Walnut as a medicinal plant

The walnut is both purgative and astringent.

Can be used for: rickets, bone diseases, dyspeptic, digestive atony, nausea, diabetes, diarrhea, leucorrhoea, angina and anemia.

External use:
Impetigo, abscesses, ulcers, wounds, frostbite, hair loss and conjunctivitis.
A decoction of 50g of walnut leaves for 1L of water, used as a lotion and compress.

Internal use:
A handful of walnut leaves per liter of water, allow to infuse for 10m, drink as much as you want.

 

Source: Corsica Guide ©

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A few words on: The role of wells through time

Water is life’s mater and matrix, mother and medium.
There is no life without water
Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

On my travels over the summer break I came across this stunning well, situated up north of the island in the very quaint village of Patrimonio, which triggered off a multitude of thoughts relating to the importance of water and wells throughout time.
More than likely you’ll agree if I say water is a natural element we take for granted most of the time, although recent (and less recent) observations and information from all over the world are altering our thoughts indefinitely in an ongoing and regular way, urging us to reflect and take action when necessary.
Let’s take the example where surface water is insufficient, wells in this case can supply a correct source of water for various ...

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‘Flashes of Life’ suite, with artist Pierre Farel

It’s actually hard to believe that five years had gone by since my first article with Pierre Farel and his colourful creative world, and I was delighted to meet up in view of sharing all his news with you, once again. 

Flashes of Life‘ remains the central theme, this has not altered. Pierre still travels regularly, at least once a month, and has had several exhibitions including Paris, Beirut, USA .. all remaining within his usual circuit, with which he is quite accustomed to by now. He adds, London is a city he would like to return to in order to expose, some time in the near future.

Now for all the news, and news there certainly is 
During the month of May, he was very pleased to celebrate his thirty years of painting...

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From natural ressources, Her de Famille creates and offers a second life

Beauty comes in many shapes and forms, and when two sisters wondered what they could do with their findings after frequent walks on the beaches, and in the maquis – they came up with a very innovative and elegant idea.

Sylvie and Nadine live in Corsica, and their story started four years ago, collecting pieces of driftwood and dried wood. I discovered their compositions only quite recently, and remain convinced of the natural, organic, and beautiful association they have had the enlightenment to propose. I purposely use the word ‘enlightenment’, for these creations resemble coral, and yet have absolutely nothing to do with it – other than that they are rustic and beautiful.
One cannot help but be reminded of the power to restore a second life, this power sometimes lies in our own hands, if...

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At the west of Corte, the Niolu route begins. A mountainous region and ‘home of Corsican freedom’, according to Guy Maupassant – who also compares it to ‘an inaccessible citadel from where invaders could never ever drive out the mountain dwellers’. This area is covered with transhumance paths and shepherds, and has remained a land of legends with strong oral traditions, songs and poetic texts – whose main themes are the ‘vendette’ and the bandits.

In 1840, Prosper Mérimée (who was at that moment on a mission for historical monuments), collected several songs. Vocera di Niolu (a funeral lamentation from the Niolu) is one of these songs. The author of this song is a certain Maria Felice, nicknamed through posterity ‘the fiancée of the Niolu’.
Her story is as follows...

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