It seems that the legendary Nefertiti and other government officials of ancient Egypt, considered to be of became the founders of so much spectacular eye makeup, used makeup not only to emphasize their beauty. Researchers from France suggest that such an unusual eye make-up was also used to fight infections that could get into your eyes.
The Amateur Christian, Philippe Walter and colleagues argue that thousands of years ago the ancient Egyptians used substances on the basis of lead as a cosmetic, including to create the effect, which is now called “smoky eyes”. Some Egyptians believed that this makeup also had the magical power of the ancient gods of the Mountains and RA were supposed to protect the holders of such makeup. However, modern scholars have long been denied such a belief, because the substances on the basis of lead can be very toxic. Previously, scientists analyzed 52 samples from containers of Egyptian makeup, which are in the Louvre, Paris. Scientists have discovered four different types of substances make lead-based. During the research it was found that these substances increased the production of nitric oxide up to 240% in human skin cells.
Modern scientists believe nitric oxide is a key agent-signaling in the body.Its functions include stimulation of the immune system, making the body better fights the diseases. Continue reading
How often are you on the way there are large fragrant umbrellas that sway gently on its smooth stems? And what a wonderful smell they spread, bringing us scents of childhood. You’ve already guessed, we will talk about the usual dill.
Dill is an annual spicy herb that is used in cooking as a spice and in medicine as a drug. However, today we will talk not about the greens and the stalks of this useful plant, and its seeds are in the soil can remain viable for a long time.
Especially great popularity of this spice have made in the kitchens of our hostesses during the season conserves. At salting and pickling tomatoes, cucumbers, cabbage and mixed vegetables decided to add dill umbrellas with seeds, which in turn give products all its spicy flavor and outstanding aroma. The calorie content of fennel seeds is $ 305 calories per 100 grams.
By the way, in order to give the necessary dish a spicy taste, add the spices along with other ingredients that you put at the beginning of cooking or sautéing. For better extraction of the essential oil, experienced cooks recommend before laying to dry the seeds in a hot pan.
Boleznennostew fennel seeds are distributed not only on cooking but also medicine and cosmetology.
Benefits of fennel seeds
Traditional medicine has been applied to this plant, and it is safe to say that the use of fennel seeds is evident in inflammatory diseases of the kidneys and to stimulate appetite in people who are recovering from an illness. Continue reading
The pepper belongs to the same nightshade family as the tomato . And he also came to us from South America. Already 6 thousand years ago it was cultivated by the Indians as a cultivated plant. And grow the peppers in their homeland in the form of a perennial shrub. The appearance of pepper in Europe associated with the name of Christopher Columbus, who met with this plant in Haiti. The first mention of it in Europe is dated 1493, which coincides with the return of the great Navigator from America to Spain. Assumed that brought them to the plant will replace a very expensive then black pepper. And although these hopes were dashed, green pepper called “Spanish”, too, suited the taste of the Europeans. In the mid-nineteenth century, the pepper came to us. First, we only used as a spice. And over time, especially in the southern regions, was first cultivated peppers as vegetables.
In taste pepper is conventionally divided into sweet and spicy .
Sweet pepper, or a vegetable (it is also called Bulgarian ), widely used in fresh, stewed, fried, stuffed, pickled and marinated.
To sweet peppers peppers also belong . dried fruit prepare vitamin powder — paprika . 100 g of this spice only ascorbic acid contains more than 1,000 mg% 100 g mass. Continue reading