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Benefits of natural herbs in the sauna

Natural herbs used in the banya have long been considered an integral part of traditional Russian and Finnish steam baths. These plants can have a variety of effects on the body, depending on the herb chosen and how they are used. Here are some of the most common herbs and their potential effects:

Birch leaves: Birch leaves are some of the most popular herbs for bath treatments. They have antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, help relieve muscle tension and stimulate blood circulation. Birch brooms are also widely used for massage, improving skin microcirculation.

Birdsfoot: Birdsfoot is known for its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. It can help with respiratory ailments and relieve some allergy symptoms. When added to your infused water, the succession also promotes overall relaxation.

Melissa: Melissa has calming properties and helps relieve stress and tension. Its aroma has a pleasant effect on the nervous system, promoting relaxation. It can also improve circulation and boost the immune system.
Yarrow: This herb is widely known for its antiseptic and wound-healing properties. Yarrow brooms can help with minor injuries and cuts, as well as relieve symptoms of rheumatic diseases.

Thyme broom: Thyme broom has powerful antiseptic and antispasmodic properties. It helps with joint pain, muscle spasms and arthritis. A broom made of alternaria also promotes deep relaxation.

Wormwood: Wormwood is known for its choleretic properties and helps to cleanse the liver. It can be used in special infusions and bath wraps.

Lavender: Lavender has a pleasant aroma that helps to relax and improve sleep. Its essential oil can be added to infused water or used for aromatherapy.

It is important to remember that the use of natural herbs in the bath should be informed and cautious.