Living in the city it is practically impossible to witness the scene we will discuss shortly. But having, instead, the good fortune to reside in the countryside, in the mountains or above all in the hills, it is not difficult to find even today ladies who collect wild herbs. Action that is the result of the ancient tradition inherited from our grandmothers of collecting wild herbs and plants not only for cooking but also for other healthy uses.
We will see, in this article by our editorial team, 3 almost unknown but exceptional wild herbs to combat cholesterol, blood sugar and obesity. We will therefore understand why outside the city it is still easy to find those who pick them up to take them home. Also, we could use them together with spices to prevent disease.
The princess among the wild herbs
Chicory has always been considered one of the most popular and well-known edible wild herbs. So widespread that over the centuries it has become famous above all for its laxative and purifying properties. Even today, it is an integral part of many syrups, oils, tablets and supplements aimed at cleaning the liver and improving the bacterial flora of the intestine. These multiple and beneficial actions on the blood and organs mean that chicory, also excellent in salads, is really a very valuable ally for our health.
3 almost unknown but exceptional wild herbs to combat cholesterol, blood sugar and obesity
One of the most beneficial herbs to combat cholesterol and blood sugar is the so-called “wild beet”. It grows spontaneously everywhere, strong in a natural fiber that allows it to withstand any environment. This is the perfect time to go pick it up and bring it to our tables. The grandmothers knew well that with its very similar taste to that of spinach, this wild herb is very rich in iron and vitamins. Fantastic in its action of promoting digestion and increasing metabolism. If we want to look for it also for sale, we can find it in some local markets on the most well-stocked fruit and vegetable stalls.
From the earth to the table
Having become famous over the centuries as the main ingredient of many bitters, elderberry is still today a wild plant that has many admirers. It grows practically everywhere and was even famous for being present along the sections of the Italian railway. Its incredible diuretic, digestive, detoxifying and emollient properties make this herb one of the symbols of intestinal purity. But beware that elderberry can also be safely used in the kitchen together with meats and cheeses, in salads and as a filling for omelettes.
The 3 essential vitamins for brain health and the prevention of degenerative diseases