Eye of the day, daisy
 Day's eye - the eye of the day - so in some countries, is called a daisy - a beautiful flower that is believed to have first opens its petals to the new day. His scientific name Daisy has received from the Greek word - margarites, which translated means - jewel.

Wild daisies have been painted white, and from a distance looked like pearls. And in Germany, called daisy - "measure of love", because in the old German girls on a daisy wondered how much he loved them narrowed.

In the Middle Ages the girl gave Daisy Knights, a marriage proposal which have not yet adopted. In Christianity, daisies are a symbol of the Virgin. In general, daisy female flower, so how to care for women's health and beauty.

Daisy - Bellis perennis   - Annual or perennial herbaceous plant of the Asteraceae family. Perennial Daisy called eternal.

In daisies short rhizome. Basal leaves form a rosette, are oblong in shape and resemble a dull blade. Stem leafless up to 10-12cm. tall. Each stem of a white or pink flowers, or rather a basket, which collects flowers.

The inflorescences are ligulate and tubular. As well as terry, semi-double and nemahrovye. Blooming Daisies in May and June. Fruits - small seeds. Propagate by seeds and plants affiliated outlets.

 Eye of the day, daisy
   Homeland daisies called North America and Eurasia. In the wild they can be found in Europe, Asia, the Crimea in the meadows, fields, roadsides.

The medicinal, cosmetic and culinary purposes using leaves and blossoms daisies. The inflorescences are collected during flowering, and leaves all year round.

Medicinal properties of daisies
According to legends, especially healthful daisy collected on Ivan Kupala, about June 24 as it is believed that at this time Daisy reaches its peak.

- Daisy comprising: vitamin C, organic acids, sugars, bitterness, saponins, volatile oil, tannin, antoksantin, gums, inulin, fats, flavonoids.

- Preparations of daisies have anti-inflammatory, analgesic, blood-cleansing, toning, expectorant, laxative and anti-convulsive properties.

- Fresh daisies, added to salads, stabilize metabolism.

- In the Middle Ages daisy boiled in wine and was given a drink at night cramps, and for a good sleep.

- Modern folk medicine assigns daisy for coughs, bronchitis, gallstones and kidney.

- Use it in diseases of the liver, gastrointestinal tract, vitamin deficiency, poor appetite, with women's diseases. Externally for skin diseases.

- Tea from the flowers and leaves of daisies
1 dessert spoon of raw sugar 1stakanom boiling water, cover, to insist 10 minutes, drain. Take 2 times a day ½ cup before eating.

- Broth from gynecological diseases and painful menstruation
1 tbsp. spoonful of sugar and 1 cup of boiled water, in a thermos for 6-8 hours. Take ¼ cup 3-4 times a day.

- If uterine bleeding, fatigue, take the juice of spring grass and daisies on the 1st. Spoons with water 3 times a day.

- For wounds and skin rashes make a poultice of herbs or daisies compresses from broth.

Daisy Beauty

- The home of cosmetology tea grass daisies wash acne pimples.

- Mask of daisies for oily skin
2 tbsp. tablespoons fresh daisies, or 1 tbsp. spoon of dried daisies pour ½ cup of boiling water, boil for 15 minutes in a water bath. Cool to warm conditions laid between the rows of gauze and apply on face for 15-20 minutes. Wash with cool water.

- Mask of daisies for pale skin
2 tbsp. a spoonful of white daisies chop, mix with 1 tbsp. spoon grated on a fine grater carrots and 2 tbsp. dollop of sour cream, apply on face, neck, chest for 10 minutes. Remove with a cotton swab dipped in warm tea leaves of green tea. After 5 minutes, wipe the skin with ice or rinse with cold water.

- Rejuvenating mask
Grind 2 tablespoons. daisy flower spoon, pour the warm milk to get a mush, add 1 teaspoon of honey and apply on face for 10 minutes. Rinse with water at room temperature.

- To get rid of age spots and freckles, grass with flowers boiled rain water, and then wiped with broth face.
Author: Natalia Alexeeva