Discover the power of herbs at our hotel!
For every ailment there is a herb. Our ancestors already knew that. Therefore, it is no wonder that in our remote valley they had no choice but to believe in Mother Nature’s herbal remedies. Such knowledge was deeply rooted in the daily life of the people of Livigno. After a busy day full of physical exertion they allowed themselves a soothing hay bath where countless herbs growing in the immediate vicinity of our hotel in Livigno unfolded their full effects. After a restful sleep the farmers and forest workers felt like being reborn. They also resorted to various plants to cure all kinds of diseases. It is very important to us to preserve this knowledge and to share it with our guests at our spa hotel in Livigno. In our herbal pharmacy we store these treasures of nature, from which we develop unique recipes for your wellbeing.
The top ten herbs that grow in Livigno
Arnica is considered a true miracle cure for external injuries, bruises, sprains, contusions, strains, haematomas, furuncles, and insect bites. When applied externally, its bright yellow flowers, which are mixed with alcohol or high-quality oils, have an anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, wound-healing, decongestant, and pain-relieving effect.
The stinging nettle, which often thrives by the wayside, is known for its draining, detoxifying, diuretic, blood-purifying, and anti-inflammatory properties. Thanks to its high iron and chlorophyll content it kindles the inner fire, helps with anaemia, and skin diseases. The leaves of the nettle can be processed into tea, juice, or a facial tonic. The nettle is now also considered a speciality in the kitchen.
Do you know which medicinal plants the women of Livigno owe their beauty to until they reach old age? The edelweiss, of course, which is known for its antioxidant and skin-protecting power. That is why this precious flower is also used in all the products of our own cosmetics line. It effectively prevents skin ageing and significantly reduces the signs of time.
The yellow gentian, which is now very rare, is considered a natural aspirin and is known in folk medicine as a fever-reducing agent that relieves colds. The roots of the plant, which have a very high bitter substance content, are mainly used. The gentian strengthens the body, stimulates appetite and digestion, strengthens the immune system, inhibits inflammation, and promotes blood circulation in the mucous membranes.
Camomile is probably the best known of all medicinal plants, valued above all for its calming effect. But the healing spectrum of this plant is much wider. The sun-loving herb is primarily used for gastrointestinal diseases. It also has an antibacterial, diuretic, anti-inflammatory, and sudorific effect. Therefore it is also used for allergies, itching, hair impurities, coughing, and other ailments.
The dandelion is so sturdy it can even grow in asphalt. The bright yellow flower is a true miracle herb, even though hardly anyone pays attention to it in everyday life. It has a diuretic effect and therefore supports bladder function. It also has a blood-forming and cleansing effect, can boost the metabolism, and has an antispasmodic effect. Dandelions are even successfully used for skin problems such as pimples, eczema, corns, or warts.
Rosemary is much more than a popular seasoning, it is also a potent remedy that helps against fatigue and exhaustion, but also muscle pain. Rosemary also gently stimulates digestion, relieves cramps, promotes blood circulation, and stimulates blood circulation. Thanks to its numerous active ingredients, the herb is considered a revitalising and warming agent that can be used for a wide range of ailments.
Yarrow is known for its cleansing and digestive properties. It has been used since ancient times to heal wounds and stop bleeding. The delicate, white flowers are mainly known as a women’s medicinal herb because of its positive effect on hormone balance. It also helps with headaches, circulatory problems, irritated stomach, and relieves the heart and circulation.
Since ancient times, juniper has been known for its cleansing and digestive properties. It is not for nothing that the Queen treats herself to a sip of gin every day. Juniper is often used as a tonic and in slimming products. However, the medicinal plant is also effective against skin impurities, gout, muscle aches, rheumatic diseases, and colds. Juniper berries can be found in tea mixtures, bath additives, aromatic oils, etc.