Lupin: therapeutic properties, application, and recipes
The Latin name of the plant means "wolf". Lupin belongs to a one-year rhizomatous plants of the legume family. Often it occurs as herbaceous plant, and more rarely as a…

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Useful properties and applications nasturtium in folk medicine
Nasturtium In urban parks and private estates are grown quite unpretentious flower – nasturtium, otherwise known as Capuchin. Initially, the plant was common in South America and later came to…

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Hawthorn: useful properties and recipes of traditional healers

Drink hawthorn is useful – have no heart disease!

Hawthorn is a very valuable food and medicinal plant, which in Greek means “strong”. Having a strong and very firm wood, it can live several hundred years, bravely enduring all the adverse conditions of the environment.

Since ancient times traditional healers known beneficial properties of hawthorn, which was used for rheumatic pain and restore the nervous system. Despite the fact that since then a great amount of time, this green healer continues to enjoy great popularity not only among its practitioners but also among specialists of traditional medicine.

Description and chemical composition

On the territory of our country there are about 50 species of plants that grow almost everywhere except the far North. Continue reading

Rice mask. Secrets of the geisha.

Glowing, porcelain, delicate skin of Japanese women – the subject of admiration worldwide. The main secret of Japanese geisha and their flawless skin is Camellia oil. In addition to the magic Camellia oil, to restore youth and beauty to the skin and capable national product of Japanese rice, which is rich in gamma oryzanol – a powerful antioxidant, and also contains fats, which regulate the synthesis of collagen. Rice mask cleanse and nourish the skin, align and improve the complexion.

Rice mask

To cook popular Japanese rice mask, take 2 tablespoons of rice flour or rice bran (if it is not possible to buy flour, you can crush the grains of rice in an ordinary coffee grinder) and mix with 1 tablespoon of heavy cream. Gently apply to cleansed face, neck and décolleté. After 15-20 minutes, rinse with cool water.

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Sea buckthorn benefits and harms.

Use of sea buckthorn have been known since ancient times in Ancient Greece, its leaves and young twigs were used to treat soldiers and horses. But then it gradually forgotten. And only in the last three to four decades buckthorn again became widespread.

Medicinal raw are the fruits, leaves and seeds of plants. The fruits harvested in the period they reach technical maturity. The collection is produced by obsidiane with branches or truncation of the branches immediately after ripening berries. Lounging around the fruit can be produced in winter in areas with sustained frost, without thawing. The best time for gathering berries – morning or evening hours when the air temperature is not below -15°C. In Sunny weather, the berry is better not to collect, since the thawing of shell can be easily separated from the pulp. Frozen fruits, you can save up to half a year.

The use of sea-buckthorn berries contain vitamins b, large amounts of vitamin C. Due to the lack in the fruit of ascorbicacid vitamin C is well preserved and after processing of the fruit. They contain Apple acid, carotene, fatty oil, minerals, iron and other substances. Continue reading