GOOD FOOD

Herbal madness not just in the kitchen.

Text: Mariola Weindich-Mašek

23 January 2017

Herbs are gifts of the nature, which, unfortunately, are not been used fully. Our grandmothers knowledge about the properties of herbs was greater than ours. They could cure with herbs, season them food, and use them for beauty treatments. There is no need to convince anyone about a taste of herbs, but we would like to encourage you to experiment with them in the bathroom.

What herbs should be used for body care and bathing? It depends mainly on your state of health and personal preferences. Still there are a few herbs that should be at hand in home SPA.
Marigold
It has a strong antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It is irreplaceable in skin diseases, it is ideal for hair care. Rinse your hair using an infusion of marigold and it will make them shiny and easy to comb.
Camomile
Just like marigold it has strong antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, analgesic effects. It is very useful when complexion problems occur. After a few weeks of use, the condition of the facial skin will be much better.
Thyme
Its strong antiseptic and healing properties are useful for problems with oily complexion and acne. Thyme perfectly cleanses the skin pores, reducing clogging of the pores and prevents forming of the blackheads.
Rosemary
It has anti-wrinkle and firming properties, it also has a very beneficial effect on the appearance of skin and hair. Rosemary reduces excessive oil while keeping them shining and nourished. Homemade tonic with rosemary would be perfect for problems with acne.
Horsetail
It is extremely rich in strengthening nails silicon. In order to strengthen them it is enough to prepare the infusion of horsetail. Pour a glass of boiling water, add three tablespoons of horsetail and leave it to cool. Take half a cup of lightly heated oil, add a few drops of lemon juice and 4 tablespoons of the infusion of horsetail, soak your nails for 15 minutes, repeat the procedure two times a week.

Well-known herbs can be used in different ways, they are worth taking advantage of their properties not only during the cooking experiments, but also in home spa. Remember, however, to carry out these strengthening treatments regularly.