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How to be healthy in Schmallenberg and Eslohe

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The topic of health is very important in the Schmallenberg Sauerland and the vacation region Eslohe In our collection of tips you will find advice on various topics relating to health, exercise and wellness.


Medicinal plant of the year

Horseradish is found in damp meadows and on the banks of streams and rivers. It reaches a height of up to 1.50 m and has large, elongated egg-shaped leaves. Horseradish contains vitamins C, B1, B2, B3, B5 and B6, potassium, calcium and magnesium.
Its thick, fleshy root is used for medicinal purposes or as a spice. The root is harvested in the fall.

Like all cruciferous plants, horseradish contains mustard oil glycosides, which are responsible for its pungent taste and prevent bacteria from multiplying in the body. Eating horseradish prevents colds and bladder infections. It also stimulates circulation, aids digestion, has an antibacterial and antiviral effect.

The young leaves and shoots Werden are prepared as wild vegetables. Horseradish is grated and prepared with pepper, salt, lemon and cream to make a dip that can be eaten with meat or fish Werden. The main indications are cystitis, colds and inflammation of the respiratory tract. Used externally, it helps against muscle pain. Grated horseradish is placed on a cloth and applied to the affected area. Horseradish should not come into direct contact with the skin, as this can cause considerable skin irritation.


"Magic tuber" ginger

The all-rounder!

Ginger contains essential oils, vitamin C, B vitamins, potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and iron. Ginger can be used for various ailments Werden. A piece of ginger can be chewed to treat nausea of various causes Werden. A ginger poultice is effective against joint and muscle pain. To do this, take a piece of ginger root and pour boiling water over it, leave to infuse for 30 minutes. The ginger decoction has an anti-inflammatory effect and is also suitable for rinsing the mouth and throat. Ginger stimulates blood circulation. A tea with ginger, honey and lemon is effective against colds and strengthens the immune system. Ginger stimulates the metabolism and activates fat burning. Ginger is also a popular spice. However, due to its pungency, it should be used very sparingly Werden.


"Spring cure" with stinging nettle

The classic!

Nettle cleanses the blood, has a blood-forming effect and is therefore ideal for a spring cure. Fresh shoots can be collected in the wild as early as March Werden. Take a handful of fresh plant parts and scald them with approx. one liter of boiling water, leave to infuse for 5 minutes and then pour through a sieve. Purify your body and drink two cups of tea a day for three weeks. Nettle tea tastes good with honey and lemon.
Nettle is also becoming increasingly popular as a wild vegetable. For this, an onion is sautéed, the vegetables are added, steamed until soft and seasoned with cream, vegetable stock, pepper and nutmeg. However, it is important to collect the onions in advance Werden, as the plant loses a lot of volume when stored in a pot and in the dark.


Wild garlic for the whole year

Simply delicious!

Wild garlic promotes digestion, lowers blood pressure and purifies the blood. It therefore helps prevent heart attacks and strokes. Wild garlic is collected before it flowers to take full advantage of its aroma and active ingredients. The fresh plant is suitable for dips, herb butter, pesto or as a spice herb. For a year's supply, wild garlic is chopped up, filled into jars with a little salt and infused with olive oil until the plant is completely covered in oil. If no other ingredients are added, the wild garlic oil will keep for approx. 1 year if stored in a cool, dark place. Parmesan, pistachio kernels or other ingredients can then be added when using Werden. The closed buds can also be lightly salted in oil and used like garlic cloves Werden. Now all you need to do is cook pasta Werden and you have a quick and healthy meal.


Ground ivy ointment heals


Wash the shoots, pat dry, mix with the oil and heat in a bain-marie. Leave to infuse for 60 minutes and then filter through a fine sieve or paper. Pour the herb oil back into the pan and add the beeswax and fat. Melt over a low heat and pour into small, clean jars.

The following ingredients are required 

  • 150 ml vegetable oil
  • 2 handfuls of fresh shoots (we use the whole plant)
  • 40 g lanolin or cocoa butter
  • 20 g. beeswax


St. John's wort becomes red oil


St. John's wort is one of the oldest known remedies. In addition to its classic use as a sedative and antidepressant, St. John's wort oil, also known as red oil, is an excellent liniment for pain, especially in the back and abdominal area. It should be noted that St. John's wort can cause skin irritation in people who are sensitive to light. It should therefore only be used on cloudy days and the treated areas should not be exposed to the sun Werden. The yellow flowers and the upper young shoots are collected Werden for preparation. The plant parts Werden are then loosely placed in a jar and filled with olive oil. Olive oil is considered to be particularly durable. The oil should completely cover the plant parts to prevent mold growth. Place the jar in a sunny place for about 6 weeks until it has turned an intense red color.

Aloe vera against sunburn

Fast cooling guaranteed!

After this long winter, everyone is longing for sunshine. But be careful! Depending on your skin type, you should of course protect yourself with a cream with a high sun protection factor. Nevertheless, sunburn can always occur.

It is advisable to have an aloe vera plant in your household.

Cut off a piece of the leaf, cut it open at the side, unfold it and rub the burnt areas with the inside of the leaf. Aloe vera cools and soothes the skin.

We also need the sun to supply the body with vitamin D. But the same applies here: everything in moderation.


Plantain on insect bites and sore feet.

First aid!

In late summer Werden wasps in particular are somewhat more aggressive and can sting. Broadleaf plantain can help here. It is common and grows along roadsides and in meadows. Pick a leaf, grind it up a little and place it on the sting. This makes the sting less swollen and less painful.

On hikes, you may get sores or blisters on your feet. Stuff a few broadleaf plantain leaves into the sock on the affected areas. This soothes the skin and you can carry on.


Summer is coming to an end


You should not limit your consumption of walnuts to the Christmas season.
Walnuts are rich in vitamin C and omega-3 fatty acids. They contain many substances that reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke and depression and lower cholesterol levels. Eating walnuts also boosts brain performance.
A handful a day is perfectly okay, but enough! Although walnuts are very nutritious and have good oils, they are also high in calories.



Enjoy with all your senses

Nature track!

It is not without reason that this month is called Golden October. The leaves change color and the sun makes nature appear golden. Take time for a long walk in the woods. Take in the scents of the forest, close your eyes and listen to the chirping of the birds.
Keep walking. See what fruits the forest has in store for you. It's the right time to collect decorative and craft materials. Whether pine cones, acorns, chestnuts or beechnuts - there are no limits to your creativity.



Tea and candle time...


Now it's time to counteract the November blues.

Make yourself comfortable at home. Try out new teas and nibble on a few nuts or some dark chocolate.
Drink a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice every day.
Dress in colorful and cheerful clothes.
If possible, go for a short walk every day.
In combination, this will help you through the dark season.



Fit for the winter...


Strengthen your immune system - that's part of it...
Whatever the weather, get some exercise in the fresh air.
Alternating showers also help the immune system.
Fruit and vegetables rich in vitamin C have a supporting effect. Citrus fruits, kiwis, red peppers, cabbage, especially broccoli, kale and Brussels sprouts and sauerkraut are particularly good sources of vitamin C.


Recipe tips

Sauerländer Red cabbage salad

The low-calorie winter vegetable!

Pasta with wild garlic

Guaranteed to succeed!

Spring salad

Spring brings color to your plate!

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A classic from the Greek kitchen!

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Zucchini vegetables

Perfect for hot days!


Always tastes good!

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Pollock fillet with mushrooms

Freshly caught tastes best!

Pumpkin soup

The classic in fall!

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Vegetable casserole with Brussels sprouts


Turnip greens with feta

It doesn't get any better than this!

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