Geranium meadow
 We used to call geraniums pelargonium, growing at our window. In nature there are geraniums meadow - a valuable medicinal plant, which is used in cosmetics.

Russian name of this plant comes from the Latin word - geranium   - Crane. It is said that the first so-called geraniums in the I century AD Dioscorides because fruit geranium meadow like a crane's beak. Vernacular geranium - pigeon color, Eagle Claw, roadside needle, Egorova spear ...

Geranium meadow - Geranium pratense L   - A perennial herb of the family of geranium. The plant has thick, short rhizome. Direct branching stalk rises to a height of 25-50 cm. The leaves look meadow geranium lace - palmate-lobed, smooth or pubescent.

Blue flowers with five petals. Geranium blooms from early summer until autumn. Geranium is a good honey plant, and bees collect nectar from it a lot. The seeds ripen in August - September.

Homeland consider geranium - South and South-West Africa. Geranium grows almost the entire territory of the former Soviet Union. It can be found in the sparse birch groves, upland meadows, fields, copses, in ravines, along the roads, in the furrows.

 Geranium meadow
   The grass and flowers geranium contains vitamins - B, C, carotene, tannins, flavonoids, citric acid, malic acid, phenol carbonic acids, catechins, macro- and microelements.

The healing properties of geranium meadow
In medical applications geraniums meadow used from time immemorial, and in the West and in the East. Geranium grass harvested during the flowering and the roots in the fall.

Preparations of geraniums have anti-inflammatory, hemostatic, analgesic, antiseptic, astringent properties.

Infusions of geranium is prescribed for diseases of the nervous system, treat their neurosis, angina, as well as a sore throat, stomatitis, dysentery, gastritis, upper respiratory tract diseases, oncology, rheumatism, gout.

- Infusion indigestion
1 dessert spoon of dry raw geranium meadow pour 1, 5 cups of boiled cold water. Infuse all night, strain and take ½ cup 3-4 times a day before meals.

- When insomnia
1 tbsp. spoon of dried crushed roots Geranium pour 1 cup of cold water, bring to a boil and simmer on low heat for 10 minutes, to insist in a thermos for 1 hour, drain. Take ¼ cup 3-4 times daily before meals and at bedtime.

For beauty
Geranium meadow has been widely used in cosmetology.

- Infusion for dry skin
1 tbsp. spoon dry geranium leaves Pour 1 cup water, leave for 30-40 minutes, cool, drain, wipe face in the morning and evening. You can simply wash infusion.

- To refresh your complexion
1 teaspoon of flowers geranium meadow pour ½ cup of boiled water, half an hour under the hood. Add 1 tbsp. a spoonful of honey, this liquid soak cheesecloth, folded in several layers to put on face for 15 minutes. If the gauze dries, wet again. Wash with water at room temperature.

- For wrinkles
1 tbsp. a spoonful of shredded leaves make ½ cup boiling water, leave for 1 hour. Take 1st. a spoonful of the infusion, add 1st. spoonful of soft cheese and 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Mix and apply on face for 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water, wash cold.

- When hair loss and dandruff
2 tbsp. tablespoons geranium, brew 1 cup of boiled water, in a thermos for 2 hours, drain, rub in hair roots before the hook or half an hour. The liquid that remains after rubbing, pour on your hair after shampooing shampoo, gently squeeze the hair and do not rinse, let the hair dry naturally.

- For better hair growth.
2 tbsp. tablespoons dried minced raw pour 2 cups of cold boiled water, leave for 6 hours. Slightly warm, filter and wash the infusion head. Wash your hair as 2-3 times a week for a month.

- Bath, refreshes the skin and makes it supple.
4 tbsp. tablespoons chopped dry geranium meadow pour 1 liter of boiling water, insist 2 hours, strain, pour into bath at a temperature + 37C. Take a bath for 15 minutes. Course 2 baths a week for a month or two.
Author: Natalia Alexeeva