Handing me a linen bag with dried leaves and stalks nettle, great-grandmother of my husband confidently spoke about how the nettle broth when used instead of tea completely cured her of bronchial asthma. Nettles helped an old lady or not, now it is difficult to prove, but I "zhguchku" recommended in the ordinary cough.
Nettle - a perennial plant of the family, "nettle". Usually it grows in temperate zones. In Russia, the most common stinging nettle and nettle.
Green nettles 'burns' not from harm - burning plant hairs serve him for defensive purposes against herbivores. In fact, these burns are relatively innocuous, although, for example, in New Zealand there is one kind of tropical nettle, a touch which is not only very painful, but also fraught with death. Our same Russian "zhguchku" do not be afraid, because it can bring health and beauty significant benefit to man.
Nettle leaves enriched in biologically active substances, including vitamin C, B1, B2, K, carotene, and others. By the number of proteins in its composition does not yield even nettle legumes. Due components contained in the nettles, it is used as an anti-inflammatory, choleretic and hemostatic agent, it can help stimulate protein and carbohydrate metabolism of the human body, increase the tone of respiratory system and the cardiovascular system, increase erythrocytes and hemoglobin in the blood.
For example, nettle juice is useful in treatment during the spring, be healed and feeding the body with essential vitamins to him. A decoction of the leaves reduces blood sugar, it is recommended for liver, kidney, dysentery and dropsy, as well as some skin disorders (acne, boils, lichens).
Today in medicine by liquid nettle extract, which as check, do not cause any negative action, but is contraindicated in pregnancy, increased blood clotting and other diseases, with a list of which can be found in the instructions.
How to apply the extract Nettle
0, 5-1 tsp. Of the extract dissolved in a glass of warm water, take a month 3-4 times a day for 30 minutes before eating.
- Skin defects at 0 for 5 hours. Spoons dissolved in 100 ml of warm water and used in the form of lotions;
- In case of problems with hair 0, 5 tsp. Dissolved in a glass of warm water and rinse your head after washing.
Price Range vial of 75 ml
: 550-590 Russian rubles.
On sale you can also find cosmetic oil for external use nettle, which is used for hair care, skin, body and head. The oil has healing, stimulating, toning properties. Hair, in turn, shine and helps to combat hair loss and dandruff. Available nettle oil can be found both in pure form or in admixture with other oils.
How to apply oil to the nettle hair
1-2 times a week to rub into the roots of the hair for 40 minutes, then thoroughly wash your hair with shampoo.
Average price per 50 ml vial
50 Russian rubles.
The price range for a nettle burdock
(fl. 100 ml): 30-55 rubles.
At home, soups young sprouts and salad leaves, decoctions and teas Nettle prepared very simply.
It is important to know that the value and healing properties of any drug Plants depend on the period and the timing of its collection and storage. If the wrong dry, the part of medicinal substances can be reduced or even be lost completely. It is believed that the fruits, roots and rhizomes of medicinal plants sun-drying is possible, but the leaves, flowers and grass are not recommended. Harvested plants can not be permanently left in its raw form, which leads them to perish. If you follow the exact rules, the drying of medicinal plants should be outdoors in the shade, for example, under a canopy, for 3-7 days. As for the nettles, and then encouraged to collect leaves in June and August, and roots - in late autumn.
Nettle recipes for the strengthening and growth of hair:
- 1 tbsp. a spoonful of crushed dried leaves to insist in 1 cup boiling water for 1 hour, then strain the infusion and wet them the scalp, gradually rubbing. Such rubbing can be used for several months, iterating through each week.
- 2-3 tbsp. spoons dry, or 0 to 5 kg. fresh nettle leaves to press in 2-3 cups of boiling water for 6-8 hours, then drain. Cotton swab or folded neatly bandage rubbed into the skin head along the rows of hair.
- In health purposes to shine can use the following broth: 100 g insist. fresh leaves in a liter of boiling water for an hour, then drain and roughly 2 cups of broth into a bowl add with water, which then wash your hair without shampoo.
Nettle tincture health and vigor
: 200 gr. May nettle pour 0, 5 liters of 70% alcohol or the same amount of vodka. Neck jars tightly with gauze or a tie any clean cloth. Some day the bank should stand on the windowsill, eight days later - on a shelf in a dark closet. The mixture was then drain and squeeze. Continue to store in a dark bottle. Applications: 1 tsp. On an empty stomach half an hour before a meal and the same evening before bedtime.
If you can not (and will) collect, sort and dry "burning beauty", the processed dry Leaves can be bought in pharmacies of the city. Nettle leaves - in packs of 30-100 grams.
20-50 rubles. Also sold powdered nettle leaves in the filter bags (30-40 rubles per 20 bags).
Therefore, at times, burning nettle, think how useful it can be.