Goose paw ...
 Not in the literal sense. So call all known plants - swans. Latin name saltbush - Atriplex means - "goose foot", as it was called in Russia "gusey foot."

In many countries, quinoa is considered a valuable spinach plants and cultivated since ancient times. Russia also previously harvested quinoa and used it as food. Now hardly anyone does it, and in vain, because in fact quinoa is very useful for our body and exhausted all possible benefits of civilization.

Atriplex patula - Atriplex Sp.   - An annual herbaceous plant of the family Chenopodiaceae. Depending on whether the soil from which grow quinoa, its direct stem rises to a height of 50-80sm. In general, due to its taproot deep extending deep into the soil, quinoa can grow anywhere.

The leaves of quinoa whitish-green, as if sprinkled with flour, shape, they have mostly rhombic, rarely oblong. Teeth on the sheet are distributed unevenly.

Bred decorative quinoa with yellow and red leaves.

 Goose paw ...
   Flowering plant in July - August. The flowers are small inconspicuous collected in paniculate inflorescences. The fruit - achene.

Quinoa grows throughout Russia, as a weed in fields, along roads, along rivers, streams, gardens, vegetable gardens on vacant lots and landfills.

Grass quinoa contains vitamins - A, E, P, PP, C, rutin, saponins, alkaloids, essential oils, fiber, protein ...

The ancient Greek physician Galen wrote that satiety of quinoa can be equated with animal products. Quinoa is not only eating, but also used as a medicinal and cosmetic.

For good health
Grass quinoa harvested from early spring to late autumn.

- Quinoa has a powerful phytoncide effect.

- Traditional medicine uses drugs quinoa indigestion, as a diuretic, as well as jaundice, lung disease, bronchitis, severe cough, hysteria, gout, hemorrhoids ...

- The seeds were used as an emetic and purgative.

- The broth of quinoa with abdominal pain, diarrhea, nervous disorders
1 teaspoon chopped herbs pour 1 cup boiling water, bring to a boil, boil for 7 minutes over low heat. Cool, strain. Take 1-2st. spoon 3 times a day before meals.

- If there is a season quinoa raw, cooking from it salads, side dishes, hash, the small and large intestines, liver and gallbladder cleansed of toxins and waste products.

- Boiled quinoa eat liver disease.

- When radiculitis steamed quinoa, and applied to the sore spot.

Quinoa is also used in folk cosmetics

- For smoothness
1 tbsp. spoon 3/3 cup quinoa brew boiling water, leave for 10 minutes, cool, strain, add the potato starch so as to obtain a creamy mass apply on face for 15 minutes, rinse with water at room temperature.

- Hydrating Mask
Mix 1 tbsp. spoon broth with 2 tbsp. spoons, grated grated cucumber and ½ teaspoon of olive oil, apply on face for 10 minutes, rinse with warm, weak brew green tea, or broth of parsley. After 5 minutes, wash with cool water or wipe the face with ice.

- Nourishing Mask
Mix 1 tbsp. spoon broth of quinoa with 1 teaspoon of carrot juice and 1 teaspoon of honey. Apply on face layers with a brush. Rinse with a weak brew chilled black tea. If you use this mask 2 times a week, it will give the skin a light golden hue tan.

- To strengthen the hair
Pound 2 tablespoons. tablespoons dry grass quinoa, pour 1 cup of boiled water, half an hour, strain, add 1st. spoon burdock or castor oil, rub in hair roots, wash off after half an hour with shampoo.
Author: Natalia Alexeeva