Blueberries: the popular beauty recipes
 This berry usually starts we sold along with blueberries and cranberries. The people are sometimes called blueberries - vodopyanka, Durach, durnika, durniha, durnitsa, drunken berry pyanika, pyanichka drunkard ... It is believed that she was drunk and driving the pain in the head. However, this berry is in no way to blame.

Such phenomena cause rosemary leaves, which sometimes grows next to the blueberry berries and careless sometimes accidentally put it in the basket with blueberry.

Blueberries also benefits the health and beauty.

Blueberry bog blueberries or stunted   - Vaccinium uliginosum   - Perennial deciduous shrub of the family of heather. Although some botanists include cranberry blueberry family.

Height blueberry, usually not more than 1 meter. Strong branches. Branches straight, covered with brown or dark gray bark, shoots of green.

Leaves are small, hard, smooth on very short petioles, with entire or slightly curved bottom edges.

The top sheet of a bluish-green color with a wax coating, bottom lighter with markedly protruding veins.

White or pale pink flowers of a blueberry dull look like drooping bells, they are located at the tips of branches last year. Blooms in June-July. Insects pollinate blueberry flowers - bees, bumble bees, ants ...

Fruits - slightly oblong berries, dark blue, covered with wax. Mature and a half - two months after flowering.

Blueberries growing in wetlands, swamps on the bumps in the woods, in the mountains to the mountain-tundra belt of the European part of Russia from the Arctic to the Ukraine, the Urals, Siberia, the Far East, the Caucasus ...

Blueberries almost 90% water. Furthermore they contain vitamins - A, B, K, P, PP, sugars, organic acids, proteins, pectin, cellulose, tannin and coloring matter, macro and micronutrients.

 Blueberries: the popular beauty recipes

In the medical and cosmetic purposes are not only blueberries but leaves that contain a lot of nutrients.

Blueberries excrete toxins, cholesterol, salts of heavy metals, protects against radiation, strengthen the walls of blood vessels.

They are very useful for cardiovascular and nervous system, stomach, intestines and pancreas.

Blueberries slows down the overall aging of the body, it is the prevention of cancer, atherosclerosis, gout and rheumatism. It saves you from anemia and anemia.

It is prescribed for acute blood loss and recovery after suffering serious diseases.

When diarrhea is brewed from dried blueberry jelly that revitalizes the intestines and normalize the chair.

Blueberries are related to dietary product, it is low-calorie, 100 grams of blueberries only 60 calories.

Besides this berry improves metabolism and helps lose weight.

Wild blueberry juice contains large amounts of antioxidants and has a pronounced anti-inflammatory properties.

Blueberries reduce blood sugar, so it is recommended included in the diet of diabetics.

In diabetes, take the same decoction of the leaves :

1 tablespoon of dry raw pour 1 cup boiling water, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. Cool, strain, take 1 tbsp. spoon 3-4 times a day for half an hour before meals.

Blueberries are used for cosmetic purposes. This berry has the ability to revive and rejuvenate the skin.

 Blueberries: the popular beauty recipes

The mask against fading

1 tbsp. spoon blueberry pound with 1 tbsp. dollop of sour cream, add 1 drop of lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil, mix well and apply on face for 15 minutes.

Remove with a cotton swab dipped in warm water. Wash cool.

For dry skin

1 tbsp. a spoonful of blueberries to turn into a puree, mix with chicken egg yolk and 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil. Stir well, apply on face for 10-15 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water and wipe the face with ice.

Mask for oily skin

1 tbsp. a spoonful of crushed blueberries mixed with 1 teaspoon of potato starch, 1 egg white. Add as much boiled water to get the consistency of sour cream. Apply for 15 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water and wipe the face with ice.

Hydrating Mask

1 tbsp. a spoonful of blueberry pulp mix with 1 teaspoon honey and 1 teaspoon of curd. Apply on face for 15 minutes. Rinse with water at room temperature.

When sweating hands and legs do the bath infusion of the leaves.

Article 2-4. tablespoons dry raw sugar and 1 liter of boiling water, leave for half an hour, drain and plunge into the liquid sweating limbs. Or wipe their infusion.
Author: Natalia Alexeeva