Rhubarb - a plant that makes women more beautiful and healthier.

Homeland rhubarb is considered to be China, where it is cultivated since ancient times. In Russia it was only in the XVII century. Peter I introduced on trade rhubarb state monopoly.

The scientific name of rhubarb - " Reos "Translated from the Greek as" flows. " Most likely, the plant received its name for a kind of run-off rainwater jets with its leaves.

Rhubarb wavy or gardening - Rheum rbaponticum L.   - A perennial herb of the family Polygonaceae. Rhubarb have a strong root system. Emerging spring straight thick juicy rhubarb stalks with large leaves can rise to a height of one and a half meters and more.

   The flowers are small white or reddish, collected in a panicle. Bloom rhubarb 2-3 year. Flowering in May and June. Seeds - trihedral reddish brown nuts with wings.

Rhubarb is a cold-resistant plants, and gardeners are grown in central Russia. In May, it has already begun cleaning rhubarb, which ends in June. Later, they accumulate much oxalic acid. Re-rhubarb harvested in September.

In cooking
In the food consumed young thick fleshy stalks of rhubarb greenish or reddish in color. Break out or cut at the base of every 10 days, so they do not have time to become coarsened.

 Petioles of rhubarb is very tender, even in the refrigerator, they are not stored more than two days. The petioles contains vitamins B2, E, P, C, sugar, pectin, malic, citric, succinic, oxalic organic acids, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, iron, calcium. Petioles are sorrel sour taste with apple flavor and aroma.

Because rhubarb is impossible to prepare food, teas and cosmetics, using iron or brass utensils.

Rhubarb is widely used in cooking many nations of the world. Abroad, it is served in expensive restaurants.

Dish of rhubarb are diet and help get rid of excess weight.

For good health
In order to use medicinal roots, leaves, and stalks of rhubarb racemes.

Traditional medicine uses drugs rhubarb when vitamin deficiency, anemia, constipation, diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, liver, gallbladder, gastric catarrh, nervousness, loss of strength, as a fortifying agent.

Rhubarb should not be eating in large quantities for kidney disease.

For therapeutic purposes, dig roots, cleaned, washed, cut into pieces and dried. Dried rhizomes ground into powder and drink such as tea.

For beauty
In the cosmetics used and stalks and roots.

- Mask for bleaching freckles and age spots
Squeeze rhubarb 1 tbsp. spoon juice and add 1 tbsp. a spoonful of yogurt, mix, apply on face for 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water, wash with cool.

- To make the party a golden hue tan
Rhubarb juice apply on face with a brush in several layers for 10 minutes. Rinse with water at room temperature and in this day out in the sun.

To achieve the effect of tan and if you can add the juice of the roots of rhubarb in a normal moisturizer suitable for your skin type. Cream and juice are mixed in a ratio of 1: 1. Wash off after 15 minutes with water at room temperature.

- To give hair light brown color
250 gr. rhubarb root pour 2 cups of natural dry white wine, simmer on low heat until the volume of liquid is reduced by half. Cool, strain and moisten their hair. After half an hour rinse with warm water. This recipe can be used only to owners of oily hair.

- To make the hair shine and splendor
Boil 1 tbsp. spoon crushed roots of the rhubarb with 1 liter of boiling water, leave for 20 minutes, cool, strain. Rinse the hair after washing.
Author: Natalia Alexeeva