In summer, many even professional cosmetologists are advised to forget about the benefits of civilization and enjoy the benefits that nature gives. Excellent revitalizing and rejuvenating agent - black currant.
In Western medicine, it is known from the XV century, and a more detailed description of it belongs to the second half of the XVII century. Cultivate black currants began in XI -XII centuries. At the end of the XVII century in Italy and France, black currant began to use as a drug.
Black currant - a gooseberry bush from the family of up to 1-2 meters. Three five-lobed leaves downy on veins below, and with oil zhelёzkami are on stalks. The flowers are small often yellowish-green, sometimes white gathered in loose drooping droops brush. Flowering black currant from May to June.
Fruit - black berries, slightly sour taste. Fruits ripen in July - August.
The whole plant has a pleasant aroma.
Homeland black currant is considered Central Europe and Asia. In the wild black currant grows in moist forests and forest meadows of the European part of Russia, Siberia, the Urals and Central Asia.
It is cultivated in gardens.
The medicinal and cosmetic purposes are used
fruit, buds and leaves
blackcurrant. Fruits are harvested fully ripe. Kidneys harvested in early spring, dried or stored in alcohol. More buds can be frozen.
Leaves currants tear to the middle part of the shoot, before ripening in June - July, dried in the shade. Leaves should not be damaged, green and pleasant smell.
Berries blackcurrant comprise: vitamins B, P, C, pectin, sugar, organic acids, glycosides, volatile oil, tannin and coloring matter trace elements - iodine, zinc, iron, manganese, molybdenum, barium, copper and cobalt.
The leaves and buds contain: vitamin C, tannins, essential oil.
Berries blackcurrant lower blood pressure, blood sugar, clean blood vessels, strengthen the heart, nerves, relieve depression, improve sleep, gastrointestinal tract, deduce the excess cholesterol, salts of heavy metals and toxins.
The fruits and leaves are used in infectious diseases, colds, gastric and duodenal ulcers. A decoction of the leaves with diarrhea.
Externally for skin diseases and rashes.
The juice from the berries mixed with honey and take at hoarseness and coughing.
The juice for medicinal purposes taken several times a day in doses of up to a tablespoon of tea.
Dried fruit brew and drink in diseases of the urinary system.
In order to strengthen immunity
5 Art. spoon of dried fruits pour 1 liter of boiling water, press 1 hour in a thermos and drink as tea during the day.
Black currants wonderful cosmetic. If you use it all season, it is easy to turn from a Cinderella into a princess.
Whitening Mask and toning
1 tbsp. spoon berries blackcurrant grind, squeeze the juice and mix it with 1 tbsp. Spoon cottage cheese, spread on his face. Wash off after 15-20 minutes with water at room temperature.
The mask of freckles
1 tbsp. spoonful of unripe black currant pound tolkushkoy, add 1 teaspoon of honey and a few drops of lemon juice, mix well, apply on the freckles, for half an hour, rinse with water at room temperature.
The mask for aging skin
Berries blackcurrant puree in turn, take 1 tbsp. spoon mass and add 1 teaspoon of honey, a good rub, apply on face for 20 minutes, rinse with warm water.
1 teaspoon crushed dried leaves of black currant pour 1 cup boiling water, leave for 20 minutes, drain, cool. Wash in the morning and evening.
The skin becomes smooth and soft, acquire natural fresh color.
Mask, tightens oval face
2 tbsp. spoons of crushed berries blackcurrant mixed with 1 teaspoon honey and 1 egg white, mix well, apply on face for 10-15 minutes.
Rinse with water at room temperature.
Cosmetics with blackcurrant
Care Line for fine hair Nature Secrets "Rosemary and black currant" from Oriflame
Shampoo Timotei "peony and black currant" natural volume for normal hair
Soap "Black Currant & Fig" of CND
Amor Amor by Cacharel - perfume with notes of black currant
Cream against facial wrinkles Dr. Scheller with black currant extract