Speaking about RADICI:  Mandragora, Roots & Witchcraft (EN-IT)

(EN) Mandragola-Mandrake: from the Mediterranean regions to Hogwarts. Talking of roots: if you thought that Mandrake was an imaginary fruit, created by clever Mrs. JK Rowling – author of the famous Harry Potter books – you are majorly mistaken.  The startling plant used in Hogwarts’ school of wizardry and witchcraft was inspired by legends, with…

How bizarre! – Bizzarrie toscane

How bizarre! Bizzarrie toscane : “Digitated lemons and other curious fruits with strange deformities have always been known in Italian  as “ bizzarrie”. The finer the citrus collection, the more bizzarrie it contained . The Medici  family’s collection in Florence was undisputably the finest in Europe. Its history dates back to 1537 when Cosimo I…

Balsamita & Acqua Antisterica (IT-EN)

Balsamita & Acqua Antisterica (IT) Avete mai sentito parlare della Balsamita?  Si tratta di una pianta  più nota col nome di Erba di San Pietro o Erba amara, della famiglia delle Composite. La pianta origina in Oriente ma è diventata parte della flora in Italia,  nell’Europa meridionale ed anche in Inghilterra. Documenti del XVI secolo…