When birch brooms for a bath are harvested
The Russian bath, first built in Russia, is being built to this day. Back in those days it was considered a place where the spirit is purified. Many residents of suburban settlements strive to erect this annex on their site. And what kind of bath can you imagine without a broom? Very few people know, but the procurement of bath brooms is an art in which many trifles are required.
Features of the workpiece: every detail is important
First of all, it should be said that this attribute is simply irreplaceable in bath procedures. As you know, the air temperature in the bath is very high, and with the help of a broom you can control it. In addition, under the influence of steam, the skin begins to breathe, the pores open, and therefore it's time to massage yourself with this bath attribute. When harvesting birch brooms for a bath, proceed from the fact that this tree is able to have a restorative, disinfectant, diaphoretic and diuretic effect. However, you can use the branches of any tree - it all depends on the preferences of each person. Lime, oak, coniferous, bird-cherry and even eucalyptus broom - any of them can be safely used both in the bathhouse and in the sauna.
Many, when birch brooms for a bath prepare, transform this process into the whole ritual. After all, on the right approach will depend on how good a massage will turn out. Ideally, to start harvesting is at the end of spring - early summer, most often the villagers are guided by the holiday Trinity. It is believed that it is at this time that the birch is the best for making brooms. That the product does not quickly lose all the foliage, it is worthwhile to cut the branches in dry weather, after dinner, because at that time the branches will be dry.
When harvest birch brooms for a bath, choose only healthy trees that are located far from various enterprises. It is clear that infected branches are unlikely to bring any benefit. For the production of blanks should be selected young shoots, gently cutting them with a knife or pruner. The length of the branchlets should not be more than 50 cm. Be sure to sort the branches, getting rid of the lower leaves and twigs. Collected in a bundle of branches should not be strongly squeezed with a rope - so they will be easier to store.
When birch brooms are harvested for a bath, much attention is paid to the degree of drying. Do not dry them in the open sun. The most practical option is to store them in a suspended state in a dark, cool place, such as a shed. Brooms should not be close to each other, as this will interfere with their qualitative ventilation. This approach will save this important bath attribute not only aesthetic appearance, but also all its medicinal properties.
Before you prepare brooms for a bath, it is worth studying the characteristics of their various kinds. For example, the oak bundle has an antiseptic and anti-inflammatory effect, and the phial bundle is useful for preventing diseases of the respiratory system and catarrhal conditions. Juniper broom (by the way, quite rare) has a disinfectant and bactericidal effect, and the bird cherry tree is incredibly aromatic. Apparently, there is plenty to make a choice from. The main thing is to ably use the gifts of nature so that a ready broom can benefit the body.