Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Groovy news from Kazakhstan! Mustard – Borat’s (old Oriental) famous secret for sauna and banya

Visiting banya and sauna for many years I used special recipes of bath aromas. I never thought about therapeutic qualities of those herbs. Furthermore all of famous bath secrets have a long history in the oriental medicine. It’s fantastic how many remedies those natural “doctors” have! Only when I started writing about banya I took medical encyclopedias. And I learnt so many interesting things about herbs which we are used in sauna and banya. I’ve begun to respect my bath tutors. But now I have a problem: they don’t want to talk to me about their secrets. “Master Boris” wants to make his special bath steam. He likes to stick to hard and fast rules in banya. They say: not to talk while we have the steam! But after he takes his famous “29 grams” he wants to talk about fishing. I tried to ask him by phone. It’s so hard to understand “how to fry mustard” when you talk through the Atlantic Ocean! So hear the next secret from teacher Boris is coming: Mustard!
Mustard is well-known all over the world. Mustard seeds came to us from India and occupied a worthy place in our kitchen. They contain no poisonous parts, but the powdered seeds can be irritating if misused. All the same mustard has a long history of medicinal use. There are so many remedies: it has also been used to relieve arthritis, rheumatism, toothache etc. Such a well-known medicinal use is the mustard plaster. There are several active ingredients in the seeds which make mustard effective externally. A feeling of warmth when apply it onto the skin is a famous quality. All you know about a mustard footbath which also warm up the blood. But only in sauna or banya all of our body can feel its healing power. And it’s a big secret from “Master Boris”!
For preparing bath steam with mustard you need to buy or to make a mustard powder. Now it’s easy to buy mustard beans in the US. There are many little Indian stores in the whole world (because there are more than billion Indian people). But it’s important: mustard powder is good for kitchen. We need to “cook” it for banya!
Before going to banya you need to put half a pound of the powder on a red-hot pan and fry it for 5-7 minutes mixing constantly till it get dark golden. Watch it over carefully so that it doesn’t turn into chocolate- colored stuff. If it does it is bullshit! When it is ready you pour three – four gallons of water into the fried powder. Then you have to wait for at least two hours to infuse the mixture. After that you filter it. Now you can bring the extract to the bath but pour it out on the heater stones very slowly as if you are cooking your favorite dish. Don’t miss the right smell of horse-radish and enjoy the right steam. Its remedies are various including the most necessary of curing colds. A mustard bath is also useful for getting fit and losing weight. It easily relaxes your muscles and calms you down. To enrich the list of the curative and healing power of mustard and make sure or check the facts you’ve read just open an encyclopedia. The remedies of mustard are enormous and bath makes them much stronger.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Some secrets with beer and absinth to lose weight and get a good mood

As we learned before bath procedure helps us recover from diseases, such as cold and the flu, which we get after becoming too cold. Banya and sauna are also good for losing weight. Some drugs prevent us only from eating too much. They are called appetite suppressants. However if you are overweight Phentermine*, for example, will not help you. You need training or you can leave your extra pounds of weight sweating in banya. It is much quicker. In the gym you have to cycle on a training apparatus or suffer from pain on an abdominal crunch. While in banya you have fun sitting or lying and doing nothing. Try to add absinth. Firstly this medicinal herb is the main ingredient of emerald green alcoholic liqueur made with an herbal extract of wormwood (Artemisia absinthium), which gives it a bitter taste. Secondly it is an excellent natural anti depressant. The aroma of the herb cheers one up and helps endure the heat in the steam chamber. Using the curative power of absinth you can sweat in the chamber longer and try coarse and hotter baths. There is not any special recipe suing absinth. Just put some twigs of the dry plant on the walls in the steam chamber and enjoy yourself losing your weight and bad mood with the sweat. Of course it is harmful for people who have heart disease. And absolutely healthy people should be very careful. It is not good to take a bath when you are full especially after a really hearty meal with a lot of fat. You should be also extremely careful with the alcohol in the bath. It is not true that Russian vodka completes the enjoyment in Russian banya. I think beer is also not needed there. I am giving you some advice about visiting Russian banya Even if all of your new bath friends are drinking “for “banya”– don’t do it! If you drink alcohol before or during these hard therapeutic procedures – you can’t have a good health; you can have a good shear heart attack! Drink after – for good relaxation!
It’s interesting to know that drinking beer in bath is not good but using it for making bath steam is a grate secret! Add some light beer into hot water in proportion 1:20. Pour the mixture onto the heater stones. You get a mild aroma of barley and malt. This helps you take pleasure of hard bath steam longer.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Using a natural Australian recipe in sauna or banya can prevent a cold or influenza.

Why koalas don’t ever have a cold and the flu? They live in Australia. They take a hot sunbath and eat eucalyptus leaves every day. Everyone knows about the healing power of eucalyptus oil. But no one ever thought about living as koalas do. It’s easy! Let’s remember about banya and sauna! We need some heat for our body and some hot eucalyptus steam prevent us from coming down with a cold again. We won’t appeal you to chew eucalyptus leaves in a steam chamber! There are a few ideas how to prepare eucalyptus aroma and to test in practice the healing power of the herb. For Russian banya it’s good to use hand-made extract. We put twigs or leaves into boiling water, wait for half an hour pour the extract over the heater stones. To intensify the effect it’s better to hang about the twigs or leaves. Inhaling the aroma you feel as if in Australia. If we prefer sauna we spill very little extract over the heater stones or drop some eucalyptus oil on the walls and shelves. You can take extra vitamin C during the cold season or kill yourself by hard medicine drugs. Or fly to Australia. But I hope my advice is better and healthier.

Monday, January 15, 2007

What to Do for Colds and Flu? Using of herbal extract remedies and use them right - in sauna or Russian banya!

Drugs don’t prevent flu. It only can reduce the length and severity of its symptoms. In a cold winter day there is nothing but a hot bowl of chamomile tea to warm your body. But it’s not only for drinking. Antiviral properties of chamomile extract are better to be tested in sauna or banya! It is easy to prepare – just add to chamomile boiling water and let it brew for some time. After that you should filter the extract and as a result you've cooked one of the best anti-cold drugs. Anti-bacterial qualities of chamomile are well-known from Roman ages. And it's a really great aroma for best relaxing: mild and delicate. It could be used in the same way as the horse radish extract in Traditional or Infrared sauna and Russian banya (Look at Post: "Horse radish extract is banya’s and sauna best secret for depression and flu killing").

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Horse radish extract is banya’s and sauna best secret for depression and flu killing.

In that crazy winter we often have some problems with our health and depressed mood. The visit to good sauna or Russian banya can help us. But if you want to be healthy you must know something about magic properties of the horse radish. This is number one secret from Master Boris – the man who knows how to make the best bath steam! For banya you need to mince 200-300 grams of horse radish and add 2 – 3 liters of boiling water. For sauna: 100 gram and 1 liter. Let it stay 3 – 5 ours. It’s better to do it in thermos bottle and stay near 24 ours. Before you come to the sauna or banya you need to filter those extract. Don’t throw out the horse radish. It’s the best way (but not pleasant) to cure cold - to breathe its flavor in. You need to breaks those extract into the heater. But you must to be careful and do it for many times. Because if you have a little steam chamber and breaks the whole of extract for one time – you can burn one's fingers. In sauna you need to spray horse radish extract to heater stones. Do several deep-drawn sighs and say goodbye to your cold!