Useful and therapeutic properties of gooseberry .herbal teas

June 21, 2016 23:21 | Drug Plants

This shrub has absorbed, it seems all the most unpleasant that may be encountered in the collection of berries: thorns, small and large, are ready not only to scratch, but also to stay in the body forever;sour-sour berries.No matter how painfully collected, cleaned of stalks, pierce each berry individually - it all pays off in the winter, when you open a jar of gentle amber gooseberry jam.

this shrub, depending on the variety, gives the fruits of white, yellow, green, red, purple and even black.On the one bush can collect 15 kilograms of berries, or even more.Berries are good and unripe, and the average maturity, slightly overripe, soft.They began to cultivate this plant in Europe from the XVI century.For frost and abundance of vitamins gooseberry has long been called "northern grapes."

gooseberry Berries contain from 5 to 15% sugar, hemicellulose, cellulose, pectin, vitamins C, B, and B9, carotene, tocopherol, riboflavin, thiamine, and other substances essential to man.It contains vitamin E, and the

darker the berry, the more vitamin P they contain.They are rich in potassium, calcium, magnesium, sodium, sulfur, phosphorus, iron, manganese, copper, zinc, fluorine.

Thanks pectin, contained in the berries, gooseberries, it is a natural antiradiantom, promotes excretion of heavy metals human foods, increases metabolism.Therefore, gooseberries are very useful for children and the elderly in violation of substances and obesity exchange.A decoction of the berries has choleretic and diuretic properties, acts as a mild laxative.The berries have long been used for chronic constipation, anemia, frequent hemorrhages, skin diseases, diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, and as a painkiller.Gooseberries normalizes blood pressure in hypotensive - increases, in hypertensive patients - lowers.

Those who regularly consume the fruits of gooseberry, significantly reduced the risk of developing cancer.Obviously, this is due to a high content of serotonin in these berries.

The composition of human blood, which regularly uses gooseberries, is markedly different from other people's blood.Gooseberry is rich in organic acids, which have the properties to restore the energy of a person, so it is recommended included in the diet of elderly people with fatigue as well as athletes, which makes it easier to cope with heavy loads and recover faster during the competition.Gooseberry is recommended for heart disease, atherosclerosis, as vascular-strengthening means.

However, it is better not to use in kidney disease and gout.People who suffer from these diseases, it is preferable to pay attention to overripe gooseberries.Do not recommend its use in gastric ulcer in the acute stage and enteritis - this refers to the fresh berries of any maturity.

♦ Diuretic: take in equal amounts of gooseberry fruit, fruits cranberries ordinary strawberries and fruits of the forest.Two tablespoons of the mixture add 0.5 liters of boiling water, leave in a warm place for 1 hour.Take 0.5 cup 3-4 times a day before meals.

♦ Vitamin Tea: 1-2 tablespoons of berries knead, pour a glass of hot water, soar 10 minutes.You can also drenched with boiling water the berries to put in a warm place for 2-3 hours.The infusion add honey to taste and drink throughout the day instead of the usual drink.