Tatar potion
 It was so named when a and p, which the Mongol-Tatar invaders brought to Russia around the XII century. Tatars are not sent without calamus in any military campaign, they were thrown alive into the water plant's roots, considering that so clean it. Of those bodies of water where caught and p, it was possible, not afraid to drink water and water the horses.

Extracted roots of calamus in those days in China and India. Soon the plant has spread almost throughout Europe.

Acorus Calamus - Acorus calamus   - Perennial water plant with a strong horizontal rhizome from 50 to 120 cm tall. Air can be easily confused with a cane, a plant growing on the edges of lakes, ponds and streams, exudes a strong fragrance.

In calamus long narrow leaves, with a transverse wrinkled, resembling swords and small grayish-green flowers collected in the ear inflorescence. Propagated calamus roots due to lack of insects can pollinate it. In addition to the climatic conditions of our country its benefits are almost never have time to ripen.

 Tatar potion
 In health and beauty to use the roots of sweet flag Which comprise: vitamin C, starch, bitter glycoside akorin and essential oil.

- In the old roots of sweet flag chewing, escaping from cholera, plague, influenza.

- Powder from calamus root sprinkled suppurating wounds.

- Doctors of the Middle Ages were convinced that a decoction of the roots of calamus strengthens memory, hearing, sight.

- In today's folk medicine preparations from root calamus is prescribed for liver and biliary tract, kidney disease, bronchitis, dropsy, scurvy, weakness of digestion.

- Broth rinse mouth with gum disease and tooth decay.

Infusion of calamus root.
2 teaspoons dried minced raw pour 1 cup boiling water, 10-15 minutes, cool, strain, take ½ cup 4 times a day.

When prostate adenoma, prostatitis, to improve potency.
1 teaspoon crushed calamus root pour ½ cup of boiling water, leave for 1-2 minutes, cool, strain, take 1 teaspoon 3 times a day before meals with water.

• It is made from the roots of calamus and tincture on alcohol or vodka .
1st. spoon roots pour 5CT. spoons of vodka, insist 2 weeks in a dark place.
Take 20 drops 2 times a day before meals.

 Tatar potion
 Air has long been used in folk cosmetics.   It has a toning, skin cleansing and leveling properties. It accelerates wound healing and promotes resorption of fresh scar tissue, relieves acne and blackheads.

- Tincture of rhizome . 1 teaspoon crushed roots pour 1 incomplete (to kaёmki) glass vodka, insist 1 week in a dark place, filter. Wipe face with tincture, as a cleanser in the morning and evening, before use diluted 1: 1 with boiled water (just the part that is immediately used.)

- Bath from the roots aira to relax after work, to relieve stress and make skin elasticity . 200 gr. calamus root cover with cold water, bring to a boil and boil for half an hour on low heat, cool, strain, pour into the tub. The water temperature in the bath + 37C. Period 15 minutes. Wipes after a bath is not necessary, just put on a bathrobe.

- Wrapping of broth sweet flag cellulite . 1 tbsp. spoon calamus brew 1 cup of boiling water and simmer for 15 minutes. Strain, cool, wet the towels in the broth and wrap them hips for 15-20 minutes. The course wraps 20-30 in 1 day.

- Broth to strengthen hair and get rid of dandruff . 1, 5, Art. tablespoons chopped calamus root brew 1 cup of boiling water, leave, encased 40-50 minutes. Strain, wet the hair along the entire length and is particularly well rubbed broth the hair roots. Leave on for half an hour, rinse with warm water.

- For hair loss . 2 tbsp. spoon calamus pour 1, 5 cups 9% vinegar and simmer for 15 - 20 minutes. Strain, cool and rub the hair roots. The course is 15 rubbing in 1 day.

- With a strong dandruff . 1 tbsp. spoon crushed root pour 1 cup boiling water and infuse for half an hour in a thermos. Infusion rubbed into the scalp every night for 10-15 days. 15 days off. And repetition rate.

- To give hair shine and golden hue . 2 tbsp. spoon crushed roots brew 2 cups boiling water, boil for 5-7 minutes over medium heat, infuse for about 1 hour, drain and rinse hair after washing. If you do this consistently, the hair will be on 1 tone lighter.

- When split hairs . 2 tbsp. spoons of crushed root to fill in 1 liter of water, boil, boil for 20-30 minutes, insist 4-6 hours, drain, lower in broth ends of her hair, hold for 10 minutes, then rub a decoction of the hair roots and moisten their hair over the entire length.

In the old days we were at the root of sweet flag itself, to get rid of the dark forces and detractors. Magicians claim that sup plays an important role in love affairs that he was "motivated by thoughts of the appropriate".
Author: Natalia Alexeeva