According to custom , the bride before the wedding, the groom was giving a towel , embroidered with leaves and berries Viburnum . Viburnum flowers intertwined in her hair , decorate their wedding tables and loaves . Kalinova brush decorated with red ribbon , was placed on the food, which the bride and groom are treated to their relatives and guests.
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Old Slavic word snowball stands a bright red, like red-hot the color of its berries. And perhaps, in ancient times meant snowball "are heated red hot." A generic name for the plant «viburnum» comes from the Latin word meaning "Vit, weave." Also known as a type of maple, and Kalin is the name of inherited from the similarity of leaf shape. Kalina common - Viburnum opulus - A small tree or shrub of the family branched zhimolostnyh height up to 4 m. The trunk is covered with snowball cracked gray-green or brownish-gray cortex. Leaves are dark green, three to five-lobed with teeth, glabrous, hairy beneath. White flowers in racemes gathered umbrellas on the tips of branches. Viburnum blossoms in May. Viburnum fruit - juicy and bright red drupes in the form of flattened ball with a flat stone inside ripen in August and September. But collecting them after the first frost. Viburnum grows by almost all European part of Russia, Siberia, the Far East, the Caucasus. She planted for Beauty on the streets, are grown in gardens and lawns. In medical to use the bark and berries of Viburnum, rarely flowers. In the cortex, and viburnum berries contain vitamins - A, P, E, K, C, tannin, trace elements - Selenium, potassium and iron ... - Kalina lowers cholesterol, improves affects the blood vessels of the heart, improves digestion, stimulates the production of bile, used for liver, gall bladder and bile tract, swelling of cardiac and renal origin, increases the tone uterine muscles, helps with colds, pneumonia, bronchitis, bronchial asthma. - The infusion of berry cranberry 08/06 Art. berry spoons Viburnum pound and pour 1 liter of boiled water, a thermos of 4-6 hours. Strain, take on an empty stomach, between meals to
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