Home Cuisine Landscape and nature Architecture and art Sport Accommodation Visiting Gadget Learning Arts and Crafts The way we were Organized tours Home Cucina Paesaggio e natura Arti e Mestieri Sport Accoglienza Visitare Gadget A scuola di... Architettura e arte Come eravamo Tour organizzati
Landscape and nature
Landscape and nature
Visita il Mugello, culla dei Medici, a due passi da Firenze e le bellezze toscane

Herbs and flowers



Iperico, Hypericum perforatum

Family of iperiaceae

This plant is related to magic practices of Middle Age; people believed it could chase away the devil and for this reason it was used during exorcisms and for its medical properties. The plan is picked up for the celebration of San Giovanni (24th of June).

If the tops of the plant are dipped in olive oil and beeswax it is possible to obtain an ointment which has a beautiful red colour and which is very useful against rheumatic pains, sciatica, sprains and bruise. The plant is also used as innocuous colorant for syrups and home-made liqueurs.

Picture and text of Tebaldo Lorini
Translated by Gianna Toni
return to top of page
  Terra di Toscana

© All rights reserved Polimedia di Laura Fumoni
Via Landucci 39 - 50136 - Firenze - P.IVA 06790950486 - REA C.C.I.A.A. FIRENZE N. 656544
Press registration n. 5528 10/11/2006 - Editor Polimedia

  Advertising | About us | Contacts | Site search | Copyright | Privacy | Cookie policy