Meadowsweet: the use and beneficial properties of plants
Meadowsweet: application and composition
Meadowsweet is the so-called tavolga in the people, contains in its composition a large number of useful substances. These are essential oils, trace elements, glycosides, flavonoids, mucus, organic acids, catechins, vitamins, tannins and chalcones. In folk medicine, this plant is used as a natural aspirin, because it, due to the high content of salicylic acid derivatives, has antipyretic properties in the treatment of colds. The meadowsweet is also used to treat gout, rheumatism, arthritis, diseases of the stomach and intestines, bladder, kidneys, asphyxiation, dropsy, asthma, hypertension, tumors of the uterus, cholecystitis, and skin and nerve diseases.
It has long been considered that willow is able to cure more than forty ailments. Bundles of this grass were hung in mosquito repellent homes, and they were smeared with snake bites. Flowers brewed as a fragrant healing tea.
For treatment use the roots, flowers, leaves of the plant. From the dry grass is prepared decoctions, tinctures, infusions and ointments, used fresh for lotions and compresses. Shepherds have beneficial effects on the body and have anti-inflammatory, diuretic, analgesic, diaphoretic, antirhematoid, antihelminthic, anti-ulcer, hemostatic, astringent, sedative and wound healing.
Application in cosmetology
Meadowsweet is widely used for skin and hair care. For example, tea from fresh flowers of the meadow-grass used throughout the day improves the complexion.
If you mix the infusion of meadowsweet flowers with alcohol and wipe your face twice a day, you can get rid of acne and rash.
To make the skin smooth and healthy look, combine the broth with honey and carrot juice, apply it on your face, leave for 15 minutes and rinse with water.
Mix the broth with oatmeal and a few drops of lemon juice - you get an excellent tool to narrow pores and give the skin a dullness. This mask is made at night, kept on the face for 15 minutes and washed off with water.
To give the hair volume and increase their growth, rinse them with a decoction of flowers of meadowsweet after shampooing.
The young shoots, roots and flowers of the meadowsweet are used to make salads, to taste they resemble fresh cucumbers. Delicious, aromatic tea is brewed from dry leaves and flowers. Dry, crushed powdered seeds of meadowsweet are used as a spice for soups and borscht. In addition, meadowsweet gives a unique flavor to jams, jams, homemade wine and beer.