It is believed that cranberries are common - a bog berry, but in fact it is not. It grows in deciduous and coniferous forests, as well as in high-mountain areas with stony soil. It is a low evergreen shrub with glossy dark green leaves in the shape of an ellipse. In folk medicine, cranberries are used to treat a variety of health problems. In particular, numerous recipes with application of leaves of a plant are popular.
- chemical composition
- Useful properties
- If cholelithiasis
- Lingonberry tea
- When articular diseases
- rheumatoid arthritis pain
- blood to reduce glucose levels Cystitis
- Lingonberry tea
- Broth fromleaves of cowberry
- With inflammation of the kidneys
- With kidney stones
- General restorative toning infusion
- From flu
- With leukemia
- With uterine bleeding
- parasites Herpes
- Harvesting and storage
benefits of cranberry leaf driven by its rich composition. It includes tannins, phenolic glycosides, various antioxidants. The composition of many organic acids: citric, malic, gallic, oxalic, tartaric, benzoic and so on.
9% of the composition falls on arbutin, which has an antiseptic effect in the urinary tract and helps cure pyelonephritis and cystitis.
Vitamins and minerals in the leaves are not less than in the berries themselves. Especially it concerns vitamin C.
Useful properties of
The use of cranberry leaf in folk medicine is used in the following directions:
- Vitamins and minerals help to normalize all body functions, strengthen immunity.
- Cowberry leaves have a strong diuretic and anti-inflammatory effect. This is due to the presence in the glycoside of arbutin, which is split into glucose and phenol hydroquinone. This allows the use of leaves in diseases of the kidneys and urinary tract. They include them in industrial medications from prostatitis, kidney stones, cystitis, pyelonephritis. This property also makes it possible to use cranberry leaf from edema.
- Folk healers use leaves to combat hypertension, as they can bring pressure back to normal. They also improve the blood composition, make the vessels elastic and reduce blood sugar, which is why they are useful for diabetics.
- Due to tannins, cranberry leaves are an excellent method of combating bacterial infections in the intestine. They help to eliminate diarrhea, cleanse the intestinal mucosa and tidy up its functions.
- Enriched with vitamin Cowberry leaf is the prevention of avitaminosis, inflammatory processes of a chronic nature. It helps restore immunity, protects against viral infections and carcinogens, eliminating the risk of developing infectious diseases and tumors.
- Preparations based on leaflets are used to remove excess salts from internal organs. This is useful for gout, rheumatism, atherosclerosis and osteochondrosis, cholelithiasis.
- The leaf can also be used as an antiseptic for oral diseases, such as stomatitis or gingivitis.
Traditional medicine has many recipes with a cranberry leaf to solve a variety of problems.
Cowberry leaves help dissolve stones in bile. You need to cook the infusion on their basis. Pour a glass of boiling water a tablespoon of dry raw material, let it brew for an hour, then strain. Take 4-5 times a day in the amount of two tablespoons.to table of contents ^
Use sheet is indicated for those who are prone to swelling. It is allowed to use it for pregnant women who are constantly faced with this problem. The following recipes are shown:to the table of contents ^
Pour a teaspoon of pre-chopped leaf with a glass of boiling water. Let it brew for 30 minutes, strain. Drink infusion costs 50 milliliters four times a day. A portion can be 100 milliliters, then there will be enough two-time reception.to the table of contents ^
You can buy cranberry leaves in pharmacies in special filter bags. To make a useful tea, pour two packets of boiling water in a volume of 100 milliliters, let it brew for half an hour. Then it is necessary to wring out the raw materials and add to the drink another 100 milliliters of boiled water. Drink this tea is up to four times a day. The dose is equal to two tablespoons.
For joint diseases
If you suffer from joint pain, try taking medical baths withleaves of lingonberry.to the table of contents ^
It is necessary to pour 200 grams of pre-crushed raw material with 1.5 liters of boiling water, let it brew for 10-15 minutes. Then the broth should be filtered, a liter of liquid pour into a bath with a temperature of 38-40 degrees. Take it 15-20 minutes. It is important that the heart zone is above the water. The complete treatment course is 10-12 procedures.to the table of contents ^
With rheumatoid arthritis
It will be necessary to prepare a herb collection. Mix 100 grams of cowberry leaves and nettle leaves, grasses of marsh ledum, heather ordinary, burdock big and thistle. Pour the mixture with a liter of boiling water, let it brew for 15-20 minutes in a warm place, drain. Mix 200 milliliters of infusion and 50 milliliters of tincture of Indian onion with alcohol. Pour the mixture into a hot bath. Take it no longer than twenty minutes.to table of contents ^
To lower blood glucose level
Classic decoction. At 20 grams of raw material should have a glass of water. Boil for 25 minutes. Drink up to four times a day on a tablespoon.to table of contents ^
For the treatment of this disease the following recipes are useful:to table of contents ^
Brew in a glass of boiling water a tablespoon of dry leaves of the plant, allow to cool slightly. Take three times a day on a cup. The course lasts 7-14 days, then you need to take a break in a month.to contents ^
Decoction of leaves of cowberry
Pour a tablespoon of ground dry sheet 220 ml of boiling water, hold in a water bath under the lid for half an hour. This is enough for three receptions. Drink after eating in a warm form.to the table of contents ^
For inflammation of the kidneys
Pour 3 tablespoons of raw materials with 3 glasses of water, allow to boil, then - to brew. Eat 30 minutes before eating three times a day for one glass.to table of contents ^
For kidney stones
, 100-150 grams of leaves are poured with 2.5 liters of hot water, then about 250 milliliters of vodka are added. The mixture should be heated in a steamer or water bath for 15 minutes. To eliminate concrements, you need to drink this drink for at least six months. Take it 30-40 minutes before eating at a rate of 100 grams.to contents ^
General restorative tonic infusion
This infusion helps to strengthen the body, improve immunity and restore tone. It can be used to maintain the body's resources during the period of colds and as a source of useful vitamins. Thanks to tannins and arbutin in the leaves, the product produces an easy expectorant effect, therefore it can be used as part of the complex treatment of bronchitis.
For cooking, chop the leaves of cranberries and fill them with a handful of raw materials. Pour it half a liter of boiling water, cover well and leave to infuse for 30 minutes. Then strain. Take infusion is necessary throughout the day before eating a meal in the amount of 0.5 cup.to table of contents ^
With flu and other viral diseases can be used a simple recipe for the infusion of cranberry leaves. It also helps to strengthen immunity, and is also used as a mouth and throat rinse, which fights against dental diseases. It is necessary to pour a glass of boiling water two tablespoons of dry crushed bilberry leaf. Raw materials should be placed in a glass or enameled container. Then the drink is filtered and cooled. Take it you need 3-6 days in the amount of 1-2 tablespoons.
If the solution is to be used to rinse the throat and mouth, dilute it with warm water in equal proportions and use as prescribed 4-6 times a day. You can drink infusion before recovery. As a rule, 3-7 days is enough.to table of contents ^
To treat this disease, a glass of leaves is brewed with a glass of boiling water and infused for an hour. Take three times a day for half a glass. It is desirable to combine with infusions of other medicinal plants.to table of contents ^
For uterine bleeding
Two tablespoons of leaves, place them in an enameled container, pour a glass of cold water and warm in a boiling water bath for half an hour. Cool, strain and wring out. Take infusion 2-3 times a day for a third or half a glass. You can store it for no more than two days in a cold place.to table of contents ^
From parasites of
It is necessary to mix 20 grams of cranberry leaf, 25 grams of raspberry fruit and as much brown hips, 30 grams of currant leaves. Pour 2 teaspoons of this collection 2 cups of boiling water, let it brew for an hour, then strain. Take as half a glass of tea twice a day.to contents ^
To kill herpes infection, you can prepare one of the vitamin teas. The first recipe involves the use of leaves of cowberry, wild rose berries and mountain ash. All components are taken in the amount of a tablespoon and are filled with boiling water. To drink such tea it is necessary on an empty stomach. According to another recipe, pour boiling water of cranberries, mint and strawberries. Insist an hour, and you can drink several times a day.to table of contents ^
Pour two cups of boiling water 3 tablespoons of leaves and boil them for 20 minutes. Then you need to let it brew for an hour. Take three times a day. The dose is 50 milliliters.to table of contents ^
Leaf cranberries for medicinal purposes can not be used by all. Among the contraindications: gastric ulcer, gastritis with high acidity, a number of pathologies of the kidneys. Infusions and decoctions on its basis are contraindicated in children under 12 years of age.
Harvesting and storage of
Prepare a leaf in the spring, before the plant begins to bloom and grow buds. As a rule, this time is at the end of April and the beginning of May. It is also allowed to collect leaves in late autumn, when the fruits are already fully ripe. It is possible to extract and apply cowberry leaves even in winter, when the plant is covered with snow. But in the summer, do not do this. At this time, all the benefits of leaves are lost. They quickly deteriorate and turn black when drying, so they do not need to be used.
The leaves are picked very carefully, hands, one at a time. With the help of scissors, you can cut a twig and cut off the leaves at home. In one place it is impossible to collect more often than once in five years.
Dry leaves in the usual way. They are scattered a thin layer under some canopy. If dryers are used, the temperature should be no higher than 40-50 degrees. The dried leaves retain a green tint. Leaflets that have turned black and brown, need to be thrown away.
Cowberries are stored in a cool, dry place. It is necessary to place it in glass jars or linen bags. The storage is allowed for two years.
If you can not collect and prepare leaves yourself, you can buy it in pharmacies in the form of dry raw materials, packaged by packaging.