Medicinal properties of berries cranberries in folk medicine

Cowberry - evergreen, a small plant, half shrub in height reaches 15-30 centimeters. Family of heather. The leaves are dark green, the flowers are white-pink in the form of a bell, they are collected in a brush. The berries are bright red with a brilliant shimmer. It occurs in forest areas of temperate climate, in the tundra. It grows on the whole territory of Russia, in Byelorussia, in Poland, in Holland, in Finland, in Sweden, in the USA.

  • chemical composition
  • Medicinal properties
  • Traditional recipes
  • during pregnancy
  • Prevention of gastrointestinal diseases
  • Morse at
  • cold Immunoukreplyayuschy infusion
  • hypertension
  • compress for rheumatism
  • Mask of wrinkles
  • Contraindications
  • Harvesting and storage
  • Drying
  • Storing fresh berries
  • Conservation
  • Freezing

Chemical composition

Cowberry berries are rich in the following elements:

  • water;
  • vitamins: A, C, E, B1, B2, B9, RR, RE, NE, TE;
  • beta carotene;
  • starch;
  • dietary fiber;
  • niacin;
  • microelements: potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, sodium, copper, chromium, manganese;
  • organic acids: benzoic, malic, citric, tartaric, salicylic, oxalic, ursolic;
  • mono-, polydisaccharides: glucose, fructose, sucrose;
  • pectin;
  • flavonoids;
  • tannins.

Berries consist of 86% of water.100 grams of berries is 95% of the daily requirement of the body in organic acids.

The same composition for 100 grams of berries includes:

  • 32.5% manganese;
  • 16.7% of vitamin C;
  • 8.2 grams of carbohydrates;
  • 0.5 grams of fat;
  • 0.7 grams of protein.
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Medical properties

Berries cranberries have a number of medicinal properties and actions on the body: normalizes metabolism;

  • improves the elasticity of blood vessels;
  • improves skin condition;
  • has a disinfectant effect;
  • improves vision;
  • quickly removes toxins from the body;
  • has a diuretic effect;
  • has a choleretic effect;
  • relieves inflammation;
  • fights microbes and bacteria;
  • lowers blood sugar;
  • stimulates the enhancement of the immune system;
  • lowers blood pressure;
  • strengthens the nervous system, strengthens stress resistance;
  • can reduce heat, knock out heat;
  • fills the lack of vitamins in the body;
  • removes salts of heavy metals.
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Folk recipes

Cowberry berries, due to their medicinal properties, an indispensable componentin the recipes of traditional medicine:

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During pregnancy

In the winter months of bearing the baby, fresh berries and lingonberry juice are very useful as an additive to the habitual diet.

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Prevention of digestive diseases

Use of lingonberry tea, especially with gastritis with low acidity. Sequence of tea preparation: 200 grams of berries are washed with boiling water and immediately poured cold, but boiled water( 400 milliliters).Insist berries in this form for 6 hours and drink 0.5 glasses each time before meals, but at least 4 times a day.

You can also use tea from the leaves of the plant. It is prepared from 1 teaspoon of dry raw materials in the form of crushed leaves and 1 cup of boiling water. Tea insists 30-40 minutes and take before meals 3 times a day for 50-100 milliliters.

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Morse for cold

Very effective simple preparation: 150 grams of berries should be washed and kneaded exclusively with a wooden spoon in enameled( not oxidized) dishes, squeezed out the whole juice from the resulting mass, and pour the remaining cake with boiling water( 1 liter) and insist a little. Then strain, add to the resulting broth previously squeezed juice and 120 grams of sugar. Insist 2 days and drink for a cold and cough.

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Immuno-firming infusion

The recipe: brew leaves of cranberries as regular tea and add freshly squeezed juice from berries. You can drink such tea without restrictions.

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From hypertension

Healing juice of cranberries is used to treat the initial stages of hypertension. The juice is taken only fresh for each reception. Use( drink) a 0.5-1 glass before eating.

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Compress for rheumatism

Fruits of cowberry should be crushed in enameled dishes strictly wooden spoon in a homogeneous mass and the resulting gruel is applied to a sore spot. Change the compress 3 times a day to accelerate the effectiveness of treatment.

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Anti-wrinkle mask

It is necessary to prepare a gruel from fresh or thawed berries by grinding the fruits in enameled dishes and applying the resulting mixture to the face. You can optionally add a little honey. Leave this gruel on the skin for 15 minutes, after the time has passed, wash it off with warm water.

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It is not necessary to be treated by folk methods using berries of the plant and to abuse fresh fruits with:

  • stomach ulcer and duodenal ulcer;
  • gastritis with a high level of acidity;
  • by hypotension;
  • kidney disease;
  • cholecystitis;
  • hypersensitivity to components of the composition of berries.
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Procurement and storage of

Plant fruits can be harvested in different ways:

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Dry both leaves and berries for the winter. The leaves are harvested in the early spring before the beginning of the flowering period, and in the fall can be collected immediately after fruiting. The leaves are dried in a thin layer, they do not have to turn black.

Berries are harvested in a well ripened form, washed, laid out on paper. Dry the berries you need in the shade in the fresh air. Store dry raw materials in wooden boxes, from inside lined with paper, in a dark place for up to 3 years.

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Storage of fresh berries

Berries are dried rarely since they are fresh very long stored. They can simply be washed and poured with boiled water, the water should completely cover the berries. In dried form raw materials can be stored for up to 1 year.

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From berries of cowberry you can brew jam, prepare jams, jam, mors, various drinks and tinctures, sauces to meat and fish.

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Berries can simply be washed to dry and freeze. Packed in a bag or in a sealed container. In the process of freezing berries do not lose their medicinal properties and taste qualities.

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