There is no greater pleasure than in a harsh, frosty winter day shake in a bathhouse and feel thin, fresh lime fragrance, resembling fragrant nature smells warm summer.
Our ancestors were obviously gourmets, building houses and baths from Linden, not to mention lime decoction and brooms. Now the lime brooms are revived, displacing oak and birch baths. Although it is possible to approve with full right that such brooms – an ancient classic, which is traditionally and fully applied to our great-grandpars for cure from different pigeons and ailments.
Time of workpiece
Along with the oak and birch brooms today are increasingly harvesting and lime brooms for a bath. Slavs knew about their benefits from the times of ancient Russia and used them on a par with other baths. Modern studies have been established that such attention of our ancestors to the lip is quite justified. It turns out that the leaves of this beautiful tree contain about 30 flavonoids belonging to the polyphenol group, and these are strong antioxidants and anti-inflammatory substances of natural origin. Lipa is also saturated with glycosides (Tiliacin and Gerperin), phytoncides, carotine, essential oils and saponins.
Our ancestors were quite reasonably believed that, in their useful influence on human health, lime brooms are superior to birch and oak counterparts.
The lime leaf sheets effectively intensify the removal process from negative actants from the organs, especially with colds or intoxication. As established by the conduct of three or four parigration procedures leads to interesting results.
- The level of immunity is noticeably increasing, which is extremely important in the seasons of frequent manifestations of colds.
- Tangly improves the body’s tone and its overall well-being, because toxins are intensively displayed.
- Multiple injuries and abrasions are much faster.
- Acne disappears on the body, since the pathogenic microorganisms are dying, and their reproduction stops.
- Couples of essential oils improve the activity of respiratory organs, which is important for diseases of asthma or bronchitis.
- Survise pain in muscle and articular systems. Sports doctors know about it and effectively use this property of linden in practice.
- Successful Lipa eliminates and manifestations of pain syndromes in rheumatism and illness of neurological origin.
- Linden broom really raises the mood, tightens the development of depressive manifestations and migraines.
The collection of lime branches is usually in the northwestern part of the country, but often Lipa grows in the northern regions of Russia. Lipa – long-lived, tree lives up to 400 years.
In periods of its flourishing, fragrant aromas arise, and the air is clearly fresh. Fruits arise about half a month of flowering.
It is in these deadlines that the brooms make a blank, because during flowering in growing branches, the most intensive depotation occurs, where various trace elements are present with an excess.
Prepare linden “massagers”, guided by a number of rules.
- Collection of branches begins in May and ends in early July.
- On the eve of the harvesting rains are undesirable. Days choose dry and not very hot.
- Gently break or cut young and small twigs of light shades, not more than 50 cm long. Next, after drying or fresh, they knit.
After holding the workpiece “Massagers” from the Linden, it is recommended to store them no longer than three years. At the end of this period, they no longer give the expected effect. Proper preparation allows one broom to use 2-3 times. By itself, a broom of a linden is soft, so it is better to add some oak or birch twigs to it.
How to collect?
The right collection of lime branches for the bath is produced when the most active growth of trees is observed – it is at that time a productive circulation of trace elements on the body of the plant occurs. Calculate better on a sunny day – Bright rays of the luminaire increase the intensity of the photosynthesis process and the number of useful components in the tree. Branches should not be robbed – it’s easy to damage the plant. You need to collect young twigs that appeared this year. Cut them at the base, and then lay out for drying.
The actual factor of collection is not only the term, but also the place of the branch of the branches. We recommend choosing groves located away from roads. If the plant grows on the country area, it is also allowed to use.
Collecting better exercise in the morning. It is allowed to carefully break the branches with hands, which allows to reduce the loss of juices from the collected branches, as well as their selection of wood. You can cut them already when knitting a broom.
The maximum number of microelements desired for the body is in lime leaves and inflorescences collected during the periods of tree flowering. Collecting it is possible to combine with the process of thinning the crowns of park and garden trees conducted in the same period.
The view of the heart-shaped linden usually blooms within two weeks in June-July. Too hot days reduce the flowering period, and it is important to consider, planning the procurement work. For the workpiece, it is specially chosen for the days when most flowers bloomed or a small amount of their quantity remains in the bootonization phase. Of course, it is necessary to avoid collecting branches affected by pests and phytopathogens, as well as twigs with ripening fruits. Wet after dew or rain falling raw strongly darkens during drying.
Bottling brooms, do not chop trees or large large branches, inflicting irreparable damage to these noble plants.
Blashing and drying
As already noted, the branches of the linden are soft and easily vulnerable. Therefore, to brew them in boiling water and alternate temperatures should not be – it can immediately lead to the dedication of tender foliage.
Before the process of soaking, the broom is carefully rinsed in cool water, removing possible dust and dirt (a strong water flow contributes to foliage falling).
Make the right soaking of a broom can, observing a number of rules. A broom must not only properly prepare, but also competently use.
- Temperature optimum of “bearing” broom – no higher than 80 ° C. Overly hot water hurts linden sprigs.
- In order to avoid loss of color and fence, the leaf broom is better to rinse in cool water (you can rinse in a basin).
- Soak broom at temperatures up to 80 degrees longer than 20 minutes. Otherwise, it will lose its fragrance and other beneficial properties.
- If for 20 minutes the fragrance of the linden is not disclosed, then it is worth bringing a broom to a split furnace and to withstand about 2 minutes.
Now the means is ready for massage procedures. Strong patters should be avoided if the broom has not been strengthened by birch or oak branches. Massage must be light, starting from the head and ending with the feet. First we massive with the help of gentle strokes, then go to light frowning.
Problem parts of the body are massized by applying a broom and holding it, which is especially effective in pain in the joints and lower back. Noticeable shifts in the state of your health will be clearly felt for a month if you visit the bath regularly.
Lime branches knitted in brooms immediately after a short raw ringer in a shady spot. Twigs should be protected from direct exposure to ultraviolet and strong humidity, Only then will be able to maintain the natural color of inflorescence and leaf of broom – soft shades of yellow and saturated green tones.
When forming brooms, they knit them, having thicker branches inside, and thin – outside. They knit them from fresh blanks and from pre-dried in dark, dry and ventilated.
At the same time, the curved twigs are folded inside the broom for the formation of a dense fuel. After its molding, handle knits: for this, the branches in the base of the broom of his thickening are connected with a dense braid and somewhat higher, on the transition to Wero. In the width, the handle should be 1.5-2 palms. When cutting it is more convenient to use a secateur to save the length of the branches.
Drying are carried out in a dark, well ventilated room. Fit sun rays on the workpiece is completely excluded. To quickly eliminate moisture brooms lay out in one row on a straw that absorbs moisture well.
The formation of brooms is a matter of taste, for someone better than a hard version, and someone likes the products are soft. The same is the case with the form of brooms.
The smell from the lime broom is weak, but the aroma of thin and pleasant, has a honey aftertaste. Of course, the purchased brooms do not shine with such quality, so it is better to harm them yourself.
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