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Strawberries In Cosmetology And Medicine
Strawberries In Cosmetology And Medicine

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The use of strawberries in medicine, the beneficial properties of strawberries


The generally recognized queen among summer berries is the strawberry. Its advantages are innumerable: it is unusually beautiful, tasty, and useful in addition. Therefore, strawberries are widely used in medicine and cosmetology.

Delicious and unusually spectacular strawberries are not only a delicious delicacy, but also a very healthy food product. Of course, the most valuable from the medicinal point of view of the strawberry is the wild strawberry, but the garden strawberry is not far behind. Strawberries contain a lot of valuable substances. Berries are rich in sugars, organic acids, pectins and vitamins (C, B1, B9, B12, carotene). It also contains salts of iron, phosphorus, calcium and manganese.

Naturally, strawberries, like many other plants, have found application in herbal medicine. Its fruits are recommended to be used for cholelithiasis and as a diuretic, strawberry tea is used for colds. Infusions and decoctions of leaves are used in the form of lotions to treat wounds and abrasions, as well as acne. It is also used for gastritis and stomach ulcers, for diseases of the liver, kidneys, gout and high blood pressure.

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Vitamin C and iron form a very successful combination, since ascorbic acid promotes the absorption of iron in the intestines - which is why strawberries are useful for anemia. A considerable amount of pectins reduces cholesterol levels, and therefore strawberries are very useful for the prevention of atherosclerosis. The antioxidants present in it protect cell membranes from free radicals (toxic waste of our metabolism). Strawberries contain a complex of biologically active components that stimulate metabolic processes in the body, increase resistance to adverse environmental influences. It increases appetite, regulates digestion, has the ability to dissolve and remove liver and kidney stones.

Of course, fresh berries are most useful. Products of its processing are already losing their useful qualities to a large extent. At the same time, the season of fresh strawberries is short-lived, and therefore it is advisable to extend it. Someone for this purpose plants varieties of different ripening periods, and someone freezes strawberries, and then uses a delicious strawberry delicacy during the long winter. It is not difficult to make such a delicacy - just crank the berries through a meat grinder, add 400 g of sugar per kilogram of berries, put them in containers (I use half-liter bottles of mineral water) and send them to the freezer. And in winter you take a bottle from the freezer, open it, and the strawberries seem to be fresh - the same taste, but almost the same aroma, in a word - delicious. Try it - you won't regret it!

Strawberries in cosmetology

And what is not used only in cosmetics. Naturally, the berries of garden strawberries were no exception, from the juice and pulp of which you can prepare all kinds of masks and lotions.

Option 1

Strawberry juice is a proven cosmetic product for removing age spots and freckles. To do this, just take a berry, lightly press until juice forms and wipe your face. Strawberry juice works well on oily, porous skin. The juice should be left on the face for 15-20 minutes, then washed off with cold water.

Option 2

In order to tone and refresh any face skin, you can wipe it with a piece of ice from frozen strawberry juice. Leave the juice on the face for 15-20 minutes, then rinse with cold water and apply a nourishing cream.

Option 3

Strawberry water is suitable for wiping any skin: mash 250 g of fresh berries with a spoon, squeeze through a thin cloth, add a pinch of soda, a few drops of alcohol to the juice, stir well and pour in 1/4 cup of milk. In the morning, lubricate the face with this mixture and after 10 minutes rinse with water at room temperature. The mixture can be stored in the refrigerator for several days.

Option 4

You can make a mask from a thin layer of cotton wool or several layers of gauze, soak them with strawberry juice (1/2 cup), squeeze lightly and apply on a previously cleansed face for 15-20 minutes. After removing the mask, rinse your face with cool water and lubricate with a nourishing cream. The mask whitens, tones and vitamins any skin, makes it fresh and velvety. For oily skin, you can apply mashed strawberries to your face and lie there for 20 minutes. Wash off the mask with cold water.

Option 5

For people with very thin, sensitive skin, cosmetologists recommend a mask of a teaspoon of cottage cheese mixed with the same amount of liquid honey and two teaspoons of strawberry juice. Lubricate the face with this mixture, rinse off with cold water after 10-15 minutes.

Option 6

Grind 2-3 ripe strawberries and mix with a tablespoon of sour cream. Apply on face for 10-15 minutes, rinse with water at room temperature. Recommended for flabby, aging dry skin with age spots, whitens and refreshes the skin well.

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Option 7

Strawberry gruel can be mixed with kefir, whey, yogurt or cottage cheese (2-3 berries per tablespoon), yolk (2 teaspoons), wheat flour (or oatmeal). These masks are designed for dry to normal skin.

Option 8

For oily skin, add beaten egg white to strawberry gruel (2 teaspoons). Before the mask, grease your face with strawberry juice. Wash off with cold water after 15-20 minutes.

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