Beets in folk medicine and cosmetics
 Blush full cheek can give ordinary beetroot ...

This is a fairly old plant was known in ancient Persia 2,000 years BC. About 4,000 years ago in the Mediterranean beets grown not only as vegetable crops, but also as a valuable medicinal plant. Mediterranean is the birthplace of beet, there are still grow its wild species.

In Russia beet was brought from Byzantium in the X century, according to other sources from Greece to IX-X centuries. Anyway, beet spread throughout Kievan Rus and it became very popular. By the XIV century it began to grow everywhere. Subsequently beet has been divided into the dining room, sugar and fodder.

The ancient Greeks tray beets god Apollo as a gift on a silver platter. Beauties of the past centuries is not only the common people, but also notable women and women who regularly ate beet and its juice, to keep the skin for a long time, the young and slender figure, and they succeeded.

Modern cosmetology also advised to drink beet juice to preserve the freshness and elasticity of the skin.

Beet common - Beta vulgaris L   - Biennial herbaceous plant of the family Chenopodiaceae up to 50 cm. In the 1st year of life forms only beet leaf rosette and root crops. The size, shape and weight of the root are varied. But most tubers are round, oval or elongated shape. And in the 2nd year already the leafy stems.

Greenish or whitish many flowers are collected in paniculate inflorescence. Blossoms beets in July-September. The fruit is a nut-seeded, inosculating several pieces in a solid-glomeruli stems when ripe.

The explosion of a new wave of popularity beet occurred in the late XVIII century, when in 1747 the Berlin chemist Andreas Sigismund Marggraf managed to get out of it in his lab sugar.

The medical and culinary uses the leaves and roots of beets. In vershoks and roots of beet contains vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C, PP, sugars, folic, apple, oxalic acid, a large number of microelements - iodine, potassium, calcium, sodium, manganese, copper, cobalt, lithium iron ...

Beet health.   For a long time the beets consumed in a variety of diseases.

- Beets are an effective natural antiseptic. It inhibits the growth of viruses and bacteria, purifies the blood, heals wounds, improve the condition of the skin microflora.

 Beets in folk medicine and cosmetics
   - It is prescribed for anemia, loss of strength, obesity, diabetes, for the prevention of atherosclerosis and thrombosis. Beet juice normalizes the liver, cardiovascular system and gastrointestinal tract.

- With beet can get rid of hemorrhoids.

- Beetroot is an excellent antipyretic and diuretic and helps if she start treatment at the first sign of a cold. To do this, you need to drink a glass of beet juice, beet, and then include in your daily diet.

- In diabetes, beet juice Take ¼ cup 3-4 times a day for hypertension and angina 1 tbsp. spoon 4-5 times a day.

- Doctors around the world recommend the use beets for the prevention of cancer.

- Organic compounds contained in the composition of the beet root crops can slow the progression of the disease and to help deal with it.

- Regular use of beet for food increases the elasticity of blood vessels, their walls do not appear sclerotic plaques and multiple sclerosis does not appear.

Beetroot is an excellent means of popular cosmetics.

 Beets in folk medicine and cosmetics
 - Beet mask for skin rejuvenation
To 1 tbsp. spoon grated grated fresh beets add 2 teaspoons of heavy cream and apply the mixture on your face. After 10 minutes, wash with cold water.

- Nourishing Mask
Boil small beets, peel, grate, add 1 teaspoon honey and 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil. The mixture was put on a clean face, and after 20 minutes rinse with warm water. Wash with cool water and apply moisturizer.

- When the pale skin of the face , Squeeze the juice from beets, mix it in equal proportions with milk and rub the skin. After 20 minutes, wash with boiled water.

- The mask for dry and aging skin
Grate fresh beets and mix with sour cream 1: 1. Apply to face, neck, chest for 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water.

- To strengthen the hair roots and get rid of dandruff good 1-2 times a week to do beet hair mask . Grate beets 2, if the hair is long, then 3-4, and cause weight over the entire length of hair, put on plastic cap and tie the head with a towel on top. After 40-50 minutes, wash off the makeup, thoroughly rinse the hair.

- No need to pour the water in which boiled beets, it is also a valuable conditioner for hair, give them the pomp and glitter.

In order to lose weight, you need to spend 1-2 unloading beet for a week of cooked beets without salt.
Author: Natalia Alexeeva