Friday, April 15, 2016

strawberry, charming and glamorous (Fragaria vesca)

It belongs to the family of Rosaceae, a perennial herb with thin stems that run on the ground and flowers white or pink in inflorescence corium. It grows in cool places. Small berries have emerged from crosses of different species while large fruit comes from indigenous species of America. Strawberries which are not, from a botanical point of view, berries but technically, are aggregate accessory fruits,  multiply   very very quick. Reports of strawberry are found in Pliny and Apicius, while the first cultivations began in 1300.

The charming strawberry contains sugars, malic, citric, salicylic and gallic acid, essential oil, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sulfur, iron, silicon, B, C and K vitamins and omega 3 fatty acids. Strawberry is diuretic, stimulates the immune system and its juice is detoxifying, while is an excellent treatment for acne, black spots and of course exfoliation. It has astringent and antiseptic properties, cleans up the scalp with frequent coatings, and also acts as a natural toothpaste (leave strawberry juice in the mouth for five minutes and rinse with water).
strawberry scrub
Strawberry seed oil is used at 5-15% along with other vegetable oils. Dainty, rare, but with excellent qualities. Rich in antioxidants, it acts as a skin detox, while it treats fawns and freckles but also has anti-aging properties. It is easily absorbed. Essential oil does not exist, if you find it, it's just not an essential but fragrance... though! There is a strawberry extract that is suitable for all skin types! You will also find strawberry powder, ideal for masks, scrubs and soaps.
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