- tradition of harvesting
- Useful properties
- Species brooms
- Harvesting birch twigs
- Juniper broom
- Oak brooms
- Brooms brooms eucalyptus
- Brooms from wormwood
- How to dry brooms
- Storage brooms
- history bath broom
Brooms - a business card of a Russian bath.They create the unique atmosphere and the spirit of the pair.Without bath brooms nothing would differ from the sauna.With the workpiece using brooms and their associated whole tradition.
It would seem that may be easier harvesting brooms?Cut the branches of a length of about 60-65 cm, bind and dry.However, in reality there are some subtleties that preserve the flavor of leaves and branches that prevent shattering.
tradition of harvesting
Like knit brooms Harvesting brooms for a bath begins each year in a certain period.As a rule, it is Pentecost.It usually falls in mid-June.
Before harvest brooms for a bath, it is necessary to pay attention to the weather.
better to choose for harvesting the first half of the day.This is the time when the dew had gone barely vegetation.
question may arise as to collect twigs for a bath, if the Trinity is the rain?If the weather is unfavorable, the procedure carries a couple of days.
Useful properties of bath broom
broom Preparation for the procedure Brooms certainly helpful.They produce a massaging effect.Furthermore, a positive effect on the body have different substances contained therein.
main condition - is the ecological purity of the product.
Collecting branches for brooms must be carried out in the country, it is better - in the woods.
If you can not do on their own brooms, you can buy ready-made.They are produced in rural areas especially, respecting the technology that has guided ancestors.Types of brooms
These branches are mostly used for breeding.However, fans can add to the other branches of traditional brooms.It is known that medicinal purposes can be among the nettles post oak branches.Combined brooms can combine branches of oak, linden and birch.
Harvesting birch twigs
Birch broom in an urban environment - the most popular.It is fragrant, has healing properties and is very gentle.
Birch broom To make birch twigs for a bath with his hands, it is necessary to choose the right tree.Experts recommend paying attention to the so-called "weeping" birch.They have long, flowing branches that tend to the ground.
Good brooms are obtained from young birch trees.Before the start of the collection is necessary to touch the leaves.From the outside, they should be smooth and gentle.If the rough surface of the leaves, it is better to find another tree.
thin and flexible branches - the guarantee of a good fragrant broom.Before drying birch tie is not very hard, between branches should remain free space.Otherwise, the leaves may lose their quality and color.
for juniper broom should gather branches of this shrub.Gathering takes place in late spring and early summer.Fans of bath procedures know the full value of the broom.Juniper highlights resins, which are beneficial to health.
during collection should not tear the branches of a bush.This may hurt him.We must be careful and prudent.Juniper branches used in the bath in three cases:
- for mating juniper brooms;
- for inclusion in the ordinary broom;
- for vystilanija floor in the steam room.
term harvesting brooms for a bath of juniper branches lasts until mid-summer.---
Before using brooms are steamed with boiled water for half an hour, to make them suitable for a bath.
broom made of branches of oak Oak - a real classic, along with birch.The branches of this tree are harvested in late summer, usually in August and September.For brooms are ideal shoots.
Brooms oak do not absorb sweat, they are always dry.However, they almost never fly around and are good for people with oily skin.Oak also helps with hypertension.Tannins contained in the plant, perfectly clean skin.
in medical and health purposes are often used brooms nettle.They do not burn your skin, if properly prepared.When ready brooms for a bath of nettles?It is best to choose a time when the plant is still quite young.This is the time from May to July.
nettle shoots should be cut in a clean area.In urban areas to find eco-friendly thickets of this plant is difficult.Nettle is growing along roadways highways, will not do.
Brooms from this plant tone, relieve muscle pain, sciatica and aching joints.
to the broom did not burn the skin, you have two to three times alternately dip it in boiling water and cold water.After that it can be safely used in the steam room.
Broom eucalyptus dates blank brooms for a bath of eucalyptus - the end of July - August.Eucalyptus brooms are great for removing various colds, relieve runny nose, tone.They also returned to women's health.
They are used mainly in the Caucasus, where to get the eucalyptus easier.In Russia, you can buy these brooms.The aroma of this plant is unique.
eucalyptus branches are used not only for baths, but also for medicinal purposes.For example, in the form of inhalations.
Brooms from wormwood
Broom from wormwood Artemisia brooms long been popular in the Russian baths.This plant leaves a distinctive flavor that with nothing to compare.Wormwood is also added to the birch, nettle and oak brooms.
dried wormwood beams.
How to dry brooms
How to dry broom
How to dry bath broom Before dry twigs for a bath, it is necessary to check all the branches well.The first stage of the drying takes place immediately after harvest, when the branches loosely linked previously exhausting and removing all defective.Then these bundles hung on poles or rope, and leave for a week.When
week expired, you can begin to knit brooms.Like knit brooms for a bath, do not know everything.So:
- thick branches should be inside and thin - the outside;
- for broom handle to do longer, for it downsides branches cleared of leaves and twigs;
- firmly grasping his left hand threads, it is necessary to tie a string handle as tightly as possible.
When the brooms are connected, they must be properly routed to storage.
broom Good enough for about 3 times in the steam room.
Storage bathhouse switches
When the brooms are related, the question arises, how and where to store them.There are several ways to store.
- dry dressing room - a good place to spread out there fresh brooms.They are stacked on top of each other, and gradually flatten their heads take the form of a fan.
- brooms can put in the attic, bed down hay.The main thing - that the place was dry and ventilated.
- In urban areas brooms stored on the balcony or in insulated ventilated garage.On the balcony they have to hide from moisture.
During storage brooms can shift, putting up wet, but dried out already down.As a result, the leaves should look green and exude fragrance.If the sheet has lost color, drying is carried out incorrectly.These brooms can be considered spoiled.
history bath broom
history bath broom as obscure as the history of the Russian bath.However, we know that he was still employed by the Slavs.Broom doubles benefit from a bath and heals.
most popular are two types of brooms: birch and oak.They were considered curative.Healers used them for medical purposes for the expulsion of ailments.
When the West decided to adopt Russian tradition to take a bath, it is still not able to implement it fully.Firstly, no Western man could withstand such heat, which is so like Russian.And, secondly, only in the Russian bath was a broom.In the West, it has become a steam bath.
In the sauna broom is not used because it is impossible.The air is too dry, and they just fly around.Some historians attribute the appearance of Russian Turkish Baths.However, in one country there is a custom to bathe broom.That's why this attribute - it is a distinctive feature of Russian pair.
tradition of steam until the 19th century in the Russian outback has been closely associated with the various rites.For example, soared after the wedding night.Moreover, the couple took a bath together.Before visiting the church also soared.It was believed that Bath and broom cleansed from sin.
brooms procurement process in the following video:
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