Spotted fever: a tick-borne disease

Mediterranean spotted fever (MSF), also known as spotted fever, is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Rickettsia conorii. It is transmitted by ticks of the genus Rhipicephalus. Although it is mainly found in Mediterranean regions, it can also be found in other parts of the world where the vector ticks are present. The disease … Read more

Tick-borne encephalitis: a potentially fatal disease

Tick-borne encephalitis is an inflammatory viral disease of the brain, transmitted mainly by the bite of infected ticks. This disease, which is often associated with specific geographical regions where ticks are present, presents symptoms that vary in severity, from mild headaches to serious neurological complications. What is the pathogen? Central European tick-borne encephalitis, caused by … Read more

Lentisque Pistachio essential oil, the ancient masticatory incense

Pistachio Lentisque

Pistachio mastic, botanical name Pistacia lentiscus, belongs to the Anacardiaceae family. Its essential oil is obtained from the leafy branches. Frankincense is a type of resin with a strong odour derived from the sap of the Pistachio Mastic. In ancient times, this natural resin was used as chewing gum. Today, in Iran, it is still … Read more

Protect our pets from ticks and fleas naturally

Protect our hairballs from ticks and fleas naturally

External parasites (ticks and fleas), which are often vectors of serious systemic diseases, feed on animal dander and blood, causing lesions and skin irritation. Symptoms associated with some external parasites (fleas, mites, ticks, etc.) include the following: Scratching, itching Friction The animal bites hard enough to cause open wounds Hair loss Dull coat In the … Read more