Parsley Health and Beauty

July 1, 2010

 Parsley beauty health
 This curly green twigs everywhere growing in our gardens - a real storehouse of vitamins. It is extremely useful for women's health, to preserve the beauty and helps get rid of many unpleasant diseases. The great advantage of using parsley for cosmetic and prophylactic purposes is its year-round availability. Appearing on the beds in early spring to late autumn growing, emerald green in the winter are grown in greenhouses.

 Parsley Health and Beauty

Where are you from, parsley?

Parsley (Petroselinum crispum, which translates as "stone celery") - single, biennial plant family umbrella, came to Russia in the XVII century. Her mariners brought from the states of the Mediterranean. And today in the mountain regions of these countries, you can find a lot of wild parsley.

Grow the herbs like garden crops began in ancient Greece. It is used not only as a seasoning for food, because it wove wreaths and with laurel, they adorned their heads winners of the Olympic Games. Parsley fed horses harnessed to the chariot of the Greek hero.

Because of its nutritional properties, which are known even in ancient times, parsley was used as a drug. Queen of France, daughter of Grand Duke Francesco I of Tuscany and Joan of Austria, Marie de Medici (1575-1642) made use of parsley with loss of strength and its numerous depressions. This is not surprising, because parsley contains many nutrients essential human vitamins A, C, B, B1, B2, K, PP, iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium, zinc, phosphorus and sodium. 50-60 grams (one tablespoon chopped green) contains a daily rate of vitamin C and carotene.

In ancient times believed that parsley expels evil spirits from the house: a sprig of greenery, brought in the home, ensure longevity and well-being of the family.

 Parsley Health and Beauty

Health Store

In order to maintain women's health is difficult to find a more medicinal herbs. During the menstrual cycle, painful menstruation use ground seeds of parsley. The infusion of herbs, a decoction of the root crops to improve lactation in nursing mothers.

Parsley helps to combat swelling, as a strong diuretic. 150 g of fresh parsley, finely cut and pour 0, 5 liters of fresh milk, cover with a lid and put in the oven to languish. The broth should be boiled down by half. After cooking, allow the finished mass cool, then strain. In the first weeks of use broth every hour one tablespoon. If the regime drinking would be sustained, rapid healing will come.

To improve immunity finely chopped bunch of parsley, two cloves of garlic Garlic health: almost a panacea  Garlic health: almost a panacea
   passed through chesnokodavku, add two tablespoons of liquid honey, mix and take one teaspoon three times a day.

Parsley juice contains substances that support the normal functioning of the endocrine system. Parsley is useful in cardiovascular diseases because it contains substances that strengthen the capillaries and blood vessels.

With regular addition of parsley in a food, it helps cleanse the kidneys, liver, stimulates the release of food enzymes, increases peristalsis. Therefore, the greens used to increase appetite, disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, gastritis with low acidity and even prostatitis.

Drunk at night cocktail yogurt and parsley will help cleanse the body. Regular reception of the "medicine" will not slow down affect the overall health and beauty of the person, will help bring toxins from the body and accelerate metabolism.

Salad with diabetes: Mix scalded with boiling water and chopped onion rings with a bunch of chopped dill Dill: benefits and harms of fragrant spices  Dill: benefits and harms of fragrant spices
   and a beam of chopped parsley, season with vegetable oil. This zёleny salad will help to reduce blood sugar Blood sugar - a very important indicator  Blood sugar - a very important indicator

 Parsley Health and Beauty


Because parsley is a strong diuretic, eat it in large quantities in urolithiasis is not recommended. In acute inflammation of the kidneys Parsley causes irritation of the renal tissue. When pregnancy is parsley doctors have not recommended: it stimulates the walls of the uterus, it is likely a risk of miscarriage Miscarriage - can you protect yourself from it?  Miscarriage - can you protect yourself from it?

In large doses, parsley seeds may even have a narcotic effect and because when used, it is important to consult with your doctor.

 Parsley Health and Beauty

Parsley Beauty

Parsley juice perfectly whiten the face. Suffice potoloch few sprigs of green, turning them into mush, add a few drops of lemon juice, mix with sour cream and apply on face. Hold the mask for 20-30 minutes and rinse first with warm, then cool water. The effect is a smooth, beautiful blush, clean face will be noticeable after two or three regular procedures.

The perfect remedy for wrinkles - frozen broth of parsley. 50 g of boiled green at 0, 5 liters of water for 15 minutes, to filter, cool and pour into ice molds. This green with ice wipe your face and neck daily. This morning and evening feeding mature skin to help keep it in good shape.

When baldness cosmetologists are advised before each wash head to rub the skin juice fresh parsley. Broth parsley can rinse hair after bathing - they will return alive shine.

 Parsley Health and Beauty

Right choice

Choosing parsley on the market or the store, pay attention to the twigs with dark green leaves, fresh, nevyalymi. Herbs can store in the refrigerator for one week. Doing parsley reserves for the winter, it should be finely chopped and put in small containers, send in the freezer.

Use parsley in cooking, cosmetics, treatment makes this green curly beauty in irreplaceable availability. It is easy to use the gifts of the plant throughout the year, to be healthy and beautiful.

Jeanne Pyatirikova

Stevia: the secrets of the use of Indian grass

December 13, 2014

  • Stevia: the secrets of the use of Indian grass
  • Prescriptions

 Stevia - Exotic tropical native of Paraguay. Since ancient times, South American Indians used the leaves of this plant to sweeten foods and beverages. Gradually, with the spread of sugar beet, a natural product forgotten. And as it turned out, quite wrong.


Unattractive bushes

Although stevia second name - "honey grass", in the form it is rather reminiscent of a bush with white flowers inconspicuous. Once the plant grows only in South America. Today it is cultivated in more than twenty countries around the globe.

That is stevia, the whole world learned by the American naturalist Antonio Bertone, in whose hands accidentally hit a few sprigs of bush. In 1903, he described and classified a little-known plant. It turned out that this is a new member of the genus Asteraceae, that is in fact a distant "relative" dandelion and mother and stepmother.

In nature, there are nearly three hundred species of Stevia, but only one of them - Stevia rebaudiana - has a characteristic feature - a sweet taste.

Secret cloying "honey herb" opened each Bertoni - Paraguayan chemist Rebaudi, after which the plant and got its specific epithet. In the tissues of the aerial part of the bush, he discovered a special substance - steviosides whose molecules are four hundred times sweeter than ordinary sugar. Until now, Stevia is the sweetest foods found in nature.


Natural sugar substitute

According to modern nutritionists, damage that causes the body to refined sugar, is comparable to the destructive influence of alcohol or drugs. Technology of production of refined sugar is that the table comes to consumers completely unbalanced product that has nothing to do with genuine food.

The use of substantially pure sucrose, devoid of any mineral compounds and vitamins leads to a violation of carbohydrate balance and the development of a whole bunch of diseases. These include diseases such as vitamin deficiencies, obesity, diabetes Diabetes - threatening and incurable disease  Diabetes - threatening and incurable disease
 , Hypertension Hypertension - dangerous consequences  Hypertension - dangerous consequences
   and atherosclerosis.

The only sure way to avoid health problems - go to more useful sweeteners. In this respect, stevia, like a natural product, there are two indisputable advantages: good taste and safety.

Considered ideal sweetener stevioside Sweeteners: the benefits and harms of artificial sweeteners  Sweeteners: the benefits and harms of artificial sweeteners
   both healthy people and patients suffering from obesity, atherosclerosis or diabetes. Sweet molecules possess low calorie, do not increase blood glucose Glucose: The energy source  Glucose: The energy source
   blood and promote weight gain. Plus, unlike many sweeteners, they are not destroyed during the heat treatment.

The most widely used as a sweetener plant has received in Japan. Extract "honey" leaves it added to pickled vegetables, soy sauce, miso products and even soft drinks.


Sweet diet

The properties of stevia are of particular interest for people wanting to lose weight. Energy value of this product is virtually zero. Without harm to the figures a plant extract can be added to any food and drinks, including baked goods and desserts.

But not only why stevia is used for weight loss. Due to the high content of pectin, it reduces appetite and accelerates fat burning. In the process of digestion of pectin fibers formed enteric substance, which send signals to the brain about the saturation. The brain is "tricked" and the person ceases to be hungry. At this time, the body which does not receive nutrients from food, begins to use the reserves deposited in the subcutaneous adipose tissue.

In order to reduce appetite recommended infusion leaf plants, a liquid extract, stevia powder or tablets of dried material. There is no much difference between these products is not, so you can choose any, as they say, to taste.



Cosmetology opened biostimulating properties of stevia. Substances that accumulate in the plant, mobilize chemical processes in the cells and prolong their lives.

In Eastern countries produced the whole range of means to extract "honey grass." The developers claim that such cosmetics can deal with wrinkles, cellulite, increases turgor and local immunity of the skin. At home, it is recommended to use a mask with fresh leaves of a bush.


Pharmacy on the windowsill

Today, stevia, medicinal properties of which were known far outside its natural habitat, it is cultivated worldwide. It really contain this exotic plant and at home.

For growing shrub he needed to pick up a soil mixture that is closest to a tropical soil: a neutral, rich in mineral and organic compounds, and good to pass air (with a high content of perlite or sand).

The apartment with low humidity "honey grass" is required to equip a separate "home". It is enough to cover the aerial part of the plastic bag. Terms of moisture in such a construction will meet the climate of the tropical belt.

Best of all stevia growing at 22-25S and absolutely does not tolerate drought. Therefore, it must be watered more often, avoiding drying earthen coma. Propagated plant cuttings. To grow from seed it is practically impossible.

As a medicinal plant use young leaves the top of the escape - they are useful compounds accumulate most.