The gifts of the East: the magical spices. Part 1
 Do you like spices? I love the placer precious fragrances on the market in the spice shops. In addition, it was found that the aromatic properties of oriental spices - not only their dignity. Since ancient times, women in the Middle East, North Africa, Southern Asia mastered the ability of medical and cosmetic spicy potions. The smoothness of the skin and its elasticity, thick hair, a stormy temperament - without spices are not done!

Turmeric (Haldi, sarykё).   This spice in our country began to gain popularity recently.

 The gifts of the East: the magical spices. Part 1

The powder is bright yellow color with aroma - it istёrty root of the plant, related to ginger. Turmeric - a great doctor and a beautician. Turmeric powder is a very powerful antioxidant, great treats diseases of the joints and spine, regulates metabolism, improves the immune system, cleanse the liver and bile ducts, cleanses the intestines and regulates the activity of the gastrointestinal tract. It purifies the blood and lowers cholesterol. Effective anthelminthic. It is used as externally and internally.

Recipes with the addition of turmeric.

"Golden Milk".   The famous recipe among fans of yoga. ½ teaspoon turmeric powder 1/5 cup of brew boiling water for five minutes and add a teaspoon of honey, stir and add the same amount of hot or cold milk. Drink in the morning on an empty stomach, or in the evening before bedtime.

Tea made from turmeric.   ½ tablespoons turmeric brewed cup of boiling water, add 2-3 cloves things, a spoonful of honey. Drink one or two steps. At intolerance of honey brown sugar substitute. This drink is very quickly helps with colds.

Kefir with turmeric.   ½ teaspoon turmeric pour a small amount of boiling water (a couple of tablespoons), to steam a few minutes, add a little honey, stir, pour yogurt 150-200g.

To use turmeric can be brewed with boiling water in a small posudinke, just a couple of tablespoons, then boil in water bath for ten minutes. After cooling, store in the refrigerator, tightly capped. Cooked pasta can be added to teas and masks. If after making drinks with turmeric followed by a pronounced laxative effect, but it is undesirable to you, take a spice in smaller numbers: 1/3 or 1/4 tsp. A few days will improve the complexion, joint mobility, ease of digestion.

 The gifts of the East: the magical spices. Part 1
   Turmeric is used topically in the form of masks and rubbing oil.

Mask for the face.   Composition: 1 hour. L. turmeric, 1 tbsp. l. cream, 1 h. liter of honey. The mixture is applied to the LP min. After washing rub the face tonic to remove the yellowish tint.

Body balm.   ¾ cup sugar, 2 h. Liter of turmeric, 1/3 cup vegetable oil, 1 tablespoon of ground coffee. The balm is applied to the body during a massage and body wraps. Wash off after twenty to thirty minutes. To eliminate yellowing use yogurt.

Turmeric has a persistent coloring properties, so all the preparations you need to do carefully, you can wear gloves.

 The gifts of the East: the magical spices. Part 1
 Ginger.   Ginger root powder - an excellent antioxidant, also has antiseptic properties. Ginger is able to rejuvenate the body (like turmeric) helps to speed up metabolism, reduces appetite and eliminates inflammatory processes in the body, improves blood circulation. Ginger treats skin and allergic diseases, stroke, asthma attacks easier.

Tea made from ginger.   1 teaspoon of dried ground ginger brew in 300g of boiling water, give the brew, and add honey and lemon to taste. Ginger tea is great tones, reduces appetite, warms the body. Excellent help with dieting.

Ginger mask.   ½ teaspoon ground ginger, 1 tsp. Of bran brewed with boiling water, to warm up cooled mass add a tablespoon of cream. The mask is applied to the face and neckline 30 minutes. It is advisable to test the reaction of skin on sensitive areas of the hands. The mask has a warming, anti-aging effect.

To buy good cosmetic procedures ginger oil . It can be added at two or three drops of a mask ready for creams, lotions.

By mixing 10 drops of oil of ginger with a spoon of olive oil or burdock, you get a fine mask for hair growth You can add a teaspoon of coarse salt and a pinch of ground black pepper. Mask rubbed into the hair roots and keep the hair under the cap for 20-30 minutes. Wash with regular shampoo. Mask promotes hair growth and treats the scalp.
Author: Tamara Rozinsky