Slimming underfoot
 Most of the women in the modern world is concerned about the idea of ​​losing weight. Which diet is not only invented, and what preparations are not taken. Now, if we are attentive to the experience of our ancestors, then there would have many problems. Our great-grandmother was known that the best way to lose weight - wood louse. No, no, do not panic is not the fat that runs. A plant that gardeners consider pernicious weed, and struggling with him to spare no effort. And in vain!

Escape from the land of woodlice in no case should be disposed of. And what to do with it is written below.

Woodlice plant is called for, it is always wet, even in a drought. The scientific name of it - chickweed. The people of the plant is called: mokrichka, slider, bird chickweed, chickweed chicken, zvezdochnik ...

Wood louse   - chickweed   - Stellaria media   - An annual or biennial herb of the pink family.

The plant has a weak stem up to 25-30 cm long, lying or ascending, branched. Smaller oval, pointy leaves shortly. The flowers are also small crystal white. Similar to other stars, on long stalks. Multiped Blossoms in May - September.

Flowers woodlice called natural barometer because they can be used to predict the weather. If 9am to whisk flower rises and the flower is not revealed, it will rain during the day.

Fruit - oblong box with lots of seeds, which ripen in July - October. From spring to autumn wood louse gives 2-3 generations, if it does not touch it, it covers beds lace lush carpet.

Woodlouse likes damp places, except for vegetable gardens growing on forest edges, near streams and riverbanks, in weedy places. It can be found throughout the European part of Russia, the Caucasus, the Far East, Siberia.

Wood louse is a valuable medicinal, cosmetic and dietary plant.

In order to use medicinal herb Chickweed, which is collected as weeding and dried in the shade.

In the food used fresh grass. Grass woodlice contains vitamins - A, B, E, R, C, flavonoids, volatile, higher aliphatic alcohols, minerals - potassium, chlorine, iron, magnesium, copper, cobalt ...

The herb has anti-lice, hemostatic, wound healing, analgesic, choleretic, diuretic, tonic properties.

Juice, teas and herb itself normalize metabolism, improves the cardiovascular and nervous systems.

In its fresh form it is used as a general tonic, a sure way to lose weight and diseases of the liver, kidneys, lungs, heart, nervous disorders and tumors.

Village healers from time immemorial it was treated thyroid disease, and especially such a dangerous, as "goiter."

Hemorrhoids applied steamed grass.

If swelling of the legs lice do bath.

It is applied in the form of steamed and sciatica and pains in the joints.

The use of wood lice in food increases the amount of milk in lactating women.

 Slimming underfoot


1 tbsp. spoon herb brew 1 cup of boiling water, leave for half an hour, take 2 tbsp. spoon 3 times a day before meals.


100 g fresh grass pour 2 cups boiling water, bring to a boil, then simmer to boil 10 minutes on low heat, cool, strain.

Drink during the day between meals.

Chickweed juice drink 1 teaspoon 3 times a day.

Chickweed is used in the home cosmetics.

The mask softening and rejuvenating the skin

1 tbsp. a spoonful of chopped herbs good rub with 1 teaspoon of honey, add 1 teaspoon of cream. Apply on face for 15 minutes, rinse with water at room temperature.

Juice rubbed woodlice pimples and blackheads . And if you regularly wash broth lice, the acne and do not appear. The skin from these washings becomes smooth and tender.

Compresses from broth lice when applied aging skin:

Wet a piece of terry cloth and apply on face, cover with another towel. After 20 minutes wash water at room temperature.

Bath with a decoction of woodlice cleanse the skin and improve the skin's metabolism:

  Handful of fresh wood lice or 2 tbsp. tablespoons dry raw sugar and 1 liter of boiling water in a thermos, insist 2 hours, strain and pour into the tub.

In order to lose weight, woodlice need to eat.   You can add it to any soup, borscht, vinaigrettes, salads, cook from her drink.

In Azerbaijan, for example, woodlice added to the stuffing and bake cakes with it.

It is useful to drink juice woodlice 1/2 cup 3 times a day before meals for three months - that is the whole summer.

Woodlice dried and used in winter, adding a crushed in soups, teas and other dishes.

A simple salad recipe from woodlice

1 grated on a grater carrot mixed with istolchёnnoy garlic clove, salt and sour cream or olive oil.

Drink from woodlice

Skip a meat grinder 250 g woodlice and 50 g of horseradish, pour 2 liters of water. Insist 4:00, strain, add honey to taste. Drink chilled.
Author: Natalia Alexeeva