Tannins in animal feed

Tannins in animal feed

The use of tannins in animal feed and more generally in zootechnics is a topic discussed and documented in the scientific-veterinary literature. For some years now, interesting properties are known that allow the tannin to play a decisive role in the improvement of...
Wine therapy, a cure for the mind and body

Wine therapy, a cure for the mind and body

The properties of wine related to the presence of tannins are now known and often at the center of Scientific Research. But did you know that since ancient times wine has been used in cosmetics? The Egyptian women knew its emollient and smoothing characteristics...
Prehistory and Tannin

Prehistory and Tannin

The first encounter with our ancestors probably happened on the shore of a pond or in a cave. Men had started to hunt big animals with the help of spears and to use the skin of these killed preys to protect themselves against the cold. Being organic materials, after a...
Vegetable Tanning in Ancient History

Vegetable Tanning in Ancient History

The Sumerians were among the first populations to to tan skins, using various methods (aldehydes, essential oils) and Galls tannin. The techniques of vegetable tanning were later perfected by the Babylonians, the Egyptians and the Persians, who used plant extracts...
Tannin in the Middle Ages and in the Renaissance

Tannin in the Middle Ages and in the Renaissance

The Medieval and Renaissance tanneries continued the tradition of the tanning bath, meaning that the hides were immersed in a solution of tannin and water for weeks The Medicean court required by law for the hides to be left in contact with Chestnut tannin for at...

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