurentian Library

Oregano, known to many as a key ingredient in numerous Italian dishes, has a history with roots that extend far beyond Mediterranean cuisine. Since ancient times, the therapeutic properties of this herb have been recognized and valued. An incredible testimony to this ancient knowledge can be found inside an herbarium preserved in the prestigious Mediceo Laurenziana Library in Florence.

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Manuka

Analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, antiseptic, expectorant, immunostimulant.

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Ancient herbarium and recipe books

Historia plantarum, also known as Tacuinum Sanitatis, is a manuscript and encyclopedia of natural science containing descriptions of plants, minerals and animals with particular reference to their medical and therapeutic properties. 

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Fir

Its essential oil is balsamic, antimicrobial, antiseptic, tonic and stimulating. Indicated to improve concentration and attention, reducing fatigue. 

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Lemon

Lemon essential oil calms the nervous system, counteracts anxiety and nervousness, improves memory, instills courage and determination. 

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Mugo pine

Toning, antiseptic, balsamic. 

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Sandalwood

Harmonizing, rebalancing, calming, aphrodisiac. It transmits heat, reduces stress, calms aggression, agitation and fear, indicated in cases of insomnia. 

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Vetiver

Tonic for the mind, calms and instills strength and confidence. Counteracts stress and hyperactivity, supports concentration. 

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Black pepper

Tonic, stimulating and restores vitality. 

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Grapefruit

Improves mood, antiseptic, antioxidant, invigorating, relaxing.

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Clove

Source for the isolation of eugenol. The extracts and the oil have shown strong antioxidant properties, digestive, toning and antiseptic action. 

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Tuberose

Stimulating and aphrodisiac.

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