There are more than two hundred species of honeysuckle, but edible varieties among them quite a bit. In our country, the most common variety of honeysuckle, which is called "edible honeysuckle." It is this variety is used in folk medicine to treat various diseases and conditions.
What substances are part of an edible honeysuckle
Fruits edible honeysuckle - dark blue, covered with a whitish bloom, contain a lot of vitamins, micro and macro. Depending on the locus they contain from 20 to 170 mg per 100 g of ascorbic acid (the north, the askorbinki more). In fruits honeysuckle have P vitamins (Rutin), B beta-carotene (provitamin A), potassium, phosphorus, calcium, sodium, manganese, magnesium, barium, iron, silicon, copper, zinc, and iodine.
In addition, edible fruits honeysuckle have simple sugars, which are well absorbed by the body (glucose, fpuktoza, galactose, sucrose), organic acids (citric, malic, yantapnaya, oxalic acid), tanning and pectin.
Treatment of spring avitaminosis
One of the most useful properties of edible honeysuckle - a large number of vitamins and minerals. This edible honeysuckle fruits ripen first in our gardens, and therefore, the first and fill the shortage of vitamins and minerals, which appears after the winter and spring. It is an excellent remedy for hypovitaminosis, our ancestors in northern edible honeysuckle used for the prevention and treatment of scurvy
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- Diseases of the developing deficiency of vitamin C.
Honeysuckle also has excellent antioxidant properties, so it is used for the prevention and treatment of cancer.
Treatment of cardiovascular diseases
Fruits edible honeysuckle contribute to lower blood pressure, they can be used as a self-treatment in the early stages of hypertension. In advanced stages of the disease honeysuckle edible reduces doses of drugs that lower blood pressure.
In addition, the fruits of honeysuckle is a diuretic and contain large amounts of calcium. This allows you to use them in various edema (including the heart) of origin, without the risk of deficiency of potassium in the blood (hypokalemia).
A large amount of vitamin C in combination with the fruit contained in vitamin P strengthens the walls of blood vessels and prevent excessive bleeding. The fruits of honeysuckle used for bleeding gums
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, Frequent nosebleeds, prolonged and heavy menstruation.
Treatment seasonal viral and bacterial infections
The fruits of honeysuckle have a number of useful properties, allowing their use for the treatment of seasonal viral and bacterial infections. Thus, they have excellent antipyretic properties - tea fresh honeysuckle may reduce even very high temperatures.
In addition, the fruits of honeysuckle has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, that is, able to suppress the vital activity of pathogens and shoot them caused inflammation of the upper and lower respiratory tract.
A large number of vitamins improves metabolism
Improves metabolism and losing weight without dieting
and enhances immunity
Strengthening the immune system - help the immune system
Helping the body fight infection. Antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties and honeysuckle used for outdoor use: washed with festering wounds, rinse the throat with tonsillitis and pharyngitis festering.
Treatment of infectious and inflammatory diseases of the kidneys and urinary tract
Antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and diuretic properties of honeysuckle are used to treat infectious and inflammatory diseases of the kidneys and urinary tract, as well as to prevent their recurrence.
In the complex treatment of diseases made from extracts of honeysuckle, or simply fresh berries help to reduce the doses of antibiotics. To prevent a recurrence, it is used for ten days each month with twenty-day break for six months.
One of the beneficial properties of honeysuckle is the stimulation of gastric secretion. Since honeysuckle has also anti-inflammatory properties, it allows to use it with success in the treatment of chronic gastritis with reduced gastric acid secretion.
Made from edible honeysuckle drugs used for anti-treatment of such diseases, which is held twice a year.
Honeysuckle - this is the first fruit that ripens in early summer. In folk medicine, they are widely used for the treatment and prevention of various diseases.