Today cosmetic companies have come to understand that all production of cosmetics based on artificial ingredients it is not fashionable and prestigious. To increase sales of shampoos, conditioners, creams, lotions, tonics and scrubs, they need to be made on the basis of natural components. Phytocosmetics is the cosmetics created on the basis of herbal extracts, the medicinal properties of which is enhanced artificially.
Phytocosmetics combines traditional medicine and the latest discoveries in the field of research studies in chemistry and biology. The concept of phytocosmetics is rather arbitrary. Because fitokosmetiki tool can be called not only a cosmetic preparation, produced on an industrial scale, but also masks, lotions, compresses and creams made at home. Herbs, vegetables, fruits, berries can serve as the source material. The advantage of phytocosmetics, cooked at home is the lack of preservatives and artificial fragrances, but the downside is their short shelf life. They should be used immediately after preparation.
Cosmetics . prepared on the basis of medicinal herbs, much closer to our body, because they are recipes passed down from generation to generation, so they combine as healing recipes and beauty secrets. Continue reading
Though people of past ages did not possess so much knowledge as modern, however they were already known beneficial properties of sea salt. The healing properties of sea salt are so highly prized that in a certain period of time salt was the equivalent of money. Roman and Greek scholars believed that the life originated in the sea, so the sea water can heal the person and to maintain his health.
When buying sea salt, you notice that it has a grey tint. This color is due to the large amount of mineral substances.
Making sea salt from the sea and salt lakes and inland seas. Salt deposits are visible after the sun and wind will evaporate water from it. So it turns out salt rock, but it lacks the value and the composition as sea salt.
The main value of the sea water lies in the fact that the amount of salt and fluids it contains in the same proportion as in the blood of all living beings. Continue reading
The turn . the blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), a species of the genus plum of the family Rosaceae. A small shrub, rarely a small tree with a height of 4-8 m. the Blackthorn is found everywhere in Central and southern Europe and Russia. Fruits contain 5.5 to 8.8% of sugars (glucose and fructose), 0.8 to 2.8% of acid, tart-sour, ripen late. Used for drying, wine making, jams and other culinary products. Blackthorn is often referred to in the phrases “crown of thorns”, “through thorns to the stars”. The fruits of blackthorn are widely used in folk medicine.
Caraway (Carum) biennial herbaceous plant of the family Umbelliferae. Medicinal raw are the fruits of caraway. They are harvested when the plant Matures at least half of the umbrellas. Caraway seeds increase the secretory and motor activity of the stomach, a few increase the secretion. However, the main pharmacological properties of the fruit are spasmolytic action on the smooth muscle of the gastrointestinal tract and the ability to inhibit the enzymatic processes in gastrointestinal pathology. Continue reading