Salad for breakfast, a salad on the face
 What do we mean by a salad, if you exclude a mixture of vegetables and fruit, tucked sour cream, mayonnaise, butter? That's right, zelёnenkuyu grass. And the grass is very different. Let's talk today about watercress, which is available to all.

If desired, it can be grown in any soil, in the home in any pot and even on the plate with a wet cotton wool. After two to three weeks after sowing, it has been possible, and be used for cosmetic purposes.

And it is plain plant has a multi-millennial history, because, though it is considered the homeland of Iran, and it was grown by the ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians.
Who knows, maybe Cleopatra rejuvenate and prettier using watercress.

Watercress   - Lepidium sativum L. - an annual herbaceous plant of the slightly spicy cruciferous the stem to 50-60cm. Vernacular: perechnik, garden cress, hrenitsa, podhrennik, peppery herb kir salad.

Radical pinnately dissected leaves form a rosette. The upper leaves are entire. Often striped - blue-green. The flowers are pink, white and purple, white gathered in the inflorescence in the form of an elongated brush. Fruit - egg-shaped pod. Seeds almost smooth, slightly flattened, egg-shaped, yellowish-brown, light brown or reddish color.

Watercress has long been scattered across the world. In our country it is grown in the Far East, the Caucasus ... In central Russia are grown in many of its cottages.

The food, for medicinal and cosmetic purposes is used only fresh plant. So, you need to seize the moment and use it to season.

The greens watercress contains large amounts of vitamins B1, B2, K, C, carotene, rutin, mustard essential oil, sugar, protein, thiamin, riboflavin, minerals - calcium, potassium, sodium, magnesium, phosphorus, sulfur, iodine, iron ...

Medicinal properties of watercress still enjoyed the great Hippocrates, who claimed that the watercress gives vitality and cleanses the blood.

Fresh juice of watercress 3 times a day for 1 dessert spoon is used for loss of strength, anemia, anemia, high blood pressure, chronic fatigue, insomnia, to improve digestion, and upper respiratory tract diseases, to improve appetite.

Experts say that if every day there watercress, sleeping pills do not need.

Eating watercress protects the body from the damaging effects of stress.

In order to strengthen the teeth and periodontal disease on a daily basis need to have young leaves of watercress or sprouted seeds of watercress.

Pounded seeds of watercress mixed with oil and used in the edema.

Powder from seed in folk medicine is used instead of mustard plasters.

In Ethiopia, the watercress is grown as an oil plant. Its oil is used for food, and used in soap making.

Fresh leaves do facials.

- Small lettuce washed, chopped, add water so that it barely covers the leaves and boil for 5 minutes. Cool and apply on face for 5 minutes. Rinse with water at room temperature. Especially this mask is useful contaminated, ugristoy skin.

- For oily skin . 2 tbsp. tablespoons shredded lettuce mix with 1 teaspoon honey and 1 egg white. Apply to the skin for 10-12 minutes. Rinse with water at room temperature.

- For normal skin . 10 lettuce grind to a state of mashed potatoes, add ½ teaspoon of olive oil and 5-10 drops of lemon juice. Hold 10 minutes. Rinse with warm and then cool water.

- 2 tbsp. spoon turned into mush lettuce mix with 2 tbsp. spoons of sour milk. Apply on face for 10 minutes. Mask revives face paint and smoothes fine lines.

- For flaky skin . 4 lettuce leaves chop, add heavy cream so as to obtain a paste. Apply on face for 10-12 minutes. Rinse with warm water and wipe the skin with ice or cold water wash.
Author: Natalia Alexeeva