In the autumn on the shelves appear oblong juicy fruit is green, exuding complex aroma reminiscent of both strawberries and pineapple. It Feijoa - the fruit from South America. The Indians called it "Akka" and used not only in food but also as a medicinal plant. And yet feijoa is useful to those who care about their appearance and is used to store homemade beauty mask.
Feijoa - Feijoa
- Small evergreen tree of the myrtle family with brittle branches yellowish-gray. At the height of feijoa grows to 2-4 meters. The leaves of the tree hard, shiny, oval, green top, bottom-pubescent, silvery-gray.
Large flowers look like Four-cup red or purple-pink. Outside the petals have a light color, and in the center of the flower are arranged long red stamens with yellow anthers. Flowering Feijoa in June and July.
Fruit - oblong polyspermous berry 5-6 cm long green or yellowish color, weight from 20 to 100, the pulp is juicy sweet sour with a pleasant aroma.
It grows in the feijoa in Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Uruguay. In Europe, the plant got in the XIX century. During the study and classification of plants in South America, scientists noticed green fruits that grow on small evergreen trees.
His name was in honor of the fruit of the discoverer, the Brazilian naturalist -
Joao da Silva Fahey
Despite the fact that the homeland myrtle tropical tree can tolerate temperatures down to -12 - -14S.
Feijoa Fruits contain vitamins B, C, sucrose, pectins, catechins, tannins, fiber, essential oil, malic acid, a large number of iodine and other nutrients.
Feijoa grated with sugar, used as an anti-inflammatory, they are administered in atherosclerosis, vitamin deficiency, hypovitaminosis, gastrointestinal disease, gastritis, pyelonephritis, skin diseases.
Feijoa helpful for the thyroid gland, it stimulates metabolism, increases efficiency, and thought processes.
Fans of feijoa is always cheerful, fresh and full of energy.
Use of feijoa inside help for many years to keep the skin young.
In winter, Feijoa not cook, and is ground with skins with sugar and store in the refrigerator. You can skip through the meat grinder. 1 kg of feijoa taken 1 kg of sugar.
Juice of a feijoa is useful to wipe the face, neck and decollete. If you do so at least for a month, the skin is visibly rejuvenated.
Rejuvenating Mask of feijoa
Turn feijoa in the mashed potatoes, take 2 tbsp. spoon, add 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil and 1 teaspoon of honey, stir well, put on 10 minutes, rinse with water at room temperature.
Mask of feijoa for dry skin
1 tbsp. spoon mashed pineapple guava mixed with 1 tbsp. spoonful of soft cheese, add as much cream as to obtain a creamy mass, and apply on face for 15 minutes.
Rinse with warm water, wash with cool.
Mask of feijoa for oily skin
1-2st. Spoon pineapple guava puree mixed with 1 chicken protein and 1 teaspoon of honey. Apply on face for 15 minutes, rinse with water at room temperature.
By 2 tbsp. Feijoa spoons mashed potato starch and add 2 drops of lemon juice, mix until a creamy mass. Apply on face for 10 - 15 minutes.
Rinse with water at room temperature
The mask for aging skin
1 tbsp. feijoa grated spoon mix with 1 tbsp. spoon of sea buckthorn oil and add as many pre-milled on a coffee grinder and rolled oats soaked flakes to get easily smeared paste. Apply on face for 15 minutes.
Rinse with water at room temperature. Apply a nourishing cream suitable for your skin type.