Flower obedient to the wind ...
 Finally, spring came true! Many residents at this time pulling out of the city, closer to nature. We are like children, breathe in the fresh air is unusual, we listen to the voices of the birds and all kinds of noises. And unwittingly, in all this splendor look grabs quite large, mostly white flowers, the petals of which are literally at the touch of awe even subtle wind.

This is the anemone, anemone, flower, obedient winds. The botanical name of the plant is literally translated as "the daughter of the winds."

In Russia grow three kinds of anemones - Anemone nemorosa (Anemone nemorosa), buttercup anemone (Anemone ranunculoides) and Anemone sylvestris (Anemone sylvestris). But most of the territory of Central Russia meets Dubravnaya anemone.

Anemone Dubravnaya - Anemone nemorosa   - A perennial herb of the buttercup family. Rhizome anemones long and branched, it is growing rapidly and, therefore, anemone grows even whole clumps and thickets. Anemone plant is not high, it is rarely a straight stem grows more than 30-35 cm. Palmately dissected leaves carved openwork anemones resemble green.

 Flower obedient to the wind ...
   The flowers are quite large, up 3-3, 5 cm in diameter. The most common anemone flowers are white, rarely yellow and very rarely pink or purple. Anemone blooms depending on the weather from late April to late May. Pollinated anemone ... using rainwater.

In June anemone leaves begin to turn yellow and die completely in mid-summer. The soil is thick starchy rhizome, which is the spring of the next year will give life to new shoots with leaves and flower. The flower starts to develop from buds on the rhizome, when still nestled around snow and patiently waits for the sun melts the snow and the flower can stand without fear in all its glory. So it turns out that only a few weeks anemone awake, and the rest of the year, like a fairy tale Sleeping Beauty sleeping ... This phenomenon is called ephemeral in nature. Propagate by seeds and vegetatively anemone.

The most interesting and pleasing that Russia is called home to anemones. Since the XVI century cultivated anemone.

Windswept Health
Anemone plant is very beautiful. It refers to the medicinal plants, and it is used in folk medicine and homeopathy.

More Galen wrote about anemone, that: "It cleans, washes, pull and open." The ancients believed that if to pull the nose squeezed juice anemone, then clear your head and brain. A root was recommended to chew.

Modern folk medicine uses the anemone as an antibacterial, analgesic, with headache, toothache, palpitations, women's diseases, acute respiratory viral infection, sore throat, rheumatism, gout, diseases of the nervous system, spleen, liver, kidneys, and skin ulcers.

For infusions and decoctions are collected in the spring stems, leaves, flowers, plants. Juice squeezed out of anemone leaves and roots of plants.

All anemones poisonous plants. They contain poison anemonin, which is particularly dangerous for animals. But for people to make their own preparations inside anemone is not recommended.

But this beautiful plant can be used to preserve and multiply the beauty . For example, infusions anemone help with dry and flaky skin.

- Infusion
1 teaspoon dry grass anemone pour 1 cup of cold water, leave for a day. Wipe face in the morning and evening. Store in the refrigerator can day. Ensure that the infusion did not hit in the eye.

- Juice from the roots displays warts, it needs to lubricate their juice several times a day. The juice also helps the bites of mosquitoes, bees and other insects, removing the itching and inflammation.

- Rejuvenating mask
Good 5 pound fresh white petals Anemone, add 2 tbsp. tablespoons soft cheese and grind everything again, dilute cream so as to obtain a paste, apply on face for 10 minutes. Remove swab dipped in warm water or broth of parsley. Wash with water at room temperature.

- Decoction of dried leaves anemone clean the skin
2 teaspoons anemone pour 1 cup boiling water, leave for 10 minutes, strain, pour into the tub. The water temperature should not be higher than + 37 ° C. The bath takes 10 minutes.

- In the old anemone mixed with walnut shell was used for blackening hair.

And in those days, people believed that the anemone, attached to the hair or clothing, protection from diseases and all sorts of troubles. Modern magicians advised to keep the house pressed flower anemone.
Author: Natalia Alexeeva