Bird cherry tree is a family tree. Multicolored.the plant is a large deciduous shrub or tree. The trunk and branches of the bird cherry are covered with a dark variegated matt crust. Leaves regular, elliptical oblong form with short petioles. Flowers are regular, small, fragrant, white. Collected flowers in drooping brushes. Blooms from May to June.fruits appear after fading. Red fruit-bone with a sweet astringent taste. Fruits appear in August-September. It grows everywhere.
- chemical composition
- Useful properties
- From pain
- joints for gargling
- for douching with female diseases
- When viral diseases
- eyes With colitis, gastritis and diarrhea
- For bowel diseases
- From cough
- Culinary use
- Procurement and storage of
The composition of red bird cherry enters the following substances:
- coarse fiber;
- tanning agents;
- vitamin P;
- vitamin A;
- vitamin PP;
- vitamin C;
- essential oils;
- hydrocyanic acid;
- apple and citric acid.
Useful properties of
The application of red bird cherry in folk medicine is due to its chemical composition.
It is able to exert the following effects on the body:
- normalizes intestinal function;
- has a binding and astringent effect on the gastrointestinal tract;
- strengthens the walls of the stomach;
- has bactericidal properties;
- has a general anti-inflammatory effect;
- strengthens the walls of the capillaries;
- cleanses blood vessels;
- has fortifying properties;
- is an excellent diuretic;
- removes external and internal inflammation;
- is an excellent sweatshop;
- is used as a contraceptive;
- heals the joints;
- removes salts from the body;
- removes heavy metals from the body.
Red bird cherry in folk recipes used in the form of broths and infusions.to table of contents ^
Infusions based on raw bird of red bird cherry:to contents ^
A teaspoon of dry leaves of a tree, pour a glass of steep boiling water and boil for 20 minutes over low heat. Cool and drink a third of the glass 3 times a day.to the table of contents ^
A diurnal diuretic
15 grams of cherry blossoms pour 1.5 cups of steep boiling water. Cover the container with the mixture and press for 3 hours. Drink 3 times a day for 30 minutes before eating. For the day you need to drink the entire amount of infusion, dividing into equal parts.to contents ^
From joint pain
Pour a glass of vodka with a tablespoon of chopped red bird cherry bark. Insist in a glass closed container for 3 weeks. Rinse the affected areas, you can up to 3 times a day.to the table of contents ^
Take bark, flowers, leaves and fruits of red bird cherry in equal parts. Pour steep boiling water and insist for one hour. In the infusion add aloe juice( 10-15 drops).gargle with a warm infusion 3-5 times a day.
Decoctions based on the raw material of red bird cherry.to table of contents ^
For syringing for women's diseases
50 grams of dry berries pour a glass of steep boiling water. Boil the mixture for 15-20 minutes over low heat. Strain and top up with clean boiling water to the full volume of the glass. Store in a closed glass container for up to 2 weeks. Apply slightly warmed. This broth can be used to treat stomatitis, toothache, gum disease, sore throat and colds.to the table of contents ^
With virus diseases of the eyes
15 grams of flowers pour a glass of steep boiling water.cool the broth to a tolerable temperature. Apply as a compress on the inflamed eyes for 10-15 minutes 2 times a day.to the table of contents ^
For colitis, gastritis and diarrhea
50 grams of dry berries pour a glass of steep boiling water. Boil the mixture for 15-20 minutes over low heat. Strain the broth and add 30 drops of propolis tincture. Drink a decoction of half a glass 30 minutes before eating.to table of contents ^
For bowel diseases
For 20 grams of dried berries take 400 milliliters of steep boiling water. The mixture is boiled in a water bath. Strain. Drink half the glass before each meal.
In ceramic pots, you need to brew 40 grams of leaves and 40 grams of cherry blossoms. Take up to 0.5 liters of water. Boil 10-15 minutes, cool a little and drink half the glass up to 5 times a day. For the best effect, add honey.to contents ^
Culinary use of
The fruits of red bird cherry are actively used in cooking around the world.most often bird cherry becomes a raw material for beverages, preserves, alcoholic products and desserts.to contents ^
Cherry can be canned in its own juice, in the form of jam, frost with sugar for the winter, can be ground with sugar. Very often you can find recipes, where bird cherry can be added to various recipes for preserving vegetables and salads( as a seasoning or an independent ingredient).to contents ^
Bread cherry can be an excellent raw material as a filling for various baking( pies, patties, cakes, cakes).also from bird cherry you can make jelly smoothies, puddings.to contents ^
There is no specific recipe for preparing compotes. All individually, as the mistress was accustomed to. Red cherry can be combined in compote with any berries.to contents ^
Mature whole berries of bird cherry fill with sugar( one third of the volume of berries).Pour the mixture 1 part sweet wine. Infuse the mixture for 20 days, stirring occasionally. At the end of time, drain and pour into bottles.to contents ^
To prepare the liqueur you need to take cherry juice and sugar in a 1: 1 ratio. Steep the mixture until the sugar dissolves completely. Add exactly half of the mixture of vodka and boil for 5-7 minutes.to table of contents ^
Red bird cherry, despite its usefulness, has a number of contraindications to admission:
- pregnant - it is strictly forbidden to take drugs with bird cherry because it contains hydrocyanic acid, which can become suicidal for a unborn child;
- with chronic constipation - bird cherry has a binding effect;
- not to consume fruits with seeds - cyanic acid is contained in them, which can be harmful to health;
- not put at home bunches of bird cherry - essential oils in the plant.can cause poisoning( dizziness, nausea, migraine, vomiting, tearing, irritation of the nasal mucosa).
Harvesting and storage of
The bark of the plant is harvested in the early spring. It must be carefully removed with a knife, without touching the lower tissues of the tree. Damaged wood should be treated with a special tool or painted over with industrial paint. The bark needs to be cleaned of foreign elements and dried naturally or baked for an hour in an oven at a temperature of 100 degrees.
Leaves and flowers are collected during the flowering period. You need to pick berries in the period of their full ripening. Raw materials must be carefully cut. Spread a thin layer on a clean and dry surface. Dry naturally, avoiding direct sunlight.
All blanks should be stored in a sealed container.