It’s time Apple and Walnut Spasov, 19 and 29 August, respectively. Our expert Elena Svitko, naturopath and herbalist, told us how to make apples and nut blanks, which have a therapeutic effect.
THE USE OF APPLES
- FLOUR — FOR THE DIGESTIVE TRACT
Slice apples with peel on the slices. Dry them (in a dry, warm, well-ventilated place or by using dryers at 40-45 °C, the slices should break when bent). Grind them in a coffee grinder and sift. Every night drink a half-glass of buttermilk, adding 1 tbsp. of Apple flour. This drink improves performance of the digestive tract: flour — a source of pectin, a sorbent toxins, and the peel contains substances that have an antiseptic action.
- MASHED POTATOES — FROM WRINKLES
Cook the apples whole in a small pot in the milk 10 minutes after boiling. Cool to warm, and whisk blender to puree. Apply a thick layer 1-2 times per week on clean skin for 15-20 minutes. This mask nourishes, moisturizes, tightens pores and has a light lifting effect.
- BREW — FOR THE KIDNEYS
2-3 apples, chopped a stalk of horsetail and leaves of cowberry (50 g), 1 tbsp licorice root fold in three-liter jar (all plants are sold in a pharmacy). Add half a Cup of sour cream and 2-3 tbsp of honey and set the jar on three days in the sun. The kvass is ready! Pour it in a tightly sealed bottle and store in the refrigerator. Drink 2-3 cups 30 minutes before a meal. The brew will be toning and beneficial effect on renal function.
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THE USE OF NUTS
- THE APERITIF FOR TONING
In equal parts (100 g) chop walnuts, hazelnuts and filberts (preferably cedar), still in the shell. Put in a quart jar, fill with vodka and soak for 7-10 days in a cool dark place. Take 20 ml before lunch. This aperitif is primarily rich in zinc and b vitamins that improves brain function and tones the entire body.
- COFFEE WITH BUCKWHEAT — FROM EXHAUSTION OF THE CNS
Grind in a coffee grinder 100 g of walnut kernels and light buckwheat. Dissolve mix 1 teaspoon three times a day for 45-60 minutes before meals or 2 hours after. The high content of lecithin, unsaturated fatty acids and b vitamins (on average 5 times more than other sources) has beneficial effects on the functioning of the Central nervous and cardiovascular systems.
- PASTA WITH DRIED FRUITS AGAINST FATIGUE
Equal parts beat with a blender (or mince) the walnuts, dates, dried apricots, raisins and honey into a homogeneous mass. Eat the resulting paste with your morning tea or coffee. This dessert — energy “bomb” which prevents fatigue and reduces its magnitude.