Medicinal plants used in cosmetics ( Part II)

Calendula contains malic acid, salicylic acid, resins, essential oils, is a good antiseptic and anti-inflammatory agent.Used for facial acne, oily seborrhea of ​​the scalp, hair loss.Reduces the pores on the face, used in ointments, alcohol solutions and kremah.Spirtovaya calendula tincture is used for greasy skin and enlarged pores (1 tablespoon of alcohol tinctures of calendula and 1/2 tablespoon of water).This solution wetted gauze and applied to the face for 15-20 minutes.For oily scalp, gently clean the skin with a solution of 10 parts of tincture of calendula and 1 part of castor oil and 2 parts taken tincture of calendula and 1 part of castor oil for dry skin.

To strengthen the hair can be successfully applied calendula decoction: 20 g of crushed roots and 10 g of flower baskets boiled in 1 liter of water, add 15 g of "cones" of hops.Then all filtered.This decoction can wash the hair or rub it 2 times a week in the hair roots for 1 to 2 months.

Stinging nettle .In its composition includes mi

neral salts, tannins, glucose, chlorophyll, organic acid, carotene, vitamins, protein substances.

decoction of nettle leaves are widely used for dandruff, oily seborrhea of ​​the scalp: 1 tablespoon of dried nettle leaves to brew 1 cup of boiling water and let stand for 1 hour, rub into the scalp for a few months, 1-2 times a week..You can make alcohol tincture, which destroys dandruff and greasiness of the scalp and hair

fresh nettle leaves mince and fill with alcohol, 70% or 40 ° ethyl 1:10.After 10 days of infusion can be used.Nettle is part of the commission to strengthen the hair.

Collection 1: herb nettle - 2 parts, heather - 2 parts, rhizomes and roots of burdock - Part 2, "cones" hops - Part 1.7 tablespoons of the mixture pour 1 liter of boiling water and boil for 10 to 15 minutes.Wash the head 3 times a week.

Collection 2: nettle leaves - 3 pieces of leaves mother and stepmother - 3 pieces.6 tablespoons of mixture into 1 liter of water.

Potato contains iron, vitamins B, C, alkali, has tapering, action.Fresh potato juice has anti-inflammatory effects.It is used for the treatment of inflammatory acne, burns, painful blisters.Grated potatoes are used in the form of applications, after 1.5-2 hours potato mixture gently removed and replaced with a new one.

To reduce puffiness under the eyes ( "bags") to clear the raw potatoes, grate finely, put between the gauze and apply to face for 25 - 30 minutes, then remove, wipe the face infusion of chamomile.When edema masks do 2 - 3 times a week.

tormentil .The rhizome contains tannins.It is used as a binding agent for lotions with seborrhea, acne (infusion of 10 g per 200 ml of water).

Lemon .Citric acid is contained in fruits of lemon, used as an antiseptic and astringent bleaching.lemon slices several times a day rub the face to cause blanching of freckles and age spots.

Burdock , The roots contain essential and tannins, protein substances.Dig out the roots in spring or in October and make of them a decoction of 10-20 g of dried crushed roots pour 1 cup boiling water and boil for 10-15 minutes, then cooled and filtered.The broth is used to enhance hair growth, reduces dandruff and helps with oily skin.

to improve hair growth and reduce dandruff is used so-called burdock oil, which is prepared as follows: 70 g of fresh burdock root infused for days in 200 ml of almond, sunflower or vaseline oil, then the oil is boiled for 15 minutes and filtered.Application - for 1-2 hours before washing the hair is rubbed into the scalp.

lettuce (salad ordinary) contains vitamins A, B, C, copper, iodine, sodium, iron, calcium.It is used in the form of warm poultices.Lettuce finely chop, pour a small amount of water without salt, boil, then laid out on a gauze pad.Poultices are useful in skin irritation century, sunburn, and a decoction of lettuce to wipe the face with acne and dilated capillaries on the face.