Stunning beauty: Austria

Vienna, Scladming, Innsburg and Oetzel… My route in Austria. I took enjoyable notes for you from foods and drinks to luxury, from arts to skiing…

This time we set out with a small tour group to explore the world-famous Austrian mountains, the Austrian part of the Alps. My first stop was Vienna, the city of the waltz. The traces of huge Austro-Hungarian Empire in Vienna are observed almost everywhere. It is so pleasant to be lost in the streets in this city full of the best examples of Baroque architectureWe are in the center of Vienna called the 1st district” full of stone buildings with high ceilings, a sight we are familiar with thanks to Pera. Coffee is a very special drink for Vienna. It was a legacy to this city where the Ottomans waited at the doorstep but could not conquer. After the siege, the coffee in the Ottoman spoils turned into a passion in Vienna. My recommendation is Cafe Sacher, who has been offering Turkish coffee in Vienna since the earliest years...

AustriaRecord holder museum: Albertina

The second stop was the Albertina Museum in Vienna, a city famous for its museums and coffee. This building, which was once a palace, exhibits many works of art today. The habit of collection that began in the 1800’s ensured works of many important artists such as Dura and Monet to be exhibited in this museum. Albertina museum has a record in its field with more than 1 million pieces of art, thanks to the habit of collection that has been going on since those years. The rooms and dining halls museum preserved from the palace are really worth seeing. The building was transformed into a gigantic complex with the sections added to the museum. I especially recommend you to see rooms with walls containing silk weaving. With the sculptures, charcoal drawings, and oil paintings, Albertina Museum is a must see place...

Another museum to visit in Vienna is the Museum of Art History. Especially the Rafael hall is remark- able. Obviously, it is impossible to admire these paintings defying centuries... Do not forget to have a coffee at the cafe of this museum where you can see many works of art.

AustriaMust-see

When you go to Vienna, be sure to visit the 1st district, Belvedere and Schnburun Palaces. Apart from that, the Heroes Square is one of the places to be visited. This is the area where Hitler addressed Austrians in World War II documentaries. You can even see buildings from the Middle Ages in the 1st district of Vienna. The remains of the Roman walls and the underground remains are also here...

Shopping suggestions

You should definitely go to Kaerntner strasse for shopping in Vienna. The worlds most famous brands are here. The street is closed to traffic. The biggest square of Austria is also at the end of this street… You can see many sculptures and the most special examples of baroque architecture in this square. Of course, I was so hungry after all these sightseeing. I asked around, and I found Vienna’s traditional dishes in The Hut Restaurant. I started with the creamed chestnut soup and continued with the famous Wiener meat schnitzel. Saying goodbye to Vienna, I set out to one of the biggest skiing centers of Austria, Schladming, with tour group.

AustriaA colorful life in Innsburg

Although Innsburg is relatively a small city, it is exactly a student city and life is very live. In ordinary European cities, the night life ends at 9 but it continues in Innsburg despite the freezing cold weather. A large majority of the citys population is composed of university students. My first stop in Innsburg was the Christmas Market. To go to Christmas Market, I used the called Hoffcasse which is closed to traffic. This street has restaurants, small shops where you can shop, and boutique hotels. You can taste the traditional Inssburg life here. Since Innsburg is close to the southern border, there are some customs a little different from the Northern Austria, and the daily habits of the people also vary. The shops are colorful because it was before Christmas. The thing that attracted my attention was the artificial fragrant flowers. Since the winters are really cold in the region, the only solution is to decorate the houses with these flowers.

AustriaThe atmosphere in the Christmas Market took you back to the old days. The traditions surviving since the 18th century still continue the same in this market. From the booths where you can buy souvenirs, to the areas where you can eat, from the traditionally dressed orchestras playing the songs of times of the Austrian royal family to the artists entertaining the children with street theater, you can see everything. The market had a full magical atmosphere. After completing this pleasant evening, the next stop was another Austrian ski resort, Oetzel, but in the morning, I visited the Swarovski Art Museum, the most important brand of the region.

World renowned brand Swarovski came from the town Wetten, very close to Innsburg. They had world famous sculptors and artists from all around the world create special works of art using Swarovski stones. And the Austrians exhibit these works in a museum called Swarovskis Crystal World. This museum, which was opened 20 years ago in honor of the 100th anniversary of the company, is really popular. By the way, I learned that these stones were not natural but produced with their own secret recipe. I wanted to leave the museum before I lost myself in Swarovskis magical world, and I set out to my next stop, Oetzel.

AustriaIn Oetzel, in the pursuit of luxury…

My first stop in Oetzel, which I reached after a 2.5-hour journey, was ICE Q Restaurant, which was in in the last James Bond film for 20 minutes. I was able to get to the peak of the peak at 3,000 meters by changing two cable cars. And when I got to the restaurant, I realized why they called this place an ice cube… This all-glass restaurant has two storey and offers one of the most expensive menus in the world. But this high price range does not seem to have discouraged the visitors. If you do not book 6 months in advance, you will not have a chance to eat in this place. The kitchen is a fusion cuisine. The menu that I tried before but I got very different tastes when I tried it all together was really delicious. Anyway, it is said that those who want to come here for a vacation, first make a reservation for this restaurant and then decide on their hotels.

AustriaEven in sunny weather, the temperature was -12 degrees. The scarcity of oxygen due to the altitude causes you to get tired easily. Another importance of the region is that it has a border with Italy. While Austrians used some part of the Alps here, Italians use the other part for tourism.

Another important aspect of the region is thermal water. Especially the Aquadome Hotel opened in 2004 is a very featured hotel with its 200 rooms. Even when the temperature is -10 degrees outside, you can swim in the hotel‘s outdoor pools and heal. Especially the giant outdoor pools connected by water channels are worth seeing...

I completed the trip in Oetzel and returned to Istanbul. The most beautiful of all the cities embraced me, but it would be unfair if I do not say “you should absolutely go to Vienna”. It was a great trip...

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Daphne… Apollo’s big love.

The evergreen laurel daphne tree is rooted, blushes out in the fertile soil of the temperate climate of Mediterranean… It radiates that beautiful smell of its to the culture of its homeland. It finds its place in mythological stories, work of art, in the corner of the kitchen.

Daphne. A nymph with her long blond hair and her unique beauty that will make even the most beautiful flowers in the world jealous. Daughter of Peneus, one of the river godsAnd the only love of the God Apollo… Maybe the love of Apollo for Daphne is one of the most favorite stories of mythology lovers.

The story of Apollo’s proverbial love actually starts when he meets the Eros, God of Love. When you mention Eros, the first thing that comes to mind is that he will help Apollo find the true love. But it will be different this time. Eros, the God of Love, will prevent love because of his ego. Because Apollo is such a good archer that his strength and success in archery is told by everyone. When he meets Eros, he boastfully and pedantically says I can shoot arrows better than even you. After this comment, Eros becomes furious with rage. He flames with vengeance. He is unable to bring himself to accept this challenge and finally, he swears to make Apollo know the bitter taste of how powerful his arrows are. He prepares two arrows; one of them will bring eternal love when shot, and the other will make that person repulsed by love.

DaphneSymbol of Victory: Laurel crown

The beauty, nymph Daphne is included in the story here. Unaware of everything, she wandering along the tree-covered riverside of Peneus in Thessalia. Her beauty attracts Apollo’s attention instantaneously. Seeing this as an opportunity, Eros shoots his first arrow, and it hits her right in her heart. Apollo falls madly in love with Daphne. Eros prepares his second arrow for Daphne, and it is also a direct hit. Daphne starts to run away from Apollo, refuses his love. The more Daphne runs, the more Apollo chases with an ever-growing love. His love grows day by day. And Daphne is no longer able to run. She asks Mother Nature and his father Peneus for help. And they help her.

Right when Apollo catches Daphne, her body changes into the laurel tree. Her arms become branches, her hair becomes leaves. Still feeling Daphnes heartbeats, Apollo is filled with grief, and he makes a vow: He will keep his love for her alive forever. From then on, he never takes off his laurel crown. In time, the laurel crown turns into a symbol of the victories of heroes, a crown of warriors.

DaphneFragrant tree of Mediterranean

Beautifully scented laurel tree is rooted, blushes out in the fertile soil of the temperate climate of Mediterranean... Laurel tree is commonly seen in Turkey, Greece, Spain and Italy.

“Apollo, whose love Daphne is changed into a tree, is devastated by grief and makes a vow: He will keep his love for her alive forever. From then on, he never takes off his laurel crown. In time, the laurel crown turns into a symbol of the victories of heroes, a crown of warriors.”

Laurel leaves are not only in certain seasons but always green. Laurel tree is verdant both in summer and winter. Its leaves never fall. There are two more types of laurel besides the Laurel of Mediterranean. Azores and Canary Island Laurel. Its roots are said to be ancient. The have been findings regarding its presence even in Ice Age. For a long long time, laurel tree has been colorizing the earth with its wonderful scent and green beauty.

The leaves of the laurel tree, generously greened by Mother Nature have a narrow structure. They are 23 cm wide, and their edges are wavy and short. Its fruits of the size of the chickpea turn black as they mature. These fruits are quite oily. Even the oil of the tree is hidden in these fruits rather than the leaves. The flowering season of the laurel tree which grows widely in the Black Sea Region in our country varies from region to region. The flowering period of the tree is between March and May. When spring comes, the breeze blowing over the land of the laurel tree carries the beautiful scent everywhere

DaphneLaurel ritual in Efe tradition

The Aegean, where the laurel trees generously put in an appearance, is also the land of Efe... In Efe culture, the laurel tree has very specific meanings. Another name for this tree in Efe and Zeybek culture is Teknel. Teknel is not such an ordinary tree. It is a symbol of self-sacrifice and strength. It’s sacred. Efe is a title won after a man has been proved to be powerful and courageous. It was not so easy to be Efe in the past. In order for a young man to rise to the rank of Efe, he had to pass certain tests, prove his power, his courage, his ambition and his goodness. The young man to be able to be an Efe, he must first be accepted to be trained by Efe. A ceremony was organized when it was decided that the young candidate, who had been through challenging struggles, was qualified to be an Efe. At this ceremony, with the first lights of the morning, they climbed the mountains and at the end of the ceremony, the weapons were hung on the laurel tree. At the end of the ceremony, the master Efe stuck his knife in the laurel tree and asked his young student: Let a knife to be stuck in the heart of an Efe who does not live up to his promise?” If the young candidate replied with a “Yes”, he was accepted to the group of Efe.

Motherland of Daphne: Antakya

Every corner of Anatolia is filled with laurel trees, its stories ... It would not be wrong to call Antakya, the most attractive touristic locations of Turkey with its history and culture, the motherland of Daphne. Antakya has a district called Defne (Daphne). It is believed that the characters Apollo and Daphne in mythology lived in this district where the laurel tree and cocoon silk production are widely seen. Harbiye neighborhood in Defne district is an area renowned for its history, wonderful nature and especially its forcefully flowing waterfalls.

The waterfalls flowing from Harbiye are called “Daphne’s tears”. The Olympics held in Defne area, told to be a renowned holiday resort in the past, with its luxurious houses, temples, art centers and entertainment venues, are said to be the most important event of the time. It is told that many high level people came to Defne with their families for the Olympics, they were hosted here and they spent their vacations.

The historical sources also tell us that this wonderful settlement had a terrible earthquake, and everything came to the ground with this earthquake. That is why there are not many historical artifacts left today. The historical ruins found in the archaeological studies in the area are displayed in Antakya Archeoloy Museum. Apollo and Daphne” mosaic displaying the love of Apollo for Daphne in this museum is enchanting.

DaphneA cure-all Laurel daphne soap

Laurel tree has a significant place in the lives of the people living on its soil. The soaps obtained from the laurel tree are a source of healingLaurel soaps are good for almost all skin problems. The benefits of these soaps are countless. The benefits of laurel soaps are as follows:

Good for the problem of dandruff.

  • It reduces hair loss.
  • It helps to prevent many skin diseases due to its antiseptic feature. It is quite efficient and useful in the treatment of microbial skin diseases.
  • It reduces the formation of varicosis by increasing the blood flow if applied to the varicosis area.
  • It provided health to skin with eczema, fungus, parasites.
  • It ensures the oil balance in oily skin and protects the moisture balance of the skin.
  • It keeps the skin young by supporting the cell renewal.
  • It prevents the formation of black spots.
  • Thanks to its natural scent and chemical structure, it prevents pests in the cabinets at homes
  • When used in baths, it moisturizes the skin and has a stress-reducing effect
  • It can be used as shaving foam.

Fragrant guest of Mediterranean cuisine

The leaves of laurel are used commonly in Mediterranean cuisine. From meats and fish to rice, the leaves of laurel brings a different taste, a different scent to each meal. When added to the sauces prepared for meat, it almost doubles the taste of meat. Fish courses always have a place for the leaves of laurelEspecially when cooking fish stew, leave of laurel is a must. In Ottoman cuisine, leaves of laurel are also used in rice. Especially in a dinner for an important guest, the beautiful scent of the leaves of laurel in rice captures the hearts of the guests.

The plants growing in the nature, flora, and soil of a region touches the culture, food, art, and everything in that region... So does the laurel tree. The beautiful laurel of Mediterranean has been the apple of the eyes of these lands with a mild climate throughout the history... And it still is...

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Walnut… Nature’s gift full of health

A minimized model of our brain, the walnut is a total source of healing with its fruit, tree and leaves along with unique taste…

As a native Anatolian, walnut has offered its cool shadow, unique taste and healing powers for the humanity for thousands of years. And in return, it is well respected. It was even considered among sacred trees in certain Greek and Roman periods. The rumor has it that the Romans used to throw walnuts on their guests coming to the weddings to repel the evil, to bring richness. Walnuts, which grew in huge trees in the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, was a fruit only eaten by the royals in the Persian lands. French villagers used to hang a bag of walnuts in their homes to bring richness. And the brides used to dance around the biggest walnut tree of the city so that they would have abundant milk for their children.

WalnutAll these rumors must have a reason because walnut turned into a fruit existing every aspect of our lives. Besides using it in our deserts, cakes, consuming it as an appetizer, the walnut tree, its leaves and shell are used in the pharmaceutical sector, in plastics and rubber industries, perfumery and many other areas. Therefore, it as a dominant place among nuts.

Its tree and leaves are also useful

Its leaves are so thin to be punctured easily; almost transparent like a membrane; but its trunks is hard, solid, strong and resistant out of spite to its leaves … Walnut, one of the indispensable parts of human life for thousands of years and one of the most beneficial nuts on earth, can hold on the soil for 100-150 years. The fresh leaves of walnut, which flowers in May before having its leaves, are collected in in June, and the mature fruits are collected in September. Growing wildly in the Northeast and Eastern Anatolia, and also specially in the gardens serves humanity with its shadow, delicious nuts and trunk, and also it removes the flies with the poisonous vapor secreted by its leaves. The chemical called “jugione”, which repels the flies, is waging a war to repel the enemies around the tree. The chemical is also used as a natural pesticide. Jugione is not harmful to humans and even has some medicinal effects. The Chinese use this substance against tapeworms and similar intestinal parasites.

WalnutThe benefits of a walnut tree do not stop there. Processed shells of the walnut are used to manufacture various dyes such as furniture polish, hair dye, and ink. The tree trunk is used in the construction of furniture and car panels. The abrasives used to clean the lamps on the airplane tracks are produced by crushing the extremely hard walnut shells. These shells can also create wonders as cosmetic facial masks.

Eat three or four walnuts a day

Doctors say that the eating three to four walnuts a day has many benefits to our health. Omega-3, phytosterols, magnesium, melatonin, manganese, copper and L-arginine in walnuts are good for many diseases. Omega-3 improves the learning ability in children, eliminates behavioral disorders, helps to treat moodiness and sleep problems. It also prevents strokes, diabetes, heart diseases, high blood pressure and depression. The high antioxidant in walnut has the ability to prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Walnut consumption is really useful as an alternative treatment product in eliminating gas accumulated in stomach and intestines and in eliminating digestive system disorders.

Experts recommend walnut consumption to avoid catching flu and colds in winter. Because the walnut increases the resistance of the body to cold weather and makes the individual feel more vigorous. Thanks to the silver ions in the walnut, it improves the intelligence development. Additionally, omega-3 in walnuts is very useful for strengthening memory. Particularly it is recommended for the students to eat walnuts a few hours before the tests particularly because of its fast-acting feature. People who have trouble sleeping at night or who constantly fell tired despite sleeping need to consume walnuts regularly. Phytosterols in walnuts prevent prostate cancer, breast cancer, and colon cancer. Phytosterol is a miraculous substance that is found only in certain legumes and provides cell repair.

Walnut

There are so many reasons to eat walnut

Walnut prevents blood clotting, regulates blood circulation, disrupts blood clots, shows anti-allergic properties, regulates liver functions, promotes protein synthesis, reduces serum cholesterol, improves immunity and prevents the formation of abnormal antibodies. Other benefits of walnut are as follows:

  • It is proven that the consumption of walnuts by children is a great contribution to the development of intelligence.

  • It is quite rich in potassium. Potassium is necessary for the stimulation of nerves and functioning of muscle tissue.

  • It contains relieves muscles thanks to its magnesium content.

  • It is also quite rich in iron, which helps the red blood cells to form, helps the oxygen to be carried from the lungs to the tissues, and prevents anemia.

  • It also helps prevent arteriosclerosis

  • It increases insulin, a vital substance for patients with diabetes.

  • Walnut oil cleanses the stomach and intestines, allowing them to stay soft.

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7 ways to happiness

We wait for something to happen to us to be happy, but this not exactly the right way. Because good things just do not happen themselves that often. We need to chase them, catch them and include them in our lives. I will try to show you the ways that will help you be happier.

Is happiness possible in 7 steps?

Using magical words is not right, of course, but you can be happier with a few changes you will make in the way you perceive the world. Among the alternative ways of reaching happiness, I can offer you seven
ways:

  1. Live today, not the past.
  2. Allow some changes in your life. When necessary, change your job, your friends, and your environment.
  3. Learn to say “no“. Learn that this is not as bad as you think.
  4. Reward yourself.
  5. Develop hobbies or do sports.
  6. Help others.
  7. Get a pet.

Live todayTo live today not the past

As the first step towards happiness, leaving the past is a very important place for our mental health to carry on with out lives and to live today. After a while, living our life under the shadow of our past can bring us many negative emotions along with unhappiness. Constantly thinking about past mistakes also leads to the formation of feelings of worthlessness, the disappearance of self-confidence, and the permanent effects of moodiness.

7 ways to happinessTo live today well: Just Change!

In addition to putting the past aside, when we consider our lives today, we can encounter problems at some point, which will upset us, wear us, and sometimes age us. Sometimes it is to feel stuck due to the increasing responsibilities, changing expectations and more apparent indecisiveness after a certain age. Indeed, it would have been very boring if everything went well. If we knew the end of everything and had a comfortable life in every sense, we would have lost many of our feelings. However, we do not have to learn and live in situations that will make us unhappy and adapt to such a life, For example, if the mobbing you experience at work has come to a point where it will make it hard for you even to get up in the morning, if the mess in your family gets worse every day, if people around you no longer understand you and tell you
what you should and should not do, if your living space is upsetting you, there is no good for you or people around you in waiting and trying to adapt.

Minor changes in your life will make you feel more relaxed than you could ever expect and will make you feel as happy as you have not felt a long time. Unfortunately, some people are very resistant to change. Getting out of their comfort zone may seem as dangerous as getting a ticket for the endless train of catastrophes. But life often does not improve itself, without taking risks, without living the changes. Some people think they are unlucky, unhappy, sometimes punished or cursed because they can not take risks, even though they constantly complain about their lives.

Acknowledging and accepting all the negative conditions makes them even more unhappy. Those who find a new job, get help with problems in their family and staying away from people giving them bad energy, feel themselves refreshed and enjoy their happiness.

When you say “no” they will continue to love you

7 ways to happiness

Another secret of being happy is saying “No”. Saying “no” to people we know or do not know can be hard in terms of our social sensitivity and emotionalism. We can say that it is quite natural and nice for us to help as much as we can to a person who wants something from us, but if that person has made it a habit and is trying to reach his/her goal to use us, something is wrong here. Constantly trying to do what others want in order not to upset them, to get them like us, not to be misunderstood can cause both of our confidence to decrease and the other person’s ego to increase above normal.

7 ways to happinessIs rewarding yourself too unlikely for you?

Rewards may be considered as one of the factors that make us happy, no matter how old we are, in which period of our life we are. Whether a working person, a housewife, a retired person or a student, stopping for a moment in this nonstop war of life and doing something good for ourselves will make us happy and motivate us against life. There is no need for an expensive jewelry or an expensive car to make a person happy. A material reward may be a book or a holiday. If we think about the spiritual dimension, we can actually create countless alternatives. A beautiful evening spent with our loved ones, an allocated self-time, sometimes a good night’s sleep can be considered among the spiritual rewards that will increase our happiness.

Devote some time for your hobbies and sports

7 ways to happinessTalking about the self-time, sports and hobbies are very useful. The sports we mostly neglect but also do not want to give up at times when we do will enable serotonin and endorphin hormones to work and make us will feel happy even if we do not want to. Doing sports in a gym or sometimes around your home will make you feel more rested and energetic at the same time.

Help others

7 ways to happinessApart from trying to make ourselves happy all the time, another secret to being happy is to help other people and animals. It is perhaps one of the world’s most peaceful happiness to reach out to those who need help in a material or spiritual sense. Helping an elderly cross the road, giving priority to the disabled, and sometimes helping a woman her stroller can lead to a different happiness that the person can not understand.

Adopting pets

Speaking of the importance of animals in our lives, adopting a pet and feeding it, protecting it, growing it can be listed as the greatest happiness that the world will present to humankind.

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As long as you have your physical health and strength, you may try many ways to achieve happiness, but when your spiritual health deteriorates, neither physical health can move you, nor your behavioral actions can guide your happiness.

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Cactus fruit, Indian fig opuntia, babusta, thorny fig or dumb cane… Whatever you call it, this fruit, the new favorite of cosmetics world, the source of vitamin suggested by nutritionists will be a must in your prescription.

If you live in the east Mediterranean lands, you are already familiar with it. The others must have seen it during a stroll on a holiday night, or in the servings of a relative in the south during a visit. After being peeled and left in the refrigerator for a while, opuntia releases its original flavor on the palate along with the feeling of coldness. Those who have seen it will already know, it invites his enthusiasts to taste this flavor on icepacked chests in the coastal towns.

Beauty and health from cactusCactus fruits is very rich Vitamin C source

Opuntia is a plant with its own unique beauties just like any other vegetable or fruit. But of course, opuntia does have some features that make it a step ahead of others. This plant, which does not need frequent irrigation, coming from the “opuntia” species of the cactus family lives up to its roots and can grow up even on arid soil. Loving the sun and the warm, opuntia is unique, but there are so many troublesome aspects of picking them up and making them ready to eat. Because opuntia sinks its thorns in the skin of every amateur and exposes them to the pain they will feel for hours. But all this effort is worth it because of the nutritional value it contains. The most well-known feature of this plant from South Africa and Mexico is that it is a complete intestinal regulator. Thanks to this feature, the fruit, which became the favorite of people with digestion problems, and dieters, is consumed in abundant quantities for reasons such as its low calorie and its cheap price in our country.

Beauty and health from cactus

Additionally, its feature to help you feel full, it helps controlled feeding of even the most appetent people. Of course, opuntia gets these features from certain substances in it. For example, ascorbic acid, in other words, vitamin C, level in opuntia, known for its regulating and refreshing effect, is quite higher than citrus fruits, parsley, and pepper. An adult needs to consume at least 60 mg vitamin C; this goes up to 70 mg in pregnant women, 95 mg in nursing women and 100 mg in smokers. While 100 gr orange only has 0,050 mg vitamin C, 100 gram of opuntia has 1 to 5,3 grams of vitamin C. And this amount of vitamin C protects the body from many negative outcomes such as weakness, gum recession, dry skin, joint pains and delay in the closing of wounds.

Stomach protecting effect of cactus

According to the experiments on lab rats in Sicily by E. M. Galati et al., opuntia adheres to the mucus of stomach almost like a glue, and as long as the fruit is consumed, the deep necrotic lesions created by diseases such as ulcer or gastritis decrease to a minimum. Thanks to its anti-inflammatory effect, the sense of burning is gone, and it becomes a cure for stomach disease through nutrition. However, just like other vegetables and fruits, opuntia has a best time of consumption. When it comes to vitamin C, the ones.that waited less than 15 days should be preferred.

Beauty and health from cactusJust right for the skin health


As you know, the family of opuntia, cactus, is a plant family renowned for water retention and using this water gradually for a long time. This feature gives us a clue about the cosmetic products containing opuntia. Of course, the feature of opuntia which is best for the skin is the feature of moisturizing, which more than many vegetable oils. Such that, almost 60 percent of the oil obtained from opuntia contains water and moisture. Considering the fact that the water-rich fruit also contains plenty of vitamin E, all factors to ensure that the skin absorbs the moisture and penetrate deep come together. These effects ensure that many negative consequences such as wrinkling, early aging, and loss of the skin’s ability to repair itself are naturally eliminated. Therefore, the usage of chemical cosmetic products reduces for everyone who gets satisfying results with natural methods. Aloe vera, argan, satinwood, juniper and eucalyptus, thyme and chamomile, among the most commonly used plants in cosmetics have proven their efficiency.

However the observations made in time show that opuntia took these benefits of these pants to one step further. When the high amount of polyphenol contained in the fruit is consumed through feeding or cosmetics, provides an antioxidant effect, and it helps the removal of radicals formed up and accumulated in the body. Because polyphenols can remove the non-active oxygen types from the cells. Therefore, the body, and of course the skin, can be cleansed from the heavy and radioactive metals. However, the most charming aspect of polyphenol for the beauty world is its effect so strong that it can decrease the already formed wrinkles along with providing a significant deceleration of aging. All these features make opuntia the new favorite of cosmetics world.

Beauty and health from cactusOvershadows argan oil

With its antiaging effect, opuntia oil even overshadows argan oil, the favorite oil of the recent years. If you plan on using the opuntia oil not in any cosmetic product but in its pure form, you must know the dosage. For example, only two-three droplets will help you get a silk-like face. This oil, suitable for use both in the morning ant at night, also ensures the skin to retain its moisture for a long time. If you are going
to use it in your body, only a few drops will be enough for large areas such as shoulders and neck. When you are going to use it for your hair, drop 10-15 droplets in the roots of your hair and wait for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, wash and rinse your hair.

Beauty and health from cactus3Be careful when choosing opuntia oil!

When you decide to use opuntia oil, you should consider a few aspects before purchasing. Check whether the oil you will buy was produced organically, and the certificates of the brands you will buy. The processes before the fruit become oil are quite important. If the oil is obtained by dissolving the fruit with chemical solvents, it can lose all its benefits. However, the products of the companies using cold press method during production will give you satisfying results.

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