In the garden the berry, my Malinka
 Raspberries, we love almost everything in the wild in Russia grew from the deep antiquity as one of the first fruits cultivated by man, is mentioned in the tales and legends.

They say that the first garden planted with his own crimson in the XII century, the founder of Moscow Suzdal Prince Yury Dolgoruky. By the beginning of the XIX century on the territory Russia has a huge number of varieties cultivated garden raspberries.

Raspberry - Rubus idaeus   - A two-year chaparral of the family Rosaceae. Is a perennial rhizome of raspberries, which are developed from biennial aerial shoots up to one and a half meters.

Shoots first bluish color of the year, straight, densely covered with thin, reddish-brown spines. The stems of the second year lignified, with flower buds in the leaf axils. Leaves soft, green on top, grayish-green below, felt, consist of a 3-5-7 shares. The flowers are small, white, gathered in a slightly drooping inflorescence.

Flowering raspberry in June and July. Raspberry good honey plant. After fruiting branches dry up and the next year grow new stems. Fruits - complex consist of many small drupes red, yellow, rarely pink and white. Appear, mainly on the shoots of the second year. Taste the fruits of sweet or sour-sweet. It ripens in July and August. Abundant fruiting observed after 3 - 4 years.

In the wild raspberries growing in all the districts Russia's forests, among shrubs, clearings, the ravines, rivers and streams. Cultivated in gardens as food, and in parks and on city streets, as an ornamental plant.

 In the garden the berry, my Malinka

For therapeutic purpose   It has long been used by mature wild raspberry fruit, roots, shoots, leaves.

- The raspberry fruit contains vitamins A, B, E, PP, C, sugar, vegetable mucilage, potassium, copper, phosphorus, iron, calcium, iodine, pectin and nitrogenous substances, essential oil, malic, citric, salicylic, formic , caproic acid, tannins, volatile, fiber, a large number of purines.

- Nitrogen organic substances contained in raspberries, provide education and development of cells, the normal course of metabolic processes in the body.

- Raspberries slows the aging process, strengthens the immune system, saves from anemia, prevents the development of atherosclerosis.

- Dry fruits raspberries used in the form of infusion as chase vehicle for colds, and syrups and infusions for pain in the stomach, and to improve cardiac performance, at existing hypertension and sclerosis.

- Under these diseases helps, and fresh raspberries, which is eaten for medicinal purposes for half an hour before a meal to 150 grams.

- Juice of ripe raspberries squeezed through cheesecloth and drink it before meals 3 times a day for ½ cup of the common cold, gastritis, colitis.

- The infusion of the flowers and leaves of raspberry   drink with women's diseases. 2 tbsp. spoons of dry raw materials to brew 1 cup of boiling water, to insist 30 minutes, cool, strain, take 2st. spoon 3-4 times a day before meals.

- An ointment from the sap of raspberry leaf burn.   1 tbsp. a spoonful of chopped fresh raspberry leaves until the condition of slurry mix with 2 tbsp. spoons of butter. The same ointment treat acne and other skin rashes.

Raspberries are widely used in folk cosmetics   for cleansing, moisturizing, nourishing the skin.

Raspberry lotion to cleanse and nourish the skin.   2 tbsp. tablespoons raspberry puree pour 1 cup of vodka. Insist 7-10 days in a glass jar, covered in a dark place. Strain. The part that will be used in a minute, diluted with boiled water 1: 2 Dry Skin 1: 3.

 In the garden the berry, my Malinka
   • Nourishing Mask of overripe berries.   2 tbsp. spoon berries crumpled Mix with 1 tbsp. dollop of sour cream and apply on face for 15-20 minutes. Wash first with warm water, then wash with water at room temperature.

For bleaching.   Squeeze the juice from the berries and 1 tbsp. spoon the juice to add 1-2 drops of lemon juice. Wipe overly tanned skin, freckles and age spots.

To raise the skin tone and rejuvenation . Puree raspberries between the layers of gauze to put an and to impose on pre-washed by face for 10 minutes. Wash with cool water.

Mask of raspberries in dry and normal skin.   1 tbsp. spoon raspberry sauce mix 1 chicken protein and apply on face for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with water at room temperature.

For tightening pores.   To 2 tablespoons raspberry crumpled add 1 teaspoon of honey and apply on skin for 10-15 minutes. Wash off the mask with cool water.

Nutritious mask for all skin types.   Mix the freshly cooked raspberry mashed potatoes with the same amount of yogurt and apply on the face, neck, chest for 15-20 minutes. Wash off with a swab dipped in warm tea leaves of green tea. Then wash cool water or wipe the skin with ice cubes.

In order to smooth the skin had a beautiful color.   Take 2 tbsp. tablespoons potato starch and add as much fresh raspberry juice, to get a creamy mass. Apply it with a brush on your face for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with cool water.

Decoction of the leaves of raspberry   in the old stained hair in a chic with shine black.

To stimulate hair growth and recovery.   A handful of dry raspberry leaf brew 1 liter of boiled water, 1 hour, drain, cool and rinse hair after washing.

Malin is one of the most effective natural antidepressants. She successfully fights the effects of stress and gives a good mood for a long time. Probably not in vain Russian aristocrats so fond of raspberries, as well as strawberries and cream there.
Author: Natalia Alexeeva