Wonderful properties of algae ...
 Laminaria, which is not so often appear in our house - actually has magical properties, helps to stay healthy and grow old.

In Japan, in ancient times have used laminaria to stay awake during the day and healthy for life. There is seaweed, not only prepared vegetable dishes, add them to soups, but also make candied sweets. And one of the Chinese emperors in the XIII century issued a decree ordering all his subjects to eat a certain amount per year of seaweed for the prevention of various diseases.

Laminaria - Japanese kelp   - A large brown algae that grows in the sea at a depth of from 1 to 20 meters, forming a whole thicket. Its thallus consists of a reticulate-wrinkled or smooth belt-like plate width of 10 - 30 cm, and from 1 to 15 meters long. The lower part of the thallus has a cylindrical thick trunk up to one meter in length and are often attached to the rocky ground and coquina using outgrowths.

Seaweed Sea of ​​Japan lived 2 years in the northern seas of her life expectancy increases to 3, 5 - 4 years. Maturation of the dispute occurs between July and October.

Sea kale caught using long poles and rakes from June to September. Purified from impurities and dried in the sun. Then thallus buckshot and placed in cardboard boxes or linen bags.

Sea kale can be bought at the pharmacy for the food, medical and cosmetic purposes. Edible sea kale also sell in cans.

 Wonderful properties of algae ...
 For good health
- Laminaria contains a large quantity of mineral substances, vitamins - A, B, E, D, C, fructose, alginic gammalinolenovuyu acid, brown pigment, minerals - iodine, magnesium, phosphorus, bromine, sodium, potassium, cobalt, iron, copper, aluminum, manganese, ...

- Laminaria has tonic properties and increases immunity. It is useful for everyone, but especially for those who have violated the metabolism, a weak heart, diseases of the thyroid, kidney disease, gout, for the prevention of cancer and atherosclerosis.

- Seaweed strengthens the walls of blood vessels, reduces blood viscosity and blood pressure, helps rid the body of harmful cholesterol and toxins.

- Sea kale is used in obesity. 1 tbsp. a spoonful of chopped dry cabbage pour 1 cup water, insist night and drink in equal portions between meals during the day.

- The daily dose of seaweed should not exceed 2 teaspoons for daily use and not more than 200 - 250 grams per week.

Sea kale can not have nephritis, urticaria, hemorrhagic diathesis, abrasions, during pregnancy.

For beauty
Seaweed is used in manufacturing of cosmetics as it contains minerals contribute to effective tissue repair and improve skin elasticity.

In view of the fact that seaweed improves metabolism and removes excess fluid, it is part of many anti-cellulite body care. Laminaria has moisturizing and anti-aging properties, accelerating cell division, it helps the skin retain moisture.

Masks of seaweed can make yourself at home. For cosmetic purposes it is best to buy a dry powder or chop cabbage in a coffee grinder.

- Belongings from seaweed
The powder is pour hot water and let it swell. Add the same amount of coffee grounds, mix and rub the skin with circular movements during bath procedures, then rinse under the shower.

- Seaweed mask moisturizing
Soak 1 tablespoon hot water. spoon of dried seaweed, to swell, to drain excess fluid, add 1 tbsp. a spoonful of cottage cheese and 1 teaspoon of honey. Apply on face for 15 minutes, rinse with water at room temperature.

- Whitening Mask
1 tbsp. spoon swollen algae mixed with 1 tbsp. dollop of sour cream and ¼ teaspoon of lemon juice. Apply for 10 minutes, rinse with warm water, wash with cool. If you have dry skin substitute lemon juice 1 teaspoon of cucumber juice.

- Nourishing Mask
2 tbsp. spoon swollen seaweed mix with 1 egg yolk and 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Apply for 10 minutes on the face, neck and décolleté. Rinse with lukewarm water. Wash with cool water or wipe the skin with ice cubes.
Author: Natalia Alexeeva