SARANTABOTANO - FOURTY HERBS
Two amazing episodes inspired from a Mantinada
(madinada or patinada or kotsaki poem is composed of two verses that are usually fifteen syllables to rime or four lyrics not necessarily in rhyme)
SARANTAVOTANO (Fourty herbs) presents 40 medicinal plants with their lokal names and ends like that:
If you make baths with all those herbs your body remains painless and passionless.
The use of bee products for therapeutic reasons is not so much a modern idea, even if many of you have never heard of the term “melissotherapeia” in Greek or “Apitherapy” in English. The first reports go back to 5000 B.C., and it is unnecessary to say that also all the famous ancient Greek healers believed in it and proposed specific treatments to their patients.
"I WANT NOW TO BRING TO YOU THE PROJECT WE HAD TO SET UP APITHERAPY, ON THE ISLAND OF CUBA. WE WERE ASSISTED BY THE HEAD OF API- CULTURE AND SPENT YEARS, SEVEN YEARS IN CUBA, CREATING NEW WAYS OF USING API PRODUCTS AND CREATING MEDICATIONS FOR THEM WERE OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZED BY THE GOVERNMENT AS MEDICATIONS AND USED AND IN ALL THE HOSPITALS OF CUBA AND OF OTHER COUNTRIES WITH WHICH CUBA HAS AFFILIATIONS."
President of Apitherapy Commision of Apimondia
Vice President of Apitherapy Commision
"L’utilisation du miel et des huiles d’essentiel en api -therapie est tres ancienne. Mais si on regarde les abeilles deja vont de fleur en fleur collecter la realite des essences des plantes pour faire en sorte que dans leur miel il y est le meilleur de plantes. Miel de romarin est tres different de miel de thym et les grecs ici connaissent tres tres bien le miel de thym et des vertues dans differentes petites pathologies."
interviewed by Dina Karatziu.
"In the Bible, the book of Genesis tells us that the fruit of the tree was used for food, and the leaf for medicine. And so it is with many plants- one part is used for food, and another is used for medicine. Hippocrates said, “Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food.” There is no clear distinction between food and medicine; they are all part of a vast continuum."
''The summer session program is designed for anyone wanting to study natural health including distillation of essential oils,
sustainable wildcrafting of medicinal botanicals and other holistic
modalities such as iridology , flower essences and reflexology and
successful students in a Certificate of Completion. The certificate is credited towards the Aromatherapy Diplom a or Degree , which can be studied online.''
Summer session in Syros island