Lingonberry in Russia was not only a favorite delicacy, but also a popular drug.For example, the juice treated with scurvy, and leaves - problems with the genitourinary system.Herbalists consider this plant is one of the most effective and actively use it in their practice.Lingonberry enough yield, so you can stock up on tasty and useful berries for future use.
The composition cranberries includes many vitamins, minerals and other substances that can be of great benefit to man:
- vitamins A, C and E;
- minerals - potassium, iron, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, manganese;
- 15% of various sugars including fructose, glucose, sucrose;
- acid of different nature;
Calorie Cranberry is a low-calorie fruit - it contains only 46 calories.Fat and virtually no protein - 0.7 and 0.5 g, respectively, and 9 g carbohydrates, of course, some other fruits calories may be less, however, thanks to the rich vitamin and mineral composition and mass of nutrients and beneficial pro
What are the benefits and harms?
Useful properties of cranberries have learned to use in medicine and in cosmetics and in cooking.It uses themselves berries and leaves of this plant.It makes up part of the body's vitamin, it is a nutritious and zharoutolyayuschim product.
In cooking, cranberry can be cooked a lot of sweet treats - jam, jams, preserves, candy, juices, fruit drinks and fruit drinks and zasushivat and make tea.Extremely tasty cowberry filling for cakes, pies and other baked goods.
Most delicious berries are beneficial, but still have a number of contraindications to its consumption.
plant is not recommended for people who suffer from diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, have peptic ulcer disease and acidity.
Another contra - a poor blood clotting.So do not get involved in the fruit, if recently had surgery or have a bleeding tendency, as this plant thins the blood and instead use can be harmful.
use in medicine
Healing properties of cranberries are so strong that it has become one of the main products of traditional medicine and homeopathy.Among the main characteristics can be distinguished ability to kill germs, soothes, relieves inflammation.In addition, it has a diuretic, astringent effects.
- a tendency to high blood pressure and intake of fruit juice from them normalizes blood pressure.Fruits
- well help with gastritis only if the acidity is normal or reduced.Acidity is a contraindication.
- If there is swelling this plant - a great tool to deal with them, because it has a strong diuretic effect.
- diseases of the joints, such as gout or rheumatism, treated broths, teas and water extracts.
- Lingonberry can also be used in urolithiasis, cystitis and other kidney diseases.But first you need to consult with doctors and do an ultrasound.If the stones are too large or are located incorrectly, this treatment can provoke an aggravation of the disease, thus causing even more damage.Therefore, pharmacy bags with cranberry contents of urolithiasis can be found in the section of contraindications.
- leaves of the plant have astringent effect and have been applied in the form of decoctions as a means of securing for diarrhea.
- rinse decoction of the leaves - an effective way to get rid of a sore throat.
use in cosmetics
Lingonberry in cosmetics have been applied in the composition of many creams, lotions, tonics for sensitive skin.In this case, use a plant is undeniable - it can soothe sensitive and irritated skin and simultaneously nourish with vitamins.
Medicinal properties of plants are actively used to strengthen hair.If the hair fall out or have a tendency to dandruff, the decoction of the leaves is most suitable as a gargle or rubbed into the scalp.
is very useful berry masks, which can be done independently of the ground fruit.Such masks get rid of superficial wrinkles and gave the young skin.
Berry weight loss
With cranberries may lose weight.Firstly, it is due to its low calorific value.Secondly, it is very healthy and nutritious, is endowed with many properties and rich chemical composition, so the body will be satisfied, and not to gain too much.Another advantage - a diuretic effect, which allows save up to 2 kg per month.
There are even entire diets and fasting days on this product.The most popular is unloading on cranberries in combination with yogurt.This cleansing of the body should not go more than three days.Every day you need to eat 3 cups of fruit and drink 1.5 liters of yogurt low fat content.The best option is the use of - a cocktail of fruit and yogurt in a blender.
interesting and useful to know
good and has a beneficial effect on the body cranberries pregnant woman.During pregnancy, it is necessary to fill yourself and your baby need vitamins.But it can be done without any product.Unlike many other fruits and berries, which can not be consumed during pregnancy, cranberries recommended.This is due to a number of properties, which has a plant:
- is hypoallergenic, so no reactions neither pregnant nor in the fetus can not arise;
- large amount of carotene beneficial effects on vision;
- content of vitamin E, which is essential for pregnant women;
- possible to reduce the temperature, swelling, get rid of a sore throat and relieve the pressure without the use of drugs.
main thing - do not overdo it, that the healing qualities in surplus are not harmed.
Each of the components of the plant has medicinal properties and is able to positively or negatively affect the person.
- leaves are often used to prevent and treat disease.They make good tinctures and decoctions, which beneficial effect on the genitourinary system.To do this, 1 tablespoon of leaves, pour a glass of boiling water and let stand in a warm place for 1 hour.Strain and you can drink.Only the dosage should not be large.Usually it is not more than 1 tablespoon per time 4 times per day.
- Dried berries.The dried version has the same qualities as fresh or frozen.You can prepare the fruit in large numbers to enjoy themselves all year round vitamin drinks.Dried fruit can be cooked compotes and make teas for treatment.The simplest recipe - 2 cups of berries pour 2 cups of boiling water and 10 minutes to simmer, then strain.
- syrup - a godsend for cooks and mothers, because it is a sweet syrup is so fond of children.This tool is very effective for coughs and sore throat, the more need to buy pharmaceutical options, and you can cook this syrup is a natural home.It is only a good squeeze the juice and cook it over low heat, gradually vsyp sugar.Strew sugar and cook until needed, until the liquid begins to thicken.
- Morse - is a great way to combat vitamin deficiencies and improve immunity.To make it, you need to take 300 grams of cranberries, 2 liters of water and sugar to taste.From the fruit well squeeze the juice into a glass bowl.Pulp add water and bring to a boil, but do not allow to boil.Then the juice is mixed with this liquid and add sugar to taste.And to get a taste of new paint, you can add other fruits or plants, for example, refresh and soothe cranberry juice with mint.