Bell ...
 "Colo Colo-bell
Bell, willow-herb,
Kolya, Kolya, Nikolasha
I will come, and you meet!
Di Linh Di Linh,
Di-eh-lin, di-eh-lin, di-eh-lin ... "
(Music Ponomarenko, V. Bokov Word)

It is said that the bells grow in places where falls or bell ringing or the ringing of the bells ...

The bell symbolizes constancy. They are not only pleasing to our eye with their beauty, but have healing properties take care of our beauty. And their young stems and leaves are used in cooking.

Bell - Campanula L. - Herbaceous perennial plant of the family Campanulaceae. In the world there are more than 350 kinds of bells. In central Russia ten species of wild bells. The most commonly encountered in our area - Campanula latifolia, macrophylla, medium, overcrowding, krapivolistny, persicifolia ... They differ in the form of leaves, flowers and color.

The Latin name of the bell «campana» means "bell" and given to him for the shape of flowers. Rhizome horizontal at the bell with numerous roots, usually bells growing group bonded one rhizome. Brittle stems bells grow in length from 20 to 150 cm. Below bells leaves collected in the outlet. Stem, with rounded teeth along the edge of the sheet.

 Bell ...
   The right consists of a flower bell pyatizuboy cup blue, blue purple. The flowers are heaped bell as if pressed against each other, and on a branch can be up to 20 flowers. Other bells on one branch fewer flowers.

Bells are a good honey plant, in good weather, their flowers are wide open, but hardly gather rain and fall of his first drops, flowers tightly closed. Often they wait out bad weather and insects.

Healing properties of bells
Leaves bell contain: vitamin C, carotene, fiber, coffee and coumaric acid, flavonoids, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium ...

- Preparations of the grass bell possess sedative, hemostatic, anti action.

- Traditional medicine uses decoctions bell at heavy menstruation, uterine bleeding, belyah, in diseases of the thyroid gland, headache, cough, fever, atherosclerosis, and pain in the stomach, constipation.

- Lotions grass applied to wounds, dog bites, cat scratches moisten, rinse the throat with angina, rheumatism applied to the sore spot in the form of compresses.

The bell for female beauty
From flowers nettle-leaved bellflower an oil exudes freshness, which is often used in perfumes.

- The infusion of herbs for washing and compresses
2 teaspoons crushed dried herbs brew 1 cup of boiling water, leave for half an hour, cool, strain, used for washing in the morning and evening. The skin becomes soft and silky.

From the same broth do compresses. Moisten cheesecloth, folded in several layers and apply on face for 10 minutes. Wash with boiled water at room temperature.

- Moisturizing mask grass
1 teaspoon chopped herbs mixed with bell 1st. dollop of sour cream and 2 drops of olive oil. Apply on face for 10 minutes. Remove swab dipped in warm water. Wash cool.

- Baths, improves skin tone and mood, banish melancholy thoughts. With more prolonged use relieves depression. 1st. spoon roots bell pour 1 liter of boiling water, leave for 40 minutes, drain, add to bath water temperature is 37 degrees. While taking a bath for 10-15 minutes.

- Bath grass bell
1 tbsp. spoon herb brew 1 liter of boiled water, 1 hour, drain, pour into the tub. Course baths particularly well helps with tearfulness and insomnia.
Author: Natalia Alexeeva