"Iris smoky, delicate iris
Incense jet ... "

Irises are known from time immemorial. In ancient Egypt, Arabia and irises planted back in the XV - XIV centuries BC According to legend, the Romans called the city of Florence (Blooming), because around the city grew a huge amount of irises.

In Japan, irises and oranges produced magical amulets for boys, which protects them from disease and did brave.

Cultivate irises began more than two thousand years ago.

Iris   - Iris L.   - Herbaceous perennial plant of the family Iridaceae. It grows to a height of 1 meter.

In irises lanceolate, large leaves. The flowers are also very large and of various colors - white, yellow, bluish, purple, purple ...

Scientists believe the birthplace of irises southern Europe.

Irises comprise: vitamin C, sugars, starch, resins, essential oils, flavonoids, mucus, tannins.   So, irises appreciate not only decorative, but also as a medicinal plant.

Extracts of iris root used in alcoholic beverage, confectionery and perfumery industry. In some countries, from the leaves of iris weave ropes and mats.

And still leaves iris as Vitamins added to salads.

The thick horizontal rhizome iris called "Orris" . On its medicinal properties, wrote in his "Canon of Medicine" Ibn Sina "This medicine is warming, dilution, matures, opened, opens the pores, cleansing." "Broth (orris) resolves hardened, solid tumors," pigs "and milk spots."


The Chinese put orris root in the head to get rid of headaches and insomnia.

For therapeutic purposes, iris roots dug in early spring or fall. Cleaned of soil, leaves and remnants of root hairs, and dried in the shade, cut in half, and then finally dried in the oven at + 40-45 degrees.

In the old roots of irises designed for therapeutic and cosmetic purposes, crushed in a porcelain mortar ...

A decoction of the roots of iris   used to rinse for toothache, made from his gadgets when hemorrhoids and ulcers, boils, rashes.

1 tbsp. spoon crushed roots pour 1 cup of cold water, leave for 8 hours and strain.

When coughing

1 tbsp. spoon crushed roots pour 1 cup boiling water, leave for half an hour, strain and take 1 tbsp. spoon 4 times per day.

But with iris inside, you must first consult with phytotherapeutist.

  Some species are poisonous irises.


In homeopathy, iris is used for gastric diseases with colic, inflammation of the pancreas, vegetative neurosis, headaches.

Iris essential oil is added in perfumes, colognes, soaps, lotions, shampoos, tooth powder and used in a home cosmetology.

Butter toffee   may be prepared by:

The rhizomes of two - three years of iris, dig in early spring or autumn, cleaned of impurities, wash, chop, put in half-liter jar and 2-4 cm pour vegetable oil, cover and put in a dark place for a month. The liquid should be shaken 2-3 times a day. Strain and use to wipe the face.
The skin becomes soft and silky.

The broth orris   to improve blood flow and skin rejuvenation:

1 teaspoon crushed root pour 1 cup boiling water, leave for half an hour, drain.

Wash in the morning and evening.

For wrinkles

Add to this broth 1 teaspoon of honey, stir, soak a folded in several layers of gauze and apply on face for 15 minutes. Or, dip a cotton swab into the liquid and moisten the face for 10 minutes.

Wash with water at room temperature.


A decoction of the leaves for washing iris

2 tbsp. tablespoons chopped fresh leaves of iris pour 1 cup boiling water, leave for 20 minutes, cool, filter, wash morning and evening.

Orris root for teeth whitening and fragrant breath.
Grind orris root and chew from time to time. Do not swallow.

Lotion Universal

1 tbsp. a spoonful of shredded leaves of iris +1 Art. spoon crushed iris roots pour 1 cup of vodka, cork and infuse for two weeks in a dark place.

Strain, squeeze out the liquid and add 1 tbsp. spoon glycerin. Use as a regular lotion.

If you use 1 tbsp. spoonful of lotion dissolve ¼ cup of boiled water.

Iris in cosmetics and perfumery

Aroma Hiris by Hermes

The fragrance Infusion d'Iris by Prada

Clarins Face Lotion with iris

Night cream Weleda Iris on a

Lotion Issima Lotion d'Iris by Guerlain

Author: Natalia Alexeeva