Decline in production, and growth in imports of tomatoes. So much about the success of our tourism

first_imgPhoto: Pixabay.com Smart enough. About 60 percent of the total import of tomatoes to Croatia comes from Italy and the Netherlands, and we also import more than a ton from Spain, Germany and Poland. On the other hand, about two-thirds of total tomato exports end up in Slovenia and Germany. By the way, the import of fruits and vegetables is growing from year to year, and last year we imported 25 thousand tons more than in 2017. So much about the success of our tourism. Tomato production in Croatia fell in 2018 by almost 25 percent compared to the year before. Last year we produced 30950 tons, while we ended 2017 with 41223 tons of tomatoes produced.center_img On the other hand, say one Turkey, expects 50 million tourists this year, and strong Turkish agriculture products meet almost all the needs of both tourism and the population. Well, that is tourism, and not to encourage imports through tourism, as is the case in Croatia. In accordance with lower production, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce points out, exports also decreased, by about 30 percent. We exported 5287 tons last year, compared to 7505 tons in 2017. Imports, on the other hand, increased by five percent from 12813 tons in 2017 to 13369 tons in 2019. A kilogram of imported tomatoes last year cost an average of 0,99 euros, while for an export kilogram we received an average of five euro cents less.last_img read more

Moringa: A plant with multiple medical uses and benefits

first_img 631 Views no discussions Sharing is caring! Tweet Share HealthLifestyle Moringa: A plant with multiple medical uses and benefits by: – July 8, 2014center_img Share Share Moringa has been identified as the vegetable with the highest nutritional value among many types of food species studied.Moringa oleifera has an impressive range of medicinal uses with high nutritional value and medicinal benefits. Different parts of this plant contain a profile of important minerals, and are a good source of protein, vitamins, beta-carotene, amino acids and various phenolics. The Moringa plant provides a rich and rare combination of zeatin, quercetin, beta-sitosterol, caffeoylquinic acid and kaempferol.Moringa can act as cardiac and circulatory stimulants, possess antitumor, antipyretic, antiepileptic, antiinflammatory, antiulcer, antispasmodic, diuretic, antihypertensive, cholesterol lowering, antioxidant, antidiabetic, hepatoprotective, antibacterial and antifungal activities, and are being employed for the treatment of different ailments in the indigenous system of medicine.Moringa Leaves Medicinal uses and benefits• Leaves rubbed against the temple can relieve headaches.• To stop bleeding from a shallow cut, apply a poultice of fresh leaves.• There is an anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory effect when applied to wounds or insect bites.• Extracts can be used against bacterial or fungal skin complaints.• Leaf tea treats gastric ulcers and diarrhoea.• Eating Moringa food products is good for those suffering from malnutrition due to the high protein and fibre content.* Leaves treat fevers, bronchitis, eye and ear infections, inflammation of the mucus membrane* The iron content of the leaves is high, and they are reportedly prescribed for anemia in the Philippines.* Dried Moringa leaves treat diarrhoea in Malawi, Africa.* The powder ground from the seeds is also used in the treatment of scurvy skin diseases (common bacterial infections of the skin).Moringa Flowers Medicinal uses and benefits• Flower juice improves the quality and flow of mothers’ milk when breast feeding.• Flower juice is useful for urinary problems as it encourages urination.* In Haiti, villagers boil Moringa flowers in water and drink the tea as a powerful cold remedy.Moringa Pods Medicinal uses and benefits• If eaten raw, pods act as a de-wormer and treat liver and spleen problems and pains of the joints.• Due to high protein and fibre content they can play a useful part in treating malnutrition and diarrhoea.Moringa Seeds Medicinal uses and benefits• Used for their antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties to treat arthritis, rheumatism, gout, cramp, sexually transmitted diseases and boils. The seeds are roasted, pounded, mixed with coconut oil and applied to the problem area. Seed oil can be used for the same ailments.• Roasted seeds and oil can encourage urination.• They can also be used as a relaxant for epilepsy.Moringa seeds are effective against skin-infecting bacteria Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. They contain the potent antibiotic and fungicide terygospermin.Moringa roots, bark and gum Medicinal uses and benefitsThe roots and the bark have all of the properties described above but are more concentrated. Therefore much more care should be taken if using them as medicines.* The roots and bark are used for cardiac and circulatory problems, as a tonic and for inflammation. The bark is an appetizer and digestive.* In Senegal and India, roots are pounded and mixed with salt to make a poultice for treating rheumatism and articulars pains. In Senegal, this poultice is also used to relieve lower back or kidney pain• Fodder-branches* The alkaloid spirachin (a nerve paralysant) has been found in the roots.* The gum is diuretic, astringent and abortifacient and is used against asthma.Moringa Oil Medicinal uses and benefits* Oil of Ben is used for hysteria, scurvy, prostate problems and bladder troubles.* Villagers in Oman use Moringa oil to treat stomach disorders. They also use it in perfume and hair oil.Moringa & Ayurveda Medicinal uses and benefitsUses every part of the Moringa Tree and considers it one of the most valuable and useful plants. The ayurvedic medicine of India has many uses for Moringa Tree products, such as a natural antibiotic, an aid in childbirth, for treating liver disorders, and many other uses.Moringa & Siddha Medicinal uses and benefitsIn Siddha medicine says that the leaves are full of medicinal properties. The drumstick seeds are used as a sexual virility drug for treating erectile dysfunction in men and also in women for prolonging sexual activity.Miracletrees.orglast_img read more