Anise - spice preserving feminine beauty
 We know that the anisette highly appreciated Peter I. As a spice anise was known in Kievan Rus. We anise also known more as a spice, along with fennel, sesame, cinnamon ... But even Pliny the Elder wrote that anise rejuvenates the body, so that we women it very interesting.

Anise ordinary - Pimpinella anisum L   - Annual herb of the family of celery. At the root of anise slightly branched, penetrates to a depth of about one meter. Stem straight to 70cm. in height, slightly branched on. Basal leaves rounded-cordate, medium similar to the wedges, and the top three are separated.

The small white or pink flowers are collected in inflorescence umbrella. Anise blossoms in June - July. Good honey plant. The fruits ripen in August and September and are brownish-gray dvusemyanku pear-shaped. Anise seeds are a valuable spice, have a nice spicy flavor. The taste is sweetish.

Homeland anise called Lebanon, but it grows in the Mediterranean countries, India, China, USA. Cultivated as it is almost all over the world. In Russia, anise grown in the plantation since 1830 and exported abroad.

 Anise - spice preserving feminine beauty
   Fruits of anise contain vitamins C, D, volatile oil, fatty oil, protein, sugar and other nutrients.

That Anise has healing properties , Known in antiquity.

- Hippocrates, for example, treating drugs from anise gastrointestinal disease.
- Folk medicine decoction of anise recommends drinking lactating mothers.
- Anise relieves depression and improves mental performance.
- Because anise contains essential oils, it has antiseptic and expectorant properties, it can be used for coughs, bronchitis and other respiratory diseases.
- Fruits of anise is widely used in the pharmaceutical industry.
- Anise is used as in the bakery, confectionery, alcoholic beverage industry, are added to the jam.
- Medical infusion
You can make your own medical infusion, anise seeds bought in a pharmacy. 4 teaspoons of crushed anise fruit pour 2 cups boiling water, press 1 hour in a thermos. Strain, take ½ or 1/3 cup 3-4 times a day.

And most importantly - Anise helps to keep a woman's beauty .

- A decoction of anise
To improve skin anise decoction is taken orally. 1 teaspoon pour 2 cups boiling water, leave for 1 hour to drink as tea before a meal to ½ cup.

- Essential oil of anise
The oil of anise and mask improves skin elasticity, improve lipid metabolism, normalize the hydro-lipid balance of the epidermis, making the skin more elastic. The ready-creams add no more than 1 drop of essential oil of anise. Aging skin can be cleaned with a decoction of anise.

- Rejuvenating mask
2 tbsp. spoons of sour cream mixed with 1 teaspoon honey and 1 drop of essential oil of anise. Apply on face for 10 minutes, remove the cloth, wash with warm water, then cool.

- The mask for dry skin
Boil the potato in uniform, quickly clean up and turn into a puree, add the warm milk so as to obtain a creamy mass, add 1 drop of anise oil, mix, apply on face for 10-15 minutes. Rinse with water at room temperature.

- The mask improves skin elasticity
1 teaspoon anise broth (prescription, as described above) mixed with 2 tbsp. tablespoons soft cheese and 1 tbsp. spoon grated carrot grated, mix, apply on face for 10 minutes. Wash with water at room temperature.

- Hydrating Mask
1 teaspoon anise broth mixed with 2 tbsp. spoons, grated grated cucumber and add as much to the coffee grinder crushed flake rolled oats, to get a creamy mass. Apply on face for 10 minutes. Rinse with water at room temperature.
Author: Natalia Alexeeva