Blueberry has long been used in the treatment of a number of diseases and cosmetology.
It represents a small shrub belonging to the heather family.
It is often called «blueberry», «blueberry», «shrub»
The name of the plant comes from the color of the berry.
They have a dark blue color with a slight touch.
Inside the berries contain a large number of small seeds.
The plant is rich in all sorts of micro and macro elements, nutrients that benefit human health.
The basis of the composition of the berries are carbohydrates.
They account for about 70% of the total mass.
The remaining 30% is distributed between proteins and fats.
The berry is rich in fiber, it contains a lot of water, there is part of the ash, essential oils.
The composition also includes tannins.
In the human immune, nervous system, heart activity, micro and macro elements play a big role.
Of the trace elements present in this berry, you can select selenium, manganese, iron and copper.
Macroelements include sodium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus.
To increase life expectancy, and to prevent health, our body requires the presence of vitamins.
There are a lot of them in blueberries, these are vitamins of different groups.
Most represented in the berries A, B, C, E, K, PP, ascorbic acid.
The beneficial properties of any plant, you can find a huge amount.
Bilberry garden one-year, has useful properties that are very successfully used in medicine.
Forest blueberries are no exception and have extremely beneficial properties.
Its leaves and berries are used to treat and prevent many diseases.
The presence of this plant can be found both in folk methods and in modern medicine.
It is used to treat the digestive tract, cardiovascular diseases.
Blueberry leaves, no worse than the berries themselves, have a positive effect on the body’s metabolism.
In practice, use both dry and fresh leaves.
Decoctions and infusions of them, used to treat many colds, and as an expectorant.
With headaches, diseases of the kidneys, liver, gall and bladder, with inflammation of the mouth and larynx, with rheumatism, with disorders of the stomach.
One of the recipes broth
Frayed leaves, pour boiling water and infuse for half an hour in a water bath.
Rinse the mouth or use it three times a day.
A glass of infusion, diluted with water in a ratio of 1: 3.
In the treatment of hemorrhoids infusion make enemas or lotions.
Infusion of the leaves of this berry, strengthens the immune system, normalizes the amount of sugar in diabetes.
Enough to fill the leaves with boiling water and let it brew.
Used as tea in the morning and in the evening.
This tea also has the property of removing toxins and excess metal from the body.
It’s easy to stock up on leaves, it’s enough to find a bush and harvest.
Drain and clean in a suitable place.
In today’s time they, in packaged form can be found in pharmacies.
Few berries can be found in the winter in the markets or in stores.
Blueberry is one of them.
Freezing is a quick and convenient way to prepare fruits for consumption in winter.
It allows you to save the beneficial properties of blueberries.
The only condition is not to keep the berries in the same compartment with meat or fish products.
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Because of the long-term storage of vitamin C, it loses its properties, so it should not be stored for a long time.
Otherwise, the frozen berry retains its beneficial properties, vitamins, micro and macronutrients, so it should be used on a par with fresh.
But the calories in it are very few.
It is used in diets.
Melted berries can be used instead of honey.
From it as well as from fresh, you can make an infusion, compotes, syrups. It is added to cereals, cakes, muffins, ice cream.
One way to make a berry for winter is to dry it.
Useful properties, the presence of vitamins, tannins, micro and macro elements are preserved.
Used for the preparation of decoctions, in the treatment and prevention of previously listed diseases, or added to food as an additive.
The company Evalar produces a drug called «Blueberry Forte» — a dietary supplement (BAA), mainly aimed at improving vision, preventing fatigue, and preventing the treatment of diseases associated with the eyes.
It consists of blueberries with its beneficial substances and antioxidant properties.
It is recommended to use the drug to improve the condition of the capillaries, blood purification.
This drug is produced in the form of tablets or syrup.
It is recommended to use courses.
For the prevention of 2 times a year.
The course is two months.
However, you should first consult a doctor.
If the patient has diabetes, the reception of this bada is prohibited.
The effects of taking the drug in lactating and pregnant women are not known, so it is also contraindicated for them.
The effects of overdose and interactions with other drugs have not been studied.
On the Internet, you can find a lot of reviews about this drug, and a larger percentage of them are neutral, and some people have negative notes about it.
Many agree on the opinion that blueberries are not included in the composition, but chemical substitutes are used.
To use it for you or not, the answer to this question depends on your awareness and on your confidence in the doctor who prescribed the drug for you.
The ripening period of the plant is the end of June, the beginning of July.
At this time, and it is worth starting the harvest, and preferably in the morning or evening hours, and preferably young berry.
To determine the age of the plant is simple, just look at the bush itself.
If it has many branches and branches, the term of this plant is great.
To pick berries should be hands, so as not to damage the integrity of the fetus.
Attention should be paid to the collection area.
Blueberries are capable of absorbing harmful substances and resins like a sponge; therefore, it is better not to touch the bushes growing near the roads and roads.
Having collected a berry in a container, it is not necessary to pull and pour it, it can give juice, and this makes it difficult to store it.
In addition to drying and freezing, blueberry can produce various stocks, in the form of jam, marmalade.
Useful properties are lost a little, but the shelf life is great.
One of the commonly used jam recipes:
1 kg of the berry cleared of leaves and accompanying garbage, pour 0.5 kg of sugar.
- Leave it for a while until the berry gives the juice;
- After, slowly bring to a boil, removing the appearing foam, boil for about 5-10 minutes;
- Pour the banks and lower them into a container of boiling water for another 5-10 minutes;
- After roll up in the banks.
You can cook blueberry syrup:
- 1 kg of berries, fill with water, bring to a boil and boil over low heat for 40 minutes;
- In the resulting liquid, add 0.5 kg of sugar, bring to a boil and boil for 5 minutes, not forgetting to remove the foam;
- Pour over the banks and roll up.
- Prepare a syrup (1: 1 ratio) of sugar and water;
- Fill warm cans with peeled berries and pour over hot syrup;
- Let it sit for 10 minutes;
- Drain syrup and boil again;
- Pour the second time with hot syrup berries and roll into jars.
A common and easiest way to store berries — this is blueberry, ground with sugar:
- Peeled berries 1kg grind, using a blender or meat grinder;
- add sugar 2 kg and mix;
- When the sugar is completely dissolved (the process is pretty long), mix, spread on the cans and cover with a nylon lid;
- Store in the refrigerator.
Blueberries are a very valuable berry.
In full, try to use the fruits of blueberries in the summer and prepare stocks for the winter.
It will help you cope with many ailments and support your body.
There are a number of useful properties and a number of contraindications when using blueberries.
All elements, vitamins contained in the berry, and in its by-products (juice, decoction, syrup) adversely affect people with urolithiasis.
They contribute to the beginning of the movement of stones.
Blueberries are contraindicated here.
Due to the rich content of micro and macroelements, essential oils, vitamins, it is not advised to use it and people with intolerance to certain components that are contained in the composition of this berry.
Due to the fact that it may be caused by an allergic reaction, accompanied by reddening of the skin and itching.
With the abuse of berries can be severe constipation.
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