The Cherry Orchard...
 Russian gardens without cherry trees presented as hard as Chekhov's drama without "The Cherry Orchard."

The cherry tree has a long history, in the time of ancient Rome was the cherry crops. Pliny the Elder wrote that the cherries in Rome brought the Roman general Lucullus, defeated King Mithridates, from the territory of the present Crimea. According to other sources the birthplace of cherry wood was Macedonia.

In Russia cherry trees grew in the time of Kievan Rus. In the XV century it was grown, not only in the southern regions, but also in Novgorod.

Sour cherry   - Deciduous tree of the Rosaceae family of 1, 5 to 8 meters high. Crohn tree often is a slightly elongated bowl. The leaves are green in the form of an ellipse with serrated edges. White flowers on the 2-4-6 gathered in loose inflorescences umbrellas. Cherry Blossoms in May. Over the cherry blossom is constantly circling bees, because it is rich in nectar and pollen.

The fruit - juicy edible drupe spherical, different in color, size and taste. They ripen in June - July. Cherries are cultivated as food and ornamental plant.
Cherry cook jam, compotes, jams, make jam, marmalade, liqueur and even cook the soup. Leaves of cherry to put pickles and marinades.

 The Cherry Orchard...

Cherry is also a valuable medicinal plant .

Its fruits contain vitamins B1, B2, E, P, RP, C, carotene; fructose, pectin, tannin acid - malic, citric, salicylic, trace elements - potassium, iron, copper, cobalt, magnesium and phosphorus.

- Drinking cherry food is the prevention of anemia, to improve metabolism, cherry juice of life contributes to the beneficial gut bacteria.

- Cherry useful in hypertension, atherosclerosis, dizziness, loss of strength, colds.

- When insomnia drink infusion of cherries . 1 tbsp. spoon of dried cherries pour 1 cup of boiled water, in a thermos for 2 hours, strain and drink before bedtime.

- The healing is not only the fruit of cherries, but also twigs, stalk, leaves. A decoction of the branches of cherries   used for diarrhea, edema, colitis, hypertension. 1 tbsp. a spoonful of shredded leaves or twigs pour 1 cup boiling water and simmer for 5 minutes, leave for half an hour. Strain and take ¼ cup 4 times a day for 20-30 minutes before eating. This decoction is drunk and heavy menstruation.

 The Cherry Orchard...
 Cherries for female beauty

- Fresh cherries, if you eat them, at least a handful a day, reduce the sensitivity of the skin to ultraviolet rays.

- Dermatologists prescribe fresh fruits and cherry juice in vitiligo and any patches on the skin.

- Fruits of cherries to eat as well as prevention against early graying. And with graying cherry juice rubbed into the scalp.

- Masks made of cherry   has a cleansing and exfoliating, tightens pores.

- Cherry juice rubbed oily skin. From juice as well make a compress soaked them terry cloth and put it on for 15 minutes on the face. Then wash with water at room temperature.

- For freshening and cleansing facial skin porous cherry juice is mixed with starch and is applied to the cleansed skin for 15 minutes.

- On the face, neck and décolleté can apply a layer of crushed red cherry fruit.
This mask nourishes and moisturizes the skin. It washed off after 20 minutes with warm water and apply moisturizer. The course of such masks markedly rejuvenates the skin.

- Cherry has recommended for obesity, as well as all those who want to lose weight. Fruits of cherries not only improve metabolism, saturated with nutrients the body weight, but also has a diuretic effect. Fasting days of cherry spend 2 times a week and on other days the cherries instead of eating dinner.

- Sorcerers say that if the girl throw cherry flower over the left shoulder, then the restriction will soon find the way to her house.
Author: Natalia Alexeeva