Red root, Hedysarum forgotten, or
 Leaving the city, all have seen this plant in a meadow, only a few people probably know that the plant is a valuable and medicinal and cosmetic sense.

Its scientific name Hedysarunr neglectum Ledeb   It comes from the Greek word - hedys   - Sweet.

Red roots - a perennial herb of the family legumes. The root of the plant is thick, long and woody. Actually it's even many-headed rhizome, passing in the root. Above it is dark brown, white on a break first and podsyhaya becomes pinkish.

At the height of the red root grows up to half a meter. Stem he is not one of their number - from 2 to 12 units. They are direct and not branched, the entire length of the bare. Leaves compound, imparipinnate, and consist of several pairs of leaves shaped ellipse.

Small purple or purple-violet flowers are collected in many-long dense brush at the ends of the stems. Flowering red root in June - August.

Fruits kopeck pubescent flat beans with a wide border. Inside they are divided constrictions with seeds. They ripen in late August - September.

Kopeechnik grows in meadows, along rivers and streams.

For medicinal purposes   autumn dig up the roots kopeck. Sometimes used as grass, or rather the upper part of the leafy shoots are harvested during flowering. Dried raw material in a dry ventilated area.

 Red root, Hedysarum forgotten, or
   Roots Hedysarum contain: carotene, vitamin C, alkaloids, tannin, flavonoids, triterpene saponins, coumarins, xanthones. The red grass root contains vitamin C, karotinksantony, tannins, flavonoids, saponins, coumarins, catechins, free amino acids

In the East, red root is used in medicine since ancient times. Modern folk medicine uses drugs kopeck in diseases of the cardiovascular system, anemia, diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, gynecological diseases, prostate adenoma, diseases of the nervous system, headaches.

- Tea
Tea from the root of the red is an effective means of bracing, increases immunity. 1 teaspoon crushed dried red root root pour 1 cup boiling water, leave for 10 minutes. Drink as a tea without rules.

- Tincture of red root
25 c. dry red crushed root pour 1 cup of vodka, insist 2 weeks in a dark cool place, but not in the refrigerator. Strain, take ½ teaspoon 3 times a day, dissolved in ¼ cup of boiled water.

For cosmetic purposes   use an infusion of red root.

- Infusion
2 teaspoons of dried red root pour 1 cup boiling water, leave for half an hour. Wipe face in the morning and in the evening instead of tonic.

- Mask for skin elasticity
1 tbsp. spoon broth mixed with soft cheese to the state of the liquid slurry. Apply for 10 minutes, rinse ostuzhennym infusion of red root. After half an hour wash with water at room temperature.

- For smoothing of fine lines.
By 2 tbsp. spoons of broth, add 1 teaspoon honey and 2 teaspoons of cucumber juice, mix well and apply on face with a brush in several layers. Or wet gauze in the composition and apply on face for 10 minutes. Rinse with water at room temperature.

- Bath against skin aging
2 tbsp. tablespoons minced red root pour 1 liter of boiling water, cover, leave for 30-40 minutes, cool, strain, pour into the tub. The water temperature in the bath + 37C. Period 15 minutes. The effect of the bath is higher if, after she did not wipe, and let it dry naturally moisture.

Red root decoction is useful to rinse hair after washing. They will become shiny, fluffy, and will grow faster.
Author: Natalia Alexeeva