The recipe for beauty
SHAMPOO NETTLE, ARNICA, ROSEMARY
Most often used parts of the plant are the yellow flower heads. Arnica's active agents include flavonoids, essential oils, phytosterols and caretonoids. Infusions and extracts are usually applied externally to treat haematomas, bruises, hemorrhages and ulcers. Active agents quickly penetrate the skin and reach capillaries strengthening their walls. They prevent vain clots. Substances containing arnica extract are known to be excellent solution for capillary, sensitive skin prone to irritation, including the skin under the eyes as they decrease swelling and shadows.
This, common in our country, plant is mainly associated with the hollow stinging hairs that are particularly well known to children. Despite the name, this herb proves to have remarkable healing and cosmetic properties. Due to the fact that it contains numerous active compounds, such as vitamins (C, K, B2), silicon, minerals and carotenoids, nettle leaf extract strengthens hair, stimulating their growth, improving elasticity and making them glossy and healthy looking. Nettle stops hair loss, tones and cleanses the scalp, blocking the dandruff.
In addition to the culinary qualities, rosemary leaves are an invaluable medical and cosmetic material. Particularly valued is the rosemary oil because of the amazing fragrant; added to the bath, it relaxes the muscles. In the field of skin care, rosemary extract is an excellent skin firming agent that tends to reduce wrinkles. Gently releasing muscle tension, it leaves the skin healthy and relaxed. In addition, it is also a strong antioxidant protecting the skin against free radicals and aging process and works as a natural UV filter. Because it has demonstrated to have toning, anti-inflammatory and disinfecting effect, it is perfect for mixed, oily skin with problems.
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Fiber obtained from the nettle;s stalk is long and strong. Once it's been widely used in the manufacture of twine, ropes and even fabrics. Albert the Great in the twelfth century as the first described the nettle as a spinning material. Only a few centuries later it has been replaced with the cotton and silk. During World War I in Germany nettle has been used again to produce fabrics due to the lack of cotton.
Historically, in Bavaria, on the St. John's Eve arnica has been plugged into the ground on the edges of fields to protect them against hail. Put in the window was to protect against lightning.
The cult of rosemary is rooted deeply in our culture. In the well-known, Polish song from the World War I rosemary appears as a symbol of youth and success. In ancient times magical properties have been attributed to the rosemary. Bouquets and wreaths were hung in all Roman houses, in order to scare off disease and failure.