The Medicinal Properties of Galilee 33’s Products
Grapes (Cabernet Sauvignon)The fruit of the vine was widely used as a folk medicine by the healers of the ancient world. Grapes were used as a treatment for a vast variety of illnesses and aches. For the improvement of appetite and cure for aching stomach, for the decrease of fever and treatment of infections and skin afflictions.
As science progressed, we discovered that the intuitions of the ancient world healers were true. Grapes contain minerals and vitamins, such as vitamin C, vitamins from the B group, magnesium and also dietary fibers. The anti oxidants found in grapes are the perfect remedy for treatment and cleansing of the blood vessels, as well as nature’s best recipe for anti aging.
You can find Wine from Israel in Galilee 33’s gift baskets
Olives (and Olive Oil)
Olive trees were cultivated in the area of Israel since 6,000 years ago. Nowadays, some of the olive trees in Israel are more than a thousand years old, and still are fruitful. Like the grapes, olive oil was also regarded as a super remedy in the ancient world.
The usage of olive oil was varied: for cosmetics, medicine, lighting and also used for spiritual ceremonies. On the medicinal aspect, olive oil was used for treatment of toothache and diseases of the digestive system, such as intestinal diseases, poisonings, for causing vomiting, removing worms and as a natural laxative.
Nowadays, olive oil from Israel is considered to be helpful for prevention of blood and heart diseases and for calcium absorption. In addition, olive oil contains anti oxidants which prevent the body cells from aging.
Carob (and Carob Honey)
Carobs are mentioned in many ancient sources, such as the Talmud, the new testament and even Epic of Gilgamesh. Carobs are mentioned twice in the new testament. On Matthew 3:4 John the Baptist ate locusts and honey. The common claim is that the locust were in fact carobs, and that is why carobs are also called “St. John’s-bread”. On Luke 15:16 The prodigal son asked to eat carobs at the time of the famine.
Carobs contain B vitamins, vitamin C, iron, calcium and potassium.
Sage, Thyme and Camomile (Herbal Tea)
Sage is one of the most ancient herbs and spices in Israel. The medicinal properties of sage are numerous and varied, including treatment of menstrual cramps, stomach aches, hemorrhoids and bleeding, calming the nerves and more.
Like sage, thyme has a long history of medical and gastronomical uses as well. Thyme helps easing pains, treatment of the respiratory system and food poisonings.
Camomile flowers were always considered as a medical herb. Camomile is widely used as a treatment for inflammation of the eye, for treating the digestive system, for menstrual cramps and also for muscle relaxation and insomnia.
Hyssop is a very common spice in the middle east. In the ancient world, hyssop had many medical and spiritual uses. The medical uses of hyssop include strengthening the memory and learning capacity, treatment for the common cold and throat infections, stomach aches, headaches and for strengthening the immune system.
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