Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare the Latin name), is a tall perennial herb in the Mediterranean. It has a sweet taste and is often used in Mediterranean cuisine.The leaves of fennel are edible and look like white celery. The seeds are used both as a spice in cooking and herbal products.
The fennel is used to treat diseases of the digestive system right from the time of the ancient Greeks.
Dioskouridis has mentioned it as well among others – in Kos, Thessalia, Efessos, Smyrna, Cnidus and other Hellenic ancient cities in the Ionian part of Ancient Greece – Minor Asia, in the current Turkish west coast). Recent studies support the traditional use of fennel as a digestive aid. It has been shown that relieves intestinal spasms and cramps in the digestive system, which helps to relieve gastrointestinal symptoms. Commission E for evaluation and efficacy of herbs in Germany, agrees that fennel cure digestive disorders, including dyspepsia, irritable bowel syndrome and infantile colic.The anticonvulsant activity of fennel can help to relax the muscles in the body, as well as the matrix. One study showed that fennel acts as a phytoestrogen in the body, simulating the effects of estrogen. It has traditionally been used to stimulate menstruation and milk production in nursing mothers, and one study suggests that it has a really mild estrogenic effect. Perhaps this has traditionally been used for the treatment of disorders associated with hormonal balance in women, including premenstrual syndrome (PMS), climacteric, low milk production and low libido.
Today fennel is an active ingredient in many combinations of herbs used for balancing the hormones in postmenopausal women and premenstrual syndrome. Also included in certain categories of herbs that claim to promote natural breast enlargement.The fennel is also used as a nasal decongestant and is said to help loosen mucus. People suffering from bronchitis and cough can reduce their symptoms by drinking hot tea from the fennel. You can make your own tea with 1-2 teaspoons of crushed fennel seeds (see section spices in supermarkets) in a cup of warm. You can still find fennel seed extract (1/2 teaspoon in a cup of warm water is the proper dose).Fennel also has the reputation of an appetite suppressant and is supportive of weight loss. Studies have also shown that it has a diuretic effect and can help reduce fluid retention.It comes in capsules, tinctures, and liquid extract the seed. The usual dose is one teaspoon of tincture three times a day, or ½ teaspoon liquid extract seeds daily. You can develop your own fennel, but one should be careful to keep it away from the tomatoes and cumin why can not grow beside them.They have finally Isolated cases of allergic and asthmatic reactions fennel.
ASKLIPIOS – ΑΣΚΛΗΠΙΟΣ
The name is of Asclepius assumed by Julius Epidafrio that produced the name “glamor”. The second component of the name is “mild” that adds to the “glamor” shine and softness.
(AIGLI+ IPIOS Glamor, Shining+Gentle, Mild)
“EPIONE”: Asclepius wife (to the left)
The two snakes – actions that express our nervous system, formed in the Caduceus of Mercury. Legend says that Mercury once saw two snakes fighting and put the rod between them and wrapped them around her and stopped hostile. The name of Hermes etymolocaly means, “one who interprets”, (Eρμηνευτής – Hermeneutis = “performer. The performer is our mind, the logic that processes and knowledge, thus developing the consciousness and the evolutionary level of the divine.
The snake symbol adopted Asclepius and Hippocrates as a symbol, which apart from the body were doctors and doctors of the soul. The rod with which control the snake, is the power of authority and control over this energy, the body electromagnetism, which is disturbed. This can be translated in the sense of koutalini snake control rod to the spine, the energy of the lower instincts, the brute, who is as influential mentioned through the spinal cord like a snake runs along the spine, the and ancient Serpent called.
So, like Hermes, reconciles these forces, and balancing the distribution of energy in the body occurs and healing, the mind admonishes and guides his passions.
Hercules, from infancy he managed to drown two snakes, that put under its control, to tame and dominate the forces that make us vulnerable and vulnerable, and became a demigod hero went to the Champs Elysees (Ηλυσια πεδια). Through this myth of Hercules, let it also leaked and that, as Pais of Zeus, the possession of a power of the heavenly, not only dominate through the mind and intellectual contact with the Divine earthly, bodily instincts, but and implied a mission given to him against the Offit Atlanteans, those we call Satan today.
HYGEIA(ΥΓΕΙΑ= health), AIGLI (ΑΙΓΛΗ =glamor), IASO (ΙΑΣΩ =iaomai – ιάομαι, synonym of from the verb: Therapevo – θεραπεύω = heal,)… therefor names LIKE: Iasis (Healing) – Jason – Iassos – Jesus (by implication) – Iatir – JATO – Doctor – Iator and the Cure. AKESO – ΑΚΕΣΩ from the verb akeome ακαίομαι = to recover
ASKLIPIOS, HIS DAUGHTERS & A FEMALE PATIENT
Hygeia (ΥΓΕΙΑ=HEALTH),one of the four daughters of Asklipios Bellow: Asklipios & Hygeia on Ivory sculpture
AKESO – ΑΚΕΣΩ from the verb akeome (ακαίομαι) = to recover
THE SONS of ASKLIPIOS:
MACHAON was the firstGreek military surgeon
HERE: Taking care of an Achaic (west Greece) soldier at the Trojan war..Apollo favorated the Danaees(main land) & Aris (Mars) the Ilion or Troija
Polidarius (Ποδαλείριος) The Father of Pathology – πούς + λείριον (κρίνος, νάρκισσος), Foot+Narcissus)the one with the beautiful feet(!)
[Symposium on vessel situated in the Louvre]
The opinions of othe Ancient Greeks to feed:
The Tasting (Γευσιγνωσία – Geusognosia = taste + Knowledge)
Taste one of the human senses. Knowing the taste was one of the main features of the ancient Greeks. The first people who made “art” flavor was undoubtedly the ancient Greeks. The taste is directly or indirectly connected with their food, their diet and the difference between Greeks and barbarians. Our surviving information coming from far away, start by Homer in his works Iliad and Odyssey, Athenaeus the Nafkratiti on Deipnosophistae project (rescued 15 of the 30), the Roman APIKIAN, Philoxenus from Kythira at work the Supper, the Ippolocho from Athens in his letter to Lygkea from Samos, which describes the festivities, after the presence of a Macedonian wedding table (saved in Deipnosophistae) and many other known and unknown.