It's hard to find someone who does not know phlox. They are captivated by all - and the beauty and variety of colors and aromas. Phlox look great in the garden, on a bed and a bouquet. And it is not necessary to throw the bouquet, the flowers can be used for the benefit of its beauty.
In the language of flowers
It is -
the flame of your lips
. And in the Greek language, "phlox", then -
Once Odysseus with his sailors descended into the underworld - Hades. And in order to navigate in the pitch darkness, they were carrying torches.
Getting out of Hades back to the ground, they threw the torches companions of Odysseus and one rose beautiful flowers - phlox.
Carl Linnaeus in 1737 secured the name for the plant, making it the botanical name.
And in Russia in the old days was called phlox
... Phlox -
- Herb of the family polemoniaceae.
The genus of about 60 species of phlox, except phlox Drummond phlox all perennials.
Phlox can be high and low. They have a hard straight stems, oblong, pointed at the ends of the leaves of green or dark green. Some slightly rough.
Fragrant flowers can be white, pink, purple, yellow, red and burgundy. Collected in a loose wrist. Phlox bloom from July until frost. Phlox with creeping stems bloom in April and May.
Homeland phlox is North America. The first settlers were fascinated by these colors and began to plant them in their gardens.
In 1732, phlox were introduced by James Shepard from North America to England, where they immediately took root thanks to the warm and humid climate.
In the XVIII century began to cultivate phlox and created several garden hybrids.
Soon, phlox due to its splendor, unpretentiousness and duration of flowering conquered the whole of Europe, first settled in the gardens of the nobility and then the areas of the middle class.
In Russia, phlox appeared in the XIX century.
Phlox flowers are edible, they have a sweet-spicy flavor. They are added to salads, ice cream, put on sandwiches, decorate cakes.
white phlox from nerves
1 teaspoon sugar and 1 cup of boiled water, half an hour, take 1 teaspoon 4-5 times a day.
And, of course, phlox used in cosmetics.
Mask for normal skin
1 teaspoon crushed white phlox mixed with 1 tbsp. Spoon cottage cheese, good rub, add as much cream as to obtain a creamy mass.
Apply on face for 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
Mask for oily skin
1 teaspoon crushed white phlox good rub with 1 tbsp. spoon of honey, add the beaten egg white and again good rub, apply on face for 15-20 minutes, rinse with warm water.
1 teaspoon dried crushed phlox mixed with 1 dessert spoon of linden flower brew 1 cup of boiling water, leave for 20 minutes, drain, add to the infusion of 1 teaspoon of honey, cool. Apply in several layers on the face, neck and décolleté with a brush or cotton swab.
Wash off after 15 minutes with warm water.
Mask, leveling the skin and gives her dullness
1 teaspoon crushed white phlox rub with 1 teaspoon of oatmeal, add 1 beaten egg white and cream so as to achieve the consistency of cream.
Apply on face for 15 minutes, remove with a cotton swab dipped in warm broth of parsley or in warm water. Wipe face with ice or cool water to wash.
The mask for dry skin
1 dessert spoon of crushed white phlox flowers pour a little warm milk to form a rather thin gruel.
Apply on face for 15-20 minutes, rinse with warm water and wipe the face with ice.
In the old days it was thought that if you collect phlox with dew and applied to the face, then slow down aging of the skin for 7-10 years.