Raspberry and its beneficial properties - not only taste good

April 1, 2010

  • Raspberry and its beneficial properties - not only taste good
  • Where and how to grow raspberries

 Raspberry useful properties
 For centuries, medicine was used not only fragrant and sweet raspberries, but also its leaves and stems. Its medicinal properties were first described in 1597, and so far it is reliable and loved by many means of treating various diseases.

 Raspberry and its beneficial properties - not only taste good

That treats raspberries

With raspberry treat digestive disorders, including diarrhea; diseases affecting the respiratory tract, including influenza, as well as heart problems, fever, diabetes and vitamin deficiencies. Furthermore, it is a good diaphoretic and diuretic, and stimulates the production of bile. Raspberry - the perfect remedy for skin rashes and sore throats. Some people use it for general cleansing of the body Cleansing the body - comprehensive restoration  Cleansing the body - comprehensive restoration
 That has a beneficial effect on the operation of all systems, health and appearance.

Women used raspberries with a very painful and heavy menstruation, morning sickness associated with pregnancy, but also to prevent miscarriage and facilitate childbirth.

Malin is also credited with the ability to prevent cancer. It is part of some dietary supplements used for weight loss.

Finally, make the raspberry jam, juices and syrups, which are not only delicious, but also help in the prevention and treatment of colds.

 Raspberry and its beneficial properties - not only taste good

Ingredients raspberries

In raspberries contains antioxidants Antioxidants: the truth about the notorious benefits  Antioxidants: the truth about the notorious benefits
 Which relaxes blood vessels. Probably, they also help the muscles to relax or contract - depending on the dosage. It is assumed that it is therefore useful raspberries and to prevent miscarriages and to facilitate childbirth.

Most useful for the female reproductive organs raspberry leaves. To reduce the high uterine tumors facilitate postpartum bleeding, and also to stimulate the production of colostrum after birth, breast milk, it is advisable to drink at least three cups raspberry leaf tea per day. Its leaves contain vitamins A and E, the entire vitamin B complex and vitamin C, magnesium and iron.

Decoction of the leaves of raspberry useful to wash the mouth ulcers in the mouth and eyes when abnormal mucus Mucus - what is the norm for a healthy woman  Mucus - what is the norm for a healthy woman
 . In severe vaginal discharge can be used for irrigation. In diabetes, colic, herpes, gonorrhea and diseases of the prostate is also recommended to drink tea from the leaves of raspberry, however, need to consult a doctor to help you determine the dosage.

In the literature, there are even a mention of the use of raspberries in the treatment of infertility Infertility Treatment - What principles are priority  Infertility Treatment - What principles are priority

 Raspberry and its beneficial properties - not only taste good

Side effects

Raspberries, like any other berries can cause an allergic reaction. A decoction of the leaves of raspberry ingestion may cause diarrhea and nausea. Some experts in the field of alternative medicine is not recommended to use raspberries in early pregnancy.

Depending on the dosage raspberries may cause an increase or decrease in blood pressure.

Stop eating raspberries if you notice at any signs of an allergic reaction - such as swelling of the face, tongue or throat, hives and difficulty breathing.

To make raspberry leaf tea, brew 1-2 teaspoons of dried leaves per cup of boiling water. Let sit for fifteen minutes. In most cases, you need to drink 2-6 cups of tea a day. When pregnancy is not recommended to drink more than three cups a day.

Antacids raspberry properties contribute to the increase of absorption of active ingredients quinidine antiarrhythmic agent that can lead to an undesirable increase in the concentration of these substances in the blood. On the interaction of raspberries with other drugs is not known.

Quinoa: savior and healer

October 7, 2010

 Quinoa is considered a weed, however, in the famine, she saved many from death. From it cooked soups, eaten raw, baked bread. Today, tender shoots and young leaves in the spring of quinoa is used for the preparation of fortified salads, as quinoa is rich in ascorbic acid, carotene.

 Quinoa: savior and healer

The botanical characteristics of quinoa

Quinoa and pigweed - annual herb of the family Chenopodiaceae, close relatives, so they are difficult to distinguish from each other. Moreover, each plant has many kinds. In our country only Mari has about 30 species and several species of goosefoot (glossy, kopelistnaya, spreading, Tatar, garden). Outwardly, they look like, however, there are differences. The most common in our country view - quinoa spreading.

Quinoa spreading belongs to the genus of annual plants of the family Chenopodiaceae bipartite. She has a strong taproot, which goes deep into the soil. The height of the stem more than half, and sometimes more than a meter. Leaves lanceolate, monochrome, without powdery coating (it is very typical for many species of swans) next, but the lowest leaves may be opposite, serrated. The flowers are small, clustered in an inflorescence, unisexual, male and female are on the same plant. Male flowers are different from women in a hundred are five-membered perianth. Flowers in July - August. The fruit - achene.

Growing quinoa spreading in weedy places, along roads, in vacant lots and along rivers in many parts of our country. Quinoa absorbs salt from the soil, while keeping them in the leaves, so it is often planted for cleaning soil from salt contamination. Leaves spreading quinoa with a high content of salts is an excellent fertilizer for the soil.

For human consumption and is grown as an ornamental garden quinoa with colored (green, red, yellow, variegated) leaves. This type of quinoa is a cold-resistant plants (to freeze transfers - 6˚).

The raw materials are the young leaves and shoots quinoa collected before flowering. They either eat fresh or dried. Lebedev garden pulled entirely rooted in the development of 5-8 true leaves, until the stems.

 Quinoa: savior and healer

The chemical composition of quinoa

Quinoa is valuable, especially in that it contains up to 30% vegetable protein, which is why it is hunger saved many people. Of fiber in a swan found nearly 40%, there is also a small amount of vegetable fat. In addition, there is a lot of ascorbic acid, rutin, carotene (provitamin A), minerals and other biologically active substances, such as betaine, has been actively involved in metabolism Metabolism: The basis of life of all living things  Metabolism: The basis of life of all living things
   (especially in fat metabolism). The seeds of quinoa contains phospholipids.

 Quinoa: savior and healer

Use of quinoa

Since a third of the total composition of quinoa vegetable protein, the plant has good nutritional properties. The leaves of quinoa, which are mainly used for food, have no taste or smell, so they are an excellent basis for a variety of dishes - mostly soups and salads. Quinoa and dried leaves and add to the flour, which increases its nutritional value and long storage made from this flour products (eg bread). At all times, quinoa is often the main means of salvation from hunger: it is added to flour, cooked soup, meatballs made from the seeds of quinoa cooked porridge, to taste reminiscent of buckwheat.

Decoctions and infusions of leaves cygnets have diuretic, choleretic, antispasmodic (relieves spasms of smooth muscles of internal organs and blood vessels) and soothing properties. In medical applications broths and extracts from the leaves of quinoa used mainly in diseases of the gastrointestinal tract (relieves pain). In diseases of the liver and bile ducts in the food consumed young leaves boiled quinoa.

A decoction of the leaves of quinoa garden has mucolytic properties (liquefies phlegm), and therefore is used for coughs with viscous sputum expectorated difficult. Assign infusions quinoa and edema of different origin, with nervousness and menstrual irregularities (as a sedative). Quinoa seeds used as a purgative.

Apply decoctions and infusions, and quinoa as an external agent: applied as a compress for pain in the joints Joint pain - how to understand what is going on?  Joint pain - how to understand what is going on?
   (reduces pain) and apply a cloth soaked infusion of quinoa, to hemorrhoids. Fresh comminuted herb has antiseptic and wound-healing properties.

 Quinoa: savior and healer

How to make drugs from the quinoa at home

The home of quinoa can be prepared:

  • decoction for oral administration: a tablespoon of chopped dry grass cover with cold water, bring to a boil and cook on low heat for 3-4 minutes, leave for 30 minutes, drain, refill to the original level, to take on a third cup 3 times a day;
  • infusion oral: tablespoon dry chopped herbs pour a glass of boiling water, leave for an hour, strain and take on a third cup 3 times a day;
  • infusion mouthwash five tablespoons chopped dry grass pour a glass of boiling water, leave for an hour, drain and rinse the throat and mouth in angina Angina - is it worth it to carry "on their feet"?  Angina - is it worth it to carry "on their feet"?
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Quinoa - is a plant, which is most often remembered during the famine.

Galina Romanenko