The gifts of the East: the magical spices. Part 2
 Still, the awesome power of nature has endowed spices southern countries. The hot climate, lack of water - in such conditions are easily spread disease and infection, perishable products. Hot sun and drying wind dried skin and hair. But nature has taken care of a person - gave the strongest natural antiseptics and antioxidants.

Spices in its effectiveness can compete with the latest drugs and cosmetics. We continue our acquaintance with them.


Cinnamon has a pleasant aroma, the favorite of cooks and confectioners is great beauty and health. This spice has the ability to gently soothe, to lower blood pressure, as a natural antioxidant has the ability to rejuvenate the body. Cinnamon can simply add to the cottage cheese, milk porridge or a cup of yogurt (½ teaspoon of spicy powder). If you eat a dessert in the evening, sleep will be calm.

Cosmetic recipes with cinnamon:

 The gifts of the East: the magical spices. Part 2
 Anti-cellulite body wrap . 1 pharmacy bag of clay mixed with 2 tbsp. tablespoons cinnamon, add 5 drops of any citrus oil, and two Art. tablespoons olive oil. Apply to the body and wrap with cling film. Hold for 15-20 minutes.

Body scrub . Add half a cup of olive oil a large cup of sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon. Apply to the body and massage the skin to the pleasant warmth. Rinse with warm water.

Foot Mask . In 50 g of olive oil, add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and a tablespoon of ground coffee. Add a few drops of peppermint oil and a few drops of tea tree. The mask is applied to the feet, which are then wrapped in cling film, and should wear socks. To lie down for half an hour, lifting his feet on the platform. Good tonic.


Clove has a high deodorizing and antiseptic effect. Three or four cloves added to any tea, relieve a hangover, stimulate digestion. A drop of clove oil to quickly stop a toothache. One clove, if it is chewed, deodorizes the oral cavity.

In cosmetology used clove oil:

Clove tub.   In the preparation of water dissolve 100 g of sea salt. Add 5 drops of clove oil and 200g of cream. After the bath do not need rinsed sufficiently dry off with a towel. Procedure soothes, warms the skin, refreshes it.

Refreshing mask.   A tablespoon of pharmacy clay mixed with the same amount of cream or sour cream, add 5 drops of clove oil, if not allergic, it's good to add a teaspoon of honey. After 10 minutes, rinse and apply a moisturizer.


 The gifts of the East: the magical spices. Part 2
   Cardamom is added to the tea. It is believed that it gives a person character balance, relieves irritation, has tonic properties and helps to cure bronchitis. In cosmetic use oil of cardamom, which promotes natural cell renewal of the skin, improves elasticity and well it cleans. The oil helps to combat cellulite, it is added to the masks, scrubs, creams, lotions:

Anti-cellulite scrub.   At 50g of olive oil, 10 drops of cardamom oil and 2 tablespoons or sea salt. Gently massaging the skin to light redness. Rinse with warm water.

Mask for face and neck lift.   In a spoonful of sour cream or cream, add 5 drops of oil of cardamom, rose oil, avocado oil and almond. The mask is applied for 20 minutes. Washed off with warm water.

Fenugreek (fenugreek, Chaman)

 The gifts of the East: the magical spices. Part 2
   Very interesting spice. Fenugreek seeds are used whole, but rather milled. Fenugreek is used in gynecological diseases, severe forms of arthritis and polyarthritis, in the treatment of external abscesses, anemia. Tea from fenugreek cleanses the colon, stomach, kidney, significantly lowers the level of cholesterol in the blood. This tea helps diabetics.

Tea made from fenugreek   It helps with all of the above problems. ½ teaspoon of ground or whole seeds brewed cup of boiling water, languish on low heat for 5 minutes, then add lemon, honey, mint (to taste). On the day of this tea you can drink three cups.

Shambhala in cosmetology:

Hair Mask.   1 teaspoon ground fenugreek mixed with olive or other vegetable oil. You can add a pinch of ground black pepper. Rub mixture into the hair roots, the head warm. Keep the mask on hair for half an hour, then rinse. It accelerates the growth of hair, dandruff and destroyed various cured dermatitis of the scalp.

Cleansing facial mask.   1 teaspoon fenugreek mixed with a tablespoon of cream or olive oil applied for ten minutes. The mask helps to get rid of acne, various dermatitis.
Of course, that not all herbs that can help our beauty and health. Well, now that we have access to the secrets used by oriental beauties. We just have to not be lazy and love to cast over its beauty. Gifts East to our services.
Author: Tamara Rozinsky