Ah, the red mountain ash - talisman of beauty, youth and health!
 Once upon a time, in ancient times, our ancestors, Rowan was considered a sacred tree, worshiped around which circle dances, and the priests were offering their prayers to the gods and spirits, burning rowan branches. The berries of mountain ash girl does beads and believes that such a necklace of black magic will save from not look good, and other misfortunes. Besides Ward of rowan berries was designed to protect its bearer from unrequited love to preserve her youth and enhance beauty. Use rowan cosmetic purposes, according to the researchers, the first to a Greek, was a resident of Greece noted that the water infused with mountain ash, has healing properties, and if the paste of mashed ripe berries of mountain ash put on the skin, it rejuvenates, fade fine lines, skin tone is leveled, fade pigmentation spots.

This is not surprising!

Look at the composition of the red mountain ash juice - what is there just no! Carotene in considerable quantities, vitamin C, vitamins E, K and P, essential oil, malic acid and citric acid, and specific parasorbinovaya sorbic acid, alcohols, antimicrobial agents, phytoestrogens. The fruits of mountain ash contains a lot of potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron and other macro-and micronutrients.

To benefit from all this wealth, lurking in the small bright berries, gathered in clusters of beautiful, it was more rowan better use and outdoor (masks, lotions, tonics) and domestic (vitamin drinks, jelly, jam) consumption. Just keep in mind, Rowan becomes the most valuable properties after autumn frosts ... and that's when you need to collect it, certainly not along highways, and in the courtyards of big cities and industrial centers.

Outside ...

Rowan Fresh juice squeezed from ripe berries, perfectly suited for the care of any skin type. They can wipe the face to refresh and tone the skin. Also for this purpose, suitable cosmetic ice, frozen juice of mountain ash.

* Rowan ice

Ripe berries of mountain ash mash or suffer through a meat grinder, squeeze the juice, dilute it with boiled water (1: 1), pour into molds and put in the freezer. Healing of ice Rowan juice tones the skin, tightens pores, is very good for rosacea.

* Rejuvenating Mask "Rowan + Honey"

Terrific tonic and rejuvenating effect has a simple mask of rowan berries. Two art. Spoon berries ripe mountain ash mash or mash to form juice. Gruel of mashed berries rowan mix with a tablespoon of honey, add a little hot water and apply the mask on the face, after 10-15 minutes, rinse with cool water. This mask is good tones and tightens flabby, aging skin.

 Ah, the red mountain ash - talisman of beauty, youth and health!

Similarly, action has and the next mask ...

* Rowan mask for aging skin

  Mix thoroughly and rub 1 teaspoon of rowan juice, a teaspoon of honey, a teaspoon of olive oil. Add the egg yolk mixture and whisk together. The resulting mass is put on a well-cleansed face and neck for 15-20 minutes. Rinse parsley broth and rinse your face with cool water.

* Vitamin and moisturizing mask "Rowan + Carrot"

Gruel of ripe rowan berries mix with an equal amount of grated carrots. If the skin is dry, you can add to the mix a tablespoon of any vegetable oil. Apply the mask to clean skin for 15 minutes, then rinse with warm water.

* Whitening Mask "Rowan + + Kefir Petrushka"

Mix 2 tablespoons of yogurt (better to take 2-3 days old) with a tablespoon of mashed berries of mountain ash, add the same amount of lemon juice and parsley. Mask is applied to cleansed face for 15-20 minutes, then wash off with warm water. Great for oily skin bleaching and improve the complexion.

* Lotion from Rowan

Perfect for oily and combination skin. To prepare, take 2 tbsp. spoon berries of mountain ash, and mash them thoroughly to form a juice. Place the slurry obtained in any glass container. Carefully pour 1 cup boiling water, add 1 tbsp. a spoonful of honey, 2 tbsp. tablespoons dry white wine and 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar. Good mix things up, close the container and leave for 1 day.

* Mask for improved color "Rowan + milk + honey"

This mask will add a bit of healthy blush pale and dull skin. You will need the Frozen rowan berries - 1 table. spoon, which should be scalded with boiling water. Add the berries 1 table. mёzha spoon and table 3. tablespoons of warm milk. All good rub and apply the mixture on the face. After 15 minutes, wash with warm water and then rinse your face with cold water.

 Ah, the red mountain ash - talisman of beauty, youth and health!

Inside ...

Given the rich composition of red fruits of mountain ash can and should be used as a multivitamin, tonic, to improve and speed up the metabolism, recovery processes.

In folk and official medicine the juice of mountain ash, and a decoction of the fruit it is used in various inflammatory processes in an anti-inflammatory, sosudoukreplyayuschee, decongestant, anti-bacterial, regulating the composition of intestinal microflora means.

An important component of rowan berries are pectins that prevent excessive fermentable carbohydrates, thereby, reducing flatulence.

It is a valuable component of the fruits of mountain ash is parasorbinovaya acid Which, along with sorbic acid It refers to the specific antibiotic and the like, proved active restricts reproduction of some viruses, to inhibit the growth of micro-organisms, fungi and molds.

The seeds of mountain ash contains glycoside amygdalin   (sometimes known as vitamin B17), the cleavage of which are formed in the body tsianopodobnye substance concerning broth from rowan fruits should be consumed daily preparation and preservation for a year. Otherwise there is a risk that hitting the product amygdalin with bitterness give it toxic properties. However, the presence of amygdalin has some positives - this glycoside, increases resistance to oxygen starvation, and, according to many adherents of alternative medicine is a powerful preventive and therapeutic agent against cancer. Is it true science has not defined with precision, but the opportunity to have a toxic effect on the body amigdolinosoderzhaschih stone (including mountain ash) is beyond doubt, so be careful.

 Ah, the red mountain ash - talisman of beauty, youth and health!

With the aim of improving rowan berries in autumn decided to prepare infusions and decoctions. The technology is not complicated:

* Broth fruits of mountain ash

1 tbsp. Pour a spoonful of berries 300 ml of water, simmer in a water bath for 30 minutes, then insist 10 minutes, drain, squeeze. Take a decoction of 100 ml 4 times a day before a meal, it is useful in disorders of appetite, intestinal dysbiosis, chronic enterocolitis, hepatitis, obesity, and just as a good preventative
Vitamins especially in inclement autumn weather.

* Infusion fruits of mountain ash

2 tsp. Of fruits pour 2 cups boiling water, 1 hour, add sugar to taste. Drink for 3-4 hours during the day. Infusion fruits of mountain ash is used as a means of multivitamin with exhaustion and anemia.

And yet from Rowan Jam can be cooked - tasty and healthy treat. To do this is not difficult. Washed berries drop into the boiling water for a few minutes, pour the boiling syrup and leave overnight. In the morning Dowar jam, that is several times brought to a boil and set aside. When the syrup is sufficiently thick - the jam is ready. Per kilogram of berries should be 1, 7 kg of sugar and 2 cups water.

Adding rowan berries in one way or another to the daily diet will certainly enrich the body so it needs in winter minerals, trace elements, vitamins, will maintain and improve health, improve appearance.
Author: Olga Travleeva