Star anise
Star anise (Illicium) – evergreen trees and shrubs of the genus limonnikova, seeds and oils which are used in cooking and alternative medicine. The plant grows in China, Cambodia, Vietnam,…

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Home treatment of folk remedies sprains
A sprain is a small tear or rupture of the tissues, they can be treated with folk remedies. Most often, the place becomes sprains knee, wrist or ankle joint. The…

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Best beauty secrets – grandmother's
Mom gave me the best advice is: "don't crassa!" And still to me it is much nicer not to use decorative cosmetics, you might call my approach to skin care.…

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Best beauty secrets – grandmother’s

Mom gave me the best advice is: “don’t crassa!” And still to me it is much nicer not to use decorative cosmetics, you might call my approach to skin care. It is no secret that creams, powder, blush not allow the pores to breathe, ink spoils eyelashes, eye shadow, however light, still heavy for delicate eyelid skin. Otherwise I am a supporter of the people’s money, try to use the experience gained by our grandmothers. Folk recipes are not only efficient, you can be sure that no chemical additives.

Expressive face

– I usually only slightly emphasize the eyes, apply a light shade under the eyebrow, the inner corners of the eyes draw the white pencil. The only thing I love the brightness and saturation, is lipstick. I love red, hot pink shades. Before I made the mistake of applying makeup – tinted skin bronze powder, I liked how the face looked tanned. But it “eats” the texture of the face! Now apply bronzer or blush only on the cheekbones, making an oval. Continue reading

Medicinal properties of watermelon and their use in folk medicine

Today we talk about the watermelons. No, the subject of nitrates in early the fruit we have at the moment not interested in you will often hear in the news, at least for another month. Talking about the wholesome and healing properties of this miracle berry in its original form, in the absence of any kind of chemicals as fertilizers.

Homeland of watermelon — Central and southern Africa, the ancient Arab cultural type of watermelon has been known for 15 centuries before our era, in Russia, the melons appeared by Royal decree in the 17th century.

The sugar content in watermelon (fructose, sucrose, glucose) reaches 12%, and in addition they include pectin, fiber, vitamins b and C, iron salts, magnesium, potassium, etc.

Watermelon acts as a diuretic, antitoxic, and tonic remedy, and in addition, is an excellent dietary product.

In fever use the following composition, to lower the temperature of:

— “watermelon milk”. Grind watermelon seeds (fresh) with cold water in a ratio of 1:10 and give drink 1 tsp. every 2 hours. If you wish you can add honey or sugar.

For the diuretic effect you need to eat in a day 2-2,5 kg of watermelon pulp. If the stones in the bladder are dissolved salts under the action of the watermelon, as if drinking urine selecively bezboleznennyy and dissolved salts from the body. Continue reading


MEADOWSWEET, spirea in Atlanta, meadowsweet V Atlanta, berosini; meadowsweet Filipendula ulmaria, a synonym of Spiraea ulmaria is a perennial herbaceous plant of the rose family. Has creeping woody rhizomes without tubers. Stem 50-200 cm tall, erect, not branched, leafy. Leaves interruptedly-pinnate; lateral leaflets (2 — 5 pairs) cherokeecasino, nadezhnosti, from below belovojlochnye. The flowers are small, bisexual, regular, 5-lobed (rarely 6-lobed), autowall, fragrant, in dense paniculate inflorescence. Petals with long claw. Fruit — listyanka. Blooms in June — July.

Distribution . Grows throughout the territory of Ukraine (in the South is less common) in moist meadows, river banks and swamps, in boggy woods. Harvesting and storage are all the way in the article Pit six petals. The plant neoficialni.

Chemical composition . The herb contains tannins, dyes, salicylic and ascorbic acids, glycosides and haultain spren. In all parts of the plant are methyl salicylic essential oil.

Pharmacological properties and use . The plant has diaphoretic, diuretic, anti-inflammatory, analgetic and Antirheumatic properties. Inside in the form of infusions or decoctions of the herb or roots (the roots more actively by action) G. W. vykorystovuyutsia diaphoretic with flu and fever, gout, rheumatism, hysterical seizures, severe pain in the stomach and intestines, accompanied by inflammation, with hemorrhoids, as diuretic in diseases of the bladder Continue reading

Medicinal plants Couch grass
Flowering plants of couch grass reach a height of over one meter, and form a continuous thickets. The leaves of couch-grass, flat, dark green, linear with sheaths. Flowers, like all…


Animals that are treated
Method of treatment using animals is called animal therapy and this is understandable, because in English this word means "treatment of animals". Of course, we are not talking about any…