With the current abundance of grocery stores you can buy just about anything. For example, sweet potatoes. And not just to cook dishes from it healthy, but also to prepare the mask, anti-aging and skin softening.
- Herbaceous, tuberous perennial or annual plant of the family convolvulaceae, kind of morning glory. The name "sweet potato" comes from the language of the Arawaks.
Plants reach a height of 15-18 cm. A creeping stems of sweet potatoes are up to 5 meters in length and take root at the nodes.
The leaves of the plant long one-piece, sometimes rounded on long petioles. The flowers are often pale purple are located in the axils of the leaves and look like ordinary vines. Flowering yam in tropical conditions, cross-pollination.
Grow for tuber yam, which may weigh from 200-250 g up to 2, 5 - 3 kg.
Sweet potatoes are often compared to potatoes because tubers, which are formed on the roots of plants. They taste sweet, contain up to 25% of the total weight of starch and sugars.
In yam much more lateral roots grow and become thick like tubers, they also eat.
Homeland yam Central America. Grow sweet potatoes these days in China, India, Indonesia ... The European Columbus brought sweet potatoes. But, for example, the Maori tribes grown sweet potatoes long before Columbus discovered America, found out about it in the XVIII century, the famous James Cook, hitting the islands of New Zealand.
Also sugars and yam starch contains vitamins - B, PP, C, carotene, folic acid, potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, sodium, zinc, choline, selenium ...
Yam starch, as well as potato starch is used in diseases of the gastrointestinal tract as an emollient and enveloping means.
In China, sweet potato called "underground pumpkin" and consider the fruit of longevity. The Japanese consider it an effective means of preventing cancer.
Sweet potato improves the immune system, helps to recover from illness. It is recommended to have at vitamin deficiency, anemia, liver disease, kidney disease, the flu, high blood pressure and diabetes.
Sweet potato contains some female hormones, so it is useful to women during menopause.
Sweet potato improves the quality of life in old age, restores the elasticity of blood vessels.
You should not eat sweet potatoes are often those who have gastric juice, as well as gastric and duodenal ulcers.
But the mask of sweet potato refresh and rejuvenate every skin type.
Mask cleans and refreshes
Boil the sweet potatoes in the fresh milk is not too big, to turn into a puree, add 1 dessert spoon of vegetable oil and apply on face for 20 minutes, rinse with warm water, wash with cool.
The course of such masks will make your skin supple and smooth out wrinkles.
The mask for dry skin prone to inflammation
Boil the sweet potato tuber average, add as much cream as to obtain the consistency of thick cream is not. Apply on face for 15 minutes, after 15 minutes, remove with a cotton swab dipped in a weak warm tea leaves of green tea. Wash cool brew and do not wash it at least half an hour.
For oily skin
Boil medium sweet potato, turned into a puree, add 1 chicken protein and as much cream as to obtain consistency of sour cream. Apply on face for 15 minutes, rinse with warm water and wipe the face with ice.
2 tbsp. spoons of boiled sweet potato puree mixed with 1 teaspoon honey and 1 tbsp. spoon of cucumber juice, apply on face for 15-20 minutes.
Rinse with water at room temperature. Wipe face with ice, ideally with the addition of cucumber juice.
For hair growth
Squeeze the juice from the sweet potato and rub into the roots of the hair for 20 minutes before shampooing.
Wash your head, suitable for the type of hair shampoo.