Saponaria, or red soap root
 That's called Saponaria officinalis for red-brown rhizomes. Common names of plant: flower soap, soap grass, chistuha, sorokoneduzhnik. The scientific name "Sapo-naria" mylnjanki gave Linnaeus, taking a derivative of the Latin word sa-on, "which means" soap "for its ability to form a stable foam.

Sapo-nariey call this plant and medieval authors, such as Albert Magnus Lobelius.

Saponaria officinalis, or a soap-root - Saponaria officinalis   - A perennial herb of the pink family. In mylnjanki reddish-brown branched, creeping rhizome with thin roots at the nodes. Outside the red-brown rhizome, and the fracture yellowish-white.

Straight up branched, glabrous or shortly pubescent stem up to 90-100 cm in height. The leaves are oval-lanceolate, oblong, acute, rough around the edges. Fragrant white or pink flowers, collected in corymbose panicle. The fragrance of flowers is enhanced by the evening. Mylnjanki Blooms in June-August. Fruit - capsule with numerous small black seeds. It ripens in August and September.

Mylnjanki grows almost the entire territory of Russia, preferring to flood meadows, forest glades, littered field, river sands, willows, shrubs, often grows near the shelter. Because of the pleasant aroma and delicate coloring flowers grow in flower beds mylnjanki and in home gardens.

 Saponaria, or red soap root
 The drug, cosmetic and household purposes   used rhizomes soapwort who dug in late autumn.

- Rhizomes and roots were studied mylnjanki not good enough. It is known, that they contain: triterpene saponins, carbohydrates saponarozu, pectins and mucus.

- Broth of rhizomes with roots have antimicrobial, expectorant, choleretic, diuretic, light laxative, antirheumatic and diaphoretic properties.

- In folk medicine, decoctions of mylnjanki used for coughs, gout, kidney disease and the spleen.

- In addition, Saponaria officinalis improves metabolism, strengthens phlegm, relieves nausea and heartburn, dissolve phlegm.

- Infusion for the treatment of bronchitis   and other diseases of the respiratory tract as an antimicrobial and an antiinflammatory agent. 1 teaspoon crushed roots of sugar and 1 cup boiling water, bring to a boil, and insist 2 hours. Cool, strain, take ¼ cup 3 times daily after meals.

- Infusion for the treatment of edema   of different origin, as well as a choleretic and diuretic. 1 teaspoon crushed roots of sugar and 1 cup cold water and press 1 hour, drain the water, pour over and a new push 1:00.
Strain, take 1 tbsp. spoon 3 times daily after meals.

- When colds, diseases of the stomach and intestines, especially with flatulence, rheumatism, metabolic disorders. Infusion: 1 teaspoon crushed roots of sugar and 1 cup cold water and press night. Strain, take ¼ cup 3 times daily after meals.

Taking drugs inside mylnjanki be only after consultation with your doctor, because the plant is poisonous enough!

- If angina roots chewed, with a toothache, rinse your mouth with broth, with a cold broth sucked into the nostrils, or bury it in 2-3 drops 3 times a day in each nostril.

 Saponaria, or red soap root

- In the Middle Ages decoction of soapwort treat leprosy. Hieronymus Bock wrote (1577) about the "force and effect" Saponaria "Root mylnjanki in greater or lesser number mixed with honey and apply thickly on the sore spot."

- Modern folk medicine lotions from broth This plant treats skin rashes, styes, boils, eczema, psoriasis, ulcers.

- In the past, drug stores, traded root mylnjanki not only as a drug, but also as "a soap means" to washing wool and silk products. Saponaria saponins do not form the root alkaline environment and therefore highly prized by connoisseurs.

- Besides mylnjanki so it displays fatty stains from clothes and whiten fabrics so that Aunt Asya rest. And while no chemistry.

- Members of the Order, such as the Franciscan brothers, washed root mylnjanki their hoods and happy that you could not soap buy, do not hire washerwomen.

- Decoction of soapwort use the same for hand washing, skin care feet.

- In the cosmetics industry mylnjanki often present as a cleansing ingredient in shampoos, sweat and other personal care products.

- In folk medicine, a decoction is used to cleanse the skin. 1 teaspoon crushed roots fill 1stakanom boiling water, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes, cool and drain. Use morning and evening for washing.

- From acne .
2 tbsp. spoon soapwort root pour 1 cup boiling water, boil for 5-7 minutes. Strain and wipe the skin with acne.

- To stimulate hair growth .
1 tbsp. spoon crushed root pour 1 cup boiling water and boil for half an hour, cool, drain, rub in hair roots, then moisten the entire length of hair. An hour later, rinse hair with warm water.

If you put in a pot or mylnjanki on the site, it will clear the energy around his master space, protect against gossip, slander and trouble.
Author: Natalia Alexeeva