Honestly - honestly - garlic!
 Garlic is known to people since ancient times. Eastern legend tells that one day it so happened that the Persian king gift seriously ill, and no one could cure him. Then he sent a message to his grandfather who lives far away asking him to come to him to say goodbye to him. But when my grandfather saw her grandson, she said: "If you want to go to heaven, to clean his own bag of garlic."

Dar did so, but when he cleaned the floor of the bag of garlic, unwittingly became his eating. And when the king fully cleared garlic bag, he got up from their seats. And after this wonderful gift of healing throughout Persia ordered to plant garlic in every yard, at least one bag.

Garlic, garlic planting - Allium sativum   - A perennial herb of the lily family. Garlic Stem straight, hollow to 50-150sm high. The leaves are narrow, long, flat, pointed, covered with a bluish bloom. The bulb consists mostly of teeth, covered with white or purple several films.

White or pale purple flowers are collected in inflorescence - Umbrella. Garlic blooms in June - July. Sometimes, instead of flowers there develop small bulbs. Fruit garlic - box. Cultural garlic does not produce seeds. All plant exudes a peculiar smell of garlic.

Homeland garlic - South Asia. In most countries of the world, including in Russia, it is grown as a vegetable crop.

Medicinal properties of garlic

- In the Middle Ages it was considered protector against epidemics.

- Traditional healers in Russia they treated exhaustion, indigestion and stomach cramps.

- The bulb and leaves garlic contains vitamins C, D, PP, organic acids, glycosides alliin, carbohydrates, phytosterols, ethereal and fatty oils, inulin, trace elements - potassium, calcium, magnesium, copper, iron, chromium, manganese, molybdenum zinc, cobalt, bromine, lithium ...

- The preparations of garlic have antiseptic, analgesic, diuretic, diaphoretic action.

- They increase the body's resistance to infections and colds, effectively fight the flu virus.

- In addition, the use of garlic in food eliminates the excess cholesterol is the prevention of atherosclerosis, improves heart function, lowers blood pressure and blood sugar, relieves fatigue after strenuous exercise, stimulates digestion, removes toxins, heavy metals, casts round worms (ascarids, pinworms).

- Infusion for colds .
2-3 garlic cloves pour 1 cup boiling water, leave for 1 hour, add 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice. Take 1/3 cup 3 times a day for 30 minutes before eating.

- The flu .
Eat every 2 ½ hours on the cloves of garlic with ½ teaspoon of honey.

- If you eat in a day, a few cloves of garlic, then disappear acne.

Fresh garlic can not eat with the inflammation of the pancreas - pancreatitis, kidney diseases - nephritis and nephrosis, gastric and duodenal ulcers.

Garlic Beauty

- To strengthen the hair and hair loss
Garlic juice rubbed into the head before bathing. Half an hour later washed with shampoo and rinsed with water podkislёnnoy lemon juice or broth of parsley.

 Honestly - honestly - garlic!
   - To cleanse the skin .
250 gr. minced garlic, pour 250 ml of vodka, insist the sun from time to time shaking up until the liquid is yellow-green. Infuse another week in a dark place, filter. Wipe acne, acne, dilute with boiled water 1: 1.

- To supply dry skin .
Pound 4 garlic cloves, add 1 tbsp. of olive oil and 1 egg yolk. Apply on face for 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water. If it is pinching, then wash off immediately.

- Rejuvenating mask .
1 teaspoon grated garlic mixed with 2 tbsp. spoonfuls of carrot juice and 1 tbsp. dollop of sour cream. Apply with a brush or your fingers with a thin layer on your face for 10 minutes.
Remove with a cotton swab dipped in milk. After 5 minutes wash.

- Garlic mask tightens the skin and removes wrinkles .
1 teaspoon garlic pulp shift with 1 teaspoon honey, 1 teaspoon of olive oil and 1 tbsp. spoon of carrot juice. Apply the resulting liquid on the face for 10-12 minutes. Remove with a cotton swab dipped in olive oil. After 5-7 minutes to wash with warm water and apply a nourishing cream.
Author: Natalia Alexeeva