Powdery mildew of the sage

  Powdery mildew or white sickness is a cryptogamic disease, that is of fungal origin, which can affect sage plants and occurs on the leaves. This is the most frequent pathology among those that can affect this aromatic herb and occurs in particular with mild temperatures and high humidity. It is a very simple disease to identify: because the white patches that are seen on the leaves of the sage are very characteristic. A reader of Orto Da Coltivare, Barbara, asks me exactly what her plant can have, describing the symptoms of powdery mildew. I answer publicly because I think it may be useful for many to know how to defend themselves from this problem with natural methods and above all how to prevent it. Recognizing powdery mildew on sage Those who cultivate the vegetable garden will already know powdery mildew because it is a frequent pathology also on other cultivated plants, in particular on pumpkin and courgette. Powdery mildew is also called white sickness precisely because it work

Wheat germ oil: an excellent remedy for skin and hair care

wheat germ oil is obtained by cold pressing and without embryo solvents caryopsis of wheat. It is a very thick oil, yellow in color tending to ocher, used both for cosmetic purposes and for food use.

Wheat germ oil

Its main property is the richness of vitamin E ; it also has a high content of omega 3 and omega 6 .

Wheat germ oil for skin care

wheat germ oil is very nutritious and has antioxidant qualities; therefore, it helps to counteract cellular aging. It can be considered a natural anti-wrinkle . Wheat germ oil on the skin can be used in several ways:

Instead of night cream . Apply a few drops of wheat germ oil to the face that is well cleansed and still damp, without forgetting to treat the area around the lips and around the eyes.

As an anti-wrinkle pack . A couple of times a month, apply a generous amount of wheat germ oil to the skin of the face in the evening. Wait about fifteen minutes and remove the excess with gauze.

After the shower . On still damp skin, apply a few drops of wheat germ oil. Wheat germ oil is particularly thick and does not absorb very quickly, so it is advisable to wait a few minutes before getting dressed so as not to stain your clothing. It is indicated in case of very dry skin , to prevent stretch marks and, in summer, after sun exposure . If you do not want to apply it pure, you can mix it with other less dense oils (for example sweet almond oil ) or you can add a few drops in your body cream.

As an after sun . Thanks to its emollient and restorative action, wheat germ oil can replace after-sun products. Use in the shower as described above. In case of sunburn, treat the skin with a few drops of wheat germ oil.

On the hands . In case of chapped hands and / or tried by the use of aggressive products or housework, use wheat germ oil instead of hand cream, on wet skin, without forgetting the nails; this vegetable oil, in fact, also helps to solve the problem of flaking nails .

Wheat germ oil for hair care

When it comes to the cosmetic use of wheat germ oil , the first use that comes to mind is on hair . This ingredient is, in fact, contained in a lot of shampoos and treatments used to make the hair beautiful.

Before shampooing . To give strength and shine to the hair, make a restructuring mask using one or two tablespoons of wheat germ oil on the hair , half an hour before washing it.

For internal use . Wheat germ oil for beauty can also be taken internally, as a food supplement. In health food stores and parapharmacies you can buy wheat germ oil pearls to be taken cyclically, for example for a few weeks, before and during a beach holiday.


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