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 Little stars twinkle on a small green leaf Chickweed or heart grass. Summer residents believe this plant is a weed, in fact, this crystal grass just a storehouse of vitamins, it is - and the doctor and beautician. Moreover, it is edible.

Chickweed - Stellaria media L.   - An annual or biennial herb of the pink family. Chickweed have weak, thin stem, lying on the ground or ascending, branched, covered with leaves. At the height it can reach 25-30cm.

Leaves are small, egg-shaped, pointed. Small white flowers are on long stalks in the leaf axils. Flowering plant in May - September. In July-September, the fruits ripen - oblong box with seeds remain viable for up to 5 years. The plant has an interesting feature - it absorbs water not only roots, but also stem.

Chickweed can be found throughout the European part of Russia, the Caucasus, the Far East, Western and Eastern Siberia forest edges, along the banks of reservoirs, in waste places and in the own garden.

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 Dosage strength Chickweed
Weeding their beds, experts advise not to get angry with chickweed and take the time to throw it.

In order to use medicinal herb Chickweed, which is dried in the shade outdoors. The grass of the crystal Thumbelina contain vitamins - A, E, C, saponins, tannins, flavonoids, volatile, lipids, iron, magnesium, copper, cobalt, potassium, chlorine ...

Chickweed drugs have anti-inflammatory, analgesic, hemostatic, wound healing, choleretic, tonic properties.

They have a beneficial effect on the nervous system, improve metabolism and heart function, lowers blood pressure, and even used in the treatment of coronary heart disease.

Our ancestors steamed herb Chickweed applied to bruises, sprains, wounds.

Pribintovat loin chickweed cure sciatica.

The juice is instilled in the eye during cataract clouding and is applied to the hemorrhoids are inside with internal bleeding, to treat diseases of the liver and kidney, thyroid, chronic fatigue and vitamin deficiency.

Chickweed juice slows the aging process, cleanses blood vessels, improves blood, removes from the body of harmful substances. If you take it regularly, then go headaches, improve memory. Drinking juice is recommended for ½ cup 3 times a day before meals for three months.

Decoctions and infusions are used in diseases of the liver, kidneys, lungs, heart; as a diuretic and laxative.

In China, chickweed treat gastrointestinal diseases, and in Europe it is used as an expectorant and slimy agent.

- Infusion
1st. spoon dry grass pour 1 incomplete (to kaёmki) cup of boiling water, cover and insist 6:00, strain, take 2st. spoon 3-4 times a day before meals.

Beauty and personal care
- If varicose veins make baths Chickweed
4st. Spoon raw pour 1 liter of boiling water, insist 2 hours, strain, pour into the tub.

- Puffiness and fine lines treat vascular juice
Turn on the grinder 250g. Chickweed, squeeze the juice, add 1st. a spoonful of honey, stir and lubricate the problem areas.

- Foot bath with steamed woodlice relieve fatigue, swelling, pain in the legs.

- For the treatment of acne and pimples
Brew 1st. spoon herbs 1 cup boiling water, cover, to insist 40 minutes, strain, soak a decoction of terry cloth and apply on face for 15-20 minutes. Wash with cool water. You can apply and steamed herb Chickweed.

- Rejuvenating mask
2st. spoon transformed into a puree Chickweed mixed with whipped to a froth protein chicken and 1 teaspoon of olive oil, mix well, apply on face for 15 minutes. Rinse with water at room temperature.

- Hydrating Mask
1st. a spoonful of chopped herbs woodlice mix with 1 teaspoon of honey and add as much cream as to obtain a creamy mass. Apply on face for 15 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water, wash with cool and clean the skin with an ice cube.
Author: Natalia Alexeeva