Squash the story ...
 It started back in ancient times. Not so long ago, archaeologists found evidence that squash has grown in America in the year 3000 BC Actually, America and is considered the birthplace of the tavern, and was originally used as food Once the seeds of the plant.

In Europe, the zucchini was brought from South America in the XVI century and cultivated some time only in botanical gardens. Then, this vegetable has become part of Mediterranean cuisine. Presumably the first use of unripe fruit squash in food have become Italians.

Zucchini belongs to the vegetable tverdokoroy pumpkin, and food suitable only young ovaries squash at age 8 - 12 days.

Zucchini - annual plant bush form with short branches. There are unbranched plants. The root system of squash is quite powerful, it goes into the soil in great depth and is widely extends to the sides. Roughly pubescent zucchini leaves consist of five lobes green. The flowers are yellowish cross-pollinated or white, dioecious.

Fruit - smooth melon, that is a false berry fleshy elongated or cylindrical. The rind is white, greenish, yellow and even come in striped zucchini. Flesh is white or slightly creamy. Seeds cream.

Zucchini unusually useful for culture of prevention, rehabilitation and treatment of the human body . The flesh contains vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B9, PP, C, sugars, starch, proteins, mineral substances, fiber, a set of organic acids, trace elements - sodium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, copper and iron ... And with all this, only 27 calories per 100 grams of fresh zucchini.

- Pulp zucchini easily absorbed by the body without causing irritation of the gastrointestinal system, by contrast, activating the digestive processes, improve motor and secretory functions of the stomach and intestines.

- Consumption of zucchini in the food also improves vision, teeth, hair and skin.

- Dietary fiber courgettes with excess water is removed from the body toxins, harmful cholesterol and heavy metals.

- Fans of squash to a ripe old age remain healthy mobile and light on the rise.

- Nutritionists call zucchini diet product and recommend it as often as possible to include in the diet of people suffering from obesity, diabetes, diseases of the stomach, gall bladder, liver, duodenum, kidney, hypertension, anemia and cardiovascular diseases.

- Since the squash - a great diuretic, it helps to get rid of edema, including hidden.

- Squash benefit children, adults, elderly and mothers, breast-feeding.

- For therapeutic purposes, is used as flowers and seeds tavern. The flowers are 6-8 pieces 1 cup brewed boiled water, half an hour, filter and drink in equal portions during the day between meals.

Limit consumption of courgettes need only when serious chronic kidney disease.

In traditional cosmetics zucchini is considered one of the most effective anti-aging agents .

- Lotion for all skin types.   Squash grate on a fine grater, put in a glass jar and pour vodka on 4-5 cm. Insist 7 days in a dark place, filter, add 1st. of glycerin and 1-2 drops of rose essential oil. Keep refrigerated. If you have dry skin lotion diluted with boiled water 1: 1. Only the part that will be immediately used.

- The simplest mask squash . Zucchini cut into strips and put on face. Rinse with water at room temperature.

- For dry and wrinkled skin.   Squash grate. By 2 tbsp. spoons pulp add 1 chicken yolk and 1 drop of lemon juice. Apply to face, neck, chest for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with warm water, wipe with a piece of ice and apply moisturizer.

- Moisturizing Mask.   Squash grate and 2 tbsp. spoons pulp add 1 teaspoon of honey and apply on face for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with boiled water at room temperature.

- For flaky skin.   Making the mask better evening. 1 tbsp. spoonful of gruel zucchini mixed with 1 teaspoon of olive oil and apply on face for 10 minutes, remove swab dipped in a lightly warmed olive oil and leave it until morning.

- Moisturizing hand mask.   2 tbsp. spoonful of gruel mixed with zucchini 2 tbsp. Hercules, pre-soaked in warm double cream for 5-7 minutes. Add 1 teaspoon of honey. Put on your hands for 25-30 minutes. Rinse with water at room temperature. For best results, lubricate your hands after treatment overnight vegetable oil and wear cotton gloves overnight.
Author: Natalia Alexeeva