Medicinal plants contain vitamins and enzymes, glycosides and alkaloids, tannins and bitterness, volatile production and trace elements, mineral salts and acids, and much more.
All these substances in plants are in optimal, balanced combination. When they are isolated or synthesized, the balance is broken, which was established by mother nature itself. The strongest effect is achieved only when using the plants themselves.
Extracts and extracts of many plants are used in the manufacture of cosmetics for skin and hair care. But, as already mentioned, the use of these tools will not be as effective as using plants directly in the form of infusions, decoctions, compresses, etc.
We can put the plants at the service of our health, our youth and beauty, conducting phyto-cosmetic procedures at home. The collections of most herbs related to medicinal plants are sold in pharmacies. About how they can help us, and will be discussed in this article.
1. Calamus rhizomes and burdock (2 tablespoons) boil for 20 minutes in 1.5 liters of water, insist 6 hours and filter. Broth wash the head 3-4 times a month to prevent hair loss.
2. Infusion of nettle is used to strengthen and improve hair growth. One tablespoon of leaves brew a glass of boiling water, insist like tea and rub into the scalp after washing, do not wipe. Repeat a long time with weekly breaks. This tool is not very suitable for blondes, as the infusion of nettle can give blond hair a greenish tint. By the way, drinking a decoction of nettle leaves is useful for hypovitaminosis, anemia. In the treatment of nettle broth increases hemoglobin and red blood cell count.
3. A decoction of burdock root wash the head to strengthen the hair. Burdock oil treats them from falling out (ready burdock oil can be bought at almost any pharmacy).
4. In case of abundant dandruff with itching, it is recommended to wash your head three times a week with a strong decoction of a mixture of nettle leaves and leaves of coltsfoot.
5. Chamomile wash the hair for the treatment of dandruff, and also to give blond hair a golden hue. Four tablespoons of dried flowers boil for 5 minutes in 1.5 liters of water, filter and rinse hair after washing. For intensive dyeing, dampen chamomile-moistened hair with a cellophane film and a scarf for 40–60 minutes and then dry the hair.
6. With strong hair loss it is useful to wash your head with infusion of sage leaves.
Means for problem skin.
1. Infusion of the leaves of verbena medicinal drink with different skin rashes, boils, acne. To do this, 10 g of dry grass brewed with a glass of boiling water and drink 1 tablespoon 3-4 times a day. The same infusion is used externally for compresses.
2. Infusion of marigold flowers (calendula) is used externally to treat ulcers, wounds, burns and blackheads. For an infusion of 1 teaspoon of dried flowers pour a glass of boiling water and insist. You can use as compresses.
Means for teeth, gums and oral cavity.
1. Tincture of hypericum rinse your mouth to strengthen the gums and eliminate unpleasant smell from the mouth.
2. A decoction of thyme (creeping thyme) is used as a rinse for inflammation of the gums and the mouth.
Cracks in the hands, feet and lips.
Crack lubricate ointment from the roots of Potentilla. Ointment is easy to prepare - 5 g of finely chopped roots boil for five minutes in a glass of butter, strain and use as an ointment.
With excessive sweating, drink an infusion of sage leaves and 1 tablespoon 3-4 times a day. For an infusion of a tablespoon of leaves brew a glass of boiling water.
Remedies for wrinkles.
1. You will need 10 g of thyme grass, chamomile flowers and mallow flowers. Boil this mixture in 500 ml of water. During the boil, lean over the dishes so that the face and neck are in contact with the steam. Procedure to perform within 15 minutes. At this time, volatile substances contained in plants act on the skin. After the procedure, wash your face with water and wipe with a towel.
2. 30 g of pharmacy chamomile, 20 g of mint and 10 g of rosemary infuse per liter of grape wine for two weeks. Then strain the tincture and wipe the face with this liquid every evening for 15 days. This remedy tones the skin well. After a week break, you need to use this tool again.
Be young, healthy and beautiful!