Steer umbellate
 There is a water plant Susak umbrella ... This plant grows in stagnant and slow-water, it can be found in the wild and settled at his dacha in the pond.

The first part of his Latin name butomus umbelyatus ( Butomus umbellatus ) Comes from two Greek words - " bus "- And the bull" tomnein "- Pinch off, and the second -" umbellatus "- Umbellate. This cute "bull" is not only beautiful, but also useful. It is used in medicine and cosmetics.

Susak umbrella - Butomus umbellatus L.   - Perennial aquatic or marsh plant from the family susakovyh. At Susak umbrella thick creeping rhizome. Its stem can reach one and a half meters. Basal leaves of the plant resemble the grooves and out of the rhizome. Other Susak elongated leaves.

White-pink flowers are on long stalks and collected in inflorescence umbrellas at the end of the stems. Flowering Susak all three summer months, bringing its nectar of various insects that collect nectar from flowers, pollinating it. Fruits - prefabricated leaflets, ripen in August and September. Propagated by seeds and Susak by dividing rhizomes.

In the wild state Susak growing on meadow marshes, oxbow on, lakes and stagnant waters.

 Steer umbellate
   Susak since ancient times been used as a medicinal plant. Our ancestors were in the fall to shallow creeks, lakes, ditches, Susak pulled up by the roots, take the rhizome, containing a lot of starch, prepared from it drugs or baked and used as food.

Not for nothing in Siberia Susak was known as "Yakut bread." In tsarist Russia the cost of pounds of dried rhizomes Susak and one pounds of wheat flour were identical.

Susak in folk medicine and cosmetics
The leaves Susak contains vitamin C. The rhizomes contain vitamin C, starch, protein, sugars, lipids, carbohydrates, fiber, organic acids, acacia, ash, potassium, calcium, and iron.

Preparations from rhizomes Susak possess anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antifebrile, emollient, diuretic, expectorant properties.

In folk medicine, Susak is used for colds, coughs, bronchitis, with exhaustion, anemia, impotence, for immunity.

- Broth
1 tbsp. spoon crushed rhizomes Susak pour 1 cup boiling water, bring to a boil, turn off the heat, cover and infuse for half an hour, drain, take 2 tbsp. spoon 3 times a day for 20 minutes before eating.

Susak can not be used for diarrhea, any bleeding, including menstruation and pregnancy.

- Susak juice rubbed into the rough skin of heels and nail plate while nail fungus.

- Broth wash for acne, acne, skin irritation.
1 teaspoon crushed roots pour 3/3 cup of boiling water, leave for 40 minutes, drain.

- Rejuvenating mask
A piece of rhizome grind, take 2 tbsp. spoon, add 1 teaspoon of honey and milk so as to obtain a paste. Apply on face for 10 minutes, rinse with water at room temperature.

- For haze persons
1 tbsp. spoon broth prepared according to the recipe described above, mixed with 1 tbsp. spoon of cucumber juice and add as many crushed in the grinder flakes turned to mush. Apply on face for 10 minutes, rinse with water at room temperature.

- Broth hair
1 tbsp. l. Susak crushed rhizomes pour 1, 5 cups of boiling water, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer on low heat for 15 minutes, cool, strain and rub the hair roots for half an hour before washing. Wash your hair with shampoo and rinse the remaining broth. This improves their growth, making shiny and fluffy.

- Baths of Susak tone up the skin, improve blood circulation and therefore rejuvenate. 1 cup of broth is poured into the warm water and take a 10-minute bath.
Author: Natalia Alexeeva