Chinese gooseberry ...
 ... Actinidia or Chinese - that's what we used to call ... Kiwi From This plant has long been shrouded in the most bizarre legends and tales. One of them claims that the kiwi fruit is not nothing like an egg lunar birds.

A Chinese poets since time immemorial were delighted with the white robe of blossoms in the spring of Actinidia and huge leaves, resembling a large fan. Plant Kiwi named in honor of the "Kiwi" - flightless birds living in New Zealand.

Actinidia Chinese, Chinese gooseberry, kiwi or - Actinidia chinensis Planch.   - Grassy scansorial woody vine or liana up to 8 - 8, 5 meters long. Shoots vines grow very quickly and encircle the support, which is set specifically for them, as for the vines. This can be a net two meters wide and up to three meters high.

The leaves of the Chinese gooseberry dark green, large. Flowers white or yellow, sometimes orange to 5 cm in diameter. Kiwi blossoms in May - early June. The fruits - berries elongated shape with brownish skin and green flesh. Fruit weight of 50 to 150 grams. They ripen in September-November. Leaves, fruits and twigs are covered with brownish kiwi hairs, so the plant looks hairy.

Homeland Chinese Actinidia is ... China. A kiwi is called an ancestor of the vine mihutao or mi-Huta - "a monkey peach". In 1904, the seeds of Actinidia Chinese were imported to New Zealand, where it was long grown as an ornamental plant. The fruits of the plants were small, unattractive, harsh.

 Chinese gooseberry ...
   In the middle of the XIX century amateur horticulturist of New Zealand, Alexander Ellison, who for many years caring for a plant brought from the beautiful flowering vines with hard fruit vine, which gives a delicious, Soft, fragrant fruit.

In the US, kiwi seeds were brought American soldiers. Kiwi breeding industry first took up port clerk of the US James McLoklin. With his light hand kiwifruit appeared on store shelves and spread throughout the world.

In our time, the kiwi on an industrial scale grown in New Zealand, California, in western France and in Israel.

Health in the fruit kiwi
Kiwifruit contain vitamins - B1, B2, B3, B6, E, PP, C, beta-carotene, flavonoids, folic acid, fruit acids, pectin, trace elements - potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, ...

According to the content of vitamin C in kiwifruit is twice orange.

In China, the kiwi from the ancient times was used for the prevention and treatment of rheumatism, gastrointestinal disorders, nervous system disorders, to prevent the formation of kidney stones.

Anyone who regularly eat kiwi fruit has a beautiful smooth skin and long graying hair.

 Chinese gooseberry ...
 The beauty of using Kiwi
Kiwi is often used in folk cosmetics to saturate the skin with vitamins, moisturizing, cleansing and rejuvenation. Especially useful to apply a mask of kiwi fruit in late autumn, winter and early spring.

- Mask nourishes
Clear 1 kiwi and turn it into a puree. Take 2 tbsp. spoon mashed potatoes, add 1 teaspoon honey and 1 teaspoon of sour cream. Apply to face, neck and neck for 10-15 minutes. Rinse with warm water, wash with cool.

- Hydrating Mask
2 tbsp. Kiwi spoon mix with 1 teaspoon of olive oil and 2 teaspoons of soft cheese. All mix well, apply on face for 10 minutes. Wash off with a swab dipped in warm tea leaves of green tea. After 5 minutes, wipe the face with ice.

- Rejuvenating mask
2 tbsp. spoon mashed kiwi mixed with 1 tbsp. Spoon apple sauce and 1 tbsp. spoon heavy cream. Apply on face for 20 minutes, rinse with warm water. Wipe face with ice or wash cool mineral water without gas. Writing moisture to dry naturally.

- Whitening Mask
2 tbsp. spoon mashed kiwi mixed with 1 teaspoon of potato starch and ½ teaspoon of lemon juice. Apply on face for 10 minutes. Rinse with water at room temperature and apply a moisturizer.

- The mask for aging skin
2 tbsp. kiwi spoon mixed with 1 chicken protein and ½ teaspoon of olive oil. Apply to face, neck and decollete. Wash off after 10-15 minutes, slightly warm decoction of parsley or chamomile tea.

Kiwis can be combined with almost any fruit, especially beneficial to the skin of the mask of a mixture of mashed kiwi, apple, pear.

- Skin color significantly improved if the person simply wipe with a piece every day kiwi kiwi fruit or juice.

- Kiwi juice rubbed into the scalp for 20-30 minutes before washing to improve hair growth, making them silky and healthy shine.
Author: Natalia Alexeeva