Brooms for a bath: preparation by rules
An integral part of the traditional room steam bath brooms are. Harvesting them involves following certain traditions and rules. There are many varieties of such products. For each of them should apply its technology procurement. In order to properly harness bath brooms, you should consider all the stages of preparation in more detail.
Types of brooms
Before harvesting brooms for a bath, you should understand all their diversity. Each species has its own unique healing properties.
Brooms are knitted from almost all branches of deciduous and coniferous trees, grasses and bushes. The most popular is birch and oak broom. They are followed in popularity by lime and eucalyptus species.
Less commonly used in the bath brooms of cedar, juniper, nettle, fir, fish, aspen, young branches of cherry, wormwood, bird cherry and ash.
There are even such exotic variations as the chestnut variety of the product.
The combined instances are popular. To the main, for example, oak broom, add sprigs of mint, St. John's wort, lemon balm, tansy, currants, chamomile or raspberry. There are many options. Everyone chooses the best view for themselves.
When bath brooms are harvested, they always expect to get an appropriate therapeutic effect. Each plant shows its properties in the process of applying them in the steam room. Moisture and high temperature contribute to the release into the environment of special ether particles. They have a great influence on the human body.
If the bath broom is prepared correctly, it will give the maximum amount of its healing substances for the benefit of the person. Therefore, it is important to collect and store raw materials in accordance with the rules.
Another well-being of the broom is massage. When such an attribute is used in a bath, blood circulation and all metabolic processes are accelerated. The skin is cleaned more actively than without a broom. Thus, a rejuvenating and deep cleansing effect is achieved.
One of the most popular is a birch broom for a bath.Its healing properties have been used for a long time. Birch has diuretic and diaphoretic qualities. It is used as an antiseptic and tonic in the postoperative period, as well as for colds and diseases of the upper respiratory tract, disorders of the kidneys.
Birch bath brooms are quite easy to prepare. This tree species is found everywhere. There are many of its species. This plant is available to everyone in the process of collecting raw materials for products in the bath.
The demand for just such a variety of brooms is also explained by the presence of soft, small leaves on the shoots. In a pair of such a product slips well on the skin. Such an impact suits almost everyone.
Strengthen such brooms with several oak branches. In this case, it will be more convenient to use it. The product will be less flexible.
The next species is not inferior in popularity to the birch beam. Oak broom is heavier than this product, which makes it more durable. Oak brooms give more steam.
The main qualities of the species are antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and astringent.Broom helps to get rid of excessive sweating of hands and feet.
Indispensable this tool for people suffering from skin diseases. For example, urticaria, eczema can be treated by applying in a pair a bunch of oak shoots.
If a person visiting a steam room suffers from hypertension (high blood pressure), then deciding which bath besoms are suitable for him, their oak varieties will be the answer.
This type of accessory is rather heavy and harder to use than birch. Especially after steaming it, when the broom picks up moisture, its weight increases even more. Therefore, the product blank provides for such a bundle of branches, which will be convenient to hold in your hand.
In the process of collecting choose broadleaf shoots. They will produce more moisture and steam in the steam room.
Primordial in the Russian bath is a lime broom. From this breed of wood in the old days they built the room itself, and its elements (shelves, tub). Even habits and mats were made of linden. In the bath they used lime kvass and honey. And after the steam room they drank tea from the flowers of this plant.
Linden aroma is traditional for the purification process, which produces a Russian bath.Brooms from it cure many different ailments.
The ancient Slavs linden associated with the goddess of love Lada.
Tree shoots used for the bath are able to heal diseases of the upper respiratory tract, colds. It is a good soothing and regenerating agent.
To clean the skin from acne, irritation, even pigment spots, will help this tool. The maximum benefit from a linden broom will be when it is prepared during the flowering period. It happens in the spring.
Much less often the options considered above conifer brooms for a bath are applied. Its preparation also has a number of features.
Prepare a similar product for a long time immediately before use. His steamed at least half an hour.
This is a very rough, tough type of product. It is not suitable for people with skin diseases. To mitigate the effects of coniferous branches, they are lined with softer birch or linden shoots on top.
However, the value of a coniferous broom is difficult to overestimate. This is a remarkable anti-rheumatic, anti-scorbital remedy.
Essential elements that stand out from the needles are able to defeat tuberculosis, bronchitis, as well as eye inflammation.It is a good tonic. Coniferous brooms have a calming effect on the nervous system.
The correct bath brooms can contain several types of different plants. By combining different branches of trees, bushes and even grasses, you can optimize product flexibility.
Charges containing herbs, medicinal plants, have a greater healing effect than single-component bundles.
To the usual shoots add young cherry branches, St. John's wort, chamomile, mint, nettle.
When brooms for a bath are harvested, their weight and flexibility are taken into account. Heavy oak brooms can be supplemented with birch shoots or herbs. They should not be strengthened, because a couple of them get a lot. Yes, and hold in your hand such a product will be uncomfortable.
Birch, eucalyptus brooms will benefit from their joint use with heavier branches.
Coniferous, juniper bundles can be used for almost everyone, provided they are wrapped with softer plants.
Such manipulations are able to provide the highest quality massage. And this, in turn, will help strengthen the beneficial qualities of bath procedures.
When harvested brooms
To determine when to collect brooms for a bath, it is necessary to understand the vital activity of the plant. Each species has its own ideal collection period.
The season of cutting branches begins with flowering. During this period, the leaves gain strength. Cutting off the shoots too early, you can get a product with too sliding and crumbling leaves.
Lime broom collected in the spring, during flowering. In June, prepare birch brooms. This process is timed to the celebration of the Trinity. Later collected oak brooms. This process begins in August. Conifer varieties do not harvest at all. They are cut right before use.
Too late the collected material will have less nutrients in its composition. Old leaves will be showered in the steam room.
Weather and climate conditions have a great influence on the harvesting period. The warmer the summer, the longer the collection period will be.
How to prepare brooms
There are a few rules on how and where to assemble bath brooms. Preparation is made in a dry, warm weather. If it rained and it was damp on the street, it would be useless to cut the branches. They will not be stored for long.
For the same reasons, do not harvest material in the morning. Dew makes leaves wet. They will also be unsuitable for long term storage. It is best to cut the shoots before lunch or after 3 pm. Under the scorching sun raw materials to transport home will not be the best idea.
Do not cut the branches of trees growing above the road or near production facilities. High-voltage installations are also not the best gathering place.
Branches are cut neatly, not all from one tree. The plant should not suffer much due to the holding of blanks branches.
Having collected the necessary amount of raw materials (it should be enough for the whole year until the next season), it is required to ensure proper storage.
First, the branches must be dried. For these purposes, suitable dark, well-ventilated room (attic, shed). Drying shoots in the sun is strictly prohibited. Otherwise, the leaves will turn yellow and crumble.
About 3 days the branches are dried, spreading them on straw or burlap. Then they are sorted by length, cleaned of leaves. Gather a broom. Their length from 40 to 60 cm is considered optimal.Large, thick shoots are inside, thin - outside.
Lay the branches like a fan and tightly bind with cotton twine. The ends trim the shears. Store the product in a suspended state in a protected from the sun, ventilated area. Sometimes the branches are not pre-connected, but leave them to lie in a sheaf under a layer of straw.
Taking into account all the listed rules and recommendations, you can choose and make yourself the most suitable brooms for the bath. Properly prepared material will allow you to get the maximum benefit and pleasure from visiting the steam room from the product.