At all times, forest attracted people by providing shelter, building materials, wood, food. As a final long been used mushrooms and plants with edible fruits. Knowledge of these plants will not be superfluous in our time: it will help to diversify the diet, supplement it with vitamins, trace elements and other useful substances.
Prudence will not hurt
The most important rule to remember a novice mushroom pickers berry pickers and other vegetable matter, says: "Collect only the familiar plants."
The slightest doubt - a good reason to give up tasty fungus, sweet berries or nuts nice. The risk is too great, and the unknown plant can be poisonous.
Wood - a real storehouse of nature, full of useful and tasty plant. As well as in the most dense and lovely forest edges can be found plants inedible and even poisonous. Hazardous berries can look very attractive, so it is necessary to know their "face" to rest on the nature did not lead to tragedy.
Tasty and healthy
A special place among edible forest plants occupy berries - strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, cranberries, cranberry
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. They are all incredibly helpful.
Raspberries - recognized means of heat: pureed with sugar fruits relieves colds and flu. Also, dried raspberries and brewed as a tea. According to the content of fiber raspberries ahead of many fruits and berries, so it is often include in your diet, those who are dieting to lose weight.
Blueberries - the perfect remedy for the eyes. The small dark blue berries, covered with a bluish bloom, provide excellent taste. Next to blueberries
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often grows rich organic compounds and vitamins strawberries. From the garden strawberry berry delicious different flavor. Strawberry leaves are added to tea, and prepare a variety of fruit sweetness.
Studded with spikes blackberry shrubs difficult with something confused. In the process of ripening green blackberries change color to brown, reddish-brown and finally black and purple.
The fruits of blackberries, shaped like raspberries, are very useful. They contain sugars, vitamin C, organic acids, tocopherol
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Carotene. Blackberry indispensable for the treatment of renal disease, it is also used in the treatment of colitis, and bladder. The fruits of blackberries are recommended to those who suffer from diseases of the joints.
In addition, the BlackBerry is very tasty, and, according to gourmet berries even tastier than the garden variety. From boiled blackberry jam and syrups, fruit drinks, jelly and fruit drinks, even cooking wine. Berry good to freeze for the winter.
Lots of good forest plants
High prickly hawthorn bushes in late summer are decorated with red berries. These berries have a sweet taste and floury pulp. They can hardly be called delicious, but hawthorn berries, as well as the leaves of this plant - a valuable medicinal raw materials. Berries help reduce blood pressure, so they should not use suffering hypotension.
Alcohol tincture of hawthorn is used to treat a number of diseases of the heart and blood vessels. In addition, from ground berry tincture is prepared with honey - an excellent remedy for fatigue and nervous exhaustion. The berries cook delicious filling for pies, the leaves are brewed as a tea. Also made from berries rich in pectin jelly, cook jam, make a variety of sweets.
Small trees or shrubs with carved leaves and white small flowers, gathered in inflorescences umbrella - it viburnum. Closer to the fall in the branches appear berries - red as blood. They are very decorative and are sometimes used in the creation of floral compositions.
Bright red berries guelder rose a little taste bitter, but very useful. They are recommended to use as a sweatshop, and a diuretic. In addition, Kalina treat heart ailments and a stomach ulcer. Kalina contained in the organic acids help strengthen the nervous system. A large number of pectin gives Kalina cleaning properties.
Collect Kalina recommended after the first frost when the berries become less bitter. From snowball cooked compotes, jams and jellies, and tasty this berry is not only in itself, but in combination with other fruits.
Pink and white flowers of wild rose are often decorated with woods and fields. They are very fragrant, but the true value of this plant is in the fruit, not the colors.
The benefits of rosehip is known to all. Rosehip - a real champion on the content of vitamin C, which in a nondescript orange-red berries more than lemon, ten times. Interestingly, the vitamins are retained even in dried fruit. Rosehip has phytoncide and bactericidal action, it contains large amounts of antioxidants
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. The berries are used to treat vitamin deficiency, inflammation of the kidneys, intestinal diseases, liver and gallbladder.
From hips preparing syrups and teas with a pleasant sour taste. Delicious jam, jam, pasta and a variety of drinks on the basis of rose hips - These vitamins are great treats not only for adults but also kids.
These shrubs with oblong oval leaves and scarlet berries can be found in Europe, Asia and North America.
Bright red berries of barberry sour contain a considerable amount of organic acids (citric, malic, tartaric), vitamins C and mineral micronutrients. The berries of barberry are prepared jelly, stewed fruit, jam, candy, candy, mulled berries with sugar and add other fruits. Good barberry and as an additive to tea - it gives the drink a subtle flavor and a pleasant acidity. Dried fruit - a traditional seasoning some dishes of rice, for example, they are added to risotto or sweet rice pudding.