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According to the Ancient Egyptian myth, the parsley seeming such habitual - a plant not simple, also grew it from the blood which flowed out from Gore`s eye who is pulled out by cruel Seth - the son god Osiris. Ancient Egyptians arranged religious festivals during which put on wreaths from parsley the head. Despite it, as the homeland of parsley it is considered to be Macedonia.
Parsley garden - Petroselinum sativum - a biannual grassy plant. In the first year after crops only the socket twice peristo rassechyonny leaves of pleasant green color on long scapes grows. The root at parsley juicy, branchy, reminds an old great-grandmother`s spindle. For the second year the tsvetonosny stalk appears.
In Europe four types of parsley exist. In Russia on personal plots grow up - root and sheet, or curly parsley.
Sheet parsley is collected from spring to late fall. Greens are eaten, and its small roots are not edible.
Root parsley is dug out since the end of summer. Seeds collect in process of their maturing.
Leaves and roots of parsley without any exaggeration a well of useful substances and vitamins. They contain vitamins: B1, B2, B9, PP, K, C, pro-vitamin A; mineral salts of magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, sodium and iron; selenium, flavonoids, phytoncides, glycosides, inulin / essential oils. And, vitamin C in parsley is 4 times more, than in a lemon.
Parsley is used in medicine from time immemorial.Fresh greens are irreplaceable
in sunny days when several eaten branches preserve against excessive sunlight.
Seeds and a root possess diuretic action and are applied to prevention and treatment of polyarthritis, gout, a pochechnokamenny illness, bladder diseases, kidney spasms, dropsy, hypostases, intestinal gripes, a prostate gland inflammation, at violations of periods. ½ a teaspoon of seeds fill in with 1 glass of boiled water, insist all night long and accept on ¼ a glass 4 times a day to food.
Juice of parsley is accepted at intoxication, kishechno - gastric diseases, diseases of kidneys and a bladder, gastritis, stomach ulcer, atherosclerosis, a hypertension, urolithic and cholelithiasis, malaria, at diseases of an optic nerve, an eye cornea, conjunctivitis, a cataract, violation of a menstrual cycle...
But in day cannot accept more than 4 tablespoons of juice of parsley as it very much a potent agent.
Outwardly juice of parsley is applied at stings of insects, to removal of various dark stains on skin, spots.
Or leaves are pounded and put to the problem place.
Broth from leaves of parsley is applied to clarification of an organism from waste products, at heart disease / at scarlet fever, measles, chicken pox, at painful periods, an inflammation of a thyroid gland, at spasms and diarrhea. to fill in 2 tablespoons of the crushed raw materials with 1 glass of boiled water, to boil
should refrain From the use of parsley at pregnancy, at an exacerbation of diseases of kidneys, at nephrite and cystitis.
But in the cosmetic purposes parsley can be used all.
She has the strongest bleaching effect on skin, actively struggles with acne rash and does not allow to appear to early wrinkles.
of the Mask from parsley not only are decoloured by pigmentary spots and freckles, but also smooth already available wrinkles on a face, a neck, a decollete, remove irritation of skin and reddening.
a parsley grass Decoction for clarification of freckles and pigmentary spots on skin. To fill in 4 tablespoons of the crushed greens with 1 glass of boiled water, to bring to boiling, to lower fire and on slow fire to boil half an hour, to cool, filter, add ½ a teaspoon of lemon juice to mix and to moisten with a wadded tampon a face in the evening several times. It is not necessary to get wet and wash. Broth it is possible to store two days in the refrigerator, but it is better to do every day fresh.
Infusion from roots of parsley is applied to care of hair, giving to them of gloss, silkiness, the best growth and disposal of dandruff. Broth from roots: 8 St. spoons of dry roots to fill in with 1 liter of boiled water, to boil 20 minutes, to insist minutes
the Mask rejuvenating. To crush a handful of parsley before emergence of juice, to add 1 - 2 tablespoon of sour cream and to put a thin layer on a face, a neck, a decollete. To wash away in 20 minutes warm water. A course of 15 masks in 1 day.
For the dry, sensitive and withering skin. To mix 2 tablespoons of the root turned on the meat grinder with the same amount of fat cottage cheese and to put on a face for 15 minutes. To wash away broth from leaves of parsley or warm water.
From goose pads under eyes. To crush greens of parsley, peremyat and carefully to lay out around eyes for 15 minutes, to wash water of room temperature.
Parsley helps to lose weight if to include it in the daily menu.
For drawing attention of an opposite sex in old times a body was wiped every morning with broth of parsley or had a shower bath this broth in the mornings and before appointments.