Quebracho is the collective name of three evergreen tree species growing in subtropical forests of South America, its bark and wood. The word comes from the Spanish “quiebra-hacha” which means “break an axe” and implies a high hardness wood trees quebracho. These include two types of plants are called the red quebracho, namely Schinopsis quebracho-colorado, Schinopsis balansae and distinct Schinopsis family Sumach. They grow in southern Brazil, Northern Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay. The wood of these trees is very heavy and solid, has a dark red color, reaching the black color. Wood density can reach up to 1200 kg/m3. The third type of plant is it Aspidosperma quebracho-blanco or white quebracho . belonging to the family Metrovia. This tree, like a weeping willow, 15-20 m in height grows in Argentina and Northern Brazil, the wood has a light yellow color and a high density of about 850 kg/m3. Trees quebracho also called quebracho and quebracho .
The collection and preparation of quebracho
With an adult tree of quebracho brown skinned with a yellowish or gray tint to the bark, horoscopesexual it on the air, and then put for sale bent or folded large pieces up to 3 cm thick. The bark and wood of all three species of plants – is a valuable raw material for extracts tanning extract, which is called “the extract of quebracho”. Continue reading
The modern pace of life is full of stressful situations, so most people tend to move to live outside the city, closer to nature. The situation there is much quieter, it is possible to grow ecologically clean vegetables and fruits. Also every cottager knows that the earth is growing not only fruits, berries, vegetables and fruits, and grass, and herb prescribing. In their gardens the cultivation of medicinal plants: herb garden can be divided directly into the beds. Grown on your own herbs you will replace during the year drugs. What skills are needed for the cultivation of this garden?
1. Need to know what each species of medicinal herbs have on the human body an invaluable therapeutic effect. For full growing and easy-care herbs on the land to take a special place. The most appropriate will be the piece of land that gets the sun several times throughout the day.
2. The most popular medicinal plants such as Lily of the valley, Valerian, celandine, burdock, peppermint, plantain, nettle, chamomile.
Celandine is a great antiseptic, and the great burdock helps with pain in joints and arthritis.
Plantain and dandelion will complement vitamin complex in a salad. Continue reading
Brazil nuts not so long ago appeared on the shelves of local stores, but quickly became a competitor for the usual walnuts or pine nuts. Despite its name, bring them in the majority are not from Brazil, but from a distant and mysterious Bolivia. Outwardly, they are reminiscent of a peanut, but bigger. Grow on trees in fruit, like coconuts (one large nut is usually 8-24 small nut). The harvest of these whimsical treats are able to collect exclusively in the wild.
Strange and unusual Brazil nuts: benefits and harms
The composition and properties of the Brazil nut have been studied and mysteries in it today left. The taste is reminiscent of pine nuts. Used in cooking, cosmetics and traditional medicine. It was eaten raw, roasted or salted. It is made from oil, which artists add paint to save juicy colors, they lubricate the movements, added to cosmetics, it treats ulcers and wounds on the skin.
Use Brazil nut health
The use of these nuts in food is able to reflect on the human condition:
– reduce cholesterol; Continue reading